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STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization that places visiting international students with local host families, is looking for volunteers to host high school students from abroad who will visit Nevada County during the 2007-08 school year.

Those interested in hosting international students can contact Sean Taddikin via e-mail at seant@stsfoundation.

org or by calling 1-800-522-4678.



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Twin Cities Concert Association is offering a new $500 Spring Teen Music Scholarship based on a high level of musicianship, a strong commitment to further study, and financial need. Application forms are available from local private and high school music teachers, from Twin Cities Concert Association, or can also be downloaded from the Web site http://www.tcca.net.




The deadline is the completed application must be postmarked by April 30.

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Professor Scott Stephens and Dr. Max Moritz, co-directors of the Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources, will deliver a free lecture at the Miners Foundry on April 4 at 4 p.m.

The lecture will describe how UC Berkeley has become an integral part of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Program, an ongoing multiagency, long-range planning process for management of fire suppression, forests, ecosystems, watersheds and other natural aspects of the Sierra Nevada.

The lecture will teach the public steps that can be taken to identify fire hazards and reduce fire risk based on scientific data and research.

A bonus dinner lecture starts at 5:30 p.m., for which the cost is $30 per person.

For the free lecture, RSVP to Matt Fratus by calling 510-643-1041or via e-mail at fratus@ nature.berkeley.edu. For the dinner lecture, call Donna Stewart at 798-0277.

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The Sierra College Nevada County Campus Orchestra, directed by Stephen Miller, will present a Spring Concert on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Grass Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 12889 Osborne Hill Rd in Grass Valley.

The program will have the Overture to Rosamunde by Franz Schubert and the Third Symphony (the “Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this performance. Donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information about this performance and other events on the Sierra College Nevada County Campus, call Carol Cox, campus life coordinator, at 274-5291, or check the Sierra College Web site at http://www.sierracollege.edu for a complete listing of classes and events.

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To make submissions to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at soumitros@theunion. com or call 477-4229.


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