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The Rotary Club of Nevada County South recently recognized Jeff Carrow, social science and English teacher at Bear River High School, as its Teacher of the Year. Carrow is a six-year veteran of the school.

He has established the Bear River Opportunities at-risk program, publishes the school newspaper, leads the campus Key Club, coaches tennis and coordinates the Senior Project program.


Sierra College Emeritus classes for the second spring session begin the week of April 4 at the Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.

Classes include courses on Shakespeare’s poetry and discussions about his plays, book club classes, neo-expressionism, and meditation techniques.

For more information, call the Nevada County Campus at 274-5301 or (800) 242-4004, ext. 6290.


The Fine Arts Department at Nevada Union High School is sponsoring a week of art events at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, beginning March 23 with a silent auction of student, alumni and professional artworks, and culminating with “An Evening For the Arts,” a dinner and silent auction on Friday.

Tickets are $30 for the dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., with entertainment beginning at 8 p.m.

This is the department’s major fund-raising event for the year, and all proceeds from the dinner and silent auction will purchase much-needed instructional materials and supplies for the entire department.

For more information, contact David Arnold at 273-4431, ext. 420.


The Sierra College Natural History Museum is sponsoring an all-ages art and writing contest to describe and draw extinct animals.

To assist you, information and photographs are listed at the museum’s Web site, http://www.sierramuseum.org. Separate judging categories will be for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, high school and college.

Entries should be submitted by mail or in person to Charles Dailey at the Sierra College Natural History Museum, 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin, by April 29.

Dinosaur Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sierra College Natural History Museum’s Sewell Hall at the Rocklin campus May 8. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12 and students.

Mothers, children under age 4 and museum members get in for free.


Got local education news? Contact David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion.com or 477-4229.

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