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The Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is sponsoring a workshop to teach the artistic style used in Amy Tan’s “Immortal Heart.”

The workshop will be presented by Word for Word Performing Arts Company from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the conference rooms at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. The cost is $80 per person.

Artists will teach participants how to use their bodies and voices to act out the feeling of a word, similar that seen in the recent performance at the Nevada Theatre.

To learn more or to register, call Jeannie Wong Wood at 265-2990 or (916) 551-2921. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. The workshop is recommended for actors, teachers, artists, directors, librarians, book people, and parents.

– Brittany Retherford

Forest Service officials have outlined a process to determine how and when the storm damaged Sugar Pine Off Highway Vehicle area in Placer County could be re-opened, and if possible, prior to the May 25 emergency order expiration date. Currently the trails are closed due to a series of heavy storms that hit the area in December and early January. Since that time, ongoing storms have continued to cause problems in the area.

The Ranger District will be having work days to repair the system. If you would like to volunteer or for more information, contact the American River Ranger District at (530) 367-2224 or view the Forest Web site at

– The Union staff

A 24-year-old Bay Area woman died Sunday after an accident at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.

Jessica Gregorie was hiking up an embankment to a ski and snowboard location when she fell down an embankment at about 11:25 a.m., said Vernon McCarty, coroner for Washoe County.

The San Francisco woman was flown by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center where she died of her injuries. An autopsy will be conducted today, McCarty said. Details regarding the fall and specific injuries the woman received were not released.

A spokeswoman for Alpine was unavailable for comment.

– Swift News services

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