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Sierra College’s Nevada County campus to celebrate 20 years with community event

Sierra College is celebrating 20 years in Nevada County — and the community is invited to help the campus mark that milestone.

The school, located at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley, is hosting an open house and marketplace from noon-6 p.m. Friday. The event is free to attend.

The afternoon will feature a variety of activities, including local craft and food vendors and a roping demonstration from Tim Reid, who teaches agriculture classes at the campus. Youth empowerment nonprofit NEO, or New Events and Opportunities, will host a musical showcase from 4-6 p.m.

There will also be an art show, a GPS treasure hunt, Sierra College author showcases, classroom demonstrations and campus tours.

Several of the afternoon’s activities will be geared toward children, with a special set of activities aimed at middle school students.

In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Nevada County campus, Sierra College is celebrating its 80th year as an educational institution; the community college was founded in 1936.

For more information about the Nevada County campus’s anniversary celebration, visit

For more information about Sierra College’s 80th anniversary, visit

To contact Staff Writer Emily Lavin, email or call 530-477-4230.

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