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On the Scene: Winners abound at Friendship Club

On Thursday I attended a reception at which girls from The Friendship Club displaying their photography. The photos were good; the girls were even better. Around 12ish, they told me how they were learning photography and how much they enjoyed it. I am so impressed by the good work this club does. If you have a special skill that you’d like to teach, maybe this is the place. Contact The Friendship Club at 265-4311; online at friendshipclub.org.

Sunday, the 33-year-old Israeli cellist Amit Peled and his pianist colleague Dr. Eli Kalman received a standing ovation at the Twin Cities Concert Association concert held in Grass Valley. Some of Ken Hardin’s students of music appreciation at Sierra College were there, assiduously taking notes for class.

Did you see the film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” while it was at the Magic Theatre? It was scary (after all, nobody wants locked-in syndrome), but it was also a triumph of the human spirit. The book is at the library.

Did you hear the Mud Hut is closing? It’s a bald-faced lie; or rather a confusion, because another ceramics place – The Studio – is actually moving and renaming itself to AS IF Studios (274-9003). The Mud Hut is registering students for the next session of classes (www.mudhutclay.com; call Paul Harrar at 478-6400, Ext. 212).

A couple of things for youth: 1) Summer art classes for children and teens will be available through the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Drawing cartoons is one of the them. Contact Emma Moore (916-808-1961 or emoore@cityofscramento.org) for more information. 2) The Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Festival, April 3-6, hosts top young jazz musicians and vocalists from around the country, all in downtown Monterey. Log on to http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org for more information.

– Pam Jung, pjung@theunion.com, (530) 477-4232

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