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Life andamp; Learning Briefs

Afiara Quartet will visit schoolsThe Afiara String Quartet will again visit the Truckee-Tahoe community, sponsored by the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Educational Outreach Program Oct. 1 through 4. The quartet will perform at school-wide assemblies for Truckee, Glenshire, Tahoe Lake, and Kings Beach Elementaries, and Incline Middle School. On Saturday, Oct. 4, local string musicians are invited to attend String Day with the Afiara String Quartet at Truckee Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. the Afiara String Quartet will perform at Moodys Restaurant, downtown Truckee as part of the Wine Walk and Shop. For more information, contact Rita Whitaker-Haun, 582-1341.Nordic training performance speaker is free Design our Nordic Ski Training for Peak Performance, Oct. 1, 2008 with Tav Streit DPT, UNR Nordic Ski Team 95-98; Coach of Montana State 2002-03 and UNR 2003-04; 2006 Fischer Subaru Factory Team; 2007 Fischer Cup Champion. Learn how to design a peak training program for a specific race How to change your speed, specific strength and intervals, for peak performance Focus your training for Junior Nationals, World Masters, The Great Ski Race, etc. Presented by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, call 587-3769.Take note, its the 4th National Punctuation DayNational Punctuation Day, the holiday that reminds America a semicolon is not a surgical procedure, celebrates its fourth anniversary Sept. 24. What started as a clever idea to remind corporations and professional people of the importance of proper punctuation has turned into an everyday mission to help school children learn the punctuation skills they need to be successful.Founded in 2004 by former newspaperman Jeff Rubin, NPD is listed in Chases Calendar of Events and The Teachers Calendar, two directories published by McGraw-Hill. Successful people have good communication skills, and that includes knowing how to write properly, said Rubin. Punctuation counts. A misplaced comma can alter the meaning of a message.Check the website at http://www.punctuationplaytime.com for information about school programs. Send a photo of an incorrectly punctuated sign to jeff@nationalpunctuationday.com and it will be posted on the web site with a photo credit.