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Sierra club addresses fitness The Sierra College Patrons Club will host Roz Godenberg, Sierra physical education and health instructor, at their Monday, April 4, meeting. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room in the cafeteria, followed by a business discussion. At 2 p.m., Goldberg will demonstrate simple exercises that anyone can do in their quest for fitness. Loose-fitting clothes are suggested; instead of weights, those who attend should take two equally weighted canned foods, which will be donated to a local food closet. The public is invited to attend; call Joan Edwards at 663-3408. The Patrons Club, a branch of the Sierra College Foundation, invites those interested in promoting the arts and humanities to join the group. Film exposes problems in education The documentary “Race to Nowhere” is a call to action for families, educators and policy makers, to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare youth to become contributing and leading citizens. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Roseville High School Performing Arts Theater, 1 Tiger Way in Roseville. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The Placer County Youth Commission is sponsoring the film. Students discover artistic side All high school students in the 4th Congressional District can enter the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. Contest guidelines and forms are available on Congressman Tom McClintock’s website, mccliniock.house.gov. Artwork must be received no later than Friday, April 29. For more information, call Kathy Arts in McClintock’s office at 786-6364. Republican women set luncheon The South Placer Republican Women Federated will hold a luncheon meeting Saturday, April 2, at the Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave. in Roseville. Registration is at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is at noon. The cost is $20 per person and $10 for first-time guests. Call 644-1959.