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Ron Cherry: Benji’s ‘36 Ford Bustle-back Sedan (1)

April 29, 2016 — 

While Benji may not be your typical gearhead, he does love cars. He has cerebral palsy and is “special,” but that does not mean he just sits around. “He likes …

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Jim Mullen: Air apparent (2)

April 29, 2016 — 

Our friend Melody’s flight was delayed, so I had plenty of time to watch people come and go at the airport. Picking up visitors at the airport is a loathsome …

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The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley launches membership drive (3)

April 29, 2016 — 

Celebrating 16 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their “I HEART The Center” Spring Membership Drive …

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Stebbins’ morning-glory talk set for May 10 at Sierra College in Grass Valley (4)

April 29, 2016 — 

A free talk on the endangered Stebbins’ morning-glory species is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Sierra College Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley.The event, led …

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Container gardening workshop April 30 with Nevada County Master Gardeners (5)

April 29, 2016 — 

A workshop, “Container Gardening for Herbs, Vegetables, Flowers and More,” will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Master Gardener’s demonstration garden at the NID grounds, 1036 …

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Doreen Fogle: Grow your own culinary herbs (6)

April 29, 2016 — 

Many of our culinary herbs come from hot, dry, sunny climates and have evolved in dry, rocky soils. These conditions favor the concentration of flavor compounds humans have found so …

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‘Movies Under the Pines’ series launches this month in Nevada County (7)

April 29, 2016 — 

“Movies Under the Pines,” an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, begins this month.Building on the success and excitement of the previous two summer’s screenings of family friendly films …

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2016 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day April 30 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City (8)

April 29, 2016 — 

Gold Country Kiwanis will be hosting the Annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.This global event is organized …

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Alan Stahler: Making the atoms that make us (9)

April 28, 2016 — 

Attempting to morph lead into gold, ancient alchemists suffered a major handicap: it’s impossible. Impossible, at least, with the technologies they had at hand: Fire and freezing, boiling and baking, …

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Denis Peirce: ‘Opening Day’ for stream trout (10)

April 28, 2016 — 

The last Saturday in April is the traditional stream trout “Opening Day” in the Sierra District. In years past, it has been a big event. About a decade ago, we …

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Camping in the backyard: Inn Town Campground in Nevada City set to open this summer (11)

April 28, 2016 — 

This summer, outdoor enthusiasts can finally have the best of both worlds — the experience of camping in the woods, and all the amenities Nevada City has to offer.“I have …

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‘24’ Hour Plays in Nevada City Wednesday aims to capture lightning in a bottle, again! (12)

April 28, 2016 — 

“Because it’s just so much fun.” Sands Hall is explaining, or perhaps rationalizing, why she would take on, once again, the exciting, creative whirlwind of producing the global phenomenon of …

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How A Dinner With Amy Goodman May Be Priceless (13)

April 28, 2016 — 

Just what is a $2,000 dinner with a media celebrity like, anyway?Well, when it’s with Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman, the answer can be like hanging with old …

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Plot-crossed lovers sing their way in and out of love (14)

April 28, 2016 — 

Off Broadway comes to the Off Center Stage theater at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley this and next weekend only. Sierra Stages Community Theatre is presenting the …

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On the Reel (15)

April 28, 2016 — 

Rachet and Clank Rated PG, running time 94 minutes. Starts Friday, April 29 at Sierra Cinemas. Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to …

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Smithereens give dance concert Friday in Grass Valley (16)

April 28, 2016 — 

The Center for the Arts brings perennial rockers The Smithereens to Grass Valley for a dance concert on Friday, April 29.The Smithereens’ three-decade history is a story of substance, integrity …

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Major quilt show at fairgrounds this weekend (17)

April 28, 2016 — 

Pine Tree Quilt Guild presents the 32nd annual “Springtime in the Pines” Quilt Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley this weekend. More than 200 quilts will be …

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Nevada Union High School dancers ‘Dancing Into the Woods’ (18)

April 28, 2016 — 

Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents “Dancing Into the Woods,” a dance production inspired by the classic fairytale characters from the musical “Into the Woods.” Audience members of all …

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Calendar (19)

April 28, 2016 — 

THURSDAYWhere On Earth — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. Where On Earth show featuring new large scale sculptural wood bowls by Mike Snegg and …

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Nevada City Craft Fair returns Sunday, just in time for Mother’s Day (20)

April 28, 2016 — 

Nevada County’s premier juried craft fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.Just in time for those searching for one-of-a-kind gifts for …

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