The Nevada City United Methodist Church will host its annual Fat Tuesday celebration 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The celebration will be in the sanctuary of the church located at the top of Broad Street in Nevada City.
Mardi Gras (which is French for Fat Tuesday) is celebrated in many ways.
Fat Tuesday is the day before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.
Because Lent is a time of introspection and fasting, Fat Tuesday is a day of celebration and feasting.
One of the Fat Tuesday traditions is called a “hymnal” where people gather for a celebration of music while singing and hearing the “good old hymns” of the faith played in Dixieland Jazz style.
The Fat Tuesday hymnal at the Nevada City United Methodist Church will once again feature the Fulton Street Jazz Band led by Bob Ringwald. The program will include liturgy readings from the Bible and a message from Pastor Charles Smith.
Interspersed with the liturgy, the musicians and their unique Dixieland Jazz music will be featured in a concert-like setting and will include a sing-along of the old hymns.
After the program, there will be a dessert and coffee hour in Fellowship Hall to meet the musicians and enjoy home-baked desserts. This is not a fundraiser.
This is being offered to the community at no charge, according to organizers, but a goodwill donation will be taken for the band.
The church is located at 433 Broad St.