Nevada County Climate Change Coalition will preview the new film “Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism, and Community” at their monthly coalition meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 15 in Grass Valley. They will follow the showing with a discussion about the film. All are welcome to attend. The Coalition meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S. Church Street. See the trailer at https://vimeo.com/77314166.
Upcoming Land Trust events
Kristen Hein Strohm and Stephen Hein will be hosts for a sing-along under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. April 23. They have been collecting nature songs for participants to learn and sing – as well as sharing some of their own compositions as Riparia. Bring songs to teach – everyone who wants to will have a chance to share. Musical instruments welcome too. It will be $5 for members of the Land Trust, $7 for the general public.
Tracking! With Rick Berry and Scot Woodland returns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Berry and Woodland of 4 Elements Earth Education will be lead a group on a tracking adventure. Both teachers studied with Tom Brown, Jr (The Tracker) and are experts in the arts of wilderness survival and share their expertise through outdoor adventure, storytelling, and hands-on development of traditional skills. The trek is rated easy. It csots $12 for BYLT members, $17 for the general public.
On April 30, BYLT will host an Armchair Trek — Jug Handle — a film by Alden Olmsted, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library. Alden Olmsted’s film about his father John Olmsted’s successful mission to save an area of the coast from development, now called Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, will be screened for the first time in Nevada County.
Following the movie will be a panel discussion about the “Save Our Bridge” campaign with Alden Olmsted, Matt Green from State Parks, Caleb Dardick of SYRCL, and representatives from SYRPA. There is a $10 suggested donation.
A second Armchair Trek is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 1. Sierra Stories with Gary Noy will also be in the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library. Gary Noy will present an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history, with a special focus on Nevada County events and personalities.
The presentation is based upon material from his book “Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues” (Heyday and Sierra College Press, 2014), which will be available for sale and signing. Among many stories,
Noy, a Grass Valley native, will recount hidden tales of Nevada County figures such as Lola Montez, Lotta Crabtree and Andrew Hallidie and obscure stories of local events such as the building of the Pine Street Bridge in Nevada City and the ordeal of Moses Schallenberger. There is a $10 suggested donation.