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Gather the Women Nevada County celebrates 11 years

The atmosphere is electric as more than 200 women gather to celebrate International Women’s Day Friday. This is the 11th annual Gather the Women of Nevada County event in Grass Valley, hosted from 5 to 9 p.m. this year at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St.

Gather the Women is a catalyst for personal, community and global transformation.

“This event promises to create openings for women to network, recognize their brilliance and be inspired,” said co-founder of GTW, Marilyn Nyborg.

Keynote speaker Claire Zammitt is a creator of the Feminine Power courses for women and co-host of the internationally acclaimed Women on the Edge of Evolution teleseries. She is a founder and CEO of Evolving Wisdom, the world’s fastest-growing company specializing in Transformative Education.

The Clancy Sisters, consisting of local musicians Lisa Stine, harper, Lonna Whipple, fiddler, and Marl Fred Knox, concertina, whistles and bodhran, will set an upbeat celtic mood to open the evening.

Emmy Award-winning songwriter, Faith Rivera will perform. Rivera is a Hawaiian-born singer, songwriter and Emmy winner for Outstanding Original Song on NBC’s Passions. She is most known for her high-energy performances and hip-shakin’ music for all ages and faiths. Her original music has been featured on popular TV shows like “Hawaii 5-0” and “ER” and with international authors/teachers like Marianne Williamson to Don Miguel Ruiz and Jack Canfield. She has sung with great artists ranging from Luther Vandross to Neil Young and wowed audiences from the Hollywood Bowl to the Honolulu Symphony.

Desserts and drinks from Summer Thyme’s Bakery-Deli will be available for purchase.

A follow-up circle-creation meeting to create smaller ongoing groups is planned for 6:45 p.m. April 16 at the Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center 180 Cambridge Court in Grass Valley.

For information, call 530-477-7817, go to or visit

Doors open at 5 p.m. for networking, and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $13.

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