Calendar: Dec. 1 through Dec. 7, 2016 | TheUnion.com

Calendar: Dec. 1 through Dec. 7, 2016

Thursday

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 a.m., Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. See’s Candy sales benefit the Nevada County 4-H youth development program. Most candies come in holiday packaging so no need to wrap before presenting it! The candy sales trailer is located at 757 Sutton Way, Grass Valley in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. Please support 4-H with your See’s holiday candy purchase!.

Pioneer Arts Annual Northern Mines Art Show — 10 a.m., The Center For The Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Show opens Nov. 15 and runs through to Dec. 4th.

New Season, New Artists — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. Nevada City’s newest gallery and working studio in a curated setting with Japanese antiques. New work includes abstract and contemporary landscape paintings by LeeAnn Brook, handmade wood lamps by Mark Dyal, handcrafted felted scarves by Victoria Johnston, handmade furniture by Judith Lancaster and large scale sculpted wooden vessels by Mike Snegg. Open Thursdays through Sundays 12-5 p.m. http://www.leeannbrookfineart.com.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art will host a show of quietly refined photographs of images found deep in nature by retired Judge Frank Francis. Please join us at the reception to meet the artist and see his remarkable body of work. Reception: Dec. 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Artist Talk on the Creative Process with Frank Francis and LeeAnn Brook: Dec. 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m. (reserved seating, $10) Show runs through Dec. 31. Open Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., 300 Spring St. in downtown Nevada City.

Free Family Event — 6 p.m., Western Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley. Bring your kids to the Buttermaker Cottage at the Penn Valley Park to make Holiday crafts, drink hot chocolate and apple cider, while the parents shop and support small, local businesses.

The Entertainer — 7:15 p.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley. In the spirit of the Metropolitan Opera Live and National Theatre Live, Kenneth Branagh launched his own season of cinema broadcasts from the Garrick Theatre in London this year. The season concludes with John Osborne’s THE ENTERTAINER, starring Branagh Archie Rice. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, this peice conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an examination of public masks and private torment. One night only, Dec. 1.

Comedy Night w/Rio Hillman — 9 p.m., World Pub, 3021 Grass Valley HWY, Auburn. World Pub Presents Comedy Night w/Rio Hillman 9 p.m. 21+ Free Cover 530-392-3603 Come out for some drinks & laughs Rio Hillman Bio Born in Chicago raised WI comedian Rio Hillman arrived on the comedy scene over a decade ago. With his midwestern charm & likeablility he brings the audience into his work punch line by punch line. He believes that subtlety & timing are key principles to building the crowd up to the punch line. To him its nothing new to find humor throughout the stress of everyday life. His comedy has been seen through the midwest as well as expanding to both coasts. Check out Rio Quickies Clips RioQuickie#1 https://youtu.be/Nzn8-N39Th0.

River Paintings by Carolyn Bloom — All Day, Alexander Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City. Are you missing the river? You can own a painting of the South Yuba River, lakes and creeks of Nevada County and enjoy the water beauty all year round in spite of the wintry weather! The Alexander Gallery in downtown Nevada City is featuring the colorful river paintings by Nevada County artist Carolyn Bloom. Carolyn captures the essence of our waterways with her framed oil paintings. If you fancy a stroll in town, be sure to pause a moment and look at the window where the memory of the River resides within her paintings. Carolyns price points are affordable. These paintings will be in the window from now through Dec. 7, after they will be displayed inside the gallery. Other art works by over 50 Nevada County fine artists are also exhibited and for sale within the gallery, including jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and more. The Alexander Gallery is conveniently located at 225 Broad St, Nevada City Open Wednesday through Saturday 11-6 p.m., Monday 11-5 p.m., Closed on Tuesdays and open on Victorian Christmas. Info@thealexandergallery.net 530-265-4682 website: thealexandergallery.net.

Friday

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 a.m., Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.

Pioneer Arts Annual Northern Mines Art Show — 10 a.m., The Center For The Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Show opens Nov. 15 and runs through to Dec. 4.

New Season, New Artists — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See thursday’s listing.

Friday Night At The Classic — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St, Nevada City. Beaucoup Chapeaux Maggie, Luke and the guys bring their Parisian gypsy musical energy to the Classic for your listening and dancing pleasure. We will offer tapas and a French menu for your dining pleasure along with wine and beer. For all ages and reservations suggested..

Parents Night Out — 6:30 p.m., Gold Country Gymnastics, 900 Golden Gate Terrace, Grass Valley. Parents Night Out allows you parents to make plans for yourself and leave the kids with us. We feed them dinner & dessert, play games with them and let them run their energy out. They have the option of doing crafts or watching movies also. So plan yourself a carefree night out and leave the kids with us. 530-273-3680

Bluegrass Jamming Camp — 6:30 p.m., Private Home, Please RSVP for directions, Grass Valley. Bluegrass Jamming Camp Taught by Rick Sparks using the Pete Wernick Method Friday – Sunday Dec. 2-4 Grass Valley at private residence All Bluegrass instruments No jamming experience necessary You will be jamming first session. Register now. for more info: bgjam.com click Jam Classes or call: Karen at 530 277-1396.

Dylan Rodrigue, Willlow Steps, Sie Sie Benhoff, Robbie Landsburg at the Un-church Friday Dec. 2 — 7 p.m., Un-Church, 220 Bresee Place, Grass Valley. Nevada City natives Dylan Rodrigue and Leiya Mahoney return to the area for some great music at the Un-Church in Grass Valley on Friday Dec. 2. Now based in L.A., Dylan Rodrigue (formerly with local bands The Shreds & Of Wheel and Water) will be performing with L.A. singer-songwriter Sie Se Bonhoff. Leiya Mahoney will be singing with Jesse Strickman in their popular Oakland-based folk/pop duo Willow Steps. Local guitarist Robbie Landsburg from the Pinnacles will also be performing.

Scrooge! — 7:30 p.m., Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St, Nevada City. LeGacy presents Rodger Hoopman’s SCROOGE! An original, musical, and charming adaptation of the classic Dickens ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’, at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St through December 24th. Sue LeGate directs this local all star cast with Rodger Hoopman as Scrooge. Tickets are only $20 in advance, available at the BookSeller, Harmony Books, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419. reserved seating available online or through the box office.

‘Klaus & Barry’s Holiday Party — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada. Klaus & Barry’s Holiday Party, A New Musical Comedy Revue By John Driscoll, Continues at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17. Admission $27. Reservations (530) 265-8686 Klaus & Barry’s Holiday Party is a new musical revue for the Holidays. OBS favorite Jed Dixon and OBS newcomer Micah Cone (Last Bongo in Paradise) star as Klaus and Barry Anderson, two brothers from Minneota, Minnesota, itinerant party entertainers who have been hired to provide the entertainment for the annual Christmas party of the Modesto Post Office. During the course of the evening, the brothers pay tribute to the long-standing service of the United States Post Office, especially during the holiday season. While sharing anecdotes about their own childhood Christmases in the Midwest, they also remind us of many communal traditions we may have forgotten in the 21st Century: like ‘paper carriers,’ milk delivery, doctors who made house calls and full service gas station attendants. In addition to several non-holiday type songs like the themes from Smoky & The Bandit and TVs Rawhide and popular hits by The Righteous Brothers, The Blues Brothers, The Beatles and Queen, the brothers revive some old-time holiday songs by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Brenda Lee. And, of course, there are lots of the ‘Sven and Ole’ jokes that graced the brothers childhood. ‘Mid-West’ humor and awesome music by two talented performers. Pre-show entertainment is provided by Chris Crockett beginning one hour before show time for all performances. For further information or for show reservations, please call Off Broadstreet at (530) 265-8686 or visit the Off Broadstreet website at http://www.offbroadstreet.com…

Saturday

Bluegrass Jamming Camp — 9 a.m., Private Home, Please RSVP for directions, Grass Valley. See Friday’s listing.

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 a.m., Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.

The Sierra 3 Plays Summer Thymes — 10 a.m., Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley. Listen to jazz while having breakfast or lunch. Bill Douglass on bass, John Girton on guitar and Nora Nausbaum on alto flute plays tasty jazz standards, bossas and jazz waltzes. No cover..

Winter Wreathmaking Workshop — 10 a.m., Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply, 125 Clydesdale Ct, Grass Valley. In this hands-on class, you will learn the tips and tricks for making wreaths and other arrangements using fresh cut greenery. Then you will try it all out to make your own wreath to take home. $5 material fee. Visit our website at groworganic.com/nursery or call the store at 530-272-4769 x116 for more information.

Pioneer Arts Annual Northern Mines Art Show — 10 a.m., The Center For The Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Show opens Nov. 15 and runs through to Dec. 4.

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club Annual Holiday Party — 11 a.m., Rockwood Community Room, 156 McNab Circle, Grass Valley. The Nevada County Democratic Womens Club is having our Annual Holiday Party Potluck Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rockwood Community Room, 156 McNab Circle. Please bring a potluck dish to share and bring a white elephant gift for a fun gift exchange. Please RSVP by Nov. 23 to Shanti Emerson at shantiemerson@yahoo.com or call 530-575-2891.

New Season, New Artists — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Small Works Show — 12 p.m., Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City. A new exhibit premieres Friday, Nov. 25 at Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry. The show, entitled Small Works, features paintings, prints, greeting cards, art-to-wear clothing, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. The exhibition will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 28, 2016 at the Osborn Woods Gallery, open every weekend from 12-5 and Victorian Christmas Wednesdays from 3-7. The show features 13 artists, and is geared towards smaller items for Holiday shopping and gifts. The artists included are: Juliette Morris Williams, Al Martinez, Celine Adrianna Negrete, Lisa Deniz, Erin Adamski, Kyle Kjoller, Ursula Xanthe Young, Rebecca Harris Floeter, Estella Straatsma, Doug Masury, Ivan Farmer, Jim Lee, and Duncan Linthicum..

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) Holiday Fundraiser — 2 p.m., Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring Street, Nevada City. Live music, wine tasting, homemade desserts, silent auction and handcrafted wreaths – proceeds to benefit SAEL, a public charter high school offering the best in expeditionary learning. Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.at the Nevada City Winery For more info, email SAELFamilyBoosterClub@gmail.com.

Georgetown Christmas Parade — 5 p.m., Georgetown, CA, Georgetown, Georgetown. The Georgetown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd through Main Street.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Swing Into the Night — 7 p.m., Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Road, Grass Valley. Bear River High School Jazz Band presents its 19th Annual Swing Into the Night’ concert and dance from 7-10 p.m. on Dec. 3. The event takes place at the lively ‘Rio Oso Night Club’ (high school multipurpose room) which has been transformed into a Big-Band era club. The BRHS Jazz Band will be playing the sounds of the swing era. This event will also offer instruction from experienced swing dancers, along with a fun dance competition complete with trophies. To round out the night, desserts and refreshments are included in the low ticket prices: adults are $12 (singles), $20 per couple, and students/seniors are $10 (singles), $16 per couple. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event or from BRHS Jazz Band students. (530) 268-3700

Scrooge! — 7:30 p.m., Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St, Nevada City. LeGacy presents Rodger Hoopman’s See Friday’s listing. Nevada City Contra Dance — 8 p.m., Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. Dance to live music by Hot Cider in the charming old Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. No partner necessary; all dances taught; beginners welcome. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community-style dance rooted in the New England folk tradition. It is a great way to get exercise, meet people, and have fun in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The Nevada City contra dance happens the first Saturday of every month. There is always a newcomers’ workshop at 7:30.

‘Klaus & Barry’s Holiday Party — 8:15 pm, Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.

River Paintings by Carolyn Bloom — All Day, Alexander Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday

Nevada County Book Swap — 12:30 a.m., Banner Guild Hall, 12629 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley. Trade your once loved books, CDs, records, DVDs, games/puzzles, and recent magazines for others. Swapping is the new shopping, freecycling at its best. Established March 2009. First Sunday of every month 12:30-2:30. Volunteers needed, show up at 11:45 to help set up or 2:30 to help take down. Thank You!

Bluegrass Jamming Camp — 9:00 am, See Saturday’s listing.

Sunday Songs With The Fruit Jar Pickers — 10 a.m., Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. Everyone’s invited to a musical Sunday morning. It’s free. Sing along to old-time gospel, country and lighthearted rock. With goofy prizes, surprises – and a selection of drinks and snacks for sale in the Dollar Cafe.

Winter Faire — 10 a.m., Yuba River Charter School, 550 Main St, Nevada City. Yuba River Charter School invites you to embark on a magical journey through our enchanted forest at Winter Faire! Join us Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our campus in downtown Nevada City. As you travel into the enchanted forest, take part in whimsical crafts including beeswax candle dipping, gnome home making, plus more. Live music and artisan vendors will fill the halls and the grumpy troll will be waiting by his bridge. Enter the crystal cookie forest for a treat and let our kindergarten entertain you with a traditional Waldorf puppet show. When your appetite has grown, visit our caf, featuring soups from Emilys Cakes & Catering, and Summer Thymes. And dont leave the forest without being entertained by a puppet show. Gather your gnome and Fairy friends, Winter Faire is open to the public. Tickets for activities will be sold throughout the event, but the magic of the faire is free! Visit http://yubariverschool.org/winterfaire/ for more information. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/564374443757893/.

Pioneer Arts Annual Northern Mines Art Show — 10 a.m., The Center For The Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Show opens Nov. 15 and runs through to Dec. 4th.

New Season, New Artists — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Small Works Show — 12 p.m., Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City. See Saturday’s listing.

Scrooge! — 2 p.m., Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.

Alex Ramon’s IMpossible — 3 p.m., Auburn State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Auburn Placer Performing Arts is proud to present Alex Ramons IMpossible a magic show at the historic State Theatre in Auburn.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

River Paintings by Carolyn Bloom — All Day, Alexander Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.

Monday

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 am, Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., See Thursday’s listing.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Christmas Concert — 6:30 p.m., Celebration Church, Auburn, 383 Nevada St., Auburn. Christmas Concert Featuring: LouAnn Lee, Lynsey Bostic, Terry Steele, and Mick Taras. $15 General Admission Concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

Armchair Trek: Green Fire, Aldo Leopold — 7 p.m., Madelyn Helling Branch Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopolds extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. A conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast, Aldo Leopold may best be known for his collection of essays published a year after his death, A Sand County Almanac. Join us in viewing Green Fire, a documentary of Leopolds career and how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Where: Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library. 530-470-2748

River Paintings by Carolyn Bloom — All Day, Alexander Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

Tuesday

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 a.m., Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. See Friday’s listing.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.

‘Run Free’ Movie — 7 p.m., Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St, Nevada City. ‘Run Free’ is the Sterling Noren movie documentary inspired by the best selling Christopher McDougal book, ‘Born To Run’. It is the story of Micah True, the ultra runner who lived with the Tarahumara Indian tribe (Running People) in the Copper Canyon of Northern Mexico. The Tarahumara gave Micah the name, ‘El Caballo Blanco’ (The White Horse), and accepted him as one of their own. This will presented Tuesday night, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. for one night only. Proceeds will benefit the Tarahumara and Sergio. For more info, please contact Drue Mathies, president of the TRKAC racing team, at 530-470-0816, or email at trigger46@yahoo.com..

Annual Messiah Sing-Along — 7:30 p.m., Placer High School Auditorium, 123 Agard Street, Auburn. Conductor: Peter Jaffe Liisa Dvila, soprano Alexandra Schenck, mezzo-soprano Jaeho Lee, tenor Matthew Hanscom, baritone holiday tradition as the Auburn Symphony performs selections from Handels great masterpiece.

Wednesday

See’s Candy Sales Benefits 4-H Youth — 9:30 a.m., Grass Valley, CA 95945, 419 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.

Frank Francis: A Solitary Observation — 5:30 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing..

Leta — 6:30 p.m., FoxHound Espresso & Coffee Broasters, 317 Spring St., Nevada City. Local Jazz singer/songwriter Leta Gibney is joined by the talented Mr. Lauren Avery on guitar for an intimate night of music at locals’ cafe, the FoxHound, located at 317 Spring Street in Nevada City. 6:30-8:30 p.m. All ages. No cover. The duo will play originals, blues, roots reggae, folk pop and more. Info at Leta Gibney @ facebook and on YouTube.

River Paintings by Carolyn Bloom — All Day, Alexander Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.