Mother’s Day at Empire Mine State Park |

Mother’s Day at Empire Mine State Park

Submitted to The Union

Empire Mine State Park will host "Celebrating Mother's Day with Music, Tea and Gold" Sunday.

The gardens will be in full bloom, and visitors are welcome to bring lunches, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the historic grounds.

"Backyard Swing," a talented duo from the Sacramento area will make their Empire Mine debut from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by guitarist George Souza 1:30-3:30 p.m. From 2-2:30 p.m., the Forever Young Chorus will perform new renditions of old favorites near the Clubhouse. Later in the afternoon, Fire in the Kitchen will play their old-time music outside Empire Cottage.

In the Mineyard near the mine shaft, Stepside will play country-style music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. From 2-2:30 p.m., award-winning barber shop quartet, the Forte Miners will make their Empire Mine debut under the Assay Office porch.

Brewbakers Family Café in Grass Valley has created a brand-new "24-Karrat Cake" just for Empire Mine events.

Empire Mine State Historic Park is located at 10791 E Empire St. in Grass Valley.

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