Calendar Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2015 |

Calendar Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2015

Thursday, Oct. 29

3-D Printing — 4:30 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada. 3-D Printing Learn how to use the Library’s 3D printers. The class will cover the steps necessary to produce a 3D model. At the conclusion of this class, you will be given the option to schedule a follow-up session to receive the required certification for operating the 3D printer on your own.

Ian G – Solo — 7 p.m., The Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

National Theatre Live — Hamlet — 7:15 p.m., Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main St., Grass Valley. This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation – Variety Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet – Daily Telegraph.

Rising Appalachia with Arouna Diarra — 8 p.m., Center for The Arts, 314 W Main Street, Grass Valley. Dance Concert. Limited Theater Seating. Rising Appalachia stands for everything that tends to get swallowed up in a slick and shiny society. Its the rise of a past lifestyle that is still rooted to the land. Drive up to one of the groups shows in a fancy car, and youll want to leave on foot. And thats the goal. By resurrecting and reinventing their parents nostalgic old folk and mountain music, sisters Leah and Chloe Smith pave the way back to lost simplicities and social responsibility. Paste Magazine – See more at:

Friday, Oct.30

Safe Trick or Treat for Preschoolers — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown Grass Valley, A Downtown Grass Valley Halloween tradition. Children can don their costumes, grab their goodie bags, and prowl the streets in a safe and fun Halloween romp The Annual Safe Trick or Treat in Downtown is hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association, downtown merchants, and local businesses throughout the area..

Beaucoup Chapeaux — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St, Nevada City. Maggie, Luke, Randy and Murray bring thier Parisian gypsy musical energy to the Classic Cafe for your listening and dancing pleasure. For all ages and no cover charge.

Springfield Again — 7 p.m., The Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Rising Appalachia with Arouna Diarra — 8 p.m. Center for The Arts, 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. SOLD OUT

Saturday, Oct. 31

Cars and Coffee Grass Valley — 7 a.m., Daily Donuts-K Mart Shopping Center, , Grass Valley.

Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m. North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley. Nevada County Growers Market, voted ‘Best of Nevada County’ for 2014 is open at the historic North Star House. Please visit our website for weekly updates and entertainment schedule.

The MET Opera: Tannhauser — 9 a.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. TANNHUSER (Wagner) James Levine conducts Wagners early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Todays leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus..

Salmon Raft Tours — 9 a.m., Sycamore Ranch Park, 5390 State Hwy 20, Browns Valley. Join South Yuba River Citizens League for an incredible experience on the Yuba River to see salmon spawn this fall. Tour dates are for Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Right now, salmon are swimming from the Pacific Ocean under the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Delta and back to the rivers of their birth to spawn the next generation. This is an unforgettable opportunity for you and your family to explore the Lower Yuba River and to witness the strength and resiliency of these marvelous creatures. Get outdoors, enjoy the rafts and the river while learning about the salmon life cycle and the impact humans have on these iconic fish. Tour starts at Lower Yuba River, Parks Bar, below Highway 20 Bridge, Browns Valley.

Oink-A-Ween on Halloween — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Animal Place, 17314 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Trick-or-treat with all the animals and feed pumpkins to pigs! Dont forget about the costume contest! Bring your ghoulies, young and old, to Animal Place in Grass Valley for a fiendishly spooky time! (Okay, not so spooky; more pumpkin-filled-fun.) Wear a costume and bring a pumpkin for the pigs. Stop by each barn to meet the rescued residents and collect some treats! Details: Fee: $5/child, $10/teen or adult, 1 pumpkin per group. Attire: A costume of your choosing (bonus treats for anyone who dresses up as their favorite barnyard pal). Bring: A pumpkin for the pigs, a treat bag or basket for you and the kids. Schedule: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barns open, treats available for children and costumed adults at each barn. 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Feed pumpkins to the pigs! 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Announce winners of costume contest. Sign up:

Wine Tasting & More at Double Oak — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Double Oak Vineyards and Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City. Wine tasting, tours & picnicking. For more information, directions & a map, go to

Holbrooke Halloween Costume Ball with The Holbrooke All-Stars — 7 p.m., The Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Come win the Halloween costume contest and win a prize!!.

Haunted Nevada City Broad Street Tour — 7:30 p.m., Haunted Nevada City tours will depart from directly across the street from the National Hotel, 210 Broad Street, Nevada City. An historical walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us. All tours will be led by the tour originator, Mark Lyon. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not taken. Just show up at the departure location. Admission: $10. $5 for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free.. 530-265-6877

2nd Annual Halloween Party — 8 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. 2nd annual Costume party at 151 Union Square! Fun filled night with live music from Rio Mojo, Costume Party with prizes awarded to winners. Come dressed in costume or not. Special menu will be available along with our awesome 17 tap beer list. Special Pumpkin Beer will be available. 530-273-3600

Fright Night — 8:30 p.m., Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St, Nevada City. Nevada Citys Halloween tradition features music by Achilles Wheel, The Soft Bombs, and Scary Little Friends plus food and drinks available for purchase and a live costume contest with cash prizes. Dont miss the creative new presentations by the Motion Graphic Artists of the Nevada City Film Festival, back by popular demand. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees may apply..

Sunday, Nov. 1

Fruit Jar Pickers Band — 10:00 am, Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy., Rough and Ready. Need to raise your spirits? Come tap your feet, laugh, and sing along with the Band as they play your old time favorite Country, Western, Blue Grass, Pop, and Gospel songs. We have the song books for you to use.

Alpaca Open Farm Day — 10 a.m., Sierra Rose Alpacas Ranch, 15895 Greenhorn Rd, Grass Valley. We invite you to join in the fun! Come meet over 40 beautiful alpacas, including our three newest members of the herd. Learn about their awesome fiber and enjoy their sweet personalities. We have many uniquely designed alpaca accessories available from our boutique. And as always, the main event will be our alpacas. We’ll have in-store specials too. We offer knitting and crocheting classes too. Enroll online. Ranch tours start at the top of each hour. Last tour at 3 p.m.

Wine Tasting — 12 p.m., Naggiar Vineyards and Winery, 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley. Order from the Bistro, enjoy the view and stay for a while. All our wines are made from estate grown grapes. Hours: Fridays & Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m. with Live Music 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 5 p.m. 530-268-9059

Tom Kent & Dry Creek Station — 4:30 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Tom Kent & Dry Creek Station make their first Grass Valley appearance on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 151 Union Square on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley. Tom Kent, a singer/songwriter for over 40 years, joins forces with Dry Creek Station: Eric Brumbaugh, Chris Watson, and Jumpin’ Jay Cavileer to bring his vision and passion for original music to one of the greatest new venues for live music in Grass Valley, 151 Union Square. Tom Kent & Dry Creek Station are very happy to make their first Grass Valley appearance at 151 Union Square.. 530-273-3600

Eight Artists to Display their Work — All Day, Briar Patch Co-Op Community Room, 290 Sierra College Blvd, Grass Valley. Fine art, prints, cards and gift items on display and available for purchase.

George Parsons Art Show — All Day, FoxHound Expresso & Coffee Broasters, 317 Spring St., Nevada City. Throughout the month of November, Foxhound Coffee Broaster will be hosting a show of art work by Nevada City native George Parsons. Alumni of N.U.H.S. may recall his mural adorning the lobby during the 1970’s. He drew the old logo for the Nevada County Fair when he was 17 years old. During the 1970s, he took cartooning classes from Dan O’Neill and later inked the comic ‘Rockers’ for R.L.Crabb. Though his work has been exhibited & published internationally, this will be the first local showing of his work in over a decade. The work shown will range from comics, portraits, album covers, magazine illustrations, posters, t-shirt designs, realism, surrealism & psychedelia.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Traumatic Brain Injury Peer Support Group — 11 a.m., FREED Center for Independent Living, 2059 Nevada City Hwy, Suite 102, Grass Valley. Confidential peer support for those living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). FREED is hosting a friendly, peer-led, peer-support group meeting in a fully accessible space. Philosophic emphasis on Independent Living and voluntary skills-sharing. For more information call Manda at (530) 477-3333 x204.


Bible Study Fellowship — 9 a.m., Calvary Bible Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley. Bible study of the book of Revelation..

Big Night Out — 5 p.m., Diego’s Restaurant- Grass Valley, 217 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley. 10% of all sales goes to supporting mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nevada County. Support the work of recruiting and supporting one to one mentoring matches for children who are having an academic or social challenge in life.. 530-265-2059

Creative Writing Get-Together — 7:00 pm, Private Residence, Nevada City, , Nevada City. We’ll share ideas, experiences, hopes, and a little about ourselves. Then we’ll dive right in with easy, fun activities and writing prompts. Each participant is encouraged to bring writing activities or prompts that would be inspiring to the group, but it’s not required. Sharing of ongoing work is also supported. New writers entirely welcome! Please do RSVP if you’re planning to come, and I will email you directions a few days beforehand.

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