Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m., North Star House, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley. Come enjoy our beautiful market at the historic North Star House, every Saturday through Nov. 18. We have amazing local produce, desserts, handmade crafts and much more.
Nevada City Farmers Market — 8:30 a.m., Commercial and Union streets in Nevada City, Commercial and Union street, Nevada City. Celebrate local food Nevada City style. Share in the bounty of community. See old friends and meet new ones. Enjoy live music, local farmers, vendors, and artists, freshly baked treats and more. Shop for healthy food, locally grown with care and pride. Questions? email the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-206-3000. 530-265-2990.
Nevada County Democratic Womens Club Breakfast — 9:30 a.m., Margaritas, 988 Plaza Dr., Grass Valley. Come join us on the first Saturday of the month, Nov. 4, for the Democratic Women Club Breakfast Meeting. This month our speaker is Ricki Heck, who is running for the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board in 2018. She will run for the Division 1 seat. The five member board is the policy making arm of NID. Heck feels that water is our local responsibility and is concerned for how this natural resource is managed now and in the future. $15 for a full buffet breakfast, coffee and juice ($5 coffee without breakfast) at Margaritas, 9:30 a.m. 988 Plaza Dr., Grass Valley. Non members/guests are welcome.
The Sierra 3 Plays Summer Thymes — 10 a.m., Summer Thymes Bakery & Deli, 231 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. Listen to mellow jazz from Bill Douglass on bass, John Girton on guitar and Nora Nausbaum on alto flute while having a lovely brunch, lunch or coffee drinks. No cover.
2nd Annual ArtFusion Event Showing — 10 a.m., St. Canice Center, 236 Reward St., Nevada City. Join us for the 2nd Annual ArtFusion event, showcasing 18 local artist with a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fabrics, clay, glass, jewelry and wood, Nestled under the pines in the airy and beautiful St. Canice Center near SPD in Nevada City. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Fine art and Holiday gifting options available with gourmet baked goods, coffee and soups by Nana’s Artisan Bakery. 530-913-5827.
A Sense of Belonging | Making Art on the Earth — 10 a.m., Sierra Friends Center (Woolman School), 13075 Woolman Ln., Nevada City. A guided workshop creating an art instillation in nature that expresses a group idea. The focus is on looking at our environment to communicate and express a sense of belonging. No experience needed. 4-hour workshop with break for lunch ages 10-16 allowed with adult chaperone. All materials are provided. Bring a bag lunch, water bottle, good walking shoes, and sun / bug protection. Notebook, gardening gloves, or a camera optional. Please contact or call Ruth for any questions or concerns.
Holiday in the Pines — 10 a.m., Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall, 24600 Harrison St., Foresthill. This wonderful annual craft fair seems to be getting more and more popular each year. Last year we had a phenomenal turnout of both vendors and shoppers hope to see a great turn out once more. The event will take place Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Foresthill, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the rental of vendor space go to Foresthill Swim and Recreation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which oversees the operation of our community pool. Holiday in the Pines is a wonderful community event with local benefits, and a great way for our community to kick off the holiday season. Our goal is to offer a balance of high quality items that attract holiday crowds, and at the same time, allow our vendors an opportunity to make sales while you shop and find treasures.
The Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance — Noon, Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley. The 19th Annual Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance is open. The show features constructions dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes. The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held now through Sunday, Nov. 5, noon to 7 p.m. daily. The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The 2017 Altar Show is held in association with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer — ‘Summer in Hannibal’ — 2 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer — “Summer in Hannibal” written by Mila Johansen from Mark Twain’s famous classic book. This play takes place in Hannibal, Missouri, the town where Mark Twain was raised. A special twist has been added by having Samuel Clemens as a young boy present in the play for some of the scenes and then writing them down for his future readers. This is a delightful script about the everyday life and times of people in a period that emulated the easy flow of the Mississippi River. The first two weekends of November. Saturday, at 2 p.m., Sunday, at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Special morning performance for all area summer schools, youth day care, youth/senior organizations and family groups at $5 a person: Monday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Call 530-277-7100 for reservations. Walk-ins are welcome but try to call first so we may plan seating. No tickets for this performance, you pay at the door. Ticket prices are: Adults, $10/Advance — $12/Door; Children 12 & under – $4/Advance — $6/Door. Advance tickets are on sale at The Book Seller, The BriarPatch Co-op Community Market & The Center for the Arts Box Office in Grass Valley 530-274-8384. For more information: Contact Paulette Rudolph at 530-277-7100. Email: email@example.com. 530-274-8384.
Colfax High School’s production, Say, What? — 2 p.m., Colfax High School, 24995 Ben Taylor Rd, Colfax. A collection of ten minute plays.
Placer Community Theater’s Great Gatsby Gala — 6 p.m., General Gomez Arts and Events Center, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Join us on Saturday for Auburn’s event of the season — Placer Community Theater’s Great Gatsby Gala. The General Gomez Arts & Events Center will become a 1920s speakeasy. Your ticket includes chips for table card games, hors d’oeuvres, drink, plus 1920s-style jazzy music and entertainment. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are just $60 each for an incredible night supporting a worthy nonprofit. 1920s costumes encouraged. For tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com or call 530-852-2708.
PIG DEATH MACHINE film screening with Meri St. Mary and Monte Cazazza — 7 p.m., The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival in 2013, “Pig Death Machine” verges on sophisticated anyone who longs for the old, weird films of John Waters or the psychotronic freak-outs of New York’s Cinema of Transgression should be able to get their fix, says the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy a screening of the film before being entertained by live music from local legend Meri St. Mary and industrial punk pioneer Monte Cazazza at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Open Book in Grass Valley. $10 tickets available at the door and in advance at tinyurl.com/gvmachine. This is a fable about envy and the sickness that comes from getting exactly what you wish. Refreshment and wine will be available for purchase during the event..
Colfax High School’s production, Say, What? — 7 p.m., Colfax High School, 24995 Ben Taylor Rd., Colfax. See Saturday listing.
‘The 39 Steps’ — 8 p.m., Off-Center Stage at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. “The 39 Steps” is a send-up of the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name and features just four actors amazingly playing dozens of different roles. With little or no set, dozens of hats, some projections, sound effects, creative lighting and unique uses of everyday objects. This piece plays like a series of outrageously funny sketch comedy pieces. Come for the laughs stay for the adventure.
Nevada City Contra Dance — 8 p.m., Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall, 212 Spring St., Nevada City. Dance to live music by Hot Cider with community members of all ages. 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 supportive atmosphere. The Nevada City contra dance happens the first Saturday of every month; there is always a newcomers’ workshop at 7:30 p.m.
2nd Annual ArtFusion Event Showing — 10 a.m., St. Canice Center, 236 Reward St., Nevada City. See Saturday listing.
The Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance — Noon, Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley. See Saturday listing.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer — ‘Summer in Hannibal’ — 2 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. See Saturday listing.
‘The 39 Steps’ — 2 p.m., Off-Center Stage at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. See Saturday listing.
Gerry O’Beirne House Concert — 3 p.m., Auburn House Concerts, Private Home, Auburn. Gerry O’Beirne returns to Auburn House Concerts. A renowned singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (6 & 12 string guitar, and ukulele) O’Beirne’s own compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song. Many of his songs have been embraced by the contemporary folk community. He has been writing a new series of songs based in life in the Dingle Peninsula and this song collection was featured in a concert during 2014s File na Bealtaine arts festival in Dingle. O’Beirne’s guitar playing is always a thing of wonder and his lyrics have become increasingly poetic and emotionally deep. Reservations are required. Your entire contribution goes to the artist. Call 530-885-4292 or email info@AuburnHouseConcerts.org for reservations and directions. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., music starts at 3 p.m.
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