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Holly Near to perform, speak in Grass Valley

Performer and ambassador for peace and social change, singer/songwriter Holly Near will perform today at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For information, visit

Gem and Mineral Show at the fairgrounds

The 45th annual Gem and Mineral Show will feature special displays of fossils, Chinese dinosaur bones, beads, pearls, petrified wood, jewelry and craft opportunities. Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For information, call (530) 470-0388.

Live Metropolitan Opera returns to the Del Oro

The live broadcast of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” will be broadcast today at 9:55 a.m. at the Del Oro Theater, 165 Mill St. in Grass Valley. For information, visit or call (530) 477-1100.

Young vocalists compete for $500 prize

Eight courageous young vocalists ages 12 to 21 will compete in a vocal competition sponsored by The Sierra Master Chorale and InConcert Sierra. Show starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. For information, visit

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