Spreading holiday cheer one week later | TheUnion.com

Spreading holiday cheer one week later

This original oil painting by artist Sylviane Gaumer has been donated as a raffle prize at the Art Works Gallery Holiday Show and benefit Saturday. It was one of a few events rescheduled from last weekend due to the snow storm.
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Kudos to Mother Nature. The timing of last weekend’s snow storm was magic. Hitting on a Friday after work, she gave most people time to get to the store and home before the worst of it struck.

Then there were two days “snowed in” at home with warm fires, hot chocolate, surprisingly few power outages and, most importantly, time. A busy weekend schedule was erased in minutes by snowy then icy roads difficult to navigate, giving my family rare and priceless time together.

Judging by the high number of posts on Facebook from others grateful for the quiet family time, we were not the only ones to relish the opportunity.

Not everyone appreciated the storm as much. There were events, fundraisers and shows scheduled. Some went off as scheduled, others experienced the slow-snow effect, and some were simply rescheduled.

Art Works Gallery, for example, postponed its annual Holiday Open House Party and Nevada County Food Bank Benefit, to this Saturday.

From 3 to 9 p.m. artists will be at the downtown space to show their work, answer questions and enjoy the festive atmosphere. They will also raffle off a painting. Join the fun at 113 Mill Street in Grass Valley. For information, go to http://artworksgalleryco-op.com.

Also due to last weekend’s snowstorm, the third annual Pottery and Glass Sale will be extended to next Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sale is being held at Studio 540, located at 540 West Broad St in Nevada City. At the top of Broad Street, take the left fork and look for the big yellow garage, about 100 feet up West Broad on the right.

For additional information contact Rene at 530-470-0816 or spratmat@sbcglobal.net.

Nevada Union High School’s “Fall For Dance” performance has been postponed until January. Don’t forget about Sonja Weissman! The production, by local playwright Robin Wallace, continues this weekend at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley (see review on page 15) and LeGacy’s Presents “The Christmas Carol” is at the Nevada Theatre.

Time to get out and enjoy the holidays, Nevada County style.

Features Editor Brett Bentley can be reached at bbentley@theunion.com or by calling 530-477-4219.

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