Area activities range from dance benefits to tributes |

Area activities range from dance benefits to tributes

B. L. Kennedy, Pat Grizzell and Dona (La Tigresa) Nieto will be featured at the Nevada County Poetry Series’ reading March 19 at the Center for the Arts.

The 7:30 p.m. reading contains adult material. An open mike follows the guest readings.

Admission is $7 general, $5 for seniors and students, and $1 for anyone under 18. Refreshments are included.

The Center for the Arts is at 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for more information.


Bear River High School’s drama department presents “Alice in Wonderland” March 19-20 and March 26-27 at the school’s multipurpose room.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission is $7 general, $5 for seniors and students, and $20 for families with more than four members. Bear River High School is at 11130 Magnolia Road. Call 268-3700 for more information.


Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba, co-authors of “Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion,” will speak March 20 in Grass Valley.

Their book is a collection of first-person stories by 30 female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs and others who were called to duty at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sponsored by the Nevada County branch of American Association of University Women, the free audio-visual presentation is 9:30 a.m. at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road.

Call Darlene Paulsen at 432-1354 for more information about the presentation.


Big Advice, a funk group with a recent No. 4 single on Billboard’s Hot R&B Hip-Hop chart, will play in a dance party March 20 benefiting the South Yuba River Citizens League.

The group includes singer/songwriter/drummer Ahaguna Carol Feineman 3/8/04 CQG. Sun, bassist/singer Juan Nelson (best known for his work with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) and guitarist Werner Schuchner.

Former Nevada County resident Tanya Scarlett will be a guest vocalist.

Admission is $15 at the door only. The party starts 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. Call 274-8384 for any questions.

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