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Poetry open mike Sundays in April

In celebration of National Poetry Month, open mikes are being held from 1-4 p.m. on each Sunday of April at Odyssey Books, 11989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. It is free, and Bill Gainer of the Nevada County Poetry Series says if you give him a copy of the poem you read, it might well go into the group’s anthology. Call him for specifics at 432-8196. The store’s number is 477-2856.

Bambu Station plays reggae

Bambu Station, a strongly percussive four-person roots reggae band, plays 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Local artists, such as Sista Kat and Soul Medic, will open the show, which includes the spoken word.

Bambu Station’s latest release is “Talkin’ Roots II” (2004, Mt. Nebo Records), referred to as “potent stuff” in reggae reviews.

This is an all-age event (no alcohol). Craft booths and food and drink will be sold.

Tickets for $12 are available in Grass Valley at BriarPatch and Foggy Mountain Music. They are $15 at the door. Call Kat at 273-5754 for information. Directions: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley enter at Gate 5; concert in the Northern Mines Building.

Housing needed for visiting artists

The Foothill Theatre Company has 22 artists (including actors, musicians and designers) arriving in Nevada County this summer to produce and perform in “My Way – A Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” “Macbeth,” and “The Comedy of Errors,” and they need housing. Stays would range from three to 11 weeks. The only requirements are a private room, access to kitchen and bathroom, and the willingness to make a new friend. If you, or someone you know, can offer a spare room, cottage, guest house or other accommodation, phone Karyn at 265-9320. You’ll not only be supporting the arts in Nevada County, you will also receive complimentary theater tickets in the bargain.

Grass Valley’s own ‘Antiques Road Show’

Bring your art, antiques and collectibles to be appraised 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

This is the fifth annual “AAUW Appraisal Faire,” presented by the American Association of University Women, Nevada County branch.

Money collected will provide grants to graduate students and funds to teachers for research projects through the organization’s educational foundation.

The price is $12 for first appraisal, $8 for the second, and $5 for the third. You may have more than three items appraised. Call 432-7556 or 274-7579 for more information.

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