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The second and fourth Thursdays of the month are reserved for Celtic jam sessions at The Stonehouse in Nevada City, from about 6 (or 6:30 p.m. – “whenever everyone gets there,” says Shawn Haussler, one of the musicians) and lasting until 9 p.m. or so.

This isn’t a formal band-gets-up-and-plays sort of thing. Rather, it’s a bunch (10 to 20) of Celtic players who “get together to have fun, learn new tunes from each other, and jam, says Haussler.

“It’s also a good way for less mature players to gain experience from participating with the more advanced players.”

And you never know what you’ll get. It all depends on who shows up and audience participation.

Juneteenth Talent Show auditions set

Calling all dancers, singers, poets, and musicians! Auditions for the Juneteenth Talent Show are taking place Saturday, April 14, at Clarion Hotel, 700 16th Street in downtown Sacramento. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and auditions start a 9 a.m. Go online at for an application or call (916) 808-8983. Juneteenth in the Shade this year will take place at William Land Park in Sacramento.

Movie for bike

racers at Del Oro

The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League Presents the movie “24 Solo” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Grass Valley’s Del Oro Theater at 165 Mill St. Contact Emily Van Meter at or (510) 219-9460 for more information and advance tickets ($10; $12 at the door); online at All proceeds benefit the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League.

– The Union staff

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