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Evening dedicated to helping animals

Less is More is an evening of art, wine and fine food Saturday that will benefit AnimalSave.

Held at The Stonehouse restaurant in Nevada City, the evening includes artists Katherine Wronski, Irene Nicolas and the nationally acclaimed creator of “Bob the Dog.”

Proceeds from the animal-themed silent art auction go to help fund AnimalSave’s upcoming spay and neuter clinic. Enjoy champagne and a gourmet meal in support of this cause.

Tickets for $50 each may be purchased by calling (530) 271-7071, ext. 202, or by mailing a check made out to “AnimalSave/Less is More” and mailed to P.O. Box 817, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Visit for more about the clinic.

The time of the event is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 107 Sacramento St.

Auditions set for ‘Philadelphia Story’

The Center for the Arts will hold auditions for its 2008 spring production, “The Philadelphia Story,” on Monday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Callbacks will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Auditions will be held in the Off Center Stage (315 Richardson St.), behind the center.

The comedy, written by Philip Barry, will be directed by Sands Hall and performed on the center’s main stage from April 17 to May 10. Rehearsals begin Feb. 24.

Those auditioning are asked to bring a photo (headshot or snapshot) stapled to a résumé or a brief description of their theatrical experience. They should be prepared to present a short (no more than two minutes) memorized piece and will also be asked to do readings from the script. Perusal scripts can be checked out at the center.

Call 274-8384, ext. 17, to set up an audition appointment or go online at

‘Music Man’

tribute Saturday

A dinner and cabaret show featuring a “Music Man” tribute takes place in Auburn on Friday and Grass Valley on Saturday, both at 6:30 p.m. The Sierranaders Chorus and quartets of the Nevada-Placer Barbershop Chapter sing after a lasagna dinner.

Tickets for both shows are $18. They may be purchased by calling (530) 823-0339 for the Auburn show at Mt. Vernon Grange Hall, 3185 Bell Road; and (530) 273-4200 for the Grass Valley show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Community Center, Gate 2 or 3 at 11250 McCourtney Road.

– The Union staff

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