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Support local band The Shreds

As you probably know from the several stories we’ve done about The Shreds, the band’s big night is coming up on Saturday, when it performs at the Sacramento News & Review’s annual Jammies showcase concert at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. in Sacramento.

A lot is at stake here. The audience will select the favorite performance of the evening, with the winner of this “popular vote” receiving 25 hours of recording time at a Sacramento recording studio.

Friends and family are hoping for a good turnout by the band’s supporters. Richard Rodrigue at (530) 478-7789 is coordinating carpooling. You may purchase tickets for $8 in advance from him, as well, or from the following: the Crest Theatre box office (916-44-CREST), the Sacramento News & Review (Kelly Guerriero Ð 916- 498-1234, ext. 1368) or The price at the door is $10.

Go, guys. Shred ’em.

Wedding Fair at Miners Foundry

Sunday, the 15th annual Wedding Fair takes place at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s free, includes live music and food samples and is the only full-service bridal fair in Nevada County, according to organizers.

Vendors include photographers, florists, cake makers, venue directors, musicians, formal-wear providers, printers and video recorders.

Call the foundry, located downtown at 325 Spring St., at 265-5040 for more information.

Open house at Bridgeport

Meet the rangers and volunteers Sunday, 2 p.m., to learn about programs offered at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport. These include wildflower walks, living history, gold panning, bird walks, covered bridge and historic barn tours and operations at the Visitor Center. The event and parking are free, and refreshments will be served.

The day also includes introductions, in the form of miniclasses, to all the topics the park offers.

Bridgeport is about eight miles north of Route 20 on Pleasant Valley Road, at the river. Call (530) 432-2546 for more information.

Cottrell presents some ‘bogus’


Through the auspices of The Nevada County Historical Society, Steve Cottrell presents “The Bogus Ballots of Boston Ravine” tonight at 7:30 at the library.

A consummate politician, Cottrell is a present-day councilman and past mayor of Nevada City. Having taught local history for 17 years, he knows lots of stories (factual and hearsay) about colorful goings on in this area. This presentation is all about the 1888 election for local sheriff, apropos of this election year.

The Madelyn Helling Library is located at 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Take Hwy. 49 north toward Downieville and turn right at Maidu Avenue, then follow the signs to the Helling Library. The evening is free and includes refreshments.

– The Union staff

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