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Commentary: Let’s get out and have some fun

It was a busy week in western Nevada County.

Sierra Stages opened the stage production of “Lend Me a Tenor;” the show runs through Oct. 2. For the theater review by Hindi Greenberg, turn to page 11.

The car show last weekend was another win for the Roamin’ Angels which, by the way, donates to a plethora of organizations such as The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Community Senior Center, Grass Valley Firefighters, Nevada Union High School Girls Softball Team, Bear River High School Band, Boy Scouts of America, Animal Save, KARE Crisis Center, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, Wolf Mountain Camping, Nevada County Law Enforcement & Fire Protection Council, Interfaith Food Ministry and the PAL Program.



Music legend Chubby Checker made an appearance at the car show and was presented with the keys to the city by Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout.

But that was just the beginning for this classic performer. He took the stage at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building Saturday night, and the crowd was instantly lifted out of the seats. Many in the audience found a place on the dance floor to swoon, sway and twist the night away.




I was a little surprised to see some empty seats in the house. It may have been the best show in western Nevada County this year. It was presented by The Center for the Arts, and it was really a blast!

If there is one thing I’ve learned, the presenters of these fantastic shows (The Center, Miners Foundry, Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, Paul Emery, Mikail Graham – just to name a few) really know their stuff. So, if they book it. I’ll bet it will be a winner, because so far, they’re batting 1000!

This week looks to have something for everyone. I’ll be at the San Francisco Comedy Competition at The Center on Saturday afternoon.

Then I’ll be heading to the fairgrounds. The Italian Festa is another sure bet and I’ve been lookin forward to it. This festival will be great for the entire family.

So let’s get out there and have some fun!


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