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Dance classes starting

Starting in April, dance master Army Messersmith is giving lessons in beginning East Coast swing on Wednesdays (7-8 p.m.) and night club two-step (8-9 p.m.) at the Horsemen Association, 10600 Bubbling Wells (Brunswick and Town Talk), Grass Valley. Intermediate level in these two dance styles will start in May.

Lessons in West Coast are continuing Mondays (7 p.m. beginning, 8 p.m. intermediate) at the Grange Hall at 11283 Grange Court off La Barr Meadow Road, Grass Valley.



No partner is required, and each lesson is $5.

Call Messersmith at 470-8590 for more information.




Neighborhood Center hosts art sale

Friday, the Neighborhood Center of the Arts is having its “First Friday (of the month) Sale” when 10 percent will be taken off all work on canvas in the “Self-Portraits” exhibition. With this sale, the exhibition closes.

On this day, gallery hours are extended and are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. NCA, which has been serving artists with developmental disabilities since 1984, is found at the rear of 200 Litton Dr., Grass Valley. Call 272-7287 for more information.

Jazz, R&B, and Latin at BellaVista

The George Souza Trio plays Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m., at the BellaVista Ristorante, 101 Broad St., Nevada City. With George on guitar and vocals, Joe Dollister on bass, and Lew Langworthy on drums, there will be tunes for dancing.

The group has been playing together in Northern California and Nevada for 25 years. The Creekside Lounge at the BellaVista is, according to George, “the best sounding and coziest place to play in Nevada County.” No cover..

Sing into Spring at Sierra College

The Sierrra College Choir is presenting a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the United Methodist Church of Grass Valley, 236 South Church St. (enter on School Street).

The program includes an eclectic mix of folk songs, sacred music, show tunes and pop songs of different periods. Admission is free, and a reception with refreshments follows. Call 273-8818 for information.

Contra dance set for Saturday

The next Nevada City Contra Dance is Saturday, with a live caller and music. No partner is necessary and all dances are taught, so beginners are welcome. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community-style dance form rooted in the New England folk tradition.

The dance happens the first Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. in the Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall, 212 Spring St., Nevada City. Newcomer orientation is at 7:30. $8 ($7 with membership). For more information, visit http://members.aol.com/foothilldancers or call 477-8103.


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