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19. October

Goldancers Squaredance Club of Nevada City- advance workshop 6:30-7 p.m., two plus tips with one advance tip 7-9:30 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Lane, Grass Valley. Caller is Scott Pearce. 272-2111 or 272-2445.



The Movement Alliance Dance Company’s 5th Annual Concert of All New Works- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-Thursday and Sunday, $25-Friday for the gala reception, and $15-Saturday.

Open Mic- for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.




George Souza and Friends- perform at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Coal Beautiere, Madame & The Moustache, and Agent Ribbons- perform Indie music at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Indian Springs Vineyards-Tasting Room- in Nevada City tour of tasting room for tastings of vintages. Hour are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 303 Broad St. 478-1068.

New Voices of the West- an evening of staged readings and audience feedback of two plays: “A Line in the Sand,” by Adina Taubman and directed by Padraic Lillis; and “The Last Speech Teacher,” by Jacklyn Maddux and directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “A Line in the Sand” is a one-person play based on actual interviews conducted over the course of the first year after the tragic 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo. Candid interview material gathered includes surviving students of the shootings, parents, and un-injured student witnesses and police officials. “The Last Speech Teacher” is an acute observation by playwright Jacklyn Maddus warning of the personal and societal isolation that happens by the lack of deliberate communication. “The Last Speech Teacher” focuses on one Nolda Wedding and three of her students. Each student has a need and all are touched by her ability to better their lives through teaching effective communication, the most basic lesson being articulation of speech. “A Line in the Sand,” will be performed Oct. 19-22; and “The Last Speech Teacher” will be performed Oct. 26-29. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8587.

Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long-Legged Beasties and Things that Go Bump in the Night- a one man play written and performed by Mark Lyon takes place at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, 7 p.m. An eerie stranger from another era, attired in black and a blood red, hooded cape, probes the darkness with his oil lantern, making his way amidst the neglected monuments of an ancient graveyard and offering his audience the opportunity to enter the realm of phantoms and their ilk. Lyon portraying 18 different characters, brings to life five tantalizing tales from the world beyond spanning both time and place from ancient Greece, to medieval Ireland and Victorian England, to San Francisco in the early 1900s. Free. 265-7078.

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20. October

Nevada County Folkdancers- takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City, 8 p.m. Music mostly from Eastern Europe. Visitors and beginners welcome. Partners not needed, all ages welcome. Admission by donation. 272-2149.

Conversations with God- by Neale Donald Walsh will be shown at Unity in the Gold Country, 500 Crown Point Cirlce in Grass Valley. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8195.

Spiritual Cinemas- takes place the Center for Living Compassion in Nevada City, 7-9 p.m. Two films will be shown “Dance, Lexie, Dance” a short film from Ireland. We follow Laura as she begins to create emotional healing in her life for herself and her father, Lexie. “Yellow Brick Road” is a heart-warming documentary by Matthew Makar. Makar takes on into the magical world of A.N.C.H.O.R., and organization dedicated to bringing recreational arts and activities into the lives of diabled adults. The film chronicles ANCHOR’s production of The Wizzard of Oz, from start to finish, sharing with us the joys, heartaches and triumphs of this group of actors. Reservations suggested, space is limited. Admission is free, donations accepted.

Gypsy Night- a Hungarian dinner and dance takes place at the Gold Country Community Center in Grass Valley, 5:30 p.m. Event features gypsy fortune tellers and door and best costume prizes. Tickets $15-members, $18-general. 273-4961.

The Movement Alliance Dance Company’s 5th Annual Concert of All New Works- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-Thursday and Sunday, $25-Friday for the gala reception, and $15-Saturday.

Friday Night Swing Practice- takes place at Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows in Grass Valley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $3-per person. 274-3565.

Sierra Nevada Small Farm Progress Days- takes place at Loma Rica Ranch in Grass Valley. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Friday event features technical workshops and equiment demonstrations swap, and Saturdays event features a harvest festival and pumpkin patch, small farm workshops and equipment demonstrations and dining and dancing. Admission Friday $5, Saturday $10-adults, $5-for children 11-17 years old, and $6-seniors 65 and older, children under 10 free. 274-9059.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

SPIRITfest III- a musical and visual celebration takes place at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, 5-11 p.m. Event features dinner, art sale, silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets $20. 274-1431.

Sky Show- with John Griffin and Mark Sherwood takes place at, Tobiassen Park, Nevada City, 7:30-10 p.m. Focus will be Orionid Meteors, Uranus, Neptune and Mercury. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. 478-6415.

Karaoke- hosted by Nichole continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Steve Holland- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Toni Cole- performs a blend of acoustic rock, blues and a selection of tributes from Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge and Heart at Athens Kuzina Restaurant & 49er Bar & Grill in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 273-5553.

Zuma- performs acoustic guitar at Diego’s Restaurant in Grass Valley, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 217 Colfax Highway. 477-1460.

Karaoke- takes place at the Dew Drop Inn, 8 p.m. No cover. 19729 Cerrito Road. 268-1065.

Albino- a 12-piece Afrobeat ensemble performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $10-cover. 265-0116.

George Souza – performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Ghost Riders- perform dance music at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

Nevada County Regulators- perform at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Karaoke- hosted by Judy Armstrong takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

Karaoke- hosted by Shari at the York’s Driftwood Inn in Smartville, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

After-Hours Poetry- featuring poets Julie Valin, Matt Amott and Todd Cirillo takes place at Jason’s Cafe, Booktown Books in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. 134 S. Auburn St. Free. 271-0662.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

New Voices of the West- an evening of staged readings and audience feedback of two plays: “A Line in the Sand,” by Adina Taubman and directed by Padraic Lillis; and “The Last Speech Teacher,” by Jacklyn Maddux and directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “A Line in the Sand” is a one-person play based on actual interviews conducted over the course of the first year after the tragic 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo. Candid interview material gathered includes surviving students of the shootings, parents, and un-injured student witnesses and police officials. “The Last Speech Teacher” is an acute observation by playwright Jacklyn Maddus warning of the personal and societal isolation that happens by the lack of deliberate communication. “The Last Speech Teacher” focuses on one Nolda Wedding and three of her students. Each student has a need and all are touched by her ability to better their lives through teaching effective communication, the most basic lesson being articulation of speech. “A Line in the Sand,” will be performed Oct. 19-22; and “The Last Speech Teacher” will be performed Oct. 26-29. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8587.

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21. October

CBallroom Dancing- 7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages welcome. Singles or couples. $6. 272-4190.

Conversations with God- by Neale Donald Walsh will be shown at Unity in the Gold Country, 500 Crown Point Cirlce in Grass Valley. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8195.

10th Annual Auburn Community Festival- for all ages at Recreation Park in Auburn, 10 a.m. Event features scarecrow contest, costume contest, a pumpkin recipe contest, giant pumpkin weighing contest, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and more. 885-8461 ext 0. 10:00am – 5:00pm

Craft Guild of Nevada County’s 23rd Annual Craft Fair- takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Sierra Nevada Small Farm Progress Days- takes place at Loma Rica Ranch in Grass Valley. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Friday event features technical workshops and equiment demonstrations swap, and Saturdays event features a harvest festival and pumpkin patch, small farm workshops and equipment demonstrations and dining and dancing. Admission Friday $5, Saturday $10-adults, $5-for children 11-17 years old, and $6-seniors 65 and older, children under 10 free. 274-9059.

The Movement Alliance Dance Company’s 5th Annual Concert of All New Works- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-Thursday and Sunday, $25-Friday for the gala reception, and $15-Saturday.

Wordslingers 2006 – An Evening with Amy Tan takes place at the Grass Valley Veterans Building, 7:30 p.m. Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club and other books. Sponsored by Literature Alive! Tickets for main auditorium $25-advance, $30-at the door, $22 for Literature Alive! members (with membership card), and $15-bleacher seating. 272-5812. 7:30pm

Haunted Nevada City- walking tours exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us. The tour hosted by Mark Lyon departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty, 8 p.m. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 12 and under, children 5 and under free. 265-6877.

Gopal Slavonic- performs at Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant in Grass Valley, 6-9:30 p.m. No cover. 272-6229.

Dave Manning- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Chris Pumphrey- performs acoustic roots and new originals at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Runnin’ For Cover- performs at Margarita’s Restaurant & Sports Bar in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 272-6974.

Karaoke- hosted by Doug continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Zuma- performs acoustic guitar at Diego’s Restaurant in Grass Valley, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 217 Colfax Highway. 477-1460.

Ghost Riders- perform dance music at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

George Souza – performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Grease, Grit & Grime- performs modern acoustic music at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Lorraine Gervais R&B Band- performsat Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Karaoke- hosted by Judy Armstrong takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

Cottage Living History- takes place at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Tour the country home of William Bourn Jr. as volunteers in period dress recreate characters from the Empire Mine’s past and greet you as if you were visiting the year 1905. Cottage tours are every 15 minutes from noon to 1 p.m. and 1:45 to 3 p.m. Groups meet at the Visitor Center, limit 25 people. The Clubhouse will also be open for Living History on Sundays during this time. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Park admission $3 for 17 and over, $1 for children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost $1.50-per person. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Haunted Grass Valley- walking tour hosted by David Briggs explores the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us. Tour will depart from in front of the Grass Valley Library, 8 p.m. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 12 and under, children 5 and under free. 265-6877.

Solune Winegrowers- Wine tasting takes place noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment on weekdays. Picnic area and tours. 16303 Jewett Lane. 271-0990.

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free use of picnic grounds and barbecue. Free. 268-9225.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery- tasting of the estate grown and produced wines. Tours and picnicking, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.

Indian Springs Vineyards-Tasting Room- in Nevada City tour of tasting room for tastings of vintages. Hour are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 303 Broad St. 478-1068.

Nevada City Winery- guided tour of the production area and barrel room takes place at 1:30 p.m.. Antique corkscrew collection on display, and antique bowling alley bar top. 321 Spring St. Free. 265-9463.

New Voices of the West- an evening of staged readings and audience feedback of two plays: “A Line in the Sand,” by Adina Taubman and directed by Padraic Lillis; and “The Last Speech Teacher,” by Jacklyn Maddux and directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “A Line in the Sand” is a one-person play based on actual interviews conducted over the course of the first year after the tragic 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo. Candid interview material gathered includes surviving students of the shootings, parents, and un-injured student witnesses and police officials. “The Last Speech Teacher” is an acute observation by playwright Jacklyn Maddus warning of the personal and societal isolation that happens by the lack of deliberate communication. “The Last Speech Teacher” focuses on one Nolda Wedding and three of her students. Each student has a need and all are touched by her ability to better their lives through teaching effective communication, the most basic lesson being articulation of speech. “A Line in the Sand,” will be performed Oct. 19-22; and “The Last Speech Teacher” will be performed Oct. 26-29. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8587.

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22. October

Conversations with God- by Neale Donald Walsh will be shown at Unity in the Gold Country, 500 Crown Point Cirlce in Grass Valley. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8195.

Craft Guild of Nevada County’s 23rd Annual Craft Fair- takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

The Movement Alliance Dance Company’s 5th Annual Concert of All New Works- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-Thursday and Sunday, $25-Friday for the gala reception, and $15-Saturday.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Autumn Shindig- takes place from 11 a.m. to dusk at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge. Event features crafts, food, harvest time booths and family games. Free. 265-2826.

Jim Martinez and Friends- perform music of the big band era at St. Canice Center, Reward Street in Nevada City, 3 p.m. Tickets $15. 273-1018 or 432-2198.

Kelly Fleming- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers- perform front-porch bluegrass from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from the Rough and Ready Market between the wedding chapel and the blacksmith’s shop in Rough and Ready. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.

Cottage Living History- takes place at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Tour the country home of William Bourn Jr. as volunteers in period dress recreate characters from the Empire Mine’s past and greet you as if you were visiting the year 1905. Cottage tours are every 15 minutes from noon to 1 p.m. and 1:45 to 3 p.m. Groups meet at the Visitor Center, limit 25 people. The Clubhouse will also be open for Living History on Sundays during this time. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Park admission $3 for 17 and over, $1 for children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost $1.50-per person. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Solune Winegrowers- Wine tasting takes place noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment on weekdays. Picnic area and tours. 16303 Jewett Lane. 271-0990.

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free use of picnic grounds and barbecue. Free. 268-9225.

Indian Springs Vineyards-Tasting Room- in Nevada City tour of tasting room for tastings of vintages. Hour are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 303 Broad St. 478-1068.

New Voices of the West- an evening of staged readings and audience feedback of two plays: “A Line in the Sand,” by Adina Taubman and directed by Padraic Lillis; and “The Last Speech Teacher,” by Jacklyn Maddux and directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “A Line in the Sand” is a one-person play based on actual interviews conducted over the course of the first year after the tragic 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colo. Candid interview material gathered includes surviving students of the shootings, parents, and un-injured student witnesses and police officials. “The Last Speech Teacher” is an acute observation by playwright Jacklyn Maddus warning of the personal and societal isolation that happens by the lack of deliberate communication. “The Last Speech Teacher” focuses on one Nolda Wedding and three of her students. Each student has a need and all are touched by her ability to better their lives through teaching effective communication, the most basic lesson being articulation of speech. “A Line in the Sand,” will be performed Oct. 19-22; and “The Last Speech Teacher” will be performed Oct. 26-29. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8587.

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23. October

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

Paul Ong- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Poetry Open Mic- hosted by Rachael Levesque takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Indian Springs Vineyards-Tasting Room- in Nevada City tour of tasting room for tastings of vintages. Hour are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 303 Broad St. 478-1068.

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24. October

Social Forum Film Series- continues with “The Katrina Crisis: Race, Class & Disaster in New Orleans.” Speakers address the human rights tragedy that followed Hurricane Katrina (1,400 dead; 2,200 missing). The key issues covered in this panel include how Katrina encapsulated the specter of racism and the government response to it. Speakers also discuss revelations about U.S. capitalism, our government’s responsibility for its citizens, abuse of the environment, the media role, and the intersection of race and class, all made apparent by Katrina’s aftermath. The series will be shown Tuesdays at the Magic Theare in Nevada City, 7:35 p.m. $4-donation. 107 Argall St. 432-0991. 7:30pmhttp://

Belly Dancer Shekina An Noor- performs at Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant in Grass Valley. Showtimes are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. No cover. 272-6229.

Artis The Spoonman- performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $10-cover. 265-0116.

Open Mic- hosted by Albert Martinez and Steve Sheppard takes place at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

George Souza – performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Karaoke- takes place at Dos Banditos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Nevada City, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 101 Broad St. 265-4840.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

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25. october

Recorder Playing- Village Festival Recorder Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., 431 Zion St., Nevada City. All skill levels welcome. Free. 477-2293.

Silent Sitting and Meditation with Prajna: Revealing Heart Wisdom- takes place at the Sierra Meditation and Wellness Center in Nevada City, 7-8:45 p.m. $10 donation. 274-1405.

Gold Country Celtic Society- Membership gathering, 6 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner, Nevada City Veterans Building, 415 Pine St., Nevada City. Father John Curran from the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Colfax will speak on the history of the Catholic Church in Ireland and how that relates to Celts. New members welcome. 478-5616.

Belly Dancer Aylinah- performs at Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant in Grass Valley. Showtimes are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. No cover. 272-6229.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

Paws to Read at the Library- takes place in the Children’s Room of the Madelyn Helling County Library in Nevada City, 4-5 p.m. George, the certified companion dog will welcome and encourage elementary school-age children to read at their own pace without being judged. Registration 265-1538.

Sols- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Open Mic- hosted by Lisa takes place at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9 p.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Cocina Band- jams at Dos Banditos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Nevada City, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 101 Broad St. 265-4840.

Karaoke- hosted by Tony and Jeri takes place at McGee’s Annex in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 315 Broad St. No cover. 265-3205.

johnathan Meredith- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Sinclair- performs reggae flavored rock to funk and jazz at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $4-cover. 265-0116.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

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26. october

Goldancers Squaredance Club of Nevada City- advance workshop 6:30-7 p.m., two plus tips with one advance tip 7-9:30 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Lane, Grass Valley. Caller is Scott Pearce. 272-2111 or 272-2445.

What in the Universe Happened to Pluto?- lecture by David Dunn Ph.D and tour of the Robotic Observatory takes place at Sierra College Nevada County Campus, Learning Resource Center Room L-101, 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight, participants will be given the opportunity to view various celestial objects through the telescope (weather permitting). Admission free, parking $1. 274-5291.

Open Mic- for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

George Souza and Friends- perform at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Bone Jelli- an 11-piece blues band from Sacramento performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $4-cover. 265-0116.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Indian Springs Vineyards-Tasting Room- in Nevada City tour of tasting room for tastings of vintages. Hour are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 303 Broad St. 478-1068.

New Voices of the West- an evening of staged readings and audience feedback “The Last Speech Teacher,” by Jacklyn Maddux and directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.”The Last Speech Teacher” is an acute observation by playwright Jacklyn Maddus warning of the personal and societal isolation that happens by the lack of deliberate communication. “The Last Speech Teacher” focuses on one Nolda Wedding and three of her students. Each student has a need and all are touched by her ability to better their lives through teaching effective communication, the most basic lesson being articulation of speech. “The Last Speech Teacher” will be performed Oct. 26-29. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 265-8587.

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Afternoon Deli, 101 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley: “Wildlife Photography” featuring the polar bears of Churchill, Canada and other mammals and birds of the NW Territories, Iceland and Western United States by Karen Ostergard is currently on display. Hours Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 273-6066.

Alta Sierra Village Deli & Market, 11882 Tammy Way, Grass Valley: On display continuously are paintings by Marilyn Skeahan. View during business hours. 273-2093.

Apple Alley Cafe, 13469 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley: Watercolors and pastels by Jean Eberhart are on display continuously. View during business hours. 273-9266.

Asylum Down, 300 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-9666.

The Beat, 114 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works by Mariana Worden are currently on display. View during business hours. 274-2411.

Bonanza Market, 321 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-5274.

Broad Street Furnishings, 210 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-4887.

Brunswick Veterinary Clinic, 131 Olympia Park Road, Grass Valley: Large format color landscape photography by Jay Schuff are on display continuously. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and by appointment. 477-2287.

California Gold, 300 Broad St., Nevada City: Rare collection of 19 historic photographs of the corner of Broad and Pine streets in Nevada City from 1857 to 1948. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-2352.

Candles and More, 313 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 470-0142.

Confectionary Mine, 236 Broad St., Nevada City: Watercolors by Loanna Beason are currently on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-3448.

Copy-Right, 809 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley: Watercolors by Mim Meakins will be on display through December. View during business hours. 477-7774.

The Earth Store, 310 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-0448.

Exposure Gallery, 312 Broad St., Nevada City: Photography by Shannon Perry, Clifton Albergotti, Jim Ginney and David Arnold are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-4342.

Friar Tucks Restaurant & Bar, 111 N. Pine St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-9093.

Fur Traders, 319 Broad St., Nevada City: A unique collection of Native American Trader goods and Teddy Bears made from recycled furs are on display continuously. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-3154.

Gallery II, 217 W. Main St., Grass Valley: 26 member artists exhibit their work, which include watercolors, prints, oils and pastels, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography and various crafts and gift items. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 274-0112.

Happy Apple Kitchen, 18532 Colfax Highway, Chicago Park: Fine art paintings of Chicago Park orchards and other local landscapes by the Nevada County Plein Air Painters are currently on display. View during business hours. 273-2822.

Harmony Books, 231 Broad St., Nevada City: Watercolors by Loanna Beason are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-9564.

Herb Shop, 203 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Kwan Yin in beaded wall hangings from Bali, plus bronze sculptures from Thailand are currently on display. Also beaded figures and jewelry from the Huichol tribe and ceramic stoneware by Josh Unterman. View during businesses hours Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works of California landscapes by Janis Lacey Ellison and Lou Toll will be on display through December. View during business hours. 273-1353.

Indian Springs Vineyards, 303 Broad St., Nevada City: Transparent watercolor paintings by Norm Brown are currently on display. View during business hours. 478-1068.

JJ Jackson’s, 244 Commercial St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-2644.

Jason’s StudioCafe-The Coffee and Wine Bar Gallery, 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: New work by ceramic artist Linda Webb Elfert continues. New and recent black and white platinum prints by Eli Rush will be on display through October. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 273-7057.

Java John’s, 306 Broad St., Nevada City: Collages and batiks by Shirley McDonald will be on display through October. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-3653.

Jerianne Van Dijk Gallery, 316 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works in watercolor and more by Jerrianne Van Dijk and works in oil by Betsy Lombard are on display viewed in artists studio/gallery. Open Fridays 1-5 p.m., Saturdays noon-4 p.m., or by appointment. 271-0676.

Jhalla, 101 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-6471.

John O’Dell Realty, 123 Mill St., Grass Valley: Photography by Rosanna Radding is currently on display. View during business hours. 272-2613.

Judi’s of Nevada City, 417 B Broad St., Nevada City: In the Ghidotti Building, plein air landscapes done in pastel of Nevada County and the Sierra by Jane Welles is on display continuously. View during business hours. 265-6710.

Julie Baker Fine Art, 246 Commercial St., Nevada City: “A Natural Dialogue” paintings, works on paper and photographic cut out collages by Waddy Armstrong and Meghan Gerety are on display through Nov. 5. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m, and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 265-9ART.

Laloo, 400 Broad St., Nevada City: Botanical watercolors by Nancy Kaestner and whimsical pet portraits by Kathryn Wronski are on display continuously. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-6992.

LaMirage, 17325 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley: Plein air and studio oil paintings of Nevada County scenes by Marilyn Rose are on display continuously. View during business hours. 432-0226.

Larry & Lena’s Pizza and Grill, 15690 Johnson Place, Grass Valley: Work by members of the Gateway Artists is on display continuously. View during business hours. 272-1094.

Lilly Vigil Gallery, 214 Broad St., Nevada City: A collection of Native American art and jewelry is on display continuously. View during business hours. 265-5790.

Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley: Bird paintings by Matt Mitchell and watercolors by Virginia Holt are on display continuously. View during business hours. 273-1596.

Madonna’s, 42 N. Main St., Colfax: Digital photography by Annelle Boswell is currently on display. View during business hours. 346-8213.

Magic Carpet, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: “The Best of Cultural Survival and Vegetable-Dyed Rugs” is currently on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-9229.

Maiden Lane, 307 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-9520.

McGee’s, 315 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-3205.

Mostly Clay & Fine Crafts, 227 Broad St., Nevada City: Functional pottery, sculpture and clay jewelry are featured by over 40 local artists. Handmade furniture, jewelry, weavings, turned and hand-hewn wooden bowls, blown and slumped glass, as well as art books are also on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Hours are often extended on Friday and Saturday evenings. 265-3535.

Mountain House Books, 418 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-0241.

Mountain Song, 104 N. Pine St., Nevada City: Watercolors and spiritwood by J.T. Sterling; beaded window ornaments by Jan’s Jewels; horseshoe nail art by Sculptured Spikes & Nubbins; and handmade dolls by Laura White are currently on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 265-2523.

Mowen Solinsky Gallery, 225 Broad St., Nevada City: Color and black/white photography of landscapes by Tom Mallonee and Charles Cramer will be on display through October. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-4682.

National Hotel, 211 Broad St., Nevada City: Works by Kitty Meekins are currently on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-4551.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts, 200 Litton Dr., Suite 212, Grass Valley: “Digital Arts” an exhibition featuring digital photography and computer-generated art by six artists will be on display through Nov. 22. Also on display is artwork, ceramics, woodworking, weavings, and jewelry created by more than 55 NCA artists. Reception Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 272-7287.

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-2692.

Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-9440.

Nevada City Crystal and Glass, 110 N. Pine St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-3325.

Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St., Nevada City. Watercolors and acrylic paintings by Margie Miller will be on display through September. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 265-6470.

New York Hotel, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: On permanent display in the main hallway are 19th and 20th century black-and-white photographs of downtown Nevada City. 265-5193.

O’Dell Construction & Realty, 123 Mill St., Grass Valley: Pencil drawing prints of Nevada County historic landmark buildings by Marilyn Rose are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-2613 or 272-7962.

Ott’s Assay Office, 132 Main St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October.

Placer Sierra Bank, Alta Sierra Branch, 10132 Alta Sierra Dr., Grass Valley: Oil paintings by Gloria Beth Edwards are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-4235.

Posh Nosh Restaurant, 318 Broad St., Nevada City: “Passion for Travel” photography by Jan Ross is currently on display. “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. View during business hours. 265-6064.

Renaissance Beauty Skin Care and Galleria, 310 1/2 Broad St., Nevada City: “Landscape Meditations” photography by Ron Sroyer is on display continuously. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. 265-5084.

Scotch Broom, 236 Commercial St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-4616.

Shaw’s Antiques, 210 Main St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-2668.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Outpatient Center, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley: Fine art by 20 Nevada County artists and photographers is on display continuously in the lobby and halls. View during business hours.

South Pine Cafe, 102 Richardson St., Grass Valley: Expressionistic oils by Robert Libutti will be on display through November. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

South Pine Cafe, 110 S. Pine St., Nevada City: Pastels and giclee prints of Mexico and Sierra trails by Esther Escott will be on display through November. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

Spencer Studio, 205 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Hand woven wall hangings by Spencer Mc Clay is on display. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. 274-1609.

Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-5050.

Tokis Fountain and Grill, 29375 State Highway 49, North San Juan: Ongoing display of Dutch Hunts gold, silver and stone jewelry, Charlene Welkers oil, watercolor and pastel paintings. View during business hours. 292-3344.

Twilight Shoppe & Centre, 556 Searls Ave., Nevada City: Hand carved wooden “Pan Horns” by Lebis Morning, signed watercolor prints by Nancy Bright, sculptured garden plaques depicting Celtic, Elven, Goddess and Greenman by Jon and Ann Maglinte, statues and plaques depicting Goddess/God imagery by Paul Borda, and batik banners and pennants by Karuna are on display continuously. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 478-1837.

Utopian Stone, 301 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-6209.

V’tae Parfum & Body Care, 569 Searls Ave., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-4255.

The Willo, 16898 Highway 49, Nevada City: Paintings by John Rizo are on display indefinitely. View during business hours. 265-9902.

The Wisdom Cafe, 426 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 265-4204.

Yabobo, 417 Broad St., Nevada City: “Windows on History” a display with historic photos and stories of old Nevada City will be on display in the windows through October. 478-9114.

museums

& exhibits

Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley: The park offers tours of the Mine Yard, Bourn Cottage and gardens. There is a mine history film, historical and mineral displays, and also miles of hiking trails. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $3 for 17 years and older, $1 children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost is $1.50 per person (under 17 free). Dogs on leashes are welcome. 273-8522.

The Firehouse Museum, 214 Main St., Nevada City: The museum’s displays include relics of the Donner Party and clothing, furnishings, and photographs of Nevada County’s early pioneers. Hours are noon-3 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through September. 265-5468.

Grass Valley Museum/St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley: The museum – part of the old Mount St. Mary’s Convent and Academy – contains numerous displays related to early Grass Valley and Nevada County, including a re-created doctor’s office. Also featured is a restored classroom from the 1870s, and antique furniture and paintings are also displayed. Hours are 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays all year. Also at the center is an heirloom rose garden. Donations requested. For tours, call 273-5509.

Imaginarium of Nevada County, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City: The Imaginarium is an interactive hands-on science museum. Body Part: How We Work will be on display through June. This exhibit is an overview of the human body and includes “Mr. Bones” a bicycle riding skeleton that shows joint movement. Also for Haloween the “Scientific Secrets of Halloween.” There will be all types of experiments: spooky, kooky, sticky, and sweet. Learn to make enormous marshmallows or brew a lightening storm in your mouth. There will be a solar telescope available for viewing of the sun. Hours are noon-5 p.m. 478-6415.

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, located 26 miles NE of Nevada City. Take Highway 49 to Tyler-Foote Crossing Road and drive 16 miles. The park features scenic hydraulic gold mining diggings, historic displays at the old mining town of North Bloomfield, and some of Nevada County’s best hiking trails. Camping, cabins, picnic tables and tours available. $2 car admission. 265-2740.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City: Inside the historic foundry building, birthplace of the Pelton wheel, is an interpretive display about the state historic landmark’s history manufacturing metal products for the mines and other businesses. Outside are various mining tools and machinery, an ore car and a Pelton wheel. Docent-led tours by appointment. Museum hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 265-5040.

Nevada County Courthouse, 201 Church St., Nevada City: The historic, award-winning art deco government building contains several intriguing collections, including a display of rare firearms, the Heritage of Gold Rush era exhibit, state fair trophies and the Wallace M. Gordon heirlooms. View 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Transportation Museum, No. 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City: The museum displays a vintage locomotive and antique railroad cars among its artifacts and exhibits. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. 470-0902.

North Star Mining Museum, Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley. The former North Star Mine Power House contains the world’s largest Pelton Wheel and items dating from the active years of California’s richest gold mines. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 273-4255.

Searls Historical Library, 214 Church St., Nevada City: The library contains a few historic artifacts, but is an important repository of county genealogical records, maps, photos and information on the people, mines, businesses and residences of the 1850s-present. Staffed by volunteers under the auspices of the Nevada County Historical Society. Open 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 265-5910.

South Yuba River State Park, Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley: The park features the longest single span wood truss bridge in the U.S. which dates to 1862. The Visitor Center is opens daily at 11 a.m. and offers exhibits and historic displays. Park hours are sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.m. 432-2546.

Underground Gold Miners Museum, Sixteen to One Mine, 356 Main St., Alleghany. Visit the Underground Gold Miners Museum and discover the history of hard rock mining and the Alleghany Mining District. Relive recent discoveries of gold through a video. Examine crystalline gold specimens and world-renowned gold-laced quartz jewelry. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Weekends 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays by request. Reservations (530) 287-3330.

Watson Cabin Museum, 560 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City. Experience early 20th century life along the shores of Lake Tahoe. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s Watson Cabin Museum is opening for the season Memorial Day weekend. The Watson Cabin is located in the heart of Tahoe City, next to commons beach. It is decorated with period furnishings and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Guided tours are available. Free admission, donations accepted. Hours are Memorial Day weekend through June 30, weekends noon to 4 p.m.; July 1 through Labor Day, noon to 4 p.m. closed Tuesdays only. 583-8717 or 583-1762.

Western SkiSport Museum, Donner Summit at the Boreal Ski Area: The museum features the development of western skiing from the California gold miners in 1853 on their 14-foot “downmountain” racing skis to present day Olympians. Vintage ski movies are shown continuously in the Ski Theatre. Other exhibits features Snowshoe Thompson, the legendary skiing mail carrier; and the 10th Mountain Division, famed “ski troopers” of World War II. Open July 12 through Labor Day Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and during the winter Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 426-3313.


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