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31. May

Artistic Showcase- Students from N.C. School of the Arts present visual & performing arts at the Center for the Arts. An evening performance of dance, Capoeira & music, May 31, 7 p.m., with a matinee on June 1, 10:30 a.m. Students’ visual art will be on display in the Center’s Main Gallery, May 29 – June 3. 273-7736.



Ironweed Film Night- Ironweed Films, progressive documentaries and films for the thinking folk will be shown every 3rd Thursday of the Month. 7-9 p.m. at the North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Road. 265-2826 for more information. 7:00pm

Open Mic- for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.




“Seascape” by Edward Albee- Seascape is often considered Albee’s most accessible play. May 17 – June 2. 7 p.m., Thursdays; 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat.; 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Admission for May 17, preview is “pay what you can.” Tickets: $15, adult; $12, 17 & under or 65 & over. Avail. through Center for the Arts Box Office, 274-8384, ext. 14, & door, if avail. Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St.

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”- Center Stage Productions. The Studio Theatre, 1028 R Street, downtown Sacramento. Opening night on May 31 with a pre-show reception beginning at 7:00 pm. Tickets at http://www.centerstageca.com or (916) 446-2668.

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01. June

Artistic Showcase- See Thursday, May 31, listing.

“Art for Kids”- The Nevada County Certified Growers Market and Pioneer Arts are sponsoring “Art for Kids” on the first Saturday of each month for the 2007 season. Grass Valley Fairgrounds at Gate 4. Local artists will be on hand to assist children in a variety of art projects, free. The first one is on opening day of the Grower’s Market, May 5 from 9-11. 265-5551.

Mowen Solinsky Gallery Art Opening- Mowen Solinksy Gallery in Nevada City will host a reception for 5 Wire artists. 6-8:30 p.m. Combined in one exhibit, their work represents the range and possibility of wire art. 225 Broad St. 265-4682.

“Country Meets Swing” Dance at the Golden Empire Grange- 4th Fridays. $6 cover. Lesson, 7:15 – 8 p.m. Open Dancing, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Dance to country western & swing music! Cha Cha, Waltz, Western Two Step, Night Club Two Step, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Rumba, Line, and more! Requests & singles & couples welcome. 11363 Grange Court, G.V. 432-6949.

AfroBeat-Brazilian Groove Fest Dance Party!- Party featuring Albino, S.F., sharing the night with Afro-samba-funk roots band SambaDa’, Santa Cruz. No intermission; bands will alternate sets, seamlessly moving from one band to the next creating a powerful festive style energy. 8 p.m. $15 gen.; $10 under 20 & over 65; tickets at door. Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. N.C. 470-9615.

Imaginarium Open to the Public- noon-5 p.m. The Imaginarium is a hands-on science, nature & technology museum. On display- Body Parts: How We Work. This is the last opportunity for the public to see this special exhibit. Special Activity for June 1st – visible vs. UV light. Cost $3/Student & Senior. $5/Adult. 161 Nevada City Hwy. 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.

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

Simrit Kaur: An evening of Kirtan, sacred music & chants – Kaur is a chant artist from N.C. Born in Greece, she has a long musical history, beg. piano & singing as a young child. Her singing has been described as “hypnotizing in it’s sheer beauty.” 7:30 p.m. Wild Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave. N.C. $10 Advance, $15 door; Tix at Briar Patch in G.V. & Harmony Books in N.C. 575-0753.

Grass Roots Record Co. Happenings- With Moore Brothers (Oakland), El Capitan (SF) & Willow Willow (SF). Show: 9 p.m. Coopers Saloon, 235 Commercial Street, N.C. $6, 21+. http://www.grassroots recordco.com or 601-2415

Gopal Slavonic- performs Flamenco guitar music at Ikes Quarter Cafe, N.C, 5-8 p.m. No cover. 401 Commercial St. 265-6138.

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 takes place at York’s Driftwood Inn in Smartville, 8 p.m. No cover. 432-6430.

Nevada County Traction Company Tours- Partly narrated train ride. May 25 – Sept. 30. Mon., Thur. & Fri., train departs at 2 p.m. Sat. noon & 2 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. & noon. $10 for adults & & $7 for children. 402 Railroad Ave, N.C. 265-0896.

“Chapter Two”- See Thursday, May 31, listing.

“Seascape” by Edward Albee- See Thursday, May 31, listing.

“Guitar Man”- A musical comedy by John Driscoll & Jan Kopp. 8:15 p.m. every Fri. & Sat. night, June 1 – Aug. 11. One Thursday performance, July 26, 7:15 p.m. One Sunday matinee, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. Thurs. & Sun.: $19; Fri: $21; & Sat.: $23. Reservations strongly recommended. Off Broadstreet Theater, 305 Commercial St., N.C. 265-8686.

“STILTSKIN”- “Stiltskin” takes the Brother’s Grimm tale on a spin with 80’s music and Monty Python style wit. Visual & Performing Arts Charter Theatre, 8376 Frutiridge Rd, Sacramento. Jun 1-3 & 8-11. Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m., 438-0144, for info. $10 for adults; $5 for students.

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02. June

Pow Wow: “Honoring our Youth”- Open Gourd: 11 a.m. Grand Entry: Noon. All drums and dancers welcome. Public welcome. Free. Raffle. Vendors. Held at Yuba College, Marysville. Sponsored by the Native American Student Association of Yuba College & the American Indian Education Program of Marysville Joint Unified School District. 749-6196, for more info.

Friends of the Library monthly book sale- Stock up on your summer reading material at the June sale. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Doris Foley Library, 211 N. Pine St. N.C. 265-0646 .

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery – Complimentary Tasting, Picnicking & Tours. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. 292-3235. http://www.doubleoak winery.com

Ballroom Dancing- Every Sat. to the live fantastic sounds of Wally on keyboard & Rich Page or Brian Warrensford on Sax. Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Foxtrot & Waltz the night away from 7 – 10 p.m. Open to all ages. Singles or couples, non-members welcome. $6. Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Rd. G.V. Contact Sydney, for more information, at 272-4190.

Nevada City Contra Dance- First Saturday of month. Sponsored by Foothill Country Dancers, live music by Hot Cider. No partner necessary, beginners welcome. Newcomers at 7:30 p.m. at the Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. Cost $8 ($7 with membership). For more information call 477-8103.

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series- “Hail the Conquering Hero,” from 1944. Preston Sturges throws us into a hysterical jumble of motherhood, patriotism, small-town politics & hero-worship. Auburn Library, Beecher Room, 2 & 7 p.m. 350 Nevada St. Suggested donation: $5, general admission; $4, seniors & children. For info., call 878-7938.

Jazz at Summer Thyme’s- Listen to Jazz while having a good breakfast, lunch, coffee or desserts. Bill Douglas on bass, John Girton on guitar and Nora Nausbaum on flute. Summer Thyme’s, 421 Colfax Ave. 10 – 1 p.m. Parking lot behind café as well as in front.

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.

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

Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum in Concert- 30 voice choir in repertoire spanning many centuries, including Renaissance works by Byrd, Palestrina, Lotti & Jacob Handl. 8 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 39th at J St. Suggested Donation: $15 General & $10

Students/Seniors. (916) 498-6339

Nevada County Traction Company Tours- See Friday, June 1, listing.

“Chapter Two”- See Thursday, May 31, listing.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”- May 12 -Jun 17. Sat & Sun., 1:30 p.m. Tickets, $10 for children 12 & under; $12 seniors; & $15 adults. Tickets at the theatre or by calling (916) 353-1001. The Young People’s Theatre of Folsom, Stage Nine Entertainment Store & Theatre, 717 Sutter St., in Historic Folsom.

“Seascape” by Edward Albee- See Thursday, May 31, listing.

“Guitar Man”- See Friday, June 1, listing.

“STILTSKIN”- See Friday, June 1, listing.

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03. June

Douglas Hope Hooper Photography Reception- Come see the unique & creative fine art photography of Douglas Hope Hooper Sundays, through June 16, after 12 p.m. & also by appointment. A reception will be May 27, noon- 2 p.m. Show & reception,Unitarian Universalist Church, 246 S. Church St. For more info., call 477-1212 or email hooper58@sbcglobal.net.

Peace Center’s musical extravaganza, potluck & membership party- Join us to celebrate 5 yrs. of education & action for peace & social justice. Free to Peace Center Members. Not a Member? Join at the Door! 5-10 p.m. Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, N.C. 5-10 p.m. Utah Phillips, Paul Kamm, Mikail Graham, the Blue Shadows & more. Bring food to share for potluck at 5. 478-0966.

The13 in Concert- A rock band composed of junior high students from Nev. Co. Guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players & singers. June 2, 7:30 p.m.; June 3, 2 p.m. Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., G.V. $13. Tickets at Center for the Arts Box Office, 274-8384, ext. 14; the Center’s usual ticket outlets and at door, if avail.

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.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”- See Saturday, June 2, listing.

“STILTSKIN”- See Friday, June 1, listing.

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04. June

Learn how to sing in four part harmony – barbershop style. Women of any age or singing experience welcome. Rehearsals are held every Monday. 477-5107.

Trinity Church Community Chorus- Calling everyone who wants to sing for learning & enjoyment. All are welcome to join. Chorus rehearsals will be held, starting June 4, Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Trinity Church, corner of Nevada & High Streets, N.C. To sign-up, or for more info., contact Director Stan Thomas-Rose at 273-4904, Trinity Church at 265-8836 or simply come to rehearsal.

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05. June

Social Forum Film Series: “Eyes on the Prize”- Vol. 5 Ð Mississippi: Is This America? The most comprehensive TV doc. ever produced on America’s civil rights movement. Events, issues, triumphs & tragedies of ordinary people who tested their power to effect change. 60 minutes. Join our lively discussion after the film. 7:30 p.m. The Magic Theater, 107 Argall Way, N.C. 432-0991.

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

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

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06. June

PAWS to Read at the Library- George, the certified reading therapy dog, will welcome and encourage elementary school-age children to read at their own pace, without being judged. Sign-ups may be made by telephone, email or at the library. Free. Call 265-1538, to sign-up or for more info. June 6 & 13, 4-5 p.m. Children’s Room, Madelyn Helling Library, N.C., adjacent to the Rood Center.

“This Is Not A Dress Rehearsal” – Louise DeLucchi vocal instructor/coach, founder of Voiceworks Studio is stepping out for the first time with her students in the community. It will be an evening of songs from Musical Theatre & American Jazz Standards presented by her students, ages from 8 -19. 7:30 p.m. Rhythm’s Music Cafe & Espresso Bar, 114 W. Main St., G.V. 274-2411.

Gospel Singing Group Practice- Drop-ins welcome. Wednesdays. 6-7 p.m., UU Community of the Mountains, 246 South Church St. 477-1655.

Open Mic – Hosted by Lisa, takes place at Chief Crazy Horse Inn, 8 p.m. 230 Commercial St., Nevada City. 470-8443

Tour Sacramento Arts Conservatory- Tour the new private secondary school with college preparatory academics & an emphasis in the arts. Now enrolling for ’07-08 school year & discover if this 7th – 12th grade program fits your student. Every Wed., 4 p.m. 8376 Fruitridge Rd. Sac. http://www.sacarts.org or (916) 438-0144.

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listings

After the Goldrush Records, 232 Commercial St., Nevada City: Photography of Nevada City’s Early Underground (Punk/Goth) Scene by Elizabeth Jens. The show will hang from April 21st- June 21st. 265-3090.

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.

Aimee Taylor Handcrafted, 163 Mill Street, Grass Valley (next to the Del Oro Theater): Primary focus is on jewelry designers and local artists, featuring fine art photography by Jay Schuff and Eli Rush; oil paintings and prints by Helen Strang and Leslie Ann Webb; over 40 jewelry designers; pottery / ceramics; etc. Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30 p.m.; Sun 11-4 p.m. 273-2578.

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.

Auburn Old Town Gallery, 218 Washington Street, Auburn. Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10-6. Thursday-Saturday 10-9. 887-9150.

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

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. View during business hours. 265-2352.

Confectionary Mine, 236 Broad St., Nevada City: Watercolors by Loanna Beason are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-3448.

Copy Right, 11809 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley: Pastels by Barbara Miller and watercolor paintings and prints by Mim Meakin will be on display through June. View during business hours. 477-7774.

Edward Jones, 426 Sutton Way, Suite 104, Grass Valley: “Ends of the Earth Imagery, Antarctica” thousands of pictures from three Antarctic expeditions in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Mindy Oberne and Roger Lewis’ are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-9092.

Exploding Head Gallery, 924 12th Street, Sacramento: “On the Wing,” a group exhibition featuring imagery of our fine feather friends though two- and three-dimensional art, will be on display from May 3 through June 2 during business hours. (916) 442-8424. “Fresh Air” a four person exhibit featuring Mieke Blees, Joel Smith, Linda Welch and Emily Wilson will run from June 7 though June 30. These artists blend painting, drawing, printmaking and collage. An opening reception will be held on June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. The reception will also feature “Holes in the Head,” video, sound, performance and installation, by Patrick Marasso, Greg Marasso and John Lennertz.

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. View during business hours. 265-3154.

Grapevine Restaurant, 1041 Sutton Way, Grass Valley: Batiks, watercolors and gouaches by Shirley McDonald will be displayed from April 17 through the end of May. Please view during business hours. 265-5545.

Gray Goose, 230 Broad St., Nevada City: Oil paintings of dogs and more by Kathryn Wronski are currently on display. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 265-5909.

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.

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.

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

Jason’s StudioCafe, 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: Work by ceramic artist Linda Webb Elfert is on display continuously. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 273-7057.

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

Julie Baker Fine Art, 246 Commercial St., Nevada City: Gallery hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LALOO, 400 Broad St., Nevada City: Botanical watercolors by Nancy Kaestner and colorful and lively art by Heather deViveiros are on display continuously. 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. View during business hours. 265-9229.

Meyers Investment Group, 360 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley: The paintings of Robert Libutti are currently on display during business hours. There will be an artist’s reception, open to the public from 5-6:30 p.m., on June 12. 274-0973.

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. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Hours are often extended on Friday and Saturday evenings. 265-3535.

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. 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: “WIRED.” Five Wire Artists Group Show. An artists’ opening & reception will be held for Pamela Merory Dernham, Kathy Frey, Michael Gard, Diane Komater and Susan Garry Lorica on June 1 from 6 Ð 8:30 p.m. Artist Presentations will take place at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

National Hotel, 211 Broad St., Nevada City: Works by Kitty Meekins are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-4551.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts, at the rear of 200 Litton Dr. No. 212, Grass Valley: “House and Garden” exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of artists with developmental disabilities. Features framed artwork inspired by houses and gardens, with unique, functional and decorative items for the home and outdoors. Will be on display until July 6. 272-7287

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.

Placer Community Credit Union, 2100 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley: Original watercolors and prints by Mim Meakin are on display through June. View during business hours. 272-9715.

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: Local river scenes acrylic on canvas by Ross Guy and “The Tree Of Life In Four Seasons” collage art by Christine Irving are currently on display. 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.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael: The Pastel Society of the West Coast’s 21st Annual Open Exhibition. May 8 through June 2. Tuesday through Saturday, 11-3 p.m. Free. (916) 971-3713.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley: Fine art by Nevada County artists and photographers is on display continuously in the main hospital. The artists featured during May and June are Mary Crooks, original watercolors; Mindy Oberne and Roger Lewis, fine art pigment on canvas; Eli Rush fine art photography; and Audine Smith watercolor reproductions. Stop by and view these outstanding artists. Additional information about these artists is available in the Main Lobby at the Auxiliary Front Desk.

South Pine Cafe, 102 Richardson St., Grass Valley: “Details,” photographs by Gene Crowe. Also showing photographs by Orion Kroeger. Both on display through the end of May. Open daily, 8 – 3 p.m.

South Pine Cafe, 110 S. Pine St., Nevada City: Photographs by Erin Alders. On display through May. Open daily 8 – 3 p.m.

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

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.

The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn: Equus, featuring a spectrum of interpretations of horses by 13 artists in pastel, watercolor, oil, charcoal, photography, ceramic and metal. April 12-June 8. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 885-2787.

The Flying Hare, 102 Mill Street, Upstairs, Grass Valley: Exhibition of photographs and paintings of jazz-related subjects, including jazz greats through April.

The Flying Hare, 102 Mill Street, Upstairs, Grass Valley: Exhibition of photographs and paintings of jazz-related subjects, including jazz greats through April.

The Gallery at Wildwood, 11368 Pleasant Valley, Rd., Penn Valley: Oil and pastel portraits by Sylvia Rogers.

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

Umpqua Bank Art Gallery, 571 Fifth Street, Lincoln: Placer Arts League presents Illusions, a group show of varying genre and media. May 8-July 10. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Ð Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Linda Baugh, (916) 645-8714 or Elvin Royall (916) 434-6362.

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Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley: There is a mine history film, historical and mineral displays, and also miles of hiking trails. Open through September 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission: $3 for 17 years and older; $1 children 6-16 years old; children under 6 are free. Cottage tours are at 1 p.m, Monday through Friday, from June 1st to September 3rd. Mine yard tours are at 2 p.m. Tour cost is $1.50 (under 17 free). Saturday, June 16, Mine Yard Living History Day. Dogs on leashes are welcome. 273-8522.

The Firehouse Museum, 214 Main St., Nevada City: Currently closed for winter. The museum’s displays include relics of the Donner Party and clothing, furnishings, and photographs of Nevada County’s early pioneers. Summer hours are noon-3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 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 Parts: 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. Open one Friday or Saturday a month call for schedule. $3 Students & Seniors, $5 Adults. 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.


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