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12. July

Thursday Night Market & Street Festival- Features a weekly Free Summer concert with original music by Saul Rayo & Cocino del Mundo. Downtown G.V.- on Mill & Main St., 6-9:30 p.m. Info at 265-9495 or http://www.downtowngrassvalley.com



PlacerArts presents Jazz- Percussionist Jimmy Robinson will be joined by Reggy Marks on sax & flute, Steve Homan on guitar, Joe Gilman on piano & Kerry Kashiwagi on bass. 7 p.m., 808 at The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, downtown Auburn. Tickets: $15 for members; $20 for non-members. http://www.PlacerArts.org or 885-5670.

Open Mic- All Ages Open Mic, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Rhythm’s Music Cafe, G.V., 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.




Mill Street Certified Farmers Market- The Thursday night Mill St. Farmers Market, features farm fresh produce, health & wellness products & services, artists, homecraft, sidewalk cafes, festival foods & live music. 6-9 p.m. downtowngrassvalley.com or 265-9495.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- Revolves around 1958 superstar Conrad Birdie & complications that arise when his agent stages a publicity stunt on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” July 5-22. 7 p.m., Thur.; 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat.; 2 p.m., Sun. (no show July 8) Preview, July 5, $10. All other performances (reserved seating). Thurs. & Sun., $20; Fri. & Sat., $25; children 12 & under & seniors 65 & up, $15. Center for the Arts, G.V. 274-8384, extension 14.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- Directed by Greg Alexander. June 14-August 5. Opening Night, June 15. Thur. & Sun.: Adult, $24; Student, $19; Senior, $22; Child $11. Fri. & Sat.: Adult, $26; Student, $21; Senior, $22; Child, $14. For tickets, call 265-8587 or visit http://www.foothilltheatre.org. Historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, N.C.

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13. July

Imaginarium Hosts Sky Show- With “Astro Guy,” Wayne Watson. Observations will include: Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Pluto & the Milky Way. Sky Show is free to the public. 9:30-11 p.m. Tobiassen Park, 980 Helling Way, N.C. Park in the library parking lot & walk up the road about 100 yards to the baseball field. Bring a blanket and chair & watch the night sky. 478-6415.

Karaoke – Every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. No cover. Giovanni’s, Colfax. 346-7400.

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

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.

“Steel Magnolias” – Stage Nine Theatre, in association with Runaway Stage Productions, presents “Steel Magnolias.” Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. 717 Sutter St., Historic Folsom. $22, gen.; $20, children & seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre or by calling (916) 353-1001.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, July 12, 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.

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14. July

Grass Valley Male Voice Choir Concert & Ice Cream Social- 3 p.m., United Methodist Church of G.V., 263 S. Church St. Concert is free; suggested donation of $10 for Ice Cream Social. For more info., call John Bush at 271-2042.

Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery picnic & wine tasting- Featuring live jazz by “CoolHeat,” 6 – 10 p.m. Sample wine, while you picnic. $20 for picnic dinner & glass of wine, or bring your own picnic & pay $10 for entrance fee & a glass of wine. Picnic tables avail., or bring lawn chairs & blankets. For more info., visit call 268-9225. Between G.V. & Auburn, 20 min. off of Highway 49.

Lake of the Sky Music & Arts Festival- Celebrating the scenery & people that make these mts. home. 3 stages, 12 bands & 3 DJ’s, representing the musical talent of the region. 50 exhibit/vendor booths: local businesses, arts & crafts, non profits, food & local brews & wines. Dunk tank, games & more. $5 at gate. Free to PUD card holders. Limited on site parking. $15. $10 for PUD card holders. Tahoe Vista, Regional Park.

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.doubleoakwinery.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 Saturady 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.

Karaoke by Cindy Kolari – 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Stinky Mulligan’d Sports Bar and Grill, 10934 Combie Rd. (Holiday Market Shopping Center) 268-4792.

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.

Foothills Farmers’ Market – Auburn Ð Corner of Auburn Folsom Rd. & Lincoln Way. Saturdays, March 17th ÐNovember 3rd, 8 a.m. Ð noon; November 10th Ð March 8th, 2008, 9 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com or 823.6183.

Nev. Co. Certified Growers Market- Richard Geisler will perform folk music with the usual produce and locally made goods. Nev. Co. Fairgrounds, Gate 4, G.V. 9 a.m.-noon. 265-5551.

Haunted Nevada City: A historical walking tour- Walk features true stories of ghosts, said to haunt Nevada City’s downtown. 8 p.m., Saturdays, June 16 – Oct. 20. Walk leaves from 101 Boulder St., in front of the Cornerstone Realty Building. $10 for adults, $5 for 12 & under. 5 & under, free. No reservations. 265-6877, for more info.

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.

Young People’s Theatre of Folsom: “Blue Horses” – Sat. & Sun., June 30 -Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m. at Stage Nine Entertainment Store and Theatre. Tickets: $10, children 12 & under; $12, seniors; & $15, adults. Tickets at (916) 353-1001 or http://www.stageninefolsom.com. 717 Sutter St., in Historic Folsom.

“Steel Magnolias” – See Friday, July 13, listing.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

“Guitar Man”- See Friday, July 13, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

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15. July

Nevada County Land Trust Summer Treks – Explore historic ditches of South Yuba Canal Company w/ Dale Johnson & Sue Sindt. 9 a.m. Ð 3 p.m. This “car trek” starts in downtown N.C. We will visit sections of 6 abandoned ditches and 2 still in operation after nearly 150 years. Bag lunch at Sierra Discovery Trail. $12 members/$17 nonmembers. Easy. 272-5994.

Jazz Camp Concert- Sierra Jazz Society’s Jazz Camp Concert by students & faculty. Culmination of 5 days of Jazz Camp. $10. The Center for the Arts, 114 West Main St., G.V. 8-10 p.m. 273-0568.

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.

Foothills Farmers’ Market & Nev. Co. Certified Growers Market – Lake of the Pines Ð 10556 Combie Road, Auburn, Sundays, June 3 thru Sept. 30, 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com, 823.6183 or 265-5551.

“Steel Magnolias” – See Friday, July 13, listing.

Young People’s Theatre of Folsom: “Blue Horses” – See Saturday, July 14, listing.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

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16. July

No entertainment events today.

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17. July

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

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

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18. July

Foothills Famers’ Market – Auburn – Dewitt Center Ð Bell Rd. off Hwy 49. Wednesdays, June 13th thru December 19th, 11 a.m. Ð 2 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com or 823.6183.

Detective Workshop- Detective Workshop with Sgt. Badour of the Nevada City Police Department. Join us for sleuthing activities! Workshops are held on a first-come, first-served basis & have limited space. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Madelyn Helling Library, adjacent to the Rood Center, N.C. Free admission. 265-1538.

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

Strum Bums and Friends, starring Dan Scanlon- 6:30 & 8 p.m., during the Nevada City Summer Nights. $5 Buy tickets at the door. Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St. 265-6161.

Grass Roots Record Company’s Hot Summer Nights After Party- Cooper’s Ale Works, 235 Commercial Street, N.C. The Freeman Rebels, Trash and Roll & John Cardiel spinning reggae and dancehall. $6. 601-2415 or http://www.grassrootsrecordco.com.

Foothills Farmers’ Market – Colfax Ð Main Street. Wednesdays, May 30th thru October 10th , 4 Ð 7 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com or 823.6183.

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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19. July

“Inspired” Gallery Reception at NCA- “Inspired” opens at Neighborhood Center of the Arts with a gallery reception on Thursday July 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. The exhibition features works by artists w/ developmental disabilities inspired by other artists. At the rear of 200 Litton Dr., #212, G.V. 272-7287.

Thursday Night Market & Street Festival- Features a weekly Free Summer Concert with Ivan Najera & Firends. Downtown G.V., on Mill & Main St., 6-9:30 p.m. Info at 265-9495 or http://www.downtowngrassvalley.com.

Ivan Najera- The Ivan Najera Sextet. Spanish/Latin/Jazz. Down Town Grass Valley, Main Street. 6 p.m.

Open Mic- All Ages Open Mic, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Rhythm’s Music Cafe, G.V., 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Mill Street Certified Farmers Market- The Thursday night Mill St. Farmers Market, features farm fresh produce, health & wellness products & services, artists, homecraft, sidewalk cafes, festival foods & live music. 6-9 p.m. downtowngrassvalley.com or 265-9495.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, July 12, listing.

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listings

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. 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. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m.-4 p.m. 273-2578.

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

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

Brunswick Veterinary Clinic, 131 Olympia Park Road, Grass Valley: Large format color landscape photographs, by Jay Schuff, are on continuous display. 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: A rare collection of 19 historic photographs of the corner of Broad and Pine streets in Nevada City, from 1857 to 1948, are on display. View during business hours. 265-2352.

Center for the Arts Gallery, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley:”Environments – a one woman retrospective,” paintings and photography of the environment, by LeeAnn Brook, will be on display from July 3 through July 23. An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., July 7. 272-7061 or 271-7000.

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: “Finis,” a group exhibition will run from July 5-July 28. “Holes in the Head,” a video, sound, performance and installation by with Patrick Marasso and John Lennertz will be held from 6-9 p.m., July 14. (916) 442-8424.

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.

Gray Goose, 230 Broad St., Nevada City: Oil paintings of dogs and more by Kathryn Wronski are currently on display. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-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, on display are 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 Studio Cafe, 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: “Meditations,” a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings, by local artist Iva Lee. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

Judi’s of Nevada City, 417 B Broad St., Nevada City: 265-6710.

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

LALOO, 400 Broad St., Nevada City: Botanical watercolors, by Nancy Kaestner, and colorful and lively art, by Heather deViveiros, are on continuous display. 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 continuous display. 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 continuous display. View during business hours. 272-1094.

Lilly Vigil Gallery, 214 Broad St., Nevada City: A collection of Native American art and jewelry is on continuous display. 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 continuous display. View during business hours. 273-1596.

Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City: 265-7050.

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. 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, and art books are also on display. Daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 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: An artist opening and reception will be held for Carol Aust, acrylic painter and altered book artist from 6 Ð 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 6. An art talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aust’s work will be on display until Aug. 2. 265-4682.

National Hotel, 211 Broad St., Nevada City: Works, by Kitty Meekins, 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

Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring Street, Nevada City: “Colorscapes,” contemporary landscape paintings by LeeAnn Brook , will be on display from July 1-July 31. 265-9463.

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.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., San Juan Ridge: Collective hearts art show featuring Davin Hart, Malia Fournier, Laura Wirtz, Cyndra McLeod and Matt Hart. For open hours, call 265-2826. Events hotline, 265-8141.

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.

Old Wells Fargo Building, 231 Main St., Sierra City: 862-1550.

The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn: Kaleidoscope, an invitational exhibit by twenty-four noted California Pastel Artists. The exhibit includes artists whose work has been shown in Pastels USA. Many of the artists have been featured in national artists’ magazines including Pastel Journal, American Artist, International Artist and Artist Magazine. June 12-August 1. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 885-2787.

Placer Community Credit Union, 2100 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley: 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, rendered in 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.

Rhythm’s Music Cafe, 114 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works, by Mariana Worden, are currently on display. View during business hours. 274-2411. On continuous display. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. 265-5084.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Dr., Carmichael: Tuesday-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 continuous display 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: Open daily, 8-3 p.m. 274-0261.

South Pine Cafe, 110 S. Pine St., Nevada City: Open daily, 8-3 p.m. 265-0260.

Spencer Studio, 205 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Hand woven wall hangings, by Spencer McClay, are currently on display. Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; 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 and 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 continuous display. Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 478-1837.

The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 885-2787.

The Flying Hare, 102 Mill Street, Upstairs, Grass Valley: 477-7111.

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

The Willo, 16898 Highway 49, Nevada City: Paintings by John Rizo are on continuous display. 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. MondayÐThursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Linda Baugh, (916) 645-8714 or Elvin Royall (916) 434-6362.

US Bank, 10995 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee: 412-0639.

Wisdom Cafe & Gallery, 426 Broad St., Nevada City: Showing abstract oil paintings, by Kerstin Ronsiek, through July 6. View during business hours. 265-4204.

museums

& exhibits

North Star Mining Museum, Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley. Public tours take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Several travel magazines rate the exhibit as one of the finest in the United States. The former North Star Mine Power House contains the world’s largest Pelton wheel, only operational Cornish pump in the world, a working stamp mill, mining dioramas, gold assay office and picnic area at creekside and items dating from the active years of California’s richest gold mines. The museum will be open from May 1 to Oct. 15. 273-4255.

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, July 7, Mine Yard Living History Day. Dogs on leashes are welcome. 273-8522.

During July: Tour the country home of mine owner, William Bourn Jr., as volunteers in period dress recreate characters from the Empire Mine’s colorful past and greet you as if you were visiting in the year 1905. Cottage tours begin every 15 minutes, noon to 1 p.m. and 1:45 to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sundays. Grounds and Garden Tours take place at 12:30 p.m., every Sunday. The guided tour describes historical sites and the native and exotic plants found on the grounds. Many of the heritage roses should be at their peak of color and fragrance.

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. Summer hours are noon-3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through September. 265-5468.

Gatekeeper’s Museum, located just south of the “Y” in Tahoe City: The Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City features exhibits that focus on area history, from the Washoe Indians through development of the Tahoe basin. Whether your interest is Native American history, basketry, the westward movement, or the development of the Tahoe basin, our Museum has something to appeal to everyone. Hours: Wed. Ð Sun. from 11 a.m. Ð 5 p.m. Call 583-1762 for more information, or visit http://www.northtahoemuseums.org.

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.

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. Winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. 470-0902.

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-Saturday. 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 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 in the heart of Tahoe City, next to commons beach. It is decorated with period furnishings and is surrounded by gardens. Guided tours available. Free admission, donations accepted. Hours 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 shown continuously in the Ski Theatre. Other exhibits features Snowshoe Thompson, 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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