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Rodeo returns to Nevada County Horsemen’s

The sixth annual “Big Bad Bulls and Wild West Rodeo” returns to Grass Valley this Friday and Saturday.

Sponsored by Nevada County Horsemen’s Inc., the rodeo, which takes place Saturday, features country music played by the Holcomb Brothers, a bull-riding competition, rodeo queen coronation and children’s events.

Bull riding will take place at 7 p.m. Friday night

In the Mutton Bustin’ competition for 3- to 7-year-olds, the winner of each night’s contest receives a silver buckle. The winner each night of the 14- years-and younger Calf Scramble receives a “big bag of toys” with an estimated value of $200, said rodeo chairman Bob Peloton.

Gates to the arena at 10600 Bubbling Wells Road off Brunswick Road in Grass Valley open at 4 p.m. A barbecue will be at 5 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m. and a dance follows at 9:30 p.m. Times are good for both days.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the gate and free for children 9-and -under.

Call 273-1507 or visit http://www.nevadacountyhorsemen.org. on the Web for more information about the rodeo.

– Alex Wagner

Dakota Sid’s band to star at Friday Market

Dakota Sid and the Badland Serenaders provide the entertainment at this week’s Grass Valley Friday Market on Mill and Main streets.

Although the country blues band formed three months ago, all band members are seasoned musicians and have played together in different configurations over the years.

The band is comprised of Sid Clifford on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Travers Clifford on dobro, mandolin and guitar; Billy Smart on bass and Skip Alan Smith on drums.

The free Friday Market, which runs from 6-9:30 p.m., includes a farmer’s market and merchandise, food and beverage vendors.

Call Grizzly Hill Productions at 265-9495 or the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 272-8315 for more information about the Friday Market.

– Carol Feineman

Free museum art classes to end

After more than a 20-year run, Museum of Ancient and Modern Art’s children’s art classes and artplay programs on Saturdays will end after July 31.

The classes are currently held at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.

The free art classes taught by professional artists have served thousands of local children, according to Jewel McInroy, from the museum. Donations from the art classes have proven insufficient to cover costs of maintaining the program.

For more information, call the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art at 432-3080 or to online at http://www.mama.org.

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