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Healing art and prayer flags of Virginia Ray will be on display at WindHorse Rugs in Grass Valley beginning Nov. 22.
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Foothill Theatre Company’s holiday production is “A Christmas Story,” previewing Nov. 21 and running through Dec. 31 at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City.

“A Christmas Story” was adapted by Philip Grecian from Jean Sheperd’s short-story collection, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.”

Directed by Diane Fetterly, the cast features FTC regulars Timothy Orr, Nancy Hoagland and Gary Wright; and Laurie Keith from San Francisco.



The ensemble of area youth includes Jordan Thomas-Rose, Blake Wilson, Elizabeth Bloksberg, Sophia Melas, Isaac McPhee Winters, Forest Holden and Joel Heinrich.

Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.




Other performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 30; and 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

Admission is $17 Thursdays and Sundays, $21 Fridays and Saturdays, and $10 for the preview performance. There are $5 seats for all performances and discounts for seniors, ages 6 to 12, students and groups of 10 or more. Call the FTC box office at 265-8587 for more information.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts’ 2002 Holiday Art Show and Sale is from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 22-24.

Ceramics, fiber arts, paintings, jewelry, woodworking and photography will be featured at the center, a daily art and living- skills program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Sixty percent of the price of each item sold goes directly to the artist. The remainder helps cover costs of materials.

The center is at 200 Litton Drive, Suite 212, Grass Valley.

Call 272-7287 with any questions.

Julie Baker Fine Art celebrates its first anniversary and opening of its second annual “Baker’s Dozen” exhibition with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22.

The reception includes dance performances, music, refreshments and food.

The exhibition, featuring 13 works by 13 artists from Northern California and the East Coast, will be on display through Jan. 11. The Grass Valley gallery at 120 N. Auburn St. is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and by appointment.

Call 273-0910 for more information.

Another art reception will be next door the same night from 5 to 8 p.m. at WindHorse Rugs.

Virginia Ray’s exhibit of healing wall sculptures and prayer flags runs from Nov. 22 through Dec. 28.

Besides the Nov. 22 reception, Ray will be at

4 p.m. Nov. 23 creating a prayer flag out of handmade and dyed papers, natural found objects and prayer charms.

Call 273-9463 for more information.

The “Missing: Last Seen at the World Trade Center” exhibit will be at Nevada City’s Imaginarium from Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

This is the only stop in Northern California and Nevada. After a worldwide tour, the exhibit will be permanently housed in the Smithsonian Institution.

The exhibit includes 175 flyers featuring faces and facts about

victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attacks, New York City’s walls, lampposts, subway stops and phone booths were covered with missing-person flyers.

Exhibit viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. The Imaginarium is at the corner of Ridge and Zion streets.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 18.

Call the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office at 478-6400 for more information.

– Carol Feineman


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