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07. June

Singalong with Marina Bokelman & Friends- Join in the singing for fun, traditional American folksongs, with old & new favorites. All ages welcome. Free. 4-4:30 p.m. Children’s Room, Madelyn Helling Library, N.C., adjacent to the Rood Center. Call 265-1538, for more info.



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08. June




“Meditations,” a solo exhibition – Jason’s StudioCafe presents “Meditations,” a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by local artist Iva Lee. The opening reception for this summer art show is from 6 to 8 p.m., 134 S. Auburn St., G.V. Call 273-7057, for more info.

The Love Fest 2007 Music Festival- A community celebration of live local music, rock, bluegrass, samba & soul. Join with friends & family for 3 days of camping under the stars in Auburn. Music begins, 1 p.m., June 8, & concludes mid-day, June 10. Gates open, 10 a.m., June 8th. All proceeds go to local charities. Questions? Call Mary Beauchamp at (916) 216-2005 or email mbeauch@softcom.net.

“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.

Nii Tettey Tetteh & the Kusun Ensemble- The most innovative & powerful music & dance ensemble from Ghana, the Kusun Ensemble, will perform at Center for the Arts. 8 p.m., $25 gen.; $20, students 17 & under & seniors 65 and over. Reserved seating only. Tickets avail. only through Center for the Arts Box Office, 314 W. Main St., G.V., 274-8384, ext. 14; & at door, if avail.

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

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- 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”- Neil Simon’s critically acclaimed, romantic comedy. 8 p.m. Performances continue through June 10. Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors & children 12 and under. The Actor’s Theatre of Folsom, Stage Nine Entertainment Store & Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom. (916) 353-1001.

“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, adults; $5, students.

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09. June

The Love Fest 2007 Music Festival- See Friday, June 8, for listing.

Free airplane rides for kids- Kids, ages 8 – 17, can fly for free at either the Nev. Co. or Auburn airports from 9 a.m. to noon at International Young Eagles Day. Registration begins, 9 a.m. Kids must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. For more info., contact Bob Hobert in Nev. Co., 432-3532, or Milt Ciarlarielle in Auburn, 268-6636, or visit http://www.youngeagles.org/programs.youngeagles.

Land Trust Trek: Walk in Mr. Foote’s Garden- The roses from days gone by have been brought back to life at the Julia Morgan North Star House. The heritage roses are blooming beautifully this year. 10 a.m. For more info., call 272-5994.

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.

Foothills Swing Dance Society – 2nd Saturday of the month, swing dance. St. Joseph’s Hall, 410 S. Church St. Dance lesson at 7 p.m., Dance from 8-11 p.m. $10 for lesson and dance. $6 for dance only. 478-1295

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.

Nii Tettey Tetteh & the Kusun Ensemble- The most innovative & powerful music & dance ensemble from Ghana, the Kusun Ensemble, will perform at Center for the Arts. 8 p.m., $25 gen.; $20, students 17 & under & seniors 65 and over. Reserved seating only. Tickets avail. only through Center for the Arts Box Office, 314 W. Main St., G.V., 274-8384, ext. 14; & at door, if avail.

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.

Ocean’s 3 Jazz Trio – Performing Jazz Standards for your listening enjoyment. 7-11 p.m. The Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St. 273-1353.

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.

Gypsy Jazz Guitar Night- Nevada City Music Events presents a Gypsy Jazz Guitar Night featuring The Robin Nolan Trio from Amsterdam plus opening the show, The Djunkyard Gypsies. $12 gen., $10 under 20 & over 65; tickets at door. Odd Fellows Hall, 212 Spring St. N.C. 470-9615.

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

Rock-N-the Gateway Music Festival- Blackweed, Organic Flood, Arkosis & Strange Eye will be performing. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. Pavillion at Western Gateway Park in P.V. Put on by Strange Eye Sound Co. 470-9183, for more info. or if you are interested in being involved in a future event as a musician, vendor or sponsor.

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.

Nevada County Certified Growers Market- “The Angells” will present guitar and banjo music. Produce & locally made goods will be avail. Nev. Co. Fairgrounds, Gate 4, 9 a.m.- noon. 265-5551.

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 Friday, June 8, for 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.

“Guitar Man”- See Friday, June 8, for listing.

“STILTSKIN”- See Friday, June 8, for listing.

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10. 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@sbc global.net.

The Love Fest 2007 Music Festival- See Friday, June 8, for listing.

Benefit for the Dictionary Project- Nevada County Republican Women Federated will sponsor a booth at the 1872 Grass Valley Townsite Peddlers Market, Mill St., G.V. Vintage dolls and bears from a private collection will be on sale. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All proceeds go to Dictionary Project. 271-0745.

Second Annual California Capital Airshow- The 2007 California Capital Airshow will feature the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds & many other exciting aerial performers, along with static displays of

aircraft, aviation-related booths & concessions. June 9-10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mather Airport. Visit california capitalairshow.com for more info.

Gold Country Piano Institute Concerts – Opening Concert, June 10, Chetan Tierra, a Santa Cruz pianist; Gala Concert, June 17, Dr. Thomas Hecht & Karina Komendera; Grand Finale, June 21, all the Master Course participants. June 10 & 17, 7:30 p.m.; June 21, 7 p.m. Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., N.C. Opening Concert, donation. 265.8648 or http://www.gcpiano.org.

“Hemispheres”: melodic, exotic, inspiring original quintet- Presented by the Sierra Jazz Society. 2 p.m. $15 if you are registered for Jazz Camp, an Alumni or pre-pay; $20 at the door. Besemer Concert Hall, 11417 Red Dog Road, N.C. 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 3rd thru September 30th, 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmersmarket .com, 823.6183 or 265-5551.

“The Emperor’s New Clothes”- See Saturday, June 9, for listing.

“STILTSKIN”- See Friday, June 8, for listing.

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11. June

There are no listings today.

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12. June

Social Forum Film Series- “ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” See where all the $ went… Based on the best-selling book by Fortune reporters, the film details the shocking inside story of one of history’s greatest business scandals. 7:30 p.m. R. 110 min. Join our lively discussion after the film. The Magic Theatre, 107 Argall Way, N.C. 432-0991.

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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13. June

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.

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.

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

Songsalive Songwriter’s Showcase- The Songsalive Showcase will be held THIS month only on June 13th. It features original music performed by host Michael Gregory, co-host Linda Johnston, Sacramento’s Corey Nitschke & a surprise guest TBA. No cover! 8-10:30 p.m. Cooper’s, 235 Commercial St. 265-0116.

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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14. June

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. 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.

Gold Country Piano Institute Concerts – Opening Concert, June 10, Chetan Tierra, a Santa Cruz pianist; Gala Concert, June 17, Dr. Thomas Hecht & Karina Komendera; Grand Finale, June 21, all the Master Course participants. June 10 & 17, 7:30 p.m.; June 21, 7 p.m. Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., N.C. Opening Concert, donation. 265.8648 or http://www.gcpiano.org.

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.foothill theatre.org. Historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, N.C.

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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 between May 1 and 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, 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.

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 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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