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Fun listings 6/28/07 " 7/05/07


28. June

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.

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. downtown or 265-9495.

“Cemeteries Brought to Life”- By Gary Plunket, district manager of the Nevada Cemetery District. He is responsible for preserving 21 historic cemeteries in area. Maps to historic sites will be avail. Open to the public; begins, 7:30 p.m. Railroad Museum, 5 Kidder Court in N.C. Donations accepted. For more info., visit http://www.nevadacounty

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 Historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, N.C.


29. June

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

A Night Of High Energy Rock!- Nevada City Music Events presents the music of bay area based Zepparella & local Nevada County band The Cheatin’ Buzzies. $15, general; $10, under 20 & over 65; children under 5, free; $18 general at door; advance tickets avail. Mon. thru Fri. via phone or walk ins at The Miners Foundry, 265-5040.

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.

“Father’s Day” – A comedy by Oliver Hailey- 3 divorcees left w/ alimony, children & neighboring NY apartments, share their loneliness, hilarious thoughts on sex & marriage & bitter memories of lost trust & intimacy. $15 for adults; $12 for 17 & under or 65 & over. June 14 preview is “pay what you can.” Bring dad to the Father’s Day (June 17) performance & he gets in free. Tickets at Center for the Arts Box Office, 274-8384, ext. 14; & at the door, if avail. Off Center Stage, June 14-July 7.

“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.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, June 28, listing.


30. June

Dutch Flat Independence Day Celebration- The town of Dutch Flat will have its Independence Day celebration on June 30th. Historic parade, crafts & flee market booths, a ham and salad luncheon & a strawberry festival, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Concert & barbecue at the hotel, 4:30 p.m. For info., call 389-8310. For concert info, call 1-800-836-8500.

Cascade Shores Luau- Hawaiian themed rib dinner & music. 4 -7 p.m. Enjoy dinner, desert, drinks & raffles w/ neighbors. $8, members; $10, non-members; $5, kids; Free for those under 5 years. Sponsored by the Cascade Shores Homeowners Association. Lost Mine Lake. For more info., call 265-8680.

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.

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.

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.

Kirtan Family Band- Join the Anderson family and their band as they sing Sanskrit and English words in simple, repetitive chants to bring you to a place of upliftment and joy. No skill or experience required. Join us and chant, literally, to your hearts content! $5 Donation Suggested. 7:30-9 p.m. Down Doggie Studio, G.V.

Fiddlers at the Fairgrounds picnic concert- Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp will celebrate the fiddle music of Scotland, Denmark & Quebec with over 100 musicians, singers & dancers. Gates, 6 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20, at gate; $5, children 12 & under. Nev. Co. Fairgrounds, G.V. 477-0708.

Open Mic Competition- The Grassies present the 1st open mic competition. Open to all musicians to compete for cash prizes, awarded to the top 3 contestants. $20 entry fee per group. The public will vote for the winners. 11-6 p.m., Rhythms Cafe, 114 W. Main St., G.V. For more info., call 274-2411 or 273-6847.

Jim Martinez Jazz Concert – Presented by Twin Cities Church, Art in the House. 7 p.m. Coffee bar opens at 6 p.m. $10, in advance; $15, at door. Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough & Ready Hwy., G.V. 273-6425.

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.

Blues Dance Party w/ Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers – Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers have been called “the best unsigned rockblues band in America.” Limited seating but plenty of room to dance. Tickets, $15, are avail. at Center for the Arts Box Office, 314 W. Main St., G.V., 274-8384, ext. 14; the Center’s usual ticket outlets;; & at door, if avail. 8:00pm – 11:00pm

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

Music at the Mine Presents “No Taboo” – Kentucky Mine Amphitheater, Sierra City. 7:30 p.m., $10.

Presented by the Sierra County Historical Society. barbecue at 5:30 p.m. $10-15. 862-1300.

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.foothillfarmers or 823.6183.

Nevada County Certified Growers Market- “Mountain Laurel” will perform bluegrass music with the usual produce and locally made goods. 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.

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.

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 717 Sutter St., in Historic Folsom.

“Father’s Day” – A comedy by Oliver Hailey- See Friday, June 29, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, June 28, listing.

“Guitar Man”- See Friday, June 29, listing.


01. July

“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.

“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.

The Bernhard Museum Turns 25! – Do you enjoy listening to live music & touring old buildings? Does the smell of grilled hamburgers make you drool? Live music by Coyote Hill & Old Time Confusion. Vintage wagons. Wine tasting ($5 fee). 1-5 p.m.; special commemoration, 2 p.m. 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd., Auburn. Free!! 889-6500.

Music in the Mountains: Sounds from the Heart – Turkish-born violinist Ertan Torgul will perform w/ the Festival Orchestra. The Festival Chorus will present Lux Aeterna, by Morton Lauridsen. $19, adults; $5, children under 17. Amaral Family Festival Center, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Nev. Co. Fairgrounds, G.V. Pre-concert talk, by Dr. Aileen James, 6:30 p.m. Music, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Third Thursday Jazz- Join us the third Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 8 p.m. for a jazz concert by N. California artists. Hors d’oeuvres & drinks are avail. for purchase. In warmer weather, third Thursday Jazz moves outdoors. During intermission, enjoy a “Spotlight Tour” of a Crocker exhibit. 6-8:30 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. 264-7382.

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.foothillfarmers, 823.6183 or 265-5551.

Auburn Farmers’ Market- The UCCE Placer County Master Gardeners will staff a table at the Auburn Farmers’ Market where they will answer questions about growing fruits, vegetables & flowers as well as composting. First Saturday of month. 8 a.m.-noon. Auburn Folson Rd. at Lincoln Way. Free admission & parking. 889-7388.

Young People’s Theatre of Folsom: “Blue Horses” – See Saturday, June 30, listing.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, June 28, listing.


02. July

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.


03. July

Music in the Mountains: Happy Birthday, U.S.A. – Outdoor picnic concert. Our traditional closing patriotic concert w/ the Festival Orchestra & Chorus is always a favorite. Sousa Marches, patriotic songs, favorites from Hollywood & Broadway. Gates, 6 p.m. Show, 7:30 p.m. Adults: $20 in adv., $23 at gate; free, 17 & under. Nev. Co. Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., G.V.

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.

Music at the Washington Hotel- The band, Radio Flyer will provide dance music, beginning at 9 p.m. July 3rd. July 4th, there will be a grand parade, with Smokey the Bear, the Merry Widows, a barbecue & much more. 265-4364.


04. July

Foothills Farmers’ 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.foothillfarmers or 823.6183.

“Freedom Day Celebration”- Sponsored by New Covenant Church. Sierra Foothill High School. Bring your family for a free children’s carnival with games & prizes. barbecue is $5 per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 274-8516.

Foothills Farmers’ Market – Colfax Ð Main Street. Wednesdays, May 30th thru October 10th , 4 Ð 7 p.m. Contact http://www.foothillfarmers 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. or (916) 438-0144.


05. July

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.

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. downtown or 265-9495.

Musical Comedy: “Bye Bye Birdie”- Revolves around 1958 superstar Conrad Birdie & complications 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, ext. 14.

Corpse!: A comic thriller by Gerald Moon- See Thursday, June 28, listing.



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: “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. “Finis,” a group exhibition will run from July 5 through July 28. “Holes in the Head,” a video, sound, performance and installation by with Patrick Marasso and John Lennertz will be held from 6 to 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. 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 Studio Cafe, 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: “Meditations,” a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by local artist Iva Lee. 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.

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.

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, 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. 265-4682.

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.

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.

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 the national artists’ magazines 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: 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: 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.

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 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.

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


& 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 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.

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.

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