Get out, have fun, help fire victims |

Get out, have fun, help fire victims

Tony Lauria (far right), who used to play at Friar Tuck's, plays tonight at 7 at Cooper's.
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Need an excuse to step out on the town at any hour today?

Would “It’s your civic duty” work?

By eating at eight restaurants and/or visiting four bars, patrons will do said duty for more than 50 Nevada County residents who became unemployed March 20 when a fire hit downtown Nevada City businesses.

Establishments participating in today’s 24-hour benefit are the National Hotel & Victorian Dining Room and bar, Fred’s Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, Citizens Restaurant, Moore’s Cafe, Citronee Bistro & Wine Bar, Kirby’s Creekside Restaurant & Bar, South Pine Cafe, Cirino’s, McGee’s, the Mine Shaft and Cooper’s.

A percentage of proceeds from the businesses will be donated to the Nevada City Fire Relief Fund. In addition, waitpersons and bartenders will donate their tips to the relief fund.

The fund is administered by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada County Cultural Preservation Trust, which operates the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. It was established Friday to help the out-of-work employees who worked at Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar, Herb Shop, Herb Shop Record Store, Herb Shop Deli and Off Broadstreet theater.

Call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 for more info about the fund.

If you can’t come downtown tonight – or even if you can – save April 14 on your calendar as another benefit to help the fire victims, this one from 1 to 10 p.m. at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Donations can also be sent to Nevada City Fire Relief Fund in care of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main St., Nevada City 95959.

WHAT: Benefit for workers displaced by Nevada City fire

WHEN: Today and tonight, 24 hours

WHERE: Eight restaurants and four bars in downtown Nevada City


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