Let’s Go: Events and happenings for today and Friday
Golden Empire Auxiliary Meeting 10 a.m., Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital, dining room.
The Food Bank of Nevada County Monthly food distribution including USDA Commodities for Washington area residents, 10-11 a.m., 31625 Relief Hill Rd. New recipients may sign up at the distribution site. Call the Food Bank office for eligibility requirements at 272-3796.
Gold Country Kiwanis Meeting, noon, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley. 274-3583.
Workshop for All Art Media 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-non members. 273-4961.
Needlework Circle 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-non members. 273-4961.
Creative Memories Scrapbooking 1:15-3:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.
Pilates Mat Basics 3:15-4:15 p.m., Go Pilates, 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City. A slower paced class for beginners and those with physical limitations. $10-per class. Registration 559-2189.
Ukulele Lessons 3:30-4:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.
Afterschool Art Class 4-5:30 p.m., Miners Foundry, Nevada City. Variety of mediums explored. $10-per class includes materials. 432-6910.
Hip Hop for ages 8 and up, 4 p.m., Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Learn hot routines and upbeat body movements to keep moving and have fun in this new class. $9 per class. Reservations 432-8985.
African Dance Class taught by Cai Sorlien and live drumming led by Kit Bailey takes place at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 5-6:30 p.m. $8-per person. 410 S. Church St. 288-3603
Bingo Grass Valley Elks No. 538, doors open 5 p.m., early bird 6:30 p.m., Grass Valley Elks Lodge. Refreshments. 273-8342.
Grass Valley Police Department Citizen Police Academy 13-week program begoms Feb. 2. Classes 6-8:30 p.m. Application deadline Jan. 25. For application packets and information call Detective Doug Hren at 477-4600.
Kung-Fu a Chinese martial art that focuses on self-defense and enhances health, 6-7 p.m. Body Balance, Grass Valley. $10 559-2931.
George Souza performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Beginning Spanish Class 6 p.m., The Neighborhood Center of the Arts, 212 Litton Hill, Grass Valley. Registration 477-5770.
“Love and Logic” Talk with author and kindergarten teacher Doris Rainville takes place at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn three styles of parenting and tools to discipline with empathy and clarity. Sponsored by The Yuba River Charter School Parent Council. Admission $5.
Yoga Class Beginning/gentle yoga classes 6:30 p.m. Alternative Fitness Center, 17323 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley. $9-drop in. 432-6929.
John Girton performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.
Goldancers Squaredance Club of Nevada City plus level with round between tips 7-9 p.m., advance workshop 9-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Lane, Grass Valley. Caller is Scott Pearce. 272-2111 or 272-2445.
Open Mic for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.
Gold Country Stamp Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nevada Irrigation District, Old Boardroom, Grass Valley. 273-4033.
Poet Molly Fisk: World Tour, One Night Only! An evening of Replenishment and Creativity takes place at the Off-Center Stage, Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. 271-7000.
Argentine Tango taught by Foothill Tanguera Michelle Loughlin at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 7:45 p.m. All levels, no partner required. $10-per class. 477-7644.
Railroad Earth and the Hackensaw Boys perform for all ages at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Doors open 7:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance. 583-2801.
Mary McCaslin performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $8-cover. 265-0116.
U.S. Men of Steel Male Dance Revue takes place at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9 p.m. $8-advance, $10-at the door. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.
Karaoke hosted by Nichole at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.
BNI (Business Network International) Meeting, 7:30-9 a.m., Placer Title Company, Second Floor Conference Room, 11426 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. 273-9622.
Stretch and Strength Class with Geri Campbell, 8 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.
Good Morning Yoga led by Marianne Reagan takes place at Moving Ground Stuido, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 8:30-10 a.m. A multi-level lyengar style class that brings strength, stability and focus in order to expand your practice. $10. 272-4240.
Yoga Class takes place at Stillpoint Studios Pilates Center in Grass Valley, 9-10:30 a.m. 300 Sierra College Dr., No. 155. $10. Registration 274-2320.
Tai Chi Class with Geri Campbell, 9 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.
Pilates with Geri Campbell at the Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley, 10-11 a.m. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.
Nevada County Libertarian Party Friday Lunch Club meeting 12:30 p.m., Trolley Junction Restaurant, Nevada City. Public welcome. 477-2515.
Nevada County Duplicate Bridge Club 12:30 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows, Grass Valley. New members welcome. Free classes available. 477-9586.
Bingo 1:15-3:45 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-non members. 273-4961.
Awareness Through Movement: Sound Moves taught by Gabrielle Pullen, 2-3:15 p.m., Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. A moving meditation using the voice. $8-seniors. 263-3323.
Starter Line Dance with Cheryl Spangler, 3:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.
5 Rhythms Moving Meditation & Ecstatic Dance takes place at The South Yuba Club in Nevada City, 5:15-7:15 p.m. 5 Rhythms is a series of healing maps for the body, mind, and spirit that provide a lifetime of self-discovery and a path to greater awareness. First class free, $10. 477-7757.
New Mexico Bistro takes place at the Gold Country Community Center, 5:30 p.m. Event features enchilada dinner and music by Las Sirenas. Tickets $12-members, $15-general, children 12 and under $6. 273-4961.
Scrapbooking 6 p.m., Whispering Pines Church, Grass Valley. Refreshments will be served. Free. 680 Brighton St. 273-1722.
Teresita performs regional songs from Mexico at Amigos & Company in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 108 E. Main St.
Friday Night Swing Practice takes place at Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows in Grass Valley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $3-per person. 274-3565.
Sierra Nevada Group of the Sierra Club Potluck 6:30 p.m., program 7:30 p.m., Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, Nevada City. Larry Landsburg presents his latest documentary film, “Dream People of the Amazon.” Bring your own utensils and a dish to share. 478-0117.
Sacred Music and Dance Performance takes place at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Sierra Friends of Tibet. Donation $15-$20. 272-4725.
Tom MacDonald performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.
International Folk Dancing takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Doors open 7:45 p.m., dance lessons from Greece and Eastern Europe 8-9 p.m. dancing until 10:30 p.m. Visitors and beginners welcome. Partners not needed, all ages welcome. Admission by donation. 272-2149.
Superuin, The NightCrawlers, Teenage Hartelts, and Chix-Pack perform at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $8. 274-8384.
Lorraine Gervais Trio performs sultry jazz at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.
Ghost Riders perform dance music at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.
!Akimbo performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.
Discotheque Dancing with DJ MC takes place at the Crazy Horse Night Club in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. No cover. 230 Commercial St. 265-9933.
Karaoke hosted by Rick continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.
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