Best bets: Oct. 16, 2010 |

Best bets: Oct. 16, 2010

Proceeds benefit western Nevada County’s homeless shelter. All ages. $10. 5 to 9 p.m. today, Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Drive #3, Grass Valley. (530) 477-5282.

Featuring more than 100 vendors, demonstrations and workshops on living sustainably and self-sufficiently, a children’s area with a pumpkin patch, hay maze and face painting, and a drawing to win a mountain bike to raise money for The Union’s Newspapers in Education Program. Free; parking $5. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nevada County Fairgrounds. (530) 477-4241 or HomeShow

Paul Emery presents his first blues dance concert of the season with a two-band show at The Center for the Arts. $20. 8 p.m. today, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, or

The one-act play follows Ezzard Charles from his childhood to becoming world heavyweight champion. Written by Bud Bucszkowske, read by Brian Prince. A discussion between the audience, writer and actor will follow. Free. 2 p.m. Sunday, Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. (530) 265-1407 or

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