News briefs: Worldfest kicks off Thursday; Margaritaville?; DinnerMatch event set |

News briefs: Worldfest kicks off Thursday; Margaritaville?; DinnerMatch event set

26 bands offer variety of world sounds this week

Worldfest opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and continues through Sunday with 26 bands offering sounds from around the globe at the Nevada County Fair-grounds. The lineup includes local guitarist Mariee Sioux (pictured above), plus Ozomatli, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and David Bromberg with Angel Band. The area’s Tsi-Akim Maidu will create a native people’s village with a native flute circle and traditional tools, crafts and music. For more information and to buy tickets, go to or call 891-4098.

Hey, they don’t call it Margaritaville for nothin’

A caller from Margaritaville Road reported loud noise coming from a party in the area at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, according to Nevada County sheriff’s logs. An older woman with red hair allegedly stole large amounts of perfume bottles and some clothing and became combative before leaving in a white Buick LeSabre on the 100 block of West McKnight Way Friday at midday, according to Grass Valley police logs. For more reports from the Police Blotter, see Page A2.

DinnerMatch event set for Kane’s on Tuesday

DinnerMatch, the Roseville company operated by Penn Valley residents, will have a speed-dating event for singles in their 40s and 50s at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kane’s Restaurant in Grass Valley. The fast-paced event allows people to meet briefly and decide whether they would like to arrange a second meeting. Call (916) 783-3283.

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