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Today at 4 p.m. is the free ice cream social at the Gold Country Community Center to celebrate its new annual lease at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (check out their new website at http://www.goldcountrycenter.org). Then, of course, it is over to downtown Grass Valley for Thursday Night Market and The Beatles look-a-likes.

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Down the hill:



– MIddle school and high school students are performing the musical “Seussical” (all things Dr. Seuss, sounds like) in Auburn at Placer High School is for 8 performances from July 17-26. Buy tickets for $8 adults/$6 children and seniors at AuburnTheatre.org or by calling 1-866-924-5757. A community outreach matinee is scheduled for July 23 for only $3 a seat (reserved for clubs, church groups, companies).

– The best time to visit Sacramento is Sunday when the Crocker Art Museum has free admission, 10 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. Located at 216 O St., the museum’s information number is (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.




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Interesting Web site: http://www.cityoffame.com, under the leadership of Brett Pulley (WSJ, NYT, Forbes), is a virtual New York City where performers can be “discovered.” Check it out.

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In the vivi la difference category by Dave Barry: “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base.”

Some trivia: Why are people in the public eye said to be “in the limelight”? A: In 1825 limelight was used in stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. Performers on stage “in the limelight” were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.

-Pam Jung, pjung@the

union.com; (530) 477-4232.


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