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March through Memorial Day, docent-led wildflower tours Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. at Bridgeport (South Yuba River State Park, Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley). For more information, call the Visitor’s Center at 432-2546.

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The Celtic Wonder Band invites everyone to “come sing, dance and party” at the Halla Na Cloch Pub, March 17, at 6:30 p.m., Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. $15 adult, $8 children 12 and under. Call 272-4695 or go online at http://www.celticwonderband.com for more information. Tickets at Yabobo in Nevada City, and at The Book Seller in Grass Valley.



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Magnolia Intermediate School Players will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” on March 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. on the Magnolia School stage, 22431 Kingston Lane, Grass Valley. Admission is free, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Magnolia School at 268-2815 for more information.




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Open mike at The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, Tyler Foote Road, San Juan Ridge, March 18 at 7 p.m. $ 3 Donation. For more information, call 265-2826 or e-mail ncscc@nccn.net

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A Joni Mitchell Tribute at The Center for the Arts , 314 W. Main St, Grass Valley is set for March 18 and 19 and is a Saul Rayo production. $18 admission.

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Saturday (March 19) Open Gallery of “Young at Art,” a K-12 exhibition of hundreds of pieces of student art at the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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The Wagnerians, a professional San Francisco opera ensemble, presents Richard Wagner’s Good Friday Opera “Parsifal,” the third act with chorus, March 19, 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 201 Nevada St., Nevada City. Tickets for $15, senior $10, can be purchased from the church. Call 265-8836.

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The 16th annual Mind/Body/Spirit Health Fair is being held March 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and March 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, as a benefit for the Foundry. Cost is $5. Included are the intuitive arts, complementary and integrative healads and energy healing arts, with therapists, holistic healers, astrologers, psychic and tarot readers, aura camera and naturapaths being represented. Products will be available to buy, and there will be techniques to experience and food to eat. Call 265-5040 for more information.

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Prize-wining pianist Tien Hseih plays an all-Lizst program on March 20, 2 p.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive, Grass Valley (off Highway 174). $14 adults, $12 seniors (60+); children 5-17 are free with adult supervision. $5 college students with ID (at door only); preconcert forum at 1:15 p.m. Call Twin Cities Concert Association at 470-9454 for more information or e-mail info@tcca.net.

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Blues pianist legend Pinetree Perkins with the Willy “Big Eyes” Smith Blues Band will play March 24 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. The 91-year-old Willy Perkins is one of the last great Mississippi bluesmen still performing and is the 2005 recipient of the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 8 p.m., $20 tickets at Music Today, (800) 595-8499.

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Classically trained in the music of India, musicians Roshan Jamal Bhartiya and Ty Burhoe will play March 24 at 7 p.m. at Phillips School of Massage, 101 Broad Street, Suite B (upstairs from the BellaVista Ristorante), Nevada City. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at the BriarPatch Community Market in Grass Valley, Harmony Books and Yabobo in Nevada City, or by calling 274-1770. Bring cushions for sitting on the floor.

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Tango No. 9 offers lively Argentinean tango music March 26, 8 p.m., at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Dancing to recorded music will follow. $15 tickets at Music Today, (800) 594-8499; Yabobo in Nevada City, 478-9114; BriarPatch Community Market in Grass Valley, 272-5333; The Book Seller in Grass Valley, 272-2131; Cherry Records in Auburn, 823-2147, or go online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.musictoday.com

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April 1-3 is the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Convention at the Miners Foundry, Nevada City. Check online at http://www.teddybearcastle.com.

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Music in the Mountains begins its seven-performance 2005 Spring Fest on April 1 with an opening night preconcert party April 1, at 6 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. with “Mozart to Broadway.” At the Amaral Family Festival Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. Order tickets online at http://www.musicinthemountains.org; call 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188, or stop by the MIM office, noon-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, 530 B Searls Ave., Nevada City.

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Former Los Angeles television and film composer Jerry Grant and the NuJazz Alternative (symphonic, dramatic, jazz/rock, and electronic elements) appear April 9, 8 p.m., at the Amaral Family Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, as part of Music in the Mountains Spring Fest. Featured is the premiere of the newly commissioned work, “Mountain Dances.” Call 265-6124 for tickets.


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