Mark your calendar: Aug. 7, 2008 |

Mark your calendar: Aug. 7, 2008

Mark your calendar

Aug. 16 Black & White Ball in the center of Auburn, 8:30 p.m., with the hot country band Little Texas, the ever popular dance band Tainted Love and the versatile and dynamic David Martin’s House Party. The theme is “Hollywood – You Ought To Be In Pictures.” Free shuttle service. Buy tickets for $70 (or pick up a $10 discount certificate at Auburn’s Raley’s and Bel Air stores) and drink tokens at the Chamber office, 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn; for tickets only, visit or call 1800-971-1888, ext. 4. For ages 21 and older.


Aug. 16 All-star Cowboy Poetry, featuring Larry Maurice, Karen Macy and Jim Cardwell at 7:30 p.m. in the main theater at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. For more information call (530) 432-8196 or (530) 274-8384.

About the poets: Nationally know Larry Maurice, Nevada County’s own Karen Macy and Jim Cardwell, from Oroville with his dry-western humor and quirky catalog of life’s experiences. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments and open-mic included.


Aug. 16 The 9th Annual Ridgestock Music & Sustainability Expo. Celebrating and sharing green living in the Sierra Foothills. Music all day includes Blue Turtle Seduction, Alma Melodiosa, Cheatin’ Buzzies and The Shreds. Also, demonstrations, speakers and booths about green solutions. Admission is $20, $10 kids in advance, $25, $15 at the door. Under 10 free. Tickets available at Mother Truckers on the Ridge and BriarPatch in Grass Valley. Open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at North Columbia Schoolhouse on the San Juan Ridge.


Sept. 6 and 7 Roamin Angels’ 9th Annual Car Show at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 with an adult and parking are free. Online at or call 1-866-432-8449 for more information.


Sept. 19-21 The 2nd annual American River Music Festival on the South Fork of the river in the Coloma river valley has jams, workshops, riverfront camping/lodging, whitewater rafting, hiking, food, beverages, kid’s entertainment, arts, crafts and music by Gandolph Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Steppin’InIt, Blame Sally and Joe Craven. Buy tickets for a single-day main stage pass ($35), to a camping/all music pass ($89), to a whitewater rafting/camping/all music pass ($189), to our all inclusive whitewater rafting/camping/meals/all music pass ($219) at

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