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Odyssey Books hosts Chris Enss; ‘Vagina Monologues’ coming to town

Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at Odyssey Books, favorite local author Chris Enss talks about the struggles, triumphs, and seldom-seen home life of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers in her new book “Happy Trails,” which follows the famous duo from their early lives through marriage, family and Hollywood success. Call 477-2856 for more information.

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Feb. 24, The Nevada County Poetry Series presents Poets Felicia McGee and Ron Tranquilla at Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door for $5; $1 for under 18. Refreshments included. Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for more information.



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Caravan, a six-person band of traveling men and women, plays Feb. 25 at the BellaVista, Nevada City, 7:30 p.m., spreading peace through their music. The music is an arrangement of original material written and inspired by Celtic, bluegrass, improvisational rock and funk, and it is brought to life with an acoustic blues, gypsy jam band sound that is easy to dance to. No cover. Call 265-3445 for more information.




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The blues band Bob Mora and the Third Degree plays Cooper’s Feb. 26 with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Martini, an original member of Sly and the Family Stone. 9:30 p.m.

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V-Day Nevada County presents a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler, performed by local actors on Feb. 26, 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Proceeds will benefit local organizations working to end violence against women and girls. Get your $25 tickets early as last year’s performance sold out. Call 265-8648 for more information.

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Former Grass Valley resident singer/songwriter Dolli Melaine returns here to the Center for the Arts Feb. 27 from Vienna, Austria, where she now lives. She offers a unique vocal and performing experience of modern electronic music from Europe. Joining her is longtime Nevada City resident Tilden Thorne, who performs an eclectic collection of his down tempo electro compositions in his darkly underground style. Shot starts at 8 p.m. $10 admission.

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March 3, 6 p.m., taiko drumming classes begin at Imel Flooring warehouse, off Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley. Monthly membership is $35. Taught by Mitzi Garnett, founder of Grass Valley Taiko and recognized student and teacher from Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka of San Francisco Taiko Dojo. For more information, contact grassvalleytaiko@ excite.com.

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Pleasant Valley Pheasant Pluckers, masters of improv comedy, make a return appearance at the Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m., and March 20 at 2 p.m. $10. Tickets are available in Grass Valley at BriarPatch, Odyssey Books and The Book Seller or by phone at 470-0700.

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March 5 is the 4th annual Taste of the Foothills Celebration, a popular wine- and food-tasting event in downtown Grass Valley that benefits Music in the Mountains and the Grass Valley Downtown Association. All-inclusive tickets are $25 in advance. Call 265-6124 or 800 218-2188 for more information or visit http://www.musicinthemountains.org online.

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Slack key guitarist Led Kaapana comes to the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley, on March 6. The show starts at 4 p.m. Named by Chet Atkins and Bob Dylan as the best musician alive in Hawaii, Kaapana has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Ricky Skaggs. Call (800) 594-8499 or purchase the $15 tickets at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org on the Web.

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The play “Been There…UN-done That” with Errol and Rochelle Strider plays at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, sold at Odyssey Books and BriarPatch, and $30 at the door. Call 274-1018 or http://www.sierracenter.org for more information.

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International Women’s Day is being celebrated by two local events: March 8 is Gather the Women at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., $5 admission. Call Marilyn Nyborg at 477-8080 or go online at http://www.gatherthewomen.org for more information. The second event features the United Nations Association and the Balkan Women’s Chorus on March 9, 7:30 -9 p.m. at the Unitarian Church at Church and Walsh streets, Grass Valley. $5 admission. Contact Ted Smith at 273-6755 for more information.

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A Joni Mitchell tribute at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley is set for March 18 and 19 and is a Saul Rayo production. $18 admission.

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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 health fields 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, techniques to experience, and food to eat.

Call 265-5040 for more information and for vendor applications.


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