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Pam Jung: On the scene

Going to the fair, Aug. 6-10? If you have things to say about your experience there, would you e-mail them to me? I’m a fair-goer, so I’ll be blogging about my times there and would like your input. Thanks!

By the way, pre-sale and discounted tickets for the fair may be purchased by calling (274-6217), faxing or visiting the fair office on McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, by 5 p.m. on Aug. 5. Buying them early means only $4, rather than $8, for an adult admission. Many other “deals.” Go online at http://www.nevadacountyfair.com for lots more information.

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At the Telegraph.co.uk site, I found “50 best ever summer holiday books.” Some I agreed with (“Shogun” by James Clavell), some I did not (“The Code of the Woosters” by P. G. Wodehouse) and some I never heard of (“The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon). Right now I’m listening to a book on CD: “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen, an historical novel about circus life and a New York Times No. 1 best-seller – it’s drawing me in.

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Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Artists Charlie Hayward and Bob Wise will be meeting and greeting people at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Their exhibit “Highway to Art,” all about cars, runs through Aug. 11.

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If you want to hear some rocking blues and take a road trip at the same time, Bob Mora and the Third Degrees Blues Band plays Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Kentucky Mine in Sierra City (a little beyond Downieville) in the outdoor amphitheater. Mora play a wicked harp and band member Jerry Martini (formerly of Sly and the Family Stone), a fabulous sax. Tickets are $15; come at 6 for a barbecue dinner for $15. For details see http://www.KentuckyMine.org, or contact Bob Morales at the Old Sierra City Hotel, (530) 862-1300.

– Pam Jung, pjung@theunion.com; (530) 477-4232


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