Paul Kamm, Eleanore MacDonald in concert; Constitution Day returns
Contemporary folk musicians Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald, along with The Little Band (Mikail Graham and Albert Vasquez), will celebrate peace, justice and voting in a Sept. 11 concert at the Center for the Arts.
Special guest will be fiddler Liana Campus.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Advance tickets are at Love Shack Records, Yabobo, BriarPatch, The Book Seller and online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.com.
The Center for the Arts is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.
Call 274-8384 for more information.
The 38th annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade on Sept. 12 caps two days of activities in the downtown area.
More than 100 entries, including the Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band, floats, dancers, clowns, politicians, antique autos and equestrian units will be in the 2 p.m. parade. The Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City (and their first ladies) return for the 18th year.
Constitution Day activities kick off at 11 a.m. the day before (Sept. 11) with “Vote Duck,” the 49er Rotary Club’s annual Gold Country Duck Race at the bottom of Broad Street. About 9,000 toy ducks race for a first prize of $5,000, second prize of $1,000, third prize of $500 and various other prizes. New this year will be “DucKeno” for adult players. To adopt a racing duck, call 272-3825.
More than 200 military and settler re-enactors will participate in American Civil War Association re-enactments and living history at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 11 and at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 in Pioneer Park.
Pre-parade activities Sept. 12 include a free concert by the Nevada County Concert Band at 12:30 p.m. and a re-enactment of the U.S. Constitution signing at 1:30 p.m. on Broad Street. After the parade, the Ophir Prison Band performs a concert on Broad Street.
Buses will run from the Nevada County Government Center off of Highway 49 to activities both days. Fares are $1 all day; those in period costumes and anyone under 18 ride for free.
Call 265-2692 for any questions.
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