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Teddy Bears’ hibernation ends in Nevada City

Out they come, all the loveable bears who have been in their dens during the winter. They are all showing up at the 22nd Annual International Teddy Bear Convention, which takes place this weekend.

This event draws exhibitors – 60 in all – from all over the United States who show and sell Teddy Bears of all descriptions and sizes, as well as anything pertaining to them (often called “bearaphernalia”). Local bear makers Connie Alexander, Dorothy Darden and Sally Farrell will also be present.

A doll house dating back to 1840 and now sporting the grand title of “Castle d’Bear” is not to be missed.



Bear appraisals, bear-making classes, the World’s Tallest Bear, and music including Da Bearz Good Time Bear Band are all part of the fun, and food for Teddy Bear Picnics will be supplied.

Free parking and shuttle service are available Saturday and Sunday at the Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., off Highway 49. The event is sponsored by The American Victorian Museum, “Museum Without Walls,” a 33-year-old nonprofit educational foundation in Nevada City.




For more information, call 265-5804 or visit the Web at http://www.teddybearcastle.com

WHAT: Teddy Bear Convention

WHEN: Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $5 general, $3 seniors and students; free for children under 12 and all bears. Sunday families of all sizes admitted for $8.

INFORMATION: 265-5804. Online at http://www.teddybearcastle.com.


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