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‘The Sword in the Stone,’ Day for Women, variety of music coming up

Local authors Colleen and James Heater will explore the soulful side of France and Italy at 7 p.m., April 7, at Odyssey Books, 11989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. They have written “The Pilgrim’s France” and “The Pilgrim’s Italy.” No charge. Call 477-2856.

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For children 6 and older The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will perform “The Sword in the Stone” at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, April 9, at 10 a.m. No charge. Call Librarian Sushila Mertens at 477-5790 for more information.



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April 9 is the 14th Annual “A Day for Women,” presented by Soroptimist International of Grass Valley, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church. $45; advance registration required. Call 477-1201.




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The 5th Annual AAUW Appraisal Faire takes place April 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, with proceeds going to support graduate students. From $12 for first appraisal to $5 for the third. Call 432-7556 or 274-7579.

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Coming up at The Center for the Arts:

April 9, a whole evening of our community treasure and folk hero Utah Phillips, singing and spinning yarns. 8 p.m. $15.

April 10, local-girl-makes-good Alice Stuart and her blues band from Washington, where they were awarded Best Seattle Blues Band 2004 by the Seattle Weekly. 8 p.m. $12.

Tickets can be purchased at Music Today, (800) 594-8499; (all following in 530 area code) Yabobo, Nevada City, 478-9114; BriarPatch Community Market, Grass Valley, 272-5333; The Book Seller, Grass Valley, 272-2131; or Cherry Records, Auburn, 823-2147. Call the Center at 271-7000 for ticket information. Tickets are sometimes available online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.musictoday.com/.

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Cosmic Wobble plays Cooper’s, Nevada City, April 13. They will be at Squaw Valley April 2 and at this year’s tremendous Music That Matters in June. To keep up on show dates, visit http://www.cosmicwobble.com

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A folk-based duo from Colorado, the Mitguards, plays a mix of folk, country, swing, and blue grass April 14, 7:30 p.m., at the BellaVista Ristorante, 101 Broad St., Nevada City. Visit http://www.themitguards .com; call 265-3445.

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Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Colombian music played by La Familia Pena-Govea comes to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge April 15, 7 p.m. $15 general admission, $6 kids under 12. Tickets at BriarPatch, Love Shack Records and Mother Trucker’s. Call 265-2826.

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The 15th annual Arts & Flowers Gala to benefit hospice will open 4-8 p.m., April 15, at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and continue April 16 from Noon to 7 p.m. $3 donation includes raffle ticket for art. Call Sandra, 432-5966.

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“Listening to the Wild,” the annual celebration of nature in poetry, prose, song and dance, will take place April 15 at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, Grass Valley, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $7 senior, $5 student at the door or in advance at The Book Seller, Harmony Books or Odyssey Books. The evening is presented by Literature Alive and South Yuba River Citizens League. For more information, call 272-5812 or visit http://www.litalive.org.

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The Community Art Show at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on San Juan Ridge will open April 29, 5:30 p.m., and will close May 11. Call 265-2826.


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