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Candidate Forum- takes place at Pliocene Ridge School in Sierra County, 1 p.m.

Yard Sale Fundraiser- for the Union Hill eighth graders New York/DC trip takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Davis Plumbing in Cedar Ridge. 273-2361.




“Come Home to Eat” – Local Food Forum & Festival- takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grass Valley Veterans Building.

UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners- “Pruning Grapes” workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Demonstration Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Rain or shine. Free. 273-4563.

Spaghetti Feed to Benefit Breast Cancer- takes place at the Higgins Diggins Community Center in Grass Valley, 5 p.m. Tickets $10-adults, $7-under 12. 268-0772.

A Night to Remember! The Victims of Katrina- A dinner of chili, cornbread and dessert takes place at the Whispering Pines Church in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. Event features Texas Hold’em, bingo, bunco, and raffles starting at 7 p.m. Tickets 273-1722

Redbud Chapter, California Native Plant Society- Plant Keying Field Trip to Limestone Quarry Trail with Roger McGhee, Chet Blackburn, and Karen Callahan. Meet at the Rood Center, 8:15 a.m. to carpool. 265-4838.

Solar Power Workshop for Property Owners- a workshop takes place at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, 1-3 p.m. Free. 432-3776.

Pleasant Valley School Fundraiser- PVS Shopping Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pleasant Valley School Gymnasium.

Book Discussions

Dale Pendell- will read from the final book in the Pharmako Trilogy at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City, 7 p.m. 265-2826.

Classes/Workshops

Blood Sugar Imbalance – A societal Epidemic- A workshop with Dr. Z, 1 p.m. Free. Reservations 265-0224.

Docent Classes- Spring Docent Classes at South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport, 9 a.m.-noon, Visitors Center. For application and information call 432-2546.

Pilates- 9 a.m., Alternative Fitness Center, Penn Valley. $10-per session. 432-8985.

Dance

Ballroom Dancing- 7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. $6. 272-4190.

More Events

The Edlos- perform at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $18. 274-8384.

13th Annual Howard Young and Irene Blagg Memorial Pee Wee Rodeo- takes place at the Nevada County Horsemans Clubhouse in Grass Valley, noon-3 p.m. Open to all kids 12 and under. $15-entry fee per child. Bring your stick or hobby horse. 432-1564 or 432-7718.

Starlight Ball- featuring Nevada Union Jazz Bands takes place at the Nevada Union High School Multi-purpose Room, 7 p.m. Tickets $10-general, $8-students and seniors.

Music

SolS- performs at Margaritas Restaurant & Cantina in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 272-6974.

Cathrine SF with Jen Rogar and Heather- perform at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

John Girton- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7- 11 p.m. No cover.

Karaoke- takes place at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Clod Headgate- performs at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

Danny Click- performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Tony Lauria- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Karaoke- takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

Karaoke- takes place at the York’s Driftwood Inn in Smartville, 7-10 p.m. $5-cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

Ongoing

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Park admission is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

Wildflower Walks- guided by Park Docents take place at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Memorial Day. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the gates open at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursday-Sunday at 11 a.m. 432-2546.

Public Tours

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free. 268-9225.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery- tasting and tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.

Theater/Comedy

The Prince and the Pauper- a musical will be performed by the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $9-adults in advance, $10-adults at the door, $4-children 12 and under in advance, $5-children 12 and under at the door, $6-students and seniors in advance, $7-students and seniors at the door. 277-7100 or 273-4254.

House of Blue Leaves- will be performed by a joint cast from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools at the Off Center Stage at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-general, $5-students.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $26 today, $24 Sunday. 265-8587.

“Put Another Nickel In”- will be performed at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $23-Saturdays, $19-Sunday. 265-8686.

Sunday

Community Events

Nevada County Recreation Club- Meeting for seniors 49 years and older, 1-4 p.m., Grass Valley Veterans Building.

Senior Citizen Bingo- Nevada County Recreation Club, 1 p.m., Grass Valley Veterans Building. All people 49 years-old and older welcome.

Sierra Foothill Chapter of the American Harp Society- Meeting takes place at the Madelyn Helling Library, Community Room in Nevada City, 3 p.m. 272-9332.

Classes/Workshops

Beginning Meditation Course- a six-week course with Margo Cooper takes place at Stillpoint Studios in Grass Valley, 6:30-8 p.m. $5-per session. 300 Sierra College Dr., Suite 155. 470-0609.

The Art of Meditation- takes place at Stillpoint Studios in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. $5-per session. 470-0609.

Sunday Sweat Your Prayers- takes place at South Yuba Club in Nevada City, 10 a.m.-noon. First class free, $10. 477-7757.

Music

Kelly Fleming- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover.

Open Mic- takes place at Café Mekka in Nevada City, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 237 Commercial St. 478-1517.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers- perform bluegrass from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.

Ongoing

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Park admission is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

Wildflower Walks- guided by Park Docents take place at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Memorial Day. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the gates open at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursday-Sunday at 11 a.m. 432-2546.

Public Tours

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free. 268-9225.

Theater/Comedy

House of Blue Leaves- will be performed by a joint cast from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools at the Off Center Stage at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-general, $5-students.

The Prince and the Pauper- Performances are 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $9-adults in advance, $10-adults at the door, $4-children 12 and under in advance, $5-children 12 and under at the door, $6-students and seniors in advance, $7-students and seniors at the door. 277-7100 or 273-4254.

“Put Another Nickel In”- will be performed at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $19-Sunday. 265-8686.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 2 p.m. Sunday. $24. 265-8587.


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