“People & Their Amazing Animals” national talent search 10 a.m. to noon at Ridge Feed & Supply Co., 12892 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. Free. 273-3886.
MAMA Artplay Program for 3- to 5-year-olds accompanied by parents at the Madelyn Helling Library children’s room in Nevada City, 10 to 11 a.m. Free. 432-3080.
Saturday Morning Children’s Art Classes for six-years-and-older accompanied by parents at the Madelyn Helling Library’s community room in Nevada City, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art. Free, but donations will be accepted. 432-3080.
“Fully Committed” Foothill Theatre Company presents one-man show starring Gary Wright at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Thursdays 7 p.m., Fridays 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. through Aug. 15. $19-$23. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.
“True West” by Sam Shepard presented by Full Stage Productions at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. Fridays and Saturdays through June 26 at 8 p.m., Sunday June 20 at 2 p.m. and June 24 at 8 p.m. 272-6432.
“Tumbleweed TV” musical comedy by John Driscoll debuts at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7. $18 Thursdays and Sundays, $20 Fridays and $22 Saturdays. Limited seating, advance reservations recommended. 265-8686.
29th annual Father’s Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival features 21 bands, children’s activities, workshops and after-hours jamming at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. $30 tonight, $20 Sunday; 1/2 price for children 13-18; and free for children 12-and-under with a paid adult admission. 272-7553.
American Red Cross Western Nevada County Chapter Gourmet Wine Tasting Event benefit from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Iron Mountain Vineyards in Penn Valley. $75 per person. Space is limited. 272-3265.
“SDI In Concert” annual dance show tonight and June 25 and 26 at Center for the Arts. All shows 7 p.m. $10 general, $8 students, seniors. 477-7644.
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Tour the Bourn Jr. country home from noon to 1:20 p.m. and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mine yard tours are from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park admission is $2 for anyone 17-and-older, free for children. Tours $1.50 per adult. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Music in the Mountains Summer Festival of Classics continues with Festival Orchestra principal artists at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ festival center, 8 p.m. $15-$27 adults, $5 anyone 17-and-under. 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting and wine tasting, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays near Lake of the Pines. Free. 268-9225.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and noon Saturdays. Free. 265-8778.
“Wayang Bali” Balinese Shadow Puppetry with live gamelan music at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center’s amphitheater, 17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Road on the San Juan Ridge, 8:30 p.m. $16 general; $14 Schoolhouse members, students and seniors; and $5 children 12-and-under. 265-2826.
Gloria Novak’s “Photographs of India” exhibit reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the Schoolhouse.
Boom Shakti gypsy funky trance dance duo at Abotek (across from Peterson’s Corner) in North San Juan, 9 p.m. $5. 292-3665.
Jim and Mike Fontana perform Delta blues, bluegrass and folk on the Harmony Ridge Market patio, 18848 Highway 20 in Nevada City, 5 to 8 p.m. No cover. 265-0555.
Jimmi Accardi and The Wildcats play rock ‘n’ roll and blues at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0116.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, 6 to 10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Karaoke continues at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St. in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Lorraine Gervais and Greg Gavin at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Saul Rayo is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
The Butch Minor Trio, Kirby’s Creekside, Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
“You Can Paint” art class at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
Ballroom Dancing 7 to 10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages, singles and couples welcome. $6. 272-4190.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by wine tastings noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Family Music for 16-months to 3-year-olds from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50. Cycle of Seasons for 3- to 5-year-olds from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. $8.50. Family Music For Babies Class for newborns to 16 months from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $8. All classes at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 274-2682.
Sky Watch 9 p.m., Old Nevada City Airport.
South Yuba River State Park historic covered bridge, scenic hiking trails, bird walks and special events. Gold panning Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitor’s Center open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Free. 432-2546.
“Spring Into Summer” Contra Dance Festival, three bands from noon-midnight, Grass Valley Elks Lodge. $20. Bring items for the potluck. 273-8344.
“Fully Committed” see sat 19.june listing
“True West” see sat 19.june listing
29th annual Father’s Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival see sat 19.june listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Tour Bourn Jr. country home, noon-1:20 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Clubhouse open. Grounds and Garden tour noon every Sunday. Park admission $2 for 17 and over. Tours $1.50 per adult. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Gold Country Piano Institute gala concert “Stars of Tomorrow” at Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. in Nevada City, 7 p.m. Free. 478-0315.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery see sat 19.june listing
Celtic music at Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
John Girton at Friar Tuck’s, Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers jam bluegrass style, 10 a.m. to noon at Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from Rough and Ready Market. Bring chair. Free. 432-1501.
Guitarist/singer Tammy Moore is at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49, on the San Juan Ridge from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
South Yuba River State Park see sat 19.june listing
Sweat Your Prayers free movement dance from 10 a.m. to noon at Club Sierra in Grass Valley. $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 265-9119.
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