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Dance the night away! The Nevada City Rotary Club is holding a fund-raiser for Sierra Services For the Blind tonight at 6 at the Grass Valley Veterans Building. Jimmi Arcardi and the Wildcats band is playing, so it will definitely be rock ‘n’ roll! Admission is $23 and includes a sandwich dinner. Go to just the dance for $15. The band starts at 7:30 p.m. Wine and beer are available. Dance for a good cause!

More restaurant news: Bear’s Cafe in Grass Valley is gone, soon to be replaced with a new cafe and a new name. Tortilla Grill in Nevada City opens March 1, according to owner Andrew Roperto. He’s refurbished the old Asia restaurant building, adding a mural done by local artist Ruth Boudreaux. It will have a salsa bar, offer organic choices and carry wheat tortillas as well as flour. The owners have relocated from Venice in Southern California. Carolina Moon is now open (where Holy Smoke used to be) and this week the hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next week, the restaurant will be open until 6 p.m.

Guessing game: Which downtown Grass Valley landlord just got 12 stitches in his head?



Village Folk Orkestra: They play international folk dance music and they’re performing tonight at 8 at the Nevada City Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street. Reader Richard Geisler sent this description: “You can enjoy international folkdance music by the Village Folk Orkestra. They’ll play new songs, old songs, many from Eastern Europe. I invite you to come and enjoy music from many different lands and people … music that comes from the villages around the world. You will see people in a circle dancing to this music. The sight and sound are compelling. You might prefer just to sit and watch and listen, which many do. But there’s always the chance that you might be moved to join the circle and step to an easy, tuneful dance from Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Ireland, Sweden or the U.S.A.” Call 273-2149 or 477-2294 for directions or information.

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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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