Readers’ corner 7/10/07 |

Readers’ corner 7/10/07

An organic wedding: The marriage of Bonnie Murphy and Chris Hawthorne Sunday at the Miners Foundry was a total delight. From the rock-and-grass centerpieces to the hoards of guests, it was a wonderful event. The ceremony was very personal, and I think everyone was so happy for Chris and Bonnie that the whole Foundry rocked with love!

The ‘Plaza’ is back: Mimi Boardman let me know that before the freeway cut through town, there was a plaza at the foot of Broad Street, where the Stonehouse is now. She said it was the hub of downtown life. Mimi says, “Now, about 40 years later, The Plaza is alive again for Summer Nights. For the first time, thanks to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, activity for this really fun event will extend across the freeway into the Stonehouse parking lot.”

Mimi says there will be classic cars on display, dancing to Oceans 3, belly dancing and a bagpiper just for starters. And, for all of us who remember Summer Nights for real steak sandwiches – well, they’re back, too. The Stonehouse will be serving New York steak sandwiches plus its glazed ribs and apple walnut salad. Once the event closes down at 9 p.m. up the hill, the party will continue at the Stonehouse with Ragged But Right in the bar until 11 p.m.

Also at Summer Nights: Kathy Hillis told me the Grass Valley Taiko Drummers are presenting two shows in the newly air-conditioned Nevada Theatre on the first Summer Nights, Wednesday in Nevada City, at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The proceeds of this event are going to be shared with the Nevada Theatre Commission. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased at The Book Seller and at the door. There will be a shuttle bus, leaving from the Rood Center all evening, to get people downtown.

Flying Hare Gallery: Linda Carter Holman (no relation to Bill) has an exhibit at the Flying Hare Gallery through the end of July from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. (Fridays until 8:30 p.m.) Gallery owner Rachel Kelly described Holman’s work as “native art,” saying a lot of her women and children look Latin. There is also a painting from her Hawaiian series. “They are like a celebration of life,” Rachel said. “Lots of farm animals; very colorful and lively.” For information, or to make an appointment to see the paintings (there are also lithos and prints available) call Rachel at 477-7111.

Yard sale, BBQ for Lutz Center: Co-director Francine Novak told me they are raising money for the upcoming Alzheimer’s Walk ’07. The barbecue and yard sale will be at their offices, 138 New Mohawk Rd in Nevada City. It will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 14. Lutz provides adult day care for adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other maladies. It is a valuable resource for our community. Questions? Call 265-0605.

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