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Theater By the Book wraps season with ‘God of Carnage’ at Miners Foundry

November 7, 2018 — On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present "God of Carnage," written by Yasmina Reza and directed by John Deaderick, as part of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community. This 90-minute thrill ride takes

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Nevada Union High School Choir performs at second annual Supper of Song

November 7, 2018 — The second annual Supper of Song is happening tonight. Nevada Union High School Choir Director Rod Baggett says the idea is to introduce the public to this year's different choirs in a fun environment. Students will perform, while attendees enjoy cuisine provided by local vendors.

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Hindi Greenberg: Sierra Stages’ ongoing play readings are a treat

November 7, 2018 — Have you attended a Sierra Stages play reading at the Miners Foundry? If yes, you've probably experienced an exhilarating evening of theater. If no, you have missed exceptional and innovative plays that normally wouldn't be presented and fully staged in our small county. Wikipedia defines

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Holiday help for community kids with the Ponderosa Pines Art and Craft Faire in Grass Valley

November 7, 2018 — On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Ponderosa Pines Art and Craft Faire will be in full swing at the clubhouse, located at the Ponderosa Pines Mobile Home Park, 10135 Timberland Dr., Grass Valley, in support of Child Advocates of Nevada County, according

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The Rayos revive music of John Lennon at Nevada Theatre

November 7, 2018 — Saul and Elena Rayo bring their all-star band to the historic Nevada Theatre for three nights of the music of John Lennon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-10. Lennon founded the Beatles, a band that impacted the popular music scene like no other before,

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‘Cello unleashed’: Natalie Haas joins Alasdair Fraser for her Nevada Theatre debut Saturday

November 2, 2018 — Nevada County's favorite Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas make their Nevada Theatre debut today as part of Paul Emery's Nevada City LIVE! concert series. The musical partnership between Fraser, long regarded as one of Scotland's premier fiddle ambassadors, and the talented

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Farrell & Woods bring the blues to Nevada Theatre Friday

November 1, 2018 — Singer/songwriter/guitarists Blackie Farrell and Bob Woods will share the stage at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City on Friday, as part of Paul Emery's Nevada City LIVE! concert series. Farrell might not be a household name, but among his peers he's no unsung hero. His

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KVMR, The Bridge 105.7 FM to offer multi-source Election Night coverage

November 1, 2018 — Well, it's the 2018 midterm elections, historically more divided than almost ever, and KVMR 89.5 FM, and its new second signal — The Bridge 105.7 FM — will be providing live coverage of national, state, regional and local results and, get this, from four or

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Environmental Health Summit set for Nov. 13 in Grass Valley

October 31, 2018 — The Sierra Fund invites those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities. The Environmental Health Summit will take place 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the

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Working on housing: Nevada County, USDA Rural Development co-host workshop

October 31, 2018 — On Tuesday, more than 100 nonprofit leaders, elected officials, public agency staff, realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers and potential homebuyers gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley for a Nonprofit and Housing Resources workshop. The event, co-hosted by the County of Nevada and United

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All aboard the Polar Express

October 31, 2018 — V&T Railway will begin service to the North Pole onboard "The Polar Express" Train Ride starting Friday, Nov. 16. The magical story comes to life when the train departs the Eastgate Depot for an hour-long, round-trip journey to the North Pole. Set to the sounds

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Patti Bess: A Little Fish story

October 30, 2018 — In 2005, Brand Little was working hard at a corporate job. On a whim, he purchased his first fishing vessel, the Sunshine. After many bouts of seasickness, he began to haul in generous amounts of wild, deep water Bodega Bay salmon — more than the

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Bubbles for your troubles

October 28, 2018 — So we all know that nothing says celebration like a glass of Champagne. There is just something about the rising of the bubbles in a flute, the tickle on the nose and the smooth, creamy taste in the mouth that makes a special occasion better.

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Shindell takes stage at Nevada Theatre

October 26, 2018 — Songwriter Richard Shindell performs at the historic Nevada Theatre Tuesday, as part of Paul Emery's Nevada City LIVE! concert series. Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell expands our sense of what a

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Quest Theaterworks wins five Elly Awards, including best drama

September 23, 2018 — The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Association bestowed 31 Elly Awards Sunday night and five of those came home with Quest Theaterworks, including best overall drama production for "Snake in the Grass." Two more honors were won for "Snake in the Grass," with Scott Ewing winning

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VESSELS: Wood is Good

August 15, 2018 — Walk into almost any wine-tasting room on the planet and they will be there: wine barrels. They may be stacked over there by a wall or set on their tails with a piece of glass across the top making for a tasting table. They might

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It’s fair time!: Nevada County Fair begins Wednesday

August 7, 2018 — Photos from the Nevada County Fair set up Tuesday.

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Going to market? Grass Valley Downtown Association hosts Thursday Night Market

June 25, 2018 — For Grass Valley Downtown Association Executive Director Marni Marshall, this year's series of Thursday Night Market events will be the first she has coordinated. But as the plucky, determined woman points out, "This isn't my first rodeo." Because she's organized countless other public events in

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Be amazed and inspired at the Soroptimist Garden Tour

May 8, 2018 — Step into a world of beauty and wonder at the 25th annual Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This popular event allows the public into some of our community's most beautiful and

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Collaboration lands local treatment, home for pup

April 19, 2018 — A collaborative effort among nonprofit organizations, veterinarians, volunteers and community members recently helped Elliott, an older boxer, land the care he needed after literally landing in Grass Valley. Elliott was a stray picked up by City of Los Angeles Animal Services East Valley Shelter in

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