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Helping heal Mother Earth — Wild & Scenic Film Festival back in Nevada City, Grass Valley Jan. 11-15 (VIDEO)

January 10, 2018 — It's become more apparent in recent months that people aren't content with sitting around and waiting for things to happen. Our current political and sociological climate finds audiences demanding a more meaningful cinematic experience — and that's where the Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes

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Redefining Prosperity: Film about Nevada City’s gold rushes to premiere at Wild & Scenic (VIDEO)

January 2, 2018 — A documentary called "Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City" premieres at next week's 16th Wild & Scenic Film Festival. A dictionary defines prosperity as "a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects." A redefinition of prosperity puts synonyms such as affluence,

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces 135 environmental and adventure films to be featured Jan. 11-15, 2018

December 13, 2017 — The Wild & Scenic Film Festival unveiled its full lineup of 135 environmental and activist films, including 10 world premieres, to be shown at its 16th annual event on Jan. 11-15, 2018. The festival features activist workshops, music, art and opportunities to meet filmmakers and

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Pulling off the Victorian Christmas in Nevada City

December 10, 2017 — "This is our signature event and it just gets better," said Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cathy Whittlesey, referring to the town's annual Victorian Christmas festival series. "This year, vendors sold out three weeks in advance and usually that happens only two days

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Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas returns for 40th year

December 1, 2017 — It doesn't get much quainter than downtown Nevada City during Victorian Christmas. The already picturesque streets get even more magical with a sprinkling of twinkling lights, carolers dressed in Victorian attire, street vendors hawking their wares, and even hot roasted chestnuts and horse-drawn carriage rides.

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Running tradition: Annual Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot still going strong in 12th year

November 20, 2017 — The Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot is back for its 12th installment of what has become a Thanksgiving Day staple in Nevada County. The annual 5K and 10K fundraiser run has become a local tradition, drawing thousands of people to Nevada Union High School each

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Do the ‘Time Warp’

October 18, 2017 — This October will mark the 42nd anniversary of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." The Nevada Theatre Film Series, Nevada City Live and Untamed Productions present this cult classic film complete with shadow cast by some of Nevada County's favorite performers and dancers live on stage

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Ye olde Celtic Festival

September 27, 2017 — Much of America's rich musical heritage comes from the British Isles — most notably Ireland — where sprightly jigs, reels, and hornpipes had their origin. This Celtic cultural phenomenon would eventually evolve into Appalachian mountain music, country, and bluegrass — a major contribution to American

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Bounty of the County celebrates fifth year at Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley

September 5, 2017 — Sixteen regional farms and ranches supply the ingredients, nine local chefs work their magic, and the result is the Fifth Annual Bounty of the County. The culinary extravaganza takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley.

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Let the good times roll: Sierra BrewFest returns for 28 annual benefit

August 27, 2017 — The libations flowed and the good times rolled Saturday afternoon at the Nevada County Fairgrounds during the 28th Annual Sierra BrewFest benefiting Music in the Mountains. Attendees mingled with friends while tasting more than 50 handcrafted beers from over 20 different brewers from up and

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Nevada City Uncorked

August 24, 2017 — Taking place this Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 1 – 4 p.m. in Downtown Nevada City, Nevada City Uncorked is a celebration of wine and food with an historic flavor. The town's Victorian elegance is the perfect backdrop to showcase Uncorked, a sip and stroll,

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Sierra BrewFest returns to Nevada County fairgrounds for 28th year

August 22, 2017 — In 1989, Music in the Mountains decided to hold a fundraiser showing off craft beers. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico anchored the event and hasn't missed a single event since. What started as a small event in a warehouse in Nevada City, the Sierra

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122nd Miners Picnic at Empire Mine in Grass Valley

August 13, 2017 — According to Miners Picnic chairperson Steve Sanchez, the Miners Picnic is a local event that has been a popular tradition since 1895. "Last year around 1,500 visitors came to celebrate the day at Empire Mine State Historic Park," Sanchez said. "In fact, many came from

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Nevada County fair kicks off today

August 8, 2017 — The Nevada County Fair opens today and runs through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the fairgrounds, featuring games, food, music and entertainment for the whole family. This year's theme, "Sea You at the Fair!" is represented throughout the event, with ocean-themed decorations,

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Nevada County Fair tickets on sale now

July 30, 2017 — Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Early purchases for admission, carnival tickets and arena events are cheaper than at the gate. The fair office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and guest services will be open

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Storytelling icons come to Nevada County

July 18, 2017 — Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation's top tellers share the great range of human experience through

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Wine among the pines: Sierra Vintner’s Wine Trail showcases Nevada County wineries

July 16, 2017 — Wine enthusiasts were able to tour some of the area's most beautiful wineries while tasting some of their award winning creations during Saturday's Sierra Vintner's Wine Trail. This was the second of three winery tours for 2017, with each tour highlighting some of the 25

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California WorldFest at night in Nevada County

July 16, 2017 — The lights of California WorldFest's Meadow stage illuminated the many smiling faces of the crowd during the weekend's performances, including Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca. The ensemble, gathered from many places around the world, put their show together in two days. The originally

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“Summer Nights” return to Nevada City

July 12, 2017 — Hundreds of folks lined the streets and filled the businesses of downtown Nevada City for the first of three Wednesday "Summer Nights" scheduled for the month of July. This is the 27th annual event, which closed down streets allowing arts, crafts, and street vendors an

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California WorldFest showcases music from around the globe

July 12, 2017 — In the short span of just 30 years, a large percentage of the world's population has became connected to the internet, a cyber-reality that connects us to an imaginary virtual world. But amazing music festivals can bring us back into the pulse of life, the

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