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Sound the trumpets! — Nevada City pulls out all the stops for its annual Mardi Gras celebration

February 15, 2018 — It's well known — and has been well documented — that Nevada City is a lively place. No matter the month, occasion, or weather, its residents and visitors will find a way to celebrate. Naturally, Mardi Gras is no exception. Rain or shine, the Nevada

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Mardi Gras at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City to feature Mumbo Gumbo

February 7, 2018 — Pop a king cake in the oven and break out those colorful masks, costumes and beads — it's Mardi Gras! Nevada City kicks off Mardi Gras with the annual Masquerade Ball, a lively dance party featuring live music from seven-piece spicy Americana group Mumbo Gumbo

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Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference focuses on local fare

February 6, 2018 — If you care about what you put in your body, you know that a locavore diet — eating locally grown or produced food — is something to strive for. But translating the concept into reality can be daunting. After all, not everyone can take the

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Jewish Community unites for a Memorable Shabbat Celebration

January 26, 2018 — Whether small and intimate or large and boisterous, a traditional Shabbat meal is a gathering of friends and family experienced weekly, at the same time and in the same manner, by Jews in Los Angeles and New York, Anchorage and Rio, Paris and Shanghai. On

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A golden ticket: The Union’s annual Chocolate Infusion offers afternoon of treats and prizes

January 25, 2018 — Those attending The Union's sixth annual Chocolate Infusion Sunday will travel back to the roaring '20s for an afternoon of smooth jazz, smooth wine, and smooth chocolate. The speak-easy themed event will feature a variety of chocolate samples from chocolatiers and chefs, along with wine

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Music in the Mountains, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera bring Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto to the Amaral Center in Grass Valley

January 24, 2018 — Experience the masterworks of some of Russia's greatest composers including Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, and Glinka when Music in the Mountains presents the Sacramento Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Friday at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley. This concert is the second in an exciting new partnership

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Dancing teens: High school dance students ‘Uplift and Inspire’ in the annual Student Choreography Showcase

January 24, 2018 — Nevada Union High School's Theatrical Dance program presents the 17th annual Student Choreography Showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. This

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Nugget Fringe “Best of Fringe” winners announced

January 24, 2018 — The 4th annual Nugget Fringe Theater Festival in Grass Valley is off to a great start, with 60 performances down and 60 to go. The Nugget Fringe brings live, cutting edge, original works to Grass Valley from around here and around the globe. This year's

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“A play within a play” with a timely revolutionary message returns to local stage

January 19, 2018 — In its third production in 30 years, a "play within a play" taking place at an insane asylum a decade after the French Revolution has returned to Nevada County audiences with a timely message for a modern turbulent era. In coming weeks, Paul Emery and

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Polly’s Paladar brings food from the north to Nevada City with ‘Oh Canada’

January 9, 2018 — Nearly four years after his first cooking gig at a Nevada City private supper club, Canadian Chef Rob Brown of Num-Ti-Jah Lodge returns with the first dinner of the New Year, "Oh Canada." Featuring cuisine true to the great north, Brown brings his passion for

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Into the great wild open — Ned Tibbits to hold seminar called, ‘Holding The Hand Unseen: The Pacific Crest Trail Wilderness Relationship’ in Auburn

January 3, 2018 — Ned Tibbits not only talks the talk but walks the walk — literally. As a teenager in 1974 he set off on what would be a life-changing trek on the infamous Pacific Crest Trail, and since then has been training and educating others on how

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Where’s the party?: An Informal Guide to New Year’s Eve in Nevada County

December 29, 2017 — After what many consider to have been a particularly tumultuous year, it seems like a good time to celebrate and look forward to what 2018 has to offer. For those still deciding how to celebrate New Years Eve, there are plenty of options; from rowdy

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Malakoff Diggins State Park joins national movement with First Day Hikes

December 28, 2017 — On the first day of the New Year, retired State Park Geologist Syd Brown will lead a hike on the Rim Trail at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, where a landscape with an "awful beauty" is restoring itself from the environmental disaster of 1800s hydraulic

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Sierra Stages announces its 10th Anniversary Season: A celebration of heart, music, laughter, and family

December 20, 2017 — 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of Sierra Stages, a nonprofit community theatre in western Nevada County (Grass Valley and Nevada City). The 10th Anniversary Season is a celebration of heart, music, laughter and family, and includes two musicals and one classic American comedy: The

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Barry Turner: Come hear some good holiday cheer with Sierra Master Chorale

December 14, 2017 — The sheer power of music is never so apparent as it is at a choral concert. There is an unexplained energy that is generated when, after months of rehearsals and work, a piece comes together perfectly before a full house. It is not just felt

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Chanukah’s here! Oil’s in style

December 14, 2017 — The smell of deep fried sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and potato latkes (pancakes) brings back fond family memories to many who've celebrated Chanukah as children. This year Chabad of Grass Valley is hosting several Chanukah events throughout the eight day Chanukah festival, December 12-20. The events

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Toy Run roars back to town Saturday

December 7, 2017 — Hundreds of motorcycles hauling food and toy donations will ride through western county Saturday as part of the 26th annual Nevada County Food & Toy Run. Since 1991, which drew 90 bikers, the Food & Toy Run has fed hundreds of local families in need

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Durga’s Divine Café

December 7, 2017 — Julie Roberts is on a mission. She, like many people, had become increasingly distressed seeing the growing negative political climate and the fracture that had caused in the community, and was tired of feeling powerless to do anything about it. So she decided to take

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20th annual Fungus Foray set for this weekend in Nevada County

December 6, 2017 — The Yuba Watershed Institute is scheduled to host a fungus celebration this weekend, featuring a hunt for wild mushrooms, a speaker series and an exposition. "It's a one-of-a-kind event for the Sierra Nevada area," said Daniel Nicholson, an event organizer. The foray kicks off Saturday

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‘Owl Be Home for Christmas’ fundraiser set for Saturday in Grass Valley

December 5, 2017 — Wild Birds Unlimited on Saturday will partner with Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for the fourth annual wildlife-themed shopping and customer appreciation day, "Owl Be Home for Christmas." According to a news release, a $35 membership to Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will earn customers $15 worth

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