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‘The pinnacle of performers:’ St. Lawrence Quartet perform at Seventh Day Adventist

March 14, 2019 — Once again, world class entertainers are coming to Grass Valley. This Sunday with thanks to InConcert Sierra, the award winning, world renowned, St. Lawrence String Quartet will play at the Seventh Day Adventist Church as part of the third Sunday series tagged as "classical music

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: The Hungry Games — May the odds be ever in your flavor

March 7, 2019 — The Nevada City Rotary Club brings a new fundraiser to town with The Hungry Games, set for Sunday at the Miners Foundry. Fundraising chairperson Michael Young and his committee developed what they hope to be a unique, annual fundraiser. The Hungry Games will feature a

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Get the ball rolling: Miners Foundry lets the good times roll this Masquerade Ball

February 14, 2019 — Nothing captures the spirit of Mardi Gras reveling quite like the annual Masquerade Ball which is set to kick off a weekend of celebration this Saturday evening. For the third year, the Miners Foundry has taken over organizing the ball, while the Nevada City Chamber

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Nisenan art event highlights importance of Nevada County history

February 7, 2019 — Will Edward's new art gallery that sits like a citadel, overlooking Nevada City, was teeming with people Wednesday evening. The tenor of the room was light despite the more difficult topic at hand. The crowd, mostly older, mostly white, arrived in the home-style gallery to

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Welcome the year of the boar: Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade this weekend

February 7, 2019 — The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Boar, on Sunday afternoon. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is proud to present this eighth annual family-friendly celebration,

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Animal Film Festival in Grass Valley aids furry and feathered friends

February 7, 2019 — The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) works to rescue animals with special needs and has a sanctuary on McCourtney Road as well a dog shelter in Sonoma County. They also produce the Animal Film Festival taking place this weekend, with films and speakers

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More practicality, same community at farm and food conference in Nevada County

February 5, 2019 — The term "foodie" might be somewhat diluted as it's permeated common vernacular, but the original devotees to food — the growers, harvesters and distributors — are around, and convening this Thursday at select venues for the ninth year in Nevada County. The annual Food and

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Do you ‘Believe?’: Paul Emery Presents a musical theater fairy tale

January 24, 2019 — Since 1972, Paul Emery has been bringing unique music and theater productions to Nevada City. People have come to expect a quality to anything associated with the musician-turned-producer. His latest project is no exception. "Make Believe," written, scored and directed by Dalrymple MacAlpin, is an

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Sustainable Food & Farm Conference set for February

January 15, 2019 — Farmers and ranchers are coming from all over the West Coast to gather in Grass Valley for Sierra Harvest's 2019 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Over 600 farmers, foodies and homesteaders will come to learn first-hand from local and national experts in the sustainable food

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Binge the Fringe: Nugget Fringe Theater Festival provides two weekends of experimental fun

January 15, 2019 — The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival returns to Grass Valley next week, Jan. 17 to 20, and again, Jan. 24 to 27. This year the festival features 80 performances of nearly 30 original works, covering a variety of topics from a "rollicking Volkswagen ride through 1970s

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Staking their claim: 1849 Brewing Co. welcomed in Glenbrook Basin (VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY)

December 18, 2018 — For 1849 Brewing Co. co-owner David Krikorian, the thought of opening a brewery seemed unfathomable. "It's been a dream for 35 years that I never thought I'd be able to do," Krikorian said. That dream came true this week in Grass Valley's Glenbrook Basin where

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces 150 award-winning environmental, adventure films to be featured Jan. 17-21

December 17, 2018 — The Wild & Scenic Film Festival unveiled its full lineup of 150 environmental and activist films, including 15 world premieres, to be shown at its 17th annual event on Jan. 17-21. The festival features activist workshops, music, art exhibits, youth programs and opportunities to meet

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‘Caroling, Caroling’: Ken Hardin conducts Sierra Master Chorale one last time in holiday celebration

December 13, 2018 — Music lovers who have come to appreciate the work of the music director and conductor of the 80-person Sierra Master Chorale will have one last chance to see Ken Hardin in that role, this weekend at InConcert Sierra's holiday concert, "Caroling, Caroling." It will not,

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Meet me at Mezé

December 6, 2018 — If you've been to any event in western Nevada County for the past three years, you have probably seen the Falafel Kis booth.  If you've ever tried their authentic handmade falafel, you will probably be excited to learn that their new brick and mortar restaurant,

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Celebrate film in North Lake Tahoe

November 29, 2018 — The fourth annual Tahoe Film Fest, scheduled to take place Dec. 6-9, has announced its lineup of films, including special presentations, award season contenders, environmental and adventure films as well as award winning documentaries. Several filmmakers will be in attendance and will be announced at

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Bring out the donuts!

November 29, 2018 — As part of its ongoing Jewish Community outreach programming, Chabad of Grass Valley plans to celebrate Chanukah in the most effective way, with food and with fun! This year, Chabad of Grass Valley is hosting several Chanukah events throughout the eight day Chanukah festival, beginning

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COMMUNITY: After 12 years, Michael Bratton II Turkey Trot continues to inspire, inform and bring community together

November 19, 2018 — It's a time to be thankful, a time for awareness and a time to trot. For the past 12 years, rain or shine, the Michael Edward Bratton II Turkey Trot 5K/10K has brought thousands of people together on Thanksgiving morning for a jaunt through the

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Empire Mine in Grass Valley to host holiday event

November 19, 2018 — Holidays at the Empire Mine are back, scheduled for the two days following Thanksgiving. "Magical moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus are a major part of the fun," said Event Chair Troy Hammer. "Our volunteers outdo themselves when it comes to lavish decorations that capture

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Queen of cacao: Lulu’s Chocolate Shoppe opens in Nevada City

November 1, 2018 — Lulu Bonner eats chocolate all day, every day. She's not gorging on Kit Kats and Snickers. For the last 11 years, Bonner has been creating her own cocoa creations from raw cacao, making her sweet habit significantly more healthy than a Hershey's-heavy diet. Bonner is

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King of the fright time: Fright Night goes all out ‘80s with several acts for 40th anniversary

October 24, 2018 — Locals go big for holidays in Nevada City and for most there's no bigger holiday than Halloween. Colors are magnificent, homes are decked out to the nines and the Miners Foundry puts on a party like no other. This year the annual Fright Night lineup

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