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CYCLING: 58th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race set for Sunday

June 20, 2018 — Every year the Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race offers a unique challenge to the riders who brave it. "This is the best race on the calendar," said Chris Riekert after winning the Classic's men's pro race last year. "… It is unlike anything else. Very

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Rosin up your bow!: Fiddler’s Ceilidh brings traditional revelry to Pioneer Park

June 20, 2018 — Pioneer Park transforms into a lively European village this Saturday, as the Sierra Fiddle Camp culminates with the annual Ceilidh in the Park. The festivities feature more than 200 musicians, dancers and singers taking to the stage for a traditional concert and community gathering. A

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Healthy You event scheduled for Saturday in Grass Valley

June 19, 2018 — Healthy You is an event put on by The Union to discuss how you can be your most healthy you, no matter what your age is. It will be a day full of presentations and health-related businesses from around the county sharing information and advice.

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Rare opportunity to hear prize-winning poets: Leading U.S. Poets, including a “Genius” Award recipient and former U.S. Poet Laureate, to read at Miners Foundry

June 13, 2018 — Six of the nation's leading poets, including a former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, two Pulitzer Prize winners and one current Pulitzer finalist, will read at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City on Friday, June 22. The second annual event — last

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Annual Go for the Gold Regatta sets sail Saturday

May 31, 2018 — The Go for the Gold Regatta will set sail Saturday at Scotts Flat Lake, celebrating the 37th running of the annual boat race. "We have a lot of boats coming from all over the area for the 37th regatta," Gold Country Yacht Club board member

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Block party!: Three churches team up to hold a block party to celebrate life and community

May 31, 2018 — In a show of unity, the three churches that line the corner of South Church and Walsh streets will hold a festive block party on Sunday. Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Grass Valley United Methodist, and Emanuel Episcopalian churches are hosting a celebration to

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Nevada City’s First Friday Art Walk kicks off this week

May 30, 2018 — Back in 2012, Cynthia Levesque dreamed up an idea for an event that would help local artists showcase their work and attract more attention to businesses in downtown Nevada City. Levesque, an artist who at the time owned Neva Co. Boutique, was inspired by events

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This land was made for you and me: Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Celebration of Trails Weekend kicks off Thursday

May 30, 2018 — Since the late 1960s, local writer, historian and photographer Hank Meals has explored the trails, epic landscapes, stories and people of the South Yuba River watershed. For 25 years, he worked off and on as an archaeologist for the Tahoe National Forest and is the

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Bear Yuba Land Trust gears up for Celebration of Trails Weekend and first Hike-A-Thon

May 24, 2018 — On Tuesday, Nevada County Board of Supervisors voiced numerous reasons to support local trails for hiking, biking and equestrian riding — from health to the economy — while unanimously proclaiming Thursday, May 31, through June 3 as Celebration of Trails Weekend. "The economy in this

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The Strawberry Way: Faithful fans come for more than music in Grass Valley

May 23, 2018 — The Strawberry Music Festival makes its way back to Grass Valley this weekend, welcoming some familiar faces back to the stage, along with big name newcomers and legions of faithful followers. The four-day festival launches Thursday evening and plays on through Sunday with a closing

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Gold panning begins at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport

May 22, 2018 — Gold panning demonstrations at Bridgeport will go from 12 pm to 2 pm every weekend and holiday through Sept. 3.  Docents at Bridgeport provide step-by-step panning lessons, share stories about the history of our area, and describe other ways the precious metal was extracted during

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Village People: Nevada City to hold first Village Market Day

May 16, 2018 — For 38 years, Eileen Jorgensen and her husband Paul have owned The Magic Carpet in downtown Nevada City, and for 38 years the two have watched sidewalk sales come and go with varying degrees of success. Believing in the beauty and promise of her hometown,

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The grand finale: Ken Hardin prepares to conduct the Sierra Master Chorale spring concert as change is in the air …

May 16, 2018 — Summer approaches and the season ends, the season, that is, of InConcert Sierra's Concert series. And as is the tradition, the final concert, on Sunday and Tuesday, May 22, is by the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra, conducted by Music Director and Conductor Ken Hardin.

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NID hosts ‘No Motor Day’ May 20 at Scotts Flat Lake

May 15, 2018 — The quiet, natural beauty of Scotts Flat Reservoir will be showcased on Sunday as the Nevada Irrigation District hosts its 11th annual "No Motor Day." NID Recreation Manager Monica Reyes said the District has organized the event in response to community requests and as part

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Back in the saddle: 61st annual Penn Valley Rodeo begins Friday

May 15, 2018 — When the volunteer firefighters of Penn Valley's fire house held their first rodeo in 1956, they did so with the intention of raising funds for their firefighting efforts. They needed equipment, tools, and other such accessories to help their modest team thrive. The event was

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Mother’s Day Springtime Event scheduled for Grass Valley’s Empire Mine State Historic Park

May 9, 2018 — The Empire Mine State Historic Park's Mother's Day Springtime Event is being plugged by organizers as a memorable way to celebrate mom and all special women, according to a release. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the park. The

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Blue Marble Jubilee returns to Grass Valley

May 9, 2018 — The inaugural Blue Marble Jubilee was a smashing success in 2017, and will return this year bigger and better than before. The all ages event takes place from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, with a mission to "Connect —

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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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Celebrate Rwanda! — Market and feast on Sunday, May 20, in Grass Valley

May 3, 2018 — African handicrafts and a feast of authentic food support hope for a bright future during the day-long "Celebrate Rwanda!" event on Sunday, May 20, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. "Celebrate Rwanda!" starts with an Asante African Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Gold Country Cycling Challenge Returns to Grass Valley

May 3, 2018 — The Rotary Club of Grass Valley announces the fifth Annual Gold Country Cycling Challenge on Saturday, May 19, starting and finishing at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The Gold Country Cycling Challenge features a century ride, two "metric century" rides, and a half metric bike ride

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