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‘A grand experiment’: Outlandish Experiences offers unique activities for tourists and locals

August 13, 2018 — Robert X. Trent knows Nevada County is a special place to visit. With its myriad of dining options, its designation as a California cultural arts district and its rich history dating back to the gold rush, there is no shortage of activities to keep locals

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Volunteer registration open for Yuba River Cleanup

August 7, 2018 — For the 21st year, the South Yuba River Citizens League is calling on volunteers and the local community to sign up for its Annual Yuba River Cleanup, which is set to take place on Sept. 15. Volunteer registration is now open at YubaRiver.org, and slots

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Let’s talk about death: Local group aims to start the conversation

August 1, 2018 — Comedy at a funeral home is not what one would expect on a Friday night, but those who make their way to the Chapel of Angels Mortuary this week will find a lighthearted and insightful evening about death. Not typically a fun topic, a local

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Market value: Nevada City Farmers Market hosts inaugural Market in the Park

July 29, 2018 — The Nevada City Farmers Market will hold its inaugural Market in the Park Wednesday evening in Pioneer Park. In addition to the Saturday market the organization hosts on Union Street in Nevada City each weekend, June through November, lovers of fresh produce, meat, and flowers

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Where artists own the stage: The Summer Nugget Fringe Festival returns to the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley

July 25, 2018 — It may be called the "Itsy Bitsy Teensy Weensy Down and Dirty Summer Nugget Fringe Festival," but this weekend's lineup of fringe performances has a big impact for the local artists' community and performers everywhere. Fringe Festivals consist of a variety of stand-alone performances, created,

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Nevada County Concert Band performs Star Wars theme ‘The Basses Strike Back’

July 23, 2018 — The Nevada County Concert Band had the Force with it Sunday, performing with a Star Wars theme at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Boy Scouts representing Troops 232, 506 and 855 from Grass Valley and Nevada City served as the Color Guard Sunday for the

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For women, by women: Radical Love Shift Retreat at Sierraville Hot Springs

July 23, 2018 — SIERRAVILLE — The weekend of Aug. 8-12 will be the eighth year that women gather at Sierraville Hot Springs for the Radical Love Shift Retreat. Women from all walks of life come together to investigate love/sex/relationship issues; how to practice self-love, relationship-needs not being met,

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New brew: Grass Valley Brewing Company open for business (PHOTO GALLERY)

July 19, 2018 — The vibe was warm but the beer was cold Thursday as Grass Valley Brewing Company opened its long-awaited taproom on East Main Street in Grass Valley. After over a year and a half in the making, the downtown spot – located next to California Solar

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Summer Nights returns for 28th season to streets of downtown Nevada City

July 12, 2018 — Hundreds walk the craft and vendor booths set up along Broad Street for the first Summer Nights event of the season in downtown Nevada City on Wednesday night. The remaining Summer Nights include the evenings of July 18 and 25. The event runs from 6

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New Nevada City gallery focuses on abstract psychedelic art

July 11, 2018 — Brian Chambers has been a passionate collector nearly his entire life, starting with baseball cards and comic books. In high school, he focused on concert posters and delved into psychedelic art. Eventually, he evolved from simply collecting to curating exhibits and commissioning pieces. Chambers, it

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A first-timer tackles WorldFest

July 11, 2018 — How lucky we are in Nevada County. So much music. Live music, daily, of all genres, in many venues, and in our festivals. And such festivals: Strawberry, High Sierra, Bluegrass, KVMR's Celtic, Music in the Mountains SummerFest, and this week's California WorldFest, presented by our

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Summer Nights kicks off Wednesday in Nevada City

July 10, 2018 — The summer events season is in full swing — and that means it's time once again for Summer Nights, which kicks off its 28th year Wednesday in downtown Nevada City. The street festival of art and music takes place on three consecutive Wednesday evenings through

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Downieville brewfest back for fourth year

July 9, 2018 — The fourth Downieville Mountain Brewfest returns August 11. The event will go from 2 to 6 p.m., in historic downtown Downieville on Highway 49, where the Downie and the North Yuba Rivers meet. Sponsored by Downieville Improvement Group, all proceeds generated from the event will

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Growing a tradition: Farm Trail Weekend to showcase area producers

July 2, 2018 — "This is going to put Nevada County on the map for agritourism." That's the prediction of Kwong Chew, President of Nevada County Grown. The nonprofit agriculture advocacy group, which also produces the popular Bounty of the County event each fall, is organizing this weekend's inaugural

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Eye on the prize: Wild Eye Pub ready to open in Grass Valley

June 26, 2018 — After over a year-and-a-half of planning, building, and countless hours of manual labor, Grass Valley's Wild Eye Pub is finally set to officially open Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The grand opening will last through Saturday, with live music, karaoke, tours,

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Fun & flowers: art studio/florist open in Penn Valley

June 25, 2018 — Rebecca Sweet Engstrom describes herself as a "Jill of All Trades." As the owner, designer, artist, and activity leader at her new Penn Valley art and florist space, ACACIA/Floristics, Engstrom can tap into her creative side in a number of ways and give kids a

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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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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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