Become a Chamber Ambassador!

Nevada City Chamber Ambassadors

Ambassadors are Chamber Members and Business Leaders who volunteer their time and talents to promoting the Chamber and Member Businesses. Ambassadors wear many hats in soliciting and welcoming new members, being a resource for the Chamber and having the opportunity to interact with the public while promoting their own business.

• Act as the Public Relations arm and liaison for the Chamber
• Represent both the Chamber and their own business
• Serve as greeters at Business After Hours Mixers
• Coordinate Ribbon Cuttings for new members
• Provide outreach to current members
• And so much more!!!

Membership is open to all current Chamber Members. If you would like to become an Ambassador, contact Paul Sieving, Ambassador Committee Development, at

Have You Planned Your Christmas Party Yet?

Harmony Ridge Lodge is already filling up for the holiday season and we want to make sure our fellow Nevada City Chamber members have a chance to reserve a spot before they are all gone. Your guests will be talking about this Christmas party for years to come!

In conjunction with the historic Old 5 Mile House, we are taking the local holiday scene to a new level. One of things that people find alluring is that they can stay right here at the lodge and don’t have to drive home. We can build a customized package for you, but other parties have been set it up something like this: Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres in our beautifully decorated, holiday-themed main luxury lodge; a delicious four-course dinner in a private room at the Old 5 Mile House, with music and dancing till the wee hours; and then back to the lodge to retire in your lavish suite, waking up in the morning with a yummy full breakfast. Can you beat that? And only five miles from downtown Nevada City!

We have packages in many price ranges. Call Cindy today at 530-478-0182.

Nevada City Uncorked Sept 6

Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe Produces Hand-Made Truffles with Solune Port Wine For A Heavenly Experience At The Broad Street Inn

Nevada City Uncorked, a walk-about-town wine event that takes place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., includes 20 different venues throughout downtown Nevada City. Each location, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine or beer tasting, and food sampling.

This year Nevada City Uncorked is focusing on a farm-to-fork theme featuring the agricultural bounty of the Northern Sierra Foothills.
Linda and Bill Hansen, owners of the Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe love chocolate and they love wine. Why, they wondered, couldn’t they combine the two into one glorious truffle? Using their proprietary recipe, they partnered with Jacques Mercier of Solune Winegrowers to incorporate his P.O.S.H. Port-style wine into their truffles.

Uncorked-JacquesThe wine is a blend of Barbara, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional. Winemaker Jacques Mercier explains that “each component plays a very specific role towards the complexity, intensity and, most importantly, harmony of this very stylish wine.”

After several attempts and a few taste tests to get the flavors right, including adding more dark chocolate to the mix, they came up with the recipe. “The wine changes the layers of flavor you get from the chocolate,” Linda Hansen explained. “With the P.O.S.H. Port wine the flavors are amazing. I also love it with their Titan Red Blend as well.”
On the day of Uncorked, The Broad Street Inn ( will host Solune Winegrowers when they partner with Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe. Built in 1870, innkeeper and owner Valerie Moberg explains “Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned green business that prides itself on providing clean, comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, our Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms. Our peaceful garden setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway.”

In addition to their Port wine, Solune will be pouring their 2013 Barbera Rosé, 2010 Barbara, and Titan XVII (a Malbec/Zin Blend). Their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Musqué will be their featured new release.

During Uncorked, 18 wineries from Nevada and Placer Counties, as well as two local breweries (see list at will be pouring their favorite wines and beers. Additionally the wineries will be featuring their newest releases in celebration of the upcoming harvest.

Nevada City Uncorked is collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Association. Tickets are $35 in advance, $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries, and $45 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine/beer tasting, and five food tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on  or call the Chamber at 530-265-2692.


City Offers Business Loan & Training Programs


Nevada City’s business loan and training programs are back and provide below market rates and flexible terms for eligible applicants. Start-up businesses are eligible, and credit issues are not an automatic reason for disqualification. In some cases, grants are allowed.

The Microenterprise program also offers business classes and counseling at no charge to eligible businesses and persons. Non microenterprise entities can attend classes for $40 a session.

Fall classes are on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm at Sierra Commons Business Ignitor, at 792 Searls Ave, Nevada City and begin August 20th. Instructors are from the Sacramento Small Business Development Center, and Sierra Commons will be providing business counseling.

Contact City Hall at 265-2496 or David Nelson, Program Manager, at 530-346-7195 for more information. See and click on “Economic Development Programs.”

Hospice Hoedown Sept 6

Hospice Hoedown
A benefit for Hospice of the Foothills
Saturday, Sept 6, 2014
Saloon opens at 5:30pm; Dinner at 7pm

Nevada City Elks Lodge
518 Hwy 49, Nevada City

Tickets: $75 per person – For tickets and more information call (530) 274-5151, ext. 251


“Barefoot in the Park” Opens Sept 5

LeGacy presents Barefoot in the Park…..classic comedy by the one and only Neil Simon at the Nevada Theatre September 5th through 28th!

Come join LeGacy veterans Nadia White, John Bivens, Sara Noah, Ward Thompson, and Ron Rund…(also newcomer Adam Morton in a hysterical debut as the telephone repair man) as they bring this delightful story of two unlikely newlyweds to life as only Neil Simon could write!

Sue LeGate Halford directs. Darryl Stines and Verne Freer’s set design takes us back to 1964 New York City as newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter (White and Bivens) struggle through their new emotional and physical surroundings….a cramped fifth floor walk up (with no heat and crazy neighbors) a sweet but slightly overbearing mother (Noah) and an eccentric lothario rooftop neighbor (Thompson).

Tickets are only $18 in advance, $20 at the door, available at The Bookseller, Harmony Books, online at, or by calling (530) 268-5419. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Thursdays (September 18th and 25th) at 7pm, Sundays (September 21st and 28th) at 2pm.

GALA NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 6th…all tickets only $25…includes live music by DAVE AND THE COOL BEANS (the incredible hit band from LeGacy’s recent “From the Cavern and On”, complimentary drinks and appetizers starting at 7pm, the show at 8pm, and a cake and champagne reception with the cast after the show!



The Long Walk Benefit Sept 6


Anyone who has a heart for the homeless: individuals, youth groups, families, teams, service organizations and BUSINESSES. Form a team, gather up your family or INVITE a friend and enjoy a morning walk for a great cause.

Walk-a-Thon to benefit Hospitality House. Participants pay a $25 registration fee or collect pledges to raise donations and WIN PRIZES. A BBQ will be held following the event where the prizes will be awarded. The event raises awareness of the many homeless in our own community and raises money to support Hospitality House Shelter for the Homeless.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 – Registration 7:30 to 9:00 – Walk begins at 9:00 am.

Utah’s Place – 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley CA 95945

How Does the Event Work?
Walkers will walk from Utah’s Place through the Brunswick Basin area (under two miles) or choose to walk a portion of the route. The first 250 participants to register will receive “A Long Walk” T-shirt. Participants can either pay a $25 registration fee or collect pledges to raise donations and be eligible to WIN PRIZES. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A BBQ will follow the walk where the prizes will be awarded.

Prizes will be awarded for:
• The most pledge dollars raised by an individual:  $500 gift certificate for food and lodging at Sunnyside Resort and Lodge, Lake Tahoe.

• The most pledge dollars raised by a student or child under 18 years of age:  4 TICKETS TO DISNEYLAND Amusement Park in Anaheim, California and $300 towards food, lodging and transportation.

• The most pledge dollars raised by a team:  16 tickets to Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California.

• The largest team:  2 hours of bowling for up to 20 PEOPLE at Prosperity Lanes in Grass Valley, California.

For more information and to register for The Long Walk go to or call (530) 615-0852.


Fundraisier Benefits Imaging for Life Sept 6


A community Shred Fundraiser in support the Sierra Nevada Memorial Foundation’s Imaging for Life Campaign is being hosted by Fast and Fit, Women’s Gym and Personal Training Studio

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10am to 12:00pm. Fast and Fit is located at 760 S. Auburn Street (Village Shopping Center close to McKnight Way), in Grass Valley.

A suggested donation of $5 per box (approximately 10x12x15) is requested. Papers, checkbooks, credit cards, folders, photographs, etc. will be shred by Secure Record Management of Auburn whose employees donate their time. Donors can watch their documents being shredded if that is important. Boxes can also be dropped off the day before.

“We have, unfortunately, had several women at our gym who have been dealing with cancer this year,” commented Fast and Fit owner Judi Bannister. “It is important for us to support our local Cancer Center in honor of them.”

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission “To nurture the spirit of generosity and volunteerism of the community, we focus our philanthropic efforts in fostering quality healthcare of the highest standards for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.” For more information please call (530) 477-9700 or visit


Nevada City Film Festival Sept 4-7


WHO: 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival

WHEN: Thursday – Sunday, September 4-7, 2014

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA and
Haven Underground, 226 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: Tickets $7/$9 for individual screenings, $89/$99 Festival Passes. Tickets go on sale August 1 for members, August 15 for the public, online at, by phone at (530) 362-8601, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, includes film screenings, workshops, special performances, and a live comedy show. NBC Bay Area called it “one of the fun and funkiest” film festivals in California.

NCFF has also been called the “Sundance of the Sierra” (Sacramento News & Review) for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema by showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, NCFF attends major film festivals, collaborates with film schools around the world, reads countless film blogs, and watches the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film. From feature-length documentaries to world premiere animated shorts, NCFF brings in the buzzed-about festival winners, as well as some of independent cinema’s best-kept secrets.
This year’s opening night feature is Creep, the directorial debut of Nevada County native Patrick Brice. The darkly humorous found-footage thriller stars Brice as a videographer who answers a cryptic Craigslist ad placed by the titular creep (played by Mark Duplass). Alex Williams of the Daily Texan called it “smart, unsettling, and refreshingly self-aware” and Time Magazine named it “one of the 10 movies that made SXSW spectacular.” Creep premiered at SXSW in Austin, TX this spring and quickly launched Brice into a elite group of independent directors. Alejandro Jodorowsky named checked him in an interview, Creep was optioned as a trilogy and Brice was asked to direct Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman in the indie comedy The Overnight. Creep screens, Thursday, September 4 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

NCFilmMarcMaronAnother one of this year’s special guests is comedian Marc Maron from IFC’s hit series “Maron” and the popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” Maron will headline NCFF’s Live Comedy show on Friday, September 5 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Two performances are scheduled for 8pm and 10:30pm. For over twenty years, Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, web and television. A legend in the stand-up community, Maron has appeared on Louie, Letterman, Leno, Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up, and The Green Room. Maron’s podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, premiered in September 2009 and has featured compelling monologues and interviews with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Louis CK, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller. It has become a worldwide phenomenon averaging 2.5-3 million downloads each month. His IFC comedy series Maron is currently in its second season.
Internationally recognized multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek will also showcase her latest project at NCFF. Matreyek combines stunning animation with the art of movement, cleverly using a projection of her silhouette to interact with her creations. Earlier this year, Miwa premiered her new project The World Made Itself at Sundance. The fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder, leading the audience through the history of the earth, from its birth to today’s complex and fast-paced world. The thematic journey is a spectacle of surrealistic metaphor and fantasy. Matreyek also performs Myth and Infrastructure, which traverses seascapes, cityscapes and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with nuanced layers of light and shadow. Matreyek has shown her works at venues around the world, including TEDGlobal (UK), the SF Exploratorium, Spain, Mexico, Chile and more. Matreyek performs twice Friday, September 5 at the Haven Underground.

In addition to the above mentioned special guests, NCFF will screen 70 short films, 10 feature length films, a special student works program featuring films from Sierra College students, workshops, and after parties in historic locations throughout downtown Nevada City. The first round of 2014 Official Selections have been announced and can be found at

In previous years NCFF has hosted filmmakers such as Mike Mills (The Beginners, Thumbsucker), Miranda July (The Future), Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), James M. Johnston (Pioneer, Ain’t Them Bodies), Greg Finton (The World According to Dick Cheney), Galen Pehrson (MOCA), Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and comedians including Nick Kroll (FX’s The League, and Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll Show), Mark Proksch (The Office), Brett Gelman (Go On), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Eric Andre (Adult Swim), and Neil Hamburger.

What else is new at NCFF this year? So far….

Outdoor Family Film Screening of ET in Pioneer Park – Friday, August 15, 2014

Filmmaker Salons: NCFF Salons are a unique opportunity to be apart of an in-depth conversation led by filmmakers and industry professionals about major issues and ideas related to independent cinema.

Filmmaker Workshops: NCFF Workshops are an exciting opportunity for audiences to engage with Festival filmmakers and get an insider’s look at their craft and process. Classes are open to film lovers and filmmakers alike. This year’s workshops include Adventure Storytelling with GoPro and How to Create a Successful Comedy Webseries

Director’s Spotlight – TBA – The director’s spotlight showcases the complete works of a filmmaker giving festival-goers the opportunity to see and learn the filmmaker’s growth and gain insider/industry tips and tools.

Constitution Day Weekend Sept 13 & 14

The 48th Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a weekend of festivities Sept. 13 & 14, 2014 in this historic California Gold Rush town.

Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade has been a local tradition since 1967 and is reported to be the oldest and largest Constitution observance in western America.

The 2 p.m. Sunday parade culminates other weekend activities including Revolutionary War Living History in Pioneer Park Saturday & Sunday, a free concert performed by the Nevada County Concert Band & Watsonville Community Band Saturday, and the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek Sunday.

The parade through the downtown historic district includes marching bands, floats, antique autos, equestrians, politicians and perennial crowd favorites such as the Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band and the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City, a humorous but reverent group that portrays each U.S. president.

For more information and a detailed listing of activities go to

Download Constitution Day Brochure

Reinette Senum Receives Lambert Award


Reinette Senum

Former mayor and longtime Nevada City community leader Reinette Senum has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the 25th Annual Col. William H. “Bill” Lambert Award.

The prestigious Lambert Award is presented annually by the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City to recognize outstanding contributions to Nevada City and the Nevada City way of life. The award is named in honor of the late Col. William H. Lambert, founder of Nevada City’s annual Constitution Day Parade.

The Marching Presidents announce the award each year on the eve of the annual parade, in which they participate. This year’s 48th Annual Constitution Day Parade rolls down Broad Street beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Reinette for many years and she still finds ways to amaze me,” said Marching Presidents founder David Parker, who will present the award at the Marching Presidents post-parade awards banquet at Miners Foundry.

“Her list of community accomplishments is long and growing longer each year. She has helped transform our historic community in ways that have put Nevada City on the cutting edge of the 21st Century,” he said. “The Famous Marching Presidents are proud to honor Reinette with our 25th annual Lambert Award.”

Senum is a 1984 Nevada Union HS graduate who went on to travel widely, visiting some 50 countries, and to become the first women to walk and ski solo across Alaska. She studied film in Southern California before returning to Nevada City in 2004.

She co-founded the Alliance for a Post Petroleum Local Economy (APPLE) and Power Up-NC before being elected to a four-year term on the City Council in 2008. She served as mayor in 2010.

She’s a co-founder and former manager of the Nevada City Farmers Market and advocate of the Commercial Street Boardwalk, its acoustic Thursdays and Farm to Table events.

“I’m tickled. It’s wonderful,” she said when informed of her award selection. “It’s so nice to be appreciated, especially in a town with so many amazing volunteers.”

Reinette-Col.-Bill-LambertPast Lambert Award recipients are retired city manager Beryl P. Robinson Jr., former mayor and city clerk Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, longtime parade organizers George and Pat Harper, city councilman and former mayor Pat Dyer, the late real estate broker Jim Mackey, local writer Dave Carter, Chamber of Commerce executive director Cathy Whittlesey, former mayor Steve Cottrell, businessman Bob Buhlis, retired Nevada County general services director Dennis Cassella, John Christensen, a leader of community efforts to establish the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum; cartoonist R.L. “Crabman” Crabb, business owners Lee and Susan Thurston, Nevada City public works director Verne Taylor, the late historian Edwin Tyson, the late folksinger/activist U Utah Phillips, city engineer Bill Falconi, Marching Presidents organizer Patti Foster, retired school administrator Karen Chizek, musician Mikail Graham. retired county librarian Madelyn Helling, local builder Gary Tintle and former mayor Paul Matson. Marching Presidents founder David Parker was presented the group’s 20th anniversary award.

The Marching Presidents is a fun-loving and educational group that portrays all 44 U.S. Presidents with reverence, good humor and varying degrees of historical accuracy.

For reliable information on U.S. Presidents, see

Rotary Adventures & Wine Auction Sept 19

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September 19, 2014

The 2014 Adventures & Wine Auction to benefit the Nevada City Rotary Club Youth Programs and Scholarship Fund will be held on Friday, September 19, from 5:30pm – 9:00 p.m. The silent and live auctions will feature services, goods, and unforgettable experiences donated by members of the Nevada City Rotary Club and the local business community.

This year’s gala will be held once again at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Enjoy music and dancing with Dream & the Dreamer in addition to an enticing selection of items and services.

Ticket price includes dessert, wine from many of Nevada County’s best wineries, a no-host bar, fun raffles, and the live and silent auctions. Food will be available for purchase. It will be the best party of the year!

$12 advance/$20 at the door. Tickets available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, Briar Patch or from Nevada City Rotarians.

This is a great evening of wine, food, fun, and charitable auctioneering. Talented auctioneer Jay Cooper will keep the event moving and make for a fun and profitable time for all.

The event theme is “Focus on Youth”. All proceeds benefit the scholarships and other youth programs of Nevada City Rotary Club.

Want to donate an auction item? Contact 530 428-5126 or

For more information please visit or on Facebook at


Nevada City Sidewalk Sale Sept 20

The Nevada City Sidewalk Sale is Saturday September 20th from 10am to 5pm.

All of the downtown stores will be bringing their wares out onto the sidewalks at great discounted prices. Browse the streets and find the bargains.  A fun day for finding a treasure!


InConcert Sierra Orchestra Concert Sept 21

What: InConcert Sierra Orchestra Greatest Hits of Classical Music

When:  Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 2pm concert

Tickets:  $55 general/$50 season ticket holders and key level donors.  Group discounts available – please call
Available at:  BriarPatch Co-op Community Market; Online at or call 530-273-3990

On Sunday, September 21, the InConcert Sierra Orchestra conducted by Ken Hardin will perform an electrifying program featuring some of the greatest hits of orchestral music.

Have you ever noticed that to hear a certain theme or movement that you absolutely love in concert, the entire work must be heard? Not at this concert. Maestro Ken Hardin designed a program of movements from a list of classical works submitted by audience members. The list represents some of the greatest hits of all time.

“This concert will present a delightful composite of musical favorites suggested by a variety of listeners who enjoy classical music. As the program unfolds, you may be saying to yourself – “Oh, I remember hearing this when….”, or, “This sounds familiar – is that what it was?”, or, “It’s great to hear this live!” said musicologist and pianist Aileen James.

Some of the enticing highlights from the program include “Overture: Die Fledermaus” by Strauss Jr., “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov, “Italian Symphony: Movement 1″ by Mendelssohn, “Malagueña” by Lecuona, “Holberg Suite” by Grieg, “William Tell Overture” by Rossini, and “Radetsky March” by Strauss Sr. For a full list of the program, visit the InConcert Sierra website.

“Last September was our first ICS Orchestra concert and it was spectacular. Not only was the orchestra cohesive and responsive, but the superb acoustic of the Seventh-day Adventist Church enhanced the experience. It was electric,” says Hardin. “This season, we’ve increased the orchestra to 48 excellent local and regional players. I love working with this orchestra and concertmaster Richard Altenbach. We will have some popular local players who haven’t performed for us in the orchestra before such as Jerry Grant and Paul Trethway on saxophone, and Julian Dixon on tuba. We’re also bringing back longtime friends Neil Tatman on oboe and Matsuko Tatman on violin. It’s very exciting for both me and the community,” said Hardin.

“The program is full of what some musicians tend to call ‘old warhorses’ but truly, they are favorite works that are seldom played anymore. They are old warhorses because often they are the most beloved movements by audience members . Everyone will walk away with a song in their heart,” says Hardin. “If you listen to these on youtube, you will surely know every song. These works are prevalent in movie scores and every classical music station, but not often heard on the concert stage.

Hardin reviews the audience submissions and matches requests to their corresponding instrumentation. “Although I love them all, some of the Romantic era works requests which are often submitted require a much larger orchestra than is possible to put on stage at the SDA church.”

Join InConcert Sierra on Sunday afternoon September 21. There is only one performance, and it’s going to be one to remember.


“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Opens Sept 18


Sierra Stages presents

September 18 – October 12
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
(Note: There is no performance on Sunday September 21)

Information: • 530-346-3210

Sierra Stages is proud to present the classic Off-Broadway musical YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, for four weekends only from September 18 through October 12 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is a delightfully infectious musical that has charmed audiences for close to 50 years. From the trials of first loves and little league championships to battles with book reports and kite-eating trees, audiences are invited to spend a day in the life of the inept but ever-hopeful Charlie Brown as he searches for what it means to be a good person, finding unexpected answers from his friends Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Patty and Snoopy.

The Sierra Stages production of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is directed and musical directed by Ken Getz, with dance direction by George Jayne. The cast includes Isaias Acosta (Charlie Brown), Lindsay Dunckel (Patty), Tracie Nickle (Snoopy), Robert Rossman (Linus), Kim Wellman (Lucy) and Toon Vandevorst (Schroeder).

“This is one of my very favorite small musicals,” said director Ken Getz. “It is funny, touching, and incredibly sincere, with deceptively simple songs. The show speaks to those of us who grew up with the “Peanuts” characters in comic strips and television specials during the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, as well as those who were born more recently and may have only a passing acquaintance with the “Peanuts” gang from the perennial A Charlie Brown Christmas or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Getz concluded, “The show is totally family-friendly, and with a wonderfully talented cast, band, and production staff, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN is a great way to finish our sixth season (which included Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, David Auburn’s PROOF and J.M.Barrie’s PETER PAN).”

Performances of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM. (Note there is no performance on Sunday September 21.) The first two performances (September 18 & 19) are low priced “previews” with $15 General Admission tickets. For all other performances, General Admission is $25 ($18 for Youth age 17 and under). For those audience members who prefer a specific seat location and wish to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages, Reserved Seating is available in advance for $35. For students under 25 with a valid student ID, student rush tickets are offered ½ hour before each performance, based upon availability, for $15 (one ticket per student ID).

General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are available online at or by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. Tickets are also on sale at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Boulevard in Grass Valley.

This fall, Sierra Stages continues its informal Wednesday night play reading series – Theater by the Book – co-presented with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center with Pursuit of Truth written and directed by Jeffrey Mason on September 24, Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz and directed by Jac Royce, on October 22 and Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay Abaire and directed by Danny McCammon, on November 19. All three readings take place at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City. Doors open at 7 PM and the readings begin at 7:30 PM. There is a suggested donation of $10, with advance tickets available from the Miners Foundry at and at BriarPatch Co-op in Grass Valley.

On Sunday November 2, Sierra Stages will join with Sierra Master Chorale (InConcert Sierra) for a joint fundraiser to benefit the educational programs of both organizations. As part of this benefit, Sierra Stages will present the musical version of the classic folk tale STONE SOUP, with music and lyrics by Ken Hardin, Artistic Director of InConcert Sierra. This production of STONE SOUP will also tour to local Nevada County elementary schools in October and November as part of Sierra Stages’ effort to introduce younger audiences to live theatre.

Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt not-for-profit community theatre with a goal to enrich the culture of western Nevada County. In its first six seasons, Sierra Stages has presented 23 plays and musicals and has received 51 Elly Award nominations for its productions.

For more information about YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Theater by the Book, and Sierra Stages, visit



Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day Sept 20

SYRCL’s 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day

Thank you for supporting SYRCL’s 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day—together we’ve removed nearly 160,000 pounds of trash and recycling over the past 16 years! Register to volunteer and cleanup your favorite river site here-

Please participate in SYRCL’s “Clean-a-thon” when you register—ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts to keep the river clean, and win great prizes, too! The Cleanup and River Ambassador Program have real costs and we need your help to keep them going.


• Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

• Cleanup: 9:00am to Noon

• Celebration: Noon – 3:30pm

• Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park

Please join us for free BBQ, cold drinks, live music, Haute Trash fashion show, and the 4th Annual Stone Skipping Contest at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park!

How to Register- visit the site-

1. Choose to register as a Team, Join a team or as an individual. Enter user id, password, name, email and address to register for the Cleanup or use an existing social media login.

2. Register for your favorite Cleanup site (Very Important- spaces are limited for certain sites), make an optional donation and set your fundraising goal.

3. Have fun with your fundraising page! Add personal photos and change the text to share your personal experience of the Yuba and Cleanup.

4. Share your registration on Facebook to remind your friends and family to register for the Cleanup.

5. If you would like to register multiple participants that are unable to use the online registration please call our SYRCL Clean-Up Hotline at 530-265-5961 x201 and we will be happy to help.

Please contact Jenn Tamo or Andrew Collins-Anderson for more information about the event: or or (530) 265-5961 x 201 or x 203.