Community Workshop: Pedestrian Friendly Town Square

Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-1pm
Nevada City City Hall

Join The City of Nevada City and the Future of Nevada County (FoNC) for a Community Workshop to envision a pedestrian friendly street/town square space!

This is an opportunity for the community to provide feedback for an upcoming public works beautification project in downtown Nevada City.

A facilitation method will be used to ensure that each individual has the opportunity to share their opinions in small groups so that as a whole we can gather input and co-create a vibrant, healthy community space. Love Nevada City? Come contribute your vision for this space!

See the event on our website at futureofnc.weebly.com or on FoNC’s Facebook Event Page.

11th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch June 30th

Please join Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation (SNMHF) on Saturday June 30th for the 11th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch supporting the Emergency Department Campaign for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

Organized by the Nevada County Penny Pitch committee and KNCO, this family friendly event was created in memory of local restaurateur John Kane, who passed away in 2013 and loved pitching pennies with his buddies. The Penny Pitch offers a great opportunity to gather friends and family together for a couple hours of friendly competition to raise funds for a crucial community cause.

“I learned very quickly that this is one of those fun activities that you can participate in and have zero talent,” laughed Kimberly Parker, Executive Director of the hospital foundation. “If you can toss a penny against the wall, you may be a shining star at the Penny Pitch.”

This year’s festivities begin with food and beverages at 11:00 a.m. – with pitching starting at noon at Kane’s Restaurant in Downtown Grass Valley.

Participation in the 2018 John Kane Penny Pitch will help provide top-of-the-line, state-of-the- art healthcare to our community by contributing toward a much-needed expansion and upgrade of your local hospital’s Emergency Department.

Built to handle 15,000 emergency room visits a year, the Emergency Department at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital now sees over 35,000 patients annually. This crucial transformation will provide vital patient care and a compassionate experience for both patients and their loved ones.

The event will feature live music, raffle tickets for prizes that will be awarded throughout the event.

The cost is $20 per person or $120 for a team of six. Individuals and teams with less than six players will be grouped with others at the time of the event.

For more information on the Emergency Department transformation, please visit supportsierranevada.org/ourpromise. To register in the 11th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch, visit www.supportsierranevada.org/pennypitch or call the SNMH Foundation at (530) 477-9700.

Nevada City’s First Friday Artwalk – June 1st!

The First Friday Artwalk in Nevada City is a celebration of our thriving Arts Community and cultivates a partnership between businesses and the art community. This promotes established and emerging artists, local commerce, and public access to the arts. With our diverse mix of galleries, local artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms and eateries featuring local artists and hosting art receptions for the evening. There will also be live music at the Boardwalk on Commercial Street, with vendors selling locally made goods. Visit our “Art in the Park” at Calanan Park, where we will have local artisans and musicians among the fragrant flowers and twinkling lights. On York St, there will be a Youth Arts Alley with entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. You can find maps at the Chamber of Commerce or any one of the participating locations which highlight what is happening when and where. See you there, 5 to 9pm! First Friday Artwalks future dates: July 6th and August 3rd.

 

Episode 5.9.9 – The Prequel

Sunday June 3, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm

Alta Sierra Country Club (on the green)
11897 Tammy Way, Alta Sierra, CA

The 70-piece Nevada County Concert Band begins its 47th season with “Episode 5.9.9 – The Prequel,” the first of four Picnic Pops Concerts featuring big band, classic, jazz, folk, film, and popular music.

Since this is the first in our concert series, the theme is “Episode 5.9.9 – The Prequel” to give you a behind-the-scenes first look at our summer’s musical selections of music that have stood the test of time – and can withstand remakes, sequels, and other pop culture references.

Highlights include:
* music by composer John Williams such as “Star Wars,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” and “Jaws”
* film tunes from “The Incredibles” and “The Sound of Music”
* songs made famous by The Muppets
* Broadway tunes from “Oklahoma,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Camelot”
* patriotic, folk, and children’s songs
* music by George Harrison (The Beatles)

We’ll even have a vocalist, an oom-pah band ensemble with a sing-along, and other surprises. The Nevada County Concert Band always puts on a great show!

The concert is free, open to the public, accessible and family friendly. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner, or visit the club’s food bar for food, beer, or wine service. Non-profit donations to support the band will be gratefully accepted.

Cheesemaking Classes at Wheyward Girl Creamery

May 29th at 1:00 PM – Feta & More

This unique class is taught by Wheyward Girl Creamery owner, Barbara Jenness. Barbara has been a master cheesemaker for over 35 years including starting the first artisan goat creamery in Michigan. She will pass on her vast knowledge of cheese and skill guiding participants through the cheese making process. This class is hands-on, lively and full of fun. Each person will leave with their cheese, tasting notes, and recipe suggestions.  Each class runs approximately 3 hours.

PROVIDED SUPPLIES: All supplies are provided for class

SNACKS: Each class includes a beautiful cheese plate for snacking!

REGISTRATION: Please call the shop with your credit card information to guarantee your spot (530) 478-1665. Cost is $65.00 per person.

NOTE: This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance.

 

Celebration of Trails Weekend 2018

Thursday May 31, 2018 6:00 pm through Sunday June 3, 2018 3:00 pm

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters are gearing up for four days of trail activities during the 2018 expanded Celebration of Trails Weekend – the region’s biggest annual showcase of local community trails.

This year, the event will kick off with a Fireside Chat at Inn Town Campground on Thursday, March 31, followed by an Ales for Trails event at Ol’ Republic Brewery Tap House on Friday, June 1, a Hike-A-Thon on the future Pines to Mines Trail and vendor villages at two locations with Yuba Bus shuttles running all day on Saturday, June 2 and concluding with a variety of work days, hikes and rides on local trails on Sunday, June 3.

“Trails are one of Nevada County’s greatest community assets – They build strong neighborhoods and boost the local economy by attracting visitors to our area who come for the wealth of outdoor experiences trails provide. When people get outside and close to nature for healthy exercise and spiritual renewal they feel good and want to protect our beautiful open spaces, forests and riparian corridors. This year we are excited to partner with Ol’ Republic Brewery to expand to two locations and multiple days for a four-day celebration,” said Laura Petersen, Communications and Outreach Manager for Bear Yuba Land Trust.

What: Fireside Chat: All About Trails with Hank Meals

When: 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, May 31

Where: Inn Town Campground

Suggested Donation: $10

The weekend kicks off with the first Fireside Chat of the 2018 season on 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 31 at Inn Town Campground. It’s our second annual offering of this fun, summertime series at the campground located at 9 Kidder Court, Nevada City. We’ll gather around the campfire to talk about trails and hear from special guest, Archeologist and Yuba River Trails Author Hank Meals.

Learn more at http://www.bylt.org/events/event/fireside-chat-lets-celebrate-trails/

What: Ales for Trails

When: 5 to 8 pm Friday, June 1

Where: Ol’ Republic Brewery Tap House, Argall Way, Nevada City

Help raise money for local trails during the first Ales for Trails fundraiser of the year while enjoying the draft debut of Trailside IPA, Ol’ Republic’s newest brew benefiting BYLT. Trailside IPA (a session-able hazy) was brewed in support of BYLT for building and maintaining trails. Meet other participants, sign up in person and get all the details for Saturday’s Hike-A-Thon, too from 5 to 8 p.m. at the original “Town Parlour” the brewery’s Nevada City Tap House. This will be the first of a series of Ales for Trails events held all summer long at various brew pub locations organized by BYLT in support of trails.

What: Celebration of Trails, Hike-A-Thon and Vendor Village

When: Saturday, June 2 – 8:30 am to 11 pm Hike-A-Thon; noon to 5 pm Vendor Village

Where: Ol’ Republic Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House) Highway 20

When: Saturday, June 2, 3 to 8 pm

Where: Ol’ Republic Tap House, Argall Way, Nevada City

Transportation: Yuba Bus shuttles to and from both locations all day Saturday

On Saturday, June 2, join BYLT on the trail for the first annual Hike-A-Thon on the future Pines to Mines Trail (a five mile segment of the Pioneer Trail). The Pines to Mines Trail will someday link the towns of Nevada City and Truckee. The community can raise money for trails with every step and win prizes along the way.

After, meet at the new Ol’ Republic Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House on Hwy 20) and Ol’ Republic original Nevada City Tap House for two vendor villages with many of your favorite outdoor groups and businesses, live music, food trucks, speakers and more! Yuba Bus will provide shuttle rides all day long. Sunday, June 3 will round out the weekend with a variety of hikes and workdays on local trails led by different organizations. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Learn more at BYLT.org

Register for BYLT’s first Hike-A-Thon at: https://www.classy.org/campaign/bylt-celebration-of-trails-hike-a-thon/c180887

 

 

Nevada City Winery 2015 Pinot Noir Release

Saturday, June 2   5-8 PM

Nevada City Winery is very pleased to be releasing our much-anticipated 2015 Russian River Pinot Noir! Only 117 cases were produced.

The cool, foggy summer mornings of the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County create a long growing period that help to develop the gr

ape’s flavors. This wine is a blend of three clones of Pinot Noir, giving the wine its complexity.  Rose petal, cherry, and a touch of cigar box make up the aromas. This silky soft wine pairs very nicely with salmon or other simple but rich foods.

This event will be a guided tour of our Pinot Noir perfectly paired with three different artisanal cheeses from Wheyward Girl Creamery in Nevada City.  There’s something special about a perfect pairing.  The rich flavors and fudge like texture of cheese blend seamlessly with a luscious fruit forward wine.

Join us and experience firsthand why wine and cheese pairings work so beautifully together!

Guarantee your spot by making a reservation!
 Wine Club Members – $5 with reservation, $8 at the door.  
General Public – $10 with reservation, $12 at the door

321 Spring Street, Nevada City – 530.265.9463

Off Broadstreet Presents: Go Johnny Gough

After last year’s successful musical soap opera Shake, Rattle and Roll, OBS owners John Driscoll and Jan Kopp have devised an ALL NEW wacky production using last year’s brilliant performers as different characters in a completely new story line with all new songs. This year’s MYSTERY soap, “Go, Johnny Gough” follows a renowned detective’s investigation into the mysterious attempted murder of crime syndicate kingpin, Frank O.

In Go Johnny Gough OBS favorites Jed Dixon, Micah Cone, Heather Dixon, Ken Miele and Tina Marie Kelly will wow you in a brand new musical
mystery adventure.

With inventive choreography by Tina Marie Kelly and a varied collection of musical numbers including hits by The Bee Gees, The Four Seasons, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Electric Light Orchestra ( ELO), Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) and others, this talented cast will take you on a wacky, fun-filled journey of intrigue, power and mistaken identities. Go Johnny Gough has plenty of laughs and great music and is suitable for all ages

Pre-show entertainment is provided by Chris Crockett beginning one hour before show time for all performances. For further information or for show reservations, please call OFF BROADSTREET at (530) 265-8686 or (530) 478-1213 or visit the OFF BROADSTREET website at www.offbroadstreet.com.

 

LeGacy Presents Opens its 12th Season at the Nevada Theatre

To start off, a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert by Dave and the Cool Beans Saturday, May 26th at 8pm, followed by our spring show, the hilarious comedy DEARLY BELOVED, June 1st through 23rd.

“The Beans are Back in Town” features the incredible playing and harmonies of the dance worthy, rock and rolling group, Dave and the Cool Beans. Come on out and rock out to the only live music band locally to feature such diverse groups and artists as The Beatles, Badfinger, Everly Brothers,
Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jay and the Americans, America, Jackson Browne, Doobie Brothers, and The Monkees, along with some original music written by lead Bean vocalist, Dave Halford. Dave and the Cool Beans include Dave Halford on rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul Turner on lead guitar and vocals, Steve Sheppard on bass and vocals, and Nevada County virtuoso drumist, John Basa. Sound by Paul Emery.”The Beans are Back in Town” is ONE NIGHT ONLY, Saturday, May 26th at 8pm at the Nevada Theatre.

The following Friday, June 1st, LeGacy opens the hilarious comedy “DEARLY BELOVED” at the Nevada Theatre, playing through June 23rd. Written by the talented Jones, Hope and Wooten writing trio (who penned last years hit show, “The Dixie Swim Club”) LeGacy once again brings the talents of director John Bivens, most of last years Dixie cast, and a few more local favorites! A Texas wedding goes nutty, a bride is on the run, three
sisters reunite in a very different way, and romance and laughter abound! “Dearly Beloved” stars Nancy Haffey, Sue LeGate Halford, Nancy
Keith, Kim Wellman, Nadia White, Carolyn Winters, Brandon Johnson, Kris Meadows, & Adam Morton, with director Bivens himself taking a turn on the stage! “Dearly Beloved” plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, ONE SUNDAY matinee, Fathers Day, June 17th at 2pm, and ONE THURSDAY
June 21 at 7pm. Tickets for both “The Beans are Back in Town” and “Dearly Beloved” are only $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at the BookSeller, Harmony Books, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419. SPECIAL reserved seating available at $35, through box office or online only, please. Come on out and join LeGacy this spring at the Nevada Theatre…..we will see you at the theatre!!!

Avant-Rock Cello Odyssey with Joshua McClain

Celebrated electric cellist, Joshua McClain, returns June 2 to Big Owl Ranch in Nevada City for unforgettable solo house concert. June 2 at 8pm (tickets here).

Joshua’s performances are often described as transformational and cinematic – like being inside of a an epic movie with the sound track played live, right in front of you. Using a looping pedal and effects processor, Joshua loops and layers entire soundscapes, transporting audience members to other worlds. His concerts are intense, emotional, and inspiring – audience members often call them spiritual experiences. Mixing orchestral, rock, Americana, and genres not yet defined, Joshua puts on an memorable show.

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Doors @ 7:30 Show @ 8:00

CATS Presents: Grant Avenue Follies

With roots in San Francisco Chinatown nightclubs of the 1940s to 1970s, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents Grant Avenue Follies, a group of senior Asian women, who have been dancing their hearts out in their golden years for fun, camaraderie, and inspiration. Chinatown nightclubs, such as the once famed Forbidden City and the China Sky Room in San Francisco, were often frequented by Hollywood celebrities and returning soldiers from World War II during their heydays. At the height, the dancers were known for top quality entertainment, and some toured abroad to critical acclaim. The documentary, “Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story,” gives historical perspective and will precede the cabaret show. Meet the Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Rick Quan, and the performers in a Q&A after the show. Today, Grant Avenue Follies support many causes for veterans, children and seniors, in addition to touring Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Honolulu, and more! Tickets are $20 in Grass Valley at the Book Seller and Briar Patch and online at www.catsweb.org.

Yuba Lit Presents – SHE PERSISTED: Bold Women Artists

Featuring BRIDGET QUINN, author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)

THURSDAY MAY 31, 7:30PM

Reading with Bridget Quinn: NEVADA COUNTY ARTISTS Deborah Bridges, LeeAnn Brook, Ruth Chase, Amanda Paoletti and Jerianne Van Dijk sharing personal tales of how they persisted in making their art.

“Your Art History 101 syllabus just got a lot more fun.” —O, the Oprah Magazine

“Pithy profiles of famous and not-famous women artists. Spunky, attitudinal, smart writing . . .” —NPR

The Stonehouse
107 Sacramento St., Nevada City
$10 at the door
No-host bar. Doors open 7 p.m. for drinks and mingling
RSVP to save your seat by emailing yubalit@gmail.com

www.yubalit.org

Music in the Mountains 37th Anniversary SummerFest Concert

For more than thirty-seven years, Music in the Mountains SummerFest has been Northern California’s premier summer concert series, featuring exciting outdoor performances and sophisticated chamber concerts, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus, can transform lives and communities.

Led by Artistic Director Pete Nowlen and resident conductor Ryan Murray, SummerFest stretches over the course of eleven days from June 23 through July 3 and welcomes over 65 professional musicians and thousands of attendees to the beautiful park-like setting of the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.

This year’s program embodies the bold spirit of summer – everything is singing and alive; promising the best of what might be!  Beginning with an enchanting evening of Handel and Bach and finishing with a spirited Patriotic Pops, SummerFest also includes Brahms Serenade No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s luscious 2nd Symphony, a tribute to American greats and the unforgettable songs of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, and the evocative and intoxicating songs of thwarted love from Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, and more!

Fact Sheet: SummerFest

Saturday, June 23: Garden Party – Dunham Estate in Grass Valley, 6pm

A summer garden party at the sprawling Dunham Estate in Grass Valley.  The evening features dinner, dessert, and a concert with Purcell’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Handel’s Water Music Suite in F, and Robin Mayforth performing Vivaldi’s Summer from the Four Seasons.

Sunday, June 24: Brahms Serenade – Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley, Doors 2:00pm, Show 3pm

A sublime chamber concert featuring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in c minor, op. 66 and Serenade No. 1, the charming yet rigorous score that was the genesis of Brahms’ great symphonies.

Tuesday, June 26: Summer Brass – Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley – Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm

Featuring the Music in the Mountains Brass in a spirited program of music from the Renaissance to now.

Thursday, June 28: Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony – Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gates 6:30pm, Show 8pm

An epic concert featuring Rachmaninoff’s luscious 2nd Symphony under the towering pines of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The drama opens with Mozart’s Don Giovanni and then into a dreamlike Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss sung by soprano, Carrie Hennessey.

Saturday, June 30: Bernstein & Gershwin – Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gates 6:30pm, Show 8pm

A concert under the stars celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th and George Gershwin’s 120th Anniversaries with music from Westside Story, Candide, Strike up the Band, and more! The night will culminate with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Richard Glazier.

Sunday, July 1 : Music of Love & Drama – Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gates 6:30pm, Show 8pm

An orchestral program sizzling with romance and heartbreak by moonlight, featuring the tragedies of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy featuring 9 year-old violin prodigy, Amaryn Olmeda, The Force of Destiny, and more.

Tuesday, July 3: Patriotic Pops – Great Lawn, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gates 6:30pm, Show 8:00pm

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Celebrate under the stars….and the stripes! Patriotic favorites, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” It’s a Music in the Mountains SummerFest finale tradition.

Tickets are $30/Advance, $40 at the Gate, $10 for Students.  4 Concert Tickets for $99 (Good until 5/31), Reserve a table for 6 for $99.  For tickets and more information call (530) 265-6124, visit our website at www.MusicInTheMountains.org or visit our box office Tuesday-Friday between noon and 4pm at 530 Searls Ave, Suite A, Nevada City.

Nevada City Film Festival Presents Movies Under the Pines

For summer 2018, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, Saturdays, June 16, July 28 and Aug 18 at the Pioneer Park Bandshell in Nevada City.

NCFF carefully selects films that both kids and parents will enjoy.  This year’s films include:

June 16 – The Great Outdoors (1988) directed by Howard Deutch, written by John Hughes. When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful in this raucous comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Annette Bening.

July 28 – Karate Kid (1984) directed by John Avildsen and produced by Jerry Weintraub, and starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue, is an underdog story about a martial arts master who agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

August 18 – Best in Show (2000) is a “behind the scenes” look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog-shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners. It is a fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest’s gift for improv comedy, Best in Show boasts an appealingly quirky premise and a brilliantly talented cast including Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, and more.

“Movies Under the Pines is one of those endearing and sweet community events that warm your heart.  We wanted this year’s films to reflect that feeling,” says Jesse Locks, Festival Director.  “It is so popular, we have people travel from all over to experience this movie magic in a beautiful outdoor setting,”

The film festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the grass at each venue. Before each screening NCFF curates a special pre-show that includes screening local filmmakers works, movie trivia with fun festival prizes, and other events specific to each screening.

Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks allowed. Outside alcoholic beverages prohibited.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

Gates open at 7:30pm for picnicking, films begin at Sunset, which depending on the time of year can be between 8 and 8:30pm.  Tickets $7/General Admission, $5/Children 12 & Under.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com and will also be available at the gate.

 

 

KNCO “Business Spotlight” Offer to Nevada City Chamber Members

Hello Nevada City Chamber Members:

KNCO Radio contacted us and offered an opportunity for all our members to be featured in a “Business Spotlight” which is actually a FREE commercial for your business or organization. Nevada City Chamber members will be featured on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

This is the plan:

The time commitment by each business or organization is from 3:30 to 4:00 pm, at the KNCO Studio, 1255 E. Main Street, Grass Valley. KNCO representatives will meet with you at 3:30 to review your business or organization and how it will be featured. The Radio airtime is from 3:45 to 4:00 pm.

Jon Katis will be the host and he will also film the “Spotlight” and put it on KNCO’s Facebook page. It’s then available for you to take it from their Facebook page and use it however you feel would be the best way to promote your business or organization.

If this opportunity is of interest to you – please call the Chamber office to be added to the schedule, (530) 265-2692.

The Chamber is pleased to partner with KNCO and offer this new benefit to the entire membership.

Promote Your Business Through Our Newsletter!

Do you want to let people know what your are all about? Having a special or promotion? As a chamber member, you have access to our newsletter that goes out every Monday to over 8,000 subscribers!

Simply provide a write up along with a graphic (logo, poster, pictures) and we will include your item in the newsletter. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon, but of course the earlier the better. Send your information to info@nevadacitychamber.com. If you have questions, feel free to call us, we are happy to help!

Best regards,

Libby Bonomolo

530.265.2692

Gold Country Celtic Society Coming Activities

June 3, 2018    

Our annual picnic is June 3rd at Commodore park in Lake Wildwood, thus requires reservations. The club provides tri tip and chicken while our members bring salads and desserts. For information & reservations, contact Kathy Ellis at 530/274-8068

July 4, 2018

July 4th Parade, Nevada City. We will be marching in the parade, carrying the Celtic flags and featuring our bagpipers. If you can march, contact our parade master, Ron Cherry at 478-5616.

August 26, 2018 

Monthly gathering at Veterans’ Hall, Nevada City. Program TBA.

September 22, 2018

Monthly gathering and potluck at Veterans’ Hall, Nevada City. Our program will feature Mr. Gage McKinney presenting information about his book, “MacBoyle’s Gold,” the story of a mining engineer and philanthropist who was keenly proud of his Celtic heritage.

For more information: www.nevadacountycelticclub.org

Wine Down Wednesdays at Nevada City Winery

The warm weather and longer days are finally here. So, we have changed our hours – Wine Down Wednesdays will be 5-7pm. What better way to spend a mid-week early evening, than with a glass of wine and live music. Add friends and a cheese plate, and enjoy!

Scheduled for May are:

May 30th: Steve Holland

Shuttle Service to the South Yuba River State Park- 49 Crossing Starts June 9th

The South Yuba River receives a reported 800,000 visitors annually. One of the most popular locations to visit on the Yuba is South Yuba River State Park- Highway 49 Crossing. Visitor parking in this State Park is extremely limited with only about 34 legal parking spaces.

Inspired by the opportunity to mitigate parking challenges and to provide an eco-friendly transportation alternative, we have created Yuba Bus.

The Yuba River shuttle service is coming to downtown Nevada City. We will provide hourly pickups at Robinson Plaza and the Rood Center, 4 days per week- Thursday thru Sunday. We will also be servicing the Inn Town Campground two times per day. This shuttle service will run June 9 until Sept 23, 2018.

Yuba Bus is established as a community partners with the South Yuba Rivers Citizens League (SYRCL) and Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) to provide a safe, informative and responsible experience at the South Fork of the Yuba River.

Round Trip: Adults $15, Seniors & Children $10, Family of Four $40

One Way: Adults $8, Seniors & Children $5

Yuba Bus is on most social media platforms: @yubabus. The website is YubaBus.com

Sierra Harvest Farm Crew Agriculture Skills Courses

Increase Your Skills as a Production Farmer!

Greenhouse, pest & weed management, crop irrigation, integrating animals into a farm, composting, crop planning, seed saving, cover crops, small machine maintenance – these are just a few of the incredible skills you can learn through the Sierra Harvest on-farm courses. This course is designed to for beginning farmers interested in production scale agriculture.

All classes are taught on farms in Nevada County by our incredible local farmers and agricultural professionals

Robbie Martin (Sweet Roots Farm), Jeremy Mineau (Super Tuber Farm), Antonio Garza (Riverhill Farm), Leo Chapman (Harmony Valley Farm), Tim Van Wagner (First Rain Farm), Cindy Fake (UCCE Horticulture & Small Farms Advisor), Amigo Bob Cantisano (Organic Ag Advisors), Aleta Barrett (Starbright Acres Family Farm), Paul Glowaski (Dinner Bell Farm), Patrick and Diane Bollinger (Foothill Roots Farm), Sarah Silverheels (For the People Seeds) and Kristen Draz and Will Holland (Fog Dog Farm).

Sign up for the entire course and get a 23% price discount. Choose 7 or more classes for an 11% discount. Individual classes are available at $45/class.

Classes meet every other Tuesday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm (May 15 – Nov. 6, 2018)

More details on each class, schedule and to register: Farm Crew Agriculture Skills Course