Sounding Board Meeting March 3

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Hello Nevada County “Sounding Board” Members:

Announcing a Free “Lunch and Learn” meeting on Tuesday March 3rd. at Sierra Commons 792 A Searle Ave., Nevada City CA 95959 We’ll begin the meeting promptly at 12 PM and ends at 1:15 p.m. Bring your own brown bag lunch.

Our guest speaker is Brenda Horton. Her topic is: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses”

Brenda Horton is the Founding Organizer of Nevada County Online Meetup, the largest Meetup Group in Nevada County that focuses on Internet Marketing. She sold her first Internet-based company in 1999, an e-Commerce site. She is the President of Hware, a business, technology and digital consulting agency. She is the co-creator of Actionplanr Web Mobile, a collaboration planning and task management tool coming soon in BETA for the next generation of small teams.

Please register so we can get a headcount by holding down the control key and clicking on this link:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=frtfrycab&oeidk=a07eaknv7pu6e9d0567

I’m looking forward to your participation in our “Sounding Board”. If you have program suggestions or any questions, please contact me.

Best Regards

 

Bob Gius                                                                                  Hillary Hodge SCORE                                                                                     Sierra Commons
530 205 9523                                                                         530 265 8443
bjgius@comcast.net                                                             www.sierracommons.org

 

NC Gold Raises Funds for NC Chamber

Nevada County Gold Magazine Raises Funds for the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Nevada County Gold Magazine recently presented a check for $2512.76 to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. This amount represents the commission generated on advertising sales in the 2014-2015 Nevada County Gold Magazine. Celebrating 29 years of publication, “The Gold” has raised more than $230,000 for the Nevada County Chambers of Commerce, and specifically, $51,886 for the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce since 1987.

Nevada County Gold is designated the “Official Guide to Nevada County.” The Gold provides valuable information about Nevada County including a yearly calendar of events, maps, dining, recreation, real estate and lodging opportunities that abound in our lovely County.

With a yearly distribution of 85,000, Nevada County Gold is available at more than 600 locations including Old Sacramento Visitor Center, San Francisco Visitors & Convention Center, throughout the Bay Area, Truckee Visitor Center, Reno, Sierra County, Auburn, Parks and much more. The Gold can also be found throughout Nevada County at hundreds of locations.

For information about advertising in the 2015-2016 edition, contact Nevada County Gold at info@NevadaCountyGold.com, or call 530-272-3239 for more information.

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One Fine Day Wedding Event Mar 8

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KNOW & GO

WHO: Miners Foundry Cultural Center & Gold Dust Collective present

WHAT: One Fine Day: The Nevada City Wedding Event of 2015

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2015, noon-5pm

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $10, available online at www.minersfoundry.org, by phone at (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry and BriarPatch Co-op

INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Gold Dust Collective present One Fine Day: The Nevada City Wedding Event of 2015, Sunday, March 8 at the historic Miners Foundry in downtown Nevada City, CA.

Inspired by today’s non-traditional brides looking for unique and modern wedding ideas, One Fine Day is an interactive, playful party that showcases many of Northern California’s finest wedding purveyors and professionals and features on trend wedding ideas and concepts.  From visionary wedding planners and unique, one-of-a-kind photo booths (one is in a vintage VW bug) and photographers to florists specializing in seasonal and local flowers and caterers known for their delicious and inventive farm-to-table menus, wedding couples will find everything they need to ensure they stand out from the crowd on their special day.  The event also features pop-up workshops where attendees can learn how to create their own elaborate wedding hairstyles and floral arrangements, along with live music from the Pine Street Ramblers and DJs Shocks and Struts spinning vinyl, plus a full-bar serving signature cocktails.

“The bohemian festival vibe is definitely the prevailing trend in weddings today,” explains Erin Lewis, producer of One Fine Day and owner of Gold Dust Collective, a boutique wedding and event planner who has organized and styled special events for over twenty years.  “But people who get married in Nevada County don’t necessarily follow the trends; they are looking for something a little more unique.”

Kat Kress, the booking coordinator at the Miners Foundry agrees, wedding rentals of the historic building have steadily increased over the last year with nearly fifty-one weddings planned for 2015. Many of the brides are traveling as far as the Bay Area and Southern California in search of a venue and town that can offer not only the bride and groom, but their guests, an unforgettable weekend.  The Foundry with its beautiful stone walls and hand hewn timber beams is the perfect blank slate to create the popular rustic chic weddings that are in such high demand.  And Nevada City with its historic charm and easy access to the beautiful natural landscape is the perfect weekend getaway.  The press is taking notice as well, weddings at the Miners Foundry have been featured on MarthaStewartWeddings.com and in Real Weddings Magazine.

This year’s vendors include: Under Canvas Events, Little Boy Flowers, Joy of Life Events, Muse Juice Videography, Nicole Dianne Photography, Emily’s Catering, Broad Street Bistro, Taylor Kane Events, Giggle & Riot Photo Booths, Special Arrangements Event & Wedding Coordination, harpist Lisa Stine, Pine Street Ramblers , Anything’s Possible Events & More, Temple Photography & Photo Booth, Bee, Leaves N’Love, Shannon Morse Photography, The Haven Downtown, Hair & Makeup by Angela, Athena Kalindi Photography, Fable Coffee, Roots Reclaimed Vintage Rentals, The Studio Collective, Shocks N Struts, Pretty Plates Vintage Rentals, Table Nectar Local & Organic Catering, The Traveling Photo Booth, Perfect Pear Catering, and Indian Hill Ranch & Gardens, among others.

One Fine Day creates a fun cocktail party environment, where a bride and entourage, can learn hair and makeup tips and tricks, meet and engage with vendors, sample food and drink, and above all gather inspiration to throw a party of a lifetime.

Photo Credit: Nicole Dianne Photography for Style Me Pretty Blog

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCQYiPcr8Q

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Sue LeGate In Concert Mar 6 & 7

ONE weekend only, Friday & Saturday March 6th & 7th!

Off Broadstreet Theatre presents Sue LeGate, Dave Halford & Darryl Stines in an intimate acoustic evening of music and fun! Sue returns to her theatre “home” to present the music of Peter, Paul, & Mary, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, the Kingston Trio and many more!!

Call 265-8686 for reservations!! Come join us for a great evening of music & laughs!!

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Mar 5-28

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SIERRA STAGES presents
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Christopher Durang
2013 Tony Award® winner for Best Play
March 5 – 28 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City

What: Sierra Stages presents
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

When: March 5–28, 2015

Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays (March 15 & 22) at 2 PM

Preview on Thursday March 5 at 7 PM

Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City

Information: www.SierraStages.org or 530-346-3210

Sierra Stages opens its 2015 season with the hilarious Broadway comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE plays at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City from March 5-28. The play is directed by Jeffrey Mason, with set design by Pamela Hodges, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and costume design by Jill Kelly. The cast includes local Nevada County actors Casey Burke, Susan Mason, Robert Rossman, Karen Leigh Sharp, Rachel Wellman, and Sharon Winegar.

Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow – and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket.

“We’re excited to open our 7th season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE,” says Sierra Stages Board Member Peter Mason. “When I first read the play, I knew immediately that it would be perfect for Sierra Stages and perfect for our audience — it is funny, accessible, and poignant, and moreover, I was certain that pretty much everyone in our audience would recognize their own family dynamics as the characters of Vanya, Sonia and Masha (all in their mid to late 50’s) are thrown together for a weekend reunion and forced to confront changes in their lives. In addition, it’s a wonderfully theatrical and smart play that can be enjoyed by all audiences. One does not need to be in the least bit familiar with the plays of Anton Chekhov (or even know who Chekhov was) to enjoy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE.”

Since its debut, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE has been one of the most widely produced contemporary plays across the country, with 27 regional productions currently being performed. In addition to his Tony Award® for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Christopher Durang has been recognized with multiple awards and prizes for his plays, which include Sister Mary Ignatius, Beyond Therapy, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Characterized by a combination of absurdist humor and satire, his style has influenced an entire generation of playwrights. With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Durang has given us his most enjoyable comedy to date.

Performances of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays (March 15 & 22) at 2 PM, with a preview on Thursday March 5 at 7 PM. General Admission tickets are $25 ($15 for the preview on March 5). Reserved Seating is available for $35 (in advance), and is a great way to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages. For tickets and information, visit www.SierraStages.org or call Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210.

For the 7th consecutive year, Sierra Stages offers an affordable Season Pass. The Season Pass is priced at $60 and allows theatregoers to select any performance of each show in 2015: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the Mel Brooks musical THE PRODUCERS (July 16- August 8 at the Nevada Theatre) and the William Finn and James Lapine musical FALSETTOS (November 6-22 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley). Sierra Stages invites everyone, including Season Pass holders, to become a Sierra Stages Member and support quality local theatre. Memberships begin at $25 per person and are tax deductible. Not only will Members have the satisfaction of helping support quality theatre, but with the purchase of a Season Pass, Members are able to reserve a specific seat location for all three productions. The Sierra Stages 2015 Season Pass (and Sierra Stages Memberships) may be purchased online at www.SierraStages.org or by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210.

Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt nonprofit community theatre based in western Nevada County with a mission to provide quality productions that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Since it began six years ago, Sierra Stages has presented 22 plays and musicals and has been recognized by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance with six Elly Awards and 51 Elly Award nominations. The annual Elly Awards honor outstanding achievements of community theatres and artists in the greater Sacramento area. For more information about Sierra Stages, visit www.SierraStages.org.

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Wildflower Walks at Bridgeport Start Mar 7

2015 WILDFLOWER WALKS BEGIN ALONG THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER AT BRIDGEPORT

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.

State Park Docents will lead guided Wildflower Walks every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., beginning  March 7, and continuing through May 10.

The Buttermilk Bend Trail, which winds above the wild and scenic South Yuba River, is famous for the many species that bloom on its hills and slopes.  Each season, observers are delighted with an ever changing tableau of spring color.  Early season visitors will find Western Buttercups, Larkspur, and Shooting Stars.  By mid-season, the hills turn gold and purple with Tufted Poppies and Narrow Leaf Lupine.  Mid to late season is a special treat as Fairy Lanterns, Chinese Houses, and Bird’s Eye Gilia reveal themselves.  Mid to late season, it is a special treat to find the California Dutchman’s Pipe and learn about its unique symbiotic relationship with the pipevine swallowtail butterfly.   Docents will point out these and many more species and points of interest along the trail.

Guided hikes last about two hours along the Buttermilk Bend trail, an easy 2.5 mile round trip hike.  Meet at the trailhead in the north parking lot, just past the concrete bridge which crosses the South Yuba River on Pleasant Valley Road.  Sturdy walking shoes are recommended along with a hat, sunscreen, and remember to bring water.  A $3.00 donation is requested and appreciated.

(Dogs are not permitted on the guided walks as the trail is narrow and the groups can be large.)

To make your visit complete, allow extra time to visit the park Visitor Center, see the covered bridge (currently under restoration) and barn (both built in 1862) and the restored 1920’s gas station.

The Visitor Center is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. There you will find a collection of wildflower books, nature and history displays and many other educational and gift items. Because of dry winter conditions the wildflower season may be full of mystery and surprises.

For more information throughout our short season, call the park at (530) 432-2546, or go to www.southyubariverstatepark.org.       (rain will cancel walks)

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Wheyward Girl Mac & Cheese Kickstarter Mar 2

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Downtown Nevada City continues its popular transition into a foodie destination due to its burgeoning number of artisan bakers, brewers, and local organic restaurants and farms.

Now, Wheyward Girl Creamery will be adding to the incredible mix this summer when it opens its doors next to the popular Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. on lower Commercial Street. Wheyward Girl will be Nevada County’s first creamery and the next building block of Nevada City’s growing local gourmet scene and economy!

To start the campaign with a bang, a Mac & Cheese Kickstarter Kick-off, March 2nd, 5-7pm in the parking lot of Three Forks, will be taking place the same day as the official Kickstarter campaign-launch. Three different flavored Mac & Cheeses will be served, showcasing Wheyward Girl cheeses! First come first serve!

Download Press Release

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Spring Cleaning in Nevada City Mar 31-Apr 2

NEVADA CITY’S 1st Annual SPRING CLEANING!
Tuesday, March 31st thru Thursday, April 2nd, 8am-Noon!

For 3 DAYS downtown Nevada City will be full of volunteers scrubbing, repairing & repainting storefronts, removing graffiti, repainting worn infrastructure & curbs, and giving a general scrubbing throughout historic Nevada City and Pioneer Park! Join this extraordinary effort and earn TimeBank Hours: where your good deeds become exchangeable! This is a concerted effort by the City of Nevada City, organizations, community volunteers, and Hour Nevada County: Nevada County’s first service exchange.

To learn about the local service exchange and to join, go to www.hournevadacounty.org.

To learn more and sign up to volunteer for the Spring Cleaning go to: Volunteerspot.com at http://vols.pt/u3yncc

Please join us! All ages welcome! All volunteers will be given a FREE INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP in Hour Nevada County, Exchange Service.

Download Spring Madness FLIER

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CALAFCO Sponsorship Opportunity

The California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) is holding its 2015 Staff Workshop in beautiful Nevada City and Grass Valley, California on April 15 -17. Hosted by the Nevada Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the workshop brings together approximately 100 LAFCo executive officers, analysts, clerks and attorneys for intensive, hands-on sessions for 3 days.

We want to partner with you – the businesses of downtown Nevada City!

Local Merchant Special Offer – This year we are providing an opportunity for local merchants to promote their businesses to our attendees through a special Workshop program insert. This program insert will contain the ads of participating local businesses. Attendees will be on their own Tuesday afternoon/evening, Wednesday lunch and dinner, and Friday afternoon, so there is plenty of time for them to explore the area and visit local businesses.

SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE – Friday, March 27, 2015

Downlad PDF for more information and sponsorship form.

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NC Elks Plan Western Show Mar 13 & 14

The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 is now planning for its second Antique Western Memorabilia Show and Sale this coming March.  The Lodges first Antique Western Memorabilia Show was a great success. The goal of the Nevada City Elks Lodge is to raise funds for their, Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program.

Many collectors and dealers from California as well as Oregon and Nevada participated in the first show. Hundreds of quality western antique items were available for sale such as, Gold nuggets, Native American jewelry and baskets, flintlock rifles, spurs, antique firearms, period clothing, cast iron ware, western art and books, period photos, mining and gambling collectables. In addition, well known California authors Chris Enss and David Comstock were there doing book signings. Singing, guitar playing cowboys added to the fun. The attendance was great; vendors were pleased with the crowd, sales and how well the show was handled for a first time event. Many of the vendors are planning on taking part again this March.

The next show will be held again at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 HWY 49 N. Nevada City, CA. on March 13 and 14th 2015. Show hours are 1 PM till 5 PM Friday and 9 AM till 5 PM Saturday. Admission is $5.00, children under 12 free. Contact Lou at winzepp@aol.com for additional information.

We hope you will join us for a wonderful time and show. Something for all western fans and collectors.

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’15 NC Film Festival Submissions Now Open

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The award-winning Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) is pleased to announce that submissions are now open.

The 15th annual NCFF kicks off September 10-13, 2015. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent film, music and comedy, along with attracting thousands of attendees, international filmmakers, and industry guests to the historic Gold Rush era town of Nevada City, CA.

NCFF is often referred to as the “Sundance of the Sierra” for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema that showcases innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film.  Independent films offer a necessary alternative to mainstream movies.  Independent film focus on creative and inspiring storytelling rather than box office sales and are driven by people with a pure artistic vision versus a film studio.

Independent film festivals can be a lot of fun, but they are also a living forum for new voices to be heard and new visions to be shared. NCFF brings together a likeminded community of film lovers and filmmakers where their voices and visions connect and resonate with welcoming and adventurous audiences.

NCFF is known for recognizing and supporting new talent including up and coming filmmakers such as Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), Patrick Brice (CREEP, The Overnight), Academy Award-Winning director Lucy Walker (Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, The Crash Reel), Academy Award-nominee director and animator Daisy Jacobs (The Bigger Picture), director Kat Candler (Hellion), director Rick Alverson (Entertainment), animator and performance artist Miwa Matryek, director David Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter), animator Galen Pehrson, and directors Mark and Jay Duplass, among others.

In previous years NCFF has hosted filmmakers such as Mike Mills, Miranda July, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Cartoon Networks Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), and comedians including Nick Kroll (FX’s The League, and Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll Show), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), and Marc Maron (WTF Podcast). Past NCFF judges have included award-winning producers and directors, plus writers from The Huffington Post, New York Times, McSweeneys, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Pop-Up Magazine.

Professional, student, and amateur filmmakers are invited to submit short and feature length films including documentaries, animation, narrative, and comedy.  Last year, NCFF featured over 70 shorts and 10 feature lengths from across the globe.  The festival also presents a Local Filmmakers and Student Works Showcase, along with a children’s specific program and a special repertory program that screens an iconic and classic film.

NCFF takes pride in its renowned hospitality and works hard to ensure that filmmakers have a one-of-a-kind experience when visiting. The Festival creates an easy and intimate forum of exchange and interaction between filmmakers and a supportive and enthusiastic audience. In-competition filmmakers also receive travel and accommodations to attend NCFF and every exhibiting filmmaker receives an all-access pass to screenings and events.

All short films are eligible for the Festival Jury Award – $1,500 and the Audience Choice Award – $500.

Submission fee is waived for local student filmmakers. Please contact festival directors at info@nevadacityfilmfestival.com for more information.

Regular Deadline is April 1, 2015.  Extended Late Deadline is May 31, 2015.   Save and submit early.  All filmmakers will be notified by July 15, 2015.

Submissions must be sent online at
www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com/submissions/ or call (530) 362-8601.

Watch the video
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Be a Volunteer River Guide for SYRCL!

Know & Go:

What: Volunteer River Guide School

When: Spring Guide School: April 18-19, April 25-26, May 2-3, or Summer Guide School: June 4-8 Disability Awareness Training: May 30-31 (required)

Where: ETC River Camp on the South Fork of the American River in Lotus, CA

Who: Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) and South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Details: http://www.etctrips.org/volunteer

Contact Chris Friedel, River Science Manager, (530) 265-5961, ext. 211; chris@syrcl.org

Download Full Press Release

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United Way Community Investment Process

Community Investment Process Begins At United Way of Nevada County

United Way of Nevada County’s annual Community Investment Process for calendar year 2015 has begun. Application packets are available for any community based, non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization that has provided health and human services to the residents of Nevada County for at least 3 years. Funds being distributed will come from the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund.

During the United Way of Nevada County Community Investment Process, three different types of applications will be available from United Way of Nevada County (UWNC). The week of February 23rd, the Funded Partner applications will become available; this application is only available to current UWNC partner agencies. If a current UWNC partner does not request funding for this year, they must apply as an unfunded partner to remain affiliated with UWNC. Non-Funded Partner applications and Affiliate Partner applications will be available the week of March 12th. A potential partner agency must apply to become an Affiliate Partner before being considered for funding from UWNC.

All applicants will be reviewed by The UWNC Community Investment Committee, The UWNC Board of Directors, and the 2015 Citizen Review Teams from the community. This review process will include site visits with all the applicant organizations by the Citizen Review Teams. Megan Timpany, Executive Director of UWNC said “The UWNC community investment assessment process is an integral part of due diligence for UWNC donors.” Any community member that is interested in being on a Citizens Review Team should contact UWNC. Any Health and Human Service Non-Profit agency that has questions about the application process can also contact UWNC at 274-8111 or visit United Way’s website at UWNC.org.

United Way of Nevada County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. UWNC has been working hard to develop a new strategic plan in order to make the most impact in our wonderful community. UWNC will be concentrating on the Basic Needs of those in our community, which include Food, Emergency Shelter and access to Health Care. UWNC has revised their application to reflect the new strategic priority, which is to strive to assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their Basic Needs. UWNC envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.

Amit Peled Cello March 15

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What:  InConcert Sierra presents
Amit Peled, cello

When:  Sunday, March 15, 2015
2pm concert; 1:15pm pre-concert forum

Where:  Seventh-day Adventist Church
12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley

Tickets:  $32 general, youth 5-17 free with adult – available online at www.inconcertsierra.org, BriarPatch Co-op Community Market Or call 530-273-3990

On Sunday afternoon, March 15, InConcert Sierra will present one of the foremost cellists in the world, performing on what is perhaps the most famous cello in the world.

The cello belonged to Pablo Casals, the most famous cellist in the last century, born in 1876, died in 1973.  His cello is now in the capable and loving hands of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled. Peled received the priceless instrument on loan from Casal’s widow, Marta Casals Istomin, who searched for many years to find someone she felt worthy of this instrument.

Peled has earned international critical praise as a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence. The New York Times described his music as having a glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing. He is a noted professor at The Johns Hopkins University and has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the world. “InConcert has presented Peled twice in the past, in 2008 and 2010, and both times he received multiple standing ovations and requests for his return. I was eager to comply because I think he is a wonderful and soulful human being, and he just happens to be one of the finest cellists playing on the concert stage today. He’s fantastic, and his newest acquisition will just enhance the audience’s experience,” said Ken Hardin, artistic director. The Casals cello was made by Matteo Gofriller circa 1700.  Prior to receiving Casals’s cello, Peled played a 1689 Andrea Guarneri cello, which was the instrument he performed on for InConcert Sierra performances in the past.

Peled has been receiving high praise of late with articles and reviews in the Wall Street Journal (November 2014), the Baltimore Sun (February 2015) and National Public Radio (February 2015).  His tour with the cello, “Pablo,” offers audiences the chance to hear his playing as well as the rejuvenated sound of the Casals cello, which recently had its first thorough restoration in decades.  “We’re very honored to be on Amit’s first tour with ‘Pablo’ and to hear his sensational playing.  His program is an absolute dream of a to showcase this instrument.”

The program titled “An Homage to Pablo” includes Handel’s “Sonata No. 1 in G minor”, Schumann’s “Cello Concerto in A minor”, Beethoven’s “Variations in e-flat on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute – Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen”, Bach’s “Aria from Organ Pastoral in F”,  Saint-Saëns’ “Allegro Appassionato”, “Hungarian Rhapsody” and “Tarantella” by composer David Popper

“Someone once told me that a cello sounds like dark chocolate melting in your mouth, and I would have to agree.  Especially with this program, we’ll be begging for more,” says Hardin.

There is a pre-concert forum at 1:15pm with Dr. Aileen James.  The concert is sponsored by Jeff Leiter, Robyn Runbeck, Jerry & Beth Biagini, Jerry & Arlene Waxman, Stucki Jewelers, and B&C True Value Home and Garden Center.

News from Nevada City Police Dept

Spring Clean

The Nevada City Police Department is working with various community members and other city Departments on a spruce-up of the Historical District.   The event will occur on 3 consecutive dates March, 31st, April 1st and April 2nd.  This is a great way to get our downtown area perked up for all the events this summer.  Reinette Senum will be visiting shops to assist with paint matching to paint over graffiti.  Chamber members who wish more information and/or want to participate can call Chief Tim Foley at 265-4700.

NCPD Canine

In 1993 the Nevada City Police Department deployed a full time canine team.  The team was well received by the community and a valuable asset for the Department and the community. The team retired in 1999 and was not replaced.  The Nevada City Police Department is strongly considering re-implementing the Canine program and would like your support.  We demand the most of our tax dollars and a well-run Canine team will save time, money, improve community connection, and increase productivity.  A law enforcement Canine Teams provides a valuable service to our community by reducing crime and the amount of illegal drugs in our city, assisting in the faster return missing persons, apprehending suspects who have fled a crime scene and introducing a new Law Enforcement Partner for community events and area schools.  For more information of how you can assist please contact Chief Tim Foley or Officer Scott Goin at 265-4700.