Windows on History Displays Oct 1-31

The Nevada City Windows on History displays will be showing in windows of businesses in historic downtown Nevada City and will feature 47 large formatted images and captions of old Nevada City taken between 1850 and 1920. The placement of the photos is based on the location depicted in each photo. This project can be enjoyed through the month of October.

Nevada City First Friday Artwalk Oct 3

The First Friday Artwalk is this Friday, October 3rd from 5PM to 10PM. This is the last Artwalk of the season, so come on out and enjoy!

MAU, your favorite jamband, will be playing the Nevada City Boardwalk. 12 year old dubstep wonderboy Nukesickle will be opening at 6PM. Be sure to pick up your maps from any of the 20+ businesses featuring local artists and performers with receptions, sales and specials.

Thank you for supporting those businesses and artists who support First Friday Artwalk!”

For more information call (530) 575-8846 or email


Three Forks Hosts Food & Poetry Event Sept 30

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co, recently opened in Historic Downtown Nevada City, has teamed up with celebrated poet, Molly Fisk, to create a special evening of food and poetry. The event, named Eat Your Words, will feature a multi-course organic seasonal menu designed by restaurant owner Shana Maziarz, based on poems selected by Molly Fisk. Each course will also be paired with a local wine, Three Forks beer, or non-alcoholic drinks, depending on the diner’s preference.

During the leisurely dinner, attendees will feast on delectable dishes while Molly circulates among the tables reading poems that highlight the very food in their mouths. This is a night certain to please food and word lovers alike.

Open since mid-August, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co has quickly become a favorite for delicious locally-sourced organic food in a casual, yet elegant, setting.

Nationally-known poet Molly Fisk loves collaborating to bring poetry to listeners in new and creative ways. She’s received grants from the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and is the author, most recently, of The More Difficult Beauty and Blow-Drying a Chicken.

The event will be held at Three Forks on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Three Forks, 211 Commercial Street, Nevada City.

The quick & dirty:
Eat Your Words: A food & poetry pairing
Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30pm at Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co
Tickets at or in person at Three Forks
Ticket pricing: $80 including alcohol, $60 with non-alcoholic drinks


Nevada City Live Fall 2014

Paul Emery presents…111

Nevada City Live – Fall 2014

Tickets are on sale for the second Nevada City Live concert series at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, October 3-November 8. The first weekend features Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble, Friday, Oct 3rd in their final concert before leaving for Pakistan and Kelly Flemming, Nina Gerber and Juliet Gobert on Saturday Oct 4. The next week we have poet, writer, KVMR commentator Molly Fisk on Friday the 10th and Troubadours Peter Wilson, Moe Dixon and Mountain John Hilligoss on Saturday Oct 11.

All shows start at 8. Tickets are $20. Tickets are on sale on at BriarPatch Co-Op in Grass Valley and Yabobo in Nevada City. Tickets are for sale for all shows through Vendini.

You can find more information on these shows plus the entire lineup on my new website at

Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble – Friday, Oct 3NCLive1
The Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble is a leading representation of Qawwali music worldwide. Through their consistent high profile appearances in both Pakistan & abroad they have captured the hearts of thousands. The intensity of their stage performance with its smooth melodic overtures, fierce leaps of vocal passion ridding on heavy rhythmic grooves & rich vocal choruses have captivated audiences in Pakistan, India, North Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, the USA and beyond.

NCLive2Kelly Fleming and Nina Gerber with special guest Juliet Gobert – Saturday, Oct 4
Kelly Fleming and his singing partner Juliet Gobert will be joined by guitarist Nina Gerber at the Nevada Theatre for an evening of original songs, perfect harmonies and dazzling guitar.

Molly Fisk – Friday, Oct 10NCLive3
Join Molly Fisk at the historic Nevada Theatre for an evening of reading, reciting, talking, special guests, strange phenomea and exciting surprises!

NCLive4Troubadours: Peter Wilson, Moe Dixon and Mountain John Hiligoss – Saturday, Oct 11
Three solo performers first met in the late 1970s in southern Vermont while performing on the New England folk music circuit. Over the years they’ve performed as duos and trios across the country. In 2008 they spent a week in the mountains of Pennsylvania dusting off their musical partnership and writing songs. That gathering has become an annual event – dubbed “Troubadour Camp” – and has generated a body of work that includes over 30 songs and an undetermined number of stories.

Oktoberfest in Nevada City Oct 4


Fall is around the corner, so get ready to celebrate by raising a mug at the upcoming OKTOBERFEST in Nevada City at Pioneer Park on October 4th from 3-7 pm. The event will feature pours by local breweries and live entertainment. German food plates will be available. Entry fee is $10 (advance tickets), or $15 at the door. Beer is $2.00 a glass. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the evening’s entertainment. The evening is sponsored by Rincon del Rio and Grass Valley sign. Additional sponsors include Chris’s Collision, Telestream, ABT Plumbing, Osceola Operations, Russ and Deborah Wilder, Hansen Brothers Enterprises, Ridge Rock Quarry, Cookson and Bowman Insurance Services, All Phase Heating and Air, The Union, SPD, Walker’s Office Supplies, the Nevada City Lions Club, The Welz Family Children’s Foundation, and Dokimos Pharmacy.

The proceeds benefit the KARE Crisis Nursery, a local non-profit which provides emergency and respite care as well as supervised visits for families with young children who fall on hard times. Tickets are available at, or by calling KARE at 530-265-0693.

For more information:, or 530-265-0693.


Table Top Mixer Application for Oct 23

Join us at the next Table Top Mixer hosted by Gold Miner’s Inn/Holiday Inn Express on Thursday, October 23. Only $110 to showcase your business!

Please download the TableTop-Mixer Application for Guidelines and Application to participate.

Questions?  Contact:
Tobi Kornder, 1-707-712-3308,
Cindy Moon, NC Chamber, 265-2692,


MIM Home Tour Oct 4 & 5

Music in the Mountains Home Tour
October 4 & 5 • 10am-4pm

Ever wonder about that gorgeous home you’ve passed by dozens of times? What is it like inside? Here’s your chance!

For over 30 years, wonderful members of our community have opened up their homes to invite Music in the Mountains supporters to come… look… get ideas…enjoy the day.

This year’s Home Tour offers seven Nevada City and Grass Valley homes for an inside view – a late 19th-century Victorian, a Queen Anne Style, an Italianate Victorian, and four 20th-century Contemporaries.

Tickets on-line at or call (530) 265-6124


Constitution Speaker Oct 3

The perfect follow up to the Constitution Day parade! Don’t miss national speaker, author and attorney KrisAnne Hall Friday October 3rd in NC, Saint Canice Center, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Admission FREE; VIP reception $20 in advance.  KrisAnne doesn’t just teach the Constitution, she shows how relevant our founding documents are today. You won’t be bored! Contact Jan 272-6880.


Book Sale to Benefit United Way Starts Sept 29

Donate Books now!
19th Annual Nevada County Book Sale to Benefit
United Way of Nevada County

Nevada County is holding its 19th annual Book Sale at the Rood Government Center Lobby, located at 950 Maidu Ave in Nevada City. It’s time to load up all those slightly used books you’ve been meaning to donate! In preparation for the Book Sale, the County is accepting donated books, in good condition, now until October 31st. You may drop off your donated books inside the east door in the Rood Center Lobby.

The Book Sale begins September 29th and runs through November 7th. All proceeds go to United Way of Nevada County. Prices range from $.50 -$4, and the sale is open to the public; Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. There are a variety of books on hand, including children’s, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. This event is just one of many Nevada County is holding to benefit United Way of Nevada County.

For more information, please contact Lelia Loomis at 265-1498.



“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” thru Oct 12


Photos by David Wong

Sierra Stages presents

September 18 – October 12
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

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.  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.

BeckysNewCar200This fall, Sierra Stages continues its informal Wednesday night play reading series – Theater by the Book – co-presented with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center with Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz and directed by Ken Getz, on October 22 and Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay Abaire and directed by Danny McCammon, on November 19. All 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



Open Studios Art Tour Oct 4, 5, 11 & 12

2014 Fall ColorsOpenStudio
Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

October 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2014

Open House Preview Event at
The Center for the Arts
Thursday, October 2, 6-9pm

Preview Exhibition at The Center Galleries: October 2 – 12

Open Studios is a self-guided tour through artist studios & fine art galleries in western Nevada County. The event takes place the first two weekends in October and showcases fine art and fine craft in a broad range of media and styles. Open Studios contributes to public awareness about the quality and diversity of art created in our community and provides visitors with opportunities to view and purchase a wide range of original work by individual artists.

For more information go to

Download Open Studios Tour Booklet

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

Chalk the Walk Event Oct 4

Community Canvas, Inc. is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County to benefit youth art programs and services within our community.

If you’re interested in participating as an artist, vendor, or sponsor, please visit us at or call 530.272.2213.


Guitar Extravaganza Oct 10 & 11

Please help us celebrate Guitar Extravaganza the Show’s Fifteen Anniversary with a 2 day guitar concert at the new Foothills Event Center, in conjunction with the Lifetime Adoption Foundation, scheduled for Friday & Saturday October 10th and 11th at 7:30 PM. All previous shows have been sold out!!