Are You Ready? NC Sidewalk Sale Sept 8

To All Downtown Merchants:

This year’s Fabulous Annual Nevada City Sidewalk Sale will be Saturday, September 8th between 10 – 4. This is Constitution weekend so there will be lots of people and fun in the air… should be hoppin!

I hope you’re excited to once again clear out the back room and put some cash in your pocket.

Your Sidewalk Sale team, in conjunction with the Chamber, will do the advertising and bring you signs for your windows and “reminder” handouts to give your customers.

If you need tables to put out on the sidewalk, call our local SRC Party Center (ph. 272-2266). They have rental tables.

Remember this is a SIDEWALK SALE…..You are strongly encouraged to put tables in front of your business.

This notice also serves to give you some time to do any social media that you might want to do to bring your customers in.

If you have further questions or comments or would like to volunteer your time for this event, e-mail me at

Leea Davis • The Earth Store, 310 Broad Street, 265-0448
Rudy Udarbe • The Truffle Shop, 408 Broad Street, 265-3539
Eileen Jorgensen • The Magic Carpet, 408 Broad Street, 265-9229

Constitution Weekend in Nevada City Sept 8 & 9

The 46th Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a weekend of festivities Sept. 8-9, 2012 in Nevada City!

The 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 features more than 100 entries and culminates other activities including Civil War battle reenactments in Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek and a free outdoor big band concert in the downtown historic district.

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.

Celebrants should plan to arrive about an hour before parade time to get a good vantage point along the parade route.

Members of the American Civil War Association offer living history and battle reenactments at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday in Pioneer Park. More than 200 military and settler reenactors are expected to take part.

For more information and a detailed schedule of the weekend activities Download Constitution Day Flyer  or go to

Joint Chamber Chili Cook-Off Mixer Sept 6

Please join us for a Joint Chamber Mixer this Thursday, September 6th. It’s the annual Chili Cook-Off mixer hosted by Mimi Simmons and the team at ERA Cornerstone Realty!

Thursday, Sept 6

ERA Cornerstone Realty Parking Lot
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City


President Lincoln Speaks Sept 8

An Evening with President Lincoln at The Parsonage B&B

Constitution Day weekend Celebrations in Nevada City September 8th & 9th! What a great time to come and enjoy a bit of American history reenacted on the streets of this Historic Gold Rush town!

A Special visit from President Abraham Lincoln will be held on Saturday evening September 8th on the front Porch of The Parsonage B&B on 427 Broad St, Nevada City at 730pm.

This evening’s event will be open to the public and President Lincoln will provide a look at what it was like to live in the United States during those critical years of the American Civil War.

President Lincoln aka; Wayne Scott of Madera, California who will present an “Evening with President Lincoln” in the fashion of an old style “Whistle-stop” used those many years ago, to provide a first hand meeting with the President.

Additionally, President Lincoln will be transported around town in the Presidential Carriage provide by Nevada City Carriage Company. The carriage will also operate between the National Hotel and Pioneer Park during Saturday’s Civil War Reenactment battle.

President Lincoln and his Party will dine at Friar Tucks at 6pm, Make your reservations, and then stroll up to The Parsonage with President Lincoln.

Constitution Celebration Concert Sept 8

Nevada County Concert Band presents “Constitution Celebration” Concert

Saturday September 8
5:30pm – 7:00pm
North Pine Street (in front of Friar Tucks)
Nevada City

The 60-piece Nevada County Concert Band will perform big band, folk, pop, and march favorites as part of the city’s 46th annual Constitution Day celebrations. Also, the band has invited some of the Famous Marching Presidents and First Ladies to narrate the concert on North Pine Street in Nevada City, which will be closed to vehicle traffic for the event.

ChickenBonz at NCSCC Sept 8

Ludi Hinrichs’ ChickenBonz returns to the North Columbia Schoolhouse on September 8th

Expect to experience some new musical adventures when local composer, Ludi Hinrichs, returns with his eclectic ensemble, ChickenBonz, on Saturday, September 8th, at the North Columbia Schoolhouse amphitheater under starlight in one of the most unique venues in Nevada County,.

ChickenBonz offers such a wide musical swath, it’s hard to pinpoint or pigeonhole their sound. “I grew up in St. Louis, playing in rhythm and blues, polka, BlasKapelle (brass band), orchestras and jazz groups back in the ‘60s,” said Hinrichs. “Those sounds and the ethnic, and classical studies of Asian culture all filter down through the mouthpiece of ChickenBonz today.”

Saturday, September 8th
Grounds open at 7:00 pm. Show begins at 8:00 pm.
Bring a picnic for the lawn and a pillow for the bench seating in the amphitheater.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City

$15 advance and current members/$18 at the door/$6 kids 12 and under
Tickets available at Briar Patch and Mother Truckers

For more information visit, call (530) 265-2826, or email

For the ChickenBonz, visit

Jazz on the Ranch Sept 9th

Jazz on the Ranch with the Ken Hardin Trio

The Ken Hardin Trio with Guest
Sunday, September 9, 2012
River Highlands Ranch, Smartsville

• 3:45 pm – lawn seating open
• 4:00 pm – music of Then Again
• 5:00 pm – the Ken Hardin Trio & Kurt Andrew Hansen

A fundraiser and benefit concert to kick off the InConcert Sierra season of great concerts! Bill’s Chuckwagon sandwiches, and wine will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by: The “Ranch-hands”

If you enjoy jazz, this is your party of the year!

Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to enjoy “one of the best Sundays in Nevada County,” with The Ken Hardin Trio and guests. This is our annual major fundraiser concert for InConcert Sierra replete with silent auctions, raffles, and loads of fun…

For detailed information click here

SF Mime Troupe Returns Sept 7

Paul Emery Productions & The Miners Foundry Presents:

The San Francisco Mime Troupe
Friday, September 7

The San Francisco Mime Troupe will perform in an outdoor Twilight Show on Friday, September 7, 2012.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m., the music begins at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

The mission of the San Francisco Mime Troupe is to create and produce socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and perform it before the broadest possible audience. “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election” is a tale guaranteed to warm the heart of every billionaire. Based on the classic 19th century melodrama “The Poor of New York”, the Troupe turns the story on its head, telling it from the point of view of the misunderstood Godzillionaires who have made this country what it is today: broke.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

$20 General Admission
Tickets available online at, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch.

New Prescription Drug Savings Program

Nevada County to Launch New Prescription Drug Savings Program

August 31, 2012 Nevada County and Financial Marketing Concepts Inc., (FMC) launched a new prescription drug discount program to help county residents.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation over 55% in 2011 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Nevada County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

To read more, please download the Press Release

Nevada City Sidewalk Sale Sept 8

The sidewalks of Nevada City will once again be buzzing with bargain shoppers as the 6th Annual Sidewalk Sale begins Saturday, September 8th from 10am – 4pm.

Come for the bargains, come for the fun, come visit the charm of friendly Nevada City.

Chamber Welcomes VOICI!

The Chamber welcomed new member VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday.

VOICI carries new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, purses and more. Voici is Locally Owned and operated by an 18 year old 2012 Forest Charter Graduate from Nevada City, CA. Danielle Arthur is an aspiring young entrepreneur. Fashion and Design are her passion.

VOICI is located at 311 Commercial Street in Nevada City, (530) 265-2595, Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11am-7pm.

Chamber Connecting with Service Men & Women

The Chamber is continuing in its effort of developing a program to connect with our surrounding military bases in order to attract tourist business.

One part we are working on now is inviting the managers at the bases who are in charge of the troops recreation and activities to come to our beautiful town and see for themselves how worthy it is to recommend.

The idea is to offer these managers a complimentary experience. Those businesses which would like to participate, need to reply to the chamber by email.

Some types of businesses that would be ideal to have participating are lodging, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Other kinds of businesses may also think of ways to contribute and you are welcome to offer something.

We will compose a letter to these managers that will include a list of participating businesses. If you would like to take part, please email the chamber with the name of your business, contact info, including a website if you have one and a short blurb – no more than two or three sentences about your business.

Your responses must be received no later than August 27, 2012 if you want to be included.

Another aspect of the program for retail businesses is the military discount program, which you may already be aware of. It involves offering a discount to active military personnel. The chamber has posters available, which can be displayed in your store window, which announce your participation. You may choose what level of discount you would like to offer. Contact the chamber for the poster.

New & Renewing Members


John & Magdalena Halford, REALTORS ®
Knights Paint Inc.
Lifetime Adoption Foundation

Beverly Bussey
Indian Hill Ranch & Gardens
Robinson Enterprises, Inc.


Ribbon Cutting for VOICI August 23

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new Chamber member VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel!

Thursday, August 23 @ 1pm
VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel
311 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Snacks & refreshments will be provided.

VOICI carries new and gently used designer clothing, shoes, purses and more. VOICI is locally owned and operated by 18-year-old Danielle Arthur, an aspiring young entrepreneur.

Store hours are Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 7pm • 265-2595 •

NCCB Concert August 26

Nevada County Concert Band presents:

“Once in a Blue Moon” Concert
5:00pm – 7:00pm, Sunday August 26
Pioneer Park (Corner of Nimrod and Park Streets, Nevada City)
Free; non-profit donations accepted

The 60-piece Nevada County Concert Band will play big band, folk, pop, and march favorites that are perfect for the whole family.

With this fun theme, the band will play music about things that happen once, relate to the moon, or are blue. Have some “Blues Bari Pie” with your picnic dinner, and possibly bring some “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” too. You’ll hear songs recorded by Mr. Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra), enjoyed under a “Blue Moon.” The skies may or may not open with Sousa’s march “The Thunderer,” but if they do, there’ll be plenty of “Blues in the Night” to play about. The dixieland ensemble is back with animals in “Barnyard Blues,” and there be other ensembles too. As the evening arrives, you can enjoy Irving Berlin’s “Shaking the Blues Away,” as well as the folk song “All through the Night.” Perhaps there will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rub a lamp and produce a genie (and what color was Aladdin’s Genie, anyway?). When we’re blue together, it’s always more fun: “Limehouse Blues,” “Birth of the Blues,” and of course “St. Louis Blues.”

Bring your family and friends to the Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops Concert #3 of 3 to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. This concert is free, and non-profit donations are accepted.

Nevada County Concert Band, P.O. Box 1444, Nevada City, CA 95959,

New & Renewing Members

VOICI Recycled Designer Apparel

Harmony Ridge Lodge
Nevada County Association of Realtors
Salon De Soleil
Transformative Social Media


Japanese Ghost Stories Aug 26


Sunday, August 26, 2pm
Nevada Theatre
Presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)

Tickets $18 advance/$20 door

Some consider summertime to be “Halloween” in Japan because the Japanese, for centuries, have been telling “chilling” ghost stories to “cool off” during the hot sweltering months. In Noh theatre, the dead are more important than the living. Japanese ghosts are typically angry, scary women without feet. The “without feet” symbolizes their disconnection to the world. The stories help people understand the past and how their ancestors dealt with the problems. They remind the audience of what remains after death and the consequences of one’s actions.

CATS is proud to welcome world-renown actor, storyteller, playwright, and three-time National Endowment of the Arts Theatre Fellow, Brenda Wong Aoki, to the Nevada Theatre stage. Brenda weaves Japanese Noh and Kyogen theatre into her monodramas, along with personal life experiences. Her plays have been produced not only in the U.S., but also in Japan, Singapore, Australia, China, and Austria.

Tickets available at the Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry (530-265-5462), Briar Patch Coop and the Book Seller in Grass Valley or online at

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Art Exhibit at Szabo’s thru Sept 15

Szabo Tasting Room
exhibits art work by contemporary Grass Valley artists, Gwyn Stramler and Richard Downs.

New Monotypes and Paintings Exhibit runs August 5 – September 15

Szabo Tasting Room
316 Broad Street
Nevada City

Free to the public

The exhibit is open for viewing Thursday – Sunday, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundrasier Aug 24

Join Sierra Nevada Community Healthplan and Dr. Melisa Agness for a Non-profit Health Education Community Outreach on Breast Cancer.

Friday, August 24th
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hilltop Commons
131 Eureka Street
Grass Valley

A raffle, music, wine and refreshments will be provided with donation.

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