3rd Annual NC Foreign Car Show June 8

Nevada City Foreign Car Show
Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the third annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show. This car show is a collaborative effort between the three groups. This exciting event will take place in downtown Nevada City on June 8th 2013 from 10:00 to 3:00. Foreign Car and motorcycle enthusiasts may enter their vehicles now. The entry will be limited to 1982 and older vehicles, including vintage motorcycles. There will be a special class to allow cars of special interest to enter, such as race cars and exotics. This is a great opportunity to display your special collectible car, such as a 2000 Lamborghini or 1997 Maserati.

During this fun day, there will also be a Wine Stroll, a Pub Crawl, music and kid’s activities in downtown Nevada City. The Car Show is free to attend.  Wine Stroll tickets are $15; Pub Crawl tickets are $8.  The cars will be parked on Broad Street in Nevada City for the public to view. The proceeds will go to the United Way of Nevada County and the Chamber of Commerce to help support community efforts in our area.

Registration forms are available at www.uwnc.org or the Sierra Sports Car Group website at www.sierrasportscargroup.com or call United Way of Nevada County at 274-8111. For more information on the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce go to www.nevadacitychamber.com or call 265-2692.

Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert June 9

The House I Dream of: A Broadway Revue to Benefit Home
Sunday, June 9 • 3pm

Peace Lutheran Church
828 West Main Street, GV

Habitat for Humanity and Sierra Stages Community Theatre present a benefit concert to raise money for House #7 in Habitat’s 16-home Heritage Oaks development.

Come enjoy music from the upcoming performances of Avenue Q and Closer Than Ever, plus other Broadway favorites sung by local talent. Admission is FREE…tax deductible donations accepted.

SYRCL 30th Anniversary Auction, Party & Picnic June 8

Auction, Party, & Picnic:
“What a Wild & Scenic Trip It’s Been”
Saturday, June 8th

Founded in 1983 by local activists who successfully fought to protect the South Yuba River from dams and won state Wild & Scenic River protection, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) invites the community to its 30th Anniversary Auction, Party, & Picnic: What a Wild & Scenic Trip It’s Been on Saturday, June 8th.

“Thirty years ago, this community came together and proved that ‘people can save a river,’” said SYRCL Board President John Regan. “Most days, it seems there is nothing that we cannot do. But the last few years have been economically challenging for nonprofits, SYRCL included. If you love the Yuba, please come celebrate our 30th anniversary, and join SYRCL so that together we can protect the Yuba for the next thirty years and beyond.”

To celebrate SYRCL’s “big 3-0”, there will be great live music with three local bands, Beaucoup Chapeaux, Ghost Pines and Achilles Wheel; a silent and live auction with hundreds of fabulous items; excellent BBQ courtesy of the Smiley Guys; and fun for the whole family. River lovers are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy an early summer evening supporting SYRCL, which has developed into a vibrant community organization with over 3,500 members and volunteers, a feat that its founders could not have imagined back in 1983.

“When we were fighting off proposed South Yuba dams one by one back in the 1980’s – starting with Miner’s Tunnel and Excelsior, we had no idea we were laying the foundation for SYRCL to become a preeminent watershed organization,” said Roger Hicks, one of SYRCL’s founders and currently board vice president. “I think what makes SYRCL unique is our mission to unite the community to protect the river. We know that without the community’s energy and passion, most of the Yuba’s cherished swimming holes and waterfalls would be dried up or submerged under stagnant reservoirs.”

With its small staff, SYRCL relies on nearly one thousand active volunteers to advocate for the river, restore wild salmon, monitor water quality, and clean up the river. Miriam Limov, SYRCL’s longtime volunteer coordinator, is at the center of SYRCL’s largest “people-powered” events. “Every year, more than 600 people turn out for the Greater Yuba River Cleanup, and have collected 140,000 pounds of trash over the past fifteen years. We count on over 700 volunteers to produce the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival too. And I am still blown away by the nearly 400 people who collected over 10,000 signatures in thirty days to save the South Yuba River State Park from closing last year.”

The organization provides numerous ways for people to get involved. Those most concerned about water quality can get trained to be River Monitors. River Restoration projects on the lower Yuba or summit meadows provide opportunities for fieldwork. Becoming a River Ambassador is a great way to talk one-on-one with visitors all summer long about how to keep the river clean, safe and healthy.

Since the late 1990s, SYRCL has prioritized restoring wild salmon. This year, SYRCL filed a citizen suit in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to comply with Endangered Species Act requirements to protect Yuba River salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon, all of which are in jeopardy of extinction.

Many people may not realize that upstream dam operators control the flow of water in the river. These operations are guided by federal licenses that are renegotiated every 30-50 years. In the dam relicensing processes now underway, SYRCL is advocating for improved flows, water quality, fish passage, and restored ecosystems. SYRCL is negotiating for the best possible outcomes for the Yuba, as the decisions made today will have consequences for decades to come.

SYRCL’s 30th Anniversary Auction, Party, & Picnic: What a Wild & Scenic Trip It’s Been will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 5-10pm at the historic North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road (near the Fairgrounds in Grass Valley). There will be great live music, BBQ and fun for the whole family. Please visit www.YubaRiver.org for tickets and more information.

For event specific information, please contact:
Shana Maziarz, Auction Coordinator • Auction@syrcl.org • 530-265-5961 x215

The Food and Farm Show Episode 15

The Food and Farm Show Episode #15 takes us to the Nevada City Winery for their open house and wine bottling event.

We also dig deeper in to the recent egg confiscations at California Organics and talk with store President Chris Kyser and local food advocate Reinette Senum.

Janey Powers joins us to talk backyard chickens and we feature part 2 of composting with the Master Gardeners.

The Food and Farm Show is a production of Touchdown Productions

Watch Episode – http://youtu.be/RVXiZvhevPo

A Faery Hunt June 8, 9 & 23

Quest Theaterworks Presents . . .

A Faery Hunt: The Missing Faery Light
By Debbie Rothstein

An outdoor theater experience for kids and their families. Polish off your wings and sprinkle on some glitter! There are faeries in the forest and Nevada City’s all a twitter!

June 8, 9 & 23 @ 2:00
Bear Yuba Land Trust Burton Homestead
16200 Lake Vera Purdon Rd., Nevada City, CA (look for the yellow Faery signs to guide you to the show @ Burton Homestead)

$10 for kids (2-12) $5 for adults (13 & over) Children under 2 are free.  For Tickets call 530-366-5888 or online at www.QuestTheaterworks.com

We would like to invite you and your children to join us on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Burton Homestead in beautiful Nevada City with walking shoes/sticks and sunscreen and enjoy a beautiful adventure for children. The adventure consists of faeries and gnomes and a Queen and Prince and share the messages of happiness, friendship, honesty, nature, kindness and forgiveness. Dressing up as your favorite faery or magical creature is highly recommended! Also suggested: hat, sunscreen & good walking shoes. The performance is approximately 1 hour in length and will cover a mostly flat and shaded ¼ mile trail with mild inclines.

Video Ads for Nevada County Businesses

GV Visitor’s Center offers Video Ads for Nevada County Businesses
July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

Your video ad will be a part of our professional video productions highlighting the beauty of Nevada County, our cities and events, showing within your chamber’s video: Nevada City, Penn Valley, Greater Grass Valley, South Nevada County chambers of commerce; Grass Valley Downtown Association.  Your participation allows your chamber’s business community to be part of the video.

Shown on state-of-the-art large flat screens
• Frequency: 3 times per hour/7 hours daily
• No. of spots: 7,665 spots per year
• Length: Approx. 15 seconds
• Rate: $ 24 per week
• Visitors: Approx. 50 visitors per day

Production: We produce video which highlights your business and flows with the “beautiful” video. Visitors SEE your business and contact information beginning July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Contact Heather Macdonald of Sierra Gold Productions for more information and advertising rates:
(530) 269-0966 • hezy@suddenlink.net



Summer Health & Beauty Party May 30

As more and more people become familiar with the benefits of eating organic foods, the more attention is being given to the importance of using organic cosmetics, skin care, and hair care products.

Thursday, May 30th, from 4-7pm, California Organics will host a free Summer Health & Beauty Party, featuring organic skin care lines Weleda and Zuzu representative Stephanie Taylor and make up beauty artist Sandy Garcia. Taylor and Garcia will be giving skin care and makeup consultations, while attendees sample an array of organic products in a fun, laid back environment.

“The benefits of using organic products are both personal and environmental,” explains California Organics’ Karen Carchidi. “By choosing organic, chemicals used in non-organic body care products are not going into our landfills, or in our drains and water ways, but most importantly, they are not going into our bodies.”

The skin, absorbs up to 80 percent of what you put on it, which is startling when you learn that the average woman applies more than 70 known carcinogens each day through the use of perfume, toothpaste, shampoo, soaps, makeup, skin cream, etc. Many ingredients of personal care products are from waste materials formed by processing crude oil into gasoline, and these chemical contaminants are known to cause cancer, liver disorders and neurological disorders. A good rule of thumb: don’t put anything on your skin that you couldn’t safely eat!

Weleda and Zuzu are two personal care lines from over one hundred and thirty that are offered at California Organics, many of them local.  Since 1921 Weleda has used 100% certified-natural products made with Biodynamic and organic ingredients. Inspired by the European spa tradition, the ZuZu Luxe luxury color cosmetics line blends soothing, clean all natural ingredients, such as spring water, herbs and vitamins as well as rare and exotic essential oils. Garcia will be on hand to give mini-makeup consultations where attendees can learn about the right colors for their skin tone plus proper application technique, along with tips and trade secrets.

In addition to skincare and makeup consultations, Certified Massage Therapist, Tara Fiona Stice will be giving relaxing mini massages.  Plus champagne sipping, lots of gifts and goodies for all and live music by Juliet Gobert and Tristan Berlund.

What: Summer Health & Beauty Party
When: Thursday, May 30th, 4-7pm
Where: California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City
Tickets: Free
Information: Call or email to book a makeover or massage, or just drop by. (530) 265-9392 or Karen.calorg@gmail.com


New and Renewing Members

This week’s new and renewing members:

New:  JPMorgan Chase N.A. • Nevada City T-Shirts• Northern California Mortgage

Renewing:  Bob & Barbara Weaver • Nevada County Library

Thank you for your membership!

Episode 14 – Food and Farm Show

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Week 14 takes The Food and Farm Show to the Spring Plant Sale at the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden. We’ll meet several Master Gardeners and talk with local gardeners like you who have come out to support this event and get quality starts.

Also on today’s program is another segment on Backyard Chickens with Janey Powers as she discusses nesting boxes and finally our feature segment will focus on “Composting” recorded at a Master Gardeners Workshop. Compost specialist Mary Sanichas leads a team of Master Gardeners in this information presentation.

Be sure to help spread the message of local food by forwarding this email and our facebook links.

Next week we’ll dig deeper on the recent egg confiscation raids by the state and visit the Nevada City Winery for their open house and wine bottling event.

Thanks for watching.


Elk’s Lodge Spring Fling May 31

Nevada City Elk’s Lodge #518 “Spring Fling”
Friday, May 31, 2013
Happy Hour 6 – 7 PM; Dinner served at 7 PM

Your choice of chicken or steak. $15.00/per person.


Please mail your reservation and check made payable to:
Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
P.O. Box 611
Nevada City CA 95959

Please make your reservations no later than May 29th, 2013 and specify how many dinners you are ordering, and choice of steak of chicken dinner.

If you have any questions, please call Kim West at 273-0232 or Janis Woolsey at 265-4877

“Coppelia” Ballet at Miners Foundry May 30 & 31



What: The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory Present Coppelia

When: Thursday & Friday, May 30 & 31, Box Office 5:30 pm, Doors 6pm, Performance 6:30pm

Where: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Students, and available online, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, and by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry

Information: www.minersfoundry.org and (530) 265-5462

Holt Ballet Conservatory and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center present classical ballet’s greatest comic ballet, Coppelia, Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31st. Since Coppelia’s debut with the Paris Opera Ballet in 1870, it has become one of the world’s most popular story ballets. Holt Ballet Conservatory, under the direction of Yelena Holt, brings the original choreography back to life on the Miners Foundry stage with beautiful sets, costumes, guest professional dancers, and talented soloists and corps to make for a delightful evening of entertainment.

Coppelia, based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” tells the story of Swanhilda and Franz, whose relationship is threatened after an eccentric doll-maker named Doctor Coppélius successfully creates a doll – Coppelia – with a soul of its own. Doctor Coppélius is not unlike Hoffmann’s sinister Herr Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker or the macabre Svengali-like traveling magician of the same name in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Franz initially falls in love with Coppelia, and Swanhilda is greatly angered that Franz would be flirting with another girl the day before their wedding. The clever and mischievous Swanhilda hatches a plan to recapture the affections of her sweetheart.

“I’ve always loved storytelling and a story ballet captures the best of live theater. Its sets, costumes, music, and athleticism of the dancers create something unique and special on stage,” says Holt. “Coppelia is especially fun to produce as the dancers are inspired by the story line, the exciting choreography, and the beautiful array of costumes, and audiences enjoy the variety of entertaining characters and happy endings!”

Playing the role of Swanhilda is Holly Warner. Warner has danced from the age of five and is trained in ballet, modern and jazz. Last summer Warner spent six weeks at the American Dance Festival held at Duke University. Kermit Allen plays Franz in Coppelia. Allen attended the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. During his college years he received training from the Royal Danish Ballet and from Alexander Bondarenko of the Boshoi Ballet. He has danced with ballet companies in New York City; Austin, Texas; and now in Sacramento where he teaches at the founding school of the Sacramento Ballet. Performing the role of Dr. Coppelius is Hilary Brown. Brown attended the Lines Ballet School in San Francisco. Rounding out the cast of dancers are Annie Aguilar, Andrea Amdall, and Raina Garfinkel.

Set designer Pam Hodges and lighting designer Tom Taylor have created a whimsical stage for the dancers that transport audiences of all ages to an enchanting Austrian-Hungarian village where a doll could indeed come to life. This is the second collaboration on a dance production between Holt Ballet Conservatory and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. The first was a successful production of the Nutcracker last winter.

POSTPONED-Flavor of Nevada County June 2nd


The Union presents another delicious event:

“Flavor of Nevada County – Sessions”
Sunday June 2nd • 1 to 6 pm
Main Street Center of the Nevada County Fairgrounds

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nevada County Arts Council.

Local Nevada County restaurants, wineries, and breweries will be represented both in the expo portion of the event, as well as in the Sessions that will be presented on the half hour during the event.

Sessions include:
• Making Ricotta Cheese at Home
• Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars – How and When
• Decadent Chocolate Mousse
• Brewing Beer at Home
• Making Sushi at Home
• Pairing Wine and Food
• Barbecue Tips
• Martini Madness

Attendees can attend all of the sessions that interest them, and in between taste great food, delicious wine and beer from local Nevada County vendors.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and include all tasting and sessions at the event. Tickets can be purchased at The Union offices at 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, or online at www.theunion.com/flavor, or by phone at 530-273-9561. For vendor information, contact Mary Anne Davis, Event Manager, at 530-477-4241.


NU Grad Night Donations Sought

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Nevada Union’s Graduating Class of 2013 is getting ready to celebrate. We need your support for the Safe and Sober Grad Night Party on June 8th at Club Sierra. This all-night event is offered to all graduating seniors. 75% of all seniors attend this event and Nevada Union is one of the few high schools in the state that has never had a grad-night death.

The success of this event depends on the support from volunteers and local businesses.  We are looking for monetary donations to help fund the event and cover any ticket costs for seniors with financial hardships.  We are also looking for donations of items to give away as prizes or part of the goodie bags for attendees.

Please help keep our Grads safe. Their future is just beginning.

To donate or volunteer, please email NUHSPAC@gmail.com

Local Hero’s Memorial Walk May 27


Commemorating most—but not all– of our local fallen heroes is a series of memorial plaques distributed on bridges and overpasses throughout the greater Grass Valley and Nevada City areas. These markers recognize soldiers who perished in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and have been funded and installed over a period of over thirty years by various community organizations, in concert with legislative direction at the state and local levels. Their locations do not lend themselves to be recognized, although many of us pass them by on a regular basis, being situated adjacent to roadways with little or no opportunity to stop. This fact is one of the driving motivations of the second annual Local Heroes’ Memorial Bridge Tour, a walking, driving and cycling circuit that visits a number of the locations in person. Spearheaded by two dedicated and energetic women—mothers with sons who have served in the most recent conflicts in the Middle East—this year’s event has several goals: first, to bring awareness of these icons of remembrance and the men who they acknowledge to the general public, second, to honor and respect our local men and women currently serving in harm’s way, and third, and perhaps most important, to draw together in unity and fellowship all of those local veterans and veteran organizations operating at large in our community. For far too long all veterans, both past and present, living and dead—our fellow citizens—have gone unrecognized; their supreme sacrifices, circumstances notwithstanding, deserve acknowledgement and respect in person, not just cast in bronze.

This year’s tour will begin at Memorial Park in Grass Valley on Monday, May 27th after the Memorial Day services there, at approximately 1:00 pm (1300 hours). A banner will designate the starting area for the walking and bicycle tours and a loading point for the tour bus. The Grass Valley route will visit seven bridge memorials, including the recently named Gold Star Memorial Bridge (formerly the Brighton Street Overcrossing) over an approximately 4-mile round trip. Along this route, and at memorial plaques throughout Grass Valley and Nevada City, veteran and volunteer docents will offer information regarding the specific soldier honored, and also distribute maps of all plaque locations for future visitation and remembrance.

For more information on volunteering to be a plaque docent, or to sign up to participate in the walk/cycle tour or to ride the tour bus, please call or text Catherine Ione-Perkins at 530-906-3668 or Pat Nelson at 530-477-8480, or email plnelsondiver@aol.com or catherine.ione@gmail.com.

Here are some other events taking place on Memorial Day around town:

• 9:00 am Memorial Day Ceremony at Pioneer Park – Veterans of Foreign Wars, host.

• 9:30 am Bicycle Tour of Plaques leaving from Pioneer Park at Seaman’s Lodge after the 9:00am cerremony. This ride will be led by Duane and Connie Strawser, owners of Tour of Nevada City.

• 11:00 am Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park American Legion, host.

• 12:00 pm Boy Scouts serving hot dogs after ceremony

• 1:00 pm Friends of Nevada County Military Local Heroes Memorial Walk begins at Memorial Park (in attendance will be Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Blue Star Mothers of America) Welcome Home Vets will provide a water stop along the Walk route

Telecare Bus Plaque Tour will pick up first group at 1:00 pm under Memorial Bridge Tour sign.Walking tour to meet under the Memorial Bridge Tour Sign

• 3pm Welcome Home Vets Open House (228 Mill Street, Grass Valley)

Download LocalHerosWalkMap