This week’s Renewing Members:
Thank you for your Membership!
First Fridays, After Hours Wine Hour At Nevada City Winery
Friday, March 7th • 5:00-7:00 pm
Margie Miller is Nevada City Winery’s featured Artist of the Month in March. Meet Margie in person during the Artist Reception at the Winery from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The Brian Dougherty Trio will provide live music.
Join your friends at the Winery for an end-of-the-week glass of wine, featuring the Gold Medal winning 2010 Sangiovese or the new 2012 Dolceto. Wines available by the glass or bottle, plus gourmet treats & bites.
The event is complimentary.
Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring Street (next to Miners Foundry), Downtown Nevada City
www.ncwinery.com • 530-265-9463
Erin Thiem of the Outside Inn, one of Nevada City’s treasured lodging facilities, has a great blog detailing events and happenings in and around Nevada City. Check it out for a chance to win theatre tickets to see the Sierra Stages production of Company at the Nevada Theatre and to view Erin’s fantastic photos.
Outside Inn, 575 East Broad Street, Nevada City
530.265.2233 • outsideinn.com
THE ACTOR MOVES
An Introduction to Movement and Physicality for the Theatre
with Robert Rossman
Saturday, March 8
We are pleased to offer the community the first in a series of theatre-related workshops. This workshop introduces actors, artists, and theatre lovers to a basic foundation of movement and physicality for the theatre. The goal and focus of the afternoon is to build the confidence that your body knows what to do, thus ending the age-old question, “What do I do with my hands?”
There is limited space for both participants and observers.
For information, visit http://www.sierrastages.org/workshops.html
THE ACTOR MOVES is presented by Sierra Stages and Wolf Gait Studio.
The Old 5Mile House presents another in its series of LateNight@the5 events with Highlights from Chicago the musical in The DL Lounge Speakeasy March 8, at 10pm.
This elegant throwback to the prohibition era captures the look and feel of the Chicago prohibition era.
The Truth or Dare Dance Troupe will perform the best musical dance numbers from Chicago, right in the midst of the DL Lounge. Come dance, wine and dine away the night. Cocktail dress for ladies, suit or dress jacket for men required. Have fun and dress in period clothes to win a prize!
Advance tickets $15, available at Yabobo and Harmony Books in Nevada City and Book Sellers in Grass Valley. Password required for attendance. Get your password when purchasing tickets. This exclusive event has very limited seating, so we highly recommend you get your tickets in advance. 21 and over.
A Downtown Parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale are featured March 1 & 2, 2014 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring The Holcomb Brothers Band playing live Southern Rock Music, in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber Office for $12. Or, you can purchase tickets at the door for $15. 21 and over only.
Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased for $12 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
And join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream & desserts, soft drinks & specialty coffees. Also featuring a full bar for the adults serving Hurricanes, plus a special Bloody Mary bar. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more! Tickets at the door only $5 for adults – Kids are FREE!
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
Nevada County Broadcasters, KNCO Newtalk 830 and STAR 94FM invite you to attend a free 40-minute advertising workshop
Synthetic Unlimited is an energetic performance art organization founded in 2006 by young actors, filmmakers, musicians and writers from Grass Valley, CA.
Last year SU undertook our first official season, producing 8 plays in 8 months. We’re proud to say our 2013 season was a smash hit, receiving critical acclaim from reviewers and several Elly awards and nominations.
Our plans for the future are even more ambitious but we can’t do it without you.
As we launch our exciting 2014 season, your donation will allow us to continue bringing you rare and thought provoking entertainment with our signature style of fresh innovation. Upcoming shows include American Buffalo, True West, As You Like It, Evil Dead: The Musical, Vintage Holiday Special, and World War Water.
We’re asking for some help to fund our first show of 2014. We are pulling all the rabbits out of their hats, by pre-selling tickets, season passes, memberships, and special perks for friends who give to our Indiegogo campaign.
If we accomplish our goal, it will give us the head start we need to improve every show that follows, while keeping ticket prices affordable for our beloved patrons.
This is the link to the Indiegogo campaign where you can buy advance tickets and special perks, and all proceeds go to our season: www.artsactionnow.org
This is the link where you can make 100% Tax Deductible donations. It’s for philanthropist types who need a tax write off!
…and here’s the link for the web series that accompanies the campaign. It’s pretty funny and begins with an excerpt from Beckett’s Play. We think you’ll like it.
Synthetic Unlimited is committed to giving rare, classic and alternative performance art a powerful voice in the modern generation, and we want you to join us.
syntheticunlimited.org • 888-95-SHOWS
BROADBAND MEETINGS – Nevada County
The Gold Country Broadband Consortium has scheduled community meetings for Nevada county in February. Your community could be next!
For more broadband information, visit our blog: http://goldcountryconsortium.wordpress.com/
SEDCorp is a non-profit providing expansion of broadband in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sierra and eastern Alpine counties. 530-823-4703
Nevada City’s New Police Chief, Tim Foley, is inviting you to attend an informal “Meet and Greet”. He will tell us a bit about himself and his vision for policing Nevada City. There will be time for interaction and general discussion regarding issues and concerns in Nevada City. Light refreshments will be served.
The events will be held Tuesday, February 18th from 5pm-6pm and Wednesday, February 19th from 8am-9am at City Hall, 317 Broad Street, Nevada City. Availability is open to the first 30 people who respond for each meeting.
Please call Monica at (530) 265-4700 to RSVP between the hours of 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday.
For February’s Photo of the Month contest submit your favorite romantic photos of Nevada City including sunsets, weddings, best views, most romantic spots, great place for a first date, where to propose, and scenic trails.
Every month we’ll choose a “Photo of the Month” and the winner will receive either a bottle of local wine, and two “Nevada City” wine glasses to go with it, or a box of chocolates.
At the end of the year each of the monthly winners will have a chance at being selected as the Grand Prize Winner. The winner will receive a Nevada City gift basket which will include gifts from local shops, food and wine, gift certificates for dining, and other local services.
Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center
Give Professionals the Edge in Getting Back to Work
Career Center launching new training program February 20
The Nevada County One-Stop Business & Career Center is excited to launch a new training program in February to better assist unemployed individuals in the county. The Professional Edge training program and forum, provided through the California Employers Association (CEA), provides dislocated and unemployed professionals with assistance during their career transition by offering resources, skills, and opportunities to successfully gain employment at no cost.
In the past four years, Professional Edge training programs have assisted over 600 participants. This unique program has proven to be successful helping members get back into the workforce.
“In the past year alone, we have had close to 80% of participants hired,” stated Daniela Devitt, CEA’s Director of Outreach. “We invite professionals to attend the orientation in Grass Valley on February 20th. The meetings take place once a week and offer professional development in leadership and contemporary job search strategies.”
Just twenty seats are available for the February launch and those interested are encouraged to apply now. A Professional Edge Orientation meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, February 20
Nevada County Contractor’s Association
149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley
“Assisting job seekers is a top priority,” said Kathy Sarmiento, CEO of the Career Center.
“A large portion of those affected by job loss in our region have professional backgrounds.
We’re partnering with CEA to assist them in transitioning their careers. Employers will find that we have professionals and a highly skilled talent pool to fill their positions.”
Apply for Professional Edge
Applications can be found online at www.nevadacountyonestop.org.
About the One-Stop Business & Career Center
The One-Stop Business & Career Center is a partnership between the County of Nevada and the Job Training Center, a private, nonprofit whose mission is to provide unlimited employment opportunities to job seekers as well as providing hiring, training and human resource assistance to local businesses. They are invested in community and economic development initiatives that benefit the business community and the workforce. For more information visit www.nevadacountyonestop.org.
About the California Employers Association
California Employers Association (CEA) helps member companies maximize the performance of their employees and organization through talent, tools and training. It is a not-for-profit association serving more than 9,000 employers throughout California. CEA’s human resource professionals provide expertise in the areas of compliance, recruitment, retention, surveys, safety and training and organizational development. For more information, visit www.employers.org .
Friday, February 21, 2014
8 PM Show/7 PM Doors
$18 advance/$20 door; $12 kids under 12 – Tickets at BriarPatch, Yabobo, Mother Truckers and online at http://www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org/fishtank-ensemble-tickets/
Fishtank Ensemble returns for another energy-packed evening at the Schoolhouse featuring music from their new album “Edge of the World.” Influenced by an extremely wide variety of musical styles including ranging from world, pop, and rock to Flamenco, folk, jazz, gypsy, and rockabilly, one source of unending inspiration for Fishtank Ensemble is a love for the music of the Romani people, otherwise known as the ‘gypsies’. Their music is an amalgam of all these diverse influences, plus our own unique individual experiences and perspective on the music.
Upcoming Events at The Center for the Arts
Frank Sinatra & Friends – Valentine’s Dinner & Show
Friday, February 14 • Seatings at 5pm & 8pm
Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building
On a special night like this you never know who might show…Dean, Sammy, Bobby, Marilyn…Featuring a 24-piece Big Band!
Tickets $65 General Admission/$100 VIP Seating
For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.nevadacitychamber.com or call Grass Valley Chamber (530) 273-4667 or Nevada City Chamber (530) 265-2692.
Now that the holiday season is over, merchants are reminded to unplug those Christmas lights.
They’re a great addition for Christmas, but for safety reasons (and to comply with City Council and Fire Department policy) they now need to be turned off until the next holiday season.
Your cooperation is appreciated.