Business Blogging Class June 3


Coryon Redd – Photo by Erin Theim
Erin Theim – G Aronow Photography

Sierra Commons Business Blogging Class presented by

Coryon Redd/Internet Marketing Guru and Erin Thiem, InnSide Nevada City Blogger

Coryon and Erin are back for another action packed class on business blogging, if you missed the first class in January, here’s your opportunity to get an in depth tutorial on business blogging from two of the local pros. The 2 hour class will cover business branding, marketing 101, basic WordPress overview and lots of examples on how to create and market a successful blog for your business.

Business Blogging 201: Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm $25

To Register, go to


Celebration of Trails Jun 7

What: Celebration of Trails
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7
Where: Trail Fair Headquarters – Parking Lot County of Nevada, Rood Center
Cost: Free!

Community comes together for Celebration of Trails 2014

Bear Yuba Land Trust is teaming up with the community to host a number of guided outings on local trails in Nevada County for the annual “Celebration of Trails.”

Coinciding with National Trails Day, the event held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7 is open to all and is meant to encourage more people to get outdoors on local trails. More than 20 local organizations, outdoor experts and trail advocates are coming together to organize 14 different outings.

A Trails Day Headquarters will be set up in the parking lot of Nevada County’s Rood Center parking lot, across from the trailhead of the Hirschman Trail. People can stop by for local trail information and maps, grab a cup of coffee and a baked good from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and pick up the day’s schedule. Booths include: Bear Yuba Land Trust with manzanita cider provided by Living Wild, BONC, maps from Nevada County Planning Department, Tahoe National Forest, YBONC and more!

After an introduction by local dignitaries, a number of outings will depart on foot and carpool style from the Rood Center. Afterward, folks will gather at Matteo’s Public for spirits and camaraderie.

For more information contact Laura Brown, Outreach Coordinator, 272-5994 x 211,

LandTrust-LongPoint,upstreamA Taste of the South Yuba River: Hank Meals will lead this moderate five-mile hike to a dramatic landscape in the South Yuba Canyon. Participants will hike upstream to Long Point and a descent of the spur trail to the river. This is about a 5.5 mile round trip. As close as this scenic area is to town few people are aware of it. Features along the trail include two bedrock mortar locations, mining sites, a small waterfall and a gorgeous view of the South Yuba canyon.  Meet between 8:30 and 9 a.m. at the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center. Participants will return by 1 p.m.

Bike Rides with BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County)

Family Mountain Bike Ride and Clinic – BONC guide Ellen Lapham will lead this one-hour, six-mile ride designed for families. On this scenic and informational ride families will learn about safety and cycling etiquette, rules of the road and tips for a fun and enjoyable ride. Helmets are required.  Meet at 9 a.m. at Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center.
LandTrust-BONC ride photo
Intermediate mountain bike ride on Hirschman’s trail – BONC member Jane Ragan will lead this file-mile round trip, one hour ride. The historic and scenic trail features the Hirschman’s Pond named after the Hirschman brothers, early pioneer miners and merchants of the area. Bicyclists will also see a 40-foot long trestle. West of the pond, the trail narrows and meanders through oak woodlands, pine forests and grasslands. Helmets are required.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead just off Highway 49 on Cement Hill Road (park in the Rood Center parking lot).

Advanced mountain bike ride on The Round Mountain trails. BONC members Orion Kroeger and Cameron Echternacht will lead this two-hour ride with 2000 feet of climbing. The Round Mountain trails include steeps through the woods and views of the South Yuba River. Other features include a climb of the Rock Creek Flume trail to Lower Hudson, the overlook at Coyote Ledge and Upper Hudson, and the Up and Over trail. The return ride includes switchbacks to the South Yuba trail and Purdon Crossing and a final climb back out. Those sensitive to poison oak should wear high socks and arm coverings. Helmets are required.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Rood Center to carpool or meet at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Purdon and Rector.

Black Swan Hike – Stephen Hein of Mendocino Tahoe Conservancy will lead this hike traversing some of the newly-built trails around the Black Swan pond and hydraulic cliffs. Participants may see nesting sites of swifts, swallows and the little green heron. The site is located at 1,000 feet elevation in the foothill oak woodlands with views of the lower Yuba River, Slack’s Ravine and Deer Creek.  Meet at 9:30 in the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center for carpooling. Participants will return at 2 p.m.

Day Hike at Spenceville Wildlife and Recreation Area: Richard Thomas of Friends of Spenceville and Sierra Club will lead this 4 to 5 mile hike on the Pittman Road West from Spenceville through the blue oak woodlands to Horseshoe Pond and back. This is easy terrain along an old road. Participants will watch for birds and late wildflowers. Bring water, sunscreen, good footwear, lunch and binoculars. Alternately, depending on the groups’ familiarity with Spenceville, there could be a hike to Fairy Falls.  Meet at 8 a.m. at the Trails Day Headquarters to carpool or meet at the Spenceville town site at 9 a.m.

Empire Mine State Historic Park: Hard Rock Trail Walk – Greg Sherr will lead this easy to moderate level walk starting at the Penn Gate Parking Area on East Empire Street at 9 a.m. During the hike, Sherr will discuss the natural and historic aspects of the park. The hike is two miles and will take approximately two hours.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Penn Gate Parking Area on East Empire Street, Grass Valley.

Equestrian Ride Lone Grave – Gold Country Trails Council Annual 2014 Poker Ride at Skillman Horse Camp, 15 miles east of Nevada City in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest. This is an 8-mile easy to moderate difficulty ride for experienced riders. There is a fee and pre-registration is required. For more information contact Linda 273-6346, Entry forms are available at

Family Friendly Wheelchair Accessible Nature Hunt at Hirschman’s Pond: Local outdoor enthusiast Ana Acton of FREED and artist/ history buff, Robyn Martin of OLALA Farms will lead a stroll & roll to the pond. Along the way Robyn will identify plants and how they can be used for food and medicine. This trek is kid friendly and wheelchair accessible.  Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the trailhead off of Cement Hill Road.

Lang’s Crossing to Spaulding Lake – Robert Kelly will lead this moderate four-mile round trip Sierra Club Hike from Lang’s Crossing to Spaulding Lake.  Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center for carpooling.

Malakoff Diggins Guided Geology Tour – Geoscientist and naturalist David Lawler will lead this special hiking tour of key points of interest at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Lawler will share his knowledge of the ancient Yuba River system and historic mining in the northern Sierra region. Participants will visit the Malakoff pit, Hiller and Lake City sluice tunnel portals, LeDu hydraulic diggins, and more… If you are interested in deep time and gold, this is the hike for you.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center for carpooling.

Nevada City Tree Tour – Nevada County Walkers will host two tree tours in downtown Nevada City. Local Arborist Zeno Acton will lead a tour geared toward children and families and Roger McGehee of California Native Plant Society will lead another. This is an all-abilities tour open to everyone with numerous stops along the way.  Meet at 9 a.m. for the family-based tour and 9:30 for the adult tour at the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center.

Rattlesnake Trail with Gene Haroldsen and Bob Goar. The three-mile hike meanders along canals and forest glades in the Rattlesnake Road and Rattlesnake Ridge neighborhoods.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the most northerly intersection of Highland Drive and Rattlesnake Road.

Sugar Loaf Mountain – Ray Bryars, Walkability Advocate, Trails Volunteer and Scotch Broom Puller will lead this Walk up Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy views overlooking Nevada City and if the weather is clear, out to the coastal range and into the Sierra Nevadas. Learn a little about the local area and some of the characters of the early gold mining days. Compare some of the early day photographs with recent pictures taken by local photographer Dave McLellan.  Difficulty: Fairly steep uphill, but the group will walk slow and stop often on this 1 ½ hour walk.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center. Participants will carpool to the trailhead.

Trail Maintenance with Bear Yuba Land Trust – Join Trails Coordinator Bill Haire on the Hirschman Trail for trail side maintenance. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes, hat, insect repellant, sunblock, gloves and bring water. Bill will bring the hand tools.  Meet at 9 a.m. in the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center.

Tribute Trail: Amber Taxiera of The Sierra Fund will lead this 6-mile guided easy-to-moderate walk along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. Learn about the regions rich heritage and how this ongoing trail project pays tribute to the region’s inhabitants. Participants will learn about new trail segments and the new Nisenan Bridge that will connect to the Environs Loop. There may even be an opportunity to get hands dirty and pull some weeds along certain sections of trails.  Meet at 9 a.m. in the Trails Day Headquarters, Rood Center.

Walk-Along The Environs Loop of the Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Ori Chafe of Sierra Streams Institute will lead this easy three-mile walk featuring new field guides created by students from Yuba River Charter School as well as local natural history and the Nisenan Rancheria of Nevada City.  Meet at 11 a.m. at the corner of Zion and Jordan Streets in Nevada City.

Thank You to our Celebration of Trails 2014 Community Partners and Supporters:  BONC, Far West Geoscience Foundation, FREED, Friends of Spenceville, Gold Country Trails Council, Living Wild, Hank Meals, Matteo’s Public, Mendocino Tahoe Conservancy, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Nevada County Planning Department, Nevada County Walkers, OLALA Farms, Outside Inn, Ray Bryars, Sierra Club, Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, Sierra Streams Institute, State Parks, Tahoe National Forest, The Sierra Fund, Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and YBONC.

Nevada City Summer Craft Fair Jun 8

The Miners Foundry will present the Nevada City Summer Craft Fair on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Fair features unique and local handmade artisans and vintage goods.

Three years ago, inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in Nevada County, a group of local young crafters and artists got together to organize the first Nevada City Craft Fair, held at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Eight craft fairs later and over 7,000 attendees later, the event has grown to be the premiere event to showcase the region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, and their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and house wares.

Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationery items as well as children’s things, toys, ceramics, bath products, and more. Over 60 vendors, reaching as far as Reno, Chico, Sacramento and San Francisco, plus local businesses.

Food from Eye of the Avocado and beverages from Fable Coffee will be available for purchase. Admission is $3.00, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, and at the door.

More information at

SYRCL’s Wild For The Yuba Jun 7

SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League)’s

Wild for the Yuba
Wine & Beer Tasting Experience & Auction

Saturday, June 7 • 5-9pm

North Star House, 12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley

TICKETS: Advanced $25 SYRCL Members/$30 General; At the Door $30 SYRCL Members/$35 General; Designated Drivers $15; Youth tickets (12 and under) $10; Reserved 8 person table: $320

Greetings from the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). It’s that time of year again, and we’re excited to announce our Wild for the Yuba Tasting and Auction Experience! This year’s celebration is planned for Saturday, June 7 at the historic North Star House in Grass Valley. The evening will feature live music by Earles of Newtown, great food and hundreds of fabulous auction items donated by local businesses, artists, and others in support of the Yuba.

Tickets available online or at the SYRCL office, 313 Railroad Avenue, #101 in Nevada City.


CATS Presents Little Tibet II Jun 8

As part of our Cultural Enrichment Series, CATS is pleased to partner with Sierra Friends of Tibet in bringing to the community the U.S. premiere of the documentary, Little Tibet 2, at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City, on Sunday, June 8, 7:00 p.m. Tickets at $10 are available that evening at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m. Meet the filmmaker for a Q and A afterwards. Little Tibet, its predecessor, screened to packed houses in 2011 in Nevada City.

Little Tibet 2, is a moving sequel to Director Nawang (Sonam) Anjatsang’s original film, Little Tibet. Little Tibet 2 is the story of one man’s journey to discover his heritage and set eyes on a homeland he has never seen. With beautiful vistas and intimate encounters, Little Tibet 2 provides a rare insight into a culture and people that live on the edge of extinction. Sonam retraces his father’s footsteps through Nepal to Mustang, where the historic Tibetan way of life still persists. On his journey, Sonam encounters a myriad of people intent on keeping Tibetan customs and traditions alive, including nuns educating Tibetan children, a nomadic family struggling to live on the land, and a group of Tibetan women learning to conserve and restore monastic paintings over 500 years old. Sonam also has a rare meeting with the King of Mustang and gains a unique insight into the life of a Yogi who teaches traditional religious values to youngsters attracted to the bright lights of modern society.

Sonam’s journey concludes as he confronts his father’s past as a guerilla fighter, who in the 1960s and 1970s fought in vain against the Chinese Army. Ultimately, Sonam must make a decision whether or not to step into his homeland that remains occupied by the Chinese to this day.

Philippa Carrick, CEO of the Tibet Society, said, “… The film is both compelling and, at times, unexpectedly moving. Sonam has a great way of bringing his experiences on the road to life, giving a personal and very human insight into his journey … It is testament to Sonam’s drive and talent that he not only raised funds to make the film, but he pretty much shot all the footage while being undercover as a tourist, especially when he reached Mustang. It is an amazing achievement.”


Animal Place Music in the Meadow Jun 7

3rd annual Music in the Meadow barnyard bash! Vegan food vendors, live music, raffle, silent auction, and of course time with the animals! Join us on June 7th and celebrate 25 years of putting compassion into action!

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the sanctuary while raising much-needed funds to help the rescued animals.

Just added, meet and greet with vegan NFL football player, David Carter, Jr. of the Oakland Raiders!

Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 11:00-5:00 pm
Price: $35/adult, $15/children (under 12), $75 VIP; children under 2 free

Click here for more information and to Buy Your Tickets!

At Door Ticket Prices: $40/adults, $15/children under 12; children under 2 free (No VIP available)

Location: Animal Place 17314 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 477-1574 •

New! Get Wild @the 5

The Old 5Mile House has introduced a whole new section of wild game to our regular dinner menu. Game is inherently healthy. Leaner and lower in cholesterol, tha domesticated meats and packed with vitamins and minerals. It’s also naturally organic. No additives of any kind. And it’s very tasty!

These are the game dishes we’ve introduced: Elk Osso Buco, Wild Boar Bolognese, Bison Bourguignon, Wild Boar Chili Verde and Seared Pheasant Breast with Organic Morel Mushroom Brandy Sauce.

Always something new @the5, where we love what we do and that’s love you can taste!

The Old 5 Mile House, 18851 Hwy 20, Nevada City
(530) 265-5155 •


Elks Hoedown Jun 7

Nevada City Elks Lodge
Country Hoedown Dinner & Dance • June 7

$16/person – prepaid Reservations Only
Bar Opens at 4pm/Dinner at 6:30pm

Dancing to Ed Lawson after Dinner

For more information call the Lodge at 265-4920 – Reservation deadline is June 1

Download Elks Hoedown Reservation Form


Memorial Bridge Tours May 26

Bridge Plaque
On May 26, 2014 you are invited to participate in one of three tours of memorial bridges dedicated to Viet Nam War and Operation Freedom Veterans.

The purpose of the tours is to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our American freedoms and liberties.

The tours are sponsored by Friends of Nevada County Military and will begin at Pioneer Park in Nevada City after the 9 am Veterans of Foreign War ceremony with a bike tour to the Grass Valley Veterans’ Hall. The American Legion services begin at 11:00 am at the Vets Hall after which the walking and bus tours will begin at approximately 1:00 pm and end at approximately 3 pm.

For more information contact one of the following organizers:  Pat Nelson (477-8480), Catherine Ione-Perkins (906-3668), Louise Bock (913-8969) or Joyce Yaksick (615-1920).

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Open House at The Haven May 29

Please join The Haven for an Open House, 226 Broad Street in downtown Nevada City, Thursday, May 29th from 5-7pm. Come see their newly renovated space and meet their friendly staff.

For rental information, contact:
Amanda Rodgers, Director
Promotions and Private Bookings
The Haven Underground, Downtown Nevada City
(530) 264-7026 office • (530) 559-1114 direct


New & Renewing Members

This week’s New and Renewing Members:

New – Cascade Shores Homeowners Assoc.Dreamtime

Renewing – Ananda Village • Asylum Down • Bella Vita Medical SpaBlue Ginger CateringBroad Street Bistro & GalleryCulture Shock Yogurt •  Hooper & Weaver MortuaryJJ Jackson’sKitkitdizziPapa Murphy’sPG&ERiebe’s Auto Parts LLC The Friendship ClubThe Phoenix Rose

Thank you for your membership!


Demonstrate at the CA State Fair

The California State Fair is looking for Chefs, food bloggers, food enthusiasts, etc. to perform food & cooking demonstrations in their Kitchen Theatre, “Do-It-Yourself” Demonstration Counter, or at “The Grill” in the award-winning Farm.
2014 Food & Cooking Demonstration Information & Application

Sampling Center – Showcase the bounty of your county by sharing your fresh produce in our sampling center. Please inquire by phone or email for more information.

Highlight the agro-tourism and agricultural festivals of your county by sending us event posters and loaning interesting memorabilia for display. Engage fair-goers face to face by hosting the interactive booth for one or more days, absolutely free!
2014 California Festivals Booth Information & Application

For more detailed information about any one of these programs, please contact:
Michelle Johnson, Culinary Programs
916.263.3189 • 916.263.7914 fax
P.O. Box 15649, Sacramento, CA 95852

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch LED Sale

The Sierra Business Council and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have teamed up to create the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch, a program focused on helping small and medium businesses upgrade their lights to more efficient light options with rebates funded by Pacific Gas and Electric. The Sierra Nevada Energy Watch, are offering a “Spring in the Sierra LED Sale” this May as an extra incentive for businesses to upgrade their lighting, to save both money and energy.

Prices after rebates on high-efficiency, long-lasting LED A19s, MR16s, candelabras, globes, and PAR20s are just $1.00, and prices for PAR30s, BR30s, and PAR38s are just $5.00. With rebates from the Sierra Nevada Energy Watch, you will not find quality, name-brand LEDs for less. Please pass this along to your local businesses. If they think they may be ready for an upgrade, we can do a free lighting audit to provide them with lighting options and pricing.

For more information or to schedule an audit, you can go to or call Karen and Bowen at the Sierra Business Council at 530-582-4800.

Internet Marketing Workshop May 23

Internet Marketing Essentials for Small Business Owners
Friday May 23, 2014 •
8:30am – 10am
City Hall, 317 Broad Street, Nevada City

This FREE workshop is designed for small business owners who want to improve their Internet presence. There is a key issue you have to get right before you start doing the techie stuff.

Who Should Attend?
This series is designed for small business owners who have an internet presence but can’t see that it has had much impact on their business.

You’ll learn the critical key to business success that most businesses miss. And it is so simple.

Here is a summary of what’s included in the 90-minute session:

  • The 1, 2, 3 Rule
  • What customers want to see in websites.
  • What they don’t want to see.
  • Organic versus Paid searches
  • Why should you care about Key Words? Meta Tags?
  • Is Social Media the answer?
  • Q & A Session

Seating is limited so register early! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information contact Bob Gius, Sacramento SCORE,

Register for Summer Programs

Nevada City Parks & Recreation has begun taking registration for swim lessons, summer camps and parties at the swimming pool. Registration has been made much easier this year due to the availability of online registration for many of our programs. This has been very beneficial to our participants, however, if you have any questions or would rather register directly with us, staff will be available at the Nevada City Swimming Pool on Monday, May 19 from 6 to 8pm to process your registration.

Click here for online registration information

Many of the same familiar and favorite programs are returning. New this year, we will be offering a tennis program for all ages. Call the swimming pool to get more information about these tennis classes. The Junior Lifeguard Camp at the swimming pool is a great deal and a fantastic program for youth who think they might want to be a lifeguard in the future. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

We are not just serving children. Adult programs include lap swim times, water exercise and water polo. There is no pre-registration required for adult programs. Information about all programs can be found on the City’s website at

For more information, contact swimming pool staff at 530-265-8223.

Memorial Day Weekend with MIM May 22-25

MIM Plays Nevada Theatre Memorial Day Weekend
Tickets & Info: (530) 265-6124 •

May 22 – Young Musicians Competition Showcase Concert – 7pm
Tickets $10 adults/youth free

May 23 – Musical Art Quintet – 8pm
Tickets $25 adults/$5 youth

May 24 & 25 – Songs of Peace and Remembrance: MIM Chorus & Orchestra
Saturday, May 24 at 7:30pm • Sunday, May 25 at 2pm
Tickets $30 adults/$10 youth

Music in the Mountains (MIM) offers a rare opportunity for music lovers of all ages this Memorial weekend with three concerts presented at the beautiful Nevada Theatre. The Memorial concert series represents a unique blending of MIM’s educational and artistic initiatives with performance opportunities for young people throughout the holiday weekend.
The music begins with the Young Musicians Competition Showcase, Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. This perennial favorite offers a glimpse into the future of classical music in an exciting presentation of competition winning new works. To open the concert, the fledgling Nevada County Youth Orchestra will debut with works by Vivaldi, Haydn and Beethoven.

MIMquintetOn Friday, May 23rd at 8 p.m. the Musical Art Quintet is back by popular demand. As a part of the Classical Revolution movement, this San Francisco based group is trailblazing its own genre. A Musical Art Quintet composition might meld influences from Africa, Argentina, or Cuba — and even a drum machine — into a globe-hopping, dance-inspiring, gorgeous work. Classical training and a taste for evocative melodies underpin this sound, but improvisation and lively rhythms make the group’s “Nuevo Chamber” music truly its own. Last year’s concert had audience members on their feet. This year, as a special treat, Grammy award-winning violinist Mads Tolling will join the quintet. Local percussionist Rob Holland will sit in with band leader Sascha Jacobsen on bass, and the group is rounded out by Anthony Blea on violin; Charith Premawardhana on viola; and Lewis Patzner on cello. MAQ also will be performing a concert for Nevada County 4th graders during their stay.
To close, MIM offers Songs of Peace and Remembrance on Saturday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 25th at 2 p.m. The MIM Chorus is joined by Musical Art Quintet and members of the MIM Orchestra in a program celebrating peace and peacemakers past and present. The program opens with a musical eulogy to Nelson Mandela, and features contemporary works of Amy Dunker and Josh Rist, and moves to the dramatic Dona Nobis Pacem by R. Vaughn Williams. Vaughn WIlliams volunteered and served in the Ambulance Corps for a period. This experience sensitized him to the horrors of war and firmed his belief that music was a means to preserve civilization. This conviction was among many that served as a basis for his cantata, which is an extraordinary plea for peace. Soloists include two MIM audience favorites: Carrie Hennessey, soprano; and Joseph Wiggett, baritone.

The Apprentice Musicians Project, or AMP, will debut at both concerts with some music of their own. Students rehearse and perform side-by-side with their teachers and professional musicians in this innovative pilot program. The project focuses on creating a deeper sense of connection and community for the young musicians by including teachers and mentors in the learning process.

For more information, or to order tickets, please log onto or call the MIM Box Office at (530) 265-6124.

Voice of the Tango at the Foundry May 22

Z Cabernet Strings presents “The Voice of the Tango,” an exciting evening of song and dance at Miners Foundry on Thursday, May 22.

The Tango class will get you in gear beginning at 5:30 and then live music starts at 7PM. There is no admission charged so no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but we would appreciate your donation to underwrite this exciting night of entertainment.

Lefty’s Grill will provide a special food menu, and Clavey Vineyards will serve a suite of wines. For more information call (530) 265-4001 after 1 PM.


Gospel Music Festival May 24

2nd Annual Northern California Gospel Music Festival
Saturday, May 24 • 10am – 7pm

Combie Bible Church
22924 W. Hacienda Dr
Grass Valley, CA, 95949

Admission: Free event

Info: 530-802-1668,, Facebook:

Nevada County brings the 2nd Annual Northern California Gospel Music Festival Memorial Day weekend, benefiting the Women of Worth. The enthusiastic response from last year’s festival has motivated the organizers to bring an all-day event for the entire family. This year there will be an exciting collection of talent represented by six bands from all over Northern California.

Returning by popular demand, Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin offer a youthful bluegrass sound, which will fill your heart, and you’ll find yourself dancing!! The Sons of Salvation’s music is reminiscent of a soulful southern quartet sound layered with a 70’s R&B groove! The Gospel Motivators will blow your hair back and tears will come to your eyes from their gospel rhythm and blues. Offering funkatized harmonics and worship that will touch your soul is The Aaron Gayden Band. Priesthood Nation is a unique quartet from the Bay Area offering the sounds of gospel, reggae and soul. You’ll be captivated by the bluesy choir instrumentation of The Glory Seekers!

The festival organizer, Andy Gonzales, is hoping to bring the community and surrounding counties to a more extensive experience. Nestled in the foothills of Grass Valley, you’ll find the festival grounds offering the Roamin Angels Car Club, a playground for the youth and plenty of space to bring your own picnic for the day’s events.

This year’s Gospel Music Festival will benefit the Women of Worth. This amazing non-profit assists families in crisis and domestic violence victims enabling them to increase self-reliance and improve their quality of life by helping them to rebuild their lives with dignity, hope and safety.


ALL donations benefit the Women of Worth!