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


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.


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.


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.


“Barefoot in the Park” Plays thru Sept 28

LeGacy presents Barefoot in the Park…..classic comedy by the one and only Neil Simon at the Nevada Theatre September 5th through 28th!

Come join LeGacy veterans Nadia White, John Bivens, Sara Noah, Ward Thompson, and Ron Rund…(also newcomer Adam Morton in a hysterical debut as the telephone repair man) as they bring this delightful story of two unlikely newlyweds to life as only Neil Simon could write!

Sue LeGate Halford directs. Darryl Stines and Verne Freer’s set design takes us back to 1964 New York City as newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter (White and Bivens) struggle through their new emotional and physical surroundings….a cramped fifth floor walk up (with no heat and crazy neighbors) a sweet but slightly overbearing mother (Noah) and an eccentric lothario rooftop neighbor (Thompson).

Tickets are only $18 in advance, $20 at the door, available at The Bookseller, Harmony Books, online at, or by calling (530) 268-5419. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Thursdays (September 18th and 25th) at 7pm, Sundays (September 21st and 28th) at 2pm.

GALA NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 6th…all tickets only $25…includes live music by DAVE AND THE COOL BEANS (the incredible hit band from LeGacy’s recent “From the Cavern and On”, complimentary drinks and appetizers starting at 7pm, the show at 8pm, and a cake and champagne reception with the cast after the show!



Day at You Bet & Old Red Dog Sept 27

Nevada County Historical Society Presents

Day at You Bet & Old Red Dog
Saturday, Sept 27, 2014

Meeting at Nevada City Veterans Memorial Building Parking lot at corner of Pine and Cottage.

For more information contact Jerry Brady (310) 831-3201 or Priscilla Vanderpas (530) 271-5154

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Poncho Sanchez Plays BYLT Benefit Sept 28

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What: Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band

A Benefit for Bear Yuba Land Trust

When: Sunday, Sept. 28

Where: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road

Cost: Starting at $45

“As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa…particularly the congas.” – Los Angeles Times

“If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, on any given record, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling.” – Amazon

“World’s greatest music” Latin Jazz with Poncho Sanchez comes to Grass Valley

For more than three decades as a leader and sideman, Grammy Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

Now he’s coming to Grass Valley for the biggest local dance party of the year.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band will perform during a benefit for Bear Yuba Land Trust at the historic North Star House in Grass Valley. This end of summer concert and dance party is the finale in a three-part jazz series and the biggest fundraiser of the year for BYLT’s ongoing land conservation projects, trail building, outdoor education and popular trekking program. To date, BYLT has conserved 9,000 acres within the Bear and Yuba watersheds.

Local dance instructors will teach salsa dancing during this high energy event. Latin-themed boxed picnic dinners by Antonio Ayestaran Catering are available for pre-order or concert-goers can purchase food from Horn of the Bull Taqueria and Musa Musa. Local restaurants, caterers and chefs will participate in a community judged salsa contest. Daiquiris, wine from Coufos Cellars, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, sodas and water will be available to purchase. Land Trust supporters can shop for fabulous items at the Silent Auction or bid on fabulous vacations such as white water rafting trips, hot air ballooning and lodging near Yosemite during the exciting Live Auction.

Poncho’s influences are numerous, but two stand out – conga drummer and composer, Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

“These two musicians were the pioneers of what is now known as Latin jazz. Chano Pozo was a genius. He’s considered the godfather of conga drummers, and he’s someone whom I respect a great deal. And of course, Dizzy Gillespie was an iconic artist in American jazz. I had the honor and pleasure of working with him on several occasions. These guys were the first musicians to bring elements of Latin music to American jazz – which has resulted in some of the greatest music of the last 50 or 60 years,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez’s touring band takes a traditional approach to Latin music, paying attention to rhythm and historical significance to keep the heritage alive. The band includes: pianist David Torres, saxophonist Rob Hardt, trumpeter Ron Blake, trombonist/ vocalist Francisco Torres, bassist Tony Banda, timbalist George Ortiz and percussionist Joey De Leon, Jr.

Born in 1951 in Laredo, Texas to a large Mexican-American family, Sanchez, the youngest of 11 children grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles. He was raised on an unusual cross section of sounds: “straight-ahead jazz,” Latin jazz and American soul. By adolescence, he was shaped by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums and timbales. Eventually he settled on the congas.

In 1975, after working the club scene for several years, Sanchez, 24 landed a permanent spot in Cal Tjader’s band.

“He was very elegant, very dignified, and when he played, he played beautifully. The touch that he had on the vibes – nobody has that sound. To me, he was – and is, and always will be – the world’s greatest vibe player,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez remained with Tjader until the bandleader’s death in 1982. That same year, he signed with Concord for the release of Sonando, an album that marked the beginning of a musical partnership that has spanned more than 25 years and has yielded more than two dozen recordings including the 1999 Grammy winner, “Latin Soul.”

“To me, Latin jazz is the world’s greatest music. It has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music. What I’m most proud of is that this music – while it may sound exotic at times – is from America. It was born in New York City, when Chano Pozo met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in the mid-1940s. They created something that didn’t exist before in this country. I’m very proud to take this music all over the world all the time.”

General Admission Tickets for Net-Yet-Members are available at BriarPatch Co-op, Clock Tower Records and at the gate on concert day. For BYLT members, purchase tickets online at, call 272-5994 x 211 or email:

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Employer Seminar Oct 21

Foothill and South Placer Employer Advisory Councils
In Partnership with Employment Development Department present

25th Annual Employer Seminar Silver Celebration
Tuesday, October 21 • 8am-4pm

The Ridge Golf Club
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn, CA 95602

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Save Our Bridge Campaign Thank You

Community Thank You from the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee

During the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 local leaders, state representatives and the community came together to celebrate the first step in construction to stabilize our beloved wooden covered bridge at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park.

Over the past year, the community united in a big way to save something important to all of us. You tirelessly wrote letters, made phone calls, sent emails to state lawmakers and made multiple trips to the state capitol until the legislature and governor approved full funding in June 2014. You made your voices heard!

Now, with the start of the first phase of a $1.5 million stabilization and restoration project, we are seeing the fruits of our hard work. We are well on our way to saving this historic icon, the longest single span covered wood bridge in the world. Our new slogan is: Save Our Bridge – Get It Done!

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Nevada City Sidewalk Sale Sept 20

The Nevada City Sidewalk Sale is Saturday September 20th from 10am to 5pm.

All of the downtown stores will be bringing their wares out onto the sidewalks at great discounted prices. Browse the streets and find the bargains.  A fun day for finding a treasure!


Rotary Adventures & Wine Auction Sept 19

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Adventures & Wine Auction
September 19, 2014

The 2014 Adventures & Wine Auction to benefit the Nevada City Rotary Club Youth Programs and Scholarship Fund will be held on Friday, September 19, from 5:30pm – 9:00 p.m. The silent and live auctions will feature services, goods, and unforgettable experiences donated by members of the Nevada City Rotary Club and the local business community.

This year’s gala will be held once again at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Enjoy music and dancing with Dream & the Dreamer in addition to an enticing selection of items and services.

Ticket price includes dessert, wine from many of Nevada County’s best wineries, a no-host bar, fun raffles, and the live and silent auctions. Food will be available for purchase. It will be the best party of the year!

$12 advance/$20 at the door. Tickets available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, Briar Patch or from Nevada City Rotarians.

This is a great evening of wine, food, fun, and charitable auctioneering. Talented auctioneer Jay Cooper will keep the event moving and make for a fun and profitable time for all.

The event theme is “Focus on Youth”. All proceeds benefit the scholarships and other youth programs of Nevada City Rotary Club.

Want to donate an auction item? Contact 530 428-5126 or

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