4th of July Celebration in Nevada County

Fourth of July Celebration 2015

Join us on Saturday, July 4th at 11am for our festive parade that winds through downtown Grass Valley.  Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.

Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m.  Admission rates:  $10 adv/$15 gate

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There’s Still Time to Help Sponsor 4th of July Celebration

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Dear Community Friends:

As has been the tradition for many years, the 4th of July Committee is pleased to be the host of the 4th of July parade which will be held in Grass Valley this year. The western Nevada County community loves the hometown parade and fireworks and we want to continue to present a great show. The Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band will be at this year’s parade which will add a lot of fun and frivolity to the 4th of July celebration.

To assist with funding, the 4th of July Committee is seeking donations from local businesses and organizations. The cost to produce this long-standing event has increased over the years and there are many things to pay for such as rental of the fairgrounds, the Fire Marshal’s time, Fireworks, golf carts, security, cleanup – the list goes on and on. As you can see – it’s an expensive undertaking for us to provide a hometown parade and a safe fireworks show for our community. We understand that this year may be difficult and we need your financial help to continue the tradition.

There are a variety of ways you can help.  Please, take a moment to review the attached information and return the form to the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce office by May 1, 2015.

Thank you for your enthusiastic community spirit in support of an important event.

Sincerely yours,

4th of July Committee

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
Grass Valley Downtown Association

Download Donation Form

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“Brighton Beach Memoirs” Plays thru Jun 27

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June 5 thru 27

LeGacy Presents is proud to kick off their 2015 main stage season with the production of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at the historic Nevada Theatre June 5 through 27.

Alvis LeGate directs this talented, all star cast in Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937.

Max Freedman stars as Eugene Jerome, a Polish-Jewish teenager who’s coming to age tale is told with the comic flair only Neil Simon can deliver. He experiences puberty and a search for his place in a blended household of two families. LeGacy co-founder and producer Sue LeGate plays Kate, Eugene’s feisty mother and is paired with Matthew Marguiles (returning for his long vacation from stage as the owner/operator of Matteo’s Public) as Jack, her honest, hard-working husband, struggling to support an extended family.

Sara Noah (Christmas Carol, Barefoot in the Park) returns to LeGacy as Blanche, Kate’s widowed sister, who is forced to move in with the Jeromes after her husband’s death, bringing daughters Nora (Kendahl Landreth) and Laurie (Makenna Harrison). Rounding out the cast is Danny Haddon as Stanley, Eugene’s “experienced” older brother, full of advice for Eugene.

Opening pre-Broadway at the Curran Theatre in March, 1983, Brighton Beach Memoirs went onto the Alvin Theatre on Broadway, where it played for 1,299 performances, with Matthew Broderick in the starring role. Broderick’s turn at Eugene marked the beginning of the “Eugene Trilogy”, followed by the hits, “Biloxi Blues” & “Broadway Bound”.

Performances are at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays June 5 through June 27. June 6th Gala night, (all tickets $25) includes appetizers, beverages, live music and a reception with the cast after the show. Two Thursday shows, June 11th & 25th at 7pm. ONE SUNDAY MATINEE….JUNE 14th at 2pm…ONE SATURDAY MATINEE…JUNE 27th at 2pm.

Tickets for all regular shows are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, online or by calling (530) 268 5419. PG-13 due to sexual references.

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Chamber Mixer Wednesday Jun 24

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Join us for the next
Joint Chamber Mixer!

June 24 – WEDNESDAY
Grass Valley Elks Lodge 538
109 South School Street, Grass Valley

For more information call Greater Grass Valley Chamber at 530-273-4667
or Nevada City Chamber at 530-265-2692

 

Edgar Winter Band at Center for the Arts Jun 25

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EDGAR WINTER BAND!
Thursday, June 25, 8:00PM

General Admission
: $62 members; $67 non-member
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“…Edgar has also become a musical icon. In addition to his Edgar Winter Group recording two rock classics, “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride,” he is a pioneering synthesizer player.” – JAM Magazine

“Edgar Winter has a prodigious history in the world of Rock and Roll…” – Rockline

By the time Edgar Winter left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960’s, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on, Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium–music, film and television. A prolific writer, Edgar’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of “Tobacco Road” is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed Entrance with two hit albums backed by his group White Trash, a group originally comprised of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. White Trash enjoyed huge success, both with the 1971 release of the studio album, Edgar Winter’s White Trash, and with 1972’s follow-up live gold album, Roadwork.

In late 1972 Edgar brought together Dan HartmanRonnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the number one Frankenstein and the ever popular Free Ride. Released in 1973, They Only Come Out at Night peaked at the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. Edgar invented the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. Frankenstein revolutionized rock and roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound.

After They Only Come Out At Night, Edgar released Shock Treatment, featuring guitarist Rick Derringer in place of Ronnie Montrose. Later albums included Jasmine Nightdreams, The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer, a live album, Together Live With Johnny WinterRecycled, a reunion with White Trash, Standing On RockMission EarthLive In JapanNot A Kid AnymoreThe Real Deal, and Winter Blues.

With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Major national television and radio campaigns have relied on Edgar’s music to advertise their products. Edgar has also made frequent television appearances, both to promote his music, and to give his opinions on everything from Politically Incorrect to a commercial with George Hamilton for Miller Lite beer. He has appeared in the film “Netherworld”, and the TV shows “The Cape”, “Mysterious Ways”, “Dave Letterman”, and “Jimmy Kimmel”.

Edgar’s music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects, including NetherworldAir AmericaMy Cousin VinnyEncino ManSon In LawWhat’s Love Got to do With ItWayne’s World 2, StarkidWag the DogKnockabout GuysDuetsRadioThe SimpsonsQueer as Folk, and Tupac Resurrection. Edgar’s hauntingly beautiful song, Dying to Live, is featured as “Runnin” (Dying To Live) in the film “Tupac Resurrection”, the biography on the life of rapper. Produced by Eminem, the song uses the vocal talents of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, and Edgar Winter himself. “Runnin” is on numerous Billboard charts. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart, and the soundtrack CD was number 1 for 8 consecutive weeks.

Edgar’s CD and DVD, titled, “Live At The Galaxy” was recorded live at the Galaxy Theatre for Classic Pictures in 2003. It features the songs, “Keep Playing That Rock and Roll”, “Turn On Your Love Light”, “Free Ride”, “Texas”, “Show Your Love”, “New Orleans”, “Frankenstein” and “Tobacco Road”. In addition, the DVD includes a 30 Minute Documentary, “Edgar Winter: The Man and His Music”.

Edgar Winter’s live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar is now at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.

Edgar and his wife, Monique, live in Beverly Hills with their little dog Mimi.

www.edgarwinter.com

See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/the-edgar-winter-band/#sthash.nlGYdf9B.dpuf

 

Alasdair Fraser’s Grand Fiddlers Rally Jun 27

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Sierra Fiddle Camp and The Center for the Arts present

Alasdair Fraser’s 10th Annual
Grand Fiddlers Rally

Saturday, June 27 • 8:00PM
VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

General Admission:  $23 members, $25 non-member/$10 children 12 and under
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Preferred Seating & Reserved Parking – $33 members, $35 non-member
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

www.thecenterforthearts.org

Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp will celebrate the fiddle music of Scotland and the World in Grass Valley at Veterans Memorial Auditorium with their eighth annual Fiddle Camp concert.  Over 200 musicians, singers and dancers ranging in age from 5 to 85 will join Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the world-class faculty of camp instructors to celebrate with a week of intensive study and revelry.

“Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced; [his] name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.” —Scots Magazine

This year’s Grand Fiddle Rally combines the music of Scotland and the World with special guests, Begoñia Riobó (Galicia), Jeremy Kittel (USA).

Renowned performer and master teacher of the rich fiddling tradition of Scotland, Alasdair Fraser inspires to higher and deeper levels of self-expression within an embracing community of listeners, learners and like-minded folk. The variety and expressivity of Alasdair’s playing is evident in his numerous recordings—from intimate fiddle/guitar duets, to a more contemporary interpretation of tradition, to high energy original tunes with his Skyedance band. Recent, highly acclaimed albums include “Legacy of the Scottish Fiddle, Vols. 1 and 2,” and “Fire and Grace, ” which was named Scots Trad Album of the Year for 2004, “In the Moment” and most recently, “Highlanders Farewell.”.

Begoñia Riobó is currently one of the most renowned violinists in Galician music. She has an outstanding musical career, has played with Carlos Núñez, Anxo Lorenzo, Susana Seivane, and Sondeseu, amongst others, and is now the first Galician Folk violinist to lead her own band. “Riobó” is the name of Begoña’s group and also the title of the first album, characterised by the virtuosity of the musicians when arranging and interpreting traditional Galician melodies, being faithful to their origins. Thus, each concert is a journey of sensations during which both the deep cultural roots and present day performance formulas live side by side.

Jeremy Kittel has earned a reputation as one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation. With tremendous musicality; a rare and deep mastery of styles as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more; a unique compositional voice, and an “exhilarating stage presence” (Strings Magazine), Kittel inspires listeners and fans worldwide through his solo work and collaborations. Committed to nurturing future generations of musicians, he is a passionate clinician and educator and regularly teaches at programs such as Belmont Strings Crossings, International Music Academy of Pilsen, Mark O’Connor Strings Conference, Swannanoa Gathering, and schools and universities worldwide.

SCOTLAND — GALICIA — USA

FIDDLE
Alasdair Fraser ▪ Begoñia Riobó ▪ Jeremy Kittel • Hanneke Cassel ▪ Deby Grosjean ▪ Laura Risk • Janette Duncan ▪ Ethan Lewis

GUITAR/BOUZOUKI – Quinn Bachand ▪ Xosiño Liz

MANDOLIN – Joshua Pinkham

CELLO – Natalie Haas ▪ Joel Cohen ▪ Erin Esses • Alex McVicar Wilson Jr.

DANC – Jas Dziewanowski

RHYTHM/SONG/DANCE – Chisco (Xavier Feijoó)

PIANO – Neil Pearlman

TROUBADOR EXTRAORDINAIRE – Peter Wilson

ENSEMBLE/WILD CARD – Laura Cortese

CEILIDH DANCE GURUS – Galen Fraser • Elias Alexander

Presented with support from Strings Concerts 

 

Randy Newman to Headline SummerFest Jun 26

Music in the Mountains is pleased to announce music legend Randy Newman will headline the annual SummerFest concert series on Friday, June 26, at the beautiful, Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  Recognized as the region’s top classical music festival, SummerFest stretches its wings this year by bringing contemporary and classic together in a two-week long celebration of community, art and music.
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The other outdoor headliners include Cirque de la Symphonie, Saturday, June 27, which pairs the Music in the Mountains orchestra led by conductor Florin Parvelescu, with the breathtaking Cirque de la Symphonie aerialists, acrobats and clowns. Happy Birthday USA, with conductor Constantine Kitsopolous, is the perfect family event celebrating Broadway, Disney, and favorite patriotic tunes, on Friday, July 3.

“We want to take festival-goers on a sonic journey where they will not only be entertained, but will experience true musical excellence,” explains Cristine Kelly, Executive Director of Music in the Mountains. “Randy Newman was the perfect artist to headline this year’s festival. He is a master musician and storyteller who is known for his incredible body of work.”

Randy Newman Photo by Robb Bradley

Randy Newman
Photo by Robb Bradley

Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards.  Both a tender balladeer and a master satirist, Newman’s songs have spanned the length and breadth of popular music for the past five decades.  This very special evening under the stars with one of the world’s greatest singer-songwriters and film composers is one of only two performances in Northern California, and Newman’s first Sacramento region performance ever.

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences.  Often referred to as a musician’s musician, many of the world’s most notable singers have covered his songs including Alan Price, Van Dyke Parks, Judy Collins, Cass Elliot, Art Garfunkel, the Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simon, Wilson Pickett, Pat Boone and Peggy Lee, to name just a few.

After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys.  In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).

Prelude to the Season: Here And Now
Leading up to the outdoor performances are several concert series include Prelude to the Season: Here And Now.  Music in the Mountains and Nevada County Composers Cooperative join forces to present a mini-festival to kick off SummerFest, bringing music to life that is being written right here, right now.  These concerts include Junes 16 & 17 Young Composer Works I & II respectively. “Wet Ink” featuring the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble on June 19 and “Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time, on June 29.  This is a multi-media exploration of one of the most ethereally beautiful pieces of music to rise from the ashes of war.  All concerts will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, CA.

SummerFest Classics Series
This year, three great conductors take on three monumental concerts in the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  At the heart of SummerFest is the Festival Orchestra, comprised of renowned musicians from some of the finest orchestras in the country.  “The Glory of Russian Ballet” with conductor Daniel Stewart is on June 24 and features Maia Wilkins and Michael Levine, former principal dances of the Joffrey Ballet.  They will be performing selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and selections from Prokofiev’s Romero and Juliet.

On June 23 is “The Mozart Requiem” with resident conductor Ryan Murray and features the Music in the Mountains Chorus and outstanding soloists.  This is Mozart’s final masterpiece, paired with the symphony Haydn wanted to be played at his own funeral.

Wrapping up the Classics Series on July 1 is “Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto.  Led by conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, this was Beethoven’s epic last piano concerto and features Conrad Tao, pianist, and the monumental Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.

Encore Performances
Whether it’s the virtuosity of piano, or jazz vocal stylings, these performances at the Amaral Center promise audiences that they will be up close and personal to the music and the musicians.  First up is Conrad Tao, In Recital on Thursday, July 2.  Tao is an extraordinary performer and composer whose musical journey has landed him on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Dallas Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few.  Tao has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times, a “thoughtful and mature composer” by NPR, and “ferociously talented” by TimeOut New York.  This recital will feature contemporary and classic works.

Well-known as the lead singer of Pink Martini, Storm Large’s remarkable voice has sold out the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and Carnegie Hall. Storm and her band the Crazy Arc of Love join the Music In the Mountains orchestra in covering standards from the Great American Songbook all the way to modern classics and popular hits on Sunday, July 5th.

Tickets
Tickets for SummerFest go on sale Wednesday, April 1.  For more information, or to order tickets, please log onto www.MusicInTheMountains.org or call the MIM Box Office at (530) 265-6124.  Complete list of ticket prices and event attached.

NC Classic Bike Race T-Shirts Available for Resale

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The Nevada City Chamber would like to offer our retailer members, hospitality service members, and community non-profits the opportunity to re-sell our commemorative T-Shirts for the 55th Annual Nevada City Classic, which takes place in downtown Nevada City on Father’s Day, June 21, 2015.

See details below.

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Nevada City Classic Bike Race Jun 21

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The 55th Annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race Returns to the Foothills on Father’s Day 2015

– Nevada City hopefuls expected among 200+ western U.S. racers –

The notoriously grueling Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race returns to the foothills for its 55th year, marking a cherished Father’s Day tradition for spectators and a prestigious event for Pro, Elite, Master, and Junior category racers from around the western United States.

Since 1960, Nevada City has drawn top road cyclists to its narrow Victorian streets, staging a European-style race that has been won by three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two-time U.S. national champion Levi Leipheimer, former top-ranked NRC Series champion, Scott Moninger, and by Alexi Grewal, the first man to win Olympic cycling gold for the USA. As a 19 year-old, Lance Armstrong raced in Nevada City in 1991, taking 2nd place.

With Nevada County emerging as one of California’s premiere bicycling destinations, the Classic is attracting an increasing number of local competitors. In last year’s Men Pro/1/2 category, Nevada City’s Chris McGovern (cyclutioncoaching.com) and Jason Moeschler (WTB Canondale) competed in a field of over fifty racers from California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.

Larry Sussman, Derek Krogh, Alex Seivert, and Julian Eisen have represented Nevada City and Grass Valley in various Junior categories in recent years, with Krogh racing in the Men 10-12 Junior category in 2011 and again in 2013. The Men 10-12 Junior category is the youngest Junior category in USA Cycling, and the Nevada City Classic is one of the few elite racing events, nationally, that includes this age group. According to National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) data, Nevada County has the highest bicycling youth participation rate in the state of California.

The Nevada City area’s leading challengers for a podium finish among Pro racers have been two women, Robin Farina (Davis Bike Club) and Erin Alders (Sierra Express). At last year’s Classic, Farina, of Smartsville, finished 4th in the Women Pro/1/2 category, while Alders finished 8th. Alders previously raced in the 52nd Classic, placing 13th in a race narrowly won by Olympic athlete Katerina Nash (Luna Chix) of Truckee.

The Classic is considered as perhaps the most physically challenging 1-day race in America. The course is a 1.1 mile, 7-turn, counter-clockwise loop with a 120-foot stair-step climb per lap, with sprint speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on the straight-away downhill across the start/finish on Broad Street. Three hundred and fifty bales of hay are placed along the course to protect racers and spectators. The course is one-third downhill, one-third uphill and one-third rolling/flats.

“The Nevada City Classic is the quintessential American criterium race,” says Nevada City area resident and former national champion, Kurt Stockton. “It’s a very difficult course and there’s no way to fake it if you’re not in peak form.”

KNOW AND GO

Who:  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, ol ‘ Republic Brewery, many other sponsors

What:  The 55th Annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race

When:  June 21st, 2015 – Junior Male & Female at 1:00pm, Masters Men at 2pm, Women Pro at 3pm, Men Elite at 4pm, Men Pro at 5pm

Where:  Historic Downtown Nevada City. From Sacramento, take I-80 East to Hwy 49/Grass Valley exit north at Auburn, toward Grass Valley/Nevada City. Continue 28 miles north to Nevada City using Sacramento Street or Broad Street exits.

More info:   www.nevadacityclassic.com for race info and registration; www.nevadacitychamber.com for visitor information

Download event posters:
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Father’s Day Brunch to Benefit FREED Jun 21

Father’s Day Brunch, make memories set in stone!

On Father’s Day, Saturday, June 21st, Nevada City will host its 55th Annual Nevada City Classic Bike Race. Coinciding with this race is an incredible collaborative effort of M3 Mall and The Stonehouse to provide an incredible menu and beautiful shaded outdoor venue for a Father’s Day Brunch. This brunch is a benefit to Nevada County’s non-profit FREED. The full menu also includes a full bar with a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas. Chef, Michael Yates, has created an incredible menu that includes french toast, frittatas, salads, burgers and vegetarian options, truly yummy items for EVERYONE in the family.

FREED is the non profit that will be featured for this event. FREED’s Mission is to eliminate barriers to full equality for people with disabilities through programs which promote independent living and effect systems change, while honoring dignity and self determination. FREED is a gateway to expanded choices and options at any age. They have a number of programs centering around issues that arise with aging and disabilities. FREED works with you and your family to figure out what you need, know your choices and get connected. FREED provides services to residents of a five county area comprised of Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties. FREED’s funders include Area 4 Agency on Aging, California Department of Rehabilitation, US Department of Education, Nevada County, and City of Yuba City.

Make a difference this Father’s day, forget the tie and make memories set in stone at The Father’s Day Brunch at The Stonehouse 107 Sacramento St, Nevada City CA. Call or text: 530-205-8462 for more information and reservations.

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New Late Night Summer Menu at Friar Tuck’s

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Friar Tuck’s is starting a new late night summer menu on Friday & Saturday nights until 11pm!

Friar Tuck’s on the corner of Pine & Commercial Street in Nevada City’s Historic District has been a festive dining and lounge experience since 1973. Friar Tuck’s features a warm, unique atmosphere with friendly staff, an extensive steak, seafood and fondue menu, award winning wine list, classic cocktails and live music nightly.

Friar Tuck’s is located at 111 North Pine Street in Nevada City. Check out their menu at www.friartucks.com or call (530) 265-9093.

Sierra Harvest Farm Potluck Jun 18

Sierra Harvest’s Farm Potluck at Sweet Roots Farm June 18

Join Sierra Harvest, a local non-profit, for farm potlucks throughout the growing season and celebrate our local food community on a number of different farms!  All potlucks take place on the first & third Thursdays of the month from 6-8pm and includes a farm tour at the start.   Join us on Thursday, June 18th from 6-8pm at Sweet Roots at 14805 Auburn Road in Grass Valley hosted by Deena Miller and Robbie Martin.

What to Bring
Utensils, a plate and cup for yourself/selves
A bountiful dish to share (Suggested to label key ingredients for those with allergies)
A blanket to sit on
A healthy appetite

There is NO CHARGE and NO RSVP needed.

Share a meal with new friends, tour a thriving local farm and learn about Sierra Harvest’s programs that educate, inspire, and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food.

We hope to see you there!

For more information about Sierra Harvest: www.sierraharvest.org
Contact Rachel Berry with any questions at rachel@sierraharvest.org or 530-265-2343.

Directions to 14805 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, 95949: From Nevada City, take Hwy 49 South. Exit Highway 20-Marysville/Yuba City. Make a right onto Mill Street. At the stop sign, make a right onto McCourtney Road. Make a left onto Auburn Road. Destination will be on your Left. Look for signs directing you where to park.

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“Day of Action” Needs Volunteers

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United Way’s 7th Annual “DAY OF ACTION”
Takes Place June 18th!
Volunteers Needed!

United Way of Nevada County (UWNC) is planning 7th annual “Day of Action.” This is a national day of service for United Ways throughout the world; a day to positively change communities. This year, United Way of Nevada County’s “Day of Action” will be held on June 18th (and throughout the week of June 15th). This day of giving back to the community will be a fun and rewarding event for all of the individuals involved. Many projects will be accomplished on this day of collaboration. Projects such as painting, gardening, weeding, organizing, and filing are just an example of the different projects that nonprofits need help with.

People from all parts of the community will come together to help the non-profit organizations that work so hard all year round to help the people who need it most. Local Businesses such as Telestream, UPS, Texas Instruments and more have volunteered in the past. Individual volunteers are always welcome to join the fun and help the community during this day of action. Megan Timpany, Executive Director of UWNC, said “We look forward to working with the volunteers that will be participating in the 7th Annual ‘Day of Action.” UWNC envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability. United Way of Nevada County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way of Nevada County’s focus areas are the basic needs of our community, including food, emergency shelter and access to health care.

Volunteers are needed. Contact United Way by June 11th, if you are interested in helping out with this great community event. If you would like to get involved, please call 274-8111 or email admin@uwnc.org .