26th Annual Sierra BrewFest Sept 5


WHAT: Music in the Mountains Alliance
presents 26th Annual Sierra BrewFest

WHEN: Saturday, September 5, 2015, 3-6:30pm

WHERE: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

TICKETS: $35/adv, $40/door, $10 non-tasters, Kids Free

Tickets available online at www.musicinthemountains.org, by phone at MIM Box Office at (530) 265-6124 or in person MIM Box Office 530 Searls Ave, Nevada City, BriarPatch Co-op, and SPD Markets

INFO: www.musicinthemountains.org

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 26th Annual Sierra BrewFest, Saturday, September 5, under the tall pines at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. As one of the oldest, continuously running brewfests in California, the Sierra BrewFest is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers from some of the best microbreweries on the planet including Sierra Moonshine, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Three Forks Brewery, Ol’ Republic Brewery, Shipyard, Erdinger, Lost Coast, Base Camp, Bone Shaker, New Belgium, Wild Card and many more.

brewfest3This unique microbrew tasting experience includes unlimited beer tastings, a Bag-O tournament, and delicious food from local and regional food trucks and restaurants. Where else can you taste delicious beer while enjoying barbequed oysters or fresh sushi?! Festival-goers will also be treated to music from Power Of 12, a high-energy band of twelve musicians with a hot five- piece horn section.

From the very beginning the Sierra BrewFest has been an important fundraiser for Music in the Mountains.

“Sierra BrewFest is a very important part of our fundraising efforts to support our orchestra and chorus classical concerts and our education programs,” explains Music in the Mountains Board President Terry Brown. “It also impacts a different group of people than we normally see at our concerts and events.”

In addition to supporting music education, the Sierra BrewFest also introduces visiting beer enthusiasts to the local and small craft breweries in our community.

“We are so thrilled to be a part of Sierra BrewFest for the first time this year,” says Shana Maziarz, owner of Three Forks Bakery and Brewery.  “As a new brewery it’s a wonderful way to share our beer in the company of so many other quality breweries.  It’s one of the preeminent events of its kind and we’re so lucky to have it in our backyard!”

Sandra Barrington, chair of the Sierra BrewFest explains what attracted her to the event was the opportunity to have fun and enjoy good beer with her friends and family while supporting the great work of Music in the Mountains.

For more information and a complete list of participating breweries go to www.musicinthemountains.org

Help Cycling Return to Nevada City!


DONATE NOW (gofundme.com/nevadacity)

Small Town USA on a Global Sporting Stage

Known to many in the cycling world as the “Little-Town-That-Could,” Nevada City, California is a small, historic Sierra foothills community of just under 3,000 people, boasting a proud, 55-year tradition of supporting the sport of competitive cycling. Nevada City is especially renowned for European-style races on its Victorian-era streets – with enthralling victories by such champions as Greg LeMond, Shelley Olds, Alexi Grewal, Scott Moninger, and Katerina Nash.

In future years, Nevada City hopes to add new pages to its epic road cycling history by applying for a return of The Amgen Tour of California, but must first close a small fundraising gap from the 2015 event. This will  enable the community to focus on raising the necessary funds for 2016, 2017, and beyond, to cover anticipated event costs for services of a variety of local merchants – including catering, security and lodging.

With a financial green light to bring The Amgen Tour of California back to Nevada City, the cities of Nevada City, Grass Valley and surrounding Nevada County will benefit from future years of unparalleled marketing exposure on a global stage, and from a major boost to merchants’ sales income, local sales tax, and hotel tax revenues.

The continuing relationship between Nevada City and The Amgen Tour of California has profound county-wide grassroots benefits, and reflects the powerful role of community in preserving a mecca for cyclists of all disciplines, from around the world, who seek year-round cycling opportunities both on and off-road.

Please join us in this one-time effort to raise funding to host these economically vital and historically meaningful events, and to further our community’s contributions to competitive and recreational cycling.

DONATE NOW (gofundme.com/nevadacity)

Sierra Commons Upcoming Classes/Events

What: Ladies Only Lunch and Learn

Where: Sierra Commons
792 A Searls Ave, Nevada City CA 95959

When: Tuesday September 1st, 12pm-1:15pm

Cost: Free

For more information: 530-265-8443 or info@sierrcommons.org

Sierra Commons invites women of all ages and skill-levels to engage in a round table about women in business. We will meet at Sierra Commons and have an organically-driven discussion about some of the issues that women in business face. This is a free event. You are welcome to talk or just listen. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Coffee and cookies will be provided.


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What: Business Ignitor

Where: Sierra Commons
792 A Searls Ave, Nevada City CA 95959

When: Starting Thursday September 24th, 6pm

Cost: $400

For more information: 530-265-8443 or info@sierracommons.org

This is Nevada County’s premier business start-up course! The course runs for 6-weeks. The fee includes the 6-week coursework, materials and free business mentoring as well as three months membership to our co-working facility. The course covers everything from accounting to law to non-traditional funding such as crowd-sourcing. It is designed to make sure that when the course is completed, the students have the confidence and knowledge to succeed in starting and running a business. Past graduates include Shana Maziarz of Three Forks Bakery and Brewery and Erin Noel of Community Legal.

BaliGirl Threads Fashion Show Aug 26

Fashion show & charity event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit our local DVSAC.  Local artist Kari Anapol will be showing her beautiful Balinese inspired watercolors as well.

For more info call (530) 559-0324 or visit facebook at BaliGirl Threads


Nevada City Uncorked Wine & Food Event Aug 29

A Wine and Food Experience

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to present:

Nevada City Uncorked
August 29, 2015
1-4:00pm in historic downtown Nevada City

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Nevada City Uncorked, a food and wine event that celebrates the agricultural bounty of Nevada County, takes place on Saturday, August 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Uncorked is a walk-about-town style format that includes 20 different venues throughout downtown. Each venue, whether it is a retail shop, restaurant, or winery tasting room, will include wine tasting and food sampling.

This year’s event features a farm-to-table theme between the local farmers and participating restaurants and caterers who will transform the fresh materials into signature dishes. The wineries, in addition to pouring their favorite wines, will be highlight their newest release of the season in celebration of the upcoming harvest.

Download Uncorked Program

Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 on the day of, and $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries (must be purchased through your specific wine club winery).
Purchase tickets online at www.sierravintners.com

Uncorked Participants

Emma Nevada House
528 E Broad Street
Winery: Avanguardia Wines
Food: Emma Nevada House

Broad Street Inn
517 West Broad Street
Winery: Solune Winegrowers
Food: Pleasant Valley Grill

Two Room Inn
431 Broad Street
Winery: Fawnridge Winery
Food: Diegos Restaurant

Madison House B&B
427 Broad Street
Winery: Lone Buffalo Vineyards
Food: Madison House

Mana Beads
417 Broad Street
Winery: Bent Metal Winery
Food: 151 Union Square

Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street
Winery: Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Food: Briar Patch

Szabo Vineyards
316 Broad Street
Winery: Szabo Vineyards
Restaurant: Kane’s

Nevada City Winery
321 Spring Street
Winery: Nevada City Winery
Food: Conscious Catering

Foxhound Espresso
317 Spring Street
Winery: Katoa Cellars
Food: Harmony Ridge Market

Powell House
203 South Pine Street
Winery: Vina Castellano
Restaurant: Sopa Thai

National Hotel
211 Broad Street
Winery: Pilot Peak
Restaurant: Hoovers at the National

Lefty’s Grill
101 Broad Street
Winery: Mt Vernon Winery
Restaurant: Lefty’s Grill

Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder St
Winery: Smith Winery
Restaurant: Beach Hut Deli

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company
211 Commercial Street
Brewery: Three Forks
Restaurant: Three Forks

Wheyward Girl Creamery
209 Commercial Street
Winery: Coufos Cellars
Food: Wheyward Girl

Crazy Horse Saloon
230 Commercial Street
Winery: Sierra Knolls
Restaurant: Crazy Horse

Clavey Wines
232 Commercial Street
Winery: Clavey
Food: SPD Deli

Nevada City Crystal & Glass
110 North Pine Street
Winery: Bear River Winery
Restaurant: Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe

JJ Jackson
244 Commercial Street
Winery: Double Oak
Food: Emily’s Catering & Cakes

Matteo’s Public
300 Commercial Street
Brewery: Ol’ Republic
Restaurant: Matteo’s Public

Friar Tucks
111 N Pine Street
Winery: Gray Pine Winery
Restaurant: Friar Tucks

Thank you to our Major Sponsor:


Nevada City Uncorked is a collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners.

For questions contact the Chamber at 530-265-2692 or info@nevadacitychamber.com

Nevada County Job Fair Survey

Dear Chamber member,

Are you looking for qualified employees?

Please take a moment to complete the following survey to help us determine the level of interest from local employers in participating in a Job Fair that will be held in Western Nevada County.  The goal of the Job Fair organizers is to present an opportunity to connect potential employers with qualified employees and provide a venue for businesses to network and share ideas and resources.

During the planning process the organizers will be sensitive about the cost for employers to participate and will make every effort to provide an affordable avenue for employers to connect with qualified prospects.





House Party of the Year at North Star House Aug 29

House Party of the Year at The North Star House
with Lorraine Gervais and her Love Bombs

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Online Tickets available at www.northstarconservancy.org or in person at SPD Markets, Briar Patch, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Saturday Growers Market

For more information call 530-477-7126.


Trinity Church Open House Flea Market Aug 29

Trinity Church, on the corner of Nevada & High Streets, hosts their Open House Flea Market  with a Traditional English Flower Festival and guest musicians on August 29th.

Vendors both inside and outside the church will offer vintage jewelry and antiques, historic artifacts, hand made items, fashion accessories, and essential oils as well as food and refreshments by An Honest Pie the food truck outside and kitchen beverages & snacks inside.

Docents will be giving tours throughout the five hour festival from 8:30 AM to 1:30 pm, after which guests can join Nevada City Uncorked: a Food & Wine Experience in the afternoon!


Wine Spectator Magazine Recognizes Friar Tuck’s

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Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar of Nevada City has received a 2015 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.

The selection is announced in the August issue of Wine Spectator as part of its 35th annual international awards program. The magazine received submissions from restaurants in all 50 U.S. states and 75 nations and territories around the world.

“Wine lovers tend to be restaurant lovers, too; we live to explore new flavors,” said Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken. “It’s always a pleasure to find a restaurant as passionate about wine as we are.”

Friar-WS Award artFriar Tuck’s was recognized for its well-chosen selections of quality wine producers and thematic theme to match wines and menu in both price and style. Award of Excellence winners typically offer at least 90 wine selections.

Friar Tuck’s founder and longtime owner Greg Cook said the Wine Spectator award attests to the restaurant’s fare and popularity.

“This is a prestigious and well-known award in the restaurant industry and a great honor for us,” he said.

Other Northern Sierra regional award-winners include Longboards Bar and Grill in Graeagle, PlumpJack Cafe in Squaw Valley, Sunnnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Tahoe City, West Shore Café & Inn in Homewood and Carpe Vino in Auburn.

Cook, who opened Friar Tuck’s in 1973, continues to operate the popular downtown restaurant with his wife, Rona, and daughter Carissa Cook, who joined the restaurant earlier this year as operations manager. Friar Tuck’s seats 185, offers two wine cellars with more than 300 wine selections and attracts a clientele from across the region.

Friar Tuck’s is located at 111 North Pine Street in historic downtown Nevada City. Call 530-265-9093 or see friartucks.com.

San Francisco Mime Troupe “Freedomland” Aug 28


WHAT: Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music
Presents the San Francisco Mime Troupe

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2015
Doors 6:45pm, Music 7pm, Show 7:30pm

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

TICKETS: $20 and are available online at www.minersfoundry.org, by phone (530) 265-5040 or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at BriarPatch Co-op. Ticketing fees may apply.

INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry present the legendary Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) in a special outdoor twilight concert Friday, August 28 at the Miners Foundry.

For fifty-six seasons SFMT has created and produced socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality. The troupe makes sense of the headlines by identifying the forces shaping our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

Their latest production “Freedomland” opens with a door being blown off its hinges. Into a blasted room of scarred walls and shattered windows, armed with M-16’s, America’s bravest duck and dodge for cover, finally training their deadly gun sights on… an old black man watching TV on his couch? This isn’t Baghdad or Kandahar – its home, and for ex-Black Panther Malcolm Haywood it’s just another wrong door police raid in the War on Drugs. So of course Malcolm is horrified when the grandson he’s tried to protect, Nathaniel, returns from serving in Afghanistan only to find another war zone at home – and one where young Black men like Nathaniel are in the crosshairs! Meanwhile the Mayor and the Police Chief – one desperate for votes, the other desperate to fund his militarized police force – ramp up the fear (and their shiny new tank) to fight the newest, drug threat to America… worse than weed, meth, coke, crack, or crank, it’s… SNORF!! And, of course, the SNORF trade is centered in the darkest part of town.

Freedomland” asks, are the police out of control? What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? Is Malcolm’s neighbor Lluis (an undocumented immigrant,) actually a SNORF-lord? And can Malcolm convince his grandson that it is safer to re-up and fight overseas than to try to survive here at home, in Freedomland?

Freedomland” is written by Michael Gene Sullivan, with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe, and directed by Andrea Snow. Mime Troupe performers include Hugo E Carbajal, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Michael Gene Sullivan and first-time troupe performer George P. Scott. Plus band members Ray Fernandez, Aaron Kierbel and Daniel Savio.

Parade Entries Open for NC Constitution Day Parade

ConstDayEntries are now open for individuals and groups wishing to enter this year’s Nevada City Constitution Day Parade. Floats, bands, marching units, equestrians, vehicles and other entries are welcome.

The 49th annual parade moves down a flag and bunting-draped Broad Street at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Theme for this year’s parade is “Freedom of the Press.”

Parade entry forms may be downloaded on the Constitution Day page at www.nevadacitychamber.com or call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office at (530) 265-2692.

“Nunsense” Closes at OBS Aug 22

Off Broadstreet Presents…

by Dan Goggin

August 14 – 22
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:15 PM
Sunday, Aug 16 at 2:00 PM

Admission $26 – Call (530) 265-8686 for Reservations

Kris Stepanian returns in her Elly Award winning role as the the loveable dingbat Sr. Mary Amnesia in Dan Goggin’s classic musical tale centered around the real life mis-adventures of New Jersey’s “Little Sisters of Hoboken.” She is joined by OBS regulars Nancy Keith as the feisty Sr. Robert Anne, Sue LeGate-Halford as the Reverend Mother, Kim Wellman as the “Mistress of Novices” and newcomer Violet Daniels as the ballerina novice nun, Sr Mary Leo. Hilarious and heartwarming story told through original music and clever choreography.

Visit the website for more info at www.offbroadstreet.com

BYLT’s 25th Anniversary Dance Party Aug 23

Bear Yuba Land Trust’s 25th Anniversary
Dance Party with Pete Escovedo & Sons

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 23

Where: Historic North Star House
12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Cost: General Admission: $40 for Bear Yuba Land Trust Members (limited to 4), $45 for Not-Yet-Members; Children: $10 – at the door (ages 6-12, under 6 free); Gala Dinner with Admission: $120 for Bear Yuba Land Trust Members, $130 for Not-Yet-Members (Meat and Vegetarian options available)

Celebrate 25 years of saving land with dance party featuring Pete Escovedo

Bear Yuba Land Trust invites the community to celebrate 25 years of saving land during an enchanting musical evening under the stars with Latin Jazz Master Pete Escovedo and Sons.

It all began in 1990 when a small group of local citizens concerned about preserving the place they call home – the forests, the farms and the watersheds – came together to form a non-profit land trust for the benefit of the people and animals who live here.

Today, 25 years later, with community support, Bear Yuba Land Trust has saved 9,000 acres, built more than 30 miles of trails and captured the hearts of thousands of people – young and old – who enjoy high-quality nature encounters.

This year’s Land Trust concert, the 13th Annual “Stars Under the Stars” concert series will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 23 on the lawn at the historic North Star House. In addition to a hot Latin jazz party, the benefit features free salsa dance lessons, a gourmet gala Latin-themed dinner prepared by Christopher’s Catering and a Live and Silent Auction filled with international trips, gifts, art, services and more.

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo is known for breaking down barriers between smooth jazz, salsa, Latin jazz and contemporary music. Synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years, Escovedo is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums. He has performed with artists such as Carlos Santana, Sheila E., Herbie Hancock, Prince, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea and Arturo Sandoval.

This benefit concert, BYLT’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supports land conservation, trail building and nature education programs. BYLT is a community supported nonprofit organization.

For more information, visit www.bylt.org; info@bylt.org or call 272-5994

Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1620611

KARE Golf Tournament Aug 21

This year’s ‘Clubs for KARE’ Golf Tournament will be held in partnership with the Nevada Union Junior Miners. Come join us for this fun event on August 21, 2015 at the Dark Horse Golf Course and help support 2 great organizations that benefit the children in our community!

For more information,

Call: Lynn Woerner (530) 265-0693     or Kevin Cookson (530) 272-1000
KARE Executive Director                           Event Chairman

Download Entry Form