Tsi Akim Tribe Hosts 19th Annual Indigenous Peoples Days

2016 Indigenous Peoples Days October 6th – 10th

Thousands of tribal members and supporters are now gathering in North Dakota to stop the Dakota Pipeline and to protect their water and culture. Locally, Tsi Akim tribal members and supporters are gathering October 6-10, to celebrate and support the rights and culture of all indigenous people. This free, public, outdoor event, Indigenous Peoples Days (IPD), is one of the largest inter-tribal events of its kind in the country, and is open to everyone who feels a kinship with the indigenous world.

For nineteen years, the Tribe and supporters have assembled dancers, musicians, storytellers and cultural educators from all over the world to enhance our views on nature and community. Chairman Ryberg quotes, “Indians have the responsibility, to those ancestors who fired arrows against cannons and survived against overwhelming odds, to make that survival meaningful.” IPD encourages healing through coming together and connecting to the land and its history.

For our youth, the event begins with two days of interactive native education (Thurs/Fri). This year, in addition to the Nevada City Opening (Thurs 6 pm, at Pata Panaka, Burton Ranch), is a Marysville free Opening/Fundraiser (Fri 6 pm), which includes entertainment, warm food and raffles.

All day Saturday focuses on traditional native ceremonies, including The Calling Back The Salmon Ceremony, feasting and festivities. In honor of our ancestors, Sunday is devoted to a day of “Talking Circles”, stories and music, ending with the Richard Prout Memorial Dinner.

Weekend highlights will include workshops on “Revitalizing Indigenous Food and Medicine”, a community drum hosted by Eli Painted Crow, visiting traditional Elders, and vendors offering Native and handmade arts & crafts. Food will also be available.

This event, IPD, is located at 5390 Highway 20 in Browns Valley, California, Sycamore Ranch Park “Kulu Fishing Village”. A live radio broadcast on Sunday will be hosted by long time supporter, Community Radio KVMR FM, 89.5, Nevada City (www.kvmr.org). On Monday in the KVMR studios, IPD will air a full day of indigenous programming. The Tribe also acknowledges the support of Yuba County.

IPD is a drug and alcohol free, family oriented event. Donations are encouraged. Saturday and Sunday meals are potluck style so please bring a favorite dish to share. For the latest information and a detailed schedule or to volunteer or donate to the program, please visit the website www.indigenouspeoplesdays.org or contact IPD media representative Jennifer Robin (530) 368-7270, thejiffer@gmail.com.

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Chairman Ryberg & Fred Coyote Downey Pictured Below

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Patty Larkin at Miners Foundry Oct 5th

Patty Larkin

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Patty Larkin on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00pm . Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune, “hypnotic” by Entertainment Weekly, and as a “drop-dead brilliant” performer by Performing Songwriter.

More information on upcoming events at the Miners Foundry go to www.minersfoundry.org


Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society – Annual Show “Earth’s Treasures”

Gem and Mineral Show October 8th & 9th

Get ready for an exciting weekend on October 8 and 9 when the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society has its Annual show “Earth’s Treasures” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is only $2 and children under 13 and students with I.D. and teachers are admitted free. Parking is also FREE.

Our major display will be giant exhibits of PETRIFIED WOOD. There will also be exhibits of beautiful minerals, and fossils. This will truly be an opportunity to learn about and see TREASURES OF THE EARTH.

Nineteen exceptional vendors will be displaying and selling gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, books, beads and supplies, exceptional jewelry, gold prospecting equipment, and geodes to crack. Club members will demonstrate silver smithing, gemstone carving, wire wrapping and gold panning. A Kids corner handled by our Junior Members will feature games, grab bags, and contests with prizes created by these young collectors.

A revolving Silent Auction happens all weekend, and there are half hourly raffle drawings for prizes donated by the vendors and club members. There is a grand prize drawing at the end of the show.

There are food, beverage and popcorn vendors to help make your day complete.  For more information go to www.ncgms.org

LeGacy Presents “REVOLUTION” at the Nevada Theatre – Through October 8th


“Revolution” is a celebration of the musical revolution that swept across America in the 1960’s

“Revolution” loosely tells the story of a group of musicians who met while their parents were attending the Woodstock Festival at Max Yasgur’s farm in August of 1969. A throng of over 400,000 concert goers showed up, twice as many as any promoter expected, and nothing like it has been seen since. Woodstock headliners included a non-scheduled John Sebastian, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Melanie, Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix.

As the group travels with their parents to settle in Bolinas, California, they encompass and learn the music of California groups like L.A.’s Mamas and Papas, San Francisco’s We Five, and other diverse transplants into the American music scene like the Young Rascals, Van Morrison, Donovan, and of course, the lads from Liverpool, the Beatles.

Sue LeGate Halford and Jonathan Lyerly play Connie and Donny, who have inherited their parents ramshackle barn/bar/music club and bring the group together every year to “put on a show” to raise money for repairs to the “dump” and pay the property taxes. Donny brings along his much younger girlfriend Angel (alternately played by Karel Hendee & Susan Perko), to Connie’s chagrin, and the other band member’s delight. Despite jealousy and differences, the show “must go on” and of course, in the magic world of theatre and music, it certainly does. Other band members include LeGacy Producer Dave Halford on rhythm guitar and vocals, John Basa on drums, Larry Casserly on bass and vocals, and Lyerly heads things up on lead guitar and vocals.

“REVOLUTION” plays every Friday and Saturday at 8pm through October 8th at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City.
Tickets for “Revolution” are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, available at The Book Seller, Harmony Books, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419

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Farm Potluck at Tumbling Creek Farm – October 6

Sierra Harvest Invites You to the Final Farm Potluck of the Season

Tumbling Creek Farm is a 38-acre homestead practicing the art of sustainability. They harvest rain for crops, capture rain in swales, and use biodynamic and permaculture practices. Farmers Marlene and Cliff Bottenfield and their daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Chris Galvez grow organic and biodynamic oyster, shiitake and lion’s mane mushrooms, as well as eggs, produce, and pasture raised livestock.

Schedule of Events
Come at 5:30 for a tour of the farm with Farmers Cliff, Marlene, Maria and Chris.  We’ll circle up for dinner at 6pm.

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

There is NO CHARGE and NO RSVP needed. Thank you.


Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, Help us to Help Our Local Community

“Put Hunger To Bed Package”

Think you have to spend hours in a soup kitchen to do the most good? Relax, and let your next stay with us do double duty as you revive yourself and give to a worthy cause at the same time. Mention our “Put Hunger To Bed Package,” now through the New Year and we’ll donate 10% of your room rate to our local food bank.  With package rates ranging from $174 – $309/night, together we can do a lot of good!


Help Big Brothers Big Sisters Help Our Local Kids

Paper Shredding Event – Saturday October 8th

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County is having another paper shredding event on SATURDAY OCT. 8TH from 10am to 1pm at 117 ARGALL WY. NEVADA CITY. the cost is $10. per bankers box of papers. If you can’t attend that day call BBBS at 265-2059 or emailsuze@bisofnc.org to arrange early pickup of papers to be securely stored until the day of the shredding event when they will be professionally shredded on site.


San Francisco Chronicle Special Travel Edition Nevada County

Sunday, September 18th – San Francisco Chronicle Special Travel Edition Copies Available!

Nevada County was written up in a big way, 20 pages of stories and advertisements all about our wonderful county. The insert was a collaboration of the Regional Chambers of Commerce. We have copies here at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office. If you would like to have copies, come by and see us.

Thank you to the businesses in Nevada City that did advertise in this publication. We are already getting calls and emails from folks that will be coming to visit!!

Joint Mixer at Century 21 Cornerstone Realty – Thanks for Coming!!

Century 21 Cornerstone Realty 25 Year Celebration and Chili Cook-Off

Thank you to all who attended the Joint Chamber Mixer at Century 21 Cornerstone Realty on Thursday evening!  A large crowd gathered to celebrate 25 years, taste some great chili and feast on plentiful food and drinks provided.

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Delhi 2 Dublin at Miners Foundry Sept 29th

Delhi 2 Dublin

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Delhi 2 Dublin on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the show begins at 8:30

Delhi 2 Dublin was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic
fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music. File under… best.

“Mainstream DJ party animals with an epic sound that deserves to be cranked proudly with the windows down.” – Stylus Magazine

More information on upcoming events at the Miners Foundry go to www.minersfoundry.org


Third Annual Random Acts of Kindness Event (RAKE) October 1st

Want to be part of something big in 2016?

Want to make a visible difference in your own community?

Please join The Union, KNCO, KVMR and Anew Day as we endeavor to regenerate and preserve that which defines the splendor of our historical community. On October 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, hundreds of Nevada County individuals and organizations will serve its citizens through the community-based third annual Random Acts of Kindness Event (RAKE).

We have lined up all the resources necessary to produce this third annual community-wide clean up day. Well-known local personalities from the Nevada County region have volunteered their time and energies to lead a group of individuals as they clean local roadways and parks. Spanning from the south end of the County to Nevada City, 27 locations have been identified for community clean-up on the day of the event. Approximately 20 people per project location will sign-up to volunteer under the direction of a designated “team leader.” We will provide the necessary supplies, including safety vests, gloves, trash grabbers and other necessary equipment.

We’re seeking members of the community to join us in our efforts. To participate in the RAKE event and help maintain the beauty for which our community is known, please visit www.therakeevent.com or call Anew day at 530-470-9111. Registration is $25 per person which includes a t-shirt and free BBQ immediately following the event.

All proceeds go to support Anew Day and the cost-free services it offers to the community. Anew Day works to provide a safe environment which enables its clients to face life’s ups and downs. Partnering with their clients, Anew Day counselors folks where they are and with whatever struggle they are facing. Anew Day’s goal is to provide answers, hope, direction, and skills for coping with today’s pain as well as tomorrow’s struggles.

We look forward to your participation!


Polly’s Paladar Presents Al Pastor – September 23rd & 24th

Polly’s Paladar – A Supper Club

Al Pastor – A Nomadic Shepherd’s Feast

FOOD THEME: Al Pastor means “in the style of the shepherd”. This Paladar is an evening of food inspired by pastoral cuisine. Ruminate over roasted lamb short ribs and fragrant quince fruit stewing on the fire. Colorful spiced meats, cheeses and summer vegetables smoked on skewers harvested from aromatic shrubs, served alongside small pies stuffed with chevre, honey and saffron will be set before you. This menu melds sister cuisines from herd-tending cultures of Spain’s Basque region, Iran, Greece, Chile and Northern Mexico.

CHEFS: Raised around tide pools and campfires, sister/brother duo Emily Beggs-Kortman and JT Beggs bring a hunger for adventure to the kitchen. Heirs to culinary traditions of mother and grandmother cooks and connoisseurs skilled at sharing love through food, they specialize in old world cuisine for modern appetites. Techniques and recipes gleaned from their travels, most recently through Morocco, Crete and the Yucatan Peninsula, are paired with ingredients that evoke the bounty and splendor of their home: California’s Central Coast.

MUSIC: MAVROMATA, from Santa Cruz, will be joining the Al Pastor Paladar with the kinship of music inspired by the shepherds lifestyle. Spanish Flamenco, Greek Rembetiko, Sephardic Jewish songs and more will reflect the ambience of the Cantinas and Tavernas where much of this type of food has been served. They play the music of the Mediterranean region, from the islands of Greece to the Southern beaches of Spain.

TRUNK SHOW: TYSA is a California brand with a global mindset. They use all natural, eco-friendly fabrics and dyes, plus all of their pieces are made in the USA. Conceived in 2004 in Los Angeles, TYSA is a collection of chic pieces meant to be dressed up or down. Beginning with one cotton skirt, TYSA has grown into a fully formed collection for women of all ages. Tysa Wright wanted to share her fall collection with her Nevada City crew, so we cooked up this plan to incorporate textiles into a paladar. Our servers will be donning her flowing designs and there will be a rack of 20% off wares for you to peruse between courses at Al Pastor.

FLOWERS: Soil Sisters Farm is a diversified farm in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, a stone’s throw from the South Fork of the Yuba River. They are a women-owned business, founded in 2010 with a commitment to valuing healthy relationships – to oneself, one another, and the land – as a way to bring health and beauty into our community. They raise flowers, vegetables, and a pretty happy population of bees on a one and half acre parcel of leased land just outside of Nevada City.

ACTIVISM: Polly’s Paladar hopes to support the legal defense for warriors protecting land, water, and human rights of the Camp of the Sacred Stones, a spiritual and cultural camp on the Standing Rock Reservation resisting the Dakota Access oil pipeline thru non-violent direct action. Our ability to donate will be directly related to how many seats we can fill. Have dinner for a cause. This is how activism can happen!

For menu, go to www.pollyspaladar.com

Allowable Dietary Preferences:


Please email megan@pollyspaladar.com if you require either or both kinds of meals.




Join Us!! A Joint Chamber Mixer, Thursday September 22

Joint Chamber Mixer, Nevada City & Grass Valley Chambers of Commerce

Celebrates with Century 21 Cornerstone Realty, 25 years!!

Thursday, September 22 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

If you have a prize winning recipe for chili, enter the contest.  If not come and enjoy tasting all the wonderful chili entries!!




Joint Mixer at the Union – Fun Was Had By All!!

The Nevada City and Greater Grass Valley Chambers of Commerce Thank You for Coming!

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It’s all about the digital options & services offered by the Union!  They offer a whole new way to look at your local media and being social! Everyone enjoyed the digital scavenger hunt including taking a selfie with publisher, Don Rogers!  There were many winners of some fantastic prizes, including the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.  Good food, drink and conversation!

Photo Meet-Up with Erin & Kial

Come Join Us!!

Free event welcome to any one who wants to attend, all photography levels welcome.

Come to an informal gathering of other photo happy folks, you do not need to be on Instagram to participate.