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Victorian Christmas 2018

Save the dates!

Sundays, December 9,16 & 23 1:30-6:00pm

Wednesdays, December 12 & 19 5:00 – 9:00pm

The enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty holiday foods fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled to overflowing with authentic Christmas treasures — hand-crafted candy, jewelry, pottery, perfume, dolls, and over 100 different items in all. It’s the one & only Victorian Christmas-full of new shows, sights, sounds and attractions.

This annual, family tradition takes place 2 Wednesday evenings and 3 Sunday afternoons in December and features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas!

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Come Together Benefit Concert for Camp Fire, Monday December 10th – Tonight!!

The Center for the Arts & Miners Foundry Cultural Center Present
Come Together Benefit Concert for Camp Fire
Doors: 5pm – Showtime: 6pm

$20 suggested donation at the door – no one will be turned away. All proceeds go to those affected by the Camp Fire! Various speakers and information tables regarding what we all can do to help the cause.

Line-Up (times approximate):
6:00pm – Bob Woods Band
6:30pm – The Rayos
7:00pm – Paul & Eleanore w/Mark McCartney & Mikail
7:30pm – Lolo Gervais R&B Revue
8:30pm – Earles of Newtown
9:30pm – Achilles Wheel

More information here:

Goat Fund Me Nevada City!

There is little need to stress how important it is to the safety and well being of Nevada City citizens and neighboring residents that we reduce the fire load in our surrounding forests and neighborhoods. The unprecedented fires in California, particularly in Paradise, have hit all too close to home and have become the ultimate Cautionary Tale.

Fortunately, we can do something about it and while the City of Nevada City is taking the lead by utilizing teams of goats for Prescriptive Grazing, we cannot do this alone. Whether you are a homeowner, building or business owner, we are all in the same boat together, equally at risk for catastrophic fire.  To help:


League of Women Voters Holiday Gathering

The LWVWNC Board of Directors invites you to join us as we raise our glasses in celebration of the season and our successful year of doing democracy. Drop by to see old friends and meet new friends (bring a friend, too!).

We’ll gather on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cork 49 Wine Bar at 142 Mill Street in Grass Valley. The bar is no-host and light appetizers will be served.

Wednesday December 12 5 – 7 PM
Cork 49 Wine Bar
142 Mill Street Grass Valley (across from the Del Oro)

See you there!!

Local Musicians “Stick Together” for Homeless Benefit

Seven-hour Holiday Party Showcases 45 Nevada County Musical Groups

On Saturday, December 22, Mikail Graham will present the 13th annual Night of Giving, a benefit for Hospitality House featuring dozens of favorite local musicians. This year’s theme, What We Need, was penned by the late Utah Phillips, “If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.”

Over 45 musical groups donate their time to provide a musical sampling, which will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on three stages at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Thirteen new acts are slated this year including Darol Anger & Emy Phelps, George Souza & Ely Rush and The New Peace Choir. Nevada County crowd favorites Beaucoup Chapeaux, Dakota Sid & Homer Wills, Ivan Najara, Kimberly Bass’s Femme de la Muse, Lolo Gervais, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and many more will grace the stage once again.

“It’s the biggest gathering of musicians and music lovers of the year. You’ll hear 15-minute gigs and discover local musicians that you might enjoy,” explains Graham, general manager of Center for the Arts. “On this full-moon Saturday, we are grateful to raise funds for people struggling with homelessness.” KVMR deejays will announce the acts and Hospitality House guests will talk about their experience with homelessness.

Dinner at the Night of Giving, prepared by students and graduates of the Hospitality House Serves culinary job-readiness training program, will be available for $5, and there will be a no-host bar. Event-goers can also check out exclusive local products and services at a silent auction for the evening.

The suggested donation for tickets is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Every donation given at the event, beyond the ticket purchase, will be tripled by anonymous donors. So $100 becomes $300 to benefit the shelter. The performances will also be live-streamed on Facebook throughout the evening.

Tickets are available at Bread & Roses Thrift, BriarPatch Community Co-Op, and at the door. Generous sponsors include Coldwell Banker Grass Roots, YubaNet, BriarPatch, SPD Markets, PE Consulting Associates, InterWest Insurance Services agent Chip Arenchild, KVMR, Nevada County Association of Realtors, The Union, Sweetland Garden Supply, Port O Subs, Chapa-De Indian Health, Whitewater Naturopathic and Caliber Collision.

For over a decade Mikail Graham has presented this evening of top local talent to help spread the good news about all the many services Hospitality House offers to homeless residents of Nevada County. Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s and is currently the general manager for The Center For The Arts and a member of the Hospitality House Board of Directors.

Hospitality House Mission Statement
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. For more information about Hospitality House, go to

Contact: Ashley Quadros
Development Manager, Hospitality House –  (530) 615-0852

WHAT: Mikail Graham’s 13th Annual Night of Giving, a holiday musical benefit for Hospitality House Community Shelter.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, December 22
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City.
WHO: Presented by Mikail Graham and Hospitality House
ADMISSION: Suggested donation: $20. No one will be turned away.
Tickets available at Bread & Roses Thrift, BriarPatch Co-Op, and at the door

Nevada City Winery & Wheyward Girl Creamery Present Winter Wine & Cheese Pairing

A Seated Tasting In the Barrel Room

Sip, sample, and savor six wines and six cheeses as you learn about both! This event is a seated tasting in the barrel room. Spend an hour with our Winemaker, Mark Foster, as he shares insights into each of the wines and the production process and also with Wheyward Girl Creamery Owner, Barbara Jenness, as she shares information on the origins of the cheeses and how they were made.

In addition to the pairing, your ticket includes a tour of the production facility and sneak peek into the futures of Nevada City Winery with a barrel sample from a vintage 2018 wine! Mark Foster will “thief” a sample of wine that is in the second phase of fermentation so you can sample a wine while it’s in the beginning phase of development. This is an opportunity to get a firsthand peek into the winemaking process. For Nevada City Winery, the production facility is where the magic happens!

Whether you’re a novice or expert, wine and cheese pairings are a natural. This event is an opportunity to have a little fun, learn a little about wine and cheese, and possibly even solve that appetizer need during the busiest entertaining time of year.

This will be an intimate pairing event with limited seating and personal access to our Winemaker and Wheyward Girl Creamery Owner Barbara Jenness.

Your ticket includes:

Seated Comparative Tasting in the Barrel Room

Six Wine & Cheese Pairings

Tour of the Nevada City Winery Production Facility

A Barrel Sample of a Vintage 2018 Wine

Tasting Menu

2014 Sonata

Tomme De Chevre

2016 Chardonnay

Brillant Savarin

2013 Sangiovese


2015 Pinot Noir


2015 Zinfandel


2015 Merlot

Manchego Para

We recommend arriving 15 minutes early for check-in. Each tasting will last one hour and is limited to 16 participants. Tickets are $25 per person.

Location: Nevada City Winery Barrel Room, 321 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Tickets are required and are on sales now. Follow the link below to purchase.

This event is 21+; age will be verified at admission. No dogs allowed.

Parking is free and available behind the winery!

REFUND POLICY: All sales are FINAL and non – refundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who will miss the event.

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Seatings at 3:00, 4:30, and 6:00, limited seating, tickets are required. Call the winery, 265-9463, or go to our website

Nevada City Winery Artist of the Month

Nevada City Winery December Artist of the Month Kimberly Carlsen’s exhibit “The Continuing Story of Fox and Raven” will have an Opening Reception on Friday, December 14, from 5-7. Her acrylic knife paintings are inspired by animal medicine figures and landscapes. Each painting is meant to interact with the viewer in a way that inspires story, mystery, and plenty of life’s magic.

Music will be provided by Arthur Gould, electric Cellist, playing mellow Jazz and World Fusion.

Nevada City Winery 321 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959


Tasting Room Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12 noon – 6pm

Wednesday 12 noon – 7pm

Friday & Saturday 12 noon-9pm

Rogers Picture Framing Retirement Sale!

Rogers Picture Framing is having a retirement sale with items up to 50% off!!

Small Photo Frames 50% Off

Ready Made Picture Frames 50% Off

Beautiful Convex Frames

Oriental Artifacts & Antiques    Vintage Posters

Local Artwork

Antique Furniture   Display Cases

210 Spring Street  downtown Nevada City

(530) 265-4248  Appointment Only

ALL on SALE – UP TO 50% OFF!

Tributary Whitewater Tours Holiday Special!!

25% off whitewater rafting trips and Gift Certificates from Tributary Whitewater Tours!

Rafting trips on the North Yuba, Truckee, American Rivers and more! New reservations booked now thru 12/31/18 will receive a 25% off discount! Book for yourself or give as a gift! Not sure which trip to reserve? We are happy to help you select a trip, or you can order a Gift Certificate at 25% off too!

For more information or to book your trip:

The Phoenix Rose Holiday Warehouse Clearance Sale

The Phoenix Rose Holiday Warehouse Clearance sale is coming up on Dec. 15th! Its time to score, 20%-70% off, clearance clothing, samples, 2nds, and accessories from Phoenix Rising Designs and other amazing creators from our Phoenix Rose family of conscious clothing designers. These sales are only for our local Nevada County residents (and those who happen to be visiting) because this is our home and we love our community. So spread the word, come early, score big, and have a good time with us as we welcome you into our super fun and creative, and heated, warehouse space. If you have not been to one of our sale you are in for a treat. Plus we will be donating 10% of the profit from sales at this event to Camp Fire Relief to help out our neighbors up in Paradise who lost so much in the fire. Our Warehouse Sale address is 12150 Charles Drive, #4 in Grass Valley. The sale is from 12-5pm on Saturday Dec. 15th.


Paint ‘n’ Sip: A FunRaiser for Belonging / I AM HERE

Create Your Own Gaugin: Still Life With Denise Wey
January 6, 2019 • SUNDAY 3-5 PM, Cost: $50

Come enjoy a fun night with friends in our community. Artist Ruth Chase invites you to a BELONGING / I AM HERE workshop taught by Denise Wey, one of Nevada County’s best-known acrylic artists.
· Take away your own masterpiece
· Paint an easy, step by step Gaugin
· Wine, beverages, and food are not included in the price
· Enjoy an evening with friends in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere!
· Your donation supports Nevada County Arts and the BELONGING / I AM HERE project.
· All materials are included

Register Here

BELONGING / I AM HERE explores how women find and maintain their sense of belonging in our changing rural landscape. Lead Artist Ruth Chase will elicit perspectives through the use of social media, public art-making salons, a short film, and an interactive public installation called I AM HERE. I AM HERE is, ultimately, a community conversation- a way to connect, explore and empower. Learn more at You may also contact Ruth with any questions at 530-409-2330.

is known for her large-format contemporary acrylic paintings of the local Yuba River. She also teaches adult creativity workshops and acrylic painting classes for adults.

You can paint! Give yourself permission! Beginners welcome!

Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Gallery, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, CA

“Weed the People” at the Nevada Theatre – December 16th

On Sunday, December 16th, Sierra Cinemas/Nevada Theatre Film Series presents “Weed the People” at 7:45pm at the Nevada Theatre.

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers.

“Weed the People” is a hopeful film that follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

“Passionate, fact-based arguments back up this brilliant re-branding of the “legalize weed” debate.” Roger Moore, Movie Nation (Rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes)

The film is being shown at 7:45pm and admission is $8. For more information, to view the trailer, or to purchase advance tickets, visit


What:  “Weed the People” at the Nevada Theatre Film Series

When: Sunday, December 16th, at 7:45pm

Where:  The Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959

Admission:  $8

Information:  (530) 477-1100, or



Lulu’s Chocolate Shoppe Ribbon Cutting, Welcome!!

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, December 6th at Noon, welcome to our community!!

Lulu’s Chocolate is certified organic, raw, vegan, fair trade and sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar. Beyond our own brand, we carry top shelf, bean-to-bar craft chocolate by the best chocolate makers in America. Our shop also boasts a variety of other handcrafted artisan products, many of them local to Nevada County.

419 Broad Street, Nevada City (530) 264-7058

Blue Christmas Service Heals, Lifts Up

The comfort of a loving, embracing, uplifting God will be presented during Blue Christmas at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. All are welcome!

During this inclusive Blue Christmas service, people feeling loss and grief can acknowledge their pain. Losses may include relationship, job, health and even faith.

Through music, song, prayer, the lighting of candles and Bible readings, this service offers the hope of a loving and compassionate God. It assures participants that healing is possible. Participants also can write down their prayer concerns to have them lifted up.

Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 – near downtown
(530) 273-9631

Annual Grass Valley Wedding Fair January 20th, 2019

The annual Grass Valley Wedding Fair is a community event open to all ages. If you’re planning any type of event you will find all your vendors there!

Show Highlights
Free Admittance
All vendors offering show discounts
Hourly Bridal Toss Giveaways
Thousands of dollars in giveaways!
Over 50 Local Vendors
Cake & Catering Tastings
Live Music…and More

Free Swag Bags for all registered brides
For more information please visit us now at:


Osborn Woods: 4th Annual Holiday Show

The Osborn Woods Gallery presents the 4th annual Holiday Show, featuring 11 local artists showing beautiful, affordable handmade work. We are open seven days a week, from noon to 5, from November 23 to December 24.

Come to enjoy a glass of wine or hot beverage and a snack as you shop our warm gallery, full of beautiful colors, music, and art!

Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry
325 Spring Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Join us at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center for “Mingle Me Home”

Mingle Me Home

December 20 & 21, Doors 6:30, Show 7:00pm

Tickets $30/Adults, $15/18 and Under

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present “Mingle Me Home”, an International Contemporary Dance Festival. Bringing together dance communities from throughout the United States and Germany, the goal of the festival is to enhance the development of artistic partnerships and strengthen the creative diversity of the local Nevada County community. “Mingle Me Home” is essentially a celebration of our different roots.  Included in the festival are dance companies as well as individual dance artists from Germany, Seattle, San Francisco, Columbus (OH), and Nevada County.  This is an exciting new opportunity to bridge the world in a creative way and expose different ways of approaching the art of dance.

Tickets available online and in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040.