2017 Nevada City Cycling Classic Volunteer Rally – June 1st

Please join us at ol’ Republic Brewery for the second of two volunteer rallies for the 2017 Nevada City Cycling Classic. As we work to rebuild this iconic Nevada City event, now in it’s 57th year, the first thing we need is Community Involvement. Come and sign up as a volunteer and then get a free beer (21 and over) after we collect your information. Invite your family and friends!

Thursday June 1st, 6-8:00 PM

Ol’ Republic Brewery
124 Argall Way
Nevada City, 95959



Nevada City’s First Friday Artwalks Continue June, July & August

We are entering our fifth season of First Friday Artwalks!

Dates for the 2017 Season are; May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Nevada City’s Artwalk is a city-wide celebration of our vibrant arts community, happening throughout Downtown every First Friday until August. Participating businesses are hosting artist receptions, featuring local artists, hosting live music and more. By supporting these local businesses you are supporting our local arts community, thank you!

If you are interested in participating in this fun event please email Cynthia@Nevacoboutique@gmail.com or go to First Friday Art Walk Participation


A Beloved Father’s Day Tradition Since 1961 …and a New Tradition Beginning in 2017 – Sign Up Today!!

The 57th annual Nevada City Classic returns to the foothills on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th & 18th, 2017, celebrating a tradition that is older than national Father’s Day itself. New for 2017, the traditional 1-day bicycle race (which has a reputation as perhaps the most challenging 1-day bicycle race in America) is expanding to a 2-day affair which will also include Saturday cycling events and an urban running event on Sunday aptly named The Nevada City Mile.

Beginning on Saturday morning, Gourmet Gravel Nevada City will open the festivities with a Gravel Grinder event starting and finishing at ol’ Republic Brewery in the Seven Hills District of Nevada City. With so many pristine gravel and dirt roads a stones throw from Nevada City, we want to showcase what a great location Nevada City is for the newest and fastest growing segment of cycling in the US, gravel/mixed terrain riding. Not to be outdone by the riding, ol’ Republic will be host to the post ride party & raffle not to be missed.

Saturday evening will be a first for Historic Downtown Nevada City with straight line bicycle street sprints up Broad St. Starting in front of the Historical National Hotel and finishing approximately 225 leg burning yards directly up Broad St, cyclist will race flat out, four to a heat with two riders advancing and two being eliminated each round until a final dash for cash of four riders for both men & women battling head to head for top honors. Incredibly spectator friendly, the entire scene can be viewed from anywhere along the course.

Sunday sees an expanded day for the traditional Father’s Day Classic. Bicycling events will begin in the 10 o-clock hour with the kids ride followed by amateur and then professional women & men. Positioned before the Pro/Am women’s event will be the inaugural Nevada City Mile running race. The course will be the Nevada City Cycling Classic criterium course which is a 1.1 mile, 7-turn, counter-clockwise loop with 110’+/- of climbing per lap through Nevada City’s narrow Victorian streets. An urban course truly unique to running with a straight downhill finish, the same finish on which cyclists have in recent years have been clocked at over 60 miles-per-hour.

Sign up for volunteers:  www.nevadacityclassic.com

Sign up for Events:

Nevada City Classicwww.bikereg.com – Sunday June 18th

Gourmet Gravel Nevada Citywww.bikereg.com – Saturday June 17th

Nevada City Classic – Broad Street Sprints: www.bikereg.com (no racing license needed)

Nevada City Milewww.runreg.com – Sunday June 18th

Questions?  email:  nevadacityclassic@gmail.com

Holt Ballet Conservatory Presents Masterpieces–Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Variations

Holt Ballet Conservatory’s ambitious Spring offering is entitled Masterpieces–an evening of scenes from Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Pyotr Tchaikosky’s Swan Lake, and Variations from famous ballets of the romantic, classical, neoclassical and contemporary periods.

Swan Lake will showcase excerpts from Act I and all of Act II–the famous swan scenes portraying the love affair between Odette and Siegfried, beautifully danced by Amy Schultze and Christopher Selbie.

Act I of Cinderella will be performed, featuring Brenna O’Brien MacDonell in the title role, with stepsisters Miriam Allen and Krista Yazzolino. Logan Hollmer makes a guest appearance as a vision of the prince from the Act II pas de deux. Leah Skoyles performs as the Fairy Godmother. These dynamic dancers create entertaining, compelling and inspiring characterizations.

Variations features dazzling individual dances from a variety of ballets, giving the audience a taste of ballet over the centuries.

More than 40 Holt Ballet students perform corps, leading roles, and fill out the cast in Swan Lake, Cinderella and Variations.

Holt Ballet Conservatory is somewhat of an anomaly in Nevada County. Concentrating exclusively on ballet, the conservatory has earned a well-deserved reputation for finely crafted ballet performances performed by local students and artists.

Seven years along in the running of her conservatory, Yelena Holt is immersed in choreographing and running rehearsals for 48 performers, who range in experience and training from less than one year, to professional status. Personally teaching technique classes three days a week of the five days a week offered, plus editing musical tracks, selecting costumes, and masterminding sets and props keep this energetic force of nature fully engaged in the realm of ballet.

The evening promises to provide compelling entertainment, featuring exquisite custom-made costumes, the sets of award-winning artist Pamela Hodges and the spacious performing space of the Don Baggett Theater.

Show dates are Friday June 16 & Saturday June 17 at 7:00 PM.

All seats are reserved and range in price from $16 to $20.

Under the expert guidance of Yelena Holt, the evening will captivate the hearts and imaginations of its audiences, and no doubt will ignite some future ballerina’s dream one day to join the rarified ranks of ballet performers.

Know & Go

What: Holt Ballet Conservatory presents Masterpieces–Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Variations

When: 7 pm Friday June 16 and 7 pm Saturday June 17, 2017
Box office opens at 5:30 for walk-up sales before each performance.

Where: Don Baggett Theatre, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Tickets: Online from www.holtballet.com, $16-20. Reserved seating.

Info: www.holtballet.com; office@holtballetconservatory.org 530.278.5131


Dan Walsh at ol’ Republic on May 24th

ol’ Republic Brewery is proud to host Dan Walsh on May 24th at the taproom.  Nominated for best musician at last year’s BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘the real deal’ (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as ‘absolutely terrific’ by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to the USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Both solo and as a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage with Imelda May, Joss Stone and the Levellers, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

The Center for the Arts presents WorldFest 2017

Thursday July 13 – Sunday July 16 2017

The 21st annual California WorldFest is July 13-16th, 2017 and features seven stages of music and dance from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, yoga, indigenous peoples village, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children’s program… celebrate mid-summer with us under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra foothills.

For information:   www.worldfest.net

Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines

Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines (MUTP), an outdoor cinema experience, returns to Pioneer Park and the Nevada County Fairgrounds this summer with screenings of such classics as Wall-E, Beetlejuice, Stand By Me, The NeverEnding Story, Vertigo and The Big Lebowski.

Building on the success and excitement of the last four summers of screenings, the Nevada City Film Festival will host two screenings a month from June to August. For each screening the festival will bring in state of the art projection and sound, plus offer an array of pre-show food and drink options, specialty cocktails, entertainment, games, and more. 

“With all the great events this community has to offer, MUTP stands out,” says Harrison Dockter, the event’s new producer.  “It’s a very special way to spend a summer night.” Dockter curated this year’s films with a wider audience of film lovers in mind. 

Friday, June 2 – Nevada County Fairgrounds

The season kicks off on Friday, June 2 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with The NeverEnding Story, an epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy who reads a magical book that tells a story of a young warrior whose task is to stop a dark storm called the Nothing from engulfing a fantasy world.

Saturday, June 17 – Pioneer Park

Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, is the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Catherine O’Hara.  This 1988 comedy-fantasy revolves around a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced “Beetlejuice”) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants permanently.

Friday, July 7 – Nevada County Fairgrounds

Stand by Me, the coming-of-age drama, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell.  Based on Stephen King’s novella The Body tells the story of four boys in a small town in Oregon who go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing child. 

Saturday, July 22 – Nevada County Fairgrounds

Everyone loves Pixar films because they are funny, clever, creative and exhibit great storytelling.  This summer MUTP will screen the animated favorite Wall-E. Set in the far future where humans have left Earth because of all the garbage pile-up, a robot named Wall-E and his cockroach friend Hal are the only known inhabits.  However, all that changes when Wall-E meets a beautiful robot named EVE and falls in love with her. 

Saturday, August 12 – Pioneer Park

Considered the ninth-greatest American movie of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson. Scottie is forced into early retirement because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia (an extreme fear of heights) and vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement). Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin’s wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely. The film was shot on location in San Francisco. 

Saturday, August 26 – Pioneer Park

MUTP wraps with the Cohen Brother’s sleeper hit The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler.  The film also stars John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Sam Elliot, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and John Turturro.

“I’m so excited to share my love of cinema with happy movie lovers this summer,” says Dockter.

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. 


WHAT: Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines

WHEN: Summer 2017, Gates 7pm, Film 8:30pm (or Dusk)

WHERE: Pioneer Park, Band Shell, Nevada City, CA & Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 1, Grass Valley, CA


Individual Films

$20 Family (of 4), $7 Adult, $5 Child 17 and under

Summer Pass (all 6 films)

$100 Family (of 4), $37 Adult, $25 Child 17 and under

Tickets are available online at www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com or at the gate

INFO: www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com or (530) 362-8601


32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival – July 21-23, 2017

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.                

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers. The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase. Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool. Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.


WHAT: 32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

WHEN: July 21-23, 2017

WHERE: Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826



Railbus Rides at the Railroad Museum

Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 from the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (NCNGRR) Museum, through the Inn Town Campground, to the Northern Queen Inn and returning to the museum, paralleling a portion of the railroad’s original route.  The scheduled 35 minute Railbus rides are offered on Saturdays through October and are available for special tours. 

The Railbus departure timetable for boarding from either the NCNGRR Museum or The Northern Queen Inn is available at the museum’s website: www.ncngrrmuseum.org.  Docent-led tours that highlight the historical significance of the Narrow Gauge Railroad to Nevada County are offered Fridays through Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through October 31.

Come to the museum or the Northern Queen Inn to reserve your seat on the Railbus!  There is no charge to ride or visit the museum.  However, the museum and Railbus can only operate with the financial support of the passengers.  Please consider a donation when you reserve your trip. 

Bear Yuba Land Trust Treks & Events

What: Ales for Trails

Where: Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company, Nevada City

When: 5 – 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 31

Join your friends and help BYLT kick off a Celebration of Trails with award-winning craft beer and local food! It’s another fun “Ales for Trails” event to be held 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company, in downtown Nevada City. Brewer Dave Cowie has created a special beer just for trails called Hirschman Hefeweizen. From every pint sold, $1 will be donated to local trails! In addition, a portion of proceeds from all Ales for Trails food and beverage sales will be donated back to the Land Trust to support the building of new trails and maintenance of the tried and true trails you love. This event coincides with Nevada County Celebration of Trails on Saturday, June 3.


What: Celebration of Trails

When: Saturday, June 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Tahoe National Forest Headquarters; Area Trails

Cost: Free!

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and friends for this community Celebration of Trails! We’ll start the day off with hikes on local trails – including an outing at Black Swan Preserve with Hank Meals and a family walk at Hirschman Trail with FREED and Sierra Club – then come together in the afternoon for a festival with information booths, trail maps, gear and more! Like every good celebration, we’ll have food, a special seasonal beer “Hirschman Hefeweizen” from Three Forks Brewing Company, family activities, live music and speakers. Don’t miss the fun!

Learn more: www.bylt.org

“Mine, Wine & Dine” at Empire Mine State Historic Park

Announcing the first-ever “Mine, Wine & Dine” –

an evening to celebrate Empire Mine’s past and future

“It’s impossible to mention Empire Mine without recalling a colorful, personal memory,” said Event Chair Steve Sanchez.   “We all seem to have one or more to share.  Now, after years of requests, we’re going to host a special event to celebrate Empire’s legacy of gold, grit and glory.”

Empire Mine Park Association (EMPA) will present an evening of selected wine, a delicious dinner, live music, and moonlight surprises on Friday, June 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Guests will enjoy a tempting variety of wines from award-winning Lucchesi Vineyards with hors d’oeuvres, followed by  a farm-to-table dinner, specially prepared by Antonio’s Catering, featuring fresh bread, salad,  grilled steak, chicken Marbella, and assorted grilled vegetables (with options for vegetarians and other preferences).  “It promises to be a magical evening,” Sanchez explained.  In addition to the fine wine and memorable dining experience, guests will enjoy a variety of outstanding music performed by The George Souza Band, as well as singer/guitarist Heather MacAdam.  “It’s also going to be a night of surprises,” he added.  “Famous characters in Downton Abbey-style costumes may be making guest appearances, while they share entertaining secrets about Empire’s heydays, when it ranked as one of Northern California’s oldest, largest and most prosperous hard-rock gold mines.  Our Living History docents always do a superb job of bringing our history to life, and they will be happy to answer questions about what life was like during that golden era. ” Dinner will be served, family-style, outside the old 1905 Clubhouse – the very same spot where the Bourn Family graciously entertained their influential guests, and history was made.   While the event will combine sophistication and fun, casual, comfortable summer-evening attire is recommended.   After dinner, guests are invited to walk through Empire Cottage and the Clubhouse – or dance under the full moon.  There will also be two luxury get-away breaks worth over $2000, and raffle tickets may only be purchased at the event.  

 “EMPA supports Empire Mine State Historic Park in ways the State does not,” Sanchez added.  “Each year Empire Mine welcomes around 100,000 visitors to the Park and to our community.  If we want to keep attracting visitors, major repairs and improvements are needed.  Proceeds from this first-ever event will help ensure our treasured Park’s future.  Tickets will be limited to 200, so everyone is encouraged to purchase theirs early.  Each ticket represents a deep pride in our past and confidence in the future of both Empire Mine and our community.”  Park Ranger, Michele Green added her own personal enthusiasm, when she said, “I love seeing the Park, EMPA, and the community, including local businesses, working together.  May this be the first of many such events.  Our deepest gratitude goes to those local people and businesses who contributed their generosity and support.” 

 “Mine, Wine & Dine” tickets are $95 each, and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Empire Mine Visitor Center Gift Shop, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Phone (530) 273-8522 for further details.

Photo courtesy of Empire Mine State Historic Park

Proceeds from the first-ever “Mine, Wine & Dine” will go towards much-needed repairs and improvements in Empire Cottage and the old Clubhouse.

Know & Go:

Event:  “Mine, Wine & Dine”

Date:  Friday, June 9th

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Venue:  Empire Mine State Historic Park

Address:  10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

Cost:  $95 per ticket

Information:  Visitor Center, (530) 273-8522, www.empiremine.org

Purchase:  www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Empire Mine Visitor Center Gift Shop, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.       


Join PFLAG Nevada County in Welcoming Cleve Jones

You may remember Emile Hirsch’s portrayal of Cleve in Gus Van Sant’s Academy-Award-winning film “Milk,” which depicts Cleve’s friendship and close work with pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the 1970s. What you may not know, however, are the extraordinary accomplishments of Cleve’s later work: co-founding the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; conceiving the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history; and his recent, integral activism on behalf of hospitalities workers with UNITE HERE!, as well as his work to overturn California’s Proposition 8 and legalize same-sex marriage.

Most recently, you might have seen both Austin P. McKenzie’s performance as a young Cleve as well as Guy Pearce’s performance as an older activist Cleve in ABC’s “When We Rise”. The historic 4-part mini-series used Cleve’s new book, “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement” a a reference in writing its script. Cleve’s book will be for sale at the event.

Cleve will speak, and allow some time for audience Q&A, starting at 7:30pm. Cleve will also be joining us at a 5:30pm reception which will include plentiful hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets to the reception include reserved seating for the talk.

When We Rise
An Evening with Cleve Jones

Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm
Benefactor Reception 5:30pm

A Benefit for PFLAG Nevada County

Unity in the Gold Country
180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley
(off of Whispering Pines Lane)

Talk – $35 donation
Reception (food/drinks) + Talk: $95 donation

Tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com

The Dixie Swim Club Opens at the Nevada Theatre June 2nd!

Legacy Presents kicks off it’s 11th year at the Nevada Theatre with the hilarious comedy “The Dixie Swim Club”, June 2nd through 24th. John Bivens directs the Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy (Jamie Wooten being the writer and producer the for the hit TV series , “The Golden Girls”).

The “Dixie Swim Club” follows five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, as they set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The story focuses on four of those weekends and spanning a period of thirty-three years.

Sheree (Nancy Haffey) is the spunky team captain, desperately trying to maintain her organized and “perfect” life, while being group leader. Dinah (LeGacy owner and producer Sue LeGate Halford), the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie,(Kim Wellman) pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette (Catherine Johnston) acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal (Nadia White) experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Tickets for The Dixie Swim Club are $20 in advance, and $22 at the door, available at Harmony Books, The Book Seller, online at www.legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419
Reserved seating available through box office or online only ($35)

“The Dixie Swim Club” plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, (June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24)

Thursday (June 22 at 7pm), Sunday Matinee (June 11 at 2pm) & Saturday Matinee (June 24 at 2pm)

Opening Night June 2nd is a Benefit Performance for “KICKIN’ AND SWINGIN”, a local youth dance group making their way to a national competition in Washington D.C. All tickets are $15

Spring Choral Concerts Orchestrated to ‘Lift, Renew’ Spirits

The Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra present their annual spring concerts May 21 and 23. The program will feature uplifting works of great composers who set the words of legendary poets to music, plus four spirituals that will “raise the roof,” as conductor Ken Hardin notes.

“The music is programmed around the theme of Americana and democracy – music set to words of great American poets Robert Frost and Walt Whitman, and spirituals that honor our African-American heritage,” said Hardin, who is also the artistic director for InConcert Sierra.

The program includes, “Toward the Unknown Region,” by Ralph Vaughan Williams (poetry of Walt Whitman); “Frostiana,” by Randall Thompson (poetry of Robert Frost); “Song of Democracy,” by Howard Hanson (poetry of Walt Whitman);  “Poor Man Lazarus,” by Jester Hairston; “Soon Ah Will Be Done” and “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel,” by William Dawson; and “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer,” by Moses Hogan.

“We’re singing my favorite choral music ever,” said chorister Keith Porter. “There is nothing like performing beautiful music before a full house of friends and neighbors. I sure hope you can join us!”

The Sierra Master Chorale is comprised of 75 Nevada County residents. All were auditioned for the high-caliber community choir. There will also be 32 local and regional professional musicians in the orchestra.

The Spring Concerts will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21 and again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grass Valley, 12889 Osborne Hill Road. Tickets are $34 for general admission, $17 for youth. They are available by phone at 530-273-3990, online at www.inconcertsierra.org (ticketing fees will apply) and in person at BriarPatch Co—op or at the door the day of the concert.

“For those of you who enjoy choral music, the Sierra Master Chorale will lift you up and send you out renewed,” said Joan Goddard, chorale member.

For more information, please visit www.inconcertsierra.org or call 530-273-3990.

Upcoming Shows at the Miners Foundry

       The Hot Club of Cowtown June 1st   


Jayme Stone’s Folklife June 2nd


John Popper of Blues Traveler June 8th   

                                                               John Popper – Casa Luca Marco Rambo Lassie Valentina  Las Vegas Nevada  March 1 2017    photos by Denise Truscello

(((folkYEAH))) & Miners Foundry presents Dungen August 11th

For more information:  www.minersfoundry.org

2nd Annual Building Fair

This is your reminder that the 2017 Building Fair is only 3 weeks away!!

This fair will have vendors from multiple jurisdictions and agencies including contractors, design professionals, utility companies, lenders, insurance companies, septic/well companies, solar companies, landscaping, land-clearing, and much, much more!!!  There will also be opportunity drawings, food trucks, special presentations throughout the day and other fun activities.  This is our 2nd annual fair; last year we had customers from as close as a mile away and also all the way from out of state and southern California. If your involved in the development/building industry or are a customer this is a must attend event.  The fair is FREE for the vendors as well as to all attendees. A schedule of events for the day is on the back of the flyer. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Please spread the word to anyone else that you think would be interested.

Nevada City Winery – Bottle Your Own

Bottle, cork, foil, and label your own wine! Saturday, May 20 is Nevada City Winery’s Spring Bottle Your Own, from 11-5. Winemaker Mark Foster created two special wines, a 2015 Nevada County Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2015 Petite Sirah. The label art is part of our Vintage Artist Series. Nancy Kaestner’s Iris first appeared in 1993 This is a free event held the same day as the Sierra Vintners Wine Trail, Nevada City is one of the six participating wineries. There will be tasting, music, and food throughout the day.  Your choice:


BaliGirl Charity Fashion Show

Beautiful Clothes & Jewelry All Handmade in Bali

Wednesday, May 17th 5:30 – 8:00pm

Enjoy the fashion show, cocktails, appetizers and shopping! A portion of the proceeds benefit The Friendship Club!

Kane’s Restaurant, 120 E. Main Street in Grass Valley


Nevada City Parks & Recreation offers swim lessons, day camps, and a Junior Lifeguard Program during the summer months. We are offering a new camp this year – Chess Wizards. The camp instructors provide a fun experience while teaching the game of chess. Registration for all of our programs begins online May 1, 2017. The Summer Program Guide has class descriptions, fees and dates of our programs. You can find the Guide and registration information on the City’s website: www.nevadacityca.gov Staff will be at the Nevada City Swimming Pool, located in Pioneer Park on May 8, 15 & 22 from 6-8pm to answer questions and help you get registered for our programs. These Monday evenings are a great time to reserve the pool for a Private Rental or to schedule a birthday party. Opening day at the swimming pool is June 3rd. The public can swim from noon to 4pm. Season Passes are available for families and individuals. The Nevada City Swimming Pool also offers adult water exercise classes and adult lap swim times. These programs do not require pre-registration and take place Monday – Thursday beginning June 12th. We hope to see you at the swimming pool this summer! Call us if you have questions: 530-265-8223.