“The Cameraman” – Buster Keaton’s Greatest Film, with Live Music by Walt Strony!

FREE! Silent Movies with Walt Strony lets you experience Keaton’s 1928 classic the way silent film was meant to be! Free wine-and-cheese reception follows. A production of Arts @ PEACE. Experience the on-screen emotion and action heightened by Walt Strony’s live, world-class organ performance. The usually deadpan Keaton called this his “pet” film, showing unusual emotion. Many critics consider “The Cameraman” to be Keaton’s greatest film.

The nationally acclaimed Strony plans to highlight the comedy by contrasting it with authentic silent movie-era music. Listen for less-familiar selections from Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours” and Ketèlbey’s “In a Chinese Temple Garden.”

“The music is very campy,” Strony promises. “This is pure comedy.”

Keaton portrays a love-struck newsreel cameraman trying to break into the biz. Memorable scenes include a hilarious episode in a beachside changing room, a furious tong war and antics by an organ-grinder’s monkey.

“The Cameraman”
What: Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents Buster Keaton’s favorite film
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22. A FREE reception follows!
Where: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley
Cost: FREE!
More: (530) 273-9631 or www.PeaceLutheranGV.org

Local Award-Winning Author to Speak at NCNGRR Museum

Chris Enss, celebrated New York Times bestselling historical western author and local Grass Valley resident, will appear at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss her new book, Principles of Posse Management/Lessons from the Wild West. In addition to being an award-winning author, Enss is a comedienne and scriptwriter for television and film who has performed on stage and on cruise ships but her real passion lies in telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West.

Community members and visitors are invited to come and sit among historical railroad artifacts, including Engine #5 built in 1875, while listening to tales of how some of the most famous posses of the old west managed to capture the most notorious outlaws of the day. Two presentations are scheduled, one starting at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m.

Enss’ presentations are always engaging and entertaining as she shares background information about researching the book as well as selected stories that pique interest in her topic. There will be plenty of time for questions and the author will sign books purchased at the event. Light refreshments will be served. Many of Enss’ previous books also will be available for purchase during her appearance.

In addition to Chris Enss’ book discussion, the NCNGRR Museum will be offering its regular docent-led tours of the museum, railyard and restoration shop. The railbus also will be running that day on its published schedule, available at www.ncngrrmuseum.org. Railbus reservations are necessary—call 530-470-0902. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is operated by the Nevada County Historical Society that has helped to preserve and celebrate our local history since 1944. The museum is located a 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City and museum hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Fridays through Tuesdays.

Ancient China through Readings of The Battle of Chibi

Saturday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. Madelyn Helling Library Community Room, Nevada City

One way to understand and appreciate an old civilization, such as China, is through the lens of its written word, its classical literature. Through stories, based on facts, a people, their culture and evolution are revealed.

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents Hock G. Tjoa, a scholar and author of Chinese literature and actor of community theatre, in readings from his book, The Battle Chibi (Red Cliffs), which he translated from chapters of the famed and voluminous Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Romance was written in the 15th century A.D., about the 3rd century China, when the Han Dynasty fell. Movies, television series, and computer games have been created from this novel. The war action movie, “Red Cliff”, by Chinese director John Woo, debuted in 2008. All are invited to learn about ancient China through these readings. For more information, visit Hock’s blog at http://hockgtjoa.blogspot.com. Hock was last seen in CATS’ The White Snake in 2017. Donations gladly accepted.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents SambaDá with special guests Kadija

Thursday, July 19th

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center will erupt into an explosion of music, dance and a celebration of world cultures when SambaDá withspecial guests Kadija take the stage.

Known for their high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz by capoeira master Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe, SambaDá has always embodied the rich musical traditions of Brazil, while also referencing salsa and cumbia, to blend them playfully with funk and reggae beats.  The result is a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

When singer and dancer Dandha da Hora arrived in Santa Cruz from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and joined SambaDá in 2005, she brought the power of her Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage to the band. Dandha has been a performing member of the renowned group Ilê Aiyê of Brazil since she was 6 years old. Ilê Aiyê is one of the most beloved and important Afro Blocos from Bahia, Brazil. It is known all over the world for its music and dance performance and its social activism, fighting racism and promoting education, culture and tradition.

Honoring Ilê Aiyê’s legacy as well as their own commitment to a more just world, SambaDá works and plays for social justice, peace and the respect of all cultures and peoples.

Opening up for SambaDá is the musical duo Kadija, a brand new project featuring musician/producer Aja Salvatore and singer/songwriter Melike Konur. Equal parts funk/soul/jazz heavily inundated with break beats and African rhythms sprinkled with heart opening and soul reaching lyrics.

Konur is a self proclaimed Afro-Turk spending the last five years reconnecting to her paternal homeland of Istanbul, Turkey. She aspires to speak lyrically on an enigmatic cultural amalgamation she grew up in. Since making her professional debut at the age of fourteen at the Kennedy Center, Konur has worked with Debbie Allen, Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, members of Incognito, and studied jazz at
Point Park Conservatory of the Arts. Her role in the duo is clear as a soulful artist that has privilege to walk in many worlds, but make no mistake; her writing comes from the Heart and is to uplift all People.

Aja Salvatore is a drummer and guitarist with roots in jazz and an extensive background of studying in Mali, Africa. He was a student of the late renowned guitar master Zani Diabate and djembe grand master Abdul Doumbia. He is also a film producer and spearheaded the film, Music in Mali: Life is Hard Music is Good, along with Grammy-award winning sound engineer, Oz Fritz. As an artist Salvatore has worked with Bill Laswell, Toumani Diabate, Cyhi the Prince, Fat Trell, Les Nubians, Earl Chinna Smith, and Danny Glover.

Frequent guests joining Kadija include Fred Doumbe (Les Nubians), Daniel Moreno (Don Cherry, Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate), Richard Jones (Cherry Royale), Mike Skartezenia (BlocoElectro), and more.


WHAT: Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents SambaDá with special guests Kadija

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2018, Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm

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

TICKETS: $20/Adv, $25/Door, Tickets are available online at www.minersfoundry.org, by phone (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

Judi’s of Nevada City’s Summer Sale

Judi’s of Nevada City is having their spectacular summer sale, with up to 70% off selected spring and summer merchandise. Judi’s sells contemporary women’s wear in an elegant boutique in downtown Nevada City at 246 Commercial Street. They offer a wonderful selection of beautifully designed clothing and accessories, selected with the Judi’s philosophy in mind: great fabrics that are comfortable, easy care, and mostly washable. Among the lines they carry are Angela Mara, Curio Knits, Cut Loose, Dolcezza, FLAX, French Dressing, Habitat, Jag Jeans, Johnny Was, Robert Kitchen and leather handbags by Latico and Rock, Paper, Scissors. They are proud to carry merchandise that is made in the USA, including Comfy, Cut Loose, Maruca Handbags, and Vine Street – and they support local artists and craftspeople by featuring their handmade jewelry and accessories. Judi’s is open Monday through Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.

33rd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the 33rd annual Sierra Storytelling Festival, held at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge. The festival happens in the outdoor amphitheater and in the one room schoolhouse on July 20-22nd, 2018.

Storytellers are writers, actors, playwrights, travellers, jugglers, and what social scientist Brene Brown would call ‘wholehearted people’. Storytellers guide us through the world, help us make sense of the images we swipe at, the advertisements we absorb, the news that we hear. Our brains developed with storytelling and our synapse and cortical structure was shaped by it. The ones that are chosen to be featured at the nationally known Sierra Storytelling Festival are award-winning, multilingual artists, whom you may have heard on NPR, or as a voice in a film, or seen in a filmed theatre production. Which is to say succinctly, the cream of the crop. This year featured tellers are Charlotte Blake Alston, Charlie Chin, Vicki Juditz, Larry Littlebird, Clare Muireann Murphy, Izzi Tooinsky and Tom Wade as a special guest.

Why the North Columbia Schoolhouse?
In the 1970’s, poet Gary Snyder moved to the San Juan Ridge near a one-room schoolhouse. Architects, writers, thinkers and back-to-the landers started to come to the area near Nevada City then too. One was an author and storyteller Steve Sanfield, a powerful, bearded titan who created storytelling events after the schoolhouse transformed into a small and poignant cultural center. Steve’s vision of bringing together the best of the nation’s tellers, who at that moment in the 1980’s were having a resurgence of popularity and visibility, to the hilltop of North Columbia, created a favorite festival for the tellers: his peers. It became very successful, bringing people to the Nevada County region from San Francisco and all of Northern California, and became known as the “queen of Storytelling Festivals” due to the quaint setting, the literate audience and the attention to detail that Sanfield demanded.

What happens at the festival?
If you have ever been to the outdoor stage in Ashland, Oregon for their theater festival, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is similar. Great drama and comedy happens on the outdoor stage, under the cedars and pines. People are moved to tears and leave with belly aches from laughing so hard, and faith in humanity is restored after enjoying the art that we humans can achieve. Children mostly play on the lawn, and one event is dedicated to them on Sunday morning. Good wine is shared, delicious food is tasted, and old friends visit the San Juan Ridge.

When does it happen:
The Storytelling Festival occurs on the third weekend in July, this year falling on July 20-22, 2018. The most popular events at the 3-day festival are Friday and Saturday nights, from 7:30-10pm, when each teller tells a tale; and the Friday afternoon workshop led by Clare Muireann Murphy. The Children’s Concert and Tales from the heart on Sunday are the sweetest events over the weekend. Saturday is filled with hour long sessions of each of the featured tellers as well as a Story Slam and a local teller showcase.

Patrons can purchase an all event ticket or get tickets for individual events of the festival at a discount via the website at sierrastorytellingfestival.org. Early-bird tickets are available until June 30th. One can also request a brochure by calling or emailing the North Columbia Schoolhouse at (530) 265-2826 or ncscc@nccn.net.

Sierra Reverse Mortgage Seminars

Is your retirement plan considering unlocking some of your home equity or retiring an existing mortgage? Curious about how a Reverse Mortgage Loan could help you reach those goals?  Shawna McDonald, Loan Officer will be leading the seminar workshops, for 10 years she’s specialized in reverse mortgage loans and offers lots of TLC.

KVMR Celebrates 40 Years

July 21st at Pioneer Park with a Summer Music Festival

The day will feature 7 bands, 2 stages, and shared memories from broadcasters who have been with us since the beginning. The music will be provided by bands who have played an integral part throughout KVMR history:

  • Saul & Elena Rayo
  • The Heifer Belles
  • Grease Grit & Grime
  • Paul Kamm & Eleanore McDonald
  • Brandy Robinson
  • Achilles Trio
  • Buck Love & the Humperheads

Food, drink, and crafts will be available for purchase from local vendors.

Gates open at 3pm – music begins at 3:30pm.

Tickets are $10 at the gate, with Veterans half price and kids under 15 free

Seeking Volunteer Gleaning Harvest Leaders

Sierra Harvest is thrilled to be continuing the legacy of the Gold Country Gleaners and building on their exceptional efforts since 2011. More than 100 volunteers have gleaned (the act of collecting leftover produce that would get wasted) thousands of pounds of produce from more than 75 backyards and farms in these past seven years. Sierra Harvest will now be managing this volunteer program expanding to more areas and more sites to bring healthy produce to thousands of Nevada County residents in need by donating to hunger relief organizations.


Apply now to be a volunteer Harvest Leader! Harvest Leaders are volunteers who commit to leading a crew of volunteers up to twice a month June-Oct picking fruit and bringing it to the local food agencies to be distributed to those in need. Crew leaders needed for Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley/Rough&Ready, South County, Chicago Park, North San Juan and Mountain Bounty Farm.  Read full job description. Volunteer positions open until filled.

Questions:  miriam@sierraharvest.org or 530-265-2343

Summer Nights Spring Street Stage presented by KVMR & Miners Foundry

This July during the popular Summer Nights in Nevada City, the Miners Foundry and KVMR will present the Spring Street Stage, featuring live local music from emerging artists and local favorites.

The annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration is an outdoor festival of art and music, held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, and 25, in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.  During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

“We were looking for an event that would be a good way to strengthen the already strong relationship between KVMR and the Foundry,” explains Gretchen Bond, Executive Director of the Miners Foundry.

This year’s line up includes a diverse range of bands and musical genres. On July 11, the Spring Street Stage will showcase alternative rock trio Park Street Riot, featuring Marielle Walker, Ryan Sheridan and Alex Scribner. Followed by psychedelic metal band Aequorea on July 18, that includes local musicians Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.  And on July 25, World Beatnix performing traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, round out the lineup.

“With so many talented local musicians, Summer Nights is a great opportunity to highlight them and bring people to our side of town to listen to great music, socialize and get a chance to visit our neighboring businesses,” says Bond.

Located just one block off of Nevada City’s main thoroughfare, Spring Street is home to KVMR, the Miners Foundry and boutique shops and restaurants such as Sushi N The Raw, Foxhound Espresso & Coffee Broaster, Nevada City Winery, Grateful Ink Tattooing, and Mountain Pastimes.


WHO: Summer Nights Spring Street Stage presented by KVMR & Miners Foundry

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25, 2018, 6-9pm

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


INFO: www.minersfoundry.org



SYRCL & California State Park’s River Ambassador Volunteer Training – Wednesday, July 11th

Recognizing that it takes a community to keep the Yuba clean and safe, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and California State Parks are hosting a River Ambassador training on Wednesday, July 11, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at 313 Railroad Avenue, Suite 101 in Nevada City.

SYRCL and State Parks are seeking to train additional volunteers to join the program for the remaining of the 2018 summer season. At the training, potential volunteers will receive a comprehensive overview of the River Ambassador program including “Leave No Trace” principles and techniques for effective public outreach and education. River Ambassadors volunteer for 4-hour shifts, 2 to 4 weekends throughout the summer.

Thanks to its stunning emerald swimming holes and picturesque granite boulders, the South Yuba River is one of the most visited attractions in Nevada County. Each year, the river attracts an estimated 700,000+ visitors to the trails and sandy beaches of South Yuba River State Park. More visitors mean more coolers, more dog waste, more trash, and a greater risk of fire in the dry canyon.

To address these issues, every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day, River Ambassadors are stationed at popular Yuba crossings, informing visitors about the area’s high potential for wildfires, the importance of recycling, and the harmful effects of glass, litter and dog waste to the river’s wildlife and ecosystem. This is the seventh season that SYRCL and State Parks have collaborated on this critical summer volunteer program.

Equipped with a smile, River Ambassadors model how to “Love the Yuba Like a Local” through education and friendly face-to-face social interactions. To become a part of the team, check out SYRCL’s pre-program training on Wednesday, July 11. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. For more information, please visit www.yubariver.org or contact Siya Philips, Stewardship Coordinator at Siya@YubaRiver.org, 530-265-5961, ext. 212.

WHAT: SYRCL & California State Park’s River Ambassador Volunteer Training
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 5:00-8:30pm (New volunteers, please arrive at 5pm with valid ID for paper work and refreshments.)
WHERE: 313 Railroad Ave, Suite #101, Nevada City, CA 95959

The Center for the Arts Presents California WorldFest

Festival goers and music lovers from around the globe will descend upon the Nevada County Fairgrounds July 12-15 for the 22nd annual California WorldFest.

The popular music and arts festival is presented by The Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Grass Valley.

With seven stages of music, more than 50 artists from around the world, and a full workshop and educational schedule, WorldFest has set itself apart from other music festivals throughout the region.

The festival’s extensive offerings include daily yoga, family and kids activities, a variety of educational workshops, and an artisan marketplace.

Onsite camping rounds out the true festival – going experience and allows patrons and their families a safe and convenient place to rest before the next day’s goings-on. RV and tent camping sites are available, and for all the glampers out there, World Fest will have luxury showers available for purchase onsite for the first time this year.

World Fest’s Global Indigenous People’s Village celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, offering attendees an immersive journey into the world of indigenous art, culture, and traditions. The village is meant as the ultimate tribute not only to the Nisenan tribes of the region, but to the many diverse cultures by which it is influenced.

Music industry magazine Pollstar calls the California World Fest a “festival of discovery,” while FestForum awarded WorldFest its “Innovation in Music” award in 2016. The Center for the Arts is well known in the local community and across the country for their premiere production capabilities, and World Fest is no exception.

More than 6,000 patrons per day turn California’s most beautiful fairgrounds into a world village where creativity and unity are encouraged, and where some of music’s most ground-breaking artists are welcomed each year.

A brand new main stage will be revealed at this year’s event, including an additional video screen, new sound, new lights, and a bigger performance space overall. Video screens have been raised higher, making for easy viewing no matter where you end up enjoying the show.

“Music brings us together,” said The Center for the Arts’ executive director Amber Jo Manuel. “It helps us understand each other, our differences, and grow to become a stronger community by opening our hearts to the beat and dancing to the music of the world together.”

For information, tickets, and camping reservations visit WorldFest.net or call (530) 274-8384!

Galactic, Anoushka Shankar, Trevor Hall, Samantha Fish, Magic Giant, Mike Love, The Teskey Brothers, Niyaz, Dustin Thomas, Huun Huur Tu, Joanne Shenandoah, MaMuse, Fula Brothers, Saritah, Noreum Machi, Battle Of Santiago, Moshav, Poranguí, Ranky Tanky, Mélisande [Électrotrad], Fanna-Fi-Allah, Keith Secola, Achilles Wheel, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Sang Matiz, Matt The Electrician, Kehoe International, David Luning, Jarabe Mexicano, Banana Slug String Band, Mariee Sioux, Jasmine Fuego, Ultimate Fantastic, Korean Men Ft. Lee Heemoon & Prelude, Chicken Bonz, Bear Fox & Kontate’ken’okòn:’a, Huayllipacha, Chief Caleen Sisk, SoCal Aztec Dancers, Little Thunder, Sacramento Powwow Dancers, Indigenous Soul Rising, Kim ShiningStar, Feather River Singers, Neena McNair Family Drum, Eddie Madril, GoodShield, Wakan Waci & More!

For the complete lineup of more than 50 artists from around the world, visit www.worldfest.net/lineup!

“Hearts Beat Loud” at the Nevada Theatre – July 15, 2018

On Sunday, July 15th, Sierra Cinemas/Nevada Theatre Film Series presents “Hearts Beat Loud” at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre.

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offernan) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

“Writer-director Brett Haley recognizes the compromises that reality forces on dreams – and this soft breeze of a movie emerges as a scrappy surprise that’s hard to shrug off.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

The film is being shown at 7pm (with doors opening at 6:30) and admission is $8. For more information, to view the trailer, or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.sierratheaters.com


What:  “Hearts Beat Loud” at the Nevada Theatre Film Series

When: Sunday, July 15th, at 7pm

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

Admission:  $8; doors open at 6:30pm

Information:  (530) 477-1100, or mainoffice@sierratheaters.com

Website: http://www.sierratheaters.com

Specialty Sandwiches & Picnic Provisions Now Available at Wheyward Girl Creamery Friday – Sunday!

Feast & Gather Catering & Wheyward Girl have come together to offer Grab & Go items at our downtown location: 209 Commercial Street Nevada City, Ca. Next door to Three Forks Brewery & Bakery.

A great way to find quick meals and snacks for your river adventures, hikes, + weekend plans. Offered Friday through Sunday @Wheyward Girl Creamery. We use local produce, specialty cheeses + meats from Wheyward and breads from our next door neighbor at Three Forks Bakery & Brewery. Try our Muffaletta Sandwiches or our Goat Butter & Prosciutto Baguette. Roasted Beet Hummus, Olive Tapenade, Cucumber & Feta Salad, plus more!Menu changes weekly. Also, Feast & Gather Provisions is offering an easy online order form for your next gathering! Pick Up Catering so you can easily gather with friends & family + save money on your next event!

Go online to www.feastgather.com/provisions to place your order. A great way to host a party and let us do the cooking! www.feastgather.comwww.wheywardgirlcreamery.com



South Yuba River Park Summer News


Bridge Renovation Project Saved

Hal Tiegs Earns California Poppy Award
Supervising Ranger Announcement
Resident Bald Eagles at Bridgeport
Independence Trail Improvements
Penn Valley Rodeo Parade
Humbug Day at Malakoff
New Photo Workshop
President’s Message
Geology Walks

Read all about it!

Polly’s Paladar Supper Club Presents: TROPICALI

Colombian + Californian Cuisine
July 13th & 14th, 2018

Born and raised in Bogota Colombia, Chef Rene Medina holds a degree in fine arts from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His interest in cooking began at an early age with the influence of his mother’s passion for food. Rene has redirected his artistic talents into the culinary arts over the last ten years, working in various restaurants in Nevada and Yuba counties: Cafe Collage, Apollo D’Oro, Sergio’s Cafe, Five Mile House, Three Forks, and currently at the Stone House. Rene also runs his own small catering business, Chomp, which utilizes local, organic produce and meats to bring traditional Colombian food to Nevada County. Rene has a deep interest in seasonal food and how it can be used to create and draw a community together and encourage consciousness about where our food originates.

Kyle “Nadi” Sanchez personifies what we look for in Global Dance Music. Part DJ, Producer, Promoter, and Tastemaker of Tropical music. He creates Afro-Latin, Caribbean-Electropical music that sounds like sunshine feels. His beats, good vibes, and hedonistic style speak of world travel and celebration. This genre-less journey that incorporates distinct flavors from Dancehall, Soca, Cumbia, Uk Bass, Gqom, Reggaeton, Dub, Trap, Salsa, Bashment, Champeta, Afrobeat, Hip Hop and other delicious fruits are his mixing expertise. These sounds are the rare beats that breath life and the human spirit into dance. Nadi has been well established in the scene or more than 15 years since starting with his love for mystic dance events back in Hawaii. Find Kyle this summer promoting the Electropical scene at West Coast festivals like Lighting in a Bottle, Shambahala, Shift Festival, and Internationally, bringing his rare and sought after style to lit dance floors all over the world. His long-standing & most successful event is called Electropical in Nevada City, California. Electropical is focused on Tropical Bass dance music alongside drummers, dancers, and unique artists on a weekly basis and is the perfect pairing for the Tropicali dinner at Polly’s Paladar Supper Club.

Juli Elin is a multidisciplinary artist from Florida, currently living and working in the Sierra foothills. Juli creates fibers out of literally anything she scavenges and uses the handmade fodder to build chaotically elaborate accumulation sculptures. She uses color relentlessly and unapologetically. Fascinated continuously by words said and unsaid, her pieces usually involve a personal narrative expressed in her long titles. Juli has developed a conglomerative persona of art and provocative personality over the last few years called Snowbroth. See more of her work and process at www.snow-broth.com or on Instagram at @snowbroth_. Read a great interview with her HERE. www.shefolk.com/creatorinterviewsrss

Child Advocates of Nevada County is a private, non-profit agency that operates programs in support of vulnerable children and families, including the CASA program, and Healthy Babies program. The CASA program trains volunteers to serve as mentors and advocates for our community’s most vulnerable children, those removed from their homes due to severe abuse or neglect. CASAs develop trusting, safe, and supportive relationships with their assigned child. They attend court hearings and advocate for the foster child’s best interests by submitting court reports to the judge and working in partnership with adoptive parents, social workers, teachers, and other adults engaged in the child’s life to promote the child’s best interests. The Healthy Babies program is a child abuse prevention strategy that assigns trained and accredited home visitors to support at-risk pregnant women by providing weekly home visits for the first five years of their child’s life. Home visitors provide crucial information about child development, infant health and safety, nutrition, and referrals to community services as needed to provide struggling families with the tools and knowledge they need to be healthy and robust. Child Advocates is thrilled to partner with Polly’s Paladar to promote healthy children, healthy families, and a healthy community for all of Nevada County.

1. Tiradito de corvina, lime, ají amarillo, sweet potato chips, avocado pure, fried quinoa.

2. Montadito de posta cartagenera, cola braised top round, plantain chip, sweet sour cabbage, crepe fraiche, cilantro.

3. Cocadas de cangrejo, coconut patties, crab, aioli, chives, mint, cilantro.

4. Carrot, beet salad, red onion, roasted garlic white anchovies vinaigrette.

5. El parador: arepa, yuca root, chorizo, longaniza, Ají.

6. Arroz caldoso “Mar”, fish broth, shrimp ,calamari, mussels, arbóreo rice.

7. Whipped buffalo ricotta, grilled figs, dulce de leche, mint.

Discover Makakoff! Diggins Hike with Hank Meals

July 14, 2018 – 9 am-1 pm

The Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins, in cooperation with the Sierra Gold Sector of California State Parks, will present a very special hike with Hank Meals on July 14, 2018. The hike is the latest in the Discover Malakoff! monthly events and activities initiated by the Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff. The intent of the Discover Malakoff! series is to bring new visitors to the remote state park throughout the entire year, and to ignite interest and support for the wide spectrum of resources and activities at the historic park, home to the still-standing “ghost town” of North Bloomfield, and site of the largest hydraulic mine in the country.

When: Saturday July 14, 2018, 9 am-1 pm
What to bring: Water (2 liters), sack lunch, hat, sunscreen, camera, shoes suitable for uneven ground and wet (muddy) crossings. Bring a small backpack for your food and water. Please leave your dogs at home for this event, since dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Hike Description: From downtown North Bloomfield to the Diggins Trail and back is about a 3.5 to 4 mile loop trail in a unique environment. The Diggins Trail offers a good close look at the industrial landscape created by the Malakoff mine and to what degree nature is reclaiming the place. In addition to the fascinating history of the hydraulic mine, there is an artistic dimension in the fantastic pallet of colors in the exposed gravel banks. Our hike should last about three and a half hours.
Cost: Free for the tour; $10 state park day use fee

Transportation: Carpooling is encouraged. We will meet at the museum/park headquarters. Accessing the park from Highway 49 and Tyler Foote Road is recommended, as the shortest route via North Bloomfield Road is very rough, and unpaved from Edwards Crossing.
This free event is limited to 25 participants and requires pre-registration RSVP.
Event registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-malakoff-diggins-hike-with-hank-meals-tickets-47469725226
Please do RSVP, and update, if you need to change your plans. We will maintain a wait list.
For more information call (530) 265-2740 or email friends.nbmd.publicity@gmail.com

Trip Leader: Hank Meals, 2013 Bear Yuba Land Trust John Skinner Sierra Outdoors Recreation Award Recipient
Hank Meals, archeologist, writer and photographer worked as an archeologist for the Tahoe National Forest over the course of 25 years. His is a talented photojournalist, with hands-on experience in all manner of outdoor activities from tree planting, fire fighting, trail constructing, and cone-gathering to wildlife habitat improvement, trail guiding and interpretation. He is the author of several books about trails and is co-authoring a book about the Nisenan people. Meals has been leading hikes for local nonprofits for more than 20 years and his knowledge of local history and trails is legendary.

Learn more about Malakoff:
www.malakoffdigginsstatepark.org and www.parks.ca.gov

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
23579 North Bloomfield Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Presented by the Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins and California State Parks Sierra Gold Sector

Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins Mission:
We enhance the interpretive experience for visitors, promote park-based education for learners of all ages, and support and preserve the natural and cultural resources of Malakoff Diggins SHP. We also assist other cooperative associations and the State Park System mission for the benefit of the public.

Permaculture Design Certification

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

This course will follow the structure and content of internationally-recognized PDC’s, while adding principles and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will look to the roots of permaculture with Bill Mollison and David Holmgren as well as the application and influence it has had around the world.

The daily rhythm will include participation in the ashram’s meditation, chanting, & satsang, as well as pranayama & asana sessions. Two sattvic meals are provided, between which we will cover theory and practice of permaculture. Each day’s theme will include lecture, discussion, activities, and hands-on application to digest the content in a dynamic way. We will use the wild lands, fruit/nut orchards, gardens, and greenhouse as our classroom. The container of the ashram will provide it’s own education – learning to live in harmony with the daily rhythm of the land and the community. Yoga and Ayurveda will be explored in the context of holistic, regenerative living and will also provide frameworks for exploring permaculture in a Vedic way, such as through the five elements.

Culture Shock Yogurt Has Launched a “Thank our First Responders” Popcorn Giveaway

Culture Shock Yogurt has launched a “Thank our First Responders” Popcorn giveaway. In case you didn’t see/hear our 2 spots generously broadcast by KNCO, here are the Facebook Live videos. The first tells the Culture Shock story of how we grew from a single shop in downtown GV 9 years ago, to a frozen yogurt (& GOURMET POPCORN BAR) company that, with our 2 packing plants, now serves over 10,000 cups of our delicious frozen yogurt weekly to schools all across Northern California: www.facebook.com. This second video was the launch of our “Thank our First Responders” Popcorn giveaway: www.youtube.com.

We will be delivering a BUCKET of one of our 27 delicious, healthy popcorn flavors to all First Responders within a 5 mile radius of each shop once per month for the next 4 months. We now have 27 flavors, one secret flavor we haven’t announced yet . . . come on in and ask for a taste of the mystery flavor.


NCNGRR Museum Annual Yard Sale

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum will be packed with treasures for its Annual Three-Day Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday July 13 and 14, 8-3 p.m., and Sunday July 15, 10-3 p.m. The sale at the NCNGRR Museum will include power and hand tools, household goods, furniture, artwork, toys, books, collectibles and much more. All proceeds go directly to support the all-volunteer-run museum.

Railbus rides are scheduled on Saturday according to the schedule posted at www.ncngrrmuseum.org with the first ride departing at 9:40 a.m. (reservations necessary) plus unscheduled first-come first-served rides will take place on Friday and Sunday. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The museum is located at #5 Kidder Court, Nevada City at the intersection of Bost Avenue and New Mohawk. For further information call 530-470-0902. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is operated by the Nevada County Historical Society that has helped to preserve and celebrate our local history since 1944.