Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum Seeks Volunteers

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum has seen a surge in popularity over the last year and is looking for additional volunteers to help with all aspects of the museum’s operations. Those who have been wanting to volunteer and contribute to their community but haven’t found the right opportunity are invited to check out the NCNGRR Museum at their Volunteer Open House on Saturday March 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Take a docent-led tour of the museum exhibits, the railyard and the restoration shop. Weather permitting, the popular railbus will be in operation so potential volunteers can take in the full NCNGRR experience.

The museum is an all-volunteer run organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. The volunteer staff are happy to share their insights into volunteering at the museum. Immediate opportunities are available for docents, restoration shop crew and gift shop helpers. No previous experience is required, just a positive attitude and a willingness to get involved. Training will be provided and volunteer shifts of as little as 3 hours per week may be arranged.

For more information about the museum or the opportunities available, check the website: Or contact the museum at 530-470-0902. The museum is located at 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City near the intersection of Bost and New Mohawk.

Music in the Mountains Presents Beethoven & Mozart March 2nd

The symphonic great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with the composers who revered him – Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Arvo Pärt, and Ludwig van Beethoven – are celebrated when Music in the Mountains presents the Sacramento Philharmonic in Beethoven & Mozart, with world-renowned violist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Friday, March 2 at the Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This concert is the third in an exciting new partnership forged between Music in the Mountains and the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera to continue to bring world-class performances and performers to the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Russian violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky has established himself among the top artists of his generation. A sought-after recitalist and orchestral soloist throughout the world, he has also ventured into the realm of conducting and arranging, with much success. As a violinist, Sitkovetsky has worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestras. He has performed at the Salzburg Festival as well as the Lucerne, Edinburgh, Verbier, Ravinia and Mostly Mozart festivals. Sitkovetsky has recorded all of the major violin works, and is a committed chamber musician and recitalist; maintaining a high profile throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.

For the last fifteen years, Sitkovetsky has held the position of Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, in North Carolina. He has also been a guest conductor, working extensively with a number of highly regarded ensembles and orchestras including San Francisco Symphony, London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, NDR Hannover, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, China Philharmonic, and Shanghai Symphony, among others.

“It’s rather unique to have a musician perform and conduct an orchestra at the same time; both the musician/conductor and the orchestra need to be very on top of things for it to work,” explains Pete Nowlen, Music in the Mountains Artistic Director. “A classical work, such as a Mozart concerto, is most conducive to it and the violin is a good instrument for this sort of situation. It can be used as a baton when necessary during playing and use the bow as a baton during the orchestral segments. A performer/conductor does make for a GREAT show for the audience, as it is so different from what we are used to seeing.”

The world of classical music owes much to the prolific output of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, chamber music, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures. At the time of his death, Mozart was considered one of the greatest composers of all time. His music presented a bold expression, often times complex and dissonant, and required high technical mastery from the musicians who performed it.

During Friday night’s concert, Sitkovetsky and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.4, “Mozartiana”, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Pärt’s Fratres, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. Each piece speaks to Mozart’s genius and his influence.

 Tchaikovsky’s music in general, while romantic in theme and harmony, most often maintains a very clear and classic structure that has clear lineage to Mozart, and Mozartiana is an outgrowth of his dedication to Mozart. Inspired by many boyhood trips to Italy, Mozart infused his Violin Concerto No. 5 with enchanting forms borrowed from Italian operas and orchestral works. Pärt expresses most clearly that Mozart is his favorite composer. Their music is frequently paired, and he has also written pieces in homage to Mozart. And finally Beethoven met Mozart in 1787, and it is said that Beethoven even took a few lessons from Mozart. It is known that he was greatly influenced by Mozart, at times writing passages from Mozart’s works into the margins of his sketches as he worked on pieces and writing a full set of 4 variations on themes of Mozart as an homage. The 8th Symphony is most in the tradition of Mozart of any of Beethoven’s later symphonies in terms of orchestration and structure.

“It has been said that without Mozart there would be no Beethoven,” says Nowlen. “I can’t imagine classical music without either composer.”

Special to the evening’s events, Nowlen will host a pre-concert discussion on The Mozart Effect at 6:30pm in the Lobby of the Amaral Center. Nowlen ponders Mozart’s long shadow and how his influence reaches through Beethoven even to today and the music of Arvo Pärt.


WHO: Music in the Mountains presents Beethoven & Mozart

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2018, Doors 6:15pm, Pre-Concert Discussion 6:30pm, Concert 7:30pm

WHERE: Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 1, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, 95945

TICKETS: Free/Students 18 and Under, $10/Students, $35/Top Tier, $55/Front Tier, $75/Table Seating, Tickets are available online at, by phone (530) 265-6124, or in person at Music in the Mountains, 530 Searls Ave, Nevada City.  Ticketing fees may apply.

ol’ Republic Brewery Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Join ol’ Republic Brewery in celebrating their six year anniversary and car show on March 17th, starting at 1pm with a DJ, The Vinyl Avenger. There will be a food truck, Cesar’s Quick Lunch at 12 noon. Live music from Grease, Grit & Grime from 6PM to late. For more information call the taproom (530)264-7263.

2018 Wildflower Walks Begin at Bridgeport Along the South Yuba River

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park. Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on March 10, and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 13 at 11:00 a.m. The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature. Rain may cancel. Call 530 432-2546 for information or go to our website…


The Stone House Entertainment Line-up for March

March 2nd

Late Night at The Stone House presents:
The Grouch of Living Legends and The Human Experience – David Block with special guest Pure Powers
$20 adv | $25 door
Tix at BriarPatch Food Co-op &
Ages 21+

March 3rd

Late Night at the The Stone House presents:
Andreilien EP Release with Mumukshu and sAuce
Presale $15 | Door $20
Tickets at BriarPatch Food Co-op and at
Ages 21+

March 7th

The Stone House presents Live Music Dinner Series featuring Jonny Mojo

In addition to being a local performer, Mojo has began playing up and down the West Coast with his regional band, Achilles Wheel.
With a foundation in blues, Jonny Mojo transcends genres blending rock, folk, fusion, bluegrass, jam band styles and more. What really shines through in a performance is his heart felt passion for music. Although Jonny’s main instrument is the guitar, he also plays harmonica, bottleneck slide and lapsteel guitars, and mandolin.

To make reservations for dinner call 530.265.5050 or visit

March 10th

Late Night at the Stone House presents:
An evening of gypsy rock & dixie jazz with Diego’s Umbrella & Earles of Newtown.
Tickets pre-sale $15 | door $20
Available at BriarPatch Food Co-op &
Ages 21+

March 17th

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day at The Stone House with California Kind! A veteran outfit which includes members of Phil Lesh and Friends, Dark Star Orchestra, David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship and other renowned rock-n-roll acts.
Tickets available now at:
Event is for ages 21+
Doors Open: 8:30pm
Show Starts: 9pm
$20 advance/ $25 @ door

March 25th

The Unified Field Theory of Nassim Haramein Presented by Jamie Janover, Ambassador for Nassim Haramein & the Resonance Science Foundation
Join us for a comprehensive 4-hour presentation as Jamie Janover guides you through physicist Nassim Haramein’s lifelong exploration into the structure of space-time, which has resulted in an exciting unification theory based on a new solution to Einstein’s field equations
2:00pm – 6:00pm
$20 in Advance – Send funds via PayPal to to reserve your spot – Please list names of who is attending and the date/location of this talk in the comments. By doing so, your name will be on the list at the door.
$25 at the door (if any space remains)

Deer Creek Parent Teacher Club Hosts Casino Night March 2nd

Deer Creek’s Parent Teacher Club is excited to be hosting its 6th Annual Casino Night to be held at Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City on March 2nd, from 6-11pm.
This year’s casino night promises to be a fun-filled evening with tasty appetizers, Nevada County’s finest wine and craft brews, music, dancing, gaming and the always popular silent auction.

The Silent Auction will include a variety of items, large and small, donated by our generous local businesses, along with beautiful art created by each classroom.

Tickets include food, one drink ticket and “buy in” for the blackjack and Texas Hold’em gaming tables.

All proceeds from Casino Night will support Deer Creek Elementary’s Parent Teacher Club, directly benefiting students.

This adults-only event is open to all members of the community. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased online at
For more information, call Deer Creek Elementary at 530-265-1870

Upcoming Events at the Miners Foundry

Squirrel Nut Zippers
Wednesday, March 7, 8pm, $27/Adv, $32/Door
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.

Saturday, March 10, 8pm, $20/Adv, $25/Door
with special guests Cassidy Joy & Karen Woerner
Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers. Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show. Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound. The current Deadbeats line up includes Tom Menig, Eric Menig, Rob Kopp, Peter Wilson, Jenn Knapp, Glenn Tucker, and Lucas Weber.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Wake the Dead & special guest Peter Grant
Saturday, March 17, 8pm, $25/Adv, $30/Door
Wake the Dead is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere.

Don Carlos
Thursday, April 12 8pm, $25/Adv, $30/Door
One of the most sought after reggae artists, his music is universal with a powerful message about peace, love, generosity, and righteousness. Legendary reggae artist Don Carlos was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which is also a musical spawning ground for many of reggae’s greatest ever talents. Don is a classic, well loved reggae artist with his Dub Vision band, featuring a horn section and female vocals and also regularly performs with Slightly Stupid. His strong catalogue of songs are healthy and clean for the young and old, appealing to people from all walks of life.

29th Annual Psychic Fair
Saturday, April 14, 11am-6pm and Sunday, April 15, 11am-5pm, $5
The Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical teachers, seers, crafters and readers.

For people interested in alternative medicine to those curious about the mystical, this year’s Psychic Fair offers attendees an array of vendors including psychics, medical intuitives, acupuncturists, massage therapists, herbalists, and alchemists. Take in a lecture or workshop and gain information and knowledge, re-kindle a past fascination, or discover a new interest.

The Psychic Fair marketplace also features one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, clothes, and accessories, natural skincare products, gem essences, crystals, and much more.

Tickets are available online at, by phone (530) 265-5040 or in person at the Miners Foundry and BriarPatch, or at the door. Ticketing fees may apply.

CSA Day Offers Second Chance for New Year’s Resolutions

Celebrate Community-Supported Agriculture on Feb. 23 with Mountain Bounty Farm

Nevada City, CA February 13, 2018 – Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you’re not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. Mountain Bounty Farm is pleased to join other farms from around the country for the third annual CSA Day on February 23, when you can join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:

  • eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families;
  • supporting their local farmer;
  • being kind to our planet;
  • learning something new; and
  • being adventurous in the kitchen.

CSA (community-supported agriculture) is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. It is a form of investment that allows small farmers to continue growing on a scale that may not be sustainable without the CSA model. CSA members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmer.

According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Day was coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members, which gives them revenue when they need it most for the growing season.

Getting food from a CSA is different from going to a farmers market or using a grocery delivery service. As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer in your area, and the produce is either delivered to your door or you pick it up at a local distribution center. CSA members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown, and typically have an open line of communication with their farmer.

“Community-supported agriculture is all about relationships and feeding families,” said Simon Huntley, CEO of Small Farm Central, a company that provides marketing support for small farms and started CSA Day. “CSA farmers typically teach members what’s in season throughout the year, and help them appreciate and cook food to which they may not otherwise be exposed.”

How to Get Involved with CSA Day

If you would like to celebrate CSA Day and support Mountain Bounty Farm, sign up for a share on February 23, and use the hashtag #CSAday to join the online conversation.

“Sign-up is easy,” says John Tecklin, farmer/owner. “To learn more and to join us for the 2018 season, you can reach us at (530) 292-3776 or Payment plans and financial assistance are available.

About Small Farm Central and CSA Day
In 2006, Simon Huntley combined his passion for helping small farmers and his experience in technology to found Small Farm Central. The organization serves the technology needs of small business farmers, including websites, ecommerce, CSA member management and marketing tools. Small Farm Central coined CSA Day in February 2015 to celebrate local agriculture among CSA members and farmers. Small Farm Central has worked with more than 1,000 farms across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit and

CONTACT: Mielle, CSA Manager
Phone: (530)292-3776
Email: // Web:


Sierra Stages Kicks-Off 10th Anniversary Season

With the zany musical comedy “A NEW BRAIN” March 1 -17 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City

Sierra Stages kicks-off its 2018 season with the inspired and zany musical comedy “A New Brain” by William Finn and James Lapine for a three-weekend run from March 1 -17 at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City.

“A New Brain” is an engaging and fast-paced musical based on the actual life experience of composer William Finn. When a frustrated children’s television composer is struck with a rare brain disorder he faces the possibility of his own mortality. The tumultuous, comical and surreal ordeal that engulfs him and those closest to him — his mother, partner and publicist — teaches everyone something profound about what is truly important in life, and in love.

“A New Brain” is very much in the quirky mold of two other William Finn musicals that Sierra Stages introduced to Nevada County: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in 2011 and “Falsettos” in 2015. According to Sierra Stages music director Ken Getz, “Our productions of ‘Spelling Bee’ and ‘Falsettos’ were so well received by local audiences, we were encouraged to take on “A New Brain”. The show is a bit strange in that the story concerns a character with a life-threatening medical condition, but at the same time, it is funny, relatable, and ultimately life- affirming. Also, the songs are absolute winners – there are moving and beautiful ballads, laugh- out-loud comic numbers, and songs that are just knock-out amazing.”

Performances of “A New Brain” are on Thursdays (March 1 & 15), Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays (March 4 & 11) at 2 PM. Beginning with “A New Brain”, Sierra Stages is now offering all-reserved seating for its productions at the Nevada Theatre. For the first two performances on March 1 & 2, tickets are $20 for all seats. Thereafter, ticket prices are $35 (rows A-H) and $25 (rows J-O). Tickets may be purchased with no additional charge online at and over the phone by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, subject to availability. $15 Student Rush tickets are also sold at the door, subject to availability.

“A New Brain” is directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla, with music direction by Ken Getz, who also conducts the live band. The cast includes Nevada County actors Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Kate Haight, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah. The set design is by Robert Rossman, lighting design is by

Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott, and costume design is by Paulette Sand-Gilbert.

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary Season of Sierra Stages, a nonprofit community theatre in western Nevada County (Grass Valley and Nevada City). The 10th Anniversary Season is a celebration of heart, music, laughter and family: In addition to “A New Brain”, the season includes the amazing new musical “Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach” by Timothy Allen McDonald and the songwriting team of Ben Pasek and Justin Paul (July 14 – August 4) and the classic and enduring American stage comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (September 20 – October 6).

For the first time in 2018, all three shows presented by Sierra Stages will be at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City and all seating will be reserved seating. For the tenth year running, Sierra Stages is pleased to offer the Sierra Stages 3-Show Season Pass: Choose a $95 Season Pass which includes reserved seating in Rows A-H of the Nevada Theatre or a $65 Season Pass which includes reserved seating in Rows J-O of the Nevada Theatre, and see all three shows: “A New Brain”, “James and the Giant Peach”, and “You Can’t Take It With You”. Sierra Stages also invites everyone to become a Sierra Stages Member with a tax-deductible donation that supports quality local theatre. For more information about Sierra Stages 2018 Season Passes and Sierra Stages Memberships visit or call Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210.

Since 2008, Sierra Stages has presented productions of 33 plays and musicals at various venues in Grass Valley and Nevada City. With the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, Sierra Stages also co-presents “Theater by the Book”, an informal play reading series for the community. The sixth season of “Theater by the Book” continues April 17 with a reading of a new play-in-development “Sonja Weissman and the Atomic Secrets” by Nevada County playwright Robin Wallace. For more information about Sierra Stages, visit or call Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210.

Know and Go

What: Sierra Stages presents the musical comedy “A New Brain”

When: March 1 – 17, 2018 – Thursdays (March 1 & 15) at 7:30 PM Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM Sundays (March 4 & 11) at 2:00 PM

Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA

Information: 530-346-3210


Caption: Ken Miele as Mr. Bungee in the Sierra Stages production of “A NEW BRAIN”

Brian Arsenault as Roger and Kate Haight as Lisa in the Sierra Stages production of “A NEW BRAIN”

Jay Barker as Gordon and Brian Arsenault as Roger n the Sierra Stages production of “A NEW BRAIN”

Wine Down Wednesday at Nevada City Winery

Every Wednesday from 4 to 6pm Nevada City Winery is holding Wine Down Wednesday, a wine happy hour. There are weekly wine specials ($1 off wine by the glass and 25% off on a bottle) and live music. Music runs the gambit from jazz to folk.

Music line up:

Feb 28 – Steve Holland

March 7 – Andy Witek (No Hands Bridge)

March 14 – Heather MacAdam

March 21 – Steve Holland

March 28  – Steve Holland

Nevada City Winery 321 Spring Street Nevada City (530) 265-9463

Gourmet Gravel Nevada City 2018 – Enter Now!

A Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe

For 2018, Gourmet Gravel has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe for the 2nd annual Gourmet Gravel Nevada City on May 12, 2018. The mixed terrain bicycle ride offers two distances over some of the finest gravel roads accessible from downtown Nevada City, gourmet cuisine and craft beer from ol’ Republic Brewing Company…Brewed in Nevada City.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters Miles for Mentoring ride that was started by local resident Rick Kalb and continues to raise funds for the Mission to “Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever”. The partnership between Gourmet Gravel and BBBS merges two events and allows the organizations to combine resources for a unique Nevada City event.

With a start/finish at the ol’ Republic Brewery taproom in the 7 Hills Business District, participants can choose from two scenic and challenging routes that cross the majestic South Fork of the Yuba river at both Edwards and Purdon crossings while exploring the Tahoe National Forest on Nevada County roads. The rides are fully supported with multiple aid stations, staffed by friendly volunteers and there wil be a post ride party and raffle hosted at the ol’ Republic Taproom.

For more information including links to enter and donate please see the Gourmet Gravel and Big Brothers Big Sisters event pages.

All entry fees and donations are 100% tax deductible.

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation to Host Cioppino & Pasta Feed

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its eighth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 3rd in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner service begins at 6 pm.

For the event, the Foothill Lions Club will create and serve chef Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, pasta, salad and garlic bread. A no-host bar will be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction.

Tickets are $40 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for 8, it is $400 and includes two bottles of wine. Tickets are available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds, calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217, or downloading an order form at

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds, and supporting youth in agriculture.

For more information about the Cioppino Feed or the Foundation, visit or call (530) 273-6217.

Sierra Narrow Gauge Conference – June 7-10, 2018

Come join us for 4 days of Narrow Gauge presentations and activities as we explore the Narrow Gauge Railroads that once roamed the high mountains and lower foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range.

For more information regarding the conference go to or contact Dennis Burke  Sierra Narrow Gauge Conference Application

Spring Series of Herbal Classes for Teens: REBEL BODY CARE

HAALo is proud to present “Spring Series of Herbal Classes for Teens”, with instructor, Xylem.  The series will be held on Thursday Afternoons over a 3-month period, and you can take one or all three of the 2 class sessions.  In each class you will make an herbal product with ingredients you can obtain locally or might already have at home!  This series is a perfect introduction to herbal medicine for the teen interested in self-care or curious about a career in herbalism.  Over the 3 monthly sessions, (2 class meetings each session) you will use herbs in 6 different ways as well as study the herbs and gain knowledge of herbalism and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.

All classes are held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:15 PM and include 3.5 hours of instruction, and 2 products to take home.  A separate $15 Materials Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Session 1 – $70.00 – March 15 & 22, 2018
Not Your Mama’s Body Butter – 3/15
Face Your Face (Acne Care) – 3/22

In these two classes the focus will be on body care and image, acne care and affirmations.

In “Not Your Mama’s Body Butter: we’ll be covering important ideas such as:

  • How to make a BODY BUTTER (to take home) and understand how each herb and ingredient is used
  • Mainstream lotions vs plant-based body butters
  • The science of why we use Olive Oil as a base
  • Cultural healthcare involving plant-based moisturizing traditions from around the world
  • Ayurveda in India
  • Shea butter in Africa
  • Medicinal Herbal Oil Applications offering a penetrating therapy treatment for injuries and diseased body parts
  • Emoto’s work on intentions and the crystalline structure of water
  • Essential Oil (EO) Blending Tips, EO/Carrier Proportions, & Common EO Uses
  • Slides/videos deconstructing media messaging about body image

Addressing the hidden messages in our marketing to teens.

In an open circle, we will discuss how radically taking care of one’s body is an act of rebellion against the status quo. It’s about reclaiming our body image from naysayers and focusing instead on ALL the people supporting the beautiful, authentic young adult you are!

In “Face Your Face” we will delve deep into teen acne and herbs that can help to turn it around.

Students will make:

Acne Face Wash – Oil Cleanser, sample homemade and simple DIY face products, drink detoxifying teas and discuss how we can box ourselves in with our perceptions of how we see ourselves vs how others see us.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Natural Astringents
  • Oils– Unhealthy Oils, Healthy Oils and Essential Oils
  • Cleansing Powders
  • Clays, honeys, and powdered herbal mixtures
  • Masks Vs. Spot Cleaners

For more info about the rest of the series, see below:

Session 2 – $70.00 – April 12 & 26, 2018
Fire Away – 4/12
Rebel Roots Rock – 4/26

In these two classes the focus will be on making fire cider, creating boundaries for health, immune blasting with tinctures and rooting ourselves.

Session 3 – $70.00 – May 10 & 24, 2018
Chillax the Panic – Anxiety Unpacked – 5/10
Sleep Deeper & Be Chill – 5/24

In these two classes the focus will be on mastering ways to handle stress, creating JoyBalls, StressLess Mist; and tips to relax and unwind, making herbal eye bags and more!

Xylem Larla Dey is a dancer, musician, activist, gardener, and home scale herbalist. Local to Nevada County for 14 years, she is an educator and mentor launching workshops under the banner Teen Leadership Courses. She has led teens in theater programs in New York and Maine, and on Fruit Tree Tour plantings at schools throughout California. One of her favorite things to do is backpacking, teaching plant identification and wildcrafting herbs with youth on wilderness trips as a WFR. Locally she worked last school year at the School of the Arts and was infused with a lifetime supply of summer camp antics and youth rapport over four summers leading teens at Camp Augusta on Lake Vera.

Know & Go:

Who:   HAALo Herbs Shoppe, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, CA
Contact: Phone (530) 265-8804; Email:;

What:   Spring Series of Herbal Classes for Teens: REBEL BODY CARE

When: March 15 & 22, 2018

Where: HAALo Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13 (New York Hotel), Nevada City, CA

Type of Event: Teen DIY Class & Herbal Study

Age Range: Middle Schoolers & High School Teens of all ages and genders

Tickets: $70.00 for 2 class sessions; Tickets are available at; by phone (530) 265-8804 or in person at HAALo Herb Shoppe

Chabad of Grass Valley Invites You to Our Second Annual Purim Party!

Thursday, March 1st, 5 PM
The Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley

Celebrate Purim in Nevada County with a festive community dinner at the largest Purim Party in town! Fun for the whole family! All are welcome! Raffle for all those in costume & lively music, L’chaim and joyous dancing. Free Door Prize while supplies last. Complete all 4 Mitzvot of Purim: Mishloach Manot; Charity; Megillah; Festive Dinner.


Mind Reader, Matthew Mayavi.   Matthew combines mind-reading, intuition, psychology, nonverbal communication, theatrical techniques and audience engagement to create a captivating show that might leave you questioning reality.

The Purim Band will be another highlight at this year’s Purim Party, starring the Chabad Hebrew School Students, ages 4-13 as musicians, singers and dancers. In true Purim spirit, the Rabbi will join the Purim Band playing his trumpet.


All are welcome! Donations appreciated.

RSVP by February 22: $10 adult, $5 child
RSVP after February 22: $15 adult, $8 child

To RSVP online visit or call (530) 404-0020

Anew Day 5th Annual Crab Feed & Auction

On March 9, 2018 Anew Day will be holding its fifth annual Crab Feed & Auction fundraising event. Our largest organizational event of the year, the Crab Feed & Auction is expected to draw 300 guests and raise over $25,000 to support the services Anew Day provides to our community. Anew Day continues to serve as an instrumental resource for individuals and families struggling with mental illness and others facing the emotional turmoil of everyday life.

Tickets are $50 each. A table of eight may be purchased for $350. Similarly, if you or your organization would like to underwrite a table for the event, your name will be included in our marketing during the weeks leading up to and on the evening of the event and announced that night as well. A sponsorship would allow you to invite your friends and family to fill the table, or you may elect to sponsor a table that would be occupied for and available to folks in the community who might otherwise be unable to afford a ticket.

All proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will be used to advance the free and low-cost services Anew Day provides to Nevada County community members. Doors open at 5:30 for registration and auction viewing. Dinner begins at 6:30. A brief presentation and live auction will take place while guests are dining. This is Anew Day’s primary fundraiser of the year.

To register or for more information visit or call 530-470-9111.

The HeartWay: Embracing Life thru Honoring Death & the California College of Ayurveda Present

Death Cafe

Everyone is welcome! Come on over for a cuppa, a little treat, and an opportunity to embrace life.

Death Cafe is a place with a relaxed, open, and safe atmosphere where you are invited to share with others issues surrounding life and death. This cafe event is a discussion group rather than a
grief support or counseling session. Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view helping individuals make the most of their finite lives. At Death Cafes around the world, people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Facilitated by: Dr. Deerheart
Hosted by: The HeartWay: Embracing Life thru
Honoring Death and the California College of Ayurveda
For more information:
Donations Appreciated (949) 433-8228 (530) 478-9100

Nevada City Elks Lodge Scholarship Fundraiser

         Antique Western Memorabilia Show

March 9th & 10th 2018

This event is proudly presented by the Nevada City Elks Lodge at 518 Hwy 49 in Nevada City. This will be our fifth annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show. The purpose of the show is to raise funds for our Scholarship program.

This fascinating show features antiques as well as historical firearms, gold mining, Native American, railroad, gambling and western collectables. A must see event for the collector or those interested in history.

For you Civil War buffs, this year author Richard Hurley will be doing a presentation and a book signing for his new book “California and the Civil War”.

The show is a perfect place to bring your items of the Western era to get more information on. There will be expert vendors to answer your questions.

Show hours are 12:00 till 5:00pm Friday March 9th and 10:00am till 5:00pm Saturday March 10th. Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free with an adult. Early Bird entry will be $25 on Friday 9 AM to noon.

For questions contact us at 530-272-5371.