Daybreak: Inaugural Show of Monotypes by Martha Meredith

Many who have strolled the streets of Nevada City know that J. J. Jackson’s, the tall orange stucco building in downtown Nevada City, has been the cornerstone store in the historical district for nearly thirty years. Its founder Martha Meredith took a part in creating the artistic touch and concept of the store, offering colorful home and personal goods with a particular flair for design. After retiring and selling the store twelve years ago, she now is onto another artistic venture: the creation of her own fine art line of monotypes and greeting cards. A show of her colorful work called “Daybreak” will open on July 1, from 5-7 p.m. at LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery and studio in downtown Nevada City.

Her monotypes exemplify the “spirit of the moment”, with colorful layers of graphic shapes that she composes on the page, often resembling a joyful expression of personal and environmental inspirations.

“I love the process of monotype printmaking, as it condenses colors and shapes down to their simplest form. Its immediacy is exciting as well as unpredictable, as you never know what the end result will be,” remarked Meredith.

Monotypes are a form of printmaking that results in a one-of-a-kind print. Using soy-based inks on a plate, which is then printed on archival paper, its effects can be achieved that are not possible with any other technique.

The show will also include mixed media paintings by LeeAnn Brook, a longtime friend of Meredith’s.

“I’m thrilled to have Martha’s inaugural show in my gallery. She has been very instrumental in the growth of my art, and also brought her insights for retail into the gallery when I opened in 2015. Her eye for color and design is wonderful, and I am honored to showcase the art that so reflects the spirit of who she is,” Brook commented.  For more

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art is an artist-owned gallery and working studio, where visitors can view the paintings of LeeAnn Brook in progress in her studio. The gallery also showcases the work of over 10 additional artists that include wood, ceramics, textiles, hand blown glass, furniture and Japanese antiques. Located at 300 Spring St. in downtown Nevada City, the gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays, 12 – 5 p.m. For more information about the gallery visit www.leeannbrookfineart.com.

Photo credit: Annie Olsen

 

KVMR Summer of Love

KVMR presents – Summer of Love Festival, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the epic season in 1967, on Saturday, July 8th from 5-10pm in Pioneer Park. Live music by:

·      No Hands Bridge – Folk

·      Juniper’s Child – Jimi Hendrix Tribute

·      Love Train – Old School R&B

·      Sgt. Funky – Psychedelic Rock

 

Tickets $10 at the gate • Veterans half price • Flower children 15 and under FREE

For more information visit www.kvmr.org

 

 

Sierra Cinemas CineCafe Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Party

Nevada County is invited to celebrate a new way to watch movies, when Sierra Cinemas opens their doors for the CineCafe Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Party, Wednesday June 28, from 5-9pm.  The evening will feature complimentary screenings of two classic films, food and drink specials with local breweries and wineries, fun movie-themed giveaways, live music and djs, and more!

Earlier this year, the locally owned and operated, Sierra Cinemas opened their CineCafe featuring local beer and wine, plus a tasty food menu, to enhance the movie going experience.  The concept, which has taken off in movie theatres around the country, is quickly becoming known as the “new Happy Hours.”

“My parents, Mike and Barbara Getz, opened Sierra Cinemas nearly thirty years ago in 1989,” says Azriel LaMarca, owner of Sierra Theatres.  “We thought, with the opening of the new CineCafe, it was the perfect time to celebrate our movie-loving guests and this community that keeps local movie-going alive.”

During the Grand Opening and Party, the CineCafe will feature drink specials on local and regional breweries including Ol’ Republic, Three Forks Brewing, Crooked Lane and Sierra Nevada, as well as wines from Lucchesi Vinyards. Representatives and brewers from each business will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their handcrafted beers and wine.  Attendees can also sample some of the favorites from the new CineCafe menu including Niman Ranch pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, pizza, oven-baked potato wedges, and house-made organic specialties.

Finally attendees will be treated to a complimentary screening of two classic films –Ghostbusters (1984) and The Blues Brothers (1980). Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as a quartet of Manhattan-based “paranormal investigators”. When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties.

Dan Aykroyd also stars in The Blues Brothers.  The film expands on Akyroyd and John Belushi’s Saturday Night Live characters, Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman), to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago.

“Seeing a film in the theatre is so special now, especially with the popularity of online streaming platforms,” says LaMarca. “We want adults to remember those first movie date jitters, how relaxing and enjoyable it is to take a couple hours out of our hectic lives to be entertained by a film.  Watching a film on the big screen with state of the art projection and sound is truly unparalleled, and now you can have the added pleasure of drinks and real food to go with it.”

Those interested in attending must pick up a complimentary Golden Ticket at Sierra Cinemas starting June 17.  Hurry though there is a limited supply. 

KNOW & GO
WHAT: Sierra Cinemas CineCafe Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Party
WHEN: Wednesday June 28, from 5-9pm, Films at 6:30pm & 8pm
WHERE: Sierra Cinemas, 840 East Main Street, Grass Valley
INFO: (530) 477-9000 or www.sierracinemas.com

Photo credit: Kial James

    

 

 

 

Nevada City Uncorked – Buy Tickets Early for Special Offer!

A Wine & Food Experience with an Historic Flavor

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Downtown Nevada City

Nevada City’s small-town Victorian charm is the perfect backdrop to showcase this celebration of wine and food.  This year 17 wine and food venues will include historic locations, art galleries, B&B’s, retail shops, restaurants, and wineries, all scattered throughout downtown. 17 wineries from Nevada, Placer and Butte Counties along with 17 restaurants or caterers will showcase the agricultural bounty of our northern Sierra Foothills region.

Early Ticket Special Offer

Along with unlimited wine tasting, each Uncorked ticket comes with five food tasting tickets. Additional food tickets are 2/$5 and 5/$10. Purchase your Uncorked tickets online between June 15th and June 30th and we will double the number of food tickets that come with each ticket, so not five, but 10 food tickets, a $10 bonus. Wine Club Members, grab your Club Discount and five extra food tickets just by purchasing your tickets before June 30th. Get the Wine Club discount code from your winery.

Uncorked is a collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners Winery Association. Tickets are $35 in advance (click here for online tickets) or $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries (get the discount code from your winery and then click online tickets) and $45 on the day of the event.

Buy your tickets before June 30th to collect the bonus offer.

Click the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at www.nevadacitychamber.com  (530.265.2692) for additional information, listings of the venues, wineries and food purveyors, or to purchase tickets (or raffle tickets) in person.

Go to www.sierravintners.com  to purchase tickets online.

Promote Your Business Through Our Newsletter!

Do you want to let people know what your are all about? Having a special? As a chamber member, you have access to our newsletter that goes out every Monday to over 7,000 subscribers!

Simply provide a write up along with a graphic (logo, poster, pictures) and we will include your item in the newsletter. The deadline each week is Thursday at noon, but of course the earlier the better. Send your information to info@nevadacitychamber.com. If you have questions, feel free to call us at  and we are happy to help! 

Best regards,

Libby Bonomolo

The Children’s Festival – Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Children’s Festival is a one-day Renaissance Faire for children of all ages. It will be held in Pioneer Park on Friday, July 21st. This year’s festival will include over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, sword dancing, juggling, medieval fencing, Queen Elizabeth, Pepper the Witch, Penney the Clown, Pyrate Skool, and Claude – the life-sized mechanical dragon. Children of all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged!

There are two sessions: from 9am – noon and from 5pm – 8pm and there is a $3 charge per session. Refreshments will be available for purchase. There will be re-usable totebags available for a suggested donation of $1, or you can bring your own bag to take home all of the wonderful things you will make at the festival. The Children’s Festival is sponsored by the Nevada City Rotary Club and is supported by The Center for the Arts.

Summer Nights in Nevada City – Wednesdays July 12, 19 & 26!

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.

Summer Nights visitors can enjoy a meal at one of our many and varied restaurants, unwind with some live music or just relax with a leisurely stroll around our stores and the top class craftsmen selling their wares on the street. “Summer Nights is a Nevada City tradition – the whole town comes alive,” says Cathy Whittlesey, Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce which sponsors and produces the events. “It’s the must-attend event of the summer season — a real community party, showing off the best of Nevada City.” Here are our recommendations for the best ways to make the most of Nevada City’s Summer Nights:

Fabulous Music!  Put on your dancing shoes and come on out. Don’t miss these great free concerts! (see entertainment schedule below)

Kid Friendly Fun! Summer Nights is for everyone. There are bounce houses, face-painting and more to make sure that kids will have a great time at this family affair.

Eat and Drink with Friends and Family! Enjoy a meal at one of Nevada City’s fine restaurants, ice cream from our local stores, delicious treats from our Food Court or just hang out at our beer and wine garden listening to great live bands. There’s food for all tastes and pocketbooks at Summer Nights.

Crafts and Art! Town will be filled with arts and crafts booths featuring cool, one-of-a-kind gifts designed and produced by local artists and crafters as well as hand-picked out-of-town vendors. If you’re looking for summer gifts, Summer Nights is the perfect place to come.

Special Additions! A Classic Car Show every week. And don’t miss the exotic music and dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers!

For more information: www.nevadacitychamber.com

Entertainment Schedule

July 12th:

Sgt. Funky + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + Troupe Al Ama + David Ayala + Gary & Eva + Then Again + John Girton

July 19th:

Good2Go + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + Troupe Al Ama + David Ayala + Nut Boyz + Ivan Najera & Friends + Heifer Belles

July 26th:

LoLo + Elevation + Dream & Dreamer + Troupe Al Ama + George Souza + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + David Ayala

Enhance Your Chamber Website Listing by Adding a Picture or Logo

Promote Your Business with a Visual!

We’ve updated our membership directory on the website to include photos. Send us a photo of your business and we’ll include it alongside your business listing. A large .jpg is ideal, and horizontal, or landscape, aspect ratio works best. If you don’t have a photo, send your logo (although images always look prettier on the page)!  

Please email your images to info@nevadacitychamber.com. If you have questions, please call 530.265.2692.

Thank you for those who submitted a photo for their listing!!  Check out these listings: 

Broad Street Inn

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company

Ol’ Republic Brewery

The Fur Traders

The Nevada City Winery

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.

KNOW & GO

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

 

 

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Nevada County AirFest 2017

AirFest 2017 comes to the Nevada County Airport on July 7th and 8th, combining full-spectrum aviation with nostalgia, romance and photogenic family fun!

Festivities begin with a spectacular Twilight Hangar Party at Alpine Aviation and Sierra Mountain Aviation with parachutists, hi-powered fly-bys and a mood lifting social with fine wines and craft beers. The setting sun succumbs to bright stars with dining and dancing to the jazzy rhythm and swank of Lolo Gervais (www.lorrainegervais.com). Displays of vintage aircraft, vehicles and the magic of Nick Fedoroff will add color and intrigue to an unforgettable evening.

The fun swings into Saturday with of scores of rare and exotic airplanes arriving within view from the traditional pancake breakfast hosted by EAA Chapter #1175. Displays and a full day of flying highlights a mix of World War II vintage fighters, bombers and trainers with performance experimentals, vintage aircraft, military and thrilling radio-controlled model airplane demonstrations. The Calfire/ U.S. Forest Service, Grass Valley Air Attack Base open house compliments classic cars, kids activities, food, live music and displays to round out an entire day of excitement on the picturesque airport aprons.

Visit our website: www.ncairfest.com for where to go and what to see, and save with convenient no-fee online ticket and merchandise purchasing.

Friday’s Twilight Hangar Party will run from 5 to 10 PM at the Nevada County Airport located at 13083 John Bauer Avenue, just off Loma Rica Drive in Grass Valley, California. Advance Twilight Hangar Party tickets with dinner are $40 when purchased online or at the Nevada County Airport office, and $45 at the gate. Tickets to the Party without dinner are $20.

Admission to Saturday’s AirFest is $10 adults, $25 family of four, and kids 12 and under, free. Hurry and save 20% by ordering online at www.ncairfest.com . There is also plenty of free parking and shuttle service to the main gate.

AirFest 2017 is hosted by the Golden Empire Flying Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1968 to promote the growth, enjoyment and safety of aviation while raising money for scholarships and facilities improvements at the Nevada County Airport. Sponsorships are still available.

For more information, please contact Tim O’Brien at airfest@gmail.com, or Mary Anne Davis, mdavis@theunion.com.

Nevada City Tree Tour Map Making Progress, Seeks Donors

We are nearing completion of a new digital Tree Tour Map for Nevada City. Will you help us make it happen?

This map is digital and will let people follow the tour using their smart phone or tablet. Imaging 42 of Nevada City’s finest trees, highlighted with expert information, available on easy walks through town—right by businesses. Great for preserving trees, educating community and getting people out on foot, in the midst of Nevada City’s historical district.

We are seeking sponsors to close our funding gap. Sponsors contributing $200 or more can have their logo included on the Chamber website designated Walking Tree Tour page as well as the postcards. This is 2 years of key exposure on the Chamber website and 5K or more full color postcards.

Do something good for the community and your business! Please mail your check to Nevada City Tree Tour c/o Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA, 95959, call or email Project Manager, Pamela Biery at 530-362-4424, Pamela@PamelaB.com or donate directly:  www.gofundme.com/NCC-tree-tour.

Thank you,

Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Biery, Original Walking Tree Tour Map Designer & Project Manager

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

Cheesemaking Classes at Wheyward Girl Creamery July, August & September

Come Join the Fun at Cheesemaking Classes This Summer!

Tuesday, July 11th at 1:00 pm – Learn to Make Feta
This class is designed to teach you the steps in making feta and setting up brines for salting and storage

Sunday, July 16th at 10:00 am – All About Mozzarella
Fresh mozzarella and burrata in 30 minutes! You’ll get lots of practice stretching curd.

Tuesday, August 8th and September 12th at 1:00 pm – Cheesemaking 101
Learn to make fresh cheeses – fromage blanc, ricotta & cream cheese.

Sunday, August 20th at 10:00 am – Hard Cheeses
You’ll learn all about making semi-hard and hard cheeses. You’ll be leaving with a tomme-style cheese for aging at home.

Sunday, September 24th at 10:00 am – Mozzarella
Fresh mozzarella and burrata in 30 minutes! You’ll receive lots of practice stretching curd.

All classes include plenty of cheese tasting. You’ll learn about cheesemaking, as well as salting, brining, waxing and aging. We’ll cover ingredients, milk type, rennet, culture and salt. All students leave with the cheeses they make. Classes are limited to 6 students. Call the shop to register 530/478-1665. Private classes are also available.

                                                                                                     

Sierra Stages Presents the Hit Musical “CHICAGO”

This summer, Sierra Stages brings the excitement of the hit musical “Chicago” to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing from July 13 through August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, “Chicago” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid a conviction, Roxie dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, Billy Flynn, to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.

Most audiences know “Chicago” from the 2002 movie version with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Richard Gere. Originally premiering on Broadway in 1975, “Chicago” is a modern classic of the American musical theatre, with a catchy score by John Kander and Fred Ebb (perhaps best known for another modern classic, “Cabaret”) and a funny and engaging book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (who directed and choreographed the original production). The show is wholly entertaining and incredibly artful as it leads the audience to contemplate the ease with which public opinion may be manipulated with a little smoke and mirrors and a lot of razzle-dazzle.

“Chicago” is directed by Robert Rossman, with dance direction by George Jayne and music direction by Ken Getz, who will conduct the 16-person onstage band. The local Nevada County cast includes Kate Haight, Jacquelynn Kolenko, Jonathan Hansard, Sara Noah, Micah Cone, Janet Rossman, Trish Adair, Erin Beatie, Audrey Delgado, Heidi Grass, Tinley Ireland, Tina Kelly, Michaela King, Heather Lucas-Ross, Hailey Patrick, Kimberly Shepard, Angela Williams, Elliot Childs, Chase Coney, Kris Meadows, and Jonathan Willis.

“All of us are excited to be mounting a local production of ‘Chicago’ as our ninth annual summer show,” says musical director Ken Getz. “It’s an extremely popular musical and not many theatres are given the rights to perform it because both the Broadway revival and the national tour are continuing to go strong after more than 20 years. We have put together an amazing cast, band, and production staff for the show, and I’m certain we are going to have almost as much fun performing ‘Chicago’ as the audience will have attending the show.”
Performances of “Chicago” are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. General Admission tickets for the first two “preview” performances on Thursday July 13 and Friday July 14 are $20. Thereafter General Admission tickets are $28. Reserved Seating is also available (in advance) for all performances for $38 and is a great way to provide additional financial support for the production and Sierra Stages. Student Rush is also offered for $15 at the door (subject to availability) 30 minutes before each performance (age 25 & under with a valid student ID). For tickets and information, visit www.SierraStages.org or call Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210.

Following “Chicago”, Sierra Stages will conclude its ninth season with the intimate musical from the bustling streets to the quiet rooftops, “Ordinary Days” tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are unexpectedly interconnected by circumstance. Warren house-sits a cat for an imprisoned guerrilla conceptual artist. Deb has come to New York for grad school. Jason has moved in with his new girlfriend, Claire, and they negotiate the perilous shoehorning of one person’s stuff into another’s small apartment. The series of funny and fortuitous events in this intimate, fast-paced musical proves that ordinary days can be simply extraordinary. Sandra Rockman directs, with musical direction by Ken Getz.

Sierra Stages is a nonprofit community theatre based in western Nevada County with a mission to provide quality productions that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Since it began eight years ago, Sierra Stages has presented 30 plays and musicals and has been recognized by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance with six Elly Awards and 58 Elly Award nominations. The annual Elly Awards honor outstanding achievements of community theatres and artists in the greater Sacramento area. Sierra Stages performs at various local venues, including the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City and the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

Know and Go

What: Sierra Stages presents “Chicago”

When: July 13 – August 5, 2017, Thursdays at 7 PM; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM

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

Information: www.SierraStages.org or call 530-346-3210

 

“They Both Reached for the Gun” with cast members from the Sierra Stages production of CHICAGO playing July 13-August 5 at the Nevada Theatre

Photo credit: David Wong

Railbus Rides for the Summer Season at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on 35-minute trip from the NCNGRR Museum, through the beautiful new Inn Town Campground, to the Northern Queen Inn and return.  The route passes the ruins of the New Mohawk Mine along Gold Run Creek and parallels the original roadbed of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (1876-1942).

Admission is free.  However, donations are encouraged and Railbus 97 can operate only through the support of its passengers. The Railbus departure timetable for boarding from either NCNGRR Museum or the Northern Queen Inn is available at www.ncngrrmuseum.org

 

4th of July Discounted Tickets Available Now + Entertainment Schedule!

Discounted tickets for the 4th of July Celebration are available now online! Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m.  2017 Admission rates $10 in advance, $20 at the gate.  Tickets will also be on sale at the Greater Grass Valley Chamber and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Sign up today to participate in the parade in Grass Valley4th of July Parade Application

For more information:  www.nevadacitychamber.com or call 530.265.2692

Entertainment Schedule

Pine Tree Stage

4:00 – 6:00 Northern Roots Reggae-Soul Band

6:30 – 9:30 Bob Mora Blues Band

On the Dance Pad

4:00 – 4:30 Thunderfoot Cloggers

6:30 – 9:30 DJ Greg Whatley

The grounds will also host a craft fair, bounce house, face painters and balloons.

The 1st Annual Yuba Village Building Convergence

Happening in Nevada City and Surrounds June 20-25, 2017

We invite you to join your friends and neighbors- the “villagers” so to speak- in the streets for 5 days of community building and beautifying projects, workshops with both local and internationally recognized speakers, community meals, and music events.

Commercial Street will be closed to traffic for 3 days and filled with music and activities- including a farm to table feast & celebration in the street on Friday night.

The convergence will feature workshops and talks by community builders and leaders such as Starhawk, Penny Livingston, Mark Lakeman, Reinette Senum, and more, as well as an array of music and performances.

Yuba Village’s vision is to create space, time, and events which bridge the many diverse sections of our community and provide a deeper sense of connection and home with our neighbors through building and beautifying projects.

The Yuba VBC’s three primary producers are Erin Reschke, Alli Gallixsee and Thomas Spellman. As Alli says:

“We are bringing the Yuba Village Building Convergence to the community as a gift. We have heard from so many that they feel the widening of rifts both literal and metaphorical; geographic and political which divide us. The acknowledgement of these rifts are what inspired us…

What if the act of building a bench, planting a garden, reclaiming abandoned spaces for public enjoyment could help us build bridges between these divides? What if painting a planter box or a mural alongside a neighbor whose values differ from mine could cultivate common ground? Giggling over paint splatters; standing back to admire the fruits of our hard labor while wiping our brows in the heat; sharing a meal after a long day of volunteering- these activities have no inherent emotional or political charge.

Perhaps the simple act of building together could be the answer to fostering connections across the divides that have kept us from getting to know our neighbors and community members. It is this possibility that has kept the small core of us working tirelessly as volunteers for the past 8 months to bring the Yuba VBC to our beloved community.”

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