Bridgeport Fall Festival

The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) invites you to the Bridgeport Fall Festival on October 22. Try your hand at gold panning, basket weaving and wool spinning. Take a hay ride in a wagon drawn by a vintage tractor and enjoy an up-close experience with wild birds provided by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release of Grass Valley. Tours of the 1860s historic barn and 1920s gas station will be available to all. In addition, you can enjoy live music by the Buffalo Gals while picnicking under the large shade trees.

You can partake in watching your children play games along with face painting, painting pumpkins and making bird feeders. This year’s special attraction will be enactments of the Ghosts of Bridgeport. There is always an abundance of food including BBQ and baked potatoes by Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Frozen Yogurt by Culture Shock Yogurt and Root Beer Floats prepared by our expert volunteers.

Visiting with our rangers, volunteers and several local community organizations, such as Audubon, is always pleasant and informative. The “Save Our Bridge” campaign will be represented by volunteers who will be on hand to answer questions about the covered bridge renovation plan. You will have access to peer into the bridge through a fence since it remains closed to all traffic until renovation is completed.

Save the date and please bring the whole family for this fun event. Admission is free, parking $5.

Annual Friendship Club Fundraiser at Judi’s – Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Judi’s of Nevada City will be hosting a special fundraising event for The Friendship Club (TFC) on Saturday, October 7th, from 10am until 6pm. At this event, Judi’s will be offering a 5% discount on all merchandise (including sale merchandise) while donating a percentage of all sales to The Friendship Club. The doors will open at 10am and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day. Staff and board members from The Friendship Club will be on hand throughout the event.

This is the 23rd anniversary of TFC helping at-risk adolescent girls in Nevada County with a year-round program of educational activities, emotional support and community involvement. Jennifer Singer, Executive Director of TFC says, “The Friendship Club is about serving girls at risk but it’s also about building community. Girls in the club receive a lot of support but they also give back to our community and love doing so!” This year TFC welcomed back several alumni as staff members. They are TFC success stories and they are continuing to enrich our community.

The Friendship Club is supported primarily by the generosity of the community and private grants. Singer said “ We are so grateful for Judi and Bob Weiner’s continued support of The Friendship Club. For the past several years, Judi has generously donated proceeds from one day of shopping in her beautiful store. We think it’s a win-win for businesses and organization’s to partner in this way. It’s a fantastic way for TFC to gain exposure, and in addition to Judi’s generous donation, we always get new donors and volunteers who come to know us through Judi’s shopping event.”

Judi Weiner, the proprietor of Judi’s, has long supported the mission of TFC, and views her support as an investment in the future of our community. “I believe The Friendship Club does an outstanding job of empowering their girls and helping them to be the best they can be. Judi’s was born out of a desire to help women have confidence and feel good about themselves, so we are very much aligned with TFC’s mission. Confident women of any age are beautiful!”

Judi’s carries a wide selection of beautifully designed contemporary clothing and accessories including Jag Jeans, French Dressing Jeans, Alembika, Habitat, Cut Loose, Comfy, Latico and Maruca handbags- and a selection of jewelry and accessories created by international designers as well as local artisans.

The Friendship Club Fundraiser is a great way to enhance your wardrobe with Judi’s fabulous fashions, get started on your holiday shopping, and support a very worthwhile local cause – everyone wins!


What:  The Annual Friendship Club Fundraiser at Judi’s of Nevada City; Judi’s will be offering a 5% discount on all regularly priced merchandise and donating a percentage of all sales to The      Friendship Club

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017, from 10am until 6pm

Where: Judi’s, 246 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Who: This event is hosted by Judi’s of Nevada City

Admission:  Free

Information:  Call Judi Weiner at (530) 265.6710 or email her at


LeGacy Presents Broadway Bound

LeGacy presents the final of the “Eugene Trilogies” by Neil Simon, BROADWAY BOUND September 15th through October 8th.

Directed by LeGacy co-founder and producer Alvis LeGate, “Broadway Bound” tells the story of Brighton Beach Memoir’s and Biloxi Blues main character, Eugene Jerome, as he returns to his family home to embark on his dream career. LeGacy veterans Patrick Wheatley (Biloxi Blues) and Kris Meadows (The Crucible, Biloxi Blues & SCROOGE) star as brothers Eugene and Stanley Jerome. The brothers are attempting to write their way into the brand new world of television comedy by getting their first big break in a comedy radio show. Sue LeGate-Halford reprises her Elly nominated portrayal of their mother, Kate, and returning to LeGacy is John Bush (A Few Good Men) as her father Ben. Joining LeGacy for the first time is Frank Swaringen as Kate’s husband (and Eugene and Stanley’s father), Jack Jerome. Well known Nevada County Actress Nancy Keith is joining the cast as Kate’s sister Blanche. Hailed as one of Simon’s finest works, Broadway Bound has plenty of laughs, and as pure Simon, plenty of heartfelt and poignant dramatic moments.

Broadway Bound plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, ONE Thursday, October 5th at 7pm, TWO MATINEES, Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th at 2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, available at the BookSeller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, online at or by calling (530) 268 5419. RESERVED seating at $35 available online or through box office only. We will see you at the theatre!!

Sierra Stages Concludes its 9th Season with the musical “Ordinary Days”

October 5 – 28 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley

This fall, Sierra Stages concludes its ninth season with the critically acclaimed musical “Ordinary Days” written by composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. Sandra Rockman directs, with music direction by Ken Getz, and featuring local Nevada County actors Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman.

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes “Ordinary Days”, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, “Ordinary Days” tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times.

“‘Ordinary Days’ is an incredibly compelling musical,” says music director Getz, who also accompanies the actors on piano during performances. “Our director (Sandra), our four actors (Jay, Nancy, Jonathan and Kim), and I worked on a one-night reading of the show as part of our Theater by the Book play reading series in the spring of 2015 and we all truly loved the show, so much so that we began looking for a way to do a full production and explore the characters and songs in greater depth. When we were putting together our season for 2017, we thought that an intimate four-person musical with solo piano would perfectly complement our very large 20-person/16-musician summer musical, Chicago.”

The New York Times review of the original Off-Broadway production proclaimed: “‘Ordinary Days’ introduces a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater, the composer and lyricist Adam Gwon. Mr. Gwon writes crisp, fluid and often funny lyrics that reflect the racing minds of the four New Yorkers on a nervous search for their immediate futures.”

The Washington Post review called the musical “a sweet and tender survey of four New Yorkers, fighting through the emotional noise and dramatic traffic to arrive at a clearer sense of who they are and what they want to be. It’s a beguiling little tale, set to composer Adam Gwon’s effervescent, urban-romantic melodies.”

The Post review continued: “Gwon’s 19 songs are the evening’s sole engine. They’re lyrically witty and rich enough in narrative and character detail to power the dual plots of the musical. One tale revolves around strangers and the other, around lovers. In the former, a connection is made after Warren finds Deb’s misplaced treasure, the book containing all of the notes for her dissertation on Virginia Woolf, and arranges to give it back to her. In the latter, cohabiting Jason and Claire learn that building a city nest requires more compromise and patience than they bargained for. The two stories converge only tangentially, in that random way people in a large metropolis might brush past each other, once or maybe as many as 100 times, in a Starbucks, a park, or a museum. Incidentally, the Warren-and-Deb plot is about friendship, not romance. It’s one of the refreshing dichotomies constructed by Gwon, who can invest a platonic story with as much meaning as one about passion.”

“When we did the one-night reading of ‘Ordinary Days’ almost three years ago now, we had no idea whether anyone would show up because virtually no one had ever heard of the show, the songs, or the composer/lyricist,” says Getz. “We were pleasantly surprised that night to have an overflow crowd, all of whom were immediately engaged by the music, story and characters. We’re hoping those folks will come see our full production with sets, lights, costumes, and even more deeply drawn characters and even more nuanced singing of the songs by our terrific cast, and will tell their friends to come as well and experience this moving, thoughtful, and funny show.”

“Ordinary Days” plays for four weekends only from October 5 – 28 at the Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. Performances are Thursdays (October 5 and October 26) at 7 PM; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; and Sundays (October 8 and October 15) at 2 PM. General Admission is $25; Reserved Seating is offered at $35 and is available for audience members who wish to select specific seat locations in advance and provide additional financial support to the production and Sierra Stages. $15 Student Rush tickets (for students age 25 and under with a valid student ID) are offered at the door beginning ½ hour before each performance, subject to availability. For tickets and information, visit or call Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. There are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES for purchasing tickets online.

Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt 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 in 2008, Sierra Stages has presented 32 plays and musicals at various venues in Grass Valley and Nevada City.

In addition, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center co-present Theater by the Book, a series of informal play readings throughout the year. This fall, the fifth season of this popular series concludes with “Stage Kiss” by Sarah Ruhl on Wednesday, October 25. The readings are free, with a suggested $10 donation. For more information about Sierra Stages, visit or call (530) 346-3210.


What: The musical “Ordinary Days” by composer/lyricist Adam Gwon
When: October 5-28 Thursdays (October 5 and October 26) at 7 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays (October 8 and October 15) at 2 pm
Where: Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley
Information: or call (530) 346-3210

Oktoberfest in Nevada City

The KARE Crisis Nursery will be holding its fourth annual Oktoberfest in Pioneer Park on Saturday October 7th from 3 to 7 pm. The event will feature pours by ten local breweries, including award winning Ol’Republic. German food plates (brautwurst and sauerbraten) , and delicious desserts will be available. Oompah music will be provided by the Hannebrink Duo band (lederhosen welcome).   They will be followed by the “kick-off-your-shoes-and-dance” music of the Road Test Band. A motorcycle exhibit of German and other antique and classic European motorcycles will also be featured. Any one bringing a foreign motorcycle built before 1970 will be admitted for free. Guests are encouraged to lawn chairs and picnic blankets (no dogs please) .

The proceeds benefit the KARE Crisis Nursery, a local non-profit which provides emergency and respite care as well as supervised visits for families with young children who fall on hard times. Tickets are available at SPD Nevada City, the Bookseller, at (under Oktoberfest in Nevada City), or by calling the KARE Crisis Nursery at 265-0693 or logging onto

Random Acts of Kindness Event (RAKE) October 7th

Want to be part of something big in 2017?

Want to make a visible difference in your own community?

Please join Anew Day and Waste Management as we endeavor to regenerate and preserve that which defines the splendor of our historical community. On October 7. 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, hundreds of Nevada County individuals and organizations will serve its citizens through the community-based fourth annual Random Acts of Kindness Event (RAKE).

We have lined up all the resources necessary to produce this third annual community-wide clean up day. Well-known local personalities from the Nevada County region have volunteered their time and energies to lead a group of individuals as they clean local roadways and parks. Spanning from the south end of the County to Nevada City, approximately 30 locations have been identified for community clean-up on the day of the event. Approximately 20 people per project location will sign-up to volunteer under the direction of a designated “team leader.” We will provide the necessary supplies, including safety vests, gloves, trash grabbers and other necessary equipment.

We’re seeking members of the community to join us in our efforts. To participate in the RAKE event and help maintain the beauty for which our community is known, please visit or call Anew day at 530-470-9111. This is a cost-free community event and registration includes a RAKE t-shirt and free BBQ immediately following the event.

All proceeds go to support Anew Day and the cost-free services it offers to the community. Anew Day works to provide a safe environment which enables its clients to face life’s ups and downs. Partnering with their clients, Anew Day counselors folks where they are and with whatever struggle they are facing. Anew Day’s goal is to provide answers, hope, direction, and skills for coping with today’s pain as well as tomorrow’s struggles.

We look forward to your participation!

100% Design – Home Design & Inspiration Show

The Union Newspaper presents the second annual “100% Design – Home Design & Inspiration Show” October 7th and 8th at the Foothills Event Center at 400 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley. “Last year was our inaugural event, and ,” says Mary Anne Davis, Event Manager for The Union. “We listened to our prospective vendors and guests when they asked for an expo focusing on the design elements of the home, both inside and out, showing the latest trends.”

At 100% Design you can browse the new products and services of interior designers, home furnishings, lighting fixtures, home and hearth, window coverings, flooring, bathroom and kitchen products, backyard designers and so much more – all in one place! Come and meet Lisa Quinn, Emmy Award-winning television host, set-stylist, and best-selling author, and other local designers as they present seminars throughout the weekend.

Admission to 100% Design is $10, and includes a free beverage from the bar sponsored and operated by the Food Bank of Nevada County, as well as an entry into a drawing for some fantastic door prizes.

100% Design – Home Design & Inspiration Show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, October 8 at the Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, California. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit or call 530-477-4241.

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Fall Warehouse Sale

The upcoming Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Fall Warehouse Show and Sale, SEPT. 30 – OCT. 8, will be featuring one of Kodo Arts best collections of Japanese antique furniture, garden features, architectural, home decor, art, kimonos, lighting and much more, all handpicked from the antique markets and auctions houses of Kyoto. This fall sale will feature a special collection of dragons, modern woodblocks and outstanding stone lanterns. Open to the public just twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall for 9 day shows, there is something for every taste and budget. The event has a festival atmosphere and the Kodo Arts Warehouse replicates a Kyoto temple antique market. Great fun and offers a wonderful glimpse into the Japanese culture.

Open daily during the show Sept. 30 – Oct. 8 from 10 AM – 6PM. The Kodo Arts Warehouse is located at 571 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959 in the 7 Hills Business District.

HAALo Presents Free Orientation to Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1

Not Sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Join instructor Marza Millar for an overview of this 9-month long class at one of two FREE Orientations which will be held on September 21 or 28, Evening or Morning Session. Class curriculum, field trips and instructor introduction will all be covered!

Learn the foundations of Indigenous earth wisdom with this unique, experiential 9-month apprenticeship with Nationally known teacher and Medicine Woman, Marza Millar. Marza will guide a small group of apprentices into a deep immersion of plant spirit medicine and vibrational healing, working directly with the forces of nature, the plants, moon, sun and earth tides to learn how to heal human and ancestral conditions.

This apprenticeship is designed for those with a solid maturity and genuine interest in deepening the exploration of the self and the unseen. In this study of plant spirit medicine, you will learn about your own energetic patterns, how they interface with others, and how to alter them to support healing the body and disease. 

For a full description or to register go to one of these links:

Evening Session/September 21/6:30 to 8:30 PM

Morning Session/September 28/11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Who:               HAALo Presents Free Orientation to Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1

When:            September 21, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. & September 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:           HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, CA

Tickets:          FREE

Register online at, Email or call (530) 265-8804 or email, (530) 256-8804

Gold Country Italian American Club Invites You to Attend

Bella Notte “Beautiful Night” Dinner Dance

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

The Gold country Italian American club invites everyone to Bella Notte which includes a delicious sit down dinner, live music and a silent auction full of fabulous gifts given to us from so many of our generous merchants in Nevada county. All profits will go to Women of Worth, WOW. Please join us and make this a mutually beneficial evening for all to remember.

Audition for Lead Singer in Male Acappella Quartet

This is an introduction to the Harmonic Convergence Quartet, opening up auditions for the Lead part which is the voice range of a second tenor or a baritone who can sing an F#/G above middle C.

We are a male acappella quartet who have been together for 4 1/2 years now. We have a repertoire of 40+ songs from all styles of music: musical show tunes, Beatles, Billy Joel, Seal, Mraz, Four Freshmen, X-mas tunes, Valentine tunes, New Age Spiritual, a great variety of songs to get excited about. We have categorized our repertoire into 4 concerts: X-mas, Love Songs, Pop/Showtunes, Spiritual/Mixed Tunes so it is not so overwhelming to learn around 14 songs at a time. We tend to sing each concert seasonally; X-mas of course at X-mas time, Love Songs from Feb.-May, Pop/Showtunes from June-Sept., and Mixed Tunes from Sept.-Nov.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who likes singing, likes acappella, and enjoys performing. Essentially we can have as many paid gigs as we want to have fun with. We sing at parties, clubs like the German American Club, retirement/nursing/senior homes, weddings, wineries, churches, Valentine gigs, X-mas gigs, the Sierranader Annual Show, and Nevada County Fair.

Because of our repertoire, reading music is necessary for speed of learning and practicing the songs. We do read the music, if necessary, at many of our longer performances. Sometimes we sing for memory too. X-mas and Valentine short in home shows, and the Sierranader Annual Show are memorized. They are easy to do.

You can look us up on our website at: Enjoy the mp3 links on the home page.

We are a ready made very good quality quartet looking to find a new Lead and have a lot of fun harmonizing going forward. I can be reached at 530-274-2416. Jim Wahler

Thank you again for any help you can give us in putting out the word for a new Lead part.

Jim Wahler, Harmonic Convergence Quartet

Grass Valley & Nevada City Chambers Joint Table Top Mixer Application

Thursday October 5, 2017 Hosted by: Foothills Event Center

Promote your business at our next Table Top Mixer at the Foothills Event Center. It’s easy and fun! Decorate your draped 6×3 table, you could win a prize! Promotional handouts are encouraged. Members of the community are welcome to attend. It’s a great opportunity to meet the business owner or organizational leader, to network, and to meet the Chamber Ambassadors and members. To sign up today, fill out the Table Top Mixer Exhibitor Application!

We are looking forward to a great event!

HAALo Presents Digestion, Anxiety and The Zombie Apocalypse: An Herbal Weekend with 7Song

Saturday, September 30, & Sunday, October 1, 2017

HAALo is pleased to bring 7Song to Nevada City, California, for a weekend of herbal exploration, whimsical zombie apocalypse scenarios, street medicine and an extra day of advanced herbalism training for community herbalists. With his vast experience of street medicine first-aid, materia medica, botany, body systems, and clinical herbalism, he brings forward a fresh, down-to-earth, yet scientific study of plant medicine.

Please join us for two days of Intermediate to Advanced herbal studies and an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and “the zombie apocalypse”, or in other words, community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend the entire weekend, or just Saturday, or just Sunday.


HAALo is pleased to bring 7Song to Nevada City, California, for a weekend of herbal exploration, whimsical zombie apocalypse scenarios, street medicine and an extra day of advanced herbalism training for community herbalists. With his vast experience of street medicine first-aid, materia medica, botany, body systems, and clinical herbalism, he brings forward a fresh, down-to-earth, yet scientific study of plant medicine.

Please join us for two days of Intermediate to Advanced herbal studies and an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and “the zombie apocalypse”, or in other words, community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend the entire weekend, or just Saturday, or just Sunday.

Below you will find a schedule and summary of each class:

SATURDAY- Herbal Medicine and Mental Health

Herbal Medicine Mental Health Overview: This class will focus on some of the common mental health issues seen by herbalists. These include anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with emotional and psychological health. These are part of a broad continuum of symptoms that can emerge from multiple causes and diseases. In this class, we will discuss the assessment and treatment strategies associated with each of these problems, along with specific plants, formulas, and lifestyle alternatives. This class is open to all levels of herbalists.

Physiology/ Pathophysiology: Clinical Approaches to Digestive Disorders: This class will focus on treating some of the acute and chronic digestive disorders encountered by herbalists, such as irritable bowel syndrome and food poisoning. We will look at how the digestive system is affected by other organ systems, and similarly, how digestive problems affect other aspects of health. Differential diagnosis will be discussed to help assess the source of the digestive problem. Pathophysiological and constitutional approaches will be covered, as well as preparing individual treatment protocols for patients. There will be a focus on herbal therapeutics including anti-inflammatories, demulcents, bitters, and nervous system remedies. This class will be focused on herbal treatments rather than nutritional and dietary strategies. This class is designed for high beginner to advanced herbalists.

Herbalist View Nervous System Disorders: This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nervous system with discussion of intake strategies, herbal formulations, differential diagnoses, constitutional approaches, and treatment of problems such as anxiety, depression, cognitive disorders, and insomnia. This class is designed for medium to advanced herbalists. Beginners are welcome, but it will be taught at a higher level.

SUNDAY – Herbal Street Medicine

The Herbalist Street Medic: Street medicine refers to the various types of health care practitioners that offer assistance and treatment at protests and demonstrations. These include encampments such as Standing Rock and also urban street protests.

Herbalists offer a valuable service in these situations with conditions ranging from anxiety, injuries, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbance, and pain. We will look at different ways of assessing these health needs and discussing single herbs and formulas to address them. There will be a focus on therapeutic categories such as anti-inflammatories, sedatives, and others that are useful for a variety of conditions. This is a practical class for those already helping in these situations or for those interested in taking part at these events. It is also open for anyone interested in generally learning these skills. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend, but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Herbalism 701: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse: (Note:While this class is a bit whimsical and satirical, it also offers practical emergency first-aid medicine. And, while I originally taught this class in NYC, the location is easily changed.)

It is the year ZA4, and the pestilential virus that swept the continents has left only a few million survivors. This includes you and about 350 others who have built a small village in the remains of Central Park, which has reverted back to wilderness. There are still wandering hordes of Zombie-ings infected with the rabies-like virus that makes them hunger for fresh meat. It also destroys most of their neural networks, making it difficult to kill them as they cannot feel anything. You are the herbalist, having spent years in training before The Fall. While you have pilfered all the drugs you can find, the majority of medicines are now plant-based. Every day, you scour Central and nearby parks, occasionally venturing into the meadowland’s wildness to procure medicines for your rustic community apothecary and fledgling garden.

With no ammo, you will need to prepare and employ herbal poisons and plant traps to keep the community safe, as well as experimenting with antiviral plants in case anyone is bit – to stop them from changing. Soft tissue injuries will need to be treated, and herbal medicines prepared for the bacterial infections and viruses swirling around this outdoor camp.

While this class has its moments of humor and cheekiness, participants will learn a number of practical skills for The Collapse. Many useful medicines and treatment strategies will be covered along with the focus of using the plants around us and those easily found. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Setting Up a First Aid Station: This class will cover setting up an off-the-grid wilderness first-aid station including useful herbal and medical supplies. There are a number of considerations when setting up a wilderness first-aid station. These include equipment, sanitation, lack of electricity, communications, maintaining supplies, assessment, and how to evacuate patients. Other concerns include staffing, care for other practitioners, working with multi-disciplinary practices, and setting up various treatment areas.

We will discuss basic supplies including herbal medicines and other equipment and how to use them in specific circumstances. The goal is for students to have practical knowledge to set up and work in these situations. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Ticket Link:


Who:               HAALo Presents Digestion, Anxiety and The Zombie Apocalypse: An Herbal Weekend with 7Song

When:            Saturday, September 30, & Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where:           HAALo Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, CA

Tickets:          $125 to $150, or Early Bird Weekend Package for $200.00, (Ends September 15)

Register online at, Email or call (530) 265-8804 or email, (530) 256-8804


Conflict Resolution Center of Nevada County: 3-Day Beginning Mediation Training

Are you a good listener? Want to improve your negotiation skills? Become a certified mediator.

Conflict Resolution Center of Nevada County (CRC) will hold their popular three-day beginning mediation training ‪on October 19, 20, & 21 2017, ‪from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, at the Association of Realtors Building, Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley.

During this 25-hour basic mediation skills training, participants will learn how to convene and open a mediation, facilitate communication, encourage problem solving, balance neutrality and fairness, and much more. Participants will discover effective ways to settle differences and mediate disputes across a variety of contexts. This program will provide participants with core mediation skills and training, along with hands-on experience as a mediator in a variety of simulations.

For over twenty years, CRC has worked with the residents, businesses, and organizations of Nevada County to find common ground. CRC is a non-profit provider of conflict resolution and mediation training. CRC mediates for the civil and small claims courts of Nevada County as well as private mediation with a sliding scale fee.

The cost to litigate disputes is enormous. Statistics have proven time and time again that mediation resolves more disputes in less time for less money and with less stress. Trained mediators help the disputants as neutral third parties by facilitating communication and resolving disputes whereby the disputants can craft their own agreement.

BBS Internship hours possible. MCLE credits approval pending. (Additional fees for credits collected at time of event.) Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate as a certified mediator.

Regular Registration $325; group discounts and limited scholarships are also available. Registration includes lunch and snacks.

Register online at ‪ or call ‪530-477-6517 for further information.

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 If you have questions, feel free to call us at  and we are happy to help! 

Best regards,

Libby Bonomolo

Western Music Fest and Free Musical Entertainment at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

Happening all four days at the Fairgrounds during the Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 24, is the Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The Harvest Fair features everything from an art show to special exhibits, musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, delicious food, horseshoeing demonstrations, and tours of the barns to meet the draft horses. Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities at the Fairgrounds.

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with ongoing musical entertainment beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday evening from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert. For a Western Music Fest schedule, visit

 Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 21 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. For draft horse tickets or more information regarding the free Harvest Fair, call (530) 273-6217 or visit


Sierra Harvest Farm Potluck at Dinner Bell Farm

Join the Dinner Bell Farm team on their little slice of heaven in Chicago Park on Thursday, September 21st for yet another family-friendly Sierra Harvest Farm Potluck. Now in their 8th year of production at Dinner Bell Farm, they specialize in pasture-raised, heritage breed pigs, and beautiful fresh flowers. Molly Nakahara and Paul Glowaski, will have flowers and pork for sale during the potluck. Kid friendly event! Learn more about Dinner Bell farm on Twitter @dinnerbellfarm, and Instagram @dinnerbellmolly.

Buy Fresh From the Farm!
Fill a cooler bag while you’re out at the farm! They will have pork (roasts, chops, bacon, sausage & lard) available. Also available will be a handful of their signature, pre-made, gorgeous bouquets available and a Build-Your-Own bouquet option (pay by the stem.) Cash is best but local checks and credit cards also accepted. Did you know that they teach flower arranging workshop on our farm? Check out their website for more information and sign up today!

Schedule of Events
5:30 pm – Meet at 17100 Lower Colfax Road to meet our pasture-raise PIGS with Farmer Paul
6:00 pm – Circle up for DINNER at 14119 Judy Lane

What to bring:
Utensils, a plate and cup for yourself/selves.
A bountiful dish to share (with serving utensil and label of key ingredients and allergens.)
A blanket or chair to sit on.
A healthy appetite.
A cooler/cooler bag to bring home your Dinner Bell Farm pork.
Cash/checkbook/CC for farm direct purchases.

Directions to Dinner Bell Farm, 14119 Judy Lane, Grass Valley:

*Google maps won’t work!*

From Nevada City / Grass Valley:

Take HWY 174 towards Colfax
Turn right on Powerline Road
Stay straight onto Judy Lane
After 100 yards veer left through Backbraken Acres
Stay right on the driveway and head down the hill. Please follow signs and park at 18545 Cactus Lane. This is the “back” entrance to Dinner Bell Farm. Once you park, follow the white, Dinner Bell Farm signs to the potluck. You’ll walk a short, creekside trail so wear your walking shoes.
Follow signs for parking.
Potluck will be next to the main house and barn.

Directions to “The Hill” for tour of the Pig pastures (meet at 5:30pm):

Take HWY 174 towards Colfax
Turn right on Powerline Road
Turn left onto Lower Colfax Road
Drive 1/4 mile to 17100 Lower Colfax Road.
Look for metal gate with an Animal Welfare Approved sign on the uphill side of the road.
Pull in and park in designated area.

For more information about the farm potlucks call the Sierra Harvest office at 530-265-2343 or go to the website at


Upcoming Shows at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center

The Wailers – September 14

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Wailers in concert on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. The Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. 

The Wailers put reggae on the map.  More so than any other set of musicians on the planet, The Wailers brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica.  Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers helped elevate Bob Marley to the status of the first Third World Superstar, and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.

All Ages welcome.  Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Conor Oberst with The Felice Brothers – October 3

The Miners Foundry and (((folkYEAH!))) are pleased to present Conor Oberst with special guests, The Felice Brothers, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  Over the last two decades, Conor Oberst has released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $29 in Advance and $34 at the Door.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993.  Over the last two+ decades, he’s released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of The Mystic Valley Band, and with the supergroup Monsters of Folk.  In the fall of 2015, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska somewhat unexpectedly due to serious health isues.  Making and playing music has always been a healing balm for the sometimes troubled musician.  While Oberst wrote and intially recorded (with just voice, piano, guitar, and harmonica) the songs created during this time, he intended to ultimately record them with a full band.  In the midst of putting together the band (upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers plus legendary drummer Jim Keltner) the passionate responses about the first solo recordings encouraged him to release the songs as is, in their sparse, original form, resulting in 2016’s Ruminations.