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Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Summer Hours, Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds, gates and public restrooms will be open during the week and on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The summer hours only apply to the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not […]

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Blue Marble Jubilee – A new community festival rolling into Grass Valley

Connect! Explore! Celebrate! A new family and community festival called The Blue Marble Jubilee takes place from 2 -7 p.m. this Saturday, May 6, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. A colorful, village-style one day festival, the Blue Marble Jubilee is an Earth-centered event to inspire, educate and empower people to make a difference in the […]

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Kathy Griffin coming to Grass Valley

Two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin arrives in downtown Grass Valley to at Veterans Memorial Auditorium when The Center for the Arts presents her “Celebrity Run-In Tour” at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 16. The Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker says, “It’s a thrill to bring top entertainment to our community. Now more […]

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Easter Events in Nevada County 2017

Brunches Everyone has their own Easter traditions. Whether it’s dyeing eggs, attending a special church service, or just getting together with family, one thing that most people enjoy is Easter brunch. You can spend hours making your own brunch, or you can just make reservations and enjoy the ease of having a delicious meal out. […]

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Wine and Food Pairings abound in April in Nevada County

Spring has sprung, and with it has come a plethora of opportunities to enjoy some truly exceptional wine and food throughout western Nevada County. Sierra Starr Spring Wine and Food Pairing Saturday, April 8 12-4 p.m. 124 W Main St., Grass Valley Sierrastarr.com Sierra Starr winery will be hosting their annual Spring Wine and Food […]

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas CD Release party

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas CD Release Concert Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas debut their most recent release, Ports of Call, in concert at Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School, located at 11645 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Fraser says, “This new recording represents […]

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Things to do in Nevada County this month

There is always so much going on in Nevada County. Whether you are a nature lover, hardcore recreationalist, lover of theater and art, dancer to live music, or a family looking for some fun everyone can enjoy, you can find something great to do any time of the year. Here’s a sampling of what is […]

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28th Annual Psychic Fair

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada City’s 28th Annual Psychic Fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. The Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical teachers, seers, crafters and readers. For people interested in alternative medicine […]

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Spend an Evening with Broadway’s Leading Lady in Grass Valley

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living in Grass Valley, CA presents an evening with Sandra Joseph, Broadway’s longest running leading lady in the longest running show, Phantom of the Opera! Sandra is also known as a one-of-a-kind keynote speaker, author, and entertainer. “A Broadway legend…..an inspiration” ~Oprah Sandra will be bringing her creative energy and passion […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nevada County

May the luck of the Irish be with you, may you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and may you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend in Nevada County! Rotary Club of Grass Valley South hosts St. Patrick’s Day celebration Join Rotarians this Friday, March […]

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Get a taste of Western Nevada County this Saturday at the Foothills Celebration

Enjoy a taste of Western Nevada County from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday, March 4, in Downtown Grass Valley. The Foothills Celebration, now in its 16th year, is jointly hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sierra Vintners and showcases some of the finest Northern California wines, local gourmet cuisine, and confectioners delights. Event goers […]

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What’s Coming Up in March: Bear Yuba Land Trust Treks and Events

Submitted by Laura Petersen What: Yuba Rim Trail When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 Where: Yuba Rim Trail, Rice’s Crossing Preserve, Yuba County Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging Distance: 6.75 miles Cost: Free, Donations Welcome Register: www.bylt.org Join Bear Yuba Land Trust staff and Trail Adopters for this moderate to challenging hike along […]

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Coming up in April at The Center for the Arts

Tucked into the beautiful historic gold rush town of Grass Valley, The Center for the Arts is a haven for world famous musicians of all kinds.  Big names and emerging artists alike love to make the Center a stop on their tours since it’s often on their way from one big city gig in the […]

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Tahoe Donner’s Lodge Restaurant & Pub Earns OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award

Submitted by Derek Moore, Tahoe Donner Association Tahoe Donner is pleased to announce The Lodge Restaurant & Pub was recognized by OpenTable, an online restaurant review and reservation site, as a 2017 Diners’ Choice winner for the fourth consecutive year. The Lodge was voted amongst the highest restaurants in North Lake Tahoe in the following […]

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Celebrate Mardi Gras Nevada City Style!

It’s Mardi Gras time, and even though the official date isn’t until Tuesday, February 28, Nevada City starts celebrating early! The 25th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is set to happen this Sunday, February 19. The annual event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful & festive parade […]

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Plan your Valentine’s Date in Nevada County

Valentine’s Day is next week, and perhaps you’re panicking because you STILL don’t know where to take your sweetheart. Never fear, Nevada County has you covered. There are a variety of options, from decadent fancy dinners to fun performances to casual blue jean dates; all happening right here in western Nevada County! Get Lucky in […]

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Visit China without leaving Nevada County

Submitted by David Wong A Photography Exhibit of Nevada County Photographers and Friends Who Traveled to Yunnan Province, China in 2016 In 2016, seventeen photographers from Nevada County, Southern California, the Pacific-northwest, and New York traveled through-out Yunnan Province in Southwest China to hone their photography skills in two workshops lead by local photographer, David […]

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February Hikes with Bear Yuba Land Trust and Folk Trails Hiking Club

Submitted by Laura Petersen, BYLT Bear Yuba Land Trust Hikes What: Armchair Trek: Around Lake Tahoe in 15 Days, What I Learned Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 Where: Gene Albaugh Community Room – Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City Cost: Donations Welcome In the summer […]

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A film festival for animal lovers coming to Grass Valley

Submitted by the Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE)   The 4th annual Animal Film Festival will take place Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., first film screens at 10:00 a.m.  and will continue until 10:00 p.m. with […]

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Enjoy Bird Walks at Bridgeport All Year Long

Submitted by John Field, South Yuba River State Park Join experienced birders in 2017 for guided bird walks in the South Yuba River State Park. WHAT: Expect to see Wrentit, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Spotted Towhees, Black Phoebe, Bald Eagles, White Crowned Sparrows. WHEN: Saturday, January 14 Saturday, February 11 Saturday, March 11 Saturday, April 8 Saturday, […]