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Downtown Truckee Thursdays Celebrates its Tenth Year!

Submitted by Missy Konig It’s that time of year! Thursday nights in Historic Downtown Truckee are full of fun for the whole family. June 8 – August 17, 5:00 –8:30 PM. Celebrating its 10th year, Truckee Thursdays is a feel-good event that beckons the community to enjoy some exuberant downtown summertime energy. Offering a stage […]

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South Yuba River Citizens League Announces Opening Day at the River

Submitted by Freida Slavin, SYRCL The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) invites community members to kick-off the river season with its annual “Opening Day at the River” celebration. Memorial Day weekend is typically when people start flocking to the river in droves. River lovers will be greeted by SYRCL’s enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer River […]


42nd Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival June 15-18

Submitted by Bruce Campbell The California Bluegrass Association presents its 42nd Annual Fathers’ Day Festival June 15-18 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. As in years past, this year’s event features a lineup of top touring bluegrass bands and five of California’s best bluegrass and old-time music groups. The festival offers four days […]

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Go Wild for the Yuba!

Submitted by Jenn Tamo The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), who has been protecting and restoring the Yuba River for the past 34 years, invites the community to get Wild for the Yuba at its annual auction, BBQ and dance party for the river on Sunday June 4, 2017, from 3:00-7:00pm at the historic […]


60th Diamond Celebration Penn Valley Rodeo this weekend

Submitted by Christine Favetti All are welcome to join the biggest event in Penn Valley, the Penn Valley Rodeo! This is the 60th Diamond Celebration rodeo, taking place May 19-20. It is hosted by Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association (PVCRA), a nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to promote the sport of rodeo in Penn Valley, […]

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Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines (MUTP), an outdoor cinema experience, returns to Pioneer Park and the Nevada County Fairgrounds this summer with screenings of such classics as Wall-E, Beetlejuice, Stand By Me, The NeverEnding Story, Vertigo and The Big Lebowski. For all films, the gates open at […]

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Jesse Locks 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 […]


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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Mother’s Day Events in Nevada County 2017

Brunches Mom deserves a break this Mother’s Day, and what better way to give her one than to take her out to a wonderful brunch?  Most include champagne, and she won’t have to do any dishes (and neither will you!) Here’s a guide to the restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 14: Alta […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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… 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 […]


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 […]


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: Join Bear Yuba Land Trust staff and Trail Adopters for this moderate to challenging hike along […]

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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 […]

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 […]