Coming up in August 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 […]

Photo submitted by the Tahoe Donner Association

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 […]

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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 […]

Photos by David Wong

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 […]

Jesse Locks on her Tahoe Trek.  Photo submitted by BYLT

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

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Nevada City Chinese New Year Festival and Parade Welcomes the Year of the Rooster

Submitted By Jeannie Wood, Executive Director Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) Sunday, February 12, kicks off the 6th Annual Nevada City Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, welcoming the Year of the Rooster, with a parade beginning at noon from the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street to the Robinson Plaza on Union Street. […]

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Sierra Starr hosts Crab and Wine event this Saturday

Fight those winter blues with some great food and wine this Saturday, January 28!  Sierra Starr will be hosting their third annual Crab and Wine event from 12-5 p.m. and will pair tasty bites like cracked crab with butter, crab cakes, and crab bread with some delicious award-winning wines hand-selected to accompany each bite.  The […]

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Lucky in Love: A Night in Old Las Vegas to benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Submitted by Jesse Locks On Friday, February 10th, for one night only, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will transform into old Las Vegas, decorated in the glitz and glamour of 1950’s Las Vegas. “Lucky in Love,” a benefit concert for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, is an intimate Rat Pack style cabaret show featuring sultry […]

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Summer Thyme’s to host Jazz/Indian Fusion Event this Saturday

You’re in for a special treat if you stop in at Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli on the weekend. Every Saturday morning, Summer Thyme’s hosts a different live music act and on Sundays, internationally renowned harpist Motoshi Kosako plays, when he’s not on tour, that is. Kosako enjoys playing at Summer Thyme’s because it gives […]


Do you love chocolate?

Submitted by Mary Anne Davis The Union’s 5th Annual Chocolate Infusion—an afternoon of chocolate, wine and jazz will be Sunday, January 22nd at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California. Chocolate Infusion is a fun speakeasy-themed afternoon of mouth-watering chocolate and wine tasting, with authentic 1920s entertainment, featuring the incredibly talented James Pace […]


35th Annual King Day Concert & KVMR Celebration Set for Monday

Submitted by Steve Baker, KVMR For the 35th — yes, 35th — year, the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville will make their yearly trek to Nevada City this at this Monday, January 16, for KVMR 89.5 FM’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert. You talk about a community tradition, well, this is […]


Thinking of getting married? Consider Nevada County

Whether you want to be a spring bride wed in a riot of flowers or an autumn bride framed by the glory of the changing leaves, you cannot find a more romantic place to get married than Nevada County.  We have venues to suit every taste, as well as bakeries, florists, musicians, planners, photographers, and […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust and Folk Trails Hiking Club Launch 52 Hike Challenge

Submitted by Laura Petersen Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) are teaming up in 2017 to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail and explore miles of hiking opportunities found in their own backyard. Started by Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis […]

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Start the year off right with three January Festivals in Nevada County

You might think that after the flurry of activities and events centered around the holidays that Nevada County would want to take a little break and catch its breath. But if you think that, then you don’t know Nevada County! We start off the year with a bang, with a wide variety of great events […]


Paul Emery Music & the Miners Foundry present New Year’s Eve Bash

Submitted by Jesse Locks Ring in the New Year, Nevada City style, to the rocking’ grooves of Achilles Wheel and infectious rhythms of Boca do Rio at Paul Emery and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash, Saturday, December 31st. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. […]

MIM Holiday Concert

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Performances in Nevada County

Nevada County is well known as a hub for the arts, and throughout the holiday season we kick it up a notch to provide a wide variety of quality Christmas performances to delight the entire family. Caroling, Caroling Music in the Mountains presents Holly Jolly Holidays this Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, […]

Victorian Christmas

Oh, there’s No Place like Nevada County for the Holidays

December is here, and that means it’s almost time for Christmas, and no one does the holiday better than Nevada County! In fact, you could spend an entire weekend completely immersed in holiday-themed fun! Tonight, Grass Valley Downtown Association once again hosts Cornish Christmas, a weekly celebration taking place from 6-9 p.m. every Friday through […]