Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo coming to Center for the Arts

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents WHAT: Ladysmith Black Mambazo. WHEN: Monday, February 27, 7:30PM, WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium 255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 TICKETS: $28 members, $35 non-member, $40 VIP includes reserved seats and parking On sale to members only Wednesday, December 14 thru January 3. On sale to General […]

Hanukkah Treat

This year, Hanukkah is from Dec. 20-28, when Jewish people light the menorah and exchange gifts. On December 20, Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley will celebrate Hanukkah with a cooking demonstration of Latkes, a popular treat during the eight-day Festival of Lights. Called Latkes in Yiddish, the shallow-fried pan- cakes of grated potato, flour […]

Grass Valley Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert

“The Grass Valley Male Voice Choir has its roots in Cornwall with the Male Voice Choir tradition going back as far as anyone can remember,” according to the Choir’s website. “Cornwall Cornish miners came to Grass Valley during the Gold Rush of 1849 when their skills in hard rock mining were needed to extract gold […]

InConcert Sierra's Holiday Concerts

•Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. •Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley The program features the ever popular and beautiful Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, plus many favorite and uplifting holiday carols, a joyous work by local accomplished composer Jerry Grant, and a special rendition of […]

Nevada County Arts: Where art grows

NEVADA COUNTY HAS MORE artists per capita than any other county in California. Hundreds of visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, filmmakers, writers and poets all call Nevada County home. Each year the county hosts an eclectic mix of art, film and musical events, with support from more than 130 arts groups. With its growing arts […]

Truckee Community Christmas underway

Truckee Community Christmas has received an outpouring of support from passionate businesses, organizations and individuals who have joined the umbrella organization’s efforts to coordinate drives that provide assistance to local needy families over the holidays. For readers who feel inspired to participate, there is still time! Below are updates on the various drives happening around […]

A celebration of lights on Dec. 11

Nevada County is rich in holiday traditions. On Dec. 11 at 1 p.m., Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley will host its 24th annual Santa Lucia celebration. The Scandinavian holiday consists of a pageant portraying Santa Lucia with court of Lucia brides and star boys. Legend has it that Santa Lucia’s apparition appeared to stop a […]

Bed and Breakfast Christmas Tour Dec. 15

“In the spirit of Christmas giving, three local Bed and Breakfasts have elected to ‘Show Off’ for the holidays,” according to the blog of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. “Decorated in their Christmas grandeur, these inns will open their doors and welcome visitors to step back in time and enjoy the splendor of an […]

Nevada City's Victorian Christmas starts tomorrow

THE HALLMARK CHANNEL’S HIGHEST-RATED original movie of all time, The Christmas Card, was filmed in Nevada City. The town is “so perfectly preserved you have to pinch yourself the first time you walk up the Broad St., just to make sure it’s real,” says one of the actors. Nevada City is a greeting card come […]

Music in the Mountains "Winterfest" this week

WHAT: Music in the Mountains’ Winterfest program WHEN: December 9-11, 2011 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday  WHERE: Amaral Family Festival Center
 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds “Don’t miss your chance to revel in the artistry of our Festival Chorale with these ‘don’t miss’ holiday favorite concerts,” writes Music in the Mountains. “Choral […]

Christmas Faire at Fairgrounds a success

About 50 gingerbread houses, more than 100 vendors and a canned food drive made the 27th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success. The 9th Annual Gingerbread House Competition was once again a crowd favorite, with 50 entries received. Of those entries, the Best of Show winner was Kristal Souza of […]

Nevada County Concert band performs "Winter Concert" today

“The Nevada County Concert Band is a direct descendant of the many local concert bands of the 1900s, which played for socials, county fairs, patriotic celebrations, and Sunday afternoon concerts,” according to its website. “In the early 1920s, many of the local groups were consolidated into the Grass Valley Concert Band through the efforts of […]

Toys & Trains at county Railroad Museum

For old-fashioned holiday fun, go to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. On. Dec. 3, you can visit Santa and his elves and enjoy family fun and refreshments. The gift shop is a welcome reprieve from toy-store chains: It offers railroad-related toys, games, puzzles and books. The museum provides a glimpse […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces film selections

“After much deliberation, we are excited to unveil our final selections for our 2012 Festival,” according to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. “Over 345 films were submitted for the festival, and we were only able to select 118 films. Films were selected from across the world, covering diverse topics from a man returning to […]

Beale Appreciation Cornish Christmas tonight

Beale Air Force Base members and families can get into the Christmas spirit as downtown Grass Valley celebrates their 45th Annual Cornish Christmas with a special reception for Beale. Cornish Christmas is tonight in downtown Grass Valley. Here’s a report on Cornish Christmas from Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: “People believe the carol tradition is old in […]

"The Christmas Card" featuring Nevada City

This month “The Christmas Card,” the Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated original film of all time, will be aired on the following dates (Pacific Time). The film is set in Nevada City. “The town is so perfectly preserved you have to pinch yourself the first time you walk up Broad St., just to make sure it’s real,” […]

Social Media Post and Comment Policy

Effective Date: 27-Sept 2011 1. Privacy Policy and Disclaimer Any individual accessing, browsing and using a County of Nevada Social Media site accepts without limitation or qualification, the County’s Social Media Policies (hereafter “Policies”). These terms and conditions apply only to the Social Media sites (defined here as third party hosted online technologies that facilitate […]

Local Artists In The News

(Submitted Photo courtesy TheUnion.com) ARTICLE REPOSTED from TheUnion.com Angela Lazarow and Vivien Kane recently received confirmation that their paintings have been accepted in the “FLOW: The Essence of Paint” National Juried Exhibition, June 4–25, at the Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco. This exhibition concentrates on the intrinsic properties that characterize the paint medium. […]