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. […]

Who Doesn't Love A Good Burger?

(Photos courtesy Sierra FoodWineArt) In a mouthwatering article from Sierra FoodWineArt we are introduced to some of the best burgers in the Sierra… almost all of which are in Nevada County! Here’s a quick list of their favorites – excuse me while I hightail it outta here, away from my computer and grab one for […]

The Most Artists Per Capita

According to Sierra FoodWineArt “NEVADA COUNTY HAS THE MOST ARTISTS per capita than anywhere else in California.” This fact makes me burst with pride and just reinforces the fact that I LOVE NEVADA COUNTY! Where else can you find this many world-class fine artists, musicians, actors, dancers and visiting performers while surrounded by this natural […]

Grab The Family – It's Almost Fair Time!

AUGUST 10 – 14 “Gold! Rush to the Fair” is this year’s theme and we have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits – in a community-friendly environment and at affordable […]

Things To Do This Week

Aaron Neville Stars at North Star House – PARTY OF THE YEAR! The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley – August 5 – 5pm, Gala at 7pm Concert With Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk opening Day-of-Show Tickets Available at the Fairgrounds Gate 4 beginning at 2:00PM $48 Land Trust and Center members, $58 non-member $20 Youth ticket […]