Online events

January Online Events for Virtually Everyone

If there’s one thing we know how to do exceptionally well here in Nevada County, it’s throw a great event. This is the time of year that we usually have people arriving from around the country and the world to enjoy the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, but just like everywhere else, right now our streets are quiet as we follow our state’s mandate to stay home to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

However, staying at home doesn’t have to be boring! Nevada County organizations are still finding ways to throw great events; the only difference is that now you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. So grab your laptop, sit in your favorite space, and enjoy these three fabulous online events that are being offered this month.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SYRCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup of over 100 environmental and adventure films, including 13 world premieres, to be shown at its 19th annual event happening January 14-24, 2021. Festival passes and tickets for this year’s event are now available for purchase.

For almost two decades, Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) has welcomed audiences to Nevada County, CA for its annual event every January. This year things are different, so WSFF is bringing the festival to you as an entirely virtual experience. Over the course of 11 days, audiences will be able to watch the 2021 lineup of films from the comfort and safety of their home.

Get more information about the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Eco-Farm Conference

From January 20-23, 2021, EcoFarm and local nonprofit Sierra Harvest are partnering to host the West’s largest gathering for sustainable agriculturalists, backyard gardeners, activists, and foodies alike – which can now be attended from the comfort of your own home! Now in its 41st year, EcoFarm Conference was the first organically focused farm conference and continues to be a model around the country. The move to a virtual format opens up this inspirational event to a wider audience, with even more groundbreaking speakers and a lower price tag. 

EcoFarm Conference has deep roots in Nevada County, with local food heroes Amigo Bob Cantisano, Kalita Todd, and Ritchie Marks as founding members of this popular event. While the conference won’t be on the coast as it usually is, there are still many opportunities to network, learn and be inspired. You don’t have to be a farmer to benefit from the magic of EcoFarm, there’s plenty of information for all kinds of gardeners, permaculturists and foodies alike. With a focus on practical regenerative agriculture and a strong lens of equity, social justice and amplifying diverse voices, this year’s gathering is not one to miss!

Get more information about the Eco-Farm Conference.

In Conversation With Series

Center for the Arts In Conversation

The Center for the Arts is kicking off a new, interactive series to bring the community together online. In Conversation With invites you to explore creative topics with local experts in Food, Nature, Art and Lifestyle. Each episode includes an interactive Q&A online via Zoom. Streaming Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Pacific time.

The weekly series premiered on January 3, 2021, with a conversation about Ayurvedic Lifestyle featuring Dr. Marc Halpern, President and Founder of the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City. On Sunday, January 10, participants will discuss ways you can heal your gut with Clinical Nutritionist, Jessica Flanigan. Ryan Murray, Artistic Director and Conductor for Music in the Mountains, invites us to learn about “The Benefits of Classical Music and Choral Singing” on Sunday, January 17. Then, on Sunday, January 24, local legend and trail guide, Hank Meals, shares how and where you can enjoy this glorious winter season on trails throughout our watershed.

Get more information about the In Conversation With series.