4th of July Festivities in Nevada County, CA

With the announcement that June 15th will herald the end of the Tier System, and a full reopening of California’s economy, our 4th of July Committee was excited that there was a possibility of holding the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. However, as we investigated protocol […]

Golfing in Truckee, CA

A real town with an unreal backyard, Truckee offers access to world-class adventure right from your doorstep. Truckee’s authentic vibe and welcoming spirit have truly made it “Base Camp for a Big Life.” This California mountain town’s rich history and vibrant concentration of arts and culture are widely celebrated, and its sophisticated cuisine and thriving […]

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Smithsonian Magazines Lists Nevada City as Among Best Small Towns to Visit

Smithsonian Magazine has just published a list of the 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021, and Nevada City, CA, made the list! The article begins: With its Victorian-era homes, balconied 19th-century structures and a main street lined with gas street lamps (the only ones still operating west of the Mississippi), Nevada City looks […]

Truckee Thursdays are back!

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) is thrilled to announce a condensed return to our beloved summer event. As California and our community cautiously reopen, we will celebrate three Thursdays in downtown Truckee: July 15th, August 12th, & September 9th. We recognize the impact this limited schedule of Truckee Thursdays will have on the people […]

7th Annual Celebration of Trails Day

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) for the 7th Annual Celebration of Trails! Trail users of all ages and abilities are invited to join us as we explore our local trails! Register today for one of our 11 different adventures and get ready to meet some new friends and fall in love with the nature […]

Tahoe Donner’s 18-Hole Championship Golf Course Reopens After Significant Course Improvements

Tahoe Donner has announced the reopening of its 18-hole championship golf course for members and the public on Friday, May 28, 2021, conditions permitting. After completing over $2 million in course improvements in 2020, the reopening of their golf course coincides with Tahoe Donner Association’s 50th anniversary. Tee times are now available to reserve. Golfers […]

WorldFest Day features Ozomotli

The Center for the Arts is excited to announce that they will host Ozomatli, Pamyua, and Two Runner for WorldFest Day to take place July 17 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  In the past The Center has hosted California WorldFest, a four day global music festival featuring performers from all around the world which included […]

Spring into song

Spring is here and the Sierra Master Chorale is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to sing together again.  Meanwhile, on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2pm, InConcert Sierra will present the final virtual concert of their 2020-21 Third Sunday season featuring an online screening of the May 2018 performance of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra.  […]

Your Guide to Camping in Nevada County, CA

It’s almost summertime, and the living is easy.  If you’re looking for an easy way to get away from it all (while remaining socially distant), or if you’re on a budget, or just enjoy the outdoors, why not go camping?  Always great fun, camping is a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and your family […]

Bent Not Broken, A Scoliosis Journey Through Art

The Granucci Gallery inside The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley will host local artist Tina Basich Haller’s new exhibit “Bent Not Broken, A Scoliosis Journey Through Art” beginning May 14 through June 18, 2021. An opening reception will take place May 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with RSVPs required so as […]

The National Exchange Hotel Reopening May 1

For those seeking to explore some of California’s charming small towns this summer, look no further than Nevada City’s historic National Exchange Hotel. The property, originally built during the Gold Rush, is set to reopen this May with an extensive renovation and a number of impressive new design elements and amenities. The hotel is an […]

Sacramento Magazine features Grass Valley and Nevada City

In their April 2021 issue, Sacramento Magazine featured both Grass Valley and Nevada City in their “25 small towns in the foothills” feature article. Nevada City even had the distinction of being the cover photo! The Nevada City article begins: This picturesque foothill town has preserved its historic downtown to such charming proportions that it’s […]

Take a Hike through History in Nevada County, CA

Nevada County is one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore by foot. You can hike beside tranquil alpine lakes, admire sparkling waterfalls and granite outcrops, and follow in the footsteps of those miners of ’49. If you hit the trails through the Empire Mine State Park, you can investigate the old […]

National Geographic Live: Behind The Curtain – Secrets of the Whales

In observance of Earth Day, Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts will host an online screening of the National Geographic documentary “Behind The Curtain: Secrets of the Whales” on April 22 at 4:00 p.m. The film follows Brian Skerry –  a photographer and National Geographic explorer – on his journey to reveal the culture of […]

NatureFest 2021

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for the First Annual NatureFest! Grab the family and head outside for a day full of self-guided fun and activities! We’ll be set up at four local trailheads to pass out activities and ideas to help you explore nature and enjoy the outdoors. Registration is now open! Participate at one […]

Orchestral favorites – A Virtual Crowd Pleaser

Imagine a concert that has all your favorite movements from great orchestral works, such as stirring selections from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess.  On Sunday, April 18, the InConcert Sierra Orchestra will present a virtual concert of absolute gems. For years, Conductor Ken Hardin has […]

Class 1 E-Bikes Officially Designated on 35 Miles of Dirt Trails in Truckee

The Tahoe National Forest recently approved the East Zone Connectivity Project, a landmark decision that opens 35 miles of existing non-motorized trails to Class 1 E-bikes in and near Truckee, California. This is the first time E-bikes have achieved an official designation for use on non-motorized US Forest Service trails in the Pacific Southwest Region […]

Two free youth concerts in April

In April 2021, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will host two virtual youth concerts: The Young Musicians Competition Showcase and The Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra concert.   Young Musicians Competition Showcase In March 2021, Music in the Mountains and Rotary Clubs of Western Nevada County held their first joint Young Musicians Competition. The organizations […]

Elevation brings the funk into your home

The Center for the Arts presents Elevation live From The Center. The virtual concert broadcasts live on Friday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. pacific time.  Elevation featuring J. Silk is a high energy funk/rock band from Northern California. Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and […]

Chris Cain

The Chris Cain Quartet Celebrates a Virtual Album Release

The Center for the Arts is serving up a soulful stew of Memphis-style electric blues with the Chris Cain Quartet.  On Friday, April 9, 2021 Chris Cain, Greg Rahn, Steve Evans, and Sky Garcia will celebrate the release of Cain’s latest album, Raisin’ Cain live From The Center. Powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues […]