Entries by erin

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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar’s for next Sunday, June 4th, Wild for the Yuba, a party to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support SYRCL’s work to protect and restore our watershed throughout the year,” said Executive Director Caleb […]

Gather & Mill

Gather & Mill celebrates their grand opening this weekend.  If you haven’t heard of Erica Henderson and Katie White’s new space, check it out this weekend.  Located at 603 Mill Street in Grass Valley, the space, which previously hosted The Studio Collective, is now a pop up show, workshop center and space for gatherings.  The grand […]

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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners wine trail series starts this Saturday, May 20th. The regional wine tour will include: Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard and Solune Winegrowers.  Each winery will have music, food pairings and plenty of wines to taste.  Stop by any one of the six participating wineries on Saturday, May 20th between […]

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Fire Safe Council

The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit, local volunteer organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects and creating Firewise Communities. If you’re looking for more information about how to make your property safer from wildfire; get your brush and tree debris chipped or to […]

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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over fifty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and featured handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, […]

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Nevada City Summer Camp Fair

Do you have the kids’ summer activities all planned?  There are lots of great summer camps, activities and workshops for children in the community, if you need any additional information or want to meet the camp counselors, the Nevada City Summer Camp Fair is a great event. The 6th annual event is coming this Saturday, May 6th, […]

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Mountain Biking

With the spring weather it’s time to hit the local trails.  Nevada City offers some world-class mountain biking, much of it accessible directly from downtown.  If you’re looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County), YBONC (Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County), Women’s MTB Experience or one of the Tour of […]

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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is celebrating its 40th anniversary next weekend!  The independently owned bookshop has been in business since 1977 and specializes in books on the history, nature, outdoor activities & touring information for the Gold Country, in addition to a great selection of non-fiction, contemporary literature and children’s books.  When Angie took a […]

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Earth Day

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Go check out the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19th, and find out how you can get involved to protect the watershed this summer season.   The event takes place at […]

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The White Snake

Opening its 23rd season Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents, The White Snake by Mary Zimmerman.  The play, directed by Carolyn Howarth, adapts an ancient Chinese fable about a gentle serpent spirit and her feisty companion Green Snake, who transform themselves into beautiful women and travel down to the world of humans.  She falls in love […]

Coffee and a cookie

Who needs an afternoon pick me up?  I recently ordered a custom Pickle Pottery coffee mug (see the mug on the top left with the tent) and took the cup to Foxhound Espresso for a latte.  Stephanie’s handmade Pickle Pottery mugs have been a part of Foxhound Espresso since they opened and only recently via Instagram did […]

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Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Spring at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda is worth the trip, open every day in April, the beautiful gardens are home to 16,000 tulips with 90 different varieties.  Visitors can explore the pools, waterfalls, chapel and lower gardens, the admission price is $6.  On the weekends of April 8th-9th and 15th-16th the Master Gardener […]

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Buttermilk Bend Photo Walk

Last weekend Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I organized an Instameet photo walk.  Twice a year Instagram puts out a theme and a date and encourages folks around the world to have a meet up and take pictures (search online for #wwim15).  For blog post from our previous gatherings click here, here and […]

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STEAM Expo

The second annual Nevada County STEAM Expo took place today at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The free family friendly event combined science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Kids of all ages had the opportunity to do hands on art projects, play with robots, watch videos and chat with local businesses in the STEAM fields.  “My favorite […]

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Nevada Theatre Film Series

Didn’t get a chance to see The Best of The Fest or the Locals Night at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January?  The Nevada Theatre Film Series is partnering with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to host an 8 week series of festival winners and crowd favorites.  Wild & Scenic Film Festival […]

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Nevada City Spring Fever

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower happy person here are a few ideas on ways […]

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Nevada City Dance Festival

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Nevada City Dance Festival, a celebration and showcase of professional dance in Western Nevada County, March 14-17, 2017. This year, the festival has expanded its programming to offer a full week of professional dance activities, including three evenings of performances by five professional […]

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End Days

To kick off the 2017 season, Sierra Stages presents the play “End Days” at the historic Nevada Theatre.  ​Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen […]

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Foothills Celebration

The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food pairings from local wineries and restaurants at 20 different locations through historic downtown Grass Valley.  There are so many great wine tasting options […]

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Mardi Gras

The 25th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras celebration takes over downtown Nevada City, Sunday February 19.  The event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful festive parade & street faire from 11am-4pm with vendors selling food & drinks.  The parade starts at 2pm.  This year the Mardi Gras Parade […]