Entries by erin

Happy 20th Birthday

Twenty years ago the Outside Inn opened its doors and welcomed folks to check out the new and improved Airway Motel.  The motel has had a lot of history, but when my mother, Evans Phelps, took ownership of the property in the winter of 1997 she had a lot of work ahead of her.  After […]

Nevada City Kid Friendly Activities

Summer vacation is days away and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here’s a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the bottom for our great kid-centric giveaway! Things to do with Kids: Summer […]

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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2018 season kicked off in downtown last night with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more.  With 25 different locations both inside merchants and galleries, plus street vendors and art pop up shops, the event celebrates the arts while supporting the local businesses.  “The family friendly event encourages […]

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Celebration of Trails Weekend

With the warmer days, Nevada County Celebration of Trails Weekend is a great way to motivate to get outside and enjoy local trails.  Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off the celebration with the Fireside Chat at the Inn Town Campground Thursday, May 31st with Hank Meals (6-7:30pm). 1st annual Hike-a-Thon along the future trail Pines-to-Mines Trail […]

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Nevada City Craft Fair

The 8th annual Nevada City Craft Fair is currently happening at the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and featured handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, […]

Gold Crush Climbing Gym

Have you been to Gold Crush Climbing Gym?  The 3000 square foot indoor climbing gym offers over 70 different routes, with options for bouldering, top rope and lead climbing.  The gym opened a year ago off Whispering Pines Lane (between Foothills Fitness and Grass Valley Cross Fit and next door to Peaceful Valley Farm & […]

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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners Spring Regional wine trail is coming up, next Saturday, May 19th. The regional wine tour will include: Avanguardia Wines, Bent Metal Winery, Gray Pine Winery,  Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard and Szabo Vineyards.  Each winery will have music, food pairings and plenty of wines to taste.  Stop by any one of the […]

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 7th annual event is coming this Saturday, May 5th, […]

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Hike Like A Girl

Bear Yuba Land Trust, The Friendship Club and Folk Trails Hiking Club have teamed up to celebrate the national event Hike Like A Girl Weekend, Saturday, May 5, to encourage females of all ages to walk or hike this weekend and every day. The event offers the community a safe, supportive and fun-filled day that […]

All things Books

Books, books and more books…  this Saturday is California Independent Bookstore Day and if you’ve got time you can stop by The Book Seller for any one of their events, prizes or snacks, costumes encouraged for the Captain Underpants visit (first 20 kids get a free cape). “We’re so lucky to have so many resources […]

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BackPorch Market

Need a picnic for a Nevada City hike or swim at the South Yuba River, then definitely stop by the BackPorch Market in Grass Valley to stock up on a great selection of gourmet foods.  The sandwich special of the day, either vegetarian or meat, is simply amazing.  You can either pre-order one of their […]

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Earth Day

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week and beyond to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Go check out the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 18th, and find out how you can get involved to protect the watershed this summer season.   The event takes […]

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South Pacific

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) kicks off their 2018 season with a debut of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”  The non-profit organization’s goal is to promote diversity through the arts through multicultural theater, events and workshops.  The musical, which represents the 23rd season of theater for CATS opens tonight, Thursday, April 12th and runs through […]

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Ike’s Quarter Cafe

It’s that time of the year when you have to walk up Commercial Street to check out the Cherry Blossom tree blooming on the patio at Ike’s Quarter Cafe.  The Louisiana cuisine restaurant has been “Keepin it Creole” since 2001 and serving up breakfast and lunch to lots of locals and visitors.  You can check […]

InConcert Sierra

For more than 70 years, InConcert Sierra has presented the top classical and chamber musicians from around the world to perform in Nevada County. The non-profit arts organization’s first concert took place in June 1946 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Grass Valley.    Seven decades later, InConcert Sierra continues to attract the best in […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Events

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend and do you have any plans?  Here are a few suggestions on activities and things to do in Nevada County if you want to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, wear green or find a shamrock shaped cookie. Stop by The Thirsty Barrel in downtown Grass Valley and […]

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The Olive Groove

Have you been to The Olive Groove, a ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil in downtown Grass Valley?  The shop provides top quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar from around the world.  Stop in and visit with owners Christina and Jake, they’re eager to share their love and knowledge of the olive oils and vinegar. […]

Sierra Stages “A New Brain”

Sierra Stages opens their new production, “A New Brain” this week at the Nevada Theatre, a musical comedy about life, love and brain disease.  The play is based on the real life experience of composer William Finn and brings laughter to the subject of mortality through songs “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat,” “Heart and Music” and “Change.”  Directed […]

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Foothills Celebration

The 17th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, April 7th 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.  “The excitement over this event is a joy […]