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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming up next Saturday, June 3rd.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally. For the sweet tooth, you can buy DeGroot truffles…
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52 Hike Challenge

Who's interested in joining the Nevada County 52 Hike Challenge?  A joint effort with Folk Trails Hiking Club and Bear Yuba Land Trust the challenge is to help encourage folks to get outside and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts.…
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Polly's Paladar 5th Birthday

Have you been to Polly's Paladar?  The private supper club in the heart of downtown Nevada City offers a new chef and menu every month.  The January, Off the Hook Paladar was a unique collaboration with Pink Zebra, Stag Dining Group,…
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Nevada County Weddings

Are you getting married?  Nevada City is one of the amazing spots that offers a little of something for everyone, whether you want a rustic barn wedding, a large outdoor setting or the unique feel of the Miners Foundry. If you're planning…
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Nevada City Weather

2017 has started off with a bang, first snow, now the atmospheric river and huge amounts of rain. Nevada County Weather reports that we've had nearly 2 feet of rain in a week. I've shared some of the photos of our wild weather on the Outside…

Best of 2016

How does one sum a whole year?  I loved reading about your favorite parts of the blog, but I can't say exactly what my favorite post, picture or event.  I love that we live in a community that celebrates being a small town, but has something…