Entries by erin

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First Friday Art Walk

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2019 season kicked off in downtown on Friday evening with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more.  With 28 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 […]

Summer Kid Fun

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: […]


Celebration of Trails and more

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 Ales for Trails Fundraiser, 5-8pm at Nevada City Ol Republic Taproom.  The 2nd annual Hike-a-Thon along the future trail Pines-to-Mines Trail in Nevada […]

Inn Town Campground Photo Walk

Do you like to take photos?  Come join me for the next free photo walk, this time we’re going to go visit the Inn Town Campground.  The photo walks are a collaboration between myself and Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics, and create a great opportunity to connect with other photo happy folks.  All abilities […]


Malakoff Diggins

Have you been to Malakoff Diggins State Park?   I often tell people that taking a hike on the loop trail is like visiting the moon as you have the opportunity to see California’s largest hydraulic mine and the lasting effects of the environment.  The mining led to California’s first environmental protection by the federal […]

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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 8th annual event is coming this Saturday, […]

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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley has been selling books for over 40 years! 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.  […]

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M Butterfly

CATS, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra opens their 25th anniversary season with a production of M. Butterfly.  The play is written by Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeffrey Mason and Susan Mason, will be at the historic Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City through May 4th.


Clock Tower Records

Who’s going to National Record Store Day?  This Saturday, April 13th, Clock Tower Records is joining the national movement to honor the culture of independently owned record stores.  The event brings together vinyl lovers, record enthusiasts, fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.


Lower Yuba Fishing

Want to go fishing?  “We live in a beautiful area with fishing options usually year round.  We’re surrounded by rivers and lakes that hold many different species that we enjoy targeting on the fly rod.  Whether it’s trout and steelhead in the Yuba River or higher up in the Mountain Lakes or Smallmouth, Spotted, Largemouth […]

Empire Mine Historic State Park

The Empire Mine Historic State Park is a great place to visit for all ages.  The park is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm* and located 5 minutes from downtown Grass Valley.  Step back in time and see an important park of California’s history.  Check out the Empire Cottage and meet blacksmiths in the […]


Watershed at the Owl

The Watershed at the Owl opened late last year, after a lengthy renovation of the historic restaurant and bar in downtown Grass Valley.  The Farm to Fork movement meets restaurant dinning experience.  Using as much local food as possible, co-founders Nate Overstreet, Ashly Amador and Ian Moll are passionate about the slow food movement, serving local sustainable grass fed, […]


Vintage Clothing Shops

If you’re looking for something unique, Nevada City & Grass Valley have a great selection of vintage clothing shops for the bargain shopper who wants a one of kind item.   The vintage scene in Nevada County is alive and well with each shop curating a different esthetic and style. Grass Valley and Nevada City make […]


Buddhist Monks

The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour with the Buddhist Monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery are returning to Grass Valley at a new location, Banner Community Guild Hall (formerly known as Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley).  The opening ceremony of the Sand Mandala will be on Friday, February 22nd at 7pm and […]


President’s Day Weekend Activities

With Valentine’s Day this week there’s a lot happening in our small town.  Check out last week’s Valentine’s Day post for a round up of ideas (and the names of the winners).  But President’s Weekend also offers a number of great activities and events.  The Mardi Gras festivities kick off on Sunday with a street […]

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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 from Nevada City Truffle Shop, chocolate covered strawberries from Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe, […]


Dog Friendly Hikes

What’s your favorite dog friendly hike?  I asked a few locals for some suggestions and here’s a list of 10 great options to take your four-legged friend on your next outdoor adventure around Nevada City & Grass Valley.  Please remember to bring along a bag and pick up after your dog. Empire Mine State Historic […]