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Booktown Books

Booktown Books in downtown Grass Valley offers a huge selection of used books.  The cooperative bookshop is home to fourteen different independent booksellers, with sections ranging from current fiction, local history, non fiction, children's…
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Nevada County Growers Market

Head out to the Nevada County Growers Market this morning, located at the North Star House in Grass Valley.  The market is open Saturdays 8am till 12:30 till mid November.  Fruit, veggies and other goodies from Nevada County and nearby areas.…
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Mud and Pearls

Want to learn a new DIY skill?  Check out Samantha Hinrich's Mud and Pearls, a dynamic network of classes and community that aims to " inspires and motivates people of all ages to create beautiful, sustainable, and hand made projects."  I…
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Kodo Arts and Open Studios Tour

Kodo Arts Warehouse is about to open its doors for its bi-annual warehouse sale, timed to coincide with the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour through out Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Doors open at 10am on Saturday and the warehouse will showcase…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 16th annual KVMR Celtic Festival has brought a slice of history, Celtic music and festivities to the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Performing on 11 different stages musical talents include The Elders, Paul McKenna Band, The Gothard Sisters,…
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Fall Planting, garlic giveaway

Fall planting time, for some inspiration, information and lots of choices I stopped by Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply in Grass Valley.  Carolyn Singer recently taught a workshop on Fall Planting, if you missed her class click here…
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Full Circle Press

I went for a tour of Full Circle Press today, having seen their amazing stationery products at the Nevada City Craft Fair.  I love that our community is home to such a rich amount of talent and history.  Full Circle Press has long been regarded…
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Ben Franklin Creative Classes

Want to learn a new craft?  Take a class!  Here are some photos from my card making class at Ben Franklin.  For a complete list of their schedule click here, classes on knitting, painting, calligraphy and more.  Join the next card class,…
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Nevada County Fair

Come out and enjoy the Nevada County Fair.    Located at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Wednesday through Sunday, open from 10am to 11pm.    Carnival rides, Treat Street, livestock, music, rodeo, demolition derby, community exhibits…
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Diego’s Restaurant

Diego's Restaurant in downtown Grass Valley is a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a meal out.  We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed chilled peach soup, calamari, anticucho with steak, chicken tacos, panqueque and finished…
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Grass Valley Wine Co

Grass Valley Wine Company on Mill Street, Grass Valley is a tasting room for three local wineries, Pilot Peak Winery, Solune Wine Growers and Bent Metal Winery.  Stop by a tasting, a flight or wine by the glass.  Live music every Friday…
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Farmer’s Markets

Summer is here and it's time to start enjoying some of our local farmer's bounty.  The Nevada City Farmers Market starts on Saturday, June 16th, 8:30-12:30 in downtown Nevada City.  In addition to fruit and veggies you can also grab a bite…
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Soroptimist Garden Tour 2012

This year's Soroptimist International Garden Tour was a amazing collection of special outdoor spaces through out Nevada County.  The gardens ranged from natural no watering flower beds to beautifully manicured lawns and bushes that have matured…

Briar Patch Co-op

Briar Patch Co-Op has something for everyone, whether its fresh local organic fruits and veggies, local wines, healthy meals to go, amazing fresh criossants, tickets to the latest local performance or bulk foods.  Really, you just need to…
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Carolines Coffee Crate

The Outside Inn's blog has teamed up wtih Carolines Coffee Roasters to help celebrate their 30th birthday celebrations.  Holly provided the coffee and I decorated the goodies.  The fun coffee crate includes 2 coffee mugs, 3 sample packs of…
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Ruth Chase Portrait Workshop

Get inspired to paint and draw, take a fine arts class by Ruth Chase at As If Studios in Grass Valley.  Her next class is all about Portrait Drawing, April 14th 10am-1pm.  "Using traditional exercises with a twist. You will come out of…
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Photo Shoot and Web Design Contest

The Outside Inn's blog InnSide Nevada City has teamed up with local photographer and web designer John Burnett for a chance to win a professional photo shoot and custom web site design, click here for details on the prize package.  Check out…
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John Burnett Photography and web design giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog likes to help promote local activities, events and businesses.  We have partnered up with John Burnett Photography to offer a special contest to one lucky Nevada City/Grass Valley business.  The prize is a Free…
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The Artist Workshop Ladies Night

The Artist Workshop is a creative space for families in downtown Grass Valley.  (Click here to read the post about their grand opening last year).  The Artist Workshop recently expanded their class schedule to include adult classes and started…
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Foothills Celebration

The streets of downtown Grass Valley were packed with wine and food enthusasiasts today for the Foothills Celebration.  The event organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Sierra Vintners brought together 50 wineries and…
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Carolines Coffee Roasters

Winter finally arrived in Nevada County, perfect day to visit Carolines Coffee Roasters in downtown Grass Valley and grab a steaming mug of hot chocolate.  Stock up on locally roasted coffee or tea or check out their selection of gift baskets.…