Sierra Stages to present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this spring

Sierra Stages will present this magical comedy from February 28 through March 23 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The director is Jac Royce. The creative staff includes Mike Edwards (set design), Sharon Olson (costume design) and Erin Beatie (lighting design).
Spells are cast, lovers are fooled and revelry flourishes as worlds collide in Shakespeare’s [...]

Art at the Powell House in Nevada City

The newly restored Powell House in Nevada City is hosting art exhibits.
Renowned Painter Judith Lowry is hosting an art exhibit at the Powell House — open Tuesday through Saturday until November 10.
The opening for “Evolutions of Tradition: A Survey of Californian Indian Art” was held the evening before Nisenan Heritage Day and was attended by [...]

Measure J: A Performing Arts Center in Truckee

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Farm-fresh food for busy families at In The Kitchen

COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (or CSA) is booming. It refers to individuals who pledge to support one or more local farms at the onset of the growing season, paying for a share of the anticipated harvest. In return, they receive a weekly vegetable box during the growing season.
In The Kitchen of Nevada City is making local [...]

Artists’ Studio in the Foothills raises almost $2,500 for KVIE public TV

Last month the Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) raised almost $2,500 for KVIE public television in Sacramento. Six ASiF resident artists donated paintings and fine art prints for the station’s annual live art auction and fundraiser.
ASiF Owner, director, Amanda Paoletti appeared live on KVIE TV during bidding for her resident artists works, giving [...]

Julia Morgan Festival at North Star House on October 13

From Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Julia Morgan is California’s most famous architect—designing over 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle, parts of the UC Berkeley campus, Asilomar near Monterey, and North Star House in Grass Valley.
A 6-week festival called Julia Morgan 2012 launched October 1 at buildings she designed
throughout the state. Exhibits and activities vary from tours [...]

InConcert Sierra Autumn Youth Scholarship

What: InConcert Sierra Autumn Youth Scholarship
When: applications due by October 30, 2012
Information: www.inconcertsierra.org or 530-273-3990
InConcert Sierra will present two $500 scholarships to aspiring instrumentalists currently in grades 4-8.
The young musicians need to have been studying their instrument for at least three years with private or school instruction in Nevada County or with [...]

Band Cowboy Junkies praise Grass Valley on their website

Editor’s note: We enjoyed the Cowboy Junkies — a popular band since the ’80s — at The Center for the Arts this past weekend. We first saw them in 1989 in Seattle. I went to their website on Sunday and noticed they praised our little town. Their tour will go to Europe later in the [...]

PlacerGROWN week is October 8-14

Bring your hat and grab your shoes in celebration of fresh grown food throughout Placer County highlighted during PlacerGROWN Week Oct. 8-14, 2012.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors supported PlacerGROWN Week with a Proclamation approved at the September 25th Board meeting officially recognizing Oct. 8-14, 2012 as “Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week” in Placer County.
PlacerGROWN Week highlights [...]

Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County on October 6-7, 13-14

MORE THAN AN ART EXHIBIT OR SALE, the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour of western Nevada County is a chance to connect with artists and experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.
Visit the workspace of painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, woodworkers, jewelers, designers, and more. Watch live demonstrations, and observe works in [...]

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