Sierra Stages presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in Grass Valley

Sierra Stages is proud to present the classic Off-Broadway musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, for four weekends only from September 18 through October 12 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.
You’re a Good [...]

Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

For savory eats and boutique wines, these festivals and wine walks deliver with eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and breathtaking venues.
LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The 29th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival on September 5-7 p.m. at the Village at Northstar features three days of cooking seminars, culinary competitions, wine and beer [...]

Check out Truckee in September!

Truckee Offers an Array of Colorful Events and Activities this September
Located near the Sierra Nevada crest at almost six-thousand feet, the historic town of Truckee is amazingly picturesque during autumn, when the air is crisp, the sun bright and the tree-covered mountains become a patchwork of warm and vibrant colors. Perfect weather for hiking, cycling, [...]

Mountain House Books in Nevada City named a “favorite local bookstore” by Chronicle Books in S.F.

Editor’s note: One of the best parts about working for the S.F. Chronicle in the ’80s and ’90s was its Chronicle books operation. We enjoy their publishing taste with titles such as Tartine Book No. 3 on the Tartine Bakery & Co. or Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, among others. At the annual holiday parties, at places [...]

Music in the Mountains Resident Conductor shares Salzburg Festival experiences

Editor’s note: Music in the Mountains‘ Resident Conductor and Choral Director Ryan Murray was selected as a winner of the prestigious 2014 Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors with the Vienna Philharmonic through the American Austrian Foundation. Here’s a report:
“I wanted to take a moment to share some of my experiences from the Salzburg festival with you. I [...]

Groundbreaking ceremony for repairing Bridgeport Covered Bridge is September 2

The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the stabilization project for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, located in the South Yuba River State Park on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the entrance of the bridge. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has been an important part of California’s history for over 150 years, and is [...]

A bronze sculpture by foothills’ artist John Mowen proposed for Grass Valley roundabout

A 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture, “Moving Within,” created by the late John Mowen, the popular artist and Nevada City gallery owner, is being proposed for the roundabout at Sierra College Drive.
The Grass Valley City Council is expected to consider the plan at its meeting on Tuesday night. “Roundabouts provide a unique opportunity to display artwork and [...]

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent [...]

“Spring Bling”: For only $50, a chance for a European trip and a sparkling diamond

This is one of the best deals we’ve seen: The Center for the Arts and Stucki Jewelers, both of Grass Valley, are teaming up to offer a trip of a lifetime: “The Spring Bling Tour.”
For $50, you get a chance to win a roundtrip journey from Northern California to Belgium, complete with a visit to [...]

Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

This year’s grape harvest, one of the earliest in years, is now underway — in the foothills and throughout Northern California.
It will continue into October, when the last cabernet sauvignon grape is picked.
The warm weather resulted in an earlier bud break, with a warm summer, leading to an earlier harvest. Smaller berries with intense flavors [...]

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