Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12

EACH JANUARY, THE FOOTHILLS HOSTS one of the nation’s premier environmental film festivals. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by the South Yuba River Citizens League, draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists and world adventurers to Nevada City and Grass Valley.
The 12th annual festival takes place Thurs.-Sun., January 9-12, largely at historic venues in [...]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair at Miners Foundry on December 15

KNOW & GO
WHAT: Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
WHEN: Sunday, December 15, 2013
WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS:$3
INFO: www.minersfoundry.org
The Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns Sunday, December 15, 2013 to the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City, CA. The bi-annual independently, juried craft fair showcases Northern California’s top Etsy [...]

Thanksgiving weekend events in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Grass Valley Events
Country Christmas Faire
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$4 admission. Age 12 and under Free
(530) 273-6217 www.nevadacountyfair.com
Cornish Christmas
Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend
Opening night of Cornish Christmas
Downtown Grass Valley. Hours: 6-9 p.m.
(530) 272-8315 www.historicgrassvalley.com
Holidays at the Empire Mine
Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E. Empire Street
Fri & Sat [...]

Miners Foundry in Nevada City: Where History, Arts & Culture Flourish

NEVADA COUNTY IS HOME to some of our state’s most famous achievements: the Bridgeport covered bridge in Penn Valley, the Empire Mine in Grass Valley and the first transcontinental railroad line in Truckee.
But few have played a more pivotal role—for industry or regional arts and culture—than the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.
Located in [...]

Fall Colors Getaways in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee-Tahoe

WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation.
NEVADA CITY
Check into a B&B, inn or motel: the Broad [...]

Child Advocates celebrates 20 years with a gala on November 15

NEVADA COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE a generous group, donating four percent of their annual income, or about $2,200, per year to nonprofits, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. They realize the benefit of nonprofits in sustaining and advancing a community’s quality of life.
We regularly write about performing arts nonprofits, but the holidays are a good time [...]

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital presents “A Night in Havana” on November 2

The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation presents “A Night in Havana” on Saturday, November 2, at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.
“Come back to a time when Havana was the city of rum and rumba!” is the theme for the benefit.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and highlights include:
•Drawing for an elegant door [...]

13th Annual Nevada City Film Festival is September 5-8

By Jesse Locks
Nevada City Film Festival
From September 5th through 8th, enjoy cream-of-the-festival-crop shorts, hand-picked feature films, special guests and live comedy at the 13th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF), in historic downtown Nevada City.
Each year, NCFF scours programming from major film festivals, collaborates with film schools around the world, stalks film bloggers and critics, [...]

“Farmacology” author Daphne Miller to speak at Miners Foundry on September 13

Friday, September 13, the Nevada City Farmers Market and Miners Foundry Cultural Center present a special evening with Daphne Miller, MD, the critically acclaimed author of “Farmacology-What Innovative Family Farming can Teach us About Health and Healing” and “The Jungle Effect” with opening remarks by local doctor and author Dr. Jeff Kane.
Part clinician, part ecologist, [...]

Center for the Arts: Growing the foothills’ music scene

A GETAWAY TO GRASS VALLEY or Nevada City has long been popular for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, thanks to the nearby South Yuba River, biking and hiking trails, mining and railroad museums and Empire Mine (the Miners Picnic is on August 24).
Along with wine tasting and art tours, the area increasingly is becoming a [...]

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