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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Thursday, August 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Living Waters

1097 E Main St., Ste. F, Grass Valley
(530) 274-9738
 Thursday, August 23rd
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Roadrunner Automotive
1020 Whispering Pines, Lane, Suite J, Grass Valley
(530) 272-8692

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2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Stay Tuned! Moving the FUN to a NEW DATE!

Monday, July 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Concert Band
 “A Little Night Music with the Nevada County Concert Band.”
Pioneer Park, Nevada City
James Kopf
(530) 272-6228
nccb.org

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152

lwwa.org

Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885

c21cornerstone.com

Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905

thatsbyers.com

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Aug
17
Fri
CFA Presents: Curious Creatures @ The Plaza
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

Curious Creatures

  • August 8 through 31
    Open Tuesday through Friday noon to 5:00 pm

    Artist Reception – August 14, 5:00-7:00pm

The Plaza

998 Plaza Drive, Grass Valley

Featuring: Hollie DilleyKathryn WronskiCody PainterDomenica Mottarella

Curious Creatures is a multimedia group art exhibition featuring Hollie Dilley, Kathryn Wronski, Cody Painter, and Domenica Mottarella. Each one of these artists utilizes creatures in their work in various ways, whether it is the inspiration, the subject, or the material, there is no end to their exploration and their curiosity. In this show, the viewers will find everything from vibrant acrylic paintings to taxidermy.

Miners Foundry Presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

San Francisco Mime Troupe

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 $20

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present the San Francisco Mime Troupe in an outdoor twilight concert on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Miners Foundry.  The San Francisco Mime Troupe will open their 59th Season with “Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical”, written by Rotimi Agbabiaka with Joan Holden with music and lyrics by Ira Marlowe.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7:00 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for tickets purchased by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience. SFMT makes sense of the headlines by identifying the forces shaping our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

Seeing Red:  A Time-Traveling Musical

It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again.  Decades of watching her town get devastated by falling wages and outsourced factories made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change – Donald J. Trump.  But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning.  Tonight, she’s drowning her sorrows at the neighborhoord bar, telling anyone who’ll listen that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change.

Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer.  He’ll show her an America where working people of all races and genders come together to demand a brighter future, where socialism isn’t a dirty word.  He’ll take her all the way – to 1912.

As Bob finds herself back in the heyday of the American Socialist Party, she realizes that she may have more in common with those blue-state progressives.  She begins to ask:  What will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests?  How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down?  When did America’s electoral chocies get so limited?  And isn’t it time to get off the swinging pendulum that’s left us at our current impasse?

CFA Presents: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CFA Presents: Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

Friday, August 17th, 8:00 PM, Grass Valley Elks Lodge

  • $25 members
    $27 general public

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Talking Heads Reggae Style!

The Talking Dreads is the brainchild of Jamaican born Mystic Bowie, best known as a vocalist of the Tom Tom Club, the hit side project of Talking Heads co-founders Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth.  Authentic on so many levels, The Talking Dreads deliver iconic hits driven by joyous rhythms and jubilant island vibes. The Talking Heads hits – ‘Pyscho Killer’, ‘Burning Down the House’ , ‘This Must Be The Place’ and many more – re-imagined reggae/Caribbean style.


“The combination of classic Heads lyrics and Caribbean/reggae rhythms is a total home run! Talking Dreads’ sound is tight, and everyone from the lead singer to the band members to the back up singers to the folks selling Talking Dreads merchandise is 100% professional. We had a blast the night of the show and we walked away with a definite bounce in our step. Can’t wait for the next stop on their tour. Definitely going back for more.” – Chris Frantz – Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club


On “Life During Wartime,” the first single from Talking Heads’ 1979 albumFear of Music, David Byrne famously sang the immortal lyrics, “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…no time for dancing…” Yet all those anti-fun declarations go gleefully out the window when Mystic Bowie, aka the “Head Dread,” takes the stage, re-imagining and infusing fresh life into TH’s classic catalog with his high octane mix of roots reggae, ska and lover’s rock (aka “romantic reggae”).

Since debuting his musically revolutionary Talking Dreads project live at the High Times Music Festival on the beach in Negril in late 2015, the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and performer has electrified audiences at over 100 shows across North America – spinning the heads of initially skeptical Talking Heads fans, and getting everyone else grooving along to the infectious, joyous rhythms and jubilant spirit of his native island. Considering the success of these events, it was only a matter of time before Bowie – who has lived in the Northeastern U.S. for many years – headed back to his cherished homeland and set up shop at the famed Barry O’Hare Studios in Ocho Rios. He gathered old friends he had played music with since childhood, along with younger musicians, legendary Jamaican artists and other surprise guests to capture all the magic of his live performances on the epic, 13 track recording Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads.

“Talking Dreads is much more than a cover band,” Mystic says. “I am very much drawing on my own musical culture and history to make these amazing songs my own, while at the same time preserving the integrity of the Talking Heads songs. I’ve always felt that reggae’s dance-inspiring, feel good vibe is universal, as are many of the band’s songs. And don’t forget their intelligent, powerful lyrics, which are fun to sing and shine fresh light on through this new fusion of styles. It took a lot of effort to deconstruct and dissect each song to make it work seamlessly with my singing and performance style. I removed all the instrumentation, kept the story and words, then created my own reggae, Caribbean and tribal feel and married those two elements – then brought back a few of the melodies that captured my attention back in the day.”

The Talking Dreads debut features an amazing lineup of legendary reggae figures, including singer Freddie McGregor, whose recording career dates back to his 1980 album Bobby Bobylon; ska guitar master Ernest Ranglin, (session player and arranger of Millie’s hit “My Boy Lollipop” and the Melodians’ “Rivers of Babylon” who has worked with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Monty Alexander; singer and Soul Train Award nominee Tarrus Riley (“Start Anew,” “Good Girl Gone Bad”) and saxophone great Dean Fraser. Bridging generations, Mystic also invited his young drummer friend Kirk Bennett and his old friend Lincoln Thomas, who is McGregor’s longtime guitarist, to participate. The sole non-Jamaican on Mystic Bowie’s Talking DreadsCindy Wilson of the B-52s was chosen as a voice that harkens back to the era of Talking Heads’ new wave heyday. Wilson duets beautifully with Mystic on a dreamy, soulful rendition of “Heaven.”

Mystic complements the eleven Talking Heads re-imaginings on Talking Dreads with his own unique, Jamaica-fied spin on two songs originated by other artists that are near and dear to his heart – “Piece of My Heart,” best known for its hit version by Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.” Mystic recalls that while growing up, his late mother, a single mom, worked all day long in the fields. When she was upset or in a bad mood, she would sing “Piece of My Heart” for comfort. He recorded this as a personal tribute to her.

As for “Shakedown Street,” let us allow Mystic’s brilliant way of weaving a narrative take over: “When I was a teen performer at hotels, a lot of musicians would be nearby hanging out on the beach. I remember one of them being friendly to me one day, showing me how to play a few chords on his guitar. He taught some other local kids as well. Much later in my life when I was living in Connecticut, I was talking to some friends about the Grateful Dead. When they showed me a picture of Jerry Garcia, I knew that was the musician with the curly afro on the beach who gave me that song to play. Besides that reference, the lyrics of the song are dear to me and, in some ways, tell the story of my life.”

Mystic has been awarded two Certificates of Special Recognition from The Overseas Maroon Council and the Accompong Primary and Junior High School in Jamaica for his efforts (Accompong is an indigenous Maroon community). Two years ago, he opened the Mystic Bowie Accompong Library and has stocked it with over 15,000 books and 16 computers. An open air space is used to hold after school programs and primary school graduations. He is the founder of the Maroon Youth Culture Group, a gathering of young singers, chanters, drummers and dancers that reflects his commitment to sharing the art of music beyond the stage. Mystic has also been named the reigning Minister of Youth and Culture for his beloved tribe.

“I am very committed to the Maroon traditions and passing these down to the younger generation, along with the principles of what it means to be part of our tribe,” he says. “No matter where I am living or performing in the world, I am entrenched in these sacred roots, and am building a home there where I can retire someday. There are millions of Maroons that live abroad, and I love to use music to draw attention to where I come from and how it has shaped me. It’s all about community and caring for one another.”

www.talkingdreads.com
www.facebook.com/TalkingDreads
www.instagram.com/talking_dreads
www.youtube.com

Aug
18
Sat
Nevada City Farmers Market 2018 @ Downtown Nevada City
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nevada City Farmers Market 2018

farmers-market

Downtown Nevada City Winter/Summer Farmers Market

Winter Market – First Saturday of the Month, January – May, 9 am-Noon

Summer Market – Saturdays, June 2nd – November 17th, 2018

Hours 8:30 am-1:00 pm

ncfarmersmarket.org

Gold Panning @ South Yuba River State Park
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Gold Panning at Bridgeport 018 Begins May 26Interested in trying your hand at Gold Panning? When you visit Bridgeport in South Yuba River State Park this summer, be sure to stop by the troughs near the Visitors Center.  Learn from docents how the old 49ers used simple pans to find hidden treasure in the shallows of the Yuba River.  After a panning demonstration, practice your technique in the troughs before heading down to the river to do your own prospecting. 

Docents at Bridgeport provide step-by-step panning lessons, share stories about the history of our area, and describe other ways the precious metal was extracted during the California Gold Rush, such as hard rock mining and hydraulic mining.  Gold panning is fun and educational for the entire family and kids get to keep the treasures they find in the troughs.

Docents offer gold panning demonstrations at Bridgeport from noon to 2:00 p.m. every weekend and holiday, beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Gold panning sessions for private groups and school talks can be arranged at other times by prior reservation.  
Due to the anticipated bridge renovation and construction work beginning this summer at Bridgeport, please check our website http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org/ or call 530-432-2546 to be sure gold panning will be available.
 
Call the South Yuba River State Park for more information and private group reservations at (530) 432-2546.
 
Good times awaits you in the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport.
17660 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD
PENN VALLEY, CA 95946

Photos by John Field

CFA Presents: Sawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CFA Presents: Sawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts PresentsSawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield

  • Saturday, August 18
    TWO SHOWS – 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Grass Valley Elks Lodge

  • Premium Reserved Seats
    $35 members, $40 general public
    General Admission Seats
    $25 members, $27 general public
  • TICKETS ON SALE:
    Thursday, May 3 – Fan Club Pre-Sale
    Friday, May 4 – Public On Sale

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Sawyer Fredericks

19-year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever-growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US.

As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality TV, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.

For 2018, Sawyer has once again gone independent, the highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped-down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.

www.sawyerfredericks.com
www.facebook.com/SawyerFredericks
www.instagram.com/sawyerfrdrx


Parsonfield

“…the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas.” – Folk Alley

“..give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms.” – No Depression

Though they call western Massachusetts home, Parsonsfield draws their name from the rural Maine town that’s home to the Great North Sound Society, the farmhouse-turned- recording-studio of Josh Ritter, keyboardist/producer Sam Kassirer. It was there that they cut their outstanding debut, ‘Poor Old Shine,’ which established them as a roots force to be reckoned with.

Catch Parsonsfield onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they’ve been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.

www.parsonsfield.com
www.facebook.com/Parsonsfield/

Movies Under the Pines @ Pioneer Park
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Movies Under the Pines @ Pioneer Park

MOVIES UNDER THE PINES

The Nevada City Film Festival and the City of Nevada City presents an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family.

KNOW & GO

WHAT: Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines
WHEN: June 16, July 28, August 18, 2018, Gates 7:30pm, Film 8:30pm (or Dusk)
WHERE: Pioneer Park, Band Shell, Nevada City, CA
TICKETS:

Individual Films
$20 Family (of 4), $7 Adult, $5 Child 17 and under

Summer Pass (all 3 films)
$50 Family (of 4), $15 Adult, $10 Child 17 and under

Members of the Film Society receive $1 off per ticket. Interested in becoming a member click here.

Tickets are available online here or at the gate

For summer 2018, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, Saturdays, June 16, July 28 and Aug 18 at the Pioneer Park Bandshell in Nevada City.

NCFF carefully selects films that both kids and parents will enjoy. This year’s films include:

June 16 – Celebrate Father’s Day with The Great Outdoors (1988) directed by Howard Deutch, written by John Hughes. When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful in this raucous comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Annette Bening.

July 28 – Karate Kid (1984) directed by John Avildsen and produced by Jerry Weintraub, and starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue, is an underdog story about a martial arts master who agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

August 18 – Best in Show (2000) is a “behind the scenes” look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog-shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners. It is a fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest’s gift for improv comedy, Best in Show boasts an appealingly quirky premise and a brilliantly talented cast including Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, and more.

“Movies Under the Pines is one of those endearing and sweet community events that warms your heart. We wanted this year’s films to reflect that feeling,” says Jesse Locks, Festival Director. “It is so popular, we have people travel from all over to experience this movie magic in a beautiful outdoor setting,”

The film festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the lawn at Pioneer Park.  Before each screening NCFF curates a special pre-show that includes screening local filmmakers works, movie trivia with fun festival prizes, and other events specific to each screening.

Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks allowed. Outside alcoholic beverages prohibited.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

CFA Presents: Sawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CFA Presents: Sawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts PresentsSawyer Fredericks & Parsonsfield

  • Saturday, August 18
    TWO SHOWS – 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Grass Valley Elks Lodge

  • Premium Reserved Seats
    $35 members, $40 general public
    General Admission Seats
    $25 members, $27 general public
  • TICKETS ON SALE:
    Thursday, May 3 – Fan Club Pre-Sale
    Friday, May 4 – Public On Sale

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Sawyer Fredericks

19-year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever-growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US.

As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality TV, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.

For 2018, Sawyer has once again gone independent, the highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped-down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.

www.sawyerfredericks.com
www.facebook.com/SawyerFredericks
www.instagram.com/sawyerfrdrx


Parsonfield

“…the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas.” – Folk Alley

“..give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms.” – No Depression

Though they call western Massachusetts home, Parsonsfield draws their name from the rural Maine town that’s home to the Great North Sound Society, the farmhouse-turned- recording-studio of Josh Ritter, keyboardist/producer Sam Kassirer. It was there that they cut their outstanding debut, ‘Poor Old Shine,’ which established them as a roots force to be reckoned with.

Catch Parsonsfield onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they’ve been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.

www.parsonsfield.com
www.facebook.com/Parsonsfield/

Aug
19
Sun
Gold Panning @ South Yuba River State Park
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Gold Panning at Bridgeport 018 Begins May 26Interested in trying your hand at Gold Panning? When you visit Bridgeport in South Yuba River State Park this summer, be sure to stop by the troughs near the Visitors Center.  Learn from docents how the old 49ers used simple pans to find hidden treasure in the shallows of the Yuba River.  After a panning demonstration, practice your technique in the troughs before heading down to the river to do your own prospecting. 

Docents at Bridgeport provide step-by-step panning lessons, share stories about the history of our area, and describe other ways the precious metal was extracted during the California Gold Rush, such as hard rock mining and hydraulic mining.  Gold panning is fun and educational for the entire family and kids get to keep the treasures they find in the troughs.

Docents offer gold panning demonstrations at Bridgeport from noon to 2:00 p.m. every weekend and holiday, beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Gold panning sessions for private groups and school talks can be arranged at other times by prior reservation.  
Due to the anticipated bridge renovation and construction work beginning this summer at Bridgeport, please check our website http://www.southyubariverstatepark.org/ or call 530-432-2546 to be sure gold panning will be available.
 
Call the South Yuba River State Park for more information and private group reservations at (530) 432-2546.
 
Good times awaits you in the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport.
17660 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD
PENN VALLEY, CA 95946

Photos by John Field

Aug
21
Tue
Ambassador Meeting
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Chamber Ambassadors meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at

Atria Senior Living, 150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley