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Nevada County Certified Grower’s Market at the North Star House @ North Star House
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

2017 Growers Market at The North Star House!

Come join us Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

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The Growers Market is located at the Historic North Star House, Circa 1906, 12075 Old Auburn Road (about 1/2 mile from Nevada County Fairgrounds follow signs). We have utilized the beautiful property for our Growers market and it is a stable and permanent location.

Spring greens, strawberries, beets, fresh flowers, and so many more offerings abound. Beautiful 6-packs of vegetable starts tempt the novice as well as the veteran gardeners. Fresh Garlic! New Potatoes! Big, juicy blackberries baked in artisan pastry dough!

What else? Come take a look! At this Saturday market come enjoy with us! Our market now features fresh fruits & vegetables, flowers, eggs, lavender, lamb & beef, olive oil, plants & trees, vegetable starts, cheese, wine, honey, jams, bakery goods, metal yard art, specialty items such as hats, soap, pet treats, wine barrel furniture, breakfast burritos and more.

Live music and demos every Saturday.

Come join us for a fun-filled day!

Schedule of Events

The opening day for the 2017 Growers Market season is April to November 2017. The market will open at 8:00 am and remain open until 12:30 pm each Saturday. Come out to the market and see the progress that has been made on improving the grounds and North Star House.

Children’s Art with Mim 1st Saturday of the month.  Children’s Metalworking with Jerry 3rd Saturday of the month.

North Star Historic Conservancy
12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949

Nevada County Growers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market 2017 @ Downtown Nevada City
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nevada City Farmers Market 2017

farmers-market

Downtown Nevada City Summer Farmers Market

Saturdays, June 3rd – November 18th 2017

Hours 8:30am – 1:00pm

ncfarmersmarket.org

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival @ Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

July 21-23, 2017

Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.             

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers.  The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase.  Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool.  Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.

Miners Foundry Presents: LIGHT & SHADOW @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LIGHT & SHADOW

July 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A new exhibit opens July 7, 2017 at the Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry.  Light and Shadow explores the play of light, the psychology of shadow, as well as the pure enjoyment of the two in their essence.  Light and Shadow features paintings, sculpture and jewelry.  Artists in the show are Miriam Morris, Ruth Chase Boudreaux , Gene Crowe, Jim Lee, Lori Lachman, Jennifer Snyder, Kyle Kjoller, and Juliette Morris Williams.

Join us for the Artist Reception at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00-9:00p.m.  In addition to our normal hours, the Gallery will also be open for all Summer Nights with live music outside.

The show will be open on weekends with new summer hours, Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm, closing July 26, 2017.

For more information, pleasea contact Juliette Morris Williams at osborn/woodsgallery@gmail.com.

Movies Under the Pines – Wall-E @ Nevada County Fairgrounds
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Wall-E

Saturday, July 22
Nevada County Fairgrounds

Everyone loves Pixar films because they are funny, clever, creative and exhibit great storytelling. This summer MUTP will screen the animated favorite Wall-E. Set in the far future where humans have left Earth because of all the garbage pile-up, a robot named Wall-E and his cockroach friend Hal are the only known inhabits. However, all that changes when Wall-E meets a beautiful robot named EVE and falls in love with her. BUY TICKETS HERE

Gates open at 7:00 pm, Movie begins at 8:30 pm depending upon sunset

Movies Under the Pines is an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family! The Nevada City Film Festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the lawn of the Fairgrounds.

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

 

Sierra Stages Presents: Chicago @ Nevada Theater
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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July 13 – August 5, 2017
at the Nevada Theatre
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.
Jul
23
Sun
32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival @ Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

July 21-23, 2017

Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.             

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers.  The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase.  Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool.  Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.

Miners Foundry Presents: LIGHT & SHADOW @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LIGHT & SHADOW

July 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A new exhibit opens July 7, 2017 at the Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry.  Light and Shadow explores the play of light, the psychology of shadow, as well as the pure enjoyment of the two in their essence.  Light and Shadow features paintings, sculpture and jewelry.  Artists in the show are Miriam Morris, Ruth Chase Boudreaux , Gene Crowe, Jim Lee, Lori Lachman, Jennifer Snyder, Kyle Kjoller, and Juliette Morris Williams.

Join us for the Artist Reception at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00-9:00p.m.  In addition to our normal hours, the Gallery will also be open for all Summer Nights with live music outside.

The show will be open on weekends with new summer hours, Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm, closing July 26, 2017.

For more information, pleasea contact Juliette Morris Williams at osborn/woodsgallery@gmail.com.

Sierra Stages Presents: Chicago @ Nevada Theater
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

chicago_2

July 13 – August 5, 2017
at the Nevada Theatre
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.
50’s Sock Hop Party @ Elks Lodge
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
50's Sock Hop Party @ Elks Lodge | Nevada City | California | United States

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – The Sock Hop Party

Come dance the night away! Sing to your favorite oldies. Live music by Jack Magee of Travelin’ Tunes. Join us for an evening of fun with prizes, auction items and a raffle. Serving diner food: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, French Fries, etc. Reservations please: 530.265.4920 $20 per person. Bar opens at 3:00, Dinner @ 5:00.

Reservations please:  530.265.4920

We look forward to seeing you there!

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