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Aug
20
Sun
CFA presents: Pokey LaFarge @ Center for the Arts
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pokey LaFarge

The Center for the Arts Presents
Sunday, August 20, 8:00pm
$22 member, $27 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Pokey LaFarge is a musician. He is a storyteller. He is a feeler of feelings. He is a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience. He sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs. Like the long line of writers and performers he descends from, music isn’t something Pokey does – it’s something he is.

Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening.

 

The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake – no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way.

Aug
22
Tue
Nevada County Certified Grower’s Market off Brunswick @ Horsemen Lodge
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Local farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey, flowers, olive oil, nursery stock, handmade soap, baked goods, pastured lamb, pork, beef and poultry, fiber products and so much more!

Nevada County Certified Growers Market

at the Horsemen Lodge

Off of Brunswick at 10600 Bubbling Wells, Grass Valley

Thursdays from May 2nd – November 21st

Approved for WIC and EBT at all Markets

Nevada County Certified Growers Market
Phone: (530) 265-5551

For Vendor News and Information click here.

Aug
24
Thu
Nevada County Certified Grower’s Market in Penn Valley @ Western Gateway Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Local farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey, flowers, olive oil, nursery stock, handmade soap, baked goods, pastured lamb, pork, beef and poultry, fiber products and so much more!

Nevada County Certified Growers Market

in Penn Valley

Thursdays from May 4th – November 16th

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Phone: (530) 265-5551

Western Gateway Park

18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley, CA

For Vendor News and Information click here.

CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 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 cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
25
Fri
Board of Directors Meeting @ Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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Board of Directors Meeting
Meets: 4rd Friday of each month at the Chamber offices GV
Closed Session: 7:30AM to 8:00AM
Open Session: 8:00AM to 9:00AM

All members of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber
are invited to attend the
Open Session of the Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 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 cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
26
Sat
Nevada County Certified Grower’s Market at the North Star House @ North Star House
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nevada City Farmers Market 2017

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Downtown Nevada City Summer Farmers Market

Saturdays, June 3rd – November 18th 2017

Hours 8:30am – 1:00pm

ncfarmersmarket.org

Empire Mine State Historic Park 122nd Miners Picnic @ Empire Mine State Historic Park
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

122nd Miners Picnic

A picnic, a tradition – and tons of fun since 1895!

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Photos by Dreamspinner Productions

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Special activities from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free admission for children under 6

Pack your picnic basket. Grab a blanket and chairs – and seize the chance to picnic on our glorious grounds. The annual Miners Picnic is a summer celebration of our colorful, gold mining history – and everyone’s invited!

The first Miners Picnic was held 1895 to raise money for miners’ widows and orphans, as well as injured and out-of-work miners. Today, it’s an action-packed day of fun, food, gold history, and lasting memories.

A nail-biting mine rescue reenactment at high noon is a must. Will help arrive in time to save the injured miners? Witness the event in the Mineyard, and cheer the rescue team on.

You’re also welcome to visit the old Blacksmith Shop. Our popular “smithies” always have old-west tales to tell. There is Living History at Empire Cottage – with docents portraying many of the characters who shaped our history, such as the Bourn Family, the Starrs – and chatty housekeeper, Katie Moriarty. They’ll be glad to tell you what life was like in the early 1900s.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • The choice of bringing your own lunch or purchasing food, drinks
    and ice cream from local vendors (including the traditional miners’
    favorite, Cornish pasties)
  • Vintage cars
  • Lavish, period costumes
  • Challenging games and entertainment for children
  • Learning how to pan for gold
  • An old-fashioned cake walk
  • Equipment exhibits
  • Live music by popular, local bands,
    as well as strolling musicians & entertainers
  • Surprises too! (You never know who may be visiting.)

Plan on spending the day – because you don’t want to miss a thing!

Everyone’s invited!

The prices are: $7 for 17 & over, $3 children 6-16, FREE for children under 6.

United Way of Nevada County Presents: Grills ‘N’ Grilles @ Western Gateway Park
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

United Way of Nevada County Presents

August 26, 2017  11:00 am to 5:00 pm

United Way of Nevada County’s 11th annual BBQ Competition and Car Show “Grills ‘n’ Grilles” is one big event of food, autos, live music, and fun. The event will take place on August 26th, 2017 at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, just minutes from the historic gold towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City nestled in the Sierra foothills. This is an exciting event for the entire community and runs in conjunction with the third Annual Derek Sorensen Memorial Disc Golf Tournament.

      • KCBS BBQ Teams will compete in four meat categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork roast and beef brisket.
      • Backyard BBQ Teams will compete for a People’s Choice and Critic’s Choice award.
      • Cars of all makes and models will be on display for viewing.
      • A Gold Country Disc Golf Association Derek Sorensen Memorial Tournament will be played before the event.
      • Community members will have the chance to come out and try some great barbecue, vote for the top griller and their favorite vehicle.
      • There will be disc golf exhibitions, vendors, music, food, beer and wine, and a kid’s area . . . fun for the whole community.

This great event opens officially at 11:00 am for most activities (the Disc Golf Tournament starts at 9:30 am). Entry to the event and parking are free. “BBQ Buck” and raffle ticket sales will start at 11:00 am. BBQ Bucks are redeemable for BBQ tastings (both backyard and professional KCBS offerings) as well as drinks. Wine and beer will be available from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Sampling for the Backyard BBQ competition and people’s choice voting starts at 12:00 pm. A sampling of the professional BBQ team offerings starts at 1:00 pm. Awards ceremonies and disc golf demonstrations happen throughout the afternoon with a culmination of the event between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm when the KCBS winners are announced.

Check out this aerial view from a past Grills ‘n’ Grilles event!

We hope you join us. We’re sure you will find this a fun, enjoyable event whether you’re there to show off your own vehicle or looking to demonstrate your cooking prowess or just to enjoy some fine barbeque and vote for your favorite. Check out the great cars, learn about disc golf and listen to some great bands while sampling California’s best barbeque, all in an enjoyable park setting.

Lodging  Need a place to stay? Here are some suggestions.

Directions  Need directions to the park? Get them here.

Events  Want to know what else is happening in Nevada County? Look here.

All the proceeds from this event will go to the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund. United Way of Nevada County commits funds to three critical areas: Education, Income, and Health. To learn more about the United Way of Nevada County and our partners, please see our Web site at www.uwnc.org

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