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Nevada City Farmers Market 2017 @ Downtown Nevada City
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Nevada City Farmers Market 2017


Downtown Nevada City Summer Farmers Market

Saturdays, June 3rd – November 18th 2017

Hours 8:30am – 1:00pm


October Ghost Tours @ The Alpha Building
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 Ghost Tours are happening the last three Fridays & Saturdays in October

The haunted Grass Valley and Nevada City historical walking tours explore the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said to still reside among us.

Grass Valley Tour on Fridays

Meet at the Grass Valley Library, 7:30 p.m.

Tour lasts about 2 hours

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 For children 12 and under

Children under 5 are Free

Nevada City Tour on Saturdays

Meet at the Alpha Building – (across from the National Hotel), 7:30 p.m.

Tour lasts about 1 ½ hour

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 For children 12 and under

Children under 5 are Free

Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets


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


Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

Bridgeport Fall Festival @ South Yuba River State Park
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


The South Yuba River Park Association (SYRPA) invites you to the Bridgeport Fall Festival on October 22. Try your hand at gold panning, basket weaving, and wool spinning. Take a hayride in a wagon drawn by a vintage tractor and enjoy an up-close experience with wild birds provided by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release of Grass Valley. Tours of the 1860s historic barn and 1920s gas station will be available to all. In addition, you can enjoy live music by the Buffalo Gals while picnicking under the large shade trees.

You can partake in watching your children play games along with face painting, painting pumpkins and making bird feeders. This year’s special attraction will be enactments of the Ghosts of Bridgeport. There is always an abundance of food including BBQ and baked potatoes by Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Frozen Yogurt by Culture Shock Yogurt and Root Beer Floats prepared by our expert volunteers.

Visiting with our rangers, volunteers and several local community organizations, such as Audubon, is always pleasant and informative. The “Save Our Bridge” campaign will be represented by volunteers who will be on hand to answer questions about the covered bridge renovation plan. You will have access to peer into the bridge through a fence since it remains closed to all traffic until renovation is completed.
Save the date and please bring the whole family for this fun event. Admission is free, parking $5.

InConcert Sierra Presents: VOCES8 @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VOCES8 – Oct 22

Sunday, October 22, 2017 • 2 pm (Note: this is the fourth Sunday)

The sensational British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved a cappella singing groups.

“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.”      – Gramophone

After booking Voces8, the group needed to change its tour dates. BECAUSE Music in the Mountains has a Friday, Oct 13 concert scheduled with the Sacramento Philharmonic and The Center for the Arts has a Sunday,Oct 15 program with Garrison Keilor, we decided it would be best for our audience to move our October date this season from the “Third Sunday” to the fourth Sunday. We apologize for any confusion.

$35 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee), Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve youth tickets)



Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)



The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.

In recent seasons VOCES8 has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, National Concert Hall Taipei, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing, the Shanghai Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Opera House and Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. Artistic collaborations have included the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, period ensembles Florilegium, L’Arpeggiata and Les Inventions, violinist Hugo Ticciati, cellist Matthew Sharp, and pianist/composers Jonathan Dove and Ola Gjeilo. VOCES8 has premiered commissions from Roxanna Panufnik, Alexander Levine, Alec Roth, Ben Parry, Ola Gjeilo, Philip Stopford and Thomas Hewitt Jones. The group also performs bespoke arrangements written by Arranger in Residence, Jim Clements.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include European performances at the Mito Festival Italy, Thüringer Bachwochen Germany, at the Paris Philharmonie and Brussels Bozar. They will also sing with L’Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar in performances of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. They will tour the USA twice.

With an on-going programme of recordings and live broadcasts, VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio, including MPR, the BBC and ClassicFM. VOCES8 is a Decca Classics Artist and with whom two albums, ‘Eventide’ and ‘Lux’, have been at the top of the Classical Charts on their release. In 2016 Decca Classics release of the music of Ola Gjeilo, which featured for many weeks in the USA Billboard charts, included performances from the group. Their next Decca Classics release is scheduled for the autumn of 2016. VOCES8 is an Ambassador for Edition Peters with whom it publishes arrangements and educational material, including the ‘VOCES8 Songbook’ and the ‘VOCES8 Method’.


Miners Foundry Presents: Robert Wynia & The Sound @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Robert Wynia & The Sound

October 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 $20 – $25


The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Robert Wynia and The Sound on Monday, October 23, 2017.  Robert Wynia and The Sound will perform the songs of Robert’s recently released record Brave the Strange as well as a complete set of Floater songs.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  This is a standing/dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets on sale August 25 at 10:00 am.

With an acclaimed history as the frontman and creative force behind Floater (a 2017 Inductee into the Oregon Music Hall of  Fame), Robert Wynia has released his second full-length solo album titled Brave the Strange.  The new album explores change, loss, and new beginnings, all with a luscious backdrop of warm strings, vintage keyboards, and rich, melodious vocals.  Featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s best and most loved musicians, Brave the Strange delivers a unique and cinematic musical landscape.  Songs ranging from roadhouse blues-style Americana to hypnotic ambient soundscapes to classic album rock flow seamlessly together and leave the listener wanting more.  Fans of Roger Waters, Ray LaMontagne, The Doors, and Fleetwood Mac will fall in love with Brave the Strange.

Robert Wynia is based in Portland, OR, producing and performing acclaimed rock and pop music, and has influenced the Northwest music scene for over 20 years.  Brave the Strange was recorded at Wynia’s own Curiouser studios and Mazinga Studios in Portland.

BriarPatch Co-Op Presents: Evolution of Organic @ Center for the Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

BriarPatch Co-Op Presents Evolution of Organic

Monday, October 23rd

7:45 PM

Main Stage Theatre

  • $22 General public


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

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.

This is the Nevada County premiere, unveiling the film in one of the organic heartlands. Home to Amigo Bob Cantisano and Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. Origins of Mountain Peoples Warehouse, which grew into UNFI, the largest distributor of organic and natural foods. Izzy Martin, another local, is also featured in the film, battling pesticides for twenty years and building the organic movement. Thanks to Richie Marks and others who gave their film and photos, you can see the home team up on screen — and in a panel discussion afterwards. Come and be part of the celebration of our organic homeland and heritage.

Narrated by Frances McDormand.
With a score by Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez.
Edited by master artist Robert Dalva.
Cinematography by Vicente Franco.
With ninety-six sources of archival film and photos.
Songs by the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mallett, Country Joe and the Fish and David Gans.
Written, directed and produced by Mark Kitchell, whose Academy Award-nominated Berkeley in the Sixties is a well-loved classic, one of the defining films about the ‘60s, and whose A Fierce Green Fire is an acclaimed big-picture synthesis of environmental activism from conservation to climate change.


Act 1: Origins

It’s no accident that California, home of the world’s most industrialized agriculture, also gives rise to its opposite — organic agriculture. The ‘60s counter-culture heads back to the land. Few have any farming experience; but they experiment and learn and in time become good farmers. A metaphysical aspect emerges when Alan Chadwick, eccentric master gardener, appears at U.C. Santa Cruz as students start a garden; he teaches a generation Rudolf Steiner’s Biodynamic philosophy. The third strand is home-grown: sons and daughters of farmers who reject modern chemical farming. Paul Muller says it arose “organically.” Izzy Martin weaves in politics, the square tomato and Vietnam vets turning against herbicides. Sibella Kraus, Chez Panisse forager, brings together farmers and chefs. Veritable Vegetable’s Bu Nygrens and Mary Jane Evans give us a wide view of organic as distributors. Stephen Pavich and Tonya Antle, Delano grape grower and cheerleading marketer, are the first to take organic to commercial scale. Rice growers Brian Leahy and Allen Garcia introduce us to wildlife-friendly farming. By the end of the ‘70s the first wave consists of sixty to eighty organic farms from Sonoma to Santa Cruz.

Act 2: Building Organic

Central themes – the soil and microbial life in it — emerge here. We explore organic techniques: making compost; growing your own fertilizer; and natural pest control using beneficial insects. Biodynamic preparations include putting manure in a cow’s horn and burying it for six months. Warren Weber tells of growing gnarly potatoes that customers loved because they were organic. Bu & Mary Jane relate early mishaps. From being dismissed as frauds to accused of a Communist conspiracy… from USDA hostility to building their own marketplace… the interviewees explore ideas and attitudes. Izzy Martin spends twenty years battling pesticides, tells horrifying tales of farmworkers and schoolchildren being poisoned. Sibella Kraus and Julie Guthman lead us through the foodie revolution and the baby lettuce boom that launched it. Steve Pavich and Tonya keep pushing through ten years of no, no, no — and finally break the supermarket barrier.

Act 3: Mainstreaming Organic

The Alar crisis in ’89 sets off a huge jump in demand for safe and healthy food. Organic booms, growing 20% annually for two decades. The arc of the Paviches curves up until they rep 75 growers. Izzy Martin tells how conventional farmers converted. Brian Leahy believes it was a two way street, that organic and conventional ag impacted each other. Julie Guthman explains her bifurcation thesis – that organic split into an industry and a movement. Michael Ableman sees it as a form of strengthening. Amigo Bob Cantisano says we can’t have all little hippie farms, we need the big growers to see the light. Warren Weber straddles the boom, rides it to the desert where he meets success but then collapse. The Paviches fall too. El Nino rains wipe out their grapes and Tonya’s marriage to Steve’s brother Tom hits the rocks. Michael Funk scales up Mountain Peoples Warehouse until it becomes UNFI. USDA Organic rules take ten years to implement. The organic community wins the battle to ban GMO’s, sewage sludge and irradiation. That’s when organic moves into the mainstream. Megaplayers turn it into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people. The other half is a movement that matures into a sustainable alternative vision of agriculture. It is a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food – people taking back the food system.

Act 4: Organic Futures

This act consists of three scenes:

  • The Next Generation. Severine Fleming, founder of the Greenhorns, leads a tour to: Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser, no-till farmers; and Grange Farm School, where Severine and Ruthie King dialogue about passing organic land to the next generation. We visit ALBA Institute which trains Latino farmworkers to be farmers; meet Javier Zamora who grows the best strawberries; and go to Sunol Ag Park, an urban edge farm. Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess shows stockings dyed indigo with plants she grows; and eco-fashion pioneer Marci Zaroff takes organic cotton from hippie to hip. Our favorite story about the next generation expanding organic is Jacob Katz breeding salmon — “floodplain fatties” – in flooded rice fields.
  • Soil Will Save Us, about carbon farming and sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, where it is a problem, into the soil, where it is beneficial. This is a big breaking story, as yet unknown to most of the public. Not only is it a solution to climate change; it gives organic agriculture new purpose. John Wick and Jeffrey Creque of the Marin Carbon Project, who did the first scientific study, explain their experiments and the exciting results. Joe Morris of Morris Grassfed and Kelly Mulville of Paicines Ranch add grazing and rangeland components. It’s an amazing story, a fitting climax for the film, and we’re thrilled at the chance to tell it.

Visit  http://evolutionoforganic.com for more information.

This event is sponsored by: 

BriarPatch Co-Op PresentsEvolution of Organic

Nevada County Certified Grower’s Market off Brunswick @ Horsemen Lodge
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


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.

Cyber Security Forum @ Grass Valley City Council Chambers
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Miners Foundry Presents: Stage Kiss @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Stage Kiss

October 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Stage Kiss on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  Stage Kiss, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Jeffrey Mason, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

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