Chamber & Business
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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Thursday, July 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Training Zone
722 Freeman Lane, Ste. B, Grass Valley
(530) 273-9663
 Thursday, August 16th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Living Waters
1097 E Main St., Ste. F, Grass Valley
(530) 274-9738

 Arts & Cultural
Events Calendar


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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“Mine, Wine & Dine” @ Empire Mine State Park
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 “Mine, Wine & Dine”

Friday, August 3rd

 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Empire Mine State Historic Park

Tickets:  $95 each

Purchase:  Shanin Yborrondo, Coordinator


A unique summer-evening experience!  Enjoy fine wines from award-winning local producers as well as quality craft beer.  Savor a delicious farm-to-table dinner under the stars.  You’ll dine in the very place where Empire Mine created history – in our community and around the world.  Living History docents dressed in exquisite Downton Abbey-style costumes will recreate some of Empire’s gold, grit and glory past.  With pre-dinner visits to Empire Cottage, live entertainment (including dance music), every ticket sold will help safeguard our Park’s future.  Hosted by Empire Mine Park Association to help maintain and improve our treasured Park, tickets are limited and expected to sell out fast.  Further details available at the Visitor Center, (530) 273-8522 or at http://www.empiremine.org

123rd Miners Picnic @ Empire Mine State Historic Park
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
123rd Miners Picnic @ Empire Mine State Historic Park

123rd Miners Picnic

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

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Special activities from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FREE admission for children under 6 & FREE parking.

Pack your picnic basket. Bring 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, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

The first Miners Picnic was held in 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 “smiths” always have old-west tales to tell. There is Living History at Empire Cottage and in the Clubhouse – 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 during Empire Mine’s heydays.

With special activities and entertainment for kids – PLUS lots of live music throughout the Park and on the stage by the Clubhouse, it’s an action-packed day for all ages!

You’ll also enjoy:

  • New to this year’s picnic a BEER GARDEN!
  • The choice of bringing your own lunch OR purchasing food, drinks and ice cream from local vendors, including the traditional miners’ favorite, Cornish pasties), PLUS, exclusive “24-Karrat Cakes”, only available at Empire Mine special events
  • Vintage cars
  • Lavish, period costumes
  • Challenging games and entertainment for children
  • An old-fashioned cake walk
  • Equipment exhibits
  • A raffle & silent auction – with exceptional prizes
  • 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.