May 9th, 2014

Keep in Touch with The Greater Grass Valley Chamber!

Women's Self-Defense You Can Do This!

For all women 12 yrs old and older 
Reduce your Risk
Increase Your Options
Only $25 for a 12 Hour Class
Scholarships Available

Friday May 9th 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Register online or call 530-277-4338

Class held at Fire Station #2
213 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley

Offered by RAD Nevada County In Partnership with Grass Valley PD and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition.

Bring your girlfriends, daughters, moms, sisters & aunts!
Upcoming Events:
 Tonight, Friday May 9th



 Saturday May 10th


Granucci Gallery April 29 - May 17



Keeping Current with the Yuba
CNL Member Organization Seeks Development Director 


SYRCL is looking for a passionate and proven Development Director to join their 
team. The Development Director is a senior position at SYRCL and is responsible  
for leading fundraising efforts (except the Wild & Scenic Film Festival) for the $1.3  
million organization.

This position is open until filled and will ideally begin work on July 1, 2014.

Submit your cover letter and resume electronically to Caleb Dardick, Executive Director.
No phone calls, please. Resume review will begin May 1, 2014. 



Time to Get Wild for the Yuba! Attend, Donate, Volunteer


SYRCL is hard at work on the upcoming Wild for the Yuba Wine & Beer Tasting Experience and Auction, taking place June 7th at the historic North Star House in Grass Valley.  We hope you'll join us!  Attend the event, donate an auction item, or volunteer to help














SYRCL bids Farewell to Miriam Limov; Seeks New River People Manager

After 17 years as a star SYRCL volunteer followed by the past 7 ½ years of service as a full-time member of the SYRCL staff, Miriam Limov, River People Manager, will be leaving to pursue a new career in the catering business with Emily's Catering & Cakes as well as expand her new cookie company, Rainbow's End. She will be leaving at the end of June before starting a month-long backpacking trip.  






The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce helped kick off Pay it Forward Processing's "Every Swipe Benefits Charity" program right here in Nevada County with a Ribbon Cutting, Tuesday May 6th at 151 Union Square (151 Mill St). Renee VanHeel, President and Founder of PFP joined local Account Manager Mick Collins in presenting a check to Anew Day in the amount of $751 from funds that have accrued from local processing accounts that have committed to helping this great organization. Mike Bratton and Joy Porter accepted the endowment on behalf of Anew Day. Pay it Forward and Anew Day thank The Cooler Zone, The Flying Broom, Tall Boots Spetic Pumping, McCoy & Bielenberg Heating and Air, Foothill Painting, Heart & Soul Alpaca Spinnery, Dave's Auto Repair, and Muffler and Brake Barn for their support!

Anew Day is a local nonprofit, founded in March 2006, that provides healing and hope through counseling for those who are hurting; offering individual and family counseling as well as support groups for a wide variety of needs. 
Sierra Stages presents PROOF by David Auburn
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama
May 1-18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley

What: Sierra Stages presents PROOF by David Auburn
When: May 1 - 18
Thursdays at 7 PM; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays (May 11 & 18) at 2 PM
Where: Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley

Sierra Stages is proud to present the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama PROOF by David Auburn from May 1 through May 18 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley.

Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor Robert is struggling with mental illness. His fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter Catherine is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert's former students, Hal, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine's world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father's world of hidden complexities and tantalizing secrets, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father's creative genius and his terrifying mental illness.  


A Wellness Program that Works: 
Controlling Gum Disease and Diabetes


A healthy mouth could mean thousands in medical savings and better health for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Chronic conditions affect millions of Americans. For example, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 25.8 million American have type 2 diabetes. Nearly half of all Americans will have periodontal disease sometime in their life. United Concordia Dental sponsored a study to measure the effect that periodontal care can have on those who are pregnant or have chronic conditions.


In this landmark study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania by Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, three years of medical and dental claims for 1.7 million United Concordia members were studied. A total of 178,617 individuals with chronic health conditions (or were pregnant) and gum disease were isolated. In 2007, periodontal treatment was offered to these patients. Of these patients, 90,000 with diabetes chose to receive periodontal treatment or declined it.


Read the rest of Sandi's article here.

Nana's Artisan Bakery has expanded it's gluten free line; this weekend we will be featuring Rice Flour Blueberry Muffins, Rice Flour Cranberry Pecan Muffins, Rice Flour Cherry Muffins, Rice Flour Pumpkin or Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip or Plain, and as always, our Rice Flour Bread and Rice Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies, now also available stuffed with fudge.....

Join Nana's at 2 events this weekend: Our Growers Market at the Northstar House, 8-12:30, is in full swing on Saturdays.

On Sunday we will be at Miners Foundry from 9-3 for the Plant Sale.

We will still be offering our non gluten free scones, cookies, date bars, baked donuts and much, much more.... Email Nana's or visit their website

May 10th 2014 Pilot Peak Proudly Presents
for the first time at the PEAK:
With a great dance mix of classic rock, R&B and funk, blues rock and oldies, Mere Mortals is one of the Sacramento area's best party bands. If you like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, allman Brothers, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and many others - then you will love this band. WE WILL SELL OUT - SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW.

Besides a Great New Band, tonight we are proud to introduce a Great New Caterer -

"Rolling Stone Pizza Company" to the PEAK and do we have a treat in store for all of you -
$15 - Your choice of one of the Personal-size Wood-fired 8" Pizzas below (pictures depict "oven ready" pizza) and included with the pizza is a "Sunset Salad" - Chopped Romaine Hearts - Raspberry Vinaigrette, Yellow Squash, Toasted Walnuts, Chopped Fresh Fruit , Feta Crumbles, Cranberry Raisins, and Red Onion. 
May 17th 2014

This particular Juice is an intoxicating blend of rock, blues, funk (and even a little pinch of modern country that's winning fans and getting audiences up on their feet where ever they play!

WE WILL SELL OUT - MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY so you can enjoy the evening dancing under the stars at the PEAK!

Reservations are $6 and include your first beverage of choice.

Phil and Lorrie from Cafe Olivetti in Marysville will be catering the following offerings:

Appetizer : $7 ~ Pilot Peak Cheese Plate ~ Three Gourmet Cheeses & Spiced Moroccan and Harvest Blended Olives served with our famous Lavash Bread
Appetizer : $5 ~ Pilot Peak Sourdough Plate ~ Garlic Infused ~ Herbed Olive Oil - Balsamic Laced Dipping Sauce served with a half loaf of Truckee Sour Dough Baguette
Dinner: $16 ~ Phil's Famous Meat Loaf With Mushroom Sauce, served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Tossed Salad, Dinner Roll & Butter
Dessert: $4 ~ Your choice from Assorted Desserts as only Lorrie can make them! She holds the record for making everyone smile with the ample servings of her delicious treats - chocolate mousse cake, fresh fruit pies (ala mode), brownies, etc.
Of course ordering FOOD is optional. If you are planning to eat, please order your food as you make your reservations. SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE "ORDER" SCREEN FOR FOOD SELECTIONS - be sure and order food for the date of the event.

Food numbers go to the caterers on Thursday morning - so all orders must be made before May 15th to guarantee service.

After that - Limited quantities will remain available online while they last - when they are gone that is it.

Must be 21 years of age to attend Sunset Events. 
Two Nights Only!

Friday & Saturday 8:15 PM May 9th & 10th 
Admission $25 
Pre-show entertainment by Chris Crockett 7:15 PM 
Reservations: 530-265-8686

Well-known to OBS audiences for her portrayal of the country music legend in our 2009 production of Always...Patsy Cline, Kris returns for two performances of her own special musical tribute to the iconic singer.

With live musical accompaniment provided by slide steel guitarist Larry Tracy and keyboardist Cary Sanders, Kris will perform two dozen of Patsy Cline's most memorable and best-loved hits. The 90 minute program will include Anytime, Back in Baby's Arms, Bill Bailey, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Closer Walk with Thee, Crazy, Faded Love, Heartaches, Honky Tonk Merry Go Round, I Fall to Pieces, Imagine That, In Care of the Blues, Leaving on Your Mind, Lovesick Blues, Never No More, Poor Man's Roses, San Antonio Rose, Seven Lonely Days, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, Tennessee Waltz, Walkin' After Midnight, Why Can't He Be you, You Belong to Me and Your Cheating Heart 


Keeping Kids Safe Festival

Saturday, May 10th


We're asking you to become a supporter of our 2014 "Keeping Kids Safe" Festival.  The  previous children's festival, hosted by the Beam "Easy Living" Center in April, 2013 was huge success, and continues to grow.  More than one thousand kids participated and were able to interact with law

enforcement, fire and other public service agencies.  


We are excited to announce that this year the Gold Country Kiwanis Club will be the primary organizer of the event.  Our new venue, the Safety Training Center near the Sierra College campus, will allow expanded programs, participation and live demonstrations.





The 11th Annual Keeping Kids Safe Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Marc Klaas and the KlaasKids Foundation ® will again be providing families with digital fingerprints and photographs of their children.  KNCO/Star 94 will also be offering great prizes for their "Passport to Safety".  Fun activities and important safety information for the whole family, plus exhibits and demonstrations by our local agencies and non-profits dedicated to keeping our kids safe will be presented.  In addition to activities and demonstrations, we'll provide free hot dogs, chips, popcorn, soft drinks, and sno-cones. 



For more info download the PDF here.

Join us for the First Annual Gold Country Challenge.  
A ride through the historic gold mining country of western Nevada County.

Saturday May 10th, 2014

The Gold Country Cycling Challenge is a 50k, 100k and 100 mile tour of the beautiful Gold Country region of Northern California. 



 Mother's Day!

The Opportunity to "Thank" the Ladies that Inspire, Encourage, Mentor and Loves us Unconditionally...
Let us at Grande Wood Designs help you celebrate Mother's Day.
Mention this ad and get a special offer for your special lady!

Visit their website                                                                            Like them on Facebook
We are open Sunday May 11th for Mothers Day!

Mom takes care of everyone and everything throughout the year. While we should be showing our appreciation throughout the year, now is the perfect time to really show that special woman in your life just how much you care.

We are offering Special Mothers Day Services and will be open Sunday for Mothers Day, so book an appointment and let us help you pamper Mom with the love and care she deserves!

Book an appointment on the go! Go to the app store and download the mindbodyconnect app to reserve Mom's spot. You can also visit our website to request an appointment.
For questions, please give us a call at (530) 477-2340.

Happy Mothers Day! 
May events are up on the website! We have a lot planned for the next few months. With something for, seniors, adults...
take your pick!

Also be sure to visit the Parent's Resource Summer Camp Fair this Saturday, May 3rd from 10am - 2pm at the Nevada City Vets Hall. You will be able to see the fun projects we have planned for our Summer Art Camps.

Mother's Day Paint & Pour at Pilot Peak Winery
Join us for an afternoon of painting "Mother and Child" inspired by Klimt, while sipping award winning wine at Pilot Peak Winery. Leave your inhibitions at the door and take home your own masterpiece and memories. There is no food at this venue, feel free to bring a sack lunch. 
Cost: $40.00 per person. 
When: Sunday, May 11th from 1:00pm- 4:30 pm 
Location: Pilot Peak Winery 
12888 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946

Brews & Brushes Art Class @ Ol' Republic Brewery "Pet Portraits"

Join us for an afternoon of painting YOUR PET while sipping your favorite brew at Ol' Republic Brewery. Leave your inhibitions at the door and take home your own masterpiece and memories. We will take a break at 2:30pm for a bite to eat (bring a snack).

*Please e-mail a high resolution picture of your pet upon check out and we will have it ready to paint when you arrive.

Cost: $45.00 per person.
When: Sunday, May 25th
from 12:45am- 4:30 pm
Location: Ol' Republic Brewery
124 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 
New York Times Best Selling Author Kelly Corrigan comes to The Center for the Arts for a special Mother's Day show, May 11th at 2pm!
Bring your lunch receipt to the show and receive member pricing--a $5 savings!

"Kelly Corrigan's heartfelt homage to motherhood is every bit as tough and funny as it is nostalgic and searching. It's a tale about growing up, gaining wisdom, and reconciling with Mom (something we all must do eventually) but it's also an honest meditation on our deepest fears of death and abandonment. I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother- along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid." - Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

Kelly Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place and Lift, both New York Times bestsellers. She is also a contributor to O: The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Medium. Kelly co-founded Notes & Words, an annual benefit concert for Children's Hospital Oakland featuring writers and musicians onstage together. Her YouTube channel, which includes video essays like "Transcending" and interviews with writers like Michael Lewis and Anna Quindlen, has been viewed by millions.

When Kelly was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.

Mother's Day & Summer Camps!

Do something different for Mom this Mother's Day. We will have complimentary yummy eats and drinks (quiche, bagels and lox, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, and more) and a private table for each family to create a unique art piece together. Mom will be refreshed by this unique concept and have a family piece of art that will last a lifetime. 
A variety of serving platters and bowl will be available along with some fun ideas on how your family can paint them.

Sunday, May 11th 
9:30 am-11:30 am 
Cost: Table Sitting fee $30 per table (up to 6 people). If you have a larger family you will have to reserve 2 tables.  Plus the cost of the pottery piece $35 + 
Reservations are a must. A $30 deposit will secure your table and cover the sitting fee. Store credit will be given to cancellations 48 hrs in advance.
Summer Camp Schedule is out and sign-ups are rolling in. Call 530-272-1973 and sign up soon!
Whimsical Fairy Week

This camp will be a magical week of all things fairy. We will begin with sculpting a whimsical fairy house out of clay. We will build an entire scene for the fairy house full of mushrooms, moss and wood chips! We will also make our own silk fairy wings. This camp is a little girl's whimsical dream.
When: June 24th - 27th (Tuesday-Friday) 10:00am - 2:00pm

Age: 6+
Cost: $170 
Under the Sea

This camp is perfect for both boys and girls. We will spend the week creatin
g with inspiration from under the sea from Sharks to dolphins to turtles. We will paint pottery, create mosaics, paint acrylic masterpieces and more!
When: July 8th - 11th (Tuesday-Friday) 10:00am - 2:00pm

Age: 8+
Cost: $170 


* Note all camps start on a Tuesday. You must pre-register for camps with a
$50 non-refundable deposit. Store credit will be given with a one week notice. 
Please pack a lunch and water bottle for your child.
Call or stop by to sign up. 272-1937. *



Mark your calendar!
We are preparing a very special event to celebrate 
Mother's Day Italian Style!

On May 11th we will be open for Brunch
10:00 am to 2:00 pm & Dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Brunch Specials:

Mimosa and Rossini cocktails $5

Salmone alla Griglia con Asparagi 
Grilled salmon with ginger cream sauce served with asparagus and Duchess potatoes

Cotolette di Pesce Spada
Breaded swordfish cotoletta, homemade aioli and organic spring salad

Pollo al Marsala
Baked chicken thigh with marsala and Béchamel sauce, served with
potato puree and green beans

Fagottini di Spinaci e Ricotta
Eggs wrapped and baked in puff pastry with spinach and ricotta,
served with organic spring salad

Uova all'Alpina
Polenta, eggs, Fontina cheese, mushrooms, and truffle oil au gratin

Cofanetto con Fragole e Panna
Puff pastry filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries 

For kids:
Pasta with a choice of butter & cheese, pesto, marinara or bolognese

* In additions to our regular menu

Please call us at (530) 273-3555 to make a reservation.
PILOT PEAK Mother's Day - 
Sunday Release Party and Special Treats

May 11th 2014 12 noon until 4pm

Pilot Peak Mother's Day Release Party & Special Treats

Free Glass of Champagne for all Mothers who attend while supplies last!

(We may even have something special to offer the DADs)

We will be releasing our 2013 Estate Sauvignon Blanc & 2013 Viognier

Our winemaker has decided to pair these wines with the following:

Sauvignon Blanc with Gazpacho Soup as it is the perfect foil for showcasing the 2013 Pilot Peak Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Viognier with Pastry Cheese Twists - Twisted puff pastry strips laced with cheese, herbs and a little heat makes for an elegant appetizer which we'll be pairing with Pilot Peak's newly released 2013 Viognier.

We are expecting nice weather and would like you all to feel free to bring your families and enjoy a picnic on our beautiful terraces.

It will be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with mom.

This is a "NO COST" event but you will need to reserve online or call the winery 530.432.3321 to make reservations so that we can adequately plan the food.

PLEASE do not register more than will be certain of attending.

Mother's Day! -- Champagne Brunch
Pamper mom at the club with our fabulous Champagne Brunch! 
Enjoy a carving station with ham, leg of lamb, prime rib, salmon, an omelette station, eggs benedict, a selection of salads, fresh fruit & vegetables, a variety of tasty desserts, and, of course, champagne!

Call now 530-273-2041 to make reservations which are available between 10AM and 2PM. See you then!

Nine & Dine, Tuesday, May 20th

Nine & Dine (formerly known as 'Twilight Golf) is a welcome upgrade with a step up in menu items and fun prizes. For this month's event, Tuesday, May 20th, we will have a wonderful Tri-Tip with sautéed mushrooms!

Invite your friend and tell your neighbors, these evening rounds are a lot of fun!
Sign up in the Pro Shop today.

Event: Mother's Day Springtime Event Date: Sunday, May 11th Venue: Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Times: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $7 (ages 17+), $3 (ages 6-16), Grandmothers & children under 6 FREE
Contact: Visitors Center (530) 273-8522 Visit their site online. 
 Emily's Catering and Cakes

Click on the image above to view the entire menu or visit their website here.
Alta Sierra Country Club

Stop by the Winery Sat or Sun May 10 and 11th from 1-5pm.
Bring your Mother.
Bring someone else's Mother.
Are you a Mother ? Bring some friends.
Mom's get 10% off wine purchases ( Wine club Mom's 25%)
Special Dark chocolate bark, Dark chocolate cupcakes made with our
"Hunka Burnin Love" Late Harvest Zin.
How about a little LHZ Sorbet and other Munchies.

Visit their website here.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Club 141

We're hosting a special Mother's Day Sunday Brunch On Sunday, May 11, 2014
Seatings at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm
From the Kitchen
Eggs Benedict, traditional or spinach
Veggie Omelet
Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
All served with hash browns or cottage fries Baked Blueberry French Toast
Lunch Buffet
Cold Poached Salmon with Fennel Relish
Mushroom/Asparagus Crepes with Goat Cheese Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary Aioli Plus our specialty salad selections
Sweet Table with a variety of yummy sweet treats.
Call ASAP for reservations! 530-273-3600

Come Join us and Help Paint the Town!

Join us on Saturday, May 17th at 10:30 am for our 

Ribbon Cutting Celebration


The Growers Market has relocated to the Historic North Star House, Circa 1906, 12075 Old Auburn Road (about 1/2 mile from Nevada Co Fairgrounds follow signs). We will utilize the beautiful property for our Growers market and have 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.


May 7, 2014: Reported by Patrick Meagher


Farmer Profile: Robertson Family Farms has been with the market for 4 of their 7 years in business. We tried their Italian Sausage last! They sell bacon, sausage, chard, onions, garlic, grapefruit and flowers now. As the season warms up, they'll have amazing tomatoes, squash, and much more. They come to us from Marysville; their farm is beautiful, set among the oaks. They're happy to answer questions; come see them Saturday at the Northstar House, or call them at 740-1001.


Come join us on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm for a fun-filled day!


Come out to the market and see the progress that has been made on improving the grounds and North Star House.


Spring Landscape Tours led by Carole Miller will be available soon.

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

Nevada County Growers Market


More event details here.

Complementary Weekend Rate Sheet from Suzanne & John Voter - Delta Home Loans at Comstock Mortgage

Farmers Market Coupon Books are Available Soon! Check-In with us after May 15th

Gold Country Community Services - High Noon Senior Nutrition Program expects to receive Farmer's Market Coupon Books by May 15th. Through this program, eligible Nevada County seniors can receive a coupon book worth $20 that can be used at most local Farmer's Markets.
To be eligible to receive a Farmer's Market Coupon Book, you must be at least 60 years of age and have a monthly income no greater than $1799 for an individual or $2425 for a couple. The coupon books will be distributed at the High Noon Senior Café, Monday-Friday between the hours of 10:00am to 1:00pm. The High Noon Senior Café is located in the Nevada City Senior Apartments on 841 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley. The books will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis while they last.
The Senior Farmers Market Program is sponsored by the California Department of Agriculture and was made available to Nevada County residents by the Area 4 Agency on Aging. For more information call the Gold Country Community Center at (530) 273-4961.

Thank You and Gàobié (farewell) to Janis Bumgarner
Gold Country Community Services would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to Janis on serving as our Secretary on the Board of Directors. Good luck Janis to your new adventures in Hong Kong!

Doo-Wop Shoo-Bop Opens Friday May 16th


Off Broadstreet For Six Weeks Only!


Friday & Saturday 8:15 PM

May 16th Thru June 21at

(Admission $25)

2:00 PM Matinee, Sunday, June 1st

(Admission $23)

RESERVATIONS: 530-265-8686


                 It is June 20th 1966, the end of that year's US Open, and four singing golf caddies known as "The Par Four" are entertaining at the Tiki Lounge And Typhoon Bar in downtown San Francisco.  During the course of their program, they share stories of their origin as a singing group as well as observations on the game of golf and life in general. Fast-paced and unique, the creative doo-wop group's program provides plenty of laughs and includes two dozen hit songs from the early 1960's, including their own versions, which they say they have


Off Broadstreet favorite Jed Dixon returns, joined by Andrew Kerr and OBS newcomers JR Lewis and Isaias Acosta (Both well-known for their appearances with Sierra Stages).  Live musical accompaniment is provided by veteran OBS keyboardist Katie Baker.  With clever

choreography by Lyra Dominguez, Doo-Wop Shoo-Bop is sure to delight music lovers of all ages.

Songs include This Magic Moment, MTA, Runaround Sue, Poison Ivy, The Way You Look Tonight, Man Smart-Woman Smarter, Money Honey, Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out), Soul and Inspiration, Trickle Trickle and more than a dozen more well-known songs by the Drfters, The Coasters, The Four Lads, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and other popular groups

of the 1960's.

The third installment in Off Broadstreet's 25 Year Anniversary Season celebrating "A Half Century of Awesome Music," Doo-Wop Shoo-Bop is a "must see" event!

Nevada City Winery Celebrates 34 Years Of Award Winning Winemaking During May Open House

WHAT: Nevada City Winery Open House
WHEN: Saturday May 17, 12-5 p.m. and Sunday May 18, 12-5 p.m.
WHERE: Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St. downtown Nevada City, next to Miners Foundry.
ADMISSION: There is a $10 per person entry fee that includes all activities featuring wine tasting, live music, BBQ-grilled lunch, and entry to Bottle Your Own event in the barrel room.
INFORMATION: 530-265-9463

Nevada City Winery is celebrating 34 years of award-winning winemaking in Nevada County with their annual Open House Party taking place on May 17 and 18. The featured event over the weekend is the "Bottle Your Own Bottle" Party that takes place in the Winery's cellar and barrel room located directly beneath the tasting room, on Spring Street in Nevada City.

Each year winemaker Mark Foster creates two barrels of two different wines just for this event. This year's "Bottle Your Own Bottle" event features a deliciously fruity 2012 Zinfandel as well as a 2012 Bordeaux Blend featuring Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

"Cabernet Franc" Foster explained, "is a grape that does really well in our region. It generates great fruit along with floral and berry aromas and packs a mouthful of flavor. I think people are going to really like this wine."


At the Open House, become the winemaker for the day. Start by barrel tasting each wine. Then bottle the wine, cork it, foil the bottle top, and label each bottle with your own hand-signed, personalized wine label.


Meanwhile upstairs in the Tasting Room, the Winery will host a Gold Medal wine tasting featuring the 2012 Dolcetto that was a Double Gold Winner at the recent New World International Wine Competition as well as the Platinum Award Winner at the Consumer Wine Awards event.


Other Gold Medal wines include Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Gewurztraminer.

Open House activities include live music featuring folk duo Two Hands Bridge, and then the Brian Dougherty Trio on Saturday and Bob Mora and the Third Degree Blues Band on Sunday afternoon. The event also features a cheese tasting featuring Shaft's Cheese Company, a Sciabica Olive Oil tasting and Kelli's Cookies as well as a BBQ-grilled lunch.

There is a $10 entry fee ($5 for Wine Club Members) that includes all wine tasting, lunch, and entry to the "Bottle Your Own" party in the barrel room. The event goes from noon until 5:00 pm both days.


More event details here.


Mark your calendars now for the 21st Annual Spring Garden Tour, hosted by Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills (SISF), taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014.

This self-guided tour of six lovely privately owned gardens is located in the picturesque Sierra Nevada Foothills in Grass Valley, CA.
Gardens are open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and the cost is $20 in advance, or $25 at the garden gate. Buy Tickets here.

Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, and don't forget your camera on this four-to-five hour excursion through beautiful gardens!

The Garden Tour is the primary fundraiser of Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills, a global women's service organization supporting women and children in our community and abroad. The monies raised from the garden tour contribute to the health and well-being of those in need of opportunity and hope such as the following groups we've supported in the past: Hospice, Grad nights, Hospitality House, Kare Crisis Nursery, Read Me a Story, Pal Program, Friendship Club, The Cinderella Project and many more.

New TV Promotion for
Greater Grass Valley Chamber Members

Innovative Advertising is excited to present a new TV Advertising Program to members of The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce!

Put your business on TV at a fraction of the normal cost on top rated networks targeted to the viewers you want to reach.

This program will fill up fast and is on a first-come,
first-served basis.

Don't miss this affordable, aggressive advertising program.

Sign up now

 It only costs $4.23 each!

Contact: Jackie Breedlove or call (530) 615-4731 

On May 26, 2014 You are Invited to Participate in One of Three Tours of 
Memorial Bridges Dedicated to Vietnam
War and Operation Freedom Veterans

The purpose of the Tours is: To honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice
to preserve our American freedoms and liberties.

The Tours will occur between 0900 and 1500 hours and include the following activities (see schedule below):

  1. Bicycle tour of Memorial Bridges led by Connie Strawser, Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop, leaving Pioneer Park
  2. Walking tour of the Grass Valley Memorial Bridges leaving the Grass Valley Veterans' Hall
  3. Bus tour of Nevada City, Nevada County and Grass Valley Memorial Bridges leaving the Grass Valley Veterans' Hall.

Docents posted by each plaque honoring our local soldiers will provide information regarding each soldier.

The Schedule of Events and Tours is:

9:00 am - Memorial Day Ceremony at Pioneer Park, Nevada City - Veterans of Foreign Wars, host.

9:15 am - Bicycle Tour of Memorial Bridges leaving from Pioneer Park after the 9:00 am ceremony.

11:00 am - Memorial Day Ceremony at Grass Valley Veterans' Hall - American Legion, host.

1:00 pm - Local Heroes' Memorial Bridge Walk and Bus Tour will meet at the Vets' Hall as noted below:
Walking tour to meet under the Memorial Bridge Tour Banner in front of the building.
Bus Tour will be provided by Telecare and will depart from the parking lot behind the building.

Welcome Home Vets will host a Reception for Tour Participants at 248 Mill Street beginning at 2 p.m. 

For more information contact: one of the following:

Pat Nelson (477-8480), Catherine Ione-Perkins (273-5067), Louise Bock (273-3650) or Joyce Yaksick (265-4764)


Download the Memorial Walk Flyer PDF.

Download the Tour Map PDF here.

Download the Memorial Walk Tour Map Key PDF. 

NCTV is putting together 10 production teams to create 10-minute films based on screenplays by local writers. The Cast & Crew Call is Wednesday, May 14, 6-8 pm at Gold Rush Burgers, 106 E. Main Street, GV.

We need directors, camera operators, props engineer, editors, and actors of all ages (several kids roles are open). Come meet the screenwriters, learn about their screenplays and sign up to be a part of a film. The ten films will be shown on a local big screen in early October.

Bring your family and friends too. Come to the Cast & Crew Call or sign up by calling 272-8862. View the promo video here.

Historical walking tours of Alleghany will be offered Saturday and underground tours of the 16 to 1 mine will be offered Sunday ONLY.
Space is limited and reservations are required for the Underground Tour.
There will be carbide lamp demonstrations and a gold/quartz specimen from the 16 to 1 mine will be raffled off on Sunday (need not be present to win).
There will be Cornish Pasties for sale.

More details at their website here or phone 530-287-3330 



Contact: Cathy Whittlesey, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (530) 265-2692; 


Help us Continue the Traditional 4th of July Celebration


By - Keith Davies & Robin Galvan-Davies - Cathy Whittlesey - Julia Jordan
In Nevada County, we are proud to host one of Northern California's finest Fourth of July celebrations. Our parades are second to none, our fairgrounds event provides great family fun and our aerial fireworks are the best in the Sierra foothills.
The Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce along with the Grass Valley Downtown Association sponsor this community tradition. We spend many months each year planning the event.
Our combined annual budget for the Fourth of July increases every year and this year is no exception. Most of the obligated costs and charges we are looking at are associated with the daylong Fourth of July celebration at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Cost for the July 4th fairgrounds celebration include fairgrounds rental that is $6,500 and an additional $9,300 for fireworks. We also face higher costs for police and security patrols, entertainment, insurance, trash removal, janitorial services and other necessities. This year the budget adds up to approximately $45,000.
Admission prices barely cover our costs for the celebration and we cannot take on a deficit for the event. This year we are forced to increase ticket prices. Admission will be at $10 in advance for adults and $15 if you wait to purchase your ticket at the gate. It is FREE for children 12 and under. (The fairgrounds charges $5 per car for Parking.)

As has been the case through the years, many of the costs of the Fourth of July celebration are underwritten through the generous donations of local businesses and individual contributors. We are asking that you consider becoming a sponsor and sending a contribution for the 4th of July. You can send it to Nevada City Chamber of Commerce - 132 Main Street - Nevada City, CA 95959. We need your financial contribution to allow us to continue this traditional community celebration.
There are no changes planned for the Fourth of July parades, which rotate annually between Grass Valley and Nevada City and have done so for more than 100 years. This year's parade will be held at 11 a.m. on July 4th in historic downtown Nevada City.
We invite the entire community to come out on the Fourth of July, take in the parade, fairgrounds festivities and fireworks and enjoy a good, old-fashioned, patriotic celebration here in our hometowns of Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Keith Davies & Robin Galvan-Davies are CO-CEO's of the

Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce,
Cathy Whittlesey is Executive Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and
Julia Jordon is Executive Director of the Grass Valley Downtown Association.


Chamber News in the State



(May 8, 2014) The Senate this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed "job killer" bill that creates a split roll parcel tax at the local level.



Public Affairs / Politics
The San Francisco Bay Area's 16th Assembly District remained the leader in independent campaign expenditures reported through Tuesday, but a trio of Democrats in Sacramento-area legislative races are drawing independent support from business groups. The Sacramento Bee

Economic growth took a pause in the first three months of the year because of the harsh winter weather but is expected to pick up swiftly for the remainder of the year, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers Wednesday. Associated Press


Environmental / Agriculture

California Park Officials, Air Board Seek OK for Deal to Cut Dune Dust

California recreation and air-quality officials have asked a court to sign off on a deal seeking to reduce the amount of dust that emanates from a stretch of sand dunes and blows into housing tracts atop a nearby mesa in San Luis Obispo County. Los Angeles Times




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