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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nevada City News and Events

Nevada City News & Events

Summer Nights in Nevada City Starts July 11

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, and 25, 2012 in this colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.
Spend your hot summer nights on the streets of Nevada City celebrating the 22nd annual Summer Nights. Wednesday evenings in July are a vacation for the entire family, with bands playing on special stages while children whoop it up on a Bouncy Castle and Pony rides. With free nightly events throughout our downtown historic district, attendees are certain to find something to entertain and delight them.
During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Three Wednesday nights in July — the best FREE entertainment for the whole family!
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“The Music Man” Runs July 12 thru August 4
This summer, fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill is coming to town in everyone’s favorite musical – Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” – playing for four weekends only from July 12 through August 4, 2012 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Presented by award-winning community theatre group Sierra Stages, “The Music Man” is directed by Jeffrey Mason, with musical direction by Ken Getz and dance direction by George Jayne.
Friends, River City has Trouble with a capital “T”. It’s July 1912 – exactly 100 years ago – and there’s a new pool table in town. Just in the nick of time, Harold Hill arrives with a solution to the pool table: Form a boys’ band with sparkling instruments and brand new band uniforms! The local piano teacher and librarian, Marian Paroo, sees through the “Professor” from the start, but this music man slowly wins her over as he transforms the entire town, and in the process transforms himself into an honest man.
Where better to enjoy this valentine to small-town America than Nevada City, with its 19th century mining town architecture and quaint downtown commercial district. Don’t miss “The Music Man” and such classic Broadway songs as “76 Trombones”, “Ya Got Trouble”, “Marian the Librarian”, “My White Knight”, “The Wells Fargo Wagon”, “Shipoopi”, “Till There Was You” and many, many more.
This Sierra Stages production of “The Music Man” features a cast of 33 local actors, headed by Erick Lindley as Harold Hill and Dawn Simmons as Marian.  The set design is by Pamela Mengers Hodges, costume design is by Sharon Olson and lighting design is by Zac Cahoon.
Tickets are available online at, by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210, and in person at the Nevada City Box Office (at the Miners Foundry) and BriarPatch Co-op.

Last Chance to VOTE Nevada City “Best Town Ever”!Each year, Outside Magazine scours the nation to find those dream cities that offer a balance of great culture, perfect scenery, stress-free and reasonable cost of living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors. This year, for it’s 35th Anniversary issue October, Outside is calling on the public to help select the best one ever from a pool of ten finalists in their Best Town Ever Facebook app.
To select the finalists, Outside partnered with the non-profit American Rivers to find great places to live that have the usual dreamy quality-of-living criteria and also an active recreational engagement with nearby waterways-kayaking, fishing, boating, walking and bike paths, and riverfront parks – and a positive environment story.
The winning town will receive the official honor of Outside’s “Best Town in America” and will be featured in the October 2012 magazine cover, and on Outside online.
The towns nominated include – Hood River, OR; Missoula, MT; Boise, ID;Nevada City, CA; Durango, CO; Ithaca, NY; Milwaukee, WI; Richmond, VA; Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC.
Voting officially begins at 12:00am EDT June 12, 2012 and ends at 11:59PM EDT July 9, 2012.
Visit to vote or join “Vote Nevada City the Best Town Ever” page on Facebook!
Let’s win this!
Nevada City Uncorked Aug 4
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to announce their second annual Nevada City Uncorked,
August 4, 2012
 from 1-5pm in historic downtown Nevada City. With nearly 20+ wineries and food vendors plus over 500 attendees from neighboring Foothill communities, we expect this event to be even better than last year.
Locations will be set up all within walking distance on Spring, Pine, Broad and Commercial Streets. Attendees will be encouraged to visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and food. From vintage cabs and beautiful chardonnays to delicious crepes and creative California cuisine, there will be something for everyone.

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