Gary Snyder & Tom Killion: The Art of Friendship

LIKE NATURALIST JOHN MUIR, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Gary Snyder’s words about the Sierra point to its extraordinary beauty, ecological importance and rich cultural history. In The High Sierra of California, Snyder’s prose, Tom Killion’s woodcut artistry, as well as Muir’s writings, capture the multiple facets of the region. The two famous artists—who share an appreciation […]

Sierra Storytelling Festival is July 17-19 near Nevada City

SIERRA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL July 17-19 Set among the towering pines, sloping lawn and the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center near Nevada City, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is now in its 30th year. It is a much-loved annual tradition for locals and visitors from across the country. Storytellers include Patrick Ball, Dovie Thomason, Rafe Martin, […]

Sierra Storytelling Festival: tales that connect generations

FOR ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND IN JULY, settle back and hear stories unfold beneath the big trees and nighttime stars of the foothills. The 29th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center north of Nevada City on July 18-20. Known as the “Queen of Storytelling Festivals,” it brings a lineup of […]

North Columbia Schoolhouse hosts acclaimed cellist on November 16

“I’ve studied a lot of different musical vocabularies,” Rufus Cappadocia explains. “And I’ve played with musicians literally from around the world. But, in the end, music all comes down to a single source. You can be pulled this way or that, but essentially it all converges on the same location. Every doorway leads back to […]

Fall Colors Getaways in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee-Tahoe

WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation. NEVADA CITY Check into a B&B, inn or motel: […]

The Ridge Tapestry Project at The Center for the Arts on December 11-January 14

The Ridge Tapestry Project at The Center for the Arts Granucci Gallery December 11 — January 14, 2013 The San Juan Ridge has been an active community for more than a century. In the last 40 years it has been home to a rich culture of individuals and gatherings that make it a unique and […]