The M. W. Swan Levine Gallery at the North Star Museum of Art

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation of a new project to honor the legacy of past Board member and key contributor, Peggy Levine. The Board has dedicated a key portion of the 2nd floor of the North Star House to be restored and used as the “The M. W. Swan Levine […]

SYRCL hosts beer and wine tasting event on June 6 at North Star House

Are you ready to get Wild for the Yuba? The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), the organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Yuba River for the past 32 years, invites you to get Wild for the Yuba at our annual auction and wine and beer tasting experience this Saturday June 6, 2015 from […]

“The Sierra 5” jazz ensemble at North Star House on August 24

Locals looking for quality jazz no longer need to travel to clubs in Sacramento. Instead, they can sip wine and eat a gourmet picnic dinner on the lawn at the North Star House. On Sunday, August 24, the faculty backbone of the celebrated Sierra Jazz Society and Jazz Camp will come together in a rare […]

North Star House master plan for restoration in the works

By Joe Heckel, President, North Star Historic Conservancy In 2003, a building sat vacant. It was in poor condition and deteriorating to the point of collapse. Rain poured into the building from a failing roof and through open windows. The interior had been vandalized, with all fixtures stripped and graffiti covered the walls. Piles of […]

Watch Shakespeare under the stars this summer

ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FAMILY and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe‘s Shakespeare Festival launches its 42nd season. Featuring live entertainment seven nights a week from July 11-Aug. 24 at Sand Harbor State Park, the season is anchored by the Festival’s main-stage production of William […]

“Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala at North Star House

Who: Bear Yuba Land Trust and The Center for the Arts What: “Back to the Land” Dinner and Gala, 11th Annual Stars at North Star House benefit concert with Dr. John and the Nite Trippers and special guest Allen Toussaint When: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 Where: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road […]

Julia Morgan Festival at North Star House on October 13

From Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Julia Morgan is California’s most famous architect—designing over 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle, parts of the UC Berkeley campus, Asilomar near Monterey, and North Star House in Grass Valley. A 6-week festival called Julia Morgan 2012 launched October 1 at buildings she designed throughout the state. Exhibits and activities vary from […]

The new “Art of Real Food” cookbook and farmers markets

WHEN IT COMES TO PLANNING DINNER, the answer should be a simple enough: “What’s in season?” Once a challenge in the “boomer” era of processed food, that’s changing rapidly, thanks to the growth of local farms, farmers markets, food co-ops, CSA “veggies in a box”—and education. In The Art of Real Food: Seasonal Recipes for […]

Local food: A hallmark of Nevada County

AN HOUR FROM SACRAMENTO ON “the road less traveled,” Nevada County is blessed with an abundance of ranchland and farmland. There are more than 80 farmers and ranchers selling their products, most of them belonging to Nevada County Grown. From grass-fed beef to organic vegetables, the county supports a well-rounded local harvest. The produce is […]