Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

Much love for BriarPatch Food Co-Op!

Tutto andra’ bene

Emily’s Catering Love Fest!

Everybody loves SPD Markets!

Creative Spark Search!

Auditions for The 13 Band ~ Tuesday, January 10, 2012 ~ 6:30pm ~ Bitney College Prep Campus

The 13

The 13 Band is in its 7th year!  Junior High Auditions are on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 6:30pm, at Bitney College Prep Campus, 133B Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley.  Join “The Coolest Band in the Galaxy”.  Junior High vocalists and musicians (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards) are needed.  Please visit or contact Rick Kirkpatrick at (530) 205-5821 or for more information.

The 13 is a non-profit music program sponsored by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Share a Kiss under the mistletoe at the Foundry!

Mistletoe in the Upper Gallery

Share a kiss under the mistletoe at the Miners Foundry this holiday season!  The building has been decorated for the holidays and it looks fabulous!  A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped deck our halls.  A special thank you to Decorating Committee Co-chairs Sheila Cameron and Moira McLaughlin, as well as volunteer extraordinaire Sovahn LeBlanc.

We’d also like to thank the following area businesses for donating their time and talents to help ready our historic building for the holidays:

Foothill Flowers

Foothill Flowers (especially Mrs. Johnson for sharing her expertise and giving bow-making lessons), 102 West Main Street, Grass Valley, (530) 273-2296

A-Z Supply

A-Z Supply, 13396 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, (530) 273-6608

"The Ribbon Guy"

Rene Antonson / Raw Designs “The Ribbon Guy”, 14100 Caroline Way, Grass Valley, (530) 277-5059

Holiday Decorating at the Foundry ~ Wish List

The Miners Foundry is looking for donations, volunteers, and creative ideas to deck the halls this year. Contact event coordinator Kat Kress to add your name to the volunteer list or call her at 265-5040.

Donations: Drop off at the Miners Foundry Box Office (entrance at the top of the parking lot, 325 Spring St, Nevada City). Dates: Wednesday, November 16 through Saturday, November 19 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Contact: Jenni Bond at the box office with donation questions, (530) 265-5462.

Pine cones – dried and pitch-free, especially the large Sugar Pines.
Birds nests
Holly – especially the variegated (striped leaf) variety
Pine branches, garlands, and wreaths
Antlers – small or medium size

Floral wire – narrow, easy to bend kind
Floral tape
Ornament hooks
Wreath forms – one 4’, one 3’, and three 18”
White card stock
Red or black ink pads
Red or black magic markers
Quart size mason jars
2” – 4” white unscented candles
Epsom salt
White lights with brown cords

Volunteer: On Tuesday November 22 come help transform the historic building for the holiday season. Adults: 9am – 12pm. Children welcome for a craft project 12 – 3pm. Contact Kat Kress at 265-5040 to add your name to the list.

Pianist Wanted: Sunday, December 11, 1 – 5pm to accompany Tamara Fouyer singing Christmas/Jazz standards during the Children’s Shopping event. This commitment also includes rehearsal time. Contact Tamara Fouyer at

Sponsors: Businesses who would like to donate items for recognition at the Foundry (over 1000 people will visit this season) and mentions on their Facebook page and email blasts (over 3000 subscribers) please contact Moira McLaughlin

Photos from a July wedding at the Foundry!

Photos by Val Camp.  Wedding Coordination by Donna Hoekstra, Joy of Life Events


Reader’s Theatre ~ Sunday, December 4, 2011 ~ 3:30pm Doors Open / 4:00pm Show ~ $10.00

Tim O'Connor

The Miners Foundry is proud to present Reader’s Theatre, Directed by Tim O’Connor, on December 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.   Four stories by William Faulkner, Garrison Keillor, Graham Green and Steve Martin will be read by four local performers.  This production of Reader’s Theatre will feature David Iorns, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Bruce Kelly, & Rene Sprattling.   All proceeds of this event directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and available at Briarpatch, the Nevada City Box Office or at the door.  The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.

Barn Owl Estate Auction ~ Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3, 2011

Hundreds of Once in a Lifetime Collectibles and Antiques to Be Auctioned! Barn Owl Auctions will hold its first live auction on December 3, 2011 with a preview party on December 2, 2011. A not-to-be missed event, the live auction will include a different item every 30 seconds, fun mystery surprises every hour, gourmet food and entertainment. Adding to the excitement, bidders from around the world can tune in using the latest technology as they participate via an online auction.

A full catalog of items will be available at

A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Hospice, a local charitable nonprofit organization that helps the terminally ill and their families.

For more information contact Heidi LeVell at (530) 320-4782 or email