Chocolate Infusion ~ Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chocolate Infusion PosterChocolate Infusion returns to the Miners Foundry!

Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines and enjoy performances by Lorraine Gervais and Jacob Aginsky with jazz from the speakeasy era!

The Union will present Chocolate Infusion on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online or at the offices of The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, (530) 273-9561.

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Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Robert Burns Dinner and Concert ~ Saturday, January 24, 2015

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Gold Country Celtic Society will host its 24th annual Robert Burns Dinner and Concert on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Miners Foundry.

An elegant dinner served by Chef Antonio Ayasteran will feature a choice of beef, fish, or vegetarian entrees.

Playing of the Pipes and Offerings of Haggis and wee drams of Single-malt Scotch will accompany the traditional toasts: Address to the Haggis, Toast to the Lassies and Lads, and the Immortal Memory Address to Burns.

 

 

 

Men of WorthFollowing dinner, a traditional Scottish Ceilidh will feature the music of acclaimed Celtic band Men of Worth.

The Brigadoon Pub will be offering single-malt Scotch, local wines, and other libations throughout the evening.

This is a special event, so semi-formal or formal Scottish attire or other formal apparel is appropriate.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. with dinner seating at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $55 for Gold Country Celtic Society Members and $60 for Non Members.  Tickets are available at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce or by calling (530) 274-0185.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration ~ Monday, January 19, 2015


Bethel AME Choir

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

KVMR Radio and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present “Serving the Community, Honoring the Dream”, a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The celebration will be on Monday, January 19, 2015 and will feature the 33rd year of the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville, CA.  The celebration is free to the public and donations will be accepted.

Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and the celebration begins at 12:00 p.m.  Limited seating will be available.  The concert will also be broadcast live on KVMR 89.5FM, 105.1FM, and online.

KVMR_2008_logo_calA vibrant community is well informed and involved, embraces diversity, respectfully shares opinions and fosters economic and social justice. KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival ~ January 15-18, 2015


2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival ~ Save the Date!

Wild and ScenicThis January, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 13th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns with another incredible selection of films to change your world.

Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.

 

YubaAlong with the usual line-up of beautiful, engaging and eye-opening films, this year’s theme is “A Wild Life.” Wildlife and endangered species will certainly be addressed, but attendees will also dive deeper into other interpretations of the theme.

Many of the adventurers and activists featured “wild lives” and the intention is to honor their not-so-mainstream choices, often thought to be a little on the wild side.

 

 

wildandscenicConsidered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

This year’s selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

New Year’s Eve ~ Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Achilles Wheel ~ “This is Life”

NYE PosterPaul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry present Achilles Wheel and the Soft Bombs on New Year’s Eve!  Achilles Wheel is about playing music that makes you want to dance, while the Soft Bombs offer sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music, and baroque pop.  Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Nevada City way!

Food will be available for purchase as well as a full bar.  Be sure to stick around for the midnight surprise!

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m.  Achilles Wheel will take the stage at 10:15 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Achilles Wheel PhotoAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.

The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 


The Soft Bombs ~ “Get Up”

The Soft Bombs

 

Based out of Nevada City, the Soft Bombs were founded in 2010, forming their current line up in 2012.

Drivingly danceable rhythm, hard pumping bass, hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies that are at once retro and distinctly forward looking.

The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

The Mother Hips ~ Sunday, December 28, 2014


The Mother Hips ~ “Sleepy Eyes”

Mother Hips PosterThe Miners Foundry will present The Mother Hips on Sunday, December 28, 2014.  With the release of Pacific Dust, California’s unsung psych-pop heroes tell their story with a a signature sound that rings more genuine and relevant than ever before.  Local favorites the Moore Brothers will open the show.

Limited seating will be available for this show.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  All-Ages.

Tickets are $22.00 in Advance and $28.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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The Mother HipsLed by co-founders Tim Bluhm (vocals / guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar / vocals), The Mother Hips have been playing music for nearly 18 years, exploring and refining their craft.  For their seventh full-length studio album, the band has never been more primed to share their well traveled tales of long days and nights on the road, gritty politics, and smart inward reflections all delivered with a most appealing balance of Americana storytelling and their California-burnished rock.

 

 


The Moore Brothers ~ “Henry Alexander”

 

 

 


Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Celebration of Life ~ Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bob WJoin us on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  as we gather in celebration of the life of Bob Wyckoff at the Miners Foundry.

Robert (Bob) M. Wyckoff died peacefully at home with his daughter Janet by his side on Saturday, January 18, 2014.  He was 85.  He was a fourth generation Californian, born in Glendale on May 22, 1928.

Bob was a devotee of our country’s history; its people, places, and things.  With a Master’s Degree in Journalism and a lifetime of experience as a photographer, he was well suited to chronicle the origins, progress, and maturation of our community.

 

Bob loved being a journalist. To say he was good at it would be an understatement. Most recently he penned a popular column in The Union, Timelines, drawing on material from his vast knowledge of our area, his photo collection and his sharp memory. He also wrote for The Nugget and The Independent.

He published Walking Tours and Twice-Told Tales of Grass Valley, Hydraulicking: North Bloomfield and the Makakoff Diggin’s State Park, Hydraulicking: A brief History of Hydraulic Mining in Nevada County and The Compleat Pedestrian’s Partially Illustrated Guide to Greater Nevada City” which had at least seven printings.

Bob PeltonAlong the course of his life journey he co-authored the musical stage show, Never Come, Never Go some fifty years ago, and produced its presentation at the Miners Foundry, then known as the American Victorian Museum.

In addition to his writing skills, he was an avid and highly accomplished photographer. He was The Union’s first staff photographer, and was enlisted by the City of Nevada to chronicle hundreds of the town’s events, buildings, people and places over the course of several decades. Thanks to his family, his extensive photo collection has been preserved and some examples will be on display at his memorial.

He was a member of E Clampus Vitus and as such joined the local effort to make North Bloomfield and the expanse of hydraulic diggings all around the town into a State Park. He was the lead-off speaker at the park’s dedication.

He had a passion for trains and ocean going vessels with the latter springing from his service in the United States Coast Guard. He loved Railroad Museums, railroad history, and vacations involving train travel. He was a frequent visitor to Alaska and deeply enjoyed visiting town after Alaskan town on a mail boat, ferry or whatever other water craft was available. Bob traveled extensively both here and abroad.

Bob W 2He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Charles Wyckoff and Christine Ruth Wyckoff, and his brothers, Russell and John.

His is survived by his brother James Wyckoff, and children Janet Bertoncini, Jennifer Blomberg and James Wyckoff, and his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Robert M. Wyckoff was deservedly proud of his significant, comprehensive contributions to our community and was always ready to help out with any tasks at hand. We deeply appreciate all that he has done, and we miss him greatly.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, California.

 

~ Paul Matson, President of the Miners Foundry Board of Trustees

Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014 11 12  POSTER for  READER's THEATREThe Miners Foundry is proud to present Readers Theatre, Directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, December 21. 2014.  The intimate afternoon will feature short stories by Peter Orner, George Sanders, Randy DeVita, Rick Moody, Kate Walbert, and John Updike.  This production of Readers Theatre will feature David Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, Paul Micsan, and Dru Mathies.

All proceeds of this event will directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.   The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Program

Act One:

“Boys” by Rick Moody ~ Read by Reinette Senum
Personal Archeology” by John Updike ~ Read by Paul Micsan
“Do Something” by Kate Walbert ~ Reader TBA

Act Two:

“Bohemians” by George Saunders ~ Read by David Iorns
The Raft” by Peter Orner ~ Read by Dru Mathies
Riding the Doghouse” by Randy DeVita ~ Read by Bruce Kelly

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Night of Giving ~ Saturday, December 20, 2014

2012NightofGiving_smallEnvisioned as a hometown holiday party for the entire community, Night of Giving will return to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, December 20, 2014.  The evening will feature remarks from people who have benefited from and supported Hospitality House since 2005.

An extraordinary new development this year will be online streaming of the event, complete with lie performances and interviews.

 

Beaucoup ChapeauxPerformers include Beaucoup Chapeaux, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Nory Fussell, Heather MacAdam, Steve Sanfield, Tumble, Stardust Cowboys, Mountain Laurel Duo, The Movement Alliance, Ishaan Reyna, Rod Baggett and the Nevada Union High School Choir, Achilles Humperheads and dozens of other great performing artists.

Generous anonymous friends of Hospitality House have offered to match all non-corporate donations up to $200 made at Night of Giving.

The music begins at 4:00 p.m. and runs nonstop until 10:00 p.m.  Food will be available for a small donation, and drinks will be served at a no-host bar.  Suggested donation for admission is $20.00.  Children 12 and are under are free.

 

Hospitality House logoHospitality House is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community shelter for the Homeless in Nevada County, primarily funded by individual donations.  The year-round shelter is a no tolerance safe haven; those seeking shelter at Hospitality House are offered three meals, along with laundry and shower facilities.  Hospitality House is committed to ending homelessness by providing intensive case management services to all its guests.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Jennifer & Phillip

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair ~ Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Craft Fair Scissors.jpgThe Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns Sunday, December 14, 2014 to the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City, CA.

All-ages are welcomed and encouraged. Entrance fee is $3.00, children under 12 are free.

The Fair is open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at Briar Patch or the Miners Foundry Box Office.

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WinterCraftFairThe independent, juried craft fair began in the summer of 2010 by a group of local young crafters, artists and social do-gooders who were inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in their community as well as the success of the Renegade Craft Fairs across the US and Europe.

The inaugural event attracted over 800 attendees and showcases the local regions top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares. Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationary items as well as children’s things, toys (for the young and young at heart), ceramics, bath products, and more

Interested in being a vendor?  Click HERE!

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Clara and The Nutcracker ~ December 10 & 11, 2014


Clara and The Nutcracker

Nutcracker14-small(1)The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2014. Enjoy a delightful evening of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens each night at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $17.00 for General Admission and $14.00 for Students, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Tickets

 

Photo by Jenni Bond

Photo by Jenni Bond

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful abbreviated version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.

The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.

Holt Ballet Conservatory’s “short story” tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.

Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this evening to remember!

 

“Clara and the Nutcracker was absolutely beautiful, everything that a professional production should be.  The costumes, the set, the lighting, and of course, the exceptional choreography and dancing.”  ~ 2013 Patron

 

HBC logoHolt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 7 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.