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Soukous and Salsa Dance Party ~ Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SALSA PARTYK.S.K. Dance Collective will present a Soukous and Salsa Dance Party on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  The party will be a benefit for Mabiba Baegne, a most revered elder in the drum and dance community who is battling cancer.  The evening will feature traditional African cuisine, with tickets purchased in advance.  The party will run from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00 and available at Briar Patch Co-Op.  For more information, contact Lisa at (530) 470-3053.

K.S.K. Dance Collective is a Community Organization that supports World Class Master Artists, through hosting and sponsoring Dance, Drum, and Singing workshops of Traditional World Music.

 

 

 

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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 cultural music and dance communities.

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

Santa Paws Holiday Auction ~ A Benefit for AnimalSave ~ Saturday, November 17, 2012 ~ 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. ~ $22.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

Animal Save is proud to present the 12th annual silent & life auction to benefit the programs of AnimalSave.  The evening will feature a no-host bar, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and auction items including holiday gifts.  Ticket are $22.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door, and can be purchased at AnimalSave Thrift & Treasures in Grass Valley.  For more information, please contact AnimalSave at 271-7071 or Visit Website .

 

 

 

 

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as AnimalSave.

Street of Dreams ~ A Benefit for Habitat Homes ~ Friday, October 5, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m. ~ $40.00

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity will present Street of Dreams, a benefit for Habitat Homes. Street of Dreams is an evening of silent and live auctions, entertainment, socializing, networking, and great food. Enjoy a plentiful spread of heavy appetizers ranging from popcorn shrimp to loaded baked potatoes by Chef Antonio Ayestaran. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the classic piano bar. Very special desserts include a chocolate fondue and lots of other goodies. Find a fabulous gift from over 250 amazing auction items.

100% of the proceeds from the event are designated to purchasing building materials for Home #6 of the 16 home Heritage Oaks Project on Joyce Drive in Grass Valley. The next home, for the Arnold Family, is scheduled to begin construction late in the fall of 2012.

Tickets are available at Briar Patch, The Bookseller, Harmony Books, Habitat Offices, and online. Visit Website

 

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, proud to support other area non profits such as Nevada County Habitat for Humanity.

Events

Night of Giving

 

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is not producing this event.  Please contact Hospitality House with any questions.  

Local Musicians “Stick Together” for Homeless Benefit

Seven-hour Holiday Party Showcases 45 Nevada County Musical Groups

On Saturday, December 22, Mikail Graham will present the 13th annual Night of Giving, a benefit for Hospitality House featuring dozens of favorite local musicians. This year’s theme, What We Need, was penned by the late Utah Phillips, “If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.”

Over 45 musical groups donate their time to provide a musical sampling,  which will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on three stages at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Thirteen new acts are slated this year including Darol Anger & Emy Phelps, George Souza & Ely Rush and The New Peace Choir. Nevada County crowd favorites Beaucoup Chapeaux, Dakota Sid & Homer Wills, Ivan Najara, Kimberly Bass’s Femme de la Muse, Lolo Gervais, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and many more will grace the stage once again.

“It’s the biggest gathering of musicians and music lovers of the year. You’ll hear 15-minute gigs and discover local musicians that you might enjoy,” explains Graham, general manager of Center for the Arts. “On this full-moon Saturday, we are grateful to raise funds for people struggling with homelessness.” KVMR deejays will announce the acts and Hospitality House guests will talk about their experience with homelessness.

Dinner at the Night of Giving, prepared by students and graduates of the Hospitality House Serves culinary job-readiness training program, will be available for $5, and there will be a no-host bar. Event-goers can also check out exclusive local products and services at a silent auction for the evening.

The suggested donation for tickets is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Every donation given at the event, beyond the ticket purchase, will be tripled by anonymous donors. So $100 becomes $300 to benefit the shelter. The performances will also be live-streamed on Facebook throughout the evening.

Tickets are available at Bread & Roses Thrift, BriarPatch Community Co-Op, hhshelter.org and at the door. Generous sponsors include Coldwell Banker Grass Roots, YubaNet, BriarPatch, SPD Markets, PE Consulting Associates, InterWest Insurance Services agent Chip Arenchild, KVMR, Nevada County Association of Realtors, The Union, Sweetland Garden Supply, Port O Subs, Chapa-De Indian Health, Whitewater Naturopathic and Caliber Collision.

For over a decade Mikail Graham has presented this evening of top local talent to help spread the good news about all the many services Hospitality House offers to homeless residents of Nevada County. Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s and is currently the general manager for The Center For The Arts and a member of the Hospitality House Board of Directors.

Hospitality House Mission Statement
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. For more information about Hospitality House, go to hhshelter.org.

Community of Writers Benefit

 

Nationally Known Poets Read in Nevada City to benefit the Community of Writers

This year we are pleased to welcome three Pulitzer-Prize winners to the stage in addition to an International Griffin Prize-Winner, and so much more!

Francisco Aragón • Forrest Gander • Robert Hass
Brenda Hillman • Sharon Olds • Gregory Pardlo

PLUS: Community of Writers alum and the new Poet Laureate of Nevada County, Molly Fisk, will serve as our evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies.
For more information on the Poets, please click HERE.

NOTE: We have a limited number of premium seats available in the first two rows–get yours today!

This gathering of the tribe—all staff poets from this year’s Community of Writers’ Summer Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley—will raise money for the Poetry Program’s financial aid and scholarships. Join us for a reading, signing, and reception with the poet teachers. Books by the poets will be available for purchase before and after the reading.

Tickets are $25 advance/$30 at the door for general admission and $12 advance/$15 at the door for students (with current student ID).
Premium seating, first 2 rows, $45.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Group price, 10 or more tickets purchased at the same time: $20/ticket.

If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, call 530-470-8440

Thank you to our sponsors:
The Entrekin Foundation
Nevada County Art
Deborah Dashow Ruth
YubaLit