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24th Annual Psychic Fair – Psychics, Readers, Intuitives plus Metaphysical Marketplace

Psychic Marin Graves

Nevada City’s 24th Annual Psychic Fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center this weekend, March 23 & 24, 2013.  With an emphasis on the mind, body and spirit, the Psychic Fair is best known for bringing together an interesting blend of alternative health professionals and metaphysicians a warm and welcoming environment that also includes readings, lectures, workshops, and services.

“It is a great opportunity to have a glimpse around the corner of your own life,” explains Marza Miller, who has produced the Psychic Fair for the last seven years.  “If you have never attended expect to find a high caliber of skilled people in their respective fields, plus a community minded event that attracts people who are interested in exchanging ideas and looking at new perspectives in life.”

For people interested in alternative medicine to those curious about the mystical, this year’s Psychic Fair offers attendees an array of new vendors including psychics, medical intuitives, acupuncturists, massage therapists, herbalists, and alchemists.  Attendees can also learn about other forms of alternative medicine such as Iridology, a technique that uses the patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the human iris to determine information about a patient’s systemic health.  Plus there will be an aura photographer on hand to reveal the color of your aura.

The Psychic Fair marketplace also features one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry, clothes, and accessories, natural skincare products, gem essences, crystals, and much more.  Both adults and children can have their face painted or receive a henna tattoo, and local food vendor Calla Lily Crepes will serve delicious and tasty treats all day.

Click here for a complete list of Psychic Fair Vendors

The Psychic Fair is also a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. For over 150 years the Miners Foundry has been the hub of culture, innovation, creativity, and community in Nevada County.  Proceeds from this event go towards the care and preservation of this historic building.

What: 24th Annual Psychic Fair
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25th, 2013, Hours Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Where: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets: $5 at the door
Information: www.minersfoundry.org or call (530) 265-5040


Food & Film Series Starts Off with a Big Night

The Nevada City Film Festival and Miners Foundry kicked off their “Food & Film Series”, Saturday, April 14th with a sold-out audience of 200 people, some traveling from as far as San Francisco and Lake Tahoe/Truckee to attend.  This exciting, and unique cinematic, dining, and cultural experience featured the 1996 award-winning film “Big Night” starring a then young, up and coming cast of Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosellini and Marc Anthony. “Big Night” is the story of a failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers who gamble on one special night to try to save their business.  Following the film guests were treated to a fantastic traditional Italian feast, just like the one in the film, prepared by Owner/Chef Robert Smith of the Old 5 Mile House.

The Miners Foundry’s beautiful Stone Hall was the perfect setting for the evening’s festivities.  Miners Foundry staff and former caterers from the Stonehouse Hospitality Academy, Dustin Fernandez and Donald Johnson, along with the Foundry’s Event Coordinator Kat Kress and Nevada City Film Festival volunteer Jill Locks created a beautiful and elegant dining room that included fresh flowers, soft light from candles and antique chandeliers, and music from Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Claudio Villa, Lou Monte, Jerry Vale, and Rosemary Clooney. At the end of the evening it was Clooney’s version of “Mambo Italiano” that ignited a jubilant mambo line that circled around the hall with guests dancing and laughing.

Full Circle Press designed and pressed exquisite menus for guests to take home and savor the evening.  Photographer and artist Darlene Freitas, owner of Freitas Studio Gallery in Nevada City, donated a stunning image taken during her three month journey of exploration and enlightenment in Italy.  Mr. Stephen DeSena, President of the Nevada County Italian Cultural Foundation presided over the evening as Master of Ceremonies.

Thank you to everyone who attended; to our amazing volunteers – Molly, Warren, Willow, Chris, Gretchen, Seth, Gayle, Ed, Larry, and Jill; KNCO Newstalk 830am; the Nevada County Italian Festival; Full Circle Press, Darlene Freitas, Robert Smith and his staff at The Old 5 Mile House, the hard-working staff at the Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival!  For more photos from the event go to our Facebook page.

The next event in the “Film & Food Series” is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Saturday, May 12th.  For more information and to reserve your tickets go to www.minersfoundry.org