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Faces of the Foundry – Jesse Locks

Jesse Locks

 

The talented and spirited Director of the Nevada City Film Festival has a second role as the Marketing Director for the Miners Foundry.  Today Jesse Locks shares her thoughts on community connections, historical preservation, and the importance of sharing stories, plus a shout out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

Are you originally from Nevada County?

Yes, born and raised, but I moved back to Nevada City in 2007 after being gone for ten years. During that time I went to college, lived up and down the West Coast while working in publishing.

How did you first discover the Miners Foundry?

The Miners Foundry has always been a huge part of my life. I remember the Seven Hills Medieval Feast, going to Fright Night (for the kids) and seeing bands like Cake perform, but I think the most profound show was the two night concert for Roger Hodgson’s Rites of Passage show.  I grew up with his daughter and son, and that was the first time I was part of a major event.

What were your initial impressions of the Foundry?

I’ve always loved the Miners Foundry. It feels like a second home.  Even today I walk through the halls and feel so connected to not only my personal past but that of my community’s. I have such respect for David and Charles and the many others who had the vision and foresight to protect this cultural and historic asset for future generations to enjoy.

How long have you been working for the Foundry?

I think it has been three years now.

What do you like the best about the Miners Foundry?

I love that so many different community and performing arts events happen under the roof of the Miners Foundry, but what I like best is that connection to the past. It is imperative for us to know where we come from to understand where we can or need to go. I love that the beautiful stone fireplace has warmed people for more than 150 years.

What are your favorite types of events at the Foundry? Why?

In addition to working for the Miners Foundry I work with several organizations that hold events (Nevada City Film Festival, Paul Emery, Music in the Mountains, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, etc) there as well plus I was one of the founders of the wildly successful Nevada City Craft Fairs and instrumental in bringing the Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform, but my favorite types of events are the student spelling bees. It is so much fun to have so many young people together at one time.

Do you have a funny or touching story to share about the Foundry?

Many year’s ago the Miners Foundry asked me to help produce a video for their 150th anniversary and part of a series of short films for Nevada County Arts. I had the opportunity to interview many individuals who were instrumental over the years including Alan Haley, Wyn Spiller, Ellen Davis, Paul Matson, and Charles Woods and Mike Nevius who have both passed away now. To listen to them all share their stories and their love of the building brought tears to my eyes and I felt this overwhelming responsibility to help protect and preserve the building. I think the only place in Nevada County that is more loved than the Miners Foundry is the Yuba River.

 

 

What advice would you give someone planning to attend an event at the Foundry?

Take the time to walk around the building and look at the various artifacts and relics, read the signage and soak in the history, because there is no other place like it in the world.

Would you encourage others to become involved with the Miners Foundry? Why?

Absolutely, as a community entrusted with these beautiful historic buildings we must get involved in the continued preservation and up keep of them, and that includes donating one’s time or talents and definitely becoming a member.

 

Nevada City Film Festival’s Winter Comedy Show ~ Saturday, April 4, 2015

NCFF Comedy ShowThe Nevada City Film Festival and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center are excited to present the NCFF Winter Comedy Show on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

The NCFF Winter Comedy Show will feature live performances from Tig Notaro, Tim Heidecker, Nick Thune, and Sara Schaefer.

 

NCFF Comedy Show 3For this special one-night only extravaganza, enjoy laugh out loud comedy and watch episodes from popular comedy web shows on Adult Swim, plus catch a sneak peak at a new series.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Live Comedy Show Featuring Tig Notaro, plus performances by Tim Heidecker, Nick Thune and Sara Schaefer ~ 8:30 p.m. Doors / 9:30 p.m. Show ~ $25.00 Advance/ $30.00 Door

Tig Notaro Photo (b&w)Included on Business Insider’s list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” and Rolling Stone’s list of “50 Funniest People Now,”  Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 for her sophomore release LIVE.  Louis CK is quoted as saying it is one of the best stand-up performances he ever saw.  During the release of LIVE, Tig was reviewed and profiled by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine, and Time Magazine amongst many others.  More recently, Tig delivered a TED Talk and is writing a memoir, both expected to be released in 2015.

thumb.phpTim Heidecker is a comedian, writer, director, actor and musician. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim & Eric, along with Eric Wareheim. Heidecker and Wareheim are noted for creating the television shows Tom Goes to the MayorTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories.

 

NickThune_PictureNick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up.  Nick’s absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show 8 times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special.

 

Sara_SchaeferSara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer,and producer currently based in Los Angeles.  She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live.  Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer.  She has won two Emmy Awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Comedy Shorts with DJ Douggpound ~ 6:00 p.m. Doors / 6:30 p.m Show ~ $7 Advance / $9 Door

 

DouggPoundDouggpound’s Video Hole DJ Douggpound (Adult Swim) presents a collection of his favorite hilarious videos made by himself and his friends.  Expect lots of sound effects, lo-fi 3D animation, and absurdity.  Doug may even show a secret project in the works!

 

 

 

 

 

NCFF posterThe Nevada City Film Festival is made up of a group of passionate filmmakers and artists that have worked to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas while providing audiences with a unique experience in a picturesque location.

 

 

 

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.

Nevada City Film Festival ~ September 4-7, 2014

NCFF Marc Maron posterEvery summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills.  The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking includes film screenings, workshops, special performances, and a live comedy show with Marc Maron of IFC’s Maron.

The Nevada City Film Festival is made up of a group of passionate filmmakers and artists working to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas while providing audiences with a unique experience in a picturesque location.

Located in Nevada City, CA, an area known for its sophisticated arts and culture scene, attendees will find an exceptional destination festival where they can meet other enthusiastic film lovers and be inspired by talented and exciting new cinema.

 

Magic Lantern SocietyThe Nevada City Film Festival and the Magic Lantern Film Society are committed to serving Nevada County and nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, education, and culture through the medium of film and video.  In addition, we are committed to presenting creative, diverse, independent films from around the world that would otherwise have little or no other outlet in our region;  curating and presenting film programs and producing film festivals and other related events; and encouraging and supporting local filmmakers and their work.

 

 

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.

Nevada City Film Festival ~ September 5 – 8, 2013


Nevada City Film Festival

 

The Nevada City Film Festival is made up of a group of passionate filmmakers and artists who have worked to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas while providing audiences with a unique experience in a picturesque location. Over 100 films including comedies, dramas, documentaries, animation, and international shorts are screened in  a variety of historic locations in downtown Nevada City.  By combining creative programming of short and full-length films, enthusiastic audiences, and a truly festive environment, NCFF has become known as one of the most innovative, fun and artist-friendly events on the film festival circuit.  The Nevada City Film Festival runs September 5 – 8, 2013.

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Located in Nevada City, CA, an area known for its sophisticated arts and culture, attendees will find an exceptional destination festival where they can meet other enthusiastic film lovers and be inspired by talented and exciting new cinema.  In addition to creating a one-of-a-kind experience for both the audience and filmmaker, NCFF offers terrific opportunities to network and forum.

 

The Nevada City Film Festival and its Magic Lantern Film Society are committed to serving Nevada County and nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, education, and culture through the medium of film and video.  The commitment extends to presenting creative, diverse, independent films from around the world that would otherwise have little or no other outlet in our region; curating and presenting film programs and producing film festivals and other related events; and encouraging and supporting local filmmakers and their work.

Nevada City Film Festival

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 City Film Festival.

Foundry Highlights from 2012

New Landscaping

WOW!  2012 has been a truly astonishing year for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  We estimate that nearly 50,000 people experienced the Foundry in the last twelve months to either attend a concert, theatrical production or reading, non-profit or school fundraiser, private party, wedding, or, just to admire the historic mining relics and the Foundry’s famous stone walls.  It seems only fitting to take a moment and reflect on all the fun, the good, and the magic that happened in 2012 at the Miners Foundry.  Here is a short list of highlights.  If we missed anything be sure to add yours as a comment.

We kicked 2012 off as we do most years as one of the venues for the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  We also produced the annual Psychic Fair and The Burnal Equinox, a Burning Man sanctioned event, that had everything from fire dancers and art cars to vendors and music from Albino!.  The Foundry was also home to two community favorites the Alasdair Fraser’s 4th Annual Community Music Workshop & Gathering and the 21st Annual Robert Burns Night.  The Nevada City Box Office opened inside the Foundry and provided a downtown location and ticketing service for local promoters and arts organizations to sell their tickets and promote their events at the Box Office.

Big Night at The Foundry

The spring was very busy with famed environmentalist and author Bill McKibben who received special introduction from Pulitzer-prize winning poet Gary Snyder.  The event was co-sponsored by the Yuba Watershed Institute and Ananda College of Living Wisdom and brought together an incredible multi-generational audience including Governor Jerry Brown who was spotted in the audience. Also in April we collaborated with the Nevada City Film Festival on the monthly Food & Film Series, which paired a popular film with a unique dining experience.  We started the series off with a sold-out screening of “Big Night” followed by an Italian Feast from The Old 5 Mile House. Beatles expert Scott Freiman visited us again to present his “Deconstructing the Beatles: Revolver”.  Scott shares his presentation to folks with audiences across the country including Carnegie Hall, Google, Stanford University and more.

 

This year we partnered with renowned local promoter Paul Emery on a series of shows that included the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Kitka, Markus James and Johnny Winter, who nearly brought the house down in May with his legendary guitar playing.

In addition to bringing audiences famous and award-winning groups and musicians like Winter, Iris DeMent, and Dark Star Orchestra, we also hosted newly discovered talents such as Howlin Rain and Nico Vega.  Later in the year, Nico Vega had their song “Beast” used in the trailer for the much-anticipated videogame, BioShock.

Wedding Featured on Martha Stewart Online

Just in time for summer, with the help of Dan St John, Nevada City Rotary, 49er Rotary, Rotary District 5190, Master Gardener Lyn Muth, Mike Nevius, Architect Diana Knutson, Boy Scout Troop 855, Eagle Scout McKiernan Flaherty, Wayne Brown Correctional Institute minimum security inmates, friends, family and staff, we completed a major landscape project around the outside of the Foundry that included the removal of invasive trees and the addition of ornamental and native trees and shrubs.

Due to the Foundry’s versatility, every season really is wedding season at the Foundry.  This summer, though, a beautiful rustic chic wedding at the Foundry was featured on Martha Stewart online, and before we knew it brides from all over the state were contacting us to book their weddings in 2013 and beyond. Weddings, too, are a cultural experience – brides and grooms share themselves and express their creativity through their weddings – from Steam Punk to the DIY wedding featured by Martha Stewart – there is something to be said about the many couples that choose to start their lives together at the Miners Foundry.

Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair returned with two wildly successful events in August and then again in December, with over 1,700 people from across Northern California turning out to see the area’s top Etsy vendors and do-it-yourself crafters and artisans.

Also in August, the Nevada City Film Festival returned for their 12th Annual Film Festival and this year they hosted an impressive line up of comedians, writers and directors from Portlandia and Comedy Central.

In October, KVMR produced their annual event with Amy Goodman the host of Democracy Now!  The Nisenan Heritage Day hosted traditional dancers, native artisans, basket weavers, and provided locals and visitors the history of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan.

We rounded out the year with the annual Fright Night fundraiser for the Foundry with the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella along with local favorites Achilles Wheel, Mount Whateverest, and Persist to Rise all performed to an all-ages crowd of brilliantly dressed in costume.  Our photo contest was an online sensation garnering hundred of likes and new followers.

The 25th annual Artisans Festival returned to the Foundry over Thanksgiving Weekend.  It was the first Artisans Festival since the passing of the event’s beloved producer and longtime Foundry supporter, Carol Herschleb.  Carol’s sister Lissa and artist and designer LeeAnn Brook, worked with the Foundry to ensure the longstanding holiday tradition didn’t skip a beat.  We are still deeply saddened by the loss of Carol, but look forward to celebrating her and her work at her Celebration of Life on February 17, 2013.

As you can see, it was an incredible year and we couldn’t have done it without the help of volunteers, staff, member, community and individual support.  Thank you so much!  We look forward to another successful, exciting and inspiring year of arts and culture in Nevada County.  If you are interested in getting involved with the Foundry please consider making a tax deductible donation or volunteering your time or talents!  Give us a call at (530) 265-5040 or email Executive Director, Gretchen Bond at gretchen@minersfoundry.org.

Happy New Year!

 

Food & Film Series Menu Features 100% Organic Goodness – Sat, Dec 15th

Saturday, December 15th the Miners Foundry and Nevada City Film Festival present their final Food & Film Series of 2012 with the hilarious family holiday comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and a holiday feast from California Organics.  The series pairs a popular film with a unique dining experience.  The film and dinner, along with a full bar is served in the historic Osborn & Woods Hall, making it a lively and fun experience for the entire family.

For this Food & Film, California Organics puts an organic twist on the typical holiday feast with two sumptuous entrees including “Mama’s Meatloaf “Dinner with brown sugar glaze, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies and the vegan and gluten free Sunshine Loaf Dinner, a sunflower seed loaf is topped with cashew gravy, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies.  For dessert, pumpkin and apple pie, both100% organic and made from scratch, are available for purchase.

“We are proving that when other restaurants use “organic or local when possible” you can use organic all of the time,” explains Tristan McLarty, General Manager of California Organics.  “Even if that means coming up with the organic alternative on our own.”

Located in the 7-Hills-business district, California Organics is both a market and restaurant that features 100% certified organic meats, wild and sustainable caught seafood, produce and dairy products.  Eleven years ago, Chris Kysar purchased the natural food store then called Earth Song.  Deeply committed to quality, sustainable and organic food, Kysar sought certification to become a certified organic store, hence the new name California Organics.  Similar to the organic certification for food processing plants, organic stores ensure the organic integrity of the organic products they sell from the time they reach their stores until they are safely tucked into your shopping cart.

Since 2001, California Organics has grown to 40 employees. With consumers becoming more interested and educated about where their food comes from or how it is grown or prepared, McLarty prides the staff on being made up of people who have years of dinning experience that are passionate about food and knowledgeable about the ingredients in the dishes and want to share their enthusiasm for organic with the public

In addition to the market and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the store offers a deli with all items made from scratch, catering for parties and wedding, and is also home to the “Family Meal Deal for 4 for $19.99”.

“Nowadays no one has the time to cook like they want to,” says McLarty.  “We want to provide our customers with as many affordable take out or dine in organic options as possible.  The Family Meal Deal is wildly successful for working moms and dads or anyone who doesn’t have the time to make dinner, but wants to eat well.”

One of the popular staples of the Family Meal Deal are California Organics’ signature dishes “Mama’s Meatloaf” and the “Sunshine Loaf”.  Other dishes they are known for include their Cabo Wrap and Fajitas that features their Chipotle Sauce, a perfect blend of sweet and sour; Fish and Chips made with fresh and wild caught Alaskan halibut served with hand stamped French Fries and coleslaw; and their Bison Burger, a healthy alternative to beef.

“We are just beginning to unpeel the layers and potential of organic food and “Cal-O”, says McLarty.

Cali-O “Mama’s Meatloaf” Recipe

-All Ingredients 100% Certified Organic-

Ground Chuck                  8 lbs
Bread Crumbs                  8 cups
Large Eggs                        6 each
Ketchup                             2 cups
Filtered Water                  1/2 cup
Worcestershire Sauce      2/3 cup
Ground Mustard Powder   2 tbs
Ground Black Pepper         2 tsp
Salt                                         2 tsp

Glaze:
Ketchup                              2 cups
Brown Sugar                     1/4 cup
Ground Mustard Powder  1 tsp

 

Instructions:

Mix Together first 9 ingredients and scoop out to appropriate loaf pans. Mix together glaze and generously top all scooped out loaves.

Bake at 350 degrees until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. Enjoy!

KNOW & GO

WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members.  Dinner for purchase and no-host bar. Dinner $12, Pie $5.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, www.nevadacityboxoffice.org or at Briar Patch Co-Op.
INFO: www.minersfoundry.org

 

Food & Film Series – CA Organics Puts An Organic Twist on the Typical Holiday Feast

Saturday, December 15, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, the ultimate family holiday film, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid.  Considered a modern classic, “Christmas Vacation”, with its laugh out loud moments and awkward family scenes, captures an undeniable and genuine Christmas spirit. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular movies with a unique and fun dining experience.

For our final Food & Film screening for 2012, California Organics puts an organic twist on the typical holiday feast with two sumptuous entrees including a Meatloaf Dinner with brown sugar glaze, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies and one of their signature dishes a Sunshine Loaf Dinner with a sunflower seed loaf topped with cashew gravy, garlic-rosemary potatoes and roasted veggies. This option is vegan and gluten free.  And for dessert, pumpkin and apple pie that are 100% organic and made from scratch.  Located in the 7-Hils business district, California Organics is both a market and restaurant that features 100% certified organic meats, wild and sustainable caught seafood, produce and dairy products.  Dinner $12, Pie $5.

California Organics’ “Mama’s Meatloaf”

Get into the Yuletide spirit by wearing your ugliest holiday sweater or sweater dress and strike a pose with friends in our Holiday Photo Booth (yes, there will be prizes for best ugly sweater!), enjoy a full bar including eggnog and other traditional holiday drinks, and a delicious dinner.

WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members.  Dinner for purchase and no-host bar.
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, www.nevadacityboxoffice.org or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

The Thin Man plus Dessert Bar by DeGroot’s Chocolates, Friday, November 16th

With only two screenings left, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Nevada City Film Festival will wrap up the 2012 season of their monthly Food & Film Series with the 1934 classic comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, Friday, November 16 and the holiday slapstick comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Saturday, December 15.

Friday, November 16, the Food & Film Series screens The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, the film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Nick is a hard-drinking, retired private detective, and Nora a wealthy heiress.  Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he’s pulled back into service by a friend’s disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. The murderer is finally revealed in a classic dinner-party scene that features all of the suspects.

Renowned Chef Willem DeGroot of The Truffle Shop in Nevada City will complement the cocktail party theme with an array of decadent truffles and tortes. All truffles are created with an imported Belgian chocolate and not only taste amazing they are small works of art. Truffle Tortes contain two layers of a rich truffle filling (ganache) layered with dark chocolate cake, covered in a smooth chocolate glaze, and topped with the appropriate decoration. Truffle Tortes are available in Cafe Mocha, Raspberry and Hazelnut. Chef Willem DeGroot’s products have been sent to the White House, the Vatican, and other discriminating customers around the world.  The Truffle Shop will also be serving their famous Nevada City Ice Cap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOW & GO

WHAT: Food & Film Series presents “The Thin Man”
WHEN: Friday, November 16, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm
WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
TICKETS: Ticket includes film and one drink ticket, $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members
Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, www.nevadacityboxoffice.org or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Labyrinth – Fun Facts, Trivia & Video Clips

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival presents “Labyrinth” (rated PG) the Jim Henson cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, Friday, October 19 at the Miners Foundry.  To get you in the mood we’ve compiled some fun facts and trivia about Labyrinth the movie and labyrinths in general. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing popular films with a fun and unique dining experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society members, and $15.00 for non members, $5 for kids under 12.  Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.  The ticket price includes one drink ticket.  Enjoy and we’ll see you on Friday!  Get your tickets here! 

The screenplay for Labyrinth was written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones!

 

The “upside-down staircase” ending of Labyrinth is inspired by an MC Escher painting.

The seven Jareth faces are supposed to signify him being all knowing and all seeing.  See if you can spot them all.

15 years later, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop did special effects work on “Harry Potter & The Sorcere’s Stone”, and certain links can be found between this film and Labyrinth.

Michael Jackson and Sting were also considered for the role of Jareth.

Jennifer Connelly was only 14 years old when she played the role of Sarah.

When recording the Magic Dance song for the Labyrinth Soundtrack, the baby wouldn’t provide the necessary coos and giggles. David Bowie ended up making the baby sounds himself!

 

What’s the major difference between a maze and a labyrinth?

A labyrinth only has one path that winds around. Labyrinths are thousands of years older than mazes and although historians and anthropologists debate their original purpose, most cultures share the same basic design and layout for labyrinths. The first recognizable labyrinths date to 2500 BC, though some historians say that cave drawings in Australia and Greece, of spirals and labyrinthine structures, predate that time by 1000 years or so.

A labyrinth is a combination of what two shapes?

Circle and spiral. The earliest recognizable pictures of labyrinths appear on caves in Sardinia dated to 2500 BC. Older spirals that hint of labyrinths appear in Australian aboriginal pictographs and in caves in the American southwest.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ~ Saturday, December 15, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Film ~ $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing movies with a fabulous dining experience.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society Members and $15.00 for Non members.  The admission price includes one complimentary drink ticket.  Tickets are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Mamma Mia! Soundtrack List for Friday, September 21

Do you love ABBA as much as we do?  Well get ready, Friday, September 21st, right after the Food & Film Series presents “Mamma Mia!” starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried, we will host an ABBA dance party.  Based on the hit play which wowed audiences in more than 170 cities worldwide, “Mamma Mia!” the musical film features 17 catchy tunes by ABBA including Dancing Queen and SOS performed by the actors.  The evening also features a no-host full bar, plus Mediterranean dishes and Greek wines.  Let us know if you have any other ABBA songs you’d like to add to the list before and we’ll see you Friday, September 21st!

 
Doors 5:30pm, Film 6pm, Food, Full Bar and ABBA dance party 8pm Food will be available for purchase along with a full bar Tickets are $12.00 for Magic Lantern Film Society and Miners Foundry Members and $15.00 for Non Members. The ticket price includes one complimentary drink ticket.  Tickets are available online here, in person or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Mamma Mia! Soundtrack List:

1) Honey, Honey – (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
2) Money, Money, Money – (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
3) Mamma Mia – (Meryl Streep)
4) Dancing Queen – (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
5) Our Last Summer – (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried & Meryl Streep)
6) Lay All Your Love on Me – (Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried)
7) Super Trouper – (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
8) Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
9) The Name of the Game – (Amanda Seyfried)
10) Voulez-Vous – (Full cast, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Stellan Skarsgard)
11) SOS – (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
12) Does Your Mother Know – (Christine Baranski & Philip Michael)
13) Slipping Through My Fingers – (Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried)
14) The Winner Takes It All – (Meryl Streep)
15) When All is Said and Done – (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
16) Take a Chance on Me – (Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth, Philip Michael & Christine Baranski)
17) I Have a Dream – (Amanda Seyfried)

“The Thin Man” ~ Friday, November 16, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Film ~ $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “The Thin Man” on Friday, November 16, 2012. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing movies with a fabulous dining experience.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society Members and $15.00 for Non-members.  One drink ticket is included with price of admission.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles (William Powell) returns to New York with his new wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He’s also approached by Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she hasn’t had any contact with him. Nick isn’t all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.

Renowned Chef Willem DeGroot of The Truffle Shop in Nevada City will complement the cocktail party theme with an array of decadent truffles and tortes. All truffles are created with an imported Belgian chocolate and not only taste amazing they are small works of art. Truffle Tortes contain two layers of a rich truffle filling (ganache) layered with dark chocolate cake, covered in a smooth chocolate glaze, and topped with the appropriate decoration. Truffle Tortes are available in Cafe Mocha, Raspberry and Hazelnut. Chef Willem DeGroot’s products have been sent to the White House, the Vatican, and other discriminating customers around the world.  The Truffle Shop will also be serving their famous Nevada City Ice Cap.


 

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