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October Volunteer Opportunities at the Foundry

Volunteer at the Foundry and receive a complimentary ticket to the Foundry sponsored event of your choice!
(Must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to receive complimentary ticket)

Please contact Kat Kress at [email protected] (530) 265-5040 to Volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following events:

Dark Star Orchestra, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience.   Volunteer half the show, then dance the rest!  If DSO isn’t your type of show, this is a great opportunity to volunteer for 6 hours and earn a complimentary ticket for another Foundry sponsored show.  Many Volunteer positions still available.

Fright Night, Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Many Volunteer positions are available, including the Decorating Committee and the Nevada City Box Office.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!



“Painting is Medicine” ~ Art Exhibit by Debora Iyall ~ Nevada City Box Office ~ Wednesday through Saturday ~ 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ October 2 – October 29, 2012 ~ Free & Open to the Public

Glowy Landscape

The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to host “Painting is Medicine”, an art exhibit by Debora Iyall.

Horse Grrrl Landscape

Debora Iyall is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of Romeo Void, a San Francisco Band that mined the sexy veins of new wave music.  Iyall started Romeo Void in 1979 with fellow San Francisco Art Institute student and bass player Frank Zincavage.


Winter Spirit

Iyall was born in 1954 in Soap Lake, Washington and was raised in Fresno, CA.  She is a member of the Cowlitz tribe of Washington State.  Iyall has been teaching art since the 1990’s and earned a Master’s Degree in teaching in 2007, most recently teaching at Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley, CA.


An avid printmaker for many years, Iyall turned her skills toward painting in her recent series, entitled “Painting is Medicine.”  The collection features paintings, prints, and watercolors.


Waiting to Heal

This exhibit is in conjunction with the celebration of October as Indigenous Peoples Month.

The Nevada City Box Office is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during select events.  The exhibition will hang from October 2 – October 29, 2012.  Admission is free.

Fins and Fur





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

Nisenan Heritage Day ~ Saturday, October 13, 2012 ~ 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Nisenan people of the Nevada City Rancheria, along with the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (C.H.I.R.P.), welcome to the public to celebrate Nisenan Heritage Day on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The day program will be filled with panel discussions, performances, and a symposium, while the evening program includes a rock concert featuring two bands.  The event will be packed with local American Indian talent and artisans, as well as specially invited guests from neighboring Tribal groups.  The day and afternoon programs are free of charge.  The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $10.00 per person.  A no host bar will be available during the evening program.  Tickets are available online, by person or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.



 Admission is free for Nisenan Heritage Day.  Admission to the Evening Concert is $10.00 per person.  Please see below for a full schedule of activities.

Waiting to Heal

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ~ The Nevada County Historical Society will host an artifact symposium.  A panel of experts will gather to answer questions regarding laws governing mining, railroads, and Native American artifacts.

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Traditional Native American Dancers (including descendants of Chief Louis Kelly), Basket weaving demonstrations, and an informal salon hosted by Native American Artisans and “Painting is Medicine” artist Debora Iyall.

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ~ Presentations (order to be announced)
Judith Lowery – discussions on Native American Contemporary Art
Dr Tanis Thorne & Hank Meals – California Indian Treaties of 1851
Dr. Sherri Tatsch – discussion about the Nisenan language and its many dialects
Marcos Guerrero – indigenous archeology and the cosmos
Nevada City Rancheria – history of the Nisenan, recognition and termination
Richard Hurley & T.J. Meekins – American California and the Fate of the Nisenan
Adela Morris, Institute of Canine Forensics – discussion about how dogs help with Tribal burials

Debora Iyall

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ~ The Debora Iyall Band

7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ~ Shelly Covert & UnderCover








 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 the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project.