Tomorrow is the start of the 26th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival. The family-fun event is in North San Juan (about 30 minutes from Broad Street Inn–Google Map) and is from July 22-24. The stories are from African, Jewish, and Native American traditions as well as heart-warming folk tales. Nationally and internationally known storytellers present at the festival, including Antonio Sacre, Farrell Cunningham, and Awele Makeba. New to the festival is a Story Slam, which is similar to an open mic, and each teller has 5 minutes to tell a story (plus a one minute grace period to wrap up). The full schedule for the weekend is available HERE. The festival takes place at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on Tyler Foote Road with an outdoor amphitheater and old schoolhouse as a beautiful setting.
Jeff Pelline, editor of FoodWineArt magazine, posted on his blog today that the trail that runs along Deer Creek, the Tribute Trail, is officially open! The trail is a little over 8 miles and is perfect for a picnic, hike, bike ride, horseback ride, or whatever appeals to you. Attached to his blog is a map of the trail starting in downtown Nevada City, right next to the Broad Street Inn! If you haven’t seen the trail yet, we highly recommend checking it out!
Do you love cars and wine? Join the Sierra Sports Car Group for the 1st Annual Foreign Car Show and Wine Stroll coming up on June 4. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, just a short walk from Broad Street Inn!
The cars are limited to 1980 and older, including motorcycles. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will hold a Wine Stroll from 12:00 to 3:00. Visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and beers. Participating merchants, wineries, and breweries include: The APPLE Center, Fantastic Finds, The Nevada City Marketplace, Clavey Wines, Nevada City Winery, BYOB, Indian Springs Winery, and Coufous Winery.
This past weekend, we went to the Green Life Eco Fest. We had a great time. Many local merchants and businesses were there to offer their information. The A.P.P.L.E. Center for Sustainable Living was there as well as Reinette Senum, a local who is very involved in the community, who shared her new portable shelter for the homeless. The local co-op, Briar Patch, attended and displayed the healthy food they provide in their grocery store. Nevada County Grown, a local non-profit, was there sharing their information on how they connect local farmers and ranchers to the community. There was plenty to eat at the festival, like Horn of the Bull, a local taqueria. A family-owned frozen yogurt business, Yotasia,was selling a few of their frozen yogurt treats. Each of Yotasia’s flavors are hand-crafted and homemade with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Each of their locations is on a college campus in the dining halls. We had a great time meeting other “green” businesses and getting new ideas on what we can do to be more eco-friendly.
Nevada City was proud to announce this morning that the city would be hosting the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California. It was originally planned to start in Tahoe yesterday, but once it starting snowing, it was decided to keep the cyclists from riding in snow and possibly ice. Jeff Pelline, from FoodWineArt magazine wrote an article on his blog this morning with more information on the race. For more pictures from downtown of Amgen, pictures are posted on our Flickr.