Historical Dedication Ceremony- Sunday, Sept. 30th

Please join us for the unveiling of the new Historical Plaque provided by the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission. The ceremony will include historical information about the land, community, family and area that the Schoolhouse has been a part of for a 143 years! Cultural Center membership and info, as well as, snacks and drinks […]


It’s time for the SHINDIG! The annual, popular harvest festival  at the Schoolhouse is back- Sunday, Oct 7th 11am-dusk. Come enjoy treats and healthy farm food, games and prizes, contests to enter or be entertained by, & do some dancing!  This year we are inviting a Flea Market, mini Plant Sale, and a Seed Swap […]

Quantum Kreilkamp : Music + Poetry = Song!

Music + Poetry = Song! Quantum Kreilkamp will be performing poetry by E. E. Cummings which he has put to music & song. He will be playing keyboard and singing, and Monica Farbiarz will be accompanying him on clarinet. Where: North Columbia Schoolhouse When: September 13th @ 7:30 pm tickets at door $10.  For more […]

Ultrafaux – Sept 6th!

ULTRAFAUX Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 7 pm ( doors at 6:30) Gypsy jazz in the Schoolhouse Amphitheater Ultrafaux is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass that has thrilled a wide variety of audiences from jazz festivals to concert halls & nightclubs since their first CD release in 2014. Lead guitarists Michael […]


Wild & Scenic On Tour

Wild & Scenic On Tour A CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT! Thursday Aug. 23rd~ 7:30pm  Outdoor Amphitheater at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Snacks & Drinks + Raffle + 10 Films The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is an annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 16th […]

33rd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival!

Tickets are on sale now for the 33rd annual Sierra Storytelling Festival, held at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge. The festival happens in the outdoor amphitheater and in the one room schoolhouse on July 20-22nd, 2018. Patrons can purchase an all event ticket or get tickets for individual […]

Bone Dust Prayers

An Intimate Evening of Music and Dance Wednesday, June 13th Doors at 6:30/ Show at 7 Featuring: Randy McKean,  (saxophone and clarinets) Ludi Hinrichs,  (trombone and keyboards) Shadow Cabinet, ( a collective of movers and musicians exploring diverse themes through improvisation and performance) Shari Brookler, Amber Cone,  Maxima Kahn, Azriel La Marca, Juliet Lin, Marcy […]

Call for Community Art

  The 2018 Community art show will hang June 4- Aug 4. Two of the busiest months at the Schoolhouse. Artists receive 80% commission from all sales. Please submit your work before May 28, and bring it- ready to hang- on June 4th 11-4pm. Click here- for a downloadable entry form.  For more information call; […]

Michael Killigrew-des Tombe Retrospective