Learn to act in front of a camera, become a game show host, cut your first music album or write your best-ever screenplay! Nevada County Media offers the place where you can unleash your creativity, and all the options will be on display during the Grand Re-opening and Open House from 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

“We built this hub to be a collaborative creative place, covid derailed that for a bit.” said NCM Executive Director Ramona Howard. “It is time to come explore what possibilities are within your reach.”

Students from Silver Springs School at NC Media
Students of all ages can learn to plan, perform and edit video and audio projects with free memberships at Nevada County Media. These students from Silver Springs High School learn to use a teleprompter, led by Intern Mentor Todd Sheets, left.

Take a tour of NCM’s beautiful facility at 355 Crown Point Circle, in Grass Valley’s Whispering Pines industrial area. Talk with staff and learn how you can connect with other people who are yearning to express themselves through acting, video, music, art, writing and other outlets. During the Grand Re-opening, NCM will offer sweet deals on memberships that give you access to studio space, equipment and software: Save $50 on yearly individual memberships. For a yearly rate of only $75 this retro membership price gives you access to an amazing community resource. Don’t miss out on this one day sale. Join or renew on March 10.

Call (530) 272-8862 or stop by NCM studios to learn more.

Becoming a member of NCM has many rewards. Every member receives free and discounted classes, as well as free and discounted tickets to events. As part of its Grand Re-opening, NCM is offering a variety of in-person gatherings to get your creative juices flowing and jump-start the projects that you have dreamed up during the isolation of the pandemic. Here are just a few.

Music and Songwriters Workshop, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9: Become a better composer! In these monthly meet-ups, musicians of all ages will collaborate on projects, leading to an album. NCM membership is not required. This is a monthly gathering.

Casting Call, 12 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 14: NCM is always looking for individuals who want to participate in a variety of projects. From monthly talk shows to PSAs.

Walk in any time from 12 to 4 p.m. for a test screening and chat.

Eddie the Elf’s Cottage, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15: Help recreate the cottage of Nevada County’s famous elf for a fundraising event in December. This is our first planning meeting.

Details about Nevada County Media and individual events are on the Calendar at www.NevadaCountyMedia.org.

All in-person NCM events will comply with local COVID-19 pandemic safety guidelines, and are subject to change in capacity, date and format. Masks are required inside the building at this time. Participants and attendees are encouraged to stay home if experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.