Photos by Alan Sheckter

Enjoy the outdoors and introduce yourself to some new cultures at the California WorldFest, July 12–15 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in beautiful Grass Valley. Featured are seven stages full of music, workshops and activities for the entire family. Musical acts include British-Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar (featured on page 12 of issue #269), indie-folk band Magic Giant and many more! You can also enjoy an “intimate gathering of native peoples of the world” in the Global Indigenous Peoples Village, hosted by the Nisenan Tribes of Nevada County, and have the opportunity to learn to play the ancient Australian instrument, the didjeridu, from Andjru Werderitsch, a 24-year didjeridu veteran. This is a festival that you do not want to miss, as you can center your energy and enjoy nature among like-minded friends. You can visit the WorldFest Facebook event page for active updates and to purchase tickets. This is a kid-friendly festival. The Nevada County Fairgrounds are located at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #269 (July 2 – 18, 2018)**