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Teddy bears convene in Nevada City, April 12 through 14.

Long before the teddy bear gained its moniker--allegedly after President Theodore Roosevelt saved a grizzly cub from hunters--it was a cherished toy in innumerable families. And its appeal has remained so steady (if anything, it's growing) that teddy bear clubs and specialty stores have sprung up.

This month, teddy bear fanciers can attend a convention, complete with displays and entertainment, in Nevada City from April 12 through 14.

Activities take place at the American Victorian Museum. Each day there will be an exhibit of antique teddy bears plus a bazaar where 26 vendors will display and sell new and antique bears, books, clothing, buttons, and other specialty items. General admission is $4 for all three days. Saturday at noon you can listen to a performance by the Yuba Tuba Bears. That day, too, you may bring your own bear and enter it into a contest for best costume, best mechanized bear, and the like. There will be a musical magic show each evening, beginning at 8 on Thursday (a preview) and Friday, 8:30 on Saturday, and 6:30 on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

The museum is at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City. Take Interstate 80 northeast from Sacramento to Auburn, then head north on State Highway 49 about 25 miles to the old gold-rush town.
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