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April, 2015

 

Now through Thursday, April 30 – Springtime at Ananda Tulip Festival

Over 15,000 tulips and 75 varieties will make this year’s tulip festival the most spectacular yet, blending tulips with a rainbow of complementary spring blossoms. Situated on a precipice of the San Juan Ridge outside of Nevada City, the gardens overlook the Tahoe National Forest and Yuba River Canyon. Event weekends are April 4 – 5, 11 – 12, and 18 – 19; hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to visit the gardens daily From Saturday, March 28 through April. For groups of 10 or more, please call (530) 478-7587 for reservations. During event weekends, visitors can chat with the lead gardener and award-winning landscape designer; enjoy their famous maple scones; listen to classical and modern piano entertainment; or just sit and enjoy the peace and beauty. For more information, visit crystalhermitage.org, or call (530) 478-7574. Please note: On Tuesday, April 21, the gardens will open at 1:00 p.m. Please no alcohol, pets, or picnicking in the gardens.

Various dates in AprilPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In April: Animal Homes – Science Saturday April 4; Homeschool Program – Bugs! Bugs! (grades 2nd – 6th) April 13; Bugs, Bugs – Our Day Outside April 25; and Summer Camp Signups. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in April – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In April: Spring Break Camp for Kids March 30 – April 3, and April 6; Earthfest Clean Up Day Community Garage Sale April 11; EarthFest! April 11; Food Truck Mania April 23; Rocklin Community Games various dates; Registration Open for Rocklin Ramble to be held May 2 – 3; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. For more information and events, please visit their Special Events web page at rocklin.ca.us/depts/parksnrec/special_events, go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

Various Dates in April - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In April: Spring Eggstravaganza April 4 and 5; Magical Moonshine Theatre presents “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” April 4 and 5; The Fairytale Town Troupers Present “Once Upon a Time 1959″ April 18, 19, 25, and 26; and Mad Hatter Meets the Great Gatsby Fundraiser April 23. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in April – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In April: Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on April 10 and 11; and Eat Local Placer and Nevada will be at the Auburn Farmers’ Market April 25. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in April – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by their love for this watershed, they advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea. In April: 2015 River Monitoring Field Training April 4; and State of the Yuba April 22. For more information, please visit yubariver.org, or call (530) 265-5961.

Various Dates in April – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In April: The Patrons, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation, invite the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend the April 6 meeting, featuring a sneak preview of the Sierra College Theater Department production of “Into the Woods;” Blue Line Arts presents “Passing the Baton,” an Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Educators of Northern California April 6-23, with a reception April 21; Vocal Jazz Recital April 10; Local screening of “The Mask You Live In” April 14; The Geology of the Northern Sierra Nevada April 17; Sierra College Theatre Arts Department presents its spring production of “Into the Woods” April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26; Weld Expo ’15 April 18; Placer Pops Chorale Spring Concert Series April 25, May 1, May 2, and May 3; and “Spring into Action” free musical event April 28. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in April – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops, job searches, and other services for job seekers. In April: Active Job Seekers April 1; Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment April 2; PC Basics – Using the Mouse & More April 7; Active Job Seekers April 8; Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment April 9; PC Basics – Internet Navigation April 14; Active Job Seekers April 15; Department of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment April 16; PC Basics – Using E-mail April 21; Department of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment April 23; PC Basics – Microsoft Word – Formatting Basics, and Recruitment Auburn Oaks Care Center April 28; Active Job Seekers April 29; and Department of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment April 30. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in April – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In April: Landscape Trees and Shrubs – Selections for the Foothills April 11; Youth Course – Preserving Jams & Jellies and Growing the Fruit at Home April 11; Living with Oaks April 15; Look for the UCCE El Dorado booth during The Home and Garden Show at the Placerville Fairgrounds April 24 – 26; and Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Use April 25. Please call if you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge. You can check for class changes on their answering line at (530) 621-5511, or their website where you can also get more information at ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners. If you need more information, you can also call (530) 621-5512. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

Various dates in April – Loomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in April in the Loomis Basin: Relay for Life of Loomis Basin April 11 – 12; Del Oro High School’s Theater Arts Department presents “West Side Story” April 16 – 18 and April 23 – 25; The Loomis Quilt and Fiber Guild’s Quilt Show “Red, White, and Blue!” April 18 – 19; and The Loomis Gun Show April 25 – 26. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Now through Saturday, May 9 (Opening Night Gala Reception April 18, Meet the Author Jamie Ford April 25) – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“Hotel” is an historical fiction, a family story, and a human story, presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS). Set in Seattle in the 1980s with flashbacks to the 1940s,” Hotel” has a large multi-racial and multi-generational cast. The focal point of the show centers on the real-life Panama Hotel in Seattle. Its proprietor during WWII stored belongings of many Japanese families when they were hauled off to the internment camps. Many of these possessions remain today, and they have served as a testament to those families who lost so much during the War. The discovery of these treasured possessions in 1986 prompted the protagonist in the play, Henry Lee, to “relive” memories of over 40 years ago and of his childhood sweetheart, who was sent to camp. Those revealed treasures prompted urgency in his heart to seek closure. This will be held at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. Tickets may be purchased at Briar Patch and the Book Seller in Grass Valley, as well as online at catsweb.org. CATS has two discount shows: Final Dress on Thursday, April 16 (all tickets $10), and Preview on Friday, April 17 (all tickets $15).

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Tom Burgher and Nathan Towne

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Tom Burgher, of Seaside Gallery; and local musician Nathan Towne. Tom Burgher is CEO of Seaside Gallery, in the folksy beach town of Pismo Beach, CA. Nathan Towne is a San Luis Obispo, CA based musician who cut his teeth on jazz and classical music, but found his love in rock ‘n roll. This “mini-view” can be seen at Art Revealed on You Tube, and at the Art Revealed Show Facebook page. You can also see other episodes, and subscribe to upcoming episodes. The Art Revealed Show features Northern California artists and those who influence art on a global basis. Each on-location episode is about 3 minutes long. Gayle Rappaport-Weiland is a Northern California artist, teacher, and entrepreneur. For more information about Gayle, visit grappaport.com, or her Facebook page.

Ongoing – Crafters Wanted

Loyce Smallwood is looking to start up a crafters’ co-op. She is seeking out Auburn area crafters and/or artists as participants. For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 878-6280.

 

May, 2015

 

Saturday, May 2 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Wizard of Oz” from 1939. After a twister drops her house in Oz, Dorothy just wants to go home to Kansas. Enjoy this sentimental delightful perennial favorite fantasy starring a Cairn terrier, flying monkeys, three witches, crotchety apple trees, and the music of Harold Arlen and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, May 2 – 5:00 p.m. – Boots and Bling

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Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 – Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s 19th Annual Iris Show and Potted Iris Sale

Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s 19th Annual Iris Show and Potted Iris Sale will be held in the lovely Rose Room of the Auburn Civic/Community Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Hours are Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. To enter, you need to know the names of your iris unless you are entering the artistic section (floral arrangement where iris is the dominant flower); if entering that section, you don’t need the names but people love it if you do know them. This year’s theme is Birds of a Feather. The Sierra Foothills Iris Society meets the 4th Tuesdays of the month except July, November, and December in the Rose Room at 7:00 p.m. For more information and questions, please call Kathy Braaten, Show Chairperson, at (530) 477-2811.

Tuesday, May 5 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Women’s Wisdom Art Big Day of Giving Celebration

Women’s Wisdom Art and The Sacramento Poetry Center invite you to a little “Big Day of Giving” celebration. Please drop by from for some food, drink, music, poetry, and of course art. This will be held at the R25 Complex, 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. For more information, please contact Helen Plenert at helen@womenswisdomart.org or (916) 482-2608.

Wednesday, May 6 – 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. – UCP Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner and Auction

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California presents the UCP Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner and Auction. This will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Sacramento. Your donation empowers a person in our community who, because of a disability they were born with, needs and deserves your support. UCP is an efficient nonprofit, top Sacramento charity and a great place to make a donation or attend events. Whether you donate to their programs or attend one of their events like their ‘80s Dance Party, golf charity event, or this Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner, you are changing lives! For more information, please visit ucpsacto.org,or call (916) 565-7700.

Friday, May 8 – 8:00 p.m. – “Milestones: Our Journey Continues”

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus will cap its 30th Anniversary Season with a one-night only spectacular. The “Milestones” concert at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, 15th and J Streets in Midtown. Special guest artist will be the Sacramento Children’s Chorus. A portion of proceeds from “Milestones” will support the chorus’ Spring 2015 beneficiary, Sierra Forever Families, a Sacramento-based non-profit adoption agency that specializes in finding and nurturing permanent families for children living in foster care. Tickets to the “Milestones” 30th anniversary concert are $25 general admission, $40 VIP seating. Ticket information can be found online, or tickets may be purchased at the Community Center Box Office, 1301 L Street; the Gifted Gardener, 1730 J Street; or from any chorus member. For more information and tickets, visit sacgaymenschorus.org.

Saturday, May 9 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Clothing and Shoe Drive

Auburn Gymnastics is partnering with Angel Bins for an awesome fundraiser. Angel Bins is a non-profit recycling company that helps organizations raise money by recycling shoes, clothes, and textiles that are new or gently used, and shipping them to developing nations. The goal is to collect 5,000 pounds of clothes and 2,000 pounds of shoes. This is a WIN-WIN-WIN fundraiser. You get to clean your closets, support a great organization, and support a great group of gymnasts. Being accepted are: Clothing – men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing (place in black garbage bags); bed sheets, comforters, drapes, and towels; handbags, purses, knapsacks, belts, and hats; and shoes – laced or rubber banded together (put shoes into a box). You may drop off your donation items anytime during business hours at Auburn Gymnastics, 290 Palm Avenue, Auburn; or call them at (530) 823-2031 for a pick–up.

Saturday, May 9 – 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. – Free E-Waste Collection

Auburn Gymnastics Fit for Life has partnered with Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) to recycle all of the collected e-waste. SRCC takes all the material to CEAR. CEAR will completely shred all hard drives at their securely-monitored facility. For a complete list of items accepted and not accepted, please visit cearinc.com/what-can-i-recycle. If you have questions regarding this event, please e-mail event coordinator Kellie at oesterlingkellie@yahoo.com.

Saturday, May 9 – 7:30 p.m. – Sierra Nevada Winds presents “Journey to the British Isles”

The Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra, a 52-piece wind ensemble conducted by Robert Halseth, performs at Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Major works on the program include Holst’s “Jupiter,” Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and Vaughan Williams’ “Folk Song Suite.” The concert is sponsored by Sierra College Friends of the Library. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for general admission and $7 for seniors and students. Parking is free on Saturday. For more information, please visit sierranevadawinds.org, or call (530) 269-0395.

Friday, May 15 – 7:00 p.m. – A Salute to Women of Service

Success Revolution presents “A Salute to Women of Service” at the Colonial Theatre in Sacramento. The event takes place on Armed Forces Day weekend and will pay tribute to the women of the armed forces, past and present. The keynote speaker is Elizabeth McCormick, Black Hawk Pilot. Elizabeth inspires audiences with her experiences and stories from her years as a Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, and turns them into relatable lessons that any audience can put into immediate action. Tickets will be $35 for general admission. Special VIP packages will also be available for $99. For ticket information, visit SR916.ticketleap.com.

Saturday, May 16 – 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about the earth, moon, planets, and stars. Instruction is given in using binoculars and the telescope. Following the workshop, you’ll go outside to view Venus, Jupiter, and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. To get to Placer Nature Center, take I-80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, and head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end (four miles), go through the gate, and turn left. There are plenty of signs. For more information about astronomy and stargazing events, please visit donmachholz.com.

Thursday, May 28 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – 8th Annual Light of Hope

Please join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) at the Beatnik Studios and Art Gallery, 723 S Street, Sacramento, for the 8th Annual Light of Hope event! Enjoy an evening of music, youth dance performances, youth art, wines, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and more. Tickets are $50 (Non-profit and government attendees $25). To purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margaret Lecey at (916) 875-6606 or margaret@sacramentocasa.org. All proceeds benefit CASA Sacramento …a safe permanent home isn’t something that a child should only dream about.

Various Dates in May – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In May: Rocklin Ramble May 2 – 3; Food Truck Mania May 28; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. For more information and events, please visit their Special Events web page at rocklin.ca.us/depts/parksnrec/special_events, go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

Various dates in MayLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in May in the Loomis Basin: Blues, Burgers, & Brew May 23. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in May – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In May: Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat May 1 – 3 (information at rachelsvineyard.org/weekend/sites.aspx); and Sacramento Walk for Life Fundraiser May 30.

Various Dates in May – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners and 4-H, offers events and workshops. In May: Free seasonal gardening workshop day May 16; and Still Exhibits Workshops Hosted by Placer County 4-H for Upcoming Fairs May 23. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in May - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In May: Puppet Art Theater Company presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” May 2 and 3; and Farms, Friends & Fairytales May 16. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in May – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In May: Flower Power – Science Saturday May 2; and Composting and Vermiculture – Green Gardening Series May 2. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in May – Loomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in May in the Loomis Basin: Community Yard Sale May 2. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates in May – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In May: Master Gardener Plant Sale May 2; Water Efficient Gardening May 9; Can You Eat Your Landscaping? May 13; Worms May 16; and Cottage Garden May 30. Please call if you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge. You can check for class changes on their answering line at (530) 621-5511, or their website where you can also get more information at ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners. If you need more information, you can also call (530) 621-5512. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

Various Dates in May – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In May: Grand Opening of Hacker Lab May 7. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Now through Saturday, May 9 (Opening Night Gala Reception April 18, Meet the Author Jamie Ford April 25) – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“Hotel” is an historical fiction, a family story, and a human story, presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS). Set in Seattle in the 1980s with flashbacks to the 1940s,” Hotel” has a large multi-racial and multi-generational cast. The focal point of the show centers on the real-life Panama Hotel in Seattle. Its proprietor during WWII stored belongings of many Japanese families when they were hauled off to the internment camps. Many of these possessions remain today, and they have served as a testament to those families who lost so much during the War. The discovery of these treasured possessions in 1986 prompted the protagonist in the play, Henry Lee, to “relive” memories of over 40 years ago and of his childhood sweetheart, who was sent to camp. Those revealed treasures prompted urgency in his heart to seek closure. This will be held at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. Tickets may be purchased at Briar Patch and the Book Seller in Grass Valley, as well as online at catsweb.org. CATS has two discount shows: Final Dress on Thursday, April 16 (all tickets $10), and Preview on Friday, April 17 (all tickets $15).

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Tom Burgher and Nathan Towne

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Tom Burgher, of Seaside Gallery; and local musician Nathan Towne. Tom Burgher is CEO of Seaside Gallery, in the folksy beach town of Pismo Beach, CA. Nathan Towne is a San Luis Obispo, CA based musician who cut his teeth on jazz and classical music, but found his love in rock ‘n roll. This “mini-view” can be seen at Art Revealed on You Tube, and at the Art Revealed Show Facebook page. You can also see other episodes, and subscribe to upcoming episodes. The Art Revealed Show features Northern California artists and those who influence art on a global basis. Each on-location episode is about 3 minutes long. Gayle Rappaport-Weiland is a Northern California artist, teacher, and entrepreneur. For more information about Gayle, visit grappaport.com, or her Facebook page.

Ongoing – Crafters Wanted

Loyce Smallwood is looking to start up a crafters’ co-op. She is seeking out Auburn area crafters and/or artists as participants. For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 878-6280.

 

June, 2015

 

Saturday, June 6 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Big Sleep”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with the witty film noir, “The Big Sleep,” from 1946. Who bumps off who? Nobody knows in this convoluted mystery of secrets, sex, gambling, and murder among the too-rich-for-their-own-good Sternwoods. Don’t worry, pal – focus instead on the banter, the sensual tension between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and the badness of the bad guys. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, June 13 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Various Dates in June - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In June: The Puppet Company performs “Anansi, the Spider” June 6 and 7; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Summer Camp June 15 – 19; Adventure Play Summer Camp June 15 – 19; Family Campout at Fairytale Town June 19 and 20; RockSchool Summer Camp June 22 – 26; Curtains Up! Summer Camp June 22 – 26; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy June 27 . For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in June – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In June: Food Truck Mania June 25. For more information and events, please visit their Special Events web page at rocklin.ca.us/depts/parksnrec/special_events, go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

Various dates in June – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In June: Teen summer camp counselor training June 12 and 13; and Tiny Tykes and Family Gardening June 13. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in June – Loomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in June in the Loomis Basin: Blues, Burgers, & Brew June 27. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

 

July, 2015

 

Friday, July 3 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the Colfax Fourth of July Day. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, July 11 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Seven Days in May”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Seven Days in May,” from 1964. Ambition and ego. Politics and paranoia. General Burt Lancaster despises President Fredric March – and his disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Burt’s assistant, Colonel Kirk Douglas, discovers his boss’ plot to overthrow the government. But how to stop this treasonous coup? And who will believe him? This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, July 18 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Sugar Pine Reservoir Boat Launch parking lot. To get there, take I-80 to the Foresthill Road Exit in Auburn. Go east at the end of the off ramp. Go east 18 miles (about 25 minutes) on Foresthill Road to the town of Foresthill. Continue 9.0 miles to the Sugar Pine Reservoir exit on your left. Follow that for 5.7 miles (10 minutes) to the Boat Launch parking lot, which will be on your right. Enter the area and go right into the large (lower) parking lot. This is it. There are two adjacent parking lots. The telescopes will be set up on the upper lot, near the far (north) end. Guests park in the lower lot. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, July 19 – Noon to 2:00 p.m. – Fashion Show and Wine Tasting

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents Fashion Show and Wine Tasing… Marilyn’s Fashion-A-Tions. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

Sunday, July 19 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Annual Family Fun Day

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents their Annual Family Fun Day. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 – Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s Annual Iris Rhizome Sale

Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s Annual Iris Rhizome Sale will be held at Eisley’s Nursery, 380 Nevada Street, Auburn. Hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information or questions, please call Cindy at (530) 368-7818. The Sierra Foothills Iris Society meets the 4th Tuesdays of the month except July, November, and December in the Rose Room of the Auburn Civic/Community Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

Various Dates in July – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In July: Free seasonal gardening workshop day July 18. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in July - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In July: Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Aspiring young performers from I Can Do That/Arts for All will showcase a unique production July 11; Sean’s Shadows will present “The Bloom Tree,” July 12; RockSchool Summer Camp July 13 – 17; Write Now Summer Camp July 13 – 17; Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 20 – 24; RockSchool 2.0 Summer Camp July 20 – 24; Puppet Palooza Summer Camp July 27 – 31; and Buggin Out Summer Camp July 27 – 31. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in July – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In July: Food Truck Mania July 23.For more information and events, please visit their Special Events web page at rocklin.ca.us/depts/parksnrec/special_events, go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

 

August, 2015

 

Saturday, August 1 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Thief of Bagdad

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Thief of Bagdad,” a magical fantasy from 1940. Abracadabra! In this Arabian Nights Technicolor extravaganza, anything is possible: flying carpets and flying horses, wizards, and gigantic genies. With the help of magic and spells, clever beggar Abu helps deposed King Ahmad triumph over the evil usurper Jaffar. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, August 15 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – A Night of Musical Inspiration

First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC presents “A Night of Musical Inspiration” with Nancy Blue, singer/songwriter; and Steve Homan, acclaimed guitarist. Nancy will open with original “Boomer Healer” songs, and be joined by Steve Homan for 60s gems, sing-alongs, and more. Suggested donation is $10. Beer, wine, snacks, and soft drinks will be available before the show and at intermission. First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC is located at 710 Auburn Ravine Rd., Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 885-9087, or visit 1ccauburn.org. For more information on Nancy Blue, please visit 60salajazz.com.

Saturday, August 15 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, Neptune, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, August 22 – 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the Meadow Vista Park. The park is located near downtown Meadow Vista. From I-80, take the Clipper Gap/Meadow Vista exit. Head west for 2.1 miles until you reach Meadow Vista Rd. A Chevron Service Station is at the corner. Turn left. The park is on your left. They will set up by the tennis courts. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, August 29 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Annual Blue Jean Ball

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents their Annual Blue Jean Ball. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

Various Dates in August - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In August: Puppet Art Theater Company performs “Cinderella” August 1 and 2; Little Artists Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Young Picassos Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Summer Camp August 10 – 14; and Superhero Summer Camp August 10 – 14. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in August – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners and 4-H, offers events and workshops. In August: Still Exhibits Workshops Hosted by Placer County 4-H for Upcoming Fairs August 1. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

September, 2015

 

Saturday, September 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Theodora Goes Wild”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Theodora Goes Wild,” a screwball comedy from 1936. Theodora (Irene Dunne) anonymously publishes sexy yarns that everyone in Lynnfield privately loves but publicly denounces. But when her illustrator (Melvyn Douglas) arrives and spills the beans, the whole town is scandalized. But she’s discovered his dark secret. He’s told on her, so she tells on him. It’s true love! This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, September 12 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about the earth, moon, planets, and stars. Instruction is given in using binoculars and the telescope. Following the workshop, you’ll go outside to view Moon and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. To get to Placer Nature Center, take I-80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, and head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end (four miles), go through the gate, and turn left. There are plenty of signs. For more information about astronomy and stargazing events, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, September 27 – 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see a Total Lunar Eclipse. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the American River Canyon Overlook, also known as the Auburn Skate Park. To get there, go to downtown Auburn to the historic Courthouse. One of the roads branching from there is Auburn-Folsom Rd. Take that east to the third stoplight (about a mile). This is Pacific Avenue. Turn left. Go about 0.6 mile to the American River Canyon Overlook, which is on your right. They will set up at the far (east) end of the parking lot. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Various Dates in September – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In September: Free seasonal gardening workshop day September 19. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

October, 2015

 

Saturday, October 3 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Strangers on a Train”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Strangers on a Train,” a thriller from 1951. Alfred Hitchcock’s unnerving tale of the fine line between innocence and guilt. Bruno hates his father; Guy hates his wife. When Bruno suggests that they trade murders, Guy thinks he’s joking. But no, he’s serious – and seriously crazy. Run, Guy – for all the good it’ll do you. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Various dates in OctoberLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in October in the Loomis Basin: The Loomis Eggplant Festival October 3. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

 

November, 2015

 

Saturday, November 7 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Philadelphia Story”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Philadelphia Story,” from 1940. The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges. In this comedy of love, money, snobbery, and scandal, arrogant heiress Katharine Hepburn needs lessons in being human. Cary Grant and James Stewart teach her, and we get to watch. What a privilege! This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, November 21 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about the earth, moon, planets, and stars. Instruction is given in using binoculars and the telescope. Following the workshop, you’ll go outside to view Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. To get to Placer Nature Center, take I-80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, and head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end (four miles), go through the gate, and turn left. There are plenty of signs. For more information about astronomy and stargazing events, please visit donmachholz.com.

 

December, 2015

 

Saturday, December 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Rio Bravo”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with the 1959 Western, “Rio Bravo.” The killer in John Wayne’s jail has treacherous friends, eager to kill to free their pal. But stubborn Duke refuses to ask for help. Even so, he draws an unlikely crew to him – a drunk, a cranky old man, a beautiful gambler, and a reserved kid who’s a crack shot. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.