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January, 2017

 

Thursdays, January 12 and 19 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Healing Through Grief Support Group

The next Nevada County Healing Through Grief Support Group will be open to newcomers at the FREED office, 2059 Nevada City Highway, Suite 104, Grass Valley. Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For information, go to lossandgrief.org.

Wednesday, January 18 – 6:30 p. m. – Community Meeting for Tree Mortality

El Dorado County announces a community meeting in Grizzly Flats to discuss planned tree mortality operations in the area. The meeting will be held at the Grizzly Flats Community Church, located at 5061 Sciaroni Road, Grizzly Flats. At the meeting, County staff will be discussing the steps for the County to remove dead and dying trees on private property that threaten County roads. For example, County staff will be asking property owners to sign right-of-entry documents, which are mandated by the State of California funding for the tree mortality crisis, so forest/timber professionals can mark and eventually remove dead and dying trees. The initial County tree mortality operations are planned in the Mount Pleasant section of Grizzly Park due to the high concentration of dead and dying trees that threaten County roads. The County is targeting late February or early March for trees to be removed along the County roads in this area. Future projects along County roads are currently being planned with State, Federal, and private partners (e.g. PG&E). For more information, please visit edcgov.us/pressreleasedetail.aspx?id=30064773975.

Thursday, January 19 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Veterans Job Fair

The Veterans Job Fair is a free hiring event for veterans, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists. It will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento. More than 300 veterans are expected to attend and network with veteran-friendly employers. There will be national, regional, and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings. For more information, please visit events.recruitmilitary.com.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Women’s Fund El Dorado (WFED) Community Needs Forum

This annual educational event is open to all and includes a buffet dinner. Addressing the theme, “Determining and Measuring Community Needs,” El Dorado Community Foundation Executive Director Bill Roby will provide insight on our community’s needs, nonprofit resources, and the funding gaps between these needs and services. This will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. You can Purchase tickets at womensfundeldorado.org. Tickets are $25 through January 13 and $30 after that.

Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 29 – Nugget Fringe Theater Festival

For the third year in a row, Grass Valley joins metropolises such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego to host the only fringe theater festival in the Sierra Foothills and surrounding area. The Nugget Fringe Theater Festival features 118 live performances of more than 35 shows at seven intimate venues in downtown Grass Valley. Performances will be eclectic, creative, sometimes experimental, and often completely out of the ordinary, from a Vietnam Vet’s 50 year retrospective in “Hey, Hey LBJ;” “A Feeble Minded Dictator,” where three women living in isolation fall prey to their vicious vices; to “Tales of a Sexual Tomboy,” a boisterous one-woman comedy that blends standup with storytelling. Performance venues range from a few dozen seats to more than a hundred and include stages at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 151 Union Square, Smith Vineyard Tasting Room, The Holbrook Hotel, and Off-Center Stage. Ticket prices range from $10 to $25. For more information, or to view the calendar and buy tickets, please go to nuggetfringe.com.

Tuesdays, January 24 and February 21; and Wednesdays, January 25 and February 22 – Dementia and Caregiver Presentations

If you are coping with a dementia diagnosis, or caring for someone who is, please attend these valuable presentations by Kristina Blocker of Silver Pathways. “Understanding the Stages of Dementia” will be presented on Tuesdays, January 24 and February 21. “Life as a Caregiver” will be presented on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 22.  Both seminars will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 250, in Auburn. Kristina Blocker has dedicated her career to helping seniors navigate the process of aging. In 2010, she founded Dementia Care Advisor to educate and support families through the stages of dementia. For more information, please visit seniorsfirst.org/2017/01/13/senior-care-expert-to-host-seminars

Saturday, January 28 – Free Tax Help for Sacramento and Placer County Residents

Get free help with your taxes! Head to Grant Union High School on January 28 for the kick-off of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, led locally by United Way. IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand to guide you through electronic filing. Can’t make it? Call 2-1-1 or visit yourlocalunitedway.org to schedule an appointment in Sacramento or Placer County. Or check out MyFreeTaxes.com to file your taxes for free online through United Way. Save money this tax season and get the refunds you are entitled to.

Saturday, January 28 – 10:00 a.m. – Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest

January 28 Storytelling

 

Various dates in January – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners
The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In January: Program overview meeting for anyone interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver January 5; The Good, the Bad and the Bugly January 14; Saturdays with Barry January 14; Pruning of Fruit Trees January 21; and Beekeeping January 28. Please call (530) 621-5502 if you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge. You can check for class changes or get more information by calling (530) 621-5512. For more information, visit http://ucanr.edu/edmg. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

Various Dates in January – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In January: Capturing Wakamatsu – A Poetry Workshop January 8; Big Meadow Snowshoe Hike January 14; Local Historic Cemeteries Walking Tour January 14; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour January 21; and Cronan Ranch hike January 28. No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

Various Dates in January – Nevada County Concert Band 

Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. In January: The Foote Scholarship is now open for applications from musicians ages 16 – 24 through January 13. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Various Dates in January – 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 January: Fairytale Town will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 16 weather permitting. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in January – Seniors First

Seniors First is a California nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide long-term support and services to help older adults in Placer County maintain their independence and thrive. Events in January: Volunteer Coffee Chat January 19; Understanding the Seven Stages of Dementia Workshop January 24; and Managing Life as a Caregiver Workshop January 25. For more information, please call 530-889-9500 or visit seniorsfirst.org.

Various Dates in January – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In January: The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invite the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their January 3 meeting which will feature a presentation by Patrons’ members Betty Gadberry and Barbara Robinson, who traveled to Cuba in 2015 as part of an escorted tour organized by the Road Scholar Program, formerly known as Elder Hostel. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in January – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In January: Third Thursday – Sacramento’s Motorcycle Stories and History January 19; and Racing and Engineering for Teens January 28. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various dates in JanuaryLoomis Basin

Here is what’s happening in January in the Loomis Basin: Loomis Troop #12 Boy Scouts of America Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit the Memorial Hill Project January 21; Del Oro Band Crab Feed & Silent Auction January 21; and It’s in the Bag Benefit for Soroptomist International of Loomis Basin January 25. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates in JanuaryAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In January: Used Book Sale January 4; Used Book Sale January 7; Great Books Discussion – Roman Fever by Edith Wharton January 10; PAWS to Read January 11; BOB (Based on the Book) for grades 6 – 12 January 18; Noon Program – Mike Maginot presents “Artsy Cell Phone Photos” January 20; LEGO Club January 21; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Baby Story Time Thursdays; Time for Twos Fridays; and Glass Case Display – Smokey the Bear Collection from Naomi Edmonds through January. For more information, please visit placer.ca.gov/departments/library/events.

Various Dates in January – Loomis Library

The Loomis Library, located at 6050 Library Drive in Loomis, offers events and activities throughout the year. In January: Friends of Loomis Library Monthly Meeting January 12; Story Time Fridays January 13; Collage Art inspired by Eric Carle January 14; Ayurveda for Everyday Living – Heather Anthony, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist January 17; A Picture History Tour of the Loomis Basin January 19; Children’s Story Time – Grand Opening for the Children’s Sections January 20; Estate Planning 101- Lincoln Estate Planning attorney Juliette Robertson January 20; Story Time Fridays January 27; and Library Book Sale January 27 and 28. For more information, please visit loomislibrary.org.

Now through Tuesday, February 28 – Placer Creates Art Show

Placer County’s fourth annual Employee Art Show, Placer Creates, will be held. The show, coordinated in partnership with PlacerArts, will display over 60 pieces created by 27 artists at five county building locations for public viewing. Visitors will experience a different flavor of art with each county building they visit. Textiles, paint, fused glass, and even music will be on display for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to attend Placer Creates’ opening reception on November 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn. All art will be on display Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed holidays) at the following locations: Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn; County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn; Larry Oddo Finance Administration Building, 2986 Richardson Drive, Auburn; Tahoe Administrative Center, 775 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; and Tahoe City Library, 740 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (during library hours).

Now through February – Free Spay and Neuter Surgeries For Cats

Spay and neuter surgeries will be available for Placer County cats, free of charge. The free spay and neuter program is expected to greatly reduce the number of cats and kittens that must be surrendered to the Placer County animal services facility. Free spay and neuter surgeries will be performed at Animal Spay & Neuter in Auburn. Surgeries only take a few hours, and your cat can go home with you the same day. There is also no limit to the number of cats an owner can bring in. Cat owners must show proof of Placer County residency with valid photo identification and mailing address. Rescue groups and breeders are restricted from participating in the free program. The service is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week through the end of February by appointment. Check in is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and your cat can go home with you between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Please bring the cat in a carrier. To make an appointment for your free spay or neuter service, please call (530) 889-8800. For more information, visit Animal Spay & Neuter online at animalspayneuter.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/Animal-Spay-and-Neuter-Auburn.

Now through Friday, March 10 — Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship applications being accepted

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: be a female over the age of 25; reside on the western slope of El Dorado County; be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution; demonstrate financial need; and be available for a possible interview by the Wickline Scholar committee. A total of approximately $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually; recipients will be notified by April 7. Additional details and the scholarship application are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/wickline-scholarship; for pick up at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 202, Placerville; or by calling (530) 622-5621.


February, 2017

 

Thursday, February 2 – 11:00 a.m. – Sons in Retirement Branch 37 Lunch Social

Retired men – Join “Sons in Retirement” (SIRS) Branch 37 for their Lunch Social at the Auburn ELKS Lodge, 195 Elm Street, Auburn. The speaker will be Ms.Teresa Koch, Coordinator for the Senior Peer Counselors program (SPC) in Placer County. As Coordinator, she manages a team of volunteers facilitating weekly group meetings and providing on-going training. Additionally, she is the first contact for all who are interested in being a Peer Counselor or a client. She has a background in social work, memory care facilities, end-of-life services, and crisis mental health. SPC is a free program for Placer County residents 55 or older who are seeking support with age-related issues of all kinds. This will be an interesting and valuable program. This SIRS group has many activities: poker, golf, computers, bocce ball, model airplanes, etc. There are no dues. They are looking for new members, so come check them out. For more information, contact Paul McDaniel at (530) 269-0625 or papamike1937@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Book Sale

The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ next monthly Book Sale will be held at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine Street, Nevada City. Most books cost between 25¢ and $3. Thousands of paperback and hardback books are included: Fiction, nonfiction, children’s, collectible, etc. This month’s sale features poetry, romance, and biographies. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs, and equipment. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Monday, February 13 – A Little Night Music

Assistance League of Greater Placer invites you to A Little Night Music, an ensemble featuring Bob Draga on clarinet, and Jason Wanner on piano. This will be held at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., in Rocklin. A no-host bar will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The concert will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. During intermission, there will be complimentary desserts and a no-host bar. Tickets for the concert are $35 per person, and are available at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 1263 Grass Valley Highway, in Auburn; by calling (530) 263-5066; or online at a-little-night-music.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Greater Placer.

Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 – Dementia and Caregiver Presentations

If you are coping with a dementia diagnosis, or caring for someone who is, please attend these valuable presentations by Kristina Blocker of Silver Pathways. “Understanding the Stages of Dementia” will be presented on Tuesday, February 21. “Life as a Caregiver” will be presented on Wednesday, February 22.  Both seminars will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 250, in Auburn. Kristina Blocker has dedicated her career to helping seniors navigate the process of aging. In 2010, she founded Dementia Care Advisor to educate and support families through the stages of dementia. For more information, please visit seniorsfirst.org/2017/01/13/senior-care-expert-to-host-seminars

Various Dates in February – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In February: Ogling Raptors and Sparrows at Salmon Falls Ranch February 3; Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning February 9; Magnolia Ranch Hike February 11; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour February 19; Herbal Medicine Making February 26; and Cronan Ranch Hike February 26. No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

Various Dates in February – 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 February: Half-price admission during Sacramento Museum Day February 4; and Fairytale Town will be open on President’s Day February 20 weather permitting. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Now through Tuesday, February 28 – Placer Creates Art Show

Placer County’s fourth annual Employee Art Show, Placer Creates, will be held. The show, coordinated in partnership with PlacerArts, will display over 60 pieces created by 27 artists at five county building locations for public viewing. Visitors will experience a different flavor of art with each county building they visit. Textiles, paint, fused glass, and even music will be on display for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to attend Placer Creates’ opening reception on November 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn. All art will be on display Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed holidays) at the following locations: Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn; County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn; Larry Oddo Finance Administration Building, 2986 Richardson Drive, Auburn; Tahoe Administrative Center, 775 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; and Tahoe City Library, 740 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (during library hours).

Now through February – Free Spay and Neuter Surgeries For Cats

Spay and neuter surgeries will be available for Placer County cats, free of charge. The free spay and neuter program is expected to greatly reduce the number of cats and kittens that must be surrendered to the Placer County animal services facility. Free spay and neuter surgeries will be performed at Animal Spay & Neuter in Auburn. Surgeries only take a few hours, and your cat can go home with you the same day. There is also no limit to the number of cats an owner can bring in. Cat owners must show proof of Placer County residency with valid photo identification and mailing address. Rescue groups and breeders are restricted from participating in the free program. The service is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week through the end of February by appointment. Check in is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and your cat can go home with you between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Please bring the cat in a carrier. To make an appointment for your free spay or neuter service, please call (530) 889-8800. For more information, visit Animal Spay & Neuter online at animalspayneuter.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/Animal-Spay-and-Neuter-Auburn.

Various Dates in February – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In February: The Sierra College Patron’s Crab and Shrimp Feed February 17 . For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in February – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In February: Zero to 60s – A Mad Men Office Party February 26. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various dates in FebruaryAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In February: Used Book Sale February 1; Noon Program – Foothill Quilters Guild members present “Not Your Grandma’s Quilts” February 3; Used Book Sale February 4; PAWS to Read February 8; Great Books Discussion – Smokers by Tobias Wolff February 14; BOB (Based on the Book) for grades 6 – 12 February 15; Diana Carpenter-Madoshi and Judy Rollins present a program on Rosa Parks February 17; LEGO Club February 18; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Baby Storytime Thursdays; Time for Twos Fridays; and Glass Case Display – Jessie Gilliam’s display of Sierra Friends of Tibet through February. For more information, please visit placer.ca.gov/departments/library/events.

Now through Friday, March 10 — Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship applications being accepted

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: be a female over the age of 25; reside on the western slope of El Dorado County; be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution; demonstrate financial need; and be available for a possible interview by the Wickline Scholar committee. A total of approximately $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually; recipients will be notified by April 7. Additional details and the scholarship application are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/wickline-scholarship; for pick up at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 202, Placerville; or by calling (530) 622-5621.

 

March, 2017

 

Now through Friday, March 10 — Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship applications being accepted

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: be a female over the age of 25; reside on the western slope of El Dorado County; be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution; demonstrate financial need; and be available for a possible interview by the Wickline Scholar committee. A total of approximately $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually; recipients will be notified by April 7. Additional details and the scholarship application are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/wickline-scholarship; for pick up at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 202, Placerville; or by calling (530) 622-5621.

Saturday, March 18 – 5:00 p.m. – Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

The “On Tour” 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the State Theater in Auburn with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. Please join PARC for a fun-filled evening of films and American River Canyon news and updates including China Bar bridge, North Fork Wild & Scenic campaign, Centennial dam, and ASRA General Plan news. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the films start at 5:00. There will be three film sessions with more than 20 films featuring the new Voice of the Bear River –  stop Cenntennial dam film. Dinner will be available from Joe Caribe’s, plus you can enjoy live music, and local brews and wine. Tickets are $20 General, and $10 Student, and include all film sessions. No separate session tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased online at LiveFromAuburn.com, or at the box office.