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For ongoing events, events lasting more than two weeks, and organizations with multiple events each month, please see the end of each monthly section.

Please confirm events before attending as cancellations occasionally occur.

 

 

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.

Friday, July 3 – America’s Homeless Veterans Night

Help Veteran Raley Field July 3

 

Saturday, July 4 – Nevada County Concert Band – Independence Day Curbside Concert

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Independence Day Curbside Concert in downtown historic Grass Valley. This will take place one hour before the parade, and they will also play intermittently during the parade. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Sunday, July 5 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Golbal SUNday at the Community Observatory

The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory (located in Placerville), in cooperation with astronomy clubs around the globe, presents a day of FREE family entertainment at the observatory. Enjoy solar “RC” races for the kids; Night Sky Network solar demonstrations; making solar art created by power of the sun; and viewing through solar telescopes designed for safe viewing of solar Prominences, sunspots; and other features. Free solar glasses will be given to the first 100 visitors! All ages are welcome. The Community Observatory is located behind the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville. For more information, please call (530) 642-5682, or visit communityobservatory.com.

Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9 – Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School

Come to Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School and learn about tree-mendous Bible accounts where God works in His people to save them, and through His people to serve. Make amazing crafts, enjoy yummy snacks, play fun games, hear fascinating stories, and sing great songs! This is free, with an optional offering for Big City Mission Tools for School. There are day and evening sessions – come to some or all: 1) Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9 for ages 3 through those going into 6th grade from 8:45 a.m. to noon. On Thursday, July 9 at noon there will be a program and free lunch for students and families; 2) Wednesday, July 8 for all ages – adults, teens, and adults with children of any age from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p. m., and includes dinner. This will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 275 Nation Drive, Auburn, off Auburn Ravine Road. For information and to register, visit bit.ly/StPaulAuburnVBS, and click on Register Students, or call the Church at (530) 885-5378.

Saturday, July 11 – 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. This month’s sale features music, gardening, and cookbooks, in addition to thousands of others – fiction, non-fiction, collectible, children’s, etc. The proceeds are used for new equipment, books, and programs at the Nevada County Libraries. 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. You can also get really great deals on like-new books. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

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 11 – 6:00 p.m. – Bingo & BBQ

The Auburn Symphony League presents Bingo & BBQ. This will be held at the Auburn Elks Club, 195 Pine Street, in Auburn. The cost is $25 per person, and tickets are available by reservation only. There will be no-host cocktails at 6:00 p.m., and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Bingo will begin at 8:00 p.m. There will be prizes and a giveaway. Please make checks payable to Auburn Symphony League, and mail to 4612 Longview Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677. For more information, please call (530) 885-1706.

Various Dates from Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 26 – The Jungle Book

PAG presents its summer production of “The Jungle Book.” This is a musical for the entire family that is very witty with a wonderful message of acceptance. Opening night is Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m., and all seats are $5 preview. The musical continues Fridays July 17 and 24 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays July 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 2:00 p.m. This will be performed on the Main Stage at The Center For the Arts in Grass Valley, 314 W. Main Street. For more information and tickets, please visit ncpag.com, or call (530) 277-7100.

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.

Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19 – Manzanar National Historic Site (formerly Manzanar War Relocation Center) Bus Trip

As part of CATS’ Cultural Enrichment Series, and in deepening their experience of CATS’ recent production of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, they are planning an overnight bus trip to Manzanar, which was one of ten camps in which the Japanese, primarily residing in the west coast, were interned during World War II. Today Manzanar is a national historic site, dedicated to the 110,000 men, women, and children who were uprooted from their communities and spent years in confinement during the War years. Manzanar is located in eastern California’s Owens Valley, and is the best preserved of these camps. With a ranger-led tour, you will learn about the experience of the Japanese. The Visitor Center offers extensive exhibits, a 22-minute film, and a bookstore. Adjacent to the Visitor Center is Block 14 with two reconstructed barracks and a mess hall with exhibits. You’ll make other stops as well. For more information and to register, please visit catsweb.org/?page_id=2775. All registrations will be confirmed with additional details.

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.

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.

Sunday, July 26 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Centennial Jubilee

With the theme “Centennial Jubilee,” this family-friendly outdoor concert celebrates music of the last 100 years including the Nevada County Concert Band’s own history. Come early to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. Bring your family and friends! This will be presented at Pioneer Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street in Nevada City. This concert is free. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Thursdays from June 18 through July 30 – Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo

Wind-down as the day begins to cool, and create summer memories during Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo. Enjoy live music featuring local bands on the Zoo’s Reptile House Lawn, and explore the new Jazz with Giraffes Beer and Wine Garden near the Tall Wonders giraffe exhibit. Dinner specials, local craft beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. with the last admission ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.; guests may stay on grounds until 8:00 p.m. Please note that alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo, but can be purchased inside. General Zoo admission gets you in for these evenings of fun. If you’re a Sacramento Zoo member, free admission is one of your membership benefits! For more information, please visit saczoo.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In July: Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program will hold its annual 4-H Summer Camp at Woodchuck Flat Campground in the Tahoe National Forest July 13-17; Free seasonal gardening workshop day July 18; Military Camperships for qualified youth with an active Military Parent/Guardian July 20 through 25; and Farm Tour and Garden Day for Kids and Families July 23. 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: International Celebration July 5; Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Arts for All Day July 11; Aspiring young performers from I Can Do That/Arts for All will showcase a unique production July 11; Puppet Show “The Bloom Tree” July 11 and 12; Sean’s Shadows will present “The Bloom Tree,” July 12; RockSchool Summer Camp July 13 – 17; Write Now Summer Camp July 13 – 17; The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Disney’s The Jungle Book” July 18, 19, 25, and 26; Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 20 – 24; RockSchool 2.0 Summer Camp July 20 – 24; Family Campout at Fairytale Town July 25 through July 26; 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: Friday Evening in the Park Concert by Two Tone Steiny & the Cadillacs July 10; Family Feud Finals and Friday Evening in the Park Movie Big Hero 6 July 17; Food Truck Mania July 23; and Friday Evening in the Park Concert by The Cripple Creek Band July 24. 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 July – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In July: Sierra College Rocklin Campus is offering a helping hand for new students who need some assistance with the registration process – RSVP at (916) 660-7400, ext. 6; and Photo exhibit by artist Roxanne Willen Bull, “Women Warriors Through History” through the summer. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates through Friday, July 31 – Read to the Rhythm

The Nevada County Library launches its Summer Reading Program, “Read to the Rhythm.” The library will host a range of activities including programs, crafts, and storytimes that encourage and support a love of reading. 2015 Summer Reading Program is absolutely free and is open to people of all ages. The library will continue their collaboration with the Nevada County Fair. Children are encouraged to decorate coloring pages with their favorite book title, book character, or scene from a book. The pages will then be incorporated into a library-themed display in the children’s pavilion at the Fair. The Nevada County Fair is providing bookmarks for each sign-up, and all children who complete the program will receive a voucher for two free carnival rides! All summer reading programming is sponsored by Friends of the Nevada County Libraries and other community businesses, and made possible by their wonderful volunteers. For a schedule and details on the programs, please check the library website at mynevadacounty.com/nc/library, or call the children’s rooms at Madelyn Helling Library at (530) 265‑1538 or the Grass Valley Library at (530) 477‑5790.

Various dates in July – Auburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In July: Used Book Sale July 1; Placer Ume Taiko Japanese Taiko Drum Performance July 9; Frozen Sing Along July 10; Foodie Friday Taste Test for Teens July 17; LEGOpalooza July 18; Summer Concert July 19; Wild Things! July 23; Pajama Storytime & Stuffed Animal Sleepover July 29; and Teen End of Summer Party July 31. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various Dates in July – Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains is a unique organization that marries world-class performance with a deep commitment to music education. Situated in the historic gold rush communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, MIM presents over a dozen concerts in classical music, jazz, bluegrass, country, and contemporary music. Concerts in July: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto July 1; Conrad Tao, in Recital July 2; Happy Birthday USA July 3; and Storm Large and the Festival Orchestra The Crazy Arc of Love July 5. For more information, please visit musicinthemountains.org.

Various dates in July – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In July: Dept of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment July 2; Get Hired! Day 1 Assessment July 7; Get Hired! Day 2 Assessment, and Dept of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment July 9; Get Hired! Day 1 Career Exploration July 14; Get Hired! Day 2 Career Exploration, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment July 16; Get Hired! Day 1 Self-Marketing July 21; Get Hired! Day 2 Self-Marketing, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment July 23; Get Hired! Day 1 What Employers Want July 28; and Get Hired! Day 2 What Employers Want, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment July 30. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in July – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In July: Gardening With Kids – Raising Worms July 8; and Lawn Removal July 18. 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.

Now through Thursday, August 20 – Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra Auditions

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for their 2015-2016 Concert Season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills, please call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065, or e-mail direct to scso2005@gmail.com. The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The SCSO is comprised of 170 singers from six counties in the Sacramento region. They have received the “Arts Excellence Award,” the “Outstanding Non Profit of the Year” award, and the “Arts Executive of the Year” award for their work in the Capital Region. As well as presenting their own concert series, the SCSO has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Sarah Brightman’s World Tour, the Kenny Rogers Christmas Show, Barry Manilow, and on national and international concert stages in Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Budapest, Venice, Lucca, Rome, Paris, Normandy, London, Vancouver, Victoria, and China. For more information, visit sacramentochoral.com.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Show – Kim Box

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with producer Kim Box, whose documentary “Collision Course: Teenage Addiction Epidemic” was an Emmy winner. Kim Box is an inspirational leader, writer, speaker and triathlete. Kim is the Founder and CEO of Kamere, Inc., and a former Vice President at Hewlett-Packard where she led large-scale global operation transformation. She is an international speaker and author of Woven Leadership and, also, led a project to produce an Emmy-winning documentary. Kim is passionate about the power of positivity and its ability to improve well being. This “mini-view” can be seen at Art Revealed on You Tube, and at facebook.com/artrevealedshow. 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.

 

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 1 – Lunar Lunacy Evening Bike Ride

Come on a 5- or 17-mile moonlit ride. All ages are welcome. Join the fun! This is presented by Point West Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit CASA Sacramento’s “Making Memories” program. For more information, please visit lunarlunacyride.com, or call (916) 542-8844.

Saturday, August 15 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Concert at the Fair

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Concert at the Fair on the Pine Tree State at Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

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.

Sunday, August 16 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Tenth Annual Wine for Words

The Tenth Annual Wine for Words is a fundraiser sponsored by Placerville Friends of the Library. It will be held at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. You can enjoy wine tasting; a catered dinner; silent auction/giveaway; and author presentation by Karen Kondazian, author of “The Whip,” a novel based on the life of legendary stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst. Tickets are $50 per person, and are available at Placerville Main, Cameron Park, and El Dorado Hills libraries. For more information, please visit eldoradolibrary.org.

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.

Sunday, August 23 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Mad About Marches

This is a terrific free concert that will appeal to all ages. With the theme “Mad About Marches,” this family-friendly outdoor concert by Nevada County Concert Band features many often-requested marching music pieces, as well as some madness thrown in. Come early to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. Bring your family and friends! This will be presented at Pioneer Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street in Nevada City. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

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.

Now through Thursday, August 20 – Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra Auditions

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for their 2015-2016 Concert Season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills, please call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065, or e-mail direct to scso2005@gmail.com. The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The SCSO is comprised of 170 singers from six counties in the Sacramento region. They have received the “Arts Excellence Award,” the “Outstanding Non Profit of the Year” award, and the “Arts Executive of the Year” award for their work in the Capital Region. As well as presenting their own concert series, the SCSO has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Sarah Brightman’s World Tour, the Kenny Rogers Christmas Show, Barry Manilow, and on national and international concert stages in Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Budapest, Venice, Lucca, Rome, Paris, Normandy, London, Vancouver, Victoria, and China. For more information, visit sacramentochoral.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: Cat & the Fiddle Music Festival August 1 and 2; “Cinderella” by Puppet Art Theater Co. 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; Superhero Summer Camp August 10 – 14; and Family Campout at Fairytale Town August 14 through 15. 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.

Various Dates in August – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In August: Photo exhibit by artist Roxanne Willen Bull, “Women Warriors Through History” through the summer. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in August – Auburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In August: End of Summer Reading Party August 6. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

 

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.

Sunday, September 6 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Labor Day Concert

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Labor Day Concert for Lake Wildwood residents only at Commodore Park in Penn Valley. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Saturday September 12 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Constitution Day Celebration

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Pops Concert as part of Constitution Day Celebration Events in downtown historic Nevada City. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

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.

Sunday December 6 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Winter Concert

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Winter Concert at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.