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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.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 Wednesday, November 1st – Auburn Area Democratic Club

The Auburn Area Democratic Club (AADC) is hosting a series of free workshops to build an environmentally progressive team of Advocates in Placer County, who will: comment on projects moving through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process; and recruit candidates or take seats on Boards and Commissions that influence land use and social policy in Placer County and in Placer County cities.

Through the workshop series, “Advocates will learn to follow land use and social policy activity, review CEQA documents, write legally defensible comments on those documents and deliver those comments to Councils, Boards and Commissions,” explains Leslie Warren, Advocates Committee Chair from the AADC. “Advocates will be a voice for progressive social and environmental issues,” she adds.

Advocates will review the many open seats for Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees and find their place, where their input will contribute progressive thought to the decision-making process. The many Advisory Boards in Placer County and cities such as Lincoln, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Colfax – need progressive voices and it is through this program that voters will know future progressive candidates.

The Advocates Workshop series will begin September 28 and continue weekly through November 9. The free Advocates Workshops will use a team teaching approach that will be interesting and fun!

All Advocates Workshops will be held at the Moonraker Brewing Company, 12970 Earhart Avenue, #100, in Auburn, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Following is the workshop series schedule:

  • Thursday, September 28: Overview of Land Use Issues in Placer County and role of CEQA in Land Use; Understanding the Vocabulary and Acronyms from NOP, Neg Dec to Final EIR.
  • Wednesday, October 4: How to Review an Environmental Document and Comment On These Documents Using Legally Defensible Terminology.
  • Thursday, October 12: What is the Placer County Conservation Plan? (PCCP) and How Will It Affect Environmental Review?
  • Thursday, October 26: Making Your CEQA Comments and Peer Review.
  • Wednesday, November 1: Guiding Policy From the “Inside” – Serving on Boards and Commissions
  • Thursday, November 9: Advocates Graduation and Coordinating Our Future Impact.

Space is limited.  To reserve a seat for this workshop series, please email advocateslead@gmail.com.

The Auburn Area Democratic Club (http://www.auburndemocrats.com/) focuses their efforts to advance the goals of the Democratic Party through public policy and political issue analysis, education, fund-raising, recruitment, coordination with other Democratic groups, and other activities to benefit the Democratic Party.

 

Thursday, November 2nd – Sons In Retirement

Retired and Semi-Retired men  –  Join “Sons in Retirement” (SIR) Branch 37 for their Lunch Social at 11am Thursday, November 2nd, at the Auburn ELKS Lodge, 195 Pine Street.

Our November speaker will be Jenine Windeshausen, Placer County Treasurer, Assessor, and Tax Collector. She will discuss how the assessor and tax collector programs work in Placer County.

SIR Branch 37 is celebrating our 45th Anniversary of serving Placer and El Dorado Counties’ retired and semi-retired men.

Our SIR group has many activities: poker, golf, computers, bocce ball, model airplanes, etc. There are no dues. We are looking for new members, so come check us out.

For more information, contact Bill Gray at (530) 305-3126 or email billgray01@gmail.com

 

Thursday, November 2nd – UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County are pleased to announce a new workshop titled The New Backyard Orchard, to be held on November 2, 2017, at the Cameron Park Community Center (2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682).

Dave Wilson Nursery specialist Phil Pursel and UC Davis fruit and nut tree experts Ted DeJong and Chuck Ingels will address the audience from 10:30 to 4:00.  Doors open at 10:00am and a light lunch is included in the $40 registration fee.

Developing a healthy, productive, backyard orchard requires planning, proper tree selection, and good planting techniques. Once your trees are in the ground, having a thorough understanding of how fruit and nut trees function for proper pollination, bud formation, and fruiting will help you more effectively care for your trees. This workshop will explain these factors and show you how to take advantage of pruning techniques that allow your trees to obtain better sun exposure, better airflow, and better structure for easier netting and pest prevention.

The New Backyard Orchard will help you choose the right varieties for your region, plant trees correctly, and shape trees to make them attractive as well as high-bearing. You’ll receive a thorough, scientifically correct understanding of how trees generate fruit, to help you understand how to manage your orchard. We’ll be explaining the benefits of bush and espalier tree training, for pest prevention and tree health.

Whether you have just a tree or two, or hope to expand your food supply through intensive backyard orchard development, this workshop is for you.

Master Gardeners who attend will earn four hours of Continuing Education credit.

To learn more and to pre-register, please visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/mgedc-workshop  or register at http://ucanr.edu/mgedc-workshop-reg. If you have questions, please call (530)-621-5528.

 

Thursday, November 2nd – Auburn Area Democratic Club

The Auburn Area Democratic Club is holding their November 2nd monthly meeting at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center in Auburn, from 7 to 8 p.m. with featured speaker Les Francis, Vice Chair and Campaign Manager of Sierra Forward: A Campaign for the Future.  The presentation, “McClintock Be Gone! – is free and open to the public.

Sierra Forward is an expression of the renewed spirit to transform and move our Foothill communities forward with the renewed spirit of activism an engagement evident in California’s 4th Congressional District.

Francis brings a wealth of political and policy experience to his role as Vice Chair and Campaign Manager of Sierra Forward. He has been a Congressional chief of staff, a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House, Chief of Staff (Carter), and Executive Director of both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). He has managed and or consulted on campaigns for every office from City Hall to the White House, and literally dozens of ballot measure campaigns in every region of the country.

The Auburn Area Democratic Club (http://www.auburndemocrats.com/) focuses their efforts to advance the goals of the Democratic Party through public policy and political issue analysis, education, fund-raising, recruitment, coordination with other Democratic groups, and other activities to benefit the Democratic Party.

 

Friday, November 3rd – Auburn Knights of Columbus

On Friday, 3 November the Auburn Knights of Columbus will hold a Special Bingo Night in support of the Letcher family, at the St. Teresa’s Parish Hall on Atwood Rd. in Auburn.  This event will be held to support a local family whose 5 year old son, John Paul, has been and continues to battle leukemia for 3 years.  They have just discover their 15 month old son, Samuel, has a brain tumor.  This long time Auburn family has been devastated by past medical and support financial issues and with this added issue they need help desperately.  We will serve a low cost dinner starting at 5:00 PM and adult beverages will be available at a small cost.  The Knights will run their normal bingo games starting at 6:30 PM (the same as their normal Wednesday night games) with some added games during the dinner hour.  Our excellent per game payouts will be the same as we payout on our regular Wednesday night games.  Plus, during the evening we will have additional games to play.

All proceeds will go toward the medical and support cost of John Paul and Samuel Letcher. – For more information please call Bob Thomas at (530) 268-8875

 

Saturday, November 4th – Nevada County Book Sale

The next Friends of the Nevada County Libraries book sale will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doris Foley Historical Library at 211 No. Pine St., Nevada City.  There are thousands of paperback and hardback books including: fiction, nonfiction, children’s, collectible,etc.  This month’s sale features children’s, Christmas crafts, and cookbooks.  Most books cost between $.50 and $3.00.  For additional information phone (530) 265-1407 or friends@ncfol.org.

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.

 

Thursday, November 9th – Auburn Area Democratic Club

The Auburn Area Democratic Club (AADC) is hosting a series of free workshops to build an environmentally progressive team of Advocates in Placer County, who will: comment on projects moving through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process; and recruit candidates or take seats on Boards and Commissions that influence land use and social policy in Placer County and in Placer County cities.

Through the workshop series, “Advocates will learn to follow land use and social policy activity, review CEQA documents, write legally defensible comments on those documents and deliver those comments to Councils, Boards and Commissions,” explains Leslie Warren, Advocates Committee Chair from the AADC. “Advocates will be a voice for progressive social and environmental issues,” she adds.

Advocates will review the many open seats for Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees and find their place, where their input will contribute progressive thought to the decision-making process. The many Advisory Boards in Placer County and cities such as Lincoln, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, and Colfax – need progressive voices and it is through this program that voters will know future progressive candidates.

The Advocates Workshop series will begin September 28 and continue weekly through November 9. The free Advocates Workshops will use a team teaching approach that will be interesting and fun!

All Advocates Workshops will be held at the Moonraker Brewing Company, 12970 Earhart Avenue, #100, in Auburn, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Following is the workshop series schedule:

  • Thursday, September 28: Overview of Land Use Issues in Placer County and role of CEQA in Land Use; Understanding the Vocabulary and Acronyms from NOP, Neg Dec to Final EIR.
  • Wednesday, October 4: How to Review an Environmental Document and Comment On These Documents Using Legally Defensible Terminology.
  • Thursday, October 12: What is the Placer County Conservation Plan? (PCCP) and How Will It Affect Environmental Review?
  • Thursday, October 26: Making Your CEQA Comments and Peer Review.
  • Wednesday, November 1: Guiding Policy From the “Inside” – Serving on Boards and Commissions
  • Thursday, November 9: Advocates Graduation and Coordinating Our Future Impact.

Space is limited.  To reserve a seat for this workshop series, please email advocateslead@gmail.com.

The Auburn Area Democratic Club (http://www.auburndemocrats.com/) focuses their efforts to advance the goals of the Democratic Party through public policy and political issue analysis, education, fund-raising, recruitment, coordination with other Democratic groups, and other activities to benefit the Democratic Party.

 

Saturday, November 11th – Auburn Veterans Day Parade & Celebration

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:45am, come rain or shine, Auburn will be poised to honor all service men and women with the greatest Veterans Day Parade and Commemoration Event of the century. Community members are invited to join in the celebration. There will be a complimentary breakfast for all Veterans, lunch and community program immediately following the parade at the Placer Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.

The event will begin with a complementary breakfast for Veterans, civilians $5.00; 8am to 10am complements of the Auburn Jeep Club directed by Dan McLain in the parking lot at Community First Bank. Coffee and Hot Chocolate will be served in the parking lot at Pistol Peats and along the parade route by the Faithful Warriors led by Wayne Wordon.

KAHI Radio’s Brad Schmidt will be announcing the parade entries at Central Square. At 11:00am the parade will halt at Central Square for three rifle volleys, and following Taps white doves will be released. A fly over will be conducted, weather permitting, the National Anthem will be sung by Stacey Anderson. The parade will continue on High Street and conclude at the Placer Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

 

Saturday, November 11th – Nisenan Heritage Day

The indigenous people of Nevada County – the Nisenan – in partnership with Sierra College-Nevada County Campus, CHIRP (California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project), the Nevada County Library, the Nevada County Historical Society and Sierra Streams Institute, invite the public to attend the eighth annual Nisenan Heritage Day which will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nevada County Campus of Sierra College, located at 250 Sierra College Drive, in Grass Valley, California.

Free Admission & Parking – Suitable for all ages – Lunch available for purchase from the CHIRP Indian taco booth

 

Saturday, November 18th – Auburn Community Turkey Drive

 

Thursday, November 23rd – Walk to Stock the Food Closet

 

Thursday, November 30th – Beautiful Minds

 

Various Dates in November – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In November: Wakamatsu Open Farm Day November 4; Family Hike at Cronan Ranch November 4; Olmstead Loop Hike: small ponds, grinding rocks, and meadow November 17; Cronan Ranch hike November 18; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour November 19; and Fall Bird Walk at Knickerbocker Creek November 19. No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to sign up, and to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

 

DECEMBER

 

December 1st – 3rd – DeLights of December

 

Sunday, December 9th – Colfax Winterfest

 

 

 

 

January 2018

 

Thursday, January 11th through Monday, January 15th – Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival leaves you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world. Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League). At this festival, you’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. You’ll experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll explore the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers, and celebrities. And you’ll celebrate the natural and human world in all its diversity, in 9+ venues for films and workshops, a children’s Saturday morning kids program, art shows, wine tastings, a Gala Event, and awards ceremony. For more information, please visit wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.