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September, 2014

 

Tuesday, September 16 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Sacramento Career Fair

HireLive is a national career service company specializing in sales, retail, and management career fairs. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with more than 15 Fortune 500 and industry-leading companies seeking talented, experienced, and enthusiastic sales, retail, and management candidates. Job opportunities include Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources, and much more. This will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. This event is free for job seekers, but parking is $1.50 per half hour. Bring 10 – 15 resumes and dress professionally. For more information, please visit HireLive.com.

Wednesday, September 17 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Seminar on How VA Benefits Can Help

More than 1/3 of Americans over 65 are wartime veterans or spouses of wartime veterans. Determining VA eligibility and learning about resources available can be a complicated process. To aid the vets in our area, Elder Options, Inc., with the help of a grant from the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce, has assembled a panel of knowledgeable individuals to lead a discussion about the VA benefits available to older adults. Speakers include Shon Tamblyn, LCSW (Caregiver Support Program Lead for McClellan Outpatient Clinic); Heather R. Chubb (Chubb Law Firm, Life Transitions Attorney); Elizabeth Heape-Caldwell, PGCM (Professional Geriatric Care Manager); and Edward Swanson (Veteran Service Officer for El Dorado County). This will be held in the meeting room at the Placerville Library at 345 Fair Lane. This seminar is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Elder Options, Inc., at (530) 626-6939.

Friday, September 19 – 7:00 a.m. – Placer Sheriff’s Activities League Golf Tournament

September 19 - Placer Sheriff

 

Friday, September 19 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Auburn Rotary’s 32nd Annual Spirit of Auburn Community BBQ

Come to Auburn Rotary’s 32nd Annual Spirit of Auburn Community BBQ at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Cocktails will begin at 5:00 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a yummy menu that includes ribs, chicken, tri-tip, salmon, and a vegetarian entree. There will be giveaways and a silent auction. Children’s activities will include a rock climbing wall, bounce house, clowns, and more. Proceeds support local programs. Tickets are $25 for adults in advance from Auburn Rotary members, or $30 at the door. Tickets are $10 for children ages 13 and under. For more information, please call Betty Bennett at (530) 863-6271, or visit portal.clubrunner.ca/8456/Page/2014-quot-spirit-of-community-bbq-quot.

Friday, September 19 – 6:00 p.m. – Gala for Life: The Stars Are Shining

Creating a night of public awareness, the 14th annual fundraiser, Gala for Life, features the littlest stars in our community – our babies. For the past 31 years, Alternatives Pregnancy Center has offered free and confidential services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and prenatal and parenting classes. Please help keep their doors open to meet the needs of the community by attending this special event at Citrus Heights Community Center. The evening will include a welcome reception with live music, wine tasting, live auction, dinner, and a glimpse into their life-changing ministry. Tickets are $65 each, or $650 for a table of 10 until August 15, and after August 15 $70 each or $700 for a table of 10. To reserve seats, call (916) 972-0367, or visit alternativespc.org. For more information or for major sponsorship information, please e-mail director@alternativespc.org, or call (916) 972-0367.

Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day

Join South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and over 500 volunteers as they clean over 90 miles of the Yuba River watershed. Register to volunteer at yubariver.kintera.org/cleanup, and join them for the free BBQ picnic at noon at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park.

Sunday, September 20 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Fall River Cleanup

Join the Tribe of River Crusaders who will be cleaning the river and canyons – making them a safe place for wildlife and recreation. For more information, please visit parc-auburn.org.

Saturday, September 20 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at Big Bend. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See stars and the Milky Way. Dress warmly. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon with callbacks by invitation only Monday, September 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Auditions for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) announces auditions for its Spring 2015 show, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. CATS is pleased to stage its California premiere in April and May 2015 at the Nevada Theatre. Hotel is an historical fiction. Henry Lee’s memory takes him from 1980s Seattle to his childhood as a Chinese-American student in an exclusive all-White school in the 1940s. Isolated and bullied, Henry finds comfort in the unlikely figure Keiko Okabe, a Japanese student. Following the Japanese invasion of China, Henry’s father forbids their friendship and despite increasing hardship, the friendship becomes a budding romance only to be cut short by evacuation and internment. Auditions will be held at the Nevada Theatre. They are seeking a big cast of Asians, all ethnicities, male and female, adults, young adults, teenagers, and a few children. No walk-ins, please. For more information, please visit catsweb.org.

Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Free Paddle Safety and Junior Ranger Day

Come to a free Paddle Safety and Junior Ranger Day at Upper Clementine, co-sponsored by Sierra Outdoor Center. For more information, please visit parc-auburn.org.

Sunday, Sept. 21 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – InConcert Sierra Orchestra

2014 InConcert Sierra Orchestra of Nevada City presents Greatest Hits of Classical Music. With help from the audience, Maestro Ken Hardin has designed a program of movements from your favorite classical works. Some of the enticing highlights from the program include “Overture: Die Fledermaus” by Strauss Jr.; “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Rimsky-Korsakov; “Italian Symphony: Movement 1″ by Mendelssohn; “Malaguena” by Lecuona; “Holberg Suite” by Grieg; “William Tell Overture” by Rossini; and “Radetsky March” by Strauss Sr.  For a full list of the program, visit the InConcert Sierra’s website at inconcertsierra.org.

Monday, September 22 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – America’s Boating Course Begins

America’s Boating Course will be conducted by the Sacramento Power Squadron (a unit of the U.S. Power Squadrons). The course is USCG approved, and will meet upcoming State of California boat operator certification requirements. The class will meet every Monday evening from September 22 through November 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Century 21 Select Training Center, Suite 206, 7919 Pebble Beach Drive, Citrus Heights. To enroll, call Jim Scaccia, AP, Education Officer, at (916) 782-1240, or e-mail Jim at seo@sacramentopowersquadron.org. For detailed information regarding the course, the Sacramento Power Squadron, or the many advanced boating courses SPS offers, please go to their website at sacramentopowersquadron.org.

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 – E-Waste, E-Shred, and E-Clothes Collection Fundraiser for Sacramento Breakfast Optimist Club and Kohl’s Save the Environment

At this fundraiser, you won’t even have to get out of your car. Pop the trunk or open the door and they will unload for you. Proceeds help support over 30 Youth Programs in Sacramento. This will be held at Kohl’s Parking Lot, 1896 Arden Way, Sacramento at the Point West Plaza Shopping Center near I-80 and Arden Way. Dates and times: Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for e-waste and clothing; Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for document shredding; and Sunday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for e-waste and clothing. Donations are accepted for e-waste at $5 per car, and $5 per box for document shredding. For a complete list of items accepted and not accepted, please visit cearinc.com/what-can-i-recycle. For more information on the fundraiser, please call David at (916) 402-2675.

Now through Thursday, September 18 – Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus September Auditions

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus extends an invitation to singers interested in joining the group to schedule a vocal placement audition. The chorus will begin rehearsals for its 30th anniversary season on Thursday, September 4.  To schedule an audition, contact the chorus at SGMCinfo@gmail.com. Weekly rehearsals are from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at Pioneer Congregational Church in Sacramento. The 70-member Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus performs two major concerts series per year, in addition to numerous appearances in conjunction with other community events. For more information about the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, visit sacgaymenschorus.org.

Various dates in September – Placer Land Trust

Placer Land Trust is a nonprofit organization working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve Placer County’s natural and agricultural lands for future generations. You can train to be a docent to lead a run, bike ride, or horse ride. Placer Land Trust offers activities and events to the public. Events in September: Big Hill Preserve Hike. For more information, please visit placerlandtrust.org.

Various dates in September – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In September: Trip to LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various Dates in September - 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 September: Grandparents Day; Sacramento Play Summit; Talk Like a Pirate Day; and ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates through September 30 – Green Waste Drop Off Programs

Various Dates through September 30 Greenwaste Dropoffs

 

Various Dates in September – City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In September: Farmers Market. 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 September – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In September: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

First and Third Wednesdays through September – Halftime Classic Car Show

Join Strikes Unlimited/Halftime Bar & Grill in their parking lot for this classic car show. All makes and models of cars are welcome! This is free to attend, and includes 50/50 drawing and food/drink specials including 15% off food orders, “Halftime Favorite” award, and more. This will be held at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. For more information, please call (916) 626-3600, or visit strikesrocklin.com.

Various dates in SeptemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In September: Astronomy and Stargazing; Science Saturday – Maidu Culture Day; Our Day Outside – Rocky Road; Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes; and Docent Training. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in September – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In September: All Night Vigil for Life; Kick-Off Celebration for the Fall 40 Days for Life; Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Fundraiser Dinner; and Alternatives Pregnancy Center’s 14th Annual Gala for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in September – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In September: Ridley Gallery presents “Form • Content • Context,” Photographic works by Kirkman Amyx; and The Patrons Club invites the public and those interested in becoming members to attend their first meeting of the 2014 – 2015 academic year. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Now through September – Eggplant Chefs Wanted

Seeking fame and possible fortune? Bring your favorite eggplant dish to this year’s Loomis Eggplant Festival “Cooking Contest.” Represent yourself, business, organization, or school. Show off your cooking skills, glorify the Eggplant, and wow the crowd! First prize is $100; second prize is $50; and third prize is $25. For more information and entry forms, please call Mary Jane Perkins at (916) 835-8797, or the Loomis Chamber Office. Eggplant Festival date is October 4, so perfect your Eggplant dish and get your entry form in. Make the “Eggplant” proud.

Various dates in September – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Native Plants and Critters in the Garden; Living With Native Oaks; Vinegars, Condiments & Chutney; Dehydrating & Freezing; and Planting Your Soup. 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 September – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free How-To Sessions and Services. In September: Active Job Seekers; PC Basics Using the Mouse and Keyboard; Computers Available; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 2; PC Basics Internet Navigation; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 2; Recruitment Event Pride Industries; Get Hired! What Employers Want 1; Get Hired! What Employers Want 2; PC Basics How to Use Email; How to Use LinkedIn; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; PC Basics Formatting in Microsoft Word; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration; and Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in SeptemberLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in September in the Loomis Basin: It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Del Oro Pool Fundraiser Concert; and Placer County Sheriff Golf Tournament benefiting high-risk disadvantaged youth. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in September – All About Equine

All About Equine Animal Rescue rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines; provides animals with food, shelter, care, handling, and veterinary care, as needed; utilizes a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; provides long-term care for unadoptable animals; and educates the community about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines. They offer events and activities to the public. In September: A special screening of Roaming Wild; 5th All About Equine Benefit; and 2nd Annual Tack Sale and Open Barn.  For more information, please call (916) 520-4223, or visit allaboutequine.org.

Various dates in September – UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners

The UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Tomato Tasting Event & Free Workshops; and Planting Perennials for Sun and Shade. For more information, please call (530) 273-0919, or e-mail ncmgpr@gmail.com.

Now through Saturday, October 11 – Art Bra 5

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Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes

 

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Ongoing on Saturdays – TRANSITIONERS

TRANSITIONERS is an informal gathering for those who have suffered a significant loss; i.e., that of a loved one; a house; a job/career; or a marriage. The goal is to support/share/build connections. The meetings will be on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. at LaBou Bakery on Highway 49 in Fiddler Green Center. For more information, please contact Loyce at loycer@suddenlink.net or (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

 

October, 2014

 

Thursday, October 2 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Membership Celebration Dinner – Women’s Fund El Dorado

This dinner is open to members and nonmembers alike. Enjoy a stimulating evening of pre-holiday cheer, and learn more about the Women’s Fund, a collective giving organization open to all, that awards more than $50,000 each year to local nonprofits. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner. This will be held at the Forni Building in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit womensfundeldorado.org, or call (530) 622-5621.

Friday, October 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 25th Annual Michael Salarno Golf Tournament benefiting Crime Victims United

The 25th Annual Michael Salarno Memorial Classic Cup will be taking place at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Each fall, the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation hosts a golf tournament in Northern California to raise funds for its programs for victims of violent crimes. This event is a wonderful day of food, beverages, and fun, all for a great cause. Thanks to donations and funds raised by the golf tournament, Crime Victims United has been awarding scholarships to young victims of crime since 2007. Recent scholarship recipients have gone on to graduate from nursing school, the U.C. Davis Biology program, and Simpson Bible College. Your support of the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation’s Classic Cup Golf Tournament shows these young victims you do care. They operate on a donations only basis, with 100% of the proceeds going to this valuable program. For more information, visit crimevictimsunited.com.

Saturday, October 4 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Sacramento Community Walk

Join the movement to prevent suicide.  You can help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention fund research, education, and advocacy programs to support people impacted by suicide. To register in Sacramento for the Out of the Darkness Walk, please visit outofthedarkness.org, or call 888-333-2377.

Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, October 10 – Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation Conference

Peak Innovation offers three days of extraordinary conversations and presentations to ignite social, economic, and environmental change in the region. This is an inspiring, educational, and networking opportunity for businesses, non-profit organizations, visionaries, and policy makers to connect and positively impact communities throughout the Sierra Nevada. This will be held at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City. Entrepreneurs, internationally-known sustainable business leaders, acclaimed writers, cultural and political movement builders, and  science gurus will offer inspiration, expertise, and opportunities for in-depth discussion about creative approaches to solving our most challenging issues for 300 participants. This is Sierra Business Council’s 20th Year anniversary conference. For more information and to register, please visit sierrabusiness.org.

Friday, October 10 – “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament

Help support a child in foster care and join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as Teal Bend Golf Club transforms into a “hole” lotta fun at the “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament. What better way to start your weekend than by teeing off for CASA of Sacramento County! For more information, please call Richelle Donaldson at (916) 875-3010.

Saturday, October 18 – 6:00 p.m. to Midnight – Casino Night

Come to Casino Night at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn, The cost is $45 per person. Enjoy casino gaming, a giveaway, live and silent auctions, catered food, and dancing! This will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 11610 Atwood Road, Auburn. Giveaway tickets are $2 a ticket, or a book of 11 tickets for $20. Grand prize is a seven-night Royal Caribbean Mexican Riviera cruise, airfare included. You must sail by May 31, 2015 (maximum value $5,000 or choose $5,000 cash). To purchase Casino Night or giveaway tickets, or for more event information, contact the school office at (530) 885-4490, or visit saintjosephauburn.org.

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 – Folsom Renaissance Faire

Come to Folsom City Lions Park for the Folsom Renaissance Faire. This year’s theme is Shakespeare’s Muse. The rising young star of London’s theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer’s block, while the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him. What Will needs is a muse – and in an extraordinary town whilst on progress with Her Most Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, he finds himself surrounded by numerous quirky characters who draw him into an amazing, dramatic adventure of action and love. Revel in the amazing antics of the Elizabethan town filled with myriad of characters and vignettes resembling Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, featuring re- enactments of the 1500s with theater, music, magic, swordplay, and puppetry. Costumes are wonderful and can greatly enhance your faire experience, yet they are certainly not required for attendees. For more information, please visit renprod.com.

Tuesday, October 21 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Free Estate Planning Seminar

The Sacramento Zoo and Mark S. Drobny are offering this free estate planning seminar. This informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of estate planning topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny; California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. Mr. Drobny is widely-regarded as one of the top experts on estate planning, providing information on a variety of topics in an entertaining manner that will help you design a plan that fits your need. This will be held at the Sacramento Zoo. To attend or for more information, call (916) 808-8815, or email Lisa Clement at lclement@saczoo.org.

Saturday, October 25 – 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Party for Change: 2014 Wine Women & Shoes and Guys Cigars & Fast Cars

This event will take place at Sacramento Executive Airport, 6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. It will be a night of extravagant fun for women and men alike, featuring premier wine and craft beer, cigars, high fashion, fast cars, a runway show, casino-style gaming, and a live auction. As one of the primary fundraisers for Saint John’s, Wine Women & Shoes and Guys Cigars & Fast Cars will allow both men and women the opportunity to enjoy their separate events and then come together for one big party. Guests can cap off the evening with a lively after-party featuring one of Northern California’s hottest party bands – Wonder Bread 5. St. John’s Lutheran Church has been the unique solution for the women who are ready to fight the cycle of homelessness, poverty, and abuse. They provide mental health services, housing, transportation, children’s programs, career education, and on the job training. For more information, including ticket prices, and to purchase tickets, please visit saintjohnsprogram.org/partyforchange.

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 – California Capital Book Festival

Hundreds of authors and thousands of book lovers of all ages will converge for the first California Capital Book Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center. Those interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor may call (916) 307-1713. The event will host several genre areas. Kids Alley will feature storytelling and readings by children’s and teen book authors, a School of Comics, Art Blast activities, and storybook character photo opportunities. Field of Sports will feature sports author panels, a Sacramento sports history exhibit, and displays of sports memorabilia and collectibles. All Things Pets will feature dog agility sports demonstrations, holistic medicine for pets, onsite adoptions, and therapy animals. Culinary Delights will feature cooking demonstrations with famous chefs, live tapings of popular TV cooking shows, cookbook signings, and author panels. For more information, visit ccbookfestival.com, or call (916) 307-1713.

Now through Saturday, October 11 – Art Bra 5

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Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes


Various Dates in October –
City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In October: Free Summer/Fall Movie – MU. 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 OctoberLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in October in the Loomis Basin: Eggplant Festival. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in OctoberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In October: California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora; Music in the Foothills; Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes; Our Day Outside – Leafy Adventures; Science Saturday – Composting & Vermiculture; and Science Saturday – Naturally Designed. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in October – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In October: All Night Vigil for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in October - 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 October: 28th Annual Safe & Super Halloween. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in October – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In October: Sierra College CACT provides Practical Problem Solving Training in Sacramento for the Continuous Improvement Network . For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in October – APPAC

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (APPAC) enhances the quality of life and cultural awareness of our community by providing performing arts, film, and educational experiences in the beautifully-restored historic State Theatre at 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Events in October: Fed Up film; Blame Sally concert; Alex Ramon #NewMagic show; Tom Rigney and Flambeau concert; and Classic Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein double feature films. For more information, please call (530) 885-0156, or go to livefromauburn.com.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Ongoing – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

 


November, 2014

 

Saturday, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Holiday in the Pines

Please join Foresthill Swim and Recreation in beautiful Foresthill for the annual Holiday in the Pines Craft Fair. This beloved event brings vendors from throughout the foothills with their homemade gifts and wares. It is a wonderful way to start your Holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. This event is a fundraiser for  Foresthill Swim and Recreation, a 501c3 corporation that raises money for the operation and continued use of the Foresthill swimming pool.  The Foresthill pool relies solely on fundraisers, donations, and use fees in order to remain in operation and benefit the community. For more information, please e-mail sam.meltz@sebastiancorp.net, or call (530) 367-4274.

Saturday, November 1 – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Kaleidoscope 2014 Benefit for Childhood Cancer

Be part of it. This is an elegant affair with live entertainment, eats, drinks, and silent auction supporting children battling cancer. A Kaleidoscope turns, developing new patterns. Kids and their family’s lives spin into new patterns as they take on the hardest battle of their lives – childhood cancer. Kaleidoscope 2014 fundraising will help support some of these spins to let a light of hope shine through. For more information, please contact events@childcancer.org or (916) 757-6133.

Saturday, November 1- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at the American River Canyon Overlook. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See the Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. Dress warmly. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Saturday, November 8 – 5:00 p.m. – Sacramento Life Center Dinner and Auction

More than 600 guests will celebrate the Sacramento Life Center’s free medical care, counseling, and education for pregnant women and teens at the organization’s annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. This will be held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Sacramento, and will include a gourmet dinner, auction packages, giveaway baskets, and stories of people who have received help from the Sacramento Life Center this year. Keynote speaker is Abby Johnson, author and former Planned Parenthood director. The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources, and free medical services to women facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy in the greater Sacramento area. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit saclife.org.

Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 – 2nd Grass Valley Whole Bead Show

Come to the 2nd Grass Valley Whole Bead Show at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. Local jewelry artisans will be exhibiting, as well as some of their friends from all over the world. You’ll find sterling silver, German vintage, lucite, stone, shell, clasps, findings, vintage reproduction, Bali Silver, Czech Glass, beading kits, and much more. This show is open to the public and wholesale buyers. It’s free, and all ages are welcome. Hours are Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact (800) 292-2577 or info@wholebead.com.

Various Dates in November – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In November: All Night Vigil for Life; and Sacramento Life Center Annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in November - 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 November: Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in NovemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In November: Our Day Outside Tiny Tykes Gardening; and Science Saturday Wings of the Night. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

 

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

 

December, 2014

 

Sunday December 7 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Winter Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Winter Concert. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Various dates in DecemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In December: Science Saturday Nature Mimicry in Technology. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.