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March 2017

 

Now through March – Forgotten Soldiers Bowling Team

The Forgotten Soldiers are recruiting bowlers for a team to play at Foothills Bowl in Auburn. Sign up for camaraderie and fun. Please call Tom Eberstein at (269) 405-3311 for more information.

Various Dates in March – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In March: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Hacker Lab have partnered with SME Sacramento Valley to offer design for manufacturing advice along with access and introductions to local manufacturing resources  March 6 and March 20; The 2016-2017 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues with “Lifespans: From Minutes to Millennia” March 17; The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents Fossils and Seeds, an exhibition of photography by Sierra College Emeritus Professor Rebecca Gregg, through March 23; The Sierra College Rocklin Library Presents continues its salon series on the topic of “Fear” with an historic look at the Boogeyman (from the Bible to Brexit) March 23; Walsh Family Scholarship for Sierra College Students with STEM Career Plans is due March 31; and The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents Cara a Cara, Photographic Portraiture by Andres Alvarez featuring images of the Latino, Chicano, and Indigenous art community now through April 20 (with a reception/artist talk March 29, and closed spring break April 10 – 14). For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in March – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In March: The Firetrucks and People That Saved our Cities, a celebration of Sacramento’s Fire trucks March 16 – May 29. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various dates in MarchAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In March: Used Book Sale March 1; Used Book Sale March 4; Reading in the Classroom March 7 – 11; One Book One Community March 13; Great Books Discussion Mary Postgate March 14; NOON Program Let’s Learn About Owls with Rudy Darling, President Sierra Foothills Audubon March 17; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; ELS Class for Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays; ESL Conversation Club Wednesdays; PAWS to Read Second Wednesdays; Auburn Junior Book Club Second Wednesdays; BOB (Based on the Book) Movies for grades 6 – 12 third Wednesdays; Auburn Book Buzz Book Club fourth Wednesdays; Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Baby Storytime Thursdays; Time for Twos Fridays; Teen Gaming Fridays; Computer Classes Saturdays; Glass Case Display Millee Livingston displaying items representing Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; and Beecher Room Art Show featuring Katie Wolff through April. For more information, please visit placer.ca.gov/departments/library/events.

Various Dates in March – Loomis Library

The Loomis Library, located at 6050 Library Drive in Loomis, offers events and activities throughout the year. In March: Friends of Loomis Library Meeting March 9; Last Chance Sale March 10 and 11; Storytime March 10, 17, and 24; Music Fun March 11; Historical Society Meeting March 15; Historical Society Presentation March 16; It’s a Matter of Balance March 17; Loomis Basin Health and Resource Fair March 18; Treat Your Own Back/Sciatica Pain March 21; Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog Program March 25; Extra Special Children’s Story Time March 31; Tax Preparation Help Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and Tech Help Thursdays through Saturdays. For more information, please visit loomislibrary.org.

Now through Monday, April 10 – Centennial Dam Workshops and Public Comment

Bear River Advocates is offering workshops and public comment information regarding the proposed Centennial Dam. For more information, please visit http://www.savebearriver.com/overview.html.

Now through Friday, April 14 – Free Tax Assistance

Placer County Human Services is providing free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families, in coordination with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. A Super Saturday event will be held in the Placer County Health and Human Services building, located at 1000 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 100, in Rocklin, on Saturday March 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free tax preparation assistance will be available to qualifying individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016. Over 30 trained volunteers will be on site to assist with tax preparation. VITA also offers help in Rocklin, Auburn, and Roseville. To make an appointment, please call (916) 498-1000, or visit yourlocalunitedway.org/vita. AARP Tax-Aide is also offering free tax assistance. For more information, visit https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action. Free tax assistance is also available online for individuals and families who earned $62,000 or less in 2016 at myfreetaxes.com.

Ongoing – The Art Revealed Show Finds Art In Glass

Award-winning artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Artist Trisa Swerdlow.  Trisa’s eclectic personal style is reflected in her art. Pulling from diverse influences ranging from Classic Art, The Impressionist movement, Mid Century Modern Design, Punk Rock, Nature, Art Nouveau, Modern Art, Graffiti Art, even a pinch of Steam Punk, she mentally collects images that appeal to her, and her work becomes a true expression of all that she is. 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.


April, 2017

 

Saturday, April 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Book Sale

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

Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Observe the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter

Local astronomers will be setting up their telescopes to provide free views of the moon and the planets Mars and Jupiter. They will be setting up at the Meadow Vista Park, in Meadow Vista. They will be there from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The moon will be in the western sky, and many of its craters will be visible.  Bring a camera to take a photo of the moon through their telescopes. Mars is rather far away from us, also in the western sky. The planet Jupiter, with its four moons, will be visible through the telescopes. At 9:00 p.m., the International Space Station is expected to be visible as it passes by low in the north. The free observing session is dependent upon the weather, if it is overcast or raining the session is cancelled. To get to the Meadow Vista Park, from Interstate 80 take the Meadow Vista exit and head towards Meadow Vista. After about 1.5 miles turn left on Meadow Vista Rd. (at the gas station) and then left again into the first driveway on the left. You are now in the park. They will be set up towards the back of the park, on the right side, just before the tennis courts.

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 – Healing Arts Festival

Welcome to the Healing Arts Festival Spring 2017 event, Sacramento’s premier metaphysical, spiritual, and holistic expo. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On top of having over 60 exhibitors and informational free presentations, they will have some great ticketed workshops and events. They will be fundraising for the Sacramento SPCA. Bring a donation item off their wish list for free entry. For more information and tickets, please visit http://healingartsfestival.com/fundraising-community-support/, or purchase general admission tickets for $5 advance sale, or $7 at the door. Tickets are good for both days. Parking is free. Food service will be provided by Culinerdy Cruzer Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot. Snack bar will also be available. For full details about the event, please visit healingartsfestival.com. This event will be located at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento.

Saturday April 1 through Saturday, April 8 – Sacramento Food Film Festival

The Sacramento Food Film Festival is back, offering a unique series of events for food and film lovers!  The 8-day festival will showcase award-winning short films and documentaries, food by the area’s best chefs (Nixtaco, Lucca, Localis & more), drinks by the area’s best bartenders (beer, bourbon, wine & more!), VIPea experiences, and more. This festival is presented by Food Literacy Center. Childhood obesity is a leading public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income and minority children: 40% of Sacramento children are obese. For more information, please visit foodliteracycenter.org/film-festival.

Sunday, April 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Scotch Broom Challenge

Scotch broom is known as a ladder-fuel – vegetation that allows fire to climb to greater heights. Scotch broom forms high density stands, increasing fuel loading in the Sierra Nevada. SYRCL is hosting a Scotch Broom Challenge at Hoyt’s Crossing/Independence Trail. Meet at the Highway 49 Bridge parking lot at 9:00 a.m., and use weed wrenches to show Scotch broom the door. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, contact Courtney Hudson, AmeriCorps Restoration Coordinator at courtney@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961, ext. 216. For more information, please visit yubariver.org/event/2017-scotch-broom-challenge. Also, be sure to check out the Fire Safe Council website at areyoufiresafe.com for more Scotch Broom Challenge events close to you.

Wednesday, April 5 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Shop 4/5 for Placer Land Trust

Got grocery shopping to do? Visit the Whole Foods Market in Roseville to help support Placer Land Trust. The Roseville Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of the day’s total net sales to Placer Land Trust as part of their 5% Day to give back. 5% Days are one meaningful way in which Whole Foods Market gives back to the local community. On designated days throughout the year, 5% of total net sales are donated to local nonprofit organizations. This April, Whole Foods Market stores across Northern California are partnering with organizations that support parks, open spaces, and recreation areas. Members of Placer Land Trust will also be there part of the day answering questions and providing information about their work. Stop by and say Hi! For more information, please visit http://www.placerlandtrust.org/shop-at-whole-foods-market-roseville-on-april-5th-to-support-placer-land-trust/.

Thursday, April 6 – 11:00 a.m. – Sons in Retirement Branch 37 Lunch Social

Retired men – join “Sons in Retirement” (SIRS) Branch 37 for their Lunch Social at the Auburn ELKS Lodge, 195 Elm Street. The speaker will be Randall Peeters, who worked as VP of Engineering and Chief Scientist for AeroJet Corporation. In those roles, he directed a wide range of projects, including liquid and solid rocket motors, satellites, and weapons systems. He is currently an inspirational speaker and consultant. This SIRS group has many activities: poker, golf, computers, bocce ball, model airplanes, etc. There are no dues. They are looking for new members, so come check them out. For more information, contact Paul McDaniel at (530) 269-0625 or papamike1937@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 8 – 9:30 a.m. – Wildflower Hike at Harvego Preserve

The wildflowers are beautiful this year thanks to the recent rain! This docent-led hike will be all about wildflowers at Placer Land Trust’s Harvego Bear River Preserve in North Auburn. Their docents will guide you around the preserve to where the wildflowers are blooming. You’ll have opportunities to learn about the flowers as well as take pictures. In addition to learning about wildflowers, you will also see the historic rock walls, hear about the history of the cattle ranch in this rolling oak woodland savannah setting, and learn about the plans to link this preserve to other PLT preserves and Hidden Falls Regional park. For more information, please visit http://www.placerlandtrust.org/april-8-wildflower-hike-at-harvego-bear-river-preserve/.

Sunday, April 9 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Golden Road Television and Radio Show Spring Tour 2017

Golden Road Television and Radio Show presents their Spring Tour 2017 with a series of Live Public Shows and Broadcasts in five counties. On Sunday, April 9, they will be at the General Gomez Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event will feature live music with the Ruckrich Family Bluegrass Band, the World Beatnix world music dance band, DJ Power, In studio guests, local celebrity interviews, and audience participation. Come and participate in community by community. Golden Road TV and Radio show is dedicated to “Bridging the past with today for a better tomorrow.” For more information, please call (530) 270-9169.

Wednesday, April 12 – Bingo Round-Up

Assistance League of Greater Placer is hosting their 10th annual Bingo Round-Up. There will be two sessions – 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This will be held at Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Delicious fixins’ will be available for purchase at the chuck wagon during both sessions. Choices include pulled pork sliders with coleslaw, hot dog with potato salad, miso vegetarian burrito with tortilla chips, Caesar salad with or without chicken, cake, cookies, candy bars, and beverages including soda, beer, wine, bottled water, and iced tea. Proceeds are used to help support the organization’s philanthropic programs, which benefit people of all ages in need. Tickets are $25 per person per session presale, or $30 per person per session at door. Each ticket includes one free ticket for the door prize drawing. In addition to the bingo games, a silent auction, cash prizes, and basket raffle will round out the sessions. For tickets, call (530) 885-4397, go to the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Auburn, see any Assistance League member, or go on-line to Bingo-Round-Up.eventbrite.com. Participants must be at 18 years or older to attend.

Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Earth Day Cleanup

Get outside for Earth Day!  Join the South Yuba River Citizens League and volunteer to help clean up Deer Creek at Pioneer Park. Let them know you will be joining them by signing up on their volunteer calendar at https://www.shiftboard.com/SYRCL/. Please meet at 9:00 a.m. at the picnic tables to the left beyond the horseshoe pits.  Wear sturdy footwear and please bring thick gloves.  They will provide bags for trash and recycling.

Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

Volunteers are needed at select California state parks for the 19th Annual California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup. Participating parks in our area include Auburn State Recreation Area and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Trail and road repair, campground improvements, fence and boardwalk building, tree planting, and wildlife habitat restoration are just some of the projects planned for Earth Day. Since its inception in 1998, CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup program has resulted in 83,785 participants contributing more than 334,301 volunteer hours worth nearly $6.6 million in park maintenance and improvements. Additionally, nearly $5 million has been raised through the Earth Day program to benefit state parks and the millions of Californians who rely on them for recreation, education, and inspiration. Individuals, groups, or businesses interested in volunteering should register at calparks.org/earthday/ or call 1-888-98-PARKS. Registration opens February 20.

Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m. – 13 Annual Arts in Nature Festival

The 13th Annual Arts in Nature Fest is taking place at the Georgetown School Amphitheater and Nature Area in Georgetown. This free event will feature music, dance, poetry, and storytelling on the main stage by local and regional performers, including students. Come and participate in expert workshops, or soak in the nature while admiring artwork provided by students from local schools. Children will love the Kirby Fun Zone, and all will enjoy the food available from the vendors. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nature Area, as well as dozens of generous local businesses and individuals. For more information, please call (530) 334-3908. See you there!

Saturday, April 22 – 5:00 p.m. – 4th Annual Boots and Bling

 

April 22 Boots and Bling

 

Saturday, April 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Women of Worth Bingo Night

 

April 22 Bingo Night

 

Sunday, April 23 – 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Banjo-Rama

This is the 50th consecutive year for Banjo-Rama! It will be held at the Elks Lodge at 5631 Cypress Avenue, Carmichael. The entrance fee is $25. This event will present happy music for the entire family, and will be played primarily on 4-string banjos, but will also include other stringed instruments, e.g. guitar, bass, etc. Headliner performances will feature top soloist banjo players including Charlie Tagawa, Kurt Abell, Jack Convery and Dave Marty. There will also be large banjo bands (10 or more players) and, of course the Sacramento Banjo Band. The Sacramento Banjo Band is a non-profit organization of volunteer banjo players and friends and all proceeds (over club expenses) are donated to local children’s charitable organizations. Last year, Banjo-Rama donated $3000 to local charities. For more information about Banjo-Rama, please visit banjo-rama.com. For more information, on The Sacramento Banjo Band please visit sacramentobanjoband.com.

Sunday, April 23 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – TopSwing

The Jessup Athletic Association will host the inaugural TopSwing event – a fun gathering, providing golf, games, food, beverages, prizes, and awards at Topgolf entertainment complex in Roseville. TopSwing is a unique fundraising event for William Jessup University Athletics that is designed for both golfers and non-golfers. TopSwing is open to the public for both sponsorship and participation. All proceeds will go directly to support William Jessup University athletic programs with scholarships, improved team facilities, and help reduce student debt. TopSwing is family friendly. Children ages 12 and over are welcome to participate. Topgolf is located at 1700 Freedom Way, near Highway 65 and Blue Oaks Boulevard. Players hit golf balls with microchip tracking that measures accuracy and distance, while awarding points for targets from close range or as far away as 215 yards. To sign up for the event, or for more information on TopSwing, visit jessup.edu, or call (916) 577-8062.

Saturday, April 29 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Free Women’s Self-Defense Class

Join Bennati’s Martial Arts at 11768 Atwood Road, Suite 1, Auburn, for a free self-defense class. This is put on by women for women. Their panel of Black Belt women will help you to learn: Three common sense preventative measures; self defense techniques for common street attacks; and empowerment skills that will boost your confidence! Wear something comfy, and bring some friends. For more information, please call (530) 820-3232.

Saturday, April 29 – 4:45 p.m. – 7th Annual Horses for Healing Fundraiser Spaghetti and Meatball Bash

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening full of good fun, food, and music, all while supporting Horses for Healing! This year’s fundraiser will be hosted on the beautiful second floor of the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East Street, Auburn. The event will feature the Bone Drivers, a classic rock band from the Bay Area, back by popular demand! Come take advantage of wonderful items in the silent auction. Calling all bakers – if baking is your thing, consider providing a cake, pie, cookies, or brownies for the event bake sale this year. Please contact Maria Rego at (530) 368-0496 for more information. Advanced tickets are $15 each, or $50/4 pack (available through April 28). Tickets at the door are $20 each or $70/4 pack. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. At 5:00, the silent auction begins. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30. Dancing will be from 6:30 to 8:30. At 7:15, the silent auction bidding ends. Since 1997, Horses for Healing has o­ffered therapeutic riding for children and adults with special needs. 100% of event proceeds go to support the program. For more information and tickets, please call (530) 887-9573, or visit horsesforhealing.org.

Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 p.m. – The Sierra Nevada Winds Annual Spring Concert
The Sierra Nevada Winds, along with its esteemed conductor Robert Halseth, was recognized in 2016 for being one of two outstanding community concert bands in the USA. Don’t miss their annual spring concert at Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Program highlights include Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Shostakovich, Bernstein’s Suite from “Mass,” and the tunes of Duke Ellington. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for general admission, and $7 for seniors and students. Check sierranevadawinds.org, or call (530) 269-0395 for further information.

Sunday, April 30 – Shoot-A-Thon

April 30 Shoot a Thon 1

April 30 Shoot a Thon 2

Sunday, April 30 – 4th Annual Bowman Bulls Golf Tournament

Please join Bowman Charter School PTO for the 4th Annual Bowman Bulls Golf Tournament at The Ridge, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn! This year’s endeavor is to raise money for Bowman Charter School’s new Community Multipurpose Center, which will include a Gymnasium, Band and Choir Rooms, and a separate Media Center. The putting contest will be at 11:30 a.m., shotgun 4-man scramble will be at 12:30 p.m., and dinner guests will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The cost to golf is $125 per player, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, prizes, and awards. Don’t golf? That’s ok…come for dinner! There will be over ten thousand dollars in silent auction items, raffle tickets, and a tri-tip and bbq chicken dinner. Cost for dinner only is $35 per guest. Register online at http://bowmanschoolpto.weebly.com/golf.html. If you can’t make it, but would like to support Bowman, please visit https://www.paypal.me/BowmanCharterSchool to make a donation in any amount. For more information, donations, or sponsorship opportunities, please email Stephanie Labrecque at dslabrecque@gmail.com.

Now through Monday, April 10 – Centennial Dam Workshops and Public Comment

Bear River Advocates is offering workshops and public comment information regarding the proposed Centennial Dam. For more information, please visit http://www.savebearriver.com/overview.html.

Now through Friday, April 14 – Free Tax Assistance

Placer County Human Services is providing free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families, in coordination with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. A Super Saturday event will be held in the Placer County Health and Human Services building, located at 1000 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 100, in Rocklin, on Saturday March 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free tax preparation assistance will be available to qualifying individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2016. Over 30 trained volunteers will be on site to assist with tax preparation. VITA also offers help in Rocklin, Auburn, and Roseville. To make an appointment, please call (916) 498-1000, or visit yourlocalunitedway.org/vita. AARP Tax-Aide is also offering free tax assistance. For more information, visit https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action. Free tax assistance is also available online for individuals and families who earned $62,000 or less in 2016 at myfreetaxes.com.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In April: Beginning Farming Academy April 7 and 8; What’s The Buzz? April 22; and Open Garden Day April 26. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in April – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in April in Rocklin: Run Rocklin April 2; Rocklin Reveal 2017 April 8; and Color Fun Fest 5K April 22. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

Various Dates in April – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In April: Puppet Show “Tale of the Dragon’s Tail” April 1 and 2; Community Day at the Sacramento Adventure Playground April 8; Spring Eggstravaganza April 15 and 16; and The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Snow White and Rose Red” April 22, 23, 29, and 30. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in April – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In April: Wakamatsu historical Public Tour April 1; Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop April 2; Ogling Raptors and Sparrows at Salmon Falls Ranch April 6; Born to Roam – Family Exploration Program April 8; Grey or Gray Water? April 8; Salmon Falls Ranch Hike April 9; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour April 15; Fleming Meadows hike April 15; Art on the Farm April 22; Cronan Ranch hike April 23; Knickerbocker Creek Bird Walk April 23; and Photo Workshop – Portraiture at the Ranch with Betty Sederquist April 29. No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

Various Dates in April – Sacramento Zoo
Here is what is coming up in April at the Sacramento Zoo: Earth Fest April 22; Stuffed Animal Clinic April 22; Star Wars Day April 29; and Nature Explorers April 29. For more information, please call (916) 808-5888, or visit saczoo.org.

Various dates in April – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In April: The Firetrucks and People That Saved our Cities, a celebration of Sacramento’s Fire trucks through May 29. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various dates in AprilAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In April: Used Book Sale April 5; NOON Program Early Auburn in Photos with John Knox and April McDonald April 7; Used Book Sale April 8; Great Books Discussion Hairball April 11; NOON Program Edible Landscaping with Lynne Gold April 21; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; ELS Class for Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays; ESL Conversation Club Wednesdays; PAWS to Read Second Wednesdays; Auburn Junior Book Club second Wednesdays; BOB (Based on the Book) Movies for grades 6 – 12 third Wednesdays; Auburn Book Buzz Book Club fourth Wednesdays; Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Baby Storytime Thursdays; Time for Twos Fridays; Teen Gaming Fridays; Computer Classes Saturdays; LEGO Club third Saturdays; Glass Case Display Marsha Dolkas displaying her Beatrice Potter  Collection; and Beecher Room Art Show featuring Katie Wolff through April. For more information, please visit placer.ca.gov/departments/library/events.

Various Dates in April – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In April: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Hacker Lab have partnered with SME Sacramento Valley to offer design for manufacturing advice along with access and introductions to local manufacturing resources  April 3 and April 17; The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Jazz Recital on Friday, April 7; and The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents Cara a Cara, Photographic Portraiture by Andres Alvarez featuring images of the Latino, Chicano, and Indigenous art community now through April 20 (closed spring break April 10 – 14). For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in April – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In April: Composting April 1; Landscaping with Trees and Shrubs April 8; Saturdays with Barry April 8; Orchids April 12; Irrigation April 22; and Spring Plant Sale April 29. Please call (530) 621-5502 if you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge. You can check for class changes or get more information by calling (530) 621-5512. For more information, visit http://ucanr.edu/edmg. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

Various dates in AprilLoomis Basin

Here is what’s happening in April in the Loomis Basin: Soroptimist International Tostada Bingo Night April 1; and The Company and Del Oro Theatre Arts present Beauty and the Beast April 7 – 9 and 21 – 23. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates from April 13 through May 6 – The White Snake

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents The White Snake, a mythical tale of eternal love with original music. This will be held at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. Tickets are available at The BriarPatch Community Market, The Bookseller, and online at catsweb.org.

Ongoing – The Art Revealed Show Finds Art In Glass

Award-winning artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Artist Trisa Swerdlow.  Trisa’s eclectic personal style is reflected in her art. Pulling from diverse influences ranging from Classic Art, The Impressionist movement, Mid Century Modern Design, Punk Rock, Nature, Art Nouveau, Modern Art, Graffiti Art, even a pinch of Steam Punk, she mentally collects images that appeal to her, and her work becomes a true expression of all that she is. 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.

 

May, 2017

 

Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Women’s Fund El Dorado Grants Gala

Women’s Fund El Dorado (WFED) will award a record $73,000 to nonprofits on the county’s western slope at its annual Grants Gala. This is open to the public. The event includes a buffet dinner, and will be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds’ Forni Building, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. Tickets may be purchased in advance from www.womensfundeldorado.org, or call (530) 622-5621 for more information. Prices are $35. In addition to awarding the grants, recipients of WFED’s Wickline Scholarships will be formally announced, and attendees will hear inspiring updates from previous grant recipients. For the second year, granting has been expanded to cover a broad range of organizations, from human services to animal welfare to the environment. WFED, a fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation, is a collective giving organization that is open to all for a donation of $200 a year or more. Funds collected are pooled and leveraged in the form of the grants, which support community philanthropy to enhance the quality of life on the western slope of El Dorado County.

Saturday May 20 (with dinner May 19 at Moose Lodge) – Roseville Moose Lodge Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Roseville Moose Lodge will be holding its second annual charity golf tournament at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. All tournament proceeds benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to raising awareness and money to refund research, education, and outreach in the five-county area. The golf tournament begins with registration and a hot breakfast at 7:00 a.m. A shotgun start for the four-person scramble begins at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $125 per person or $500 for foursome, and includes breakfast, cart, range balls, green fees, raffle, contests, prizes, and buffet lunch. For lunch only, the cost is $20. There is also a 6:30 p.m. dinner Friday, May 19 at the Roseville Moose Lodge, located at 506 Lincoln St. Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, email lodge1293golf@mycci.net, or call (916) 882-5105.

Various Dates through May 6 – The White Snake

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents The White Snake, a mythical tale of eternal love with original music. This will be held at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. Tickets are available at The BriarPatch Community Market, The Bookseller, and online at catsweb.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In May: Good Bug? Bad Bug? May 20; and Open Garden Day May 24. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in May – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in May in Rocklin: Kiwanis Community Festival May 4 – 7; Free Movie Friday May 12; RUSD Jazz Concert May 17; and Gather May 25. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

Various Dates in May – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In May: Fishing on the Farm May 3; Local Cemeteries Tour May 6; Wakamatsu Open Farm Day May 6; Essential Oils For Hiking & Camping – Natural First-Aid Tips May 6; Native American Flute Class May 18; Born to Roam – Family Exploration Program May 20; Jenkinson Lake Hike May 20; and Wakamatsu historical Public Tour May 21.  No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

Various dates in May – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In May: The Firetrucks and People That Saved our Cities, a celebration of Sacramento’s Fire trucks through May 29. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various Dates in May – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In May: Children’s Book Week May 1 – 5; Puppet Show: “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” May 6 and 7; and Community Day at the Sacramento Adventure Playground May 13. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

June, 2017

 

 Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, June 25 – Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp

Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp will be held in Nevada City. For applications and information, please visit sierrafiddlecamp.org, or call (530) 478-9004.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In June: Remove your Lawn and Create a Pollinator Paradise June 17; and Open Garden Day June 21. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in June – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in June in Rocklin: Celebrate the Arts! June 4; Shakespeare in the Park June 8 – 10; Free Movie Friday June 16; Platinum Living Amphitheater Concert June 18; Gather June 22; and Celebrate American June 24 – 25. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

Various Dates in June – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In June: Little Ranchers Summer Camp for ages 4 – 6 June 19 – 23; and Storybook Stage Summer Camp June 26 – 30. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in June – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In June: Fishing on the Farm June 7.  No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

 

 

July, 2017

 

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In July: Harvesting and Preserving Your Summer Crop July 15; and Open Garden Day July 19. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in July – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in July in Rocklin: Free Movie Friday July 7; Comedy Under the Stars July 21; Gather July 27; and Stairway to Stardom July 30. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

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: Camp Kaleidoscope Summer Camp July 10 – 14; Gardens Galore Summer Camp July 17 – 21; Music Makers Summer Camp July 24 – 28; and Storybook Science Summer Camp July 31 – August 4 . For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in July- American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In July: Fishing on the Farm July 5.  No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

 

August, 2017

 

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In August: Year Round Vegetable Gardening August 19; and Open Garden Day August 23. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in August – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in August in Rocklin: Free Movie Friday August 4; Gather August 24; Pup Crawl August 25; Platinum Living Amphitheater Concert August 26; and Woofstock August 27. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

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: Storybook Science Summer Camp July 31 – August 4; Art in Nature Summer Camp August 7 – 11; and Dino Detectives Summer Camp August 14 – 18. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in August- American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In August: Fishing on the Farm August 2.  No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

 

 September, 2017

 

Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

Join SYRCL and the community for the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup! They have nearly 90 miles of rivers, creeks, and shoreline to cover in just one day and need your help keeping our local rivers trash free. Help them haul out the garbage, divert recyclables from the landfill, and keep the Yuba clean, safe, and healthy. This event has been going strong for 19 years, hauling out more than 200,000 pounds of garbage and recycling! Help make the 20th the best yet! For more information, please call (530) 265-5961, or e-mail jenn@syrcl.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In September: Lasagna Gardening September 16; and Open Garden Day September 20. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in September – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in September in Rocklin: Patriot Day September 10; Hot Chili & Cool Cars September 16; and Gather September 28. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

 

October, 2017

 

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: Basic Composting October 21; The Benefits of Planting California Native Plants October 21; and Open Garden Day October 25. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in October – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in October in Rocklin: Rocklin Mini Maker Faire October 7; Platinum Living Amphitheater Concert October 17; and Gather October 26. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.