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 October, 2014

 

Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Boo at the Zoo

Put on your favorite costume and join the Sacramento Zoo for a ghoulishly good time. The Zoo transforms into a Halloween-themed wonderland. Kids can safely trick-or-treat around the lake inside the Zoo; and enjoy spooky entertainment, a DJ dance party, carnival games, magic shows, plenty of sweet treats, and pumpkin bowling. At Undersea Adventure, trick-or-treaters can fish for candy, hang out with a mermaid, and tell jokes with the Pirates of Sacramento. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be available for purchase. Ride the Creepy Carousel or the Spooky Train for $2 per person. This event will be held rain or shine, and is appropriate for children 10 and under. Tickets purchased through October 28 are $10 per person; Sacramento Zoo Member admission is $8. Children one and under are admitted free. Tickets purchased after October 28 are $12 with no member discount. Tickets are available online at saczoo.org, or by calling (916) 808.5888.

Various Dates from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 8 – Little Shop of Horrors

Bear River High School Dramatics presents the sci-fi horror musical about a flower shop worker, the girls he loves, and the man-eating plant from space they must try to defeat. This is a fun way to get in the Halloween mood! Performances are October 30 and 31; and November 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8. For tickets and information, please call (530) 268-3700, ext. 4616.

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: 4th Annual Rocklin Patriot Day October 11; Free Summer/Fall Movie – MU October 18; Placer Harvest Festival October 18 and 19; (Halloween Festival October 25 CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER). 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 October 4 followed by a benefit concert for Peter Hamblin Oakes and his wife Yvonne on the Peter Oakes Stage; 12th Annual Jim Kellner Golf Classic October 24; and Town of Loomis Annual Fall Clean-Up Day October 25. 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; Workshop October 4 – Propagating Herbs from Seeds and Division, Turn Kitchen Waste into Garden Gold, California Native Plants, and Maintaining Hand and Power Tools; Eat Local Placer and Nevada annual Nevada County Community Dinner at the North Star House in Grass Valley on October 9; Farm Marketing Tour for commercial farmers and ranchers October 29; Applications are being accepted for another Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on November 7-8; and The Placer County Master Gardeners’ 13-month gardening calendar for 2015 is available. 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: Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes October 1; Music in the Foothills Fundraiser October 4; Docent Orientation October 9; Our Day Outside – Leafy Adventures October 18; Science Saturday – Composting & Vermiculture October 18; Science Saturday – Naturally Designed October 25; Docent Orientation October 30; and California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

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 October 24-26. 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; Donner Mine Music Camp Musicians October 6; Teresa Hay McMahon, founder of the Iowa Lean Consortium presentation October 7; Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history October 8; “If You Build it, Will They Come?” A Study of the American River October 14; “Photographing Nature” by Sierra professor Dick Hilton October 17; Sierra College Football Alumni Tailgate Party Kicks Off Wolverine Homecoming October 18; Music Department faculty classical and contemporary music concert October 19; 13th annual People & Culture Days October 22 and 23; Sierra College Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Rumors, by Neil Simon October 24 through November 2; Job Fair October 31; and throughout the month, over 15 activities have been planned by organizations in collaboration with SME Sacramento Valley and Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT). 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 October 16; Blame Sally concert October 17; Alex Ramon #NewMagic show October 19; Tom Rigney and Flambeau concert October 25; and Classic Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein double feature films October 30. For more information, please call (530) 885-0156, or go to livefromauburn.com.

Various dates in October – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In October: Asexual Propagation October 4; Putting the Garden To Bed October 18; and Controlling Yellow Starthistle & Other Weeds October 25 . 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 October – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In October: Fall 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company October 8 – 19; UCCE Master Gardener volunteer training October 23 and 30; and Workshop for El Dorado and Amador County residents on Recovering from Wildfire October 24. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in October – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In October: David Garibaldi’s Rhythm & Hue October 17. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various Dates in October – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In October: Mary Movie at St. Joseph Parish in Auburn October 26 to raise funds for women who chose life (contact Chris at (530) 305-3216); and St. Clare Parish, Roseville Respect Life Ministry Movie Presentation of Blood Money at St. Clare Parish in Roseville October 28 (contact Karen at karensmusic@aol.com).

Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1 – Heartstoppers Haunted House

Ready for a really good scare? Heartstoppers Haunted House in Rancho Cordova it is the ideal venue given that there are rumors that the “Old Mine Shaft” property is haunted. Not only are there three different themed areas within the main building, there’s spooky outdoor “swamp” in the former mini golf course, and dark and creepy basement and caves. Tickets start at $20 ($15 for age 12 & under). Tickets include all attractions, plus an Old West Saloon waiting area indoors. In partnership with the Cordova Community Council Foundation, Heartstoppers engages dozens of local youth volunteers each year. Students are exposed to creative arts education in animatronics, sound, lighting, art, theatre training, art development, construction, painting, costume and make-up design, and gain valuable experience while having fun. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located at 2300 Old Mine Shaft Road in Rancho Cordova. For more information, please visit scaredyou.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.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Rocklin Community Theatre

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Board Member and award winning actor, Robert Hayes. The Rocklin Community Theatre provides a broad range of programs which provide excellent theatrical experiences for all ages of residents of Placer County in the historic Finnish Temperance Hall. The RCT produces a yearly season of at least six shows.  Shows feature children, high schoolers, and adults. This “mini-view” can be seen at Art Revealed on You Tube, and at the Art Revealed Show Facebook page. 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, or her Facebook page.


November, 2014

 

Various Dates through Saturday, November 8 – Little Shop of Horrors

Bear River High School Dramatics presents the sci-fi horror musical about a flower shop worker, the girls he loves, and the man-eating plant from space they must try to defeat. This is a fun way to get in the Halloween mood! Performances are October 30 and 31; and November 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8. For tickets and information, please call (530) 268-3700, ext. 4616.

Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Placer County 4-H You-Make-It Craft Expo

The “You-Make-It” Craft Expo will be held in the Armory Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. For the last 19 years, this wonderful community-wide event has been sponsored by the Placer County 4-H organization. 4-H invites the public to attend and make crafts at a minimal cost. Each year they introduce new crafts and some returning favorites, and you may choose from 40+ craft activities. Under the guidance of 4-H youth and adult instructors, the public makes their own crafts and takes them home. 13 Placer County 4-H clubs provide all the necessary craft materials with event proceeds going toward the Placer County 4-H program by providing continued arts and crafts activities for its members throughout the year. Refreshments will also be available. For more information on the Craft Expo and Placer County 4-H, please visit ucanr.edu/sites/placercounty4h.

Saturday, November 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 Christmas craft and coffee table books. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs, and equipment. You can also get really great deals on like-new books. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Saturday, 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 to provide free views of the  moon, the distant planets Uranus and Neptune, and the stars. They will be at the far (east) end of the parking lot. Dress warmly.  The observing is dependent upon the weather;  if it is overcast, the session is cancelled. Bring your camera and take a moon photo  through the telescopes. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Monday, November 3 – 10:00 a.m. – Granite Bay High Boys’ Golf Booster Fundraising Tournament

The 6th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held at the Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with tee-off at 10:00 a.m. An awards presentation and auction will be held immediately following the 4 Man Texas Shamble tournament. This will benefit the Granite Bay Boys Junior Varsity and Varsity Golf Teams Program, whose goal is to win the State Championship this year. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and lunch for $150 per player or $600 per foursome. Sponsorships range from $300 to $1,600. Silent and live auctions prizes are welcome. Golf attire is required – collared shirts, golf shorts, or slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. For more information, please contact Brett Baumgarten at bbaumgarten@mac.com, Don Wong at donw777@gmail.com, or Coach Healy at thealy@rjuhsd.us.

Wednesday, November 5 – 6:00 p.m. – Auburn Aviation Association Dinner Meeting

The Auburn Aviation Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Auburn Airport terminal building located at the end of New Airport Road. This month’s meeting will feature Doug Van Howd discussing his work at his studios at KAUN. Anyone who has an interest in aviation or in Doug’s studios’ work is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Bob Ferber at (530) 885-1706.

Wednesday, November 5 – 7:00 p.m. – Lawrence Argent Speaks at Crocker Art Museum

Lawrence Argent, famed artist best known for *Leap*, the much-photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum. His presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23. More details are available at tempartgallery.com. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg. Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O St., Sacramento. For more information, please contact Shelly Willis, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, at swillis@cityofsacramento.org or (916) 808-3971; or Rebecca Garrison, the Temp Gallery, at sactempcontemporary@gmail.com or (916) 812-5678.

Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9 – 10.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – 21st Annual Placer Arts Autumn Art Studios Tour

Talent and experience are why collectors continue to seek out jewelry artist Connie Omans and well-respected artist, teacher, and host of the Art Revealed Show, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at the Finnish Temperance Hall in Rocklin during this tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself what has kept these talented artists successful for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Craig Johnson will be there showing his award-winning photography; Jennifer Hendricks Black, new to the tour, will be selling her colorful and fun one-of-a-kind handcrafted pottery; Tara Beaton creates unique, handcrafted mixed media jewelry using local stones and beads; and Linda Hoschler produces vibrant and unique artistry in glass. Join the six artists at Finn Hall, and visit the studios of all the other artists on the tour. You’ll be glad you did! For more information, please contact Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at gayle@grappaport.com or (916) 435-4096.

Saturday, November 8 – 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. – 19th Annual Fall Wine and Brew Fest

The Fall Wine & Brew Fest is a fundraising event that supports vital services and programs for Placer County senior citizens, helping them to remain in their homes and independent for as long as possible. It will be held at The Ridge Golf Course and Event Center in Auburn. AWESOME! and FABULOUS! are the only words to describe the items in the silent auction and giveaway this year. Thinking about special gifts for loved ones for the holidays? See the website for ideas. Tickets are Pre-event $45; at the door $50; group of 10 or more $40; and designated driver $25. For more information, please visit fallwineandbrewfest.com.

Saturday, November 8 – 7:00 p.m. – On with the Show

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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.

Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 a.m. to Noon – Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Women’s Forum: Connect the Dots

This is for women business owners and professionals, and will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 100 Capitol Mall, in Sacramento. Presenters will include: Ms. Danetta Jackson, Outreach Program Manager for the State of California’s Department of General Services Certification and Outreach Branch; Ms. Anita Johnson, author of “Big Girls Don’t Cry;” Ms. Darcel Lee, Executive Director of the California Black Health Network; Dr. Monique; who has a B.S in Construction Management Engineering, a Master’s in Metaphysics, and a Doctorate in Metaphysical Counseling; and Attorney Jacqueline Moor. SMUD board member Rene Taylor will welcome guests, and moderator is Ms. Lorrie Lowry, Project Manager for the City of Sacramento’s Economic Development Department. Cost is $50 for members, or $60 for non-members. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/a-womens-forum-connecting-the-dots-tickets-13490637861.

Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14 – PLACAS

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Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 – Senior Center Rummage Sale

The Senior Center at DeWitt will have their rummage sale. You can find jewelry, clothing, fashion, accessories, household goods, and collectibles including books. If you have gently-used items you can donate, please drop them off at the DeWitt Senior Center before November 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Senior Center is located at 11577 E Avenue in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 823-8172.

Saturday, November 15 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Christmas Bazaar

Come to a Christmas Bazaar featuring all things Christmas: Decorations; trinkets; gift items; and a special collection of earrings. This is your chance to pick up that long sought-after gift or decoration. This will be held at Foothill Center For Spiritual Living, 2945 First Street, in Auburn. For more information, please e-mail maryellenaddock@gmail.com, or call (843) 295-9050.

Sunday, November 30 – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Home Start’s 3rd Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea

Come to an event that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Grab the little ones and join Home Start for the 3rd Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea benefiting Home Start. This will be at the Flower Farm Inn, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis. This year’s tea will feature: Build-a-Bear teddy bears for all guests 12 and under; kid’s Holiday giveaway and silent auction for the adults; Victorian noel carolers; Nutcracker scenes performed by GreenTree Studio; children’s pictures with Santa; “Twas the Night Before Christmas” story reading; and traditional afternoon tea, including complimentary champagne for adults. Tickets are $50 for adults, and $35 for children ages 12 and under. All proceeds from this event support homeless children and their families that live at Home Start’s transitional living facility in Roseville. For more information, please visit rosevillehomestart.org.

Now through Saturday, November 1 – Heartstoppers Haunted House

Ready for a really good scare? Heartstoppers Haunted House in Rancho Cordova it is the ideal venue given that there are rumors that the “Old Mine Shaft” property is haunted. Not only are there three different themed areas within the main building, there’s spooky outdoor “swamp” in the former mini golf course, and dark and creepy basement and caves. Tickets start at $20 ($15 for age 12 & under). Tickets include all attractions, plus an Old West Saloon waiting area indoors. In partnership with the Cordova Community Council Foundation, Heartstoppers engages dozens of local youth volunteers each year. Students are exposed to creative arts education in animatronics, sound, lighting, art, theatre training, art development, construction, painting, costume and make-up design, and gain valuable experience while having fun. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located at 2300 Old Mine Shaft Road in Rancho Cordova. For more information, please visit scaredyou.com.

Various Dates in November – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In November: Sacramento Life Center Annual Salute to Life Dinner in Sacramento featuring former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson November 8 (contact saclife.org); and Spanish Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat November 7 – 9 (contact Liz at projectrachel@scd.org or (916) 733-0161.

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 for families who bring a canned food item November 28. 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: Tiny Tykes Gardening – Our Day Outside November 1; and Wings of the Night November 8. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in November – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In November: Sierra College Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Rumors, by Neil Simon October 24 through November 2; The Patrons Club, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation meeting featuring a design and millinery demonstration by hat designer and textile innovator Janina VanVooren November 3; and “Genderally Speaking” photography by Ron Williams November 4 – 6. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in November – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In November: Citrus Mania November 1; Raised Bed Gardening November 8; and Container Gardening November 15. 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 November – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In November: Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1 November 3; PC Basics – Mouse and Keyboard and Active Job Seekers November 4; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2 November 5; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1 November 6; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 2 November 7; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1 November 10; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 2 November 12; Get Hired!  What Employers Want 1 November 13; Get Hired!  What Employers Want 2 November 14; PC Basics Internet Navigation and Active Job Seekers November 18; Youth Information Session November 20; and Active Job Seekers November 25. . For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in November – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In November: Deposit of $500 for Cuba’s Classic Cars – A People to People Exchange Trip from March 27 through April 4 is due November 15. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In November: The Bountiful Harvest Cookbook is available online at ucanr.edu/sites/Nutrition_BEST/CSA_Cookbook. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Saturday, November 15 through Friday, December 5 – Holiday Stocking Drive for Women’s Empowerment

Bring smiles to formerly homeless women and children this holiday season by contributing to Women’s Empowerment’s annual Holiday Stocking Drive. The group is seeking 250 stockings and specific fillers for local infants and toddlers, children, teens, and adult women. For the list of items needed, visit womens-empowerment.org. Those interested also can donate $30 to have a volunteer elf fill a stocking or donate Target gift cards. Items are needed by Dec. 5 and can be dropped off at 1590 North A Street, Sacramento. Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women who are homeless, and their children. For more information, contact Kate Towson at kate@womens-empowerment.org or (916) 669-2307.

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.

Wednesday, December 10 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Christmas in Newcastle’s Marshall Square

This fun event will include lighting of the Christmas tree, cookie baking contest, 1941 Van Pelt fire truck with the Newcastle Firefighters Association, Santa Claus, non-profit organization booths and for-profit booths, Christmas carolers, music, face painting, and an appearance by “The Time Traveler.” For more information, please e-mail raenos@hotmail.com, or call (530) 409-0877.

Saturday, November 15 through Friday, December 5 – Holiday Stocking Drive for Women’s Empowerment

Bring smiles to formerly homeless women and children this holiday season by contributing to Women’s Empowerment’s annual Holiday Stocking Drive. The group is seeking 250 stockings and specific fillers for local infants and toddlers, children, teens, and adult women. For the list of items needed, visit womens-empowerment.org. Those interested also can donate $30 to have a volunteer elf fill a stocking or donate Target gift cards. Items are needed by Dec. 5 and can be dropped off at 1590 North A Street, Sacramento. Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women who are homeless, and their children. For more information, contact Kate Towson at kate@womens-empowerment.org or (916) 669-2307.

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: Nature Mimicry in Technology December 13. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in December - 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 December: Winter Wonderland December 11 – 14 and 18-21; and Free Admission Day December 24. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In December: The Bountiful Harvest Cookbook is available online at ucanr.edu/sites/Nutrition_BEST/CSA_Cookbook. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

January, 2015

 

Saturday, January 17- 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. – CASA Sacramento Crab Feed

CASA Sacramento’s mission is to ensure consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child! Your participation will help support foster youth in Sacramento County. This crab feed will be held at St. Mary’s Church (Giovanni Hall), 1333 – 58th Street, Sacramento. Tickets are $60, and include one beverage coupon. This event will sell out. There will be a no-host bar, all you can eat crab, wall of wine, giveaway, DJ, dancing, and an exciting auction featuring foster youth art. For more information, please visit sacramentocasa.org. To sponsor, purchase individual tickets, or donate an item to their auction, please contact Margaret at margaret@sacramentocasa.org, or call (916) 875-6606.