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March, 2015

 

Wednesday, March 4 – 6:00 p.m. – Auburn Aviation Association Dinner Meeting

The Auburn Aviation Association will hold its March “pot luck” dinner meeting at the Auburn airport. Anyone having an interest in aviation is welcome to attend. The speaker is “Retired Lt Col.” Richard Stultz, USAF. Col. Stultz logged 5500 hours in fighter jets, including 100 missions over N. Vietnam with the legendary F4 “Phantom” and in the F106 “Delta Dart.” Stultz is also a talented multi-media artist and businessman. The meeting will be held in the Barnstormer building at the end of New Airport Road. For further information, contact Bob Ferber at (530) 885-1706 or rrferber@sbcglobal.net, or call Christy Oliveira at (530) 889 2000.

Thursday, March 5 – 7:00 p.m. – My Car and Two Pounds of Trash: Changing the World’s Climate Bit by Bit”

Taking action to protect ourselves from the impact of climate change is the topic of a presentation. Dr. Deb Niemeier will present “My Car and Two Pounds of Trash: Changing the World’s Climate Bit by Bit” in the Beecher Room of the Placer County Library at 350 Nevada Street, Auburn. Professor Niemeier has published nearly 130 journal articles and 9 book chapters based on her research, which combines basic and translational research in emissions modeling and travel behavior. Through her research, she has produced path-breaking knowledge in the understanding of mobile source emissions. The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Auburn Area Democratic Club and the local chapter of the Sierra Club. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for socializing prior to the presentation. For more information, please call AADC Member at Large (530) 887-1083, or Kathryn Yue, AADC President at (530) 888-6483. For more information on AADC, please visit auburndemocrats.com.

Saturday, March 7 – Color Me Green 5K Run

El Dorado County 4-H Members will host “Color Me Green 5K Run” at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Wear your favorite St. Patrick’s Day attire and be part of the fun! The “Color Me Green 5K Run” is a five kilometer run designed to encourage youth and community members to increase their physical activity while also having fun. During the run, participants are showered with green-colored dye as they pass through each marker point. This run, hosted by 4-H youth members, will be a great opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate healthy living and being physically active. In addition to planning, organizing, and leading the run, 4-H youth will also offer enrichment that will provide nutrition education. 4-H Healthy Living programs encompass a holistic approach that includes healthy eating habits, physical fitness, the capacity to recognize and direct emotions, and the ability to develop and maintain positive social interactions and relationships. They are seeking sponsorships, runners and volunteers. For more information, please visit ucanr.edu/cmg.

Saturday, March 7 – 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 gardening, Irish/Celtic culture, and Disney 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, March 7 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival: A Wild Life

PARC and APPAC are hosting SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, in Auburn. There will be over 25 different films featuring adventure and environmental themes. There will also be live music and guest speakers. Food and beverages will be available. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. with the Morning Kids Show, followed by the 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Program and the 7:00 p.m. Evening Program – all with different movies. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and reopen at 3:00 p.m. Tickets prices are $5 per person for the Kids Program, and $18 general or $9 students for the combined Afternoon and Evening Sessions. For more information, visit PARC’s website at parc-auburn.org, contact Michael Anderson at (530) 852-2836, call the State Theatre at (530) 885-0156, or go to livefromauburn.com.

Saturday, March 7 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Friends of CASA High Tea

The “Friends of CASA” auxiliary group is a very active group of women whose mission is to raise funds and community awareness for Child Advocates of Placer County and its three main programs. Every year, the women of the “Friends of CASA” group put together their High Tea fund raising event. Last year in March they raised $35,000 for the cause. Join them for High Tea at the Catta Verdera Country Club, located at  1111 Catta Verdera in Lincoln, for an afternoon of tea, luncheon, fashion show, giveaway, hat parade, silent auction, and wonderful people. The event sells out, so please purchase your tickets early. For more information, please call (530) 887-1006, e-mail info@casaplacer.org, or visit casaplacer.org.

Saturday, March 7 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “To Be or Not To Be”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “To Be or Not To Be,” a raucous black comedy from 1942. Jack Benny is the hammiest ham in a troupe of Polish actors who foil the Nazis at their own game: spying, impersonating officers, and shamelessly overacting. Carole Lombard is luminous, sensual, and very funny. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Sunday, March 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Healing Arts Festival

The Healing Arts Festival is a forum to discover resources for your journey of personal growth. This festival has wonderful free presentations providing you with new information and insight, great exhibitors for all you conscious needs, and wonderful energy. They are the only metaphysical and holistic festival in the Sacramento area that is free to attend and supports the community. Their location at the Scottish Rite Center allows them to offer food service so you can stay all day and explore. This event will be supporting the Sacramento SPCA. There will be a mobile pet adoption in the morning, and they will be collecting donations for items from their wish list. The keynote speaker is Henrik Hansen speaking about the Music of the Spheres. For more information, check out their website at healingartsfestival.com.

Sunday, March 8 – Noon to 3:00 p.m. – Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Sheep 4713. As part of its Cultural Enrichment Series, the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is proud to present a festival that is unique and speaks to the Sierra’s roots. The mini parade will begin at noon at the Chinese Monument on Commercial Street (the old Chinese Quarter). It will be led by ceremonial Lion Dancers from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento, and then make its way down Commercial Street and end at the Robinson Plaza and Union Street where the Lion Dancers will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment. Cathy Whittlesey, Executive Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, will be Grand Marshal, riding in a rickshaw pulled by Richard Yue of the Auburn Joss House. There will be food for sale on Union Street by the Old Five-Mile House, and desserts for sale by the Xiao Mao (Little CATS) Culture Club. Please contact Jeannie Wood at info@catsweb.org or (530) 265-2990 to volunteer and/or for sponsorship opportunities. Gung Hay Fat Choy (Cantonese) or Gung Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin)!

Sunday, March 8 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Discover Your Spiritual Purpose in Today’s World

Persons of all faiths are invited to a free event, an afternoon of spiritual discovery that offers innovative ways to explore and expand your spirituality through workshops, spiritual exercises, and guest speakers. This will be held at the Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St, in Auburn. For more information, phone (530) 346-8149.

Wednesday, March 11 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Trash Community Event

Andy Mulligan’s exciting novel of mystery, adventure and intrigue, “Trash,” has been selected as the community book for Nevada County Reads & Writes for 2015. The Trash Community Event will be held at the Foothills Event Center. Representatives of the many and varied nonprofit organizations in Nevada County will be on hand to talk about their volunteer opportunities. Haute Trash, a troupe of artists who create haute couture out of society’s trash, will present a fabulous fashion show. There will be ample time to mingle and chat about the book and volunteerism while enjoying free refreshments supplied by the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. For more information, or for nonprofit organizations wishing to participate, please contact County Librarian Laura Pappani at (530) 265-7078. Nevada County Reads & Writes is a county-wide program for the whole community. Sponsored by the Nevada County Libraries and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, it is an annual event in which the community is encouraged to read the same book and then participate in subject-related community events.

Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (deadline to register Monday, March 2) – Safe Driving Class

Come to an AARP-sponsored safe driving class for folks 55+. This will be held at Auburn Presbyterian Church,. 13025 Bell Air Drive, Auburn. Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for nonmembers. Most insurance companies offer a discount for those who complete the class. This will be taught by Jim Thomsen for AARP. For information or a reservation, call (530) 823-3916 by Monday, March 2.

Saturday, March 14 – 6:00 p.m. – Placer High School Music Boosters Crab Feed

This Crab Feed will be held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the silent auction and entertainment by the Placer High Jazz Band. At 7:00 p.m., dinner will be served. The menu includes clam chowder, shrimp Louie, spaghetti, salad, and all-you-can-eat crab. Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. There will also be a no-host bar. Tickets are available at Eisley’s Nursery, online at placermusic.org, or by calling (530) 820-5022. All proceeds benefit the Placer High School Music Department.

Saturday, March 14 – 8:00 p.m. – The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra (SCSO) presents European Masterworks: Mozart’s “Great Mass” and Cecilia McDowall’s “Magnificat”

Classical Music Lovers, take heart! Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, along with 4 outstanding soloists, will present Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor” and English composer Cecilia McDowall’s “Magnificat” (West Coast Premiere) at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 13th and L Street, Sacramento. A pre-concert talk will be given by Conductor Donald Kendrick at 7:00 p.m., and a post-concert reception in the lobby will provide an opportunity for audience members to meet the artists. The concert also features projected supertitle translations. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call (916) 808- 5181, visit the Sacramento Community Center Box Office, or order online at tickets.com. Tickets are $45 for Orchestra, $35 for First Balcony, and Students get a 50% discount. For additional information, visit sacramentochoral.com, or call the SCSO Office at (916) 536-9065.

Saturday, March 21 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Huge Annual Parking Lot Sale

Come to a huge parking lot sale, which is a multi-family yard sale! The entire fellowship of Spiritual Center for Positive Living donates gently-used items to this fundraising event. There will be lots of furniture, clothing, electronics, CDs, DVDs, kids’ clothes, toys, and much, much more. This will take place at 3104 Pointe Morino, #100, Cameron Park. For more information, please e-mail belindascpl@d-web.com, or call (530) 677-2300.

Saturday, March 21 – Free Special Needs and General Public Family Magic Shows

Free family magic shows will be presented by Seeds of Hope. At 3:00 p.m. there will be a special needs show that will be followed by activities and refreshments. At 7:00 p.m., there will be a general public show. These will take place at Parkside Church, 3885 Richardson Drive, in Auburn. For more information, call (530) 823-9911.

Saturday, March 28 – 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

This tournament is presented by Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce, and will take place at Foresthill Memorial Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for check-in and food. Learn how to play from 5:15 to 5:45, but buy in now to ensure a spot at a table. Tournament player entry fee is $50, and includes $1,000 in tournament chips, appetizers, and no-host bar. Unlimited re-buys: $20 through the fifth round ($800 in tournament chips). One time add-on: $20 after the fifth round ($2,000 in tournament chips). Get $200 in “bonus” chips for “early bird” registration by March 13. There will be case prizes. For more information, please e-mail foresthillchamber@sebastiancorp.net, or call (530) 367-2474.

Saturday, March 28 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – How to Use Your Telescope Class

Would you like to get the most out of your telescope?  Then bring it to the Placer Nature Center and learn how to use it. This class is also designed for those wanting to know more about buying a telescope. Telescope basics are discussed, followed by personal instruction for using one. Following the workshop, the class will put the telescopes to use to see the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and stars. Bring a telescope and spare parts, a warm coat, and a flashlight. The cost is $15. Call (530) 878-6053 to sign up in advance. To get to Placer Nature Center, take I-80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, and head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end (four miles), go through the gate, and turn left. There are plenty of signs. For more information about astronomy and stargazing events, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Roseville Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

The Big Show – Northern California’s largest Gem and Mineral Show! This is a fun family event, with educational activities, over 50 vendors, and many exhibits throughout the fairgrounds. This will be held at the Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds, and is a rain or shine event. “Education Station” is the place to be for kids, Scouts, and students, exploring the science behind rocks, minerals, geology, and fossils. General Admission is $6; Seniors 60+ $5; and Kids 12 and under free. Grab a discount coupon on their website. Parking is free. Vendors bring treasures from all over the world. Watch demonstrations in the lapidary arts, and bid on silent auctions. There will be a full cafeteria. Bring your rocks, gems, minerals, meteorites, and treasures for a no-cost scientific identification. For more information, please visit rockrollers.com/show.html.

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – Quilt Show: Wish Upon a Star

Foothill Quilters Guild presents their annual quilt show, Wish Upon a Star. Come enjoy the beauty of over 300 spectacular quilts and wearables. This will be held in several buildings at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. There will also be 35 vendors, quilting demonstrations, a fashion show, door prizes, a café, a Country Store, Kids Korner, and giveaway baskets. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to win their opportunity quilt called Wish Upon a Star. The quilt will be given away during the show on Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and you don’t need to be present to win. A portion of the proceeds goes toward providing quilts made by Foothill Quilters Guild to non-profit organizations. Tickets to the quilt show are $7, and parking is free. For more information, please visit foothillquilters.org/quiltshow.html.

Now through Tuesday, March 3 – 2015 Eggplant Festival Logo Art Submissions

The Loomis Chamber of Commerce is looking for the 2015 Eggplant Festival Logo Art. The winner’s art will be displayed on all media listings, posters and postcards, Chamber website, and resale merchandise. The winner will also receive a complimentary booth to showcase their art. Please contact the chamber ASAP if you are interested in submitting by calling (916) 652-7252. The deadline is March 3.

Now through Sunday, March 15 – Women’s Fund Scholarship Applications Available

Women’s Fund El Dorado’s (WFED) Wickline Scholarship is to assist women living on the western slope of El Dorado County overcoming personal hardships by pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree. The award of $2,300 is distributed each year to one or more recipients. Due to a one-time gift, an additional $4,000 will be donated in 2015 for a total of $6,300. The scholarship was established from a legacy gift of the late Marian Wickline, who was involved in local affairs, organizations, and county commissions. Applications are due by March 15, and recipients will be notified on May 15. The form is available at the El Dorado Community Foundation, the Career & Transfer Services Office at the Folsom Lake College Placerville Campus, the Placerville Head Start Office, or at womensfundeldorado.org/individual-scholarships-grants. For more information, visit the website, or call (530) 622-5621.

Various Dates in March – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In March:  New Life Sierra Pregnancy Center Annual Fundraising Dinner and Dessert Reception March 13 (information at friendsofnlpc.org/index.php/events-menu/a-celebration-of-the-future); and Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors (more information at californiaprolife.org/prolife-youth-oratory-contest).

Various Dates in March - 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 March: The Fratello Marionettes present “The Frog Prince” March 7 and 8; and Sutter Children’s Center Wellness  Festival March 21. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in MarchPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In March: Homeschool Program – Flying Feathers (grades 2nd – 6th) March 2; Fishy Tales – Science Saturday March 7; Nature Play Hour March 17; Flying Feathers March 21; and Astronomy & Star Gazing – How to Use Your Telescope March 28. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in March – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In March: St. Patrick’s Day Graton Resort & Casino March 17; Please attend a public forum on a Parks and Trails Master Plan March 18; Rocklin Community Games various dates; Registration Open for Rocklin Ramble to be held May 2 – 3; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. 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 March – Sacramento Food Film Festival

Celebrate the agricultural bounty of our region at the Sacramento Food Festival! All proceeds benefit the Food Literacy Center. Here is a schedule of the events and activities: Sacramento Food Film Festival Kickoff March 18; Sacramento Food Film Festival Premier March 19; Soul of a Banquet March 20; Urban Farm Short Films March 21; The Farmer & The Chef March 22; Federalist March 24; Terra Firma March 25; The Hundred Foot Journey March 25; The Way Back To Yarasquin March 26; Family Movie Night and Dinner at Selland’s Market Cafe March 27; Sriracha March 28; and Food Chains March 29. For more information about each event, please visit sacfoodfilmfest.com.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In March: Lambing on Pasture Field Day March 7; Free Seasonal Gardening Workshop Day March 21; and Now accepting applications for the Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on April 10 and 11. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in March – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In March: The Patrons Club, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their March 2 meeting; Ridley Gallery presents “Heaven.” an exhibition of ceramic installation by Rebekah Bogard March 2-23; Sierra College Auto Club and Rocklin Police Department partner to host free Catalytic Converter Etching Event March 7; Sierra Science Series Presents “The Ecological Benefits of Large, Intense Wildland Fires” With Dr. Chad Hanson March 10; and Sierra College and Hacker Lab Present Mark Randall Speaking on “Making Products Customers Love” March 11. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in MarchLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in March in the Loomis Basin: 6th Annual Red White & Blue Dance to benefit The Forgotten Soldier Program and Gold Country Chaplaincy March 7. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates in March – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In March: Job Search, and PC Basics – Using the Mouse & More March 3; Job Search, and Active Job Seekers March 4; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment March 5; Job Search, and PC Basics – Internet Navigation March 10; Job Search March 11; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment March 12; Tri-County Job Fair in Folsom March 13; Job Search, and PC Basics – Using E-mail March 17; Job Search, and Active Job Seekers March 18; Job Search, Dept. Of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment, and Youth Information Session March 19; Job Search, and PC Basics – Microsoft Word – Formatting Basics March 24; Job Search March 25; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment March 26; and Job Search March 31. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various Dates in March – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by their love for this watershed, they advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea. In March: Growing Green for the Yuba – Best Management Practices Workshop March 21; 2015 River Monitoring Orientation March 26; and Scotch Broom Challenge March 28. For more information, please visit yubariver.org, or call (530) 265-5961.

Now through Tuesday, March 31 – Free Business Counseling

Sacramento SCORE is now accepting new clients for free and confidential business counseling in the Foothills area. To request a mentor go to sacramento.score.org.

 

April, 2015

 

Friday, April 3 – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Best-selling author of “The God Code,” “The Divine Matrix,” and his newest, “The Turning Point,” Gregg Braden to Conduct Local Seminar

Join the New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden, internationally-renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and ancient wisdom at this Good Friday workshop. “The Shroud of Turin” workshop is based on his extensive study, research, and insight, and will be held  at the Spiritual Center for Positive Living (SCPL) in Cameron Park as part of their 2015 Master Speaker Series. Spend the evening with Gregg Braden, who has for decades explored the high-mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their wisdom with the best science of our time. His work brings us the mysteries around the Shroud of Turin that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. It is anticipated this event will sell out. Tickets are $59, and available online or in person at SCPL, 3104 Ponte Morino Dr., #100, Cameron Park. For tickets or more information on this and other events, classes and trainings, contact SCPL at scpl@d-web.com, scpositiveliving.com, or (530) 677-2300.

Saturday, April 4 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Pygmalion”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “Pygmalion” from 1938. Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) and Colonel Pickering pick up squashed cabbage leaf Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) from the London gutter. Higgins insists that he can pass her off as a duchess by teaching her the importance of speaking correct and lovely English. To his astonishment, he grows accustomed to her face. This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – The New World Expo – Sacramento

Companies marketing emerging trends of living in a more ecologically-friendly and sustainable world be on display at Sacramento’s CalExpo. 30 of the almost 300 spaces are donated by the promoter to Not For Profit and Civic Organization in the Sacramento Area. These groups are a foundation the local communities depend on. They survive on the support of the public and private sector. Without their efforts, we would quickly realize their importance in the community. This is our opportunity to say Thank You for the good they do, and support their causes. The New World Expo sponsors three outdoor feature events: Pathways for Veterans, an Organic Farming and Community Gardens Cooperative; Shhacramento, one of the largest displays of Alt/EV vehicles and experts in the US; and Tiny Homes and “Off-Grid” dwellings, including a kit home that can be built in just 2 days. For more information, please visit TheNewWorldExpo.com.

Saturday, April 11 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Mega Family Expo

Don’t miss out on the largest free family event of the year hosted by a special surprise celebrity guest! There will be over 50 of the most respected local, regional, and national companies that provide products and services designed to enrich the lives of our families. Come plan for a day of family fun, shopping, family resources, food, and great entertainment at the Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. This is a fundraiser for non-profit Little Friends Preschool (littlefriendspreschool.org). For more information, please e-mail Megafamilyexpo@gmail.com, or call (916) 271-2351.

Sunday, April 12 – 12th Annual Run/Walk Rocklin

Run/Walk Rocklin includes Free Kids Fun Runs, 5K Run/Walk, 12K Run/Walk, and a half-marathon. The runs/walks start and end at Johnson Springview Park, 5480 – 5th Street. You can also create a team. Run/Walk Rocklin will once again feature music by JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, complimentary food from Randy Peters Catering, and other goodies from local vendors. Awards will be given. The race helps raise money for local schools and for the locally-run, nonprofit Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation. Run/Walk Rocklin raised $23,000 last year and has now given $103,000 in memory of Matt Redding, a popular Rocklin Police Officer who tragically died while on duty October, 2005 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that was driven by an intoxicated driver. To register, or for more information, visit RunRocklin.com. For more information about the race or to become a sponsor or volunteer, e-mail Larry Osborne at elephant@eaward.com, or call (916) 415-9991.

Saturday, April 18 – 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

Monumental scenery, ancient forests, and priceless historic sites are all preserved as California State Parks. But now and then, every park needs a helping hand. The California State Parks Foundation’s 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, presented by PG&E, is Saturday, April 18. Volunteer and make a difference. Visit calparks.org, or call 1-888-98-PARKS to find a park near you.

Various dates in AprilPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In April: Summer Day Camp signups. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in April – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In April: Earthfest Clean Up Day Community Garage Sale April 11; Rocklin Community Games various dates; Registration Open for Rocklin Ramble to be held May 2 – 3; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. 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 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: Spring Eggstravaganza April 4 and 5; Magical Moonshine Theatre presents “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” April 4 and 5; The Fairytale Town Troupers Present “Once Upon a Time 1959″ April 18, 19, 25, and 26; and Mad Hatter Meets the Great Gatsby Fundraiser April 23. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In April: Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on April 10 and 11. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in April – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by their love for this watershed, they advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea. In April: 2015 River Monitoring Field Training April 4; and State of the Yuba April 22. For more information, please visit yubariver.org, or call (530) 265-5961.

 

May, 2015

 

Various Dates in May – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In May: Rocklin Ramble May 2 – 3; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. 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 MayLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in May in the Loomis Basin: Blues, Burgers, & Brew May 23. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in May – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In May: Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat May 1 – 3 (information at rachelsvineyard.org/weekend/sites.aspx); and Sacramento Walk for Life Fundraiser May 30.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In May: Free seasonal gardening workshop day May 16. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

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: Puppet Art Theater Company presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” May 2 and 3. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

June, 2015

 

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: The Puppet Company performs “Anansi, the Spider” June 6 and 7. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

July, 2015

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In July: Free seasonal gardening workshop day July 18. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in July - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In July: Aspiring young performers from I Can Do That/Arts for All will showcase a unique production July 11; and Sean’s Shadows will present “The Bloom Tree,” July 12. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

August, 2015

 

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: Puppet Art Theater Company performs “Cinderella” August 1 and 2. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

 September, 2015

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In September: Free seasonal gardening workshop day September 19. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

October, 2015

Various dates in OctoberLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in October in the Loomis Basin: The Loomis Eggplant Festival October 3. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.