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For ongoing events, events lasting more than two weeks, and organizations with multiple events each month, please see the end of each monthly section.

Please confirm events before attending as cancellations occasionally occur.

 

 August, 2015

 

Thursdays August 20 and 27 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Healing Through Loss and Grief Support Group

The next Nevada County Healing Through Loss & Grief Support Groups will be open to newcomers at the FREED office, 2059 Nevada City Highway, Suite 104, Grass Valley. Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For information, please go to lossandgrief.org.

Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – State of Jefferson Liberty BBQ

Bring your family and enjoy talking with other liberty-minded individuals. Learn about the State of Jefferson movement and speak to the leading experts who can answer all your questions. While you’re at it, have lots of fun! There will be a BBQ, speakers, music, information table, giveaways, door prizes, and a free bounce house for kids. This will take place at the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd., Roseville. Tickets are: $8 for adults, and $3 for children under age 10. Tickets include lunch, soft drinks, door prize ticket, and access to all learning materials. Beer and wine will be available for $5. For information, call (530) 906-7656, e-mail greg@goldlinkre.com, or visit soj51.net.

Saturday, August 29 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. –  Blue Jean Ball

August 29 Blue Jean Ball

 

Sunday, August 30 – Second Annual Grateful Dog Rescue Run/Walk

The second annual Grateful Dog Rescue Run/Walk will take place at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin as part of Woofstock weekend. The event includes a free 1/8 mile Kids Fun Run, along with the 5K Run/Walk. Last year’s event drew 324 participants. and raised more than $1,500 for local rescue groups. The goal for this year is to have 500 participants and generate $2,000 for local rescue groups, along with $1,000 for the Rocklin Residents United for Fido (RRUFF) Healing Heroes program. The 5K Run/Walk, which begins at 8:00 a.m., costs $35 for adults, and $20 for ages 18 and under. The Kids Fun Run starts at 7:45 a.m. and is free. All 5K paid participants who sign up before August 15 receive a free T-shirt. For the 5K participants, $5 of the registration fee will be donated to the rescue group of their choice from the provided list of 30 groups. For more information including course information and to register, visit thegratefuldogrescuerun.com.

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: Cat & the Fiddle Music Festival August 1 and 2; “Cinderella” by Puppet Art Theater Co. August 1 and 2; Little Artists Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Young Picassos Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Summer Camp August 10 – 14; Superhero Summer Camp August 10 – 14; and Family Campout at Fairytale Town August 14 through 15. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners and 4-H, offers events and workshops. In August: Still Exhibits Workshops Hosted by Placer County 4-H for Upcoming Fairs August 1; and Soil Health Pasture Walk August 25. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in August – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In August: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), with the Continuous Improvement Network, will offer Lean Principles training August 5; and Photo exhibit by artist Roxanne Willen Bull, “Women Warriors Through History” through the summer. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in August – Auburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In August: End of Summer Reading Party August 6. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various dates in August – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In August: Reptile Fair – Science Saturday August 1; and Nature Play Hour – Our Day Outside August 18. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in August – Summer Festival at the State Theatre

The Summer Festival at The State Theatre 2015 features in August: In Concert Rob Bonner, Christine Bonner, and Joe Craven August 1; The Wrecking Crew August 6; Hot Motown Nights with J Ross Parrelli August 13; Ukulele Festival August 14; Night of Oscar Animation Shorts August 20; 2015 Constable Jack’s Reunion with Daniel Castro and Others August 22; and Caring Hearts Society Presents Moonlight and Music, a Benefit for the State Theatre August 29. For more information, please visit LiveFromAuburn.com.

Various dates in August – Loomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in August in the Loomis Basin: Friends of the Loomis Library Speaker Series presents Mark McLaughlin August 15. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in August – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In August, Master Food Preserver demonstrates: Tomatoes – Basic and Fancy August 1; Pressure Canning – Confidently Can Soups, Broth, Meats, Vegetables and More August 4; Tons of Tomatoes & Zillions of Zucchini August 12; Growing and Preserving Zillions of Zucchini August 15; Dehydrating and Freezing August 18; and Meat Preserving – Sausage and Deli Meats August 29. For more information, please call (530) 621-5506, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.org/Master_Food_Preservers.

Various dates in August – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In August: Get Hired! Day 1 Assessment, Job Search/Computers, and Money Management Workshop August 4; Get Hired! Day 2 Assessment, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment August 6; Get Hired! Day 3 Career Exploration, and Job Search/Computers August 11; Get Hired! Day 4 Career Exploration, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment August 13; Get Hired! Day 5 Self-Marketing, and Job Search/Computers August 18; Get Hired! Day 6 Self-Marketing, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment August 20; Get Hired! Day 7 What Employers Want, and Job Search/Computers August 25; and Get Hired! Day 8 What Employers Want, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment August 27. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in August – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In August: Fall and Winter Vegetables August 8; and Tons of Tomatoes & Zillions of Zucchinis August 12 and August 15. 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 August – Child Support Services Information Sessions

The Placer County Department of Child Support Services is taking its show on the road this month in recognition of Child Support Awareness Month. The event times and locations are: August 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Bill Santucci Justice Center, 10820 Justice Center Drive, Roseville; August 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Larry Oddo Finance Administration Building, 2986 Richardson Drive, Auburn; August 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln; August 25 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Kings Beach Library, 301 Secline Street, Kings Beach; and August 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Tahoe City Branch Library, 740 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. The department will be giving away tickets for a chance to win backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies at each event. Child support professionals will also be on hand to answer questions about paternity, how to open a case, and how to modify a court order when financial or custody circumstances change.

Sunday, August 30 through Saturday, September 26 (Reception September 12) – Delta Breezes Art Show

The artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, low income women, many of whom have health issues and are struggling to better their lives, will be showing and selling their artworks at their “Delta Breezes” Art Show and Sale. This show will be in their studio space at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Women’s Wisdom Art (WWA) has been in existence since 1991. For 23 years, WWA has helped countless women experiencing hardship in their lives. The empowering qualities of creating art help women who are experiencing poverty and health issues ranging from cancer and stroke to various mental illnesses. They also offer six classes a week at Sacramento Poetry Center at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Women’s Wisdom Art is actively seeking to add members to the Board and develop a community of financial support for the work of WWA. For further information, consult their website at womenswisdomart.org, e-mail helen@womenswisdomart.org, or call (916) 482-2608.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Show Goes to the Ballet

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Sacramento Ballet’s Artistic Director Ron Cunningham. In 1988, Ron Cunningham was engaged as Artistic Director for The Sacramento Ballet. Mr. Cunningham is a choreographer of distinction in a variety of styles, and has created over sixty ballets for the international stage. His ballets have received critical acclaim in London, Peking, Shanghai, Canton, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Milan, Rome, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. His Cinderella was the first American ballet to be seen in the People’s Republic of China, and was televised to over 30 million viewers. 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.

 

September, 2015

 

Wednesday, July 29 and Tuesday, September 1 – Public Meetings Regarding Third Track Project

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for its proposed Third Track Project. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) anticipates releasing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in late summer/early fall 2015 under a separate environmental review from the EIR. The proposed project will construct a new 17.8 mile third main track between Sacramento and Roseville for increased intercity passenger rail service. CCJPA is hosting two public meetings and an online meeting. Participants can review information about the DEIR, design features, and tentative project completion schedule. The meetings are: July 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Library Galleria, West Meeting Room, 828 I Street, Sacramento; and September 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Roseville Civic Center, City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville. You can also join the discussion by participating in an online public meeting 24 hours a day from through September 10. For more information, please visit sactoroseville3rdtrack.com.

Tuesday, September 1 – 5:00 p.m. – Broadband Workshop

As part of an effort to begin a countywide strategic planning initiative to formulate a long-term sustainable broadband strategy, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is planning a workshop to examine the state of broadband service in the County, and its impacts on businesses and residents. The workshop will occur in the County Board Chambers located at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. Participating in the workshop will be representatives from Valley Vision, Tahoe Prosperity Center, and the Sierra Economic Development Corporation. Key to this discussion will be an analysis to determine what Internet service is currently available, and where there are gaps; to identify related community goals; and, ultimately, to produce a strategic “roadmap” of how to best close gaps in service, and achieve community objectives. Those who live and/or work in El Dorado County are encouraged to assist in this effort by attending the workshop. For more information, please call (530) 621-5153.

Wednesday, September 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Nonprofit Tax Seminar

George Runner is a taxpayer advocate and elected member of the State Board of Equalization. Nonprofit organizations provide essential services in our local communities, but state and federal tax laws can make things complicated and confusing. If you run a nonprofit organization and have tax questions, Mr. Runner invites you to attend one of his free nonprofit tax seminars. This seminar will be held in Sacramento. You can register online at boe.ca.gov/nps.

Wednesday, September 2 – 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. – Lutherans for Life Give Back Fundraiser at Leatherbys (copy this flyer and bring it with you)

Fundraiser Flyer - Lutherans for Life 9.2.15-page-001

 

Saturday, September 5 – 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 biographies, metaphysical, and nature books. In addition, there is a large selection of very old 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, September 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Theodora Goes Wild”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Theodora Goes Wild,” a screwball comedy from 1936. Theodora (Irene Dunne) anonymously publishes sexy yarns that everyone in Lynnfield privately loves but publicly denounces. But when her illustrator (Melvyn Douglas) arrives and spills the beans, the whole town is scandalized. But she’s discovered his dark secret. He’s told on her, so she tells on him. It’s true love! 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, September 6 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Labor Day Concert

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Labor Day Concert for Lake Wildwood residents only at Commodore Park in Penn Valley. Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Friday, September 11 – United Way’s Day of Caring

Spend one day caring for your community at United Way’s Day of Caring. Join hundreds of volunteers for a delicious breakfast as you get motivated to start on a volunteer project! Last year, 662 volunteers completed 32 projects across five counties. This year, they need 1,000 volunteers for 37 projects! Spend one day caring for our community. Sign up at yourlocalunitedway.org.

Friday, September 11 – 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – God is a Lion

Laura Ann Walton announces the publication of her book, “God is a Lion.” Walton is founder of Women’s Wisdom Art, a founding member of Loaves & Fishes, and Sacramento founding director of Maryhouse daytime hospitality for homeless women. She will premiere the book with a reading at the Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 – 25th Street. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free. Proceeds from the sale of books will go to support conversation of Lions. “God is a Lion” is a personal story, one woman’s life-long quest in search of the Lion, which led her to the gates of the Namibian Wildlife Refuge, Harnas, to be in the presence of living African Lions, and she there meets Lion Man, Frikkie von Solms. Growing up continents away from each other, their lives reflect parallels and counterpoints of the history which shaped their respective lives in California and Nambia over more than 5 decades. For more information, please contact Laura Ann Walton at (916) 457-2736 or catpoet@msn.com.

Saturday September 12 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Constitution Day Celebration

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Pops Concert as part of Constitution Day Celebration Events in downtown historic Nevada City. Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Saturday, September 12 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 – Foresthill Heritage Celebration

Foresthill Heritage Celebration will take place at Foresthill Memorial Park. Activities include: California State Gold Panning Championships; Lumberjack Jack & Jill Championships; Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire Western Shows (Saturday); Magician Forrest Barnes; American Legion Pig Roast (Saturday); American Legion BBQ (Sunday); Girl Scout Pancake Breakfast; Hands-on Gold Panning Instruction; Food and Craft Vendors; Early California Historical Displays, Demonstrations, and Old Town Walking Tours at Foresthill Museum; Kids Zone (Games and Fun Booths); Watermelon Eating Contest/Doughnut Eating Contest; Sack Races; Planter Box Building; Old-Time Costume Contest; Kids Vendor Area; Metal Detecting Demonstration; and Giveaways and Drawings of Cash and Prizes. For more information, please e-mail foresthillchamber@sebastiancorp.net.

Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 – Constitution Day

The 49th Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a full weekend of family fun in Nevada City. Events on Saturday: Revolutionary War Days Living History; Community Hike at Hirschman Pond Trail; and Open Air Downtown Concert. Events on Sunday: Revolutionary War Days Living History; Signing of the U.S. Constitution reenactment; 49th Annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade; and 49er Rotary Gold Country Duck Race. For more information and a complete weekend schedule of events, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City; call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY; or see nevadacitychamber.com.

Saturdays, September 12 and 19; and Sundays, September 13 and 20 (Happy Hour for Featured Artists and Verge Center members September 10 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) – 2015 Sac Open Studios Tour

Plan your tour with a Preview Exhibit and artist reception featuring the work of all 130 featured artists of the 2015 Sac Open Studios Tour, the largest open-studio art event in Sacramento County. Meet and greet participating Open Studios artists, and spin the Blick Prize Wheel to win t-shirts, paint samples, sketchbooks, and more to promote the Sept. 19 Grand Opening of event partner Blick Art Materials’ new Howe Avenue store. Weekend #1 of the Sac Open Studios Tour, September 12 – 13, will feature artists and galleries located west of I-80/Highway 99. Weekend #2, September 19 – 20, will feature artists and galleries east of I-80/Highway 99. Sac Open Studios is produced by the Verge Center for the Arts, following its 2014 merger with Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento (CCAS). For more information about the Launch Party and Sac Open Studios tour, visit vergeart.com/sac-open-studios-2015.

Sunday, September 13 – 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Rotary Duck Race

Several thousand toy ducks will ride the rapids in Nevada City as the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City hosts its 24th Annual Gold Country Duck Race. A $5 donation allows holders to compete for a $5,000 grand prize, $1,000 second prize, and $500 third prize. Many other prizes also will be awarded. The Mardi Gras-themed duck race will be held on Deer Creek at the foot of Broad Street, with activities centered in the Century 21 Cornerstone Realty parking lot. Admission is free. Entry tickets will be available at the event. The carnival, with food and drink, including Hurricanes and Jambalaya; and fun and games for kids, opens at 1:00 p.m. Duck racing begins at 2:30 p.m., and follows the conclusion of Nevada City’s 49th Annual Constitution Day Parade. There are five elimination races followed at 5:30 p.m. by the Grand Prize Final. This is 49er Rotary’s largest annual fundraiser and benefits many youth and community groups. For more information and to buy tickets, visit 49erRotary.org. You need not be present to win.

Sunday, September 13 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Women, Politics & Power

The Auburn Area Democratic Club will hold its 12th Annual Fundraiser “Women, Politics & Power” at the General Gomez Arts & Events Center, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Keynote speakers Betty Yee, California State Controller; and Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly; will be joined by Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor; and Heidi Hall, 2014 Democratic candidate for US House of Representatives; to share their perspectives on “Women, Politics & Power.” Live music will accompany an art exhibit sponsored by the General Gomez Arts Center and a silent auction at the event. Hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Joe Caribe’s. Tickets are available online. Space is limited. For more information, please visit auburndemocrats.com, and click on AADC Storesite.

Friday, September 18 – 5:00 p.m. – Auburn Rotary’s 33rd Annual Community Spirit of Auburn BBQ

Septenber 18 Rotary Flyer

 

Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 a.m. to noon (in most locations) – 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Californians will once again have the opportunity to join together to help stop the millions of cigarette butts, plastic bags, food wrappers, and other types of plastic pollution that litter California’s beaches and inland waterways from reaching our ocean. The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day is expected to draw tens of thousands of volunteers who, at more than 850 locations throughout California, will help remove tons of trash that have accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines. This year, Californians will have an even easier time finding their Cleanup location of choice. The Coastal Commission has produced an interactive map of cleanup locations at coastalcleanupday.org. In addition, the Coastal Commission will continue its emphasis on encouraging volunteers to bring their own (BYO), reusable cleanup supplies from home (such as a bucket or reusable bag and gardening gloves).

Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about the earth, moon, planets, and stars. Instruction is given in using binoculars and the telescope. Following the workshop, you’ll go outside to view Moon and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. 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.

Sunday, September 27 – Eighth Annual Hot Pink Fun Run

All proceeds from this family-friendly fun run/walk benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The festive event will include a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile walk/run. All races start and end at Civic Center Plaza on Vernon Street in Roseville. Participants are encouraged to run/walk in honor or memory of a friend or loved one who has been affected by breast cancer by sporting special customizable stickers, which will be available on race day. Write the name of the person you will be walking in honor or memory of on a special sticker available for $1 at packet pick-up or registration on the morning of the race. They will also have an Honor/Memory wall for you to share the reason you are participating. The 10K race starts at 8:45 a.m. The course will be partially run on the Miner’s Ravine Trail. Strollers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The 5K race starts at 9:00 a.m., followed by the 1-mile walk/run at 9:05 a.m. The awards ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Adults pay $40 for the 10K, and $35 for the 5K and 1-mile walk/run. All three race options are $25 for kids 14 and under. For more information and to register, please visit hotpinkfunrun.org.

Sunday, September 27 – 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see a Total Lunar Eclipse. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the American River Canyon Overlook, also known as the Auburn Skate Park. To get there, go to downtown Auburn to the historic Courthouse. One of the roads branching from there is Auburn-Folsom Rd. Take that east to the third stoplight (about a mile). This is Pacific Avenue. Turn left. Go about 0.6 mile to the American River Canyon Overlook, which is on your right. They will set up at the far (east) end of the parking lot. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, August 30 through Saturday, September 26 (Reception September 12) – Delta Breezes Art Show

The artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, low income women, many of whom have health issues and are struggling to better their lives, will be showing and selling their artworks at their “Delta Breezes” Art Show and Sale. This show will be in their studio space at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Women’s Wisdom Art (WWA) has been in existence since 1991. For 23 years, WWA has helped countless women experiencing hardship in their lives. The empowering qualities of creating art help women who are experiencing poverty and health issues ranging from cancer and stroke to various mental illnesses. They also offer six classes a week at Sacramento Poetry Center at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Women’s Wisdom Art is actively seeking to add members to the Board and develop a community of financial support for the work of WWA. For further information, consult their website at womenswisdomart.org, e-mail helen@womenswisdomart.org, or call (916) 482-2608.

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: The Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program will hold its annual 4-H Open House on September 10; and Free seasonal gardening workshop day September 19. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in September – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In September: Scavenger Hunt – Science Saturday September 5; Homeschool Program – Tree Identification part 1 September 14; and ABC Nature Rovers – Our Day Outside, and Astronomy and Stargazing September 19. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in September – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In September: Sacramento Play Summit, and An Evening With Dr. Peter Gray September 12; Grandparents Day September 13; and ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival September 26 and 27. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in September – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In September: Ridley Gallery at Sierra College presents “River Works” paintings by Larry Alberts August 24 – September 10, with a closing reception September 10. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in September – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In September: Master Food Preserver Demonstrations are Apples, Pears, and More: From Garden to Table September 1; Your Just Desserts: Dessert Sauces and Juices September 12; Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen & Garden September 17; Grapes: Propagation/Care to Juicing and Jamming September 19; and Fruit, Nuts and Scurvy: Butters, Conserves, and Marmalades September 26. For more information, please call (530) 621-5506, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.org/Master_Food_Preservers.

Various dates in September – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners
The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Apples, Pears, & More – From Garden to Table September 1; Seed Saving and Journaling September 9; Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen and Garden September 17; Grapes – Propagation & Care to Juicing & Jam September 19; and Orchids September 26. 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.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Show Goes to the Ballet

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Sacramento Ballet’s Artistic Director Ron Cunningham. In 1988, Ron Cunningham was engaged as Artistic Director for The Sacramento Ballet. Mr. Cunningham is a choreographer of distinction in a variety of styles, and has created over sixty ballets for the international stage. His ballets have received critical acclaim in London, Peking, Shanghai, Canton, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Milan, Rome, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. His Cinderella was the first American ballet to be seen in the People’s Republic of China, and was televised to over 30 million viewers. 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.

 

October, 2015

 

Saturday, October 3 – Auburn Knights of Columbus #6149 Cancer Benefit Bus Trip to Feather Falls Casino in Oroville

Pickups are 8:00 a.m. in front of Rite Aid at Highway 49 and Elm in Auburn, and 8:15 a.m. at the Penryn Park & Ride at I 80 and Penryn Road. For a donation of $40, you’ll receive $12 and $3 food credit at the Casino, and six tickets for prizes on the bus. More tickets will be available to purchase. Water, juice, coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served going and returning. All proceeds help with the medical bills of the John Paul Letcher Family. At just under two years, John Paul was found to have a mass the size of a man’s fist in his chest, and 43% cancer cells in his bone marrow. He had three Picks in him for treatments; he now has a port under his skin for daily chemotherapy at home. He goes every two weeks for checkup, and every three months he goes in for infusion therapy for the next couple of years. John Paul is now three and doing better. Please make checks out to the Knights of Columbus # 6149. To reserve your seat, please send checks and your pick up spot to Manuel F. Ferreira, 1435 Lowe Lane, Auburn, CA 95603. For more information, call (530) 885-9226 or (530) 210-7554. Checks must be received by September 10. If you can’t attend and would like to help, you may send a donation.

Saturday, October 3 – 5th Annual Stand Up and Run

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Saturday, October 3 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Strangers on a Train”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Strangers on a Train,” a thriller from 1951. Alfred Hitchcock’s unnerving tale of the fine line between innocence and guilt. Bruno hates his father; Guy hates his wife. When Bruno suggests that they trade murders, Guy thinks he’s joking. But no, he’s serious – and seriously crazy. Run, Guy – for all the good it’ll do you. 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, October 17 – 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. – UCP Outdoor Dance Party

Spend a night dancing under the stars to a live band, tasting endless appetizers, and feeling the great vibe of the 80s during UCP’s largest outdoor dance party – all while benefiting UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children and adults with all developmental disabilities and their families. Your ticket includes a night of dancing to live music by Sacramento’s ultimate party band Rebel Yell, specialty drinks, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple; or gather your friends for a group discount of 10% for 10 or more people. The first 200 tickets sold will be entered to win a Samsung Gear 2 or Apple Watch! You must be 21 years or older to attend. This will take place at Rocklin Golf Club, 4201 Midas Avenue, Rocklin. For more information, please visit ucpdanceparty.org.

Sunday, October 18 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – El Dorado County Historical Museum Open House

This open house is free to the public, and will be held at the museum, located at 104 Placerville Drive, Placerville (next to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds). Visit El Dorado County’s “hidden gem” and celebrate its exciting history! The event will feature refreshments, treasure hunt, giveaway, special guided tours, and genealogy tips & tricks. For more information, visit museum.edcgov.us.

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.

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: 29th Annual Safe & Super Halloween – Pirates October 23, 24, and 25. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in October – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In October: Grand opening of the Sherwood Demonstration Garden October 3. 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.

 

November, 2015

 

Saturday, November 7 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Philadelphia Story”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Philadelphia Story,” from 1940. The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges. In this comedy of love, money, snobbery, and scandal, arrogant heiress Katharine Hepburn needs lessons in being human. Cary Grant and James Stewart teach her, and we get to watch. What a privilege! 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, November 14 – Sacramento Life Center’s Salute to Life Dinner and Auction

Come to the Sacramento Life Center’s Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. Witness the life-changing journeys of low-income pregnant women and teens who faced unsupported pregnancies. Raise funds for free medical services, including pregnancy and STD tests and ultrasounds. Enjoy a live auction, giveaway, and gourmet dinner. For tickets and sponsorships, visit saclife.org.

Saturday, November 21 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about the earth, moon, planets, and stars. Instruction is given in using binoculars and the telescope. Following the workshop, you’ll go outside to view Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. 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.

Various Dates in November – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In November: Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive November 27. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

December, 2015

 

Saturday, December 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Rio Bravo”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with the 1959 Western, “Rio Bravo.” The killer in John Wayne’s jail has treacherous friends, eager to kill to free their pal. But stubborn Duke refuses to ask for help. Even so, he draws an unlikely crew to him – a drunk, a cranky old man, a beautiful gambler, and a reserved kid who’s a crack shot. 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 December 6 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Winter Concert

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Winter Concert at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.