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 January, 2015

 

Wednesday, January 28 – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Debbie Bacigalupi: “UN Agenda 21 and Its Effects on Your Private Property Rights”

An avid researcher for truth and a “modern day Paul Revere,” national speaker Debbie Bacigalupi speaks for freedom and private property rights while exposing the details of United Nations Agenda 21 and its exhaustive web of tyranny. Debbie speaks about the attack on rural America, the threats to farmers and ranchers, food, dams, water supply, over-regulation, Regionalism, Common Core, and more. She is known for her lively and interactive presentation. For more information, please contact Judi Caler of the Nevada County Tea Party at judicaler@hotmail.com or (530) 271-0296.

Now through Friday, January 30 – 2015 Jerry Foote Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The Nevada County Concert Band is now accepting applications for the 2015 Jerry Foote Scholarship. An oboe and English horn player, Jerry was an active member of the Nevada County Concert Band. Jerry passed away in January, 2013. The Nevada County Concert Band established the scholarship fund in 2013 to honor Jerry’s memory, to promote the development of young band musicians in our community, to benefit local music education programs, and to support local private music teachers. The application process includes a written application with supporting material and an audition. Applications are due by January 30, 2015, and auditions must be completed by February 15. For application instructions, please visit  nccb.org/FooteScholarship.htm. Scholarship recipients are required to perform either a solo piece or in an ensemble with the Nevada County Concert Band within a year of the award. This year’s winner(s) will be announced at the band’s “Spring into Summer” concert on Sunday, May 3.

Various Dates in January - 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 January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 19. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in January – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In January: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 18; Californians for Life Advocacy Day January 22 (more information at californiansforlife.org/newsandevents/please-protect-life-campaign); Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors (more information at californiaprolife.org/prolife-youth-oratory-contest); and Sidewalk gatherings at 1442 Ethan Way on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

Various Dates in January – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In January: Rocklin Volleyball Instructional League for grades 3 – 8 begins January 4; Rocklin Basketball Development League for girls and boys in grades K – 6 begins January 12; and Christmas Tree Recycling Bins will be set up December 26 through January 6. 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 January – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In January: Pruning Fruit Trees January 10; The Fire Wise and Water Wise Landscape January 24; and Beekeeping January 31. 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 January – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In January: Sierra College Patrons Club Presents Betty Gadberry January 5. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in January – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In January: Self-Assessment January 5; PC Basics – Using the Mouse and More, and Recruitment – Partners in Care January 6; Self-Assessment, and Job Seekers January 7; Career Exploration January 8; Career Exploration January 9; Self-Marketing January 12; PC Basics – Internet Navigation, and Recruitment – Partners in Care January 13; Self-Marketing, and Active Job Seekers January 14; What Employers Want, and  Youth Information January 15; Employers Want January 16; PC Basics – Using E-mail, and Recruitment – Partners in Care January 20; Self-Assessment, and Active Job Seekers January 21; Self-Assessment January 22; Career Exploration January 23; Career Exploration January 26; PC Basics – Formatting Microsoft Word, and Recruitment – Partners in Care January 27; Self-Marketing, and Active Job Seekers January 28; Self-Marketing January 29; and Employers Want January 30. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in JanuaryAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In January: Used Book Sale January 7; Kids Craft Day and Used Book Sale January 10; Paws to Read and Great Books Discussion Group January 14; NOON Program with former anthropology teacher at Placer High School Doris Marx January 16; BOB Movie Series January 21; We Love Our Library Annual Dinner and Touch of Class Silent Auction January 25; Mother Goose on the Loose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Storytime, and Writing & Reciting Thursdays; Game On! Teens and Tweens Fridays; and Glass Case Display – original wooden crafts from Dr. Dan Clark. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various dates in JanuaryPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In January: Homeschool Program – Life Cycles (grades 2nd – 6th) January 12; Nature Play Hour January 20; and Nature Bowl 2015 Coaches Meeting January 24. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In January: Placer County 4-H Sheep Coordinator Group offers the first Sheep Field Day at the Gold Country Fairgrounds January 24. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Now through Friday, February 6 – 2015 Sacramento Food Film Festival Short Film Contest

Call for short films. The Sacramento Food Film Festival is looking for fennel-tastic filmmakers of ALL skill sets and ages for their first Short Food Film Contest celebrating food and health! They are in search of short films of 10 minutes or less in spoken or subtitled English, showcasing their food system’s joy and desire for healthy food and lasting change. Language and content should be acceptable for all ages. Top short film finalists will be screened on March 19 at the premier of the Sacramento Food Film Festival benefiting the Food Literacy Center. Films will be honored in several categories: Local Farm to Fork – Films should be shot within the Sacramento area, including Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba, or Sutter counties; American & International – Open to all films based outside of the local Sacramento area; and Youth – Open to young and aspiring filmmakers 18 years old and under. Deadline to submit a film is February 6. To submit a short film, please email the film link and password to FoodFilms@FoodLiteracyCenter.org with the filmmaker’s name, age, location, contact information, and log line to be published in the program.

Friday, January 9 through Saturday, February 21 – Crocker-Kingsley Competition and Exhibition

From a tradition that began in 1927 comes a tightly-focused exhibition featuring 75 works and six prize winners selected from 1,300 California entries for the 2015 Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition. Juror and acclaimed artist, Gregory Kondos, curated this year’s collection. Among the 75 works, Kondos also selected six cash prize winners whose work will be featured at the Crocker Art Museum in March. The works represent a diversity of media ranging from painting, sculpture, and photography from a variety of artist styles that include representational and abstract work. This will be held at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville. For more information, please visit bluelinearts.org, the Facebook page for Blue Line Arts, the Twitter page for Blue Line Arts, or the Instagram page for Blue Line Arts.

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.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Milton Bowens, Artist and Community Activist

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Milton Bowens, Milton510.com, artist, educator, and community activist. Milton Bowens is an award-winning artist, and educator in the Twin Rivers School District of Sacramento. His passion is to keep the arts alive and a vital part of public education as a tool to build self esteem among the youth. Milton’s work combines art and African American history to create collages which inspire young people to learn more about African American history and culture. 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.

 

February, 2015

 

Monday, February 2 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Financial Peace University Course Begins

Auburn Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a financial course from Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning February 2. You can listen to Dave Ramsey on KAHI Radio weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The course runs for 9 weeks. The cost is $93 per family, and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Child care will be provided. For information or to sign up, call (530) 888-0627.

Thursday, February 5 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – A Little Night Music

Assistance League® of Greater Placer is once again hosting a concert fundraiser to support its philanthropic programs. “A Little Night Music” is an ensemble featuring: Bob Draga, clarinet; Jason Wanner, piano; Shelley Denny, bass; and Ron Jones, drums. The event will be held at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The concert and dancing will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with complimentary dessert and no-host bar at the Intermission. Cost is $45 per person, of which $25 is tax-deductible. Tickets are available at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 1263 Grass Valley Hwy., or call (530) 308-3508. As with last year’s concert, funds raised at this event will help Assistance League continue its philanthropic programs that are administered by over 200 volunteers in our local communities.

Friday, February 6 – 5:30 p.m. – 3rd Annual Bunco Night Rock Creek School Fundraiser

At 5:30 p.m., doors open for drinks and shopping the giveaway and silent auction prizes. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be an authentic Mexican dinner. From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. there will be BUNCO with prizes. The event will be held at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. Ticket donation is $25 per person – ADULTS ONLY, and includes: Dinner; 5 giveaway tickets; 2 drink tickets; and BUNCO with prizes. Proceeds benefit the 5th Grade Outdoor Education and Student Enrichment Programs at Rock Creek School. Get your tickets from the Rock Creek School Office, 3050 Bell Road, Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 885-5189.

Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8 – Roseville Gem Faire

The Roseville Gem Faire will be held at the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. Hours are Friday noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7 for a weekend pass. You can find fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 40 exhibitors will be there from around the world. Jewelry repair and cleaning is available while you shop. There will also be free hourly door prizes. For more information, visit gemfaire.com, call (503) 252-8300, or email info@gemfaire.com.

Saturday, February 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 poetry, science fiction, and cookbooks. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs, and equipment. 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, February 7 – 5:45 p.m. – Rocklin-Loomis Rotary Crab Feast

The Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin is hosting the area’s most elegant crab feed at the Rocklin Event Center located at 2650 Sunset Blvd. The evening kicks off at 5:45 p.m. with a hospitality hour, silent auction, and giveaway. The Crab Feast begins at 6:45 p.m. with a menu of clam chowder, green salad, delicious fresh crab, colossal black tiger prawns, and pasta. The event cost is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Rocklin and Whitney High School students volunteer at the event to help support the Rocklin/Loomis Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. In return, the local high schools, youth programs, and needy families are supported financially throughout the year through Foundation scholarships; grants; and in cases of emergency need, direct subsidies. Crab Feast program advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available and enable businesses to receive top recognition as supporters of their local community. For tickets or information, call (916) 677-6818, or email rotaryrlb43@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 7 – Race for Recovery Gala

The newly-launched Community Recovery Resources Foundation is presenting its Race for Recovery Gala. This annual winter gala event is a fundraiser for CoRR’s adolescent services throughout Placer and Nevada counties. Guests will enjoy a dinner catered by Off the Vine Catering at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville, special musical guests, and impressive race-fan décor. The program will include personal stories of young people recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as well as honored guests who have supported the variety of services offered at CoRR. There will be unique auction items, including a Chase Elliot Helmet; a VIP Race Day experience with pit tour and meet-and-greet, official NASCAR crew-wear, and team shirt; pair of tickets to the NHRA suite at Sonoma Raceway in July; and the opportunity to personally meet Ron Capps. Tickets and information are available at corr.us, or for more information call Ariel at (530) 273-9541, ext. 216.

Saturday, February 14 – Love Your Lungs 5K

The flu is becoming a larger health threat each year, and yet there are simple measures we can all take to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  Sadly, Lesley Bunning passed in December, 2014 as a result of the flu. Lesley’s story can be found at news10.net/story/news/health/2014/03/19/woman-miraculously-recovers-from-h1n1/6637983. Take the time to learn and support this great cause at Love your Lungs 5K. Partial proceeds raised from the Run will be donated to Project Help to assist with whatever is needed to spread the work about H1N1 – ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).  Project Help is a nonprofit organization with a focus on educating and promoting Influenza “flu” and ARDS prevention. Remaining proceeds will go to ASA Softball to help the many causes they support throughout the year. This will be held at Maidu Community Park in Roseville. For more information, please call Gary Ybarra at (916) 622-7357, or e-mail asatournaments@yahoo.com.

Saturday, February 21 – 6:00 p.m. – Auburn Gold Country Rotary Mardi Gras

Come to the Auburn Gold Country Rotary Mardi Gras and enjoy live music by “A Stones Throw.” Food will be provided by the Auburn Ale House, La Fornaretta Restaurant, Joe Caribe Bistro, and Jeanie’s Creekside Cafe. There will be a giveaway by the Sugar Plump Fairies. Tickets are $17, and include two food items. There will also be a costume contest, mixed drinks, beer, and wine. Contact any Gold Country Rotarian or Jerry Picaman at (530) 887-1670 for tickets or more information.

Friday, February 27 – 6:00 p.m. – Jerry Manuel Foundation and William Jessup University to Host Baseball Banquet Honoring Derrek Lee & Greg Vaughn

Have dinner with Sacramento baseball legends! The Jerry Manuel Foundation and William Jessup University will host a Baseball Banquet, honoring former Major League Baseball players and Sacramento natives Derrek Lee and Greg Vaughn. The banquet is a celebration of Sacramento’s strong baseball heritage, honoring two of its most notable players. Both Lee and Vaughn began their baseball journey as Little League players in Sacramento and went on to enjoy long-lasting careers at the Major League level. Half of the proceeds benefit the Jerry Manuel Foundation, a magnet charter school located in Elverta, that combines the principles of baseball with rigorous academic standards. Manuel oversees the new WJU baseball program, coached by Mike Hankins. Other proceeds will go toward building a baseball field for William Jessup University. An autograph session will be held, as well as a silent auction and fashion show, exhibiting over 100 years of baseball uniforms and attire. For table sponsorship, contact Jessup’s Chief Development Officer at (916) 577-1801. For ticket information, visit jmfanighttoremember.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, February 28 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Placer High School’s Grad Night Alive E-Waste Drive

Come to a free electronic waste drive-through drop-off fundraiser to help Placer High School’s Grad Night Alive and save the environment! You won’t even have to get out of your car. Pop the trunk or open the door and they will unload for you. The PHS Grad Night Alive promotes a safe and sober alternative to graduates by providing a fun-filled, all-night event with great prizes, food, and entertainment. The e-waste drive will be held in Placer High School’s lower student parking lot at 275 Orange Street, Auburn. Sponsored by CEAR, INC., California Electronic Asset Recovery is a California state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler. For optimal security, CEAR INC shreds all computer hard drives. The secure facility is monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras. For a complete list of items accepted and not accepted, please visit cearinc.com/what-can-i-recycle. For more information on the e-waste drive, contact Sarah at (530) 305-8298 or phsgragnight@gmail.com.

Now through Friday, February 6 – 2015 Sacramento Food Film Festival Short Film Contest

Call for short films. The Sacramento Food Film Festival is looking for fennel-tastic filmmakers of ALL skill sets and ages for their first Short Food Film Contest celebrating food and health! They are in search of short films of 10 minutes or less in spoken or subtitled English, showcasing their food system’s joy and desire for healthy food and lasting change. Language and content should be acceptable for all ages. Top short film finalists will be screened on March 19 at the premier of the Sacramento Food Film Festival benefiting the Food Literacy Center. Films will be honored in several categories: Local Farm to Fork – Films should be shot within the Sacramento area, including Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba, or Sutter counties; American & International – Open to all films based outside of the local Sacramento area; and Youth – Open to young and aspiring filmmakers 18 years old and under. Deadline to submit a film is February 6. To submit a short film, please email the film link and password to FoodFilms@FoodLiteracyCenter.org with the filmmaker’s name, age, location, contact information, and log line to be published in the program.

Now through Saturday, February 21 – Crocker-Kingsley Competition and Exhibition

From a tradition that began in 1927 comes a tightly-focused exhibition featuring 75 works and six prize winners selected from 1,300 California entries for the 2015 Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition. Juror and acclaimed artist, Gregory Kondos, curated this year’s collection. Among the 75 works, Kondos also selected six cash prize winners whose work will be featured at the Crocker Art Museum in March. The works represent a diversity of media ranging from painting, sculpture, and photography from a variety of artist styles that include representational and abstract work. This will be held at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville. For more information, please visit bluelinearts.org, the Facebook page for Blue Line Arts, the Twitter page for Blue Line Arts, or the Instagram page for Blue Line Arts.

Thursday, February 3 through Friday, February 27 (Reception and “Crafting Day” February 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.) – Valentine’s Art Show and Sale

The artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, low-income women in the Sacramento community, many of whom have health issues and are struggling to better their lives, will be showing and selling their artworks at their “Valentine’s” Art Show and Sale. This show will be hosted by Sacramento Poetry Center at 1719 – 25th Street in Sacramento. Come enjoy a fun afternoon of celebration and crafting. Women’s Wisdom Art (WWA) has been in existence since 1991. They have 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. Women’s Wisdom Art offers seven classes a week at Slider Community Center at 7851 – 35th Avenue, Sacramento. For more information on Women’s Wisdom Art, please visit womenswisdomart.org, e-mail helen@womenswisdomart.org, or call (916) 482-2608 or cell (916) 599-2608.

Various Dates in February - 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 February: Sacramento Museum Day February 7; Lincoln’s Birthday February 9; and Presidents Day February 16. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in February – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In February: A one day retreat delving into the spirituality of pro-life work February 28; and Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors (more information at californiaprolife.org/prolife-youth-oratory-contest).

Various dates in February – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In February: Certified UCCE Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer training February 3; Spring and Summer Vegetables February 7; Citrusmania February 10; Roses February 14; Gardening in the Foothills February 21; and Cutting Back Ornamental Grasses February 28. 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 FebruaryAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In February: Used Book Sale February 4; NOON Speaker Series February 6; Used Book Sale February 7; Great Books Discussion Group February 10; Paws to Read February 11; Kids Craft Day February 14; BOB Movie Series February 18; NOON Speaker Series February 20; Mother Goose on the Loose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Storytime, & Writing & Reciting Thursdays (except February 12); Game On! Teens and Tweens Fridays; and Glass Case Display – Indian pottery and jewelry from Gerry Suskin. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various dates in FebruaryPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In February: Homeschool Program – Nature Rovers Scavenger Hunt (grades 2nd – 6th) February 2; Feather Hunters – Science Saturday February 7; Mud Pies February 21; Astronomy and Stargazing February 21; and Nature Play Hour February 24. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in February – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In February: The Sierra College Patron’s Crab and Shrimp Feed February 6; and Sierra College Co-Sponsors Mixer for New Hacker Lab February 11. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in February – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In February: Farm and Ranch Succession Planning Workshop February 8 – 9. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

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.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Milton Bowens, Artist and Community Activist

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Milton Bowens, Milton510.com, artist, educator, and community activist. Milton Bowens is an award-winning artist, and educator in the Twin Rivers School District of Sacramento. His passion is to keep the arts alive and a vital part of public education as a tool to build self esteem among the youth. Milton’s work combines art and African American history to create collages which inspire young people to learn more about African American history and culture. 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.

 

March, 2015

 

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 – 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.

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 – 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.

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.

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: 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: Theater Performance “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: Rocklin Community Games. 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.

April, 2015

 

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.

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; and Rocklin Community Games. 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.

 

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. 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.