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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

 

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

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

Saturday, August 1 – Solar Cook-Off & Potluck

This year’s annual Solar Cook-Off & Potluck, hosted by members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will be held at the Church at 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City. Cooking begins at 10:00 am, so please bring your solar cooker as well as the ingredients for a favorite dish to share. For those of you who don’t have a solar cooker, come and learn how to make one of your own so you’ll be prepared for your next camping trip, power outage, natural disaster, or other emergency. The potluck starts at 4:00 p.m., and all food will be shared. No alcohol, drugs, tobacco or foul language are allowed. For questions, please contact Ken Dorris at (530) 292-4213.

Saturday, August 1 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Thief of Bagdad

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Thief of Bagdad,” a magical fantasy from 1940. Abracadabra! In this Arabian Nights Technicolor extravaganza, anything is possible: flying carpets and flying horses, wizards, and gigantic genies. With the help of magic and spells, clever beggar Abu helps deposed King Ahmad triumph over the evil usurper Jaffar. 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, August 1 – Lunar Lunacy Evening Bike Ride

Come on a 5- or 17-mile moonlit ride. All ages are welcome. Join the fun! This is presented by Point West Rotary Club. Proceeds benefit CASA Sacramento’s “Making Memories” program. For more information, please visit lunarlunacyride.com, or call (916) 542-8844.

Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 – 6th Annual Banana Festival

The multicultural festival, celebrating the cultures of Asia, Africa, and the Americas that use the banana as a source of food, art and culture, will run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, at William Land Park in Sacramento. General admission tickets are $5 online or $6 at the gate. Proceeds support a number of local non-profit organizations. The Festival will include music, dance, the annual SMASHED! Chef Challenge, a $3 banana pancake breakfast, fashion show, youth chess tournament, teen talent competition, community line-dancing, Banana Salsa Dance Competition, fun walk-run at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, lots of banana cuisine, and more. Kids’ activities include inflatables, train rides, rock climbing, and pony rides. The festival is drug- and alcohol-free. For more information, please visit sacbananafestival.com.

Saturday, August 15 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Concert at the Fair

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents a Concert at the Fair on the Pine Tree State at Nevada County Fairgrounds 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.

Saturday, August 15 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – A Night of Musical Inspiration

First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC presents “A Night of Musical Inspiration” with Nancy Blue, singer/songwriter; and Steve Homan, acclaimed guitarist. Nancy will open with original “Boomer Healer” songs, and be joined by Steve Homan for 60s gems, sing-alongs, and more. Suggested donation is $10. Beer, wine, snacks, and soft drinks will be available before the show and at intermission. First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC is located at 710 Auburn Ravine Rd., Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 885-9087, or visit 1ccauburn.org. For more information on Nancy Blue, please visit 60salajazz.com.

Saturday, August 15 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, 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.

Sunday, August 16 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Tenth Annual Wine for Words

The Tenth Annual Wine for Words is a fundraiser sponsored by Placerville Friends of the Library. It will be held at the Placerville Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. You can enjoy wine tasting; a catered dinner; silent auction/giveaway; and author presentation by Karen Kondazian, author of “The Whip,” a novel based on the life of legendary stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst. Tickets are $50 per person, and are available at Placerville Main, Cameron Park, and El Dorado Hills libraries. For more information, please visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 22 – 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Saturn, 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 the Meadow Vista Park. The park is located near downtown Meadow Vista. From I-80, take the Clipper Gap/Meadow Vista exit. Head west for 2.1 miles until you reach Meadow Vista Rd. A Chevron Service Station is at the corner. Turn left. The park is on your left. They will set up by the tennis courts. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, August 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – We are Sacramento

Come celebrate everything that makes the Sacramento region great at the “We are Sacramento” event at First Covenant Church of Sacramento, soon to be River City Christian. Admission and rides are free. This community event will feature activities for kids of all ages, including tethered hot air balloon rides, jump houses, a rock wall, trivia contests, and a mechanical bull; farmer’s market and photo booths; autograph signing by local athletes; food trucks from SACTOMOFO with a variety of tasty eats; live entertainment by local music groups; and a live “performance art show” by Sacramento’s own World Renown David Garibaldi. This will be held at 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova. For more information please visit firstcov.org, or call (916) 861-2240.

Sunday, August 23 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Mad About Marches

This is a terrific free concert that will appeal to all ages. With the theme “Mad About Marches,” this family-friendly outdoor concert by Nevada County Concert Band features many often-requested marching music pieces, as well as some madness thrown in. Come early to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. Bring your family and friends! This will be presented at Pioneer Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street in 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, 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.

Now through Thursday, August 20 – Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra Auditions

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for their 2015-2016 Concert Season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills, please call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065, or e-mail direct to scso2005@gmail.com. The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The SCSO is comprised of 170 singers from six counties in the Sacramento region. They have received the “Arts Excellence Award,” the “Outstanding Non Profit of the Year” award, and the “Arts Executive of the Year” award for their work in the Capital Region. As well as presenting their own concert series, the SCSO has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Sarah Brightman’s World Tour, the Kenny Rogers Christmas Show, Barry Manilow, and on national and international concert stages in Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Budapest, Venice, Lucca, Rome, Paris, Normandy, London, Vancouver, Victoria, and China. For more information, visit sacramentochoral.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. 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.

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.

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.

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 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 – 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.

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.

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.

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 – 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. – 9th Annual UCP 80’s Dance Party

Rock out to the sounds of the 80s with live band “Rebel Yell.” Enjoy specialty drinks and food from a variety of local restaurants. Browse and shop the silent auction featuring a wide array of exciting items. This will be held at Rocklin Golf Club, 4201 Midas Avenue, Rocklin. The cost is $40 per person, or $75 per couple. You must be 21 or above to attend. A 10% discount is available to groups of 10 or more. The first 200 tickets sold will be entered to win a Samsung Gear 2 or Apple Watch, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit ucpdanceparty.org.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.