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February, 2016

 

Thursday, February 11 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Open House to Discuss Grant Application for Tahoe National Forest Off-Highway Vehicle Program

The U.S. Forest Service is preparing an annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, to request funding for trail maintenance, restoration, facilities development, law enforcement, and planning for off-highway vehicle (OHV) access. The Forest Service will host an open house for individuals and organizations to provide input and review proposals for the application. Written comments are most helpful if sent by February 23. These annual grants provide important funds for the Forest Service to develop and maintain trails and trailheads, repair winter storm damage and restore trailside environments, plan for OHV trail and facility improvements, as well as provide patrolling and monitoring of these areas. This will be held at Tahoe National Forest Headquarters, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City in the upstairs conference room (enter from upper parking lot in back of building). Questions, comments, or letters can be directed to Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA 95959; Email joetchavez@fs.fed.us; or (530) 478-6158.

Friday, February 12 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Night to Shine

February 12 Night To Shine

 

Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 – Valentine Coming Your Way!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Would you like to give something unique and different this year? A Singing Valentine will create a lasting memory! Sierra Gold Chorus, the Auburn Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, has several quartets that will deliver Singing Valentines. Your sweetheart or special someone will be surprised and thrilled when a quartet delivers two love songs, a rose, and a beautiful card to him or her. The Singing Valentine deliveries can be made to the home or business of your choice. Quartets will deliver a limited number of Singing Valentines, so call early to ensure availability. For deliveries in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, South Placer, Sacramento, or the Placerville area, call (530) 885-4202 or (916) 761-2998. The chorus is also busy planning their Annual Show, “May the Chorus Be With You – Heading Into the Future,” on March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Parkside Church, Auburn. For more information, visit sierragoldchorus.org.

Sunday, February 14 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – I Heart Sacramento Zoo

While Valentine’s evening is perfect for dinner dates and movies, Valentine’s Day is perfect for a stroll through the Sacramento Zoo with loved ones big and small. I Heart Sacramento Zoo will feature Valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks, and free activity tables – all included with general admission. During the event, stroll through the Zoo while holding hands, sipping cocoa, and watching the animals enjoy Valentine-themed treats. Keepers and Zoo Teens will be present during each enrichment to give information and answer questions about the animals. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the animals enjoy their treats at this family-friendly Valentine’s Day event. For more information, please visit saczoo.org.

Sunday, February 14 – 10:00 a.m. – 36th Annual Sweetheart Motorcycle Run

It is all about the heart in the foothills, as this year’s 36th Annual Sweetheart Run is designed to profoundly impact the community with a REAL message; Foster Children in our area matter and are NOT alone. The ride is dedicated to the children in Placer County Foster Care System. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to the Foster Care System in Placer County. Registration is $5 to participate. All motorcycle enthusiasts, who ride every conceivable make, model, brand, and style of bike are welcome to meet at C & E Auburn Indian & V-Twin Inc., located at 12015 Shale Ridge Road in Auburn. The event is designed to kick off the riding season. The Sweetheart Run began with just seven riders. Last year there were over 2,000 registered. Ride pins will be available the day of the event for $5, and throughout the day there will be incredible giveaways. Check in is at 10:00 at the Shale Ridge location, with kickstands up at noon. Riders will go to the historic Georgetown Hotel and then enjoy a barbecue with music at the Coloma Club. For more information, stop by C & E Auburn Indian & V-Twin, 12015 Shale Ridge Road, Auburn; call (530) 885-5556, or visit auburnvtwin.com.

Sunday, February 14 – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Song Writers in Kind Welcomes Folk Musician Peter Wilson

This concert is a family-friendly event. You may bring drinks/snacks; cups, plates, and napkins will be provided. Nancy B. Davis will play original music to open. Song Writers in Kind is a non-profit event of First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC, to bring uplifting music to Auburn, with proceeds benefiting the musician. A suggested donation of $15 may be given at the door. Tickets are not required. This will be held at First Congregational Church of Auburn, 710 Auburn Ravine Road. Come to the Church parking lot and look for Overmiller Hall, just down the walkway from the main sanctuary. This is wheelchair accessible. Parking is free, close, and abundant. For more information, please contact Nancy at (530) 210-8348 or nancy_blue5705@wavecable.com, or First Congregational Church at (530) 885-9087 or 1ccAuburn.org.

Wednesday, February 17 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Bidder’s Workshop

A Bidders’ Workshop for prospective Women’s Fund El Dorado grant applicants will be held at the El Dorado County Office of Education, Room B-2, 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville. This is designed to answer questions about the WFED grants process, which will award a total of $60,000 in 2016 to western-slope nonprofits. Requests for proposals (RFPs) and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/grants; deadline for proposals is March 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 18 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – SCSO Singathon

Strains of great Broadway hits – and perhaps a preview of Carl Orff’s riveting “Carmina Burana” – will put a smile on the faces of Sunrise Mall shoppers of all ages during the Sacramento Choral Society’s annual Singathon fundraiser in front of Macy’s Women’s store. Under the able and entertaining direction of Conductor Donald Kendrick, both singers and shoppers will croon their way through such great Broadway memories as “The Sound of Music,” “Westside Story,” and “Oklahoma,” with an excerpt or two from the SCSO’s March 5 “Carmina Burana” concert thrown in for good measure. The event may include some “spontaneous guest conductors” and would-be Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogers who will add heartwarming entertainment value to the event. Proceeds will help offset professional orchestra expenses for the SCSO’s upcoming March and May 2016 choral orchestral classical concerts at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. The fundraiser will also support the SCSO’s important education and outreach to Veterans, students, the underprivileged, and other area nonprofits. For more information, please visit SacramentoChoral.com, or call (916) 536-9065.

Thursday, February 18 – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) – Sacramento Mayor Candidates Policy Forum – Beyond 2016 – A Vision for Sacramento’s Future

All four declared candidates for Mayor of Sacramento will participate in this free public forum. This forum is sponsored by the non-partisan political action committee of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, RainbowPAC, the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, and KVIE Public Television. The forum will not be televised by KVIE, and is free and open to the public. This will be held at KVIE Public Television, 2030 W. El Camino Avenue, Sacramento. Former State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento City; Councilmember Angelique Ashby; community activist Russell Rawlings; and former boxing champion Tony “The Tiger” Lopez will participate. Forum moderators will be Scott Lay, author of the popular political blog, The Nooner; and Jann Dorothy, president of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, visit business.rainbowchamber.com/events/details/mayor-s-campaign-policy-forum-172, or go to rainbowchamber.com and click on Events Calendar.

Sunday, February 21 – 3:00 p.m. – Sacramento Community Concert Association Presents Richard Savino and El Mundo

Sacramento Community Concert Association presents Richard Savino and El Mundo, held at the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. St., Sacramento. Multi-grammy-nominated guitarist/lutenist, Richard Savino has been a featured performer throughout the United States and abroad, and has produced over 35 commercial CDs. Mr. Savino has received the highest international praise for his work and dedication. Tickets are $95 for subscribers for all five performances of the season. Student subscriptions for all five performances are $45. Individual tickets are $25, and student tickets are $12. Parking is free. For more information, please visit sccaconcerts.org, or call (916) 400-4634.

Tuesday, February 23 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Sacramento’s HIREvent

Job hunters will find a bounty of fresh leads and hot prospects at Sacramento’s HIREvent. Whether looking for a new job or a better career path, you’ll be surrounded by opportunities at this free job fair. Representatives from some of the region’s top employers will be looking to hire enthusiastic candidates across a wide range of industries. Experts will be offering free resume critiques to those who want an extra edge. Jobseekers should dress professionally and come prepared to make a great first impression with the recruiters you’ll get to talk with face-to-face. Sacramento’s HIREvent will be held at the Lions Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover Street, in McClellan Park. For more details on this exceptional employment event, visit JobJournal.com, or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

Saturday, February 27 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Nature Explorers: Snow and Ice

Get wild about nature at the Sacramento Zoo! Thanks to a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoo is excited to offer a new way for young nature explorers and their grown-ups to investigate the wilderness in their own backyard. Join the Zoo and the Sacramento Library in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be stories, playing, and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Activities are included with Zoo admission and are geared toward 2- to 8-year-old children with a caregiver present. Children will engage in hands-on and collaborative projects in the Zoo’s Backyard. They will help create a nature weave, build bug houses, feel the difference blubber makes for an animal in water, and so much more. Each month will feature a different educational and exciting topic. The Sacramento Public Library will be at the Zoo each month as well to read stories about nature and the creatures that call it home. For more information, please visit saczoo.org.

Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 – Quilt Show: Fruits of Our Love and Labor

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

Now through Saturday, February 27 (Reception and Crafting Day February 13) – Valentine’s Art Show

The artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, disadvantaged women, 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 February 3 – 27 in the studio they share with Sacramento Poetry Center at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. There will be a reception and “Crafting Day” February 13 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Join them for a fun afternoon of celebration and crafting. This is a free event for the whole family. For more information, 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: Half-price admission on Sacramento Museum Day February 6; Fairytale Town will be open on Presidents Day February 15; and Fairytale Town and the Sacramento Play Coalition present a Pop-Up Adventure Play Day at the Maple Neighborhood Center February 27. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Now through February – Women’s Wisdom Art Showing

The artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, a diverse community of women from our region, many of whom have health issues and are struggling to better their lives, will show their art work at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. The showing will be in the dining area, and will be on display through the end of February. Stop by any time during business hours to enjoy the art. For more information, please visit womenswisdomart.org, e-mail helen@womenswisdomart.org, or call (916) 482-2608.

Various dates in February – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In February: Shelter – Wilderness Survival Series February 6; Mud Pies – Our Day Outside, and Astronomy & Stargazing February 13. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

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: Tree Fruit Meeting February 9; and Free Embryology Workshop February 16. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in February – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In February: The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their February 1 meeting featuring faculty members Robin Persiani and Jessica Schamber who will discuss Sierra College’s innovative ESL Program; Sierra Science Series Presents The Centennial Reservoir Project and Sustainable Water Management in the Sierras At Sierra College Grass Valley February 9; and The Sierra College Patron’s Crab and Shrimp Feed, and The Sierra College Natural History Museum begins its Spring 2016 lecture series with a presentation by Greg Grimm, a Gold Country Wildlife Rescue board member, entitled “Wildlife Management: Stories from a Wildlife Rescue Organization” February 19. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in February – Loomis Basin

Here is what’s happening in February in the Loomis Basin: American Legion John A. Stacker Post 775’s Annual Cioppino Dinner February 6; Friends of the Loomis Library Community Open House February 11; and The Loomis Lions Club hosts a Crab Feed Fundraiser February 20. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Now through February – Exhibition of Works of Richard Swayze

The Auburn Arts Commission is pleased to announce an exhibition of the works of local artist Richard Swayze at the Auburn City Hall Gallery at 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Richard Swayze has been creating art for many years, and his paintings and drawings reflect his diverse passions for the alpine environment, architecture, art history, and his personal history. His skills are stunning, and his arrangements of images are extraordinary. Swayze’s art work can only be fully appreciated in person. Richard Swayze’s work will be on display in the City Hall Gallery through February. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and open later on the second and fourth Mondays. For further information, call (530) 683-ARTS, or email AuburnArtsCA@gmail.com.

Various dates in February – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In February: Assessment using CalJOBS, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing by Appointment February 2; Resume using CalJOBS February 3; Job Search using CalJOBS, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment February 4; Interviewing Strategies, and Job Search/Computers February 9; Job Search using Social Media February 10; Job Search/Computers, PC Basics – Using Internet and Email, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment February 11; Assessment using Microskills, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing by Appointment February 16; Job Finders, and Life Skills February 17; Career Exploration/Goal Setting, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment February 18; Strength Finders February 19; Self-Marketing, and Job Search/Computers February 23; and What Employers Want, Job Search/Computers, PC Basics – Microsoft Word, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment February 25. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in February – Auburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In February: Mother Goose on the Loose February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24; Used Book Sale February 3; Storytime for ages 3 – 5 February 4, 11, 18, and 25; NOON Program “Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain” February 5; Used Book Sale February 6; Great Books Group February 9; Paws to Read February 10; BOB (Based on Books) Movies for teens February 17; NOON Program Presidents Program February 19; and Glass Case Display Indian Pottery and Jewelry. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various dates in February – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In February: Saturdays with Barry February 13; Gardening in the Foothills February 20; and Raising Backyard Chickens February 27. 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 February – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In February: Fruit Tree Pruning AKA Dormant or Winter Pruning, and Getting to the Root of the Matter (Bare Root Fruit Tree and Perennial Vegetable Basics) February 20. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in February – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In February: Registration is now open for Rocklin Ramble that will be on April 30 and May 1. 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.

Now through Saturday, March 12 – 2016 PARC High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest

The Protect American River Canyons (PARC) Essay Contest topic for high school seniors graduating in 2016 will be: Why are the American River and its canyons important to me and what is my vision for improving the Auburn State Recreation Area? The total of prizes increased to $2,500 for 2016. Students can apply for the PARC Scholarships by submitting an original essay of no more than 500 words describing their response to the topic question about the North and Middle Fork American Rivers and canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Details and application forms for the 2016 PARC High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest are available on the PARC website at www.parc-auburn.org/scholarship.

Ongoing Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – Ukes For Fun

Come join The Ukes for Fun group, which meets at LaBou Bakery on Hwy 49 in the Victorian Village. Enthusiastic ukephiles are invited to bring ukes and music stands and fall in for fun! For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing Sundays – 1:00 p.m. – The Auburnites – Sharing the Auburn Lifestyle

Everybody is welcome to attend The Auburnites – Sharing The Auburn Lifestyle. This group meets Sundays at 1:00 p.m. at La Bou in Auburn. For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing Mondays – 6:30 p.m. – GriefShare

GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Monday evenings at Foothill Christian Fellowship. Child care is available. GriefShare features nationally-recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” Meetings will be held at 1100 Sugar Pine Road, Meadow Vista. For more information, call Foothill Christian Fellowship at (530) 878-0293.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features VIDA CEO Umaimah Mendhro

VIDA combines art with fashion, all for the purposes of social giving. VIDA takes art, submitted by artists and photographers, and prints them onto scarves and outerwear, to create unique, colorful, fashionable clothing. They are produced in Pakistan, with trained workers, who also receive an education using proceeds from the sale of the clothing. One of VIDA’s missions is to fight exploitation of garment workers in Pakistan through providing living wages and education. 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.

 

March, 2016

 

Wednesday, March 2 – 7:00 p.m. – A Call to Life

March 2 7pm a call to life

 

Thursday, March 3 – 11:00 a.m. – Branch 37 Sons in Retirement Lunch Social

Retired? Stay informed, maintain friendships! Join Sons in retirement (SIRS) Branch 37 for a Lunch Social at the Auburn ELKs Lodge, 195 Pine Street. The speaker will be Rich Hanner, the Editor of the Auburn Journal. Rich grew up in Loomis, graduating from Del Oro High School and Sierra College before heading to San Francisco State and Stanford. He has been a writer and editor in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, and Lodi. He was editor of the Lodi News-Sentinel for 17 years before joining Gold Country Media last October. His wife Judy grew up on a ranch near Loomis. They have two sons; Mitch, an editor for KCRA TV; and Alex, who works for Southwest Airlines in San Francisco. This SIRS branch has many activities; Poker, golf, computers, model airplanes flying, bocce ball, etc. There are no dues. They are looking forward to adding new members, so come check them out. For more information, call (530) 269-0625, or e-mail papamike1937@gmail.

Saturday, March 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 gardening and religion. 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. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Saturday, March 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Love Among the Ruins”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “Love Among The Ruins” from 1975. The callow rake sues the famous, aging actress for breach of promise. The barrister who defends her once loved her madly – 40 years ago. He remembers. She doesn’t. Will she break his heart again? 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, March 5 – 8:00 p.m. (7:00 Pre-Concert Talk) – SCSO Presents “Carmina Burana”

Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra (SCSO) presents “Carmina Burana.” This concert features: Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” the American Premier of Jonathan Dove’s “Psalms for Leo” performed entirely in Ancient Hebrew, Karl Jenkins’ “Songs of Sanctuary,” and Josef Suk’s “Towards a New Life.” This will be held at Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento. Supertitles will be projected. There will be a pre-concert talk by Conductor Donald Kendrick at 7:00 p.m., and a post-concert lobby reception. Tickets are $35, $45, or $55, and students receive a 50% discount. For more information, please call (916) 536-9065, or visit sacramentochoral.com.

Saturday, March 19 – “On-Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2016 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by Protect American River Canyons (PARC) returns to the State Theatre in Auburn with another incredible selection of films to change your world. The theme of this year’s festival is “A Change of Course,” and was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. Offered this year are 22 diverse adventure, nature, and environmental action films. For a schedule of films being shown, and to learn more about the films, visit the PARC site at http://www.parc-auburn.org/uploads/5/8/0/1/58018097/wsff_2016_film_selections.pdf. For tickets, please visit LiveFromAuburn.com. Admission prices are $20 General or $12 Student, and include all sessions.

Now through Saturday, March 12 – 2016 PARC High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest

The Protect American River Canyons (PARC) Essay Contest topic for high school seniors graduating in 2016 will be: Why are the American River and its canyons important to me and what is my vision for improving the Auburn State Recreation Area? The total of prizes increased to $2,500 for 2016. Students can apply for the PARC Scholarships by submitting an original essay of no more than 500 words describing their response to the topic question about the North and Middle Fork American Rivers and canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area. Details and application forms for the 2016 PARC High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest are available on the PARC website at www.parc-auburn.org/scholarship.

Various Dates in March – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In March: Community Games will kick off on March 18; and Registration is now open for Rocklin Ramble that will be on April 30 and May 1 . 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.

Ongoing Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – Ukes For Fun

Come join The Ukes for Fun group, which meets at LaBou Bakery on Hwy 49 in the Victorian Village. Enthusiastic ukephiles are invited to bring ukes and music stands and fall in for fun! For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing Sundays – 1:00 p.m. – The Auburnites – Sharing the Auburn Lifestyle

Everybody is welcome to attend The Auburnites – Sharing The Auburn Lifestyle. This group meets Sundays at 1:00 p.m. at La Bou in Auburn. For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing Mondays – 6:30 p.m. – GriefShare

GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will be held on Monday evenings at Foothill Christian Fellowship. Child care is available. GriefShare features nationally-recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” Meetings will be held at 1100 Sugar Pine Road, Meadow Vista. For more information, call Foothill Christian Fellowship at (530) 878-0293.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features VIDA CEO Umaimah Mendhro

VIDA combines art with fashion, all for the purposes of social giving. VIDA takes art, submitted by artists and photographers, and prints them onto scarves and outerwear, to create unique, colorful, fashionable clothing. They are produced in Pakistan, with trained workers, who also receive an education using proceeds from the sale of the clothing. One of VIDA’s missions is to fight exploitation of garment workers in Pakistan through providing living wages and education. 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.


April, 2016


Sunday, April 10 – 13th Annual Run Rocklin

Thousands of runners and walkers will once again be participating in the morning trek through the city streets at the 13th annual Run Rocklin, held at Johnson-Springview Park. This will be the 10th year that Run Rocklin has benefited the Matt Redding Foundation and also several law enforcement-related organizations. The Matt Redding Foundation supports education in Protective Services, and provides financial support each year to graduating seniors at five local high schools, plus scholarships to Sierra College and William Jessup University. Run Rocklin has raised $127,000 in memory of Matt Redding, a popular Rocklin Police Officer who tragically died while on duty October, 2005. He was struck and killed by a vehicle that was driven by an intoxicated driver. Run Rocklin includes: Free Kids 1/4 mile and 1 Mile Fun Runs at 7:45 a.m., 12K Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m., Run the Rock Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m., and 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. The cost is $35 for the 5K and12K, and $55 for the half marathon, prior to race day. For additional information or to register, visit RunRocklin.com.

Various Dates in April – Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In April: Theater Performance – “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” April 2 and 3; The Fairytale Town Troupers present: “Sleeping Beauty in Space” April 16, 17, 23, and 24; and Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival April 23. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in April – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In April: Rocklin Ramble April 30 and May 1. 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.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features VIDA CEO Umaimah Mendhro

VIDA combines art with fashion, all for the purposes of social giving. VIDA takes art, submitted by artists and photographers, and prints them onto scarves and outerwear, to create unique, colorful, fashionable clothing. They are produced in Pakistan, with trained workers, who also receive an education using proceeds from the sale of the clothing. One of VIDA’s missions is to fight exploitation of garment workers in Pakistan through providing living wages and education. 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.

 

May, 2016

 

Various Dates in May – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In May: Rocklin Ramble April 30 and May 1. 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.

 

June, 2016