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 October, 2014

 

Tuesday, October 21 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Free Estate Planning Seminar

The Sacramento Zoo and Mark S. Drobny are offering this free estate planning seminar. This informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of estate planning topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny; California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. Mr. Drobny is widely-regarded as one of the top experts on estate planning, providing information on a variety of topics in an entertaining manner that will help you design a plan that fits your need. This will be held at the Sacramento Zoo. To attend or for more information, call (916) 808-8815, or email Lisa Clement at lclement@saczoo.org.

Tuesday, October 21 – 6:00 p.m. – PTSD, TBI and Military-Related Psychological Trauma

Welcome Home Vets, a local non-profit that provides free psychotherapy for veterans and their families living with combat- and other military-related psychological trauma, will continue its fall quarter “Veterans Family Wellness Program” with “PTSD, TBI and Military-Related Psychological Trauma,” an interactive discussion that will explore the symptoms, physical changes, and treatment associated with those three major conditions. The class is the second in a four-part series aimed at increasing awareness of the challenges facing service members and their families upon return to civilian life. Classes in the fall quarter run through November 4. Classes need not be taken in any order, and the public may join the series at any time. For a schedule of upcoming classes, see the “Community Education” page at welcomehomevets.org. For information, contact Pat Carroll at (530) 272-3300 or via email at pcarroll@welcomehomevets.org

Tuesday, October 21 – 7:00 p.m. – An Evening with Dr. Wayne Dyer

Join the Spiritual Center for Positive Living (SCPL) as they host the New York Times bestselling author, internationally-renowned teacher, and speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, in Folsom. Dr. Dyer, seen by millions through his PBS specials and featured guest spots on the Super Soul Sunday Oprah Show, will present “I Can See Clearly Now: Seeing Obstacles As Divine Gifts.” Tickets are $55 – $120, or premium $175, and are available online at HarrisCenter.net, or from Harris Center Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. For more information about Spiritual Center for Positive Living; and their other events, classes and trainings; e-mail scpl@d-web.com, visit scpositiveliving.com,or call (530) 677-2300.

Thursday, October 23 – United Way’s 13th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon

Help foster youth shine at United Way’s annual Women in Philanthropy luncheon at Arden Fair Mall. Join this group of women making a difference in the lives of foster youth. Enjoy a foster youth fashion show, gourmet lunch, and more. You’ll also hear from current and former foster youth who have been helped by the program. Learn more about how you can get involved in this important cause. For tickets, visit your local unitedway.org.

Thursday, October 23 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Solar Eclipse at the Community Observatory

The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory will be open to host an afternoon of free, safe solar telescope viewing of the 2014 partial solar eclipse. This fun family event will offer extraordinary solar telescopes and docents to answer questions. This is suitable for all ages. For more information, please call (530) 642-5682.

Thursday, October 23 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Free Partial Eclipse of the Sun Viewing

The moon will be passing in front of the sun as seen from this area. It will not completely cover the sun, but will pass north of the center of the sun. At the middle of the eclipse, the moon will block about half of the sun. Weather permitting, Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other local astronomers will be setting up telescopes at the American River Canyon Overlook, also known as the Auburn Dam Overlook and the Auburn Skatepark in Auburn to provide free, safe viewing to the public. The moon first appears to pass in front of the sun at 1:52 p.m. The moon continues to move across the sun until it reaches maximum eclipse at 3:16 p.m. From then until 4:32 p.m., the moon will be leaving the solar disk. This is dangerous to look at without proper eye protection. They will provide safe instruments with which to view the eclipse. For information about this and future astronomy activities, please visit thecomethunter.com.

Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 a.m. (registration 7:00 a.m.) – Inaugural Wak4Literacy

916 Ink, Teach for America, and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation present the inaugural “Walk4Literacy” in Sacramento. This event is aimed at raising awareness of the children’s illiteracy crisis in the Sacramento region. Roughly 60% of the region’s third grade children do not read at grade level. Registration is $50 for a family (two adults and up to three children). Groups of 15 may receive a rate of $15 per person by calling Yolanda Torrecillas at (916) 264-2832. Individual registrations are also available online at walk4literacy.org. Registration includes Walk4Literacy t-shirt and a swag bag with goodies provided by the collaborating organizations and sponsors. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. The walk route is exactly 4 miles, and begins at McClatchy Park in Oak Park. At the Sacramento Convention Center, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. to kick off the inaugural California Capital Book Festival.

Saturday, October 25 – 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Party for Change: 2014 Wine Women & Shoes and Guys Cigars & Fast Cars

This event will take place at Sacramento Executive Airport, 6151 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. It will be a night of extravagant fun for women and men alike, featuring premier wine and craft beer, cigars, high fashion, fast cars, a runway show, casino-style gaming, and a live auction. As one of the primary fundraisers for Saint John’s, Wine Women & Shoes and Guys Cigars & Fast Cars will allow both men and women the opportunity to enjoy their separate events and then come together for one big party. Guests can cap off the evening with a lively after-party featuring one of Northern California’s hottest party bands – Wonder Bread 5. St. John’s Lutheran Church has been the unique solution for the women who are ready to fight the cycle of homelessness, poverty, and abuse. They provide mental health services, housing, transportation, children’s programs, career education, and on the job training. For more information, including ticket prices, and to purchase tickets, please visit saintjohnsprogram.org/partyforchange.

Saturday, October 25 – 4:00 p.m. – Blue Jean Ball

October 25 Blue Jean Ball

 

Saturday, October 25 – 8:00 p.m. – Home for the Holidays II

Discover the beauty and sound of Fremont Presbyterian Church’s recently-renovated Sanctuary and the power and majesty of the new Reuter pipe organ. Come to the SCSO Chamber Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays II concert, featuring Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum; Renaissance Motets – Gregorian Chant; Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain (Organ Solo); Karlie Saenz, Mezzo; and John Martin, Bass. SCSO’s Christmas CD will be released at the concert. There will also be a post-concert reception to meet the artists. Fremont Presbyterian Church is located at 5770 Carlson Drive (at H) in Sacramento. Parking is free at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street. Tickets are $35 reserved, and $25 general. Students with ID get a 50% discount. For more information, please call the Sacramento Choral Society Box Office Monday through Friday at (916) 536-9065 or visit sacramentochoral.com.

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 – California Capital Book Festival

Hundreds of authors and thousands of book lovers of all ages will converge for the first California Capital Book Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center. Those interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor may call (916) 307-1713. The event will host several genre areas. Kids Alley will feature storytelling and readings by children’s and teen book authors, a School of Comics, Art Blast activities, and storybook character photo opportunities. Field of Sports will feature sports author panels, a Sacramento sports history exhibit, and displays of sports memorabilia and collectibles. All Things Pets will feature dog agility sports demonstrations, holistic medicine for pets, onsite adoptions, and therapy animals. Culinary Delights will feature cooking demonstrations with famous chefs, live tapings of popular TV cooking shows, cookbook signings, and author panels. For more information, visit ccbookfestival.com, or call (916) 307-1713.

Tuesday, October 28 – 7:00 p.m. – Symphony of the Soil

“Symphony of the Soil” is an elaborate artistic exploration of the miraculous substance called “soil” and its dynamic, complex relationships with water, atmosphere, plants, and animals. Filmed on four continents, this film features scientists, farmers, and ranchers exploring ways to sustain soil as a healthy, precious resource. This film will be shown at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street. This is sponsored by the Sierra Club, and is open to the public. Admission is free, and donations will be appreciated. For more information, call (916) 652-7005, or visit symphonyofthesoil.com.

Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Boo at the Zoo

Put on your favorite costume and join the Sacramento Zoo for a ghoulishly good time. The Zoo transforms into a Halloween-themed wonderland. Kids can safely trick-or-treat around the lake inside the Zoo; and enjoy spooky entertainment, a DJ dance party, carnival games, magic shows, plenty of sweet treats, and pumpkin bowling. At Undersea Adventure, trick-or-treaters can fish for candy, hang out with a mermaid, and tell jokes with the Pirates of Sacramento. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be available for purchase. Ride the Creepy Carousel or the Spooky Train for $2 per person. This event will be held rain or shine, and is appropriate for children 10 and under. Tickets purchased through October 28 are $10 per person; Sacramento Zoo Member admission is $8. Children one and under are admitted free. Tickets purchased after October 28 are $12 with no member discount. Tickets are available online at saczoo.org, or by calling (916) 808.5888.

Various Dates from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 8 – Little Shop of Horrors

Bear River High School Dramatics presents the sci-fi horror musical about a flower shop worker, the girls he loves, and the man-eating plant from space they must try to defeat. This is a fun way to get in the Halloween mood! Performances are October 30 and 31; and November 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8. For tickets and information, please call (530) 268-3700, ext. 4616.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes


Various Dates in October –
City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In October: 4th Annual Rocklin Patriot Day October 11; Free Summer/Fall Movie – MU October 18; Placer Harvest Festival October 18 and 19; and Halloween Festival October 25. 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 OctoberLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in October in the Loomis Basin: Eggplant Festival October 4 followed by a benefit concert for Peter Hamblin Oakes and his wife Yvonne on the Peter Oakes Stage; 12th Annual Jim Kellner Golf Classic October 24; and Town of Loomis Annual Fall Clean-Up Day October 25. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought; Workshop October 4 – Propagating Herbs from Seeds and Division, Turn Kitchen Waste into Garden Gold, California Native Plants, and Maintaining Hand and Power Tools; Eat Local Placer and Nevada annual Nevada County Community Dinner at the North Star House in Grass Valley on October 9; Farm Marketing Tour for commercial farmers and ranchers October 29; Applications are being accepted for another Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on November 7-8; and The Placer County Master Gardeners’ 13-month gardening calendar for 2015 is available. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in OctoberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In October: Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes October 1; Music in the Foothills Fundraiser October 4; Docent Orientation October 9; Our Day Outside – Leafy Adventures October 18; Science Saturday – Composting & Vermiculture October 18; Science Saturday – Naturally Designed October 25; Docent Orientation October 30; and California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in October - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In October: 28th Annual Safe & Super Halloween October 24-26. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in October – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In October: Sierra College CACT provides Practical Problem Solving Training in Sacramento for the Continuous Improvement Network; Donner Mine Music Camp Musicians October 6; Teresa Hay McMahon, founder of the Iowa Lean Consortium presentation October 7; Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history October 8; “If You Build it, Will They Come?” A Study of the American River October 14; “Photographing Nature” by Sierra professor Dick Hilton October 17; Sierra College Football Alumni Tailgate Party Kicks Off Wolverine Homecoming October 18; Music Department faculty classical and contemporary music concert October 19; 13th annual People & Culture Days October 22 and 23; Sierra College Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Rumors, by Neil Simon October 24 through November 2; Job Fair October 31; and throughout the month, over 15 activities have been planned by organizations in collaboration with SME Sacramento Valley and Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT). For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in October – APPAC

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (APPAC) enhances the quality of life and cultural awareness of our community by providing performing arts, film, and educational experiences in the beautifully-restored historic State Theatre at 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Events in October: Fed Up film October 16; Blame Sally concert October 17; Alex Ramon #NewMagic show October 19; Tom Rigney and Flambeau concert October 25; and Classic Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein double feature films October 30. For more information, please call (530) 885-0156, or go to livefromauburn.com.

Various dates in October – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In October: Asexual Propagation October 4; Putting the Garden To Bed October 18; and Controlling Yellow Starthistle & Other Weeds October 25 . 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 October – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In October: Fall 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company October 8 – 19; UCCE Master Gardener volunteer training October 23 and 30; and Workshop for El Dorado and Amador County residents on Recovering from Wildfire October 24. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in October – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In October: David Garibaldi’s Rhythm & Hue October 17. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various Dates in October – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In October: Mary Movie at St. Joseph Parish in Auburn October 26 to raise funds for women who chose life (contact Chris at (530) 305-3216); and St. Clare Parish, Roseville Respect Life Ministry Movie Presentation of Blood Money at St. Clare Parish in Roseville October 28 (contact Karen at karensmusic@aol.com).

Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1 – Heartstoppers Haunted House

Ready for a really good scare? Heartstoppers Haunted House in Rancho Cordova it is the ideal venue given that there are rumors that the “Old Mine Shaft” property is haunted. Not only are there three different themed areas within the main building, there’s spooky outdoor “swamp” in the former mini golf course, and dark and creepy basement and caves. Tickets start at $20 ($15 for age 12 & under). Tickets include all attractions, plus an Old West Saloon waiting area indoors. In partnership with the Cordova Community Council Foundation, Heartstoppers engages dozens of local youth volunteers each year. Students are exposed to creative arts education in animatronics, sound, lighting, art, theatre training, art development, construction, painting, costume and make-up design, and gain valuable experience while having fun. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located at 2300 Old Mine Shaft Road in Rancho Cordova. For more information, please visit scaredyou.com.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Ongoing – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Rocklin Community Theatre

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Board Member and award winning actor, Robert Hayes. The Rocklin Community Theatre provides a broad range of programs which provide excellent theatrical experiences for all ages of residents of Placer County in the historic Finnish Temperance Hall. The RCT produces a yearly season of at least six shows.  Shows feature children, high schoolers, and adults. 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.


November, 2014

 

Various Dates from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 8 – Little Shop of Horrors

Bear River High School Dramatics presents the sci-fi horror musical about a flower shop worker, the girls he loves, and the man-eating plant from space they must try to defeat. This is a fun way to get in the Halloween mood! Performances are October 30 and 31; and November 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8. For tickets and information, please call (530) 268-3700, ext. 4616.

Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Placer County 4-H You-Make-It Craft Expo

The “You-Make-It” Craft Expo will be held in the Armory Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. For the last 19 years, this wonderful community-wide event has been sponsored by the Placer County 4-H organization. 4-H invites the public to attend and make crafts at a minimal cost. Each year they introduce new crafts and some returning favorites, and you may choose from 40+ craft activities. Under the guidance of 4-H youth and adult instructors, the public makes their own crafts and takes them home. 13 Placer County 4-H clubs provide all the necessary craft materials with event proceeds going toward the Placer County 4-H program by providing continued arts and crafts activities for its members throughout the year. Refreshments will also be available. For more information on the Craft Expo and Placer County 4-H, please visit ucanr.edu/sites/placercounty4h.

Saturday, November 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 Christmas craft 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, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Holiday in the Pines

Please join Foresthill Swim and Recreation in beautiful Foresthill for the annual Holiday in the Pines Craft Fair. This beloved event brings vendors from throughout the foothills with their homemade gifts and wares. It is a wonderful way to start your Holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. This event is a fundraiser for  Foresthill Swim and Recreation, a 501c3 corporation that raises money for the operation and continued use of the Foresthill swimming pool.  The Foresthill pool relies solely on fundraisers, donations, and use fees in order to remain in operation and benefit the community. For more information, please e-mail sam.meltz@sebastiancorp.net, or call (530) 367-4274.

Saturday, November 1 – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Kaleidoscope 2014 Benefit for Childhood Cancer

Be part of it. This is an elegant affair with live entertainment, eats, drinks, and silent auction supporting children battling cancer. A Kaleidoscope turns, developing new patterns. Kids and their family’s lives spin into new patterns as they take on the hardest battle of their lives – childhood cancer. Kaleidoscope 2014 fundraising will help support some of these spins to let a light of hope shine through. For more information, please contact events@childcancer.org or (916) 757-6133.

Saturday, November 1- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at the American River Canyon Overlook. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See the Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. Dress warmly. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Monday, November 3 – 10:00 a.m. – Granite Bay High Boys’ Golf Booster Fundraising Tournament

The 6th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held at the Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive, Granite Bay. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with tee-off at 10:00 a.m. An awards presentation and auction will be held immediately following the 4 Man Texas Shamble tournament. This will benefit the Granite Bay Boys Junior Varsity and Varsity Golf Teams Program, whose goal is to win the State Championship this year. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and lunch for $150 per player or $600 per foursome. Sponsorships range from $300 to $1,600. Silent and live auctions prizes are welcome. Golf attire is required – collared shirts, golf shorts, or slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. For more information, please contact Brett Baumgarten at bbaumgarten@mac.com, Don Wong at donw777@gmail.com, or Coach Healy at thealy@rjuhsd.us.

Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9 – 10.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – 21st Annual Placer Arts Autumn Art Studios Tour

Talent and experience are why collectors continue to seek out jewelry artist Connie Omans and well-respected artist, teacher, and host of the Art Revealed Show, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at the Finnish Temperance Hall in Rocklin during this tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to see for yourself what has kept these talented artists successful for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Craig Johnson will be there showing his award-winning photography; Jennifer Hendricks Black, new to the tour, will be selling her colorful and fun one-of-a-kind handcrafted pottery; Tara Beaton creates unique, handcrafted mixed media jewelry using local stones and beads; and Linda Hoschler produces vibrant and unique artistry in glass. Join the six artists at Finn Hall, and visit the studios of all the other artists on the tour. You’ll be glad you did! For more information, please contact Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at gayle@grappaport.com or (916) 435-4096.

Saturday, November 8 – 7:00 p.m. – On with the Show

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Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 – 2nd Grass Valley Whole Bead Show

Come to the 2nd Grass Valley Whole Bead Show at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. Local jewelry artisans will be exhibiting, as well as some of their friends from all over the world. You’ll find sterling silver, German vintage, lucite, stone, shell, clasps, findings, vintage reproduction, Bali Silver, Czech Glass, beading kits, and much more. This show is open to the public and wholesale buyers. It’s free, and all ages are welcome. Hours are Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact (800) 292-2577 or info@wholebead.com.

Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14 – PLACAS

Placas Postcard

 

Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 – Senior Center Rummage Sale

The Senior Center at DeWitt will have their rummage sale. You can find jewelry, clothing, fashion, accessories, household goods, and collectibles including books. If you have gently-used items you can donate, please drop them off at the DeWitt Senior Center before November 12 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Senior Center is located at 11577 E Avenue in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 823-8172.

Sunday, November 30 – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Home Start’s 3rd Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea

Come to an event that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Grab the little ones and join Home Start for the 3rd Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Tea benefiting Home Start. This will be at the Flower Farm Inn, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis. This year’s tea will feature: Build-a-Bear teddy bears for all guests 12 and under; kid’s Holiday giveaway and silent auction for the adults; Victorian noel carolers; Nutcracker scenes performed by GreenTree Studio; children’s pictures with Santa; “Twas the Night Before Christmas” story reading; and traditional afternoon tea, including complimentary champagne for adults. Tickets are $50 for adults, and $35 for children ages 12 and under. All proceeds from this event support homeless children and their families that live at Home Start’s transitional living facility in Roseville. For more information, please visit rosevillehomestart.org.

Friday, October 3 through Saturday, November 1 – Heartstoppers Haunted House

Ready for a really good scare? Heartstoppers Haunted House in Rancho Cordova it is the ideal venue given that there are rumors that the “Old Mine Shaft” property is haunted. Not only are there three different themed areas within the main building, there’s spooky outdoor “swamp” in the former mini golf course, and dark and creepy basement and caves. Tickets start at $20 ($15 for age 12 & under). Tickets include all attractions, plus an Old West Saloon waiting area indoors. In partnership with the Cordova Community Council Foundation, Heartstoppers engages dozens of local youth volunteers each year. Students are exposed to creative arts education in animatronics, sound, lighting, art, theatre training, art development, construction, painting, costume and make-up design, and gain valuable experience while having fun. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located at 2300 Old Mine Shaft Road in Rancho Cordova. For more information, please visit scaredyou.com.

Various Dates in November – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In November: Sacramento Life Center Annual Salute to Life Dinner in Sacramento featuring former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson November 8 (contact saclife.org); and Spanish Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat November 7 – 9 (contact Liz at projectrachel@scd.org or (916) 733-0161.

Various Dates in November - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In November: Free admission day for families who bring a canned food item November 28. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in NovemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In November: Tiny Tykes Gardening – Our Day Outside November 1; and Wings of the Night November 8. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in November – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In November: Sierra College Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Rumors, by Neil Simon October 24 through November 2; The Patrons Club, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation meeting featuring a design and millinery demonstration by hat designer and textile innovator Janina VanVooren November 3; and “Genderally Speaking” photography by Ron Williams November 4 – 6. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in November – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In November: Citrus Mania November 1; Raised Bed Gardening November 8; and Container Gardening November 15. 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 through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

 

December, 2014

 

Sunday December 7 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Winter Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Winter Concert. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Wednesday, December 10 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Christmas in Newcastle’s Marshall Square

This fun event will include lighting of the Christmas tree, cookie baking contest, 1941 Van Pelt fire truck with the Newcastle Firefighters Association, Santa Claus, non-profit organization booths and for-profit booths, Christmas carolers, music, face painting, and an appearance by “The Time Traveler.” For more information, please e-mail raenos@hotmail.com, or call (530) 409-0877.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Various dates in DecemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In December: Nature Mimicry in Technology December 13. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in December - 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 December: Winter Wonderland December 11 – 14 and 18-21; and Free Admission Day December 24. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

January, 2015

 

Saturday, January 17- 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. – CASA Sacramento Crab Feed

CASA Sacramento’s mission is to ensure consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child! Your participation will help support foster youth in Sacramento County. This crab feed will be held at St. Mary’s Church (Giovanni Hall), 1333 – 58th Street, Sacramento. Tickets are $60, and include one beverage coupon. This event will sell out. There will be a no-host bar, all you can eat crab, wall of wine, giveaway, DJ, dancing, and an exciting auction featuring foster youth art. For more information, please visit sacramentocasa.org. To sponsor, purchase individual tickets, or donate an item to their auction, please contact Margaret at margaret@sacramentocasa.org, or call (916) 875-6606.