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 July, 2014

 

Thursdays through July 31 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo

The Zoo will stay open late for extended summertime entertainment. As the heat of the day wears off and dusk begins to settle, come enjoy seven uniquely-themed Thursdays filled with hot cars, live music, good food, and cool drinks. The Zoo will also host a local nonprofit organization each of these evenings. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. with the last admission ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.; guests may stay on grounds until 8:00 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket, or your family can enjoy the evening’s $9.95 dinner special. Kampala Cafe’s classic choices will also be available. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo but can be purchased inside. For more information, including a schedule of events and menus, please call (916) 808-5888, or visit saczoo.org.

 August, 2014

 

Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Fairground Improvement Day

The Gold Country Fair and the Auburn Fair Boosters are working together to protect and enhance the Gold Country Fairgrounds with ongoing volunteer support and special events, and informing Placer County residents about the importance of our fairgrounds. The Fairground Improvement Day program encourages community organizations, school clubs, corporations, and individuals to take an active role in improving the Gold Country Fairgrounds. One unselfish act benefits the entire community. Improving the fairgrounds can take many forms, including providing maintenance assistance in the form of general clean-up, painting, weeding, and planting of new vegetation; donating products and resources; and volunteering hours during the fair to help visitors receive a high level of customer service. To register, please visit bit.ly/2014FGID.

Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Bear River Fun Run/Walk

Come to the 6th annual Bear River Fun Run/Walk presented by the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. The 3.1 mile run/walk begins at 8:00 a.m. on the Bear River High School Track. The course winds around BRHS, Magnolia School, Cottage Hill School, and ends back on the BRHS track. Strollers are welcome on the course, but please no dogs. Pre-Registration price is $20 for adults, and $10 for kids age 10 and under if paid by July 21, and includes a free t-shirt. Registration after July 21 is $25 for adults and $15 for kids age 10 and under. Registration at the event runs from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. For more information, please contact LeeAnn at leeann.halleib@suddenlink.com or (530) 268-7622.

Saturday, August 2 – 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 travel, biographies, and cookbooks. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs, and equipment. You can also get really great deals on like-new books. For additional information, please call (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3  – The Heritage Trail

Tour 18 Placer County Museums for free. For more information, visit theheritagetrail.blogspot.com.

Heritage Trail

 

Wednesday, August 6 – 6:00 p.m. – Auburn Aviation Association Dinner Meeting

The Auburn Aviation Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Auburn Airport terminal building located at the end of New Airport Road. This month’s meeting will feature Lt Col Dick Austin, who will talk about the WW II Air War; and Lt Col Gary Shepard, who will talk about flying the F 4 in Viet Nam. This month’s meeting is their annual BBQ hamburger night. Please bring a side dish, salad, or a dessert. Anyone who has an interest in aviation or the local aviation scene is invited to attend. For additional information, contact Bob Ferber at (530) 885-1706.

Wednesday, August 6 through Sunday, August 10 – Nevada County Fair

August 6 - 10 Nevada County Fair

 

Thursday, August 7 – 7:00 p.m. – Immigration Reform in 2014

US Immigration issues are all over the news as numerous problems exist. To discuss these critical American issues, Flora Csontos will present “Immigration Reform in 2014” at the Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn. The public is welcome at this event sponsored by the Auburn Area Democratic Club. Doors open to the Beecher Room at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments and socializing before the presentation. Flora Csontos grew up in Auburn, and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in International Relations. As an immigrant from Hungary, the interaction between countries and the migration of people across their borders has always been of interest to Flora. She has been a Community Organizer at Placer People of Faith Together (PPOFT) for three years. For more information on PPOFT, please visit ppoft.org. For more information on the Auburn Area Democratic Club, please visit auburndemocrats.org.

Saturday August 9 – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing at the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 – 5th Annual Banana Festival

Sacramento’s 5th Annual Banana Festival will be held at William Land Park, 3800 W. Land Park Drive. The festival, a multicultural event 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. General admission tickets are $5, and may be purchased online at eventbrite.com/event/6587963777, or at the gate. Exhibitor spaces and event sponsorships are available – visit bananafestival.sojoarts.net for more information. Proceeds support the National Youth Academic Corps, Sojourner Truth Museum, and more than a dozen other non-profit, community-based organizations. The Festival will offer programs and events for the entire family. For more information about the Banana Festival, visit sacbananafestival.com.

Wednesday, August 13 (RSVP deadline August 10) – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – RainbowPAC Hosts Meet-&-Greet with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

This Meet-and-Greet mixer with California Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins will be held at Gallery 2110, 2110 K Street, Sacramento. It’s presented by RainbowPAC, a business-positive, non-partisan political organization with a mission to promote policies and candidates that support LGBT equality and an inclusive, prosperous business environment. General Admission is $75. Sponsorship levels range from $250 to $2,000 The event is limited to 50 people. RSVP is required by August 10. To register for the event, visit business.rainbowchamber.com/events/details/rainbowpac-meet-greet-with-assembly-speaker-toni-atkins-20. For more information about RainbowPAC, please visit rainbowchamber.com/about-the-rainbowpac.

Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17 – Sacramento Gem Faire

This Gem Faire will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Hours are Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7 for a weekend pass. You can find fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals, and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site and there will be jewelry repair while you shop. There will also be displays and demos by the Sacramento Mineral Society, and free hourly door prizes. For more information, visit gemfaire.com, call (503) 252-8300, or email info@gemfaire.com.

Saturday, August 16 – 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. – House Party at the North Star

Lorraine Gervais and her Love Bombs will perform in concert at The North Star House on Auburn Road in Grass Valley. This is a benefit event for the restoration of the North Star House, sponsored by the North Star Historic Conservancy. Enjoy the casual lawn seating, lounging under the stars with tantalizing snacks, and thirst-quenching beverages; or dance to the beat of The Love Bombs’ soul-satisfying sounds. Join the fun. Come to the party! Admission is $40. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Please, no coolers and picnic baskets. Tickets can be purchased at: Nevada City Chamber of Commerce daily; North Star House Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon; and The Book Seller in Grass Valley daily. For more information, please contact Barbara Tanner at (530) 265-8634 or barbdol@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, August 16 – E-Waste Disposal

St. Joseph Catholic Church – Auburn has partnered with CEAR to recycle all of the collected e-waste. Pull up and drop off at 1162 Lincoln Way. CEAR is a California-state-approved collector and recycler of electronic waste. They completely shred all hard drives at their securely-monitored facility. Providing fundraiser and community outreach is part of what makes CEAR a unique e-waste recycler. For any questions or details, please contact St. Joseph’s at (530) 885-2956.

Sunday, August 17 – 6th Annual Cruise the Gold Country

This is presented by the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce. There will be a scenic drive poker run up the Foresthill Divide, then to Foresthill Memorial Park; Show-n-Shine in shaded Foresthill Memorial Park; music; friends; a 50-50 drawing; giveaways; prizes; BBQ lunch (guaranteed to pre-registrants); throttle merchants cackle fest; people’s choice awards for entrants; and dash plaques and goody bags for the first 100 entries. $30 entry fee includes poker hand, lunch for two, and dash plaque. For more information or to pre-register, please call (530) 367-2474. You can also make a check payable to Foresthill Chamber of Commerce and mail it to P. O. Box 346, Foresthill, CA 95631; or register the morning of the event in the Mel’s parking lot.

Sunday, August 17 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Donner Party Novel Featured at Ninth Annual Wine for Words Library Fundraiser

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party – told through the eyes of one of its young survivors – is the centerpiece of the Ninth Annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library. The event is sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library, and will be held at the library. The evening will include wine tasting, catered dinner, a silent auction/giveaway, and a discussion by guest author Nancy Herman of her historical novel, “All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party.” Proceeds go directly to buy new books for the Placerville Main Library. This is especially important now, because the library receives no federal or state dollars and relies totally on the county for limited funds that buy less and less each year. For more information, please visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Saturday, August 23 – 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at the Sugar Pine Reservoir boat parking lot. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See Mars, Saturn, and Neptune. 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.

Sunday, August 24 – 5:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Just a Kid at Heart

July 27 and August 24 NCCB

 

Sunday August 31 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Labor Day Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Labor Day Concert for Lake Wildwood residents only at Commodore Park in Penn Valley. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Thursdays through August 14 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Thursday Night Market

Thursday Night Market is a fun evening experience presented in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. Main and Mill Streets in Grass Valley are filled with a variety of vendor booths. In one convenient downtown location, you can enjoy varied hot food offerings; gourmet packaged foods; eclectic merchandise, both local hand-crafted items and commercial products from all over the world; jewelry; apparel; beauty supplies; souvenirs; toys; art; memorabilia; exotic home furnishings; and much more. Come support your favorite non-profit(s) at the market. Support local farmers and take home healthy, nutritious vegetables and fruit. Kids/NEO Zones offer a variety of fun activities for all ages. Kids Zone has a variety of fun activities for little ones to teens available each week. Stay for the live entertainment. For more information, please visit historicgrassvalley.com.

Thursdays through August 28 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Historic Downtown Lincoln Certified Farmers’ Market

Thursdays June 12 _ August 28 Historic Downtown Lincoln Certified Farmers Market

 

Various dates through Saturday, August 30 – Volunteers Needed for Aspen Regeneration in Yuba Meadows

Aspen groves are in decline from conifer encroachment due to changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come out with SYRCL to learn about aspens, and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots. This will take place at Loney Meadow, Rucker Lake, Butcher Ranch, and Pierce Meadow. The restoration days will include carpooling to the meadow, learning about the importance of aspen groves and meadows, and a few hours of conifer removal. Training and natural interpretation will be provided by Adele Rife and Rachel Hutchinson of SYRCL and their Tahoe National Forest partners. RSVP by contacting Adele Rife at adele@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961, ext. 218. More information about restoring mountain meadows can be found at yubariver.org/restoration.

Various dates in August – Placer Land Trust

Placer Land Trust is a nonprofit organization working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve Placer County’s natural and agricultural lands for future generations. You can train to be a docent to lead a run, bike ride, or horse ride. Placer Land Trust offers activities and events to the public. Events in August: Harvego Bear River Preserve Hike; and CNPS Redbud Chapter Lecture Series. For more information, please visit placerlandtrust.org.

Various Dates in August – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In August: Food Truck Fiesta; Todd Snider & Great American Taxi; and Billy Joe Shaver. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in August – City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In August: Free Summer/Fall Movies – Nut Job and Back to the Future; The Grateful Dog Rescue Run and Woofstock; and Farmers Market. For more information, please go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

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: Summer FunCamps for Children; Jackie Greene Live; Puppet Show “Three Billy Goats Gruff;” Cat & the Fiddle Music Festival; Family Campout at Fairytale Town; and The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Beach Party Princess.” For more information, please call (916) 808-5356, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in August – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In August: 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise; and If These Cars Could Talk Mini Exhibit. You can also visit their gift shop and Vic’s Ice Cream Parlor. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In August: 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. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in AugustPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In August: Summer Camps; California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora; Science Saturday – Nature Stories & Crafts; Nature Play Hour – Hike for Tykes; and Our Day Outside – Nature Rovers. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in AugustLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in August in the Loomis Basin: Town of Loomis Concert – River City After Party. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates through August – Auditions for Rebel Without Applause

MMG Productions is auditioning actors for their next interactive murder mystery production which is set at a 1958 Senior Prom and titled “Rebel Without Applause.” Performances will be from September 12 through October 31 on select Friday and Saturday nights at various venues in Auburn, Grass Valley, Loomis, and Roseville. Rehearsals will be in Auburn beginning in mid July on week nights once or twice a week through August for a total of about 10 rehearsals. Improv experience is preferred, and most roles require singing. All roles are paid and include dinner. Auditions will be held by appointment at Lou La Bonte’s, 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Please bring your resume and a prepared monologue if available, and be prepared to sing a song acapella. Readings from the script will also be offered. For more information, including roles available, and to schedule an audition, please contact Director Dave Atkinson at davea5775@gmail.com or (916) 230-1335.

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. 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 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: Project Learning Tree Workshop. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in August – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In August: All Night Vigil for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in August – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In August: Sierra College CACT provides Value Stream Mapping Training in Sacramento for the Continuous Improvement Network. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in August – Nevada County Master Gardeners

Nevada County Master Gardeners offer classes and workshops at the Nevada County Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden at the NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main Street, in Grass Valley. In August: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Seed Saving; Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening is Cool; and All About Composting – Put your Pine Needles, Fallen Leaves, and Wood Chips to Work. For more information, please call (530) 273-0919.

Now through Tuesday, September 2 – Purchase Gold Country Fair Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands

You can purchase your “Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands” through September 2 for the Gold Country Fair that is held September 4 – 7. The purchase price is $23 each. Purchasing them ahead of time will save you $5. To purchase them, come by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1162 Lincoln Way, in Auburn, on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call Mary Obi at (530) 885-2956 for details.

Various Dates through September 30 – Green Waste Drop Off Programs

Various Dates through September 30 Greenwaste Dropoffs

 

First and Third Wednesdays through September – Halftime Classic Car Show

Join Strikes Unlimited/Halftime Bar & Grill in their parking lot for this classic car show. All makes and models of cars are welcome! This is free to attend, and includes 50/50 drawing and food/drink specials including 15% off food orders, “Halftime Favorite” award, and more. This will be held at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. For more information, please call (916) 626-3600, or visit strikesrocklin.com.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes

 

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 through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Ongoing – PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Markets

There are many PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Market in Placer County. For a complete list of locations, times, and dates, please visit placergrown.org/farmers-markets.

Ongoing on Saturdays – TRANSITIONERS

TRANSITIONERS is an informal gathering for those who have suffered a significant loss; i.e., that of a loved one; a house; a job/career; or a marriage. The goal is to support/share/build connections. The meetings will be on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. at LaBou Bakery on Highway 49 in Fiddler Green Center. For more information, please contact Loyce at loycer@suddenlink.net or (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Show Features Sacramento’s Developmental Disabilities Service Organization

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with DDSO President and CEO, Yvonne Soto. The Developmental Disabilities Service Organization provides a broad range of programs which champion the creativity and potential which is alive within the hearts and minds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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.

 

September, 2014

 

Saturday, September 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Symphony in the Park: Symphony Alfresco

The Auburn Symphony’s free family concert at the Auburn School Park Preserve is sure to light up the night with popular hits celebrating music and art in this 6th annual open-air program! Join Maestro Peter Jaffe, 2013 Young Artist Competition Winner Meagan Rao, and the stellar orchestra for this festive kickoff to their season. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the Placer County Youth Orchestra will play at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, blanket, and chairs (no more than 30″ from the top of the chair to the ground while in the full upright position, and the measurement from the bottom of the seat to the ground must be 10″ or less), and settle in with family and friends for another wonderful evening of music in the park. For more information, please visit auburnsymphony.com, e-mail AuburnSymphonyOffice@gmail.com, or call (530) 823-6683.

Saturday, September 6 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through a 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 the Moon, Mars, Saturn, and stars. The cost is $7. To register, call Placer Nature Center at (530) 878-6053. For information about this and other astronomy activities, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14 – Strawberry Music Festival

This year’s Strawberry Music Festival will be held at the beautiful tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This popular music festival – which features four days of music, camping, and recreation – draws thousands of musicians, entertainers, and music enthusiasts from across the United States each year. The festival features a wide range of musical acts representing many different musical genres including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, rock, Cajun, Celtic, and gospel. Last year, Strawberry Music’s Fall Festival was cancelled due to the Rim Fire that burned around their festival home near Yosemite. After being denied a permit for this year’s fall festival at Camp Mather, they came to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to ask for sanctuary so that the festival could continue. For more information about the Strawberry Music Festival, call (209) 984-8630, or visit strawberrymusic.com.

Saturday, September 13 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Bike Show & Beer + 2015 New Model Reveal

A free Sacramento Harley-Davidson t-shirt will be given to the first 25 contestants who register in store or by emailing info@hdsac.com. There are three categories: Open Class; Touring; and Stereo. Winners will be determined by popular vote. First prize winners will receive a trophy and a $150 Sacramento Harley-Davidson gift card. Beer, food, DJ, and prizes will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The 2015 new model reveal will be at 11:00 a.m. New product seminars will be at 12:00 p.m. Bike show voting will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. This will be held at 1000 Arden Way in Sacramento. For more information, please call (916) 929-4680, or e-mail Savannah at sav@hdsac.com.

Saturday Sept. 13 – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Constitution Pops Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Constitution Pops Concert as part of the Constitution Day Celebration events along with the Watsonville Community Band in downtown Nevada City. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Saturday, September 13 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Hillfest 2014

All Placer High friends, fans and families are invited to a community celebration of life on the hill! Kick off the school year with: Dinner on the Hillmen football field; music by the Placer High Band; and showcase of student clubs, activities, and athletics! Tickets are $30 per person, or become a table sponsor for $300 (10 people per table). All table sponsors will be recognized in Hillfest materials and promotions. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. Please make checks payable to The Hillmen Foundation and mail with your name, contact information, and number of tickets needed to P.O. Box 6115, Auburn, CA 95604; or to pay by credit card, visit thehillmenfoundation.org.

Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 – Foresthill Heritage Celebration

The Foresthill Heritage Celebration has been a popular family event for many years. They have listened to vendor and public feedback and have decided to break the long-time tradition of holding the event on Labor Day weekend when many people are winding down from summer activities and are out of town. They are hoping that this year’s event will be better attended, and they are planning both old and new activities for the event. Vendor applications will be available in the beginning of August. The Foresthill Heritage Celebration will take place at Foresthill Memorial Park. This is an awesome event you won’t want to miss out on. For more information, please e-mail foresthillchamber@sebastiancorp.net.

Sunday, September 14 – Auburn Funk Box Derby

The Auburn Funk Box Derby will be held in downtown Auburn. Ages 18-60 are welcomed. The theme this year is Surf City. This event benefits the 20-30 club. For updates, please see the Facebook page of Auburn Funk Box Derby.

Friday, September 19 – 7:00 a.m. – Placer Sheriff’s Activities League Golf Tournament

September 19 - Placer Sheriff

 

Friday, September 19 – 6:00 p.m. – Gala for Life: The Stars Are Shining

Creating a night of public awareness, the 14th annual fundraiser, Gala for Life, features the littlest stars in our community – our babies. For the past 31 years, Alternatives Pregnancy Center has offered free and confidential services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and prenatal and parenting classes. Please help keep their doors open to meet the needs of the community by attending this special event at Citrus Heights Community Center. The evening will include a welcome reception with live music, wine tasting, live auction, dinner, and a glimpse into their life-changing ministry. Tickets are $65 each, or $650 for a table of 10 until August 15, and after August 15 $70 each or $700 for a table of 10. To reserve seats, call (916) 972-0367, or visit alternativespc.org. For more information or for major sponsorship information, please e-mail director@alternativespc.org, or call (916) 972-0367.

Saturday, September 20 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at Big Bend. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See stars and the Milky Way. 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.

Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon with callbacks by invitation only Monday, September 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Auditions for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) announces auditions for its Spring 2015 show, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. CATS is pleased to stage its California premiere in April and May 2015 at the Nevada Theatre. Hotel is an historical fiction. Henry Lee’s memory takes him from 1980s Seattle to his childhood as a Chinese-American student in an exclusive all-White school in the 1940s. Isolated and bullied, Henry finds comfort in the unlikely figure Keiko Okabe, a Japanese student. Following the Japanese invasion of China, Henry’s father forbids their friendship and despite increasing hardship, the friendship becomes a budding romance only to be cut short by evacuation and internment. Auditions will be held at the Nevada Theatre. They are seeking a big cast of Asians, all ethnicities, male and female, adults, young adults, teenagers, and a few children. No walk-ins, please. For more information, please visit catsweb.org.

Now through Tuesday, September 2 – Purchase Gold Country Fair Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands

You can purchase your “Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands” through September 2 for the Gold Country Fair that is held September 4 – 7. The purchase price is $23 each. Purchasing them ahead of time will save you $5. To purchase them, come by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1162 Lincoln Way, in Auburn, on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call Mary Obi at (530) 885-2956 for details.

Various dates in September – Placer Land Trust

Placer Land Trust is a nonprofit organization working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve Placer County’s natural and agricultural lands for future generations. You can train to be a docent to lead a run, bike ride, or horse ride. Placer Land Trust offers activities and events to the public. Events in September: Big Hill Preserve Hike. For more information, please visit placerlandtrust.org.

Various dates in September – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In September: Trip to LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington. You can also visit their gift shop and Vic’s Ice Cream Parlor. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.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: Grandparents Day; Sacramento Play Summit; Talk Like a Pirate Day; and ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates through September 30 – Green Waste Drop Off Programs

Various Dates through September 30 Greenwaste Dropoffs

 

Various Dates in September – City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In September: Farmers Market. 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 September – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In September: 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. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

First and Third Wednesdays through September – Halftime Classic Car Show

Join Strikes Unlimited/Halftime Bar & Grill in their parking lot for this classic car show. All makes and models of cars are welcome! This is free to attend, and includes 50/50 drawing and food/drink specials including 15% off food orders, “Halftime Favorite” award, and more. This will be held at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. For more information, please call (916) 626-3600, or visit strikesrocklin.com.

Various dates in SeptemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In September: Astronomy and Stargazing; Science Saturday – Maidu Culture Day; and Our Day Outside – Rocky Road. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in September – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In September: Maria Muldaur. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in September – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In September: All Night Vigil for Life; Kick-Off Celebration for the Fall 40 Days for Life; Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Fundraiser Dinner; and Alternatives Pregnancy Center’s 14th Annual Gala for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes

 

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 through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Ongoing on Saturdays – TRANSITIONERS

TRANSITIONERS is an informal gathering for those who have suffered a significant loss; i.e., that of a loved one; a house; a job/career; or a marriage. The goal is to support/share/build connections. The meetings will be on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. at LaBou Bakery on Highway 49 in Fiddler Green Center. For more information, please contact Loyce at loycer@suddenlink.net or (530) 906-4502.

 

October, 2014

 

Thursday, October 2 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Membership Celebration Dinner – Women’s Fund El Dorado

This dinner is open to members and nonmembers alike. Enjoy a stimulating evening of pre-holiday cheer, and learn more about the Women’s Fund, a collective giving organization open to all, that awards more than $50,000 each year to local nonprofits. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner. This will be held at the Forni Building in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit womensfundeldorado.org, or call (530) 622-5621.

Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, October 10 – Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation Conference

Peak Innovation offers three days of extraordinary conversations and presentations to ignite social, economic, and environmental change in the region. This is an inspiring, educational, and networking opportunity for businesses, non-profit organizations, visionaries, and policy makers to connect and positively impact communities throughout the Sierra Nevada. This will be held at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City. Entrepreneurs, internationally-known sustainable business leaders, acclaimed writers, cultural and political movement builders, and  science gurus will offer inspiration, expertise, and opportunities for in-depth discussion about creative approaches to solving our most challenging issues for 300 participants. This is Sierra Business Council’s 20th Year anniversary conference. For more information and to register, please visit sierrabusiness.org.

Friday, October 10 – “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament

Help support a child in foster care and join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as Teal Bend Golf Club transforms into a “hole” lotta fun at the “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament. What better way to start your weekend than by teeing off for CASA of Sacramento County! For more information, please call Richelle Donaldson at (916) 875-3010.

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 – Folsom Renaissance Faire

Come to Folsom City Lions Park for the Folsom Renaissance Faire. This year’s theme is Shakespeare’s Muse. The rising young star of London’s theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer’s block, while the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him. What Will needs is a muse – and in an extraordinary town whilst on progress with Her Most Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, he finds himself surrounded by numerous quirky characters who draw him into an amazing, dramatic adventure of action and love. Revel in the amazing antics of the Elizabethan town filled with myriad of characters and vignettes resembling Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, featuring re- enactments of the 1500s with theater, music, magic, swordplay, and puppetry. Costumes are wonderful and can greatly enhance your faire experience, yet they are certainly not required for attendees. For more information, please visit renprod.com.

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.

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.

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: Free Summer/Fall Movie – MU. 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. 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. 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: 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 – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In October: All Night Vigil for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 


November, 2014

 

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.

Various Dates in November – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In November: Poor Mans Whiskey; and New Riders of the Purple Sage. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in November – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In November: All Night Vigil for Life; and Sacramento Life Center Annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

 

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.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

Various Dates in December – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In December: A Very Jerry Christmas III. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.