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For ongoing events, events lasting more than two weeks, and organizations with multiple events each month, please see the end of each monthly section.

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June, 2016

 

Tuesday, June 21 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Sacramento’s 25th Annual HIREvent

Temperatures are on the rise, and so are the staffing needs of many employers in the region. Recent graduates and others looking for a new job or a better career will find some of the hottest employment prospects at Sacramento’s 25th Annual HIREvent at the Lions Gate Hotel in McClellan Park, 3410 Westover Street. Representatives from both the public and private sectors will be eager to fill a wide variety of immediate openings. Jobseekers will meet face-to-face with recruiters, so they should dress professionally and be prepared to impress prospective employers. Experts will also be on hand for free resume consultations. Admission is free to this exceptional employment event. For more information, visit JobJournal.com, or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

Sunday, June 26 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Presents Musical Safari

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Series Concert #1, with the theme “Musical Safari.” Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Thursday, June 30 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Food & Music on the Green

Help Friends of the Library raise funds to buy books and support reading programs at the Placerville Main Library! This will be held in the Placerville Main Library parking lot, 345 Fair Ln., Placerville. Admission is free. Buy a delicious dinner, snack, or dessert from Food Trucks in the Foothills; and enjoy an evening of music by Hickory Breeze and activities for kids – fun for the whole family! This is sponsored by Friends of the Library of El Dorado County – Placerville Chapter, Spot-On Signs, and Graphics and The Windfall. Visit eldoradolibrary.org/FoodTrucks.pdf for more information.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In June: Beyond Zucchini and Tomatoes, and Add Zest to Your Yard – Citrus Tree Growing June 18. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in June – 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 June: Theater Show “Animal Olympics” June 4 and 5; Family Campout at Fairytale Town June 17 and 18; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Drama Rama Camp for ages 7 – 9 June 20 – 24; Afternoon Adventures Camp for ages 4 – 9 June 20 – August 19 (no camp the week of July 4); A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy June 25; and Storybook Stage Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Culture Craft Club Camp for ages 7 – 9 June 27 – July 1. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in JunePlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In June: Gardening – Science Saturday, and Composting & Vermiculture – Green Gardening Series June 4. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in June – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In June: Shakespeare in the Park at Quarry Park June 10 and 11; Rocklin Night at River Cats for Austism Speaks June 17; Food Trucks at the Park June 23; and Celebrate America June 25 and 26. 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 June – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In June: The El Dorado County & Georgetown Divide Resources Conservation Districts, Cal Fire, and Society of American Foresters are co-sponsoring a workshop on Tree Mortality June 17. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Now through Thursday, June 30 (Second Saturday Reception June 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.) – Comrades in the Heart Art Show

Susan Kelly DeWitt and Helen Plenert, two artists and instructors of Women’s Wisdom ART, will be showing and selling their artworks at their “Comrades in the Heart” Art Show. This show will be in the Sacramento Poetry Center Art Gallery at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during regular class time. Susan Kelly De Witt was one of the original founders of Women’s’ Wisdom ART in 1991. After pursuing other career choices, she returned to lead the Acrylics classes in 2012, and remains as the most popular instructor. Susan continues to create and show her own pieces of art, and recently published a new poetry book. Helen Plenert was asked to take over directorship of Women’s Wisdom ART in 2006. Her art career has led her down many paths, but this has been one of the most challenging and the most rewarding. Helen never stops creating her own works, and displays her work at various venues throughout Sacramento and Yolo Counties. For more information, please visit womenswisdomart.org.

Various dates in June – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In June: Job Finders – Job Retention June 1; Applications/Resume/Cover Letter, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation June 2; Strength Finders June 3; Interviewing Strategies, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing  by Appointment June 7;  Job Search/Computers, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Life Skills, and PC Basics – Internet & Email June 9; Healthy Eating on a Budget June 10; Job Search using Social Media June 13; Assessment Using Microskills, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing by Appointment June 14; Job Finders – How to Work a Job Fair June 15; Career Exploration/Goal Setting, Job Search/Computers, Dept. of Rehabilitation, and Life Skills June 16; Self-Marketing, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing by Appointment June 21; Resume using CalJOBS, and Job Search using CalJOBS June 22; and Job Search/Computers, PC Basics – Microsoft Word, and Dept. of Rehabilitation June 23. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in JuneLoomis Basin

Here is what’s happening in June in the Loomis Basin: Disney’s The Little Mermaid at McLaughlin Theatre Co. June 17 – 26; and Friday Family Fests. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in June – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In June: The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their meeting June 6 at which they will celebrate the year just past, and install the officers who will guide the group during the 2016/2017 academic year. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in June – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In June: Living with Oaks June 4; Little Gardens for Kids – Terrariums June 8; Saturdays with Barry, and Irrigation June 11; and Visit UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County at the El Dorado County Fair June 16 – 19. 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.

Now through June – Auditions for the Sacramento Choral Society

Do you want to sing? The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and Music Director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for their 2016 – 2017 Concert Season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills, please call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065, or email the SCSO at scso2005@gmail.com. The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra is celebrating its 21st year of performances in the Capital Region with concerts in Sacramento’s Fremont Presbyterian Church, Memorial Auditorium, and the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Join them for a blockbuster season continuing the tradition of large choral and orchestral master works for the Sacramento community. The SCSO Chorus plans to tour to Scandinavia and the Baltics (Finland, Estonia, Latvia) in June, 2017.

Thursdays through July 28 – Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo

Bring a picnic dinner or purchase the evening specials in Kampala Café as you wind-down and create summer memories during Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo. Enjoy live music featuring local bands. During the evening, stop by the Family Fun Zone for carnival games, face painting, and chalk art. Also, stop by the River Cats booth to purchase tickets for the September 3 Zoo Night at Raley Field where the River Cats will take on the Grizzlies. Please note that alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo but can be purchased inside. Live band performs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Schedule: June 16 – Joe Kye, Indie Pop; June 23 – On Air, Classic Rock/Power Horns; June 30 – Element Brass Band, New Orleans Second Line; July 7 – Dinorah and Crosswinds, Rock with a Latin flair; July 14 – The Nickel Slots, Rockabilly; July 21 – Hans! And The Hot Mess, Soulful R&B; and July 28 – Peter Petty and The Double P Review, Big Band. For information, call (916) 808-5888, or visit saczoo.org.

Various dates through Monday, August 29 – Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meetings

Throughout the summer, the El Dorado County Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss different topics regarding medical marijuana. The following are the dates and topics of the meetings: June 20 – Cultivation (e.g. indoor, outdoor, and larger grows); June 27 – Dispensaries, Transportation, and Manufacturing; August 8 – Taxation; August 22 – Compliance (e.g. issues with administering possible policies); and August 29 – Recreational Use. Each meeting will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, in County Building A. The committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The committee members will be collecting information at each of the meetings from different stakeholder groups, members of the public, and County departments regarding each meeting topic. For more information, please visit edcgov.us/pressreleasedetail.aspx?id=30064772586.

Various dates through Sunday, September 4 – Heritage Trail Museums Tour

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year. Organized by Placer County Museums, the tour has become a local family tradition, helping connect communities with the rich and varied history of Placer County. In previous years, the tour was held during just one weekend in August. In response to popular demand, free admission days are now spread throughout the summer to offer more opportunities to enjoy as many museums as possible. Different museums will offer free admission on different days, largely on Saturdays. A total of 24 museums are participating, from Roseville all the way to North Lake Tahoe. Free days are clustered geographically to allow for easy hopping between museums in a day. A full list of participating museums, free dates, opening hours, and activities is available on the Heritage Trail Museums Tour blog at theheritagetrail.blogspot.com. Fun, family-friendly activities are spread throughout the free weekends, including live music, historical reenactments, and much more. Trail visitors are also encouraged to pick up a “Get Up and Go” card at any participating museum; those who fill the card with stamps from at least 16 of the participating museums will be eligible for a gift basket drawing.

Ongoing – Placer County Poll Workers Wanted

Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,600 poll workers, and the office of elections is now accepting applications for all positions for California’s June 7 presidential primary election and the November 8 presidential general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community, be a part of the excitement of our democratic process, and earn a little money, too. Poll workers must be at least 18 years old (unless participating in the student poll worker program), be registered to vote in California or a permanent legal resident of the United States, provide their own transportation, and be able to work from 6:00 a.m. to around 9:00 p.m. on the days of the elections. Poll worker duties include opening and closing polling sites, verifying voter names on election rosters, and issuing and collecting ballots. Pay ranges from $85 to $100, with an additional $20 for attending poll worker training, required for certain positions. Volunteering can be a great fundraising opportunity for clubs or organizations. For more information or to apply online, visit placerelections.com/become-a-poll-worker.aspx, or call (530) 886-5650 or 1-800-824-8683.

Ongoing – The Art Revealed Show Discovers Art in “She-Sheds”

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with “A Place to Grow” owner Dana O’Brien. “A Place to Grow” is an environmentally-friendly company that creates greenhouses, and other unique outdoor spaces out of recycled and reclaimed materials, keeping these materials out of the landfill and re-purposing them into functional art. Each outdoor structure, nicknamed “She-Sheds” by Dana, is as unique as the reclaimed materials used to build it. 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.

 

July, 2016

 

Saturday, July 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 the following: Music, art, and collectible 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, July 2 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Take the Money and Run”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “Take the Money and Run” from 1969, Woody Allen’s mock documentary about incompetent petty criminal Virgil Starkwell. He robs 16 banks. He gets caught 16 times. His record is perfect. At least we can applaud his consistency – this clumsy guy keeps his eye on the prize.  This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.

Sunday, July 3 – Noon until after dark – Colfax July 3rd Celebration

Come to the Colfax July 3rd Celebration! There will be activities, vendors, food, music, parades, and depending on the fire outlook, fireworks. There is a caboose parked on the railroad tracks that is being restored, and docents will be on hand to take you on a tour of the caboose. Other activities include face painting and meeting members of Search and Rescue. Bring your appetite, because there is a good choice of food you can buy. You can also do some shopping for a variety of items. From noon to 4:00 p.m., Foretold Affliction will be playing classic rock. At 4:00 p.m., you can watch the Little Patriots Parade put on by the “Mommy Mash-Up” group. At 5:00 p.m., the National Anthem will be sung by Cassidy Redfern, followed by a World War II plane flyover, then the main parade put on by the Lions Club. From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., you can listen to country music with the Kenny Frye Band. After dark, if the fire marshal approves it, there will be some great fireworks. For more information, you can visit colfaxjuly3rd.com, where you can also volunteer or donate to the event.

Thursday, July 7 – 11:00 a.m. – SONS in Retirement Branch 37 Lunch Social

“Retired”? Join SONS in Retirement (SIRS) Branch 37 for their Lunch Social at the Auburn ELKs Lodge, 195 Pine Street. The speaker will be the Auburn Public Safety Director John Ruffcorn. He is the Auburn Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Public Safety Director. He started his career in 1986 in Riverside, CA at age 19, and advanced to the rank of Lieutenant. He became Auburn’s Police Chief in 2011, and advanced to Public Safety Director in July, 2015. He holds a BA and an MA in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the POST Supervisor Leadership Institute and the FBI National Academy. He is married to his wife Angel, who is a Special Agent with the FBI. They have one son. John will speak on important issues of concern to all members. Don’t miss this important Luncheon. For more information, please call Paul T. McDaniel at (530) 269-0625.

Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24 – 31st Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

Gather among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully-told tales. Enjoy a picnic of delicious local and organic food and drink. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Amplification devices for the hearing-impaired are also available. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is located at 17894 Tyler Foote Road in Nevada City. For more information, including a schedule of storytellers, please visit sierrastorytellingfestival.org.

Saturday, July 23 – 8:30 a.m. – 6th Annual 111 Mile Motorcycle Ride

This motorcycle ride is a fundraiser for veterans through The Forgotten Soldier Program – giving hope so no one is forgotten. The event will begin at C & E Auburn Indian Motorcycle, 12015 Shale Ridge Lane, Auburn at 8:30 a.m – be ready to ride at 9:00 a.m. The ride ends at Armed Forces Pavilion & Community Garden at 991 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Come join the fun at the end with a Color Guard ceremony at 1:00 p.m., then at 1:15 p.m. a Tri-tip BBQ by Longhorn Meat Co. of Auburn, music by Flat Busted, Raffle & 50/50, High/Low Hand, and Chapter Challenge. Advanced registration for the ride is $20, or $25 the day of the event. To register, please visit theforgottensoldierprogram.org. Non-riders are also welcome to attend.

Saturday, July 23 – Lunar Lunacy

July 23 Lunar Lunacy

 

Thursdays through July 28 – Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo

Bring a picnic dinner or purchase the evening specials in Kampala Café as you wind-down and create summer memories during Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo. Enjoy live music featuring local bands. During the evening, stop by the Family Fun Zone for carnival games, face painting, and chalk art. Also, stop by the River Cats booth to purchase tickets for the September 3 Zoo Night at Raley Field where the River Cats will take on the Grizzlies. Please note that alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo but can be purchased inside. Live band performs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Schedule: June 16 – Joe Kye, Indie Pop; June 23 – On Air, Classic Rock/Power Horns; June 30 – Element Brass Band, New Orleans Second Line; July 7 – Dinorah and Crosswinds, Rock with a Latin flair; July 14 – The Nickel Slots, Rockabilly; July 21 – Hans! And The Hot Mess, Soulful R&B; and July 28 – Peter Petty and The Double P Review, Big Band. For information, call (916) 808-5888, or visit saczoo.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In July: Tour the Garden/Ask a Master Gardener, and Maximizing Your Veggie Potential – Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening July 16; and The Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program will hold its annual 4-H Summer Camp at Woodchuck Flat Campground in the Tahoe National Forest July 18-22. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in July – Nevada County Concert Band

Every year, the non-profit Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. In July: Independence Day Pops Concert as part of Mohawk Valley Independence Day events in Graeagle July 2; Independence Day curbside concert in downtown historic Nevada City July 4; Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Series Concert #2 with the theme “Strange New Worlds” July 24; and Annual Fundraiser “Afternoon of Jazz” at North Star House Grass Valley July 31. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Various Dates in July – 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 July: Afternoon Adventures Camp for ages 4 – 9 June 20 – August 19 (no camp the week of July 4); Storybook Stage Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Culture Craft Club Camp for ages 7 – 9 June 27 – July 1; Puppet Show: “The Three Little Pigs” July 2 and 3; International Celebration July 3; Artsy Adventurers Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Comic Connections Camp for ages 7 – 9 July 11 – 15; The Fairytale Town Troupers present: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” July 16, 17, 23, and 24; Earthworks Garden Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Buggin’ Out Camp for ages 7 – 9 July 18 – 22; Pop-Up Adventure Play Day July 23; Family Campout at Fairytale Town July 23 and 24; Music Makers Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Map Quest Camp for ages 7 – 9 July 25 – 29; and Cat & the Fiddle Music Festival July 30 and 31. . For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in JulyLoomis Basin

Here is what’s happening in July in the Loomis Basin: Friday Family Fests. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates through Monday, August 29 – Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meetings

Throughout the summer, the El Dorado County Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss different topics regarding medical marijuana. The following are the dates and topics of the meetings: June 20 – Cultivation (e.g. indoor, outdoor, and larger grows); June 27 – Dispensaries, Transportation, and Manufacturing; August 8 – Taxation; August 22 – Compliance (e.g. issues with administering possible policies); and August 29 – Recreational Use. Each meeting will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, in County Building A. The committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The committee members will be collecting information at each of the meetings from different stakeholder groups, members of the public, and County departments regarding each meeting topic. For more information, please visit edcgov.us/pressreleasedetail.aspx?id=30064772586.

Various dates through Sunday, September 4 – Heritage Trail Museums Tour

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year. Organized by Placer County Museums, the tour has become a local family tradition, helping connect communities with the rich and varied history of Placer County. In previous years, the tour was held during just one weekend in August. In response to popular demand, free admission days are now spread throughout the summer to offer more opportunities to enjoy as many museums as possible. Different museums will offer free admission on different days, largely on Saturdays. A total of 24 museums are participating, from Roseville all the way to North Lake Tahoe. Free days are clustered geographically to allow for easy hopping between museums in a day. A full list of participating museums, free dates, opening hours, and activities is available on the Heritage Trail Museums Tour blog at theheritagetrail.blogspot.com. Fun, family-friendly activities are spread throughout the free weekends, including live music, historical reenactments, and much more. Trail visitors are also encouraged to pick up a “Get Up and Go” card at any participating museum; those who fill the card with stamps from at least 16 of the participating museums will be eligible for a gift basket drawing.

Ongoing – The Art Revealed Show Discovers Art in “She-Sheds”

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with “A Place to Grow” owner Dana O’Brien. “A Place to Grow” is an environmentally-friendly company that creates greenhouses, and other unique outdoor spaces out of recycled and reclaimed materials, keeping these materials out of the landfill and re-purposing them into functional art. Each outdoor structure, nicknamed “She-Sheds” by Dana, is as unique as the reclaimed materials used to build it. 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.

 

August, 2016

 

Saturday, August 20 – 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. – 21st Annual Wine & Brew Fest

Seniors First is hosting their 21st Annual Wine & Brew Fest. Complete with dozens of local restaurants, popular chefs, award-winning wineries and craft breweries, live music, and a live and silent auction, this year’s event promises to be the best yet, and to raise much-needed funds to sustain the many vital programs managed by Seniors First. A partial list of those already participating includes Knee Deep Brewing Company, Lost Coast Brewery, Wildcide Hard Cider, Davis Dean Cellars, and Heringer Estates Winery. Join the Seniors First staff and volunteers at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis for an evening to remember. Tickets are available for advanced purchase for $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Janessa at Seniors First (530) 889-9500, ext. 213, or visit sfwineandbrewfest.com. Those interested in sponsoring the event and taking advantage of this valuable marketing opportunity are also urged to contact Janessa for information. Benefits are varied, and sponsorship levels range from $500 – $5,000.

Various dates through Monday, August 29 – Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meetings

Throughout the summer, the El Dorado County Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss different topics regarding medical marijuana. The following are the dates and topics of the meetings: June 20 – Cultivation (e.g. indoor, outdoor, and larger grows); June 27 – Dispensaries, Transportation, and Manufacturing; August 8 – Taxation; August 22 – Compliance (e.g. issues with administering possible policies); and August 29 – Recreational Use. Each meeting will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, in County Building A. The committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The committee members will be collecting information at each of the meetings from different stakeholder groups, members of the public, and County departments regarding each meeting topic. For more information, please visit edcgov.us/pressreleasedetail.aspx?id=30064772586.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In August: Tour the Garden/Ask a Master Gardener, and Keeping Your Fruit Trees in Form – Summer Pruning August 20. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in August – Nevada County Concert Band

Every year, the non-profit Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. In August: Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert at the Nevada County Fair August 13; and Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Series Concert #3 with the theme “Last But Not Least” August 28. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

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: Afternoon Adventures Camp for ages 4 – 9 June 20 – August 19 (no camp the week of July 4); Storybook Science Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Paint, Draw, Create Camp for ages 7 – 9 August 1 – 5; Puppet Show “Mother Goose Land” August 6 and 7; Puppet Power Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Imagination Engineers Camp for ages 7 – 9 August 8 – 12; Family Campout at Fairytale Town August 12 and 13; The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Beach Party Princess” August 13, 14, 20, and 21; Superhero Summer Camp for ages 4 – 6, and Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Camp for ages 7 – 9 August 15 – 19; Pop-Up Adventure Play Day August 20; and Tales & Ales Fundraiser August 27. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates through Sunday, September 4 – Heritage Trail Museums Tour

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year. Organized by Placer County Museums, the tour has become a local family tradition, helping connect communities with the rich and varied history of Placer County. In previous years, the tour was held during just one weekend in August. In response to popular demand, free admission days are now spread throughout the summer to offer more opportunities to enjoy as many museums as possible. Different museums will offer free admission on different days, largely on Saturdays. A total of 24 museums are participating, from Roseville all the way to North Lake Tahoe. Free days are clustered geographically to allow for easy hopping between museums in a day. A full list of participating museums, free dates, opening hours, and activities is available on the Heritage Trail Museums Tour blog at theheritagetrail.blogspot.com. Fun, family-friendly activities are spread throughout the free weekends, including live music, historical reenactments, and much more. Trail visitors are also encouraged to pick up a “Get Up and Go” card at any participating museum; those who fill the card with stamps from at least 16 of the participating museums will be eligible for a gift basket drawing.

Ongoing – The Art Revealed Show Discovers Art in “She-Sheds”

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with “A Place to Grow” owner Dana O’Brien. “A Place to Grow” is an environmentally-friendly company that creates greenhouses, and other unique outdoor spaces out of recycled and reclaimed materials, keeping these materials out of the landfill and re-purposing them into functional art. Each outdoor structure, nicknamed “She-Sheds” by Dana, is as unique as the reclaimed materials used to build it. This “mini-view” can be seen at Art Revealed on You Tube, and at facebook.com/artrevealedshow. You can also see other episodes, and subscribe to upcoming episodes. The Art Revealed Show features Northern California artists and those who influence art on a global basis. Each on-location episode is about 3 minutes long. Gayle Rappaport-Weiland is a Northern California artist, teacher, and entrepreneur. For more information about Gayle, visit grappaport.com.

 

September, 2016

 

Sunday, September 18 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Blue Jean Ball 2016

September 18 Blue Jean Ball

 

Various dates through Sunday, September 4 – Heritage Trail Museums Tour

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year. Organized by Placer County Museums, the tour has become a local family tradition, helping connect communities with the rich and varied history of Placer County. In previous years, the tour was held during just one weekend in August. In response to popular demand, free admission days are now spread throughout the summer to offer more opportunities to enjoy as many museums as possible. Different museums will offer free admission on different days, largely on Saturdays. A total of 24 museums are participating, from Roseville all the way to North Lake Tahoe. Free days are clustered geographically to allow for easy hopping between museums in a day. A full list of participating museums, free dates, opening hours, and activities is available on the Heritage Trail Museums Tour blog at theheritagetrail.blogspot.com. Fun, family-friendly activities are spread throughout the free weekends, including live music, historical reenactments, and much more. Trail visitors are also encouraged to pick up a “Get Up and Go” card at any participating museum; those who fill the card with stamps from at least 16 of the participating museums will be eligible for a gift basket drawing.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In September: Spice It Up – Harvesting and Preserving Herbs, and Landscaping with California Native Plants for Beauty, Diversity, and Durability September 24. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in September – Nevada County Concert Band

Every year, the non-profit Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. In September: Labor Day Concert for Lake Wildwood Residents Only September 4; Pops Concert as part of Constitution Day Celebration in Nevada City September 10; and Pops Concert open to the public at Alta Sierra Country Club September 11. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

 


October, 2016

 

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: Eureka! Mining Garden Gold – Composting Tips, and Solving Garden Pest Problems with IPM (Integrated Pest Management) October 15. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.