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September, 2014

 

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; and Cool Cars and Fresh Brews at Sacramento’s First Annual Fresh Hops Brew Fest. You can also visit their gift shop. 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; The Eat Local Placer-Nevada program will be offering a taste of tomato bruschetta at the DeWitt Farmer’s market; 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.

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; Our Day Outside – Rocky Road; Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes; and Docent Training. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

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 in September – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In September: Ridley Gallery presents “Form • Content • Context,” Photographic works by Kirkman Amyx; The Patrons Club invites the public and those interested in becoming members to attend their first meeting of the 2014 – 2015 academic year; Local Author Gary Noy to Present “Sierra Stories;” and The Sierra College Music Department presents a Sampler Concert. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Now through September – Eggplant Chefs Wanted

Seeking fame and possible fortune? Bring your favorite eggplant dish to this year’s Loomis Eggplant Festival “Cooking Contest.” Represent yourself, business, organization, or school. Show off your cooking skills, glorify the Eggplant, and wow the crowd! First prize is $100; second prize is $50; and third prize is $25. For more information and entry forms, please call Mary Jane Perkins at (916) 835-8797, or the Loomis Chamber Office. Eggplant Festival date is October 4, so perfect your Eggplant dish and get your entry form in. Make the “Eggplant” proud.

Various dates in September – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Native Plants and Critters in the Garden; Living With Native Oaks; Vinegars, Condiments & Chutney; Dehydrating & Freezing; and Planting Your Soup. 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 September – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free How-To Sessions and Services. In September: Active Job Seekers; PC Basics Using the Mouse and Keyboard; Computers Available; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 2; PC Basics Internet Navigation; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 2; Recruitment Event Pride Industries; Get Hired! What Employers Want 1; Get Hired! What Employers Want 2; PC Basics How to Use Email; How to Use LinkedIn; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; PC Basics Formatting in Microsoft Word; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration; and Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various dates in SeptemberLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in September in the Loomis Basin: It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Del Oro Pool Fundraiser Concert; and Placer County Sheriff Golf Tournament benefiting high-risk disadvantaged youth. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in September – All About Equine

All About Equine Animal Rescue rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines; provides animals with food, shelter, care, handling, and veterinary care, as needed; utilizes a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; provides long-term care for unadoptable animals; and educates the community about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines. They offer events and activities to the public. In September: A special screening of Roaming Wild; 5th All About Equine Benefit; and 2nd Annual Tack Sale and Open Barn.  For more information, please call (916) 520-4223, or visit allaboutequine.org.

Various dates in September – UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners

The UCCE Nevada County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Tomato Tasting Event & Free Workshops; Planting Perennials for Sun and Shade; What to Grow Under The Cover of Native Oaks; and Nevada County Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale. For more information, please call (530) 273-0919, or e-mail ncmgpr@gmail.com.

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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

 

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.

 

October, 2014

 

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

Celebrate the power of collective giving and hear an inspiring speaker who has made a lifetime of giving back to the community at the Women’s Fund El Dorado Annual Celebration Dinner. Featured speaker Winnie Comstock-Carlson, an avid philanthropist, is founder, president, and publisher of Comstock’s, the premier monthly business magazine of California’s Capital Region – Sacramento and the 10 surrounding counties. This event is open to the public, and will take place at the Forni Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no sales at the door); the $20 price includes a buffet dinner. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit womensfundeldorado.org/events, or call (530) 622-5621.

Friday, October 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 25th Annual Michael Salarno Golf Tournament benefiting Crime Victims United

The 25th Annual Michael Salarno Memorial Classic Cup will be taking place at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. Each fall, the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation hosts a golf tournament in Northern California to raise funds for its programs for victims of violent crimes. This event is a wonderful day of food, beverages, and fun, all for a great cause. Thanks to donations and funds raised by the golf tournament, Crime Victims United has been awarding scholarships to young victims of crime since 2007. Recent scholarship recipients have gone on to graduate from nursing school, the U.C. Davis Biology program, and Simpson Bible College. Your support of the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation’s Classic Cup Golf Tournament shows these young victims you do care. They operate on a donations only basis, with 100% of the proceeds going to this valuable program. For more information, visit crimevictimsunited.com.

Friday October 3 – 6:30 p.m. – KrisAnne Hall, “The Constitution and State Sovereignty”

KrisAnne Hall is a constitutional attorney, a national speaker, an author, educator, and radio talk show host who travels around the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. This will be held at Saint Canice Center, 236 Reward Street, Nevada City. A disabled veteran, a Russian linguist, a mom, a pastor’s wife, and host of “The KrisAnne Hall Radio Show.” she pulls no punches. Her talk will be followed by Q&A. This is free, and the public is invited. Donations are appreciated. There will be a VIP reception at 5:00 p.m. for those wishing to meet KrisAnne. The $20 VIP ticket includes beverages, appetizers, and special program seating. Tickets are available only in advance online at CommonCoreConcerns.com; Gold-N-Green Equipment Rentals in Grass Valley; or by calling (530) 272-6880. KrisAnne’s website is KrisAnneHall.com.

Saturday, October 4 – 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 theater, humor, 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, October 4 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Sacramento Community Walk

Join the movement to prevent suicide.  You can help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention fund research, education, and advocacy programs to support people impacted by suicide. To register in Sacramento for the Out of the Darkness Walk, please visit outofthedarkness.org, or call 888-333-2377.

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – 32nd Annual Home Tour

For its 32nd Annual Home Tour, Music in the Mountains has selected seven uniquely-stunning homes for a tour that is sure to inspire and entertain. Guests will take a self-guided tour through Grass Valley and Nevada City, experiencing both the exterior and interior splendor of each home. Throughout the tour, guests will enjoy treats and beverages as well as music from young musicians. Dining discounts are being offered at some restaurants. This annual Home Tour is a fundraiser for Music in the Mountains, offering music and educational programs in the region for over 30 years. To help support Music in the Mountains and enjoy an amazing home tour, purchase tickets online at musicinthemountains.org; call the MIM Box Office at (530) 265-6124; or go to The Union, The Book Seller, SPD Markets, or Briar Patch. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the tour. Tickets are good both days.

Tuesday, October 7 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Sacramento’s 23rd Annual Fall HIREvent

Employers with immediate job openings are coming to Sacramento’s 23rd Annual Fall HIREvent. It’ll be an afternoon full of opportunities for jobseekers to make valuable contacts and talk directly with recruiters about their hiring needs. Dress to impress and find a new job or your next career. This will be held at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento, 5321 Date Avenue, near Madison Avenue and I-80. For more information about this free event, visit JobJournal.com and click on “Job Fairs,” or call 888-THE JOBS.

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.

Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12 – Sacramento Gem Faire

Come to the Sacramento Gem Faire at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Hours are Friday noon to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 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 and silver, minerals, and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 60 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. You can get your jewelry repaired while you shop. There will be displays and demonstrations by the Sacramento Mineral Society, as well as free hourly door prizes. For more information, visit gemfaire.com, call (503) 252-8300, or email info@gemfaire.com.

Saturday, October 18 – 6:00 p.m. to Midnight – Casino Night

Come to Casino Night at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn, The cost is $45 per person. Enjoy casino gaming, a giveaway, live and silent auctions, catered food, and dancing! This will take place in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 11610 Atwood Road, Auburn. Giveaway tickets are $2 a ticket, or a book of 11 tickets for $20. Grand prize is a seven-night Royal Caribbean Mexican Riviera cruise, airfare included. You must sail by May 31, 2015 (maximum value $5,000 or choose $5,000 cash). To purchase Casino Night or giveaway tickets, or for more event information, contact the school office at (530) 885-4490, or visit saintjosephauburn.org.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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 October 4 followed by a benefit concert for Peter Hamblin Oakes and his wife Yvonne on the Peter Oakes Stage. 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; 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: California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora; Music in the Foothills; Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes; Our Day Outside – Leafy Adventures; Science Saturday – Composting & Vermiculture; and Science Saturday – Naturally Designed. 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 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. 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; Sierra College Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Rumors, by Neil Simon October 24 through November 2; and Job Fair October 31. 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; Blame Sally concert; Alex Ramon #NewMagic show; Tom Rigney and Flambeau concert; and Classic Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein double feature films. 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; Controlling Yellow Starthistle & Other Weeds October 11; and Putting the Garden To Bed October 18. 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.

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

 

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.

Saturday, November 8 – 5:00 p.m. – Sacramento Life Center Dinner and Auction

More than 600 guests will celebrate the Sacramento Life Center’s free medical care, counseling, and education for pregnant women and teens at the organization’s annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. This will be held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Sacramento, and will include a gourmet dinner, auction packages, giveaway baskets, and stories of people who have received help from the Sacramento Life Center this year. Keynote speaker is Abby Johnson, author and former Planned Parenthood director. The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources, and free medical services to women facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy in the greater Sacramento area. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit saclife.org.

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.

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 – 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 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 & Canned Food Drive. 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: Our Day Outside Tiny Tykes Gardening; and Science Saturday Wings of the Night. 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. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

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.

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: Science Saturday Nature Mimicry in Technology. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.