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Monday, October 12 – 7:00 p.m. – Colfax Railroad Days Review Meeting
Despite the smoke, this year’s Railroad Days was not only fun but historic. As with any large endeavor, the experience brings ideas and improvements. The challenge is to make it better. Surely you have a couple of ideas which should be heard and considered. Your enthusiasm will be the driving force to another great event! Come to the review meeting. It will be in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 33 S Main St, Colfax. Everyone is welcome as are your suggestions. The Colfax Railroad Days Planning Committee looks forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, October 14 – 3:00 p.m. – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Dedicating South Lake Tahoe’s Newest Bike Path
District Five County Supervisor Sue Novasel, the communities of South Lake Tahoe and Meyers, and the Transportation Division of the County of El Dorado’s Community Development Agency invite all interested parties to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the final connection of the Class 1 bicycle and multi-use path network connecting the communities of Meyers and South Lake Tahoe. The newest 1.3-mile stretch of the Class 1 bicycle and multi-use path was designed and constructed by the Transportation Division using funding provided by several different agencies on easements from the California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at Sawmill Road near the intersection at Echo View Drive. For more information, contact the Transportation Division, Tahoe Engineering office at (530) 573-7900.
Wednesday, October 14 – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – UC Davis MIND Institute Presents Lisa Croen
The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2015-16 Distinguished Lecturer Series with an address by Lisa Croen, director of the Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program, who will address “The epidemiology of autism: investigating perinatal risk factors.” The event will be held in the auditorium of the MIND Institute, 2825 – 50th St., Sacramento. It is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. Croen’s research has highlighted the role of environmental factors as a cause, or contributing factor, to the development of autism spectrum disorder. The Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 13th season. The monthly presentations are intended for specialists and community members. For more information about the Distinguished Lecturer Series, please contact Melissa Miller at (916) 703-0237.
Saturday, October 17 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Women’s Wisdom Art Silent Auction
A Silent Auction to benefit the artists of Women’s Wisdom Art, low income women in our community, many of whom have health issues and are struggling to better their lives, will be held at their studio space at 1719 – 25th Street, Sacramento. Join them for a fun evening of pre-holiday friendship. Help raise funds for Women’s Wisdom Art by bidding on fabulous auction items. Local merchants, wineries, and artists have donated many wonderful gifts. 100% of the sales will help local women realize their potential and continue on their journey to recovery using the healing powers of the arts. For more information, please visit womenswisdomart.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (916) 482-2608.
Saturday, October 17 – 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. – UCP Outdoor Dance Party
Spend a night dancing under the stars to a live band, tasting endless appetizers, and feeling the great vibe of the 80s during UCP’s largest outdoor dance party – all while benefiting UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children and adults with all developmental disabilities and their families. Your ticket includes a night of dancing to live music by Sacramento’s ultimate party band Rebel Yell, specialty drinks, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple; or gather your friends for a group discount of 10% for 10 or more people. The first 200 tickets sold will be entered to win a Samsung Gear 2 or Apple Watch! You must be 21 years or older to attend. This will take place at Whitney Oaks Golf Club, 2305 Clubhouse Dr., Rocklin. For more information, please visit ucpdanceparty.org.
Sunday, October 18 – Chinglish Auditions
Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is gearing up for auditions for their 2016 spring play, David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish. Chinglish is a hilarious comedy about miscommunication in English and Chinese, directed by Annie Lareau (who directed Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet). This is the fourth show of the Tony-award winning playwright that they are presenting. You might recall Tibet Through the Red Box (2005), Golden Child (2008), and Flower Drum Song (2009). The show would run from April 7 to April 30, 2016, at the Nevada Theatre. Tickets would be available December 1, 2015. The show is seeking Mandarin-speaking men and women. For an audition appointment and details, see catsweb.org.
Sunday, October 18 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – El Dorado County Historical Museum Open House
El Dorado County’s rich and colorful past comes to life as the El Dorado County Historical Museum hosts the public at a free open house. The museum is located at 104 Placerville Dr., next to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Visitors will be treated to a variety of fun and educational activities, including a treasure hunt, giveaway, refreshments, and guided tours of special exhibits that include “Those Who Served” (military uniforms donated to the museum covering the period 1910–1963) and vintage fashions of the 1920s and 1930s. Learn from experts how to research your own past with “Genealogy Tips and Tricks” in the museum’s extensive Research Room. One of the rarest items on display is an original Studebaker wheelbarrow, which is shown in context with gold mining equipment such as vintage pans and other tools. John Studebaker—who went on to automotive fame—got his start manufacturing wheelbarrows for Gold Rush miners in his Placerville shop in the 1850s. The El Dorado County Historical Museum opened its doors to the public in 1974. For more information, visit museum.edcgov.us.
Thursday, October 22 – Women in Philanthropy Luncheon
Help foster youth shine at United Way’s annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon at Arden Hills Country Club in Sacramento. Join this group of women making a difference in the lives of foster youth. Enjoy a 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. For tickets, visit yourlocalunitedway.org.
Friday, October 23 – 6:00 p.m. – Joshua Smith Movie Night Fundraiser
Saturday, October 24 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon – A Touch of Understanding’s 1.6 Challenge to End Bullying
Come join A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) for family fun on Make a Difference Day at Maidu School in Roseville. This is your chance to walk for a good cause, enjoy live music, nibble on food truck cuisine, and raise money for ATOU! Mayor Carol Garcia will be on hand for the event. Rob Stewart from KVIE will emcee. Live music from The Schwamigos, a food truck, partner booths, prizes, and awards will round out the fun. Registration is $25 for those under 18, and $35 for adults, which includes a beautiful ATOU t-shirt made just for the occasion. Prizes will be given out for youth or adults who raise the most sponsorship money. Teams from schools, nonprofits, and businesses will also compete for fun awards. Participation is limited to 500. To register, please visit runsignup.com/Race/CA/Roseville/ATOUChallengetoEndBullying?utm_source=September+2015+Newsletter&utm_campaign=August+2015+Newsletter&utm_medium=email.
Saturday, October 24 – 8:00 p.m. – Stained Glass Concert
The Sacramento Choral Society; Donald Kendrick, Conductor; launches Season 20 with Stained Glass Concert featuring John Rutter’s Requiem. This is an evening of comfort, hope, and majesty showcasing one of Rutter’s greatest works. Discover the beauty and sound of Fremont’s Sanctuary and the power and majesty of the Reuter pipe organ. The concert features: Fantasy for Organ and Harp – Rachel Laurin (West Coast Premiere); Magnificat in C and Nunc Dimittis – Charles Villiers Stanford; Ryan Enright, Organ; Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, Harp; and Mary Wilson, Soprano. There will also be a post-concert reception to meet the Artists. Fremont Presbyterian Church is located at 5774 Carlson Dr. (at H), Sacramento. Free parking is available at the Scottish Rite Center at 6151 H Street. Tickets are available online at sacramentochoral.com, and are $35 reserved or $25 general. Students with ID get a 50% discount. For more information, please call the Sacramento Choral Society Box Office Monday through Friday at (916) 536-9065.
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Annual Community Craft Fair
Come to the Annual Community Craft Fair presented by Catholic Ladies Relief Society #5 at St. Patrick’s Hall, 235 Chapel Street, Grass Valley. This craft fair features numerous talented artists and crafters. Beautiful and unique handcrafted items and gifts include jewelry, pottery/ceramics, fiber art/textiles, sewn goods, ornaments, cards, photography, soaps, candles, wood works, wire art, and other fabulous creations. Their organization will be selling food and beverage. Enjoy finding the perfect gift. See you there! Rain or Shine. For more information, please contact Dolores Jones at (530) 271-0783 or (530) 263 -6537, or e-mail email@example.com.
Various dates through Thursday, October 29 – Community Input Wanted on El Dorado County Three-Year Strategic Plan
El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan, and is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings, and focus groups. The County’s engagement process gives citizens an opportunity to provide the County with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County, and what would improve their quality of life. To complete the Citizen Engagement Survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/ElDoradoCitizens and take the survey online. You can also take the survey or pick up a paper copy at any El Dorado County Library. For other locations, call (530) 621-5628. The survey will close November 2. You can also attend local town hall meetings to learn more about the survey process, take the survey, and volunteer to participate in focus groups. These will be on: October 14, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Cameron Park Community Services District with Supervisor Frentzen; October 15, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe City Hall Chambers (Community Meeting) with Supervisor Novasel; October 19, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Board of Supervisors Chambers in Placerville with Supervisor Veerkamp; October 28, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Georgetown Community Center with Supervisor Ranalli; and October 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Firehouse with Supervisor Mikulaco. The County looks forward to your participation!
Various dates in October – Loomis Basin
Here is what is coming up in October in the Loomis Basin: The Loomis Eggplant Festival October 3; 13th Annual Jim Kellner Golf Classic October 23; and Swinging for Del Oro Softball Golf Tournament October 30 . For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.
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: 29th Annual Safe & Super Halloween – Pirates October 23, 24, and 25. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.
Various dates in October – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners
The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In October: Applications for UCCE El Dorado Master Gardener Candidates due October 1; Grand opening of the Sherwood Demonstration Garden October 3; Asexual Propagation October 10; Rainwater Harvesting & Greywater Use October 14; Starthistle Control, and Putting Your Garden to Bed October 17; Olives October 24; and Putting Your Garden to Bed October 28 . Please call (530) 621-5502 if you need assistance or require accommodations for any physical challenge. You can check for class changes or get more information by calling (530) 621-5512. For more information, visit http://ucanr.edu/edmg. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.
Various Dates in October – Rocklin Parks & Recreation
Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In October: Tour de Rocklin October 10. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (916) 625-5215.
Various dates in October – Auburn Library
The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In October: Storytime October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; Noon Programs October 2 and 16; Mother Goose on the Loose October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28; Used Book Sales October 7 and 10; Paws to Read and Great Book Discussion October 14; LEGO Club and FOL Booth at Auburn Community Festival October 17; and Glass Case Display – Johnna Hamber’s 4-H Display. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.
Various dates in October – Placer Nature Center
Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In October: Wings of the Night – Science Saturday October 3; and Composting and Vermiculture – Greener Gardening Series October 24. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.
Various Dates in October – Sierra College
Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In October: The Sierra College Patrons invites those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their meeting October 5; The Sierra College Natural History Museum will host a presentation entitled “Exploring Mars With Curiosity” by Dawn Sumner, a UC Davis geology professor and science team member of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, on October 16; and The Music Department presents a Faculty Recital on October 18. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.
Various Dates in October – UCCE Central Sierra
The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In October: Butte Fire – Recovering from Wildfire Workshop October 28. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.
Ongoing Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – Uke Group
Uke players, come join Loyce Smallwood for her second Auburn Uke Group. This is for fun, and not for profit. All levels of play are invited. The only requirement is a uke and a desire FOR FUN. Interested uke players, please meet Loyce Sundays at 11:00 a.m. at Baked & Brewed, 958 Lincoln Way, Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 906-4502.
Various dates in October – Auburn Connections
Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In October: Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment October 1; Get Hired! Day 1 Assessment, and Job Search/Computers October 6; Get Hired! Day 2 Assessment, Job Search/Computers, Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment, and Accent Care Recruitment October 8; Smart & Final Recruitment, Job Search/Computers, and PC Basics – Using Internet & Email October 13; Get Hired! Day 3 Career Exploration October 14; Get Hired! Day 4 Career Exploration, and Job Search/Computers October 15; Get Hired! Day 5 Self-Marketing, Job Search/Computers, and Resume Critiquing October 20; Get Hired! Day 6 Self-Marketing, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment October 22; Get Hired! Day 7 What Employers Want; Job Search/Computers, and PC Basics – Microsoft Word October 27; Get Hired! Day 8 What Employers Want, Job Search/Computers, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment October 29. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.
Various Dates in October – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension
UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: The Placer and Nevada Counties Farm Advisors’ office (University of California Cooperative Extension) is accepting applications for the Beginning Farming Academy that will be held in Auburn on November 6 and 7; and Bountiful Harvest Container Garden Guide is available on the UCCE website. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.
Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Mr. Makeup
Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with television and movie makeup artist Richard Anthony Munoz. Richard Anthony Munoz, Mr. Makeup, as he has come to be known in the media and creative circles, decided to begin work on ‘live canvases’ over ten years ago. His commercial makeup artistry has allowed him to serve as a key makeup artist in feature films, print campaigns and television productions. Mr. Munoz’s client list includes notable actors, musicians, models, and members of the United States Congress. His work has been featured on ABC, CBS, E! Entertainment Television, and the FOX Business and FOX News channels. Watch this interview to see inside Richard’s soul. 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.
Saturday, November 7 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Philadelphia Story”
Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Philadelphia Story,” from 1940. The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges. In this comedy of love, money, snobbery, and scandal, arrogant heiress Katharine Hepburn needs lessons in being human. Cary Grant and James Stewart teach her, and we get to watch. What a privilege! This movie is shown in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada Street, in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnsilverscreen.com.
Saturday, November 14 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Healing Pastures at C-Horse Ranch Fashion Show
Saturday, November 14 – Sacramento Life Center’s Salute to Life Dinner and Auction
Come to the Sacramento Life Center’s Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. Witness the life-changing journeys of low-income pregnant women and teens who faced unsupported pregnancies. Raise funds for free medical services, including pregnancy and STD tests and ultrasounds. Enjoy a live auction, giveaway, and gourmet dinner. For tickets and sponsorships, visit saclife.org.
Saturday, November 21 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class
Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through the 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 Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. This will be held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn. The cost is $7. You must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053. To get to Placer Nature Center, take I-80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, and head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end (four miles), go through the gate, and turn left. There are plenty of signs. For more information about astronomy and stargazing events, please visit donmachholz.com.
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 November 27. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.
Various dates in November – Placer Nature Center
Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In November: Tiny Tykes Gardening – First 5 November 2; Fireside Story Telling – Science Saturday November 7; and Astronomy and Stargazing November 21. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.
Various dates in November – Loomis Basin
Here is what is coming up in November in the Loomis Basin: Manda Run November 22 . For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.
Saturday, December 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Rio Bravo”
Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with the 1959 Western, “Rio Bravo.” The killer in John Wayne’s jail has treacherous friends, eager to kill to free their pal. But stubborn Duke refuses to ask for help. Even so, he draws an unlikely crew to him – a drunk, a cranky old man, a beautiful gambler, and a reserved kid who’s a crack shot. 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 December 6 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Winter Concert
Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Winter Concert at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. 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 free concerts at public parks and local events. For more information, please visit nccb.org.
Various Dates in December – Fairytale Town
Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In December: Winter Wonderland December 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 20; and Free Admission Day December 24. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.