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February, 2017

 

Friday, February 10 – 6:30 p.m. – 4th Annual A Touch of Understanding Art from the Heart

This will be held at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis. There will be a silent auction with several pieces of photography and other art mediums to choose from. At the live auction, bid on experiences for the Youth F.O.R.C.E., and adopt students to go through the ATOU workshop. There will also be large raffle baskets, Youth F.O.R.C.E. art for sale, and a free professional valentine photo booth. See drawings from students who have gone through an ATOU workshop, and hear from the art contest winners. There will also be special ATOU speakers. For more information, please visit atouartfromtheheart.org.

Monday, February 13 – A Little Night Music

Assistance League of Greater Placer invites you to A Little Night Music, an ensemble featuring Bob Draga on clarinet, and Jason Wanner on piano. This will be held at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., in Rocklin. A no-host bar will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The concert will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. During intermission, there will be complimentary desserts and a no-host bar. Tickets for the concert are $35 per person, and are available at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, 1263 Grass Valley Highway, in Auburn; by calling (530) 263-5066; or online at a-little-night-music.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Greater Placer.

Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 – Singing Valentines

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Would you like to give something unique and different this year? Candy and flowers are nice, but adding a Singing Valentine will create a lasting memory! Quartets from Sacramento Valley Chorus will deliver Singing Valentines. Your sweetheart or a special someone will be surprised and thrilled when a quartet delivers two songs, a rose, candy, and a beautiful card to him or her. The package is $45, and can be delivered to the home or business of your choice in the greater Sacramento area, including Placer, El Dorado, and Nevada Counties. Singing Valentines are popular, so call early to ensure availability. Call (916) 420-1662 to arrange for delivery. The award-winning Sacramento Valley Chorus, under the direction of Master Director, Dede Nibler, has approximately 100 members. Ladies are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at Developmental Disability Service Organization, 2331 St. Marks Way, Sacramento. For more information, visit SacramentoValleyChorus.com.

Wednesday, February 15 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – South El Dorado County Road Condition Town Hall Meeting

Join Supervisor Frentzen for a town hall meeting regarding road conditions in the southern part of the County following the recent storms. The meeting will be held at Mountain Creek Middle School at 6862 Mt. Aukum Road, Somerset. The El Dorado County Transportation Division and Sheriff’s Department staff will be present at the meeting to answer questions. If you have questions about the town hall meeting, please call the District Two Office at (530) 621-5651, or email BOSTwo@edcgov.us.

Thursday, February 16 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Veterans Job Fair

This is a free hiring event for veterans, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists. It will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento. More than 300 veterans are expected to attend and network with veteran-friendly employers. There will be national, regional, and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings. For more information, please visit events.recruitmilitary.com.

Thursday, February 16 – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Open House for Tahoe National Forest Off-Highway Vehicle Program Grant Application

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled an open house for individuals and organizations to provide input and review proposals in preparation for an annual application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, to request funding for trail maintenance, restoration, development of facilities, law enforcement, and planning for off-highway vehicle (OHV) access. Anyone may drop by this informal open house to discuss their ideas on these proposals. Written comments are encouraged by February 24. This will be held at the Tahoe National Forest Headquarters, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, in the upstairs conference room (enter from upper parking lot behind building). Questions,  comments, or letters can be directed to Joe Chavez, Forest Trails Program Coordinator, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, CA  95959; Email  joetchavez@fs.fed.us; or call (530) 478-6158. For more information about the Tahoe National Forest, go to fs.usda.gov/tahoe. Join the conversation by following them on Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF and Facebook at facebook.com/TahoeNF.

Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 – Dementia and Caregiver Presentations

If you are coping with a dementia diagnosis, or caring for someone who is, please attend these valuable presentations by Kristina Blocker of Silver Pathways. “Understanding the Stages of Dementia” will be presented on Tuesday, February 21. “Life as a Caregiver” will be presented on Wednesday, February 22.  Both seminars will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 250, in Auburn. Kristina Blocker has dedicated her career to helping seniors navigate the process of aging. In 2010, she founded Dementia Care Advisor to educate and support families through the stages of dementia. For more information, please visit seniorsfirst.org/2017/01/13/senior-care-expert-to-host-seminars

Thursday, February 23 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Coloma-Lotus Valley Community Meeting

El Dorado County Supervisor Michael Ranalli invites the residents of the Coloma – Lotus Valley to join him and representatives from the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) at a community meeting at the Gold Trail Grange, #452319 Highway 49, Coloma. The Coloma – Lotus Chamber of Commerce has proposed to include a “Community Identification/Welcome” sign as part of the improvements included with the Highway 49 South Fork American River Bridge Project. Supervisor Ranalli and the Chamber seek input from the residents of the Coloma – Lotus Valley on the proposed community welcome sign. Feedback from the community will help determine how the County, in partnership with the Chamber, proceeds with the proposal. Additionally, in preparation for the start of construction on the Highway 49 South Fork American River Bridge Project this spring, representatives from Caltrans will be in attendance to answer questions related to the project. This meeting is an opportunity for residents, business owners, whitewater outfitters, and commuters to ask questions pertaining to impacts to motor vehicle and pedestrian access, as well as use of the river during construction and prior to the start of construction. For more information, please e-mail bosfour@edcgov.us, or call (530) 621-6513.

Sunday, February 26 – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Auburn Winds Concert

Auburn Winds, Auburn’s official town band, presents a community band concert filled with songs of faith and inspiration with new conductor Brian O’Donnell. The concert will be at the historic Auburn State Theatre (Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center), 985 Lincoln Way, in Auburn. Admission is free, with tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted. This is the band’s first performance with O’Donnell, who is currently pursuing a Master of Music in orchestral conducting at California State University, Sacramento. The 40-member community concert band, along with Announcer Sarah McCormick, will play a variety of inspirational music such as Igor Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance and Finale,” “Amazing Grace” by Frank Tichelli, “God Bless America” by Irving Berlin, and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Twisted Licorice, a clarinet ensemble, will perform “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David Holsinger. For more information about Auburn Winds, and future concerts, visit auburnwinds.org.

Tuesday, February 28 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.) – Roseville Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo for Veterans

Veterans who own a business or would like to start one are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Roseville. Attendees will learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws. Topics include veterans’ property tax exemptions, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, forms of ownership, CalVet services, and marketing and social media for veterans. Representatives from the BOE, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, CalVet, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (Go-Biz), and California Capital Women’s Business Center will conduct the presentations and answer questions. Exhibitors include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of General Services, Veterans Resource Center–Sierra College, American Legion Post 169, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1487. This will be held at Tower Theatre, 417 Vernon Street, Roseville. Free parking is available. To register, please call 1-888-847-9652, or visit boe.ca.gov/app/seminar.aspx?flag=570.

Various Dates in February – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In February: Ogling Raptors and Sparrows at Salmon Falls Ranch February 3; Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning February 9; Magnolia Ranch Hike February 11; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour February 19; Herbal Medicine Making February 26; and Cronan Ranch Hike February 26. No dogs are allowed on ARC hikes unless stated. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to find out meeting locations, and to sign up, please visit ARConservancy.org/Activities, e-mail julie@arconservancy.org, or call (530) 621-1224.

Various Dates in February – 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 February: Half-price admission during Sacramento Museum Day February 4; and Fairytale Town will be open on President’s Day February 20 weather permitting. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Now through Tuesday, February 28 – Placer Creates Art Show

Placer County’s fourth annual Employee Art Show, Placer Creates, will be held. The show, coordinated in partnership with PlacerArts, will display over 60 pieces created by 27 artists at five county building locations for public viewing. Visitors will experience a different flavor of art with each county building they visit. Textiles, paint, fused glass, and even music will be on display for everyone to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to attend Placer Creates’ opening reception on November 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn. All art will be on display Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed holidays) at the following locations: Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn; County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn; Larry Oddo Finance Administration Building, 2986 Richardson Drive, Auburn; Tahoe Administrative Center, 775 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; and Tahoe City Library, 740 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City (during library hours).

Now through February – Free Spay and Neuter Surgeries For Cats

Spay and neuter surgeries will be available for Placer County cats, free of charge. The free spay and neuter program is expected to greatly reduce the number of cats and kittens that must be surrendered to the Placer County animal services facility. Free spay and neuter surgeries will be performed at Animal Spay & Neuter in Auburn. Surgeries only take a few hours, and your cat can go home with you the same day. There is also no limit to the number of cats an owner can bring in. Cat owners must show proof of Placer County residency with valid photo identification and mailing address. Rescue groups and breeders are restricted from participating in the free program. The service is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week through the end of February by appointment. Check in is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and your cat can go home with you between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Please bring the cat in a carrier. To make an appointment for your free spay or neuter service, please call (530) 889-8800. For more information, visit Animal Spay & Neuter online at animalspayneuter.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/Animal-Spay-and-Neuter-Auburn.

Various Dates in February – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In February: The Sierra College Ridley Gallery presents “Generic Memory,” a collection of handmade artifacts inspired by the historic and contemporary melding of cultures, Spanish and Mexica, Mexican and American now through February 16; The 2016-2017 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues with a presentation titled “Appalachian Trail Happiness” by Michael Kane, describing Michael’s experiences and adventures while hiking 1000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. This will be held on February 10; and The Sierra College Patron’s Crab and Shrimp Feed February 17 . For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in February – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers permanent and rotating exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In February: Zero to 60s – A Mad Men Office Party February 26. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various dates in FebruaryAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In February: Used Book Sale February 1; Noon Program – Foothill Quilters Guild members present “Not Your Grandma’s Quilts” February 3; Used Book Sale February 4; PAWS to Read February 8; Great Books Discussion – Smokers by Tobias Wolff February 14; BOB (Based on the Book) for grades 6 – 12 February 15; Diana Carpenter-Madoshi and Judy Rollins present a program on Rosa Parks February 17; LEGO Club February 18; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Baby Storytime Thursdays; Time for Twos Fridays; and Glass Case Display – Jessie Gilliam’s display of Sierra Friends of Tibet through February. For more information, please visit placer.ca.gov/departments/library/events.

Various dates in February – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In February: Spring and Summer Vegetables February 4; Small Garden Spaces February 8; Saturdays with Barry February 11; Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Use February 11; and Pruning for Next Years’ Fabulous Rose Display February 25. 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 February – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In February: What’s in That Bottle? February 18; What’s in That Bag? February 18; Open Garden Day February 22; and Embryology … AN EGGciting Adventure Workshop for Educators February 28. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Now through Friday, March 10 — Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship applications being accepted

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: be a female over the age of 25; reside on the western slope of El Dorado County; be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution; demonstrate financial need; and be available for a possible interview by the Wickline Scholar committee. A total of approximately $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually; recipients will be notified by April 7. Additional details and the scholarship application are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/wickline-scholarship; for pick up at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 202, Placerville; or by calling (530) 622-5621.

Now through March – Forgotten Soldiers Bowling Team

The Forgotten Soldiers are recruiting bowlers for a team to play at Foothills Bowl in Auburn. Sign up for camaraderie and fun. Please call Tom Eberstein at (269) 405-3311 for more information.

 

March, 2017

 

Now through Friday, March 10 — Women’s Fund El Dorado Wickline Scholarship applications being accepted

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: be a female over the age of 25; reside on the western slope of El Dorado County; be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited educational or vocational institution; demonstrate financial need; and be available for a possible interview by the Wickline Scholar committee. A total of approximately $2,000 in scholarships is awarded annually; recipients will be notified by April 7. Additional details and the scholarship application are available online at womensfundeldorado.org/wickline-scholarship; for pick up at the El Dorado Community Foundation, 312 Main St., Suite 202, Placerville; or by calling (530) 622-5621.

Thursday, March 2 – 11:00 a.m. – Sons in Retirement Branch 37 Lunch Social

Retired men – Join “Sons in Retirement” (SIRS) Branch 37 for their Lunch Social at the Auburn ELKS Lodge, 195 Elm Street. The March Speaker will be Chuck Smith, a Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot. He was shot down twice, and will tell about his escapes and rescues. Chuck is currently employed as a pilot for the Sacramento Metro Fire Department. He is a native of the Sacramento area, where he married his childhood sweetheart, and has two grown children and five grandchildren. You will want to hear his story, which he tells with a bit of humor. This SIRS group has many activities: poker, golf, computers, bocce ball, model airplanes, etc. There are no dues. They are looking for new members, so come check them out. For more information, contact Paul McDaniel at (530) 269-0625 or papamike1937@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 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. There are thousands of paperback and hardback books including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, collectible, etc. This month’s sale features books on gardening, science fiction, and the Celts (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, etc).  Most books cost between $0.25 and $3.00. 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, March 18 – 5:00 p.m. – Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

The “On Tour” 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the State Theater in Auburn with another incredible selection of adventure and environmental films to change your world. Please join PARC for a fun-filled evening of films and American River Canyon news and updates including China Bar bridge, North Fork Wild & Scenic campaign, Centennial dam, and ASRA General Plan news. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the films start at 5:00. There will be three film sessions with more than 20 films featuring the new Voice of the Bear River –  stop Cenntennial dam film. Dinner will be available from Joe Caribe’s, plus you can enjoy live music, and local brews and wine. Tickets are $20 General, and $10 Student, and include all film sessions. No separate session tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased online at LiveFromAuburn.com, or at the box office.

Various Dates in March – 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 March: Books Before Bedtime Celebrating Dr. Seuss March 2; Community Day at the Sacramento Adventure Playground March 11; and Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival March 25. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In March: Basic Composting and Composting with Worms March 18; Starting Your Summer Garden March 18; and Open Garden Day March 22. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Now through March – Forgotten Soldiers Bowling Team

The Forgotten Soldiers are recruiting bowlers for a team to play at Foothills Bowl in Auburn. Sign up for camaraderie and fun. Please call Tom Eberstein at (269) 405-3311 for more information.


April, 2017


Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

Volunteers are needed at select California state parks for the 19th Annual California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup. Participating parks in our area include Auburn State Recreation Area and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Trail and road repair, campground improvements, fence and boardwalk building, tree planting, and wildlife habitat restoration are just some of the projects planned for Earth Day. Since its inception in 1998, CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup program has resulted in 83,785 participants contributing more than 334,301 volunteer hours worth nearly $6.6 million in park maintenance and improvements. Additionally, nearly $5 million has been raised through the Earth Day program to benefit state parks and the millions of Californians who rely on them for recreation, education, and inspiration. Individuals, groups, or businesses interested in volunteering should register at calparks.org/earthday/ or call 1-888-98-PARKS. Registration opens February 20.

Sunday, April 30 – Shoot-A-Thon

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In April: What’s The Buzz? April 22; and Open Garden Day April 26. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in April – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in April in Rocklin: Run Rocklin April 2; Rocklin Reveal 2017 April 8; and Color Fun Fest 5K April 22. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.