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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.

Please confirm events before attending as cancellations occasionally occur.

 

May, 2015

 

Monday, May 25 – 7:00 p.m. – Dixie Company

St Patrick Catholic Church hosts the “Dixie Company,” a traditional jazz band from Poznan, Poland. Since its formation in 1993, the “Dixie Company” jazz band has performed hundreds of shows, and taken part in many prestigious events and festivals in Poland, France, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Hungary, and the USA. Dixie’s performances are fast-moving shows leaving the audience totally exhilarated. The strong front line and the solid rhythm section combine to create enjoyable and swinging traditional jazz. They will be joined on stage by special guest jazz singer, Diane Davidson, with whom they will be performing at the 2015 Sacramento Music Festival. Tickets are $15 each in advance, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a no-host bar. St Patrick Church is located at the corner of Church and Chapel Streets in Grass Valley. To reserve tickets, please call the church office at (530) 273-2347.

Wednesday, May 27 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Roseville Health and Wellness Center invites you to join them for a complimentary day of fitness and fun! This is free for everyone. Bring your friends. There will be complimentary health screening tests for blood pressure, cholesterol (fasting), dental, depression, hearing, podiatry, pulmonary, and self-breast-exam instruction. Here are classes offered: Functional Balance Training at 10:00 a.m.; Growing Stronger Strength Training for Seniors at 11:00 a.m.; Flexibility Range of Motion Improvement at 12:00 p.m.; Beanbag Relay friendly team competition with prizes awarded at 1:00 p.m.; Joint Effort Arthritis Aqua class at 1:45 p.m.; and Senior Awards Champagne Ceremony at 2:00 p. m. You can also enjoy food, educational seminars, games, door prizes, and more. Roseville Health and Wellness Center is located at 1650 Lead Hill Blvd., Roseville. For more information, contact Lisa Schetter at (916) 677-1200, or visit rosevillehwc.com.

Thursday, May 28 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – 8th Annual Light of Hope

Please join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) at the Beatnik Studios and Art Gallery, 723 S Street, Sacramento, for the 8th Annual Light of Hope event! Enjoy an evening of music, youth dance performances, youth art, wines, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and more. Tickets are $50 (Non-profit and government attendees $25). To purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margaret Lecey at (916) 875-6606 or margaret@sacramentocasa.org. All proceeds benefit CASA Sacramento …a safe permanent home isn’t something that a child should only dream about.

Various Dates in May – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In May: Rocklin Ramble May 2 – 3; Rocklin Community Festival May 14 – 17; Food Truck Mania May 28; Foothills Farmers’ Market May 28; and Sign up now for Family Feud to be held June 12, June 26 and July 17. 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 MayLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in May in the Loomis Basin: Golden Eagle Baseball presents Burrito Bingo 2015 on May 1; Community Yard & Antiques Sale May 2; The Bounty of Placer County Dinner and Silent Auction May 2; 12th Annual Car Show May 9; 12th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Tour May 9 and 10; Rotary Club of Loomis Sunset Annual Golf Tournament May 14; Clean-up Day May 16; and Blues, Burgers, & Brew May 23. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various Dates in May – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In May: Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreat May 1 – 3 (information at rachelsvineyard.org/weekend/sites.aspx); and Sacramento Walk for Life Fundraiser May 30.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners and 4-H, offers events and workshops. In May: UC Master Gardeners of Placer County Host the 30th Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour May 10; Free seasonal gardening workshop day May 16; and Still Exhibits Workshops Hosted by Placer County 4-H for Upcoming Fairs May 23. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in May - 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 May: Puppet Art Theater Company presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” May 2 and 3; and Eighth Annual Farms, Friends & Fairytales May 16. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in May – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In May: Flower Power – Science Saturday May 2; and Composting and Vermiculture – Green Gardening Series May 2. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in May – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In May: Master Gardener Plant Sale May 2; Water Efficient Gardening May 9; Can You Eat Your Landscaping? May 13; Worms May 16; and Cottage Garden May 30. 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 May – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In May: 2015 Dinosaur Day – Science Fest – Forces of Nature May 3; The Patrons invite you to attend their meeting at Baker’s Nursery in Loomis for a talk by Baker’s Nursery owner Kevin Schmelzer on how to add focus, drama, and color to your existing home garden May 4; Spring Band Invitational Concert May 6; Employers can learn how to use Current State Mapping as a tool to increase the bottom line at training May 6 and 20; Grand Opening of Hacker Lab May 7; Spring Student Recital May 9; Hacker Lab and Sierra College sponsor Sacapalooza Youth Hackathon May 9 and 10; Sierra College Veterans Center and SBDC welcomes Rear Admiral Sandy Adams, Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command May 11; Dr. Andy Rost will discuss Stream Algae in the Sierra Nevada, past, present, and future May 12; Heald Help Day May 15; Spring Band Concert May 15; Butterflies in the Sierra Nevada by Professor Matt Forister May 15; and Jazz Night May 16. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in May – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops, job search, and other services for job seekers. In May: PC Basics – Using the Mouse & More May 5; Active Job Seekers May 6; Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment May 7; PC Basics – Internet Navigation May 12; Active Job Seekers May 13; Dept. Of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment May 14; PC Basics – Using E-mail May 19; Active Job Seekers May 20; Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment May 21; and PC Basics – Microsoft Word – Formatting Basics, and Home Instead Senior Care Recruitment May 26; . For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various Dates in May and June – Auburn Concert Band

The Auburn Concert Band will perform on May 8 at the Auburn Promenade at 853 Lincoln Way for the opening of the 2015 Auburn Cruise Nite; at Eisley nursery on Nevada Street on May 9 at 11:00 a.m.; and will give three free presentations of its final concert of the season, “Now! On With the Show!” – A Collage of Circus Memories on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Auburn’s State Theatre; May 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auburn Library Garden Amphitheater; and June 6 at 12:00 noon at the Carmichael Park Community Band Festival. Lively circus tunes of the past will conjure up visions of clowns, wild animals, trapeze artists, and exotic acts from around the world. Featured works will include “Entry of the Gladiators,” “Over the Waves,” Ringling Bros. Grand Entry,” “Sabre Dance,” and the “Triumphal March” from Aida. Tuba player Walter Webb will show off his skills in the energetic “Tuba Galopp,” and will join other soloists for “Tiger Rag” and “El Gato Montes.” Children will enjoy “Clown Act”, a riotous collection of musical sound effects, excerpts from “Carnival of the Animals,” “The Peanut Vendor,” and “Baby Boo” March, commemorating the birth of a baby elephant at the Ringling Brothers Circus camp. For more information please visit auburnconcertband.net.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Interview Features Tom Burgher and Nathan Towne

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Tom Burgher, of Seaside Gallery; and local musician Nathan Towne. Tom Burgher is CEO of Seaside Gallery, in the folksy beach town of Pismo Beach, CA. Nathan Towne is a San Luis Obispo, CA based musician who cut his teeth on jazz and classical music, but found his love in rock ‘n roll. 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.

Ongoing – Crafters Wanted

Loyce Smallwood is looking to start up a crafters’ co-op. She is seeking out Auburn area crafters and/or artists as participants. For more information, please call Loyce at (530) 878-6280.

 

June, 2015

 

Saturday, June 6 – 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. Thousands of paperback and hardback books are included: fiction; nonfiction; children’s; collectible; etc. This month’s sale features history, biography, and nature books. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries holds a sale on the first Saturday of every month. The proceeds are used for new equipment, books, and programs at the Nevada County Libraries. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Saturday, June 6 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Sacramento Pride Festival

Singer Belinda Carlisle, formerly lead singer for renowned all-girl punk band The Go-Go’s, will be the headline act at Sacramento Pride Festival at Sacramento’s Capitol Mall. The event will feature displays by hundreds of local businesses and non-profit organizations; live entertainment on two stages; Dance Pavilion; Pet Pavilion where pets will be available for adoption; a Kids Zone; an Art Zone, featuring work of local artists; food trucks; and refreshing beverages. Tickets are $10, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online beginning in May, or at the gates. The day-long celebration of LGBT pride also will include the Sacramento Pride Parade, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. at 3rd and N streets and end at 10th and N streets. The parade, which is free to spectators, will feature floats, cheerleaders, bands and performers, as well as contingents from churches, veterans, and law enforcement groups and non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit sacramentopride.org.

Saturday, June 6 – 12:00 Noon – Auburn Concert Band

The Auburn Concert Band will give a free presentations of its final concert of the season, “Now! On With the Show!” – A Collage of Circus Memories at the Carmichael Park Community Band Festival. Lively circus tunes of the past will conjure up visions of clowns, wild animals, trapeze artists, and exotic acts from around the world. Featured works will include “Entry of the Gladiators,” “Over the Waves,” Ringling Bros. Grand Entry,” “Sabre Dance,” and the “Triumphal March” from Aida. Tuba player Walter Webb will show off his skills in the energetic “Tuba Galopp,” and will join other soloists for “Tiger Rag” and “El Gato Montes.” Children will enjoy “Clown Act”, a riotous collection of musical sound effects, excerpts from “Carnival of the Animals,” “The Peanut Vendor,” and “Baby Boo” March, commemorating the birth of a baby elephant at the Ringling Brothers Circus camp. For more information please visit auburnconcertband.net.

Saturday, June 6 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Big Sleep”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with the witty film noir, “The Big Sleep,” from 1946. Who bumps off who? Nobody knows in this convoluted mystery of secrets, sex, gambling, and murder among the too-rich-for-their-own-good Sternwoods. Don’t worry, pal – focus instead on the banter, the sensual tension between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and the badness of the bad guys. 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, June 13 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Hangtown’s 3rd Annual Motorcycle Show & Competition

Are you a Veteran? Do you know a Veteran? Would you like to help a Veteran and have fun doing it? Hangtown’s 3rd Annual Motorcycle Show & Competition is sponsored by the Placerville Fleet Reserve Association, a non-profit benefiting Veterans programs in El Dorado County. At the conclusion, they will be having their 1st Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony to honor our Veterans and the American Flag they serve. Admission and parking are free. This will be held at Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Enjoy food, drinks, and fun for the whole family, as well as Classic Rock by Relic. Special guest will be Dave Bender, and there will be a special appearance by Congressman Tom McClintock. For more information, log onto FRABranch275.org.

Saturday, June 13 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Stormy

June 13 Stormys Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, June 13 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, June 28 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band – Showstoppers

Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) presents Pioneer Park Picnic Pops series Concert #1 at Pioneer Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street in Nevada City. This is a free terrific family concert that will appeal to all ages. With the theme “Showstoppers,” this outdoor concert will feature popular songs that consistently stop the show with enthusiastic applause. Come to Pioneer Park early to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. 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 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: The Puppet Company performs “Anansi, the Spider” June 6 and 7; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Summer Camp June 15 – 19; Adventure Play Summer Camp June 15 – 19; Family Campout at Fairytale Town June 19 and 20; RockSchool Summer Camp June 22 – 26; Curtains Up! Summer Camp June 22 – 26; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy June 27 . For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in June – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In June: Fridays Evenings in the Park and Family Feud June 12 and 26; and Food Truck Mania June 25. 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 – Placer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In June: Teen summer camp counselor training June 12 and 13; and Tiny Tykes and Family Gardening June 13. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in June – Loomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in June in the Loomis Basin: Blues, Burgers, & Brew June 27. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In June: Pastured Pig Field Day  for Commercial Growers June 4. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

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: Forest Landowner Tour June 3. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in June – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In June: End the War on Motherhood Legislative Banquet June 1 (more information at eventbrite.com/e/california-prolife-legislative-banquet-2015-tickets-14541143953).

 

July, 2015

 

Friday, July 3 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the Colfax Fourth of July Day. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, July 11 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Seven Days in May”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Seven Days in May,” from 1964. Ambition and ego. Politics and paranoia. General Burt Lancaster despises President Fredric March – and his disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Burt’s assistant, Colonel Kirk Douglas, discovers his boss’ plot to overthrow the government. But how to stop this treasonous coup? And who will believe him? 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, July 18 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Sugar Pine Reservoir Boat Launch parking lot. To get there, take I-80 to the Foresthill Road Exit in Auburn. Go east at the end of the off ramp. Go east 18 miles (about 25 minutes) on Foresthill Road to the town of Foresthill. Continue 9.0 miles to the Sugar Pine Reservoir exit on your left. Follow that for 5.7 miles (10 minutes) to the Boat Launch parking lot, which will be on your right. Enter the area and go right into the large (lower) parking lot. This is it. There are two adjacent parking lots. The telescopes will be set up on the upper lot, near the far (north) end. Guests park in the lower lot. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Sunday, July 19 – Noon to 2:00 p.m. – Fashion Show and Wine Tasting

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents Fashion Show and Wine Tasing… Marilyn’s Fashion-A-Tions. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

Sunday, July 19 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Annual Family Fun Day

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents their Annual Family Fun Day. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 – Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s Annual Iris Rhizome Sale

Sierra Foothills Iris Society’s Annual Iris Rhizome Sale will be held at Eisley’s Nursery, 380 Nevada Street, Auburn. Hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information or questions, please call Cindy at (530) 368-7818. The Sierra Foothills Iris Society meets the 4th Tuesdays of the month except July, November, and December in the Rose Room of the Auburn Civic/Community Center, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In July: Free seasonal gardening workshop day July 18; and Military Camperships for qualified youth with an active Military Parent/Guardian July 20 through 25. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

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: International Celebration July 5; Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics Summer Camp July 6 – 10; Arts for All Day July 11; Aspiring young performers from I Can Do That/Arts for All will showcase a unique production July 11; Puppet Show “The Bloom Tree” July 11 and 12; Sean’s Shadows will present “The Bloom Tree,” July 12; RockSchool Summer Camp July 13 – 17; Write Now Summer Camp July 13 – 17; The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Disney’s The Jungle Book” July 18, 19, 25, and 26; Earthworks Garden Summer Camp July 20 – 24; RockSchool 2.0 Summer Camp July 20 – 24; Family Campout at Fairytale Town July 25 through July 26; Puppet Palooza Summer Camp July 27 – 31; and Buggin Out Summer Camp July 27 – 31. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates in July – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In July: Food Truck Mania July 23.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.

 

August, 2015

 

Saturday, August 1 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Thief of Bagdad

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Thief of Bagdad,” a magical fantasy from 1940. Abracadabra! In this Arabian Nights Technicolor extravaganza, anything is possible: flying carpets and flying horses, wizards, and gigantic genies. With the help of magic and spells, clever beggar Abu helps deposed King Ahmad triumph over the evil usurper Jaffar. 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, August 15 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – A Night of Musical Inspiration

First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC presents “A Night of Musical Inspiration” with Nancy Blue, singer/songwriter; and Steve Homan, acclaimed guitarist. Nancy will open with original “Boomer Healer” songs, and be joined by Steve Homan for 60s gems, sing-alongs, and more. Suggested donation is $10. Beer, wine, snacks, and soft drinks will be available before the show and at intermission. First Congregational Church of Auburn UCC is located at 710 Auburn Ravine Rd., Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 885-9087, or visit 1ccauburn.org. For more information on Nancy Blue, please visit 60salajazz.com.

Saturday, August 15 – 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, Neptune, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, August 22 – 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Moon, Saturn, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the Meadow Vista Park. The park is located near downtown Meadow Vista. From I-80, take the Clipper Gap/Meadow Vista exit. Head west for 2.1 miles until you reach Meadow Vista Rd. A Chevron Service Station is at the corner. Turn left. The park is on your left. They will set up by the tennis courts. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, August 29 – 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Annual Blue Jean Ball

C-Horse Ranch – Healing Pastures presents their Annual Blue Jean Ball. For more information, please call Honey Cowan at (530) 888-7766 or (530) 305-7458, or visit chorseranchauburn.com.

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: Puppet Art Theater Company performs “Cinderella” August 1 and 2; Little Artists Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Young Picassos Summer Camp August 3 – 7; Farmer Brown’s Junior Farmers Summer Camp August 10 – 14; and Superhero Summer Camp August 10 – 14. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners and 4-H, offers events and workshops. In August: Still Exhibits Workshops Hosted by Placer County 4-H for Upcoming Fairs August 1. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

September, 2015

 

Saturday, September 5 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Theodora Goes Wild”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Theodora Goes Wild,” a screwball comedy from 1936. Theodora (Irene Dunne) anonymously publishes sexy yarns that everyone in Lynnfield privately loves but publicly denounces. But when her illustrator (Melvyn Douglas) arrives and spills the beans, the whole town is scandalized. But she’s discovered his dark secret. He’s told on her, so she tells on him. It’s true love! 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, September 12 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at Big Bend, which is located along I-80, 30 miles above Colfax. This is beyond Blue Canyon and Emigrant Gap. The Big Bend exit is the first one past Cisco Grove. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn left, and travel one-half mile. Look for the Loch Leven trailhead parking lot. Please try to be on time for the Big Bend star parties. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 to 9:00 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 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.

Sunday, September 27 – 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will bring and set up their telescopes. You’ll see a Total Lunar Eclipse. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. Dress warm. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. This will take place at the American River Canyon Overlook, also known as the Auburn Skate Park. To get there, go to downtown Auburn to the historic Courthouse. One of the roads branching from there is Auburn-Folsom Rd. Take that east to the third stoplight (about a mile). This is Pacific Avenue. Turn left. Go about 0.6 mile to the American River Canyon Overlook, which is on your right. They will set up at the far (east) end of the parking lot. For more information on this and other astronomy activities, please visit donmachholz.com.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In September: Free seasonal gardening workshop day September 19. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

 

October, 2015

 

Saturday, October 3 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Strangers on a Train”

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “Strangers on a Train,” a thriller from 1951. Alfred Hitchcock’s unnerving tale of the fine line between innocence and guilt. Bruno hates his father; Guy hates his wife. When Bruno suggests that they trade murders, Guy thinks he’s joking. But no, he’s serious – and seriously crazy. Run, Guy – for all the good it’ll do you. 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.

Various dates in OctoberLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in October in the Loomis Basin: The Loomis Eggplant Festival October 3. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

 

November, 2015

 

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 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.

 

December, 2015

 

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.