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November, 2016

 

Wednesday, November 30 – 6:30 p.m. – Your Brain on Christmas

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Various Dates in November – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In November: Sierra College Theatre Arts Department presents its fall production of the Broadway musical, “Anything Goes” November 3, 4, 5, and 6; The Sierra College Patrons invite those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their meeting which will feature a presentation by Dr. Linda Williams, Sierra College Director of Financial Aid and Britney Slates, Guardian Scholars Program November 7; The Ridley Gallery presents artist Casey O’Connor’s William Holden-hole black-black hole November 7 – 18; Walk A Mile In Their Boots observance to honor veterans November 10; The Sierra College Music Department presents the Fall Student Recital November 18; The 2016-2017 lecture series of the Sierra College Natural History Museum continues with Engineering Eden November 18; and The Sierra College Music Department presents a Fall Choral Concert November 30. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in NovemberAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In November: Members of the Auburn Symphony will demonstrate instruments for children November 2; Used book sales November 2 and 5; NOON Programs – honoring veterans as Gus Thompson will chat informally with three local veterans November 4, and Sherry Couzens will bring samples of different types of chocolates for the audience to taste, and explain the differences November 18; Great Books second Tuesdays; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; PAWS to read second Wednesdays; BOB (Based on the Book) movie series for teens/tweens grades 6 – 12 third Wednesdays; Baby storytime, and Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Time for Teens, Time for Twos, and Teen gaming Fridays; Lego Club third Saturdays; and Glass Case Display of Kari Samson’s delightful reindeer collection. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Now through Sunday, December 4 – Women’s Wisdom Art’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit

Women’s Wisdom Art’s 25th anniversary celebration includes an art exhibit by Women’s Wisdom Art participants, staff, and volunteers at the Crocker Art Museum at 216 O Street in Sacramento. For more information, please visit womenswisdomart.org.

Now through Wednesday, December 7 – Holiday Stocking Drive

Bring smiles to formerly homeless women and children this holiday season by contributing to Women’s Empowerment’s Holiday Stocking Drive. Donate unstuffed stockings and specific fillers for families working to rebuild their lives. Drop off by December 7, or donate to have a volunteer elf fill a stocking for you. Target gift cards are also needed. Your gift of a stocking brings joy and important items so families can stay warm and healthy this winter. For a list of needed items, visit womens-empowerment.org.

Tuesday, November 29 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).

Ongoing – Art Revealed Celebrates a Neighborhood Renaissance

Award-winning artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Artist and Gallery Owner Patti “Patris” Miller. Patti “Patris” Miller is coined “Pinker Belle” by her artist friends. She is an eternal optimist with Angels on her team. She resolved to support Oak Park revitalization efforts, and with friends and supporters she is doing just that. In addition to her vivid images of local landscapes and urban images, her artwork focuses on the beauty and charm of Oak Park – as one of her greatest aspirations is to help her community overcome the negative influences embedded there. 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.

 

December, 2016

 

Thursday, December 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Christmas Crafts and Vendors Sale

Auburn Ravine Terrace presents their annual Christmas Crafts and Vendors Sale in the multi-purpose room and lobby. Tables include miscellaneous jewelry, and lots of miscellaneous crafts, including mobiles, handmade scarves, baskets, wood products, knitted and crocheted items, ceramic items, the “Hankie Gift” lady, “Lillie Pads” – hot and cold therapy products, Mary Kay, Avon, and Essential Oils. There will also be some baked goods, See’s candy, and Uncle Jer’s Honey. This will be held at 750 Auburn Ravine Road, in Auburn.

Thursday, December 1 – 7:00 p.m. – Alaska Birding Adventure

Last June, four Sierra Foothills Audubon Society (SFAS) members –Dale Rubach, Sandy Poteet, and Jeannie and Rudy Darling – went on a 23-day birding trip to Alaska. They saw dozens of life birds, all sorts of wildlife, and took several thousand photos. They have selected some of the best for this program, which Rudy will present. They visited Nome, Anchorage, Denali, St. Paul Island, and Seward. The adventure ended with a cruise through the “Inland Passage,” which included stops in Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Come enjoy an evening of stunning wildlife photos from the tundra, sea cliffs, boreal areas, and ocean. You will also get a feeling of being there with views of glaciers, mountains, and totem poles. Rudy has created many presentations for their meetings over the years, and this one promises to be especially entertaining with his advanced photography skills. Rudy is their current President, and has been an inspiring guiding light to the chapter. This will be held in the Community Room of the Helling Library in Nevada City. For more information, please e-mail yardcard@usamedia.tv.

Saturday, December 3 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Book Sale

Christmas, gift, and coffee table books will be featured at the next Friends of the Nevada County Libraries Book Sale 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. 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, December 3 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Quiet Man”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “The Quiet Man” from 1952. John Ford’s valentine to Ireland, his favorite redhead, and the guy he finally discovered could act. Retired boxer John Wayne arrives in Innisfree to claim his homestead. His American-ness shakes up the community he learns to love. But that’s not all he learns to 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, December 3 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Light Up a Life

The loss of a loved one is difficult, especially during the holiday season. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice understands the importance of honoring those who have passed during their annual Light Up a Life event. This special evening of remembrance is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one during the past year. Light Up a Life is free and open to all members of the community, and especially welcomes families that have recently experienced a loss. The event program will include a message from Mark Knoble, M.D., Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice medical director; live music; light refreshments; and a lighting celebration. At the event, families can create a personal luminaria to honor a loved one that will be lit together in the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital healing garden. Paws on Call, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s therapy dogs, will also be present to greet attendees. This will be held in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Conference Room A, 11815 Education St. Auburn. For more information or to donate to Light Up a Life, please call (530) 886-6650.

Sunday, December 4 – Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer

Orange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer will begin at Mandarin Hill Orchards, 2334 Mandarin Hill Lane, in Penryn. All proceeds benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The breast cancer fundraising walk is part of the fifth annual Mountain Mandarin Growers’ Association’s (MMGA) Orchard Days, which takes place the first and third weekends in December at MMGA member orchards throughout Placer County. The untimed walk begins at 8:45 a.m. The walk goes along part of Penryn’s Mandarin Trail, and also visits Miller’s Citrus Grove and Colwell Thundering Herd Ranch. Registration is $25 for individuals 18 and over, $15 for ages 5-18, and kids under 5 are free. Participants receive a long-sleeved shirt and complimentary pancake breakfast. Pre-registered participant check-in and day-of registration for the 5K walk begins at 7:30 a.m. The breakfast and other activities take place between 10:30 a.m. and noon. To register online and for more information, visit mandarinwalk.org.

Tuesday, December 6 – 6:30 p.m. – El Dorado County District Three Town Hall Meeting

El Dorado County Supervisor Brian K. Veerkamp invites the District Three community to a town hall meeting in Placerville in the temporary Board of Supervisor’s meeting room located in Building C at 2850 Fairlane Court (the Planning Commission meeting room). Throughout the year, the District Three town hall meetings have focused on the County’s Strategic Plan priorities; and the final two Strategic Plan priorities, Economic Development, and Good Governance, will be discussed at the meeting. The County’s Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton, and Supervisor Veerkamp will be your presenters. Supervisor Veerkamp looks forward to giving an update to residents of District Three, because without their help the Strategic Plan could have not been created. Following the presentations, there will be time for Q&A on the Strategic Plan and other topics affecting District Three. If you have questions about the town hall meeting, please contact the District Three Office at (530) 621-5652 or BOSThree@edcgov.us.

Saturday, December 10 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo

The holidays are here, and it’s time to enjoy the season at the Sacramento Zoo! Bundle up the family and celebrate the festive season during Holiday Magic. Throughout the day, special gifts will be delivered to the animals. See them pounce, tear, and stomp into their one-of-a-kind treats. For a schedule of times each animals will be getting their treats, visit the website at saczoo.org. Also keep an eye out for off-schedule enrichments throughout the day. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off your Zoo admission. Donations will help the River City Food Bank feed more than 14,000 Sacramento residents in November and December. While at the Zoo, stop by the Zoofari Market to find one-of-a-kind gifts for that special person in your life.

Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 p.m. – Christmas Carols and Cooking Chaos!

Be prepared for a fun-filled afternoon of “Christmas Carols and Cooking Chaos!” As Sierra Gold Chorus combines a popular comedy sitcom, some cooking magic, and Christmas carols, they can hardly wait to share this special performance with you at Crossroads Church, 1101 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. Sierra Gold Chorus, the Auburn Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, directed by Terrie Carrozzella, sing in four-part harmony, a cappella style. They will be singing songs from their repertoire in addition to favorite Christmas songs. The best buys are advance sale tickets of adults $20, and youth (16 and under) $10. VIP Seating is $30 – advance sales only. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets may be purchased from any chorus member, online at sierragoldchorus.org, or by calling Jackie at (530) 885-3801. For more information about the chorus or show, check the website at sierragoldchorus.org. To schedule a performance any time of the year, call Jacque at (530) 888-6657.

Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. – SCSO’S 2016 Christmas Celebration

Great news! Since last year’s popular Sacramento standing room only “Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays” celebration sold out, the SCSO has added a new 2:00 p.m. matinée followed by a 7:30 p.m. evening performance in Sacramento’s venerable landmark, Memorial Auditorium. SCSO Conductor Donald Kendrick has once again created a fresh and sparkling program designed to capture the magic and spirit of the season for the whole family. This year they will welcome Mr. Grinch himself, along with life-size puppets, narrations, and San Jose Opera Baritone headliner Matt Hanscom. The Sacramento Children’s Chorus will return, and the tradition of a candlelit procession and audience sing-along will continue. They will offer a musical nod to last summer’s Olympics in Brazil, and pay homage to Downton Abbey. Tickets are $50, $40, and $35 (Students enjoy 50% discount), and are available by calling the Community Center Box Office at (916) 808-5181, or going online at sacramentochoral.com. For information, you can also call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065.

Wednesday, December 14 – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

Steve Silberman will present “Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike,” a deep look at the hidden history of autism and the promise of a future in which everyone is given the support they need to reach their maximum potential. A question-and-answer period will follow the free, hour-long lecture. Silberman is fourth speaker in the 14th season of the MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, which features an eclectic group of authors, researchers, and advocates in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. No reservations are required for this event. This will be held at UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 – 50th St., Sacramento. More information about the institute and its Distinguished Lecturer Series, including previous presentations in this series, is available at ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute. You can also follow the MIND on social media: Twitter account @ucdmindinst; and Facebook account facebook.com/UCDMIND.

Wednesday, December 21 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Winter Solstice Celebration

Join the Auburn Arts Commission for an art-filled Winter Solstice Celebration in Central Square! Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. It’s a time to release the past and welcome the light that will grow with each passing day. Weather permitting, there will be music, art activities, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. For more details, visit auburnartscommission.com.

Now through Sunday, December 4 (Free public reception October 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) – Women’s Wisdom Art’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit

Women’s Wisdom Art’s 25th anniversary celebration includes an art exhibit by Women’s Wisdom Art participants, staff, and volunteers at the Crocker Art Museum at 216 O Street in Sacramento. For more information, please visit womenswisdomart.org.

Now through Wednesday, December 7 – Holiday Stocking Drive

Bring smiles to formerly homeless women and children this holiday season by contributing to Women’s Empowerment’s Holiday Stocking Drive. Donate unstuffed stockings and specific fillers for families working to rebuild their lives. Drop off by December 7, or donate to have a volunteer elf fill a stocking for you. Target gift cards are also needed. Your gift of a stocking brings joy and important items so families can stay warm and healthy this winter. For a list of needed items, visit womens-empowerment.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In December: The Placer County Master Gardeners 13-month 2017 Calendar and Gardening Guide is available. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in December – City of Rocklin

Here are events coming up in December in Rocklin: The Rocklin Historical Society and Kiwanis Club, with support from the City of Rocklin, bring you the 2016 Tree Lighting December 10; Retirement Wellness Workshop December 13; Gingerbread House Contest December 16; and Breakfast with Santa December 17. For more information and events, please visit rocklin.ca.us/events.

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 8 – 11 and 15 – 18; and Free Admission Day December 24. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in DecemberAuburn Library

The Auburn Library, located at 350 Nevada Street, offers events throughout the year. In December: NOON Program – Seasonal music December 2; Used book sales December 7 and 10; Great Books second Tuesdays; Mother Goose Tuesdays and Wednesdays; PAWS to read second Wednesdays; BOB (Based on the Book) movie series for teens/tweens grades 6 – 12 third Wednesdays; Baby storytime, and Preschool Storytime Thursdays; Time for Teens, Time for Twos, and Teen gaming Fridays; Lego Club third Saturdays; and Glass Case Display of Kari Samson’s delightful reindeer collection. For more information, please visit folauburn.org.

Various Dates in December – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In December: The Sierra College Music Department presents Jazz Night December 3; The Sierra College Music Department presents a Winter Band Concert December 4; and  The Ridley Gallery at Sierra College Rocklin Campus presents their 18th Annual Holiday Show and Sale through December 8. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in December – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In December: Bird Walk at El Dorado Ranch December 4; and Reptiles and Amphibians in the Foothills December 8. 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 December – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In December: Growing Grapes in the Sierra Foothills December 3; Home Orchards December 10; and Saturdays with Barry December 10. 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 ucanr.edu/edmg. Please also check out their Facebook page at El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

Various Dates in December – Nevada County Concert Band 

Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. In December: The Foote Scholarship is now open for applications from musicians ages 16 – 24 through January 13; and free concert during Victorian Christmas December 21. For more information, please visit nccb.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).

Ongoing – Art Revealed Celebrates a Neighborhood Renaissance

Award-winning artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Artist and Gallery Owner Patti “Patris” Miller. Patti “Patris” Miller is coined “Pinker Belle” by her artist friends. She is an eternal optimist with Angels on her team. She resolved to support Oak Park revitalization efforts, and with friends and supporters she is doing just that. In addition to her vivid images of local landscapes and urban images, her artwork focuses on the beauty and charm of Oak Park – as one of her greatest aspirations is to help her community overcome the negative influences embedded there. 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.

 

January, 2017

 

Saturday, January 7 – 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. – CASA Sacramento’s 24th Annual Crab Feed

Follow the yellow brick road to one of the few themed crab feeds in the region. You are highly encouraged to channel your inner “Oz” – you can wear ruby red shoes, emerald green clothing, or dress up like one of the many fantastic movie characters. You’ll surely enjoy the delicious all-you-can-eat crab, delightful entertainment, unique auction items, and more…all while supporting a worthy cause. Tickets are $60, or $65 after December 23, and include all-you-can-eat crab, appetizers, salad, pasta, live auction, silent auction, raffle, youth art, special performances, and guest speakers. Chicken and vegetarian options are available by advance reservation only. There is no BYOB. This will be held at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H Street, in Sacramento. For tickets, please visit interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E171654&id=15.

Various Dates in January – American River Conservancy

The American River Conservancy (ARC) offers events and hikes to the public. In January: Capturing Wakamatsu – A Poetry Workshop January 8; Big Meadow Snowshoe Hike January 14; Local Historic Cemeteries Walking Tour January 14; Wakamatsu historical Public Tour January 21; and Cronan Ranch hike January 28. 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 January – Nevada County Concert Band 

Every year, the non-profit NCCB brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in Grass Valley/Nevada City, the NCCB performs concerts at public parks and local events. All concerts are free, with non-profit donations accepted. In January: The Foote Scholarship is now open for applications from musicians ages 16 – 24 through January 13. For more information, please visit nccb.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).


February, 2017

 

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.

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.

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).