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March, 2015

 

Saturday, March 28 – 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

This tournament is presented by Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce, and will take place at Foresthill Memorial Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for check-in and food. Learn how to play from 5:15 to 5:45, but buy in now to ensure a spot at a table. Tournament player entry fee is $50, and includes $1,000 in tournament chips, appetizers, and no-host bar. Unlimited re-buys: $20 through the fifth round ($800 in tournament chips). One time add-on: $20 after the fifth round ($2,000 in tournament chips). Get $200 in “bonus” chips for “early bird” registration by March 13. There will be case prizes. For more information, please e-mail foresthillchamber@sebastiancorp.net, or call (530) 367-2474.

Saturday, March 28 – 5:00 p.m. – Trivia Bee: Hello Hollywood!

AAUW Auburn Branch presents the 4th Annual Trivia Bee. Fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be a trivial night! This year the theme is “Hello Hollywood!” The exclamation point stresses fun, and the focus is show biz and its capitol. Enjoy dinner by Laura Kenny Real Food Catering, and cheer on your favorite team – at least 20 teams are competing this year. This will be held at ARD Regional Park Gym, 3770 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Dinner and event tickets are $30 each in advance, or $35 each at the door. Tickets are available at both locations of Roper’s Jewelers, Uptown Signs across from the Auburn Journal, and Sun River Clothing in Old Town. Funds raised go toward AAUW’s scholarship program for local women and girls. For more information, e-mail rushton@suddenlink.net, call (530) 878-7938, or visit auburnaauw.org. Bee there or bee trivial!

Saturday, March 28 – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – How to Use Your Telescope Class

Would you like to get the most out of your telescope? Then bring it to the Placer Nature Center and learn how to use it. This class is also designed for those wanting to know more about buying a telescope. Telescope basics are discussed, followed by personal instruction for using one. Following the workshop, the class will put the telescopes to use to see the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and stars. Bring a telescope and spare parts, a warm coat, and a flashlight. The cost is $15. Call (530) 878-6053 to sign up in advance. 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.

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Roseville Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

The Big Show – Northern California’s largest Gem and Mineral Show! This is a fun family event, with educational activities, over 50 vendors, and many exhibits throughout the fairgrounds. This will be held at the Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds, and is a rain or shine event. “Education Station” is the place to be for kids, Scouts, and students, exploring the science behind rocks, minerals, geology, and fossils. General Admission is $6; Seniors 60+ $5; and Kids 12 and under free. Grab a discount coupon on their website. Parking is free. Vendors bring treasures from all over the world. Watch demonstrations in the lapidary arts, and bid on silent auctions. There will be a full cafeteria. Bring your rocks, gems, minerals, meteorites, and treasures for a no-cost scientific identification. For more information, please visit rockrollers.com/show.html.

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 – Quilt Show: Wish Upon a Star

Foothill Quilters Guild presents their annual quilt show, Wish Upon a Star. Come enjoy the beauty of over 300 spectacular quilts and wearables. This will be held in several buildings at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. There will also be 35 vendors, quilting demonstrations, a fashion show, door prizes, a café, a Country Store, Kids Korner, and giveaway baskets. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to win their opportunity quilt called Wish Upon a Star. The quilt will be given away during the show on Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and you don’t need to be present to win. A portion of the proceeds goes toward providing quilts made by Foothill Quilters Guild to non-profit organizations. Tickets to the quilt show are $7, and parking is free. For more information, please visit foothillquilters.org/quiltshow.html.

Various Dates in March – Pro-Life Events

Pro-Life events and activities are offered throughout the year. In March: New Life Sierra Pregnancy Center Annual Fundraising Dinner and Dessert Reception March 13 (information at friendsofnlpc.org/index.php/events-menu/a-celebration-of-the-future); and Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors (more information at californiaprolife.org/prolife-youth-oratory-contest).

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: The Fratello Marionettes present “The Frog Prince” March 7 and 8; and Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival March 21. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in MarchPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In March: Homeschool Program – Flying Feathers (grades 2nd – 6th) March 2; Fishy Tales – Science Saturday March 7; Nature Play Hour March 17; Flying Feathers March 21; and Astronomy & Star Gazing – How to Use Your Telescope March 28. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in March – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In March: St. Patrick’s Day Graton Resort & Casino March 17; Please attend a public forum on a Parks and Trails Master Plan March 18; Rocklin Community Games various dates; Food Truck Mania March 26; Spring Break Camp for Kids March 30 – April 3, and April 6; Registration Open for Rocklin Ramble to be held May 2 – 3; 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 March – Sacramento Food Film Festival

Celebrate the agricultural bounty of our region at the Sacramento Food Festival! All proceeds benefit the Food Literacy Center. Here is a schedule of the events and activities: Sacramento Food Film Festival Kickoff March 18; Sacramento Food Film Festival Premier March 19; Soul of a Banquet March 20; Urban Farm Short Films March 21; The Farmer & The Chef March 22; Federalist March 24; Terra Firma March 25; The Hundred Foot Journey March 25; The Way Back To Yarasquin March 26; Family Movie Night and Dinner at Selland’s Market Cafe March 27; Sriracha March 28; and Food Chains March 29. For more information about each event, please visit sacfoodfilmfest.com.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In March: Lambing on Pasture Field Day March 7; Eat Local Placer and Nevada will hold a tasting event at Auburn Farmers’ Market March 14; Free Seasonal Gardening Workshop Day March 21; and Now accepting applications for the Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on April 10 and 11. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in March – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In March: The Patrons Club, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their March 2 meeting; Ridley Gallery presents “Heaven.” an exhibition of ceramic installation by Rebekah Bogard March 2-23; Sierra College Auto Club and Rocklin Police Department partner to host free Catalytic Converter Etching Event March 7; Sierra Science Series Presents “The Ecological Benefits of Large, Intense Wildland Fires” With Dr. Chad Hanson March 10; Sierra College and Hacker Lab Present Mark Randall Speaking on “Making Products Customers Love,” and Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) sierracollegetraining.com will offer Lean Principles training March 11; Sierra College’s Native American Club, the New Legacy Committee, the Sierra College Press, and Heyday Books will cosponsor a five-day event “Indigenous Peoples Days” during its Yomen Weda or Spring Equinox Festival March 17 – 21; Sierra College and Hacker Lab Present a Panel on “How to Crowdfund Your Next Product” March 19; The Sierra College Natural History Museum and Sierra College Press present the renowned actor Lee Stetson in his annual Rocklin appearance as California’s legendary naturalist John Muir March 20; Jazz Recital March 20; and Spring Jazz Invitational Concert March 25. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various dates in MarchLoomis Basin

Here is what is coming up in March in the Loomis Basin: 6th Annual Red White & Blue Dance to benefit The Forgotten Soldier Program and Gold Country Chaplaincy March 7; and Tostada Bingo Night to benefit Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin March 28. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates in March – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free workshops and other services for job seekers. In March: Job Search, and PC Basics – Using the Mouse & More March 3; Job Search, and Active Job Seekers March 4; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment March 5; Job Search, and PC Basics – Internet Navigation March 10; Job Search March 11; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment March 12; Tri-County Job Fair in Folsom March 13; Job Search, and PC Basics – Using E-mail March 17; Job Search, and Active Job Seekers March 18; Job Search, Dept. Of Rehabilitation Vocational/Employment, and Youth Information Session March 19; Job Search, and PC Basics – Microsoft Word – Formatting Basics March 24; Job Search March 25; Job Search, and Dept. of Rehabilitation Vocation/Employment March 26; and Job Search March 31. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various Dates in March – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by their love for this watershed, they advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea. In March: Growing Green for the Yuba – Best Management Practices Workshop March 21; 2015 River Monitoring Orientation March 26; and Scotch Broom Challenge March 28. For more information, please visit yubariver.org, or call (530) 265-5961.

Various dates in March – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In March: Special Class for Budding Young Gardeners – “Grow n’ Show Your Plants at the Fair” March 14. 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.

Now through Tuesday, March 31 – Free Business Counseling

Sacramento SCORE is now accepting new clients for free and confidential business counseling in the Foothills area. To request a mentor go to sacramento.score.org.

Now through Tuesday, March 31 – Call to Artists for Painted Utility Box Project Phase 2

The Auburn Arts Commission recently announced a Call to Artists to submit an application for consideration to paint a utility box in the City of Auburn. The deadline for submission is March 31. Applications may be found online at auburnartscommission.info. This is the second phase of the very popular Utility Box Project initiated by the Auburn Arts Commission. The first phase is completed, and the boxes may be seen at various locations throughout the City of Auburn. A brochure, including a walking tour map of the location of the completed boxes and a description of each artist’s inspiration, can be found at Auburn City Hall’s Gallery, at the Welcome Center on High Street in Auburn, and at various shops in the City of Auburn. The goal of the Auburn Arts Commission is to foster and promote the visual and performing arts in Auburn and to promote art awareness and encourage private initiatives in the arts throughout the region. For more information on the Commission and its many initiatives, visit auburnartscommission.info.

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.

 

April, 2015

 

Friday, April 3 – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Best-selling author of “The God Code,” “The Divine Matrix,” and his newest, “The Turning Point,” Gregg Braden to Conduct Local Seminar

Join the New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden, internationally-renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and ancient wisdom at this Good Friday workshop. “The Shroud of Turin” workshop is based on his extensive study, research, and insight, and will be held at the Spiritual Center for Positive Living (SCPL) in Cameron Park as part of their 2015 Master Speaker Series. Spend the evening with Gregg Braden, who has for decades explored the high-mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their wisdom with the best science of our time. His work brings us the mysteries around the Shroud of Turin that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. It is anticipated this event will sell out. Tickets are $59, and available online or in person at SCPL, 3104 Ponte Morino Dr., #100, Cameron Park. For tickets or more information on this and other events, classes and trainings, contact SCPL at scpl@d-web.com, scpositiveliving.com, or (530) 677-2300.

Saturday, April 4 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Book Sale

The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries’ next monthly Book Sale will be held at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine Street, Nevada City. Most books cost between 25¢ and $3. Thousands of paperback and hardback books are included: fiction; nonfiction; children’s; collectible; etc. This month’s sale features books on the theater, movies, television, and cookbooks. Your gently-used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley’s grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs, and equipment. You can also get really great deals on like-new books. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407, or e-mail friends@ncfol.org.

Saturday, April 4 – 10:00 a.m. sharp – Easter Egg Hunt

Grab your Easter baskets and come to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ashford Park on Auburn Ravine Road in Auburn, sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church. Be sure to come early to find a parking place because the egg hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp and is over within 5 minutes (if you’re late, don’t leave – members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church’s youth group will pass out candy to those who are late). After the Easter Egg hunt, empty the candy into your basket, and turn in the plastic eggs and get a ticket for a chance to win a prize that will be given away after the egg hunt is over. You’ll also be able to get information about St. Paul Lutheran Church’s Easter Church Service, as well as their free fun Vacation Bible School “Camp Discovery” to be held Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9. Feel free to bring your leashed dogs to the Easter Egg Hunt, then play at the dog park before or afterwards. The Easter Egg Hunt is a rain or shine event – in the event of heavy rain, you can drive up for your Easter Eggs. For more information, please call St. Paul Lutheran Church at (530) 885-5378.

Saturday, April 4 – 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is hopping on a motorcycle and taking free pictures! Stop by Harley-Davidson of Sacramento at 1000 Arden Way to take your free picture with the Easter Bunny. Bring the kids! For more information, please e-mail sav@hdsac.com, or call (916) 929-4680.

Saturday, April 4 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “Pygmalion”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presents “Pygmalion” from 1938. Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) and Colonel Pickering pick up squashed cabbage leaf Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) from the London gutter. Higgins insists that he can pass her off as a duchess by teaching her the importance of speaking correct and lovely English. To his astonishment, he grows accustomed to her face. 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, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – The New World Expo – Sacramento

Companies marketing emerging trends of living in a more ecologically-friendly and sustainable world be on display at Sacramento’s CalExpo. 30 of the almost 300 spaces are donated by the promoter to Not For Profit and Civic Organization in the Sacramento Area. These groups are a foundation the local communities depend on. They survive on the support of the public and private sector. Without their efforts, we would quickly realize their importance in the community. This is our opportunity to say Thank You for the good they do, and support their causes. The New World Expo sponsors three outdoor feature events: Pathways for Veterans, an Organic Farming and Community Gardens Cooperative; Shhacramento, one of the largest displays of Alt/EV vehicles and experts in the US; and Tiny Homes and “Off-Grid” dwellings, including a kit home that can be built in just 2 days. For more information, please visit TheNewWorldExpo.com.

Saturday, April 4 through Thursday, April 30 – Springtime at Ananda Tulip Festival

Over 15,000 tulips and 75 varieties will make this year’s tulip festival the most spectacular yet, blending tulips with a rainbow of complementary spring blossoms. Situated on a precipice of the San Juan Ridge outside of Nevada City, the gardens overlook the Tahoe National Forest and Yuba River Canyon. Event weekends are April 4 – 5, 11 – 12, and 18 – 19; hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcome to visit the gardens daily From Saturday, March 28 through April. For groups of 10 or more, please call (530) 478-7587 for reservations. During event weekends, visitors can chat with the lead gardener and award-winning landscape designer; enjoy their famous maple scones; listen to classical and modern piano entertainment; or just sit and enjoy the peace and beauty. For more information, visit crystalhermitage.org, or call (530) 478-7574. Please note: On Tuesday, April 21, the gardens will open at 1:00 p.m. Please no alcohol, pets, or picnicking in the gardens.

Saturday, April 11 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Mega Family Expo

Don’t miss out on the largest free family event of the year hosted by a special surprise celebrity guest! There will be over 50 of the most respected local, regional, and national companies that provide products and services designed to enrich the lives of our families. Come plan for a day of family fun, shopping, family resources, food, and great entertainment at the Elks Lodge, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. This is a fundraiser for non-profit Little Friends Preschool (littlefriendspreschool.org). For more information, please e-mail Megafamilyexpo@gmail.com, or call (916) 271-2351.

Sunday, April 12 – 12th Annual Run/Walk Rocklin

Run/Walk Rocklin includes Free Kids Fun Runs, 5K Run/Walk, 12K Run/Walk, and a half-marathon. The runs/walks start and end at Johnson Springview Park, 5480 – 5th Street. You can also create a team. Run/Walk Rocklin will once again feature music by JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, complimentary food from Randy Peters Catering, and other goodies from local vendors. Awards will be given. The race helps raise money for local schools and for the locally-run, nonprofit Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation. Run/Walk Rocklin raised $23,000 last year and has now given $103,000 in memory of Matt Redding, a popular Rocklin Police Officer who tragically died while on duty October, 2005 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that was driven by an intoxicated driver. To register, or for more information, visit RunRocklin.com. For more information about the race or to become a sponsor or volunteer, e-mail Larry Osborne at elephant@eaward.com, or call (916) 415-9991.

Wednesday, April 15 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bingo Round-Up

Head ‘em up! Move ‘em out! That’s the call from members of Assistance League of Greater Placer to round up your friends and attend their 8th annual Bingo Round-Up. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. This will be held at Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Proceeds benefit philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Greater Placer. The cost is $25 presale per session, or $30 per session at the door. Each ticket includes one free ticket for the door prize drawing. For tickets, please call (530) 305-3508; visit the Assistance League Thrift Shop in Auburn; through an Assistance League member; or online at BingoRoundUp.eventbrite.com. In addition to the bingo games, a silent auction, cash prizes, and basket giveaway will round out the sessions. Delicious fixin’s will be available for purchase at the chuck wagon. Choices include pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw; hot dog with potato salad; Caesar salad with or without chicken; cake; cookies; chocolate bars; and beverages including soda, beer, wine, bottled water, and iced tea.

Saturday, April 18 – 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

Monumental scenery, ancient forests, and priceless historic sites are all preserved as California State Parks. But now and then, every park needs a helping hand. The California State Parks Foundation’s 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, presented by PG&E, is Saturday, April 18. Volunteer and make a difference. Visit calparks.org, or call 1-888-98-PARKS to find a park near you.

Saturday, April 25 – 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Casino Night Fundraiser

Sierra Montessori Academy is hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser at The Power Club Brewery and Event Center to raise money for Art and Music programs at the school. Special guest: Legendary football star Jim Otto will sign photos before event from 5:30 to 6:30 for a $15 donation back to the school. He will also have a table at the event with giveaway items. All proceeds benefit the school. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets include entry, games, appetizers, chocolate fountain, live band, giveaway, silent auction, and no-host bar. Come join them for a great evening and worthy cause. For more information, please e-mail plee1204@gmail.com, or call (916) 768-8503.

Saturday, April 25 – 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, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, 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 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 AprilPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In April: Summer Day Camp signups. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in April – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In April: Spring Break Camp for Kids March 30 – April 3, and April 6; Earthfest Clean Up Day Community Garage Sale April 11; Rocklin Community Games various dates; Registration Open for Rocklin Ramble to be held May 2 – 3; 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 April - 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 April: Spring Eggstravaganza April 4 and 5; Magical Moonshine Theatre presents “Tales of Br’er Rabbit” April 4 and 5; The Fairytale Town Troupers Present “Once Upon a Time 1959″ April 18, 19, 25, and 26; and Mad Hatter Meets the Great Gatsby Fundraiser April 23. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension, including Master Gardeners, offers events and workshops. In April: Beginning Farming Academy in Auburn on April 10 and 11. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit pcmg.ucanr.org or ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in April – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

SYRCL unites the community to protect and restore the Yuba River. Motivated by their love for this watershed, they advocate powerfully, engage in active stewardship, educate the public, and inspire activism from the Sierra to the sea. In April: 2015 River Monitoring Field Training April 4; and State of the Yuba April 22. For more information, please visit yubariver.org, or call (530) 265-5961.

Various Dates in April – Sierra College

Sierra College offers classes and activities to the public. In April: Sierra College Theatre Arts Department presents its spring production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award winning musical “Into the Woods” April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

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.

 

May, 2015

 

Saturday, May 2 – 1:00, 4:00, and 7:30 p.m. – Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series Presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Auburn Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Wizard of Oz” from 1939. After a twister drops her house in Oz, Dorothy just wants to go home to Kansas. Enjoy this sentimental delightful perennial favorite fantasy starring a Cairn terrier, flying monkeys, three witches, crotchety apple trees, and the music of Harold Arlen and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg. 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, May 16 – 8:00 to 10:00 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 Venus, Jupiter, 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 May – Rocklin Parks & Recreation

Rocklin Parks & Recreation offers events and activities for the public. In May: Rocklin Ramble May 2 – 3; 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: 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, offers events and workshops. In May: Free seasonal gardening workshop day May 16. 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 Farms, Friends & Fairytales May 16. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

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.

 

June, 2015

 

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 – 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.

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. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

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.

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. 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: Aspiring young performers from I Can Do That/Arts for All will showcase a unique production July 11; and Sean’s Shadows will present “The Bloom Tree,” July 12. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

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 – 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.

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. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

 

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.