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 August, 2014

 

 

Thursdays, August 21 and 28 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Healing Through Loss & Grief Support Group

The next Nevada County Healing Through Grief Support group will be open to newcomers at the FREED office, 2059 Nevada City Highway, Suite 104, Grass Valley. Anyone who has experienced a significant emotional loss, whether current or from the past, is welcome. There is no charge to participate. For information, please go to lossandgrief.org.

Monday, August 25 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Free Identity Theft Prevention Class

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free identity theft prevention class. Identity theft is where someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity. Generally the goal is to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name. Detective Ryan West, who is a financial crimes expert, will lead the seminar. Identity theft is considered one of the fastest growing crimes in America, and victims usually don’t know it has happened to them until the damage is done. The class is open to the public and will be held in the community room at Sheriff’s Headquarters, 2929 Richardson Drive in Auburn. You will learn valuable information on reducing your risk of becoming a victim, safeguarding identity, how criminals obtain information, and what steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft. Reservations are required. Call CSO Amanda Rogers at (530) 889-6922, or email arogers@placer.ca.gov to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, August 26 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Sacramento’s HIREEvent

If you’re on the lookout for a new job or a better career, set your sights on Sacramento’s HIREvent. Recruiters from some of the region’s best employers will be eager to hire for hundreds of quality positions. You’ll find a variety of great opportunities at this free event, including employment experts providing resume reviews. This will be held at the Masonic Temple Building, 1123 J Street.  For more details, visit JobJournal.com and click “Job Fairs,” or call 888-THE-JOBS.

Tuesday, August 26 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Lake Clementine Hydro Meeting

Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC will hold an informational meeting at the Auburn Holiday Inn. LCH will describe the proposed project facilities and operations, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Traditional Licensing Process. The Traditional Licensing Process is described at ferc.gov. You can also find a description of the process in 18 CFR § 4.38. Lake Clementine, with its constant year-round lake level, is a favorite for paddle and power boating and wildlife viewing. Peregrine Falcons nest at Robbers Roost. The lake and just downriver to the Confluence is habitat for a variety of water-loving birds, turtles, otters, and beaver. It is also a very popular recreation destination for fishing, swimming, inner tubing, paddling, and much more. The community will carefully consider the short- and long-term sacrifice and benefits to the proposed Clementine Hydro Retrofit Project. For more information, please visit parc-auburn.org.

Tuesday, August 26 – 7:00 p.m. – Asians in the Americas Documentaries

This is presented by the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Truths unfolded with awe as heartfelt stories revealed what had not been taught in American history books. This series will focus on Nation Building (Canton Army in the High Sierras: America’s First Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869) and Children Making History (Mamie Tape and The Fight for Equality in Education, 1885-1954; Island of Secret Memories: The Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay, 1910-1941; and From Madera, California, to Kaiping, China). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $10 is gladly accepted to benefit its Cultural Enrichment Series. For more information, please visit catsweb.org, or call Jeannie Wood at (530) 265-2990.

Sunday, August 31 – 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – 5th Sample the Sierra

Foodies and wine lovers alike will gather in South Lake Tahoe as Sample the Sierra celebrates its 5th anniversary in Bijou Community Park. This Farm-to-Fork event has supported regional talent by showcasing only locally-grown and cultivated food paired with wine, beer, or spirits. Tastings end at 4:00 p.m. Attendees will receive tickets to each tasting booth, and will ultimately decide the “Best Tasting Experience.” Attendees will receive three additional tickets to vote for the booth they deem the tastiest. Another highlight is the 3rd Annual Sierra Chefs Challenge at 2:00, where four local chefs will face off against one another in a 45-minute cooking challenge that includes a mystery box of ingredients native to the region. There will also be entertainment, shopping, live music, alpacas at a mini petting zoo, and unregulated corn hole tournament. For more information, including a schedule and ticket prices, please visit samplethesierra.com.

Sunday August 31 – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Labor Day Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Labor Day Concert for Lake Wildwood residents only at Commodore Park in Penn Valley. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Thursdays through August 28 – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Historic Downtown Lincoln Certified Farmers’ Market

Thursdays June 12 _ August 28 Historic Downtown Lincoln Certified Farmers Market

 

Various dates through Saturday, August 30 – Volunteers Needed for Aspen Regeneration in Yuba Meadows

Aspen groves are in decline from conifer encroachment due to changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come out with SYRCL to learn about aspens, and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots. This will take place at Loney Meadow, Rucker Lake, Butcher Ranch, and Pierce Meadow. The restoration days will include carpooling to the meadow, learning about the importance of aspen groves and meadows, and a few hours of conifer removal. Training and natural interpretation will be provided by Adele Rife and Rachel Hutchinson of SYRCL and their Tahoe National Forest partners. RSVP by contacting Adele Rife at adele@syrcl.org or (530) 265-5961, ext. 218. More information about restoring mountain meadows can be found at yubariver.org/restoration.

Various dates in August – Placer Land Trust

Placer Land Trust is a nonprofit organization working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve Placer County’s natural and agricultural lands for future generations. You can train to be a docent to lead a run, bike ride, or horse ride. Placer Land Trust offers activities and events to the public. Events in August: Harvego Bear River Preserve Hike; and CNPS Redbud Chapter Lecture Series. For more information, please visit placerlandtrust.org.

Various Dates in August – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In August: Food Truck Fiesta; and Billy Joe Shaver. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in August – City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In August: Free Summer/Fall Movies – Nut Job and Back to the Future; The Grateful Dog Rescue Run and Woofstock; and Farmers Market. For more information, please go to their Facebook page at Rocklin Parks & Recreation, e-mail jim.crosthwaite@rocklin.ca.us, or call (916) 625-5215.

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: Summer FunCamps for Children; Jackie Greene Live; Puppet Show “Three Billy Goats Gruff;” Cat & the Fiddle Music Festival; Family Campout at Fairytale Town; and The Fairytale Town Troupers present “Beach Party Princess.” For more information, please call (916) 808-5356, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various dates in August – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In August: 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise; and If These Cars Could Talk Mini Exhibit. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In August: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought; Eat Local Placer and Nevada will sample locally-grown fruit at the Nevada County Fair; and Eat Local Placer and Nevada will offer samples and a cooking demonstration highlighting a new melon salad recipe at the Roseville Farmers’ Market. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in AugustPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In August: Summer Camps; California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora; Science Saturday – Nature Stories & Crafts; Nature Play Hour – Hike for Tykes; and Our Day Outside – Nature Rovers. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various dates in AugustLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in August in the Loomis Basin: Town of Loomis Concert – River City After Party. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

Various dates through August – Auditions for Rebel Without Applause

MMG Productions is auditioning actors for their next interactive murder mystery production which is set at a 1958 Senior Prom and titled “Rebel Without Applause.” Performances will be from September 12 through October 31 on select Friday and Saturday nights at various venues in Auburn, Grass Valley, Loomis, and Roseville. Rehearsals will be in Auburn beginning in mid July on week nights once or twice a week through August for a total of about 10 rehearsals. Improv experience is preferred, and most roles require singing. All roles are paid and include dinner. Auditions will be held by appointment at Lou La Bonte’s, 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Please bring your resume and a prepared monologue if available, and be prepared to sing a song acapella. Readings from the script will also be offered. For more information, including roles available, and to schedule an audition, please contact Director Dave Atkinson at davea5775@gmail.com or (916) 230-1335.

Various dates in August – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In August: Fall and Winter Vegetables. 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 August – UCCE Central Sierra

The UCCE Central Sierra; which serves Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne Counties; offers events and activities to the public. In August: Project Learning Tree Workshop. For more information, please call (530) 621-5502, or visit cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu.

Various Dates in August – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In August: All Night Vigil for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in August – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In August: Sierra College CACT provides Value Stream Mapping Training in Sacramento for the Continuous Improvement Network; Sierra College Offers a New Student Jump Start Event; Ridley Gallery presents “Form • Content • Context,” Photographic works by Kirkman Amyx; and the 2014 Sierra College football season kicks off with the annual “Meet the Wolverines” controlled scrimmage and fan-fest. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Various Dates in August – Nevada County Master Gardeners

Nevada County Master Gardeners offer classes and workshops at the Nevada County Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden at the NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 West Main Street, in Grass Valley. In August: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Seed Saving; Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening is Cool; and All About Composting – Put your Pine Needles, Fallen Leaves, and Wood Chips to Work. For more information, please call (530) 273-0919.

Now through Tuesday, September 2 – Purchase Gold Country Fair Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands

You can purchase your “Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands” through September 2 for the Gold Country Fair that is held September 4 – 7. The purchase price is $23 each. Purchasing them ahead of time will save you $5. To purchase them, come by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1162 Lincoln Way, in Auburn, on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call Mary Obi at (530) 885-2956 for details.

Various Dates through September 30 – Green Waste Drop Off Programs

Various Dates through September 30 Greenwaste Dropoffs

 

First and Third Wednesdays through September – Halftime Classic Car Show

Join Strikes Unlimited/Halftime Bar & Grill in their parking lot for this classic car show. All makes and models of cars are welcome! This is free to attend, and includes 50/50 drawing and food/drink specials including 15% off food orders, “Halftime Favorite” award, and more. This will be held at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. For more information, please call (916) 626-3600, or visit strikesrocklin.com.

Now through September – Eggplant Chefs Wanted

Seeking fame and possible fortune? Bring your favorite eggplant dish to this year’s Loomis Eggplant Festival “Cooking Contest.” Represent yourself, business, organization, or school. Show off your cooking skills, glorify the Eggplant, and wow the crowd! First prize is $100; second prize is $50; and third prize is $25. For more information and entry forms, please call Mary Jane Perkins at (916) 835-8797, or the Loomis Chamber Office. Eggplant Festival date is October 4, so perfect your Eggplant dish and get your entry form in. Make the “Eggplant” proud.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes

 

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Ongoing – PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Markets

There are many PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Market in Placer County. For a complete list of locations, times, and dates, please visit placergrown.org/farmers-markets.

Ongoing on Saturdays – TRANSITIONERS

TRANSITIONERS is an informal gathering for those who have suffered a significant loss; i.e., that of a loved one; a house; a job/career; or a marriage. The goal is to support/share/build connections. The meetings will be on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. at LaBou Bakery on Highway 49 in Fiddler Green Center. For more information, please contact Loyce at loycer@suddenlink.net or (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing – Art Revealed Show Features Sacramento’s Developmental Disabilities Service Organization

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with DDSO President and CEO, Yvonne Soto. The Developmental Disabilities Service Organization provides a broad range of programs which champion the creativity and potential which is alive within the hearts and minds of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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 – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

 

September, 2014

 

Wednesday, September 3 – 6:00 p.m. – Food Literacy Book Club Begins

You’ll be reading “It’s Not About the Broccoli” by Dina Rose, PhD. Light appetizers will be served. Thanks to their partner, Sacramento Public Library. Tickets are free! This event will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, please e-mail amber@foodliteracycenter.org, or call (916) 873-2025.

Friday, September 5 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Silent Movie Night

Have you ever wanted to experience silent movies as they were meant to be seen, with live musical accompaniment?  Unity of Auburn is proud to present Buster Keaton’s “The Boat” and Our Gang’s “The Sunshine Express” with the live musical accompaniment and entertaining stories of Gregg Islett. Tickets are available at the Unity of Auburn Thrift Store, 1212 High Street; or at Greggs Music, 180 Cleveland St., Auburn. For more information, please e-mail davesignartist@yahoo.com, or call (530) 210-0527.

Saturday, September 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Symphony in the Park: Symphony Alfresco

The Auburn Symphony’s free family concert at the Auburn School Park Preserve is sure to light up the night with popular hits celebrating music and art in this 6th annual open-air program! Join Maestro Peter Jaffe, 2013 Young Artist Competition Winner Meagan Rao, and the stellar orchestra for this festive kickoff to their season. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the Placer County Youth Orchestra will play at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, blanket, and chairs (no more than 30″ from the top of the chair to the ground while in the full upright position, and the measurement from the bottom of the seat to the ground must be 10″ or less), and settle in with family and friends for another wonderful evening of music in the park. For more information, please visit auburnsymphony.com, e-mail AuburnSymphonyOffice@gmail.com, or call (530) 823-6683.

Saturday, September 6 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Astronomy and Stargazing Class

Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class held at Placer Nature Center in Auburn will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens, and to look through a 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 the Moon, Mars, Saturn, and stars. The cost is $7. To register, call Placer Nature Center at (530) 878-6053. For information about this and other astronomy activities, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. – “Inner Guidance” Workshop and Book Signing

This is presented by ECKANKAR in California. Guests are welcome to attend at no charge. Families are welcome. Children’s activities will be available. Anne Archer Butcher, author of “Inner Guidance,” will share edge-of-your-seat stories about how she was swept out to sea and miraculously rescued by dolphins, cast out of her body in a near-death experience, and more. Her workshop will explore not only how inner guidance saved her life, but how it can validate spiritual experiences for others as well. She will also share the insights and techniques she learned from the teachings of ECKANKAR to conquer fears, resolve karmic ties, face challenges with ease, accept inner guidance, recognize daily miracles, and live a more spiritually-oriented life. This will be at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. For more information, please e-mail charlenesheldon@gmail.com, or call (916) 213-9860.

Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14 – Strawberry Music Festival

This year’s Strawberry Music Festival will be held at the beautiful tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This popular music festival – which features four days of music, camping, and recreation – draws thousands of musicians, entertainers, and music enthusiasts from across the United States each year. The festival features a wide range of musical acts representing many different musical genres including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, rock, Cajun, Celtic, and gospel. Last year, Strawberry Music’s Fall Festival was cancelled due to the Rim Fire that burned around their festival home near Yosemite. After being denied a permit for this year’s fall festival at Camp Mather, they came to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to ask for sanctuary so that the festival could continue. For more information about the Strawberry Music Festival, call (209) 984-8630, or visit strawberrymusic.com.

Friday, September 12 – United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring

Spend one day caring for the community by signing up for one of dozens of volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8:00 a.m. with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo and keynote presentation by Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger. Volunteer projects will begin at 10:00 a.m. Last year, 362 volunteers completed 25 volunteer activities across five counties. To sign up, please visit yourlocalunitedway.org/dayofcaring.

Saturday, September 13 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Bike Show & Beer + 2015 New Model Reveal

A free Sacramento Harley-Davidson t-shirt will be given to the first 25 contestants who register in store or by emailing info@hdsac.com. There are three categories: Open Class; Touring; and Stereo. Winners will be determined by popular vote. First prize winners will receive a trophy and a $150 Sacramento Harley-Davidson gift card. Beer, food, DJ, and prizes will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The 2015 new model reveal will be at 11:00 a.m. New product seminars will be at 12:00 p.m. Bike show voting will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. This will be held at 1000 Arden Way in Sacramento. For more information, please call (916) 929-4680, or e-mail Savannah at sav@hdsac.com.

Saturday Sept. 13 – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Constitution Pops Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Constitution Pops Concert as part of the Constitution Day Celebration events along with the Watsonville Community Band in downtown Nevada City. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Saturday, September 13 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Hillfest 2014

All Placer High friends, fans and families are invited to a community celebration of life on the hill! Kick off the school year with: Dinner on the Hillmen football field; music by the Placer High Band; and showcase of student clubs, activities, and athletics! Tickets are $30 per person, or become a table sponsor for $300 (10 people per table). All table sponsors will be recognized in Hillfest materials and promotions. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. Please make checks payable to The Hillmen Foundation and mail with your name, contact information, and number of tickets needed to P.O. Box 6115, Auburn, CA 95604; or to pay by credit card, visit thehillmenfoundation.org.

Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 – Foresthill Heritage Celebration

The Foresthill Heritage Celebration has been a popular family event for many years. They have listened to vendor and public feedback and have decided to break the long-time tradition of holding the event on Labor Day weekend when many people are winding down from summer activities and are out of town. They are hoping that this year’s event will be better attended, and they are planning both old and new activities for the event. Vendor applications will be available in the beginning of August. The Foresthill Heritage Celebration will take place at Foresthill Memorial Park. This is an awesome event you won’t want to miss out on. For more information, please e-mail foresthillchamber@sebastiancorp.net.

Sunday, September 14 – Auburn Funk Box Derby

The Auburn Funk Box Derby will be held in downtown Auburn. Ages 18-60 are welcomed. The theme this year is Surf City. This event benefits the 20-30 club. For updates, please see the Facebook page of Auburn Funk Box Derby.

Friday, September 19 – 7:00 a.m. – Placer Sheriff’s Activities League Golf Tournament

September 19 - Placer Sheriff

 

Friday, September 19 – 6:00 p.m. – Gala for Life: The Stars Are Shining

Creating a night of public awareness, the 14th annual fundraiser, Gala for Life, features the littlest stars in our community – our babies. For the past 31 years, Alternatives Pregnancy Center has offered free and confidential services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and prenatal and parenting classes. Please help keep their doors open to meet the needs of the community by attending this special event at Citrus Heights Community Center. The evening will include a welcome reception with live music, wine tasting, live auction, dinner, and a glimpse into their life-changing ministry. Tickets are $65 each, or $650 for a table of 10 until August 15, and after August 15 $70 each or $700 for a table of 10. To reserve seats, call (916) 972-0367, or visit alternativespc.org. For more information or for major sponsorship information, please e-mail director@alternativespc.org, or call (916) 972-0367.

Sunday, September 20 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Fall River Cleanup

Join the Tribe of River Crusaders who will be cleaning the river and canyons – making them a safe place for wildlife and recreation. For more information, please visit parc-auburn.org.

Saturday, September 20 – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at Big Bend. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See stars and the Milky Way. Dress warmly. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon with callbacks by invitation only Monday, September 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Auditions for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) announces auditions for its Spring 2015 show, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. CATS is pleased to stage its California premiere in April and May 2015 at the Nevada Theatre. Hotel is an historical fiction. Henry Lee’s memory takes him from 1980s Seattle to his childhood as a Chinese-American student in an exclusive all-White school in the 1940s. Isolated and bullied, Henry finds comfort in the unlikely figure Keiko Okabe, a Japanese student. Following the Japanese invasion of China, Henry’s father forbids their friendship and despite increasing hardship, the friendship becomes a budding romance only to be cut short by evacuation and internment. Auditions will be held at the Nevada Theatre. They are seeking a big cast of Asians, all ethnicities, male and female, adults, young adults, teenagers, and a few children. No walk-ins, please. For more information, please visit catsweb.org.

Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Free Paddle Safety and Junior Ranger Day

Come to a free Paddle Safety and Junior Ranger Day at Upper Clementine, co-sponsored by Sierra Outdoor Center. For more information, please visit parc-auburn.org.

Now through Tuesday, September 2 – Purchase Gold Country Fair Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands

You can purchase your “Unlimited Ride Wrist Bands” through September 2 for the Gold Country Fair that is held September 4 – 7. The purchase price is $23 each. Purchasing them ahead of time will save you $5. To purchase them, come by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1162 Lincoln Way, in Auburn, on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call Mary Obi at (530) 885-2956 for details.

Now through Thursday, September 18 – Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus September Auditions

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus extends an invitation to singers interested in joining the group to schedule a vocal placement audition. The chorus will begin rehearsals for its 30th anniversary season on Thursday, September 4.  To schedule an audition, contact the chorus at SGMCinfo@gmail.com. Weekly rehearsals are from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at Pioneer Congregational Church in Sacramento. The 70-member Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus performs two major concerts series per year, in addition to numerous appearances in conjunction with other community events. For more information about the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, visit sacgaymenschorus.org.

Various dates in September – Placer Land Trust

Placer Land Trust is a nonprofit organization working with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently preserve Placer County’s natural and agricultural lands for future generations. You can train to be a docent to lead a run, bike ride, or horse ride. Placer Land Trust offers activities and events to the public. Events in September: Big Hill Preserve Hike. For more information, please visit placerlandtrust.org.

Various dates in September – California Auto Museum

The California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento, offers exhibits, classes, trips, and special events. In September: Trip to LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington. You can also visit their gift shop. For more information, please call (916) 442-6802, or visit calautomuseum.org.

Various Dates in September - 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 September: Grandparents Day; Sacramento Play Summit; Talk Like a Pirate Day; and ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates through September 30 – Green Waste Drop Off Programs

Various Dates through September 30 Greenwaste Dropoffs

 

Various Dates in September – City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In September: Farmers Market. 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 September – UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In September: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

First and Third Wednesdays through September – Halftime Classic Car Show

Join Strikes Unlimited/Halftime Bar & Grill in their parking lot for this classic car show. All makes and models of cars are welcome! This is free to attend, and includes 50/50 drawing and food/drink specials including 15% off food orders, “Halftime Favorite” award, and more. This will be held at 5681 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. For more information, please call (916) 626-3600, or visit strikesrocklin.com.

Various dates in SeptemberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In September: Astronomy and Stargazing; Science Saturday – Maidu Culture Day; Our Day Outside – Rocky Road; and Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in September – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In September: Maria Muldaur. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in September – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In September: All Night Vigil for Life; Kick-Off Celebration for the Fall 40 Days for Life; Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Fundraiser Dinner; and Alternatives Pregnancy Center’s 14th Annual Gala for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in September – Sierra College

Sierra College in Rocklin offers classes and activities to the public. In September: Ridley Gallery presents “Form • Content • Context,” Photographic works by Kirkman Amyx. For more information, please visit sierracollege.edu.

Now through September – Eggplant Chefs Wanted

Seeking fame and possible fortune? Bring your favorite eggplant dish to this year’s Loomis Eggplant Festival “Cooking Contest.” Represent yourself, business, organization, or school. Show off your cooking skills, glorify the Eggplant, and wow the crowd! First prize is $100; second prize is $50; and third prize is $25. For more information and entry forms, please call Mary Jane Perkins at (916) 835-8797, or the Loomis Chamber Office. Eggplant Festival date is October 4, so perfect your Eggplant dish and get your entry form in. Make the “Eggplant” proud.

Various dates in September – UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardeners offer events and workshops. In September: Native Plants and Critters in the Garden; Living With Native Oaks; and Planting Your Soup. 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 September – Auburn Connections

Auburn Connections, located at 1919 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 100 in Auburn, offers free How-To Sessions and Services. In September: Active Job Seekers; PC Basics Using the Mouse and Keyboard; Computers Available; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 2; PC Basics Internet Navigation; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 2; Recruitment Event Pride Industries; Get Hired! What Employers Want 1; Get Hired! What Employers Want 2; PC Basics How to Use Email; How to Use LinkedIn; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 1; PC Basics Formatting in Microsoft Word; Get Hired! Workshop Self-Assessment 2; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration 1; Get Hired! Workshop Career Exploration; and Get Hired! Workshop Self-Marketing 1. For more information or to sign up, call (530) 823-4631.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes

 

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Ongoing on Saturdays – TRANSITIONERS

TRANSITIONERS is an informal gathering for those who have suffered a significant loss; i.e., that of a loved one; a house; a job/career; or a marriage. The goal is to support/share/build connections. The meetings will be on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. at LaBou Bakery on Highway 49 in Fiddler Green Center. For more information, please contact Loyce at loycer@suddenlink.net or (530) 906-4502.

Ongoing – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

 

October, 2014

 

Thursday, October 2 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Membership Celebration Dinner – Women’s Fund El Dorado

This dinner is open to members and nonmembers alike. Enjoy a stimulating evening of pre-holiday cheer, and learn more about the Women’s Fund, a collective giving organization open to all, that awards more than $50,000 each year to local nonprofits. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner. This will be held at the Forni Building in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit womensfundeldorado.org, or call (530) 622-5621.

Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, October 10 – Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation Conference

Peak Innovation offers three days of extraordinary conversations and presentations to ignite social, economic, and environmental change in the region. This is an inspiring, educational, and networking opportunity for businesses, non-profit organizations, visionaries, and policy makers to connect and positively impact communities throughout the Sierra Nevada. This will be held at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City. Entrepreneurs, internationally-known sustainable business leaders, acclaimed writers, cultural and political movement builders, and  science gurus will offer inspiration, expertise, and opportunities for in-depth discussion about creative approaches to solving our most challenging issues for 300 participants. This is Sierra Business Council’s 20th Year anniversary conference. For more information and to register, please visit sierrabusiness.org.

Friday, October 10 – “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament

Help support a child in foster care and join Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as Teal Bend Golf Club transforms into a “hole” lotta fun at the “Hole” Lotta Love Charity Golf Tournament. What better way to start your weekend than by teeing off for CASA of Sacramento County! For more information, please call Richelle Donaldson at (916) 875-3010.

Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 – Folsom Renaissance Faire

Come to Folsom City Lions Park for the Folsom Renaissance Faire. This year’s theme is Shakespeare’s Muse. The rising young star of London’s theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer’s block, while the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him. What Will needs is a muse – and in an extraordinary town whilst on progress with Her Most Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, he finds himself surrounded by numerous quirky characters who draw him into an amazing, dramatic adventure of action and love. Revel in the amazing antics of the Elizabethan town filled with myriad of characters and vignettes resembling Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, featuring re- enactments of the 1500s with theater, music, magic, swordplay, and puppetry. Costumes are wonderful and can greatly enhance your faire experience, yet they are certainly not required for attendees. For more information, please visit renprod.com.

Tuesday, October 21 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Free Estate Planning Seminar

The Sacramento Zoo and Mark S. Drobny are offering this free estate planning seminar. This informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of estate planning topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny; California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. Mr. Drobny is widely-regarded as one of the top experts on estate planning, providing information on a variety of topics in an entertaining manner that will help you design a plan that fits your need. This will be held at the Sacramento Zoo. To attend or for more information, call (916) 808-8815, or email Lisa Clement at lclement@saczoo.org.

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 – California Capital Book Festival

Hundreds of authors and thousands of book lovers of all ages will converge for the first California Capital Book Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center. Those interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor may call (916) 307-1713. The event will host several genre areas. Kids Alley will feature storytelling and readings by children’s and teen book authors, a School of Comics, Art Blast activities, and storybook character photo opportunities. Field of Sports will feature sports author panels, a Sacramento sports history exhibit, and displays of sports memorabilia and collectibles. All Things Pets will feature dog agility sports demonstrations, holistic medicine for pets, onsite adoptions, and therapy animals. Culinary Delights will feature cooking demonstrations with famous chefs, live tapings of popular TV cooking shows, cookbook signings, and author panels. For more information, visit ccbookfestival.com, or call (916) 307-1713.

Various Dates through October – Sutter Buttes Trail Stewardship Events

Various Dates Sierra Buttes


Various Dates in October –
City of Rocklin Events

The City of Rocklin offers events and activities for the public. In October: Free Summer/Fall Movie – MU. 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 OctoberLoomis Basin Events

Here are some upcoming events in October in the Loomis Basin: Eggplant Festival. For more information, please contact the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at (916) 652-7252 or loomischamber.com.

2nd Friday of each month through October – 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Colfax Art Walk

The Colfax Art Walk is an opportunity for both art enthusiasts and those looking for a pleasant evening out to wander from venue to venue (merchants and/or eateries), clearly marked by red “Colfax Art Walk” signs, to view artwork. The artists are on hand to discuss their works. Most venues and artists work together to provide free refreshments as well. It is free to the public, and takes place in the historic Main Street District of Colfax. Working in tandem with Placer Arts, downtown Colfax businesses, local and not-so-local artists, and the Colfax Art Walk Committee, volunteers create and coordinate this event. Maps are available at each participating venue, at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, and online approximately one week prior to each art walk. For more information, please call (530) 885-5670, or email office@PlacerArts.org.

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

UCCE Placer & Nevada Counties Cooperative Extension offers events and workshops. In October: Placer County Master Gardeners will be available at the Auburn and Roseville Farmers’ Markets to answer home gardening questions and provide advice on dealing with the drought. For more information, please call (530) 889-7385, or visit ceplacernevada.ucanr.edu.

Various dates in OctoberPlacer Nature Center

Placer Nature Center in Auburn offers activities and classes for people of all ages. In October: California Native Plant Society Redbud Chapter Lecture – Physics of Flora; Music in the Foothills; Nature Play Hour – Hikes for Tykes; Our Day Outside – Leafy Adventures; Science Saturday – Composting & Vermiculture; and Science Saturday – Naturally Designed. For more information, please call (530) 878-6053, or go to placernaturecenter.org.

Various Dates in October – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In October: All Night Vigil for Life. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in October - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In October: 28th Annual Safe & Super Halloween. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Ongoing – American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs your donations of new and gently-used merchandise. Items include clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, home decor, and more. Donations are tax deductible, and support cancer patients locally and nationwide. No items to donate? Donate your time! They need volunteers daily. The Discovery Shop is located at 2376 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. For more information, please call (530) 888-7434.

 


November, 2014

 

Saturday, November 1 – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Kaleidoscope 2014 Benefit for Childhood Cancer

Be part of it. This is an elegant affair with live entertainment, eats, drinks, and silent auction supporting children battling cancer. A Kaleidoscope turns, developing new patterns. Kids and their family’s lives spin into new patterns as they take on the hardest battle of their lives – childhood cancer. Kaleidoscope 2014 fundraising will help support some of these spins to let a light of hope shine through. For more information, please contact events@childcancer.org or (916) 757-6133.

Saturday, November 1- 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Free Star Party

Comet Hunter Don Machholz and other astronomers will be setting up their telescopes at the American River Canyon Overlook. There is no charge for telescopic viewing. See the Moon, Uranus, Neptune, and stars. Dress warmly. If the weather is poor, the session is canceled. For more information about this and other astronomy activities and classes, including directions, visit thecomethunter.com.

Various Dates in November – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In November: Poor Mans Whiskey; and New Riders of the Purple Sage. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.

Various Dates in November – Sacramento Pro-Life

Sacramento Pro-Life offers events and activities throughout the year. In November: All Night Vigil for Life; and Sacramento Life Center Annual Salute to Life Dinner and Auction. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at Sacramento Valley Pro-Life.

Various Dates in November - Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town in Sacramento is a 2.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life. They also offer special events and activities. In November: Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive. For more information, please call (916) 808-7462, or go to fairytaletown.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

 

December, 2014

 

Sunday December 7 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Nevada County Concert Band Winter Concert

The Nevada County Concert Band will be performing a Winter Concert. For more information, please visit nccb.org.

Various Dates through December – Olde Coloma Theatre

May through December Olde Coloma Theatre

 

Now through December – Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Knowing your aging parents’ end-of life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially-difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. To learn more about the Action Plan for Successful Aging or The 40-70 Rule, please visit 4070Talk.com for free support resources including conversation starters, communications tips, and how-to videos. Or, for more information, please call (916) 920-2273 or visit homeinstead.com/175.

Various Dates in December – Keep Smilin’ Promotions Events

Keep Smilin’ Promotions presents concerts and activities throughout the year. In December: A Very Jerry Christmas III. For more information, please visit keepsmilinpromotions.com.