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Events 2014

Every Saturday at 10am:
For the Docent-led Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn, meet at 10am each Saturday - rain or shine, at the Courthouse Museum, 101 Maple Street (in the Courthouse at Lincoln Way & Maple St).  The tour takes approximately one hour, depending on the interests of the participants.  Organized group tours are available upon request.  For more information, contact the Museums Division of Placer County at (530) 889-6500 or visit their website for more information.

4th Sunday, every month:
Hand Pickin Emporium host every 4th Sunday of the month our OUTDOOR PICKERS MARKET.  We are packed with Antique, Vintage, Upcycle, Food and Fun.  Come see what everyone has been talking about. 7:00am - 3:00 pm. 4155 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677

Info: 916-626-0367.

October 28, 2014:

Film at Auburn Library
date: October 28, 2014
time: 7 pm
location: Auburn Library
fee: Free with Donations Appreciated

"Symphony of the Soil" is an elaborate artistic exploration of the miraculous substance called "soil" and its dynamic, complex relationships with water, atmosphere, plants, and animals. Filmed on four continents, this film features scientists, farmers and ranchers exploring ways to sustain soil as a healthy precious resource. More info can be found at

Nov. 1 - 2, 2014:

phone: 916-771-0259
date: November 1-2, 2014
time: 10am-4pm
location: Roseville Sports Center
fee: $7; chldren 12 and under free

Quilt Show and sale.  Quilts displayed; locally-made quilts for sale; boutique of high-quality, hand-made items; vendors; door prizes; basket raffle; refreshments available.

Nov. 6 - 9, 2014:

Cowpoke Fall Gathering

Nov 06, 2014 to Nov 09, 2014
Blue Goose Fruit Shed & Event Center
3270 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA 95650
916 652-6290

20th Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering There will be a great group of poets, singers and storytellers on this years schedule. Our audience is full of cowboys, cowgirls and western folklore enthusiasts who return year after year. Folks who doubt this is fun need to come out and give it a try! Here are some of the outstanding performers who will appear this year: Paul Zaryzski, Juni Fisher, Pat Richards, Larry Maurice, Jeff Severson, John Kintz, and Bill Brewster. Tickets will go on sale October 1. For time, ticket prices and other details, check the website at

Nov. 8, 2014:

Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

Nov 08, 2014
5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Regency Ballroom
111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, CA 89451
530 546-7804

26th Annual Chocolate And Wine Festival Join us at the table for the 26th Annual chocolate and wine extravaganza! Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival takes place in the elegant Grand Ballroom at Hyatt Regency a hotel and casino set amongst the spectacular backdrop of Incline Village on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The evening begins with a wine walk where guests will sample and sip boutique wine hand selected from acclaimed California wine regions including Napa, Amador, and Paso Robles. Guests will then be seated as we guide you through a unique and entertaining chocolate tasting experience from six of Lake Tahoes finest culinary artists, including The Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, and Mr. Zs Homemade Candies. Guests will enjoy: Door Prize: 4 nights at Playa Viva Resort, value $2,000. A seated tasting of delectable chocolate creations by six Tahoe culinary artists Boutique wine tasting from 10 hand-picked wineries Hearty appetizers by Hyatt chefs Tantalizing raffle prizes including trips, dinners, ski and golf, and more! Vote for your favorite chocolate and wine Entertainment. Tickets: $125 in Advance and $150 at the door.

Nov. 21 - 23, 2014:

Mountain Mandarin Festival

Nov 21, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds
High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
916 663-1918

The Mountain Mandarin Festival marks the official beginning of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season. The event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving every year at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. This 3-day celebration draws 30,000 visitors from as far away as the San Francisco Bay Area and Reno. Festival attendees can sample fresh mandarins hand-picked by Mountain Mandarin Growers' Association members, as well as a variety of mandarin-based products including olive oils, marinades, marmalades, syrups, and mandarin blossom honey. Growers will have plenty of 5 and 10 pound bags of mandarins for sale, ready for holiday enjoyment. Most growers can also ship mandarins to your friends and family. Aside from fresh, whole fruit, a variety of food vendors serve up mandarin infused drinks, mandarin milk shakes, chocolate-dipped mandarins, mandarin fudge, mandarin popcorn and lots of other fun creations. More traditional fair food is available too, like hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, barbequed and grilled meats, glazed nuts, kettle corn and frozen treats. Learn new, exciting ways to use mandarins at cooking demonstrations. Be sure to enter your own favorite mandarin recipe in the Mandarin Recipe Contest, which attracts dozens of amateur cooks each season. Or purchase a Mandarin Festival Cookbook featuring festival favorites, growers own family recipes, and dishes developed by professional chefs. Wander the grounds and buildings and purchase quality hand-crafted items just in time for holiday giving and home trimming from more than 150 crafters and vendors. Theres also activities for the kids including clowns and rides.

Nov. 30, 2014:

Tahoe City Holiday Hop

Nov 30, 2014
12 noon - 6 p.m.
Tahoe City Area
425 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 583-3348

Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style at the Tahoe City Holiday Hop! Stroll through the local stores and begin your holiday shopping while enjoying wine, complimentary snacks and festive surroundings. Be sure to pick up your shop local cards at the same time and start shopping to win great prizes.

Santa photos will be taken at the Watson Cabin from 2-4 p.m.

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