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Events 2015

California and the Civil War History Exhibit

Open every day except holidays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission
Placer County Museum
Auburn Courthouse
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-6500

Part Two of California and the Civil War open now at the Placer County Courthouse Museum in Auburn.

Illustrated panels created by guest curators Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins focus on stories of daring Rebels and determined Unionists who vied for California's allegiance.

Downtown Tuesday Nights (Roseville):
Every Tuesday Night
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Roseville
Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916 726-7404

This family friendly community event is free and open to everyone! Every Tuesday night in July we close down much of Vernon Street to bring in over 100 vendors, live entertainment, great bands, a kids fun zone, a wonderful farmer's market, delicious foods, Classic Car Show, a beer garden and much more. Downtown Tuesday Nights has won numerous awards and is frequently voted the most popular community activity of the year, bringing in thousands of visitors each week. There is something for everyone and many of our merchants stay open late to accommodate the crowds!

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.

Farmers' Market at The Fountains in Roseville

Every Tuesday Year-Round!
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville
Roseville Parkway and Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678

Farmers' Market in Old Town Auburn

Every Saturday Year-Round!
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn Folsom Road at Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 530 823-6183

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.

Through August 23:
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Jul 10, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015
See website for schedule of events
Warren Edward Trepp Stage
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, Neveda 89451

Come and see "Romeo and Juliet," "The Fantasticks," and other performances in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Tickets are available on the website.

August 6 - 27

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Squaw Valley

Aug 06, 2015 to Aug 27, 2015
All movies start at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley
1750 Village East Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. A different movie shows every Thursday in July & August. All movies start at 8:30pm, weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.
Summer Movie Schedule
August 20
Guardians of the Galaxy - 121 min
August 27
McFarland, USA - 129 min
Visit event's website for more information

August 22

Peaks and Paws

Aug 22, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is paying tribute to man and woman's best friend with the 6th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival. Dogs and their Masters can enjoy live music, delicious food, and wine and beer tasting (people only!) amid Squaw's stunning mountain setting. The all-day event also has dog-friendly guided hikes up Shirley Canyon and Granite Chief Trail. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

August 22 - 23

Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Aug 22, 2015 to Aug 23, 2015
See website for event details.
Ed'ZBerg Sugar Pine Point State Park
Tahoma, CA 96142
530 546-1019

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon occurs annually at Ed ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoe's special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches. Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon.

August 30

Woofstock 2015

Aug 30, 2015
Johnson Springview Park
5480 5th Street
Rocklin, CA 95603
916 625-5000

2015 will be the 8th year for Woofstock! Last year, we raised almost $20,000 for our Canine Rescue Groups and had a crowd of almost 10,000 (and that's not counting our four-legged friends!). Look for more of the same this year, as the "Adopt a Rubber Ducky Doggy", Woofstock Grateful Dog Rescue Run, Obstacle Course, Weiner Dog Races, 60's Costume Contest, over 130 Vendors, Entertainment, 20+ Dog Rescue Groups, Meetup Groups, and much more returns, plus you know we have a few surprises in store for you!

August 29 - 30

Gold Country Kennel Club Dog Show

All day
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945

A full AKC Dog Show!
Normally all 170 breeds are here.
Over 40 vendors with all the things an animal lover could want.
Food vendors with many tasty items to choose from.
Admission: FREE
Parking: $5.00 per vehicle

September 5, 2015

2015 Sierra BrewFest

Sep 05, 2015
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

A unique, unlimited microbrew tasting experience. Sample over 100 hand-crafted beers. Enter the Bagg-O Tournament to win tickets to the 2016 BrewFest and other great prizes! Enjoy delicious food from some of the best local food trucks and restaurants. Tickets: $35 per person $10 non-tasters $40 at the door Kids Free Additional ticket outlets at: The BriarPatch Market now and at both SPD Markets in August.

September 10-13, 2015

Gold Country Fair
date: September 10-13, 2015
time: Thurs. 4pm-11pm, Friday 4pm-Midnight, Saturday 11am-Midnight, Sunday 11am- 10pm
location: Gold Country Fairgrounds
fee: Thursday: $10 for 2 people Friday: $5 for everyone Saturday & Sunday: $10 Adults $8 Seniors *Kids 12 and under and Military, Law Enforcement, & Fire Fighters in Uniform get in Free every day.

As American as Apple Pie!

The Gold Country Fair takes place Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th in the beautiful Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, CA. The event is a 52 year old tradition, is 4 days long and is jam-packed full of family activities everyone can enjoy!

Just some of the wonderful things you'll enjoy at the fair is our friendly atmosphere, new and traditional competitive livestock exhibits, hands-on kid activities, a large carnival of exciting rides, delicious specialty foods, multiple stages of amazing entertainment, fun contests, strolling entertainers, blockbuster concerts, a fabulously fun Destruction Derby, unique crafters and a variety of commercial and local exhibits.

September 26, 2015

Trail Running
date: 09/26/15
time: 06:00am
location: Downtown Auburn
fee: $215

The best of the best, one course, one day. Be A Champion at UROC and challenge yourself with the 100K, 50K or Half Marathon distance. This one-of-a-kind trail race showcases some of the most beautiful trails in the area. The Expo takes place in Auburn on Friday 9/25. Dont miss out! phone: 434-218-0402

October 10 - 24, 2015

Mary Poppins

date: October 10 - 24, 2015
time: 2:00 pm or 7:30 pm, depending on date
location: State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way Auburn
fee: $8-$22

Placer Community Theater will soon be presenting one of Broadway's best-loved family musicals, Mary Poppins. Based on the books by P.L. Travers, and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary Poppins amazed and delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. Join us for Placer Community Theaters exciting live version of this family musical in October. Evening performances will be presented at 7:30 pm October 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24. 2:00 pm matinee performances will be offered October 11, 17, 18 & 24. Tickets and information at

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical, memorable, and surprisingly comical adventures, but Jane and Michael arent the only ones she has a profound effect upon; even grown-ups lea
a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

This program showcases the talents of over thirty cast and crew members from Auburn, Grass Valley, and surrounding communities. Audiences are sure to recognize classic songs like, "Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim-Chim-Cher-ee," the showstopping "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and Walt Disney's personal favorite song, "Feed the Birds."

Tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theater lobby on three Fridays, September 25, October 2 & 9, between the hours of noon and 2:00 pm. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 530-852-2708, or online through Ticket prices for this event are $22 for adult reserved seating, $18 for seniors/teens/groups of 10 or more, and $8 children.

October 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25 Reception


Center of the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

The Pioneer Arts Club of Grass Valley, CA is having their 32nd Northern Mines Art Exhibit & Sale from October 19 - November 11, 2015. Artists from northern and central California will be showing their work. All art lovers are welcome to join us!
More information can be downloaded from our website:

November 14-15, 2015

Pioneer Quilt Guild
Nov. 14-15, 2015
Sat. 10-5, Sun 10-4
location: Roseville Sports Center  Mahany Regional Park 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville, Ca.
fee: Adults $7.00, Under 12 Free

Quilt Show and sale. Quilts displayed; locally-made quilts for sale; boutique of high-quality, handmade items; vendors; door prizes; basket raffle; refreshments and lunch available. Admission $7, free parking

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