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Events 2015

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.

March 20, 2015
Tahoe WinterWonderGrass

Mar 20, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015
See website for complete schedule of events.
Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley, CA 93675
Lively national, regional, and local bluegrass and acoustic roots music, California beers, wines, spirits, and warm local food surrounds locals and the Valley's experience seeking guests in a winter wonderland. Squaw Valley and the High Sierra are the glowing backdrop for families and friends to dance, mingle, and reconnect.

March 20, 2015
Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off

Mar 20, 2015
Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
916 774-5950

Join South Placer's best local Celebrity Chili Chefs as they prepare their favorite chili recipes to benefit Placer County youth and Point Break Workshops for our local schools.

March 21, 2015
50's & 60's Spring Hop

Mar 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Recreation Park Gymnasium
123 Recreation Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-8461

Shake, rattle, and roll! Don't miss this 50's and 60's themed dance party featuring Frankie and the Fablestones! There will be dance contests, 24-hour marriages, wine, beer, and food.

March 21, 2015

The Auburn Symphony presents 'Masterworks Concert III-In the Spotlight'

Mar 21, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Placer High School Theatre
275 Orange Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 823.6683

Peter Jaffe, Conductor
Curtis Kidwell, oboe; Patty Wassum, clarinet; Christopher Jones, horn; Cathleen Williams, bassoon

Featuring the following...

Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger...depicting a Renaissance plot through the lens of German Romanticism, setting the stage for a grand singing contest

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante, K. engaging Classic treasure showcases four of our Auburn Symphony principals

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43...tour a Scandinavian musical landscape with this wistful and passionate masterpiece

March 21, 2015
On Stage at the State Presents 'Tea For Three - Lady Bird, Pat & Betty'

Mar 21, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

Lady Bird, Pat & Betty reveals life and love in the White House.

Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, TEA FOR THREE humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving -- a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

Share the journey of each as she deals with the fishbowl of First Ladydom.

March 22, 2015
Linnie OFlanagan, L.Ac.
One River Medicine, 16897 Placer Hills Rd., Meadow Vista, CA 95722
fee: $120

AcuDance: The Eight Extra-Ordinary Meridians

Pre-register by March 17th

Pre-requisite: Foundations of Qi Gong, Levels I & II (Offered on March 8th.)

Come explore the evolution of extraordinary meridians, the first vessels to form during fetal development! These meridians store, circulate, and regulate Qi and Blood. They are connected to deep reservoirs and regulate our life cycles. Through them, we can access imprints and conditioning from our experiences, prenatally and throughout our lives. Pathologies, including emotions, can be released, allowing us to access the root of the condition, and cultivate radiant health. Includes working with Torus Fields!

March 27, 2015
Mikel Paul & the Blazz Brothers

Mar 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916 783-4117

Piano + Bass + Drums = Intimate, Warm, and Memorable. An engaging 90 minutes of easygoing, upbeat charm and fabulous musicianship!

Friday 3/27/15
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Performance starts
$35 per person at Door

March 28, 2015
Foothill Quilters Guild presents their 31st Annual Quilt Show "Primetime in the Foothills"

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High St.
Auburn, CA 95603
530 277-1954

Foothills Quilters Guild Presents Annual Quilt Show: "Wish Upon A Star."
Over 250 Quilts on Display. The show will also include Quilted Garments, over 30 Vendor Booths, Country Store, Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, Demonstrations plus a Cafe.
The Opportunity quilt drawing will be on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Further detailed information will follow!

March 28, 2015
Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All America City Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
530 367-5108

Vendors will have thousands of mineral specimens, fossils, crystals, and gemstones galore! Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, or buy beads to make your own jewelry. The Mother Lode Goldhounds will teach you how to pan for gold!

March 28, 2015
On Stage at The State Presents Mike Amaral's Beach Boys

Mar 28, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156
Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys are world renowned for their clear harmonies and fun, upbeat performances. They have travelled from Arizona to Canada and their show pays tribute to the iconic Beach Boys sound. So come join us for an evening of "Good Vibrations" and other favorite hits!!

March 28, 2015
Soroptimist Expands Bingo to Two Sessions on March 28

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin will host a new afternoon Bingo session in addition to the annual Tostada Bingo Night on Saturday, March 28 at the Loomis Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road.

The afternoon Bingo will be held from 2 to 4:30 PM, tickets are $15 and nachos will be sold. The doors open for Tostado Bingo at 5:30 PM, shredded beef tostada dinner with drink and dessert begins at 6 PM and tickets are $25. The tickets to attend both sessions are $35.

All sessions include Bingo game packets and dauber, prizes, raffle, iced tea, lemonade, water and coffee. Tickets are available from the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, all Loomis Soroptimist members or by calling (916) 652-7252. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

This family friendly benefit supports Soroptimist Inte
ational of Loomis Basin projects including the Loomis Senior LIFE Center, former foster youth attending Sierra College, teacher grants, and other local and international projects that improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

To learn more about Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, visit a weekly meeting on first and third Wednesday evenings and second and fourth Wednesday mornings, visit, check out our Facebook page or contact Peggy Word, president at (916) 837-6106.

Soroptimist ( is an international volunteer service organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) organization.

phone: 916-652-0993
date: March 28, 2014
time: 2-4:30 and 5:30 -8:30
location: Loomis Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA, 95650 United States
fee: $15 afternoon, $25 Dinner & Bingo, $35 both sessions

April 2, 2015
Cinema at the State Presents 'The Armstrong Lie'

Apr 02, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

April 4, 2015
Easter Bunny Hop

Apr 04, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Streets of Old Town Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-2633.

Come join us for Old Town Auburn's best Easter event. Bring children of all ages for our 3rd Annual Easter Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 4th, from 11:00am-1:30pm. The Bunny Hop is free and rumor has it that the Easter Bunny will be in Old Town that day!

April 9, 2015
Lottery for the Arts

Apr 09, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street
Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
916 783-4117

EVERYBODY WINS during this exciting evening event. Every ticket holder will take home an original piece of quality art (valued at $250 or more) produced and donated by artists from the Northern California region and beyond while supporting community arts programs.

The Floyd Experience

April 11, 2015
time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
location: State Theatre.  Auburn, Ca
fee: $30.

THE FLOYD Tribute Band comes to the newly renovated State Theatre - Lincoln Way - Auburn,  ca 95603
Family friendly. Sights & sounds of THE FLOYD
Tickets on sale now:
scroll to April 11th date.

April 16, 2015

Cinema at the State Presents 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Apr 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Auurn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

April 17, 2015

On Stage at the State Presents 'An Evening With Jack Gallagher'

Apr 17, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

'An Evening With Jack Gallagher, Can't Pretend That Growing Older Never Hurts'

After 30 years as a stand-up comic, numerous appearances on the Tonight Show and even his own ABC sitcom, you'd think Jack Gallagher would have at least a few things figured out.
Maybe this is the night it all comes together for him. Join us for an evening of laughs with Jack!

April 18, 2015

Placer Theatre Ballet Presents 'Coppelia'

Apr 18, 2015 to Apr 19, 2015
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
916 608-6888

Ballet's greatest comedy, Coppelia portrays the tangled story of Swanilda and Franz, whose engagement is threatened after Franz thinks he has fallen in love with a mysterious, beautiful and silent girl. Swanhilda discovers Franz' new found love is only a doll and decides to impersonate Coppelia to show him his foolishness and win him back. Chaos ensuses...will Swanhilda and Franz get back together and marry after all? Join Placer Theatre Ballet for this fun ballet, appropriate for all ages.

April 24 - 25, 2015

Horizon Charter School
April 24th and 25th, 2015
time: 7:00 pm
location: 1101 Auburn Ravine Rd. Auburn, Ca
fee: $7.50

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

April 25, 2015

Gold Country Pro Rodeo

Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
916 726-7404

The beautiful, historic city of Auburn has been hosting a rodeo for over 50 years, and the tradition continues! The second Gold Country Pro Rodeo is an all new community event coproduced by Cotton Rosser/FlyingU Rodeo Company and EzEvents, Inc. Cotton Rosser has been producing professional rodeos since 1959.

April 25 & 26, 2015

Art Studio Trek - Art & Chocolate

Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Roseville, Rocklin, and Granite Bay

April 25th and April 26th marks the 9th Anniversary of the free ART STUDIO TREK. Enjoy the combined efforts of 17 Artists at 10 studio locations in the Roseville, Rocklin, and Granite Bay area. Celebrate this weekend event and share in the artists' personal creative endeavors. There will be a vast array of talent, art, chocolate and even an opportunity for you, the guest. Visit the 10 locations to be eligible for door prizes of original art. It will be a time of creative learning as artists demonstrate art techniques and offer their artwork for sale. Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th from 10am to 5pm. Free maps at

April 26, 2015

Auburn Funkbox Derby

Apr 26, 2015
To be announced.
Downtown Auburn
Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

The Auburn Funkbox Derby will be rolling through town in 2015! Scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, the race of handmade vehicles of all shapes and sizes will roll down Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn. Mark your calendars!

May 1 - 3, 2015

Auburn Spring Home Show

May 01, 2015 to May 03, 2015
Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 887-3616

Everything for Your Home, Garden & Gracious living! Remodel, renovate, build and landscape! Outdoor living at its finest, bathrooms & kitchens, windows, doors, pools & spas, flooring, sunrooms, patios, solar, awning, HVAC, BBQs, decking, and much more! Special Features include Landscapers Challenge, manufactured home on site, cooking demos, gift & gourmet galleria; fantastic giveaways and prizes, and free bulbs daily to the first 500 customers!

May 2, 2015

Lincoln Wine Fest

May 02, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Lincoln
640 5th Street
Lincoln, CA 95648

Discover the Charm of Historic Downtown Lincoln, Gateway to Placer County Wineries! Taste wine from SEVENTEEN of our fabulous Placer County wineries while you sample food from the best local food suppliers. At Beermann Plaza we'll be featuring vendors, live music, a wine garden and the opportunity to purchase the wine you like by the bottle.

May 5, 2015

Cinco De Mayo

May 05, 2015
Streets of Old Town Auburn
Auburn, CA 95603
530 888-1585

A little bit of Mexico comes to Old Town Auburn! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated annually in the United States and Mexico to commemorate the Mexican army beating 6,000 French troops who had invaded the city of Puebla on May 5, 1882. The Folklorico Dancer Troupe from Sacramento, and pony rides by Pony Up in Newcastle, always a favorite with the buckaroos, will be back again this year along with Mobile Rocks climbing wall and piñatas for the children, and a street dance from 8-9pm. There will also be a salsa making contest with local restaurants - tasters determine the winners! Join us for music, food, vendors, piñatas, dancing, and fun for the entire family. We promise to keep the HEAT down!

May 17, 2015

On Stage at the State Presents 'In My Life'

May 17, 2015
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the award winning, smash hit musical biography of the Beatles as seen through the eyes of their manager Brian Epstein. More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to "be there" at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles – from Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club, to the Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium's 50,000 + screaming fans and their final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices. This family friendly musical tale is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades.

Oldtown Auburn Antiques Street Fair

Sunday-May 17, 2015

phone: 530.888.1585
time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
location: I-80 @ Maple St. Historic Oldtown
fee: Free

49th annual Spring Street Fair.
150 dealers on the streets of Oldtown Auburn.
For vendor application: & click on vendors.

May 22, 2015

On Stage at the State Presents 'Core Contemporary Dance'

May 22, 2015
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

Based in the Sacramento region, CORE Contemporary Dance is a professional dance company comprised of performance artists with diverse dance backgrounds. The artistic vision of CORE is to express ideas and emotions to our audience in a manner that will engage, entertain, educate, and promote the expression of human experiences through movement.

June 4, 2015

Cinema at the State Presents 'Chasing Ice'

Jun 04, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-0156

Follow acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

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