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Events 2016

Denny's Cruise Night

May - October - First Thursday of every month.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
681 Newcastle Road
Newcastle, CA 916 663-2179

May - October - Denny's Cruise Night - sponsored by Newcastle Golden Spike Lion's Club

First Thursday of every month.

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

Wednesdays January 13 - Dec. 28:
Mel's Diner Weekly Classic Car Cruise Night

Jan 13, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mel's Diner
1730 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603

Pre-1976 classic cars and special edition cars welcome.
Bring your classic car and get 20 percent off meal inside Mel's.

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.

April 29, 2016

Concerts at Quarry Park

Apr 29, 2016
See website for details.
Quarry Park
4060 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677

Bringing great shows and entertainment to our beautiful new 1000 person amphitheater, Quarry Park!
Come listen to the The Marshall Tucker Band with The Bonedrivers!
Located at directly behind the fire station, Historic City Hall, and Memorial Park, we will house incredible shows, plays, and more!

Can't wait for you to come dance with us!
The entertainment and creation of these events was brought to you by the City of Rocklin Recreation, Arts, and Event Tourism Dept.

April 30, 2016

American River Classic Ride

Apr 30, 2016
See website for event schedule.
American River Pioneer Express Trail
Auburn, CA 95603
530 274-7885

We would like to welcome you to the 42nd annual American River Classic Endurance Ride, the oldest A.E.R.C. sanctioned 50 mile endurance ride in the world.
The ride follows the Pioneer Express Trail along the beautiful American River up to the Auburn Staging Area.

From there the ride follows the Western States trail through the American River canyon and on up to Cool, around the Olmsted Loop and on back to Auburn.

This year we will continue with our Friday night Bar-b-q hosted by the Auburn Rotatory Club, in support of the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund, A.C.C.E.F., .
We will also continue to donate $10- for every finisher to the fund and last year we were able to donate $1500- with a private donation of $500.

April 30, 2016

Rocklin Ramble Crazy Fun 5K

Apr 30, 2016 to May 01, 2016
See website for schedule.
Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 625-5200

The third annual Rocklin Ramble will take place at Sierra College!
With a theme of Superheroes, the Rocklin Ramble 5K Crazy Fun Obstacle Course includes family, individual, and a Super team Division.
Join us for our third exciting year!

Registration required.

In junction with Sierra College's Dino Days!

April 30, 2016

Sierra Nevada Winds: Annual Spring Concert

Apr 30, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Dietrich Theatre Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA
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Tickets available at the door: $10 adults/$7 children & seniors

April 30, 2016

Chocolate Wine & Art Indulgence

Apr 30, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sierra Vista Community Center
55 School Street
Colfax, CA 95713
530 346-8626

Come join us for a fun night of entertainment & indulgence!
Meet local artists and enjoy decadent chocolates & premium wines!
No-Host Chocolate Martini Bar.

April 30, 2016

Relay For Life of Roseville

Apr 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cooley Middle School
9300 Prairie Woods Way
Roseville, CA 95747
916 742-4995

Please join us for this year's Relay For Life of Roseville and help the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

April 30, 2016

David Jacobs-Strain & Keith Greeninger

Apr 30, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It's a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne.

What Keith Greeninger brings to music, and life for that matter, is authenticity. With a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith completely captivates his audiences. Keith Greeninger is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, absorbing every note and every word.

Price: $24 Advance, $28 Day of Show

April 30, 2016

Yomen: A Spring Celebration

Apr 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive
Roseville, CA 95661

Celebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Yomen is Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year! See tribal dancers, bracelet making, petroglyph rubbings, a scavenger hunt, and pound acorns, shop in the shade of an ancient oak, traditional Native artists exhibit their unique items for sale and try the fresh foods.

May 1, 2016

Cinco Denio's

May 01, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Denio's Farmers Market and Swap Meet
1551 Vineyard Road
Roseville, CA 95678
916 782-2704

Save the date and join us for this fun annual event that includes authentic Mexican food, music,
Mexican wrestling, lowrider car show and Futsal "street soccer" games!

Get your Futsal team together and sign up for the tournament today.

May 1, 2016

I love the 80s Fun Run

May 01, 2016
See website for details.
Vernon Street Town Square

Grab your headband, leg warmers, parachute pants and totally rad friends for the most excellent adventure! At the I love the 80's Fun Run & retro party you can run, walk or flashdance your way along the 5k/10k course and cross the finish line in Town Square listening to some totally rad tunes. Earn a totally 80's medal and other awesome prizes. This is a family friendly event-not just for Members Only.

Stay after your run for a totally gnarly dance party, contests, and other awesome 80's activities.
Register by April 8, 2016 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size.

May 1, 2016

Dinosaur Day Science Fest

May 01, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sierra College Rocklin Campus S
Inside and around the grounds (Sewell Hall)
5000 Rocklin Rd.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 660-7923

A fun-filled day designed for the whole family!

Watch real paleontologists prepare real fossils and then go to our Dino Pit and try to uncover some yourself.

After you spend some time finding fossils, you will probably be hungry. Head over to decorate your own dino cookie for a quick pick-me-up.

Once you have refueled see if you can knock down some towers by firing balls at them from a trebuchet.

Stop by our Archaeopteryx hat making station and our puppet making area and express yourself. Nothing says style like wearing your own Archaeopteryx hat!

You can go on a real treasure hunt with modern day technology when you try geocaching at the event.

Almost forgot to mention that we will have four, free Planetarium shows during the day.

Kids 4 and under are free! If they decide to bring their older brother or sister, it is $7.00 for them, so long as they are 12 or younger.
For the rest of us it is $10.00. (Subject to change)

May 1, 2016

Bowman Bulls Golf Tournament

3rd Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner and Silent Auction

phone: (530) 401-3735
date: May 1, 2016
time: 11:30
location: The Ridge Golf Club
fee: $125 (Foursome $500)

Dinner only (no golf) $35/person

We have food and activities on the course, games and prizes, raffles and 15k in silent auction items. Come on out and support Bowman Charter School PTO!

Volunteers to help with the tournament are sought now.

May 5, 2016

Cinco De Mayo

May 05, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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. And, weather permitting Chano Uribe will bring his "dancing horses" to show off some fancy foot work. Join us for music, food, vendors, piñatas, dancing, and fun for the entire family. We promise to keep the HEAT down!

May 5, 2016

Cinema at the State presents "The Big Short"

May 05, 2016

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

Price: $8

May 7, 2016

The Canyons Endurance Runs

May 07, 2016
See website for details.
Foresthill School
Foresthill, CA
The Canyons Endurance Runs bring you back to where it all started: the Birthplace of Mountain Ultras

Join us May 7, 2016 for our 3rd annual Endurance Runs through the canyons of the Historic Western States Trail.

The 100k is now a Western States 100 qualifier! And a UTMB 5 point race!

May 7 - 8, 2016

BerryFest Strawberry Festival

May 07, 2016 to May 08, 2016
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fairgrounds in Roseville
800 All America City Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678

Celebrating the Harvest of the Strawberry on Mother's Day weekend at the Fairgrounds on Washington Blvd in Roseville, CA.

What makes a happy mom on Mother's Day? Happy kids! So besides loads of strawberry treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations and live bands; BerryFest is loaded with fun for the kids with Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Princess Pageant, Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest, Berry Fun Color Run, Nonstop shows on the Kids Caboose Stage and a full kid's carnival and fun zone.

Berry Fun Color Run is a 5k all ages fun run with five color locations, DJ'ed music throughout the run, and is a fundraiser for Valley Christian Academy (Home of the Lions) on Saturday May 7th at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. The run is open to all ages and kids are free. All run participants receive a registration packet, and free admission to BerryFest. For more information, or to register, visit
• Early registration $20 before March 12, 2016
• Pre registration $25 before April 9, 2016
• Late registration $35 before Wednesday May 5th, 2016
• Last minute registration $40 on May 7th, 2016
*12 and under, Fun Run is free, Even though they are free they must pre register online by Saturday April 30, 2016. Day of Event Registration is $40 for adults and $20 for kids.

May 8, 2016

Mother's Day at the Flower Farm

May 08, 2016
The Flower Farm
9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650

Delicious buffet brunch served all day in the Café and Cafe gardens. By reservation only.

May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Picnic on Casque's Patio

May 08, 2016
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Flower Farm
9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd.
Casque's Tasting Room
Loomis, CA 95650

Special treats for mom, wine specials and fun for all.

May 8, 2016

The Mother's Day Triathlon/Duathlon and 5K

May 08, 2016
See website for details.
Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA
Granite Bay, CA

The 5th Annual Mothers Day Triathlon and Duathlon for Women Only, is back with beautiful Finisher Medals, tech-tee Women's cut race shirts, and a Special Early Sign-up Bonus of a handmade gift from Thailand for the first 300 Women. New this year will be our addition of a Coed 5K so that your sons, husbands and boyfriends can race with you.

The Mother's Day Duathlon and Triathlon offers a 400 yd swim or 2 mile run - 6.5 mile bike and 2 mile run course for women and girls.We will have three Relay Team Divisions with awards to the top three teams in each division:Friends, Family, and Co-Workers.

May 12 - 15, 2016

8th Annual Rocklin Community Festival

May 12, 2016 to May 15, 2016
See website for details.
Johnson-Springview Park
5480 Fifth St.

A Celebration of Family & Fun Benefitting Children in the Community
Carnival rides, Food trucks, Live music (Friday & Saturday 7 - 11 p.m.),
Beer & wine garden, Community non-profit booths, Cub Scout pancake breakfast (Saturday 8 - 11 a.m.)
Entrance to the Festival is Free!

May 13, 2016

Hiking and Climbing the High Sierra

May 13, 2016
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sierra College
Sewell Hall, Room 111
5000 Rocklin Rd
Rocklin, CA 95677

The Sierra Nevada mountains, America's "gentle wilderness," invite exploration. Bart O'Brien has been hiking, peak bagging, and rock climbing in the Sierra for decades, and he has climbed hundreds of mountains, walked thousands of miles, and added twenty first ascents to walls and spires in the back country. His articles and photographs have appeared in Climbing, Rock and Ice, and the American Alpine Journal, among others. In this presentation, he will share stories from his exploits in the famous national parks, the many wilderness areas, and lesser known sections throughout this great range - perhaps inspiring you to embark on your own Sierra adventure this summer. Admission is $5 general, $2 students/seniors. Proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

May 14, 2016

STRING FLING Acoustic Guitar Festival

May 14, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Dr.
Auburn, CA 95603
530 863-4615

Learn, experience, and play with masters of guitar.
Enjoy a day of camaraderie, collaboration and musical joy in beautiful Auburn, CA.
This new ARD event is on May 14 beginning at 9:00 am at Canyon View Community Center.
Workshops are offered three times throughout the day.
Outdoor spaces will be set aside for small groups to jam.
Vendors will be present with the very latest in guitar paraphernalia.
A guitar and equipment will be raffled off.
Lunch is provided with your pre-registration. The food vendor will also be present to purchase breakfast, snacks and beverages.

May 14, 2016

2016 Tour de Lincoln

May 14, 2016
McBean Park
McBean Park Drive / Highway 193
Lincoln, CA 95648
916 645-6254

15th Annual Lincoln Volunteer Center Benefit Bike Ride
The Lincoln Volunteer Center held its inaugural Tour de Lincoln in May 2002. The Tour is a benefit bike ride for the Volunteer Center and has grown annually to over 900 cyclists in 2009. The Tour offers a wonderful Spring day of riding the scenic back roads of Lincoln and South Placer County. The ride is fee based and includes a continental breakfast, well stocked rest stops along the routes, and a great post-ride BBQ lunch. Area bike shops provide minor repairs at the start/finish and at some of the rest stops for your convenience.
The Tour offers four courses: The Pleasure Cruise (10 miles), The Rolling Hills (20 miles), The Country Climb (40 miles) and the Metric Century (63 miles).
NEW THIS YEAR: Friday Night Pre-Registration Pasta Dinner ($15)
5:30-7:30 p.m. May 13, 2016 | Turkey Creek Golf Club, 1525 State Hwy 193, Lincoln, CA
Pre-payment required for dinner.Check in the night before the ride and avoid Saturday-morning lines for picking up your map and wristband. Enjoy a great meal and meet fellow cycling enthusiasts at Turkey Creek Golf Club's fine restaurant.

May 15, 2016

Auburn Triathlon

May 15, 2016
See website for event schedule
Rattlesnake Bar Park at Folsom Lake

The Auburn Triathlon is held annually in Auburn, CA (the Endurance Capital of the World) and consists of the World's Toughest Half (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run), the Auburn International Triathlon (.9 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run), the Auburn Mini Triathlon (500 meter swim, 8 mile bike, 2.6 mile run), and the Auburn Long Course Aquabike (1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike).
Each event offers calm water, canyon scenery, mild temperatures, and a low-key race environment. The rural bike courses are on safe, extremely minimal traffic roads (35 miles with no signal lights), featuring a narrow, tree-canopied road diving down to the secluded banks of the Bear River. You will swear you're racing a Giro D'Italia stage! The setting for your run is the spectacular Auburn State Park -- breathtaking views along the canyon rim, looking down at the American River.
You'll enjoy a grass roots feel with a focus on delivering the best possible experience to each and every athlete. The Auburn Triathlon will be a weekend you never forget! Enjoy the fabulous T2 and Finish venue of the American River Canyon Overlook. with lots of spectator shade and multi-loop vantage points!

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