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Colfax Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Colfax area
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THURSDAY My Girlfriends Garden social networking group meets at 9 a.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Cafe, 30 Main St. 305-4050. Zumba Fitness Class from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Karaoke offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Red Frog, on Highway 174. No cover. 346-1010. Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599. FRIDAY Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211. Seniors First serve lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Donation $5. 346-7647. Badminton from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8750. Zumba Fitness Class from 9 a.m. See Thursday Karaoke at the Red Frog. See Thursday Fast Fridays gates open at 6:30 p.m. racing starts at 8 p.m. at the Gold Country Fair Grounds, 1273 High St. in Auburn. 878-7223. SATURDAY Paint Main Street in preparation for Sunday’s Independence Day celebration. Color in the spaces starting at 7 p.m.Tom Wernigg at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Speaker Series on “Creation or Evolution - The New Evidence,” ongoing discussion group lead by Gary Warner, at 1 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. The Sundews perform at 7 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Big Bend 16th annual star party, hosted by Don Machholz and his fellow astronomers from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at the Loch Leven Trailhead, near the Big Bend Ranger Station, about 30 miles above Colfax, along Interstate 80. See the planet Saturn, bright stars, double stars, star clusters and galaxies. Free and open to the public. SUNDAY Colfax Independence Day Celebration. Vendors, beer garden, bands and music begin at 10 a.m. Kiwanis Little Patriots Parade starts at 11 a.m., followed by the Lions Club Main Parade at noon. The Downhill Derby is at 2 p.m. No fireworks. Sponsored by Colfax Pride Inc. Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during Independence Day parade and festivities. Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211, Independence Day After Parade music and dance to 1960-70s sounds of Colfax Allstars at 12:30 p.m. Greg Garretson performs at 4 p.m. Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Colfax star party, hosted by Dan Machholz at Schuyler Colfax statue, Grass Valley and Railroad streets, from 8 to 10 p.m. See planets, stars and galaxies through astronomers’ telescopes; free and open to the public. MONDAY Friends of the Library book sale, noon to 2 p.m. at Dutch Flat Community Center. 933 Stockton St., Dutch Flat. Summer camp for kids. Four camp sessions are open to children ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. Age-appropriate exercise, dance, games and water fun offered in each five-day session. For registration information, call 559-5963. Seniors First lunch. See Friday Zumba Gold for seniors scheduled at 8:30 a.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Lyrical Locos practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. TUESDAY Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Meadow Vista Library, 16981 Placer Hills Road. 878-2647. Salvation Army open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 S. Canyon Way. 346-2722. Seniors First. See Thursday Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday Tuesday Social. Work on whatever project you wish, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Whistle Stop Quilt and Sew, 54 N. Main Street. $5 class fee. 346-8482 WEDNESDAY Gold Country Farmers Market open from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 26, at historic freight depot, N. Main and Depot streets. Local farmers and crafters wanted. For details, call Bob Hicks, market manager, at (916) 663-2025. Seniors First lunch. See Friday Painting Classes at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Acrylics from 9 a.m. to noon, Watercolor from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 389-8718. Salvation Army. See Tuesday Wednesday Night Live from 6 to 9 p.m. on High Street in Auburn. Food, music, vendors. Seniors First lunch. See Friday Karaoke at the Red Frog. See Thursday FRIDAY, JULY 6 Penney the Clown: Storyteller and Face Painter is featured in the summer reading program at 1 p.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211.