Enjoy October’s seasonal entertainment options

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October’s entertainment calendar is packed like a trick-or-treater’s bag on Halloween. Auburn Community Festival Find larger-than-life pumpkins, clever scarecrows, a costume parade and plenty of family fun at the Auburn Community Festival, which takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. See for complete details. Gold Fever! Lou La Bonte’s is serving up a little more than spaghetti and meatballs this month. Catch “Gold Fever,” an interactive murder mystery, along with dinner, at 7:30 p.m. tonight, as well as Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Cost for the night, which includes a three-course dinner, is $39.95 per person, plus tax and tip. Find Lou La Bonte’s at 13460 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Call (530) 885-7755 for reservations. Auburn Symphony The Auburn Symphony kicks off a busy October with Saturday’s “Mozart’s ‘Little Night Music’ and Other Classical Delights,” at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way. Tickets are $45. The symphony’s first concert in the Masterworks Series, “Dazzle and Romance,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Placer High School auditorium. Tickets are $30-$45. Call (530) 823-6683 for more information. Pow Wow Native American dancers, drummers, singers and more from across the region converge upon the Gold Country Fairgrounds for the third annual Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at Party with the Arts Celebrate California Arts Day and the launch of Placer Arts 360 by attending Party with the Arts, which runs from 6:30-11 p.m. today at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Enjoy a showcase of Placer County food and wine, live music and more. Tickets are $30. Learn more at Auburn Art Walk The fourth and final Auburn Art Walk of the 2010 season takes place 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14 throughout Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Learn more at Auburn Old Town Gallery Larry Brenden, Lorelee Love and Jay Stargaard are October’s featured artists at the Auburn Old Town Gallery. See Brenden’s photography, Love’s ceramics and Stargaard’s sculptures 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at 218 Washington St. Call (530) 887-9150 or see for more information. Bats and more Check out “Super Heroes of the Night: Bat Education Day” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Placer Nature Center. Admission is free for members and children, and $5 for adults. Bats are back in the spotlight on Oct. 16 for “Bats and Spiders: Halloween’s Nature,” an Our Day Outside class for children 5 and under and their parents. The Placer Nature Center is located at 3700 Christian Valley Road in Auburn. Call (530) 878-6053 to learn more. Auburn Community Concerts Greg Giannascoli helps kick off the 2010-2011 Auburn Community Concert Association season with a show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Placer High School auditorium. Single-show tickets are available, on a space-available basis, at the door for $25. See for information. Auburn Wine & Food Festival Taste your way through Downtown and Old Town Auburn during the Auburn Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 9, when dozens of regional wineries and restaurants serve up samples at local businesses. Tasting runs from 1-5 p.m. and wine sales continue until 6 p.m. Tickets are $45. Food-only designated driver tickets are $25. See for complete details. Cantefable Catch Cantefable at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Tickets are $15. Call (530) 885-0156 or see for information.