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Jump on these local happenings in July

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The Fourth of July may have passed us by, but the month of July is far from over. There’s plenty more fun to be had in the next couple weeks. Gold Country Blues Fest The Placer Contractors Association has secured quite the lineup for Saturday’s Gold Country Blues Fest, which will be held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. Various regional bands perform on the upper stage between noon and 4 p.m. Main stage action starts at 4 p.m. with the Soul of the Gypsy Tour, followed by Guy Davis at 6 p.m. and Walter Trout at 8 p.m. Tickets for the blues fest are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Call (916) 663-9385 or see goldcountryblues fest.com for information. Thunder in the Sky Thunder in the Sky, the semi-annual Auburn Air Fair, kicks off with a Hangar Party and Dinner Dance Friday at the Auburn Airport, located on New Airport Road off of Bell Road. Dinner is served from 5:30-7:30 p.m., followed by live music by Sister Swing and dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and dance are $30, or $15 for dance only: $15. The Air Fair takes to the sky 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Everything with wings, from fly bys and displays of WWII warbirds to radio controlled models will be on display. Cost is $10 for adults. Children under 5 get in for free. Learn more at www.thunderinthesky.org or by calling (530) 889-2000. Summer Series Auburn’s 2010 Summer Series Concerts continue with Old West Trio on Sunday. To honor their Western heritage, the Old West Trio performs both traditional and contemporary songs that explore a variety of styles, including gunfighter ballads, western swing, classic Sons of the Pioneers, and lively yodeling tunes. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Auburn Library Garden Theater, 350 Nevada St., adjacent to the Auburn Library. The final concert of the season will be Ivan Najera, who performs July 18. Malayaka House Robert Fleming, son of Colfax resident Jo Ann Hunt, founded the Malayaka House in 2005 as an emergency shelter for endangered children in Lunyo, Uganda. View a documentary about the Malayaka House July 17 at the State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Showtimes are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Discussion with Fleming follows each showing of the film. Tickets are $15 per person, with proceeds going to Malayaka House. Call (530) 401-4956 for tickets. Visit www.malayaka house.com to learn more about Malayaka House. Tell us about your upcoming events by e-mailing features@goldcountrymedia.com.