Friday, Dec. 16
A variety music show, talent night and trail tales presentation featuring Joshua Besneatte, Britni Fitzgerald and Andrew Branden takes place from 7:30-9 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St., Colfax. Call (530) 305-4050.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Placer Nature Center hosts the Wild Things Sewing Circle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn. The center is looking for volunteers to help create fun, nature-inspired costumes for kids. The group will create a Wild Things Costume Box for children that will include local wildlife, native plants and fungi. New volunteers are welcome any time to the free task force. Call (530) 878-6053 or visit www.placernaturecenter.org.
Celebrate a beloved holiday tradition at the 25th annual Country Christmas in historic Old Town Auburn. From 5-9 p.m., the community gathers for food, music, caroling, shopping and live entertainment. There will be a hay wagon, Christmas lights and a shuttle from the fairgrounds. Admission is free. Contact Linda Robinson at (530) 888-1585 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oldtownauburnca.com.
Music in the Bistro presents vocal and guitar duo Billy Bensing and Kelly Garmire from 7-9 p.m. at Latitudes, 130 Maple St. No. 200, Auburn. Call (530) 885-9535 or visit
The Jamal Walker Band and Loo$e Change play at 9 p.m. at The Club Car, 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Come for an evening of blues, soul and rock ’n’ roll. Call (530) 887-9732 or visit
Sunday, Dec. 18
Dr. Charlie Gehlbach, leader/trumpet, is joined by Jim Elsaas on banjo and guitar and ragtime pianist Tom?Brier to form Dr. Bach’s Triple Threat, playing at 3 p.m. at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn. They are joined by James Achilles and Idle Fret playing jazz and Grace Notes, singing Christmas music and other favorites. Suggested donation at the door is $20. Call (530) 885-9009 or visit www.auburncommunityconcerts.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
The Placer County Office of Education’s iLearn Academy holds its third Tuesday class event, the iLearn Marketplace, from 10 a.m. to noon at 16825 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. The class entrepreneurs are ready to market and present their Biz World products. After four weeks of designing, manufacturing and developing business plans, student-based companies will sell their items to help raise funds to support class and school programs. Also, the school’s Thursday gardening class has been making several products from the school’s garden and local area. Call (530) 886-5800 or visit www.ilearnacademy.info.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Music in the Bistro presents acoustic bluegrass band Natural Drift from 7:30-9 p.m. p.m. at Latitudes, 130 Maple St. No. 200, Auburn. Call (530) 885-9535 or visit
Thursday, Dec. 22
Music in the Bistro presents Matt Fremont on guitar and harmonica from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Latitudes, 130 Maple St. No. 200, Auburn. Call (530) 885-9535 or visit www.latitudesrestaurant.com.
Friday, Dec. 23
Aaron Gayden plays a special holiday show at 9 p.m. at The Club Car, 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Gayden will blend his smooth R&B tunes with holiday favorites. Call (530) 887-9732 or visit
Music in the Bistro presents vocal and guitar duo Kelly Fleming and Pete Grant from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Latitudes, 130 Maple St. No. 200, Auburn. The duo performs 1970s “hippytonk” and country music. Call (530) 885-9535 or visit www.latitudesrestaurant.com.