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Things to do for Oct. 5-11

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Events Oktoberfest The Auburn Gold Country Rotary Club will be hosting the 20th annual Oktoberfest from 5-10 p.m. Friday in the Placer Building at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Tickets $22 advance, and $25 at the door. Silent auction, raffle for a special prize. Tickets are available from Rotary Club members or call (530) 888-7003. Benefit dinner Celebrating Friends for Life, a benefit for Juanita Malone, will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday at Headquarter House, 14500 Musso Road in Auburn. Includes tri-tip and chicken, no-host bar, silent auction, music by the Liberators and an art show. Tickets are $30 donation or four tickets for $100. Tickets available at Dawn's Co. in the Raley's Center in Auburn. Auburn Bluegrass Festival The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center presents the second annual festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Tickets $25 adults, $15 teens, free under 13. Tickets on sale at Auburn Chamber of Commerce and at the door. (530) 887-5535 or www.livefromauburn.com. Eggplant Festival See story. Benefit garage sale Garage sale with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Three-day 60-mile Walk for Breast Cancer will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 10930 Oak View Terrace in Auburn. Barn sale The Friends of the Bayley House Semi-Annual Barn Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bayley Barn, 4300 Highway 49, Pilot Hill. Lunch items available for sale. Del Oro reunion Del Oro High School All Class Reunion will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed on Taylor Road in Loomis. Casual evening of snacks, drinks, DJ music and dancing. Cost $20 at the door. (916) 652-7243 ext. 1005 or www.phsd.k12.ca.us/deloro. Wine, Walk & Shop The fourth annual event is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Truckee. Tickets $35 ($25 in advance). (530) 550-2252 or www.truckeewinewalk.com. Blue Jean Ball Get your jeans and boots on for Riding High's seventh annual Blue Jean Ball from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Riding High Equestrian Program 11685 Lorenson Road, Auburn. Live music by Revolving Door, dancing, elaborate BBQ dinner, silent and live auction. Cost $45 per person. Purchase tickets at event or call (530) 888-8891. Alpaca Ranch Tour See story. Flea market fundraiser The E.V. Cain Middle School DC troopers will hold a flea market, car wash and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at E.V. Cain, off Palm Avenue and Highway 49 in Auburn. (530) 613-4879. Cajun dinner The Boozefighters MC Chapter 6 eighth annual Cajun Dinner will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday at The Dew Drop Inn on Cerrito Road off Highway 49 in Grass Valley. Open to public, all bikes welcome. Benefits Friends of the Nevada County Military. Cost $20 per person for dinner, $10 general admission. Live music, raffle, bike show and vendors. (530) 368-7188 or www.bfmc6.com. Wings and Wine Experience the majesty and excitement of falconry and enjoy wine and cheese tasting from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Country Club, 3030 Legends Drive in Meadow Vista. Proceeds benefit Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. Tickets $50 per couple or family. Purchase online at www.winchesterwingsandwine.org. (530) 613-6471. Music The Austin Lounge Lizards Showtime at 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Tickets $20. Available through the Center for the Arts Box Office, (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, the Center's usual ticket outlets (including Cherry Records in Auburn); or online at www.thecenterforthearts.org, also at the door, if available. Marshal Wilderson Smoked Sugar Live music at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Constable Jack's, 515 Main St. in Newcastle. Cover $8. (916) 663-9385 or www.constablejacks.com. Ana Gilmour Live music at 9 p.m. Friday at The Club Car, 836 Lincoln Way in Auburn. No cover. (530) 887-9732 or www.clubcarauburn.com. The Incredible Torpedoes Rock, funk and reggae classics at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pistol Pete's, 140 Harrison Ave. in Auburn. (530) 885-5093. Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers Live music at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Constable Jack's, 515 Main St. in Newcastle. Cover $10. (916) 663-9385 or www.constablejacks.com. In The No Live music at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Club Car, 836 Lincoln Way in Auburn. No cover. (530) 887-9732 or www.clubcarauburn.com. The Ronen Trio Music on The Divide is proud to present The Ronen Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Georgetown. Tickets will be sold at the door for non-members, $10 adults and $5 children 5 through 17. (530) 889-0242. Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Album release concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Don Baggett Theater. Tickets $18 advance, $20 at the door, $12 for children 12 and under. See Austin Lounge Lizards for ticket information. Arts Book signing Author Rocky Robinson will sign books from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at The Book Seller, 107 Mill St., Grass Valley. "Flat Out" is his personal account of this decade-long quest to become the fastest motorcycle rider on earth. (530) 272-1676. Silver Screen Movie "The Night of the Hunter" will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Beecher Room at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Suggested donation $5. www.auburnsilverscreen.com. Meet the artist night Join an informal meeting with Bobbie Harms from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Bella Fine Arts and Gifts, 455 Main St., No. 7, in Newcastle. Free. (916) 663-9790. Auburn Art Walk View artists' works inside local businesses from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Downtown and Old Town Auburn. Free. www.placerarts.org. Educational/History NOON program Dr. Ed Weiss, D.D.S., will give a visual presentation titled "Flying Doctors In Guatemala" for the first Friends of the Auburn Library NOON program of the fall season at noon Friday in the Beecher Room at the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Free. Refreshments available, but you may bring your own lunch. Mendelssohn lecture Sierra College will present a lecture by music expert Stephen Miller entitled "A Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn" at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the lower floor of the Library/Learning Resource Center on the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus, at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. Open to the public. Suggested donation $5, parking $1. (916) 781-0565. Old Town walking tours Tours start at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings in front of Auburn's historic courthouse, rain or shine. Free. (530) 889-6500. Chinese museum The Joss House Museum of Chinese history is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at 200 Sacramento St. in Auburn. (530) 823-0373. Outdoors/Sports Mountain biking day FATRAC will be hosting Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday at the Granite Beach parking lot in the Folsom Lake State Park. Arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. Free, $7 day use fee. Food and water provided on this guided ride. Open to all skill levels. (916) 663-9608 or cwilson@sanjuan.edu. Food/Wine Auburn Farmers Market The Auburn Farmers' Market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot across from the courthouse in Old Town Auburn. Classes/dance Argentine tango Held from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday night at Ahmbiance, 884 Lincoln Way, Suite No. 30 (upstairs studio). Cost $40/month, $12/drop-in. Beginners welcome, No partner needed. Nightlife Karaoke From 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday at Trackside Tavern & Grill, 247 Railroad Ave., Colfax. (530) 346-2033. Songwriters showcase Songwriters sign in and share music at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Club Car, 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn. (530) 887-9732. Country music Hosted by Eddy Moore from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays at The Red Frog, 1007 Highway 174 in Colfax. No cover. (530) 346-1010. Karaoke At 9 p.m. Thursdays at The Red Frog, 1007 Highway 174 in Colfax. No cover. (530) 346-1010. Karaoke At 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Lou La Bonte's, 13460 Lincoln Way in Auburn. (530) 885-9193. Karaoke At 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Giovanni's Restaurante, one mile northeast of Colfax on Highway 174. (530) 346-7400. Open mic From 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at The Red Frog, 1007 Highway 174 in Colfax. No cover. (530) 346-1010. Onstage Pirates of Penzance Opening Friday. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 and 28 at Music & More's DeWitt Theatre, 11596 D Ave. Auburn. Tickets $15 general, $12 seniors, students and children under 12. (530) 885-0594. Comedy Night Richard Stockton and Johnny Steele will entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Tickets $20. Available through the Center for the Arts Box Office, (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, the Center's usual ticket outlets (including Cherry Records in Auburn); or online at www.thecenterforthearts.org, also at the door, if available. Laundry and Bourbon and Other Short Plays Showtimes at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 21 at the Tower Theatre, 421 Vernon St., Roseville. Tickets $20. (916) 782-1777. Evermore A story about Edgar Allan Poe by Gary Wright. Showtimes at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 at Historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Admission $24 - $11 Thursday and Sunday; $26 - $14 Friday and Saturday. (530) 265-8587 or www.foothilltheatre.org. The Reluctant Princess Introduce your children to live theater with the story of a clever princess who starts to worry she's just not cut out for "the family business." Performances at 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 in the Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St., Roseville. Tickets are $8, available at the door. (916) 782-1777 for more information. Hold Me! Showtimes at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 6 at Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson (directly behind the Center for the Arts), downtown Grass Valley. Admission $15 adult, $12 for 17 and under or 65 and over. Tickets available through the Center for the Arts Box Office, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, (530) 274-8384, ext. 14, and at the door, if available. www.thecenterforthearts.org. Camelot Showtimes at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13 in the Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St., Roseville. Tickets $22-$25 general admission, $20-$22 seniors and students, $12-$14 children 11 and under. Call (916) 782-1777 for tickets. Legends To Go Showtimes at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 13 at Off Broadstreet, 305 Commercial St. in Nevada City. Thursday performance at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 27. Matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Admission $19 Thursday and Sunday, $22 Friday and $24 Saturday. Reservations recommended. (530) 265-8686. www.offbroadstreet.com. Submit calendar announcements online at auburnjournal.com. Click on the "Submit an event" link and fill out the form. Items are due by noon Wednesdays for events that occur the following Friday through Thursday.