Things to Do: Sept. 14-21

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Friday, Sept. 14

Auburn Area Newcomers and Neighbors Club open house, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Beecher Room, Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. Club provides activities and friendship for singles or couples who call the foothills home, whether they are new to the area or are established residents. (530) 823-6027.

Colfax Art Walk, 3-8 p.m., venues throughout Colfax. View art, meet artists and listen to live music. Venue map and complete artist list at or Whistle Stop Quilt Shop, Colfax Train Depot or any participating businesses, marked with the red “Colfax Art Walk” signs.

Auburn Cruise Nite car show, 5-9 p.m., Downtown Auburn. 300 classic cars from 1972 and older; DJ; food and beverage vendors. 9-11 memorial ceremony, 7 p.m. Free. (530) 887-1604 or (530) 878-7936.

Weekend WineDown Wine Lounge, 5-9 p.m., 3 Vigne, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis. Ciotti, Popie and Cristaldi wines for sale by the glass. Becca Danielsen plays blues/rock. No cover;

Constable Jack’s reunion, 6 p.m. to midnight, Auburn Event Center, 145 Harrison Ave., Auburn. Performers are Mick Martin and the Blue Rockers, The Mr. December Band and Daniel Castro Band. $15; burgers for sale 6-8 p.m.,

CoMotion community ecstatic dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Newcastle Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Road, Newcastle. DJd event for all ages; drug- and alcohol-free. Conversation and shoes left at the door. Sliding scale admission.

Screen on the Green presents Hitchcock’s thriller “Vertigo,” 8 p.m., Vina Castellano Winery, 4590 Bell Road, Auburn. Movie is free, wine tasting $5. Call ahead to order meat and cheese tray or sangria ($18 each). All ages; (530) 889-2855. Bring blankets, low-back chairs, sweaters, etc. Picnics welcome; no outside alcohol.


Saturday, Sept. 15

Auburn Grange Flea Market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3185 Bell Road, Auburn. Rentals for a variety of booths benefit the California Grange. Call (530) 888-6689. Market held first and third Saturdays.

Fall American River Cleanup, 8 a.m., meet at Old Auburn-Foresthill Curved Bridge near the confluence. First 50 volunteers to check in get a free confluence map, trash collection bags, water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves and water. (530) 885-4527 or 530)-885-8878.

Weight Watchers Lose for Good Open House, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2515 Bell Road, Auburn. Free meeting, 8-9:30 a.m. Prizes, refreshments, food drive for Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. Stories by weight-loss experts, 12:30 p.m. E-tools demos, 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Fashion show, 3 p.m. (530) 889-1969

Placer County Master Gardeners Composting Workshop, 9-11 a.m., Demo Garden, 11477 E Ave., Auburn. Covers composting indoors with bin systems, as well as composting with worms. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Free; (530) 889-7388.

Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Annual Membership Show, through Sept. 29, The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn; 95 paintings by 59 artists. From 1-3 p.m. Sept. 15, pastel artists Priscilla Warddrip of Loomis and Beverly Field of Pleasant Grove will demonstrate pastel techniques. Free; (530) 885-5670;

New Life Church day in the park, 2-5 p.m., Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. Maria’s Tacos sells $2 gorditas. Free family fun; (916) 200-8008; or visit 10530 Ophir Road, Auburn.

Dominic Pieranunzio performs, 2-5 p.m., Dono dal Cielo, 6100 Wise Road, Newcastle. Free;

Open mic/jam session, 4-6 p.m., Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St., Colfax. Bring your voice or an instrument. Family friendly. Happy Hour Music, 7-9 p.m. Double Overtime Duo plays acoustic versions of Beatles, Moody Blues and Ricky Nelson. $1 beer and wine. (530) 305-4050.

Weekend WineDown Wine Lounge, 5-9 p.m., 3 Vigne, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis. Ciotti, Popie and Cristaldi wines for sale by the glass. Sean Mee plays blues guitar. No cover;

Mike Wells of Guitar & Sax performs, 7-10 p.m., Casque Wines, 3273 Swetzer Road, Loomis.

Auburn House Concerts presents Kevin Carr, “My Grandfather's Fiddle,” 7 p.m. Fiddle, bagpipe melodies, uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes and songs and stories from Ireland, Quebec and Galicia. Carr hosts a session after show; musicians welcome to bring instruments. Suggested donation $20. Reservations required;, (530) 885-4292. Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Sunday, Sept. 16

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 296 meeting and potluck, 1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East St., Auburn. Gather about 11 a.m. for social time. Visitors do not bring food. All active, retired and veterans of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard welcome. Ladies auxiliary welcomes spouses. (530) 885-5809.

Music Matinee at the Bistro, 4-6 p.m., Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St., Colfax. Robert Ludgate plays accordion in Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra style. (530) 305-4050.

Funk Box Derby, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lincoln Way, Downtown Auburn. Pancake breakfast, 8-10 a.m., registration 8-9 a.m., opening ceremonies 10:45 a.m., car parade 11 a.m., derby starts 12:30 p.m., awards 2 p.m., post-race party 3 p.m. $50 to enter community division (families and nonprofits); $75 commercial.,


Monday, Sept. 17

Stroller Strides Auburn Plum Moms Club playgroup, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Gold Country Fairgrounds. Kids’ activities, baby playtime, support for mothers, community service activities. Free;

Placer County Council of the Navy League meets, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East St., Auburn. Salute to 50th anniversary of Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Dinner $12; reservations required. (530) 823-2820.

Sierra Gold Chorus Christmas show rehearsals begin, 6:30 p.m., Burback Hall, 11577 E Ave., Auburn. Sweet Adelines sing a cappella four-part harmony music, barbershop style. Show is Dec. 8. (530) 478-0130, (530) 885-4202, (916) 663-2105 or


Tuesday, Sept. 18

DeWitt Social dancers dance class and practice party, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Building 313A, DeWitt Senior Center, 11576 D Ave., Auburn. Lesson 6-7:30 p.m.; party until 9 p.m. $7; refreshments included. (916) 390-1084 or

A Touch of Home packing night, 6 p.m. third Tuesdays, upstairs at Nella Oil, 2349 Rickenbacker Way, Auburn. Men and women put together care packages for troops serving overseas; or (530) 888-0784.

Chakra Dance and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing, 7-9 p.m., Ahmbiance, 884 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Dawntrix Kerry and Laura Linsteadt host. Learn to listen to the language of the body, sense the energy of the chakras through your moving body. (619) 498-1249,,


Wednesday, Sept. 19

Goddess Dance in the Park, 9-10 a.m., Auburn Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. Suggested donation $10. Dance in a circle of women and sense the joy of movement in your body and being. (619) 321-9459;


Thursday, Sept. 20

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1354 meets, 11:30 a.m., Sizzler, 13750 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Social hour 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Helen Zajac, sharing national convention highlights. (530) 885-7320.

Auburn Chess Club meets, 6:30 p.m., The Power Club, 195 Harrison Ave., Auburn. Free; all ages and skill levels;, (562) 810-9113,

Cinema at the State Film Series presents “The Court Jester,” 7 p.m., State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. 1956 film stars Danny Kaye, Glynnis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury and John Carradine. $8;, (530) 885-0156. Box office opens 90 minutes before show time.


Friday, Sept. 21

Rooster Tails Fishing Club breakfast, 8-9 a.m., Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn. Professional fishing guide Gary Miralles is guest speaker at 9 a.m. Doors open at 7 a.m.; breakfast buffest $12., or (530) 887-0479.

Library NOON Program, noon, Placer County Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. David Antonucci, author of “Fairest Picture – Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe,” speaks about Twain and the forest fire he accidentally set while camping on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Widowed Persons Association of California luncheon, noon, Sizzler, 13750 Lincoln Way, Auburn. All widowed people welcome to attend three organization activities before joining. RSVP by Sept. 19, (530) 888-6880.

Dave’s Cave opens its 17th season at 8 p.m. with Kathy Barwick and friends at 540 Wall St., Auburn. Tickets $12 at the door; $5 for kids and students. Music includes bluegrass, Irish, folk and a little country. They’ll play guitar, mandolin and dobro. Guest musicians include mandolinist/vocalist Pete Siegfried; Alan Fuller (mandolin, mandola, guitar); fiddler and vocalist Samantha Olson; and Bruce Johnson, fiddle, guitar, mandolin. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Nonalcoholic beverages. Desserts available for purchase. (530) 878-2488.