Things to Do: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

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Friday, Sept. 28

 “Sex, lies & politics” is an interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theater experience based on a political spoof takes place at Lou LaBonte’s - 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Fridays, through Nov. 2. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. with seating at 7 p.m. Dinner and show: $39.95 per person. For reservations call Lou La Bonte’s at (530) 885-9193.

The Children’s Health and Safety Faire is from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 28, at Loomis Community Park. The event is geared for parents, teachers and their children, ages birth to 5. The event includes emergency vehicle tours; personal safety, nutrition and health information; activities, face painting and arts and crafts; free train rides on the Choo-Choo Express; and community resource booths. The event is sponsored by the Placer County Office of Education and First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission. For more information, call (530) 745-1380.

Saturday, Sept. 29

“Sex, lies & politics” is an interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theater experience based on a political spoof takes place at The Station - 1100 Orlando Ave. Roseville, CA 95661, Saturday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Nov. 9. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. with seating starting at 6 p.m. Dinner and show:  $39.95 per person. For reservations call The Station at (916) 722-2405.

Puppets?  Gold panning?  Games and prizes?  Two year old Morgan Foss can’t wait!  The big event is St. Luke’s celebration of 125 years serving Auburn. The date is Saturday, Sept. 29, from 4-8 p.m. on the corner of Orange and Lewis. Tickets for carnival and dinner are $15, kids under 12, $5, and under 5 free. For carnival only, a small donation. Phone 885-2316 or check the website

Quinn Hedges playing 6-9 p.m. Guitar and vocals., at Casque Wines, 3273 Swetzer Road, Loomis.

Auburn Obstacle Scramble, 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, Regional Park, $25/racer.

Double Shots will play, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at Dono dal Cielo, 6100 Wise Road, Newcastle. Free. For information visit:

A New Hope Animal Foundation in cooperation with Placer County Animal Services is hosting the Cupcakes and Cats Adoptathon Kick Off from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Placer County animal shelter, 11251 B Avenue, Auburn. Adopt an adult cat for $25 and also get a $10 gift certificate from Incredible Pets. Cupcakes will be provided for all shelter visitors. Also, anyone who adopts a dog from the animal shelter that day will also receive a $10 Incredible Pets gift certificate! Adopters over 55 years of age are also able to adopt senior cats and dogs for free during the event.The Cupcakes and Cats Adoptathon promotion and gift certificates for adoptions will continue until Oct. 14.Call (530) 886-5540 or (530) 886-5541 for information about the Cupcakes and Cat Adoptathon and for World Rabies Day free vaccinations or go to or to

The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills (HSSF) hosts “Meet the Ponies” Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in the parking lot of their Auburn Used Book Store, 13420 Lincoln Way, (next to Bank of the West in the Raley’s Shopping Center, near the Foresthill/I-80 exit). It’s free and open to the Public.Shop for t-shirts, hats, books and learn more about the work of HSSF. Bring the kids and your camera for a great photo op!For more information, call (530) 823-6828.

Nature Rovers - Our Day Outside, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Rd., Auburn (530) 878-6053 or e-mail: Special class for families with children up to 5 years old. Have fun with your little one while you learn activities to do at home. Come rove around with magnifier in hand and see what nature abounds! Free thanks to Placer First 5! Register to help us have enough supplies here.

Gold Country Parish is holding a “Mission Faire” in The Colfax United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with open doors to the public. A Haitian luncheon will be served at noon, Tickets/reservations available by phone (530) 346-2450; Cost is $8 in advance $10 at door while available. Activities for the day include a Youth car wash, Pinata Breaking, Fair Trade and World Trade items for sale; 12 tables of displays showing people in mission. The general public is invited to walk through displays, enjoy the luncheon, and have a great car wash.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Boys & Girls Club of Auburn presents “Fore the Kids” Inaugural Golf Tournament, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Winchester Country Club, honoring Chuck Bradford and Rick Polhemus for their contributions to the Club.Player’s fees: $150 person. Registration: 10 a.m. start time 11 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Proceeds benefit youth programs of Boys & Girls Club of Auburn. For more information contact Trudy Harris: or call or call (530) 889-2273.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

The Auburn Aviation Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Auburn Airport terminal building located at the end of New Airport Road.  Unlike the regular monthly meetings, this meeting will have a social time from 6 to 6:30 and will feature a catered tri-tip and chicken dinner. There is a $12 per person dinner charge, payable at the door, or in advance to Carol Uhouse, AAA Treasurer, phone (530) 878-9496 or e-mail before the cutoff date of Thursday, Sept. 27.Anyone who has an interest in aviation or the local aviation scene is invited to attend. After a brief meeting for the election of our 2013 officers, speaker for the Oct. 3 meeting is Len Kovar, who will talk about his WW II experience in Europe. He was a 2nd Lt. in the US Army Air Force, flying in a B 24, which was shot down over Vienna. We are in for a treat to listen to Len as he recounts his experiences. For additional information, contact Bob Ferber at (530) 885-1706, or Carol Uhouse at (530) 878-9496.

Rotary Club of Rocklin Loomis Basin meets, 7-8:30 a.m. first Wednesdays, Ugly Mug, 3859 Taylor Road, Loomis (all other Wednesdays at Whitney Oaks Golf Course, Rocklin). Breakfast, speakers;

Thursday, Oct. 4

Open Mic for the Spoken Word is held the first Thursday of every month at Mel’s Diner, 1730 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn. Free open mic for poets, storytellers and authors reading from their own work. Five minute bits. Sign-in at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. No political or off color work. For more information visit or call (530) 613-1153.

Widowed Person’s Association of California will hold its monthly “Get Acquainted” dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Sizzler Restaurant in Auburn. Call (530) 823-5321 for reservations by Tuesday, Oct. 2. If you are new to WPAC this is an appropriate time to meet people who are also widowed. All Widowed People are invited to attend three activities of this organization prior to joining the membership. Activities include: card playing, luncheons, bingo, trips to Reno, Koffee klatches and special activities. For a free newsletter call (530) 823-5321.

AARP Auburn Chapter 1474 will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Senior Center in Dewitt Center Auburn. The potluck lunch will be served at 12:15 and Bingo starts at 10 a.m. There will be an interesting speaker and you can spend some time with friends and neighbors and have an enjoyable afternoon. Bring a salad, casserole or dessert for eight people. The meeting is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.