Things to Do: Sept. 7-14

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Friday, Sept. 7

Gold Country Fair, 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 9. Tickets and schedule at Highlights include $5 Friday, Family Fun Day Saturday, Destruction Derby Sunday and Junior Livestock Auction Saturday. (530) 823-4533. 

Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway racing, 8 p.m. Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn. See motorcycles race 0-60 mph in three seconds with no brakes. Extreme Sidecars series returns. $15 includes fair admission. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. (530) 878-RACE;

Ten Mile Tide with special guest Sean Lehe on guitar performs, 7 p.m., Auburn Event Center, 145 Harrison Ave., Auburn. This event is the release of the fifth studio album for the band that is influenced by country, bluegrass, rock, jam and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $12; tickets available at and Dimple Records, Cherry Records and Tribal Weaver. (530) 906-7441.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Pastel Society of the West Coast’s Annual Membership Show, through Sept. 29, The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn. From 1-3 p.m. Sept. 8, Richard McKinley will be recognized as pastel laureate of the society and will speak about his long experience with pastels. Free; (530) 885-5670,

Guitar-n-Sax performs, 2-5 p.m., Dono dal Cielo, 6100 Wise Road, Newcastle. Free;

Music Matinee @ the Bistro open mic/jam session, 4-6 p.m., Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St., Colfax Bring your voice or an instrument. Saturday Music at Seven, 7-9 p.m., Rusty Brothers perform 1970s and ‘80s songs. (530) 305-4050.

Auburn Symphony in the Park, 6-8:30 p.m., School Park Preserve, 55 College Way, Auburn. Maestro Peter Jaffe leads the players in dance and march tunes including Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March.” Free; or (530) 823-6683.

Jerry Woods and the Torpedos concert, 7-10 p.m., Mt. Vernon Winery, 10850 Mt. Vernon Road, Auburn. Rock ‘n’ roll and classic rock – unplugged. $15/person. Dinner available, $10/person (no outside food or drink). RSVP (530) 823-1111 or

"Gypsy Songman" Jerry Jeff Walker performs, 7 p.m., Auburn Event Center, 145 Harrison Ave., Auburn. All ages welcome; ID required for bar. Tickets $35 at

Sunday, Sept. 9

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

Monday, Sept. 10

12 Oils of Ancient Scripture, 4-6 p.m., Palm Terrace Apartments Clubhouse, 1040 Red Hawk Lane, Auburn. Learn about aromatherapy and essential oils, which have been used throughout history as medicine with records as early as 5,000 years ago in China. Host for the event is Elizabeth Griggs, certified massage therapist/aromatherapist. Free; (530) 210-6001.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

DeMolay Auburn chapter meets, 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Masonic Center, 956½ Lincoln Way, Auburn. All interested parties welcome to attend. (530) 863-3355 or (530) 401-5463.

Friday, Sept. 14

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. Free. (530) 887-1604 or (530) 878-7936.

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 new to the area or 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.