Placer Nature Center

First-ever Auburn Duck Derby this Saturday

Two Auburn groups will hold the first-ever Great American River Wild Duck Derby this Saturday. The fundraiser is to benefit the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Protect American Riv ...

Leaf composting beats burning

The recent article “Ban on outdoor yard waste fires keeps Auburn backyard leaf burns on hold” (Journal, Jan. 13-14) does not address the advantage of not burning the leaves and ...

Things to Do: Jan. 13 through 21

Friday, Jan. 13Bathtub Gin plays country rock from 9 p.m. to close at Ava’s Lounge, 3129 Penryn Road, Penryn. Call (916) 740-0131 or email restlesswindent@gmail.com. Patrice ...

Things to Do: Jan. 6 through 13

Friday, Jan. 6Zac and Jay Band will play country rock from 9 p.m. to closing at Ava’s Lounge, 3129 Penryn Road, Penryn. Call (916) 740-0131 or email restlesswindent@gmail.com ...

Things to Do: Dec. 16 through 23

Friday, Dec. 16A 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 Colf ...

Take leaves, scraps and create black gold

Considering composting? Master composter Richard Huntley says autumn — with all the falling leaves — is an ideal time to get started. Huntley, who manages the composting progr ...

Naturalist helps kids connect with Earth

The Placer Nature Center located in Auburn offers a number of outdoor classes for individuals to discover the environment and cultural history that surrounds them. On late Wednesda ...

Robin’s eggs to hatch live on Internet

Auburn resident Sallysue Stein is sharing her little bundles of feathers with the world. Every year for five years a robin, whom Stein has affectionately named “Roby Robin,” a ...

Make merry this Mother's Day weekend

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and while cards and flowers are surely appreciated, it’s safe to bet that some quality mom-and-kids time will go a long way too. There are many loca ...

Open space is Land Trust’s mission

Just yards away from office buildings and an eatery, you can amble along a trail shaded by tall trees, sit on a bench and watch the birds or stop on a wooden bridge to listen to th ...

Felting is lots of good, clean fiber fun

If you’ve got wool and water, you’re well on your way to creating some wonderful works of art. There’s nothing particularly new about felting, the process of turning raw fib ...

Workshops reflect shades of green

It’s actually easy being green. A workshop series at the Placer Nature Center makes it even easier with sessions on pruning, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, composting ...

Get into groove of 2011 with January fun

If getting out and having fun is one of your 2011 resolutions, consider checking out any and all of these Auburn-area calendar highlights. Placer Nature Center The Placer Nature ...

Enjoy October’s seasonal entertainment options

October’s entertainment calendar is packed like a trick-or-treater’s bag on Halloween. Auburn Community Festival Find larger-than-life pumpkins, clever scarecrows, a costume ...

It's time for summer camp

Summer is the perfect time to be a kid. Now that school’s out, the next couple months are wide open, and therefore the prime time for adventure. There’s still plenty of time ...