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Colfax Area Community Calendar

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18 Friends of the Colfax Library meets at 11 a.m. in the library, 2 W. St. 346-8211. Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599. Party to Save our Pool/Park, a benefit for the Colfax Pool and Memorial Park, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the picnic area at Colfax Memorial Park. Children’s coloring contest; free hot dogs. Zumba Fitness Class from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. zumbainthehills.com Karaoke offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Red Frog, on Highway 174. No cover. 346-1010. FRIDAY, AUG. 19 Colfax Drum Circle group drumming event, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211. Seniors First serves lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Donation $5. 346-7647. Karaoke at the Red Frog. See Thursday Badminton from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8750. Zumba Fitness Class from 9 a.m. See Thursday Fast Fridays gates open at 6:30 p.m. racing starts at 8 p.m. at the Gold Country Fair Grounds, 1273 High St. in Auburn. 878-7223. SATURDAY, AUG. 20 A flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Contact Tim at 346-8726. A free electronic waste-recycling drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in parking lot of the Colfax Passenger Depot, 99 Railroad St. The drive-through drop-off event is being hosted by the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce to benefit Railroad Days scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2. California Electronic Asset Recovery, a state-approved electronic waste collector and recycler, shreds all hard drives and reimburses the chamber for the e-waste collected. For more information about what items are accepted, call the chamber at 346-8888. The Colfax Elementary DC/New York group will hold a benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mountain Village Center, 333 So. Auburn Street. All proceeds go directly toward the students’ trip. Colfax Football Tailgate Party, 4 to 10 p.m., at Colfax Ball Park. Donation is $25 per person for barbecue dinner, DJ and no-host bar at this sixth annual event. Provide your chairs and blankets. Tom Wernigg performs at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. See the stars from Big Bend from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Loch Leven Trailhead, near the Big Bend Ranger Station, about 30 miles above Colfax along Interstate 80. The elevation is 5,800 feet; dress warmly. The sky tours take you through about 25 sky wonders using telescopes owned and operated by Don Machholz and other astronomers. The family friendly stargazing party is free. Restrooms are nearby. 320-8204 Farmers Market open from 8 a.m. to noon at the Old Town parking lot, Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. Rain or shine. 823-6183. SUNDAY, AUG. 21 Open Mic to showcase vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, harmonica or piano talents at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. MONDAY, AUG. 22 Colfax Elementary School students return to class. Seniors First lunch. See Friday Zumba Gold for seniors scheduled at 8:30 a.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Lyrical Locos practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. TUESDAYD, AUG. 23 Art lessons for children ages 3 to 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the art room at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. $10 per day per child. To pre-register, call Cathy at 346-7820. Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Meadow Vista Library, 16981 Placer Hills Road. 878-2647. Salvation Army open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 S. Canyon Way. 346-2722. Current Events group, discussions from the economy to education, 9 a.m. in the back room at T.J. Roadhouse. Class leader is newspaper columnist and editorial writer Jerry Fuchs, (916) 660-0718. $25 quarterly registration fee. Seniors First. See Thursday Tuesday Social. Work on whatever project you wish, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Whistle Stop Quilt and Sew, 54 N. Main Street. $5 class fee. 346-8482 Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday WESNESDAY, AUG. 24 Gold Country Farmers Market open from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 26, near passenger depot, Grass Valley and Railroad streets. Local farmers and crafters wanted. For details, call Bob Hicks, market owner/manager, at (916) 663-2025. Seniors First lunch. See Friday Painting Classes at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Acrylics from 9 a.m. to noon, Watercolor from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 389-8718. Salvation Army. See Tuesday SATURDAY, AUG. 27 Garden Tour with art and music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Colfax Garden Club at six area gardens. Tickets are $20 in advance or $15 day of tour; no charge for children 12. Tickets available now at Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce, Colfax City Hall, Evangeline’s, Whistle Stop Quilt Shop, Mane Tamer and Hills Flat Nursery; or 10 a.m. to noon at Roy Toms Plaza, Main and Grass Valley streets, on tour day.