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Colfax Area Community Calendar

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Thursday, April 12 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Zumba Fitness Class from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. zumbainthehills.com Center Stage Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, and modern jazz for ages 5 through adult on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For times and fees, visit the Colfax Studio at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. or call 271-1200. Karaoke offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Red Frog, on Highway 174. No cover. 346-1010 Friday, April 13 Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211. Seniors First serves lunch Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Donation $5. 889-9500, ext. 2010 Badminton from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8750. The Colfax Garden Club meeting on April 13 will feature a program by Jewell DeLapp who grew up in her family's iris nursery business, will share her extensive knowledge of iris cultivation. The general meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., there’s a break with snacks at 10:30 a.m., and the program runs 11 a.m. to noon. Visitors welcomed. Colfax Drum Circle – Make friends and enjoy group drumming. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Saturday, April 14 Sierra Vista Community Center Saturday Class Series continues April 14 and 21. Audubon member and wildlife biologist Amy Mahler will lead free basic birdwatching classes from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 and 21. Nationally known radio personality Marc Cuniberti will give a free community presentation on retirement investing from 10 a.m. to noon April 21. The evening program both days begins with a dinner at 6 p.m., swing dancing, and a free movie. Other activities begin at 9 a.m. and include free lunch. For details call 346-8726 or visit community center, 55 School St. A car wash to benefit the Colfax High School Shakespeare Club will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. April 14, weather permitting. Donations accepted. Zumba Fitness Class at 9 a.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. 559-5963 Rhythms & Moves, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Studio Z Dance & Fitness at Sierra Vista Community Center, Class 3, 55 School St., $10 fee; registration required at 559-5963. Group class on leadership dog training, offered by Ken Westeren of Bark Avenue Westeren, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays in Room C-4 at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Open to everyone and to all breeds, ages and abilities of dogs. Fee is $25 per class; call 305-2504 to register. A wine and cheese reception featuring oils and watercolors by Colfax artist Marlene Martin-Betts runs from 3 to 4 p.m. in the new gallery section of the Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Melody Aslin hosts an open mic and jam session from 4 to 6 p.m. Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Titanic Night with Melody Aslin and Emily at 7 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 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, April 15 Bluegrass jam session for dancing. 4 to 6 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Monday, April 16 Seniors First serves lunch Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Colfax, 59 W. Church St. Donation of $5. 889-9500, ext. 2010 Lyrical Locos practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon at United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Tuesday, April 17 Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Meadow Vista Library, 16981 Placer Hills Road. 878-2647 Salvation Army open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 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. (916) 660-0718 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 Wednesday, April 18 Zumba Gold for seniors scheduled at 8:30 a.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. Seniors First serves lunch Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Donation $5. 889-9500, ext. 2010 Salvation Army open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 S. Canyon Way. 346-2722 A Support Group for community members and caregivers meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about stress reduction techniques and self-care as well as share their experiences as a way to support and be supported by others. Facilitators are Laurie Sanders LMFT and DeBora Miller MFT Intern. Thursday, April 19 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday Karaoke. See Thursday Friday, April 20 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 United Methodist Church, 59 W. Church St. Donation $5. 889-9500, ext. 2010 Badminton from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8750. Karaoke at the Red Frog. See Thursday Saturday, April 21 Spring Green Festival on April 21 showcases green product and service vendors, recycling ideas, Colfax Garden Club Plant Show, Master Gardeners demonstrations, health and wellness information, art activities for kids, dog walk, a wearable art and recycled Fashion Show, Luau Party, and the Sierra Vista Art Center 2nd Spring Green Art Show. All at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Colfax Garden Plant Sale at Toms Plaza. 346-8726 Entries for a Plant Show, hosted by the Colfax Garden, are open to the public for plants, photos, unusual garden items, educational displays and hands-on projects. The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21, as part of the Earth Day Spring Green celebration at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Call Cathy Kiefer, 346-7820, or Carol Pengelly, 637-9606. Entries are open for the Sierra Vista Art Center Art Show and Sale, to be held April 21 at the Sierra Vista Community Center during the Spring Green festival. Hand deliver artwork 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 16, or 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20. Entry fee $3 each; limit 8 pieces of work. Entries for the wearable art and recycled art Fashion Show are free. Call Logan West, 368-1491, or Cathy Kiefer, 346-7820. Vendor applications are being accepted for the Spring Green Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at the Sierra Vista Community Center. Call 346-8726. Sierra Vista Community Center Saturday Class Series continues April 14 and 21. Audubon member and wildlife biologist Amy Mahler will lead free basic birdwatching classes from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 and 21. Nationally known radio personality Marc Cuniberti will give a free community presentation on retirement investing from 10 a.m. to noon April 21. The evening program both days begins with a dinner at 6 p.m., swing dancing, and a free movie. Other activities begin at 9 a.m. and include free lunch. For details call 346-8726 or visit community center, 55 School St. Zumba Fitness Class at 9 a.m. at Sierra Vista Center, 55 School St. 559-5963 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 Thursday, April 26 Tour the Sierra high route and Pacific Crest Trail and climb to the top of Mt. Whitney through a slide and video presentation by Gabriel Pramuk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. Seating is limited; reservations advised. Call 346-8211. Saturday, April 28 Sierra Foothills 5th Annual 5K/10K Run begins at 9 a.m. at Colfax High School. Same-day registration from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Fee is $10 for students ($15 on race day), or adults $20 ($25 on race day). This a benefit for the CHS track and cross country teams. Register online at active.com (keyword: Sierra Foothills), or pick up forms at Colfax High. Kathleen, (916) 261-6637. The Colfax Area Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall. George Lay will speak about the Esoteric Society in Applegate. The meeting is open to the public. 878-6640 Wednesday, May 2 Free trash pick-up offered to City of Colfax residents only on Wednesday, May 2, and does not include commercial customers. Limited to three yards (equal to 21, 32 gallon bags) of refuse per resident; refuse exceeding limit will not be picked up. All rubbish must be out on the curbside by 6 a.m. No hazardous waste accepted. Large appliances must be taken to the City Corporation yard, located at 250 Rising Sun St., for disposal from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $37 charge for refrigerators and other appliances containing Freon; all other appliances will be accepted at no cost. For more information, call city hall at 346-2313. Electronic waste not accepted, but can be disposed of at May 5 e-waste fundraiser. Saturday, May 5 Free electronic waste drive-through drop-off fundraiser to benefit Soroptimist of Colfax and Colfax Elementary School. Any e-waste that plugs in accepted, but no large household appliances, furniture, hazardous waste, tires. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at Roy Toms Plaza parking lot, Main Street, Colfax. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. secure document shred service for $5 per box (10x12x15 size box). Saturday, May 19 3rd annual Wine Tasting, presented by Gold Country Lioness Club, at 5 p.m. at the Applegate Civic Center 18014 Applegate Road, Applegate. Featuring wine broker and connoisseur Dave Luce. Tickets are $15; call 848-5159.