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Colfax Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Colfax area
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Today 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 Karaoke offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Red Frog, on Highway 174. No cover. 346-1010. Friday 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 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 Sierra Vista Saturday free classes and free café begin with a free breakfast at 9 a.m., sessions on healthy cooking at 10 a.m., followed by free lunch at noon, a facilities discussion on community needs and options at 12:30 p.m., and ending with a session on organic gardening at 1:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8726 Saturday, Sept. 24 First Responder Italian Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle. Tickets $12 per person. First responders and those who are on the front line in protecting the country are special guests and admitted free of charge. 401-7153. “Creation or Evolution - The New Evidence,” an ongoing discussion group lead by Gary Warner. 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Tom Wernigg performs his original music during the Music Matinee at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle 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 Keith Everett, an Auburn performer playing acoustic guitar and vocals, will present a special show for his Birthday Party that is open to everyone. Everett is an Auburn talent playing acoustic guitar and vocals. 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Monday Classes for youth in musical theatre, jazz, tap, ballet and beginning ballet, pre-dance, and Nutcracker participation are being offered Monday through Thursday by the Center Stage dance studio at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street. An adult “on core” workout is also held Monday mornings. 530-271-1200 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 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. Tuesday 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 Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday Wednesday The Colfax Area Scientific Society meets at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at TJ’s Roadhouse, 520 S. Auburn St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in science, technology and philosophy. 346-6960. 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 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 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 open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 S. Canyon Way. 346-2722 Thursday, Sept. 29 Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday Karaoke. See Thursday Friday, Sept. 30 Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211. Seniors First lunch. See Friday 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 & Sunday, Oct. 1 & 2 Railroad Days Celebration activities include a Business Fair, Outdoor Quilt Show, Colfax Heritage 40s Barbecue Dinner, Classic Car Show, Garden Club Plant Sale, Beer Garden, Depot Street Dance, Historic Locomotive Display, Railroad Art Show, Railroad Film Festival, and more. Vendors from the greater Colfax area can sign up for the Business Fair to be held during Railroad Days celebration Saturday, Oct. 1. Fees vary depending upon Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce membership status, and a free booth is offered to new members. 637-1665. Longtime Colfax residents Naomi Prior and Jeanette Johnson will highlight Railroad Days History Chats at noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro, in the old Colfax Pharmacy building, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. Prior will tell tales of the days she worked at Colfax Pharmacy from 1934-40. Johnson, who worked at Stagi Bakery & Fountain in the ‘40s, will talk about her father, T. DelCarlo, who was a Southern Pacific Railroad employee for 45 years, including during the historic avalanche of 1953. Entries are open for the Sierra Vista Art Center Railroad Days Art Exhibition and Sale, to be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Sierra Vista Community Center during the Colfax Railroad Days celebration. Entries are $3 each, limited to 8 entries per artist. Hand-delivered entries are due Thursday, Sept. 29. Call 368-1491, 263-0687, 305-5813 or 613-8973. Register for the Classic Car Show, to be held Sunday, Oct. 2, and just one of the many activities taking place during the Railroad Days weekend. Kathy, 308-3721; or Frank, 613-5829 Saturday, Oct. 1 Used book sale, hosted by Colfax Friends of the Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the "Friends Shed" in the parking lot of the library, 2 W. Church St. For more information or to arrange donations of books, call 346-2218.