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Colfax Community Calendar

Things to do, places to go in the Colfax area
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Thursday, Oct. 13 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Colfax High School Homecoming Week activities continue through Oct. 14, when the Falcon football teams host Foothill High. The homecoming dance takes place Oct. 15. 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 Auburn Art Walk participants include Colfax artists Sandra Delong, at Latitudes Bistro, and Rebecca Martinez at Auburn Old Town Gallery; Dutch Flat artist Joan Chlarson and Friends, at Chocolate Shoppe & Gift Emporium; and Meadow Vista artist Nancy Langhorn at The Club Car. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 Colfax Garden Club meets at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. General meeting at 9:30 a.m., break with snacks at 10:30 a.m., and a program from 11 a.m. to noon, when Scott Farrell of the Sacramento Orchid Society speaks on “Orchid Keeping for Beginners.” Open to public. 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 Colfax Drum Circle; make friends and enjoy group drumming. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Café, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050. 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, Oct. 15 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. Switchback Challenge, a 10-kilometer trail run/walk, begins at 9 a.m. on the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail in Meadow Vista. Proceeds to benefit Meadow Vista Community Center. Register online at active.com, or call 906-5608. 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. Program continues every Saturday through Nov. 12. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8726 Colfax Green Machine Bingo Fundraiser Appreciation Night will include a free dinner for bingo players. Buy-in is $20; players must be 18 years of age. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games start at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Renee Large at 389-2053. The 6th annual Adult Night Out Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. at 16898 Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Admission is free, courtesy event sponsor and host Sierra Pacific Real Estate. All event proceeds benefit the Meadow Vista Community Center. The evening’s highlights include free live entertainment by the classic rock Ma Barker Band and German tunes. Food available will include bratwurst, tri-tip, hot dogs, nachos and more, drinks, food, wine and cheesecake. There will also be door prizes. Donations from local merchants are being accepted for raffle prizes and/or items to be used for selling or preparation. Call 878-5100. 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. Open Mic session – Show your talent during Music Matinee at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Sunday, Oct. 16 Fall Festival, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sierra Hills Elementary School, 16505 Placer Hills Road. 878-9475 Open Mic session – Show your talent during Music Matinee at 4 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Monday, Oct. 17 Colfax High School Homecoming Week activities, Oct. 10 through 14, when the Falcon football teams host Foothill High. The homecoming dance takes place Oct. 15. Painting Classes at Sierra Vista Art Center, 55 School St. Acrylics and watercolor from 1 to 3 p.m. Art Center is in northeast wing near ball field on Pleasant Street. 389-8718 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, Oct. 18 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, Oct. 19 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 Salvation Army open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 S. Canyon Way. 346-2722 Thursday, Oct. 20 Zumba Fitness Class. See Thursday Karaoke. See Thursday Friday, Oct. 21 Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Colfax Library, 2 W. Church St. 346-8211 Colfax Project Linus Blanketeers meet at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of the month to sew blankets for needy at Whistle Stop Quilt Shop, 54 N. Main St. 346-8482 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 Saturday, Oct. 22 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. Program continues every Saturday through Nov. 12. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. 346-8726 Fiesta Caliente Fashion Show and Luncheon, 9th annual Passion for Frugal Fashions event sponsored by Gold Country Lioness from noon to 3 p.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. Featuring fashions from Hospice of Auburn and Colfax Community Gift and Thrift. For tickets, call Valerie at 346-8443. Proceeds benefit community projects. Wednesday, Oct. 26 For a scary good time, mix and mingle from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce mixer at the Bear River Trading Company, 14 North Main Street. $5 for members; $7 for non-members; RSVP at the chamber office, 346-8888. Friday, Oct. 28 Fall Festival, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Colfax Elementary School. Games, a cake walk and food are planned. “Death of a Doornail” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, by the Colfax United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served after the first act of each evening performance and dessert will be served during the 2 p.m. performance. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit homeless programs in the Colfax area and other projects. Advance tickets are $15 for the evening performances and $10 for the afternoon performance; there is an additional $5 charge for tickets purchased at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at Evangeline’s and The Mane Tamer, or call Chris Miller at 346-6960. The play is not appropriate for children under age 10. Saturday, Oct. 29 Fall Festival, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Alta-Dutch Flat School.