Thursday, April 26 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 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. Donate to the Canned Food Drive to benefit the Auburn Inter Faith Food Closet and Peace for Families by dropping off non-perishable food today and Friday, April 26 and 27, in the donation box outside 233 S. Auburn St., Suite 140, in the Colfax Central Building. Karaoke offered from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Red Frog, on Highway 174. No cover. 346-1010 Friday, April 27 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 Area Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. April 27 in the waiting room of the Colfax Passenger Depot, 99 Railroad St. (new date and location). George Lay will speak about the Esoteric Society in Applegate. The meeting is open to the public. 878-6640 Folk Dancing, with Village Folk Orkestra. 7 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Saturday, April 28 Sierra Foothills 5th Annual 5K/10K Run begins at 9 a.m. April 28 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. Open mic/jam session, with Melody Aslin, 4 to 6 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 Kuddie, Bob Woods and Homer Wills bring their musical talents at 7 p.m. to Cafe Luna, 5 Depot St., Colfax. Tickets at 400-8815. Double Overtiome Duo plays acoustic versions of classics, 7 to 9 p.m. at Colfax Greek Bistro, 30 N. Main St. 305-4050 23rd annual Western Night of cowboy poetry by local poets, with toe-tapping western music by the Begin Family Fiddlers, barbecued tri-tip steak and chicken and home-baked pie starting at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at Dutch Flat Community Center, 99 Stockton St. Tickets for dinner and show, at the door, are $14 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Dutch Flat Methodist Church fundraiser. 389-8718 or 389-8491 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. 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 Monday, April 30 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, May 1 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, May 2 Free trash pick-up offered to City of Colfax residents only on 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. 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. My Girlfriends Garden meets for sisterhood and social network with guest speaker Diana Randolph, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mix & Mingle Greek Cafe, 30 Main St. 305-4050 Thursday, May 3 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 Karaoke. See Thursday Friday, May 4 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. A Collaboration of the Arts, a free concert and art exhibition, takes places Friday, May 4, and Sunday, May 6, at the Foothill Christian Fellowship, 1100 Sugar Pine Road, in Meadow Vista. The art and photography show opens at 6 p.m., and the orchestral, vocal and dance performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 305-4049. Karaoke at the Red Frog. See Thursday 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). Mountain Quarries Railroad-100 Years, presentation by Mike Lynch, superintendent of Auburn State Recreation Area. Presented by North Fork American River Alliance, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Dutch Flat Community Center, 933 Stockton St. Free and open to the public. 389-8344. 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 Friday, May 18 8th Annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Colfax, begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Colfax Passenger Depot, 99 Railroad St. Donations is $20, which includes 5 tastings; additional tastings available. There will also be a Silent Art Auction to benefit Colfax High School scholarship in honor of Cathie Hunter. Donations by local artists for the art auction are needed; call Kim Johnson at 346-9706. 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.