Event Calendar

Every Tues. & Wed. Mother Goose on the Loose. Infants to three years, story time 10:30-11 am. Auburn Library. 886-4516

Every Thurs.: Preschool Story Time. Bring your three-to-five-year-old children to the Auburn Library from 11-11:30 am. Auburn Library. 886-4516

Every Fri.: Time for Twos. 10-10:30 am. For two-year olds and caregivers.

2nd Wed. of the Month. Paws to Read. Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading a book of their choice to Sweetie, a furry reading coach. 3:30-4:30 pm. Register to guarantee a reading time at 886-4510. Auburn Library. 886-4516

3rd Sat. of the Month: LEGO Club. Build to the theme or create your very own Kronkiwongi. Bricks are provided. 1-3 pm. Auburn Library. 886-4516

January
25: Nature Explorers. Join the Zoo and the Sacramento Library in an open-play environment. Read stories, play, and explore the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Free with Sac. Zoo admission. 10 am-2 pm. 916-808-5888

27: Trouper Auditions. The Elly-Award Winning Fairytale Town Troupers will be holding auditions for actors and singers, ages 5-18, for an exciting season of original and innovative entertainment. No theatrical experience is required. 4-7 pm. Fairytale Town, Sac. 916-808-7462

February 
1: Sacramento Annual Free Museum Day. Enjoy half-price admission to the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town and free admission to 25 local museums! 10 am-5 pm. For more info: http://sacmuseums.org/news-events/museum-day

2: Superbowl Party.  Come join us for KidsPark version of a Superbowl party complete with games, crafts and food! 11 am-7 pm. KidsPark, Rocklin.

9: I Heart Sacramento Zoo. Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables – all included with general admission. Zoo teens will also provide interactive games and activities. 9 am-4 pm. Sacramento Zoo

9: Chinese New Year Festival and Parade. Noon-4:30 pm. The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Rat.  The community parade begins at noon from the Robinson Plaza on Union Street, An afternoon of entertainment, food, and fun! Free admission at the Foundry. Parade units include Chinese ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento, Grass Valley Taiko drummers, school children, and other community entries. They will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment at the Foundry from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Food will be available for sale by vendors at the Foundry, as well as Asian-themed arts and crafts and exhibits relevant to local and Asian-American culture and history.  Miners Foundry, 265-2990

15: Family Fun Day: A day of arts and crafts, face painting, balloon making, and a stage show. Free. 10 am-2 pm. The Center for the Arts, GV.

13-17: Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party. Call for times. Golden 1 Center, Sac. 866-848-8499

16: Mardi Gras Parade and Street Faire.  Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 pm. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles, and more. NC. 11 am-4 pm. 265-2692

20, 21 and 22: Student Choreography Showcase. 7-9 pm on Thurs/Fri, 2-4 pm on Saturday. Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School.

29: Nature Explorers. See January listing.

March 
1: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Join us as we celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 116th birthday with Seuss-themed, hands-on activities and crafts. Stop by Mother Goose Stage for a unique nonstop reading of your favorite colorful, tongue-twisting, rhyming Seuss books! And “if you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” 11 am-3 pm., Weather permitting. Fairytale Town, Sac. 916-808-7462

7: B – Underwater Bubble Show. The unexpected journey of Mr. B in the colorful underwater world of Bubblelandia, a place in which to linger, dream, listen, watch, savor, and marvel. The inhabitants of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clownfish and others – will carry M. B along his imaginary journey in his beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him. Adults and children alike will enjoy the show thanks to the high interactivity and audience participation, the extremely visual content (there are no spoken words as all the show is musical), and the different levels of interpretations that will make adults to think and children to smile. Center for the Arts, GV 7 pm.

14: St. Piran’s Day, a Cornish Tradition. Free event will include: Grass Valley Cornish Choir, Pasty Olympics, Pasty Making Contest. Dogs are welcomed and encouraged. 9:30-11 am.

20 & 21: Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition. This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of the northland. The Center for the Arts, GV. Call for showtimes. 274-8384

21: African Storytelling Festival. 11 am-3 pm. Local storytellers will come together at Fairytale Town to celebrate and share stories tracing the history of African Americans from Africa to the New World. Enjoy the tales of Anansi the spider and more! 11 am-3 pm., Fairytale Town. 916-808-7462

25 & 26: Girl Scout Badge Night. Calling all Girl Scout Daisies! Join us for an evening of fun and earn your Space Science Explorer badge. This 2½ hour workshop will fulfill all badge requirements and include a snack break. Girls receive a certificate and their badge at the conclusion of the event. 5-7:30 pm. Fairytale Town

28: Bowl for Kids’ Sake. A bowlathon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 3-8 pmProsperity Lanes, GV. bigsofnc.org

28: Nature Explorers. See January listing.

28: STEAM Expo 2020. This free family event integrates all aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math into an engaging experience for the entire family. K-12 students are encouraged to investigate with hands-on fun like robotics demonstrations, on-the-spot team competitions, hands-on STEAM experiences, music, science/art-related videos, and activities offered by local exhibitors.  9 am-3 pm, NV Fairgrounds. For more information visit http://www.nevcoexpo.org.

28: Furry Friends. We will introduce you to the local mammals in our area. (No live animals used in this demonstration!) Do you know where they live? What they eat? Who are their predators? We will walk the trail and look for tracks, scat and other clues of these furry friends. 9:30-11 am. Placer Nature Center, Auburn. 878-6053

April
1-30: Springtime at Ananda.  Enjoy the glorious color & serenity of 17,000 tulips, over 90 varieties, in bloom for Springtime at Ananda at Crystal Hermitage. The tulips are blended with a rainbow of pansies, wisteria, rhododendrons, and more. 10 am-5 pm. 478-7574.

10: Members-Only Eggstravaganza. Join Fairytale Town for an evening of playtime and egg-citing activities! Egg hunts will be held at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 pm. After the egg hunt, make your way to Mr. McGregor’s Garden to redeem your eggs for a prize. Plus, visit with Peter Cottontail on the Mother Goose Stage, and make spring-themed crafts. 5:30-7:30 pm. Fairytale Town.

11 & 12: Spring Eggstravaganza. Join Fairytale Town for an egg-citing weekend featuring egg hunts, prizes, spring-themed crafts and more! 10 am.-4 pm., Fairytale Town.

18, 19, 25, & 26: The Fairytale Town Troupers Present: Mary Had a Little Lamb. In the year 1815, in a small farming community in Massachusetts, Little Mary Sawyer rescued a tiny baby lamb and raised it up to be her best friend and constant companion. The little lamb always wanted to be near Mary no matter where she went or what she was doing. It followed her to school one day…and the rest is history. Shows at 11 am, noon, and 1 pm. Fairytale Town.

19: ZooZoom: Join the stampede as thousands of runners raise funds to benefit the Zoo. Race starts at 8 am. There are options for everyone from a 5K to a 10K to Kid’s Fun Runs. Sac. Zoo. 916-808-5888

23: Club Scout Badge Night. Calling all Tiger Cub Scouts for an evening of fun and earn your Stories and Shapes adventure loop. This 2½ hour workshop will fulfill all Adventure Loop requirements and include a snack break. Scouts will receive a certificate and their Adventure Loop at the conclusion of the event. Fairytale Town. 5-7:30 pm.

24, 25 & 26:  Spring Dance Concert: Mary Poppins. 7-9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 2-4:00 pm on Sunday. Don Baggett Theatre, Nevada Union High School.

25: Earth Fest. Sacramento Zoo. Call for information and times. 916-808-5888

25: Nature Explorers.  See January listing.

25 & 26: Gold Country Pro Rodeo.  The beautiful, historic city of Auburn has been hosting a rodeo for 86 years and the tradition continues this year with 2 action-packed performances. Fun for the whole family. We kick off the Gold Country Pro Rodeo celebration at 6 pm on Wednesday night at Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram with a dummy roping contest, food, and fun, followed by the Official Preparty on Friday night and the Official Rodeo Party on Saturday. The rodeo runs two days: Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. You won’t want to miss the pro bull riding, bronc riding, and team roping, to name just a few of the highlights of the rodeo program. Bring your family and friends and have some fun! Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn.
http://www.goldcountryprorodeo.com/

28: Superhero Day. Calling all superheroes. Come dressed in your capes and mask for superhero fun! Meet your favorite superheroes, plus enjoy a superhero craft activity! 10 am-2 pm., Fairytale Town