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Farmers Market Events in Auburn, Ca and surrounding areas

said on June 4th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Farmers Market Events in Auburn, Ca and surrounding areas

 

RC Willey and Granite Bay Farmers’ Markets Open this Week for the Summer 2013 Season!
Open Next Week: DeWitt and Foresthill Markets!

See our schedule below for a market near you…
SATURDAY

  • Auburn: Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot

    Auburn-Folsom Rd at Lincoln Way
    OPEN YEAR ROUND, 8 am – 12 noon

  • Rocklin: Blue Oaks

    RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center
    6636 Lonetree Boulevard
    8:30 am-12:30 pm, June 1st-Dec.14th

SUNDAY

  • Granite Bay: Quarry Ponds Town Center

    5550 Douglas Boulevard
    8:30am-1pm, June 2nd-Sept 29th

TUESDAY

  • Roseville: Whole Foods Market at the Fountains

    Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway
    OPEN YEAR ROUND, 8:30am – 1pm

  • Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park
    10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267
    8am-1pm, June 11th-Oct 8th.
  • Kings Beach: Kings Beach SRA
    Highway 28 at Bear Street
    9am-1pm, June 25th-Aug 27th

WEDNESDAY

  • Auburn: DeWitt Center
    Bell Road & First Street
    10am-1pm, June 5th-Oct 30th
  • Foresthill – Main Street
    4pm-7pm, June 5th-Aug 28

THURSDAY

  • Folsom: Whole Foods at the Palladio

    East Bidwell Street and Iron Point Road
    8:30am-1pm, May 23rd-August 29th

  • Tahoe City: Commons Beach

    Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd.
    8am-1pm, May 23rd-June 20th & August 29th-September 26th

  • Tahoe City: Tahoe Lake Elementary School
    375 Grove Street
    June 27th-Aug 22
  • Truckee Thursday Nights: Donner Pass near the train station
    5pm-8pm, June 13th-Aug 22
Remember, our farmers are your neighbors.

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Upcoming Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca. ~ Auburn Spring Home Show

said on May 15th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Upcoming Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca. ~ Auburn Spring Home Show is coming this weekend May 17th – 19th 2013. This event takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. continue reading…

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Upcoming Local Event in Auburn, Ca. Near Lake of the Pines ~ AUBURN CRUISE NIGHT

said on April 29th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Upcoming Local Event in Auburn, Ca. near Lake of the Pines ~ AUBURN CRUISE NIGHT. This fun event begins May 10th – September 13, 2013 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. the 2nd Friday of each month. Upper Lincoln Way Auburn, Ca. 95603 530-878-7936  continue reading…

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Auburn, Ca. Upcoming Local Event: Fast Fridays Speedway

said on April 26th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism

Auburn, Ca. Upcoming Local Event: Fast Fridays Speedway begins May 10th with the Season Opener! This event runs from May – October 2013 and is located at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, Ca. continue reading…

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Upcoming Event in Auburn, Ca. ~ AUBURN WILD WEST STAMPEDE-RODEO

said on April 16th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism

Upcoming Event in Auburn, Ca. ~ AUBURN WILD WEST  STAMPEDE-RODEO! continue reading…

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Upcoming Local Event near Auburn, Ca. ~ Keeping Kids Safe Festival

said on April 15th, 2013 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Localism

Upcoming Local Event near Auburn, Ca. ~ Keeping Kids Safe Festival is on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 10 am – 4pm. continue reading…

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Lake of the Pines Easter Egg Hunt

said on March 30th, 2013 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

 

Lake of the Pines Easter Egg Hunt, or . . .

 

I Married the Easter Bunny!

There must have been a record number of children at the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

By the time I arrived, the first wave of toddlers had already completed their mad dash to egg satiation, and the second wave, the middle-aged ruffians were lining up.

The star of course is the Easter Bunny herself.

Hmmm, those ears . . . ?

That nose . . . ?

It all looks so familiar.  If only I could get a look at that cute little cotton tail, I would know for sure.

Yes!  It is her.  Shhhhhhh!  Do not tell a soul under 14 years old.  That’s CJ Jenkins handing out sweets and hugs.

I married the Easter Bunny!

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Running the Spenceville Wildlife Trails

said on February 22nd, 2013 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Running and Hiking trails

Running the Spenceville Wildlife Trails.

How to get there: Take Highway 20 out of Grass valley heading west toward Marysville and Yuba City. Just after you cross the Nevada County line take the road to the left called “Beal Air Force Base.” It’s actually the Smartville Road, but never mind. After a mile, turn left on Chuck Yeager Road. Go about 4 more miles. Turn left on Waldo Road and follow it to the trailhead. It’s dirt and gravel, dusty but not too rough. Do not take the Camp Farwest road to the right. Just stay on Waldo. In a couple of miles it stops. That’s the trail head. Stretch and walk across the old con crete bride and then follow the directions in my video.

Click here if you want to read the article called “Spenceville Dogs”

I hope you enjoyed our little outing, Running the Spenceville Wildlife Trails.  Adios.  See you on the next run.

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Go for a Run on the Yuba River with Bob

said on February 10th, 2013 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Running and Hiking trails

Today we’ll run about 8 miles, 4 miles out and 4 miles back, along the South Fork of the Yuba River, the soul of Nevada County.  We’ll head up highway 49 and just as we get to the north edge of Nevada City we’ll take that sharp left turn that Highway 49 makes to head further north toward Downieville.  If you miss this turn, and it’s easy to do, you will be on Highway 20 heading east toward Tahoe.  That’s a nice road, but not the one you want to be on.

As soon as you make that Highway 49 jog to the left, look for the first road to the right, Coyote Road.  Turn right onto Coyote and wind uphill for about a mile.  You will come out on North Bloomfoeld Road.  Turn right and stay on this road for 6 or 7 miles.  The last mile will wind down into the South Yuba Canyon.  The correct name is South Fork of the Yuba, but if you say South Yuba everyone will know what you are talking about.

Park at the closest end of the bridge.  There is a toilet, but no running water.  Actually there is running water, a picturesque little creek burbling down to the parking lot, but I don’t recommend drinking out of it. Get out.   Go the the outhouse if you are in need.  Walk out on the Edwards Crossing bridge.  It’s a great place to stretch before your run or hike.  Spend a few minutes looking upstream and downstream.  Be quiet.  Listen.  Feel the sweet vibration.

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Bear River Clean Up

said on September 15th, 2012 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Whimsy

Bear River (Rio Oso) divides north Placer and south Nevada counties in the lower foothills of California.  Each year volunteers from the nearby communities gather at the one-lane bridge where Dog Bar Road crosses the river to clean up our little “Bear.”  For the past decade local high school teacher, Jeff Carrow, who coaches and teaches at Bear River High School (appropriate, isn’t it?) organizes a crew of students to come out on a Saturday morning with trash bags and gloves.

Frequently I attach myself to Jeff’s group.  He taught English to my son, Luke, and pretends to know who I am.  Anyway, he seems happy with the extra help.  This year I brought along a friend and client, Rich Gregerson.  Do I know how to show my clients a good time or what?

Dharma, of course, loves to come along, though as she ages, it’s more supervisory than particpatory.

Here are some of Jeff’s kids performing a “sweep” of the shallows.

This is the Diving Pool where the more adventurous hurl themselves from the rocks into the deep (ish) waters below.  I have, myself, performed this feat of deering-do on many occasions.

I am pleased to report that the river and riverbanks were much cleaner than in years past, and by the time we left, the Bear was, once again, pristine and clean.

My haul?

plastic water bottles (3)

bottle caps (several)

broken glass (a small handful)

cigarette butts (thousands, so it seemed)

and the piece d’resistance . . .

a pair of men’s briefs (royal blue)

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