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How the cookies crumble Inside the Foresthill Cookie Company BY GLORIA YOUNG


is many customers know him as the cookie man. Foresthill resident Eric Alford dispenses plenty of smiles and friendly conversation as he sells his baked treats at the Foothill Farmers Markets in Auburn and Roseville. He started the Foresthill Cookie Company five years ago, selling exclusively at the farmers’ markets, and his display is a popular spot for children and adults. “I really like sharing samples of the cookies with people,” he said. “It is really fun.” Alford, who is retired from a career in investment banking, started with four classics — chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and sugar cookies. Now he is up to 40 varieties. “I make them up,” he said about the recipes. During the slower winter season, he offers six varieties.



That goes up to 10 or 12 during the markets’ busy summer months. He estimates he sells about 300 cookies each market day in slow times and as many as 600 a day in high season. Customers can check the website in advance to see which cookies are on the menu for the day. For Alford, creating new flavors is about visualizing and then taste-testing. “Even when you decide you like it, you have to figure out how to scale it up (to large batches),” he said. Among his favorite creations are red grapefruit sugar, blueberry flavor and birthday cake cookies. The idea for the birthday cake flavor came when he saw a bucket of sprinkles. “I said, ‘I know what to do with this,’ and it became a birthday cake cookie,” he said. “It looks like birthday cake, and it tastes like birthday cake. It is so

Addie Savage, 8, samples a cookie as mom Melanie Savage looks on and brother Easton Savage, 4, decides on the cookie he wants. PHOTO BY GLORIA YOUNG

Owner Eric Alford with longtime customers Astrid and Tanner Reveles of Applegate. PHOTO BY GLORIA YOUNG

Foresthill Cookie Company good, I can’t stand it.” A summer favorite is his root beer sugar cookie. “You can take two of those cookies and put vanilla ice cream between them,” he said. “It tastes just like a root beer float.” After he came up with that innovation, he went on to create a 7-Up-flavored cookie as well as Sprite and Orange Crush flavors. His most unusual concoction is Oreo dirt. “It’s a dark black cookie that looks like a hunk of dirt,” he said. “The kids love it.” The baking happens in the 24 hours before each market day. “It’s shopping for the ingredients, making the cookie dough and then baking the cookies,” he said. “It’s a whole lot of work. I’m up all night.” Among his many repeat customers are Applegate residents Astrid and Tanner Reveles. Astrid has been a

fan since Alford started the business. She introduced her husband, Tanner, to the cookies a couple of years ago. She estimates she has tried most of the varieties. “My favorite is mint chocolate chip,” she said. “It is so good.” A stop at the cookie stand is a marketday-must for the Savage family. On a recent visit, Easton Savage, 4, chose the chocolate chip cookie, which has three kinds of chocolate. His sister, Addie Savage, 8, had a snickerdoodle — her favorite. “We love visiting the cookie man,” their mother Melanie Savage said. Alford’s favorite part of the business is all the people he meets, and he sees no reason to tinker with his business formula. “I don’t need to do anything more than I am doing right now,” he said. “I just want it to be really, really fun.” March 2019 5


Ensemble in the foothills InConcert Sierra's newest conductor

STORY BY JULIE MILLER • PHOTOS BY CAROLYN VALLE/VALLE VISION PHOTOGRAPHY Foothill Magazine posed 11 questions to InConcer Sierra’s new conductor, Alison Skinner. Questions and her answers follow:

for choral conducting, we talked on the phone regularly — I loved our conversations about interpretation and the rehearsal process.

Where did you grow up? What do you like about the Grass Valley area? I was born in the Bay Area and moved to Davis when I was 8. I have come and gone a couple of times since then. Now I live in Davis with my family and plan on commuting to Grass Valley — coming right through Auburn! I love the clean air, beautiful views and wonderful people that I have met in Grass Valley.

What instruments do you play? I play the piano some (not very well, unfortunately), but my primary instrument is voice. I’ve been singing since I was a child.

Was there someone who inspired you to be in music? The most inspirational person in my musical life was my aunt — Jane Hardester. She was a choral conductor and she encouraged me to take piano and was a wonderful role model for a female conductor. She was totally passionate about music, devoted to her craft. When I was in graduate school 6


What do you think you would be doing if you didn’t pursue music? It is hard for me to imagine doing anything else. But, I would probably be a nurse or in the medical field. I have had enough experience with the medical world to find nurses, doctors and other staff inspiring with how they help people. Why are music performances so important today? A big question. Our culture is full of much external input — cell phones, TV, constant messaging. Live music forces us to

InConcert Sierra To learn about upcoming performances, visit music and was, again, a wonderful model of a female conductor. Third, Alan Harler, my mentor in graduate school, was warm, and kind and bestowed on me a love of romantic composers as well as teaching me a rehearsal style that cultivated the best in each singer. He is still someone I am in touch with. Who is your favorite classical music composer and why? ARGH! Such a difficult question. I love so many. In a pinch, I would choose Bach. The structure of his music, the faith that inspired it, the incredible beauty that he creates is endlessly interesting to me.

stop all of that. Be in the moment, and experience something wonderful, transportive. We get to savor the text of a beautiful poem, or hear a prayer that we had heard many times performed in a way that makes us think about it. It takes us out of our everyday lives, and into a world of sound, a world of calmness or energy or where ever the music takes us. Music is powerful in its ability to move us, and it is all encompassing — taking our full attention. Also, music is one of Western cultures' great heritages. There is history steeped into the different composition — like going into a museum and seeing art created by people from across the centuries — you can experience that in one concert. What do you like about conducting symphonies or music productions? I find music transporting — the most kind of wonderful distraction there is. The idea that all of the people on stage, and all of the audience are having this transportive experience together is just incredible. Collaborative music is the most inspiring kind of music — many people working together to create something they cannot do alone. Everyone must put their best foot forward to make the performance work. It’s the ultimate form of community. I love the arch of a work as a whole, as a well as a phrase. I love cultivating the energy in the room to make the notes on the page come alive.

When you aren’t working, what kind of music do you listen to? I often don’t listen to music. I enjoy silence a lot. My brain has trouble just listening to music without thinking about it. But, when I’m driving, I listen to lots of different music — old CDs from my childhood, country radio, oldies stations. Sometimes, I intentionally put on great recordings of a really wonderful choral work and listen start to finish without stopping: Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s B minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah. It’s the best therapy there is. What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to hike and I swim for fitness and fun. I have four kids, so when I’m not working, I like to be with them, usually outside, doing something active. I really cherish my Friday afternoons and Saturdays with them. They are off from school and I’m usually off from work! Anything you would like to add? I am thrilled with the warm welcome I have received from InConcert Sierra, the Sierra Master Chorale singers, and the Grass Valley community. I can’t wait to get started!

Where did you learn music? I took piano as a child, took voice lessons in junior high and all the way through college. But, my primary music education took place in choir rehearsals. I was a choir geek — in high school I was in three choirs, only one of them in my school. In high school and junior high, I sang at Sacrament State, UC Davis, Sacramento Choral Society, honor choirs. Three teachers stand out: Sandra Brown, my childhood piano teacher (who now teaches my daughter), who had endless patience with me and my lack of practicing. From her, I learned how to phrase and feel the music, rather than just playing it “right.” And invaluable experience to learn so young. Second, Nicole Paiement, my choral conductor for four years in college, was an exacting, high-energy, intense conductor who taught me so much about Baroque singing, different genres of classical March 2019 7


Serving up an appetite Inside Maker's Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar STORY BY GLORIA YOUNG • COURTESY PHOTOS



Rich “Maker” and Ken “Papa Maker” Valencia in front of the Model T tap wall at Maker’s Mountain Eatery. Currently there are 19 beers on tap, with plans for an additional 15.

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A historical building in Foresthill is “It’s home-cooked portions at great getting a new life. The site on Foresthill value,” Rich said. “We have steak, Road is now Maker’s Mountain Eatery, burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, chickTap House & Wine Bar. en fried steak and salads. Our Philly It is the venture of Rich “Maker” cheese steak has been really popular.” Valencia and his wife Jenny Fortino On weekends, the restaurant is open Valencia, along with Rich’s parents and for breakfast. WHERE: 24601 Foresthill Road, Foresthill Foresthill residents Ken and DeAnna The beverage menu offers a wide PHONE: 530-367-6253 Valencia. selection of beer and wine. WEBSITE: “I was in the Army for six years. “We specialize in bringing in smaller When I got out, I was trying to figure micro breweries and the same thing out what I wanted to do,” Rich Valencia with wineries,” Rich said. “We want to said. “My wife’s family has a winery in Gilroy. We worked there give our customers the opportunity to try some new things for a year. But we were looking to build our own business and you don’t see on shelves everywhere.” something to pass on to our kids. My dad had always talked There are currently 19 taps with plans for an additional 15. about starting a barbecue place. We wanted to do a tap room Among the wines are Italian vintages from Jenny Valencia’s and wine bar. So we combined the concept and ideas.” family’s Hecker Pass Winery. After looking at several locations in the Foresthill area, the The restaurant also hosts numerous events. two couples “fell in love” with the former Red Dirt Saloon The weekly World Class Mondays offers the opportunity to building and its history. try cuisine from around the world. “It was a Wells Fargo stagecoach stop,” Rich said. “And it was “We’ve done Cuban, Italian, Mexican and Hawaiian,” Rich a grocery store for a long time.” said. They took possession of the property in June and began Tuesdays are Trivia Night. Wednesdays are family-style night, work on making their dream a reality. with family-style dining and special pricing for an all-you-can“We loved the character and ambiance,” he said. “We eat menu. cleaned it up and polished it a little and installed some new “Thursday through Sunday we have a variety of events,” he equipment. We repainted the ceiling in its original color and said. “We bring in a brewery or two, and we bring in live music. sanded the wood floor and brought it back to life.” We try to have something going on every night.” They also put in new lighting and fixtures and repaired the This is their first experience in the restaurant business. heating system. They are planning to open an outdoor bar and “My father has a lot of management experience. He runs an patio area in early summer. aerospace company in the Sacramento area,” Rich said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 The menu reflects the name, he said. March 2019 9


Above, burgers at Maker’s Mountain Eatery, Tap House & Wine Bar. Above right, Rich and Jenny Valencia at an Army Ball before starting Maker’s Mountain Eatery. Below, Rich and Jenny Valencia’s wedding day..



Rich was an NCO in the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group and served in Afghanistan. The name of the restaurant is very personal. Maker is Rich’s road name as a member of a combat veterans’ motorcycle group. “Our cause is veterans helping veterans,” he said. The name also has a wider meaning. “It represents blue-collar hard-working Americans … ,” he said. “Our burger is called the Union Burger. There are Foresthill Freedom Fries.” His favorite part of the business in the interaction with residents. “They are incredibly supportive,” he said. “Anything I need, someone is there to lend a hand and make it happen. I can’t say enough about the community.” He is also thankful for his strong family support. “I have known my wife for 20 years. We met when my dad bought a house above her family’s winery,” Rich said. “We ran around as kids and got engaged before I went into the military. We made it through deployment and all that life has brought. We are married with four kids.”

Freedom to focus Auburn's Sierra Mindfulness BY GLORIA YOUNG

Live in the moment. That’s advice from Michelle Jamieson of Sierra Mindfulness in Auburn for combatting stress. “We jump on a treadmill in the morning and get off at night,” she said. “We need to focus our attention on what we are doing. We spend a lot of time ruminating or worrying. We are not in moment so much of day because we are thinking of other things.” That focused attention extends to even mundane tasks like washing dishes. “(It is) feeling the warm water on your hands, noticing the soapy water as you wash the dishes, hearing the water running and hearing the clinking of the dish,” she said.


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Above, Michelle Jamieson leads a class in yoga exercises at the beginning of a session of her mindfulness-based stress reduction program. At right, a discussion session follows the movement segment of each class. PHOTOS BY GLORIA YOUNG



Jamieson opened Sierra Mindfulness in late 2015. She works with children, teens and adults, providing classes, workshops and programs for individuals, organizations and the corporate world. Her sessions use meditation, movement and conversation. For kids, the focus is art and music or walks. “The delivery system is different for each group because the issues people face at different ages are different. For kids, we talk about reactions and things that happen on the playground,” she said. “For teens, it is interpersonal relations and social media. For adults, it is stress and work-life balance. Anxiety plays a lot into that — taking time for yourself.” The class series for children and teens is six weeks. The mindfulness-based stress reduction program for adults is eight weeks, meeting once a week for two hours. “Typically in the first class, they do two different practices,” Jamieson said. “There’s mindful eating — seeing how easy it is and bringing awareness to the food we eat. We then transfer it to our body to do some body awareness.”



She uses a raisin in the mindful eating exercise. “We describe how it smells, looks and feels,” she said. “Often we are eating unconsciously, without tasting or enjoying. Actually, eating is very pleasurable, and we love to eat, so why not pay attention to it? It is a very important part of our lives and often we miss it because we are thinking of other things. So it is taking it to the moment you are actually living.” For body awareness, Jamieson talks about the disconnect between what is going on in the mind and what is happening in the body. Participants focus on different areas of the body. “How do your toes feel. What is going on in your knees. It provides a lot of information,” she said. “It tells you, if my face is flushed, I must be angry. When you have butterflies, you are nervous or anxious. That way, you can make important choices for yourself. You see you have choices. You can’t control what others do, and you can’t control what you are being presented in life. But you have absolute control about what you say, what you do and what you think.” At week three, the sessions move into yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Michelle Jamieson’s six ways to destress SLOW DOWN — People are moving at such a rapid place, it starts to take a toll on their bodies, emotions and minds. To counteract that, slow down your pace. BREATHE — How we are breathing is very important. Just stop to take three to five slow breaths. It can be very beneficial to lower heart rate and blood pressure.

Participants hold yoga positions in the class exercise.

GET OUTSIDE — There are huge benefits to spending time in nature. They’ve coined the term forest bathing. Take a walk, sit on a bench or under a tree, immersing yourself in the natural environment. If you can’t get outside, look out the window. In an urban area, walk around the block or to a nearby park. DO SOMETHING YOU ENJOY — It could be attending a concert or exhibit, reading, creating something, gardening or taking a class. It is anything that brings you joy and feeds your zest for life. BE GRATEFUL — It is easy to focus on things that aren’t going right or that we wish to do differently. Cultivating gratitude has numerous benefits including better health and sleep, being more resilient, improving relationships and increasing productivity and happiness.

“Those are all mindfulness-based movement and activities,” she said. Participate Carrie Quist sought out the program to deal with the day-to-day stresses of a hectic life. Three weeks into it, she is impressed with what she has accomplished so far. “I’m already using some of the tools I’m learning here to live a little more calmly and peacefully in my daily life,” she said. “For me, it is about accepting it and learning to manage it. It’s a journey. I didn’t want to ignore the fact that life is getting in the way of living. This is a way of life for me now, and I want to continue it.” Jamieson discovered mindfulness while working as a corporate wellness trainer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “My supervisor offered me the chance to work and train with (mindfulness expert) Jon Kabat-Zinn,” she said. “I was there for seven days. I learned how to be present, accepting and how to let go. I learned so many like skills, there and I was excited to share that with others.”

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS — Focus closely on what you are doing instead of thinking of other things.

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BY GLORIA YOUNG Hungry for something crunchy? Step away from the potato chips and grab a radish. The peppery vegetable grows nearly year-round and has hundreds of varieties. It is nutritious and low calorie. This year’s winter production at Natural Trading Company in Newcastle included the hardy Watermelon radish. It is one of the grower’s salad vegetables offered during the winter at area farmers’ markets. Cut into its pale green exterior and you’ll find a red center, similar in color to a watermelon. They can be the size of a traditional red salad radish, but can grow to the size of a grapefruit. “The larger ones are spicier,” Natural Trading Company’s Alex Joslin said. Joslin estimates that he sows about a dozen varieties each year. A new crop of radishes went into the ground in late January and early February for harvest in March and April. “The varieties change from year-to-year,” Joslin said. One of his favorites is the French Breakfast radish. It is red with a white tip, elongated rather than round. “I like to eat them with butter on toast,” he said. A customer favorite is the Easter Egg variety, which is small and round with a mild flavor. It produces bunches in white, pink, red and purple. Another familiar sight at the farmers’ market is the Daikon


Left: Alex Joslin, who has been with Natural Trading Company for seven years, displays the Watermelon radish at the Foothill Farmers Market in Roseville.

radish. It originated in Asia and is often found in Asian dishes. It can be eaten raw or cooked. “They have more of a spicy bite than traditional radishes,” Joslin said. “Daikons are sweetest when the weather starts cooling down.” Among the varieties of Daikon, one of his favorites is the KN Bravo, which has a purple exterior and paler purple interior. It is slightly milder than some other Daikon varieties and a popular choice for his customers, he said. Joslin characterizes radishes as easy to grow. During the winter at Natural Trading Company, the plants get added protection in an unheated greenhouse. Once the soil warms sufficiently in early spring, the planting moves outdoors. The time from planting to maturity ranges from 25 to 55 days. The growing time for the Watermelon radish is about 50 days, he said. For the home grower, root disease and flea beetles are potential problems in growing radishes. And radishes do not do well in the heat of summer. When choosing radishes, avoid pithy ones. “The best way to be sure they are not pithy is to squeeze them,” Joslin said. “They should be firm. Any softness likely means they are pithy.”

Left: a bin of Watermelon radishes at Natural Trading Company’s booth at the farmers market in Roseville.

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the feminine fire bomb STORY AND PHOTOS BY MINDY SCHILLER When I was a little girl, I thought radishes were spicy little things that only old people (and Peter Rabbit) ate. With good reason, too: the only time I saw them was in iceberg lettuce salads, and the only people who ate them were my grandparents, who somehow, unfathomably, also liked eating raw onions. They also ate cow tongue and chicken neck and fish jelly and ... well, you can imagine that for a young child, they weren’t the best advertisement for radishes. If they liked them, I reasoned, I wasn’t going to be trying them any time soon. Even if they were pretty. It’s true, my grandparents did have odd tastes in foods — or, at least, according to my American sensibilities. They had both grown up in Poland and spent years starving in concentration camps, so the flavor of food was perhaps less important than the fact that it existed. Still, my grandmother was the best chef I’ve ever known and her raw onions mixed with hand-grated hard-boiled egg, olive oil, salt and pepper is proof that Occam’s razor is, in fact, sharp: the simpler recipes are most likely to be the good ones. (Well, I admit it sounds different in Latin.) Simple is best: It’s a realization I have come to as an adult, having rediscovered most of the foods I 20


dismissed as a child (though I will never try fish jelly, Bubby; I’m sorry). Radishes are the best example of this I know. On their own, they are “spicy little things.” Or maybe “sassy” is the right word. They come in flamboyant magenta, lacy light rose, and gradients of pink that slip into white. In short, they could stand in for the lingerie in a Victoria’s Secret catalog. But it’s when they’re paired with a partner that they really come alive, and that partner is the most mundane of all bedfellows: Salt. Yes, I mean it: the humble saltshaker is this dame’s arm candy. Slice a few radishes into a bowl and sprinkle them with salt, wait a few minutes for the juices to come out of hiding and suddenly that little pink bell is more like a carillon. You can do more with them, obviously — a few drops of olive oil and a sliced cucumber never hurt anyone — and the recipes below will. But the point here is this: you don’t have to. Radishes with salt are a revelation, like learning that your mother was actually the ambassador of Canada before she had you. So yes, try the recipes below — or don’t. But do try some radishes with salt. You’re welcome.

When-you’re-makingdinner-but-it’s-not-readyyet radish salad This is what I make when I’m cooking dinner, it’s taking too long, I don’t want to ruin my appetite, but I’m so hungry I could eat my arm. You can make it in between stirring a pot or checking on the potatoes.


1 bunch radishes (any kind will work, and don’t forget the daikon. He’s not pretty, but he’ll get the job done) 1 small cucumber (Persian is best)

sea salt olive oil lemon juice a soft cheese like feta, goat or queso fresco


Thinly slice the radishes and cucumbers into a bowl. Drizzle on some olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and cheese and go turn your potatoes. When you’re finished, the radishes will be ready and you can munch on them while you’re setting the table.

Radish and butter openface sandwiches I know, this sounds odd. But when you eat it, you’ll thank me. Actually, you’ll thank Mark Bittman, because it’s his recipe I’m riffing on. The key is the pillowy bread, so buy it fresh.


1 bunch radishes 1 loaf of French bread, fresh butter (6 tablespoons, give or take), room temperature

anchovy paste (1/2 teaspoon) sea salt fresh herbs, like tarragon or arugula


Cut the loaf into three or four chunks, depending on how large you want your pieces to be. This works well as an hors d’oeuvre, too, so you may opt for bite-size. Then cut the chunks in half lengthwise. Slice the radishes thinly and sprinkle with salt. Mix the anchovy paste into the butter and slather it on the bread. Sprinkle salt onto the bread and top with radish slices. Sprinkle chopped herbs and arugula on top and open wide.

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Quick-pickled radishes Makes a half-gallon Mason jar’s worth of pickles. This is a great accompaniment to any salad, taco, or sandwich. It’s also easy and fast, requiring none of the technique that scares people away from traditional pickling. I make a large jar of it, because it will keep in the fridge for up to a month.


1 bunch radishes 1 daikon optional: half of a beet, carrot, or other root vegetable 2 cups water 2 cups white vinegar 4 teaspoons sea salt


4 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed 2 cloves peeled garlic optional: bay leaf, anise star, chili pepper, dill 1 half-gallon mason jar, or multiple smaller ones

Slice the root vegetables. Slices should be about ¼-inch wide or narrower. Place them in the jar, along with the peppercorns, garlic, mustard seed, and any other flavorants. In a saucepan, bring the water, vinegar, salt and sugar to boil. When the sugar and salt are all dissolved, turn off the flame. This is your pickling brine. Pour brine into your jar and seal the lid. When the jar has cooled, place it in the fridge. The pickles will be ready as early as a few hours later, and will be perfect 24 hours later. Note that if you use beets in this, the liquid and radishes will turn pink. If you’re like me and eat with your eyes, then this is a plus.



Roasted radishes with sautĂŠed greens This recipe makes use of the radish greens, too. Just be sure to wash them well.


3 bunches radishes 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon soy sauce

salt and pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided


Turn oven to 450 degrees. Trim the greens off your radishes. Place the radishes in a bowl and save the greens. If the radishes are large, cut them in half. Sprinkle the radishes with 2 tablespoon olive and salt and mix to coat. Place radishes on sheet pan and roast for about 15 minutes, or until they’re browned. Toss them once about halfway through. Wash the greens thoroughly. They do have grit, so this is essential. Peel and mince the garlic. In a frying pan, add the remaining olive oil and turn it to medium heat. Add the greens and let sautÊ for a minute, then add the garlic. At the last minute, toss in the soy sauce and let reduce. Remove from pan and serve immediately, alongside the radishes.

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Building community, one string at a time Auburn Recreation District’s 2019 Acoustic Guitar Festival SUBMITTED TO FOOTHILL MAGAZINE FILE PHOTOS BY AUBURN JOURNAL STAFF



2019 marks the fourth year of the Auburn Recreation District’s (ARD) annual “String Fling” Acoustic Guitar Festival. The three-day event will take place from May 2 through May 4, and includes a performer/instructor showcase, a featured artist concert at the State Theatre, and a full day of guitar workshops. The performer/instructor showcase will be hosted by the Strum Shop in Roseville on Thursday night, May 2. The showcase will give attendees an opportunity to meet Saturday’s workshop presenters, and watch them perform in an intimate setting. Delta blues ethnomusicologist Dr. David Evans will be the featured performer at the showcase. The following night, Friday, May 3, Keith Little and the Little Band will bring their special blend of blues, bluegrass and gospel music to Auburn’s iconic State Theatre. A native of the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Keith is a nationally-acclaimed musician, vocalist, recording artist, composer and producer … and exceptional performer. The opener for the evening is David Evans, regarded as one the

most important contemporary lues musicologists, as well as a brilliant country blues guitarist. An added attraction at this year’s concert event will be a special pre-concert “lobby performance” by classical guitarist Daniel Roest of the Sacramento Guitar Society. A full day of instructional workshops will take place on Saturday, May 4, at the ARD Canyon View Community Center. The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes range from beginners to advanced guitarists, and include folk, blues, bluegrass, classical and swing. Workshop presenters, including Keith Little and David Evans, will also lead a group singalong at the end of the day. A special feature this year will be the addition of an all-day, free family event, featuring Marjo Wilson and the “Cotton Dandee Hoedown.
 “We are very excited to provide this opportunity for our community to come together in appreciation for the music of the acoustic guitar,” said String Fling Co-founder Gary Bowman. “It is fantastic to see guitarists of all ages and skill levels coming together, and creating a bit of magic along the way.” For more information, visit, or call 530-863-4615.

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IN CONCERT SIERRA • 530-273-3990 Performances at: Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road, Grass Valley 2 P.M. MARCH 17

St. Lawrence String Quartet

7:30 P.M. MARCH 16, 3 P.M. MARCH 17

Masterworks Concerts III: Dance Episodes

Featuring the works of Bernstein, Strauss, Bizet, Dvorak and Ravel. Dr. Christopher Jones on horns, Peter Jaffe conducting. Tickets: $20-45. Performance at the Placer High School Theatre, 123 Agard St., Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO

Johnsmith performs March 9 at Auburn House Concerts.

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Once upon a time, an ogre named Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Tickets: $8-18.


985 Lincoln Way, Auburn • • 530-885-0156 7:30 P.M. MARCH 9

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A Kerrville New Folk winner, Johnsmith has released eight solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. Suggested donation: $25.

Known for their impassioned performances, operatic lyricism, and bold risk-taking, the quartet has built a glittering reputation throughout its quarter-century of performing. Champions of new works by great living composers, as well as masterworks from the classical canon, the St. Lawrence brings informed perspectives to its imaginative music-making, offering delights for all ears. Tickets: $38.

7:30 P.M. MARCH 20

Bumper Jacksons

Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. Tickets: $30-35. Performance at perform at the Elks Lodge, 109 S. School St., Grass Valley.


Odd Fellows Hall, 1226 Lincoln Way, Auburn • MARCH 16

Wake the Dead with the Grateful Bluegrass Boys


325 Spring Street, Nevada City • 530265-5040 • 7-11 P.M. MARCH 17

The Garcia Project

With precise arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel for any and all given eras, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled The Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. Tickets: $25-30.


The St. Lawrence String Quartet perform March 17 in Grass Valley.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS • 530-265-6124 2 P.M. MARCH 10

California Youth Symphony

For only the second time in his 29-year tenure as Music Director, Maestro Eylar has chosen to program one of the seminal, titanic works of the late 19th Century: Richard Strauss’s masterpiece “Don Quixote.” Performance at Amaral Center in the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets: $30-60.

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Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover Nikiya and Solor’s forbidden love.

The Met Opera: Die Walkure

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan's willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera's most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Info: APRIL 8

Boshoi Ballet: The Golden Age

In the 1920's, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer "Mademoiselle Margot," but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. Info:


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A tale of love, deceit and espionage. Recommended for mature audiences only.

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. Info:

“M. Butterfly”

9:55 P.M. MARCH 30

Boshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty


National Theatre Live: All About Eve

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Historic Guided Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn 10 a.m. on Saturdays from the Courthouse, 101 Maple St. in Auburn. Presented by Placer County Museum Docent Guild. Info: 530-889-6500. GETTY IMAGES

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser starts 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Mason Hall in Auburn.


Beginner and Intermediate Tai Chi from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in the fitness room at the Placer Adult School, 3775 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Info: 530-885-8585. Weight Training and Gentle Yoga from 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fitness room at the Placer Adult School, 3775 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Info: 530-885-8585.

WEEKLY SERVICE CLUBS Placer’s Gold Toastmasters 12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn. A supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. Info: 530-492-0334 or placersgold. 30


Weekly Classic Car Cruise Night from 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Mel’s Diner, 1730 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Weather permitting. All pre-1976 classic cars and special edition cars welcome. Qi Gong 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at Placer School for Adults 3775 Richardson Drive, Fitness Room, Auburn. Info: 530-885-8585. Ballroom Dance Lessons with the Auburn Social Dancers starts 6 p.m. Fridays at the Auburn Senior Center, 550 High St. in Auburn. Info:

Auburn Sunset Rotary meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Max’s in the Holiday Inn, 120 Grass Valley Highway. Social time with optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. Meeting from 5:55-7 p.m. Info: Auburn Rotary Club meets noon every Tuesday at the Elks Club 1691 BPOE, 195 Pine St., Auburn. Info: Auburn Host Lions meets noon each


“Three Identical Strangers” show 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. In this acclaimed new documentary, three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Tickets: $8. Info: 33rd Annual 49er Lions Club Celebrity Chefs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Tickets: $20, available at the Assistance League of Greater Placer Thrift Shop, Sun River Clothing Company and Golden Swana Jewelers and Collectibles.

Wednesday at the Auburn Fairgrounds, Lion’s Building. Info: Craig Hollyfield at 916 296-9142 or Auburn 49ers Lion’s Club meets Thursday mornings at 6:45 a.m. at Sierra Grill and Smoke House, 2515 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn. Info: Dennis Arietta at 530-308-5801 or


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“The Sound of Music” plays 7 p.m. at the Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. Info:


Live Music Sunday Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays at The Stone House, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. Info: 530265-5050 or Jazz Dinner Series 6-9 p.m. Fridays at the historic Stone House, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. Info: PHOTO COURTESY • JOSH MILLER

The 2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival starts March 16 at the State Theatre in Auburn.. MARCH 10

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser starts 5:30 at the Mason Hall in Auburn. Proceeds to support local teen and sister who lost their mother suddenly in January. Funds will help with rent, bills and college. Info: Jamie Payton 530-718-8117.


“Pick of the Litter” shows 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. This film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Tickets: $8. Info:


Bird Walk begins 8 a.m. at the South Yuba River State Park’s north parking lot. Anticipate seeing birds common to a woodland/riparian habitat such as towhees, dippers, various woodpeckers, blue birds, kinglets, phoebes, quail, bald eagles and more. Info: MARCH 17

“Woman at War” plays 7 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. Info: sierratheaters. com.


2019 Wild and Scenic Film Festival from 5-10 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. A fun filled evening of 16 environmental adventure films, great food, local beer, wine and updates about the American River Canyon. Two screening sessions. Tickets: $22. Info: MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day celebration noon-1 p.m. in Old Town Auburn. Merchants and restaurants will be open and featuring special offers and happy hour deals. Info: MARCH 22

“Bridesmaids” plays 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. Info:


“To Have and Have Not” plays noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Library Beecher Room, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. Nazis control Martinique, but not fence-sitter Humphrey Bogart or the Free French rebels who talk him into sneaking a pal ashore. But when Lauren Bacall appears, Bogie realizes whose side he’s on: hers. Info:

“Guys and Dolls” plays 7 p.m. at the Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. Info:

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Badminton from 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 9-11 a.m. Fridays at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. in Colfax. Info: 530-346-8726. Story time is from 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays at the Colfax Library, 10 W. Church St. in Colfax. For children 2 to 5 years old. Info: 530-346-8211. Badminton from 6-8 p.m. Fridays at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St. in Colfax. Info: 530-346-8726. Tap Classes for children ages 5 to 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Sierra Vista Community Center Gym, 55 School St. in Colfax. Info: Mickey at 808-381-9221. GETTY IMAGES

Bird Walk starts at 8 a.m. March 9 at the South Yuba River State Park parking lot. Details at

Open Studio Open Studio 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Colfax Sierra Vista Community Center in Colfax. Cost: $5. Info: Foxey McCleary at 530-320-0433. Music and sing along with the Lyrical Locos from 10-11 a.m. Mondays at the Colfax Methodist Church Hall, 59 W. Church St. in Colfax. Free. Info: Marilyn at 530-346-8856. Farm Stand open from 2-6 p.m. Thursdays at Foothill Roots Farm, 17565 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. Come for the fresh produce and more. Info: MARCH 9

WEEKLY EVENTS JUST FOR KIDS Mother Goose at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Friends of Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Info:



Time for Twos 10 a.m. Fridays at the Friends of Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Info:

Free "Kimochi" training starts 10 a.m. at Foresthill High School in room 201. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for free continental breakfast, training is from 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Marjene Streeper at 916-678-8212. MARCH 10

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2003 Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Way, Colfax. Info:

To submit an event to Foothill Magazine’s Calendar of Events, email MARCH 15

6th annual Anew Day’s Crab Feed and Auction starts 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley. Proceeds support Anew Day Counseling Center and community. Tickets: $50 each or $350 for table of 8. Info: 530-470-9111 or MARCH 16

Flea Market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax. MARCH 23

Colfax Green Machine Annual crab feed fundraiser starts 6:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax. All you can eat crab, pasta, bread and dessert. Tickets: $45.


Yoga in the Big Red Barn with Julia Berry every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at the Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road in Loomis. Info:

Loomis Sunset Rotary Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Black Vinyl, 4810 Granite Drive, A-1. Info: text or call Dustin at 916-276-1505 or email Placer County Writing Group meets from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Flower Farm, Bocce Court, 4150 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Info: Story time is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Penryn Library, 2215 Rippey Road. Info: 916-663-3621. Purls of Wisdom: Library Knitting Group noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive in Loomis. Info: Michele Mutoza at APRIL 14

7th Annual Auburn Symphony Gala from 4-8 p.m. at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Join your neighbors and friends for a wonderful evening of good company, spectacular food, lively music. Info:


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2003 Pancake Breakfast is from 8-11 a.m. March 10 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Colfax.

Celebration of the Arts from noon to 3 p.m. at the Flower Farm Cafe. Preview show featuring the work of the artists on the Mother’s Day Art Loop to be held on Mother’s Day weekend. Activities include live music, artist demonstrations and sales and Café spring specials. Info:

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LOCAL FARMERS' MARKETS AND STANDS PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Market 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot, Auburn-Folsom Road at Lincoln Way in Auburn. Find local family farmers, ranchers, and vintners bringing the finest fruits, vegetables, meats, and other agricultural products the region has to offer. Info: Farm Stand open from 2-6 p.m. Thursdays at Foothill Roots Farm, 17565 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. Come for the fresh produce and find fresh baked bread from The Baker and The Cakemaker, and pasture-raised chicken eggs from Local Yolk. Info: foothillrootsfarm. com.

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