Be thankful for November full of events

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There’s plenty of fall fun to be found in the foothills this month. Fall Wine & Brew Fest The Fall Wine & Brew Fest, hosted by Seniors First, takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday at The Ridge Golf Club & Events Center, 3030 Golf Course Road, Auburn. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door, and $25 for designated drivers. Tickets are available at Cherry Records, 916 Lincoln Way and Seniors First, 11566 D Ave., Auburn. Buy tickets online at Call (530) 889-9500 for information. “Our Town” Placer High School thespians are ready to take the stage for “Our Town,” the school’s fall play. See a local production of Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 18-20, with a 2 p.m. matinee scheduled for Nov. 13. All performances take place at the Placer High School auditorium, 275 Orange St., Auburn. Tickets are $10 general or $6 for children, students and seniors. Faith and Fantasy Ball The Faith and Fantasy Ball, sponsored by the Sutter Auburn Faith Foundation, takes place Nov. 13 at the Ridge Golf Club & Events Center, 3030 Golf Course Road, Auburn. The black tie dinner dance is a major fundraiser for foundation-sponsored health services, hospital needs and the hospice program. Hosted cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person. Call (530) 888-4557 for more information. Mountain Mandarin Festival Craving something sweet? Be sure to check out the 17th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, which takes place Nov. 19-21 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. The festival is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for ages 12 and under. Parking is $5. See for complete details. Autumn Art Studios Tour Ever want to see peek inside an artist’s studio? Take your pick from the 90 Placer County artists who are readying their work for PlacerArts’ 17th annual Autumn Art Studios Tour, which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12-14. Many artists will open their private studios for the weekend. Among this year’s participants are six first-timers from the Auburn area — Ty Conners, April Dimmick, Mark Andrew Flores-Smith, Maureen Thomas, Pierre Butler, and Michael Maydak. Tickets for the three-day Autumn Art Studios Tour are $10 for adults, with K-12 students free. Buy tickets at, at The Arts Building at 808 Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn or by calling (530) 885-5670. Holiday Open Studio Artists Rick and Janet Nicholson, of Nicholson Blown Glass will open their studio to the public for demonstrations during their annual Holiday Open Studio. Dates are Nov. 26-28, Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Nicholson Blown Glass is located on the corner of Bell and Cramer Roads, north Auburn, off of Highway 49. Call (530) 823-1631 or visit to learn more.