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Things to do: April 7

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Thursday, April 7 Rocklin High School Boosters Club is sponsoring an E-Waste Fundraiser to support the Boosters Club Scholarship Fund from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocklin High School, 5301 Victory Lane, Rocklin through April 9. AARP Tax Aide — free tax preparation service will be offered at the Rocklin Sunset Center for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and above. The first appointment is at 9 a.m. and the last appointment is at noon. They are spaced one hour apart and are offered every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through April 14. Info: 625-5200. Matthew Boger, the victim of bullying and an anti-gay hate crime when he was 13 years old, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Dietrich Theatre at Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Years after his victimization, Boger had a chance meeting with his attacker, Tim Zaal, a former white supremacist who was now a consultant for the Museum of Tolerance’s National Task Force on Hate Crimes. Boger’s presentation, “From Hate to Hope,” shares a powerful story of a surprising friendship, forgiveness and redemption. The program is part of “Love your Body Week” and is sponsored by the Greater Placer County PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Sierra College Rainbow Alliance. Admission is free (parking $2). For more information, call (530) 274-5359 or visit www.sierracollege.edu. Friday, April 8 McLaughlin Studio Theatre will open their spring youth musicals with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at the McLaughlin Studio Theatre, 3415 Swetzer Road, in Loomis. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 8, 9; 4 p.m. April 10. Info: To buy your tickets, call (916) 652-6377 or email mtctheatre@att.net. Saturday, April 9 The Rocklin Shakespeare Company has joined the Rocklin Friends of the Library's celebration of National Library Week by offering free Shakespearean-themed sketch comedy from 1-4 p.m. The interactive show will feature games and prizes for audience members while teaching them about the Bard. Performances are free and begin at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on the second floor of the library, 4890 Granite Drive. Info: Danielle Loebs at danielle.loebs@gmail.com. Monday, April 11 Rocklin Professional Teachers Association will be holding a screening of “Race to Nowhere” at 7 p.m. at Whitney High School, 701 Wildcat Blvd. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit Rocklin students through assist-a-grad scholarships. Info: http://rtnwhitneyhighschool.eventbrite.com. Tuesday, April 12 Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. each Tuesday during Lent. The Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ will host ”Souper” Suppers on the five Tuesdays during Lent: Please RSVP to Mary Anne Christianson at -632-3588 or maryanne@peocalifornia.org with your name, the date(s) you are able to attend and the number of people attending. Soup will be served followed by fellowship and a short Lenten program. The church is at 6440 King Road, a short distance from downtown Loomis. Kitty Cortez of Rocklin will speak to the Roseville Genealogical Society at 1 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Rocky Ridge Drive in Roseville. She will explain and illustrate an Organization Techniques system, which she has developed over the years for genealogical research. Members of the public are welcome to attend all RGS meetings, which are held the second and forth Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Senior room of the community center. Info: Contact Gerry Sawyer at (916) 624-0373. Friday, April 15 McLaughlin Studio Theatre will open their spring youth musicals with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at the State Theatre in Historic Auburn. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: To buy your tickets, call (916) 652-6377 or email mtctheatre@att.net. Saturday, April 16 Rocklin Clean-up Day — Landscapes and facilities crews, working in conjunction with Auburn Placer Disposal Services, will be at three locations collecting items that the normal trash collections will not take, including electronic waste. Drop off locations: Sierra College overflow parking lot at Rocklin Road and El Don Drive; City of Rocklin Corporation Yard, 4081 Alvis Court; Lone Tree Park at West Oaks and Lonetree boulevards. Info: Call Landscapes & Facilities at 625-5275 to make pick-up arrangements. There is a maximum of one pick-up load per resident. The Rocklin Library Book Club will discuss “Bee Season” by Myla Goldberg from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Drive, Rocklin. Session is free and open to the public. Info: Call (916) 624-3133. To submit an item for the calendar e-mail details to placerherald@goldcountrymedia.com.