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Things to do: Feb. 24

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Thursday, Feb. 24 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. It is time to lace up your running shoes — registration is now open for the 8th annual Run Rocklin 5K and 12K event. There are only 3,000 registration spaces available this year. Event is at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 3 at Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin. Adults are $29, youth 18 and under are $15. Info: www.runrocklin.com. Saturday, Feb. 26 A book sale fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to noon for Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento. Thousands of items will be sold including more than 10,000 books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio books. The sale will be held at 2166 Swetzer Road, Penryn Feb. 26 and 27. Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books are welcome. Info: 663-1608 or e-mail lyn4animal@aol.com. The Foothills Farmers Market will be held every Saturday at the Blue Oaks Town Center RC Willey parking lot, 6636 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon and features fresh produce and local goods. Info: foothillfarmersmarket.com. Feast for Rotary will be held at the Rocklin Sunset Center, 2650 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Info: Brad at 677-6818 or www.rocklinloomisbasin.rotary5180.net. Global Expedition will be held at the STAR ECO Station from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4465 Granite Drive, Suite 700, Rocklin. Info: 632-8347 or www.ecostation.org. CPR Saturday offers CPR and AED training — Local Red Cross volunteers want to help you learn to save lives. Volunteers from the Auburn office of the American Red Cross want to help you learn to save lives. More than 100 American Red Cross volunteers will host a training on for CPR Saturday, a day-long event designed to teach the public CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillation) skills. CPR Saturday will take place on the campus of William Jessup University, located at 333 Sunset Blvd. in Rocklin. Starting Your Vegetable Garden — from 9-11 a.m at Placer County Master Gardener Demo Garden at 11477 E Ave.., Auburn (in the Senior Community Garden). Join Master Gardeners to learn the basics of starting a garden space and learn about various growing methods. There will also be a special project for children. Monday, Feb. 28 DivorceCare — Separation and divorce are along life’s most difficult and painful experiences. You many need the help, support and encouragement of others as you attempt to heal. DivorceCare offers a DVDE presentation and discussion time led by trained facilitators each Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through April 25. DivorceCare 4 Kids, a program for children ages 5-12, is held at the same time. Info: call First Presbyterian Church, 515 Sunrise Ave.. in Roseville at 782-3186. Thursday, March 3 Auburn 49er Lions Club will present the 25th annual Celebrity Chefs Cooking for Community Service event from 5:30-7 p.m. This gala smorgasbord will take place at the Placer Building of the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Proceeds will benefit Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice. If you would like to become a chef and share your favorite dish with the community or simply secure tickets to come and sample tasty food, write to the Auburn 49er Lions, care of Norm Kendall, P.O. Box 5703, Auburn, Calif. 95604, or call (530) 613-8255. Killer Ants, Edible Ants, and a Liberal Arts Education — Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Lansburgh will give a presentation at Sierra College (Nevada County Campus) / Multipurpose Center (N12-103) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 First Friday of the month recycling event — Sims Recycling Solutions from 3-7 p.m. at 8855 Washington Blvd., Roseville. The e-waste collection event is always arranged as a drive through and drop off event. Accepted items include televisions, monitors, whole and complete computers, laptops cell phones, telephones, printers, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, radios, stereos, MP3s, DVDs, CD Players, and VCRs. Info: 746-7326 or www.us.simsrecycling.com/first-friday. Saturday, March 5 57th annual Oriental Food Bazaar held at Del Oro High School, 3301 Taylor Rd. in Loomis. Dine-in from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. or drop by for take-out from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. A special demonstration of a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony will be presented by Soju (Sumie Ward) and her students at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Info: http://www.loomisfumc.org/. "Jungle Book," a play presented by Rocklin Youth Theatre, will take place March 5-13. Showtimes run at 2 p.m. March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Sunset Plaza Theatre, 6015 Pacific St., No. 7 in Rocklin. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door 30 minutes before showtime. Info: (916) 632-7197; www.rocklinyouththeatre.com. The fourth annual Gardeners’ Gathering will take place at Historic Blue Goose Fruit Shed, downtown Loomis and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions during breaks and after the event; they will also have free University of California publications to share. Info: Placer County Master Gardeners at (530) 889-7388. Sunday, March 6 Placer Nature Center and UCCE Placer County Master Gardeners have teamed up once again to present the Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds from 1-2:30 p.m. Butterflies and hummingbirds are welcome visitors, adding motion to our gardens. Learn what plants will entice them and other tips to make your landscape a haven for these jewels of nature from 1-3 p.m. at Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Road in Auburn. Info: Call (530) 878-6053 or visit www.placernaturecenter.org/calendar/index.html. Tuesday, March 15 The Gloves and Shovels Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month from September thru June. The meetings are held at 10 a.m. at the Renesas Electronics of America, Inc. building, 7501 Foothills Blvd., Roseville. Friday, March 25 2011 State of the City Address and Breakfast will take place from 7-9 a.m. at Blue Oaks Cinemas 16, 6692 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin. Keynote Speaker will be Rick Horst, Rocklin city manager. Info: Sharon@RocklinChamber. com or 624-2548. To submit an item for the calendar e-mail details to placerherald@goldcountrymedia.com.