Things to do: March 17

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Thursday, March 17 Motivational Speaker and Personal coach Wayne Manning will be the speaker at the Active Job Seekers of Roseville meeting at 516 Gibson Drive, Roseville. Meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Info: Two Women Art Show — award-winning artists Barbara McComb of Roseville, and MaryAnn Perolio of Rocklin, will have a “Two Women Art Show” at Borders book store, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Suite 9 in Roseville. Mainly pastels, it will also include colored pencil, oil, collage and drawings. The art show is available for viewing during Borders regular business hours through March 31. Info: (916) 624-7526. 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: Friday, March 18 The emperor will unveil his “magic” suit of clothes, invisible to all but the wisest men, in “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday March 18-27 at Finnish Temperance Hall, 4090 Rocklin Road in Rocklin. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and children. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at (800) 838-3006. Whitney High School Staff vs. Students Basketball Game will be held at 6 p.m. in the Whitney High School gymnasium. All proceeds support scholarships for seniors. Student performances will be held throughout the evening. A dance performance by Staff Dance Team will take place at half-time. Everyone in the community is welcome. The cost is $5 at the door. Sunrise Senior Living will be holding spring tours of homes and gardens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18-20. Wine, appetizers and dessert will be offered all three days. There will be entertainment from 3-4 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday garden tips will be offered and 3-4 p.m. music will be played; from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, a dessert social will be held. Sunrise Senior Living is located at 6100 Sierra College Blvd. in Rocklin. Info: (916) 632-3003. Saturday, March 19 Bicycle Swap meet to benefit the Placer Foothill Mountain Bike Club — Buy or sell new or used cycling gear from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bicycle Emporium parking lot at 483 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Rain cancels the event. Info: Kurt at 878-2816. It’s time for Sierra Foothills Rugby Club’s annual Ruckin’ & Shuckin’ Rugby Fest party at 7 p.m. at The Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Includes an oyster bar, cuisines from around the rugby world, custom brewed beer and more. Info: Monday, March 21 The Rocklin Historical Society’s general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Old St. Mary’s Chapel, located at Front Street and Rocklin Road in Rocklin. Roy Ruhkala will talk about Rocklin’s quarries during the meeting. Tuesday, March 22 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 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 located at 6440 King Road, in Loomis. Have a passion for promoting the importance of reading? For more than 25 years, Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS), a program of the Placer County Library, has offered free reading help for adults throughout Placer County. Become a Literacy Support Council Reading Booster. Join the next monthly meeting of the Literacy Support Council of Placer County at the Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, at 1 p.m. Info: PALS at (530) 886-4530 or Wednesday, March 23 Make a difference for homeless animals — A New Hope Animal Foundation is hosting a volunteer drive to help socialize and walk homeless animals at Placer County Animal Shelter in Auburn. Volunteers are needed. Orientation meetings will be hosted every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the animal shelter in Auburn at 11251 B Ave. throughout March. Info: (916) 768-5981 or e-mail To submit an item for the calendar e-mail details to