Things to do: March 24

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Thursday, March 24 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 25 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 through March 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. Rogers Family Company is continuing free public tours of its state-of-the-art gourmet coffee roasting plant in Lincoln through Nov. 4. Friday afternoon tours of the 290,000-square-foot facility at 1731 Aviation Blvd. in Lincoln enable visitors to explore the life of coffee, how it’s grown, how it gets to your cup, and how your coffee choice affects families, the land and wildlife in communities thousands of miles away as well as the global economy. Tours start at 2 p.m. and last for approximately 90 minutes. To sign up call (800) 829-1300 or 258-8000. Info: 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: or 624-2548. Sunday, March 27 Dinosaur Day and Science Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Natural History Museum on Sierra’s Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. This year’s “Living Green since the Jurassic” will allow dino-enthusiasts to learn about new technologies and sustainable living with paleontological twist. Info: contact Kim Stevens at (916) 624-3333, ext. 3909 or go to Tuesday, March 29 A three-hour seminar on how small businesses can effectively use marketing to grow will be held at Sunset Whitney Country Club, 4201 Midas Ave. in Rocklin, beginning at 10 a.m., with registration and networking starting at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will learn how to retain customers, gain new business, and implement a cohesive plan that leverages small business marketing dollars. To sign up for the seminar, go to and click on “Events.” Info: (916) 781-0650. 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. Wednesday, March 30 Rocklin High School Presents “Wild Oats” running March 30 through April 2. The play is set in the saloons and prairies of the Old West. The plot includes mistaken identities, an evil landlord foreclosing at the drop of a tumbleweed, an F Troop type of cavalry, a crusty colonel and his faithful Indian guide who speaks with an Irish brogue. Audience participation is welcomed. Shows are at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 1 and 2 in the Katie Taylor Memorial Theater at Rocklin High School. Tickets are $6 for general and $5 for senior citizens and students with ASB card. Tickets can be purchased in the RHS Storm Cellar during school hours, and at the door, which opens 30 minutes prior to show time. Rated PG-13 for “Innuendo.” 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 Saturday, April 2 Loomis Quilt and Fiber Guild Biennial Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Blue Goose Fruit Shed 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. California first responders and members of Bikers Against Child Abuse will ride side-by-side leading this year’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month motorcycle run. Sign-ins start at 11 a.m. at Roller King, 889 Riverside Ave. in Roseville .The event is open to the public with a minimum $15 contribution getting participants a pin and lunch along with ten raffle tickets. Volunteers are still needed to help coordinate the April 2nd motorcycle run along with sponsors to further support the effort. Info: Kathleen Moore at (916) 259-4396 or In celebration of 71 years of performing magic, magician, teacher, and broadcaster, Lloyd Shaffer will hold a “hands on” magic class for adults titled Put Some Magic in Your Life. This two-day introductory Saturday morning “magic packed” workshop will cover a multitude of “how-to’s.” Pre-registration is required. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Sierra College Community Education, 333 Sunrise Ave. Ste 300, Roseville. Info: Community Education office at (916) 781-6280 or Sunday, April 3 Placer Nature Center and UCCE Placer County Master Gardeners have teamed up once again to present Composting from 1-2:30 p.m. Placer Nature Center has one of the best collections of composting systems in the area. Come learn which type is best for you, and how to turn yard and kitchen waste into a natural amendment for your garden at Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Road in Auburn. Info: Call (530) 878-6053 or visit It is time to lace up your running shoes — The 8th annual Run Rocklin 5K and 12K event will be held at 8 a.m. at Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin. Adults are $29, youth 18 and under are $15. Info: