Things to do: Oct. 21

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Friday, Oct. 22 Soap Box Derby is coming to Lincoln at 2000 Omega Drive through Sunday. The race cars are powered by gravity and are timed as they roll down either a dedicated track or a temporary street circuit. They are to teach youngsters some of the basic skills of workmanship, the spirit of competition and the perseverance to continue a project once it has begun. Info: 872-9612 Saturday, Oct. 23 Sierra College Community Education features Watercolor Gone Wild (abstract) from 1-5 p.m. at the Sierra College Rocklin campus. Beginners are welcome. Info: 781-6280. BIKE for BLISS — Trailhead Coffee & Cycling Lounge are offering two rides to benefit A Chance for Bliss Animal Sanctuary in Penryn. This is the only bike ride of the year, a 3.1 fun ride or a 30-mile social outing or personal best. Info: or 663-9121. The Foothills Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 30 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: Rocklin Historical Society yard sale will be held at 5th & Rocklin Road, Rocklin from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are welcome through Oct. 22 . Info: 624-2378. Stone Point Fall Festival — Festivities will begin at noon and will include face painting, master pumpkin carver, sidewalk chalk art, trick-or-treating, and a magic show. Fashion/hair show will be at 3 p.m. followed by a live performance by “The 27 Outlaws.” The free event will be at 1485 Eureka Road in Roseville. Info: 791-4266. Enchanted Green Hallow’s Eve will be at 4465 Granite Drive, Rocklin at the Star Eco Station. Trick-or-Treat Village starring your favorite fairy tale characters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $6 for adults (ages 16 and up) and children at $5. Proceeds go to care and feeding rescued exotic animals. Rocklin Community Service Day, third annual; check in will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at Johnson Springview Park Picnic Pavilion. Work parties start at 9 a.m. through noon. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and provide your own work gloves. Sign up at or call 625-5058. Sunday, Oct. 24 Health Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. at Sunset Oaks Adventist at 3500 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin. Food, displays, information and demonstrations for all ages, as well as health screenings, massage, fitness assessments and medicine interactions will be available at the health fair. Monday, Oct. 25 Rocklin Oratory Toastmasters Club meets the second and fourth Monday of every month, noon to 1 p.m. at 3875 Atherton Road, Rocklin. Info: 773-8100. Tuesday, Oct. 26 Reading Boosters welcome — Placer Adult Literacy Service celebrates 25 years of free reading help for adults. The all-volunteer Literacy Support Council provides vital assistance to the PALS program. Next monthly meeting of the Literacy Support Council of Placer County at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive, Loomis, at 1 p.m. Info: (530) 886-4530 or Clean Tech Showcase is open to the public at the Sacramento State University Union (6000 J St., Sacramento) starting at 9 a.m. Mayor Kevin Johnson and Congresswoman Doris Matsui are among the speakers. Learn more about the region’s clean and green companies, public and private successes in the region, hear what other communities have done to become clean tech leaders, get a perspective on the green job outlook and the how green buildings are becoming attractive and meet the clean tech companies in the region on the exposition floor. Info: Clean Tech Showcase Wednesday, Oct. 27 “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” will show in room 106 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Center, Rocklin. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, the film is a fusion of “A Christmas Carol” and a romantic comedy. Info: 625-5241. Sierra College Community Education features Paint Fall Foliage from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Roseville Gateway campus. Info: 781-6280. Thursday, Oct. 28 UCP of Greater Sacramento’s Helping Hands invite you to hear four experts speak about living with developmental disabilities. Free admission and refreshments will be offered. The event will be held at the Maidu Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville from 6-8 p.m. Info: 283-8317. William Jessup University’s Fall Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature a variety of soloists and performance groups including the university Choir and Orchestra. The concert also features performances by “The Way,” and “Awaken,” both student led, small chamber size choral groups that travel and sing regularly at various churches throughout Northern California and Oregon. Info: 577-2256 or Friday, Oct. 29 New Life Pregnancy Center celebrates 10 years. Located across from Sierra College fundraising banquet will be held at William Jessup University with guest speaker Ruth Graham, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. There is no charge for general seating. Info: 624-8990 or Oktoberfest presented by PEACE for Families will be held at 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis at Blue Goose from 6-9 p.m. Info: (530) 823-6224. Saturday, Oct. 30 Petroglyphs of the Middle Fork of the American River will take place at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Museum Winery located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn for the next Community Education Program. Tahoe National Forest Archaeologist Nolan Smith will treat you to a series of images of petroglyphs recorded by archaeologists working near the American River. Info: (530) 889-6500. To submit and item for the calendar, e-mail details to placerherald@goldcountrymedia. com.