May 5, 2013

Escapes: Auburn's spring antiques street fair

AUBURN - Spring Antiques and Collectibles Street Fair One man's trash is another man's treasure.


Spring Antiques and Collectibles Street Fair

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Join the 4,000 visitors expected to descend on Old Town Auburn on May 19 for the 46th annual Spring Antiques and Collectibles Street Fair.

Organizers promise a "mind-boggling variety of antiques and collectibles" for shoppers.

Admission is free, so arrive early for the best selection. Many dealers arrive well before the official 8 a.m. opening time.

For more information, call Linda Robinson (530) 888-1585 or email



What: Gold Country Orienteers will host an orienteering meet along the American River Parkway. Orienteering is a sport where you use a map, compass and set of clues to navigate from point to point and find a series of checkpoints. It can be done competitively or for fun.

When: May 19. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The courses can be started between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Where: Rossmoor Park in Rancho Cordova

Cost: The cost is $5 for GCO members and $7 for nonmembers, plus $2 for each additional member in a group. Park entrance fee is $5.

Information: or contact Jennifer at (916) 922-8671 or


Art workshop

What: The Monterey Museum of Art will offer an art workshop led by design instructor Ann Thiermann. During the workshop, organizers say, "participants will develop their personal sense of color and shape by creating a paper cutout collage based on the shapes of the Matisse and Van Hoesen pieces at the museum."

Thiermann is a classical figurative landscape painter and muralist. She teaches art at Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula colleges.

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Monterey Museum of Art: 559 Pacific St., Monterey

Cost: For ages 12 and up: $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Information: Space is limited. Register online at Visit or call (831) 372-5477, ext. 109


John Muir's legacy

What: The National Park Service is hosting a series of guest speakers this season to explore John Muir's modern legacy. Kicking off the series will be an appearance by Peter and Donna Thomas, who will present a special lecture on "Muir Ramble Route: San Francisco to Yosemite."

Muir arrived in April 1868 by steamship in San Francisco and soon set out on a six-week walk to Yosemite. He later fought to preserve the area as a national park. The Thomases followed Muir's route 138 years later and will give a digital presentation of their 2006 trek across California.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: John Muir National Historic Site: 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez

Cost: Free

Information: or call (925) 228-8860.


Tim Swanson, Features Editor

(916) 321-1606,

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