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• For $3, you get a children’s ticket (12 and younger) on Friday, August 5 (a $7.00 value). • For $4, you get a children’s ticket (12 and younger) on Saturday, August 6 (an $8.00 value). • For $12, you get an adult ticket on Friday, August 5 (a $25.00 value). • For $16, you get an adult ticket on Saturday, August 6 (a $33.00 value). • For $32, you get a VIP ticket on Friday, August 5 (a $65 value). • For $48, you get a VIP ticket on Saturday, August 6 (a $97 value).
Every year, on the weekend just before Thanksgiving, the Mountain Mandarin Festival unites crowds beneath the Gold Country Fairgrounds' autumn-leaved trees to celebrate fresh crops of mandarin oranges. Throughout the event, family-centered activities keep visitors of all ages entertained, including cooking contests, professional-chef demonstrations, and live musical performances. Also on hand, Placer County growers dole out thousands of pounds of fresh mandarin oranges, and more than 200 vendors showcase gifts ranging from lotions and candles to artist-crafted jewelry.
In 1988, the owners of a ramshackle golf course put it up for sale, taking out a small advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle. But where others saw a lost cause, Gordon Morrice saw an opportunity. He quickly bought the course and set to improving it, clearing the rocks and trees littering the fairways, planting new trees, and adding concrete paths to keep wild carts from burrowing into the grass. Over two decades, Morrice and his family transformed Black Oak Golf Course into a facility worthy of a country club, with tiered poa annua greens highlighted by the signature fourth hole—a 131-yard par 3 featuring a dramatic tee shot over water. Along with a regular maintenance staff, at least one member of Morrice's family oversees the course on any given day, retaining a level of personal attention that keeps it from shriveling into a mini-golf course like so many before it.
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Extreme Gymnastics & Cheer's colorful 17,000 square-foot facility is stocked so full of foam pits, climbing nets, trampolines, and gymnastics equipment that children can freely and safely bounce off the walls. With the help of attentive instructors, they’re also learning coordination and agility skills while they’re at it.
In that well-monitored space, classes in gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, and acrobatic parkour also take place for children of all ages. Birthday parties and hall monitor retirements at Extreme also see staff members providing set-up, entertainment, and party coordination so parents can join in on the fun too.
Grapes hang heavy from the vines on trellises scattered across 20 acres of the rolling Lincoln Hills. The fruit, tended by Wise Villa Winery's oenophiles, yield awards, including a prestigious honor from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Owner and winemaker Dr. Grover Lee draws on viticulture training while producing single-variety and blended wines or doing the crossword in the Grapes Aficionado Quarterly. Within the winery, the tasting room fills with the sound of clinking glasses as patrons sample various award winners, such as the Blanc de Noir pinot noir, a wine with notes of strawberries and watermelon. The winery also arranges frequent events, including live music on Sundays, grape-stomping parties, and reservation-only pairing dinners at its bistro.