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Old Town Auburn hosts huge holiday party

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Auburn Alehouse will be among the craft breweries offering
during the Auburn Christmas street party.
(Photo courtesy Auburn

Classic Christmas mixes beer, bourbon tasting in free street fair

Take a break from gardening and catch a Classic Christmas on Saturday night with plenty to get grown-ups in the holiday spirit.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15, Old Town Auburn closes its streets and rolls out the cheer with a huge street party. Admission is free.

Four local craft breweries including Auburn Alehouse will host tastings along with a bourbon tasting station, serving craft spirits.

Several vendors and restaurants will offer food and beverages (including coffee and hot cocoa). Auburn Hook & Ladder No. 1 will serve its famous chowder out of Auburn's historic firehouse.
Local craftspeople will sell handmade, home-grown and unique wares. Manzanita headlines the evening's musical lineup.

Plenty of fun will be available for kids, too. Hayrides will be offered from Old Town Auburn to Park Victorian (culminating in free family photos and warm beverages). Children also can take part in Christmas crafts and entertainment. Of course, Santa is expected to drop by.

Parking is available in several structures and lots off Lincoln Way and Auburn Folsom Road near the the heart of Old Town.

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For week of Sept. 24:

This week our weather will be just right for fall gardening. What are you waiting for?

* Now is the time to plant for fall. The warm soil will get these veggies off to a fast start.

* Keep harvesting tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons and eggplant. Tomatoes may ripen faster off the vine and sitting on the kitchen counter.

* Compost annuals and vegetable crops that have finished producing.

* Cultivate and add compost to the soil to replenish its nutrients for fall and winter vegetables and flowers.

* Fertilize deciduous fruit trees.

* Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, bok choy, spinach and potatoes directly into the vegetable beds.

* Transplant cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower as well as lettuce seedlings.

* Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.

* Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.

* Divide and replant bulbs, rhizomes and perennials. That includes bearded iris; if they haven’t bloomed in three years, it’s time to dig them up and divide their rhizomes.

* Dig up and divide daylilies as they complete their bloom cycle.

* Divide and transplant peonies that have become overcrowded. Replant with “eyes” about an inch below the soil surface.

* Late September is ideal for sowing a new lawn or re-seeding bare spots.

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