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Events and Actives in the Rocklin and Roseville Communities

10/04/2017 01:25PM ● Published by Style

Lucky Seven

With Halloween quickly approaching, we don’t tend to associate October with good luck, but these upcoming events prove that assumption wrong.

Food Truck Mania rolls into Vernon Street Town Square on October 12, showcasing some of the region’s best mobile eateries. If you can’t make it for street eats this month, don’t fret: Food trucks are on the menu the second Thursday of every month. 

October 20 kicks off a big weekend of fun with two great events. Head to Vernon Street Town Square to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for free on the big screen, or visit the Maidu Museum and Historic Site for stories around the campfire ($5 per person). 

October 21 is the fourth annual Oktoberfest, an adults-only event that includes unlimited beer tastings, dancing, games and live music. Tickets are available online.

Don’t miss the Floating Pumpkin Patch at Mike Shellito Indoor Pool from 1-4 p.m. on October 22. Due to popular demand, everyone must pre-register, as it’s highly likely to sell out. 

Need some laughs? You may have seen DC Ervin on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Laughs on Fox, but now you can see him at the Roseville Theater on October 27. Tickets are available online (prices increase on October 16). 

Count Watts’ Spooktacular returns to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center on October 28, and costumes are encouraged.

By Pam Allen
For more details on these events and others, visit

Harvest Happenings

Traditionally, October means the leaves change, Halloween décor surfaces, and costume decisions are made—but that’s not the only change you’ll find in Rocklin. It also means inventions, experiments and discovery of the unknown. Mark your calendars to explore these truly unique events.  

Comedy at the Quarry  Make it a night of comedy on October 1. The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park will feature Bruce Baum, seen on The Hollywood Squares and in The Simpsons; and Blake Clark, from 50 First Dates, The Waterboy and Grown Ups; with Tom McClain as your emcee. Bring a blanket and your sense of humor for a great night of entertainment, as these hilarious comedians and national acts offer their best outdoor performances. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and attendees must be at least 18.

Rocklin Mini Maker Faire  It’s not just another festival; it’s a place of discovery. From engineers and artists to scientists and crafters, "makers" will showcase innovative projects—including inventions, experiments and creative performances—on October 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sierra College. Admission is free.

GATHER  Meet up with friends, interact with art and taste artisan fare at the last GATHER of the season on October 26 from 5-9 p.m. at Quarry Park.

SPORTS PROGRAMS  Rocklin has partnered with Skyhawks Sports Academy and the National Academy of Athletics to get your youngsters involved with soccer on Wednesdays, tennis on Fridays and TOTS Soccer (ages 3-5). 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS  Tap into your child’s curiosity and creativity as they sharpen their investigative skills at a “Mysteries and Myths” workshop or discover the universal gifts of character in the “Character Club.”  

By Jody Robinson
Stay up to date on these activities and others by following the City of Rocklin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @rocklinparksrec. For more details, visit

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