Dec 1: Christmas Craft Faire at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, 11:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dec 1, 5, and 18: Introduction to Snowshoeing at Donner Summit Sno-Park, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., www.rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Ladies Weekly “coffee” road bike ride, 8:00a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Auburn Hill Hike revisited at Railroad Park in Auburn, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., www.meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club.
Dec 3 – 6: Community Christmas Craft Fair at Northside School in Cool, 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31: Interval Speed Training at Placer High School, 6:00p.m., www.meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners.
Dec 7, 14, 21, and 28: Casual short or long road bike rides. Meet at Flower Farm Coffee House in Loomis, 9:00a.m. Contact Charlene at (530)210-7147 or email@example.com (Sierra Foothills Cycling Club).
Dec 7: Introduction to Cross Country Skiing the Sierra – for seniors, at Tahoe Donner Snowshoe/Cross Country Ski Center, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., www.rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 7: 2014 Western States 100 Mile Run Lottery at Placer High School in Auburn, www.wser.org.
Dec 7: Georgetown Christmas Tree Lighting on Main Street, parade at dusk and local bazaars all day.
Dec 7: Concert fundraiser benefiting Gathering Inn and Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, 7:00a.m. – 10:00p.m., www.bluegooseeventcenter.com.
Dec 8: Christmas music at Music On the Divide in the IOOF Hall in Georgetown, 3:00p.m.
Dec 8: California International Marathon in Sacramento, www.runcim.org.
Dec 8: Winter Wildlife Tracking Tour at Donner Summit Sno-Park, 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., www.rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 10: Messiah Sing-along at Placer High School in Auburn, 7:30p.m., www.visitplacer.com.
Dec 14: Running with Rudolph 5K/10K in Carson City, Nevada, www.ultrasignup.com.
Dec 14: Fleet Feet Ultra Training Program 2013/2014, www.fleetfeet-fairoaks.com/trainingprograms/ultrarunning.
Dec 14: Winter Craft Faire at the Bayley Barn in Pilot Hill, www.bayleybarn.org or Kim at (530)823-2787.
Dec 14: Fifth annual Folsom Trail Runners Lighten’ Up the Night X-mas light run, www.meetup.com/FolsomTrailRunners.
Dec 14 – 15: Christmas in Coloma, www.marshallgold.com.
Dec 14 and 21: Old Town Country Christmas, 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Dec 15: Eighth annual Fleet Feet Free Holiday Classic Run at Sutter’s Landing Park in Sacramento, www.fleetfeetsacramento.com/races. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Salvation Army; this is a benefit fun run – not a race.
Dec 18: Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association Christmas Pizza Party and meeting at Loomis Round Table Pizza, 6:30p.m., www.garlic.com/~lbha.
Dec 21: Sacramento Santa Run, www.sacramentosantarun.com.
Dec 21: Winter Solstice Snowshoeing at Donner Summit Sno-Park, 8a.m. to 5:00p.m., www.rei.com/outdoorschool.
Dec 28: Snowshoe Tour at Echo Summit Sno-Park, 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m., www.rei.com/outdoorschool.
Jan 1: Fourteenth annual 5K/10K/10-mile Resolution Run at the Auburn Overlook, 1:00p.m., www.visitplacer.com.