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Sacramento Region & Beyond – October 2015


OCT 2 -SMSAC* DANCE SOCIAL, “Enjoy the Harvest.”  Time: 9:00PM-Midnight. $7 donation. Hosted by Sacramento Stake. Location: 3001 Wissemann Dr, Sac. DJ Crooner, Marsa Decker. Fun, food and dancing. Light refreshments. Church standards apply. The single adults in attendance should uphold LDS Church standards. While Sunday dress is not required, neatness and modesty are always expected.



OCT 10 – SMSAC* LAKE NATOMA OUTING. Time: 11am-4pm at Nimbus Flats at Lake Natoma.  Due to the large number of people interested, attendees will need to make their own arrangements to share equipment. Contact other members or notify Carolanne Redfern via email, Redfernc@yahoo.com , so she can pair up people to share costs of rentals. You will need to contact CSUS Aquatic Center, 916-278-2842, to pay for and reserve equipment.

OCT 16 - DANVILLE REGIONAL “HALLOWEEN” DANCE. 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM. Dress up in costume this spooky night (No Masks). $5.00 Donation at the door. Danville Stake Ctr, 655 Old Orchard Drive, Danville. Church standard attire. Refreshments provided. 

OCT 18 – ROSEVILLE STAKE POTLUCK & FIRESIDE (every 3rd Sunday). Location: 1240 Junction Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678:  Potluck - 6:00 pm; Fireside - 7:00 pm.

OCT 25  - SMSAC* FIRESIDE, “Joseph Smith/Brigham Young.  Speaker: Brother Rodger McDonald. Brother McDonald has been a professional actor for 35 years. He is a graduate of BYU and was a member of the Professional Actor Training Program. He toured with the BYU Repertory for two seasons and was featured at the June Conference of the Church in 1969. While at BYU he acted in 35 major productions and won the Best Actor twice. For the church he was the first Nephi on the original Book of Mormon tapes for Deseret Book. Rodger portrayed Christ for the Mesa Pageant where his voiced was employed for years in the starring role. He has appeared in or been heard in a number of Church films and tapes. He taught acting and vocal interpretation at BYU and Cornell University. Locally, he recently finished roles in Les Miserables, The Miser, The Selection of Judge Sorrell and Peter Pan. He completed four seasons at Music Circus where he earned major roles in 1776, Damn Yankees, Paint Your Wagon, Sound of Music, and My Fair Lady. At Woodland Opera House, he has acted in The Imaginary Invalid, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, Music Man, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, and Peter Pan and directed seven productions. He won an L.A. Drama Logue Award for Macbeth. Rodger has won five Chesleys, four Ellys as Best Actor, and had 14 Elly Nominations for Best Actor and Director. He will be directing Romeo and Juliet at the end of the year.  In addition Brother McDonald has been a Bishop, a member of a Stake Presidency and is currently a High Priest Group Leader. Hosted by Citrus Heights Stake. Time: 7:00 pm. Location: 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacto 95821. Stay for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

OCT 30 – MODESTO REGIONAL DANCE. More info to follow.

DEC 4 – SMSAC* JINGLE BALL, “Winter Wonderland.  This is an elegant event – Dressy or semi-formal to church attire is appropriate (please no jeans or shorts; short skirts; low cut, sleeveless, or otherwise revealing dresses. Clothing that is tight fitting, ragged, has holes in it or is otherwise extreme in appearance is not appropriate. Please no earrings for men. Children are not permitted at dances or outside in cars.). Time: 6:30pm Dinner; 8:30-11:30pm Dance. Dinner & Dance: $20 (mailed by Nov 21) or $25 at the door. Dance only: $7 in advance or at the door. Make check payable to Elk Grove Stake; include your name, ward/stake & email address, and mail to: Larry Nuttall, 7468 Colbert Dr, Rancho Murieta CA 95683. Come and enjoy an evening filled with good friends, music, food, fun, and spirit. Location: Mormon Center at Temple Hill, 2110 California Circle, Rancho Cordova CA 95742. Info: Cathy Shaeffer, 916-303-3530, cathyshaeffer@gmail.com . Church standards apply. The single adults in attendance should uphold LDS Church standards, neatness and modesty are always expected.

*SMSAC = Sacramento Multi-Stake Single Adult Committee (12 stakes)


DANCES – Music by various DJs
Sacramento, Bay Area, & Central Valley

The single adults in attendance should uphold LDS Church standards.

While Sunday dress is not required, neatness and modesty are always expected.

1st Friday – Sacramento.  SMSAC (12-stakes). Unless a different location is advertised, all dances are located at 3001 Wissemann Dr in Sacramento. On I-50, take Watt Ave exit & go south.  Turn right on Folsom Blvd. & right on Wissemann Dr. Bldg. is on the right. Dance 9pm –midnight.  $7 donation.

3rd Friday – Danville (see above note under Activities for months when there’s no dance).  Danville Stake Center, 655 Old Orchard Rd.  Take Hwy. 680 to Sycamore Valley Rd. East Exit.  Turn left at Old Orchard Rd (4th light) turn left into stake center parking lot. $5 donation. Dance: 9:00pm – 12:00am,  $5 donation. 

4th Friday – Fresno. 9:00pm-1:00am. Location: 1149 E. Alluvial Ave, Fresno (1 mi west of Ashlan exit off Hwy 99). Mark Wood, markdragonflier@hotmail.com

5th Friday - Modesto — Modesto Central Valley. 4300 Dale Rd., Modesto, CA 95356. (from 99 freeway exit East on Pelandale, turn left on Dale Rd., Stake is ½ block up, Right into the north parking lot.)  8:30pm – Midnight. No Charge.

Info: Linda at 209-380-2421.

 SACRAMENTO & VICINITY, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (unless noted)
Attire: church dress   -   Refreshments served afterwards

NOTE: Firesides are subject to cancellation the 1st Sunday in April, October and December

1st Sunday Citrus Heights Stake, 8056 Oak Avenue, Citrus Heights. Break-the-Fast Potluck 6 p.m.(Cultural Hall); Fireside at 7pm (Chapel). Contact: Jerry Anderson @ (916) 612-8101; Jeanne Coen (916) 899-1780 (cell) or 916-723-7852 (h). (Important: No Firesides held in Oct, Dec.)

*Auburn Stake, 6:15 p.m.  Nevada City building (north end), 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA  95959. Information, call  (see potlucks below)

 *Auburn Stake, 6:15 p.m., Auburn Stake Center, 1255 Bell Rd, Auburn, CA 95603.  Information, call (see potlucks below)


3rd Sunday - Roseville Stake, Potluck and Fireside, at 6pm at the Junction Building, 1240 Junction Blvd, Roseville CA 95678.  The potluck will start at 6pm followed by a fireside at 7pm.  

4th Sunday – SMSAC MONTHLY FIRESIDE 12 Stakes take turns hosting.  2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento. Contact: Kathy Hanford, kh8135@yahoo.com . No fireside in Dec.


CARMICHAEL STAKEFirst Monday of each month at the Ruggles home, 5769 Hoffman, Fair Oaks. Potluck at 6:30 pm.  Please bring something to share. Lesson begins at 7:30 pm and will be from the current issue of the Ensign. This is geared for those without local family, however all are welcome.  Come be edified and mingle awhile. 

CARMICHAEL STAKE – Second, Third, Fourth, (Fifth) Monday of each month at 4612 Jan Dr, Carmichael 95608. Potluck at 6:00pm. Please bring main dish for 4 or $5.00, Drinks and dessert provided. Home evening starts at 7:00pm. We will read the Scriptures at 7:15 pm; reading the Old Testament. Contact: Pat Miljarak (831)710-0910 and pmiljarak@gmail.com

CARMICHAEL STAKE – Second Friday of each month, Movie Night, 7:00pm, at 4612 Jan Drive, Carmichael. Contact:

Pat Miljarak (831)710-0910 pmiljarak@gmail.com

EAST SACRAMENTO STAKE – 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Eastern Avenue Stake Center, 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento, from 7:00PM to 8:30-ish a home evening, potluck. Info: Dottie Benton, 707-685-0455, bentondjb@yahoo.com .

ELK GROVE STAKE: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The 1st Tuesday will be guest speakers, movies, lessons, refreshments. The 3rd Tuesday will be food and fun activities. Please bring your favorite snack.  Vintage Park Building, located at the corner of Elk Grove Florin Road and Vintage Park. Contact: Ron Winterton 916-834-6635 or Janet McKibben 916-753-7114.

CORDOVA STAKE: Each Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Wissemann building, 3001 Wissemann Dr, Sacramento. The first Wednesday is a pot luck. Fellowship and fun - come and join us.  Contact: Sheryl A Reeder,

   Please bring a dish  -  Note various times

1st SUNDAY - FAST SUNDAYS  (Call to verify during General Conference weekends)

CORDOVA STAKE: First Wednesday - see the Home Evening groups above.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Potluck in Cultural Hall 6:00 pm, followed by Fireside (Chapel) at 7 pm. 8056 Oak Avenue, Citrus Heights.; Jerry Anderson (916) 612-8101; Jeanne Coen (916) 899-1780 (cell) or 916-723-7852 (h).. (Important: No Potlucks/Firesides in Dec)

EAST SACRAMENTO STAKE – Every fast Sunday Break-the-Fast potluck, 3:00PM. Main dish provided; please bring a side dish, salad, dessert, bread to share. Children are okay - if they need something special to eat, please bring it. Location:  3430 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608. Info, call Tomie Rosenberg 916-589-7257.

AUBURN STAKE, TWO LOCATIONS & TIMES: Every fast Sunday there are two potlucks, Auburn at 5 p.m., Nevada City at 5:30 p.m. and both firesides start at 6:15 p.m. Whenever Break-the-Fast conflicts with church-wide events, i.e., general conference, these activities are bumped up a week, holding it the last week in March/September. Auburn Stake Center, 1255 Bell Rd, Auburn, CA 95603.  Nevada City building (north end), 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA 95959.

ROSEVILLE STAKE, 3rd Sunday, Potluck and Fireside, at 6pm at the Junction Building, 1240 Junction Blvd, Roseville CA 95678.  The potluck will start at 6pm followed by a fireside at 7pm.  




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