Cinco de Mayo

Fiesta! Fiesta! Fiesta! Cinco de Mayo is here again and with it comes flavorful food, lively music and, of course, a cerveza or two.

The Alehouse will be celebrating this cultural holiday all day by offering a special menu featuring Mexican food specialties. Stella’s famous chicken enchiladas will make an appearance along with posole soup, tamales, a variety of fun street taco options and more. Brewmaster Brian Ford will be making a keg of his kegaritas again. Be sure to get one before they sell out because these babies go fast!

While you’re between tacos, stroll out to the Old Town Auburn main square where there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The Folklorico Dancer Troupe from Sacramento and pony rides by Pony Up in Newcastle are always a favorite and Mobile Rocks climbing wall will be back again for another year. Weather permitting, Chano Uribe will bring his “dancing horses” to perform a truly engaging routine full of fancy footwork and beautiful horses. Please be advised that parking on the street will be closed off.


April’s Community Night is Dedicated to the Placer County 4-H Horse Group

TAA_ComNightFlyer_April1uphe Placer County 4-H groups in our community play a big role in many areas. 4-H is an educational program for our youth that teaches and develops life skills, engaging our youth throughout the community. 4-H offers a variety of comprehensive and practical programs from cooking, sewing, robotics, rifle discipline, public speaking, and various animal projects, as well as many others.  Without outside donations and dedicated volunteerism, most 4-H Groups would no longer exist.

In the Placer County 4-H Horse Groups, youth members go through a rigorous Horse Mastership Program, consisting of six different levels, each taking a year to complete successfully. Beginning at Level 1, where they learn basic equine anatomy and proper grooming technique to Level 6 where they can hook up a truck and trailer, properly load their horse and if necessary, pre-vet their animal. Along with the practical skills developed, there is intense written instruction as well, all finalizing with a comprehensive exam. Upon completion of all six levels, the youth members earn a belt buckle to symbolize their huge accomplishment.

The Placer County 4-H Horse Group also holds a summer Horse Camp and two qualifying horse shows a year. These are a ton of fun for the members, allowing the older ones to “give back” to the younger members, truly exhibiting the leadership skills and sense of teamwork they have developed.

If you would like to donate, come to the Alehouse from 5-9pm any or all Tuesdays in April, and 5% of your bill will go directly to the 4-H Horse Group. We believe building a strong community is important and a great way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of us.


Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staff

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