Best bets: Oct. 2, 2010 |

Best bets: Oct. 2, 2010

Tour private homes and gardens in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and enjoy music, art and a box lunch in a benefit for Music in the Mountains. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. For information and tickets, visit or call (530) 265-6124.

The 72-mile ride, benefitting Women of Worth and Hetty’s Haven, begins at The Union parking lot at 9 a.m. today and ends at Memorial Park in Grass Valley with a barbecue lunch, music and raffle. $20. (530) 272-6851 or

Based on the acclaimed book series by local author Joseph Cornell. For educators, naturalists and parents. $40. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Ananda Village, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City. (530) 478-7650 or

Thousands of books available, with prices from 25 cents to $3. This month’s sale features cookbooks and coffee table books. Money raised goes to new equipment, books and programs at Nevada County’s libraries. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine St., Nevada City. (530) 265-1407 or http://www.FriendsOfThe

With local musicians and raffle baskets. Proceeds provide respite care for dependent adults living at home with a caregiver in our community. $10, $35 for a family four pack. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 17645 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley. (530) 432-2540 or

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