Learn how the 49ers mined for gold during a free community education program to be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, upstairs in the Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn Folsom Road, in Auburn. During the program on “Advanced Placer Mining Techniques,” museum docent and lifelong gold miner Don Albrecht will give information about early placer mining methods used during the Gold Rush. Various tools used in placer mining will be on display. Seating is limited, and reservations are required for this program. Call (530) 889-6500.