Making patriotic music

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Homeland, a free, patriotic concert for the entire family is at 7 p.m., Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at the Auburn Library Garden Theater, 350 Nevada St., in Auburn. The concert is performed by A Gift of the Heart Orchestra and Singers, with special guests Placer Pops Chorale featuring vocal and instrumental arrangements of American classics including ?Star Spangled Banner,? Gershwin and Ellington tunes, music of famed movie composer John Williams, plus a musical salute to armed services. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, pack a picnic or purchase food from local vendors. For more information, go to, or call (530) 823-8330.