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Goings on in the Folsom & El Dorado Hills areas

Dec 06, 2012 07:04AM ● By Style

Photo courtesy of respective organization.

On December 2, One Body Integrated Training & Therapy in El Dorado Hills will host the First Annual Fundraiser for a Fitter World. Proceeds from the two events – a one-hour group workout and 30-minute sports massage from 7-11 a.m. and a three-course lunch at Hawks from 1-3 p.m. – will help buy fitness equipment for local schools and fire stations. For tickets and more details, visit

The Women’s Fund El Dorado has awarded over $200,000 and touched the lives of more than 13,000 members of our community during its first five years, according to El Dorado Community Foundation Director Bill Roby, who spoke at the Fund’s Annual Membership Celebration Dinner at David Girard Vineyards. For more details, visit

Tesla Motors, the California-based electric carmaker, recently celebrated the public opening of its supercharging location at the Folsom Premium Outlets with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Superchargers currently work with Tesla Model S., the company’s most recent vehicle.

On the last Friday of each month from 2-3 p.m., join the El Dorado Hills Senior Center Book Club (990 Lassen Lane); drop-ins are always welcome.

Give a little holiday cheer to a child in need by participating in the Community Gift Tree project. A collaborative effort between the El Dorado County Office of Education, Child Development Program, Choices For Children and Family Connections, this project provides their clients with gifts for the holiday. Gift trees will be available through December 10 at the El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Placerville Libraries, Raley’s in El Dorado Hills, Bel Air in Cameron Park, Save Mart on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Placerville Courthouse on Main Street, and Kmart in Placerville. For more details, call 530-626-5164 x10.

Congrats to Darcie Swedelson of A Dazzling Day by Darcie for becoming the first California native to receive the prestigious title of Accredited Bridal Consultant. Swedelson has more than 16 years of experience in the field of wedding planning and event design. For more details, visit

Congrats to the City of Rancho Cordova for being recognized as one of the 25 best small workplaces in the U.S. by the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine.

Scheduled to open this month, and just in time for holiday entertaining, local restaurateur Richard Righton brings 36 Handles, a pub and restaurant which will take the place of former Kinnee O’Reilly’s in El Dorado Hills’ Montano de El Dorado shopping center, and feature 36 beers on tap plus a menu of rustic English and Irish-style food with California influences.

In other restaurant news, Thai Paradise in Folsom recently expanded, taking over the vacant space next door and adding 80 seats to their current location at 2770 E. Bidwell Street. For more details, visit

Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce on December 12 from 4-6 p.m. to honor Sue Field, the Chamber’s vice president of membership, who will retire at year’s end after six years of service in the community. To RSVP for the event, call 916-985-2698.

That’s all for now, but check back in January for Style’s annual Health & Wellness feature!