What's Up In April: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
Mar 27, 2019 12:04PM
[ PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE NEWS ]
On February 6, Folsom Cordova Unified School District honored the Burnett family and their three generations of service to the district school board by naming the media center at Folsom’s Sutter Middle School “Burnett Media Center.”
Two local residents are participating in season 11 of NBC’s popular show American Ninja Warrior. Athletes and coaches Francisco Barajas and Brian Montagnese both train at THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness in Roseville. Barajas has a speech impediment that causes stuttering and has had to overcome many challenges and bullying throughout his life. Now he wants to inspire others to follow their dreams. Montagnese’s platform is bringing awareness and funds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research since his mom was diagnosed with the disease four years ago.
Roseville City School District (RCSD) announced that Robert C. Cooley Middle School has been named a California Distinguished School, an esteemed honor presented to only 162 middle and high schools across the state. Congrats!
The Placer SPCA has announced the election of its 2019 board of directors, a group responsible for guiding the mission and vision of the organization and other fiduciary responsibilities. The new board president is Sheila Cardno; other board members include Kent Frkovich, Paul Klein, Chris Robles, Dawn Clayton, and Al Johnson.
Congrats to Nugget Markets for ranking 81st on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The locally based, family-owned grocer—which offers $1,000 to employees who quit smoking for a full year—includes Fork Lift in Cameron Park, in addition to Nugget-brand stores in El Dorado Hills and Roseville.
Folsom Cycling Without Age—a nonprofit dedicated to providing 30-40-minute rickshaw rides along Folsom’s bike trails to seniors in assisted-living facilities—is currently seeking monetary donations to purchase and maintain rickshaw bikes. Local businesses, churches, and residents interested in making a tax-deductible donation can send checks (payable to Lean Into The Rock; memo: Cycling) to 6920 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Suite 105, Carmichael, CA 95608. For more info, contact Dave at 916-990-2195.
El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) partnered with Cenergistic to implement their Sustainability Solutions Program, which will help qualify the district’s buildings for Energy Star® certifications and awards with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and reclaim approximately $2 million over the next five years in power efficiency.
Friends of Seniors, a fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation, seeks applications from non-profit service and local government organizations, as well as other groups conducting charitable work who align with the goals of the fund. This year, they’ll be awarding a total of up to $10,000 in grants to El Dorado County nonprofits and agencies. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 30. For more info and to apply, visit eldoradocf.org/receive.
The Folsom “Supercuts girls” were front and center shaving heads at this year’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser, which raised money to support childhood cancer research. Special thanks to Carrissa Kompsi, Olga Howerton, and Sheri Serb for volunteering!
[ ARTS & CULTURE ]
Folsom is coming together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Rainbow Bridge. Events and promotions are planned from now through May, including a special Rainbow Bridge exhibit at the Folsom History Museum featuring commemorative merchandise in the gift store, artwork of the bridge on display at Anita Rochelle Boutique & Fine Art, and free commemorative posters and prints at Folsom City Hall. For even more happenings, visit folsomrainbowbridge.com.
Through April 7, High Hand Art Gallery in Loomis is showcasing Kaleidoscope—an exhibit featuring work by fused glass artist Trisa Swerdlow, painter Traci Owens, and metal artist Jay Stargaard. Admission is free and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
View works by El Dorado County artisans in mediums that run the gamut from ceramics and metalwork to fiber/textile, woodwork, and glassblowing at Wildcraft. Through May 12, visitors can peruse and celebrate the diverse expertise of local makers at Downtown Placerville’s Confidence Lab on 487 Main Street. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Don’t miss the 39th annual Quilt & Vintage Fashion Show at the Folsom History Museum. This year’s theme, Memories Matter, features colorful quilts from the German communities of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Included with each applique and piece quilt are unique stories about the owners; the exhibit also features late-19th century to mid-20th century fashions. The show is open during normal museum hours through April 21.
[ NEW & COMING SOON ]
Style Media Group is launching a new publication this month! Boomer Sacramento, a magazine targeted at consumers aged 53 and up, includes engaging editorial in a variety of departments (travel, dining, entertainment, wellness, and more) and will be mailed to 15,000 of the region’s most affluent homeowners in older adult communities and distributed at businesses across the region. For more info and to advertise, visit sacboomer.com.
A new pet store has made its home in El Dorado Hills. Dogs Down Under—sited at 330 Green Valley Road—sells dog food and supplies (plus a few cat products!) and offers grooming. Hours of business are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Blo Blow Dry Bar—a Toronto-based franchise that specializes in blowouts, makeup, and waxing—is coming soon to Rocklin’s Blue Oaks Town Center (6694 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 300).
[ FOOD & DRINK ]
Jimboy’s Tacos has reopened its existing location at 708 East Bidwell Street in Folsom, which temporarily closed due to a fire in 2017. The 2,800-square-foot space features new branding, digital menu boards, and a drive-thru.
Popular bagel chain, Noah’s New York Bagels—is setting up shop at Folsom’s Palladio at Broadstone. Opening date is TBD.
Fans of build-your-own meals will want to check out Roseville’s new Jasmine Mongolian BBQ. Located at 4006 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 106, the vegetarian-friendly eatery offers an all-you-can-eat meal at dinner that comes with rice, house-made pot stickers, and hot & sour soup. What’s more, vegetables are locally sourced and they offer a special “kids’ bowl.”
[ HAPPENINGS ]
Starting in April, Sherwood Demonstration Garden in Placerville—which provides the public with a hands-on, interactive experience about research-based, sustainable gardening practices—is open for visitors every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The garden is staffed with knowledgeable volunteer docents to answer garden and landscape questions.
Bushnell’s Landscape, Garden, & Home in Granite Bay is hosting two events this month. On April 20 at 10 a.m., bring a basket for an Easter Egg Hunt and mingling with the Bushnell chickens. On April 27 at 10 a.m., celebrate Earth Day with a free Family Tree Planting. Space is limited for both events; to RSVP, call 916-791-4199.
Spend the evening of April 14 on a Cronan Moonlight Hike with guide Julie Andert. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., enjoy an approximately 3.5-mile, moderate-level hike through rolling green hills atop the Long Valley or Western Ridge trails. To sign up and for the meeting location, email [email protected]; for more info, visit arconservancy.org/event/cronan-moonlight-hikes-2.
Let the open space of Wakamatsu Farm enhance your overall wellness at an Easy Tai Chi class on April 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu will lead the movement exercises that are suitable for ages 8+. To sign up and for the meeting location, email [email protected]; for more info, visit arconservancy.org/event/open-space-tai-chi-and-qigong-at-wakamatsu-farm.
Join Arthur Murray Dance Center in Folsom at their anniversary Bubbly Bash on April 5 from 6:30-9 p.m. Open to all ages, attendees can expect food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a free, all-levels foxtrot lesson.
Dimple Records is celebrating the annual Record Store Day (RSD)—which celebrates the unique culture of record shops and the special role they play in communities—at their local stores on April 13. In Folsom, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., attendees can expect live music, free goodies, face painting, exclusive RSD music releases, special sales, food trucks, and more. For more info on the worldwide celebration, visit recordstoreday.com.
In honor of National Volunteer Month, Eddie Zacapa, the author of Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers and Leaders, will give a talk on volunteering and being an agent of change at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills on April 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Interested in volunteering at Sierra Wildlife Rescue in Diamond Springs? Learn about the organization’s mission, accomplishments, goals, and activities at an “Introduction to Sierra Wildlife Rescue” class on April 13 from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed in their Baby Bird Nursery. Training classes are planned for April 6 (10 a.m. to noon), April 9 (7-9 p.m.), April 20 (10 a.m. to noon), and April 23 (7-9 p.m.). For more info, visit sierrawildliferescue.org.