What's Up In July: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
[ HAPPENINGS ]
American River Conservancy volunteer Tom Dodson is leading an Overnight Backpack Exploration of the Granite Chief Picayune Valley on July 13 starting at Talbot Creek. Experience everything from waterfalls and Indian petroglyphs to wildflowers in bloom. To sign up and for more info, call 530-621-1224.
Head to the promenade at Westfield Galleria at Roseville (near Il Fornaio) on July 19 from 6-9 p.m. for Friday Night Market, featuring tastings, produce, giftable items, and more courtesy of Raley’s. Family-friendly elements (live music, giant lawn games, face painting, etc.), prepared food, and a beer and wine garden ($10 donation benefits Food for Families) are also part of the fun. For tickets and more info, visit westfield.com/galleriaatroseville/events/all-events.
Welcome your weekend with a morning of complimentary yoga every Saturday (through October) at the Palladio at Broadstone at 9 a.m. Conducted by Serenity Spa & Soul Yoga, Soul Yoga Summer Series classes are gentle, open to all ages and levels, and held at the Palladio’s promenade. Note: Please bring water and a yoga mat.
Meander through a beautiful headwaters meadow of the Middle Fork Cosumnes River with frequent stops to discuss meadow restoration, wildflowers, etc. on a Hiking Tour organized by American River Conservancy on July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To sign up and for more info, call 530-621-1224.
The Palladio at Broadstone hosts Family Game Night—an opportunity for parents and their kiddos to play board games and lawn games under the stars alongside a DJ—every second Saturday (July 13) through October from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.
[ PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE NEWS ]
Garner Products—a Roseville-based manufacturer and designer of NSA-listed hard drive degaussers and physical hard drive destroyers—was presented with the President’s “E” Award for Exports by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The honor is the highest recognition that any U.S. entity can receive for its ongoing contributions to the expansion of exports. Congrats!
After nearly four decades as Marshall Medical Center’s CEO, James Whipple is set to retire. Siri Nelson, who currently serves as the CEO of Renown Health’s South Meadows Medical Center in Reno, is slated to take over the role. The 125-bed hospital is one of two medical centers in El Dorado County and its second-largest employer.
Local author and artist Phawnda Moore’s latest book, Lettering From A to Z, was selected as a winner in the Gift/Specialty/Novelty category at the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards—the largest not-for-profit international awards program for independent authors and publishers. Moore received a cash prize, gold medal, and was invited to a gala awards banquet in Washington, D.C.
Placer SPCA received four out of four stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for their strong financial health and continued commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the 13th consecutive year they’ve received the honor, ranking them in the nation’s top one percent of charities.
Residents of El Dorado County can connect with nearly 300 local services and programs, thanks to their new referral service: 2-1-1 El Dorado County. The free, confidential, 24-hour program can be accessed via telephone, website, or text. For more info, visit 211eldorado.org.
Congrats to educators Dianne Deitchman, program manager at Charter Home Study Academy; and Joey Stein, teacher/adaptive physical education specialist for EDCOE Special Services, who were presented with El Dorado County Office of Education’s “Excellence in Education Award” for their hard work that contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community.
[ Arts & Culture ]
Through July 7, Connected: Contemporary Works by Native American and Indigenous Artists—an exhibit produced in partnership with Concept: Art + Movement and the Exhibits and Collections Department of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians—is on display at Confidence Gallery in Placerville. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, visit artsandcultureeldorado.org/confidence-lab.
Attention ladies! Learn two fun songs, a cappella style, and perform them with the Sierra Gold Chorus in their annual Cabaret Show and Dessert Auction on August 19. Rehearsals are Mondays at Auburn’s Parkside Church beginning July 8 at 6:30 p.m., and all vocal ranges are welcome; no experience or music reading ability necessary. For more info, call 530-350-0247.
Submit a maximum of three poems (one per category) in any style to the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest. Entry forms, available to download at libraryatlincoln.org under “news,” must be received no later than July 20. Winners will read their poems on October 13 at the Lincoln Public Library.
On July 20, Blue Line Arts is hosting the final reception for their exhibit The Rock Show—dedicated to Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, and featuring artwork inspired by modern and contemporary music—in addition to never-before-seen photographs from Ben Fargen and Michael DeChellis, plus the mixed media work of Diane Ruhkala Bell. Beginning at 4 p.m., the artists behind the exhibits will present during the “artist lectures” and stroll the gallery. Hands-on art activities for all ages, live music, light appetizers, beer, and wine will also be available. Admission is free.
[ New & Coming Soon ]
Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center—which provides emergency and critical care 24/7 with in-house laboratory services, oxygen therapy, blood, and plasma transfusions—recently opened a new intensive care unit focused on providing emergency services to newborn horses, sheep, and goats. For more info, visit lbemc.com.
SUP California—a stand up paddleboard shop offering a full inventory of boards, accessories, and rentals—has opened at 13385 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 400, in Folsom. Employees are happy to answer all of your SUP questions, from which board to buy or top places to paddle in our region. For more info, visit supcalifornia.com.
Smart Axe—a 7,200-square-foot ax-throwing venue that also doubles as a bar and restaurant—has opened at 11151 Trade Center Drive, Suite 106, in Rancho Cordova. Guests 12 and older can throw axes in designated lanes and compete against each other in challenges. For more info, visit thesmartaxe.com.
Construction is underway on Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s 98,400-square-foot expansion—slated to open in April 2020—featuring a three-story building with 35 emergency treatment beds, seven triage rooms, 36 intensive care beds, three catheterization labs, and four operating and/or procedure rooms shelled for future use. To view a timelapse of the project, visit app.oxblue.com/open/sutter/roseville.
[ Food & Drink ]
Mountain Mike’s Pizza at 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150, in Folsom is officially open! Since 1978, the casual, West Coast pizza chain has been rolling their dough fresh daily, using real, whole milk mozzarella, and slicing their vegetables and meats every day. The 2,400-square-foot space is the second Mountain Mike’s location in Folsom.
Folsom’s beloved Cooper’s Coffee House is opening a second location in Downtown Sacramento at 724 7th Street. The family-owned shop’s mission is to serve the finest coffee and espresso drinks while making customers feel at home. Tasty breakfast fare, fresh-baked pastries, 10+ blended beverages, and over 15 different sugar-free syrups are a small sampling of the café’s offerings. For updates, follow them on Instagram @cooperscoffeehouse.
Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center in Placerville is introducing a two-year Viticulture Program this fall featuring courses in wine tasting, knowledge of varietals, and growing and maintaining a vineyard. The associate’s degree also requires students to take courses in chemistry, biology, and small business management.
Every Sunday (through October 27), pick up your weekly produce at the El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Farmers’ Market. From 8 a.m.-1 p.m. along Town Center Boulevard, visitors can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, as well as homemade honeys, jams, cheeses, and other handmade goods.