What's Up In August: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
[ PEOPLE & PLACES IN THE NEWS ]
Local nonprofit, A Touch of Understanding (ATOU), reached 10,929 students at 122 schools during their 2018-2019 school year through workshops and activities. ATOU provides disability awareness programs designed to educate students and promote respect for all individuals.
Placer Community Foundation (PCF) awarded scholarships to 19 students from Auburn, Lincoln, Colfax, and Rocklin—many who were pleasantly surprised with the award at their high school graduation. Scholarships were issued in varying amounts and will help students pursue a wide range of interests while continuing their education.
The Rocklin High School choir recently took the stage with Foreigner at Thunder Valley Casino Resort for a special performance of “I Want to Know What Love Is.” The performance is part of the band’s partnership with the Grammy Foundation to support music education. Rocklin High School’s music program received donations of $500 from both Foreigner and Thunder Valley.
Placer Community Foundation (PCF) welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Elise Baker, Margaret Fulton, Bonnie London and Raúl Martínez. PCF grows local giving by connecting donors with causes, and each new board member brings experience in and understanding of strengthening the community through local giving. For more info, visit placergives.org.
Hands4Hope in El Dorado Hills generously organized a bake sale that raised over $300 for El Dorado County’s The Center for Violent-Free Relationships, in addition to donating toiletries and homemade blankets. What’s more, employees from Blue Shield of California in El Dorado Hills created over 500 care bags – each with an inspirational message—to be distributed by The Center.
Thanks to a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, the El Dorado County Transit Authority reports that 10,121 passengers took advantage of their free shuttle service to the 2019 El Dorado County Fair. This marks the twenty-ninth consecutive year that they have provided an El Dorado County fair shuttle.
Infusion Taproom in Lincoln held their first annual F* Cancer Pouring for a Cause that included the release of Silver Moon Brewing’s F* Cancer IPA. They raised $2,206 that went to the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life (Placer County) along with an additional $574.56 for Silver Moon Brewing’s F* Cancer Program which they donate to cancer support networks.
The City of Folsom has a new finance director: Stacey Tamagni. She is a seasoned and poised professional whose education and experience make her a perfect fit for the position. Tamagni will be responsible for managing the city’s annual budget, financial reporting, treasury, utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, and information systems functions. To learn more, visit folsom.ca.us/finance.
[ HAPPENINGS ]
The Palladio at Broadstone hosts Family Game Nite—an opportunity for parents and their kiddos to play board games and lawn games under the stars alongside a DJ—every second Saturday (August 10) through October from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.
On August 25 from 10 a.m. till noon. the American River Conservancy (ARC) is presenting Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Walk/Workshop. El Dorado County’s first Poet Laureate, Taylor Graham, and award-winning, Sacramento-area poet, Katy Brown, will be leading an exploration of the Gold Hill area and then ask participants to write a poem inspired by the walk. Children 8+ are welcome with adult supervision, and a $5-$10 donation is suggested. To sign up and for meeting location, contact ARC at 530-621-1224 or [email protected]
Blue Line Arts continues with their summer art camps on August 5 with French Immersion from 9 a.m till noon and Explore the Globe from 1-4 p.m. Both classes run the course of the week and are open to children ages 6-12. Help further your child’s understanding and appreciation of cultures through art with these immersive summer camps! For more info, visit bluelinearts.org.
Every Saturday through October enjoy complimentary yoga at the Palladio at Broadstone at 9 a.m. Conducted by Serenity Spa & Soul Yoga. Soul Yoga Summer Series classes are open to all ages and levels, and held at the Palladio’s promenade. Note: Please bring water and a yoga mat.
Head to the promenade at Westfield Galleria at Roseville (near Il Fornaio) on August 16 from 6-9 p.m. for Friday Night Market, featuring tastings, produce, gifts and more courtesy of Raley’s. Family-friendly activities (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
In preparation for Folsom Community Service Day, Folsom Rotary Annes Club is hosting a food drive for Blessings in a Backpack. Food items can be dropped off between August 10 and 31 at Adrian Blanco Jewelry (49 Natoma Street), Coldwell Banker (1180 Iron Point Road), and sBarkles (850 East Bidwell Street). Donations will be packed up and sent home with children living with food shortages. For more info, contact Ann at 916-337-3390 or [email protected]
FREE FITNESS PROGRAM – LEAN UP TEAM CHALLENGE! Applications are now being accepted for the Lean Up Team Challenge. This free wellness program, from Spare Time Sports Clubs, now in its 11th season, is for area residents seeking to get healthier and fit. The Lean Up Team Challenge is an eight-week fitness program for people who have struggled to be fit and healthy, or have strayed from what was once a healthy way of life. This is a life-changing program for those who need it most. The program is made up of two-person teams assigned to completing a set of challenges which includes small group boot camps and nutritional and motivational group meetings. A dedicated certified trainer provides support and motivation. All area residents are welcome to apply and can choose a partner to team up with, or have one chosen for them. It is limited to 200 participants and includes a free membership to the club for those eight weeks. You can apply through September 8 at leanup.net and at any Spare Time Sports Club. Visit sparetimesportsclubs.com for locations.
[ FOOD & DRINK ]
Multiple local breweries took home first, second, and third place awards from the California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition including Crooked Lane Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Company, Solid Ground Brewing, Out of Bounds Brewing Company, Fort Rock Brewing, and The Monk’s Cellar.
Mas Taco Bar at the Palladio at Broadstone is officially open! Head to 450 Palladio Parkway in Folsom to eat tacos and drink margaritas to your heart’s content. Additional offerings include salads and bowls, craft cocktails and mocktails, and an extensive brunch menu. See their offerings on Instagram at @mastacobar.
Join Food Simply for their August Pop-Up Dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. in El Dorado Hills (exact address to be emailed to attendees) as they bring whole food and conversation to the table. This exciting dinner series offers the opportunity to meet new people and learn new recipes, all while enjoying a three-course vegan and organic meal. Tickets are $55. For more info, contact Camille at [email protected]
[ New & Coming Soon ]
Veterans United Home Loans recently opened a new branch at 660 Auburn Folsom Road, Suite 201A in Auburn. The nationwide lender is excited to be a part of the Sacramento Community and help those who have served our country and are currently serving while stationed in the area. For more info, visit auburn.veteransunited.com.
Congratulations to Lucky Dog Bakery who just opened up their store at 889 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 101 in El Dorado Hills. Lucky Dog makes donuts, cakes, cookies, biscuits, and more especially for dogs, and uses all natural, real ingredients. For more info, visit luckydogbakery.net.
[ ARTS & CULTURE ]
Through September 5, see selections from nationally acclaimed pastel painters Jan Miller, Pat Stoddard Aragon, Charlene Schmidt, Gretchen Locke, Paul Harmon, Joyce Williams, and Lucinda Johnson at the Gallery at 48 Natoma’s exhibit Pastel Painting & More. In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma through August 30, the Annual Student Art Show will display works from their Adult Art classes. For gallery hours and more info, visit folsom.ca.us/galleryat48natoma.
Through People to People International, El Dorado County Chapter locals hosted 20 Japanese citizens from Placerville’s Sister City Warabi, Japan to coincide with America River Conservancy’s WakamatsuFest150: a celebration of the first Japanese colony in America. Visitors were welcomed with a reception, and treated to trips to the coast, museums, wineries, and more.
Join the Gold Country Retirement Community in Placerville on August 9 at 3:30 p.m. as they hold a reception for artist Carolyn Lewis and her Pastels Art Show where music, wine, and appetizers will be shared. Her show will be on display through October 24. For more info, visit goldcountryretirement.org or contact Susan at 530-621-1826.