What's Up In November: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
[ FOOD & DRINK ]
Apple Hill is up and running. Throughout the month, Denver Dan’s is hosting a Cookin’ Kids event, where little ones can make their own apple pies. Visit applehill.com/calendar for specific days and times.
Big Spoon Yogurt at the Fountains at Roseville is now offering treats made by ME>carbs—a local husband-and-wife startup that offers low-carb alternatives to traditional sweets.
The El Dorado Home Winemakers Club—an organization of amateur winemakers who enjoy the fine art of making and the experience of tasting a wide range of homemade wines—hosts its meetings on the second Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit edhwm.net for further details.
Last month, Thai Paradise celebrated the grand opening of its second location in El Dorado Hills, Thai Paradise EDH. In addition to serving many customer favorites found in Folsom, their new locale at 4361 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110, features a few exclusive entrées as well.
Brick Yard Counter & Bar is now open in the El Dorado Hills Town Center and includes menu items like burgers, fries, sandwiches, and salads, as well as a variety of craft beers.
Old Town Pizza has moved to a new, larger venue in Downtown Lincoln (599 Lincoln Boulevard) with rooftop dining and a soon-to-open brewery.
Chando’s Cantina—a Sacramento-based Mexican chain whose mission is to create authentic, traditional dishes that are created and handcrafted with fresh ingredients—is now open in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.
[ HAPPENINGS ]
On November 11, True REST Float Spa (locations in Folsom and Roseville) is offering a free, 60-minute float to any active-duty military member and/or veteran. What’s more, a float will be gifted to a veteran for anyone who purchases one thru November 11.
From November 12 to December 21, Lazy Dog Restaurant customers can order a gingerbread house kit to build; funds from each house purchased will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
The Daytime Book Club at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Genre and content covered varies widely, so visit getyourfaceinabook.com to check the current month’s book.
Don’t miss Open Farm Day at Wakamatsu Farm at 10 a.m. on November 2. Bring a picnic, enjoy the scenery, and learn about the history.
Share your favorite poems or read original poetry at Poetry Off-the-Shelves. This month’s meeting is on November 5 at 5 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library.
Radiant Yoga in the El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts a donation-based ($5 minimum) karma yoga class every Thursday at noon.
On the day after Thanksgiving (November 29), Fairytale Town offers free admission to families who bring a canned food item for donation (one item per person) to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The day also includes free arts and crafts activities. Admission is half-price without a canned food donation. Note: Their new winter hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weather permitting.
The Elf on the Boulevard Scavenger Hunt begins November 30 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. Grab a passport from any participating business, and then find all the elves hiding in the local stores. Finishers are entered into a drawing to win a $250 Town Center gift card.
Head to Gather Studio & Marketplace in Granite Bay on November 30 (“Small Business Saturday”) from 2-5 p.m. for their 1 Year Anniversary Party featuring bubbly, live music, sweets, and crafts.
[ People and Places in the News ]
El Dorado County recently launched a new call-in Community Hubs 800 number (833-332-4827) where local families can learn about useful services and events, along with addressing concerns about finding a doctor, health insurance, parenting, community groups, and more.
Congrats to Dina Gentry, El Dorado County Office of Education’s communication director, for receiving a national 35 Under 35 Award, which celebrates the next generation of leaders in public school communications.
Ten local nonprofits for at-risk youth—including Blue Line Arts, Stand Up Placer, and ATLAS Learning Academy—received $48,500 in grants from the Giving Circle at Placer Community Foundation.
The City of Roseville recently hosted its Celebrate Downtown event, which commemorated the refurbishment and rotation of the Rube Nelson “Ice House” Bridge, the opening of a new downtown pedestrian bridge, and the completion of a six-mile trail from Sierra College Boulevard to Darling Way.
Money Magazine named Rocklin in its list of America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live. Ratings are based on factors like cost of living, education, safety, diversity, and weather.
Students and teachers are invited to apply for various Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin awards and grants by November 15. For more info, visit soroptimistloomis.com/awards.
Folsom Lake College unveiled the new Sue Lorimer and Bob Bruns Tennis Complex (thanks to their generous monetary gift and future endowment) with a grand opening that featured a breakfast and dedication ceremony. Lorimer served as FLC’s vice president of instruction and was a driving force in starting the athletic program.
Congrats to our monthly Home & Garden contributor, Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS, on becoming the Chair Elect for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) where she’ll serve on the national board.
Supporting the newest generation of our business community, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce has launched ELDO Young Professionals—a group whose mission is to integrate young professionals within the community and provide opportunities to connect with each other. For info on this month’s Happy Hour Hangout, email [email protected]
Placer Community Foundation granted $45,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County to help fund their new clubhouse in Roseville Heights that’ll include a teen center, art area, and learning lab.
[ ARTS & CULTURE ]
Poet Laureate Emerita Taylor Graham recently celebrated the release of her new book, Windows of Time and Place (Poems of El Dorado County), with a book signing at Confidence Lab in Placerville.
Submit entries for the fifth annual Wildlife Care Association Fall Photo Contest on their Facebook page (@wildlifecareassociation). Simply take a picture of a bird or any Sacramento wildlife location, and then enter!
On the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, attend an arts and crafts event for families with children designed by Verge Center for the Arts at Downtown Commons (DOCO) in Sacramento. Visit godowntownsac.com for more information.
The Remember Me exhibit—which honors the history and timeless legacy of Sacramento County cemeteries—at the Folsom History Museum is on display from now thru December.
Have you always wanted to dress up in vintage clothing? Volunteer to be a docent at next month’s Folsom Holiday Home Tour and receive a complimentary ticket. On November 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Murer House Learning Center, interested participants are asked to attend the Vintage Outfit Workshop & Volunteer Orientation. To RSVP (required), email [email protected]
Head to the Gallery at 48 Natoma from November 15 thru January 16 for Small Town, an exhibit featuring photography by Kelly Howell and collages by Kerri Warner. In the adjoining Community Gallery, peruse card art by Marsha Harris in All in the Cards.
“Oops, we’re only human”
We mistakenly omitted the “Best Swim School” category in the El Dorado County Foothills edition of last month’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners are Steve Wallen Swim School (1st), SwimLabs (2nd), and Placerville Aquatic Center (3rd). Additionally, the #1 “Best Financial Advisor” should be Suzy O’Neal, and the 2nd place “Best Shoe Store” should be Footrafic...In the Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin edition of Readers’ Choice Awards, “Best Chef” should be Nick Alves at La Provence Restaurant & Terrace (1st); also the caption for the “Best Mexican Restaurant,” Zocalo, was incorrectly labeled as “Best Sports Bar.”