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What's Up In February 2020: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville


Amador County recently welcomed its first ever champagne and sparkling wine bar, Simply Bubbles, to 35A Main Street in Sutter Creek. Nestled in a scenic setting, they offer patio seating, bubbles (by the flight, glass, or bottle), beers on draft, a monthly signature cocktail, and more.

Simply Bubbles

El Dorado Winery Association is planning to bring a wine center to 304 Main Street in Placerville, which will house tasting rooms over the weekend and act as a private event venue for various wineries. Opening date is slated for spring.

Keep an eye out for Reset: Café by Day in Folsom, which is taking over the previously occupied space of The Cellar Wine Bar in Historic Folsom. During the day, the cafe will serve coffee, and at 4 p.m., they’ll hit “reset” and turn into a bar with wine and beer. 

Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House, with a location in El Dorado Hills, is expanding to the Palladio at Broadstone this spring. The eatery boasts a bevy of their namesake benedicts and mimosas, plus an impressive list of omelets, skillets, and sweeter fare, including pancakes, waffles, and crêpes.

Friends with Benedicts Mimosa House

Andis Wines has a new event facility at their existing winery location (11000 Shenandoah Road) in Plymouth. The approximately 1,100-square-foot space is adjacent to the tasting room and can host around 70 people inside and 125 guests when using the outdoor patio and lawn for weddings, birthday parties, and other celebrations. 209-245-6177 

Celebrate Valentines Day on the Placer Wine Trail. From February 14-17, participating vineyards will have chocolate treats, live music, special dinners, and more.

Placer Wine Trail

Willamette Wineworks, a wine-blending, and food experience created by Willamette Valley Vineyard, is scheduled to open soon at 824 Sutter Street, Suite 200, inside Folsom’s new Roundhouse building. The unique, hands-on experience will allow guests to learn more about the process of winemaking and enjoy their own wine creation alongside food pairings. 

[ New & Coming Soon ]

El Dorado Hills welcomed Strong Studio to 4822 Golden Foothill Parkway, Unit 6, last month. Specializing in functional fitness training for older adult women, the studio offers 30-minute personal, in-home, and group training sessions, in addition to health coaching and yoga.

Strong Studio

Terra Cottage, which features unique offerings (home décor, apparel, accessories, and more) from a number of well-established online sellers at a brick and mortar in Downtown Roseville, is opening a boutique in Historic Folsom. The new location at 722 Sutter Street will host workshops, in addition to selling clothing and other fashionable finds.

Opening its third community in the area, Hawthorn Senior Living is building a new senior community in Rancho Cordova. The opening date is projected for next fall.


Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is hosting auditions for Romeo & Juliet on February 4 at 8 p.m. Dress in comfortable clothing in (no skirts, dresses, or high heels). All roles are open to any gender, race, and age. 

Join Michelle Greer at the American River Conservancy for KOI-Join the Fold (Origami Class) on February 8 from 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8+ are welcome; suggested donation of $5/members and $10/non-members. 530-621-1224

Gold Country Retirement Community (6041 Golden Center Court) in Placerville is hosting an artist reception for local acrylic painter Susan B. Keale on February 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. featuring art, music, wine, and appetizers. 530-621-1826

Daffodils by Susan B. Keale

Kinetic Dance, specializing in children’s dance classes in El Dorado Hills, is offering a Friends Are Free promotion for the month of February where newcomers can try multiple complimentary classes for a week. 916-934-2502

From now thru March 7, see artists from three countries and 22 states showcase their artistic representations of the term “craft” at Blue Line Arts’ Craft Nouveau: International Fine Craft Competition

Blue Line Arts’ Craft Nouveau

Join readers at the Folsom Public Library for its bi-monthly Book Club discussion in the Library Meeting Room on February 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and February 20 from 1-2 p.m. All adults are welcome, and copies of the book (Modern Love) are available for checkout at the Adult Information Desk. 


Placer Community Foundation invites local high school seniors and current college students to apply for multiple scholarships for the 2020-2021 year. Eligibility criteria varies for each scholarship and may include financial need, merit, geographic area, or field of study. The deadline to apply is February 21.

Murer House Learning Center

The Murer House Learning Center is hosting a handful of cooking classes this month, including Torta di Gianduia (Chocolate Hazelnut Cake) on February 8, Limoncello Italian Liquor on February 15, and Sugo Bolognese Sauce on February 22. All classes are from 10 a.m.-noon and fees vary.

Join Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR) for their New Volunteer Orientation/Recruitment on February 9 from 1-4 p.m. at the SWR Wildlife Center (777 Pleasant Valley Road) in Diamond Springs. Wander through and see exhibits, talk to current volunteers and other members, and explore all the ways to become involved with SWR.

Chapa-De Indian Health is accepting applications (thru February 28) for their April Moore Memorial Scholarship, which is open to American Indian students living in the area who are currently attending or planning to attend college or a technical, trade, or vocational school.

Action Camera in Roseville is hosting an Intermediate Photography Class on February 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. where attendees can learn how to take control of a portrait, freeze fast action, get control of the camera in manual mode, and dig deeper into the white balance settings and auto focus modes.

[ People & Places in the News ]

THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness filled and gave away 500 Blessing Bags—stuffed with items like toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, etc., in addition to a handwritten note of hope—to the homeless for the holidays.

THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness

Our condolences to the family and friends of Dick Merz, founder of the Folsom Concert Association, who passed away on December 15 from Leukemia. Before and during his illness, Merz remained active on City of Folsom committees and was a key person in promoting the arts in Folsom. He will be missed.

Dick Merz

Congrats to Crestmont Elementary School in the Roseville City School District for being named a California Distinguished School. This incredible honor, which recognizes a school’s work in closing the achievement gap, demonstrating outstanding student performance, and exemplary achievements in academic programs and practices, was presented to just three elementary schools in Placer County for 2020. 

Hands4Hope hosted its annual Winter Boutique for Foster Families at the El Dorado Hills Town Center in December and provided 442 individuals in need with warm clothing and blankets. The nonprofit’s mission is to inspire and empower youth in leadership and service by giving them a platform to make their voices heard on issues affecting our community and providing them the opportunity to act.

Congrats to Marshall Medical Center for being named in 2019 Opioid Care and Patient Safety Honor Rolls by California Health and Human Services, along with Cal Hospital Compare, for their efforts to treat the underlying disease of addiction. Marshall is one of only a handful of hospitals in the Greater Sacramento area to receive this honor.

Thai Paradise EDH

“Oops, we’re only human”

We mistakenly said Thai Paradise EDH has a full bar coming soon in last month’s Dining Out article. Though the restaurant serves beer and wine, they don’t have plans to add hard liquor. 

by Tara Harbert