What's Up In August: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places In the News
Call Folsom’s Water Conservation Team (916-461-6174) and let one of their certified professionals perform a free Water-Wise House Call to check your sprinkler system, identify problems, and provide you with watering and landscape advice.
Congrats to Keely Hersh of Right At Home Interiors (rightathomeinteriors.com)—a full-service residential interior design and custom drapery company based in Placerville—for winning in three categories (Decorative Hardware & Trims, Top Treatments, and Curtains & Draperies) at the VISION Design & Workroom Competition Awards.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary (folsomzoofriends.org) reopened last month with temporary hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday thru Sunday. Tickets must be purchased online in advance; sales open the week prior to each block of days available.
Beat the heat from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily at Rocklin’s new Splash Pad at Johnson-Springview Park. Note: The city is not disinfecting public play structures, so please practice social distancing and wash your hands before and after use of the facility.
Congrats to Marshall Medical Center (marshallmedical.org) in Placerville for ranking number two in the nation on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Their high ranking comes from having pay equity among employees and providing quality care to a diverse group of patients, among other reasons.
American River Bike Patrollers (americanriverbikepatrol.org) provide assistance along the 32-mile American River Parkway to cyclists, runners, and other users who might be injured, have a flat tire, or need directions, in addition to helping Sacramento County Parks and California State Parks by reporting problems they find along the trail. The all-volunteer patrollers are members of the National Ski Patrol and recreational cyclists who can be identified by their red jersey with a white cross.
Rocklin’s Quarry Park Adventures (quarrypark.com) is offering Quarry Camp (quarrypark.com/groups/summer-camps) from August 3-7 where kids ages 5-15 can enjoy arts and crafts, rock climbing, and an aerial challenge course. Camps are arranged into groups for ages 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15 to ensure kids are engaged in activities and adventures geared toward their skill levels while respecting virus safety precautions.
ARTS & CULTURE
Blue Line Arts is hosting Marvel Superhero Illustration with Jerry DeCaire on August 22. The workshop will include a lesson on how to use cubes and cylinders to draw a superhero profile/head, followed by an opportunity to design a superhero costume and Blue Line comic book page. For more info and to register, visit bluelinearts.org/event.
Arts and Culture El Dorado sends out weekly “Culture Cabin” emails with several ideas of things to see, do, hear, or watch, all without leaving your home. To sign up, visit artsandcultureeldorado.org/culture-cabin.
Gather Studio & Marketplace (gatherstudioandmarket.com) is offering off-site events at places like Flower Farm Nursery, plus mobile and private parties, including classes on making macramé, body scrubs, bath bombs, and more. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. To book, call 916-872-1316.
FOOD & DRINK
Local resident Maria Tulchevska, founder of Art Dessert (facebook.com/sacartdessert), graduate of the Pastry Academy by Amaury Guichon, and international pastry instructor, is selling her signature cakes, individual mousse cakes, and éclairs—all made with real fruit, high-quality Belgian chocolate, and Madagascar vanilla beans—at World Traveler Coffee Roasters (worldtravelercoffee.com) in Roseville and Folsom.
Folsom Dam Grill (folsomdamgrill.com) is open at 97 Natoma Street and features a to-go window, patio, and scratch-made dishes with playful names, including “The Last Meal” (a lobster roll) and “Death Sentence” (a double burger with cheese sauce, fried onion rings, bacon, and all the fixin’s on brioche).
Beloved local chain Dos Coyotes opened a new concept restaurant at 185 Placerville Road in Folsom. Coyote Bar and Kitchen (coyotebarandkitchen.com) serves a bold menu with a Southwestern flair, including green chile fries and a Sante Fe chicken sandwich with avocado and green chile jam.
LogOff Brewing (logoffbrewing.com)—which invites the community to “log off” and do the things that bring them joy, like drinking craft beer—opened at 3054 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite J, in Rancho Cordova. Current offerings include a honey brown ale (“Bear Necessities”), coffee IPA (“Bold Crew”), and double IPA (“Hop With His Head”).
The newly remodeled Raley’s (raleys.com) in El Dorado Hills now features a Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters (chocolatefishcoffee.com). Customers can expect the same great coffee and commitment to community that’s found at the café’s other locales.
Mariachi Mexican Bar & Grill (mexican-mariachi.website.spoton.com) is open at 400 Iron Point Road in Folsom. In addition to Salvadoran specialties like pupusas and house-made soups, the restaurant also serves burritos, fajitas, tamales, and more.
NEW & COMING SOONMORE (morerehab.org)—a Placerville-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life—is nearing completion of a facility that will improve the services they offer. New features include a computer lab, media arts center, rehabilitation room, larger kitchen, raised garden beds, wheelchair swing, and more. A grand opening is slated for October.
Sienna Ridge Shopping Center—which is anchored by Safeway, in addition to Safeway Fuel, Bark Avenue, Chase Bank, Dentists of El Dorado Hills (Pacific Dental Services), Fresh Cleaners, Great Clips, Jon & Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe, Mexico Lindo Restaurant, Nail Retreat, and Sourdough & Co.—is open in El Dorado Hills at the corner of Bass Lake and Sienna Ridge Roads. Tenants will continue opening throughout summer and into fall with many featuring terraced patios.
Dignity Health is scheduled to begin construction on a Folsom Ranch Medical Office Building south of Highway 50 in 2022. The expansion will include a three-story, 65,000-square-foot building with a range of specialty services, including an outpatient surgery center.
Ben’s Barketplace (bensbarketplace.com), whose mission is to educate pet owners about how they can dramatically enhance and maintain the health and well-being of their pets, has a new location at 2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite J200, in Folsom. Stop by to avail of their self-service dog wash and nutritional consultations or purchase high-quality pet food and products.
Living Spaces (livingspaces.com), a Southern California-based store that features furniture and home décor in a variety of styles and designs, including Magnolia Home and Nate + Jeremiah, opened at 1851 Freedom Way in Roseville.
Madewell (madewell.com)—a retail store known for their jeans and dedication to giving back—opened a store in the Westfield Galleria at Roseville (Space 122).
by MEGAN WISKUS