What's Up In March 2021: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the News Los Rios colleges (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College) are offering over 480 student scholarships worth $735,000, including the FLC Style Media Sharon & Digger Williams Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 5. For more info, visit losrios.academicworks.com.
Folsom-based singer-songwriter Danny Schneider is selling his new special edition, signed, nine-song album, On the Other Side of the Window, for a $100 donation to Joshua’s House Hospice—a nonprofit for the terminally ill homeless living in Sacramento that’s slated to open this spring. To order the album, visit dannyschneider.com.
The Folsom Historic District Amphitheater has been renamed Zittel Family Amphitheater, in honor of the decades of service by Roger and Gail Zittel to the Folsom community. The family name is most recognizable from Zittel Farms, but Roger was also the first manager of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the Folsom Athletic Association. His wife, Gail, served on the Planning Commission for seven years and assisted with the development of the city’s General Plan.
Pathways Project—a partnership between the El Dorado Community Foundation, Upper Room Dining Hall, Housing El Dorado, Marshall Medical Center, and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office—provides winter housing for a cohort of 20 homeless individuals seven nights a week at Green Valley Community Church. To volunteer (help is needed in various capacities, including transporting clients, intake/screening, and overnight supervision) and for more info, visit housingeldorado.org.
Kaiser Permanente Roseville completed a 6,000-square-foot expansion of their neonatal intensive care unit, which increases access to highly specialized care for newborns in a comforting environment. The updated space features seven new private rooms, two negative pressure isolation rooms, and a triple room with three bassinets for families with multiples, among other amenities. Last year, the medical center was recognized in Newsweek magazine’s “Best Maternity Hospitals 2020” report for providing exceptional care.
Placerville Public House (placervillepublichouse.com) is relocating to the historic Hangman Saloon and Herrick Buildings at 301 and 305 Main Street in Placerville. The new, larger location will allow the restaurant to expand their current vision while offering more hospitable accommodations to customers.
Congrats to Marshall Medical Center for being awarded an “A” in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction based on the hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections, and other harms to patients in their care.
Studio Movie Grill (studiomoviegrill.com) in Rocklin launched its own brand, 540 Pizza & Calzones, for delivery on Grubhub last month. Made using fresh ingredients, each affordably priced pie or calzone ($10-$13) is made to order in a 540-degree oven. Favorites include the Salsiccia (marinara, pepperoni, sausage, diced Roma tomatoes, mozzarella, and oregano) and Pesto Alfredo Calzone. For more info, follow them on Instagram or Facebook @540pizza.
Congrats to the three ninjas from THE STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness (trainatthestudio.com)—Francisco Barajas, Brian Montagnese, and José Gomez—who were selected to be on Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior.
Due to the pandemic and unprecedented need for adolescent therapy in our community, the Relationship Therapy Center, with locations in Roseville and Fair Oaks, created a play/sand therapy room for kids and teens to help work through trauma as they play out their troubles in a safe space. For more info, visit therelationshiptherapycenter.com/children.
HAPPENINGS The Edge of Elegance: Porcelains by Elsa Rady—an exhibition of the late American artist’s objects of geometric simplicity and beauty—is opening March 21 at the Crocker Art Museum (crockerart.org). The intimate, focused survey of the graceful sculptural vessels made in Rady’s Southern California studio between 1967-1995 will be on display through November 1.
A Touch of Understanding is hosting their third annual An Evening of Insight on March 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The virtual fundraiser—which also celebrates ATOU's 25th anniversary—will be hosted by Freddie Silveria of FSA Auctions and Kellie DeMarco of Kellie DeMarco Communications. Expect an exciting evening of engaging games, auction items, inspiring stories, and entertainment. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit touchofunderstanding.org.
Help bring some festive Easter fun to Placer County families in need. On March 30-31 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., reps from KidsFirst (kidsfirstnow.org) will be outside their Roseville office (124 Main Street) collecting donated Easter baskets full of candy, small games and toys, and other springtime family fun.
Behind the Cellar Door, a weekend filled with world-class Amador wine tastings, delectable food pairings, barrel samples, hard-to-find vintages, and wine education in an intimate setting, is scheduled for March 26-28. For safety protocols and to purchase tickets, visit behindthecellardooramador.com.
Households throughout Placer County are eligible for free virtual help preparing taxes and claiming credits, thanks to United Way California Capital Region’s Free Tax Prep program. Those earning $65,000 or less in 2020 are invited to upload documents online and receive assistance. For more info, visit yourfreetaxprep.org.
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by MEGAN WISKUS
Zittel Family Amphitheater photo by Chris Shepard, City of Folsom. Photo courtesy of the STUDIO. Elsa Rady (American, 1943-2011). YK1BVPID, 1985. Glazed porcelain, 7 x 11 (diam.) in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Jane Rady Lynes. Behind the Cellar Door photo courtesy of Amador Vintners Association. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.