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What's Up In June 2021: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville

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Congrats to Oak Ridge High School graduate and current University of Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book for signing with the New Orleans Saints. Book—who is the winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history—was picked in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

The City of Roseville is transforming a courtyard garden at Mahany Park into a water-wise Inspiration Garden, which—when complete this summer—will feature nearly 300 new plantings (California natives as well as low- to mid-water-use plants and trees that allow for year-round color and texture), plus proper irrigation practices, soil management, mulch, and the proper mix of plantings to encourage pollinators. Learn more at

Water-wise Inspiration Garden at Mahany Park


Placerville favorite, The Farm Table (—which is sited at 311 Main Street and closed its doors last year—is reopening under new ownership and adding some creative dishes to the lineup, including stir-fried rib-eye wraps with multi-colored bibb lettuce, crunchy veggies, mango, jalapeño, mint, cilantro, and lime. For menu updates and more info, follow them on social media (@thefarmtableplacerville).

Salad at The Farm Table


Hawkins School of Performing Arts ( is offering shows under the sun or stars with their new Outdoor Performance Space. The 38'x40' portable stage can be rented by calling 916-355-1900 or emailing [email protected]

Outdoor Performance Space from Hawkins School of Performing Arts


The El Dorado Community Foundation (—whose mission is to encourage private giving for the public good—distributed $175,000 to 28 organizations in El Dorado County. This year’s Endow El Dorado grant recipients included Assistance League Sierra Foothills, Folsom Lake Symphony, CASA El Dorado, and Only Kindness.

Construction has commenced on the $6.5 million expansion of the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Placer County, a project that will more than quadruple the amount of space and allow for a shul (worship space), social hall, commercial kosher kitchen, classrooms for preschool- and elementary-age students, indoor and outdoor play areas, mikvah (ritual bath), and a children’s library. Located at 4410 Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay, the center hosts a variety of educational programs, including an annual lecture that’s open to the public featuring a Holocaust survivor. For more info, visit

Chabad Jewish Community Center of Placer County



After an extended hiatus during the pandemic, Confidence Firehouse Gallery, which is operated by Arts and Culture El Dorado ( and located at 489 Main Street in Placerville, has reopened. Their new exhibit, Birds of a Feather, runs thru June 13 and features works by local Native California artists Jeremy Peconom, Meyo Marrufo, Kai LaPena, and Jaime Lanouette. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fallen Flicker Feathers by Meyo Marrufo


On June 5 (and every first Saturday), head to Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street from 5-8 p.m. for Art Hop—a live art experience where local artists are set up in galleries and along Sutter Street working on pieces while displaying their current art for purchase.

Art Hop at Historic Folsom's Sutter Street


On June 19 at 8 p.m., Folsom Lake Symphony is performing a free concert, Symphony Salute—featuring a mix of Independence Day standards, plus music from beloved films like Rocky, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and more—at Zittel Family Amphitheater (formerly Folsom Historic District Amphitheater). Though VIP sponsors and an audience will be in attendance, the concert will also stream live on YouTube, Facebook, and other outlets. For more info visit

Folsom Lake Symphony is performing a free concert, Symphony Salute


Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection is opening at the Crocker Art Museum on June 6. The exhibition revels in Tiffany’s artistry and craftsmanship through masterworks from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, featuring more than 60 objects. For museum hours, visit

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection


Enjoy tastings from over 20 area breweries, plus food trucks and live music at the Loomis Beer Fest on June 26. The fun begins at 1 p.m. (noon for VIP ticketholders) at Gander Taphouse, and all proceeds support Shine with Purpose—a local nonprofit whose mission is to empower and inspire families and children to shine by serving and supporting community projects and organizations. For info and tickets, follow @gander_taphouse on Instagram or call 916-672-6127.

Loomis Beer Fest begins at Gander Taphouse


On June 26 at 1:30 p.m., Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation ( is hosting Folsom Americana Fest at Zittel Family Amphitheater featuring lively performances from regional bands in numerous genres, including roots country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and folk. Proceeds will benefit the foundation and their mission to bring high-caliber workshops, concerts, and educational events to our community.

Twilight Concert Series at Zittel Family Amphitheater in Historic Folsom is back! Admission to the Thursday evening performances is free and shows begin at 7:30 p.m. This month’s musicians include Aaron Gayden Band (June 3), Jessica Malone (June 10), Ryan Hernandez Music (June 17), and Sky Kings (June 24). Ample parking is available at 905 Leidesdorff Street.


Ian Book photo courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics. Symphony Salute photo by Judy Collinsworth. Crocker Art Museum photo -Tiffany Studios, Group of Lamps (birds eye detail). Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Loomis Beer Fest photo by Elizabeth Neu. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.