What's Up In September 2021: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the News
Congrats to Roseville Little League’s 10U All-Stars team for winning this year’s District 54 Little League Championship. This was the age group’s first championship title since 1995.
Harry Crabb Park—named in honor of four-time mayor Crabb who moved to the region in 1934—is celebrating its grand reopening on September 18 with a community event (featuring face painting, a bounce house, and food) beginning at 10:30 a.m. In addition to a water fountain play area (open through September 30 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.), the park—sited at 1000 Scarborough Drive in Roseville—also features basketball, bocce ball, and tennis courts; soccer, softball, and baseball fields; horseshoe pits; and a playground area with a snack bar, bathrooms, and covered picnic area.
Soroptimist International of Folsom El Dorado Hills—a volunteer service organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world—is preparing for their Online Auction Fundraiser on October 7-10 and seeking support. To make a donation (funds go directly to various community projects and causes, including the Live Your Dream Program, Dream It Be It Career Support Program, and college scholarships for graduating seniors), email [email protected]; for more info on next month’s auction, visit charityauction.bid/sifedh.
In this month’s “Oops, We’re Only Human” department, we apologize for mistakenly omitting local pet Pnut from our July issue’s Incredible Pets feature. From owners Kathy and JR Rothermel: "Our little girl, Pnut, a Chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier mix, is our precious baby girl who was rescued from the Placer SPCA seven years ago."
The City of Folsom has a new program to prevent catalytic converter theft. “Etch & Catch” provides free etching or painting of local residents’ catalytic converters at participating businesses. Visit folsom.ca.us/government/police for more info.
Placer SPCA (placerspca.org) has a chance to earn up to $100,000 from Petco Love, but they need the support of pet adopters. Through September 20 at 10 a.m., individuals who have adopted a pet from Placer SPCA are invited to submit their “love story” at petcolove.org/lovestory. Adopters with winning stories will also receive a Petco shopping spree and pair of BOBS from Skechers.
The eighth annual Folsom Community Service Day is returning September 18. The major citywide event mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete approximately 75 projects throughout the city. For info on this year’s event and to register, visit folsomcommunityservice.org.
Roseville Police Activity League (RPAL) is celebrating their 25th anniversary with the sixth annual Bacon & Brew Bash on October 2. From 5-9 p.m. at Vernon Street Town Square, attendees 21 and older will enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings, bacon-inspired dishes, dancing, a silent auction, and more. Ticket proceeds benefit RPAL’s programs and members. For more info, visit rosevillepal.com/general-7.
On September 18 from 9-11:45 a.m., join local historian Keith Atwater for “Exploring American River Conservancy’s Hometown: A Historic Hike in Coloma.” The easy, two-mile walk will explore the Miwok/Maidu grinding rocks and dwellings, 1915 historic concrete Mount Murphy Road Bridge, Coloma Schoolhouse, James Marshall cabin, St. John’s Church, and other notable sites. Well-behaved leashed dogs and kids ages 10+ are welcome. To register, visit app.donorview.com/GZ8QL.
Help Jenny Weast, a quadriplegic Oakmont High School educator, retain her independence so she can continue enriching the lives of youth through her passion for teaching at Weaster’s Cornhole Tournament & Fundraiser on September 18. This year’s event, sponsored by Journey to Independence, is at the Maidu Soccer Arena and includes dinner, music, a silent auction, classic cars, golf-chipping contest, cornhole tournament, and supervised kids’ area. For more info, visit facebook.com/perseverance1234.
The Folsom Family Expo, presented by STYLE Magazine, is returning on September 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year’s event at Palladio at Broadstone features vendor booths from area businesses, free tickets to SeaQuest Folsom (limited number available; to be used on another day), bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, stage shows, and more. Admission is free. For updates and more info, follow @folsomfamilyexpo on Instagram and Facebook.
Kids with special needs up to age 18 are invited to participate in the adaptive TRYathalon, a fundraiser benefiting local nonprofit Walk with Austin on September 25. Following the swim, bike, and run event, attendees are invited to a finisher party at EDH Community Park. Proceeds will help fund an all-abilities playground at Bass Lake Regional Park. Pre-registration is required (walkwithaustin.org/events.html) and limited to the first 50 participants.
Don’t miss Folsom Americana Fest, presented by Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation at Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, on September 17 and 18. This month’s headliner is Highways & Destinies, a band that pays homage to California’s country music history. In addition to live entertainment, beer, wine, and food trucks will also be available. Event proceeds benefit the Folsom Cash Art Trail and Wildwood’s programming, which brings high-caliber workshops, concerts, and educational events to the community. To purchase tickets, visit folsomfest.org.
The latest exhibit at Crocker Art Museum (crockerartmuseum.org), Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, features a collection of over 40 ceramic objects from Japan. Opening September 12, the display offers a rare opportunity to see both traditional and avant-garde approaches to clay from the past 80 years, including functional vessels and sculptural forms in an array of shapes, glazes, techniques, and surface treatments.
By Megan Wiskus
Bacon & Brew Bash photo by 916PiX. Folsom Family Expo photo by Dante Fontana. Crocker Arts Museum photo Kurokawa Tōru (b. 1984); Protocell-E, 2016; Natural ash-glazed stoneware; 19 ½ x 25 x 20 ½ inches; Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, JC2017.014. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.
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