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

People & Places in the News

Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills ( is seeking grant applications from women who serve as the primary earners for their families and need financial assistance to continue their education or training. Applications for the Live Your Dream Award (two recipients will be given up to $2,500 with the opportunity to receive an additional $5,000) are available at; the deadline is November 15.

Posh Puppy Boutique


The owner of Roseville’s Posh Puppy Boutique (, Jennifer Kirk, was featured on Season 2 of the reality show Below Deck Mediterranean on Bravo—a series that chronicles the lives of crew members who charter and reside aboard a 150-foot superyacht in Croatia. Watch Kirk’s two-part episode (“At Your Lack of Service” and “Brews, Stews, and Management Blues”) on

Firefighters' Appreciation Month


In honor of Firefighters’ Appreciation Month in September, Folsom's Original The Blue/Red Crew and Hearts for Heroes—a program started by Shelley Martell of Fabulous Finishes and her husband—organized lunches and dinners on Tuesdays where local restaurants, including Visconti’s Ristorante, Sutter Street Steakhouse, and Land Ocean New American Grill provided complimentary meals to hometown heroes serving on the frontline.

Folsom OB/GYN—led by Jeffrey Cragun, MD, and Ann Powelson, MD, along with three additional providers—joined Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, at 1735 Creekside Drive in Folsom. According to Cragun, “Partnering with Dignity Health enables us to carry out our shared vision of delivering the highest level of women’s health care with mutual trust and compassion.”

Hands4Hope Louisiana Schnell Elementary School


For the eighth year in a row, Hands4Hope—a nonprofit youth-driven organization with a mission to inspire and empower youth in leadership and service—distributed 437 backpacks and over 10,000 school supplies to local students in need. The distribution took place at Placerville’s Louisiana Schnell Elementary School and was a huge success thanks to generous community donations.

Johnson Pool 100 year anniversary


Johnson Pool in Downtown Roseville is turning 100 on October 4! Originally constructed in 1921, it served as the city’s first public swimming “bath” and was named for David R. Johnson who operated the privately owned pool until it was purchased by the City of Roseville in the ’60s. Approximately 3,000 people visit the locale each summer.


Head to the Harris Center ( at 2 p.m. on October 17 for a stunning tribute to the music of Abba (“Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Dancing Queen,” and countless others) at Folsom Concert Association’s production of Abba Fab. For tickets and more info, visit

ABBA Fab at Harris Center


El Dorado Musical Theatre presents High Voltage: Back to Broadway at the Harris Center ( on October 15 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets to the high-energy, two-hour performance—featuring some of the best numbers from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals—at

"High Voltage: Back to Broadway" at Harris Center


Don’t miss the Placer Artists Studios Tour preview show, Taste of the Tour, at Blue Line Arts ( from October 29-November 14, where work from all participating artists will be on display. On October 30 at 6 p.m., there will be a Taste of the Tour Reception featuring meet-and-greets with artists, plus wine, beer, and appetizers. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit for more info on these events and the official tour from November 12-14.

"The Taste of the Tour" at Blue Line Arts


Join Soroptimist International of Folsom El Dorado Hills for their Online Auction Fundraiser from October 7-10. Featured items include vacation packages, gift cards to local restaurants, ski lift tickets, and more. Proceeds go directly to community scholarships, awards, and educational/career training for women and girls. Learn more at

Join Kings Meats, Kilt & Cork, the El Dorado Winery Association, and other area restaurants at Saureel Vineyards on October 2 from 4-8 p.m. for Steaks & Grapes, a high-end dinner and concert to benefit the Caldor Fire Fund. For more info and tickets, follow @kiltandcork on Instagram. Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is also hosting a benefit for families affected by the fire—a Caldor Fire Relief Drive-Thru Pasta Dinner Fundraiser—on October 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills CSD Park. Advance tickets only at To donate directly to the cause, visit

From noon-9 p.m. on October 9, Historic Folsom is hosting a Wild West Film Festival. The free, family-friendly event, hosted in and around Zittel Family Amphitheater, will include a Western film competition, cowboy theater and poetry, historical costumes, Western crafts, a farmers’ market, and live music. For more info, visit

Join the El Dorado Hills Arts Association ( for their free, self-guided Art Studio Tour on October 2-3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event takes attendees through artists’ studios in El Dorado County and Folsom to peruse and purchase diverse displays of works while getting a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process.

Soap Box Derby Days


Historic Folsom’s family-friendly Soap Box Derby Days is back! From October 16-17, kids (ages 7-20) are invited to sign up and race on Sutter Street (from Wool Street to Reading Street). Spectators can watch from noon-3 p.m. For more info, visit

Coloma Gold Rush Live


Explore an 1850s tent town while visiting a mining camp, assay/claims office, gambling hall, general store, blacksmith, carpentry shop, laundry, bakery, and more at Coloma Gold Rush Live from October 8-10. Admission to the three-day event at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is $5 per car and parking is $10. For more info, visit

Disney On Ice, "Let's Celebrate"


Disney On Ice is returning to the Golden 1 Center from October 28-31 with Let’s Celebrate—a monumental ice-skating spectacular where the legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories full of high-energy choreography, melodious masterpieces, and breathtaking sets. Show times vary. For tickets, visit


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