What's Up In December 2021: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the News
Nearly $100,000 was raised for the Folsom Police Foundation (folsompolicefoundation.org)—an organization primarily focused on youth activities supporting positive community interactions—at the inaugural Black & Blue Gala last month. The nearly sold-out event, whose presenting sponsors included Care Finance Group and Adrian Blanco Jewelry, featured inspirational speeches, a silent auction, dinner, dessert, and dancing.
After a temporary closure, Plank Craft Kitchen + Bar (plankfolsom.com) in Folsom has reopened! Stop by beginning December 1 for seasonal California comfort food (lobster mac & cheese, roasted beet salad, buttermilk-baked chicken sandwich, burgers, etc.), craft cocktails, and more.
The Placer County Transportation Agency (pctpa.net) has added two new high-definition cameras to showcase traffic congestion and help drivers navigate some of the toughest spots along Highway 65 (Pleasant Grove Boulevard facing Southbound) and Interstate 80 (Douglas Boulevard facing East). The live feed is available to watch at keepplacermoving.com/live-view.
According to a report by personal finance website SmartAsset, the City of Roseville ranks 33rd as a top American “Boomtown.” The study looked at seven metrics: population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, business growth, housing growth, and change in household income.
The Folsom Chapter of National Charity League (nationalcharityleague.org/chapter/folsom), a mother-daughter volunteer organization that supports local philanthropic organizations like Powerhouse Ministries, Snowline Hospice, and Twin Lakes Food Bank, is accepting applications (through January 15) from women with daughters currently in grades 6-9. A prospective member meeting will be held December 6; to receive an invitation, email [email protected].
The Murer House (murerhouse.org)—an 1890s home that sits on the grounds of the historic Giuseppe Murer house at 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom—has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The honor makes the site—which currently hosts Italian language, cooking, and art classes, in addition to weekly tours and special events—eligible to apply for a larger variety of historic preservation grants.
The Placerville Shakespeare Club (placerville-shakespeare.com) is hosting a Winter Rummage Sale—featuring festive holiday decorations, under-the-tree gifts (books, toys, puzzles, games, etc.), and warm winter clothing—on December 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at their clubhouse (2940 Bedford Avenue).
Kids residing in El Dorado Hills are invited to bring their Letters to Santa to a holiday mailbox at the El Dorado Hills CSD Pavilion; or send them via a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Santa, North Pole; c/o El Dorado Hills CSD; 1021 Harvard Way; El Dorado Hills, Ca 95762. Flower Farm (flowerfarmnurseryandgifts.com) in Loomis also has a mailbox for Santa letters. At both locales, children will receive a reply.
Through January 8, San Francisco-based artist Peter Combe will display his solo exhibition, SUPERSTUDIO, at Roseville’s Blue Line Arts (bluelinearts.org)—with a reception and artist lecture on December 18 from 4-8 p.m. Combe’s unique method involves creating three-dimensional, optically bewitching compositions from appropriated paint swatches. The gallery will concurrently feature a solo exhibition for local artist James Phillips, as well as 30x30 and Handmade for the Holidays, featuring small works perfect for gifting. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The El Dorado County Fair Association is hosting their annual Crab & Chowder Gala on December 11—a fundraiser featuring live music, a raffle, silent auction, no-host bar, fresh Dungeness crab, pasta, clam chowder, and salad. A drive-through option (3:30-5:30 p.m.) is also available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html or in the fair office (100 Placerville Drive).
From December 3-12, the premier performing group of El Dorado Musical Theatre, High Voltage, is bringing Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella to Oak Ridge High School. This contemporary take on the classic tale features beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside new characters, surprising twists, and original music. Visit edmt.info/cinderella_2021 for tickets and more info.
Head to Palladio at Broadstone through December 23 (3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday) for Photos with Santa. Reservations are required; photo packages and prices vary. Visit gopalladio.com/event/palladios-contactless-santa-photos-experience for more info.
by MEGAN WISKUS
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