What's Up In January 2022: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the NewsA Touch of Understanding (ATOU)—a nonprofit that provides disability awareness programs—is looking for volunteers to help spread the ATOU message at their award-winning workshops. If interested, fill out a volunteer form at touchofunderstanding.org.
Hands4Hope (hands4hopeyouth.org) announced the beneficiary of their 2021/22 Youth Board service project: Walk with Austin (walkwithaustin.org)—a local nonprofit dedicated to sharing knowledge about special needs parenting and provide fun opportunities for kids with mobility differences. Hands4Hope’s goal is to raise $250K via various fundraisers throughout the year to help build an all-abilities playground off Bass Lake Road in El Dorado Hills.
Congrats to Marshall Medical Center (marshallmedical.org) for being named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group (leapfroggroup.org), a national watchdog organization recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
Rocklin-based Campfire Treats (campfiretreats.com), which offers one of the largest selections of all-natural, single-ingredient dog treats and chews made on the West Coast, recently pledged to adopt the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC), which drastically improves the lives of chickens farmed for food. This commitment makes Campfire Treats one of the first pet treat companies to join the BCC.
High school seniors and college students passionate about achieving their goals who exhibit leadership skills and civic accomplishments are encouraged to apply for the annual Friends of The California State Fair Scholarship. The application deadline is March 1. For more info on categories and eligibility, visit calexpostatefair.com/friends-of-the-ca-state-fair/scholarship.
Spare Time Sports Clubs (sparetimesportsclubs.com) is expanding their pickleball facilities at Rio del Oro, Gold River, Broadstone, and Laguna Creek Sports Clubs, in addition to Johnson Ranch Sports Club—where they’re adding a regional pickleball facility featuring 24 lighted courts. Following construction, which is expected to be complete sometime this spring, the clubs will be able to host major tournaments and league play, expand local programs, and develop a youth pickleball program.
HappeningsPick from a 5K or 12K route, both along the shoreline of Folsom Lake, at the challenging IPA Beer Trail Run on January 15. Each runner receives a custom pint glass and a chance to fill it with local craft brew after the race, plus food and awards three-deep in each division. Register at totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/ipa-beer-trail-runs-2022.
Through February 27, the California Museum invites you to journey through stories of the African American community, business innovation, and creative self-determination at The Negro Motorist Green Book—an exhibition offering visitors an immersive look at travel during the era of Jim Crow, revealing how the guide was an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle and business classes. For more info, visit californiamuseum.org/green-book.
The Folsom Concert Association presents Pavlo—a world-famous guitarist who plays "a Mediterranean sound mixing the folkloric styles of Greek, Spanish, and Latin music with pop sensibilities"—at the Harris Center on January 23. For tickets and more info, visit folsomconcertassociation.org/concerts.
The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills (edhrotary.org) is hosting their annual Crab & Tri-Tip Feed on January 29 at the EDH Community Services District Gymnasium (1021 Harvard Way). Festivities begin at 5 p.m., and all proceeds will fund both local and international projects such as the EDH Teen Center, Jeff Mitchell Memorial Field, various youth development efforts, and Flight to End Polio.
Head to Granite Beach at Folsom Lake on January 8 to compete in a New Year’s Duathlon & 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from all three races (the individual duathlon, two-person duathlon, and 5K) support Maria & Joseph’s Ministry for the Poor (mjmp.org). Register at totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/ny-duathlon-2022.
Don’t miss the state’s largest jazz competition on January 29, the Folsom Jazz Festival, where over 80 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos from California and Nevada will compete at Folsom High School from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit folsommusic.org for more info.
Celebrate the beauty that can be found in nature with the works of three artists: Randy Honerlah (large, stylized paintings), Judy Lew Loose (floral watercolors), and Lutz Hornischer (wood sculptures) at Found in Nature. The exhibit is open to the public through January 13 at the Gallery at 48 Natoma (folsom.ca.us/galleryat48natoma). Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m.
From January 13-17, watch over 100 environmental and activist film screenings while partaking in activist workshops and enjoying art, nature walks, and more throughout historic Nevada City and Grass Valley at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. A virtual version of the festival runs January 13-23. For more info and tickets, visit wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.
On January 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, join local mindfulness instructor Berry Crawford for a 2.5-mile Silent Mindfulness Nature Hike at the historic Wakamatsu Farm—the first Japanese settlement in North America. The easy stroll takes place rain or shine; a donation of $10 is requested. For more info and to register, visit arconservancy.org/event/silent-mindfulness-nature-hike-3.
by MEGAN WISKUS
IPA Beer Trail Run photo by Craig DeVita. Folsom Jazz Festival photo by Paulette Bickel. Wild & Scenic Film Festival photo by Josh Miller. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.