What's Up In March 2022: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville
People & Places in the News
Folsom Lake College (flc.losrios.edu) has been selected to participate in the Military Articulation Platform (MAP) 2022 Cohort. The program ensures all U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members receive college transfer credit for the rigorous training and coursework completed during active duty. They can also receive up to one year of Folsom Lake College credit towards academic programs leading to graduation, transfer to a four-year university, and numerous careers.
The Arts Council of Placer County announced their 2021-22 grant recipients who received roughly $95,000 for their contribution of art throughout Placer County. Recipients included Art League of Lincoln, Auburn Symphony, Blue Line Arts, Penryn Workshop, On Native Ground, Rocklin Fine Arts, Roseville High Music Boosters, and others that can be found at placerarts.org.
The El Dorado County Office of Education (aded.edcoe.org) has formed a new Adult Learning Center in El Dorado. The center offers free instruction to help build skills and meet personal goals. Courses can be taken at the students’ own pace and will them improve basic reading, writing, and math skills, prepare for the GED in English or Spanish, work towards a high school diploma, explore career options, prepare for college, and develop digital and financial literacy.
The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce recently delivered awards to outstanding community members. Sheriff John D'Agostini and his wife Janine accepted the Community Service of the Year Award; Kara Sather received the Achievement in Tourism Award; Barry Smith received the Golden Slate Award; and Andrew Vondershmitt received the Historical Preservation Award.
Registrations are now open for Northern California’s most popular summer triathlon on the American River Parkway: The Great American Triathlon (GAT). Scheduled for July 16, the GAT will allow both relay teams and/or individuals to compete in divisions from “Junior” to “Iron Persons.” Run, bike, and paddle while generating proceeds for regional charities. Register at greatamericantriathlon.com/registration.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra (bbbsns.org) recently had the grand opening of their new office at 535 Main Street in Placerville. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, matching adult volunteers with children in the hopes of impacting the lives of young people and strengthening communities.
Did you know that “tree topping”—the indiscriminate cutting of trunks and branches back to stubs—increases long term risks, permanently disfigures and stresses trees, and can lead to higher maintenance costs? In Folsom, ‘topping’ a protected tree (including residential trees within 12.5 feet from a sidewalk or street) can result in fines and corrective action. Pruning protected trees requires a tree permit and you can get more advice from your local arborist and folsom.ca.us/arboristfaq.
The El Dorado Hills Community Services District has a new AI Robot equipped with HD cameras, call abilities, and speaking abilities. Its purpose is to operate a mobile security camera on the property as well as increase community engagement opportunities.
Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored individuals in the community. Matt Fogler was named Ambassador of the Year; Linda Warn was named Volunteer of the Year; Scott Alvord was named Referral Partner of the Year; Kristen Holihan received the Athena Award; Jeff Richardson received the Community Service Award; and the President’s Award went to the Executive Search Committee comprising of Alex Brown, Dominic Casey, Darlene Cullivan, Ryan O’Keefe, Jeff Richardson, and Kim Silvers.
SAFE Credit Union (safecu.org) awarded more than 70 scholarships to top-scoring students and provided support totaling $12,650 to this year’s Sacramento and Placer counties’ academic decathlons. Folsom High School was Sacramento County Office of Education’s Academic Decathlon winner while Rocklin High School won the Placer County Office of Education Academic Decathlon. Both teams now advance to the California Academic Decathlon this month.
Placer SPCA (placerspca.org) is having their 20th Anniversary Funny Bones event is on March 11 at Timber Creek Ballroom, Roseville. Set to a jazz age/roaring ‘20s theme, the comedy show and awards night will involve food, laughter, and fun to raise funds for homeless animals in Placer County. Call 916-872-6163 to be added to the waitlist.
Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills presents Lunafest: Short films by, for, and about women. The virtual event (March 31-April 2) and the in-person event (March 31) will feature eight short films that celebrate unique, touching, and inspirational roles of women in local, national, and international communities. Funds raised will support education for women and girls, and aid agencies working to stop human trafficking. For more information, visit lunsfest.eventive.org.
SIR, Inc., a nonprofit that organizes social activities for men over 50, will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Cameron Park Country Club. The intention of the meetups is to improve members’ lives through fun activities (golfing, bocce ball, e-biking, fishing, book exchanges, and wine tasting), luncheons, and events (annual picnics and holiday dinners) while making friends. For more info and to apply, visit sirinc2.org/branch95.
American River Conservancy (arconservancy.org) is organizing a Mini Walkabout at Wakamatsu with Foraged Tea Time on March 27 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about native plants on the farm including ceanothus, white horehound, mullen, and elderberry—all of whose benefits will be explained. Walk around the mini pond in a share-and-tell and finish off with herbs to take home and a cup of tea.
WorldStoke (worldstoke.org) is an international symposium of wood firing, artist demonstrations, and discussions to address social equities in ceramic art. The four-day event hosted by Penryn Workshop runs from March 11-14 and involves interactive clay spaces, kiln firings, art collector tours, and gallery openings.
Downtown Placerville’s 3rd Saturday Art Walks (facebook.com/PlacervilleArtWalk) are back from 4-8 p.m. on Main Street, Placerville. Enjoy painting demos, open mics, live music, and countless sales and offers at this creative event.
A Touch of Understanding (atouchofunderstanding.org) is hosting An Evening of Insight on March 31 at Timber Creek Ballroom, Roseville. Guests will explore what it might be like to eat without sight (while blindfolded) and participate in a silent auction, live auction, dessert dash, and more. For tickets and more info, visit tinyurl.com/eveningofinsight2022.
The 23rd Annual Roseville Firefighters Crabfest is on March 19 from 5:30-11 p.m. at Jones Hall @the Grounds. An all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, Cajun shrimp, and rigatoni dinner awaits at this fundraiser that benefiting KidsFirst, Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, Placer County Food Bank, and more. For tickets and more info, visit rosevillefirefighters.org/events/23rd-annual-crabfest.
Award-winning Folsom High School jazz bands and choir, and Sutter Middle School and Folsom Middle School jazz bands are performing at the Folsom Wine and Jazz fundraiser on March 11 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Zittel Family Amphitheater. Sample local wines and food while browsing silent auction tables. Proceeds benefit Folsom High School Music Boosters (folsommusic.org).
by Tara Mendanha