Calendar 2022: April is National Garden Month
1 – April Fool’s Day
17 – Easter
18 – Tax Day
22 – Earth Day
17 – Easter
18 – Tax Day
22 – Earth Day
Foothill Wine Fest. Sip and savor countless wines from Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, and Placer Counties at the Palladio in Folsom from 5-8 p.m. Tickets include a wine glass, unlimited tastings, live music, and light bites. foothillwinefest.com
Spring VIP Weekend. Enjoy some leisure time at your favorite Placer County Wineries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll be treated to curated VIP tasting experiences, seated table service, meet-and-greets with owners and winemakers, live music, and gourmet take-along lunch. placerwine.com (ALSO 3)
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Sutter Street Theatre presents a new dramatization of the C.S. Lewis classic set in the land of Narnia with Aslan the great lion, the White Witch, and four adventurous children. Show times on weekends vary. sutterstreettheatre.com (THROUGH 24)
Run Rocklin. This community event promoting health and wellness involves a 5K, 12K, half marathon, and free kids’ dash. The live event meant for all athletic abilities will benefit the Matt Redding Foundation, local schools, and other local nonprofit organizations. There will be finisher medals and free digital photos available. runrocklin.com
Spring Concert Series. Bring picnics, beach chairs, and your friends to Zittel Family Amphitheater in Historic Folsom on Sundays throughout April and May for a relaxing afternoon of quality music. Artists include jazz musician Peter Morgan (April 3), classic rock band Granite City 909 (April 10), and Beatles tribute band, Revolution Beat (May 1). historicfolsom.org
(THROUGH MAY 29)
Sutter Street Sip and Stroll. Sip wine while shopping on the streets of Historic Downtown Folsom from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 25 venues as well as sample food from local restaurants. There will also be live music throughout the district. historicfolsom.org
Concerts at the Quarry. Spring and summer concerts are back at Rocklin’s Quarry Park Amphitheater. Grab a seat at the outdoor amphitheater every Saturday and enjoy music by the best local bands. April’s lineup includes Pablo Cruise (April 9), Y&T (April 16), and Little Texas (April 30). rocklin.ca.us/concerts-quarry (THROUGH SEPTEMBER 24)
“A Time of Renewal” Fashion Show. Placerville Women’s Club presents their annual fashion show fundraiser to award scholarships to local graduating high school girls. Featuring lunch, a silent auction, and fashions from local clothing stores, the event will be held at Sequoia Mansion by Wedgewood Weddings in Placerville at 11 a.m. Call 530-317-7033 for tickets.
Wildlife Art & Taxidermy Competition Show. The California Association of Taxidermists presents their 35th annual competition and show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. You’ll find gameheads/mammals, fish and reptiles, and birds at the show. facebook.com/CaliforniaAssociationofTaxidermists (THROUGH 23)
Friday Flicks. Grab a blanket, lawn chair, and the family for a free movie under the stars at Vernon Street Town Square in Roseville. April’s showing of Disney’s Jungle Cruise will begin shortly after sunset. Visit roseville.ca.us or call 916-772-7529 for more info.
Passport to the Great Out There. Experience the unrivaled beauty of El Dorado County one sip at a time. Over 25 of the region’s top wineries will share their innovative spirits over three days of wine, food, and fun. Visit the website for a list of wineries, and regular, VIP, and designated driver tickets. eldoradowines.org/great-out-there (THROUGH 24)
Quilt Show. The Roseville Quilters Guild will showcase a range of beautiful quilts at the Roseville Sports Center from 10 a.m. onwards. Aside from quilts there will also be a boutique, raffle baskets, an opportunity quilt drawing, and vendors. rosevillequilters.org (ALSO 23)
“Famous Faces.” Folsom’s Gallery at 48 Natoma has a new exhibit featuring ceramic sculptures by Karen Calden Fulk and digital paintings by Michael Tofanelli of characters from the art world, Hollywood celebrities, and major world politicians. Members of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association will also display their works in the adjacent Community Gallery. facebook.com/Galleryat48Natoma (THROUGH JUNE 24)
Gold Country Pro Rodeo. Experience pro bull riding, bronc riding, team roping, mutton busting, the FlyingU Cowboys, and lots more at this historic pro rodeo at Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn. There will be a rodeo kickoff on April 20 at 6 p.m. with food, contests, and prizes. goldcountryprorodeo.com (ALSO 24)
Folsom Garden Tour. Folsom Garden Club invites you to tour seven beautiful private gardens in Folsom and the Murer House Garden from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. There will be raffle prizes, a plant and bake sale, food truck, master gardeners to answer gardening questions, and artists painting live. folsomgarden.org (ALSO 24)
Lincoln Wine Fest. Taste award-winning wines from Placer County and the Sierra Foothills at Beermann Plaza, Lincoln, from 1-5 p.m. You’ll get to taste varietals like Malbec, Barbera, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Rosé, and Viognier. Shop around thereafter in Downtown Lincoln for collectable art, antiques, jewelry, and more. Small bites will accompany most participating wineries and breweries. lincolnwinefest.org
Spring Concert. The Sierra Symphony’s spring concert will be held at Foothills United Methodist Church, Rescue, at 3 p.m. The program will feature “Roses from the South” by Strauss, “Petite Suite” by Debussy, “Symphony No. 1” by Beethoven, and “Symphony No. 101-The Clock” by Haydn. Tickets may be purchased at the door, and drinks and refreshments will be available. sierrasymphony.org
Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. Support community artisans in Historic Folsom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open-air market is free to attend and will have one-of-a-kind gifts by dozens of vendors, not to mention all your favorite Historic District merchants and restaurants. historicfolsom.org/spring-arts-crafts-fair
MAY 1Love My Mom 5K and Kids’ Dash. This event celebrating family and community allows runners, walkers, and stroller striders (leashed dogs, too) to race the streets beginning and ending at Whole Foods, Folsom. Top finishers are awarded in categories like single and double strollers, top mom, top female, and top male. All 5K participants will receive a custom dry-fit shirt and finisher’s medal. Enjoy vendor booths, DJ music, and light refreshments at the finish area. raceroster.com.
by Tara Mendanha
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