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Goings on in the Folsom & El Dorado Hills areas

Nov 26, 2014 10:38AM ● Published by Style

Folsom Ice Rink - photo courtesy of the City of Folsom

The Folsom Ice Rink, located adjacent to the parking garage in Historic Folsom, is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, including Christmas Day! For skate times and more info, visit

The Saturday Farmers’ Market continues to be held weekly from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. around the Historic Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Historic Folsom. Stop by for seasonal produce and freshly baked goods, live music and more…The Folsom City Host Lions Club welcomes new members and guests at their bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Lew Howard Park Clubhouse (7150 Baldwin Dam Road) in Folsom. If you’re interested in serving the community, visit

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary – Photo courtesy of Folsom City Zoo Sactuary

On the first Tuesday of every month (through February), round up the family and stop by the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary for half-price admission.

America’s Mattress, a national company that has hundreds of independently owned locations across the U.S. and offers a 120-day guarantee and free local delivery, is opening a 3,000-square-foot store in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. For opening updates, visit

Also at El Dorado Hills Town Center, Brainy Zoo Toys has expanded for a three-month seasonal location in Suite 118…While you are at Town Center finding the perfect gift, stop by the Little Star Boutique, a new infant, toddler and nursery store in located in Suite 122! They have everything from nursery furniture to baby gifts, apparel and gear. They also offer services for interior design in your nursery, ideal for new or expecting parents! They even offer their services for interior design in your nursery, ideal for new or expecting parents.

Glass Mosaic Studio Classes


Glass Mosaic Studio Classes are being held December 5 and 19 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills from noon to 3 p.m. For more info and to RSVP, call 916-933-1441.

Don’t miss out on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, on December 2. Numerous charities, families, businesses, community centers and students—from around the world and locally—will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For more info, visit

Spark your child’s imagination at Fairytale Town this holiday season! The park will offer free admission on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, visit

 Those interested in joining the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild are invited to attend a general meeting—held the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center on 52 Natoma Street.  For more info about the guild and meetings, visit

thebodybar(re) and fitRIDE-Sharon Mittelstaedt-Thompson & Jenny Shipley
Barre and indoor cycling lovers can rejoice! thebodybar(re) and fitRIDE recently opened at 4667 Golden Foothills Parkway, Suite 101, in El Dorado Hills, providing clients with fun, low-impact workouts that produce head-to-toe toning and strengthening results through spin and barre classes, plus the first-ever combined spin/barre class in the area: bikerbar(re). For a detailed description of classes, times and more info, visit and

Register soon so you can get a seat at Breakfast with Santa on December 6! Spend your morning eating breakfast, visiting with Santa and making holiday crafts. Two time slots are available: 8-9:15 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m. For more info, visit

Take time this holiday season to donate blood and save a life. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District will host a Blood Drive on December 15. To donate, head over to the CSD Pavilion at 1021 Harvard Way; childcare is provided. For more details, call 916-933-6624.

Spend an afternoon or evening this month supporting the Sutter Street Theatre by attending a Young People’s Theater performance of the Quiltmaker’s Gift or the Off Broadway Series performance of Holiday in the Hills. They also have a New Year’s Eve party at 9 p.m. on December 31. For show times and more info, visit

Mingle with young professionals in a casual setting at FLYP Your Friday on December 5 from 7:30-9 a.m.; location TBD. For more info, call Mike at 916-985-2698.

Art of Cigars-Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Art of Cigars, a unique and friendly tropical-themed cigar lounge in El Dorado Hills that offers their own line of premium, hand-rolled cigars and a large selection of other cigar brands, plus cigar gifts and accessories, is expanding with a new location at the Palladio at Broadstone. For updates, visit

On November 7, The Place Within Folsom expanded to a larger location (530 Plaza Drive, Suite 130) and can now accommodate even more community members by providing affordable counseling. All 10 of their marriage and family therapist interns and trainees are experienced in a wide range of expertise and base their fees on income and ability to pay. For more info, contact Suzy at 916-799-1644.

Ages 5 and up are encouraged to come to the Folsom Public Library on December 20 from 2-4 p.m. for Legos at the Library. Children can make use of thousands of Lego pieces and build whatever their heart desires. What’s more, the library will display the finished products! For more info, visit

Personal finance website NerdWallet recently listed Folsom as number two and El Dorado Hills as number seven for “Best Places for Young Families.” To create the rankings, NerdWallet evaluated 138 places in Northern and Central California based on data from sources such as GreatSchools and the U.S. Census Bureau and considered factors including quality of public schools, home affordability and economic growth and prosperity… That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Health & Wellness feature.

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