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Goings on in the Folsom & El Dorado Hills areas

Jan 02, 2015 03:18PM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print, Community, Today





Team Hope—an after-school program through Hands4Hope, which is based in El Dorado Hills and aims to give kids in grades K-5 opportunities to participate in outreach volunteer opportunities—holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (January 21 this month). If your child would like to participate and make a difference in the community, visit hands4hopeyouth.org. Most recently, Hands4Hope hosted the Warm & Fuzzy Drive, which collected warm clothes for foster youth and low-income families, and their Sixth Annual Blanket Making Party where volunteers made blankets that will be distributed to those in need.

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
continues to hold the Food Truck Safari every third Wednesday of the month from 5-8 p.m. Bring your family on January 21 for food trucks, live music, face painting, bounce houses and more!.

The Folsom Historic District’s Magical Ice Rink is open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. until January 19. Don’t miss your chance to lace up your skates and hit the ice. For more info, visit folsomicerink.com.

Come network and meet regional partners at the Highway 50 Corridor Power Lunch on January 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP is required, so reserve your spot soon by emailing services@folsomchamber.com; location TBD.

The Folsom Lake College Foundation will steward the Style Magazine—Sharon & Digger Williams Scholarship program newly established to honor and assist incoming high school  students from Folsom High School, Folsom Lake High School and Vista Del Lago High School. Two Style Magazine—Sharon & Digger Williams Scholarships ($500 each) will be awarded for the 2015/16 school year. For qualification details, application and more info, call 916-608-6705 or visit warda@flc.losrios.edu.


El Dorado Hills Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has welcomed new dentist Dr. Jonah Tabrizi after the passing of Dr. Jared Ruminson. Dr. Tabrizi graduated from the University of Missouri Dental School in 2007 and has a special interest in root canals, implants, cosmetics and oral surgery.

Locally based Hollywood film producers Howard Burd and Micah Sparks are creating a unique program to raise funds for local charities. When their new film 4 Minute Mile is rented or purchased via the digital distribution platform yerka.com, 10 percent of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento and other nonprofits focused on healthy lifestyles for teens. Contact Heather Atherton at 916-316-4568 for more info.

Denise Aquila of Alain Pinel Realtors in Folsom was recently honored by Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan of District 4 for her dedication and leadership in her real estate profession, as well as for her generous support of nonprofits such as the Murer House Foundation, Make-a-Wish Foundation and Women’s Empowerment of Sacramento, among others.

Congratulations to Folsom resident Elisabeth Corley for receiving an $8,000 “Making a Difference” scholarship from Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation’s largest women-led life insurance organizations that empowers women to meet the needs of their families, and awards scholarships to assist members with education costs.

Commander Dirk Regan was sworn in as Folsom Police Department’s new police commander on November 18. Additions to the Folsom Fire Department include firefighters Ryan Bordley, Justin Enderlin and Erick Johnson, and Fire Prevention Officers Lauren Ono and Tiffany Richards.

Don’t miss photographer Keith Sutter and oil painter Kirk Miller at the Gallery at 48 Natoma’s Art of Ballet exhibit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extra hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (6-8 p.m.). The Community Gallery, at the same address, features more than 200 photographs in the Ninth Annual Folsom Focus Photography Contest. Both exhibits are open until January 8. For more info, call Cindy Abraham at 916-351-3500.


Couch & Hammond Family Dentistry will open a second location at Folsom’s Palladio this month. Call 530-677-0723 for more details or visit couchandhammonddentistry.com.

Marshall Medical Center recently donated $10,000 to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, which will go toward the purchase of an inflatable obstacle course for the community pool.

The White Rock Village Knitting Team is making an impact on the community by knitting and donating caps for babies and patients undergoing chemotherapy. Completed caps are donated to Marshall Oncology Center in Cameron Park, as well as Marshall Hospital in Placerville. New members are invited to join the team, as well as make donations of yarn and looms; meetings are on Fridays at White Rock Village. For more info, call Eddie at 916-941-2357.


Auditions for the Fairytale Town Troupers will take place January 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Fairytale Town. Auditions are open to aspiring actors and singers ages 5-18, and no theatrical experience is necessary. Visit fairytaletown.org for more details.

Congratulation to the Folsom High School Bulldogs on their amazing season! As of press date, the (15-0) Bulldogs defeated Grant High School to take the region title and advance to  state championships against Oceanside High School. To see the results, visit folsombulldogfootball.com.

Hosted by the Folsom Public Library is Kids’ Movie Matinee on the first Saturday of each month (January 3 this month) from 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Contact Youth Services at 916-355-7372 for details.

That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Home Design feature.
— Stephany Lineback and Emily Peter







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