Goings on in the Folsom & El Dorado Hills areas
Stand up and shout “congrats!” to the Folsom High School varsity football team and coaches Kris Richardson and Troy Taylor for winning the 2014 CIF State Championship Football Bowl. With a 16-0 record and quarterback Jake Browning’s phenomenal national record of 229 touchdown scoring passes, it’s no surprise the team came out on top. For more info, visit folsombulldogfootball.com.
3Strands Global, an organization dedicated to raising funds, building awareness and providing jobs and education to fight human trafficking, recently merged with El Dorado Hills-based nonprofit Break Free Inc. (formerly Run for Courage) to help further increase human trafficking awareness. For more info, visit breakfree.org and 3strandsglobal.com.
Through March 12, enjoy the latest exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma—ARTful Women: Six Voices in Cloth, which features the contemporary fiber artwork of Pam Berry, Joan Dyer, Ann Sanderson, Lin Schiffner, Gail Sims and Sandra Poteet. In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, a creative display of children’s art from Brighton Private Elementary School features interpretations of various cloth and appliqué motifs done as works on paper from students in grades 2-5. The gallery is free and open to the public, and art is available for purchase. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. For more info, visit facebook.com/thegalleryat48natoma.
Fairytale Town will be open, weather permitting, on Lincoln’s Birthday (February 9) and Presidents’ Day (February 16) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, visit fairytaletown.org.
Check out Jan Scully’s new blog, “Scully’s View on Justice” at scullysviewonjustice.com. After retiring from serving Sacramento County for 36 years as a prosecutor and 20 years as a district attorney, Scully decided to start the blog to help readers make informed decisions about policies.
On February 7 at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, over 50 bridal vendors will showcase food, photography and other wedding services at the Bridal Faire—a free event that’s perfect for brides exploring their destination wedding options. For more info, call 530-581-8764.
Congratulations to newly elected Folsom Mayor, Andy Morin, and Vice Mayor, Steve Miklos. Morin served as mayor in 2006, 2007 and 2011, and as vice mayor in 2005 and 2010. Miklos has served nine terms as mayor and four terms as vice mayor. Both will serve one-year terms.
Visit the Folsom Public Library on February 6 from 10-11 a.m. for First Fridays at the Library, which features fun, educational and informative programs for adults. Doors to the Library Meeting Room open at 9:45 a.m. for early seating and refreshments. For more info, call 916-355-7357. On February 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, also at the library, don’t miss “How to Win with Internet Marketing”—a free class taught by SCORE instructors where attendees will learn web-based strategies to promote their business. To sign up (registration is required), visit sacramento.score.org or call 916-635-9085.
Folsom City Council Member Jeff Starsky has been elected as vice chair of the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Association, which will connect Interstate 5 south of Elk Grove to Highway 50 just east of El Dorado Hills.
Mindful Health Solutions in El Dorado Hills recently welcomed Carolina Bonilla-Jacome, MD, and a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist, to their team. She has been practicing since 2008 and specializes in late-life depression, grief and treatment-resistant depression. For more info, visit mindfulhealthsolutions.com.
El Dorado Hills welcomes a new business for the mind and body, Core Balance. Owned by Andrea Melton, the studio is located at located at 5009 Windplay Drive, Suite 3 and specializes in yoga, Pilates, Barre and overall fitness. For more info and class scedules, visit core-balance.frontdeskhq.com.
Employees at Folsom State Prison and California State Prison, Sacramento raised $4,000 for the families of Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Deputy Michael Davis—the two officers who were fatally shot in the line of duty last fall.
SAFE Credit Union has moved its headquarters from North Highlands to 2295 Iron Point Road in Folsom. SAFE stays active in the community by supporting a variety of charities and programs, including the Sacramento County Office of Education, KVIE Public Television and the Salvation Army.
Wells Fargo increased their program partnership last year with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) El Dorado, a nonprofit whose volunteers advocate on behalf of abused children and at-risk youth, with a check for $14,000. For more info on CASA and to help their cause, visit casaeldorado.org.
Enjoy a romantic Carriage Ride through the streets of the El Dorado Hills Town Center on February 14 from 5-9 p.m. Riders will receive a rose; cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four. For more info, visit edhtowncenter.com.
KNOW A STELLAR TEEN?
....who goes beyond what’s expected and inspires all who cross their path? With top-notch schools enlightening our region, there’s no shortage of young go-getters influencing the world. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite, LOCAL, astounding youth’s name and why they’re so good. 20 UNDER 20 will be featured in our May 2015 issues! Hurry, deadline is March 20!
That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Food & Drink feature!
— Rachel Meeker