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October Events in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Communities

Oct 04, 2017 01:42PM ● Published by Style

Ceramic Sculpture by Camille VandenBerge


In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, help recognize the contributions of our community’s various arts organizations by attending a concert or theatrical performance, visiting an art gallery, or taking part in an art class.

Folsom Parks and Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide includes a wide range of dance and art classes for youth, teens, adults and seniors. Most of these programs take place at the Folsom Art Center, located at 48 Natoma Street. The center is also home to the Gallery at 48 Natoma, showcasing regional and national artists, museum collections and traveling exhibitions. The gallery’s current Kid in the Candy Store exhibit features beautiful sculptures by Camille VandenBerge and select works from famed artists of the “Funk Art” ceramics movement; hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and entry is free.

Other community arts activities this month include:

// Photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter the “Folsom Focus” photography contest, showcasing the faces and places of Folsom. Entries are accepted October 16-27.

// Through January 2, 2018, check out the Folsom History Museum’s exhibit, , which explores how folks at home helped win the war. folsomhistoricalsociety.orgWWII: Life on the Home Front

// The Sutter Street Theatre features live performances of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. from October 14-November 26.

// Folsom Lake Symphony presents Epic Victory at the Harris Center on October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

// Join the fun at the grand opening celebration for the Johnny Cash Trail on October 14. Proceeds from the fun runs and community bike ride will help fund Cash’s Pick, the seven-foot tall bronze guitar picks that will anchor each end of the trail.

// Other events celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month include dance performances, concerts, art demonstrations, facility tours and more.

By Lesley Miller


The El Dorado Hills CSD has something for everyone. Mark your calendar for the following: 



The CSD Quad from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Youth groups, classrooms, families, service clubs, organizations, individuals and businesses are invited to take part in the competition. No fee but entry forms are required.



Begin your quest for the perfect Halloween pumpkin at the CSD Community Pool from 2-4 p.m. Children (ages 3-10) should come wearing their swimsuits for this holiday hunt in the heated pool (followed by an open swim). After finding their prized gourd, kiddos can decorate and take it home. Admission ($12 per person) includes a pumpkin, decorating supplies, swim pass for the day and a special trick-or-treat goodie bag. Pre-registration is required.



From 3:30-5 p.m., trunk or treaters will go from trunk to trunk at the CSD parking lot, collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicles. Other activities include a “Spooky Scarecrow Trail,” ghoulish games and a creepy cakewalk. 

WANTED! Trunks and candy contributors. Volunteers will be asked to decorate their trunk or tailgate and provide them as stopping points for candy distribution; businesses and individuals are also needed to donate money or candy.

For more information about these events and others, visit or call 916-933-6624.
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