Saturday, June 9, 2012

Palladio at Broadstone Presents Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series

Palladio at Broadstone presents a new entertainment venue in Folsom. Every Wednesday night from 7pm - 9pm through August 1st, Palladio at Broadstone will be providing high energy family entertainment that is free to the public. Palladio at Broadstone is located at East Bidwell & Iron Point Road in Folsom, one block north of Highway 50.

  • JUNE 13 - CROSSWINDS (Pop, R & B, Top 40, Latin)
  • JUNE 20 - SACRAMENTO BLUES REVUE (11 piece Blues Band/Big Stage Specialty Show)
  • JUNE 27 - APPLE Z (Dance Rock, Classic Rock to Modern)
  • JULY 4 - Holiday – No Entertainment
  • JULY 11 - BUCK FORD (Country, New Country)
  • JULY 18 - MOTHER MAYHEM (Rock Anthems, Dance Hits, Hip Hop)
  • JULY 25 - GROOVE THANG (R & B, Top 40 Dance hits)
  • AUGUST 1 - DEPARTMENT OF ROCK (Dance Rock Show)

Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom, California, is an open air mall that is the preeminent destination for those seeking a great experience in shopping, dining and entertainment. Retailers include Whole Foods, White House Black Market, Chicago Fire, Palladio 16 Movie Theaters, Blue Nami Creative Sushi and more. For more information on Palladio at Broadstone, please visit

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Fun Summer Events in Placer County

There are some fun events happening in Placer County this summer!

Evening in the Park Summer Concert Series: June 8, 22, July 13, August 3
Johnson Springview Park, Rocklin
These free concerts are a summer favorite! Enjoy food booths and business showcases while listening to great music. June highlights include "Dad's Night" with special goodies just for Dad and some throw back tunes brought to you by Groove Thang and "Kid's Night" with bounce houses and pop music by Sing Inc. Friday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Summer Sanders Swim Invitational: June 8-10
Roseville Aquatics Complex
Nationally recognized, Olympic development swim team, California Capital Aquatics, hosts a highly competitive meet here in Roseville. This Long Course JO+ swim meet is designed to test the strengths and abilities of all athletes involved. CCA calls Roseville home and operates on the premise that every swimmer should strive to reach their full potential.

Piece of the Rock: June 15-17Lone Tree Park, Rocklin
Three full days of softball will extend these young athletes as they compete to avoid elimination to be crowned victors of the weekend. Each team will go head to head in a round-robin style tournament culminating in a single elimination round.

Placer County Fair: June 21-24
Placer County Fairgrounds, Roseville
Each year, the fair brings families a festival with carnival rides, games, tasty food and entertainment for all ages. A variety of attractions are included, such as a concert on Thursday evening, a NASCAR Sanctioned Points Race on Saturday and a 200 Lap Enduro on Sunday. Live bands include Hot Rods, Road 88, and Mad Dash.

Visit for more information on these events.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Family History Writing Contest

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society is accepting submissions for its 2012 Family History Writing Contest.

The deadline for entries is August 1, 2012.

The purpose of the contest is to foster interest in telling stories relating the experiences of your family.

Root Cellar accepts factual articles about family or local history, character sketches or memoirs.

The contest is open to members and non–members alike.

Prizes include a six month membership to’s World Edition, Family Tree Maker 2012 software and admissions to Root Cellar’s seminar and society memberships.

For more information visit

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Free Admission to the Placer County Fair

Hurry! The next 500 People who "Like" the Placer County Fair on Facebook will earn ONE FREE TICKET to the Placer County Fair!

  • A Facebook Message will be sent from Placer County Fair, notifying you that you are one of the 500 new likes on the page.
  • If Privacy Controls limit our ability to message you on Facebook, a Facebook message must be sent to You will receive a reply back notifying you whether or not you are one of the 500 new likes on the page.
  • Once 500 "likes" have been reached, a Facebook Post will go up with a notice that promotion has ended.
  • All "likes" on Facebook must be new and not currently be fans of the page. All current "likes" have been tracked.
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged at any time for cash value.
  • Tickets can ONLY be redeemed during the office hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday, June 18th through Sunday, June 24, 2012.
  • If you did not receive notification that you have been added to the list, you do not qualify for the complimentary ticket. Names will not be added to the list.
  • Office Location: 800 All America City Blvd, Roseville, CA
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 KVIE Art Auction

KVIE Public Television is pleased to announce that its annual 3-day televised art auction, gala preview party and online art auction will be held this September!

Celebrating KVIE’s thirty-one years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2012 KVIE Art Auction will showcase over 300 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renown Northern California artists. This year, the Auction is sponsored by The Niello Company and Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery.

First, guests can explore all art offered for bidding, celebrate and meet inspiring local artists, enjoy fine wines provided by partner Amador Vintners Association, and sample hors d’oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants at the 2012 KVIE Art Auction Preview Gala on Monday, September 24 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. For information and tickets visit or call (916) 641-3663.

The live, three-day Auction broadcast consists of works by renowned artists from our region (The Masters Collection including Carrie Cottini, Eric Dahlin, Emily Elders, Clayton Pinkerton, David Post) and works entered into and accepted through a jury process. This year’s category jurors are: Russ Solomon, Gregory Kondos, Gary Pruner, Avery Palmer, Annie Murphy-Robinson and Liv Moe, with First Place Awards being selected by juror Matt Bult. The Auction starts Friday, September 28 from 8pm to 11pm and continues Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from noon to 10pm.
A complete list of winners and art accepted into the collection will be available online beginning August 1, 2012 at

About KVIE Public Television:

Broadcasting from California’s capital, KVIE Public Television helps everyone explore the world through television experiences in history, current events, drama, nature and science. And for the natural-born explorer, KVIE serves as a trusted guide for children with the best educational programming. Established in 1959, KVIE serves more than 1.4 million households in the nation’s 20th largest television market. With one of the largest geographic signals in the country, KVIE can be viewed in 28 of California’s 58 counties. KVIE is one of the leading producers of public television programming in the country with series like America’s Heartland, Rob on the Road, Studio Sacramento and ViewFinder. For more information, visit KVIE’s website at

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Monday, June 4, 2012

June Events at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Here is a list of upcoming events in June at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site!

Friday, June 15  |  7:30­–8:30PM
$5/person; $16/family of four - $5 each additional. Under 2 are free.
Enjoy an evening in the museum amphitheater with family and friends around a campfire. Listen to native stories and songs under the stars and roast marshmallows for a sweet ending to the perfect family gathering. No reservations required.

Rock Art Mysteries:
Saturday, June 16  |  8:00-9:00PM
Come walk with us as we look to the past with the help of Native American Elder Rick Adams. As the sun sets, ancient petroglyphs located on-site are highlighted by lantern to reveal secrets of long forgotten knowledge.

3rd Saturday Art Walk:  A Night Out at the Museum
Saturday, June 16  |  6:30­–8:30PM 
This is a free event with light refreshments.
Boarding School survivor Bill Wright of the Cortina Rancheria, Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians will share stories of his experiences while living at the Stewart Indian Boarding School in Carson, Nevada from 1944-52. Bill is a traveling healer who goes to native clinics & reservations performing traditional healing and Lights of the Sweat Lodge. Music performed by Maidu Independent Theater 6:30-7PM and 8-8:30pm.

New Exhibit: 
Preserving the Site: The Legacy of Myron Zents
Now through September 9
Through news articles, photography and objects from the museum’s collection, learn about the foundation of the Maidu Museum and the important role Myron Zents played in preserving this historic site.

New Art in the Indigenous Art Gallery:  
Artwork from Alan Wallace, Farrell Cunningham and Larry Rodriguez
Now through July
View many colorful acrylic, ink and mixed media artworks from 3 Native artists. Alan Wallace, Nisenan/Washoe, is a Nisenan language teacher and Master Artist. Larry Rodriguez, San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians, is a former Educational Director: Rincon Indian Reservation. Farrell Cunningham, Mountain Maidu, is a language teacher and performing artist. The subject matter of the artworks encompasses language, culture, the human form and a broad range of contemporary and traditional themes.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site Information:
  • 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA, 95661
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm 
  • For museum and program information call (916) 774-5934
  • Guided Tours Saturdays at 10am. Self-guided tours on weekdays.
  • Call 916-774-5934 or visit: for more information.
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