Saturday, February 2, 2013

February is Full of Exciting Events in Placer County

Placer County is full of exciting events in February!

Hearts & Hoops 
February 9-10:

Its all for the love of the game! There will be nothing but net as basketball players from third grade to high school gather to showcase their skills in a tournament hosted by Hardwood Palace in Rocklin. Put a team together to compete, dribble, pass and shoot your way to victory! Click here for more information.

2013 Quidditch  Western Regional Championship
February 16-17:

Faster than a Nimbus 2000, Quidditch is becoming an increasingly popular pastime for all ages. A sport developed from the world of Harry Potter, it has a growing fan base. The 4th Annual Western Cup is being hosted in Roseville at Maidu Regional Park. Come play or watch as teams from as far as Alaska, Hawaii and Montana compete to qualify for the World Cup. Click here for more information.

The Response: A Global Sex Trafficking Summit
February 22-23:
How should we respond as a community to combat sex trafficking both in our region as well as in the world? Join international experts on the issue to learn how we can each play a part in protecting the vulnerable. Presented by Courage Worldwide, and hosted at William Jessup University, The Response will take place at Adventure Christian Church in Rocklin. Come to learn, view the documentary Nefarious and join others in prayer and worship.
Click here for more information.

To learn more about Placer Valley Tourism's events or for more information, please visit

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Treat Your Valentine and Help Children of El Dorado County this Valentine's Day

Treat your Valentine and help Children of El Dorado County at the same time through Roses for Children!

The Active 20-30 Club, Gold Rush #1034, is pleased to announce the 5th anniversary of Roses for Children this Valentine's Day.

The event takes place on February 14th within El Dorado County. Individuals can order flowers and have them delivered to their Valentine. All proceeds help underprivileged children with necessary items for school and much needed clothing. Flowers are of the highest quality, and arranged by a professional florist.

To order, call Denise Veffredo at 530-409-1304. Prices start at $40 for a three rose vase. A dozen will run $75 and a mixed bouquet is $55. All prices include delivery. For the most generous and those who want to impress their Valentine, a sponsorship will run $200. The sponsorship gets a two dozen deluxe arrangement, a gift basket with sweets, lotions and soaps - all delivered to your special someone.

Orders can be placed anytime but will be first come first serve with limited quantity available. Contributions are always welcome though (501c3 available through El Dorado Community Foundation, Tax ID # 94-3329830)!

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Folsom Lake College Theatre Department Announces Auditions for Treasure Island

The Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College calls for actors from the community to audition Monday, February 11 for its spring production of Treasure Island.

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and adapted by Ken Ludwig, Treasure Island is an unforgettable adventure of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure.

Audition Date: 
Monday, February 11, 6:30p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Audition Location:
Auditions will take place in the Drama Lab (PAC-1170) of the Harris Center on the Folsom campus of Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway (off E. Bidwell St.), Folsom. For a map, go to and click on “Maps” (then select “Main Folsom campus”). On College Parkway, turn left at the stop sign. One dollar parking permits are available at kiosks located throughout the parking lots.

Auditioners MUST prepare a monologue that is no more than 90-seconds-long from any classical play. Please no teleplays or screenplays or passages from novels or song lyrics. Also, please no original writing. This monologue should best portray the actor's strengths and can be of any genre. This monologue must be memorized. Auditioners who are called back will also be asked to audition by way of cold readings from the text. Therefore, it is recommended that Auditioners be familiar with the story of Treasure Island before auditioning. Auditions and call-backs are expected to run until approximately 10p.m. each night. It is requested that Auditioners bring a full-sized photo-headshot and resume of acting experience, if available, but this is not required.

February 12 & 13, 6:30p.m. by invitation only.
Rehearsal Dates: 
Approximate dates and times are February 25 through April 18, 2013, evenings and some weekend afternoons. Minor conflicts with these dates are permissible.  Significant conflicts with these dates are not allowed.
Performance Dates: 
April 19 through May 5, 2013, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. Additional performances are Saturday, April 20, at 2p.m., Thursday, April 25 at 7:30p.m., Friday, November 26 at 10:00a.m., and Friday, May 3 at 10:00a.m.  Performances will be held at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College in the City Studio Theater.

For more information, contact Professor David Harris at

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spring of The Vine Event at Wine & Roses Hotel • Restaurant • Spa

Fast becoming California’s new Wine country, Lodi is a major destination for wine lovers. Located just a half hour south of Sacramento and 90 minutes ease of San Francisco, Lodi has emerged as one of the world’s most recognized regions for high quality grape and wine production.

Visitors can get a special look at Lodi on Sunday, April 28th as select Lodi wineries, many award-winning, participate in the second annual Spring of The Vine (SOTV) event being held on the beautiful grounds of Wine & Roses Hotel• Restaurant• Spa.

Le Printemps des vins Spring of The Vine, an event with French roots, will focus on the new light releases of the season; whites, light reds and rosés.  The select Lodi winemakers will be more than happy to spend time chatting about their wines at this intimate tasting event. “This is a day about discovery as you taste wines and share passion and surprise with the winemakers themselves,” explains Wine & Roses owner, Russ Munson.

SOTV will also feature The Ike and Martin Band, a super-charged acoustic rock group playing modern classic pop music, exquisite cuisine displays with action chefs offered throughout the event, and of course visitors will enjoy strolling through the beautiful grounds of Wine & Roses.  New to this year’s event is an artist showcase featuring local area artist Alex Akore, who will illustrate a piece during the tasting event for auction at the SOTV dinner.

“We’re thrilled to host this event and to give our guests the chance to experience the new release light wines of the season on our grounds.” said Heather Reagan, Director of Sales & Marketing for Wine & Roses.  “We look forward to the event generating momentum each year as more people are attracted to not only to discovering the incredible wines that Lodi has to offer, but also to Lodi as a destination area.”

Also new to the event this year, guests can purchase tickets to the Spring of The Vine Dinner, a family style dinner setting in which guests can interact with the winemakers and wineries themselves. The menu for the dinner showcases fun, fresh, seasonal cuisine created exclusively to pair with the featured SOTV wines as well as winemaker’s favored wine selections.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5.p.m. on Sunday, April 28th at Wine & Roses, located at 2505 West Turner Road in Lodi. Tickets are $35 in advance for the Wine Tasting event, and $85.00 for the Spring of The Vine Dinner, or $105.00 for the wine tasting event and dinner, and can be purchased by calling 209.371.6117 or visiting the sales ticket office. Tickets will be $45 at the door for the wine tasting event, if available.

Originally a residential home, Wine & Roses opened as a Bed & Breakfast with 11 rooms in 1988.  In 1997, present owners Russ & Kathryn Munson became managing partners and began expansion to create Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant, Spa- which today features award-winning hotel accommodations, dining, spa services, weddings, meetings, acclaimed landscape design and special events.  For more information, you can contact Wine & Roses at 209.334.6988, or find them at

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marshall Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a place to spend some meaningful volunteer time in a hospital and make a significant difference in your community?  Then call Marshall Hospital Auxiliary at (530) 626-2643!

Examples of where Auxiliary members volunteer include the Gift Shop, which raises funds for the hospital, but also on the main hospital floors, in Out-Patient Surgery in Placerville and Cameron Park, in the Emergency Department, providing staffing for the Information Desks, greeting and assisting patients and visitors, helping in the Blood Bank, and offering free Blood Pressure clinics at the Placerville and Cameron Park Marshall Medical Center Labs.

The Auxiliary has their own uniform, receives i.d. badges and parking permits from the Hospital, and must commit to a certain number of hours per year. They assist hospital staff and help our patients and visitors feel more comfortable during their stay at Marshall Medical Center.

If you are over 21, able to push a wheel chair and would like to be a member of a great group of people then this volunteer opportunity is for you!

Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is offering a class for new volunteers starting Wednesday, February 13.  Prospective members receive an orientation about the many services provided and if interested, will be registered. Please contact Linda Militello at 530-622-4823 for more information.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Style Magazine Wants to Profile Your Local Business

Do you know that Style Magazine's editorial is not purchased advertisement?
In fact, the Introducing section of the magazine is exclusively editorial! This section of the magazine lets local businesses share the vision of their business through their own words.

Here is a recent excerpt from the January issue of Style - Folsom El Dorado Hills' Introducing, where Folsom Wellness & Sports Conditioning Center was profiled:

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?   
We created Folsom Wellness & Sports Conditioning Center as a “medically orientated gym” to meet the needs of the community. We wanted to provide a broad spectrum of wellness, fitness and sports conditioning programs in a professional setting, in conjunction with our physical therapy department: El Dorado Physical Therapy Inc.
If you would like your business profiled, or know of a business that would, please email Wendy Sipple at Once Style determines when your business will be featured, they will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph.

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