Saturday, July 20, 2013

St. Augustine Episcopal Church Annual BBQ Fundraiser

St. Augustine Episcopal Church is holding their annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, August 24, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1800 Wildcat Blvd. in Rocklin, located by the Maria Montessori Charter Academy.  Everyone is invited!

Kids’ activities include a water slide, a batting cage and more.  A live band, The Knuckleheads, will play from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This year the band will feature some great Beatles tunes, and there will be an opportunity for those attending to sing along.  The best overall performance will receive an award. They will also have an awesome raffle of amazing items.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and features the most outstanding barrel-cooked chicken ever, along with delicious sides. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

Dinner ticket prices (does not include beverages) are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Call the church office at 916-435-9552 to order your tickets.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

16th Annual Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer Gof Tournament August 19

The Keaton Raphael Memorial is hosting their 16th Annual Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer® Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, August 19, at a new location, Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln.

Shotgun is at 8:00a.m. with foods, drinks and games offered throughout the day.

All golfers, pros or not, are encouraged to join in this fun day on the course with a twist to the traditional game of golf!  Start the day off with continental breakfast and coffee to get the blood pumping then enjoy the many fine eats, drinks and games along the way to your final Tee.  Finish up a day of good-hearted, friendly competition with a reception including an award ceremony, raffle and catered eats.

“Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer golf event is one of our signature events – a day you can generously give and enjoy a great day on the course,” mentions Teresa Hofhenke, Executive Director of Keaton Raphael Memorial, who has also participated and supported the annual golf tournament for a number of years.

Last year KRM’s golf tournament raised over $45K and this year it’s aimed to shoot above and beyond this number with local golfers and community joining together to raise funding towards hope for children with cancer!

About The Keaton Raphael Memorial
Keaton Raphael Memorial was founded in 1998 as a tribute to 5-year-old Keaton who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma. He courageously fought for his life and earned his Angel Wings and his legacy lives on in thousands of children & families.

Since then, the organization has grown into an invaluable resource for the Northern California communities. Providing assistance to children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. In addition to raising more than $4.1 million to date for pediatric cancer research and patient care programs, Keaton Raphael Memorial connects families to local community partners to help alleviate some of the day-to-day burdens so parents can be the parents they need to be for their child.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sacramento Railroad Museum Presents "Diesel Days!" In July, August And September

On one weekend each month in July, August and September, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering special train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring two visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives.

Especially when these eye-catching diesels are in operation, guests of all ages will enjoy taking a memorable and relaxing weekend excursion train ride that is reminiscent of train travel from an earlier era. 

Those aboard are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

Same-day general admission weekend excursion train ride tickets are available in person on a first-come, first serve basis starting at 10:30a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office.

“Diesel Days!”

California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
(On Front Street between J and K Streets)  

July 20-21, August 17-18 & September 21-22, 2013

Weekend excursion train rides depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Excursion train rides: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under ($15 for first class tickets aboard the El Dorado)
Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under
First-class El Dorado tickets are available to reserve in advance at and groups interested in reserving the El Dorado for a regularly scheduled ride should call 916-445-2560.

For more information please call 916-445-6645 or visit

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FREE Monthly Workshops For El Dorado County Seniors

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites seniors to attend FREE educational workshops on the fourth Thursday of each month. 

Workshops are held at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street in Placerville, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

July’s workshop will feature the presentation “Medication Management”. Learn the importance of discussing and understanding your medications with your physicians. Learn best practices for managing your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and supplements with Terry McPeek, RN.

Advanced registration is requested but not required.  Please call the EDC Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6151 or (800) 510-2020 to register today. 

FREE in-home respite care is available to qualified caregivers; please call (530) 621-6151 or (800) 510-2020 for scheduling.

This class is sponsored in part by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Family Caregiver Support Program, In-Home Supportive Services, Public Authority and the Senior Health Education Program.

For additional information about Senior Programs please visit their website at or call (530) 621-6369.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lotus 8 Grand Opening Thursday

Louts 8 in Folsom will be celebrating their grand opening this Thursday, July 18th!

A ribbon ceremony will commence between 5:30 and 6p.m. Support Folsom's newest Chinese restaurant as they serve food and drink!

This new restaurant is not your typical Chinese restaurant — they serve modern Chinese cuisine, using both traditional and new cooking techniques as they experiment with various ingredients from around the world. Their innovative approach brings a perfect harmony to all of their dishes, and most importantly, still maintains the true authenticity of traditional Chinese flavors.

Lotus 8 is located at 199 Blue Ravine Rd. #100, Folsom. Daily they are open from 11a.m. to 9:30p.m.

For more information and their delectable menu, please visit

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Help Feed Malnourished Children

A local effort to pack 500,000 meals for malnourished children around the world is holding its first major fundraiser for 2013, a special tropical-themed dinner on August 23, catered by Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning.

All of the proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit the non-profit Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, scheduled for October 24-26 at William Jessup University.

Randy and Lisa Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning, are donating all the food and their service for the event – meaning every dollar raised will go toward paying for meals for the MobilePack.

“We’ve had the privilege of participating in a MobilePack and seeing hundreds of people come together and pack meals for malnourished children,” Randy Peters said. “Thousands of children die every day around the world due to malnutrition – we are compelled to make a difference.”

Each meal packed at the MobilePack costs just 22 cents and provides a malnourished child with a scientifically designed meal intended to help bring them back to health.

Tickets for the dinner, to be held at Valley Springs Church, 2401 Olympus Drive in Roseville, are $40 per person. That means each ticket purchased will pay for 182 meals to feed malnourished children!

“We are very excited to partner again with Randy and Lisa Peters for this special fundraiser for a second year,” said Mike Gebhardt, one of the organizers for the MobilePack. “Last year’s dinner raised enough money to pay for more than 63,000 meals – a huge part of the success of our 2012 MobilePack.”

In addition to the tropical dinner, a live auction, silent auction, live entertainment and raffles will also take place throughout the night. Eric Hogue, a longtime radio personality in the region and now a William Jessup University vice president, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning is one of the top catering companies in the area, offering unique culinary creations and styling. The catering firm has been regularly recognized for its excellence. Randy and Lisa Peters have been recognized by many organizations for their service to communities in the area.Randy and Lisa started the catering business after running four successful restaurants, most recently Venita Rhea’s in Rocklin.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23. Tickets may be purchased online at Sponsorships for the dinner are also available and organizers are accepting donations of auction and raffle items.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that distributes culturally-neutral, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries through more than 90 missions and humanitarian agencies. In most cases, the free food is used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics, and community feeding programs that contribute to long-term community development. Ninety-two percent of donations to FMSC go directly to the food program.

For more information about FMSC, please visit or call (916)781-0650. For more information about Randy Peters Catering, please visit

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