Saturday, May 3, 2014

BIG DoG At Big Day Of Giving Kick-Off Event May 6

Get ready! The Big Day of Giving starts Tuesday!!!

Nearly three dozen non-profits will gather to celebrate and promote the Big Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 6 at Westfield Galleria at Roseville.

The BIG Day of Giving (BIGDoG) is a regional 24 hour online giving challenge to raise funds in support of the vital work of non-profit organizations in Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties.The BIGDoG Challenge to the community is to raise $1 million during the 24 hour giving cycle, which will begin at midnight and run through 11:59 p.m. May 6.

Every donation made on the BIGDoG website,, will be matched, on a prorated basis, from a pool of $300,000 in matching funds and prize monies, thereby leveraging the community’s gifts to make an even greater impact.
The kick-off event will start with “Waking up with the BIG DoG” mascot at 5:30 a.m. to set-up for the non-profit resource fair which opens to the community at 10 a.m. Community members will be able meet non-profit representatives, learn about and donate in support of the local non-profit of their choice.

Kick-off festivities include live entertainment featuring the talents of local non-profit performing arts and entertainment groups, the BIG DoG mascot, giveaways and incentives from local organizations, and a chance to win a Westfield shopping spree.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Wake Up with Big Dog Event Kick-Off – 5:30 a.m.
Non-Profit Resource and Information Fair – 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Center Court in the Westfield Galleria at Roseville (adjacent to JC Penney)
1151 Galleria Blvd, Roseville

COST: The kick-off event is free; however, we encourage everyone to make a contribution to the charity of their choice!

For more information about the Big Day of Giving, please visit

 Blog Post information and picture courtesy of the Placer Community Foundation.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Road Closure/Traffic Impacts On May 12 For Amgen

On Monday, May 12, Folsom will host 128 of the world’s best pro cyclists at the AMGEN Tour of California!

The race starts and finishes in Historic Folsom.

At 1:05 p.m., the first rider will embark on the 12.5-mile course through Folsom for the “Race of Truth” – the Stage 2 Individual Time Trial.  In this stage of the 8-day race, the riders compete solely against the clock, and are dispatched at 1-minute intervals.  Earlier in the day, races are conducted for pro women and amateur riders.

What’s happening in the Historic District? From 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., large crowds will gather near the start and finish lines, and to enjoy the Tour of CA Lifestyle Festival with music, food, vendors and an up-close look at the cyclists as they warm up and prepare for the races.

Excellent alternative viewing options include:
  • Either side of Rainbow Bridge (but not on it for safety reasons)
  • Folsom Lake Crossing Bridge (lots of room, safe and beautiful)
  • Lake Natoma Crossing (upstream side)Turn-around on Green Valley Road near County Line
  • East Natoma between Folsom Lake Crossing and Green Valley roads
How to get there and where to park: If possible, walk, ride your bike, or take Light Rail to the Historic District. Three secured Bike Valet stations will be available (look for signs).  Note that vehicle parking will not be allowed on residential Historic District streets.  Parking lots are located within walking distance of the Festival area.

Road closures in effect 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12:
  • Rainbow Bridge & Folsom Lake Crossing
  • Lake Natoma Crossing limited to one lane per direction
  • Folsom-Auburn Road limited to one southbound lane (no northbound traffic)
  • Riley St. closed between Sutter and Leidesdorff
  • Sutter and Leidesdorff closed between Folsom Blvd and Scott St
  • Reading, Decatur and Wool closed between Figueroa and Leidesdorff
  • East Natoma St closed between Folsom Lake Crossing and Blue Ravine
  • Green Valley Road closed between the County line and East Natoma St.
More information about the event and parking on

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  the City of Folsom.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Palladio Announces Two Stores Opening Soon

Palladio in Folsom has announced two stores opening soon!

Cherry Blow Dry Bar will be opening this Summer in August.  They specialize in washing and blow drying hair, with some additional services such as up-dos and extensions.  Cherry Blow Dry Bar currently has two locations in Florida and originally opened in Australia in 2009.  “We are very excited to have a business like this come into Palladio, they are going to be an excellent fit to our repertoire of retail stores,” said Gloria Wright, Palladio General Manager.

Palladio is also pleased to announce Bag King, a Sacramento Native company that started business in 1994.They carry over 4,000 in stock luggage, backpacks, hand bags, business briefcases and accessories from brands like Hartmann, Siamod, Hobo, Piel Leather, Ricardo Beverly Hills and more. They are currently under construction and plan to open in late July, this will be their second Sacramento location.

Other projects currently under construction at Palladio is Phoenix Salons and Jake’s Desserts, both opening in May; It’s Kids Time and We’re Organized opening in July, and Chico’s and Soma opening in September.

For more information, please visit

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Palladio at Broadstone.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

California Theatre Center Returns To Harris Center May 11 Presenting The Ugly Duckling

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, The Ugly Duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan.

The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved children’s tales this season.

A Folsom favorite for many years, California Theatre Center has repeatedly been recognized as the top professional theatre for young American audiences. Having twice opened the season at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, CTC creates quality experiences for youth and families alike. As an ensemble theater company, CTC employs a company of approximately two dozen versatile actors and theater professionals who perform and staff both local and touring productions

This classic tale, adapted and directed by CTC’s General Director Gayle Cornelison, tells the story of a little duckling that was very sad because he thought he was the ugliest amongst all his brothers and sisters. They would not play with him and teased him mercilessly.

He decided to leave home and went far away into the woods where he saw a cottage of an old woman, her hen, and her cat. The duckling stayed with them for some time but he was unhappy and soon left. When winter set in the poor duckling almost froze to death. A peasant took him home to his wife and children. The poor duckling was terrified of the children and escaped. The ugly duckling spent the winter in a marshy pond.

Finally, spring arrived. One day, the duckling saw a beautiful swan swimming in the pond and fell in love with her. But then he remembered how everyone made fun of him and he bent his head down in shame. What he saw his own reflection in the water astonished him. He was not an ugly duckling anymore, but a handsome young swan! At last he knew why he had looked so different from his brothers and sisters. (Recommended for grades K-5).

In conjunction with several of our Partner organizations, such as California Theatre Center, the Harris Center Arts Education program offers a range of performances, lectures and demonstrations that enhance youth arts education, from international artists performing at Harris Center through the Presents program, to the talented regional artists who perform here with our Partner organizations. These shows often run concurrently during the school day.

Geared to address the California Visual and Performing Arts content standards, many of these performances are tailored to meet teachers’ needs: nestled into the school day; they are usually an hour in length and can include enrichment sheets to assist in integrating the arts into the required classroom curriculum.  For information on school day performances please contact California Theatre Center directly at (408) 245-2978.

The Ugly Duckling will be performed on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Tickets are $8-$15. Tickets are available online at or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom,  facing East Bidwell Street.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Harris Center for the Arts.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hangtown EAA 512's 2014 Panckae Breakfast Schedule

The Hangtown EAA 512's 2014 Pancake Breakfasts are scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. The dates are:
  • May 3rd
  • July 5th
  • August 2nd
  • Sept 6th
  • Oct 4th
Enjoy your delicious meal from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Placerville Airport. Join them for a hearty Pancake Breakfast with all the fixings, including: eggs, sausage, coffee &  juice!

$6/person, 12 and under $3.

Hangtown EAA 512 is a non-profit organization. Donations support local youth and adult aviation programs including Young Eagles and Civil Air Patrol.

For Hangtown EAA's pilot friends (New this year!):
    -Aircraft parking close to the event
    -.25-cent/gallon fuel discount at Placerville Airport on pancake breakfast days
    -Historical Aircraft Display Certificates of Attendance available.

For more info, please visit  or call 530-626-4165.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Hangtwon EAA 512.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Historic Haunts: A Tour Of The Old Auburn Cemetery Coming May 4th

The Placer County Museums Community Education Program presents Historic Haunts: A Tour of the Old Auburn Cemetery on Sunday, May 4th.
The Old Auburn Cemetery has a rich history and if you stroll through any part of it you will meet the people from our past who developed and molded the foundation upon which we all live.

The tour will last about an hour and includes 18 notable plots. Also, the Native Sons of the Golden West will have their restored 1860s hearse and 1890s mudwagon on display for photographs.

The first tour begins at 1:30 p.m., and the last tour will start no later than 3:45 p.m. You do not need to reserve your tour, simply show up and register and they'll organize everyone into tour groups.

The tour will start at the back left side of the cemetery as you walk in the main gate. This is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. Free bottled water will be available.

The Old Auburn Cemetery is located at 170 Fulweiler Avenue across from the Placer County Administrative Center, where you may also park. Please remember that there are no restrooms in or near the cemetery, so plan accordingly.

The tour is FREE!  For more information, please call the Placer County Museums' office at 530-889-6500.

Blog Post information courtesy of Placer County Museums

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