Folsom and El Dorado Hills Local Event Calendar

  • Thursday October 30th
    • Read to the Dogs
      Date: Thursday October 30th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills CA
      Description: Young readers can have a one-on-one session with a furry friend in a Read to the Dogs evening at Face in a Book. For more information, call 916-941-9401.
  • Friday October 31st
    • Witchy Women Luncheon
      Date: Friday October 31st, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Location: Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills
      Description: Glamorous Witches gather for annual Halloween Day Event.
    • Hands4Hope Haunted House - Journey Into Terror
      Date: Friday October 31st, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Location: El Dorado Hills Town Center
      Description: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October beginning Oct. 10 - Hands4Hope Haunted House, 6pm - 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 5pm - 8pm on Sundays at the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

      Enter the “Journey Into Terror” at your own risk in the most heart-pounding adventure Hands4Hope has ever created. Travel the most treacherous spots of the ancient universe, escaping ominous danger all around including snakes, spiders, mummies and more; solve devious puzzles and avoid deadly traps.

      Those brave enough to enter, the cost is $8 per person Friday and Saturdays and $6 Sundays. $12 wristband for unlimited entries per day.

      Recommended age for this is 10 and up.

      For more details, please visit our website at
  • Saturday November 1st
    • The Mommy Market
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: 2502 Country Club Drive
      Description: The Mommy Market (and Daddy too!)
      Come and shop for new and gently used children's clothes, toys and furniture
      Saturday, Nov. 1 9am-1pm at the Community Center
      FREE Admission
      Children's activities available while you shop
      Become a "mommy / daddy" vendor and sell your new or gently used items $15
      Commercial & Direct Sales Vendors $50
      Sponsorship available
      Rebecca Johnson, Event Planner 916-821-8378

      Vendor Information: email 530-677-2231
    • All Nations Run
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: Shingle Springs Rancheria, Hwy 50 at Red Hawk Parkway
      Description: 3K/5K Trail Run with Optional Obstacles. Run, walk or stroll. Fun for the whole family. Register at
      Entry includes event, Tshirt,medal, and BBQ lunch featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills.
    • Open House Gala
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: 772 Pacific Street Placerville CA
      Description: After five years at 459 Main St., the El Dorado Arts Council is packing up ArtSpace and hop, skipping, and jumping across town to 772 Pacific Street

      To celebrate the great move of 2014, the El Dorado Arts Council will be hosting “The Arts Council Wears Many Hats Open House Gala” on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, from 4pm -7pm. In addition to a featured art show, there will be live entertainment, activities, a raffle and much more! Fun for the whole family to attend. This event is free! For more information on the El Dorado Arts Council, please visit, or call 530-295-3496.
    • Folsom Marching Band Competition
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Location: 1655 Iron Point Circle, Folsom, Ca 95630
      Description: The area's best high school marching bands will compete for a night of musical magic at Folsom High School's Prairie City Stadium. The Sac State marching band will be making a special appearance. Don't miss this spectacular family friendly event! Visit for more information.
    • Twin Lakes Food Bank Dinner Auction
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Location: Oak Hills Auditorium 1100 Blue Ravine Rd. Folsom, CA 95630
      Description: Join Twin Lakes Food Bank as they Light up the Night at their annual dinner auction. The evening will be eventful with live music by local band ML3, a live auction hosted by Dave Bender from KOVR Channel 13, dinner catered by Arlene Powers Gourmet Cooking, and a dessert buffet provided by Sierra Mom’s Club. Come support local families in need.
    • Redneck BBQ Bash & Red Wines Release Party
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location: Andis Wines 11000 Shenandoah Road Plymouth, CA 95669
      Description: Git yerselves on over to Andis Wines for the Annual Redneck BBQ bash! New BIG red wine releases, rockin' live music, and a feast of finger-lickin' good food. It's a hootin’ and hollerin’ great time y’all won’t wanna miss.

      Taste the new 2011 Painted Fields, the long-awaited 2011 Meritage and more. Dance your shoes off to classic rock n' roll music by Knucklehead. Make sure to wash your hands before dinner because no utensils will be allowed! Feast on sweet potato fries, corn on the cob, baby back ribs, stuffed grilled jalapenos and more. Club Andis members can pick up their club shipments and everyone will get the opportunity for special wine discounts and a commemorative wine glass.

      Bring back your glass from last year's event and get $5 off your ticket price. Call (209) 245-6177 for more information.
    • Kaleidoscope 2014 - Benefit For Childhood Cancer
      Date: Saturday November 1st, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Location: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria 828 I St. Sacramento, CA 95814
      Description: Be Part of It. An Elegant affair with live entertainment, eats, drinks, & silent auction supporting children battling cancer.
  • Sunday November 2nd
    • Family Fun! Run Because You Can 5K/10K
      Date: Sunday November 2nd, 6:30 am - 11:30 am
      Location: Crocker Park 216 O St. Sacto. 95814
      Description: Family Fun! Run Because You Can 5K/10K
      Please join us for our 4th annual “Run Because You Can”- a 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run presented by local non-profit, Runnin’ for Rhett. It will be a morning filled with inspiration and smiles, an opportunity to accomplish goals, a day that encourages you to get up off the couch and get moving into life, and lastly a fundraiser for our continued efforts to promote fitness among our community’s children. This year, the Youth Fitness Program participants will be starting a little later than the rest of the racers. They will have their own special waiting area which will allow them to experience the excitement of the starting line while allowing the adult racers their own space. We will also have a designated Youth Fitness Program finishing chute.
      Register by Friday, October 17th to guarantee receiving a race shirt. Tech fabric shirts are
    • Apple Hill Harvest Run
      Date: Sunday November 2nd, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Location: ParaVi Vineyards 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino, CA 95709
      Description: The 35th Annual Apple Hill Harvest Run will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at ParaVi Winery in Camino. There will be a 8.5 Mile Run | 3.5 Mile Run/Walk | .5 Mile Kids' Fun Runs with all proceeds directly benefiting Camino Union School District. For registration and more info please visit or call 916-492-8966.
    • So You Want(ed) to be a Rockette?
      Date: Sunday November 2nd, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: 118 Woodmere Road, Folsom, CA
      Description: So You Want to be a Rockette?!

      Dreaming of moving to New York City to audition to become a part of the world famous Rockettes? Learn what it takes to master the precision choreography, perfect your eye high kicks, and experience the six part audition process involved in earning a spot in the line. The hour and a half class will begin with a brief warm up, learning the Rockette vocabulary, Kicking 101, and a six part mock audition. Come dressed in your favorite leotard, tan tights, and hair in a bun or the classic french twist! Please bring comfortable jazz or theatre shoes- don't forget those taps! $20
      12:00-1:30, Ages 12-20
      1:30-2:00 Talk Back

      So Ya Wanted to be a Rockette?!

      Have you always dreamed of kicking eye-high with the world famous Rockettes? Too short? Too tall? Not enough time to stretch out those hamstrings? Well stop dreaming and
  • Monday November 3rd
    • Cash
      Date: Monday November 3rd, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Location: 2304 E. BIdwell St. Ste. 100
      Description: Folsom Expressions in Dentistry will provide children $1.00 for every pound of candy they bring into our office and will make a charitable donation that matches dollar for dollar to the Ronald McDonald House! We are also donating the candy to our troops in Afghanistan! the Submitter: Children are welcome to bring their candy anytime between the hours of 9am and 5pm, November 3 through November 6, 2014!
    • Designs in Dentistry: Operation Gratitude Candy Buy Back
      Date: Monday November 3rd, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Location: 100 Iron Point Circle, Suite 102, Folsom, CA 95630
      Description: Dr. Gerard Ortner and Dr. Ralph Jacobs of Designs in Dentistry in Folsom will host "Operation Gratitude" a special Halloween candy buy back program that promotes better oral health care and benefits deployed American military troops.

      “Operation Gratitude” benefits those like Dr. Ortner’s son, PFT Jared Ortner, a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division, stationed out of Fort Bragg, NC.

      What to do: Bring leftover, sealed Halloween candy in a disposable bag and our very own Tooth Fairy will pay $1.00 cash per pound (up to 5 pounds) for donated candy. Art supplies will be provided for children to make thank you cards for US troops, and the cards will be shipped, along with the candy. In addition to cash, all participants will receive a free toothbrush and floss.
  • Wednesday November 5th
    • Latest Treatment Options
      Date: Wednesday November 5th, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 155 Placerville Road, Folsom, CA 95630
      Description: Are you experiencing hip pain when walking, sleeping or performing other daily activities? Join us for a FREE event hosted by one of our expert orthopedic physicians where you can learn about the latest treatment options available.
  • Thursday November 6th
    • Wendelin van Draanen and Mark Huntley Parsons Booksigning
      Date: Thursday November 6th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills
      Description: Wendelin van Draanen, author of the Sammy Keyes mysteries, and Mark Huntley Parsons, author of the YA novel Road Rash, come to Face in a Book!
  • Friday November 7th
    • Open House
      Date: Friday November 7th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: 530 Plaza Drive, Suite 130, Folsom
      Description: The Place Within Folsom Moves to Expanded Location
      Open House on November 7th

      The Place Within Folsom, a non-profit counseling agency, has a new, larger location enabling them to serve more members of the community. The Place Within provides affordable counseling in a warm, safe, and caring environment, offering sliding fees based on income and ability to pay. To celebrate the expansion of services, the agency is hosting an open house on Friday, November 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. at 530 Plaza Drive, Suite 130, Folsom. Ten Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Trainees specializing in individual, couple, family, child, and adolescent therapy staff the agency. Areas of expertise include addictions, anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship, play therapy with children, divorce, remarriage, stepfamily issues, life transitions, illness/disability, adolescent/young adulthood transitions, codependency, trauma, women’s issues, PTSD, attachment issues, couple therapy, parenting, group therapy, grief, and spirituality. All interns and trainees are
  • Sunday November 9th
    • Cindy Sample Launch Party
      Date: Sunday November 9th, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Location: Toby Keith's Bar & Grill, 440 Palladio Pwy, Folsom, CA
      Description: Author Launch party for DYING FOR A DUDE. Call 916-984-8629 for more information.
  • Monday November 10th
    • SSWC Hosts screenwriter David Congalton
      Date: Monday November 10th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: 5501 Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks, CA
      Description: Our speaker is David Congalton is a San Luis Obispo-based screenwriter, author, and radio talk show host. He wrote the script for the 2014 feature film comedy AUTHORS ANONYMOUS, starring Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Teri Polo, and the late Dennis Farina. A second screenplay SEVEN SISTERS is currently in pre-production with director Danny Leiner and scheduled to be filmed in early 2015. Congalton is also a popular radio talk show host on the Central Coast, currently in his 23rd year of broadcasting. From 1994 to 2005, he served as director of the Central Coast Writers Conference at Cuesta College and has also been a newspaper columnist and freelance magazine writer.
  • Tuesday November 11th
    • Folsom Veterans Day Parade
      Date: Tuesday November 11th, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
      Location: Home Goods 1010 E Bidwell
      Description: 14th Annual Veterans Day Parade
      Parade stage and finishes at 50 Natoma
  • Wednesday November 12th
    • Beary Special Playdate
      Date: Wednesday November 12th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: Sacramento Children's Museum 2701 Prospect Park #120, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
      Description: Families with children with special needs AND their friends are invited to join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month to play at the Museum for FREE from 5:30 -7:30!
    • Ladies Night Out Fundraiser
      Date: Wednesday November 12th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: 2023 Vine St. #200 (Town Center, Casa Ramos)
      Description: Ladies Night Out Benefit for Help Mito Kids. A special food & drink menu will be available to attendees. Attendees will be given a wristlet. Vendor fees & sale of raffle prize tickets go to Help Mito Kids. Bring a friend, meet a friend, or make a friend! For more information, call 916-833-6587.
  • Friday November 14th
    • The Art of Ballet
      Date: Friday November 14th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom
      Description: Ballet in all its forms from on the stage to behind the curtain to expansive outdoor landscapes will become the focus in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. “The Art of Ballet,” will showcase two artist’s work with photography by Keith Sutter and oil paintings by Kirk Miller along with a selection of stage props and costumes on loan from the Sacramento Ballet Company. The exhibit opens November 14, 2014 and continues through January 8, 2015.

      In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, over 200 photographs in the 9th Annual Folsom Focus Photography contest sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association will be on display from November 14, 2014 to January 8, 2015.

      The gallery is free and open to the public and art is available for purchase. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9-5, with additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. For
  • Saturday November 15th
    • 5th Annual Blues and Brews
      Date: Saturday November 15th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: El Dorado Hills Community Services District - 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA
      Description: Blues and Brews is a festive night of world class blues, dancing, local craft brews, wines, food and more to honor and celebrate our Veterans, Active Service, and Fallen Warriors. Blues and Brews for Vets is presented by The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills as a fundraiser for local projects and programs that support our Veterans.
  • Sunday November 16th
    • A Night @ the Library
      Date: Sunday November 16th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway
      Description: The Friends of the Library invite you to “A Night @ The Library” November 16, 2014, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Stroll through the stacks sipping wine and nibbling epicurean delights. Music to soothe, lovely artwork to behold and a drawing and silent auction await you. Wineries, restaurants and artists from our area will be showcased and original art will be available for purchase.
      Our esteemed Emcee for the evening will be Dave Bender of KOVR and featured bands include Jazz Report and Island of Black and White.
      Tickets, which are $30 and include a complimentary wine glass, will be available in September at the El Dorado Hills Library and El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, Town Center.
      All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the El Dorado Hills Library
      For additional information contact 916-933-2130 or go to or
  • Thursday November 20th
    • Third Thursday at Face in a Book
      Date: Thursday November 20th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: 4359 Town Center Blvd.
      Description: A wine and book event centering around holiday traditions at Face in a Book. For more information, call 941-9401.
  • Friday November 21st
    • 2014 Sacramento Harvest Festival
      Date: Friday November 21st, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento CA
      Description: Visit the Sacramento Harvest Festival and help support local artisans by shopping from over 24,000 American handmade gifts. Browse original art, jewelry, photography, clothing, and much more, all while enjoying delicious food and live entertainment.
  • Saturday November 22nd
    • Animal Place's Thank the Turkeys 2014
      Date: Saturday November 22nd, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Location: Animal Place Sanctuary 17314 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
      Description: Animal Place is so excited to bring you our 5th annual Thank the Turkeys celebration, featuring Will Tuttle as our special guest speaker! The Turkeys are the guests of honor, and you get a keepsake photo with them, and get to feed one a tiny PIE! Then we'll feed the humans (you!) a gourmet vegan and gluten-free dinner made by Local Love Catering/ Sanctuary Bistro.

      Don't wait to buy your tickets, there are a limited number and it's sure to sell out:
    • Cindy Sample Author Event
      Date: Saturday November 22nd, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd.
      Description: Author appearance and signing. For more information, call 941-9401.
  • Saturday December 6th
    • Homes
      Date: Saturday December 6th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Location: 1006 White Rock Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
      Description: Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents the fifth annual Homes for the Holidays Tour in El Dorado Hills and surrounding area. This 2-day event (Sat/Sun) features six magnificent homes, a Pottery World Holiday Floral demonstration, signature 100-Bottle of wine raffle item, local musicians, and homemade culinary delights.
      Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
      Visit: to purchase tickets or find local ticket outlets
  • Friday December 12th
    • Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour
      Date: Friday December 12th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Location: Various historic sites in Old Town Folsom.
      Description: Friday, December 12, and Saturday, December 13, 2014
      10 am to 4 pm

      The 2014 Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour features nine (9) charming historic sites decorated for the holidays, a lovely art and hand-crafted holiday gift boutique at the Murer House, musical entertainment and an opportunity to enjoy the season as you step back in time.

      Folsom’s historic district dates from the mid-1800s and has numerous historic homes and structures that evoke memories of times long gone by. This year’s holiday tour celebrates “70 years of architectural styles” with tour sites ranging from the post-gold rush of the 1850s to the roaring 1920s!

      Folsom’s Historic Holiday Home Tour Committee invites you to step inside charming residences and buildings to get a unique glimpse of life from bygone eras….we hope you enjoy your tour as you experience one-of-a-kind dwellings and structures decorated with festive holiday décor in delightful Old Folsom!
  • Saturday January 31st
    • The Coconut Club
      Date: Saturday January 31st, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Location: Holy Trinity Church
      Description: Spend an elegant evening stepping back in time to a 1940's night club dinner show where you will enjoy an amazing meal and be entertained by the band and choir students of Oak Ridge High School.

      Tickets go on sale November 1st - January 23rd 2015. Purchased at: EDH CA Welcome Center, ORHS Counseling Center, or El Dorado Hills Music. For more information, call 916-761-3590.
  • Saturday March 14th
    • Synopsys Sac STEM Fair
      Date: Saturday March 14th, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
      Location: Folsom High School 1655 Iron Point Road Folsom, CA 95630
      Description: The Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair is an annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) Fair for 5th through 12th graders in 12 participating counties in the greater Sacramento area, which has been developed to encourage and inspire students to pursue learning, academic degrees, and career pathways in STEM. Through the Science and Engineering Fair program, students are allowed an opportunity to speak with volunteer judges that come from a pool of STEM professionals, as well as experience different programs available to students interested in STEM through the college and career event put on during the Fair.