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Goings on in the Roseville, Granite Bay & Rocklin areas

09/05/2012 03:55AM ● Published by Style

The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) recently awarded $82,500 in scholarships to 25 local college students at its 8th Annual UAIC Native American Scholarships Awards Dinner. The UAIC, who own and operate Thunder Valley Casino, began the Community Giving Program in 2004, and have since provided more than $8.6 million to area non-profit organizations.

Congratulations to Rocklin resident Phawnda Moore, a communication specialist in education, who received a 2012 NSPRA National School Communication Award for editing, designing and managing the production of her self-published book, Bridging the Achievement Gap: What Successful Educators and Parents Do. The book is currently available in paperback or a Kindle edition on amazon.com.

Roseville’s Music in the Park Concert Series will continue with a show on September 16, featuring New Orleans-style band Mumbo Gumbo, from 6-8 p.m. For more information on the event and band, visit rosevillemusicinthepark.com.

Bernard Chang, a popular comic book artist and freelancer for both DC and Marvel Comics, will sign free copies of his new Planet Protectors series from 3-7 p.m. on September 14 at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. For details, visit roseville.ca.us/explore.

Local restaurants will prepare their best burgers for a great cause at Sacramento’s Burger Battle Charity Cook-Off on September 18, which coincides with National Cheeseburger Day. The event, which runs from 6-10 p.m. at Raley Field, will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. For details, visit sacburgerbattle.com.

On September 15, the 400 block of Oak Street in Downtown Roseville will host this year’s “Mes Amis” Vintage Antiques Show, featuring more than 40 hand-selected vintage and antique vendors, garden art, primitives, clothing and jewelry, live music and food. For more details, visit facebook.com/mesamisantiqueshow.

A big congrats to Rocklin’s Catia Morrill, who was selected to compete in the state finals for the 2012 National American Miss Pageant. If you’d like to assist Catia by providing support or a donation, email her at princesscatia@yahoo.com.

Pottery Barn has opened their very first PBteen store on the West Coast at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. The shop sells room décor, furniture, gifts for teens and more.

On September 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head up the hill and visit the home studios of 15 talented artists at the North Auburn Art Studios Fall Tour. For details on this free event, including a map for each artist’s studio, visit northauburnartists.com.

The Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s education committee, known as B.E.C.O.M.E. (Business, Educators, & Community Organized to Maximize Education), is looking for Chamber members interested in volunteering as business speakers for local schools. To learn more about the program, call 916-747-6444.

Get involved and support the Placer Food Bank at their Open House & Hunger Action Month Kick-Off event on September 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their home in Roseville. Tour the facility and learn about volunteer opportunities to participate in their “30 Ways in 30 Days” taking place this month. For more details, visit placerfoodbank.org.

Need a new lunch spot? Check out Granite Bay’s new Mr. Pickle’s location at Sierra College and Douglas Boulevards (4060 Douglas Boulevard).

That’s all for this month, but check back in October for Style’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature!


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