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Goings on in the Roseville, Granite Bay & Rocklin areas

04/08/2013 03:17AM ● Published by Style

All photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

Congratulations to Lincoln’s Thunder Valley Casino Resort for being recognized as the only Sacramento area casino resort to achieve the AAA Four Diamond rating for the third straight year! To achieve a Four Diamond rating, an establishment must offer an extensive array of upscale amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality. Only 4.8 percent of the 30,000 lodgings approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list.

Auburn’s award-winning winery Lone Buffalo Vineyards has announced the opening of their new location on 7505 Wise Road in North Auburn. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more details, visit lonebuffalovineyards.com.

Speaking of award-winning wineries, Lincoln’s Wise Villa Winery has just scored big at the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, one of the largest, most respected, and most competitive wine competitions in the U.S. A few of the winery’s 16 accolades include Double Gold ratings for both their 2011 Syrah (the only Syrah to get a double gold this year), as well as their 2012 Pinot Noir Rosé. For more info, visit wisevillawinery.com.

The Roseville Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Love Your Lashes at 426 Vernon Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. For more info on the premier lash studio, visit loveyourlashes.org.

The Sacramento Dream House Raffle to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities is currently underway until May. Purchase your ticket (sacramentoraffle.com) for a chance to win a $2.4 million Granite Bay dream home, or more than $1,000 in other prizes, such as a Mercedes Benz SLK 350 Roadster.

The Sacramento branch of the California Writers Club has announced its annual writing contest. Entrants must write 750 words or less on the topic of The Most Influential Person in my Life, and entries must be received by March 30. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third prize winners. Find contest rules at cwcsacramentowriters.org.

Also for fans of the written word, Roseville Library has introduced their Online Library Catalogue. For more details, visit library.roseville.ca.us.

The Roseville Police Department is now accepting applications for their first ever Police Business Academy. This is a free program for members of Roseville’s business community, designed to foster a better exchange of information and crime-prevention practices between businesses and the police department. For more information, visit roseville.ca.us/police.

Placer ARC recently received a $1,500 CVC Caremark Community Grant, in order to assist nonprofits to provide social recreation opportunities to youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant is part of the CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can program.

Roseville’s Blue Line Arts, formerly Roseville Arts/Blue Line Gallery, recently celebrated the re-launch of the nonprofit and the Gallery’s fifth anniversary. Fun fact: The name of Blue Line Arts is attributed to Loomis-based photographer Jim Hirschinger, who noticed the big blue light that emanated from downtown Roseville’s Esquire Building as he made the descent on a flight into Sacramento.

That’s all for this month, but be sure to check back next month for Style’s annual Get Outside feature!

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