Outtakes: Roseville, Granite Bay and Rocklin Region Happenings
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Christmas Craft and Art Faire
November 26-27 // Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn
Over 100 regional artisans showcased gift ideas for all tastes and budgets at this annual faire that also included music, door prizes, photos with Santa, an assortment of food and beverages, and more. The “Paris Photo Boutique” allowed guests to commemorate the occasion in front of an 8’x16’ mural created by artist Serge Pavloski. Event proceeds were donated to local charities in both Placer and Nevada Counties.
1 Marlene Britton and Meghann Britton 2 Jeanee Norman, Ivone Ambrozewicz and Bonnie Amaro 3 Tim and Carla Elizarraraz
4 Charlotte Ambrozewicz
Photos by Ivone Ambrozewicz and Carla Elizarraraz
Tommy Apostolos Fund’s Holiday Shopping Spree
December 3 // Kohl’s, Roseville
At this annual event, 361 low-income students were each paired with two volunteers who escorted them through Kohl’s as they shopped for warm clothes, shoes and other essentials. The event was hosted by the Tommy Apostolos Fund, which raises funds throughout the year to purchase new clothing for children in need.
1 Maureen Maroote helps Will pick out shoes 2 Officers from the Roseville Police Department help students shop 3 Vencil Brown Elementary School Principal Pam Kissick with Tylere
4 One of the students meets Santa
Photos courtesy of Image Outfitters Photography
Dinner with Santa Cow
December 21 // Chick-fil-A, Roseville
Approximately 80 families attended Chick-fil-A for complimentary face painting, balloon art, cookie decorating and a Christmas ornament craft-making station, while enjoying a delicious dinner and taking photos with Santa Cow.
1 Kassi Branagh from The Magic Family of Clowns paints an attendee’s face 2 Santa Cow and Baby Elf Cow 3 Chick-fil-A employee Amanda Hanson helps children with their ornaments
Photos by Haji Ziegler
Holidays in the Hills
December 3-4 // Placer County Wine Trail
This annual event brought vino lovers together for tastings at 20 area wineries—many of which had food trucks, music and holiday specials—and doubled as a toy drive for Toys For Tots.
1 Melissa Larsen and Don Phipps 2 Fawnridge Winery Co-Owner Stewart Perry 3 Heather MacAdam performs at Lone Buffalo Vineyards 4 Lone Buffalo Vineyards Owner-Winemaker Phil Maddux and Jocelyn Maddux 5 Lindsey Edgerton, Cassie Collier, Ritu Bevins, Jennifer Davis, Tanya Surjen, Stephanie Chandler, Carlie Redlich and Kathleen Brown at Vina Castellano 6 Chris Brumfield, Rick Brumfield, Nick Pugh and Joanne Rankin at Dono dal Cielo
Photos by Jennifer and Jason Phipps of Sky Tree Projects
Holiday Open House
December 7 // Placer SPCA, Roseville
Animal lovers got into the holiday spirit at this annual fund-raiser for the Placer SPCA, thanks to festive drinks and food, baked goods, contests, raffle prizes and more. Attendees were also able to meet adoptable animals and tour the facility.
1 Carolina, Olivia, Paola and Paul Velasquez 2 Jim Brandt and Diana Fligge 3 Gary, Mike and Bob 4 Kristin, Kylie and Jenna Odell with Tami Schmitz 5 Amber, Robby and Andi Phillips
Photos by Susan Mastman