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1919-2019: Rainbow Bridge Centennial Celebration Saturday, May 4

March 20, 2019 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Folsom’s iconic Rainbow Bridge at once-in-a-lifetime events planned in the Historic District Saturday, May 4.

The Rainbow Bridge will close to vehicular traffic to allow the community to explore the bridge on foot. The festivities kick off with a rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. World-renowned slackline athlete Ryan Robinson – who was raised in Folsom – will attempt to set a world record by traversing the 1,919-foot span over the American River between Lake Natoma Crossing and the Rainbow Bridge on a 1-inch wide line. A festival with informational displays about the landmark bridge, guided walking tours, hands-on activities, and a display of vintage cars round out the morning events that are free and open to the public.

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Celebrate Moms, Family, and Fitness

March 19, 2019 

Honor and celebrate moms at the 5 th annual Love My Mom 5K Saturday, May 11. This popular event is presented by Folsom Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Palladio and Kaiser. The 5K course – 3.1 miles – is flat and closed to traffic, making it an ideal route for runners, walkers, and stroller striders. The race starts and finishes at Whole Foods; the course includes the Palladio’s interior streets and surrounding roads. Kids ages 10 and under can register for the Kids’ Dash and take home a medal to commemorate their accomplishment.

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Fight the Bite this Spring

March 19, 2019 

It's that time of year again, longer days, warmer temperatures and... mosquitoes. Increased rain from a very wet winter left behind stagnant water and more areas where mosquitoes can develop. More mosquitoes means a bigger threat of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Protect yourself from mosquitoes by following these tips from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District:

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Tax Season is Here

March 11, 2019 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially began accepting tax returns on January 28, 2019. As the April 15 deadline approaches, more and more criminals are out trolling for their next victim. Make sure you don’t become a victim this tax season.

Here are some of the most common tax scams that have surfaced over the years.

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Community Service Day Brainstorming Meeting, Request for Project Proposals

March 11, 2019 

The Folsom community is coming together again to plan the sixth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom. Organizers are seeking community-based projects for this year's Community Service Day event, planned for Saturday, September 21.

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Volunteer for Trails Day, Arbor Day and Creek Week Events

March 11, 2019 

Trails Day/Arbor Day
Join other community volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13 for Folsom's 25th annual Trails Day and Arbor Day event. Volunteers are needed to help with trail enhancements, and tree maintenance and planting along trails and open space areas in the city. All volunteers receive a free commemorative T-shirt, lunch, and beverages – plus the satisfaction of making a positive contribution to the environment and community. The event is free, but you must pre-register to participate.

Creek Week/Earth Day
Volunteers are needed to clean up sections of the Humbug, Willow, and Hinkle Creeks in Folsom. This event is sponsored by the Sacramento Area Creeks Council as part of the Regional Creek Week activities. Register for Creek Week volunteer duty online or call 916-454-4544 for more information.

Volunteers should wear work clothes and shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves. These events are free, but you must pre-register to participate!

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Paintings by the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Animals on Exhibit

March 5, 2019 

An exhibit of special paintings created by some of the zoo sanctuary animals opens Friday, March 8 in the Community Gallery at 48 Natoma Street. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s “animal artists-in-residence” program includes Boss Hog the African pygmy hedgehog, Ernie the Zebu, Henry the black bear, Funk the skunk, Delilah the mule deer, and Pouncer the tiger. Each animal uses washable, non-toxic paint to create their unique, one-of-a-kind works of art. The act of painting provides the animals with behavioral enrichment, and all proceeds from the sale of the paintings are used to help care for and feed the zoo sanctuary animals.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

March 5, 2019 
Working smoke alarms can help you and your family safely escape a home fire. When you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, make sure to change your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71 percent of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. And about three out of five home fire deaths occurred where there were either no smoke alarms or they were not properly working.
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Applications For The Landscaping And Lighting District Advisory Committee Now Available

March 5, 2019 
The Folsom City Council is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee.
The Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee helps establish lines of communication between city staff and elected/appointed city bodies as well as make recommendations to the landscaping and lighting district manager and parks and recreation director concerning the maintenance and associated costs to maintain and improve landscaping and lighting districts.
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Senate District 1 Special Primary Election

February 25, 2019 

The Special Primary Election for Senate District 1 will take place on March 26, 2019. In Sacramento County, Senate District 1 covers Orangevale, Folsom, Gold River, and most of Fair Oaks. A ballot will be mailed to every registered voter within Senate District 1 in Sacramento County. Voters have the choice to vote one of three ways: by mail, at a Ballot Drop Box, or at a Vote Center. Learn more.

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Video: Where Folsom Gets Its Water

January 30, 2019 

Ever wonder where Folsom's drinking water comes from? Find out about our water source and how water is treated at Folsom's water treatment plant before it makes its way to your tap? in this video from the Folsom Environmental & Water Resources Department.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Assist Folsom’s First Responders

January 22, 2019 

The Folsom Fire Department’s annual Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course begins in March. The course curriculum includes: how to assist family members and neighbors until emergency responders arrive, disaster preparedness, first aid, search and rescue, and emergency response plans. Students who complete the required training course and pass a background check will become members of the Folsom Fire Department’s volunteer CERT team. The CERT training course is free; participants must be age 18 or older, and preference is given to applicants who live or work in Folsom. For more information and to register, email folsomcert@folsom.ca.us.

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