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City News: Your Weekly Update
Week of January 18, 2016


3D Printing Lab at Folsom Public Library
Bring your ideas to life at the Folsom Public Library's new 3D Printing Lab. The Library's 3D printers make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. The 3D Printing Lab is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. 3D printing is currently free to the public, but plastic filament donations are welcome. The lab was made possible thanks to grant funding from the Intel Foundation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city offices will be closed on Monday, January 18.
There will be no local Folsom Stage Line transit service on Monday.
The Folsom Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Folsom Sports Complex will be open during regular hours of operation from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The Folsom Aquatic Center will be open for lap swim from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Fun Factory Preschool will be closed.
The "FIDO Field" Dog Park will be open from 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
The Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park will be open from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
The Folsom Public Library is closed on Mondays. 
The Senior & Arts Center at 48 Natoma will be closed.
All City of Folsom parks are open from 7 a.m. until one hour after sunset. 
For urgent City issues, call 355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies.
Let Mother Nature Do the Watering 
Shorter daylight hours, lower temperatures and moisture from fog and rain all combine to reduce the water demands of your lawn, trees, shrubs and plants. With December and January rains, no irrigation should be needed. Not sure if your landscape needs water? Do the screwdriver test: Stick an eight-inch screwdriver into the ground. If you can push it more than three inches below the surface, your landscape does not need to be watered.

Folsom Aquatic Center Offers Lunchtime Lap Swim Program
Lap swimming is a great low-impact workout, and the pool is heated to a comfortable 80 degrees for swimming comfort even during chilly weather.  Lunchtime lap swim is available from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Buy passes online.
Free Tech Help for Seniors
The Folsom Senior Center offers free bi-weekly tech support classes to help seniors use and troubleshoot smart phones, tablets, computers and digital cameras.  Enroll in person at the 48 Natoma Senior Center or call 355-7285.

Register by February 1 for the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary's Docent Training Program
Docents help the zoo promote its mission of humane animal treatment and education through tours, special events, and outreach activities.  The training program begins soon; deadline to register is February 1. Learn more and register.

2016 State of the City
Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Steve Miklos for the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tickets are available on the Chamber's website.  In the annual address, Mayor Miklos will review last year's milestones and discuss initiatives in 2016. The address will be posted to the City's website following the event, and will be presented at the January 26 City Council meeting.
Dewey's Donation Station Reveal at Community Celebration Friday
The Leadership Folsom Class of 2015 will present the Folsom Public Library with an innovative coin collection wishing well on Friday, January 22, and a community event is planned to celebrate the occasion.  A family-friendly special event will take place on National Reading Day from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Folsom Public Library at 411 Stafford Street in Folsom.  The event will include children's activities and story times, 3D printing demonstrations and an unveiling of the wishing well.  The winner of the Dewey Donation Station coloring contest will be announced.  Refreshments will be served.  
 
Food Truck Safari Returns Wednesday
Bring your appetite to the monthly Food Truck Safari at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary on Wednesday, featuring a round-up of SactoMoFo food trucks, music, and other activities.  The featured trucks in January are Smokin' Hot Pizza, Chando's Tacos, Gameday Grill, Honest Pie, Wandering Boba, Drewski's Hot Rod, The Cupcake Lady, and Smoothie Patrol.  The Food Truck Safari continues year-round on the third Wednesday of each month from 5 - 8 p.m., rain or shine.
Opening Reception at The Gallery at 48 Natoma
The Gallery at 48 Natoma will host a free opening reception for the gallery's "Through the Trees" exhibit 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 22.  The exhibit features fabric art (pictured) by Marjan Kluepfel and glass sculptures by Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen. 


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Christine Brainerd
Communications Manager
City of Folsom
916-351-3360 (office)
cbrainerd@folsom.ca.us
 
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