Local Events Calendar Sacramento and Surrounds – February 2020

Here’s this month’s roundup of awesome events in the Sacramento, Folsom, Elk Grove, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, and surrounding areas.

February 1: Bird and Bug Bonanza at Roseville Utility Exploration Center from 10am-2pm. This is a fun and FREE family event where you can see and talk to some live birds. Get to know some of the insects that help keep our ecosystem healthy. There will also be a game room to win prizes, get your face painted, and have some fun learning how to keep our creeks and streams hopping with life! No registration necessary!

February 2:Superbowl Sunday/Groundhog Day

February 5: Food Truck Mania at Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove from 5-8pm. A monthly food truck round-up that includes live entertainment. Presented by SacMoFo. Bring money so you can buy from your favorite food trucks!

February 7: Comedy Night at Roseville Theater (241 Vernon Street). Come to Downtown Roseville for a one of a kind comedy night. Featuring headliner Craig Shoemaker, from Comedy Central, Showtime and Netflix. Alcohol concessions available for purchase. Due

to the nature and content of the event, 18+. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

February 8: A Chocolate Affair at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds starting at 6pm. Wine and beer tasting from local wineries and breweries, delicious samples of food from local restaurants and caterers, auctions, and raffles are all part of this gala evening. For Tickets and more info visit https://chocolate-affair.com/

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 15: Third Saturday Art Walk on Main Street in Placerville from 5-9pm. Art galleries and merchants stay open late to host changing art shows and late night shopping and dining.  Refreshments, demonstrations and entertainment.

February 17: Presidents Day

February 22: 3rd Annual Battle of the Badges-Chili Cook-off at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from 4-8pm. Watch as over 20 First Responders agencies “battle it out” to become the “Best Culinarian in EDC”! Taste test delectable chilies enjoy live entertainment, kids’ activities, and Anchor Brewing beer & local wine. We will also have many local vendors. This event does usually sell out. For tickets and more info visit https://www.newmorningyfs.org/battle-of-the-badges

February 25: Mardi Gras

February 26:Affair of the Heart at Cameron Park CSD from 4:30 to 7pm. Affair of the Heart is a public health focused event presented by Marshall Medical Center and the Cameron Park Community Services District. Activities include information sessions about heart health, health screenings and heart healthy refreshments.

January 2020 Events Calendar – Can You Believe it’s 2020?!

January 2020 Events Calendar

Here’s this month’s local events for Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.

January 1: New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at the Orangevale Community Pool from 1-3pm. Either jump or slide into the 48 degree water! After the plunge enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or a warm bowl of soup. $5 per person after December 22nd or $2 before December 22nd. For registration and more info call 916-988-0175.

January 1: New Year’s Day Food Truck Mania at the Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove from 5-8pm. Come for some yummy Food Truck food and enjoy a night out with your family!

January 1-6: Christmas Tree Recycling at Johnson Springview Park and Twin Oaks Park (both in Rocklin), from 8-5pm.

Jan 1-20: Folsom Ice Skating Rink on Sutter Street in Folsom. Gather your kids, neighbors and friends and visit the Folsom Ice Rink! This beautiful circular ice rink was designed specifically for the plaza in Historic Folsom. The seasonal rink is a treat for the entire community to enjoy! Skating times vary. folsomicerink.com

Jan 6: Bingo at the Elks Lodge in Shingle Springs (3821 Quest Ct) from 1:45 to 4:30pm. Early Bird 1:45pm followed by regular Bingo at 2:00pm. For more info contact Barbara Dockter at paradocs2@comcast.net.

Jan 18: Art & Wine with Something MORE is not your average art & wine event.It’s one of a kind! Enjoy tastes from 20 local wineries, breweries & distilleries with 20 of El Dorado Counties best restaurants & caterers. Raffle, live and silent auctions, music and the best part …. unique, original art pieces created by our talented artists. Jan 18th from 6-9pm. Tickets and more info at morerehab.org.

Jan 18: El Dorado Hills Rotary Club Crab and Tri-Tip Feed at the El Dorado Hills CSD starting at 6pm. Join the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills for this annual fundraiser featuring greatfood, dancinh, a silent auction, raffle and much more. Event sells out so get your tickets early. For more info visit www.edhcrabfeed.org.

Jan 20: Martin Luther King JR. Day

Jan 21-25: 3rd Annual LEGO Building Contest for all ages at the Folsom Public Library. LEGO maniacs are invited to submit their best original creations for competition or visit the library to see the creations and vote for their favorites. Submissions are due Saturday Jan 25th by 11am; voting takes place 2-4pm, and winners are announced at 4pm. 

How The 4 Seasons Affect The Sale Of Your Home

When is the BEST time to sell my home?

Sellers often ask what’s the best time of year to sell their properties.  It’s a great question but the truth is we sell homes every month of the year.

There really isn’t much change in values from one season to the next unless the market is in an upward or downward spiral – which has more to do with economics than seasonality.

In fact we’ve seen changes from month to month in this type of market. That’s for another discussion though.  It’s crucial to speak with our team so you can make informed decisions regarding the current market.

It does take time to get your house ‘Sale’ ready.  If you want an optimum sales price for your home there are a few things you need to do. How your home is presented to buyers is very different than how you live in your home. Plan on a bit of time to get it ‘Sale’ ready. Discuss this with my team so you’ll learn the best way to get it sales ready and how you can maximize your ROI.   




Summer buyers are often families with children. They’d like to make the move before school starts.

Curb appeal can be used here to entice buyers. Everyone loves a fresh cut lawn with vibrant flowers surrounding the landscape. Capitalize on this and get your home as curb appeal ready as you can.

Also, we see quite a few job transfer individuals during this time. Many people relocate during summer months.



Fall can be a great time to sell your home. Many people don’t sell their homes in the fall and winter months so you’ll have less competition during these months. Sellers often take their homes off the market in the fall/winter so there is less inventory which means less competition for you.

Fall buyers are typically highly motivated. Many weren’t able to find a home in the Spring/Summer and at this point they are very ready.



Winter buyers are usually highly motivated. They’re often new job transfers, divorce situations or a change in family situations and/or financial situations. They have less time to make a decision and are less concerned with all the details and are more concerned with having a few concrete parameters met. Did we mention they’re often very motivated?



Spring buyers often start the home shopping process early so they can physically move in at the beginning of summer/mid-summer. They’re often families with school age children. Typically they want to get a jump on the market before the kids are out of school and summer plans begin. Many don’t want to deal with moving in the summer since vacations and events are planned.

We always say Spring selling season starts January 2nd!

Reach out anytime.  Our team is happy to discuss our real estate market with you, provide a cost estimate analysis and discuss how to get the most ROI for your home.  

Until next time!