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What’s happening around town this centennial?

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You are cordially invited to help celebrate Roseville’s 100th birthday with events happening April 10- 19.
Although the city’s official birthday celebration is April 18, city staff has planned a week of festivities to get the community involved in this monumental occasion. The events include:

April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose
*Corrections have been made to this event listing
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.

A city with a name like Roseville should have an official rose. To commemorate its centennial and the wild roses for which it was named, the city of Roseville, in partnership with Jackson & Perkins, will unveil the city’s official rose, the “Roseville Centennial.” Chosen for its vibrant red color and rounded shape, the Roseville Centennial will reach approximately 4 feet tall with 3-inch blooms.
According to Karen Garner, Roseville economic development analyst, only 450 roses will be made available to the public. Pre-orders for the first 200 can be placed through Green Acres and can be picked up on the day of the unveiling. The Centennial Rose will also be planted in the rose garden at the Maidu Interpretive Center as well as at the Civic Center.
The roses will sell for $25 with part of the proceeds benefiting the nonprofit group Never Forget Our Fallen.
April 15

Poetry contest award winner will be announced

When: 4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St.
April 16

Student essay contest awards

When: 5 p.m.
Where: Roseville Utility Explo-ration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Winning essays written by third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from the “Roseville 2109” writing contest will be announced.

Reception for “Double Exposure”

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Roseville Utility Explo-ration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Cost: $20 adults/$10 students.

Understand the green movement two-fold when renowned photographer and keynote speaker David Arnold unleashes his aerial views of glaciers from the past and present to show the impact of global warming. The exhibit will be on display until June 5, but Arnold is in town for one night only.

April 17

Rose Parade documentary premiere

When: 5 p.m.
Where: Magic Circle Theatre, 241 Vernon St.
If you weren’t able to make it to Pasadena for the debut of Roseville’s float, don’t miss the premiere of the Rose Parade documentary. Featuring never before seen footage and commentary by Mayor Gina Garbolino and 1940 Tournament of Roses Queen Margaret Huntley Main.
Viewers will see the float process from construction to test-drives the week before the parade. Several of the float riders will reunite to reminisce about the parade and Queen Margaret herself will be in attendance to tell stories of her ride more than 60 years ago.
The film runs approximately 30 minutes and will be available for purchase after the viewing. The DVD features extra footage, extended scenes and outtakes and is available for purchase at $7. A boxed set of six historical Roseville DVDs including the Rose Parade documentary will be available for $35.

April 18

Earth Day celebration

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Celebration includes live music, food and activities for the family.

Union Pacific open house

When: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Railroad yard along Atlantic and Vernon streets.

A small screen celebrity will make a rare appearance when the Union Pacific Fleet goes on display for guests to get up close and personal. Known by train enthusiasts as one of the last steam trains in operation, Union Pacific’s 844 will look familiar to younger generations as it appeared in the opening and closing credits of PBS show, “Shining Time Station.”
Train experts will answer questions and present the latest in locomotive technology with the new ultra low emission locomotive, GenSet. According to city officials, this is a rare opportunity to see this collection, especially the 844, of Union Pacific engines.

Roseville Historical Society
open house

When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Museum 557 Lincoln St.

See the historic sights of Roseville at your own pace. Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Carnegie Museum and venture downtown to see historic sites such as Roseville’s Public Safety building, the site of Placer County Winery built in 1905 and a major source of employment after the railroad. The winery permanently closed its doors in 1918 at the advent of Prohibition.
The Carnegie Museum will be open for the afternoon for visitors to view the exhibits and memorabilia donated by the residents of Roseville.


April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.


2-3 p.m. “Milestones and Memories” book signing
Author Leonard “Duke” Davis will sign copies of the first release of the city’s centennial history book. Books can be purchased at $25.
Turn the Page Bookstore, 213 Vernon St.


April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.

3-4:30 p.m. 100th birthday party
When a city celebrates its 100th birthday one cake just isn’t big enough to hold all those candles. That’s why a cake-decorating contest will be held to find the cake best representing Roseville or the centennial. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. and will kick off the centennial birthday party that will also include former council members and mayors, presentations from Mayor Gina Garbolino and mayors from neighboring cities. City officials will also recognize centenarian residents who will be honored guests at the party. The burial of the centennial time capsule and donated items will also take place. Roseville Civic Center Plaza, 311 Vernon St.


April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.

5-6:15p.m. Centennial movie premiere
From the first outpost in 1864 to the Galleria Mall expansion, watch Roseville grow before your eyes. The film features interviews with Roseville citizens, who will also be in attendance and archived footage from the 90th anniversary that includes those no longer with us like Sylvia Besana and Bill Santucci.
Time-lapse footage of different parts of the city shows how much Roseville has evolved and grown from the tiny outpost along the tracks to the flourishing city we know and love. Reception to follow at the Civic Center. The DVD will be available for purchase for $7 or the boxed set that includes the Rose Parade DVD for $35.
Magic Circle Theatre, 241 Vernon St.


April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.

6:30 p.m. Third Saturday Art Walk
Roseville Then & Now historic photographic exhibit and reception. Galleries in Downtown Roseville will be open to the public.
Roseville Civic Center Rotunda, 311 Vernon St.


April 10

Debut of official Roseville Centennial Rose

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, 901 Galleria Blvd.

April 19
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Roseville Antique Market
First Roseville antique market in Downtown Roseville.
Oak Street between Taylor Street and South Grant Street