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October 2018

ALERT: Do you know someone SERVING IN A WAR ZONE?

The EDC Association of Realtors' Honor Our Troops Committee * ss gathering names for the Christmas 2018 shipment of care packages to War Zones. If you know of anyone from El Dorado County who has been deployed to a War Zone, submit the name BY NOVEMBER 1 by contacting Cyndi Romano 916-207-4194 or cyndi@cyndiRomano.com.

Sundays thru Oct. 28

Farmers Market * El Dorado Hills * One of the most popular Farmers Market runs every Sunday offering a remarkable selection of produce and commodities including fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, and homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other favorites. Stop by 8-1pm on the El Dorado Hills Town Center Boulevard. More info, eldoradofarmersmarket.com

Continuing thru November 8

Managing Your Money * Green Valley Community Church * Join GVCC for a 9-week course in how to mange your money so it doesn't manage you! In video format, it's taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University, 6:30-8pm, every Thursday. Cost: $80 per family membership includes all materials. Classes held at Cameron Park Coffee & Deli, 3161 Cameron park Dr., #106. Presented by GVCC Finance Ministry. Vist www.greenvalley.church to register. Questions: Cindi, 530-622-3231, ext. 224.

October 2

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

October 3

The Simon & Garfunkel Story * Direct from its success in London's West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full, live band performing all the hits, including "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecelia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," and many more. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $42 - $82. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 4

Honor Our Troops Spaghetti Feed * 4th annual fundraiser, 4-8pm at the American Legion Hall, just off Mother Lode Dr. at 4561 Greenstone Rd, Placerville. Adults $10; children $5. Full bar. Proceeds from the bar sales support the American Legion Hall. Live entertainment by Carole Perusse. Raffle drawings. Other proceeds fund the Care packages sent to EDC soldiers in war zones, and scholarships for returning soldiers. Sponsored by the EDC Association of Realtors, and Honor Our Troops Committee. Tickets at the door. Tickets and more info also from Cyndi Romano, 916-207-4194.

October 4

Hikers Intro to Yoga * Explore the connection to ourselves and the natural world through simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga movements. Discover the benefits and healing experience of moving mindfully. Julie McKechnie, a CA Naturalist and lifelong hiker studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for 15 years, leads. 5:30pm-sunset. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 10+ w/adult welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Coloma). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 4

Women's Fund El Dorado Annual Celebration Dinner * All community members are welcome to this celebratory dinner marking the growth and accomplishments of WFED over the past 11 years. Empower your tribe; bring your sisters, daughters, neighbors and friends to join us for this joyous jubilee! You won't want to miss it and learning more about WFED! 5:30-8pm at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Forni Building, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Tickets: $30 through Sept. 21; $35 from Sept. 22 to Oct. 4. For tickets and more information: womensfundeldorado.org/events

October 4

Evening in the Pines * 12th Annual * Featuring music by 'Random Strangers.' Great fun from 5:30-8pm with dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auction at Apple Mountain Golf Resort, 3455 Carson Rd in Camino. More info: pollockpines-caminorotary.org

October 5

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

October 5 & 6

Book Sale * Placerville Library * An awesome selection of all genres. Fill your non-paper reusable bag for $5, OR fill our paper grocery bag for $6. Besides books are video tapes, audio books, etc. Sale at lower level behind library off Fair Lane Ct., 9-3pm. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

October 5 - November 2

Nightmare Forest ~ A Web of Fears * This Haunted Forest Trail Walk is a Halloween attraction for adults on private property in Gold Rush Country off Hwy 49, dead center between the historic town of El Dorado and Shenandoah Valley Wine Country (Plymouth). A terrifying journey into your worst phobias and nightmares every Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm. $17 advance purchase, $25 at gate. Early bird special $15. Limited tickets available. Also a tamer attraction for the little ones: "Web of Fun" with hay maze, pumpkin patch and animal exhibit, Saturdays from noon – 4pm. Costumes welcome! $3 per family or FREE with 1 can/bag of cat food. Proceeds to be donated to Fat Kitty City Cat Rescue/Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund (fatkittycity.org). Go to WebofFears.com for tickets, location and more info, or contact WebofFears@yahoo.com or 916-233-6050.

October 6

Car Show * Thunder in the Park * Raffle Prizes / Food Trucks / Vendors... all at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park, from 10-4pm. Join the fun. Free of charge to the public. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

October 6

Gold Medal 5K Walk / Run * This Special Olympics walk / run contributes 100% of the proceeds to El Dorado Special County Olympics. Check-in is at 7am. Race starts at 8am at Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Rd., Placerville. Through Sept. 7 is early registration, $30, for ages 13+. $20 for children ages 12 and under. More info: specialolympics.donoedrive.com/event/5KGoldRun and Shirley Surber, 530-320-5660.

October 6

Afternoon with Jaclyn Lovey * The Placerville Shakespeare Club presents an autumn afternoon of music featuring the sweet and pure voice of singer/songwriter Jaclyn Lovey of recent "Voice" fame. There will also be a guest appearance of the high energy "Whatever 4 Quartet." These four fun-loving and talented ladies sing four-part harmony a cappella style. The event will be at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford in Placerville. A Social Hour starts at 3pm with appetizers and a no-host wine bar. Music begins at 4pm. The $20 tickets are available from Cari 530-919-3321 or ccdewolf1@gmail.com Tickets will also be available at the door.

October 6

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser * The community is invited to this annual Dinner that raises funds for Animal Outreach. Besides dinner is music, a silent auction, raffle, no-host wine bar, and more, and will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, 5:30-9pm. Tickets (advance purchase only) are $25 adult; $10 per child under 12, and buys dinner, beverage and dessert. Get tickets at Animal Outreach, 6101 Enterprise Dr, Diamond Springs. More info: animaloutreach.net and 530-642-2287.

October 6

Fall Stargazing * Join American River Conservancy amateur astronomers Tim Jackson and Herb Tanimoto to view the fall skies above the spacious Wakamatsu fields. Viewable telescopic objects include Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Mars, and more distant delights: the Blue Snowball, Helix nebula, Double Cluster, the Andromeda, and Pinwheel Galaxies. Or, bring a lounge chair and simply gaze in wonder at the heavens above. Arrive before darkness (8pm) so observers will not be disturbed by car headlights. Obstructed sky cancels. Ages 7+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 7

Niello Concours at Serrano * Fiesta Italiana * Celebrating the Italian Marques and 65 years of Corvette. Besides Corvettes, a fabulous display of the Classics will be featured. Something for everyone! Cars arrive at 7am; gates open at 10am; judging begins at 10:30am; fashion show at noon; awards presentation 2:30pm; Best of Show 4:30pm. For entry form, sponsorship, and more info: TheConcours.net

October 10

Become a Volunteer * Local Hospital * The Auxilary at Marshall Hospital invites you to volunteer to put a smile on someone's face by calling the Auxiliary for specifics about how to get involved. It's a must to volunteer 24 - 50 hours in a year and be 21 years old. Call for more information, 539-626-2643.

October 10

Diabetes Awareness * Grandpa's Cellars * Information about diabetes, a sampling of no-sugar-added products, and an opportunity to enter a drawing for a Log Cabin Quilt and baskets of no-sugar-added items will be held at Grandpa’s Cellars in Apple Hill, 10-5pm. The event is sponsored by the Placerville Lions Diabetes Awareness Porject. More info: 530-622-6860.

October 10

Food Preserving Class * Grapes from Plant to Table * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra and Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Cameron Park Community Center. Learn about grapes, preserving and serving them. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

October 10

Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshops * This series of workshops continues at Holy Trinity Parish with today's topic,"Effective Communication Strategies," teaching how to decode communication by someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias. You will learn meaningful strategies for connecting with those in early, middle and late stages. The class will be in Holy Trinity's View Room, 6:30-8pm. All are welcome, particularly caregivers. Register for this FREE workshop by contacting 530-677-3234 or emailing htp@holytrinityparish.org. Presentations are by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Trinity's Health Education Ministry. Related resources will be available. More info: Rosie Cox, rcox@cal.net or 916-215-1523.

October 12-14

Run Tahoe * Several different marathons, half marathons, ultra, runs, fun runs and run-walks. Run with the beauty of Tahoe in the autumn. More info and to register, go to LakeTahoeMarathon.com or MarathonGuide.com.

October 12 - 14

A Night with Janis Joplin * The National Tour * Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. From Broadway to your city, now you're invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summertime," a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll's greatest legends. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 2pm (on 13th and 14th) or 7:30pm (on 12th and 13th) shows. Tickets $48 - $78. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 13

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament * No. 6 in series of 6 * Put on your poker face and brain cells to work at the 12th annual tournament, the 6th and final in the Grand Slam of Poker series. Hosted by the Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center, 6-9pm. For more info, visit pollockpinesca.org/calendar.

October 13

Saturday Concert Series * Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Cost is $10. Saturday Concerts are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month, hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. For information on the specific evening's performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or at 530-626-6274.

October 14

Horse Show * 2018 Open Schooling Shows, Fall Series at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 8am. High point standings with high point awards presented in each division (at end of series). Award categories are: Halter/Showmanship Trail, Youth Trail, Open Reining Western, Open Western, Youth English, Open English, Youth Ranch Horse, Versatility Gaited Pony. More info: Fairgrounds office, 530-621-5860.

October 16

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

October 18 - 21, 26-28

A New Ghost Play * Hangtown * A new play by Black Ice Theater Co. is debuting in Confidence Lab, El Dorado Arts Council's new pop-up theater space at 487 Main Street in Placerville. The storyline: On a stormy night in Placerville, a woman accused of murder squares off with a detective who might just be guilty of a few crimes himself. As the night progresses and the tension between the two builds, strange occurrences start to happen inside the claustrophobic interrogation room. A polite conversation turns ugly, blame shifts, and the question of what is real or just in their heads starts to plague them. Inspired by Placerville ghost lore, this spooky tale leaves you guessing until the very end. Some skeletons should be left in the closet. Time 7:30pm. For tickets: hangtown.brownpapertickets.com/ More info: facebook.com/events/246283212739275/

October 20

Halloween Carnival & Pumpkin Patch * in Cameron Park. Join the fun. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

October 20

Food Preserving Class * Basic Canning & Food Safety * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Learn the latest and safest methods in water bath and atmospheric steam canning. A general run-through of food safety plus the water bath and steam-canning methods is included in this class. RSVP. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

October 20

Pinocchio * The Panto Company USA * Filled with lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic — the ensemble comes to the Harris Center for a family-friendly show. Join Pinocchio on an adventure full of magic and wonder as he sings and dances his way to becoming a real boy. He'll experience Stromboli's travelling show, Pleasure Island, the inside of a whale's mouth and more with the Blue Fairy and Jimmini Cricket. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 1pm show. Tickets $15-$18, and students tickets. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 20

Art & Wine * Images of Hope Fundraiser * This fundraiser held during Pink in the Night in Placerville raises funds for Images of Hope—art therapy for cancer patients, their families and friends—to aid in healing. The event is at Flowers on Main, 318 Main St. in Placerville, 6-9 p.m. More info: ImagesofHopeElDorado.org.

October 20

Folsom Lake Symphony * Presenting Brilliant Masterworks * Join an evening of masterworks including Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Guest Artist: Kerson Leong, violin. He gained international recognition at age 13 when he won Junior First Prize at the 2010 Menuhin Competition in Oslo. His awards include the Young Soloist Prize 2015 of the Radios Francophones Publiques and five grand-prize wins at the Canadian Music Competition. He performs on a 1741 Guarneri del Gesu. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$59, and seniors/students tickets. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 20 & 21

Rock & Gem Show * The El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society presents its 34th annual show, 10-5pm. Come see, learn and purchase minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, petrified wood, gold, geodes, meteorites, slabs, and tools. Free rocks and activities for the kids. On site will be displays, dealers and demos. Enjoy the "hot rocks," gifts from our earth! All at the County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Cost: adults $5; seniors, teens and military $4, kids 12 and under FREE. More info: rockandgemshow.org, 530-676-2472.

October 21

Wings & Wine * Come enjoy a champagne brunch with the birds. This is the 6th annual benefit fundraiser for Hawks, Honkers & Hoots from 10:30-2pm, Cameron Park Country Club, Cameron Park. There will be eight beautiful bird ambassadors on display to meet and photograph. Be sure to participate in the Raffle and Silent Auction. Tickets: $40 per person. For tickets and information: kelli.hhh@gmail.com or www.hawkshonkersandhoots.org.

October 24

Candidates Forum * Cameron Park * Meet the candidates for the District Board of Directors of the Cameron Park Community Services District. The evening includes formal presentations and an informal meet and greet period. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. 530-677-2231.

October 25

Hikers Intro to Yoga * Explore the connection to ourselves and the natural world through simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga movements. Discover the benefits and healing experience of moving mindfully. Julie McKechnie, a CA Naturalist and lifelong hiker studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for 15 years, leads. 5:30pm-sunset. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 10+ w/adult welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Coloma). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 25

Food Preserving Class * Apples and Pears * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 6-8pm, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. The days may be cooling down but it's a 'hot time' for putting up preserves using the delicious fruits available at this time of year. RSVP and more info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

October 26

Dinner & Bunco * at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Come for dinner, stay for the game. A Baked Potato Bar dinner with desert to be served at 5pm. Bunco starts at 6. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Great fun, cash and door prizes. Raffle prizes also available. Located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Tickets are $20. Contact Maria at 530-306-4614 for tickets.

October 26

Live Music * Halloween Party * A Halloween Party with live music at the Placerville Public House. The Electric, a band out of Hell in the high deserts of Reno, NV, will provide the devilish rock ' roll tunes. Wear a costume and come mix with vampires, venomous spiders, seductive witches, dancing clowns, and more. Dance the night away, and howl at the moon from 9pm to midnight. The Placerville Public House is at 414 Main st., Placerville. Find the Placerville Public House and Electric on Facebook.

October 26-28

A New Ghost Play * Hangtown * A new play by Black Ice Theater Co. is debuting in Confidence Lab, El Dorado Arts Council's new pop-up theater space at 487 Main Street in Placerville. The storyline: On a stormy night in Placerville, a woman accused of murder squares off with a detective who might just be guilty of a few crimes himself. As the night progresses and the tension between the two builds, strange occurrences start to happen inside the claustrophobic interrogation room. A polite conversation turns ugly, blame shifts, and the question of what is real or just in their heads starts to plague them. Inspired by Placerville ghost lore, this spooky tale leaves you guessing until the very end. Some skeletons should be left in the closet. Time 7:30pm. For tickets: hangtown.brownpapertickets.com/ More info: facebook.com/events/246283212739275/

October 27

Halloween Event * Potluck and Dance * Come to this Halloween Potluck Dinner and Dance, 5pm, at the Elks Lodge 1712, 3821 Quest Ct., shingle Springs. Hosted by Carl and Ellen Reppert. Music by Norm Hammond. Costumes are optional. Prizes for best costumes.

October 27

Book Sales * Find gently used books at the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library book sale at $1 per pound with books in every category. Open to the public from 8-4pm. For the best selection, become a member of the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library and gain access to the Friday members-only sales. Dues are only $10/year per person and provides vital support to the library. Money raised from the book sale provides new books and supports programs at the EDH Library. For more info: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

November 2018

November 2 & 3

Book Sale * Placerville Library * An awesome selection of all genres. Fill your non-paper reusable bag for $5, OR fill our paper grocery bag for $6. Besides books are video tapes, audio books, etc. Sale at lower level behind library off Fair Lane Ct., 9-3pm. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

November 2

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

November 3

Casablanca in the Hills * CASA (Child Advocates El Dorado) is gearing up for its annual CASAblanca "An Evening in Paris" fundraiser. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. The 6pm event will be held at The District Church formerly known as Lake Hills Covenant Church. Each ticket is $95. Tables of 8 are $700. Eileen Javora formerly of KCRA Channel 3 is Emcee. Harpist Alana Stark of 120 West Band will entertain, Pat Desmond of David Sobon auctions is auctioneer, and main speaker will be Dimon Sanders, a former foster youth who is now Voice for CASA and 2018 Miss Tucson Teen USA. Advocate of the Year will be honored: Melinda Hatano; she has been an advocate at CASA El Dorado for three years and was nominated by CASA program staff. Volunteers are being sought to help create the most exciting and successful event ever. If you have an interest in volunteering or in knowing more about a sponsorship, contact: tamika@casaeldorado.org.

November 3

Jim Messina * Jim Messina's legacy spans five decades and three acclaimed rock super groups: Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, and Poco. And he's had a vibrant solo career, plus a dizzying array of producing and engineering credits for such luminaries as The Doors, Joni Mitchell, and Herb Alpert. Performing with his band — which includes Poco alum Rusty Young — the evening will include songs we all know and love, from across his storied career. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $22-$58; students/children discounts. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 3 & 4

Holiday Pop-Up Art Gallery * El Dorado Hills * Art Gallery and Gift Boutique with original art, gifts, and cards made by noted local artists, open from 10-5pm. Free admission. A fun chance to talk with award-winning local artists and enjoy holiday refreshments. Sponsored by El Dorado Arts Association. Give the gift of art! St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1001 Olsen Lane, El Dorado Hills. More info: www.eldoradohillsarts.com

November 4

Poetry Walk & Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of Wakamatsu's farmhouse, barn, and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 9 & 10

Holiday Boutique * Features Christmas gifts for sale at the Cameron Park Airpark, 3239 Baron Ct., from 4-7pm on Friday, and from 9-2pm on Saturday. The group Sew4Vets will have handmade items. More info: doriscstubben@gmail.com.

November 9 - 18

Peter Pan * Presented by EDMT * Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world, delighting audiences for 60 years. El Dorado Musical Theatre features colorful costumes and sets, stunning choreography, and exceptional performances. An event for the entire family. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7pm and 2pm shows on certain dates. Tickets $36-$55; students/children discounts. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 10

Crab & Chowder Gala * Dinner includes Dungeness Crab, clam chowder, bread, salad and pasta. Get in on the Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes. Dance the night away with the band "Dream and the Dreamer" in the Mark D. Forni Building at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Doors open at 6pm with no-host bar. Dinner at 7pm. This fundraiser benefits the aging infrastructure at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit. For ticket cost and more info: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

November 10

Saturday Concert Series * Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Cost is $10. Saturday Concerts are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month, hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. For information on the specific evening's performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or at 530-626-6274.

November 11

Night at the Library * Fundraiser * Your help is needed to support the El Dorado Hills Library! See the transformation of the EDH Library into a "vintage Hollywood" theme party, featuring live music and entertainment, generous pourings by 6 wineries, samplings of bites by 11 restaurants and caterers, and nearly 100 silent auction and raffle items with exciting experiences and treasures. The event provides essential funds for the Library's collections, programs and services. Join the fun from 4-6:30pm at the Library. Advance tickets are $40, or $45 at the door; your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass. More info and tickets: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org as well as at the EDH Library itself and the Welcome Center in Town Center.

November 11

Horse Show * 2018 Open Schooling Shows, Fall Series at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 8am. High point standings with high point awards presented in each division (at end of series). Award categories are: Halter/Showmanship Trail, Youth Trail, Open Reining Western, Open Western, Youth English, Open English, Youth Ranch Horse, Versatility Gaited Pony. More info: Fairgrounds office, 530-621-5860.

November 16-18

West Coast Ragtime Festival * 32nd Annual * The West Coast Ragtime Society, established for the preservation and promotion of Ragtime and vintage American music. The Society produces the world's premiere annual ragtime festival in Sacramento area (Rancho Cordova), the ragtime capital of the world! Come for great music from the finest musicians and groups from around the U.S. and other countries, spread over three days in convenient multiple venues at a very reasonable price. This well-managed festival can proudly state that no other festival offers such a terrific program. You'll find a fantastic performer lineup, special shows, seminars, and dancing. Order your badges early to take advantage of the discounted prices. Festival Location: Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. The Marriott is just off Hwy 50 at the Sunrise Blvd exit. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to attend the festival. Everyone is welcome, just register at the Festival Registration desk or pre-register online for one or more days: www.westcoastragtime.com and 916-457-3324.

November 17

Christmas Craft Faire * at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park. Beautiful handmade crafts. Join the fun. Free of charge to the public. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

November 17

Empty Bowls Supper * Fairgrounds * This fun and meaningful event raises funds for the hungry, both locally and internationally, in the Forni Room at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Enjoy a homecooked meal of soup, bread and beverage. Guests choose a handmade soup bowl to take home as a remembrance of those with empty bowls in Placerville and the world. For 17 years, local students and artists have made 100s of ceramic bowls for the event. Besides supper is live music by Achilles Wheel and Coloma Celtic, a silent auction, bake sale, wine and beer bar and lots of friends and community members to share the evening. Come anytime betwen 4-8pm. Suggested donation $15–$50+. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. The event is sponsored by the non-profit organizations El Dorado Peace and Justice Community, and the Upper Room Dining Hall. More info: Maureen at dionperry@att.net

November 18

Fall Bird Walk * Tim and Angela Jackson will lead a bird walk at Knickerbocker Creek in hopes of seeing songbirds, raptors, and water birds. Tim maintains a website (eldoradobirds.com) on birdwatching in El Dorado County. Angela is a local writer and photographer. This is a moderate 2-3 mile walk. Quiet, mature children 8+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC and for location (Cool area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 19

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

November 20

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

November 19 - 23

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * The Musical * National Tour * The beloved TV classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' soars off the screen and onto the stage for the holidays. Come see your favorite characters from the special: Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in this musical. The adventure teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes us special. This wonderful holiday tradition speaks to the misfit in all of us. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, with various show times. Tickets $32-62; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 24

Tribute to the Music of Steely Dan * SBL Entertainment presents Steelin' Dan Tribute band. In July 2003, Ron Hall first came up with the idea to form a group of musicians who would be capable of recreating the timeless music of Steely Dan live on-stage, and do so in a way that would be authentic and powerful. Tonight you'll find a group of players that are among the finest musicians in the area who love paying tribute to the highly polished, ironic, unpredictable and beloved jazz-rock music of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band is known for their note-perfect renditions of Steely Dan favorites. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time 8pm. Tickets $25-45; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 2018

December 1

Santa Run, Pancake Breakfast, Tree Lighting * in Cameron Park. Join the fun. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 1

Winter Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club is hosting its annual Previously Enjoyed Treasures Sale, aka, its special Winter Rummage Sale featuring coats, jackets, sweaters, and other warm winter clothing. Festive holiday decorations also will be for sale, including under-the-tree gifts, books, toys, puzzles and games. The one-day sale is from 9-4pm at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. Come early for the best bargains. Bring a really big shopping bag. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

December 1

Community Breakfast * at the Shingle Springs Community Center, located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Breakfast served from 8 to 11 .Come meet your neighbors and check out your local Center. Donations are welcome and proceeds go toward the upcoming bathroom renovations. For more information. call 530-306-4614.

December 1, 2,

Holiday Spirit * Folsom Lake Symphony * A favorite holiday music and singalong. Warm your heart with Sleigh Ride, March of the Toys, O Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, O Chanukah, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, selections from The Nutcracker and many other treats. Guest artist: Doug LaBrecque, tenor, a soloist with some of the world's finest orchestras. His clear tenor entertained audiences as the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. He also starred on Broadway in the revival of Showboat. LaBrecque made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the New York Pops, the same season he first sang with the Boston Pops. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time Dec. 1 is 7:30pm; Dec. 2 is 2pm. Tickets $25-59; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 1 & 2

Book Sale * Placerville Library * An awesome selection of all genres. Fill your non-paper reusable bag for $5, OR fill our paper grocery bag for $6. Besides books are video tapes, audio books, etc. Sale at lower level behind library off Fair Lane Ct., 9-3pm. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

December 6

Evening of Dance * MOSAIC * An exploration of dance with Folsom Lake College's Dance Department and the MOSAIC Dance Company! Featuring Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre, Evening of Dance. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time 6pm. Tickets $11.50-18.50; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 7

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

December 7,8,9

Santa Parade * in Cameron Park. Join the fun. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 8

Sierra Symphony Concert * in Cameron Park at the Community Center. Enjoy beautiful music. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 8

Meet the Authors * Come by and meet local published authors from 1-5pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to chat with them about the process of writing and publishing a book. Each author will be happy to discuss their books and have copies available for sale. The Northern California Publishers and Authors in partnership with El Dorado Writer’s Guild present this free event for the public at the El Dorado County Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. For more information, contact Ellen Osborn at slyparkbooks@gmail.com.

December 8

Saturday Concert Series * Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Cost is $10. Saturday Concerts are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month, hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. For information on the specific evening's performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or at 530-626-6274.

December 8, 9

Holiday Pops * Placer Pops Chorale * Celebrate the joyous season with a heartfelt pageant of sights and sounds that uplifts and creates special memories. Hear the beautiful voices of the Placer Pops Chorale raised in song and accompanied by instrumentalists and special guests who round out an inspirational holiday experience. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; various show times. Tickets $18.50-$45.50; student/senior discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 8 & 9

Holiday Homes Tour * El Dorado Hills & Placerville * Tour exquisitely decorated homes, enjoy Wine and Chocolate tasting and the signature Raffle on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10-5pm, and Sunday Dec. 9, 10-4pm. Sponsored by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills. Consider opening your heart and home for this fundraiser. Contact Dahn Kendall at 443-841-5239 (cell), or DAHNRN@aol.com. Assistance League Sierra Foothills is a 100% volunteer organization. Proceeds support Operation School Bell®. Tickets for the Homes Tour: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10 at www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills. More info: Sue Nelson, 916-317-7862.

December 9

Christmas Radio! * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills * Whether you're an AM or FM listener, love classical, country or pop music, this holiday choral concert features the season's most loved Christmas songs from across the genres. The 90-minute concert starts at 4pm and features songs that range from lively and humorous to ethereal and inspirational, and performed in 4- 6- & 8-part harmonies at the Placerville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Dr, Placerville. Tickets: Adults $15, Students $10, and are available from Cantare members, online at www.CantareChorale.com, by calling 530-957-4600, or at the door prior to the concert. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills was founded in 1992 to bring the joy of choral music to music lovers in El Dorado County and beyond. The singers, with varied backgrounds, have been fulfilling this mission for more than 25 years and continue to expand their sphere of influence under the direction of Mariia Pechenova.

December 14

Christmas Radio! * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills * Whether you're an AM or FM listener, love classical, country or pop music, this holiday choral concert features the season's most loved Christmas songs from across the genres. The 90-minute concert starts at 7pm and features songs that range from lively and humorous to ethereal and inspirational, and performed in 4- 6- & 8-part harmonies at the Harris Center for the Performing Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Tickets: Adults $20, Students w/ ID $18, available from the Harris Center box office from noon to 6pm Monday - Saturday and 2 hours before any performance. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills was founded in 1992 to bring the joy of choral music to music lovers in El Dorado County and beyond. The singers, with varied backgrounds, have been fulfilling this mission for more than 25 years and continue to expand their sphere of influence under the direction of Mariia Pechenova.

December 14,15,16

Rain Dates for Santa Parade * in Cameron Park. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 16

Christmas Radio! * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills * Whether you're an AM or FM listener, love classical, country or pop music, this holiday choral concert features the season's most loved Christmas songs from across the genres. The 90-minute concert starts Sunday at 4pm and features songs that range from lively and humorous to ethereal and inspirational, and performed in 4- 6- & 8-part harmonies at the Harris Center for the Performing Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Tickets: Adults $20, Students w/ ID $18, available from the Harris Center box office from noon to 6pm Monday - Saturday and 2 hours before any performance. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills was founded in 1992 to bring the joy of choral music to music lovers in El Dorado County and beyond. The singers, with varied backgrounds, have been fulfilling this mission for more than 25 years and continue to expand their sphere of influence under the direction of Mariia Pechenova.

December 18

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

*** 2019 ***

January 2019

January 12

Swap Meet * Come to the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center for this covered Swap Meet, rain or shine, 9-3pm at the fairgrounds in Placerville, 100 Placerville Drive. For space sizes, cost and availability, call 530-621-5860.

January 12

Book Sales * Find gently used books at the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library book sale at $1 per pound with books in every category. Open to the public from 8-4pm. For the best selection, consider becoming a member of the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library and gain access to the Friday members-only sales. Dues are only $10/year per person and provides vital support to the library. Money raised from the book sale provides new books and supports programs at the EDH Library. For more info: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

January 19

Art & Wine * with Something MORE * Come and enjoy tastes from 20 local wineries, breweries and distilleries with 20 of the counties best restaurants and caterers. Unique art, raffle, auctions and more. 6-9pm, El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $40 each or $75 per couple. For tickets and more info: 530-622-4848 or www.morerehab.org.

January 26

Crab Feed * EDC Search & Rescue Council * 34th annual fundraiser to be held in the Main Hall on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Cocktails (No Host Bar) 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30. Dancing 8-11pm. Funds raised go toward buying equipment and for attending specialized training events. El Dorado County Search & Rescue serves the County of El Dorado, but the team also responds to mutual-aid requests to assist other counties. Ticket cost is $45 thru Dec. 31st, or $50 each after Dec. 31st. For tickets and more info, call Christi Dean 530-626-7111.

February 2019

February 9

A Chocolate Affair ! * This fun and congenial annual event features tastings of delicious foods from local caterers and restaurants--including samples of chocolate confections, of course--and wine and beer tastings from local companies. Also auctions and raffles are part of the gala evening. The Soroptimist International Club of Placerville has sponsored this fun and exciting event for the past 20 years to raise funds for local educational scholarships and other community service projects. Place: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 6pm. Tickets will soon be on sale! More info: 530-344-1476, chocolateaffairedc@gmail.com

February 24

New Legacy Project * Join the El Dorado Community Church for this event, formerly the Blackwood Legacy Tour. Bring your friends for a wonderful night of music and fellowship starting at 6pm. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted. Seating is limited so come early. The church is located at 4701 Church St., in El Dorado. More info: 530-622-3657.

March 2019

March 5

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

March 30

Spring into Beauty * The 7th annual Spring Into Beauty women's event, 3-6pm, sets a time for women and teens to come together and learn practical skills to enhance our lives as they rotate through a variety of hands-on stations. This year the focus is to provide tips that help enhance both outward and inward beauty, including appearance, body care, creativity and a pleasant home. Enjoy a fashion show and yummy treats. Tickets are $15 each, $25 for two, or $10 for age 16 and under. Bring a sister, daughter, granddaughter or friend to Cold Springs Church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville. Register online at www.coldpsringschurch.net or contact 530-622-2171 or office@coldspringschurch.net

April 2019

April 2

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

May 2019

June 2019

2019 June 6,7,8,9

WakamatsuFest150 * American River Conservancy, based in Coloma, CA, is planning a huge festival titled WakamatsuFest150. For more information, stay tuned or contact ARC at julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 13-16, 2019

El Dorado County Fair * Don't miss the 2019 fair with all your favorite food, favorite carnival rides, favorite home arts and favorite agricultural activities by FFA and 4-H at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Every year, plan on attending the fair, held every Father's Day weekend in June! More Info: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

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Apple Hill - Fall season - Some Ranches Open Year-Round

Orchards of fruits and nuts in season; some of the 55 family ranches are open to the public year-round. Apple Hill also includes vineyards & wineries and forest land. Watch for cherries in May/June; other stone fruit in June/July/August; garden vegetables in summer; apples and nuts in fall; pumpkins & squash in October; Christmas trees after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. It's a scenic drive through the Sierra foothills from ranch to ranch; enjoy meeting the friendly growers! 530-644-7692.

Christmas Tree Hunting - November thru December

At Apple Hill in Camino, Christmas trees available at ranches from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Enjoy a scenic drive through Sierra foothills as you hunt for your tree; enjoy meeting the friendly growers! 530-644-7692.

Snow Skiing in Season

Heavenly, 1-530-586-7000, www.skiheavenly.com * Kirkwood, 209-258-6000 * Sierra-at-Tahoe * 530-659-7453, www.sierratahoe.com * Soda Springs, 530-426-1010, www.skisodasprings.com. Cross country: Camp Richardson, 800-544-1801 * Royal Gorge, 530-426-3871, www.royalgorge.com. Snow & road conditions (from Kirkwood) 877-547-5966. CalTrans road conditions: 800-427-ROAD.

Observatory - View the Stars!

The Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory offers free viewing (donations welcomed) to the public on the campus of the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, 6699 Campus Dr., in Placerville (from Highway 50, go north on Missouri Flat Road). See www.Community Observatory.com.

Forests

Eldorado National Forest, 586,000 acres, fishing, boating, white-water rafting, hiking, riding trails, snow skiing, summer swimming. Desolation Wilderness area includes hiking, camping, picnic sites. For information, 530-644-6048; 573-2600.

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Fishing

In season . . . Jenkinson Lake in Pollock Pines - Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Bigmouth Bass, Mackinaw, 644-2545. Cameron Park Lake, Cambridge Rd - trout, angler bass, Bluegill, 677-2231. Folsom Lake - trout, Kokanee, bass, perch, catfish, 916-988-0205. Lake Natoma (downstream from Folsom Dam) - bass, Rainbow trout, 916-988-0205. Go to dfg.ca.gov for more info.

Hiking, Backpacking

Forest Service trails in the Sierra: Leg-stretching hikes less than one-mile include Rainbow, Tallac Historic Site, Trail of the Washoe, Forest Tree, Smokey's Lake of the Sky. Longer, more challenging are Fallen Leaf, Mt. Tallac, Glen Alpine, Clark Angora Lakes, Hawley Grade, Meiss, Echo Lake (1/2 mile to 6 miles). Call Forest Service, 530-644-6048.

Nature Hikes

Free. Meet at Nature Center in Coloma, first Saturday of month, 9-11 am, Hwy. 49, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Call first to sign up, 530-621-1224.

Sierra Wildlife Rescue

Rehabs orphaned wildlife and educates volunteers in how to do this. Classes open to all from May to July. The "Baby Bird Nursery" hands-on classes are Wednesdays, 5pm. Walk in to 3030 Newtown Rd, Placerville. More info: Barbara, 530-621-2650, bsb@d-web.com.

Nature Center & Bookstore

Open to the public and located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Hwy 49 in Coloma. Learn more about the American River watershed, the flora , and the critters around here. The center is kid friendly, free and open Wed-Sun 11-3pm. 530-621-1224. (Tell them you heard about it from Around Here Magazine!)

American River Water Education Center

Folsom Dam -- Learn more about the American River and water conservation in a self-guided tour of the Center's displays and interactive exhibits. The Education Center brings to life the rugged canyons and life-giving waters of the American River; open free during afternoon hours on most weekdays. Guided tours of Folsom Dam may be arranged for students (grades 2-8). For more information, call 916-989-7275. (Tell them you heard about it from Around Here Magazine!)

FARMERS MARKETS

Placerville Certified Farmers Market, Saturdays mid-May through mid-October, 8am-noon, Ivy House Parking area, corner of Cedar Ravine & Main Street, 530-622-1900.

Cameron Park Certified Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 8am-noon, Burke Junction on Coach Lane (across from Food 4 Less), 530-622-1900.

El Dorado Hills Certified Farmers Market (2 locations) generally open early-June through mid-October; Thursdays, 8-noon at the Community Center on El Dorado Hills Blvd.; Sunday market is 9-1pm at the Town Center in front of MamaAnn's Deli, 8-12:30pm, 530-622-1900.

Folsom Certified Farmers Market, Sundays, early-June through mid-September, 8am-noon, Historic Folsom behind the Chamber of Commerce grounds by the railroad turntable, 916-985-2698.

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Wine Tasting

Sierra Nevada Foothills Wineries, family-owned & operated. Scenic drive through Sierra foothills from winery to winery. Award-winning wines, hospitable winemakers! 800-306-3956.

Sunday Breakfasts at Elks Club

Sunday breakfasts are open to the public at the Elks Lodge, featuring eggs to order, fresh-cut fruit, fruit juice, coffee, cereals for the kids, ham, bacon or sausage, home fried potatoes, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and sometimes, omeletes, Belgian waffles, or breakfast burritos; held one Sunday a month, usually the last; contact djstack@sbcglobal.net and 530-672-9322.

Cantare Chorale

Auditions are held every Monday night at the Church of the Nazarene, 6040 Mother Lode Dr, Placerville, 7 pm, for new members from the foothill community who can read music and love to perform. To schedule an audition, please contact Ruth O'Shea, 530-677-6964 or CantareChorale.com.

Gold Rush Quartet

Every Tuesday eve, 7:15-9:45pm, a group of congenial men, ages 16-90, meet to sing as a chorus and as quartets. The number one goal is to have a fun time. Guests are invited to join in song. Meeting is at the First Christian Church, 2687 Andler Rd, Placerville. The group also has a strong youth outreach program to encourage youth to sing, and a youth chorus that meets on Monday nights in Cameron Park. 530) 644-4151, keitheckhardt@comcast.net, www.goldrushchorus.org.

Jazz & Blues in the Plaza

Tentative schedule: July - October, every other Saturday, afternoons, Fountain Plaza, 312 Historic Main Street in Placerville -- in the courtyard behind the Cary House Hotel; free; for specific information, call before going: 530-622-4900.

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Kazual Kountry Music & Dance

First Saturday of every month, 7-10pm, country music, Hangtown Grange, 2020 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. All ages welcomed. Refreshments served. $7, 530-333-9515, 622-6988.

International Folk Dancing

Every Tuesday (year round), 7-8pm beginners ($3); 8-10pm intermediates ($6); IOOF hall, 467 Main St., Placerville, side door from parking lot, 2nd floor. Dance to music around the world. You'll be taught the waltz, tango, cha cha, two-step; singles and couples welcome; 530-622-7301, 530-644-1198.

Square Dance Classes

Thursdays, hosted by Main Street Strollers, 7-9:30pm, IOOF Hall, 2nd floor, 467 Main St., Placerville; small fee, 530-642-9685.

Square Dance Classes

Apple Jacks & Jills Square Dance Club meet to dance every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Hangtown Grange, 2020 Smith Flat Rd, Placerville. Come and check it out. The first 2 Wednesday classes are FREE. Call about new dancers classes. Some line dancing instruction also. More info: Connie, 530-622-8550.

Placerville Art Walk

Monthly, third Saturday, Placerville Art Wal, 5-9pm. Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street galleries and merchants host changing art shows and late night shopping. Demonstrations, refreshments, music and more. More info from Placerville Downtown Assn: 530-672-3436, or El Dorado Arts Council: 530-295-3746.

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Embroidery Meetings

Hanging By a Thread chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., fosters the excellence in the needle arts. Programs cover a wide range of stitching techniques. Stitchers of all levels/types/ages are welcomed and encouraged. Meets monthly each 2nd Monday, socializing at 6pm, meeting at 6:30pm at the Planning Commission Room in the EDC Government Center Bldg. C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-2639, 530-672-2375, 916-515-0058, rice@d-web.com and www.d-web.com/sunshine/EGA/index.html.

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Much to see, including tiger exhibit, barnowl barn & flight aviary, house & cat garden for feral cats, the wild canid exhibit housing wolves, coyotes and wolf-dog hybrids, the Macaws and parrots. Regular admission: General (13-54) $4; Children (2-12) $3; Seniors (55+) $3; Children under 2 years free. Located in Folsom Lions Park, Natoma & Stafford streets, 916-351-3527; www.folsomzoofriends.org.

Gold Bug Park & Mine

Open last week of March thru October. Park grounds are open daily from 8:30-5pm for park use and hiking trails. Gold Bug Mine, Stamp Mill, museums and Hattie's Gift Shop are open from 10-4pm daily. Self-guided tours of the mine are enhanced by audio equipment, featuring tapes in English, German, French and Japanese. Group tours available. Located one mile north of Hwy 50 on Bedford Ave. in Placerville, 530-642-5207, www.goldbugpark.org.

El Dorado County Historical Museum

Exhibits on gold and the Gold Rush. Free admission, donations accepted. Group tours upon request. Museum is at 104 Placerville Dr, Placerville, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Open W-Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun noon-4 pm. 530-621-5865.

Fountain-Tallman Museum

"The Biggest Little Museum in the West," owned and operated by the El Dorado County Historical Society. Open Wed - Sun, 10am - 4pm. Free. Located at 524 Main Street in Placerville, 530-626-0773.

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Marshall Gold Discovery Museum

Artifacts of the Gold Rush period, open daily from 10am to 4:30pm. Parking fee charged per vehicle; located in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49 in Coloma, 530-622-3470.

Folsom History Museum

Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 823 Sutter St, Folsom, 916-985-2707.

El Dorado Musical Theatre

Call 916-941-7464, or visit www.edmt.info for coming performances.

Imagination Theater

Located at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. For coming performances, 530-642-0404, or www.imagination-theater.org.

Olde Coloma Theatre

Preserving Olde Tyme Melodrama, 380 Monument Road in Coloma off Hwy 49. Call for show lineup and to make reservations, 530-626-5282.

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Placerville Speedway Races

Races are every Saturday at Placerville Speedway, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville; typically, the pits open 3:30pm, gates open 5pm, qualifying 6:30pm, but call for update, cost for tickets and parking; 530-626-3680, www.placervillespeedway.com and www.johnpadjenmotorsports.com.

Lap Swim - Open to Community

The Western Slope Aquatic Center at Union Mine High School, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado, is open for Lap Swims from Sept. 1 through May 31, 2010, on Mon., Tue., Thurs. & Fri. 5:30-7:30am, and Sat. 7-9am. The sessions are operated by the YMCA; cost is $40 mo. Steve: 530-626-1467.

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

Hosts annual regional & national rowing regattas, water ski tournaments & special events. Open to the general public. Offers leisure adult classes; summer youth programs & camps; picnic tables, barbecues, boat docks, beach front access. Located next to Nimbus Dam at Hwy 50 & Hazel Ave., www.sacStateAquaticCenter.com, 916-278-2842, 916-985-7239.

Tennis
The Hangtown Women Tennis Club meets Wednesday mornings at El Dorado High School in Placerville. Open to ages 18 to 80-plus. Just $30/yr. Call Julie, 530-626-4452, or Maggi 530-295-8074.

Community Recreation
Recreation through theCommunity Services District (CSD)-- Activities, classes, sports leagues and lots of fun are available through the CSD. Call the individual communities for latest schedules: Cameron Park - 530-677-2231; El Dorado Hills - 916-933-4540.

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Master Gardening Classes

Gardening classes held throughout the year by the Master Gardeners in concert with the University of California Cooperative Extension at the Ag Center, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville. Call for latest schedule, 530-621-5512; http://ceeldorado.ucdavis.edu/

Master Food Preservers Classes

Food preserving classes held throughout the year by the Master Food Preservers in connection with the University of California Cooperative Extension at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. Call for topics, time, etc. 530-621-5506 or see http://ceeldorado.ucdavis.edu

Pinochle & Canasta

Join us on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday nights at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Ln, El Dorado Hills. For time & more info: 916-358-3575.

Retired Public Employees Association

Retired Public Employees, Chapter 82 (El Dorado & Amador counties), hold public meetings at Dennys, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville, on the 3rd Monday of March, May, July, September and November 2011. All PERS are invited to attend.

Bingo

Tuesday Nights at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center; doors open at 5pm for a nice dinner served at 5:30pm for $4-$7; bingo games start at 6:15pm. The center is located in the Pony Express Village Center, 2675 Sanders Dr. in Pollock Pines; visit www.pollockpinesca.org or call 530-647-8005.

Rotary Flea Market - April to October

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club sponsors a Community Flea Market in the El Dorado Savings parking lot
from April to October on the third Saturday of each month. Buyers and sellers invited; 530-903-8039, www.pollockpines-caminorotary.org.

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To get your nonprofit event listed online here and in the print edition of Around Here Magazine, please type the event in this order: DATE first * TITLE of event * MOST IMPORTANT feature or activity * followed by other information such as... time, place, tickets, etc. * AT THE VERY END type a contact # if the public has a question.
That's all! Do that and we won't charge to list it. Email your event to aroundheremagazine@att.net, or editor@aroundheremagazine.com. Call 530 676 4373 if you have a question.www.pollockpines-caminorotary.org.

 

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