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*** 2019 ***

May 2019

May 1

Trucks and Tunes * Enjoy an evening at Christa McAuliffe Park with live music, beverages, food items from Food Trucks in the Foothills, and activities for kids, 5-8:30pm at 2400 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to this fun family event! More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

May 2, 3, 4

Shakespeare Club Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's annual Giant Spring Rummage Sale will be held Thursday from 9-4pm; Friday from 9-4pm and Saturday 9-2pm at 2940 Bedford Ave. This year's spring sale will feature a large selection of jewelry, housewares, decorative items, garage items, books, toys, clothing and many other treasures. In addition, a Saturday only plant sale starts at 8am. There will be something for everyone! Come early and bring a really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 3

Nominations Accepted * Chamber Queen & King * The nominee must live in El Dorado County, be between the ages of 15 and 25 and have some type of inspirational story that will inspire other youth in the community. Nominees will be invited to attend the Chamber’s Grand Openings, mixers, community events, and to be highlighted in local media to represent the community, plus ride a float in the Historical Placerville Christmas Parade. Nominate by May 3. Sponsored by the Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. More info: Chamber 530-677-8000, membership@sscpchamber.org.

May 3

Dance Night * Shingle Springs * Held on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Come to 4440 South Shingle Road at 7pm with a partner or by yourself for music and dancing. Light refreshments served or bring your own. Music by DJ Jamie Faw, $5 gets you in the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

May 3

Outdoor Movie Night* Enjoy a family-friendly night out and watch an outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Movie to be determined. Bring your blankets and chairs. Event is free and popcorn will be served, donated by Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills 14 & IMAX. Weather permitting. For more information on movie, visit edhtowncenter.com.

May 4

Hangtown Hold 'em * 13th Annual Hangtown Hold'em poker tournament. Part of the Grand Slam of Poker series. $60 buy-in includes hot dogs and drinks. Old West attire encouraged. Raffle prizes, food and no-host bar. Player prizes Top 10% of players win prizes valued up to $500; trophy goes to champion. Get a special raffle ticket for wearing your Old West duds. Lon McEachern from WSOP will be playing with a bounty. 3-9pm. More info: www.eldoradocounty.org

May 3 & 4

Local Theater * Imagination Theater presents "Reader's Theater" Dinner & Show. Dinner is at 6pm. The show is "Greater Tuna," a comedy about a small town in Texas named Tuna.Texas's third smallest town has wacky inhabitants -- men, women, children and animals -- all played by two skillful, transformative actors who must change parts at breakneck speed and use inventive voicework. Directed by Lanny Langston. Location: the Smith Flat House in Placerville. Reservations are required. More info and tickets: Imaginationtheather.net | 530-642-0404.

May 4

Plant Sale at the Shakespeare Club * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's annual Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday from 8-11am in the front yard of the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville. There will be a large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and tomatoes galore. Also featured will be garden and yard art available for purchase. Come early for the best selections. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 4

Open Farm Day * Site of the first Japanese colony in America. A self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm can include a stroll to Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850's farmhouse, 10-2pm. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax. On-site interpreters can share information and answer questions about the Farm's human and natural history. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Suitable for all ages and capabilities, points of interest are mainly outdoors, reached by dirt trail or unpaved road over generally flat terrain. Seasonal produce may be available for purchase. Amenities are limited, so plan for rugged outdoor leisure. Manage your own trash and leave the land better than you found it. Steady rain or temperatures over 100° cancels. Check ARC's event calendar for updates. Located at: 941 Cold Springs Rd. Placerville, CA. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Buses and large vans are $5 per person. Proceeds directly benefit Wakamatsu Farm. For private tours, call 530-621-1224. Find out more at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

May 4

Kids' Expo * FREE event * Hands-on activities and chilren's performances at this 34th annual event, 10-2pm. Sponsored by Choices for Children, whose mission is to be "Your Child Care Expert," helping parents find and pay for child care, helping providers get licensed to offer quality in-home child care. Expo is at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. Information for parents and fun for children. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. 530-676-0707, choicesforchildren.org

May 4 & 5

Gardens of the Hills * Tour and Fundraiser * In El Dorado Hills and vicinity, tour the natural beauty of private gardens and unique specialty gardens. Enjoy refreshments, the wares of local craftsmen and the signature raffle featured by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-4. Tickets: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10 at www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills. Sponsored by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills. More info: Sue Nelson, 916-317-7862.

May 3 & 4

Local Theater * Imagination Theater presents "Reader's Theater" Dinner & Show. Dinner is at 4pm. The show is "Greater Tuna," a comedy about a small town in Texas named Tuna.Texas's third smallest town has wacky inhabitants -- men, women, children and animals -- all played by two skillful, transformative actors who must change parts at breakneck speed and use inventive voicework. Directed by Lanny Langston. Location: the Smith Flat House in Placerville. Reservations are required. More info and tickets: Imaginationtheater.net | 530-642-0404.

May 4 & 5

Gardens of the Hills Tour & Fundraiser * Throughout El Dorado Hills and vicinity, tour the natural beauty of private gardens and unique specialty gardens, and enjoy refreshments, craftswares by local artists, and ALSF's signature raffle. Sponsored by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills on Saturday, 10-5pm, and on Sunday, 11-4pm. Tickets: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10 at www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills. More info: Sue Nelson, 916-317-7862.

May 5

2019 Kennedy-Roosevelt Dinner * Hosted by the El Dorado County Democratic Party at the Cameron Park Community Center, 3-7pm. More info at www.edcdems.org or email info@edcdems.org. Also, Twitter: @EDC_Democrats

May 4 & 5 — Saturday and Sunday

Spring Art Show * This is the 2nd Annual Spring Art Show presented by Honerlah Fine Art Studio. From 10-5pm, peruse the artworks of Randy Honerlah, Lisa Aikenhead, Annette Schachner, Bob Caulk, Katie Caulk, Jack Nissen, Branda Corey and Lisa Bone. See items hand-crafted in wood, metal and clay — wood bowls, jewelry, pottery — and fine art paintings fashioned by oil, pastels, acrylic and watercolors. The Honerlah Fine Art Studio is located in Greenstone Country, Placerville. Get the address and gate code: 530-903-1961 or randy@honerlahfineart.com.

May 5

Spring Art Show * This is the 2nd Annual Spring Art Show presented by Honerlah Fine Art Studio. From 10-5pm, peruse the artworks of Randy Honerlah, Lisa Aikenhead, Annette Schachner, Bob Caulk, Katie Caulk, Jack Nissen, Branda Corey and Lisa Bone. See items hand-crafted in wood, metal and clay — wood bowls, jewelry, pottery — and fine art paintings fashioned by oil, pastels, acrylic and watercolors. The Honerlah Fine Art Studio is located in Greenstone Country, Placerville. Get the address and gate code: 530-903-1961 or randy@honerlahfineart.com.

May 11

Hike El Dorado Ranch * Hike ARC's newly-acquired El Dorado Ranch, 9–1pm. 1000+ acres of rolling hills, abundant wildlife, and the Miller homestead. Dillon Brook, ARC's stewardship manager, leads this 5-7 mile moderate to strenuous hike of constant elevation change and views of the river (if time allows). High-clearance vehicles and drivers needed for carpool from El Dorado. Ages 10+ welcome. Rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (El Dorado area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 11

Live Music * A Taste on Main Street * EDHS Music Department's annual fundraiser is 1-4pm by the Bell Tower on Main Street with delicious selections of food and wine from local restaurants. The school's award-winning musicians will perform alongside local bluegrass band Red Dirt Ruckus. Silent auction, raffle and delightful tidbits for sale. Admission for food $25; for alcohol $15; for both $40. Pre-buy because on the day of the event, the price increases by $5 each. Tickets: www.edhsCougarMusic.com, directly from an El Dorado High School band member, or at either Bean Barn location in Placerville. More info: www.edhsCougarMusic.com

May 11

Boots and Bling * Join All About Equine Rescue Inc. this year to celebrate 10 years of successful horse rescue. Enjoy BBQ dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Music and Dancing. Boots & Bling funds a large portion of AAE's annual budget that ensures the saving of and serving of horses and humans throughout the year. Contact lindsay@allaboutequine.org if you are interested in event sponsorships or table sponsorships. Contact dani@allaboutequine.org if you'd like to make a Live or Silent Auction donation. Donations must be in by 4/21/19. Also, volunteers are needed to help with event set-up, clean-up, dinner prep or service, auction support, or anywhere needed. Contact wendy@allaboutequine.org. Boots and Bling opens the doors at 3pm at the Western States Horse Expo: Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Dr, Rancho Murieta. Tickets: $35. Or $45 after March 31. More info: wendy@allaboutequine.org

May 11

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

May 11

Concert * Tapestry of Love * Cantare Chorale brings its spring concert "Tapestry of Love" to the foothills and invites the community to come. The concert celebrates humankind's most powerful emotion: love. The concert features three significant works in three languages. A variety of accompaniments, including string quartet and oboe, add depth to Cantaré's rich choral sound. Unique to this concert are artists who will be creating works of art live as the concert is being performed. The completed works of art will be sold at the Evening of Music & Art Auction, a benefit to fund Cantare's new Aspiring Musicians Scholarship. Concert is 7pm at the Harris Center in Folsom. Tickets go on sale soon. More info: 530-957-4600 or admin@cantarechorale.com

May 11

Live Music * by Late for Dinner * The band is on stage at the El Dorado Brewing Company in Diamond Springs for Saturday dancing and a potluck. Bring a spring dish to share and your dancin' shoes. Enjoy Reggae and Blues. More info: www.latefordinner.net.

May 11 and 12

EDH Art, Beer & Wine Festival * This is the 16th annual event and will be held from 11-5pm at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, featuring over 80 artists displaying their fine-art along the thoroughfare. 25+ of the region's wineries and craft breweries will be pouring paid tastings Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and tasting kits can be purchased on the following website. Presented by and benefiting the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce. For more info or to purchase tasting kits, visit eldoradohillsartfestival.org/

May 13

Cycling Race * The Amgen Cycling Race wends through Downtown Placerville.

May 14

Woodcrafters Meeting * The Gold Country Woodcrafters monthly meeting is at 7pm at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. Open to all levels of woodworkers, hobbyists, and professionals. Next meeting: June 11. Call or email John Brideson for more info: 916-933-0488, jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net.

May 15

Business Summit * Program title: "Technology Disruption is Coming for You. Are You Ready?" by keynote speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of award-winning book "Anarchy, Inc." He is a leading authority on technology trends including artificial intelligence, block-chain, and disruptive innovation. Summit is 8-Noon at the Bayside Church in Roseville. Registration is $25 and includes six other speakers and breakfast. Register at gofuturefocus.com

May 16

Hiring Event * Looking for a career and not just a job? The El Dorado County Employment Resource Center is hosting a hiring event in Shingle Springs. Free and open to the public, 2-4pm at El Dorado County Child Support Services, 3883 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs. Representatives from Mountain F. Enterprises, Inc. (MFE) will talk about their organization and job openings. Bring your resume and be prepared for an interview. Business casual attire is appropriate. Reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/2UVHedB Positions available are union and non-union; wages are based on qualifications and experience. MFE provides health benefits, overtime pay, on-the-job training, company personal protection equipment and career advancement. MFE explains that its primary business has been serving utility companies since 2000 with highly skilled professionals, top of the line equipment, and a work ethic unprecedented in the Utility ROW Clearing and Maintenance contracting industry. The hiring event is a community service through the Employment Resource Center. The ERE assists El Dorado County residents with job searches, job skills training and workshops, resume development, work experience and more. The Center is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Employment Services. For information about these and other free job assistance services in El Dorado County, 530- 642-4850 in Placerville, or 530-573-4330 in South Lake Tahoe, or visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices.

May 16

Yoga in the Park * Free Yoga at the Nature Center, 5:30pm-sunset. This is a beginner level class, inspired by nature, designed to heal and restore. Explore the connection to ourselves and the natural world through simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga movements. Julie McKechnie is a CA Naturalist and lifelong hiker who has been studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for 15 years. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 10+ w/adult welcome. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 17

Open House Fundraiser * Santa's Open House Fundraiser arrives early as a Spring Boutique. Today only, the Boutique offers jewelry, clothes, tools and more from 10-7pm in the Elks Lodge, 821 Quest Ct, (off Durock Road and Product Drive) in Shingle Springs. Funds raised go toward the El Dorado County Foster Children's Scholarship Fund and Holiday Party. Donations are needed for gently used jewelry, tools, clothes, etc. Call 916-804-3013 for more information.

May 17

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Rocklin at the Cante Ao Vinho at 7-9 tonight and agazine on June 7, same time, same place. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

May 17

Cronan Moonlight Hike * Spend the evening on a moonlit hike at Cronan Ranch, 8pm. Come enjoy a 3-5 mile hike through rolling green hills atop the Long Valley or Western Ridge trails. Julie Andert leads the moderate-level hike, with some challenging elevation changes. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Well-behaved dogs on leash welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 18

Tour Wakamatsu * Tour the site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869 and learn its history, 10am-Noon. This 272-acre property features Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850's farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. The site is riich in cultural and natural resources. Visit the native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Wakamatsu Farm is open to the public only for scheduled events and tours, such as this public tour. Led by trained docents, the 1.5-mile hike is mainly outdoors, on dirt trails, over generally flat terrain, including stairs, and is not recommended for mobility-challenged visitors. Mature children 10+ are welcome. The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is on the National Register of Historic Places and California Registered Historical Landmark #815. Check ARC's event calendar for updates. Contact julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224 to RSVP or to schedule a private tour held year-round. Cost: $10/Adults, $5/10-17 years old. Proceeds benefit Wakamatsu Farm. More at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

May 19

Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K * On Sunday, 7am-Noon, Marshall Medical Center presents the Gold Country Half Marathon +5K in El Dorado Hills Town Center. The event starts and finishes in Town Center and also features the Marshall Health Expo with information, screening and assessments. The running portion is showcased and managed by the Sacramento Running Association's world-class race operations team. It will feature "the flattest and fastest course in the foothills," with beautiful scenery, participant services, and an exciting finisher's party in El Dorado Hills Town Center featuring beer, wine, food, music and fun for the whole family. More info: runGoldCountry.org

May 19 (MOVED to June 2)

Plant Sale * PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 2) The El Dorado Hills Garden Club is holding its Annual Plant Sale with a drawing for fun-filled baskets. No charge, 8-1pm at El Dorado Hills Town Center. More info, 916-358-5759, leroycarol@sbcglobal.net

May 19

Car Show * Hangtown Car Show, 9-3pm in Downtown Placerville. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

May 19

Hikes * Cronan Ranch * Hike a challenging loop at the Cronan Ranch Trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley, 8:30-11am. Come enjoy a variety of terrain, great river views, and the rolling prairie on these moderate-challenging 5-7-mile hikes with some elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 19

Concert * Tapestry of Love * Cantare Chorale brings its spring concert "Tapestry of Love" to the foothills and invites the community to come. The concert celebrates humankind's most powerful emotion: love. The concert features three significant works in three languages. A variety of accompaniments, including string quartet and oboe, add depth to Cantaré's rich choral sound. Unique to this concert are artists who will be creating works of art live as the concert is being performed. The completed works of art will be sold at the Evening of Music & Art Auction, a benefit to fund Cantare's new Aspiring Musicians Scholarship. Concert is 4pm at Placerville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Tickets go on sale soon. More info: 530-957-4600 or admin@cantarechorale.com

May 19

Guitar Concert * The community is invited to a Classical Guitar Concert with Phillip Reddin and six soloists at the Smith Flat House. Shows will be held at 2pm and 4:30pm. For tickets: philreddin.brownpapertickets.com.

May 19 - October 27

Farmers Market * El Dorado Hills * Find fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, as well as homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other culninary favorites every Sunday, 8-1pm, on Town Center Boulevard in El Dorado Hills. This Farmers Market offers produce and commodities through Oct. 27. More info: edhtowncenter.com

May 20

7th annual Golf for Kids Sake * Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is having its 7th annual at the beautiful Serrano Golf Club. This event has sold out the last two years so be sure to register early! The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to build and support one-to-one relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. For more information, contact the office at 530-626-1222 or visit www.bbbs-edc.org.

May 21

Art Exhibit Entry Deadline * National Mother Lode Show * Artists are invited to enter the 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association to be held at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.
Exceptional artwork, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, scratch board, pastel, pen & ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media and 3-D will be on display. Juror/Judge of awards: Folsom Lake College art professor Margaret Welty. Anticipated awards valued at $3,000. Deadline to enter: May 21. For entry guidelines: www.placervillearts.com/paa-mother-lode-show

May 21

Understanding DNA Test Results & More * You finally did that DNA test you got for your birthday. Now, what do you do with the results? The May meeting of the Roots and Gold Dust Genealogical Society has some answers from certified genealogist James M. Baker, Ph.D, a specialist in DNA research. He offers a non-technical intro to working with DNA test results and how to make the best use of each company's specialized features. The meeting starts at 1pm in the Primary Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3275 Cedar Ravine Rd., Placerville. More info: Alice Morrow: 530-677-9464, morrbrowz@comcast.net.

May 25

Plant Trail Walk * Join ARC's Stewardship and Outreach coordinator and naturalist Taylor Faye Benedict for a botany-minded breezy hike, 10-2:30pm. Gently stroll through the El Dorado ranch and explore and enjoy the vast array of botanical biodiversity. Naturalist guided, question-and-answer sessions encouraged. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (El Dorado). Suggested Donation: $5-$10. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 29

Fashion Show * Cherry Blossom Time * In celebration of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm 150th Anniversary, the Placerville Shakespeare Club has titled its annual Spring Fashion Show "Cherry Blossom Time." The latest spring and summer fashions will be featured from Chico's, Khakis, My Martha Design Boutique, Off Broadway, and Sole Desire. An exciting Silent Auction will be held as well as delightful door prizes presented. The event will be at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville, starting with a Social Hour at 11am, followed by the luncheon at Noon. A popular show and luncheon, the event is always a sell out so purchase your $30 tickets early from Betty at 530-409-8188 or Liz 530-622-0887. Reserved tables for 8 are available for $240. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 31

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be performing at several venues in the next months. Tonight from 6-9pm, the group will entertain at Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 2019

June 1

Community Pancake Breakfast * The Shingle Springs Community Center quarterly Breakfast will be serving up pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, and juice from 8-11am at the local community center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. Have a relaxing morning, enjoy a tasty meal and meet some of your neighbors. Donations are welcome with proceeds to go toward improvements to the center.

June 1

Festival of Music & Art * showcasing the talent of local musicians, artists and performers, 2-4pm at the Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville. Free admission. More info: Placerville Christian Science Church, 530-622-3290.

June 1

Health & Safety Fair * 2nd Annual South County Health and Safety Fair. Learn CPR, get free health checks, attend fire evacuation and home protection clinics, see Sheriff's bomb squad demos. Prizes and raffles. 10am to 2pm at Middle Creek School, 6860 Mt. Aukum Road (E-16), Somerset. Free. For questions: marynelsontran@yahoo.com

June 1

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band are returning to the Placerville Public House for an exciting performance from 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 2 (date moved from May 19)

Plant Sale * The El Dorado Hills Garden Club is holding its Annual Plant Sale with a drawing for fun-filled baskets. No charge, 8-1pm at El Dorado Hills Town Center. More info, 916-358-5759, leroycarol@sbcglobal.net

June 2

Concert * Tapestry of Love * Cantare Chorale brings its spring concert "Tapestry of Love" to the foothills and invites the community to come. The concert celebrates humankind's most powerful emotion: love. The concert features three significant works in three languages. A variety of accompaniments, including string quartet and oboe, add depth to Cantaré's rich choral sound. Unique to this concert is artists who will be creating works of art live as the concert is being performed. The completed works of art will be sold at the Evening of Music & Art Auction, a benefit to fund Cantare's new Aspiring Musicians Scholarship. Concert is 4pm at the Harris Center in Folsom. Tickets go on sale soon. More info: 530-957-4600, 530-677–6964, or admin@cantarechorale.com

June 6

Obedience/Conformation Classes * The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville offers a 4-week session: Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning, Beginner 2/Intermediate and Conformation. Pre-registration required. Cost: $75-$90 depending on class. Conformation $5 drop-in fee. Location: Shingle Springs Community Center, 7pm. Contact Cathy Keeler 530-622-6909 (6:30pm-9pm). More info: www.hangtownkc.org

June 6,7,8,9

WakamatsuFest150 * American River Conservancy, based in Coloma, CA, is planning a huge festival. Titled WakamatsuFest150, the event will celebrate 150 years of Japanese American heritage, arts, and cuisine. The 4-day festival will feature food, art, music, performances, demonstrations, discussions, and merchandise unique to Japanese American culture. Guides will tell stories about the first Japanese colonists who established their tea and silk farm on Placerville property. Locals, farmers, historians, and naturalist will share knowledge and experience honoring the past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County. Each day, festival-goers will be treated to the world premiere live play of the Wakamatsu Colony story. WakamatsuFest150 will showcase music and theatrical artists, special guests and dignitaries, and the history of Japanese American contributions over the past one-and-one-half centuries, 10-4pm. More info and tickets: ARConservancy.org/wakafest150 or 530-621-1224.

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June 7

Highway 50 Wagon Train * The Highway 50 Association and the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center are hosting the 70th annual Highway 50 Wagon Train Family Fun Day. The event commemorates the Great Western Migration, recreating the pioneers' journey. Participants of all ages will make their way from Stateline, NV, to Placerville, CA. Around noon, the Wagon Train stops in Pollock Pines at CVS on Pony Express Trail. See a ‘hold-up’ by marauding bandits and watch the Hangtown Marshals recover the ‘gold.’ Next stop: the Community Center about 1pm: Wagon rides, gold panning, mountain men demos, a poker tournament, crafters and vintage vendors. Chuck wagon serves up BBQ steak, ribs and more. Beer and wine garden. Music by three bands throughout the day and into the night, plus dancing. For kids: watermelon and pie eating contests, face painting, magicians, balloons, pony rides, ice cream, sno-cones. Admission is free. 12 noon to 10pm, Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr, Pollock Pines, CA. More information: Joyce Harris, 530-417-18211 sassywap@comcast.net.

June 7

Dance Night * Shingle Springs * Held on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Come to 4440 South Shingle Road at 7pm with a partner or by yourself for music and dancing. Light refreshments served or bring your own. Music by DJ Jamie Faw, $5 gets you in the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

June 7

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Rocklin at the Cante Ao Vinho at 7-9 tonight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 8

Hangtown Days * A step back in time featuring the annual arrival of the Wagon Train, a street dance and more, 1-8pm in Downtown Placerville. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

June 8

Mustangs, Music & Merlot * This fundraiser features Country Music legend Lacy J. Dalton appearing live in concert at Windwalker Vineyard, 7360 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play, CA. Doors open at 3 pm. Live Concert starts at 5:30pm. Event includes Live Concert, dinner, silent auction. Wine tastings as well as wine and beer purchasing available. Fundraiser proceeds benefit the rescued horses and healing programs of The Medicine Horse Project, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Tickets or more info: www.medicinehorseproject.org, or 916-896-9992.

June 8

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

June 9

Evening of Music & Art Auction * Cantare Chorale sponsors this benefit event to fund their Aspiring Musicians Scholarship. The original art works created during their Tapestry of Love concerts will be sold during the event's silent auction. This event is open to all concert attendees and interested community members. No tickets necessary. The event will be held at Milestone Restaurant in Old Town, El Dorado Hills, 4-7pm. Those wishing to dine are encouraged to make reservations at 916-934-0790.

June 10 - June 20

Pony Express Re-Ride * Galloping from St. Joseph, MO, the riders will be coming through the foothills of El Dorado County the morning of Thursday, June 20. Total territory covered by riders from St. Jo to Sacramento is 1,966 miles. Down the hill, a stop will be made on Thursday at the Folsom Museum at 11:30am, with the final stop in Old Sacramento, 4:30pm.The Pony Express operated less than 7 months in 1861. To catch a glimpse of the re-riders, search online for Pony Express Re-ride schedule.

June 11

Golf Tournament * Apple Resort * Join the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting New Beginnings Gold Country and offering a dfull day of golfing followed by a silent auction, raffle and luncheon at Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino, CA. Come dressed in your best Hawaiian Luau attire and celebrate the Aloha Spirit! Registration is 8am. Shotgun start at 9am. Sponsorships available. Register by June 1. Questions: Contact Tournament Administrator, Linda Foss at lfoss@newbeginningsgoldcountry.org

June 11

Woodcrafters Meeting * The Gold Country Woodcrafters monthly meeting is at 7pm at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. Open to all levels of woodworkers, hobbyists, and professionalss. Call or email John Brideson for more info: 916-933-0488, jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net.

June 12

Trucks and Tunes * An evening in the park with live music featuring music by Buzztones, kids' activities, vendors, and delicious food from Food Trucks of the Foothills. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy this fun family event from 5-8:30pm at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park. Vendors wanted! More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

June 13-16

El Dorado County Fair * Don't miss the 2019 fair for your favorite fair foods, 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 http://eldoradocountyfair.org/fair.html

June 13 to September 12

Live on the Boulevard * The ever-popular Thursday night concert series promises a line-up that will "get you out of your seat and dance." Entertainment for the entire family, 7-9pm. Concerts are festival-style seating so bring your chairs. Concert set-up starts at 5:30pm. More info: www.edhtowncenter.com.

June 14

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing tonight at the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville at three performances: 7pm, 8:15pm and 9:30pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 15

Rotary Wine & Live Music * One of the hallmark social events in the area, showcasing the fine wineries, breweries and numerous local restaurants of El Dorado, Amador and San Joaquin counties. Place: El Dorado Hills Town Center at the Steven Young Amphitheater and Sandra's Rose Garden, 6-9pm. Live music and an array of items in the silent auction. More info: wineattowncenter.com.

June 18

Crowning of Queen & King * 4th annual Crowning Event by the local Chamber of Commerce, celecbrating El Dorado County's youth in overcoming significant challenges and achieving personal success. Public invited for dinner, music and wine tasting, 6-8pm at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Lane. Nominees live in El Dorado County, and are between the ages of 15 and 25 who have achieved personal success while overcoming significant challenge(s). Sponsored by the Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. More info: Chamber 530-677-8000, membership@sscpchamber.org. Tickets: bit.ly/crowning2019.

June 22

Brew Event * Annual Belltower Brewfest in Downtown Historic Placerville, 5-9pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

June 23

Make Walnut Liqueur * Produce healthy foods from locally sourced products. Learn the secrets of making Nocino Walnut Liqueur, a delicious heart-healthy and fun holiday spirit based on ingredients from the Wakamatsu Farm. In this workshop, green walnuts are picked from the Graner Orchard, traditional spices are prepared, and just the right blend of spirits is created. You will blend your own quart of Nocino Liqueur to take home to age for the December Holidays. Workshop led by Board Member Cathy Ciofalo, who learned to cook in the kitchens of her Sicilian Great Aunts: Mary, Mary Grace, and Mary Catherine. Cost includes Nocino tasting and a quart of liqueur to bring home. Must be 21 to participate. Cost: $45/members, $50/non-members. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 28

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Roseville at the Bar 101 from 9:30 to midnight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 29

Summer Spectacular * 20th Anniversary Fourth of July celebration on June 29. Gates open at 2pm at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park. Don't miss Cameron Park CSD's largest event of the year with swimming at the lagoon, refreshments, food and craft vendors, a kids' carnival, exhibitors, and, from 2:25-4:45pm, is live music by The Fabulous Liars Band. End the evening with the amazing fireworks show, even a low-level display. *Please no ice chests larger than a 6-can cooler, no alcohol or fireworks. **Entrance is $4 when purchased in advance (ages 5 and up); kids 4 and under attend free. Pre-sale wristbands are available at Cameron Park Bel-Air, Cameron Park Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce, Joe's Coffee, Sam's Town Cyclery, and the Cameron Park CSD office. Wristbands are $6 day of event. Advance kids' carnival wristbands available at the Cameron Park CSD office for $25 dollars, or $30 day of. More info: 530-677-2231 or www.cameronpark.org.

June 30

Sunday in Apple Hill * 22nd Annual event featuring an afternoon in Crystal Springs Gardens, 4-8pm. Enjoy this elegant garden party w/ fine hors d'oeuvres, and cuisine catered by John Sanders of Old Town Grill, wine tasting by these local wineries Lava Cap, Madrona, Nello Olivo, Sierra Vista, Via Romano, Wofford Acres, and beer tasting by Anchor Brewing Company. Raffle w/ prizes; grand prize is 7 days in San Juan Islands donated by Katy and Don Peek. Fundraiser for New Morning Youth & Family Services. Tickets and more info: SIAH.eventbrite.com, laurie@newmorningyfs.org

July 2019

July to September 12

Live on the Boulevard * The ever-popular Thursday night concert series continues with bands that will "get you out of your seat and dancing." Entertainment for the entire family, 7-9pm. Concerts are festival-style seating so bring your chairs. Concert set-up starts at 5:30pm. More info: www.edhtowncenter.com.

July 4

4th of July * Family Blast at the Fairgrounds * The gates open at 4pm, the Fireworks start once it's dark (coordinated with Placerville Speedway Races). FREE kid's activities include Hay Mazes plus contests and games. Live Music from 6-10pm. Food and Beverage are available for purchase or bring your own propane BBQ. (No outside alcohol allowed). More info: http://eldoradocountyfair.org/blast.html

July 5

Dance Night * Held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Come to 4440 South Shingle Rd at 7pm.Bring a partner or come solo. Light refreshments served or bring your own. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. $5 gets you in the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

July 6

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in El Dorado Hills at the Purple Place from 9pm to midnight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

July 11

Obedience/Conformation Classes * The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville offers a 6-week session: Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning, Leash Manners, Novice Tricks and Conformation. Pre-registration required. Cost: $75-$90 depending on class. Conformation $5 drop-in fee. Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 7pm. Contact Cathy Keeler 530-622-6909 (6:30pm-9pm). More info: www.hangtownkc.org

July 13

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be performing their popular Classic Rock at the American Legion Hall from noon-3pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

July 13

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

July 13

Farm to Fork Event * in Apple Hill * Delfino Farms in Camino is hosting this event sponsored by the Apple Hill Grower's Association, from 6-10pm. The evening features a 5-course dinner with appetizers, dessert, fresh fruit stand, wine, and hard cider. Highlights include musical entertainment, scenic beauty, a raffle and more. Cost per person is $125. More info and reservations: 530-644-7692, info@applehill.com.

July 13

Hiking Tour * A Foster Meadow hike to be led by four volunteers from ARC and the Cosumnes Coalition: Barbara Houghton, Rob Kilbourne, Cinda Christensen, and Paul Petrocchi. It will meander -- 9am-3pm -- through a beautiful headwaters meadow of the Middle Fork Cosumnes River w/ frequent stops to discuss meadow restoration, wildflowers, etc. Lunch is adjacent to a waterfall. A 2-mile, high-elevation hike w/ some steep areas and slippery/rocky terrain on an undefined trail. Contact ARC to sign up and for carpool meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested donation: $5/members or $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 13 - 14

Overnight Backback * From Saturday at 8am to Sunday 5pm, volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area Picayune Valley starting at Talbot Creek. The hike is along the Middle Fork of the American River, passes through old growth forest, crosses the Middle Fork's headwaters, emerges into the Picayune Valley. Highlights: waterfalls, Indian petroglyphs, alpine meadows, wildflowers. Intermediate hike, 12 miles round trip. After setting up camp, hike continues to the saddle w/ views of the Granite Chief. Bring your backpack with supplies and food. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Forest Hill area). Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 14 & August 25

Easy Tai Chi * Let the open space of Wakamatsu enhance your overall wellness via movement exercises, 10-11am. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies educator and author. She offers Tai Chi – Qigong classes to select community groups. Ages 8+ welcome with adult. No prior experience is required. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Placerville/Gold Hill area. Rain may change location). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 16 - August 4

Art Exhibition * National Mother Lode * The public is invited to the 53rd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association andto be heldthis year at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608. Exceptional artwork, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, scratch board, pastel, pen & ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media and 3-D will be on display. Juror/Judge of awards: Folsom Lake College art professor Margaret Welty. Anticipated awards valued at $3,000. Deadline to enter: May 21. For entry guidelines: www.placervillearts.com/paa-mother-lode-show

July 19

Bunco and Dinner * A fun evening of good food and games to benefit the Shingle Springs Community Center. Dinner features summer salads and ice cream dessert bar. Game and door prizes will be awarded. Variety of raffle prizes available. Dinner is at 5:30pm, Bunco starts at 6:30. Cost is $20. Call Maria Brugger for tickets 530-306-4614.

July 20

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Grass Valley at the 1849 Brewing Co. from 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

July 28

Beginning Birding * Interested in birding but unsure where to start? Naturalist and wildlife photographer Hayley Crews leads this class, 7:45-10am, and introduces the hobby of birding. Basic terms and identifying tactics will be briefly discussed; then the group will walk thru oak grasslands, taking a pond loop to try spotting common species. A photographic hand-out will be provided showing bird species likely to be seen. Responsible teens+ welcome. Rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 31 - August 3

Annual Rummage Sale * Clothing, housewares, toys, books, and more! Hours: Wednesday-Friday 7/31 to 8/2, 9am - 6pm; and Saturday 8/3, 9am - 2pm. On Saturday only, fill a brown paper grocery bag for only $2. Place: St. Patrick Catholic Church Hall, 3109 Sacramento St, Placerville. More info: 530-622-0373.

August 2019

August to September 12

Live on the Boulevard * The ever-popular Thursday night concert series continues with bands that will "get you out of your seat and dancing." Entertainment for the entire family, 7-9pm. Concerts are festival-style seating so bring your chairs. Concert set-up starts at 5:30pm. More info: www.edhtowncenter.com.

August 1 - August 3

Annual Rummage Sale * Continues with clothing, housewares, toys, books, and more! Hours: Thursday-Friday 8/1 to 8/2, 9am - 6pm; and Saturday 8/3, 9am - 2pm. On Saturday only, fill a brown paper grocery bag for only $2. Place: St. Patrick Catholic Church Hall, 3109 Sacramento St, Placerville. More info: 530-622-0373.

August 10

Wine in the Vines * Join the 8th annual Friends of Seniors fundraising event, 5-7:30pm at Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville. Wine tasting plus two glasses, hearty appetizers by Diane Wilkerson Catering, live music by Cheryl Kent and Hickory Wind. Drawings for fabulous gift baskets. Plus, silent auction, door prize, and lots of fun people. Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds go to the Annual Seniors Grant program. For tickets and information, visit www.friendsofEDCseniors.org or call 530-334-6090.

August 7

Trucks and Tunes * An evening in the park with live music, kids' activities, vendors, and delicious food from Food Trucks of the Foothills. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy this fun family event from 5-8:30pm at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr., Cameron Park. Vendors wanted! More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

August 10

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

August 10

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Placerville at the Outbreak Brewing Co. from 6-9pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

August 17

Pooch Plunge & Laps at the Lake * LAPS AT CAMERON PARK LAKE: 9am check-in, 9:30am event start. Cost $5. Enjoy this run/walk with your on-leash dog around the lake (approx. 1.1 miles). Ribbons awarded to all participants. Afterwards, let your pooch cool off at the dog-only swim event. POOCH PLUNGE: 10am-2pm. Cost $10 for 1st dog, $7 for each additional dog. All dogs big or small can enjoy off-leash running, jumping and swimming in the Cameron Park Lake Lagoon during this dog-only swimming day. Food and vendors on site. **All dogs must provide proof of vaccinations. Sign up for both the walk and plunge in advance for $13 for 1st dog and $10 each for next dogs. Both events at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 or www.cameronpark.org.

August 17

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Grass Valley at the 1849 Brewing Co. from 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

August 17 & 18

Overnight Backpacking Trip * ARC volunteer Tom Dodson leads an exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Grayhorse Valley Trailhead, Grayhorse Valley Trail (15E11). Hike up to the end of the Grayhorse Valley to the crest. See the Granite Chief Wilderness. Camping at Whisky Creek. On Sunday's hike is along Five Lakes Creek Trail, then Shanks Cove Trails w/ beautiful waterfalls and pools. Bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty is intermediate;1000 ft. elevation gains at start and end of hike; 14 miles RT. Age minimum: 14 years-old with backpacking experience. Not a beginner's hike. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location TBD. Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 25

Antique Street Faire * Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 8-3pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

August 25

Easy Tai Chi * Let the open space of Wakamatsu enhance your overall wellness via movement exercises, 10-11am. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies educator and author. She offers Tai Chi – Qigong classes to select community groups. Ages 8+ welcome with adult. No prior experience is required. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Placerville/Gold Hill area. Rain may change location). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 25

Poetry Walk & Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's first Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown lead an exploration from 10 to Noon of the Wakamatsu farmhouse, barn, and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced. Any who wish may share their poems w/ the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 17

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Grass Valley at the 1849 Brewing Co. from 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

September 2019

September 5 & 12

Live on the Boulevard * The ever-popular Thursday night concert series continues with bands that will "get you out of your seat and dancing." Entertainment for the entire family, 7-9pm. Concerts are festival-style seating so bring your chairs. Concert set-up starts at 5:30pm. More info: www.edhtowncenter.com.

September 7

Labor Day at the Pool * Come spend the Labor Day Holiday at the Community Center from 1-5pm at the Cameron Park Community Pool, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. (Season passes not valid for this event). $Dollar$ day at the pool: $1 entry, $1 food, games, prizes and more. Vendor spaces available. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

September 5

Obedience/Conformation Classes * The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville offers a 6-week session: Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning, Leash Manners, Novice Tricks and Conformation. Pre-registration required. Cost: $75-$90 depending on class. Conformation $5 drop-in fee. Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 7pm. Contact Cathy Keeler 530-622-6909 (6:30pm-9pm). More info: www.hangtownkc.org

September 7

Community Pancake Breakfast * This quarterly breakfast is served from 8-11am. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice. Check out your local community center located at 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. Have a relaxing morning, meet some of your neighbors. Donations welcome and proceeds go toward improvements to the center. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

September 7

Winederlust: A Renegade Wine Festival * featuring Island of Black & White in Downtown Historic Placerville, 4-9pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

September 12

Live on the Boulevard * The ever-popular Thursday night concert series continues with bands that will "get you out of your seat and dancing." Entertainment for the entire family, 7-9pm. Concerts are festival-style seating so bring your chairs. Concert set-up starts at 5:30pm. More info: www.edhtowncenter.com.

September 14

Cameron Park Community Yard Sale * It's the perfect time to clean out your garage, attic or closets and make extra money before the holidays. Reserve your space now or stop by to look through items that can become your valued treasures. The Yard Sale is from 8am – Noon in the parking lot at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. Admission is free. Spaces available to sell your stuff. RAIN OR SHINE the Yard Sale will be held in the parking lot, so come prepared. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

September 14

Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show * 30 chili cooks compete to earn your vote for best chili. Explore over 100 beautiful classic cars while enjoying live music, drawings for prizes, one-of-a-kind artwork by the Something MORE Artists, drinks, hotdogs and face painting. Car show begins at 10am, and the chili is ready at Noon at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. Proceeds for the 19th annual fundraiser will benefit adults with developmental disabilities served by MORE. Car Show entry is FREE. Chili Tasting is $10/Adult, $5/Children. For chili competition or car show entry forms, visit: www.morerehab.org, or call 530-622-4848, or email: ViersK@MoreRehab.org

September 14

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

September 21

Music Festival & Car Show * Join some good summer fun and a day of Live Professional Music, Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Vendor booths, Food Trucks, Raffles, a Bounce House and Water slide for Kids, 11-3pm at Park Community Church in Shingle Springs. To show a classic or custom vehicle, the registration fee is $15 before Sept. 10, or $20 at the gate. A cash donation of at least $20 is the cost for vendor space. This is a family affair… please, no alcohol. The church is just off Hwy 50 and Ponderosa Road at 3901 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs. Free admission and parking. More info: Sara at 530-652-4171. Download a show flyer, vehicle or vendor registration form at CarsandMusic.com

September 21, 22, 28, 29

Artists Studio Tour * Featuring El Dorado County artists displaying their art in their own studios or in studio space they share with other artists. A free tour map is available online as well as at any tour location and local merchants in Placerville. The self-guided tour, sponsored by the Placerville Artists Association, offers a wide variety of artwork for attendees. For more tour information: 415-793-2134 and www.paastudiotour.com

September 28

BIG Autumn Auction * Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County is having its 17th Big Autumn Auction, their premier event of the season. More info at 530-626-1222 or visit www.bbbs-edc.org.

October 2019

October 5

Big Autumn Auction * Don't miss the 17th annual Big Autumn Auction. This is a premier event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. More info at 530-626-1222 and www.bbbs-edc.org.

October 11-13

Lake Tahoe Marathon * 24th year and still running. 3-days of running Fun that includes these events: 5K, 10K, 16.4M, 72M-Ultra, 4-person Marathon Relay, Optimist Kids Free Pumpkin Races, Carnelian Bay Half + Nevada Half + Emerald Bay Half = Tahoe Trifecta, Cal Neva Marathon + Lakeside Marathon + Lake Tahoe Marathon = Tahoe Triple, plus Cal Neva-Lake Tahoe Double Marathon. More infor: www.laketahoemarathon.com/

October 19

Oktoberfest * Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 3-9pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

October 31

Trick or Treat in Placerville * Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 4-6pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

November 2019

November 9

Crab & Chowder Gala * Dinner features Dungeness Crab, clam chowder, bread, salad, and pasta. Dance the night away to live music. Doors open at 6pm; dinner at 7pm at the Mark D. Forni Building, El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, in Placerville. Fundraiser benefits the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501c3 nonprofit. More Info: 530-621-5860 and http://eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

November 29

Holiday Event * Festival of Lights & Holiday Tree Lighting *Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 5:30pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

December 2019

December 1

Holiday Event * Hangtown Christmas Parade * Annual celebration wending through Downtown Historic Placerville, 1-3pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

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JANUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

February 22

Battle of the Badges * Join first responders in El Dorado County as they whip up fantastic chili provided by the Fire Department, CHP, Placerville Police, the Sheriff's Department who will battle for the popular vote for best meal. Enjoy live music, vendors' wares/info, beer and wine, face painting and more. To be a sponsor, become a vendor or get tasting tickets, contact Laurie at laurie@newmorningyfs.org

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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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