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*** 2020 ***

 

MARCH 2020

ATTENTION: Due to the CORONAVIRUS and its IMPLICATIONS: Many if not all events listed in the printed SPRING edition of Around Here Magazine and listed below for MARCH, APRIL and some into MAY are CANCELLED or POSTPONED. Please call or email the contact information in the listing to find the status of a particular event. Thank you, AROUND HERE MAGAZINE.

ATTENTION: Please go to this link (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) to find How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

March 3 - April 5

Art Exhibit * Modern Abstracts Exhibits * celebrating the best and brightest in Modern Abstracts at the Kennedy Gallery in downtown Sacramento and features the works of more than 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, Mar. 14, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

March 3

PRIMARY ELECTION * Plan to research the choices to make an informed vote. This is the California Presidential Primary Election. For elections and voting information: 530-621-7480, elections@edcgov.us and https://www.edcgov.us/Government/Elections/Pages/elections_main_info.aspx

March 6

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

March 7

Community Breakfast * Come for eggs, sausage, pancakes and more at the Shingle Springs Community Center from 8-11am. Breakfast is free but donations are welcome. Event located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info, 530-306-4614.

March 7

Cell Phone Artistry * Betty Sederquist, local photographer and teacher, guides you through a short, fun workshop on the basics of phone photography, 1-5pm. She'll offer a peek at some of the many photo apps available. Although iPhones are preferred, most newer phones will work. You'll receive a list of apps to download the week of the class. 14-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Fees (to be paid in advance). More info: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

March 10

El Dorado Hills Garden Club Meeting * Master Gardener Robin Stanley and Retired Chief Deputy Director of CAL FIRE Mark Stanley will advise the group on Fire-wise Landscaping, Noon-3pm, El Dorado Hills Library. Visitors welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

March 14

2nd Saturday Concert * The second Saturday of each month brings music to 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. For more info on the specific evening's performance: Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

March 14

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Cameron Park at the Airport Saloon from 8pm to 11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

March 15

Exploratory Hike * Join land steward and botanist Annie Walker on this beautiful spring hike 10-4pm to a new section of the El Dorado Ranch. You are likely to see spring wildflowers, historic artifacts and, for sure, beautiful views. Some elevation changes but the hike will be leisurely and less than 5 miles. All ages. ATV strollers OK. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (El Dorado area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

March 20

Women of Influence * "Women Making History in El Dorado County" by Mary Cory. The Sierra Renaissance Society presents monthly educational programs that are open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

March 21

Business Showcase * & Film Mixer * Learn what 90 of El Dorado County best businesses have to offer. Join a relaxed and fun environment with free food and wine-beer tastings. Meet and mingle w/ film specialists; amazing show specials and giveaways offered. 4-8pm in the Forni Building at the fairgrounds in Placerville. Everyone invited to the annual EDC Business Showcase & I Love Film Mixer. More info: 530-621-5885.

March 21

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

March 21

Open Garden Day * Saturday * Tap into free water sources that are readily available on your own property: rainwater and greywater. You will learn various methods of collecting and utilizing rain, including rain gardens. Master Gardener Alice Cantelow informs how to safely and legally use greywater—the water from your clothes washer, shower and bathroom sinks. Real life examples from our area will be discussed. *This is always a very popular class; space limited to 40 people; seating can't be guaranteed. 9am - Noon at the Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Ln, Placerville.

March 21

Ikebana Demo / Workshop * Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement influenced by Buddhist philosophy. The asymmetrical forms use empty space to emphasize the natural beauty of each flower and branch. The workshop explores the use of spring flowering branches arranged in tall (Nageire) containers, 12:30-2:30pm. At the end of the workshop, each participant takes home an arrangement. Teacher is Ki Doh Yasmin Spiegel, who holds a 4th Grade teaching certificate in Sogetsu Ikebana. Fee. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

March 21

Nature Awareness II * Session 4 of 5 in the Wild Immersion series by the American River Conservancy. How well do you know the woods? In Nature Awareness I, attendees learned how to soften your senses and expand your awareness. Now it's time to sharpen your focus and learn how to create your own "sit spot," where you can observe minute changes over a longer period of time and build a personal connection to a special place in nature. You will learn: art of observation, primitive mapping and cataloging, sit spot exercise. Andrew Juntunen and Jacob Apodaca of Wild Immersion offer this 5-part series of adventures / classes that teach nature awareness, movement and primitive skills. This can be a life-changing journey towards reclaiming a sacred connection to the beauty of wild places and to your own inner wildness. Fee charged. Drop-ins welcome. More info and online registration: ARConservancy.org/events.

March 21

Family Sock Hop * Presented by the Senior Leadership Council and the Recreation Department. Bring the entire family to the Sock Hop and shake, rattle and roll to fun music. Don your poodle skirts and your leather jackets and bring the whole family to be-bop, twist, and bunny-hop the night away. Light refreshments, photo booth area and group dances round out an evening of '50s themed fun, 6:30-8:30pm! Cameron Park Community Center, Assembly Hall. Fee: $5 per person; ages 50+ are FREE. Community Center is at 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info, 530-677-2231.

March 21

Bluegrass and Brews * Featuring the Quartz Mountain Ramblers Blue Grass Band with beer tasting offered by the Hwy 50 Brewery. Presented by the Placerville Shakespeare Club at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville. Doors open 3pm. Concert from 4-6pm. Ticket price of $20 each includes beer tasting. No host wine bar and larger beers available. More info and tickets: Cherrie, 916-337-5045 and www.placerville-shakespeare.com

March 22

Poetry of the Sierra Foothills * Featured poets are JoAnn Anglin and Arturo Mantecón. An open mic follows. The event is from 1-3pm, Caffè Santoro at 493 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs. Free.

March 23

Poetry in Motion * This is called open poetry read-around. Bring your own poems to share, read from your favorite poets or just come to listen. All ages welcome. The event is from 6-7pm at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St, Placerville. Free.

March 24 (backup date March 26)

Snowshoe Hike * Depends on snow; always call for update Join Victor Romero who will lead a group of snowshoe hikes this winter. Victor is a young 80-something who loves nature, hiking, and Tai chi. Ages 16+ welcome. Well-behaved dogs OK (if driving own car). Meeting location will be off Hwy 50 @ Shingle Springs. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

March 25

Annual Bridge Party * The Placerville Shakespeare Club Annual Bridge Party will be held at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville. Doors open at 9:30am and games start at 10am. The community is invited to a day of Brilliant Bridge, Fabulous Food and Delightful Door Prizes. Men and women bridge players are welcome. $40 a pair includes a morning snack, lunch, cash prizes as well as door prizes. Partners will play together the entire day. Call Kathy, 530-622-4039, for reservations/information. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

March 28

Writing and Poetry Workshop * Led by Susan G. Wooldridge from 1-4pm at the Georgetown Library, 6680 Orleans St, Georgetown.Free.

March 28

Business Workshop 102 * How to Turn Your Idea Into Action * SCORE offers this workshop to small businesses from 10:30-Noon at the Folsom Library, 411 Stafford St. Folsom. The workshop is intended for people who have completed the 101 workshop or been referred by their mentor. It introduces the Business Model Canvas and 90-day SMART Goals as tools for you and your mentor to use in evaluating your idea and progress. SCORE is a resource partner with the SBA. Through a grant, the SBA provides SCORE with funding. SCORE volunteers work with the SBA to provide small business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through SBA offices. For more info on this workshop and others: SCORE, sacinfo@scorevolunteer.org, www.sacramento.score.org, 916-635-9085.

March 28

Play & Dirt Time * Session 5 of 5 in the Wild Immersion series by the American River Conservancy. It's important when learning any skill to be in the right mindset, especially when it requires a lot of practice. In the wilderness world, it's called "Dirt Time" - you've gotta put in the time, and you're gonna get dirty. But that doesn't mean you can't let loose and have some fun! Playing games in nature is an important part of connecting with your inner wildness. You will learn: advanced fire-by-friction, advanced camouflage, natural movement, free play. Andrew Juntunen and Jacob Apodaca of Wild Immersion offer this 5-part series of adventures / classes that teach nature awareness, movement and primitive skills. This can be a life-changing journey towards reclaiming a sacred connection to the beauty of wild places and to your own inner wildness. Fee charged. Drop-ins welcome. More info and online registration: ARConservancy.org/events.

March 28

Gardening: Kids' Class * Master Gardeners E. Basham and S. Surberg offer "Grow n' Show—Your Plants at the Fair." Designed for kids ages 5-12. Covers the basics of growing plants. After budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming County Fair.Parking $2. 9am - Noon at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr, Placerville.

March 28

Gardening in a Changing Climate * A warming atmosphere, warming oceans, acidic seas, rising sea levels, and earlier onset of spring are some of the headlines we read today. But, it isn't the first time in Earth's history that it has happened. In the past, Earth experienced five major extinctions. Does what is happening now share anything in common with those events? If so, what can we learn from them? Are we experiencing a sixth major extinction? How will the warming, rising sea levels, and earlier spring affect us as homeowners and gardeners? Join us for some answers to those questions, how we might learn from the past, and the steps we might take as gardeners to ensure a future healthy earth. Master Gardener S. Savage is instructor. *Space is limited to 40 people-seating cannot be guaranteed. 1:30-4:30pm at the Bethel-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Ln, Placerville.

March 29

Beginning Birding *Interested in birding but unsure where to start? Naturalist and wildlife photographer Hayley Crews leads this class 10-Noon, introducing the hobby of birding. Basic terms to be discussed and tactics identified, followed by a walk through the state park to spot common species. A photographic take-home handout will be provided showing bird species likely to be seen! Fee $10-15. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

March 29 (rain date: April 5)

Poppy Walk *Cast your eyes on glowing orange fields overlooking the crystal water of the South Fork of the American River, 1-4pm. Robin Center, Barbara and David Thomas, and botanist Andi Thrams lead this annual Poppy Walk of stunning contrasts and vibrant colors. The hike to the flowers takes 15-20 minutes, then options are to continue on to the river trail and beyond for views of the land around Triple Threat Rapid on the South Fork. The trail is VERY steep in places but has a good flat bed. Healthy snacks and punch upon return to the house. Fee $10-15. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

March 29

Open Space Tai Chi *Enhance your overall wellness via movement exercises, 10-11am. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu, semi-retired Asian Studies educator and Tai Chi – Qigong teacher. Placerville-Gold Hill area. $5-10. julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

March 31

Blue Oak Workshop *This workshop is led by Alissa Fogg of Point Blue Conservation Science on blue oak ecology and restoration techniques in the Sierra Foothills, 10-2pm. Half the time to be spent in the classroom learning about blue oaks and what can be done to help them adapt to drought and climate change. After a bag lunch outdoors, the group goes into the field to learn how to plant and protect blue oak seedlings. Rain or shine. Responsible teens+ welcome. Placerville area. Donation $10-$15. julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

APRIL 2020

ATTENTION: Due to the CORONAVIRUS and its IMPLICATIONS: Many if not all events listed in the printed SPRING edition of Around Here Magazine and listed below for APRIL and into MAY are CANCELLED or POSTPONED. Please call or email the contact information in the listing to find the status of a particular event. Thank you, AROUND HERE MAGAZINE.

ATTENTION - PROTECT YOURSELF: Please go to this link (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) to find How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Call for dates/times *

De-Mystifying Fly Fishing *Ongoing spring dates and times TBD (based on weather and flow). ARC's Chili Bar manager Kelly Croffoot will teach small, hands-on clinics throughout the spring. These courses are tailored to the absolute beginner. You will learn about lines, leaders, flies, and knots needed in setting up your rod. Learn how to cast a fly line (proper types of casts), techniques, and the fishery and conservation aspects. Kelly was introduced to fishing by his father at a young age and was hooked for life. Growing up in Southern CA, he fished mostly the Pacific Ocean with his fondest memories logged from family trips to the Sierra. Ages 14+ welcome. Cost $45.Contact ARC to be added to the list: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

In April dta

2020 Passport Weekends * The El Dorado Winery Association hosts the 28th annual Passport wine event the first two weekends in April. This annual touring and tasting event showcases the best that El Dorado has to offer—from the region's award-winning wines and unique and charming tasting rooms to the splendid foothill vineyards and stunning views. To purchase tickets and for more info: eldoradowines,org/passport/

April 2

Lunafest * Short Films Fundraiser This program features 7 short films by, for and about women. The films celebrate unique, touching and inspirational roles women play in local, national and international communities. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimist mission to provide financial aid for the education of women who are solely responsible for themselves and their families. Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Starts at 6pm with a reception of beverages and small plates for sale plus complimentary desserts. Preview trailers of films: www.lunafest.org/screenings/cameron-park-ca-040220
The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general, $10 for students over 16 at the door and online at eventbrite.com/e/lunafest-cameron-park-ca-tickets-88587897787. More info: pinojones@yahoo.com, 916-933-8205.

April 4

Open Farm Day * Site of the first Japanese colony in America, 10-2pm. Self-guided tour of Wakamatsu Farm. See Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's 1850's farmhouse. Seasonal produce may be available for purchase. Picnic and relax. On-site interpreters, walks on lake trail - wheelchair accessible. 941 Cold Springs Rd. Placerville. Nominal fee. Updates at ARC event calendar. 530-621-1224. www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

April 2

CASA Kids Fundraiser - POSTPONED: * Box Lunches! The 24th Annual CASA Kids Box Lunch is being held in honor of Judge Patrick J. Riley. Order a delicious, handmade sandwich wrap, chips, cookie and apple juice delivered to your business or school between 6am and Noon today. This year, three wraps are packaged in a reusable lunch tote bag. Choice of three different fillings. A minimum of three wraps must be ordered for delivery at $13.50 per wrap. Pick up is available at the Shakespeare Club in Placerville. For more info and to order: www.casaeldorado.org.

April 4

Gala & Concert * Join the Wildwood Performing Arts Foundation for its inaugural Gala and Concert, showcasing professional artists from coast to coast and highlighting the community's talented young performers. Poets and Pioneers takes you on a rollicking country roots journey in celebration of our truly American music. VIP hour includes dinner, drinks, live music from talented young performers and features the work of award-winning writer and photographer, Vicki Langdon, widely known for her stills capturing country music's finest legends. Many never-before-seen photos--Dolly Parton to George Jones to Johnny Cash. Benefits the Foundation's education programs. In Historic Folsom, 905 Leidesdorff St., #100, from 6:30-10pm. Black tie optional. More info and tickets: $30 per, $500 (8 tickets) at www.eventbrite.com/e/wildwood-performing-arts-foundation-inaugural-gala-concert-tickets-93569762679

April 4

Spaghetti Feed * CANCELLED * Friends of Seniors is holding their 9th Annual Spaghetti Feed at the Lions Hall on Missouri Flat Rd in Diamond Springs. The community is invited for spaghetti, salad, bread and homemade desserts. A no- host bar is available. Opportunities for you to win Gift Baskets and the Giving Tree loaded with goodies for your picking. Items have been generously donated by the local community. Food to go (vegetarian and gluten-free) available. For tickets ($12 adults; $6 children under 10), go to www.friendsofEDCseniors.org. Proceeds benefit local senior programs. More info: Friends of Seniors, 530-334-6090.

April 4, 5

Bazaar * The Sacramento Bazaar is a huge outdoor Bazaar on 2 long streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 vendors to shop plus yummy food trucks. Admission is $5 cash at entrance; ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun from 8-5 pm. No pets, please. More info, 916-470-7093.

April 7

El Dorado Hills Garden Club Meeting * Master Gardener Debbie Hillel will teach attendees how to properly grow, water and propagate seeds and succulents, Noon-3pm, El Dorado Hills Library. Visitors welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

April 7 - May 3

Art * Spring Flowers Exhibit * Among the highlights of the Sacramento art scene this month is the the 14th Annual Spring Flowers Exhibit at Kennedy Gallery, featuring works from over 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown’s entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, April 11, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

April 8

Scholarship Deadline * This scholarship is to assist women in El Dorado County who are actively pursuing a career in education. Do you hold a BS or BA degree and are working toward an additional credential or degree in education? The goal must be either an initial educational credential or an additonal credential/degree.The 2020 Edna Miller Continuing Education Scholarship—offered by the local Epsilon Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society—awards $750. Applications are due by April 8, 2020. For the application and further details about qualifications, go to www.edcoe.org and search under Spotlight. Members of this international honor society of women educators look forward to hearing from you. More info: 530-622-9439.

April 11

Easter Eggstravaganza * Cameron Park * Easter egg hunts for children ages 0-12 plus games, bounce houses, prizes, food. Everything is free, 10-1pm at Bayside Church of Placerville, 4602 Missouri Flat Rd, Placerville. More info: aliciam@baysideplacerville.com

April 11

Easter Egg Hunt * Cameron Park * Rasmussen Park is the place to hunt for festive Easter eggs. Hunt categories are broken into four age groups: (3 & under, 4-5; 6-7 and 8-10). The hunt starts at 10:20am sharp – don't be late! Other activities include two Easter Bunnies onsite for photos before and after the hunt, and face painting and craft area, 10-11am. Rasmussen Park is at 3610 Mira Loma Dr, just off Cameron Park Drive. More info: 530-677-2231.

April 11

Training Hill Hike *AKA Pointed Rock. This steep trail offers marvelous, bird's-eye views of the American River, the Sacramento Valley to the west and the Sierra to the east. Its steep gradient offers a good aerobic workout, climbing 1,000 ft. in 1.2 miles. It follows a buried telephone cable on its ascent from the confluence area to the ridge and the Olmstead Loop. Once at the ridge, the trail continues over open, rolling hills and meadows. Limestone out-croppings give the trail its name. Andrew Lind, ARC's newest volunteer hike leader, guides hikers, 1-4:30pm, over this difficult 4.5-mile hike. Responsible teens+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up. Donation $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

April 11

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Camino at the HWY 50 winery & brewery, 4-7pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

April 14

Woodcrafters Meet * The The Gold Counry Woodcrafters meet monthly, 7pm, at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr., Shingle Springs. All levels of woodworkers, hobbyists and professionals welcome. Next meetings: May 12 and June 9. John Brideson, president, 916-933-0488.

April 17

Skiing the John Muir Trail * This program is presented by Art Baggart and sponsored by the Sierra Renaissance Society, which presents monthly educational programs open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

April 17

Stand Up for MORE * CANCELLED * MOVED to JULY 10 * Continuing the tradition of bringing headliner comedians to entertain and delight, MORE--joined by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce--presents an evening of laughter with a delicious catered meal, adult beverages, a raffle and live auction. Opening the show is comedian Uncle Ben "Bentoni" followed by featured comedian Cheryl "The Soccer Mom." Just when you think you can't laugh any more, headliner Kermet Apio steps on stage and keeps it going. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Forni Building on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $55 or $100 per couple with a limited number available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises, 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, online at www.morerehab.org or 530-622-4848. Get your tickets early; they do sell out.

April 17

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Georgetown at KFOK-FM, 8-10pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

April 17 - 19

Passport * To the Great Out There * Over 25 wineries will share their innovative spirit by providing incredible food and wine pairings as well as an experience that captures the essense of their unique story. Whether it is live music, art demonstrations, historical tours or winemaking insights, a journey to The Great Out There will create treasured memories of wine, food and fun. Hosted by members of the El Dorado Winery Assn. Sponsorships available. More info, Kara, 530-409-8688, kara@eldoradowines.org

April 18

Plant Sale * Master Gardeners of El Dorado County will again be holding their annual Plant Sale. The public is invited. Details to follow.

April 18

Salmon Falls Ranch Hike *Hike on a part of the Salmon Falls Ranch near the lower American River, where old ranch roads afford views of both the Sierra and Coast Ranges. The verdant hillsides and wildflowers will be a photographer's delight. This is an intermediate 4-mile hike, 9:30-2:30pm. Leader Bill Jensen is an ARC docent, naturalist and stewardship volunteer. Fit 9-year-olds+ welcome. Steady rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Donation $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224.

April 18

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

April 19

Spring Bird Walk * Join Tim and Angela Jackson on an easy hike through oak grasslands while looking and listening for songbirds and raptors, 7:30-Noon. The area explodes with wildflowers this time of year, and nesting birds are vocal and plentiful. Walk will be on the publicly accessible BLM land (not the restricted access Pine Hill preserve). Quiet 8-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Cameron Park area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 19

Magnolia Afternoon Hike *Ami Stroud leads this moderately strenuous hike from Magnolia Ranch to Cronan Ranch, 1:30-5:30pm. It starts with the Gerle Loop Trail and climbs the NEW Connector Trail to the top of the ridge overlooking Coloma on one side and the South Fork of the American River on the other side. A steep downhill takes hikers to the river for a break and then back to hikers' cars using the Down and Up Trail and the older Connector Trail. Well-behaved dogs on leash OK. Fit 12-year-olds+ welcome. Rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 24

Luncheon * Patrons Scholarship * The Patrons Club of Folsom Lake College/El Dorado Center is hosting its annual luncheon from noon to 2pm at the American Legion, El Dorado Post 119, Placerville, featuring entertainment, silent and live auctions, prizes, and gift baskets. Proceeds fund scholarships to graduating western slope seniors who plan on attending Folsom Lake College (or one of its centers) and to current, continuing FLC students. More Info: Diana, 530-391-8394.

April 24, 25, 26

Total Home & Garden Show * 40th Anniversary * More than 200 exhibitors with products and services you need, including new green building ideas, energy-saving tips, design seminars, garden workshops, interactive kids corral, beer and margarita lounge. Under new management. Ahmed Hassan, the original host of HGTV's Yard Crashers will headline the demos with giveaways on Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds in Placerville. More info at totalhomeandgardenshow.com.

April 24

Upper Supper * Benefitting the Upper Room and the Hands4Hope Leadership Program. The Supper fundraiser will be held from 6-8pm at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2520 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. More info: esther@hands4hopeyouth.org and 916-834-3333.

April 25

Earth Day Festival * FREE annual family event celebrating our Earth from 10am-4pm on the green in front of the Placerville Library. Enjoy live music and learn about our amazing Earth from local experts who will have an array of information booths including the local Master Gardners, the Food Preservers, the Native Plant Society and earth experts on environmental issues. For children: face painting by the popular Millie and visits with Smokey Bear plus other interests and activities. Local artisans and craftspersons will offer their work for sale; food can be purchased from Wani. No alcohol. No dogs except Service dogs please.Call 530-620-6659 or Text 530-391-1085 to reserve booth space or for more information.

April 25

Cronan Mountain Hike *Join Tom Petersen on this 5-6-mile loop hike from Cronan trailhead to the Down and Up Trail to the Connector Trail towards Magnolia, then turn back and take the NEW Connector Trail back to the top of the mountain and back down to Cronan. Intermediate hike with fairly steep elevation changes and great views all around, 9-1pm. Well-behaved dogs on leash OK. Fit 12-year-olds+ welcome. Rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 25

Book Sale Fundraiser * Sponsored by the Georgetown Friends of the Library, this Spring Book Sale is 10-2pm at the Book Store area of Georgetown Library, 6680 Orleans St, Georgetown. For sale: a large selection of priceless books, fiction and nonfiction, hardbacks and paperbacks. This is a wonderful deal in used books. Choose what appeals to you, then make a donation.The fundraiser supports the many Library programs for children and adults. More info: Susan McCormick, 530-333-2836 or mcwoods47@sbcglobal.net

April 26

Capturing Wakamatsu * Poetry Walk / Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's first Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced. Session is 10am-Noon. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Gold Hill area) Fee. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

April 26

Authors' Day * The Placerville Shakespeare Club will present its annual "Authors' Day" featuring author presentations, question and answer period, book sales, book signings, door prizes and light refreshments. Authors appearing: James L'Etoile, author of gritty crime mystery/thrillers; Cindy Flaherty, memoir; Wendy Coles-Littllepage, gothic romance; Catherine McGreevy, suspense and historical novels touched with romance. Doors open at Noon. Program starts at 1pm at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville. Tickets $10. Event proceeds fund scholarships for local students. Tickets/information: Shirley or Kathleen, 530-626-1872. Tickets also available at the door. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

April 29 - June 30

Artist Show * David Yapp will be displaying his landscapes and towns painted with palette knives and brushes. Location: Gold Country Retirement Community, 6041 Golden Center Ct, Placerville. An Artist Reception is May 22, 3:30-5:30pm. The community is welcome to come enjoy beautiful landscapes. music, wine and appetizers. More info: 530-621-1826.

April 29

Game Day * The Placerville Women's Club, a local service organization, sponsors this event to raise money for scholarships to be awared to girls graduating from local high schools or for women wanting to go back to school and continue their education. For more info about attending this event or joining the group, call Pat, 530-626-4559 or Linda, 530-621-1046 or visit www.placervillewomensclub.com.

MAY 2020

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May 1 and May 2

Spring Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Giant Spring Rummage Sale is Friday and Saturday from 9-4pm in Placerville at 2940 Bedford Ave. The sale features a large selection of jewelry, lots of clothing, housewares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, and many other treasures. The Plant Sale is Saturday 8-11am. Come early and bring your really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 2

Kids' Expo * CANCELED * 35th annual Kids' Expo presented by Choices for Children at the fairgrounds in Placerville. Activities, resources, performances. Choices for Children helps parents to find and pay for child care.The Kids' Expo is free, 10-2pm. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. More info: choicesforchildren.org, 530-676-0707.

May 2

Spring Plant Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club Plant Sale is 8-11am outside in the front yard of the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville. A large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and tomatoes can be found as well as a wide variety of yard art available. Come early for the best bargains! www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 2

Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Giant Spring Rummage Sale continues from 9-4pm in Placerville at 2940 Bedford Ave. The sale features a large selection of jewelry, lots of clothing, housewares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, and many other treasures. The Plant Sale starts today at 8am. Come early and bring your really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

 

May 2

Free Community Talk * How to Make a Change for the Better * A talk by Janet Hegerty who will focus on: "Are you ready to make changes in your life but unsure where to begin?" Come and hear how to build a solid foundation based on spiritual concepts that can last and bring healing solutions and changes to your life. Hosted by Placerville and Folsom Christian Science Churches at Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, starting at 2pm. More info: CSPlacerville.com and 530-622-3290.

May 2

Boots and Bling * Join All About Equine Animal Rescue and celebrate 11 years of compassionate and successful horse rescue. A benefit event featuring dinner, silent and live auction, music and dancing. Get tickets by March 31 for $40 each or after for $50 each.El Dorado Hills community center gymnasium, 1020 Harvard Wy, El Dorado Hills. More info: BandB@allaboutequine.org and Dani@allaboutequine.org for tickets or how you can physically or financially help.

May 2, 3

POSTPONED: Gardens of the Hills * 2020 Tour * Postponed to June 27 & and 28. View breathtaking private gardens and secret outdoor retreats brought to you by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills to raise funds for community needs. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization works at transforming lives and strengthening the community through philanthropic programs in El Dorado County. Time: Saturday 10-5pm, and Sunday 11-4pm. Tickets: $25/$10 at assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills

May 2, 3

Home Show * The Downtown Sacramento Home Show is a huge outdoor show on 2 long streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 professional businesses focused on "home." Food trucks on site. Admission is $5 cash at entrance; ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun from 8-5 pm. No pets, please. More info, 916-470-7093.

May 5 - June 7

20/20 in 2020 Art Exhibit * 20th Anniversary * The largest juried art show of the year celebrates its 20th year anniversary at Kennedy Gallery. Twenty artists feature 25 8x8 pieces each at Kennedy Gallery and features works from over 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, May 9, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

May 8-10

Mother's Day Celebration * Ruth's Dolls & Memories Museum invites you to bring your wife, mom, daughter, granddaughter and grandmother for a trip down memory lane. The museum features more than 4,000 dolls and characters of every kind. Barbies will be highlighted. Enjoy homemade treats and beverages (non alcoholic). A Barbie sale will include dolls, clothes and dollhouse furniture. Open to the public and groups from 11-3pm in Pollock Pines, 5441 Pony Express Trail, just off Hwy 50 (Exit 57). Donation requested. Call before you go for time confirmation: 530-919-3819; 530-903-3819.

May 8-10

The Gathering * CANCELLED * a marketplace where rustic meets refined * Hosted by Backroads Barn at the American Legion Post 119, 4561 Greenstone Rd, Placerville. A vintage marketplace of antiques, artisan and handcrafted items.More info: Renee Hargrove, see Backroads Barn on FB.

May 12

Woodcrafters Meet * The The Gold Counry Woodcrafters meet monthly, 7pm, at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. All levels of woodworkers, hobbyists and professionals welcome. Next meetings: June 9. More info: John Brideson, president, 916-933-0488.

May 15

Economic Benefits of Solar and E-Vehicles * This program "Economic Benefits of Home Solar and Electric Vehicles" will be presented by Tom Dillon and sponsored by the Sierra Renaissance Society, which presents monthly educational programs open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

May 16

Celebration of Animal Services * The El Dorado County Animal Services program is celebrating 5 years and many happy adoptions at the animal shelter today, Saturday, 10-3pm. The public is invited; the event is at the shelter in Diamond Springs at 6435 Capitol Ave. Tours of the shelter will be held. Many animals will be on view for future adoptions (applications can be filled out but no animals can be adopted on event day). A bake sale and book sale will be offered by Animal Services volunteers. Food trucks will be onsite and a demonstration by the El Dorado Sheriff's Office K-9 unit will be held. More info: 530-621-6638 and www.edcgov.us/animalservices

May 16

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

May 22

Artist Reception * David Yapp presents his artistic landscapes and towns painted with palette knives and brushes at the Gold Country Retirement Community, 6041 Golden Center Ct, Placerville, 3:30-5:30pm. The community is welcome to come enjoy beautiful landscapes, music, wine and appetizers. More info: 530-621-1826.

May 22

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Diamond Springs at the Beef 'n' Brew from 6-9pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

May 27

Boots, Bandanas and Boas * The Placerville Shakespeare Club will host its Annual Spring Fashion Show "Boots, Bandanas and Boas" that starts with a Social Hour at 11am followed by the luncheon at Noon. The show rounds up the latest spring and summer fashions from Off Broadway, Khakis, Chico's Outlet, and Handley's Western Wear. Also featured is an exciting Silent Auction and door prizes. The event will be at the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave; it's a sell out, so purchase your $30 tickets early from Joy, 707-864-1186 or June, 530-306-0534. Reserved tables for 8 are available for $240. Western Wear encouraged. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 29

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

JUNE 2020

June 5

HWY 50 Wagon Train * The 71st annual Hwy 50 Wagon Train and Family Fun Day comes to the Pollock Pines Community Center Noon to 10pm. More info: Aldo, aldopanattoni@gmail.com, 650-222-9797.

June 9

Woodcrafters Meet * The The Gold Country Woodcrafters meet monthly, 7pm, at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. All levels of woodworkers, hobbyists and professionals welcome. More info: John Brideson, president, jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net, 916-933-0488.

June 9 - July 5

Art * Carved, Cut, Chiseled and Cast * This exhibit highlights works of artists whose tools carve, cut, chisel and cast at the Kennedy Gallery. Enjoy the creations of over 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, June 13, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

June 13

Thunder in the Park * Annual Classic Car Show will once again be at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park, 10-4pm. To register your vehicle or to be a vendor, call 530-677-2231 by June 1.

June 19

World Religions * This program: "World Religions by Margaret Maughn" is sponsored by the Sierra Renaissance Society, which presents monthly educational programs open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

June 20

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

June 20

Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races * The Kiwanis Club of Placerville anounces the 76th Annual John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races to be held during the El Dorado County Fair. Nine Wheelbarrow races are scheduled on the fairgrounds at the Placerville Speedway. Race categories include Kids; Youth (Boys & Girls ages 10-12); Teenage (Boys, Girls and High School Challenge ages 13-17); Old Timers (55 and older); Women's Championship; and Men's Championship. The races start at 6pm on Saturday. Applications and rules for the races are available online at www.studebakerwheelbarrowraces.com or by calling Paul at 916-425-8909.

June 20

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing at the El Dorado County FAIR in Placerville at these showtimes: 10:45am; 12:15pm and 1:45pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 27, 28 New Date

Gardens of the Hills * 2020 Tour * (May event was postponed and moved to June 27 & and 28.) View breathtaking private gardens and secret outdoor retreats brought to you by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills to raise funds for community needs. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization works at transforming lives and strengthening the community through philanthropic programs in El Dorado County. Time: Saturday 10-5pm, and Sunday 11-4pm. Tickets: $25/$10 at assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills

JULY 2020

July 4-5

Art & Craft Show * The Downtown Sacramento Art And Craft Show is a huge outdoor show on two large streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 artists and crafters plus food trucks. Admission is $5 cash at the entrance w/ ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun at The Downtown Sacramento Art And Craft Show, 8-5 pm. No pets, please. More info 916-470-7093.

July 10

Stand Up for MORE * NEW DATE * Continuing the tradition of bringing headliner comedians to entertain and delight, MORE--joined by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce--presents an evening of laughter with a delicious catered meal, adult beverages, a raffle and live auction. Opening the show is comedian Uncle Ben "Bentoni" followed by featured comedian Cheryl "The Soccer Mom." Just when you think you can't laugh any more, headliner Kermet Apio steps on stage and keeps it going. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Forni Building on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $55 or $100 per couple with a limited number available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises, 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, online at www.morerehab.org or 530-622-4848. Get your tickets early; they do sell out.

July 17

The Frog Prince * The Fratello Marionettes' bring this production of a classic fairy tale to the library. It features the spoiled princess Ofelia on her birthday. Her life is changed by a chance meeting with a frog – who we know to be a handsome prince, transformed by a witch. When she loses her new golden ball down a well, the princess promises to grant the frog three wishes in exchange for the ball’s recovery. Will Ofelia follow through with her promises, and will the frog turn back into the handsome Prince? Time: 9:45-10:30am. El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway El Dorado Hills.

July 31

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Plymouth at the Helwig Winery, 6:30-9pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

AUGUST 2020

August 22

Treasure Sale * in Georgetown * Come shop and find your treasure in an extensive selection of quality used items. Some items are priced, most are sold by donation. This fundraiser supports the Georgetown Library programs for children and adults that are sponsored by the FOL. If you'd like to help or have quality used items to donate in tools, clothes, housewares, furniture, printers, etc., call Susan, 530-333-2836 for more information. The Sale is 8-2pm and sponsored by the Georgetown Friends of the Library to be held at the library, 6680 Orleans Street in the front parking lot. (Attendees, park in the back lot.) More info: Susan, 530-333-2836 or Georgetown Library, 530-333-4724.

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 5-6

Fall Home Show * The Downtown Sacramento Fall Home Show is a huge outdoor show on 2 long streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 professional businesses focused on "home." Food trucks on site. Admission is $5 cash at entrance; ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun from 10-5 pm. No pets, please. More info, 916-470-7093.

September 12

Wonderfully Made Banquet * 3rd annual event encompassing a delicious dinner, dessert dash, delightful music, inspiring speakers, silent auction and raffle prizes. Doors open 5pm at the Cameorn Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Dr., Cameorn Park. Sponsorship opportunities from $10K-$250. Presented by Pregnancy Counseling Services, offering free and confidential counseling, pregnancy and options counseling, parenting, community referrals, and more. For Banquet tickets and more info, www.pregnancycounselingservices.org.

OCTOBER 2020

October 9-11

25th Lake Tahoe Marathon * Still running *Marathons, half marathons, 72-mile ultra, pumpkin runs, kids runs, 4-person marathon relay, Free Kids Optimist Pumpkin Runs and more. For more info, laketahoemarathon.com.

NOVEMBER 2020

DECEMBER 2020

JANUARY 2021

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ONGOING and SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

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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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