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December 2018

December 1

Run w/ Santa * Cameron Park * Join the fun at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Check in and race-day registration starts at 7am. Run starts at 8am, a 5k fun run/walk that begins and ends at the Community Center. Bring the whole family to join in the local Holiday Kick-Off. Finish the race and attend the Cameron Park Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast, held until 12 noon. (Breakfast is included with Santa Run registration). Come prepared for weather. Santa will run come rain, shine, or snow... and so will others! Pre-registration fee: $25 adults/$15 ages 17 and under; Race day registration fee: $30 adults/$20 ages 17 and under. Register online at www.showclix.com and search "CP Santa Run and Pancake Breakfast." More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 1

Pancake Breakfast * Explorer Post 89 * The Cameron Park CSD invites you to come and enjoy breakfast for just $5 with your community and local Fire Department. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice, and coffee. Raffle prizes featured. Show your support for the Cameron Park Fire Department. (Breakfast is included with run registration.) The breakfast is 8-Noon at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 1

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

December 1

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

December 1, 2,

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

December 1 & 2

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

December 6

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

December 7

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

December 7,8,9

Santa Parade * in Cameron Park * (Rain dates: December 14, 15, 16). Ring in the holidays with the 17th Annual Cameron Park Fire Department Santa Parade. Santa Claus will be driving through Cameron Park escorted by the Cameron Park Fire Department. The parade will be wending its way through neighborhoods in the Cameron Park area. Visit www.cameronpark.org to find routes, photo stops, times and final rain dates. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 8

Sierra Symphony Concert * Enjoy beautiful music in Cameron Park at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. The Sierra Symphony Orchestra, based in Placerville, has for 33 years presented a variety of professional and exciting music to the foothill communities and has provided opportunities for young musicians to join and learn. Under the direction of Maestro Roy Fulmer, the Symphony continues its mission of music-making. Doors open at 3pm, music begins at 4pm. Tickets are $10 per adult; students and children are free! Check the website www.sierrasymphony.org for more information. Advance tickets available at Cameron Park CSD office, Cameron Park Bel Air or online at www.showclix.com. More info: cameronpark.org and 530-677-2231.

December 8

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

December 8

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

December 8, 9

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

December 8 & 9

Homes for the Holidays Tour * El Dorado Hills and Vicinity * Tour exquisitely decorated homes, enjoy Santa’s candy-bar, hot apple cider, cookies and shop one-of-a-kind creations from three local artisans. Be sure not to miss Assistance League Sierra Foothills’ signature raffle including 100 bottles of wine! And stroll through the enchanted forest of designer decorated Christmas trees to be auctioned! Sat. Dec. 8, 10-5pm, Sun. Dec. 9, 10-4pm. Sponsored by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills. Help disadvantaged children with your ticket purchase. Tickets: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10 at www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills More info: Sue Nelson, 916-317-7862

December 9

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

December 14

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

December 14,15,16

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

December 16

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

December 18

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

*** 2019 ***

January 2019

January 4

FREE Movie Night * Cameron Park * 'The Peanuts Movie' comes to the Cameron Park Community Center on a large, indoor screen. Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and drinks, each just $1. Doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. The Friends of the Library and the CSD invite you to join them for this free movie at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

January 4

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.

January 5

Family Exploration Walk * Welcome in the New Year * Experience an easy and wonderful walk, 10:30-NOON. The group will head down to the riverside for a snack. Then, discover fun rock formations, and see what the rain has brought. Volunteer hike leader Heather Odabashian leads the group. She has lived in and enjoyed El Dorado County for almost 30 years. Active in the community, she is also involved in 4-H with her children, and enjoys these walks to see what the changing seasons bring. All ages welcome. Rain reschedules. Contact American River Conservancy to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Free but donations very welcome. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 5

Cell Phone Artistry * Betty Sederquist, local photographer and teacher, will guide you through this short, fun workshop, 1:30-5pm. She teaches the basics of phone photography, and shows some of the many photo apps available. Although iPhones are preferred, 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 of $45 to $50 to be paid in advance. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 5

Mantra Night Kirtan * Placerville *Free on 1st Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30pm. Rest your heart and mind in sacred sound. Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. Placerville Kirtan Group held at Main Street Yoga, 447 Main St., Placerville. Contact: Terry, 530-391-0742.

January 5

* Betty Sederquist, local photographer and teacher, will guide you through this short, fun workshop, 1:30-5pm. She teaches the basics of phone photography, and shows some of the many photo apps available. Although iPhones are preferred, 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 of $45 to $50 to be paid in advance. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 12

Gardening Class * El Dorado County Master Gardeners teach this session "Open Garden Day w/ Emphasis on Perennial Vegetables." The Succulent Garden is also open. Open Garden Days occur every 2nd Saturday. Instructor Barry Wold & Team, plus Bobbie Handen, 9-11am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

January 12

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

January 12

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

January 12

Cronan Ranch Hike * The West Ridge Trail to Satan's Cesspool * From 9-3pm, Donna Orth will lead this moderate hike along the West Ridge Trail to Satan's Cesspool. This is a 10.7-mile (out and back) on a moderately trafficked trail near Pilot Hill that features the South Fork American River. Well-behaved, fit dogs on leash welcome. Responsible teens+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for more information. Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 12

Snowshoe Hike * Echo Lake * From 8-4:30pm, this group will snowshoe from the Echo Lake Snow Park off of Highway 50 to Echo Lake and a ridge overlooking Lake Tahoe. Total distance about 4 miles. Moderately strenuous level of exertion at an elevation of about 7,500-ft. with a total climb of about 800 ft. The hike will be led by Steve Clark, an experienced snowshoer. Some snowshoeing experience recommended but not required. Responsible teens and adults welcome. Weather or road conditions may postpone. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested donation: $10/members, $15/non-members. Volunteer drivers free. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 12

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.

January 18

Bunco and Dinner * A fun evening of good food and games to benefit the Shingle Springs Community Center. Dinner features a variety of tasty soups, salad, bread and desserts. Game and door prizes will be awarded. Variety of raffle prizes available. Dinner is at 5:30pm, Bunco starts at 6:30pm. Cost is $20. Call Maria Brugger for tickets, 530-306-4614.

January 18, 20 & February 16

Moonlight Hikes (Supermoon on Jan. 20) * Spend the evening on a moonlit hike at Cronan Ranch. Enjoy this 3-5 mile hike, 5-7:30pm (approx.) through rolling green hills atop the Long Valley or Western Ridge trails. Amy Brinkley will lead this moderate-level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 19 & February 9

Tai Chi-Qigong * Let the open space of Wakamatsu Farm enhance your overall wellness using movement exercises, 10:30-11:30am. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies educator and author. She offers easy 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. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 19

Concert Series * Cameron Park * Music by 'On Air' Band at the Cameron Park Community Center. Sacramento's premier classic rock horn band band returns for the second year in a row. It was judged the 2018 winner in the Best Local Band category of the Sacramento A-List. On Air plays solid rock music, tight harmony, and white-hot horns. They perform the best of '70s and '80s groups such as Chicago, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, and Van Morrison. The group also dips back to landmark hits of Motown and Styx and ahead to contemporary selections. You'll find On Air is family-friendly and a true crowd pleaser when you attend the concert at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Advance tickets: $18 each; 2 for $34. Tickets are available at the CSD Office, Cameron Park Bel Air, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and online at www.showclix.com. Or buy tickets at the door for $20 each. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

January 19

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

January 20

Bring the Bats Home * Build a bat house, 10 to 1pm, and offer a home to one of our most helpful friends. Bats keep mosquitos in check, pollinate, and spread seeds. Materials will be provided. Volunteer Ed Perry taught woodworking for 28 years and has built several bat houses. Ages 14+ welcome. Please call for meeting location (Coloma area) and to sign up. Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 20 & February 16

Moonlight Hikes (Supermoon on Jan. 20) * Spend the evening on a moonlit hike at Cronan Ranch. Enjoy this 3-5 mile hike, 5-7:30pm (approx.) through rolling green hills atop the Long Valley or Western Ridge trails. Amy Brinkley will lead this moderate-level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 25

Movie: Wilder Than Wild * ‘Wilder than Wild’ will take you on a journey, 6:30-8:30pm, from the Rim Fire of 2013, which burned 257,000 acres in the central Sierra, to the wine country wildfires of 2017, which destroyed 9,000 buildings and killed 44 people. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on. Panel discussion. Visit WilderthanWildfilm.org for more info. To sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma area), contact ARC, the American River Conservancy. Suggested Donation: $10/person. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 26

Gardening Class * "Fire-wise Landscaping" will be taught by El Dorado County Master Gardeners M. Stanley, R. Stanley and A. Cantelow, 9-Noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

January 26

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

January 27

Poetry Walk / Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's first Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn, and surroundings at Wakmatsu,starting at noon, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC till 2pm. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info and to sign up, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 2019

February 1

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.

February 1 - 24

Theater: 'Vanities' * Imagination Theater * Written by Jack Heifner and directed by Alisyn Gularte, 'Vanities' is a fast-moving comedy in three scenes chronicling the lives of three small-town women coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s. The storyline revolves around the evolution of each woman, developing from high school student to college sorority sister, and into adult. Starring Jody Klemens, Holly Slaverstine and Karen Wolfe. 'Vanities' performances are Thursdays-Sundays with evening and matinee times. For tickets and more info: imaginationtheater.net, and the Imagination Theater Box office at 530-642-0404.

February 2

Gardening Class * "Spring & Summer Vegetables" is the topic Zack Dowell, an El Dorado County Master Gardener, will cover, 9-Noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

February 2

Pine Needle Basket Class * Coloma Area * Learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop, 9-4pm, led by basket-maker and ARC member, Nettie Fox. For all levels from beginning through advanced. All materials will be provided and space is limited. You'll get information on collecting, storing, and dyeing pine needles. You'll learn all about materials, embellishments, and a little history on the art of pine needle basket-making. Additional supplies will be available for purchase. Ages 12+ welcome, with adult supervision. Cost: $40/members, $50/non-members. More info and to sign up, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 2

Mantra Night Kirtan * Placerville *Free on 1st Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30pm. Rest your heart and mind in sacred sound. Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. Placerville Kirtan Group held at Main Street Yoga, 447 Main St., Placerville. Contact: Terry, 530-391-0742.

February 3

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

February 9

Tai Chi-Qigong * Let the open space of Wakamatsu Farm enhance your overall wellness using movement exercises, 10:30-11:30am. Instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies educator and author. She offers easy 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. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 9

Gardening Class * El Dorado County Master Gardeners teach this session "Open Garden Day w/ Emphasis on Straw Bale Gardening, Cold Frames and other Season Extenders." The Succulent Garden is also open. Open Garden Days occur every 2nd Saturday. Instructor Barry Wold & Team, plus Bobbie Handen, 9-11am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

February 9

Snowshoe Hike (or not) * Time & location TBD * Volunteer hike leader and board member Scott Vail will lead this outdoor excursion. Weather dependent, this will be in the snow, or not. Sign up for a mystery adventure that could take you just about anywhere in the Sierra. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 9

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

February 9

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.

February 14

Valentine's Day * Carriage Rides * Enjoy a romantic Carriage Ride through the streets of Town Center, operating 4-8pm, at Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills in front of Osteria Moto. $15 per couple, $20 for 3, or $25 for 4 or $30 for a full carriage. Riders will receive a special Valentine's Day rose. Proceeds benefit 3Strands Global. More info at edhtowncenter.com.

February 3

Red Shack Trail Hike * aka Flume Trail * Red Shack Trail is a steep 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coloma that features the So. Fork American River. Volunteer Donna Orth will lead, 9am-Noon. Good for all skill levels, the trail offers a number of activity options. OK for dogs to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info and to sign up, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 13

Gardening Class * "Citrus from Tree to Table" is the topic of this 9-Noon workshop by the El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners and Preservers to be taught by P. Lee and J. Alexander at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

February 14

Valentine's Day Carriage Rides * Enjoy the romance of a Carriage Ride through the streets of Town Center in El Dorado Hills, 5-9pm. $15 per couple; $20 for 3; $25 for 4; $30 for a full carriage. Riders receive a special Valentine's Day rose. Place: El Dorado Hills Town Center Boulevard in front of Osteria Moto, a new Italian restaurant. Proceeds benefit 3Strands Global. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

February 16

Crab Feed * Cameron Park Fire Dept. Fundraiser * Come enjoy delicious crab, listen to great music and participate in the raffle and silent auction all in support of the Cameron Park Fire Department. At the Community Center,  2502 Country Club Dr, in Cameron Park.  Doors open at 5pm. Ticket price TBA. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

February 16

Spaghetti Dinner & Dance * The annual fundraiser for improvements to the Shingle Springs Community Center at 4440 South Shingle Road. Dinner is served from 5 to 7pm and dancing is 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $6 for children (5-12), children under 5 are free. Dine out is also available. Bring your own drinks. Coffee and tea provided. This has been a sold-out event, so get your tickets early. Contact Maria at 530-306-4614 for tickets.

February 16

Moonlight Hike * Spend the evening on a moonlit hike at Cronan Ranch. Enjoy this 3-5 mile hike, 5-7:30pm (approx.) through rolling green hills atop the Long Valley or Western Ridge trails. Amy Brinkley will lead this moderate-level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 20

History Along the Tracks * Presentation in Coloma * Today's El Dorado Trail follows the railroad route to Placerville. The railroad line was built West to East and reached Shingle Springs in 1865 and Placerville in 1888. As you hike or bike the trail, or ride the El Dorado Western Railroad, have you ever wondered who and what was present before the railroad arrived? From 6:30-8pm, Dee Owens, a research volunteer at the El Dorado County Historical Museum, offers slides and will discuss El Dorado County history emphasizing the people and places along the railroad route from Shingle Springs to Placerville. Meeting location is Coloma area. Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info and to sign up, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 23

Gardening Class * "Sustainable Organic Gardening" is the topic of this 9-3p workshop by the El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners to be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

February 23

Your Spice Rack = Your Medicine Chest * In this class, 10am-Noon, Candis will help you to understand the common spices as potent herbal remedies. You will learn how to make teas, honey blends, oils, tinctures and poultices. Also, the benefits of herbal baths will be covered, as well as how various herbs can be used for their aromas for calming and sleep. Candis Cantin has over 30 years practical experience as an herbalist, herbal and nutritional counselor, and teacher of holistic lifestyle principles. She has owned and directed the EverGreen Herb Garden and School of Integrative Herbology located in the Sierra foothills where there are extensive organic botanical gardens to view. You can view her gardens at www.evergreenherbgarden.org. Ages 12+ w/adult welcome. Meeting location is Coloma. Fee: $10/members, $15/non-members. More info and to sign up, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 24

It's a Wedding Affair * FREE! * Meet the area's most experienced wedding professionals and get all aspects of your wedding planned from bridal gowns, florists, honeymoons, MC/DJs, party rentals, photographers, videographers, catering, dessert tastings and more! This wedding show is Sunday at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, 10-2pm. The show is designed for brides of every style. Admission is FREE! Brides: please pre-register to be placed into the drawing. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

February 24

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

March 2019

March 1

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.

March 1, 2, 8, 9 (dinner at 6pm)

Dinner & Show * Imagination Theater presents Reader's Theater Dinner & a Show featuring "Twelve Angry Jurors," directed by Elizabeth Zangari. After the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12-member jury member must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused. Personal issues soon surface, then conflict threatens to derail the delicate process of deciding guilt and the fate of the accused. Place: Smith Flat House in Placerville. Reservations are required. Imaginationtheater.net | 530-642-0404

March 2

Gardening Class * "Propagation from Seed" is the topic of the class El Dorado Master Gardeners G. Fulbeck and D. Hillel will discuss 9-Noon at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

March 2

Mantra Night Kirtan * Placerville *Free on 1st Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30pm. Rest your heart and mind in sacred sound. Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. Placerville Kirtan Group held at Main Street Yoga, 447 Main St., Placerville. Contact: Terry, 530-391-0742.

March 3, 10 (dinner at 4pm)

Dinner & Show * Imagination Theater presents Reader's Theater Dinner & a Show featuring "Twelve Angry Jurors," directed by Elizabeth Zangari. After the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12-member jury member must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused. Personal issues soon surface, then conflict threatens to derail the delicate process of deciding guilt and the fate of the accused. Place: Smith Flat House in Placerville. Reservations are required. Imaginationtheater.net | 530-642-0404

March 5

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

March 9

Gardening Class * El Dorado County Master Gardeners teach this session "Open Garden Day w/ Emphasis on Straw Bale Gardening." Also Spring & Summer Crops, Mulch, Compost & Fertilizer. The Succulent Garden is open. Open Garden Days occur every 2nd Saturday. Instructor Barry Wold & Team, plus Bobbie Handen, 9-11am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

March 9

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.

March 13

Gardening Class * "Back to Basics for Gardeners," taught by Sheri Burke, is the topic of this 9-Noon class by the El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners to be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

March 16

Gardening Class * "Pests & Pollinators" is the topic Kit Veerkamp, an El Dorado County Master Gardener, will cover, 9-Noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

March 16

Spring Into Beauty * This is the 7th annual Spring Into Beauty event for women and teens to come together and learn practical skills that enhance their lives, 3-6pm. Attendees will rotate through a variety of hands-on stations that provide tips for enhancing the outward and inward beauty of a woman, including appearance, body care, creativity and the home. A fashion show and yummy treats cap the event. A single ticket is $15 or $25 for two, $10 for 16 and under. Bring a sister, daughter, granddaughter or friend to Cold Springs Church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville. Register online at www.coldpsringschurch.net or contact 530-622-2171 or office@coldspringschurch.net

March 23

Gardening Class * "Tomatoes from Seed to Table" is the topic Dowell, Young and Suburg (not a CPA firm), El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardener, will cover, 9-Noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

March 27

Bridge Party * ' Let's Make A Deal ' * The Placerville Shakespeare Club Annual Bridge Party will begin at 10am at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. The community is invited to a day of Brilliant Bridge, Fabulous Food and Delightful Door Prizes. Men and women bridge players are welcome. $40 for two includes a morning snack, lunch, cash prizes as well as door prizes. Partners will play together the entire day. Call Sari 530-409-1729 or Andi 530-387-7470 for reservations or more information. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

March 29 - April 20

Local Theater * Imagination Theater presents "The Aristocats," directed by Becca Kaldunski. This is a true Aristocats adventure; the richest cats in Paris find themselves in trouble when Edgar, the butler, tries to get rid of them after discovering that the owner, Madame, is leaving all of her money to the cats. Imagination Theater is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. More info and tickets: Imaginationtheather.net | 530-642-0404 in Placerville.

March 30

Gardening Class * "Success w/ Cacti & Succulents" is the topic Rady & Marshall, El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardener, will cover, 9-Noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Bldg C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

April 2019

April 2

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

April 6

Community Concert * Set A Fire * Enjoy live music by Set A Fire, a great Christian band entertaining in a family-friendly atmosphere, El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, 7pm-8:30pm, at the Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. More info: www.facebook.com/SetAFire.org and edhtowncenter.com.

April 6

Mantra Night Kirtan * Placerville *Free on 1st Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30pm. Rest your heart and mind in sacred sound. Kids welcome. Refreshments provided. Placerville Kirtan Group held at Main Street Yoga, 447 Main St., Placerville. Contact: Terry, 530-391-0742.

April 10

Gardening Class * The El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners are holding this class on "Gardening in Small Backyard Spaces" at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. Instructor is Mike Pavlick. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

April 13

Gardening Class * El Dorado County Master Gardeners teach this session "Open Garden Day w/ Emphasis on Soil, Cover Crops, and Companion Planting." The Succulent Garden is also open. Open Garden Days occur every 2nd Saturday. Instructors are Barry Wold & Team, plus Bobbie Handen, 9-11am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

April 13

Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt * Eggs filled with candy and free gift coupons will be collected by excited children at El Dorado Hills Town Center in the grass areas by the lake and the Steven Young Amphitheater. The 5 egg zone areas are for ages 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-12. After the egg hunt, children may visit participating businesses to collect their free gifts. Special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny for pictures and memories. The event includes a magic show, music, face painting, balloon artists and a raffle for a Giant Easter Gift. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

April 18

Showcase of Community Services & Poolside Luau * Music, food and beverages, raffle prizes, and more for a fun early-eve event! Booths for non-profit groups are free. Business booths available, This is a great event for the entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE. Presented by the Cameron Park Community Services District in partnership with the Cameron Park Rotary, Cameron Park Community Foundation and the Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., from 5-7pm. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

April 20

Easter Egg Hunt * It's the 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cameron Park. The Easter Bunny arrives at Rasmussen Park at 10am and the Egg Hunt begins at 10:20am. Individual age groups are 0-3; 4-5; 6-7 and 8-10. Admission is FREE! After the Hunt the Easter Bunnies will be available for pictures. Face painting and bounce house available for a nominal fee. Vendors: to arrange for vendor space, contact the CSD office. More info: CSD, 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

April 20

Spring Plant Sale * The El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners are holding their annual spring sale at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 8-3pm, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

April 26 & 27

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.

April 27

Gardening Class * The El Dorado County UCCE Master Gardeners are holding this class on "Backyard Composting Basics." Instructors are Young/Hale/Hillel (not a law firm) at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 9-Noon, FLC - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5512, mgeldorado@ucdavis.edu.

April 27 & 28

Garden Tour * The Folsom Garden Club's annual Garden Tour will be held this weekend and include a bake sale and plant sale. For ticket info and details, visit folsomgarden.org.

April 27

MITO Kids 5K Walk / Run * Join this event Saturday, 9-11am, and Run or Walk to support the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and the 4,000 children born every year with the genetically inherited mitochondrial disease. The Walk/Run will be held at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. To register for the fun run or to get more information about mitochondrial disease, visit helpmitokids.org.

April 28

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: Imaginationtheather.net | 530-642-0404.

May 2019

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 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 5

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: Imaginationtheather.net | 530-642-0404.

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 19

Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K * On Sunday, 7am-Noon, in El Dorado Hills Town Center, Gold Country Run & Sport returns with the first major half marathon in El Dorado Hills. Starting and finishing in El Dorado Hills Town Center, the Gold Country Half will showcase the running event 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: runsra.org/gold-country-run//

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

June 2019

2019 June 6,7,8,9

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

June 13-16, 2019

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

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 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.

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August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

October 11-13, 2019

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/

November 2019

December 2019

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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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