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June 2018

June 1

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

June 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. First hour on Friday is for Friends of the Library members. Only $10 to join. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

June 2

Pancake Breakfast * Community Invited! The Shingle Springs Community Center invites everyone to come out for the Community Pancake Breakfast today, 8-11am, at the Community Center, 4440 So. Shingle Rd., Shingle Springs. No charge at the door but all donations greatly welcomed for the bathroom project fund. More info: 530-306-4614.

June 2

Wakamatsu Open Farm Day * 10-2pm Special Open Farm Day: Donor Wall of Honor Unveiling Ceremony for Donor Wall plaque recipients, 11am. Site of the first Japanese colony in America, your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850's farmhouse. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax. On-site interpreters can share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu Farm's human and natural history. Suitable for all ages and capabilities, points of interest are mainly outdoors reached by dirt trail or unpaved road over generally flat terrain. Seasonal produce may be available for purchase. Amenities are limited, so plan for rugged outdoor leisure. Manage your own trash and leave the land better than you found it. Steady rain or temperatures over 100 degrees will cancel. Check ARC's event calendar for updates. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Buses and large vans are $5 per person. All proceeds directly benefit Wakamatsu Farm. For private tours, call 530-621-1224. Find out more at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

June 2

Rotary Hosts Wine Event * El Dorado Hills, Town Center * Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Rotary Clubs are hosting the 23rd Annual Wine at Town Center from 6-9pm along the Center's waterfront. Tickets are $50 per person (21 and over). Event showcases fine wineries, breweries, local restaurants and caterers, live music, silent auction and a drawing for a wine refrigerator full of wine. The event is a primary fundraiser for the two Rotary Clubs. Funds raised go toward local and international projects, provide scholarships to local students and enhance the two communities. Large scale local projects include the Cameron Park Rotary Community Observatory, EDH Teen Center, and Jeff Mitchell Memorial Ball Field. For tickets: go to wineattowncenter.com, Nugget Markets, Face in a Book, California Welcome Center, El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Cameron Park, or from any local Rotary member. For more information on Rotary, visit cameronparkrotary.org or edhrotary.org.

June 2

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament No. 3 * Put on your poker face and head to the 12th annual tournament, the Grand Slam of Poker series to be followed by three more monthly poker events. Hosted by the Cool Community Association at Cool Hall, Check in at 1:30pm. Cards fly at 2pm. Free dinner, door prizes. Cash prizes for top ten finishers. More info: coolcommunityorganization.org.

June 3

Wildfire in the Foothills * 9-2pm Scott Vail, ARC Board member and firefighter, will lead a hike to a wildfire that burned on both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, and fire ecology. Using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion, he will discuss living with fire in El Dorado County. Intermediate hike with gentle slopes of 5-6 miles from the Cronan Ranch parking lot to Norton Ravine. Responsible teen+, and dogs on-leash welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 3

White on White * Wine Tasting, Appetizers, Dinner, Raffle, Dancing, Live Music, Live Auction, Silent Auction. Sponsor-host: Images of Hope El Dorado. This is an annual fundraiser for cancer patients, family members and anyone touched by cancer. White represents all colors, all cancers. Place: Rainbow Orchards, 4-8pm. For details, call the Cancer Resource Center, 530-503-7692.

June 4

Golf Tournament * Cornerstone of Hope * This Tournament has a $10,000 prize for a Hole in One, plus additional "hole" prizes, and a raffle at Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino Registration is 8am; Shot-gun start is 9am. Cost is $125 and includes green fees, cart, warm-up balls, morning snack and lunch. Details and to sign up: Ron 530-409-4323

June 7

2nd Annual Award Event * The Normadene Carpenter Award honors Paul Tomei, 6-8pm, at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville. The Normadene Carpenter Award is bestowed annually to recognize extraordinary commitment to culture and creativity in El Dorado County. The event supports El Dorado Arts Council and allows it to sustain its mission to promote, connect, and empower arts and culture. Tickets $50 each. For details, 530-295-3496 or -www. eldoradoartscouncil.org.

June 8

Highway 50 Wagon Train * in Pollock Pines * 69th Annual Wagon Train celebrates this area's history and the Great Westward Migration. The Highway 50 Association and the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center host the Wagon Train & Family Fun Day when the Wagon Train arrives from Stateline, NV, on its way to Placerville, CA. It'll stop about Noon on Pony Express Trail between Safeway and CVS where visitors will see a ‘hold-up’ by bandits and a face off with the Hangtown Marshals. Wagon Train arrives at the Community Center about 1pm. Activities include wagon rides, gold panning, mountain men demos, poker tournament, crafters, vintage vendors, live music with 120 West and Southern Wings, chuckwagon BBQ steak & ribs, and the beer and wine garden featuring local wines and beers. For the kids: watermelon- and pie-eating contests, face painting, magicians, balloons, pony rides, ice cream, and sno-cones. Admission is FREE, Noon-10pm at the Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr, Pollock Pines.

June 9

Day Hike * Granite Chief Picayune Valley * 8-5pm ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area Picayune Valley starting at Talbot Creek. Hike along the middle fork of the American River, passing through an old growth forest. After crossing the headwaters of the middle fork you will emerge into the Picayune Valley. In the valley, explore waterfalls and Indian petroglyphs. Through the valley you will pass through several alpine meadows with lots of wildflowers stopping along the river next to a waterfall for lunch. The hike is moderate with no step elevation gains. Round trip is 10 miles in and out. Age minimum 12 years-old: Elevation is 5600 ft. Contact ARC to sign up and for carpool location (Foresthill area). Cost: $20/members, $25/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 9

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

June 9-10

Art Studio Tour * Free 9th annual self-guided art tour through studios in El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, and Folsom, sponsored by El Dorado Hills Arts Association. You can download a map to visit 16 locations and view diverse displays of artwork by 47 gifted artists. This is a unique opportunity to speak directly with the artists and purchase their artwork. Begin your adventure at any place on the tour, including The Gallery at 48 Natoma St, Folsom, where samples of the artists’ work will be on display. Both days are free, 10-5pm, and open to the public. More info: www.eldoradohillsarts.com

June 13

Trucks and Tunes * Cameron Park * Enjoy an evening in the park with live music and delicious food from a variety of food trucks. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to relax at this fun family event, 5-8pm, Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

June 14

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, from the first concert tonight featuring Petty Theft to Sept. 13. Petty Theft is a San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Also, a special performance is planned by the Folsom Lake Symphony. All this takes place in the Steven Young Amphitheater.

June 14-17

El Dorado COUNTY FAIR * Placerville * Theme for 2018 is: "There is Magic in the Air at the El Dorado County Fair." It promises to enchant with magic acts, music all day, an exciting new train and conductor, and yay, fair food. Your favorites… funnel cakes, ice cream, the ever-popular tacos and corn dogs, lemonade and more. Be there at the El Dorado County Fair, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Pre-sale tickets: $9-Regular, $7 Junior & Senior. During the Fair, tickets are: $10-Regular, $8 Junior & Senior. Those with active-duty military ID get in FREE. Parking $6 per car, or take the free shuttle. Check the website for details and more info: eldoradocountyfair.org, or email fair@eldoradocountyfair.org, or call at 530-621-5860.

June 15

Health Care at the Tipping Point * The Case for Single Payer Coverage * Presentation by Keith McCalin, PA-C, a physician assistant and health care reform advocate with Physicians for a National Health Program. He represents Healthy California, a campaign of community and labor organizations —representing over 4 million Californians— and committed to building a grassroots movement to replace private health insurance to provide guaranteed healthcare for all Californians, www.healthycaliforniaact.org/sb562/. Also presenting is attorney Jen Flory, health care policy advocate with the Western Center on Poverty and Law. Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, 1-3pm. Hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society. More info: srsedc.com.

June 16

Wakamatsu Historical Public Tour * 10-12pm The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony is on the National Register of Historic Places and California Registered Historical Landmark #815. This 272-acre property features Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850's farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC's native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Wakamatsu Farm is open to the public only during scheduled events and tours, such as this public tour. Led by trained docents, the approximate 1.5-mile hike is mainly outdoors, on dirt trails, over generally flat terrain, including stairs, and is not recommended for mobility-challenged visitors. Mature children 10+ are welcome. Wakamatsu Open Farm Days are suitable for all visitors, including families and mobility-challenged visitors. Steady rain or temperatures over 100 degrees cancels. Check ARC's event calendar for updates. Contact ARC to sign up or to schedule private tours. Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Children 10-17 years old. All proceeds directly benefit Wakamatsu Farm. Find out more at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu. Also, for private tours year-round, contact julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Today & Ongoing through August 12

Images of Sky, Space & Planets * Placerville * 'Out There' is a photo exhibit that celebrates the sky just above us. The bright light from urban sprawl--taking over much of the world--has yet to fully engulf El Dorado County's dark skies. Above us, day and night, are more stars than we can count, more galaxies than we can see and, sadly, most people miss out on ever catching a tiny glimpse. Out There brings the night sky to you through photography by local astronomy buffs and photographers. Partnering El Dorado Arts Council with the Community Observatory (on the campus of the Placerville branch of Folsom Lake College), the exhibition exposes what is hidden in the dark for millennia. This curated exhibition runs through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St., Placerville. You are invited!

June 21

Forest Fuel Reduction Workshop * Placerville * "Addressing Forest Risks in the Highway 50 Corridor of El Dorado County" will familiarize residents and landowners with ongoing efforts to reduce fire hazard in their neighborhoods. The workshop will cover the short-term and long-term benefits of vegetation management treatments. It will also describe steps taken to evaluate and minimize environmental impacts of treatments. The workshop is 8-5pm at 100 Forni Rd, Placerville, CA. Questions? Contact Dr. Richard Harris at 707-685-5508 or rrharrisconsulting@gmail.com

June 21

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Peace Frog, a Tribute to The Doors, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

June 22

Golf Tournament - Drive for Marshall * For 35 years every June, Marshall Medical Center celebrates the anniversary of the brilliant idea put forth by founding fathers Bob West and Bob Gillett: sponsoring a golf tournament to raise funds for Marshall Foundation and Community Health Programs. The tournament is held at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club in Placerville, and features a scramble format and shotgun start at Noon. For more information and to help raise funds: www.marshallmedical.org/Classes-Events/Event-Details.aspx?Event=120

June 23

Bike Ride at Cronan Ranch * 9-11:30am This morning ride, led by ARC board member Steve Clark, will be a relaxed cruise on the trail system at Cronan Ranch. This is for beginners with basic bike-riding skills and intermediate mountain bikers. The route and overall length of the ride will be matched to the group's abilities, with no rider left behind. A snack and drink break might be held by the South Fork of the American River. Plan on some uphill sections. Riders should be in good physical condition, but need not be a triathlete! Rain cancels. Ages 13+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/person or $10/family. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 24

Moonlight Hike * 8-10pm Tom Petersen, ARC volunteer, hike leader, and author will lead this "moderate up, easy down" hike on Stagecoach Trail in the canyon between Auburn and Cool. Stagecoach Trail was originally a toll road built in 1852 and known as Yankee Jims Turnpike and later as Old Stagecoach Road. The original road led to a toll bridge over the North Fork American River. Rain cancels. Ages 12+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for carpool meeting location (Auburn State Rec. area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 27

Chamber Luncheon * The Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly luncheons for members and prospective members. You are invited to attend for a fun and informative 90 minutes, 11:30am, at Red Hawk Casino, Waterfall Buffet. Speaker is Jared Edmunds of The Pines at Placerville Health Center. His topic: "Plan For the Future at The Pines." Luncheon sponsor is Suzy O'Neal of Edward Jones. For more info: 530-677-8000.

June 28

Off the Grid — Full Monty * 6:30-8pm Ever think of going off-grid? From turning off your phone to the full-monty of being 100% self-reliant. Come learn about the realities and pros/cons of off-grid living. Also information on how to get started with your own home. Fred Klammt has lived off grid for over 30 years. As an energy farmer and electrical engineer, Fred focuses on renewables and community microgrids. Previously he was a PG&E energy engineer, CEO of Aptek Associates Inc, an instructor at several universities in California, Europe and Asia, and director of Energy Operations for a major global consulting firm. Responsible teens+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

June 28

June Mixer * Placerville * Gold Bug Park & and Mine June Mixer is sponsored by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Take a walk into Gold Rush history, 5:30-7:30pm, 2635 Gold Bug Lane, Placerville, one mile off Hwy 50 at Bedford Ave. Mine tour and gem panning. No-host bar, raffle, food, networking for businesses and prospective businesses. Bring a jacket and closed-toe shoes for the mine tour. More info: Cathy 530-621-5885.

June 28

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Kalimba 10 Piece – The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

June 30

Summer Spectacular * Cameron Park Lake * Cameron Park CSD's largest event of the year featuring a carnival for the kids, swimming at the lagoon, refreshments, food and craft vendors, exhibitors, and live music. Evening brings the amazing fireworks show, including a low-level display. No ice chests, only 6-can coolers, no alcohol, no fireworks brought in. Entrance $4 in advance (ages 7 and up) at Cameron Park Bel-Air, Cameron Park Shingle Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Cameron Park CSD office or at www.showclix.com. $6 cash-only day of event. Advance kids' carnival wristbands are $15 at the Cameron Park CSD office or $20 day of. Gates open 2pm at Cameron Park Lake and at Baron Court (Airpark). Cameron Park Lake is located at 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

July 2018

July 1

Traverse Creek Hike * 8-11am This beautiful trail is known for its unique soils and botanical interest. Serpentine is prominent in this area as well. Examine wildflowers, and explore the old Stiffle Claim mine known for its crystals. This is a moderately strenuous hike with uneven and loose terrain. Tom Petersen, local trail advocate and author, will share his knowledge of history, flora, and fauna. Carpool from Georgetown available. Steady rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up. Suggested donation: $5/person or $10/family. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 5

No Concert * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard. an outdoor live music series, will not be held tonight. Enjoy the Fourth festivities this week.

July 6 & 7

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. First hour on Friday is for Friends of the Library members. Only $10 to join. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

July 7

Dance Night * Come the first Friday of each month to the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd at 7pm. Bring a partner or come by yourself for a good time of music, dancing, and light refreshments (or bring your own). Music by DJ Jamie Faw. $5 gets you in the door. More info, Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

July 7

Farm to Fork * Apple Hill * An authentic Apple Hill Growers Farm to Fork event from 6-10pm at Delfino Farms in Placerville, El Dorado County, CA. Appetizers, 3-course dinner, fresh fruit stand, wine, hard cider, dessert, entertainment, scenic beauty, raffle and more. $125 per person. The evening benefits the local, non-profit 4 Directions Farm and their Lavender Field Project. For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/apple-hill-growers-farm-to-fork-tickets-45386804153

July 11

All About Berries * Gardening Class * The UCCE Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the Cameron Park Community Center. Master Gardeners discuss how to grow and care for the various berry plants, and the most common diseases and pests in our area. The Master Food Preservers show how to preserve your garden bounty in fun and creative ways, from basic jams and jellies, flavored vinegars, pie fillings, and more. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5502

July 11

Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshop * El Dorado Hills * This series of six workshops, 'Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters,' begins this evening and is being presented by the Alzheimer's Association. It addresses what is involved in getting an early diagnosis, risks associated with Alzheimer's, and the benefits of early detection. It is being hosted by the Health Education Ministry of Holy Trinity Parish, and being held at the Parish, 3111 Tierra de Dios Dr., El Dorado Hills, in the Media Center, 6:30-8pm. Register now for this no-fee workshop by contacting 530-677-3234. If interested, place your email address on the list to be notified about the remaining five monthly topics and dates. For more information, contact Rosie Cox, rcox@cal.net or 916-215-1523.

July 11

Trucks and Tunes * Cameron Park * Enjoy an evening in the park with live music and delicious food from a variety of food trucks. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to relax at this fun family event, 5-8pm, Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

July 12

Food Preserving Class * Cheese Making * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 6-8pm, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Learn how to make a simple farm cheese using your excess milk. RSVP. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

July 12

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Life in the Fastlane – Eagles Tribute, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

July 14

Traverse Creek Hike * 9-Noon Volunteers Herb Tanimoto and Tim Jackson will share their telescopes and knowledge with you. The magnificence of the mid-summer night sky will be on full display as the sun sets on the Wakamatsu fields. Jupiter will come first, then Saturn, followed by the glorious misty blanket of the Milky Way. We will see the Ring Nebula, the Cat Eye Nebula, the Lagoon, the Omega, and the Butterfly Cluster. You will witness brilliantly colorful double stars and galaxies far, far away. Stay up late and Mars will be rising. Overhead clouds or rain will cancel. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville/Gold Hill area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 14

Workshop on Sustainable Organic Gardening * The UCCE Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County, in collaboration with the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, are presenting this workshop, 8:30-3pm, at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Participants will learn how to develop and maintain a garden that doesn't require costly or wasteful chemical additives. The techniques emphasize conservation of critical resources like water and pollinators. Sustainability will be looked at from several perspectives: native ecosystems, soil, compost, beneficial plants and insects, organic pest and disease management, seed saving, and food preservation. Focus is on how a novice gardener can get started growing cost-effective, nutritious food. $25. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5502.

July 14

Food Preserving Class * Zucchinis * The UCCE Master Preservers of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-3pm, at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Learn three preservation techniques and eight recipes to preserve zucchini to enjoy throughout the year. Make and take home a jar of refrigerator zucchini pickles bursting with flavor. This session is part of the Sustainable Organic Gardening Workshop hosted by the UCCE Master Gardeners and UCCE Master Food Preservers in collaboration with The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. Fee: $25 includes a light bag-lunch, cold drink, class handouts, and samples. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5528, 530-621-5502, -5506

July 14

Meadow Walk * Cosumnes Headwaters * 9-3pm This Foster Meadow hike will be led by four volunteers from ARC and the Cosumnes Coalition: Barbara Houghton, Rob Kilbourne, Cinda Christensen, and Paul Petrocchi. Enjoy the meander through a beautiful headwaters meadow of the Middle Fork Cosumnes River, with lunch adjacent to a waterfall. This is a 4-mile, high-elevation hike with some steep areas. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested donation: $5/members or $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 14

Food Preserving Class * Cheese Making * The UCCE Master Preservers of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Learn how to make a simple farm cheese using your excess milk. Fee $20. RSVP. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu, 530-621-5528, 530-621-5506, -5502

July 16

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) *El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Next are: Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

July 19

Saturday Concerts * This series of concerts is held on the second Saturday of each month and hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. 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. For more info on a specific evening performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or call 530-626-6274.

July 19

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

July 19

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Zeppelin Live - Tribute, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

July 21

Gardening Class * 2nd Saturdays w/ BarryThe UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 8-10am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden (behind El Dorado Center). Topic: Irrigation, and planning your fall/winter garden crops. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5512

July 21

Gardening Class * The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly * The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the El Dorado Hills Library. This class is about biological control of garden pests. Learn how to recognize insect (and spider) allies, and ways to protect and encourage them to hang around the garden. Mary Tran will instruct. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5512

July 21

Food Preserving Class * Kombucha & Shrubs * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Kombucha is a lightly effervescent, cider-like beverage, containing live beneficial bacteria and yeasts made by fermenting sweetened tea, Come and learn how to get started brewing your own tea at home and how to maintain and store your kombucha for the best flavor and benefits. The word "shrub" is derived from the Arabic sharbah, which means "a drink." An old-fashioned favorite, shrubs have steadily made a comeback in the last several years. Shrubs are a fruit syrup, preserved with vinegar and mixed with water or alcohol to make a tangy, refreshing beverage. Making a shrub syrup at home is a fun way to preserve and play with seasonal fruit, using practically any fruit you have on hand. In addition to drinks, you can use the brightly flavored syrup in salad dressings and homemade jam, or as a glaze for meats. Fee: $20. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506

July 21

Overnight Backpack * Granite Chief Picayune Valley * Sat 8am to Sun 5pm ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area Picayune Valley starting at Talbot Creek. Hike up along the middle fork of the American River passing through an old growth forest. After crossing the headwaters of the middle fork you will emerge into the Picayune Valley. You will explore waterfalls and Indian petroglyphs, and pass through several alpine meadows with wildflowers in bloom. Elevation is 5600 ft. A moderate hike with no step elevation gains. Camp will be set up at the upper end of the valley, followed by a hike up to the saddle for views of the Granite Chief. Since it's an overnight trip, bring your own backpack w/ supplies and food. Hike is a total of 12 miles round-trip. Difficulty is intermediate – with a 400ft elevation gain. Age minimum: 12-years-old with backpacking experience. Well-behaved dog on leash OK. Contact ARC to sign up and for carpool location (Foresthill area). Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members (High clearance vehicles and drivers needed and discounted. Indicate desire when signing up.) More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

July 21 & 22

Community Campout * Cameron Park Lake * This Campout is for the whole family to spend the night at the lake. Bring your camping gear and enjoy a night under the stars. Enjoy swimming, BBQ, crafts, stories by the campfire, stargazing, and breakfast in the morning. Pre-registration a must: $35 per family up to 4, $10 for each additional member. Cameron Park Lake is located at 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

July 22

Buckles & BBQ * Enjoy BBQ, beer, the band and Buckles! Amateur BBQ Competition, Horse Show (never-won-a-buckles classes!), Mutton Bustin' and Pee Wee Rodeo, shopping, live music, Big Trouble band featuring Shauna Lea, beer and wine, and the Swap Meet in the Shade. FREE admission and FREE parking. Place: El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. More info: 530-621-5860, eldoradocountyfair.org/buckles-bbq.html

July 24

Free Caregiver Mini Series * The Family Caregiver Support Program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency offers a free "Aging & Caregiver" Mini Series in Greenwood. The educational, 3-part series will be Tuesdays, July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7, from 2:30-4pm at Greenwood Community Center, 4401 Hwy 193 in Greenwood. The series is instructive and offers support for people who care for or plan to care for a family member or friend aged 60 years or older. Series topics for each date are: Effective Communication Strategies; Advanced Health Care Directive vs. POLST; Grief, Palliative Care & Hospice. To register or for more info: 530-621-6192.

July 26

Food Preserving Class * Jams & Jellies * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 6-8pm, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Learn how to make jams and jellies. This is always a perennial family favorite, so easy, so good. RSVP. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506

July 26

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Cripple Creek – Rock/Country, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

July 28

Gardening Class * Summer Pruning * The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden behind El Dorado Center. Learn the best ways to do summer pruning from Bill and Pam. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5512

August 2018

August 1-4

Rummage Sale * Placerville * 81st Annual featuring clothing, housewares, toys, books and more. Time: Wednesday-Friday 9-6pm; and Saturday 9-2pm. Saturday only is $2 to fill a brown paper grocery bag. Come to St. Patrick Catholic Church Hall, 3109 Sacramento St., Placerville. More info: 530-622-0373.

August 2

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Dept of Rock – Get Ready to Rock, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

August 3

Dance Night * Come the first Friday of each month to the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd at 7pm. Bring a partner or come by yourself for a good time of music, dancing, and light refreshments (or bring your own). Music by DJ Jamie Faw. $5 gets you in the door. More info, Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

August 3 & 4

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. First hour on Friday is for Friends of the Library members. Only $10 to join. Benefits the Placerville Library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. Info: 530-621-5540.

August 4

Hike * Summer Wildflowers of Sierra * 7:30-4pm Alice Butler, wilderness backpacker and Coloma Lotus Valley local, will lead this hike into the spectacular scenery of Round Top and the Sisters. Enjoy lunch beside a sparkling alpine lake and enjoy the bounty of summer wildflowers. This is a moderate hike with 1200ft elevation gain. Rain cancels. Ages 12+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for carpool meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 5

Poetry Walk & Workshop * 10-Noon * 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; 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. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 5 - 19

Art Show * Mother Lode Art Exhibition * FREE event! The Placerville Arts Association is sponsoring its 52nd exhibition, a juried and judged show with entries from the foothills and across the country. It'll be at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville (5 minutes from Placerville's Main Street and Hwy 50). Featuring diverse 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional works from realism to experimenta in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography, collage, digital art and mixed media. Subjects include seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature and experimental. First day, show is open from Noon to 4pm. Following days, shows open 10am to 4pm. A reception will be held on the 1st day of the show at 1pm. The reception includes a presentation by Frank Ordaz, juror/judge of the show. Closing day is an awards reception at 3pm. More info at www.motherlodeshow.com, www.placervillearts.com.

August 8

Gardening Class * Vegetable Gardening in a Small Setting * The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the Cameron Park Community Center. Master Gardener Mike Pavlick will cover site location, design, raised bed options, container gardening and other methods that will allow anyone to have a vegetable garden in a small backyard setting. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5502

August 8

Make a Difference * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * Members of the Auxilary at Marshall Hospital would like to grow their team. The Auxiliary invites you and your friends to volunteer in the hospital community and help make others's lives better. The only requirements are to be age 21 or over, and volunteer for just 24 to 50 hours in a year. For specifics, call 539-626-2643 and leave your name and number. You'll get a call back from an Auxiliary team member.

August 8

Trucks and Tunes * Cameron Park * Enjoy an evening in the park with live music and delicious food from a variety of food trucks. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to relax at this fun family event, 5-8pm, Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

Auguest 9

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Super Huey - The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

August 11

Gardening Class * 2nd Saturdays w/ BarryThe UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 8-10am, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden (behind El Dorado Center). Topic: Enjoy your Harvest! Master Food Preserver's discuss food preserving; sample some of their favorite recipes; 2nd topic: Planting Cole Crops. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5512

August 11

Gardening Class * Fall & Winter Vegetables * The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the El Dorado County Government Center - Building C Hearing Room. Continue to harvest luscious, home-grown vegetables even after the heat of summer subsides. Now is the time to plant for a fall and winter harvest. Learn how to sucessfully grow winter vegetables from UC Master Gardener Zack Dowell. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5502

August 11

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament No. 4 * Put on your poker face and head to the 12th annual tournament, the Grand Slam of Poker series to be followed by two more poker events, one in Sept and Oct. Hosted by the the Hwy 50 Assn. Wagon Train. More info hwy50wagontrain.com/events and Liz, 530-644-5594.

August 11

20-Mile Taste Fundraiser * Farm to Table Event * El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom (AITC) hosts its 6th Annual 20-Mile Taste Fundraiser at the Davies Family Inn, Shadowridge Ranch, 6-9pm. A celebration of El Dorado County's bounty, the event showcases local produce prepared by local chefs and paired with locally produced wine, beer, and other beverages. Features a raffle, live auction, live music, and adult farm-day fun all in a beautiful Sierra foothill location. Tickets are now on sale: $40 each until July 31st; $45 until Aug. 11th; $50 at the door. Purchase at: http://agintheclass-edc.org/ Sponsorships available. Contact Ann Wofford, AITC executive director, at 530-303-8117 or email a.wofford@agintheclass-edc.org. For more info about EDC AITC, visit www.agintheclass-edc.org

August 11

Saturday Concerts * This series of concerts is held on the second Saturday of each month and hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. 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. For more info on a specific evening performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or call 530-626-6274.

August 16

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Forejour – Tribute to Foreigner & Journey, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

August 18

Food Preserving Class * Pressure Canning * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Does the thought of using a pressure canner scare you? It shouldn't! Learn how a pressure canner works and the multiple safety features included on every modern canner. Pressure canning opens up a new world of home canned foods. Got a hunter in your family or found a great sale on bulk chicken? Can some of the meat. Cook a huge turkey at Thanksgiving? Make broth that doesn't take up all of your freezer space and doesn't need to thaw before you use it. Like to be able to pronounce all the ingredients in your bowl of soup? Make and can your own. Most important of all, learn how use a pressure canner. Don't risk a case of botulism because you didn't know safe canning practices. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506

August 18-19

Overnight Backpack * Granite Chief Whiskey Creek / Shanks Cove Trail * Sat 8am to Sun 5pm * ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Grayhorse Valley Trailhead (15E11). Hike to the end of the Grayhorse Valley up to the crest to see the Granite Chief Wilderness (of which ARC has added 3500 acres). Camp will be set up for an evening at Whisky Creek. On Sunday the hike continues along Five Lakes Creek Trail, then up Shanks Cove Trail which has beautiful waterfalls and pools. Since an overnight trip, bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty is intermediate – with 800ft elevation gains at the start and end of the hike, a total of 18 miles round trip. Age minimum: 14-years-old with backpacking experience. Well-behaved dog on leash OK. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Foresthill area). This is not a beginner's hike. Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members (High clearance vehicles and drivers needed. Indicate desire when signing up.) More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 23

Food Preserving Class * Tomatoes * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 6-8pm, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Is your garden loaded with tomatoes? Come learn all the ways you can save them for good eating later. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506

August 23

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Kenny Metcalf as Elton John, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

August 25

Gardening Class * Shade Gardening * The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County present this workshop, 9am-Noon, at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden (behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center). Attend this class taught by Merry Campbell, Susan Cory-McAlpine and EJ Kipping and find out how shade gardening is not a problem but an enjoyable and challenging garden opportunity. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5512

August 30

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Joy & Madness - 9 Piece Soul & Funk Explosion, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

September 2018

September 8

Food Preserving Class * Low Sugar / No Sugar! * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. If you don't eat jam or jelly because it is too sweet, come join us and learn how to make them taste like fresh fruit. In this Make and Take Workshop you will create a healthier alternative to the standard jam or jelly. Fee $20. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506

Continuing to Sept. 13

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13 at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

September 15

Food Preserving Class * Herb Salts & Dried Herbs * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Fabulous flavored salts...great tasting garlic salt, savory rosemary salt. Dried parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (remember that fabulous song)? Salt has been around since the beginning of time and its use by humans has been around for centuries. The history of salt is long and varied, used for medicine, currency, in addition to being a primary seasoning. Preserving herbs in salt is an old method that works beautifully for two reasons: 1) it's fast and easy. 2) it's delicious. Another benefit - it's inexpensive. Learn the best methods for drying herbs in this hands-on class. Fee $20. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

September 6

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * Live on the Boulevard is an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is the Folsom Lake Symphony, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

September 8

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament No. 5 * Put on your poker face and head to the 12th annual tournament, 5th in the Grand Slam of Poker series to be followed by the final poker event in Oct. Hosted by the EDC Habitat for Humanity. This is the 4th annual Hold'em for Habitat: Casino Night & Poker Tournament Fundraiser benefitting EDC Habitat for Humanity. Food, tournament, silent auction, raffle prizes, tournament prizes, music & more. NEW LOCATION: in El Dorado Hills on Town Center Blvd., Bldg 300, 3rd Floor. Doors Open at 5pm. Cards fly at 6:30pm. More info or sponsorships, JoDee 916-425-8456.

September 8

Saturday Concerts * This series of concerts is held on the second Saturday of each month and hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. 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. For more info on a specific evening performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or call 530-626-6274.

September 7

Dance Night * Come the first Friday of each month to the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd at 7pm. Bring a partner or come by yourself for a good time of music, dancing, and light refreshments (or bring your own). Music by DJ Jamie Faw. $5 gets you in the door. More info, Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

September 13

Learn to Square Dance * Placerville's Main Street Strollers Club is offering beginning square dance lessons. The new session starts this evening; the first two classes FREE. Have fun exercising your brain as well as your body! Everyone welcome - couples and singles. Come and make new friends! Dress is casual; music is upbeat and contemporary. Experienced dancers welcome at ongoing plus-level workshops and dances. Thursday evenings, 7pm at the IOOF Hall upstairs (side door), 467 Main St. More info: 530-677-7961 and mainstreetstrollers@gmail.com

September 13

Concert Series * El Dorado Hills * This is the final summer concert of Live on the Boulevard, an outdoor live music series held at El Dorado Hills Town Center every Thursday night, 7-9pm, to Sept. 13. Tonight is Skynnyn Lynnyrd - Tribute, on stage at the Steven Young Amphitheater.

September 15

Food Preserving Class * Herb Salts & Dried Herbs * The UCCE Master Preservers of Central Sierra present this workshop, 9-Noon, at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building. Fabulous flavored salts...great tasting garlic salt, savory rosemary salt. Dried parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (remember that fabulous song)? Salt has been around since the beginning of time and its use by humans has been around for centuries. The history of salt is long and varied, used for medicine, currency, in addition to being a primary seasoning. Preserving herbs in salt is an old method that works beautifully for two reasons: 1) it's fast and easy. 2) it's delicious. Another benefit - it's inexpensive. Learn the best methods for drying herbs in this hands-on class. Fee $20. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5506.

September 15

Big Autumn Auction * Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Join in the fun for a good cause to be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. For more info: 530-626-1222.

September 17

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Next is: Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

September 20

Learn to Square Dance * Placerville's Main Street Strollers Club is offering beginning square dance lessons. This evening's class is FREE. Have fun exercising your brain as well as your body! Everyone welcome - couples and singles. Come and make new friends. Dress is casual; music is upbeat and contemporary. Experienced dancers welcome at ongoing plus-level workshops and dances. Thursday evenings, 7pm at the IOOF Hall upstairs (side door), 467 Main St. More info: 530-677-7961 and mainstreetstrollers@gmail.com

September 21

Honor a Nurse * This event, presented by Marshall Foundation and sponsored by Union Bank recognizes and honors the exceptional care provided by members of the nursing service. With a $100 donation, donors and the nurses they honor are invited to this annual celebration, 2:30-4pm. Each nurse honored receives a special recognition letting each know she/he is appreciated for their caring and compassionate ways. Afternoon appetizers and beverages will be served. Proceeds from this event provide funding for the Mathewson-Bonser nursing scholarships. More information: Marshall Foundation for Community Health 530-642-9984; www.marshallfound.org/initiatives/honor-a-nurse/

September 29

Fundraiser Night for At Risk Youth * Come and enjoy cocktails, dinner, games and prizes. Proceeds benefit New Morning Youth & Family Services and The Lions Dictionary Project. Come to Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Rd, Diamond Springs. Ticket price includes food and games. No host bar. Ticket sale begins Aug. 1 at www.motherlodelionsclub.eventbrite.com. More info: Debra, 209-304-7769, rickclarke@sbcglobal.net.

September 29

Magic Under the Stars * A Benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California, 6-9pm. Hosted by Ben Ali Shrine & 2018 First Lady Liz Barnekoff. Attire: Black Tie. Proceeds benefit the 2018 Ben Ali Shrine First Lady's Project: Continuing education for the Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life Program. The community is invited to join this gala, a magic-filled evening at the Serrano Country Club, 5005 Serrano Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA. Details and tickets are available at www.shrinerschildrens.org/firstlady. If interested in a sponsorship or contributing a donation for this event, contact Liz Barnekoff at 916-834-4673.

October 2018

October 4

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

October 5 & 6

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

October 10

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

October 10

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

October 12-14

Run Tahoe * Several different marathons, half marathons, ultra, runs, fun runs and run-walks. Catch the beauty of Tahoe in the autumn. More info and to register, go to the Lake Tahoe Marathon homepage: MarathonGuide.com

October 13

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

October 20

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

October 25

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

November 2018

November 2 & 3

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

November 10

Crab & Chowder Gala * Dinner includes Dungeness Crab, Clam Chowder, Bread, Salad and Pasta. Get in on the Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes. Dance the night away with the band "Dream and the Dreamer" in the Mark D. Forni Building, at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Doors open at 6pm with no-host bar. Dinner at 7pm. This fundraiser benefits the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit. More Info: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

November 19

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

December 2018

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.

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May 2019

June 2019

2019 June 6,7,8,9

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

June 13-16, 2019

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

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

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

Christmas Tree Hunting - November thru December

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

Snow Skiing in Season

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

Observatory - View the Stars!

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

Forests

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

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Fishing

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

Hiking, Backpacking

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

Nature Hikes

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

Sierra Wildlife Rescue

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

Nature Center & Bookstore

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

American River Water Education Center

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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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Wine Tasting

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

Sunday Breakfasts at Elks Club

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

Cantare Chorale

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

Gold Rush Quartet

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

Jazz & Blues in the Plaza

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

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Kazual Kountry Music & Dance

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

International Folk Dancing

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Placerville Art Walk

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

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Embroidery Meetings

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

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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

Gold Bug Park & Mine

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

El Dorado County Historical Museum

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

Fountain-Tallman Museum

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

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Marshall Gold Discovery Museum

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

Folsom History Museum

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

El Dorado Musical Theatre

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

Imagination Theater

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

Olde Coloma Theatre

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

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Placerville Speedway Races

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

Lap Swim - Open to Community

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

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

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

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

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

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Master Gardening Classes

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

Master Food Preservers Classes

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

Pinochle & Canasta

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

Retired Public Employees Association

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

Bingo

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

Rotary Flea Market - April to October

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

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