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*** 2020 ***

JANUARY 2020

January 5

Poetry Walk/Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's first Poet Laureate, and Katy Brown, award-winning Sacramento-area poet, lead an exploration of the Wakamatsu farmhouse, barn, and surroundings. 1-3pm. Contact the American River Conservancy (ARC) to sign up, and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Suggested Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 10

Grand Opening * Republican Party Headquarters * The public is invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Republican Party Headquarters in El Dorado County, 5:30-8:30pm, 3181 Cameron Park Dr, Ste 104, Cameron Park. Ribbon cutting is at 6pm. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks. RSVP required. More info: Terry Gherardi 916-410-6119; Todd White 530-417-0807.

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January 11

2nd Saturday Concert * The second Saturday of each month brings music to the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Cost is $10. Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info on the specific evening's performance: Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

January 11

Hike - Cronan Ranch * Hikers can explore either an easy 3-mile loop or an extended and steeper 6-mile loop. The 3-mile start explores a little-known trail that includes an easy ¼-mile cross-country section (wear sturdy shoes), visits a most unusual rock, and stops by a prehistoric Indian grinding site. At this point, hikers can take the road back to the parking lot, or continue up along the west ridge for awesome views. Hike enthusiast and author of local hiking books Tom Petersen leads the hike, 9-1pm. To sign up, contact American River Conservancy (ARC) and learn meeting location (Coloma area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 11 and 12

El Dorado County Democrats * The El Dorado County Democrats and the California Away Team have an action plan for getting people out to vote. Their voter reactivation model was successful in the midterms, raising the numbers by 7-10%. To join the effort in Cameron Park or for more information: https://www.calawayteam.com/canvass_edc_jan_11_12_2020 or contact Frank Porter,fspsm520@gmail.com, 916-380-9352. For more information about all the Democratic Party events: https://edcdems.org/events/

January 16

Wings Over Water * Join naturalist John Kipping, 6-7:30pm, to explore (through slide and lecture) the wealth of the Pacific Coast native avian of both water and air. Delve into the great diversity of lifestyles of resident and migrant birds ranging from eagles to shorebirds, ducks to puffins. John was the resident biologist for Audubon Canyon Ranch and currently is a naturalist/guide in South-East Alaska, Baja California, and the Galapagos Islands for Dolphin Charters. To sign up, contact American River Conservancy (ARC) and learn meeting location (Coloma area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 17

Fundraiser * Democatic Party * A fundraiser by the El Dorado County Democratic Party will be held in El Dorado Hills. Come hear State Senator Mike McGuire, a state policy leader on fire issues and other rural concerns. He has authored bills to help protect Californians from catastrophic wildfires and natural disaster. The cocktail party is Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. International hors d'oeuvres by Chef Ricardo Aguilera will accompany wines from El Dorado and Sonoma counties. For ticket price and more information, visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/platinumjan20 For more information about events held by the El Dorado County Democratic Party, go to "Events" Calendar at https://edcdems.org/events/

January 17

Bunco and Dinner * For an evening of good food and fun, join members of the community at the Shingle Springs Community Center starting at 5:30pm. Featuring your choice of soups, salad and dessert. Game begins at 6:30pm. Door and game prizes will be awarded. Raffle prizes available. Cost is $20. More info: Maria at 530-306-4614.

January 17

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

January 17, 18, 19, 31 and February 1, 2

Community Theater * Wally's Cafe * Imagination Theater announces performances of Wally's Café, directed by Holly Salvestrin and Adeline Penn, at the Smith Flat House in Placerville. More info at www.ImaginationTheater.net and the Box Office at 530-642-0404.

January 18

Art & Wine with Something MORE * Local restaurants and caterers, along with local wineries, breweries and distilleries join Something MORE Artists for one of the best Winter events in El Dorado County. The purveyors feature their best fare for a satisfying sampling. Enjoy one-of-a-kind artwork by Something MORE Artists for viewing or purchase, prize drawings and auctions. Event starts at 6pm in the Forni Building at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities in El Dorado County. Tickets ($40 each or $75 per couple) are available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc., 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, and www.morerehab.org. More info: 530-622-4848.

January 23

Democrats Monthly Meeting * The California Presidential Primary Election is around the corner. United Democrats meet the fourth Thursday at Denny's, 99 Fair Lane in Placerville, Noon-2pm. For more information on the Democratic Party events: https://edcdems.org/events/

January 24

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

January 25

Pine-Needle Basket Class * Learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop led by basket-maker and ARC member Nettie Fox, 9-4pm. The class is for beginning through advanced. Materials to be provided. Learn how to collect, store and dye pine needles. Learn about materials, embellishments and a little history on the art of pine needle basket-making. Additional supplies are offered for purchase. Space is limited. To sign up, contact ARC and learn meeting location (Coloma area). Donation: $40-$50. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

January 25

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

January 25 & February 1

20th Crab Banquet * The Pioneer Volunteer Firefighters Association welcomes residents of local communities to its 20th Crab Banquet. In reality, it's 2 Banquets on two separate dates at Skinner Vineyards. This evening features live music by Jackson Steel Band. The other Banquet is Feb. 1st with music by Back Street Boulevard Band. The event is a unique fine dining experience with dinner served in the winery barrel rooms. Dinner is served on China service with linen tablecloths. Come enjoy a fun evening with live music, dancing, raffles, auctions and interaction with local firefighters. Seating starts at 5:30pm, dinner is at 6. Warm casual attire is suggested as the barrel room is chilly. Cost is $70 per person. For more info and reservations, contact Lynette Dwyer, 530-295-0566, crabbylyn@gmail.com. Or visit: pioneervolunteerfire.org/crabbanquets

January 26

Children's Activity / Preschool Expo *The Sierra Moms present this 14th Annual event Noon–3pm at the Folsom Sports Complex. This is a FREE one-stop place for parents to gather info about activity and educational needs for their tots to big kids. Representatives from preschools and children's activity businesses will be on site to inform about their programs. The target age is 0 through 6 years of age, though many exhibitors have activities suitable for older children as well. Bring the whole family to enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities, crafts and entertainment. More info: SierraMoms.org and expo@sierramoms.org.

January 26 and February 23

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

January 30

Candidates Forum * Get ready for the 2020 elections. Know the candidates. Location: Oakridge High School, Performing Arts Theatre, 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. Forum starts at 7pm. For more information on the Democratic Party events: https://edcdems.org/events/

FEBRUARY 2020

February / date-time TBD

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

February 1

20th Crab Banquet * The Pioneer Volunteer Firefighters Association welcomes residents of local communities to its 20th Crab Banquet. This is the 2nd this year; the 1st was Jan. 25 both at Skinner Vineyards. This evening features live music by Back Street Boulevard Band. The event is a unique fine dining experience with dinner served in the winery barrel rooms. Dinner is served on China service with linen tablecloths. Come enjoy a fun evening with live music, dancing, raffles, auctions and interaction with local firefighters. Seating starts at 5:30pm, dinner is at 6. Warm casual attire is suggested as the winery barrel room is chilly. Cost is $70 per person. For more info and reservations, contact Lynette Dwyer, 530-295-0566, crabbylyn@gmail.com. Or visit: pioneervolunteerfire.org/crabbanquets

February 1, 2

Community Theater * Wally's Cafe * Imagination Theater will be performing Wally's Café, directed by Holly Salvestrin and Adeline Penn, at the Smith Flat House in Placerville. More info at www.ImaginationTheater.net and the Box Office at 530-642-0404.

February 4

El Dorado Hills Garden Club Meeting * Master Gardener Eve Keemer will demonstrate pruning of dormant roses, Noon-3pm, El Dorado Hills Library. Visitors welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

February 4 - March 1

Art Exhibit * Surrealism * Featuring the works of Garvin Tieseler at the Kennedy Gallery in downtown Sacramento plus the works of more than 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, Feb. 8, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

February 7

Artist Reception * A reception for artist Susan B. Keale will be held at Gold Country Retirement Center, 6041 Golden Center Ct., Placerville from 3:30-5:30pm. The community is invited for music, wine, appetizers and an array of fascinating art. Her art is being showcased at the Retirement center from Jan.30 to April 22. More info: 530-621-1826.

February 7

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

February 8

Free Alzheimer's Education Workshop * The community and caregivers are invited to learn more about Alzheimer's and "Navigating the Journey." Co-hosted by the Club - Older Adult Day Services, a program of HHSA (EDC’s Health and Human Services Agency, this is a day-long workshop in partnership with Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, Marshall Foundation, Oakmont Senior Living and Pavilion Memory Care. It's free and open to the general public and agency partners from 8:30-4pm. The focus is about how to support people with dementia and will be held at Rolling Hills Church, 800 White Rock Rd in El Dorado Hills. Presentations will be given by nationally known keynote speakers and medical experts. To pre-register or for more information about The Club, call 916-358-3560 in El Dorado Hills or 530-621-6180 in Placerville. For more info about other programs serving older adults in El Dorado County, visit HHSA's website www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx

February 8

Origami Class * Michelle Greer's love of Origami was started by her stepfather Ken Kagehiro as a way of keeping his Japanese heritage alive, and sharing it with everyone. She was his assistant until his death in 2018, and now continues in his memory. He had said, "It always makes people smile." Time: 10-Noon; ages 8+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 9

A Chocolate Affair * A gala evening of wine and beer tasting offered by local wineries and breweries, delicious samples of food including CHOCOLATE from local restaurants and caterers. Also enjoy the auctions and raffles. The Soroptimist International Club of Placerville has sponsored this fun and exciting event for 20 years to raise funds for local educational scholarships and other community service projects. The community is invited to join the fun at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 6pm. More info: 530-344-1476 or email chocolateaffairedc@gmail.com

February 15

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in El Dorado Hills at 36 Handles from 7:30-10:30pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

February 22

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

February 22

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance * Annual fundraiser for improvements to the Shingle Springs Community Center at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Dinner to be served from 5 to 7pm and dancing 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 is a sold out event, so get your tickets early from Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

February 23

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

February 23

Legacy Project Event * Formerly The Blackwood Legacy, the New Legacy Project personally invites you for the blessing at this El Dorado Community Church event featuring an evening of music and fellowship starting at 6pm at the church, 4701 Church St, El Dorado. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Come early as seating is limited. More info: 530-622-365.

February 27

Gray Wolves and Their Return * This presentation provides an overview of gray wolf natural history, ecological role, its current distribution and population in North America and its return to California. The reintroduction effort to bring wolves back to the northern Rockies will be discussed, as well as implications for wolf recovery in the western states with an emphasis on the importance of coexistence and moving beyond myths. Presenter Pamela Flick is Senior California Representative for Defenders of Wildlife based in Sacramento, where she works on federal land management focused on Sierra Nevada national forests and advancing conservation of carnivores, birds and amphibians. Contact ARC to sign up, and for meeting location (Coloma area). Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

February 28

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Placerville at the Placerville Public House, 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

February 29

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Folsom at Dolan's Bar & Grill from 9pm to Midnight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

February / date-time TBD

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

MARCH 2020

March | date-time TBD

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

March 3 - April 5

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

March 3

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

March 6

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

March 7

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

March 10

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

March 14

2nd Saturday Concert * The second Saturday of each month brings music to the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Cost is $10. Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info on the specific evening's performance: Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

March 21

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

March 25

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

APRIL 2020

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

April 7

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

April 7 - May 3

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

April 11

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

April 17

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

April 24

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

April 29

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

MAY 2020

May 2

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

May 5 - June 7

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

May 22

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

May 29

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

JUNE 2020

June 9 - July 5

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

JULY 2020

July 31

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

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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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