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April 2018

Continuing to April 12

After Dark at the Exploratorium * in San Francisco * Things look different after dark. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in everything from a pitch-black dome to a fog bridge, a large-scale kaleidoscope, dazzling light displays, mind-bending mirrors, and more. Or savor adults-only programming featuring unique guest speakers, great music, specialty films, and one-of-a-kind activities. It'll change how you think about the world around you. Every Thursday night from 6-10pm features a new AFTER DARK. Adults only (18+). Tickets: $19.95 at the door (1st come, 1st served). Online presale is 10% off by 5pm each Thursday. $10 add-on for Tactile Dome and some programs. See list of Thursday After Dark event topics and more info through April 12 at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark

April 5

Obedience/Conformation Classes * 6-week session every Thursday for Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning, Leash Manners, Beginning Rally or Conformation. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $75-$90, depending on class. Conformation $5 drop-in fee. Held at El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 7pm and hosted by the Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, CA, Inc. To register: Cathy Keeler, 530-622-6909 (6:30-9pm) More info www.hangtownkc.org.

April 6

Creatures of the Night! * When darkness falls, nocturnal creatures awaken from their daytime slumber, starting their nightly activities. David Rosen, wildlife photographer, assists your exploration of the night and discovery of buys nighttime critters. A 1-2 mile walk from 7-9:30pm. Rain cancels. Responsible 9-year-olds+ welcome. Donation $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 6

Film Series * in Placerville * The movie title to be announced. Open to the public, the film series is presented by the Sierra Renaissance Society at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. The time is 10-Noon in Room #C-102. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and a book club for seniors who love to learn, asks you to become a member of SRS at only $20. Parking is $2. Before going, it's always a good idea to confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org.

April 6

Tranquil Journeys * Free 1-hour relaxation workshops to be held at 1pm on the first Friday of every month in Cameron Park. Jennifer Fiterre and Alison Clement are conducting Tranquil Journeys for Images of Hope, whose programs are open to anyone who has been affected anytime in their life by their own cancer diagnosis or a loved ones' diagnosis. Each session explores methods of self-help stress reduction, acupressure or energy healing. Inspirational meditations such as guided imagery and poetry will be used along with the sounds of Himalayan singing bowls to create an environment for inner healing. More info and to register: 530-672-7050.

April 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.

April 6

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.

April 7

Live Concert * A Taste of Main Street * Biggest ever annual fundraiser for the Music Dept of El Dorado High School. A Taste of Main Street is from 1-4pm in the Carl Borelli Amphitheater at El Dorado High School. The event will offer a selection of delicious meals from local restaurants and the music of the award-winning musicians of El Dorado High School. Also on the agenda: a silent auction, raffle and delightful tidbits for sale. Pre-ordered meals, including admission are $20 each. Admission only is $15. More info and for tickets: www.edhsCougarMusic.com or call Allison Jilbert at 530-409-7067.

April 7

Community Yard Sale * Cameron Park * Clean out your clutter and make extra money. Reserve your space now. Event is 8am-Noon. Or stop by the day of to check out the large variety of household items for sale. Admission is free. Vendor spaces are $25 in advance. Rain or shine, the Yard Sale will be held in the parking lot of Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, so come prepared. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

April 7 and May 5

Open Farm Day * at Wakamatsu * Site of the first Japanese colony in America. Self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm. 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. Amenities limited; plan for rugged outdoor leisure. Check ARC's calendar for updates due to weather. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Buses/large vans $5 per person. More at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 12

LunaFest * This annual film festival is presented by the Soroptimist Club of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. The event features short films by, for, and about women®. The films celebrate unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in local, national and international communities. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Soroptimist mission to provide financial aid for education of women who are solely responsible for themselves and their families. LunaFest® brings awareness of women's issues, highlights women filmmakers, and gathers women together in their communities. Locally, the event is at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. At 6pm, beverages and small plates are for sale; desserts are complimentary. The show starts at 7pm.  Cost is $20 general and $10 for students. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com/e/lunafest-cameron-park-ca-tickets-43115894802, www.LUNAFEST.org  or call 916-933-8205.

April 14

Flapjack Fundraiser * Help save a dog's life and join the El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue's Flapjack Fundraiser from 8-10 am at Applebee's in Cameron Park, 3281 Coach Lane. Tickets available for $15 in advance at edcgsr.com, or from an EDCGSR member. Tickets are $20 at the door. Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon, breakfast potatoes, coffee, orange juice and fountain beverages. More info: www.edcgsr.com and 530-677-6444.

April 14

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament No. 1 * Put on your poker face and head to the 12th annual tournament. This is series 1 of the Grand Slam of Poker followed by five more monthly events. A Food Truck Fundraiser for Military Family Support Group. Registration: 3-8pm; gaming starts at 4pm. Place: M.O.R.E., 399 Placerville Dr., Placerville. $50 buy-in; $25 re-buy; $25 add-on. Get "all in" for Vets! Register early - limited to 100. More info: mfsgonline.org.

April 14

Tour * of Cemeteries * History buff Mike Roberts leads this tour of two cemeteries in the El Dorado and Diamond Springs area, 9:30am-Noon. Both cemeteries are very historic w/ imaginative statuary and highly decorated plots. Hear the stories: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The El Dorado cemetery is perfectly maintained by local rancher George Forni, who will join the group to share his own bit of history. Rain or shine. Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 14

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.

April 15

Hike * Salmon Falls Ranch * Visit the 605-acre Salmon Falls Ranch in time for display of showy spring wildflowers, 9-2pm. This is a moderate up-and-down 4-5 mile hike led by Bill Jensen, ARC volunteer and land steward; see how slope and aspect create a vegetation mosaic pattern in this rolling oak woodlands setting. Sign up w/ ARC; meeting location (Near the Salmon Falls Bridge). Suggested donation $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 15

Vermicomposting * Earth's Little Terraformers * Learn an easy method for turning kitchen and yard waste to nutrient rich microbial diverse soil, 10am-2pm. Class covers how worms help to restore soil fertility, what ingredients go into a worm bin, and what designs and methods are used to create a worm bin. Branden Irvine, a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner, with plenty of credentials, leads. Mature 12+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC; meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area). Suggested donation $15-$20. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 17 & 28

Library Book Sales * El Dorado Hills * Take advantage of some great deals on gently used books at the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library book sale. Books are $1 per pound for books in every category. The Friday "Early Bird Sale" is for members ONLY of the EDH Friends of the Library, 3-7pm. Not a member? Not a problem! Join at the event for only $10 for the year; the money supports the library. The Saturday book sales event is open to the public 8-4pm. Money raised from the sale buys new books and supports EDH Library programs. More info: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

April 19, 26, May 3 *

FREE Parenting Classes * Placerville * To make your life easier and your family better. Helpful activities, learning and discussion about raising youg children ages birth to 5. The 3-part series shows discipline methods that work; how to prevent tantrums; routines that make life easier; how to make rules your child will follow; how to take care of your child at different stages; how to build a bond w/ your child; and great ways to take care of yourself.Attend any one session or all three at the Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville, 6-8pm. Funded by El Dorado CAPC. Reserve childcare if needed. Sign up: 530-676-0707.

April 20

'For the Common Good: Investing in Nature' * Presentation by Alan Ehrgott, ARC * Executive Director Alan Ehrgott of the American River Conservancy provides a photographic review of his early travels throughout the world, lessons in survival learned from wildlife preserves in Africa, the Great Barrier Reef off Australia, from Cave Paintings in Baja California to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The second half of the presentation focuses on the river and wildlife conservation initiatives of the American River Conservancy within our own back yard, the North-Central Sierra Nevada, and just why these wildlife and wildland protection measures, repeated throughout the Planet, are essential to the survival of the human species. The presentation is hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society, offering prospects for lifelong learning, from 1-3 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Rd, Placerville. For more information: srs.eldorado@gamil.com and srsedc.com

April 21

Dinner & Bunco * Shingle Springs * The Shingle Springs Community Center invites residents to come for dinner and stay for the game. A substantial appetizer dinner with dessert will be served at 5pm. Bunco starts at 6. Great fun, cash and door prizes, plus raffle prizes. Located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Contact Maria at 530-306-4614 for tickets.

April 21

Annual Fundraiser * Only Kindness, Inc. * The public is invited to this annual dinner, silent auction, and live dessert auction fundraiser at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Dre, Ste B, Placerville, from 5-8pm. Tickets are $20. Dinner is served 5:30 to 6:30. Dessert auction begins at 7pm. The success stories of the homeless and needy are far too few. Only Kindness seeks to expand the number of opportunities for those who are truly seeking to climb out of their dire situations. O.K. focuses on the most vulnerable. Resources are used to help individuals and families in crisis to remain safely sheltered or to get them off the streets and into housing. An additional focus is on services that specifically serve U.S. Veterans. We welcome donations of any amount. More info on 4/21 event and organization: www.edcrc.org/

April 21

Naturalist Walk * Folsom Open Space Wildlife Biologist Heather Johnson shares frog, bird, and bat observations in diverse open space habitats, 6:30-8:30pm. After observing near a park, group will stroll along the paved path to a wetland in the dark, listening to foraging bats on ultrasonic detectors. 10+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC; meeting location (Philip Cohn Park, Folsom). Suggested donation $5 ea; $10 family. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 21 and May 19

Historical Public Tour * at Wakamatsu * Site of the first Japanese colony in America. Docent led tour of Wakamatsu Farm, 10-Noon. Visit Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and the original 1850's farmhouse. This 1.5-mile is mainly outdoors on dirt trails. Amenities limited; plan for rugged outdoor leisure. 100° cancels. Cost: fee. More at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 21

Earth Day Celebration * in Placerville * Learn more about what earth friendly means. This is a day to celebrate our earth and beautiful community. Live music, earth-friendly art and crafts, raffle, food truck, info booths, children's activities, Smokey Bear Fun for the whole family. Free admission. Bring a picnic, low-back lawn chairs, and sunscreen. Presented by the El Dorado County Earth Day Committee; sponsored by The Cosmic Cafe and The Placerville Natural Foods Co-op. The community is invited to join the celebration of the earth that sustains us.Learn how to take care of our planet,commit to living sustainably, and act to reduce our impact on earth, 10-4pm at Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. More info: lindakhoward@yahoo.com, 530-620-6659.

April 21

Plant Sale * in Placerville * at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. Cash or checks only, no credit cards. Offered by the El Dorado UCCE Master Gardeners, from 8-2pm.

April 22

Earth Day * No activities reported as of print deadline of March 4. Check back here (online at www.aroundheremagazine.com) for Earth Day events still to come in.

April 22

Hike * Cronan Ranch * Hike a challenging loop of the trails at Cronan Ranch, 8-Noon. ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley will cover a variety of terrain, including rolling prairie with great views of the river on this 5-7-mile hike. A moderate-level hike, with some elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location in Pilot Hill area. Donation suggested. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 22

Authors' Day * The Placerville Shakespeare Club presents for the community its annual "Authors' Day," featuring author presentations, question & answer period, book sales, book signings, door prizes and light refreshments. Authors appearing: Kristopher Schultz, author of humor and local color; Catriona McPherson, author of mysteries; Danna Wilberg, author of suspense/romance novels; and Herb Tanomoto, author of local California history (The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony). The doors open at Noon; the program begins at 1pm at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville. Tickets $10. For tickets and information, call Loretta at 530-644-2427. Tickets also available at the door. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

April 22

Bird Walk * Acorn Creek Trailhead* Join Tim and Angela Jackson for a short hike to Acorn Creek and back, a distance of less than two miles, 7:30-11am. Look and listen for hawks, falcons, woodpeckers, and songbirds. This is a good time to see resident and migrating birds in Folsom Lake area. Tim has a website on birdwatching in El Dorado County and Angela is a local author/photographer. Rain date April 29th. Donation. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 25

Springtime in Yosemite * Travel by bus for an afternoon at the Haggin Museum, an art and history museum in Stockton. The impressive three-story brick building has been an icon in the center of Stockton's plush Victory Park for 85 years. What's inside is among the "hidden gems" of California. Spend the morning in charming Lodi, discovering shops, boutiques and lunch on your own. Cost is $75 pp. More info and to make reservations: Star Walker, 530-621-6255 or star.walker@edcgov.us

April 26

Community Services Showcase & Luau * Cameron Park * Poolside Luau, Job Fair, Showcase of Non-Profit Services, Showcase of Local Businesses, Chamber Mixer, music, food & beverages. A family event, don't miss the performance of the Valley Ukulele Society, the performance of the CSD Hula class, and raffle prizes/cash drawing. Admission is FREE. Non-Profit Showcase Booths are free when pre-registering. Limited # Business Booths are $25 and a raffle prize donation. Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. Hosted jointly by CSD, SS/CP Chamber, Cameron Park Rotary. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

April 26

Chamber Business Mixer * This is 'A Night in the Courtyard' sponsored by the El Dorado Community Foundation at 312 Main St., #201, Placerville, from 5:30-7:30pm. Enjoy delicious food and a no-host bar. More info: Lois, 530-622-5621, or lois@eldoradocf.org.

April 27

Pet Partners * in El Dorado Hills * Children are given the opportunity to practice reading to trained therapy dogs at the library. Lola, Lollipop, Bodie, Shasta, Ciara, and Chuck will be at the El Dorado Hills Library every Friday, 3-5pm. No appointment required. Recommended for school-aged readers.

April 27

Book Club * in Placerville * This Book Club is hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public at El Dorado Center, Room B-141, Folsom Lake College from 1-3pm. Before going, confirm time, date, etc. at www.srsedc.org. The next Book Club meeting is May 25.

April 28

Beginning Bird Walk * Designed for beginner bird watchers. Bird enthusiast Parker Flickinger and Nature Center docent Sierra Harris leads w/ introduction on bird watching, then a brief bird walk through the Coloma State Park, 10-Noon. Group will watch for resident species and spring migrants. Parker, who has a BS in Environmental Science, joined ARC through AmeriCorps. This is an easy hike for everyone. Donation. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 28

Spaghetti Feed * 7th Annual * Friends of Seniors invites the community to enjoy spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert at the Lions Hall on Missouri Flat Rd in Diamond Springs, 3-7pm (no host bar). Vegetarian and gluten-free available, and food to go. Try a chance to win one of the Gift Baskets and a Giving Tree loaded with goodies of your choice. All items have been generously donated by the community. Proceeds from the event will go to the Senior Defensible Space Program and the Senior Emergency Fund. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children under 10 years of age, and are available online at www.friendsofEDCseniors.org. More info at: Friends of Seniors, 530-334-6090.

April 28

Urban Ecology * Cosumnes Watershed Part of a year-long series in hikes in the Cosumnes River Watershed. Join ARC's stewardship director and California naturalist course instructor for a short and easy stroll in El Dorado Hills along Carson Creek, a tributary to the Cosumnes River, 10-Noon. Become more familiar with common plant and animal residents in your neighborhood. Learn what makes the Cosumnes River Watershed so special on this beginner walk for all ages and about one mile. Donation. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 28

Hike * Lake Clementine * This loop trail led by volunteer Naturalist Donna Orth and avid hiker Bill Vernor is approx. 5.8 miles with a 350-ft elevation gain. Hike starts up the middle fork of the American River, following it up to the top, then down to the lake. It loops back to the river then under the Foresthill Bridge to the trail head. 9am-1pm. Fit 12+ with adult welcome. Friendly, leashed dogs OK. Donation. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 28 & 29

Folsom Garden Club Tour * Follow the road to the "Gardens of Folsom" and enjoy the 2018 tour of beautiful gardens, 11-4pm. The self-guided tour highlights creative ideas for your Spring gardens, with the Master Gardeners ready to answer your questions. Get there early for your choice in the ever popular bake and plant sales. Tickets are $20 each for age 16 and over and include a descriptive brochure and map of the tour route. The Folsom Garden Club is a non-profit organization, raising funds at this annual event for scholarships and grants to educate area students and promote beautification of Folsom. Over $87,000 has been raised and distributed since 2001. Tour details and tickets can be purchased at www.folsomgarden.org or call 916-205-3720.

April 29

Son's of Italy Pasta Bowl * & Bocce tournament * This is the 4th annual Pasta Bowl and Bocce tournament. If you can get together a team of 4 people, you can join hours of competitive fun. Sign up for this event, which includes a dinner of pasta salad and a meatball sandwich. More info: Anthony 916-933-3039 / 916-425-3330 or email agsassoc@aol.com or jarietta@aol.com.

April 29

Spring Fling Showcase * Featuring the 80-member Sweet Adelines International, 14th place chorus, of Sacramento Valley, performing the program for their competition at Region 12 (Northern California and Nevada, most of Oregon, and Hawaii) in Reno the first weekend in May. Joining the program will be the current Region 12 Quartet Champions "Fresco," and two other competing quartets: "Whatever4" and "Vibrance." This will be 4-part a cappella harmony at its best. Special event: a Wine Pull fundraiser and snacks. Proceeds benefit the Sweet Adelines non-profit group. The concert is 2:30pm at the La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Rd. #100 Carmichael, CA. Tickets are $10-$15; get details at website. Children 12 and under are free. More info: www.sacramentovalleychorus.com/

April 29

Art on the Farm * Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or capturing images w/ your camera. At Wakamatsu's 272 acres of springs, streams, oaks, and vistas, an old barn, dairy, gravesite, home and gardens, the viewpoints are endless. FREE. Donations encouraged. 9am-1pm. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

April 30

Golf * for Kids Sake * The 6th annual Golf for Kids Sake will be held at Serrano Golf Club. Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event was a sell-out last year so be sure to register early! More info, 530.626.1222.

May 2018

May 3

Explore It! * STEM Storytime * STEM stands for: S-Science; T-Technology; E-Engineering; M-Math. Join STEM for a 15-20 minute story/fingerplay/rhyme storytime followed by time to explore stations that have experiments, crafts and activities relating to a science or math theme. At 3:30pm for ages 3 to 6 at the Placerville Library.

May 3

Grants Gala * Women's Fund El Dorado * All members of the community are welcome. This celebratory event, 5:30-8pm, will recognize the successes of the organization's 2017 grant recipients and formally announce the 2018 grant recipients. Location: the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Forni Building, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Tickets online: womensfundeldorado.org/events.

May 8

Annual Great Bike Ride * Join County Supervisors, staff and members of the community for a ride along the El Dorado Trail from 11:30-1pm. Lunch is available for $5, courtesy of the Placerville Bike Shop. Get a Bike Month T-Shirt while supplies last. Send your lunch request and t-shirt size to jrice@edctc.org by May 4.

May 4

Stand Up for MORE * Stand-Up Comedy Event * Shake off the stress of your work week with this fundraising comedy showcase benefiting the nonprofit Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc.(MORE). The event is presented by Leadership El Dorado, Class 9, and features professional comedians, dinner, one free drink and a lot of fun. The Producer and MC of Comedy Night is Scott Edwards from Laughs Unlimited. Scott will feature two other comedians, the hilarious Steve Bruner and a soon-to-be-announced professional. The one and only Diane Wilkinson is catering the delicious meal. Doors open at 5:30pm; showtime at 6:15pm at M.O.R.E., 399 Placerville Dr. Tickets: $55 each or $100 per couple at www.standupformore.org.

May 4

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.

May 4 & 5

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.

May 4 - 20

Community Theater * Tom Sawyer * Imagination Theater in Placerville presents the play Tom Sawyer, a play sure to warm your heart and inspire a giggle at the ingenuity of children. More info: 530-642-0404, www.imaginationtheater.net.

May 5

Craft & Garden Show * Cameron Park * A large, indoor/outdoor FREE Spring show, 9-3pm, featuring handmade crafts and garden accessories specific for the season. Local and visiting vendors display a wide selection of items for Mother's Day gifts or a gift for someone special. Food / beverages can be purchased. Vendor space: $55 plus $10 for electricity. Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

May 5

Kids' Expo * FREE event * Hands-on activities and children's performances at the 33rd annual Kids' Expo from 10-2pm. Sponsored by Choices for Children, whose mission is to be "Your Child Care Expert," helping parents find and pay for child care; helping providers get licensed to offer quality in-home child care. Expo is at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, and offers information for parents and fun for children. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. More info: 530-676-0707, choices4children-eldorado.org.

May 5

Boots and Bling * 5th annual fundraiser sponsored by All About Equine Animal Rescue. Biggest, most festive, fun and important AAE fundraiser of the year. Silent and live auction, BBQ dinner, music and dancing. Your donations and support mean more horses can be helped. All About Equine is making a difference, one horse at a time. Place: EDH Community Service District, 1021 Harvard Wy, EDH. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets $35 till March 31, then $40. Get tickets at 916-520-4223. More info: www.allaboutequine.org, dani@allaboutequine.org.

May 6

Poetry Workshop * Capturing Wakamatsu * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County 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. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). 2-4pm. Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 6

Chorale Concert * 'Rock This Town!' * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills presents this concert at 4pm in the Placerville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Dr, Placerville. The hottest hits from across the decades will be featured plus tributes to the soulful and unique styles of exceptional artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Bill Withers, and rock and pop bands the Marcels, Stray Cats, Beatles, Queen, and the Pentatonix. Tickets – adults $15, students $10, are available at cantarechorale.com, from Cantare members, at the church on the day of, or by calling 530.622.9510.

May 8

Annual Great Bike Ride * Join County Supervisors, staff and members of the community for a ride along the El Dorado Trail from 11:30-1pm. Lunch is available for $5, courtesy of the Placerville Bike Shop. Get a Bike Month T-Shirt while supplies last. To get more information and to request lunch and give your t-shirt size, email jrice@edctc.org by May 4.

May 9

Fishing on the Farm * 1st Wednesday of each month starting today, 5pm–Dark. ARC partners w/ the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosting a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill. Learn casting techniques, catch a few bass, and enjoy the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Donations encouraged $10-$15. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 10, 11, 12

Rummage Sale * Shakespeare Club * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Spring Rummage Sale will feature a large selection of jewelry, housewares, decorative items, garage items, books, toys, clothing and many other treasures. Also, a plant sale on Saturday only is 8-11am. Rummage sale hours are: Thursday and Friday 9-4pm; Saturday 9-2pm at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. Come early and bring your own shopping bag. More info: Joyce 530-622-8351. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 11

Chorale Concert * 'Rock This Town!' * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills presents the spring concert at 7pm in the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The hottest hits from across the decades will be featured including tributes to the soulful and unique styles of exceptional artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Bill Withers, and rock and pop bands the Marcels, Stray Cats, Beatles, Queen, and the Pentatonix. Tickets – adults $15, students $10, are available at cantarechorale.com, from Cantare members, at the church on May 11th, or by calling 530.622.9510.

May 12

Magnolia Hike * Enjoy a 2.5-mile beginning level hike at Magnolia Ranch with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. This is an easy hike, with moderate elevation change. 8-10am. 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 12

Bird Walk * Wakamatsu Designed for beginner bird watchers. Bird enthusiast Parker Flickinger leads this bird walk at the Wakamatsu Farm, 8-11am. Group will watch for resident species and spring migrants. Parker, who has a BS in Environmental Science, joined ARC through AmeriCorps. This is an easy hike for ll quiet bird enthusiasts over the age of 8. Donation. Sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 12

Plant Sale * Shakespeare Club * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Spring Plant Sale is 8-11am in the yard of the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville. Find a large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and tomatoes. Also, yard art is available for sale. Come early for the best selections and be sure to bring your own shopping bags. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 12

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament No. 2 * Put on your poker face and head to the 12th annual tournament. This is no. 2 of the Grand Slam of Poker series to be followed by five more monthly poker events. Registration: 3pm; gaming starts at 4pm. Place: M.O.R.E., 399 Placerville Dr., Placerville. $60 buy-in includes unlimited hotdogs and drinks. Register early - always a sell out. 530-621-5885 and www.eldoradocounty.org.

May 12

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.

May 16

Make a Difference * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * The Auxilary at Marshall Hospital invites you to put a smile on someone's face by volunteering at the hospital. 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.

May 19

Historical Public Tour * at Wakamatsu * Site of the first Japanese colony in America. Docent led tour of Wakamatsu Farm, 10-Noon. Visit Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and the original 1850's farmhouse. This 1.5-mile is mainly outdoors on dirt trails. Amenities limited; plan for rugged outdoor leisure. 100° cancels. Cost: fee. More at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu, julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 19

Chorale Concert * 'Rock This Town!' * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills presents this concert at 7pm at the Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. The hottest hits from across the decades will be featured including tributes to the soulful and unique styles of exceptional artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Bill Withers, and rock and pop bands the Marcels, Stray Cats, Beatles, Queen, and the Pentatonix. Tickets – adults $20, students $15, are available through the Harris Center Box Office at 916.608.6888.

May 19 & 20

Gardens of the Hills Tour & Art Affair * The Assistance League Sierra Foothills presents its 9th annual garden tour from 10-5pm on Saturday, and 11-4pm on Sunday. Tour amazing gardens, sample local wine, enjoy homemade culinary treats and shop local artisans' creations. Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. More info and to buy tickets: www.sierrafoothills.assistanceleague.org

May 20

Plant & Bake Sale w/ Drawing * The El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a non-profit group, invites everyone to attend this sale at the El Dorado Hills Farmers' Market from 8-1pm at Town Center. Proceeds help Head Start families of El Dorado County. Lots of plants and baked items at great prices, plus awesome prizes. More info: C. Rich, 916-358-5759.

May 20

Thermophilic Composting * Turning Yard &Kitchen Waster into Black Gold * 3 of Series of 3 * Thermophilic composting is used to rid compost of human pathogens, plant diseases, and weed seeds. You can gather most of the ingredients from your kitchen and backyard waste. This class, 2-4pm, covers what thermophilic composting is, ingredients used in a compost pile, and methods used to create healthy compost. Help create a compost pile at the Farm using materials already at the Farm. Instructor Branden Irvine, a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner, has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compost tea, and native plant restoration projects. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $20. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 21

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: July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

May 23

Golf Tournament * Apple Mountain Golf Resort * 9am shotgun start at the Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino. Scramble format - $125. Raffle and hole contests. All proceeds go to Cornerstone of Hope, a transitional living home for homeless women and their children. More info: Ron, 530-409-4323; Linda, 530-409-4322.

May 25

Book Club * in Placerville * This Book Club is hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public at El Dorado Center, Room B-141, Folsom Lake College from 1-3pm. Before going, confirm time, date, etc. at www.srsedc.org.

May 25 - August 12

Out There * in Space * 'Out There,' a show featuring stellar images of sky, space and planets, opens at the Fausel House Gallery, home of the El Dorado Arts Council, 772 Pacific St, Placerville. The Arts Council partners with the Community Observatory in Placerville to bring the sky down to Earth. Free and open to the public. More details, 530-295-3496 or www.eldoradoartscouncil.org.

May 26

Welcome to Summer * Cameron Park * FREE swim day at the Community Center Pool with lots of fun activities, Noon-5pm. Plan your summer schedule by registering for a variety of new summer adventures including a summer of pool fun (get a pass), swim lessons, summer camps, summer programs, special events and more. Purchase your Summer Spectacular wrist band in advance. Food and vendor booths, giveaways, and a special thank you to community sponsors at the Cameron Park Community Center & Aquatic Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: CSD office, 530-677-2231, www.cameronpark.org

May 26

Hike * El Dorado Ranch * Discover the beauty and splendor of El Dorado Ranch during this hike, 9am-4pm. ARC's stewardship director and several land stewards lead this hike on portions of the 7,500-acre working cattle ranch. Learn first-hand why protecting this property from future development is so important. Explore blue oak woodlands, spring wildflowers, and ancient volcanic rocks that predate the Sierra Nevada granite. Approx 4 miles total. Suggested Donation: $15/members, $20. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 26

Moonlight Hike * Cronan Spend the evening on a 3-5 mile moonlit hike at Cronan Ranch, 6:30-8:30pm. Walk through the Long Valley and along the Western Ridge trails during a nearly full moon. Amy Brinkley leads this moderate-level hike; some challenging elevation change. Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10. More info; sign up: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 28

Chorale Concert * 'Rock This Town!' * Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills presents the spring concert at 9am at Green Valley Cemetery, Green Valley and Bass Lake Rd, Cameron Park. The hottest hits from across the decades will be featured including tributes to the soulful and unique styles of exceptional artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Bill Withers, and rock and pop bands the Marcels, Stray Cats, Beatles, Queen, and the Pentatonix. Tickets – adults $15, students $10, are available at cantarechorale.com, from Cantare members, at the church on May 11th, or by calling 530.622.9510.

May 30 & 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

May 31

Obedience/Conformation Classes * 5-week session held every Thursday for Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning, Tricks, CGC or Conformation. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $75-$90, depending on class. Conformation $5 drop-in fee. Held at El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 7pm and hosted by the Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, CA, Inc. To register: Cathy Keeler, 530-622-6909 (6:30-9pm) More info www.hangtownkc.org.

May 31

Artists Reception * in Placerville * Reception is 6-8pm at the Fausel House Gallery, home of the El Dorado Arts Council, 772 Pacific St, Placerville. Meet the artists whose works are on display in the new gallery show, 'Out There,' featuring stellar images of sky, space and planets. The show is a partnership between the Gallery and the Community Observatory in Placerville, 'Out There' brings the sky down to Earth. Free and open to the public. For details, 530-295-3496 or www.eldoradoartscouncil.org.

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

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

White on White * Wine Tasting, Raffle, Live Auction, Silent Auction. Sponsor-host: Images of Hope. This is a Fundraiser for cancer patients, family members and anyone touched by cancer. 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

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 14-17

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 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 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 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 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 half-day workshop 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. The focus will be on how a novice gardener can get started growing cost-effective, nutritious food. More info: mgeldorado.ucanr.edu and 530-621-5502

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 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

August 2018

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 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

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

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.

September 2018

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 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.

October 2018

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. 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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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ONGOING and SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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

Christmas Tree Hunting - November thru December

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

Snow Skiing in Season

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

Observatory - View the Stars!

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

Forests

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

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Fishing

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

Hiking, Backpacking

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

Nature Hikes

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

Sierra Wildlife Rescue

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

Nature Center & Bookstore

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

American River Water Education Center

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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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Wine Tasting

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

Sunday Breakfasts at Elks Club

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

Cantare Chorale

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

Gold Rush Quartet

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

Jazz & Blues in the Plaza

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

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Kazual Kountry Music & Dance

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

International Folk Dancing

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Placerville Art Walk

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

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Embroidery Meetings

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

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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

Gold Bug Park & Mine

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

El Dorado County Historical Museum

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

Fountain-Tallman Museum

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

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Marshall Gold Discovery Museum

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

Folsom History Museum

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

El Dorado Musical Theatre

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

Imagination Theater

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

Olde Coloma Theatre

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

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Placerville Speedway Races

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

Lap Swim - Open to Community

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

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

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

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

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

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Master Gardening Classes

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

Master Food Preservers Classes

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

Pinochle & Canasta

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

Retired Public Employees Association

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

Bingo

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

Rotary Flea Market - April to October

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

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