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*** 2021 EVENTS CALENDAR ***

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APRIL 2021

April 3

Swap Meet * held monthly rain or shine at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center, 9am-2pm. It's open to the public and held outdoors in the Plaza. Free admission and parking. Sellers must set up between 7-8:30am. To purchase a space: 10x1 -0 $25, or 10x20 - $40, contact the Fair office. If inclement weather, Swap Meet will be moved from the Plaze to Pavilion A,B and D. The Fair & Event Center is at 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. For more information: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/

April 10

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music of classic rock th the HWY 50 Brewery in Camino, 4-7pm. 530-919-8406.

April 24

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music of classic rock theTap & Vine in Auburn, 6-9pm, 530-919-8406.

April 14

Business Luncheon * The Chamber of Commerce of El Dorado County announces the April luncheon guest speaker: Don Ashton, El Dorado County CAO. In May 2016, Don became chief administrative officer. His career begain in 1993 working in local government in Los Angeles County. For 17 years in Los Angeles he was employed in a variety of leadership positions in finance/budget, human resources, internal audits and compliance, and served as a deputy executive officer overseeing the administrative and financial responsibilities for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The luncheon is from 11:30-1pm at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Club House Dr, Placerville, CA. For more info and to RSVP: 530-621-5885.

April 15

Live Music * Classic rock solos by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at the Auburn Community Tap House in Auburn, 6-9pm. 530-919-8406.

April 15 - June 30

Spring Art Show * The Placerville Arts Association Spring Member's Show will open online April 15. Ribbons will be awarded in each category: landscape, animals, still life/floral, portraiture, abstract/experimental, photography and 3-D. A People's Choice will not be awarded this year, however the Judge will award a coveted Best of Show ribbon. All entries will be included in the virtual show at placervilleartsassociation.com. Winners will be invited to hang their winning piece May 1 to June 30 at Gold Country Senior Center. Membership in PAA is required to enter. The entry details and the application will be posted on the PAA website before March 1. For more information: placervilleartsassociation.com and lynellphillips@aol.com

April 16

Fabulous Liars Band * Classic rock solos by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at the Sentivo Vineyards in Somerset 5-7pm. 530-919-8406.

April 17

Plant Sale Returns * A one-day sale by the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County returns. Scheduled for 8-3pm at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. You may choose to either make an online reservation or come and get in line at the gate on a first-come, first served basis. The standard Covid-19 precautions will be in place. For details (to be posted April 1, no foolin'), visit the mgeldorado.edu website.

April 18

Live Music * Classic rock solos by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom, 2-4pm. 530-919-8406.

April 27

Business Mixer * The Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce invites you to join this business and community event at Tres Calaveras. Enjoy Happy Hour specials and appetizers at Tres Calaveras, 3300 Coach Ln, Suite A5 in Burke Junction, Cameron Park, 5-6:30pm. More info: call the Chamber at 530-677-8000.

April 30

Live Music * Smooth Jazz Under the Stars! Analog Jazz kicks off the season with their first gig of 2021 at the House of Oliver in Roseville, 6:30-10:30pm. Seating is limited; reservations must be made. More info: https://www.houseofoliver.com/events-calendar

MAY 2021

May 1

Swap Meet * held monthly rain or shine at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center, 9am-2pm. It's open to the public and held outdoors in the Plaza. Free admission and parking. Sellers must set up between 7-8:30am. To purchase a space: 10x1 -0 $25, or 10x20 - $40, contact the Fair office. If inclement weather, Swap Meet will be moved from the Plaze to Pavilion A,B and D. The Fair & Event Center is at 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. For more information: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/

May 1

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music of classic rock at the Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery, Placerville, 3-6pm, 530-919-8406.

May 1

Plant Sale Returns * A one-day sale by the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County returns and features ornamentals and perennials for sale. Scheduled for 8-3pm at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. You may choose to either make an online reservation or come and get in line at the gate on a first-come, first served basis. The standard Covid-19 precautions will be in place. For more information, visit the mgeldorado.edu website.

May 6-8

LunaFest * The Soroptimist Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills club main fundraiser of the year, LunaFest, is a virtual event this year. Enjoy short films for women, by women and about women. More info at www.sicpedh.org.

May 7

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser * The El Dorado County Fair & Event Center invites the foothills communities to enjoy a delicious homemade lasagna dinner and help the Heritage Foundation raise funds for Livestock Panels. This benefits the livestock kids 100%. Drive-thru and pick up your food to go, or enjoy dining al fresco at our beautiful fairgrounds. Tickets available at eldoradocountyfair.org and are $10 each until April 30th. For more information: eldoradocountyfair.org/

May 7

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Di Stasio Vineyards, Plymouth, 5-7:30pm. 530-919-8406.

May 13

Senior Event * The Cameron Park Community Center holds its Drive-Thru Senior Resource Fair. More info at cameronpark.org.

May 15

Kids Expo, Drive-Thru * 10am-Noon El Dorado County Fairgrounds is the place for the Drive-Thru. Held 10am-Noon and hosted by Catalyst Community, the county's local Childcare Resource & Referral agency, the FREE event invites families to safely connect with community agencies that can be a resource for parents and pick up fun take-away activities for their children. Join Kids Expo for this family-friendly event. Enter on the side entrance by Raley's. Covid-19 safety guidelines to be followed (social distancing and masks). More info: www.choicesforchildren.org, 530-676-0707.

May 15

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Outbreak Brewery, a Tribute to Rock and Roll, Placerville, 5-8pm. The daWgshow / KFOK radio 95.1 present this Tribute to Rock and Roll - bands include The Fabulous Liars, Darth Mozart, and A.K.A. Broadcast. This is streaming on KFOK radio 95.1 and very limited outdoor seating $20 tickets at the door 4pm. 530-919-8406.

May 16

Niello Concours * at Serrano * Moved from Oct 2020 * The 17th annual featuring the Shelby Cobra & Celebrating the History of Sacrameto Auto Racing, 10-4pm, on the Green at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills, CA. Brought to the community by sponsors, advertisers, vendors and attendees. For entry information, Concours videos and all Niello Concours at Serrano videos, visit theconcours.net. For more info, BMoore@TheConcours.net MMoore@TheConcours.net or call the office 916-635-2445.

May 21

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Citizen Vine in Folsom, 6:30-8:30pm. 530-919-8406.

May 22

Heroes Night * The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado is planning to hold Heroes Night at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville after postponing the event in 2020 for safety reasons. The Club's motto is "Doing Whatever it Takes to Build Great Futures" for kids that is! In celebrating its 23 years of providing life-changing opportunities for the youth in our county, the public is invited. Heroes Night is dedicated to volunteers, donors and the youth served daily at the Clubs in Placerville, Georgetown and Pollock Pines. More information to come about the event, including tickets. Please stay tuned or contact 530-295-8019 or bgcinfo@bgce.org.

May 28

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Brickyard Kitchen & Bar, Roseville, 7-10pm. More info: 530-919-8406.

JUNE 2021

June 4

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by guitarist/vocalist Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at the Smith Flat House Cellar and Grill, Placerville. 6-8 pm. Dinner reservations advised. Ed, 530-919-8406.

June 5

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Via Romano, Camino, 6-8 pm. 530-919-8406.

June 7 - 12

Annual Wagon Train Event * The 72nd Annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rolls again! Come ride with us, starting west on Highway 50 at 3 mph from Stateline, NV, on June 7, then on to Tamarack Pines, Kyburz then a layover day at Fresh Pond. On June 11 the Wagon Train moves on to Pollock Pines arriving at 1:30pm. On June 12 it rolls in to Placerville, arriving downtown at 3pm. Come join the fun to see the wagons, horses and riders as they relive the 1800s migration West. For general info or to ride in wagon or on your horse, go to hwy50wagontrain.com or call 530-344-8328.

June 8

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned as summer arrives; however, please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

June 10

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by guitarist/vocalist Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Back Bistro in Folsom, 6-8 pm. 530-919-8406.

June 12

Summer Event * The Cameron Park Community Center holds its Summer Kick-off Party at the Community Pool. Sign up required. More info at cameronpark.org.

June 15 - August 8

Day Camp * The Cameron Park Community Center is now back with a NEW Day Camp for kids ages 5-12 busy all summer long. Affordable weekly pricing; awesome weekly themes. Adheres to Covid-19 safety protocaol. More info at bit.ly/CPsummercamp or cameronpark.org.

June 17

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at the Auburn Community Tap House, 7-10pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

June 25

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music of classic rock Myka Cellars, Fridays al fresco, Camino, 6-8:30pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

June 27

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Iron Hub Winery in Plymouth, 1-4pm. Call before going 530-919-8406.

JULY 2021

July 10

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Auburn Community Tap House in Auburn, 7-10pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

July 13

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned as summer arrives; however, please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

July 23

Stand Up For MORE Comedy Night * A much-needed respite is coming to El Dorado County featuring an evening filled with fun and hilarity. MORE--joined by El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce--presents this 5th annual evening of laughter with headliner comedians at the Forni Building of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:00 pm. In addition to tons of laughter, the evening includes a delicious catered meal, adult beverages, raffle and auctions. Social distancing restrictions mandate a limited number of tickets will be available. For more details or ticket information, call Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises at 530-622-4848.

July 29

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by guitarist/vocalist Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Back Bistro in Folsom, 6-8 pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

AUGUST 2021

August 6

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Helwig Vineyards and Winery, Helwig at Dusk, Plymouth, 6:30-9pm. Ticket information: 209-245-5200 or Helwigwinery.com. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

August 10

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned as summer arrives; however, please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

August 20, 21

Motherlode Beer & Music Festival * Come to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for truly the Motherlode of all beer festivals. A raft of the best beers made in gold country and beyond, the best bands to rock your soul and energy and experiences to fill future dreams. Activities start on Aug 20 at Noon; event culminates on Aug 21 at 6pm. Tickets go on sale in June. More info coming soon.

August 21

Boots and Bling * The 8th annual benefit for All About Equine Animal Rescue will be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. An evening to learn All About Equine's horses, hear from volunteers and make a difference. Featuring BBQ dinner, live and silent auctions, and stories from the barn about the horses, volunteers and the forever homes for the horses. Open to the community. More info: wendy@allaboutequine.org and Dani@allaboutequine.org.

August 28

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Meiterranean Vineyards for Mediterranean Nights in Somerset, 5-8pm. Ticket information: 209-245-5200 or Helwigwinery.com. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

SEPTEMBER 2021

September 4

Gold Hill Music Festival * Nashville comes to the foothills! This event will showcase top regional entertainment and highlight a couple national headliners broadcast on Country radio stations across the USA. Eat, drink and be merry: local food vendors, wine and beers. See the Artists Row and Attractions. Noon to 10pm at Saureel Vineyards in Placerville, CA, @saureelvineyards. Tickets on sale starting in April 2021. Social distancing guidelines anticipated, so tickets may be limited. More info: goldhillmusicfestival.com

September 7

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned. Please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

September 18

Music Festival & Car Show * Park Community Music Festival & Car Show invites the community to a fun summer day of live music, hot rods, classic cars, motorcycles, vendor booths, food trucks, raffles and kids activities from 11-3pm at Park Community Church in Shingle Springs. To show a classic or custom vehicle, the registration fee is $20 before Sept. 10, or $25 at the gate. A cash donation of at least $25 is the cost for vendor space. This is a family affair so please, no alcohol. The church is just off Hwy 50 and Ponderosa Road at 3901 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. Free admission and parking. More info: Sara at 530-652-4171. Download a show flyer, vehicle or vendor registration form at CarsandMusic.com

September 25

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at El Dorado County Fair, Placerville, Red Hawk Stage, 10:45am, 12:15pm and 1:45pm. 530-919-8406.

OCTOBER 2021

October 3

Niello Concours * at Serrano * Moved from Oct 2020 * The 17th annual featuring the Shelby Cobra & Celebrating the History of Sacrameto Auto Racing, 10-4pm, on the Green at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills, CA. Brought to the community by sponsors, advertisers, vendors and attendees. For entry information, Concours videos and all Niello Concours at Serrano videos, visit theconcours.net. For more info, BMoore@TheConcours.net MMoore@TheConcours.net or call the office 916-635-2445.

October 8-10, 2021

Lake Tahoe Marathon+ * 26th Annual *The Lake Tahoe Marathon features three marathons and three half marathons around Lake Tahoe throughout three days, plus other shorter and ultra-events as well. More info: laketahoemarathon.com

October 13

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned. Please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

October --- date to be set

Boots and Bling * The 8th annual benefit for All About Equine Animal Rescue, located in the foothills of El Dorado County. Boots and Bling will feature stories from the barn and include the stories of volunteers and adopters whose compassion for horses in need has led them to where they are today. The event includes a live and silent auctions and a special fund-a-need to choose where your donated dollars go. This event is an opportunity to come together to rescue horses and compassionately bring them back to health. Watch for updates or visit allaboutequine.org.

NOVEMBER 2021

November 9

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Face-to-Face meetings are planned. Please call for update and details: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

DECEMBER 2021

December 7

Woodworking Meetings * Gold Country Woodcrafters has been meeting by Zoom each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please call for update and details regarding Face-to-Face meetings and the annual Christmas dinner: John Brideson, president, Jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net or 916-933-0482.

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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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