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October 2017

Continuing Saturday to to Nov 11

Farmers Market * Certified * The Placerville Farmers Market is open every Saturday to Nov. 11. Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs and more in the Ivy House parking lot, corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine in Historic Placerville.

November 2017

November 10

Outdoor Movie Night * Watch "TBD" on on a giant inflatable screen, about 5:15pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. This family-friendly event is free; popcorn will be donated by Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills 14 & IMAX. Weather permitting. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

Continuing Saturdays to Nov 11

Farmers Market * Certified * The Placerville Farmers Market is open every Saturday to Nov. 11. Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs and more in the Ivy House parking lot, corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine in Historic Placerville.

November 1-15

Christmas Caroling Contest * Enter for your chance to perform at the Dec. 2 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Send your video entry between Nov 1-15. Winners will be announced Nov 17. For details on how to enter, visit edhtowncenter.com.

November 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 DVDs, CDs, video tapes, audio books, etc. Sale is held at lower level behind library off of Fair Lane Ct., 9am-3pm, rain or shine. Benefits the library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. More info: 530-621-5540.

November 3

Dance Night * Come to 4440 South Shingle Road at 7pm with a partner or without for a fun evening. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center. More info: Maria Brugger, 530-306-4614.

November 4

* Family Hike * at Cronan Ranch * This is the first hike, 9-11am, led by naturalist Gregory Lake, who has worked with the National Park Service and Audubon, and has 13 years of experience in environmental education. Gregory's hikes for ARC are designed to cater to the entire family with to get all ages more engaged with the outdoors and ARC. The Cronan Ranch hike is a 3-mile easy to moderate out-and-back hike to the South Fork of the American River. Bathrooms are available at trailhead and along the way. All-terrain strollers OK. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Donation: $10 per family. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 4

Casablanca in the Hills * CASA El Dorado is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year! Come enjoy a sit-down dinner, live and silent auction, raffle, live entertainment and dancing. All proceeds go towards the abused, neglected and at-risk children of El Dorado County. Location: Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rosemore Lane, El Dorado Hills from 6-11pm. Tickets are $95 per person and can be purchased at casaeldorado.org or by calling 530-622-9882.

November 4

Open Farm Day at * Wakamatsu Farm * Site of the first Japanese colony in America, a self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm may include a stroll to Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850's farmhouse, 10-2pm. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax. Onsite interpreters can share information and answer your questions about Wakamatsu Farm's human and natural history. Suitable for all ages and capabilities, points of interest are mainly outdoors reached by dirt trail or unpaved road over generally flat terrain. Seasonal produce may be available for purchase. Amenities are limited; plan for rugged outdoor leisure. Please leave the land better than you found it. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Buses and large vans are $5 per person. All proceeds directly benefit Wakamatsu Farm. Find out more at: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu.

November 11

Empty Bowls Supper * Creativity, functionality and charity pair up to raise funds for the hungry both locally and internationally. A fun and meaningful event from 4-8pm, the Supper includes a home-cooked meal of soup, bread and beverage. For the meal, guests choose a hand-made soup bowl. They take the bowl home as a remembrance of people Placerville and the world who experience empty bowls and go to bed hungry. The local art students and professional have made hundreds of ceramic bowls for the coming event. Besides the meal, attendees will enjoy live music from Coloma Celtic, a silent auction, bake sale, wine bar and lots of friends and community members to share the evening. Suggested donation at the door is $15-$50. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Empty Bowls Supper is sponsored by the non-profit organization El Dorado Peace and Justice Community. Donations are tax deductible. Location is

November 11

Holiday Boutique * Cameron Park * The Cameron Park Airpark Holiday Boutique will have a host of Christmas gifts for sale at 3239 Baron Court in the Cameron Park Airpark on Friday from 4-7pm and on Saturday from 9-2pm. The Sew4Vets group will feature a booth of handmade items with proceeds going toward the support of its community efforts.

November 11

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

November 11

All-You-Can-Eat Crab Gala * The El Dorado County Fair Association, a non-profit organization, hosts its 12th annual Crab & Chowder Gala, a 6pm fundraiser held at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center (Mark Forni Building), 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. On the menu: Dungeness Crab, fresh bread, hand-crafted salad, homemade clam chowder, and pasta w/ homemade marinara and meat sauce. Full no-host bar that includes local wine and beer. The event includes: silent auction and raffle with items donated by local businesses. Music by Dream & the Dreamer, who will be playing during this time and getting everyone up dancing. Get tickets ($45 person; rsvp for tables of 8): eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html or in the Fair office, Monday-Friday 9-4pm. More info? call the Fair office at 530-621-5860.

November 12

Night at the Library * The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library will present its 5th Annual "Night at the Library" fundraiser from 4-6:30pm. The theme is the 1920's Great Gatsby era, featuring local wines and restaurant-food sampling, live music, a silent auction and drawing. Popular DJ John Bosch will emcee. The nonprofit, volunteer-run El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library typically raises nearly $20,000 through the event that directly supports essential programs and buys materials for the El Dorado Hills Library. Attire inspired by the 1920's era is encouraged but not at all required. Tickets -- $40 in advance or $45 at the door -- include a souvenir wine glass. Learn more and buy tickets at www.EDHLibraryFriends.org or buy tickets at the El Dorado Hills Library or the Welcome Center in Town Center.

November 17

* Hike * Olmstead Loop * Sheila Toner, historian, trail enthusiast, and volunteer, leads this 4+ mile hike, 9-Noon, that loops around rolling oak woodlands, meadows and small ponds on the north side of the paved road. Trail varies from wide and rocky to narrow and brushy. On the loop, hikers will pass a few bedrock mortars alongside a pond with lots of turtles that may be sunning themselves. Rain cancels. Responsible teens+ welcome. (Sheila will also be selling new maps of the area as well.) Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Cool area). Donation: $5-$10. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 18

Hike * Cronan Ranch * Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley, 8:30-11:30am. Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover. Enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and the rolling prairie on this challenging 5-7 mile hike. This is a moderate level hike, with some challenging elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Fee: donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 18

Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire * The Cameron Park Community Services District annually presents this huge, indoor craft faire, 10-4pm. It features hundreds of handmade crafts made by local and visiting vendors, specific for the Holiday season. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Come to the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

November 19

* Fall Bird Walk * at Knickerbocker Creek * Tim and Angela Jackson lead this hike in Fall weather, 8-Noon, just like they lead their traditional bird walk in the Spring to Knickerbocker Creek. This is the place to see songbirds, raptors, and water birds. Tim maintains a website (eldoradobirds.com) on birdwatching in El Dorado County. Angela is a local writer and photographer. Quiet, mature children 8+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Cool area) Donation: $5-$10. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 19

Holiday Gift Bazaar in the Pines * This indoor craft fair features affordable, locally crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. Also, soups, sandwiches and warm drinks for purchase. Free admission and entertainment, 11-4pm at 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines (by the Post Office and Knotty Pine Bowling Alley). This holiday fundraising event is cosponsored by both the Dogwood Garden Club and the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center. The proceeds benefit those two nonprofit organizations. More info: Norma Ray at ray.norma@att.net or 530-240-5858.

November 19

Historical Public Tour at * Wakamatsu Farm * The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, is on the National Register of Historic Places and a California registered historical landmark. This 272-acre property features Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850's farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC's native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Acreage is leased to farm families who sell their products at the farm. Located on Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Wakamatsu is not open to the public. ARC offers public access via scheduled programs and tours led by trained docents, staff, and volunteers. Steady rain cancels. Mature children 10+ are welcome on tours. This event continues every 3rd Sunday, September-November, 10-Noon. Cost: $5/for 10-17 years old, $10/adults. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 20

Retired Employees Meeting * The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador Counties chapters (#82), meets at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville, 11:30am, the third Monday of every other month. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcomes) is encouraged to attend. More info: 530-676–8894 / 530-240-5160.

November 24

Festival of Lights * Placerville * Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Historic Main Street, 5-8pm. This annual Tree Lighting festival in Placerville will close Historic Main Street and begin around 5:30 pm at various locations up and down Main Street with music, live entertainment, visits with Santa, stagecoach rides (4-6 pm) and the tree-lighting at 6 pm at the Courthouse. Presented by the Placerville Downtown Association. In addition to the magnificent Christmas tree on Main Street being lit, there will be Christmas lights on Christmas trees along Highway 50 through Placerville that will be lit that evening too. Placerville-downtown.org. More info: placerville-downtown.org

November 24 - December 23

Theater * Shrek The Musical * directed by Peter Wolfe at Imagination Theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. IT brings quality, live, local community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County. Box office hours: Tuesdays 10-2pm, one hour prior to showtimes, and by appointment. Order tickets online at www.imaginationtheater.net or call 1-800-838-3006.

December 2017

December 1

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 DVDs, CDs, video tapes, audio books, etc. Sale is held at lower level behind library off of Fair Lane Ct., 9am-3pm, rain or shine. Benefits the library and its programs. Book and magazine donations accepted during sale. More info: 530-621-5540.

December 1

Dance Night * Come to 4440 South Shingle Road at 7pm with a partner or without for a fun evening. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center. More info: Maria Brugger, 530-306-4614.

December 1-16

Evening Carriage Rides * Friday rides are offered 5-8pm; Saturday rides are 5-9pm at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Theater Plaza. Enjoy a magical horse-drawn carriage ride beneath the stars. Proceeds benefit Hands4Hope and 3Strands Global. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

December 2

Run with Santa! * Holiday Kick Off * The Cameron Park Community Services District presents the annual Run with Santa: a 5k fun run/walk that starts and ends at the Community Center. Bring the whole family to the Cameron Park Holiday Kick-Off. Registration 7am. Run starts at 8am. Attendees will finish the race just in time for the Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Cameron Park Fire Department. Breakfast is included with the Santa Run registration and is held until Noon. Come prepared for weather: Santa will run come rain, shine, or snow and so will we! Pre-registration fee: $25 adults/$15 ages 17 & under; Race day registration fee: $30 adults/$20 ages 17 & under. Register online at www.showclix.com and search "CP Santa Run and Pancake Breakfast." The Community Center is at 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

December 2

Pancake Breakfast * by Explorer Post 89 * The Cameron Park Community Services District invites members of the community to join with other members of the community and the local Fire Department for breakfast, 8-Noon. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice, coffee and raffle prizes. Show your support for the Cameron Park Fire Department. Cost for Breakfast is $5. Breakfast is included with run registration. The Community Center is at 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

December 2

Winter Rummage Sale * Previously Enjoyed Treasures * The Placerville Shakespeare Club is hosting a special Winter Rummage Sale featuring warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters and more. Also, festive holiday decorations and under-the-tree gifts, books, toys, puzzles and games will be for sale. This is a one-day sale from 9-4pm at the Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville. Come early for the best bargains. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

December 2

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony * Cameron Park * Join the Cameron Park Community Services District, Cameron Park Rotary and the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce for a traditional tree lighting ceremony that starts the holiday season! The event starts at 4pm at Christa McAuliffe Park, Cameron Park. Gather with the community to enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas caroling featuring Cantemus Youth Chorus. Celebrate the first tree lighting ceremony for Cameron Park and be a part of history! More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

December 2

Christmas Tree Lighting * El Dorado Hills * The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and EDH Community Service District kicks off at 4pm with a merchant open house in the Theater Plaza. The "Stuff Your Stocking" game starts at 4pm; children visit participating businesses to fill their stockings with special gifts. Live music is from 4:30-6pm, and the winners of the Caroling Contest sing at 6pm. Around 6:30pm, Santa arrives on his EDH fire truck to light the tree using his magic glitter. Cookies and hot chocolate are available. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

December 2

Cantare Chorale Concert * Christmas Concert * Featuring the Ceremony of Carols and Alleluias at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills, at 7pm. Under the direction of Artistic Director Mariia Pechenova, Cantare Chorale will present a concert both rich and diverse in its celebration of the spirit of the season. Enjoy "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten and "The Christmas Alleluias" with music by Kim Andre Arnesen and lyrics by Euan Tait. To round out the program, Cantare will present several arrangements of traditional holiday songs. Tickets available at www.CantareChorale.com, from any choir member, or at the venue. Prices: Adults - $12; Students - $5. More information at 530.677.6964.

December 3

Christmas Parade * Placerville * Presented by the City of Placerville, and sponsored by Hangman's Tree Ice Cream Saloon.

December 8

Cantare Chorale Concert * at the Capitol * Cantare Chorale sings at the California State Capitol Rotunda. With the fabulous acoustics of the rotunda and the Capitol decked in festive holiday decor, the choir will perform selections from their "A Ceremony of Carols" and "The Christmas Alleluias" repertoire. The concert is at Noon and is free. More information at 530.677.6964.

December 8, 9, 10 (raindates: Dec. 15, 16, 17)

Cameron Park Santa Parade * Ring in the holidays with the 16th Annual Cameron Park Fire Department Santa Parade. Santa Claus will be driving through neighborhoods in the Cameron Park area accompanied by the Cameron Park Fire Department. Visit www.cameronpark.org to find routes, photo stops, times and rain dates. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

December 9

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

December 9, 16

Saturday Community Performances * Local youth showcase their song and dance talent Noon-3pm in the El Dorado Hills Town Center Theater Plaza. Town Center provides this venue to spotlight local choirs, dance troops and non-profit organizations. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

December 10

Cantare Chorale Concert * Cantare Chorale performs "A Ceremony of Carols" and "The Christmas Alleluias" as part of the Music on the Divide concert series at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 6240 Main St., in Georgetown. The concert starts at 3pm. Tickets are $20 at the door until sold out. No advance ticket sales. More information at www.musiconthedivide.org.

December 16

El Dorado Jazz Collective Concert * Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Enjoy a holiday concert featuring members of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, 10-piece "little big band" playing modern, vintage and vocal jazz for a holiday crowd. Pre-order tickets at $13 each, 2 for $24, or buy tickets at the door: $15 each. Tickets available at the District Office, Cameron Park Bel Air, SS/CP Chamber of Commerce and online at www.showclix.com. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

December 16

Fire Departmnet Santa Run Finale * w/ Fireworks in EDH * The El Dorado Hills Firefighter Association is back for its 54th year of Santa Run tradition. The event, from 6-7pm, will conclude as Santa, Mrs. Clause and the Elves travel through Town Center to collect canned food and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. It will finish with a fireworks show, cookies and hot chocolate provided by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. For more information, visit www.edhfire.com/santa-run/santa-run-2

December 16

Saturday Community Performances * Local youth showcase their song and dance talent Noon-3pm in the El Dorado Hills Town Center Theater Plaza. Town Center provides this venue to spotlight local choirs, dance troops and non-profit organizations. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

December 17

Cantare Chorale Concert * Christmas Concert * Cantare Chorale performs "A Ceremony of Carols and Alleluias" at 3pm at Church of the Nazarene, 6040 Mother Lode Dr, Placerville. Under the direction of Artistic Director Mariia Pechenova, Cantare Chorale will present a concert both rich and diverse in its celebration of the spirit of the season. The concert will feature "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten and "The Christmas Alleluias" with music by Kim Andre Arnesen and lyrics by Euan Tait. To round out the program, Cantare will present several arrangements of traditional holiday songs. More information and tickets are available at www.CantareChorale.com, from any choir member, or at the venue. Ticket prices: Adults - $12; Students - $5. More information at www.musiconthedivide.org.

December 31

New Year's Eve Concert * This has become the event to be at on New Year's Eve. Celebrate with music, dancing, door prizes. From 7pm till well past midnight, multiple bands and musicians will take the stage to entertain you. Pay the $10 entry fee and come on in with your own drinks and some goodies to share at the potluck table. Hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more information, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or call 530-626-6274.

January 2018

January 1 - 14

Return Engagment of Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse * The Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery return to the foothills for two weeks of colorful events through January 14. Five Tibetan monks present colorful workshops, ceremonies and talks on the culture and history of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. The highlight of the visit is the daily work that creates the "sand mandala," an exquisite symbolic "painting" made by the monks using colored grains of sand. Visitors are welcome to come view the progress of the sand mandala daily (it takes over 100 hours to finish), culminating in a special "dissolution ceremony" on the final day. For a schedule of daily events during the 14-day visit, see http://www.facebook.com/pvilletibet or call 530-748-9365. Most events are on a donation basis and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Presented by Placerville Friends of Tibet.

January 5

Free Movie Night - Movie Title: "Sing" * The Friends of the Library and the Cameron Park CSD invite you and the rest of the community to the free movie featuring "Sing" on the CSD's large, indoor screen. Food available for $1, including hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and drinks. Come to the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Doors open at 6pm; movie starts at 6:30pm. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

January 6

Native Storytelling of Timeless Traditions * Kimberly ShiningStar will share an hour from 6-7pm engaging your imagination in the ageless art of traditional storytelling. Prepare to leave with a better understanding of indigenous culture experienced in the presence of a traditional culture keeper. All ages welcome who can sit quietly for 1-hour. $10/family. Proceeds will be shared with Kimberly's non-profit organization Cosumnes Culture and Waterways. Sign up and learn meeting location (Coloma area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

January 11

Galapagos Islands Talk * Join naturalist John Kipping from 6-7:30pm to explore the unique archipelago astride our equator, six hundred miles off Ecuador and the birthplace of species and evolutionary thoughts. The evening examines the major islands that have served as isolated laboratories in the development of many species of tortoises, finches, cacti, and lava lizards. These unique habitats existed without major predators, resulting in a special garden of Eden-like lack of fear towards humans. Marine bird life will be emphasized. This national park has managed the eco-tourism industry to protect the resources and fund their management. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Donation. 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

January 13

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

January 13

Saturday Concert Series * in Shingle Springs * Come to the Shingle Springs Community Center on the second Saturday of each month and enjoy music by local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something to share on the potluck table. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm. Cost is $10. The Community Center is located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info about specific performances, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

January 15

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: March 19, May 21, July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

January 19

Discovering Overland Trails of 1850s * Tens of thousands of hardy pioneers crossed El Dorado County on five emigrant trails during the largest mass migration in American history in the 1850s. Where were these trails? How did they cross the Sierra? Is there anything left of them? From 6-7:30pm, Dee Owens will explain how the Oregon-California Trails Association--working with the Eldorado National Forest--has located, marked, and mapped the emigrant trails in El Dorado County. She will show how new advances in technology can help locate trails that were heavily traveled but have now disappeared into the forest. Dee is a retired Buckeye school-teacher. Since retiring she has been active with the Oregon-California Trails Association and the Eldorado National Forest locating and mapping the specific trails into El Dorado County during the Gold Rush. Suggested donation: $5-$10. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

January 19

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

January 19 & 20

Book Sales * Take advantage of great deals on gently used books at the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library book sale at just $1 per pound. There are books in every category. Friday from 3-7pm is the "Early Bird Sale" for El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library members only. Not a member? Not a problem! You can join at the event for an annual cost of just $10, and provide important support to the library. The Saturday sales are open to the public from 8-4pm. All money raised from the book sale provides new books and supports ongoing programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. More info at www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

January 20

Hike * Cronan Ranch * Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley, 8:30–11:30am. (Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover). You'll experience a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and rolling prairie on this 5-7 mile, moderate level hike. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Sign up w/ American River Conservancy (ARC) and learn the meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Fee: Donation. More info: 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

January 20

Art & Wine w/ Something MORE * The annual "Art & Wine With Something MORE" is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser, presenting tastes from 20 local wineries, breweries and distilleries, plus 20 of the County's best restaurants and caterers. Also, a raffle, live and silent auctions, music and, the best part, the unique, original art pieces created by MORE's talented artists. They are developmentally disabled adults and the art proceeds go directly to these artists. Observe live art demonstrations by the Something MORE Artists and witness firsthand the beauty created by their unique talents. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple. Learn more about MORE and its services at www.morerehab.org. For more info: Kelli Nuttall at 530-622-4848 or NuttallK@morerehab.org.

January 20

Cameron Park Concert Series * Call for the name of the band to be featured tonight at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 7pm. Pre-order tickets for $18 each, and 2 for $34. Or buy tickets at the door for $20 each. Ticket outlets are the CSD Office, Cameron Park Bel Air, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and online at www.showclix.com. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

January 27

Ridge Walk with View of Cosumnes River * Larry Pagendarm, one of the American River Conservancy's volunteer Land Stewards, leads this walk from 9-11am along the ridgeline of the Van Noord property acquired by ARC.The property, with lovely views, is an 80-acre parcel of which the ridge runs down the center with steep drop-offs on either side. The beautiful North Fork of the Cosumnes River crosses one corner of the property. This is an intermediate, 4-mile hike with a 600-ft. elevation change and some steep and rutted areas. Ages 12+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location ( area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Diamond Springs area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

February 2018

February 2

Dance Night * in Shingle Springs * Come to Dance Night on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, at 7pm. Bring a partner or come by yourself and enjoy an evening with members of the community. $5 gets you in the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

February 3

What's Your Chemistry Doin' to Ya? * The world is a wild ride of chemicals that industries and businesses tell you are toxic (when they are really pretty benign) or harmless (when they can be quite hazardous). From 10-11:30am, this class--a presentation followed by Q&A-- is designed to help answer many of these questions, from foodstuffs to cosmetics, cleaners to waste products. Attendees are asked to bring empty containers with labels or copies of the labels they are concerned about. J. S. Reed, PhD, holds multiple degrees ranging from biochemistry to psychology. As a licensed clinician, he served as an on-site toxicology referral for a regional hospital. Suggested donation: $5-$10. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

February 10

Pine Needle Basket Class * Come learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this one-day workshop led by basket-maker and ARC member, Nettie Fox. This 9-4pm class is appropriate for all levels, beginning through advanced. All materials will be provided. You will receive information on collecting, storing, and dyeing pine needles. Learn all about materials, embellishments, and a little history on the art of pine needle basket-making. Additional supplies available for purchase. Ages 12+ welcome, with adult supervision. Cost: $40-$50. Space is limited. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

February 10, 2018

A Chocolate Affair * 20th Anniversary of the annual "A Chocolate Affair." Don't miss it this year: besides chocolate everywhere is food and wine tasting plus the special drawing for the "World Travel Ticket." Only 150 tickets available. Each ticket is $100. Proceeds benefit education scholarships and community projects. Presented by the Placerville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs. For more info, and for event and raffle tickets: chocolate-affair.com and 530-344-1476.

February 10

Hike * Cronan Ranch * Hike a longer loop of the Cronan Ranch trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley, 8:30–11:30am. (Amy is a community college librarian, outdoors enthusiast, food and animal lover). You'll experience a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and rolling prairie on this 5-7 mile, moderate level hike. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Sign up w/ American River Conservancy (ARC) and learn the meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Fee: Donation. More info: 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

February 10

Saturday Concert Series * in Shingle Springs * Come to the Shingle Springs Community Center on the second Saturday of each month and enjoy music by local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something to share on the potluck table. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm. Cost is $10. The Community Center is located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info about specific performances, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

February 17

Spaghetti Dinner & Dance * Annual fundraiser for improvements to the Shingle Springs Community Center located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Dinner is served from 5-7pm with dancing 7-9pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $6 for children (5-12), event free for children under 5. Dine out is also available. Bring your own drinks, or enjoy the coffee and tea provided. Typically a sold-out event, get your tickets early. For tickets: Heidi Brown at 530-919-9374.

February 17

Crab Feed by Cameron Park Fire Dept. * Come enjoy a crab dinner and listen to the music at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, in Cameron Park. Doors open at 5pm. Join in the raffle and silent auction that supports the Cameron Park Fire Department. Tickets are $45 each. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

February 24, 2018

Battle of the Badges * 911 Cook-Off * New Morning Youth & Family Services announces its first "Battle of the Badges - 911 Cook-Off" to be held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Our county's First Responders compete in the Cook-Off of soups, stews, or chili. Gathering together to compete are local Firefighters, Police, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Sheriff's Department, DSA and many more to win the trophy and title of "Best Culinarian in El Dorado County." Guests will taste-test the dishes, choose the "People's Choice Award," partake of local beers and wines, visit local business booths, and enjoy live entertainment. Celebrity judges will choose the winners. Anyone interested in being a vendor or a volunteer, or being a sponsor in which your business is promoted in the community, contact laurie@newmorningyfs.org.

February 25

It's A Wedding Affair * Meet the area's most experienced wedding professionals and get all aspects of your wedding planned from the bridal gown, florist, MC/DJ, party rental, photographer, videographer, catering, cake-dessert (tastings), honeymoon and more. This wedding show is designed for brides of every style and will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park from 10-2pm. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

February 25

Wildfire in the Foothills * Scott Vail, firefighter and American River Conservancy Board member, leads a hike from 10-3pm to a wildfire that burned both sides of the South Fork of the American River this summer. During the hike, Scott will discuss fire behavior, fire-fighting in the wildland environment, fire ecology, and living with fire in El Dorado County using the recent fire to provide examples and stimulate discussion. This is intermediate hike with gentle slopes is 5-6 miles from the Cronan Ranch parking lot to Norton Ravine. Responsible teen+ welcome. Cost: $5-$10. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area), 530-621-1224 or julie@ARConservancy.org

February 28

Affair of the Heart * Join Marshall Medical Center and the Cameron Park CSD for the annual Affair of the Heart. This public health event includes guest speakers, health screenings, healthy food sampling, wine tasting, instructor demonstrations, vendors and more, and will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park from 4-7pm. RSVP at www.affairoftheheart.eventbrite.com or call 530-626-2811. This is a FREE event for the community. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

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March 2

Dance Night * in Shingle Springs * Come to Dance Night on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, at 7pm. Bring a partner or come by yourself and enjoy an evening with members of the community. $5 gets you in the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

March 10

2018 Spring Into Beauty * The 6th annual Spring Into Beauty women's event, 3-6pm, sets a time for women to come together. As women rotate through a variety of stations, they learn practical skills to enhance their lives. This year the focus at the stations is to provide tips that help enhance both outward and inward beauty, including appearance, body care, creativity and their homes. Also on tap is a fashion show and yummy treats. A single ticket is $12 or $20 for two; bring a sister, daughter, granddaughter or friend to Cold Springs Church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville. Register online at www.coldpsringschurch.net or contact 530-622-2171 or office@coldspringschurch.net

March 10

Saturday Concert Series * in Shingle Springs * Come to the Shingle Springs Community Center on the second Saturday of each month and enjoy music by local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something to share on the potluck table. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm. Cost is $10. The Community Center is located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. For more info about specific performances, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or 530-626-6274.

March 10

Cameron Park Concert Series * Call for the name of the band to be featured tonight at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 7pm. Pre-order tickets for $18 each, and 2 for $34. Or buy tickets at the door for $20 each. Ticket outlets are the CSD Office, Cameron Park Bel Air, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and online at www.showclix.com. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

March 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. Next are: May 21, July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

March 31

Easter Egg Hunt * Cameron Park * Join with other community members for the 35th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Admission is FREE.The Easter Bunny arrives at Rasmussen Park at 10am and the big egg hunt begins at 10:20am. Individual age groups are 0-3; 4-5; 6-7 and 8-10. After the hunt, the Easter Bunnies will be available for pictures. There will be face painting and a bounce house for a nominal fee. Rasmussen Park is on Mira Loma Drive in Cameron Park.Vendor spaces available; contact the CSD Office for more information at 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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