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September 2018

Sundays thru Oct. 28

Farmers Market * El Dorado Hills * One of the most popular Farmers Market runs every Sunday offering a remarkable selection of produce and commodities including fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, and homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other favorites. Stop by 8-1pm on the El Dorado Hills Town Center Boulevard. More info, eldoradofarmersmarket.com

September 4

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

September 8

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

Continuing to Sept. 13

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

September 15

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

September 6

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

September 8

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

September 8

Saturday Concerts * This series of concerts is held on the second Saturday of each month and hosted by the Shingle Springs Community Center. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm. Cost is $10. Each event features two local artists. Bring your own refreshments or something for the potluck to be shared. Located at 4440 South Shingle Road. For more info on a specific evening performance, contact Jamie Faw at fawjames@aol.com or call 530-626-6274.

September 7

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

September 8

Fundraising Gala * for Windows to My Soul * This magical evening will feature nationally acclaimed cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey, plus a gourmet dinner, no-host local beer and wine, Silent and Live Auctions, and a raffle. This is the 5th annual Fundraising Gala benefiting Windows to My Soul and will be at Saureel Vineyards, 1140 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville, 5-9pm. Windows To My Soul is a non-profit center for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development, specializing in trauma/PTSD focused services, where individuals and groups can build the emotional and mental health skills necessary to live connected, empowered and purpose-filled lives. For tickets, go to www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=1227 or call 530-620-2760. For more info about Windows to My Soul, visit www.windowstomysoul.org/

September 11

Remembering and Honoring * The community is invited to honor firefighters at a noontime gathering at Denny’s, Placerville. Lt. Jim Byers from the El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services will talk about the 9/11 attack and those deployed from El Dorado County. Bob and Kathy Rawleigh will perform Patriotic Songs. Sponsored by Foothills Christian Women’s Club. More info: Diane Kissinger, 916-933-1539 or dianekissinger@att.net.

September 13

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

September 13 thru November 8

Managing Your Money * Green Valley Community Church * Join GVCC for a 9-week course in how to mange your money so it doesn't manage you! In video format, it's taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University, 6:30-8pm, every Thursday. Cost: $80 per family membership includes all materials. Classes held at Cameron Park Coffee & Deli, 3161 Cameron park Dr., #106. Presented by GVCC Finance Ministry. Vist www.greenvalley.church to register. Questions: Cindi, 530-622-3231, ext. 224.

September 13

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

September 14 - 16

Women's Retreat * Pastor Maggie McNaught will lead the group in "Sacred Pilgrimages," at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, Lake Tahoe. The cost is $180 for two nights lodging and five meals. Can't stay for the entire weekend? Join us on Saturday. Obtain a registration form and sign up. Retreat is hosted by Foothills United Methodist Church in Rescue, CA. Questions? Call Barbara: 916-933-3886 or visit foothillsumc.net.

September 15

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

September 15

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

September 16

Horse Show * 2018 Open Schooling Shows, Fall Series at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 8am. High point standings with high point awards presented in each division (at end of series). Award categories are: Halter/Showmanship Trail, Youth Trail, Open Reining Western, Open Western, Youth English, Open English, Youth Ranch Horse, Versatility Gaited Pony. More info: Fairgrounds office, 530-621-5860.

September 17

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

September 18

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

September 19

Charity Golf Tournament * This annual golf tournament is sponsored by the EDC Chamber of Commerce at Apple Mountian Golf Resort in Camino, 7:30am-4pm. Coin required: $125 per person / $500 per foursome. Fee includes continental breakfast and full lunch from the galley, green fees, cart, range balls, non-alcoholic beverages on course, and one Captain Barbosa Mimosa compliments of Rainbow Orchards and Koby Pest Control. A portion of the proceeds go toward the local Hands4Hope, a youth service organization. More info: www.eldoradocounty.org, 530-621-5885.

September 19

Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshops * These workshops continue at Holy Trinity Parish with today's topic, "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease." The speaker will describe the differences between normal aging and dementia, stages of Alzheimer's, and how to manage the disease. On Oct. 10 is: "Effective Communication Strategies," teaching how to decode communication by someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias. You will learn meaningful strategies for connecting with those in early, middle and late stages. Both classes will be in Holy Trinity's View Room, 6:30-8pm. All are welcome, particularly caregivers. Register for one or both FREE workshops by contacting 530-677-3234 or emailing htp@holytrinityparish.org. Presentations are by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Trinity's Health Education Ministry. Related resources will be available. More info: Rosie Cox, rcox@cal.net or 916-215-1523.

September 20

FLC Speakers Series * The Internet of Things--And Mousetraps * Andy Stanford-Clark, a Master Inventor for IBM and pioneer of the 'Internet of Things,' explains practical uses of the IoT for building smarter homes and communities. Andy believes that innovation begins at home — he even uses his own home as a lab of sorts, using the IoT to connect everything from lights to mousetraps. Andy also has more than 40 patents to his name. Join him for an enlightening discussion about how the IoT will shape our future in amazing new ways, 7pm, at the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom. Sponsor Inductive Automation. More info: harriscenter.net. Tickets free and required for admission,, 916-608-6888.

September 20

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

September 21

Sober Grad Night Fundraiser * Ponderosa Sober Grad Night Fall Fundraiser will offer Food Trucks, Wine, Beer, Raffle, and fun for the kids with a rock wall and video game truck, 5-9pm at Shingle Springs Subaru, 4045 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. More info: 530-350-6991.

September 21

Analog Jazz * Appearing at the House of Oliver Wine Lounge in Roseville from 7-10pm. Analog Jazz, formed in 2008, is a contemporary jazz band featuring instrumental leads with strategically placed vocal arrangements. The group is influenced by West Coast Jazz, but produces more modern arrangements with a repertoire that tries anything and blends custom covers of traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, and even smooth Top 40. More info: info@analogjazz.com, analogjazz.com and housoliver.com.

September 21

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

September 22

Music Festival & Car Show * Park Community Church * Enjoy a full day of fun. This event is free with live professional music, hot rods, classic cars, motorcycles, RC vehicle demos, an airplane sky writer demonstration, BBQ & snacks, raffles, and a bounce house and water slide for the Kids, 11-5pm. Family affair, so please, NO ALCOHOL. Proceeds support the Placerville charity 'New Beginnings.' Free event / free parking, 3901 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. More info: Fred Ricketts, 916-225-0014, fredr@boldstone.com

September 22 & 23, 29 & 30

Open Art Studio Tour * Placerville Arts Association * Local artists invite you to come, see and enjoy Open Studios 2018. Placerville Arts Association Artists' Studio Tour will be held the last two weekends in September. This year's tour includes 12 locations from Placerville to Shingle Springs with 44 artists showing their work from 10-5pm. Examples of the artists' work, their location and a map for the free self-guided tour can be found at www.paastudiotour.com.

September 27

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins * Fifty years ago, their tumultuous love affair was immortalized in "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," written by Stephen Stills to Judy Collins and performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash. These singular artists team up for their first-ever tour together. Stills is well known for his work with Buffalo Springfield ("For What It’s Worth"), CS&N, and his solo work ("Love The One You’re With"). Grammy Award winner Collins ("Both Sides Now," "Send In The Clowns") most recently released 2016's "Silver Skies Blue," which earned a Grammy nomination. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $52-$88. More info: harriscenter.net. Ticket required, 916-608-6888.

September 28

Volunteers Needed * El Dorado County could use volunteers. The County's Park Division and the Sheriff's Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T) will be conducting a trail clean-up project from 8-Noon along the El Dorado Trail from Missouri Flat Road to Forni Road. Meet in the back parking lot of Walmart and proceed down the trail from there. Tools and gloves will be provided. Join the County in its efforts to keep the trail clean.

September 28-30

Fall Pack Trip * ARC volunteer Tom Dodson leads this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Hell Hole Reservoir trailhead. Camping will be Friday afternoon at the Hell Hole Reservoir campgrounds. Saturday morning the group enters the Granite Chief Wilderness Five Lakes Trail and sets up camp at Whiskey Creek's old log cabins. Entire hike totals 16 miles round trip. Cost: $40/members, $55/non-members. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 29

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

September 29

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

September 29

Outdoor Movie Night * Join ARC for an evening under the stars at Wakamatsu Farm, 8:15-9:45pm. Feature presentation is 'The Last Samurai,' starring Tom Cruise and portraying a U.S. Captain of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. This film is rated R. Sign up w/ ARC and learn meeting location (Gold Hill area). Rain cancels. FREE or donations to Wakamatsu welcome. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 30

Wine for Words * Fundraising Event * The Placerville chapter of the Friends of the Library of El Dorado County presents its premier fundraiser “Wine for Words,” to be held at the main library on Fair Lane in Placerville. The highlight of the event is a presentation by Barbara Keck, author of "Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers and Rule-Breakers." In addition, two local wine-makers, Paul Bush, Madroña Vineyards, and Teena Wilkins, Vina Castellano, will share their personal experiences as winemakers. Tickets are $40 and available online: www.eldoradolibraryfriends.org and at the Placerville Main, Cameron Park, and El Dorado Hills libraries. More info at the Placerville Library: 530.621.5540.

September 30

The Kingston Trio * The Legacy Tour * There is nothing like the experience of performing before an adoring audience. Successful groups become icons and often extend their performing years as long as they can. Performers are human and their productive years are limited. The exposure through live performances of the phenomena they have created is left either to new groups performing tributes to the original or, in rare cases, a continuation of the original group with replacements, which we call a legacy group. The Kingston Trio is a legacy group. It has just become a true meaning of the term "legacy" as the mantle has been handed down to Josh Reynolds, the son of Nick Reynolds, one of the original members of The Kingston Trio. The Kingston Trio has been diligently preparing a brand new and exciting show. Josh and Nick's cousin, Mike Marvin, along with the talented Tim Gorelangton will now continue the performing legacy of The Kingston Trio. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 2pm. Tickets $28 - $52. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 2018

Sundays thru Oct. 28

Farmers Market * El Dorado Hills * One of the most popular Farmers Market runs every Sunday offering a remarkable selection of produce and commodities including fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, and homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other favorites. Stop by 8-1pm on the El Dorado Hills Town Center Boulevard. More info, eldoradofarmersmarket.com

October 2

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

October 3

The Simon & Garfunkel Story * Direct from its success in London's West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full, live band performing all the hits, including "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecelia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound," and many more. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $42 - $82. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 4

Hikers Intro to Yoga * Explore the connection to ourselves and the natural world through simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga movements. Discover the benefits and healing experience of moving mindfully. Julie McKechnie, a CA Naturalist and lifelong hiker studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for 15 years, leads. 5:30pm-sunset. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 10+ w/adult welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Coloma). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 4

Women's Fund El Dorado Annual Celebration Dinner * All community members are welcome to this celebratory dinner marking the growth and accomplishments of WFED over the past 11 years. Empower your tribe; bring your sisters, daughters, neighbors and friends to join us for this joyous jubilee! You won't want to miss it and learning more about WFED! 5:30-8pm at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Forni Building, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Tickets: $30 through Sept. 21; $35 from Sept. 22 to Oct. 4. For tickets and more information: womensfundeldorado.org/events

October 4

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

October 5

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

October 5 & 6

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

October 5 - November 2

Nightmare Forest ~ A Web of Fears * This Haunted Forest Trail Walk is a Halloween attraction for adults on private property in Gold Rush Country off Hwy 49, dead center between the historic town of El Dorado and Shenandoah Valley Wine Country (Plymouth). A terrifying journey into your worst phobias and nightmares every Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm. $17 advance purchase, $25 at gate. Early bird special $15. Limited tickets available. Also a tamer attraction for the little ones: "Web of Fun" with hay maze, pumpkin patch and animal exhibit, Saturdays from noon – 4pm. Costumes welcome! $3 per family or FREE with 1 can/bag of cat food. Proceeds to be donated to Fat Kitty City Cat Rescue/Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund (fatkittycity.org). Go to WebofFears.com for tickets, location and more info, or contact WebofFears@yahoo.com or 916-233-6050.

October 6

Gold Medal 5K Walk / Run * This Special Olympics walk / run contributes 100% of the proceeds to El Dorado Special County Olympics. Check-in is at 7am. Race starts at 8am at Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Rd., Placerville. Through Sept. 7 is early registration, $30, for ages 13+. $20 for children ages 12 and under. More info: specialolympics.donoedrive.com/event/5KGoldRun and Shirley Surber, 530-320-5660.

October 6

Afternoon with Jaclyn Lovey * The Placerville Shakespeare Club presents an autumn afternoon of music featuring the sweet and pure voice of singer/songwriter Jaclyn Lovey of recent "Voice" fame. There will also be a guest appearance of the high energy "Whatever 4 Quartet." These four fun-loving and talented ladies sing four-part harmony a cappella style. The event will be at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford in Placerville. A Social Hour starts at 3pm with appetizers and a no-host wine bar. Music begins at 4pm. The $20 tickets are available from Cari 530-919-3321 or ccdewolf1@gmail.com Tickets will also be available at the door.

October 6

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser * The community is invited to this annual Dinner that raises funds for Animal Outreach. Besides dinner is music, a silent auction, raffle, no-host wine bar, and more, and will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park, 5:30-9pm. Tickets (advance purchase only) are $25 adult; $10 per child under 12, and buys dinner, beverage and dessert. Get tickets at Animal Outreach, 6101 Enterprise Dr, Diamond Springs. More info: animaloutreach.net and 530-642-2287.

October 6

Fall Stargazing * Join American River Conservancy amateur astronomers Tim Jackson and Herb Tanimoto to view the fall skies above the spacious Wakamatsu fields. Viewable telescopic objects include Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Mars, and more distant delights: the Blue Snowball, Helix nebula, Double Cluster, the Andromeda, and Pinwheel Galaxies. Or, bring a lounge chair and simply gaze in wonder at the heavens above. Arrive before darkness (8pm) so observers will not be disturbed by car headlights. Obstructed sky cancels. Ages 7+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for meeting location (Placerville area). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 7

Niello Concours at Serrano * Fiesta Italiana * Celebrating the Italian Marques and 65 years of Corvette. Besides Corvettes, a fabulous display of the Classics will be featured. Something for everyone! Cars arrive at 7am; gates open at 10am; judging begins at 10:30am; fashion show at noon; awards presentation 2:30pm; Best of Show 4:30pm. For entry form, sponsorship, and more info: TheConcours.net

October 10

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

October 10

Diabetes Awareness * Grandpa's Cellars * Information about diabetes, a sampling of no-sugar-added products, and an opportunity to enter a drawing for a Log Cabin Quilt and baskets of no-sugar-added items will be held at Grandpa’s Cellars in Apple Hill, 10-5pm. The event is sponsored by the Placerville Lions Diabetes Awareness Porject. More info: 530-622-6860.

October 10

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

October 10

Alzheimer's & Dementia Workshops * This series of workshops continues at Holy Trinity Parish with today's topic,"Effective Communication Strategies," teaching how to decode communication by someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias. You will learn meaningful strategies for connecting with those in early, middle and late stages. The class will be in Holy Trinity's View Room, 6:30-8pm. All are welcome, particularly caregivers. Register for this FREE workshop by contacting 530-677-3234 or emailing htp@holytrinityparish.org. Presentations are by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Trinity's Health Education Ministry. Related resources will be available. More info: Rosie Cox, rcox@cal.net or 916-215-1523.

October 12-14

Run Tahoe * Several different marathons, half marathons, ultra, runs, fun runs and run-walks. Run with the beauty of Tahoe in the autumn. More info and to register, go to LakeTahoeMarathon.com or MarathonGuide.com.

October 12 - 14

A Night with Janis Joplin * The National Tour * Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. From Broadway to your city, now you're invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summertime," a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll's greatest legends. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 2pm (on 13th and 14th) or 7:30pm (on 12th and 13th) shows. Tickets $48 - $78. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 13

Hangtown Hold'em Poker Tournament * No. 6 in series of 6 * Put on your poker face and brain cells to work at 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. For more info, visit pollockpinesca.org/calendar.

October 13

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

October 14

Horse Show * 2018 Open Schooling Shows, Fall Series at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 8am. High point standings with high point awards presented in each division (at end of series). Award categories are: Halter/Showmanship Trail, Youth Trail, Open Reining Western, Open Western, Youth English, Open English, Youth Ranch Horse, Versatility Gaited Pony. More info: Fairgrounds office, 530-621-5860.

October 16

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

October 20

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

October 20

Pinocchio * The Panto Company USA * Filled with lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic — the ensemble comes to the Harris Center for a family-friendly show. Join Pinocchio on an adventure full of magic and wonder as he sings and dances his way to becoming a real boy. He'll experience Stromboli's travelling show, Pleasure Island, the inside of a whale's mouth and more with the Blue Fairy and Jimmini Cricket. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 1pm show. Tickets $15-$18, and students tickets. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 20

Art & Wine * Images of Hope Fundraiser * This fundraiser held during Pink in the Night in Placerville raises funds for Images of Hope—art therapy for cancer patients, their families and friends—to aid in healing. The event is at Flowers on Main, 318 Main St. in Placerville, 6-9 p.m. More info: ImagesofHopeElDorado.org.

October 20

Folsom Lake Symphony * Presenting Brilliant Masterworks * Join an evening of masterworks including Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Guest Artist: Kerson Leong, violin. He gained international recognition at age 13 when he won Junior First Prize at the 2010 Menuhin Competition in Oslo. His awards include the Young Soloist Prize 2015 of the Radios Francophones Publiques and five grand-prize wins at the Canadian Music Competition. He performs on a 1741 Guarneri del Gesu. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$59, and seniors/students tickets. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

October 20 & 21

Rock & Gem Show * The El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society presents its 34th annual show, 10-5pm. Come see, learn and purchase minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, petrified wood, gold, geodes, meteorites, slabs, and tools. Free rocks and activities for the kids. On site will be displays, dealers and demos. Enjoy the "hot rocks," gifts from our earth! All at the County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Cost: adults $5; seniors, teens and military $4, kids 12 and under FREE. More info: rockandgemshow.org, 530-676-2472.

October 21

Wings & Wine * Come enjoy a champagne brunch with the birds. This is the 6th annual benefit fundraiser for Hawks, Honkers & Hoots from 10:30-2pm, Cameron Park Country Club, Cameron Park. There will be eight beautiful bird ambassadors on display to meet and photograph. Be sure to participate in the Raffle and Silent Auction. Tickets: $40 per person. For tickets and information: kelli.hhh@gmail.com or www.hawkshonkersandhoots.org.

October 25

Hikers Intro to Yoga * Explore the connection to ourselves and the natural world through simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga movements. Discover the benefits and healing experience of moving mindfully. Julie McKechnie, a CA Naturalist and lifelong hiker studying, practicing, and teaching yoga for 15 years, leads. 5:30pm-sunset. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 10+ w/adult welcome. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Coloma). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 25

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

October 26

Dinner & Bunco * at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Come for dinner, stay for the game. A Baked Potato Bar dinner with desert to be served at 5pm. Bunco starts at 6. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Great fun, cash and door prizes. Raffle prizes also available. Located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Tickets are $20. Contact Maria at 530-306-4614 for tickets.

October 26

Live Music * Halloween Party * A Halloween Party with live music at the Placerville Public House. The Electric, a band out of Hell in the high deserts of Reno, NV, will provide the devilish rock ' roll tunes. Wear a costume and come mix with vampires, venomous spiders, seductive witches, dancing clowns, and more. Dance the night away, and howl at the moon from 9pm to midnight. The Placerville Public House is at 414 Main st., Placerville. Find the Placerville Public House and Electric on Facebook.

November 2018

November 2 & 3

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

November 2

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

November 3

Casablanca in the Hills * CASA (Child Advocates El Dorado) is gearing up for its annual CASAblanca "An Evening in Paris" fundraiser. Tickets and sponsorships are now available. Volunteers are being sought to help create the most exciting and successful event ever. If you have an interest in volunteering or in knowing more about a sponsorship, contact: tamika@casaeldorado.org.

November 3

Jim Messina * Jim Messina's legacy spans five decades and three acclaimed rock super groups: Loggins & Messina, Buffalo Springfield, and Poco. And he's had a vibrant solo career, plus a dizzying array of producing and engineering credits for such luminaries as The Doors, Joni Mitchell, and Herb Alpert. Performing with his band — which includes Poco alum Rusty Young — the evening will include songs we all know and love, from across his storied career. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets $22-$58; students/children discounts. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 4

Poetry Walk & Workshop * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County's Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of Wakamatsu's farmhouse, barn, and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Sign up w/ ARC, and for location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 9 & 10

Holiday Boutique * Features Christmas gifts for sale at the Cameron Park Airpark, 3239 Baron Ct., from 4-7pm on Friday, and from 9-2pm on Saturday. The group Sew4Vets will have handmade items. More info: doriscstubben@gmail.com.

November 9 - 18

Peter Pan * Presented by EDMT * Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world, delighting audiences for 60 years. El Dorado Musical Theatre features colorful costumes and sets, stunning choreography, and exceptional performances. An event for the entire family. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, 7pm and 2pm shows on certain dates. Tickets $36-$55; students/children discounts. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 10

Crab & Chowder Gala * Dinner includes Dungeness Crab, clam chowder, bread, salad and pasta. Get in on the Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes. Dance the night away with the band "Dream and the Dreamer" in the Mark D. Forni Building at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville. Doors open at 6pm with no-host bar. Dinner at 7pm. This fundraiser benefits the aging infrastructure at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit. For ticket cost and more info: 530-621-5860 and eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

November 10

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

November 11

Horse Show * 2018 Open Schooling Shows, Fall Series at the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center at 8am. High point standings with high point awards presented in each division (at end of series). Award categories are: Halter/Showmanship Trail, Youth Trail, Open Reining Western, Open Western, Youth English, Open English, Youth Ranch Horse, Versatility Gaited Pony. More info: Fairgrounds office, 530-621-5860.

November 16-18

West Coast Ragtime Festival * 32nd Annual * The West Coast Ragtime Society, established for the preservation and promotion of Ragtime and vintage American music. The Society produces the world's premiere annual ragtime festival in Sacramento area (Rancho Cordova), the ragtime capital of the world! Come for great music from the finest musicians and groups from around the U.S. and other countries, spread over three days in convenient multiple venues at a very reasonable price. This well-managed festival can proudly state that no other festival offers such a terrific program. You'll find a fantastic performer lineup, special shows, seminars, and dancing. Order your badges early to take advantage of the discounted prices. Festival Location: Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. The Marriott is just off Hwy 50 at the Sunrise Blvd exit. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to attend the festival. Everyone is welcome, just register at the Festival Registration desk or pre-register online for one or more days: www.westcoastragtime.com and 916-457-3324.

November 17

Empty Bowls Supper * Fairgrounds * This fun and meaningful event raises funds for the hungry, both locally and internationally, in the Forni Room at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Enjoy a homecooked meal of soup, bread and beverage. Guests choose a handmade soup bowl to take home as a remembrance of those with empty bowls in Placerville and the world. For 17 years, local students and artists have made 100s of ceramic bowls for the event. Besides supper is live music by Achilles Wheel and Coloma Celtic, a silent auction, bake sale, wine and beer bar and lots of friends and community members to share the evening. Come anytime betwen 4-8pm. Suggested donation $15–$50+. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. The event is sponsored by the non-profit organizations El Dorado Peace and Justice Community, and the Upper Room Dining Hall. More info: Maureen at dionperry@att.net

November 18

Fall Bird Walk * Tim and Angela Jackson will lead a bird walk at Knickerbocker Creek in hopes of seeing songbirds, raptors, and water birds. Tim maintains a website (eldoradobirds.com) on birdwatching in El Dorado County. Angela is a local writer and photographer. This is a moderate 2-3 mile walk. Quiet, mature children 8+ welcome. Sign up w/ ARC and for location (Cool area). Suggested donation: $5-$10. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

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.

November 20

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

November 19 - 23

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * The Musical * National Tour * The beloved TV classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' soars off the screen and onto the stage for the holidays. Come see your favorite characters from the special: Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in this musical. The adventure teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes us special. This wonderful holiday tradition speaks to the misfit in all of us. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom, with various show times. Tickets $32-62; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

November 24

Tribute to the Music of Steely Dan * SBL Entertainment presents Steelin' Dan Tribute band. In July 2003, Ron Hall first came up with the idea to form a group of musicians who would be capable of recreating the timeless music of Steely Dan live on-stage, and do so in a way that would be authentic and powerful. Tonight you'll find a group of players that are among the finest musicians in the area who love paying tribute to the highly polished, ironic, unpredictable and beloved jazz-rock music of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band is known for their note-perfect renditions of Steely Dan favorites. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time 8pm. Tickets $25-45; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 2018

December 1

Winter Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club is hosting its annual Previously Enjoyed Treasures Sale, aka, its special Winter Rummage Sale featuring coats, jackets, sweaters, and other warm winter clothing. Festive holiday decorations also will be for sale, including under-the-tree gifts, books, toys, puzzles and games. The one-day sale is from 9-4pm at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. Come early for the best bargains. Bring a really big shopping bag. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

December 1

Community Breakfast * at the Shingle Springs Community Center, located at 4440 South Shingle Rd. Breakfast served from 8 to 11 .Come meet your neighbors and check out your local Center. Donations are welcome and proceeds go toward the upcoming bathroom renovations. For more information. call 530-306-4614.

December 1, 2,

Holiday Spirit * Folsom Lake Symphony * A favorite holiday music and singalong. Warm your heart with Sleigh Ride, March of the Toys, O Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, O Chanukah, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, selections from The Nutcracker and many other treats. Guest artist: Doug LaBrecque, tenor, a soloist with some of the world's finest orchestras. His clear tenor entertained audiences as the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. He also starred on Broadway in the revival of Showboat. LaBrecque made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the New York Pops, the same season he first sang with the Boston Pops. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time Dec. 1 is 7:30pm; Dec. 2 is 2pm. Tickets $25-59; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 1 & 2

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

December 6

Evening of Dance * MOSAIC * An exploration of dance with Folsom Lake College's Dance Department and the MOSAIC Dance Company! Featuring Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre, Evening of Dance. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; show time 6pm. Tickets $11.50-18.50; students/children discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 7

Dance Night * Bring a partner or come solo for a fun evening. Music by DJ Jamie Faw. Light refreshments served or bring your own. $5 gets you in the door. Dance Night is held regularly on the first Friday of each month at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

December 8

Meet the Authors * Come by and meet local published authors from 1-5pm. Take advantage of this opportunity to chat with them about the process of writing and publishing a book. Each author will be happy to discuss their books and have copies available for sale. The Northern California Publishers and Authors in partnership with El Dorado Writer’s Guild present this free event for the public at the El Dorado County Placerville Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. For more information, contact Ellen Osborn at slyparkbooks@gmail.com.

December 8

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

December 8, 9

Holiday Pops * Placer Pops Chorale * Celebrate the joyous season with a heartfelt pageant of sights and sounds that uplifts and creates special memories. Hear the beautiful voices of the Placer Pops Chorale raised in song and accompanied by instrumentalists and special guests who round out an inspirational holiday experience. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; various show times. Tickets $18.50-$45.50; student/senior discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 14, 16

Holiday Pops * Cantare Chorale * of the Foothills * Christmas Radio * A 90-minute choral concert featuring favorite Christmas selections... classics to pops, songs you love to hear in 4-6-8-part harmonies. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills was founded in 1992 to bring the joy of choral music to El Dorado County and beyond. The singers, with varied backgrounds, have been fulfilling this mission for more than 25 years and continue to expand their sphere of influence. Under the direction of Mariia Pechenova they create an impressive sound and inspire their audience. At the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College in Folsom; various show times. For show times and tickets $18-$20; student/senior discount. More info: harriscenter.net, 916-608-6888.

December 18

Non-Fiction Book Club * of EDC * You are invited to the monthly meetings at noon every third Tuesday at the Cameron Park Library.

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January 2019

January 12

Swap Meet * Come to the El Dorado County Fair & Event Center for this covered Swap Meet, rain or shine, 9-3pm at the fairgrounds in Placerville, 100 Placerville Drive. For space sizes, cost and availability, call 530-621-5860.

January 19

Art & Wine * with Something MORE * Come and enjoy tastes from 20 local wineries, breweries and distilleries with 20 of the counties best restaurants and caterers. Unique art, raffle, auctions and more. 6-9pm, El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $40 each or $75 per couple. For tickets and more info: 530-622-4848 or www.morerehab.org.

February 2019

February 9

A Chocolate Affair ! * This fun and congenial annual event features tastings of delicious foods from local caterers and restaurants--including samples of chocolate confections, of course--and wine and beer tastings from local companies. Also auctions and raffles are part of the gala evening. The Soroptimist International Club of Placerville has sponsored this fun and exciting event for the past 20 years to raise funds for local educational scholarships and other community service projects. Place: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 6pm. Tickets will soon be on sale! More info: 530-344-1476, chocolateaffairedc@gmail.com

March 2019

March 5

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

April 2019

April 2

Garden Club Meeting * Come to a meeting of the El Dorado Hills Garden Club, a nonprofit philanthropic club. Meetings typically feature a horticulture speaker. The group holds an Annual Plant Sale with a drawing on the third Sunday in May, opening day of the Farmers' Market in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds are donated mainly to Head Start school families each year at Christmas. The club also contributes to other places in need. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month: September-May (except no meetings in Feb, July and Aug). Guests and prospective new members are welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

May 2019

June 2019

2019 June 6,7,8,9

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

June 13-16, 2019

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

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

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

Christmas Tree Hunting - November thru December

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

Snow Skiing in Season

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

Observatory - View the Stars!

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

Forests

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

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Fishing

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

Hiking, Backpacking

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

Nature Hikes

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

Sierra Wildlife Rescue

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

Nature Center & Bookstore

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

American River Water Education Center

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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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Wine Tasting

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

Sunday Breakfasts at Elks Club

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

Cantare Chorale

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

Gold Rush Quartet

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

Jazz & Blues in the Plaza

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

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Kazual Kountry Music & Dance

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

International Folk Dancing

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Placerville Art Walk

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

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Embroidery Meetings

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

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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

Gold Bug Park & Mine

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

El Dorado County Historical Museum

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

Fountain-Tallman Museum

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

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Marshall Gold Discovery Museum

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

Folsom History Museum

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

El Dorado Musical Theatre

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

Imagination Theater

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

Olde Coloma Theatre

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

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Placerville Speedway Races

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

Lap Swim - Open to Community

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

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

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

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

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

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Master Gardening Classes

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

Master Food Preservers Classes

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

Pinochle & Canasta

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

Retired Public Employees Association

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

Bingo

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

Rotary Flea Market - April to October

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

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