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AUGUST 2021

August thru October

Farmers Market - Placerville * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Saturdays in Placerville at the Regal Cinemas lot from 8-Noon. The market is open through October.

August thru October

Farmers Market - El Dorado Hills * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Sundays in El Dorado Hills Town Center on El Dorado Hills Blvd from 8-1pm. The market operates through October.

August 5-7

Annual Rummage Sale * Clothing, housewares, toys and more! Thursday-Friday 8/5 to 8/6, 9am - 6pm; and Saturday 8/7, 9am- Noon. Saturday only is $2 to fill a brown paper grocery bag or 1/2 price if larger than a bag. Some items excluded. St Patrick Catholic Church Hall, 3109 Sacramento St, Placerville, 530-622-0373.

August 6

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

August 10

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

August 13

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

August 14

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at 36 Handles Public House in El Dorado Hills, 6pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

August 17

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

August 20

Live Music * Solos of classic rock by Ed Wilson of the Fabulous Liars Band at Michael David Winery in Lodi, 6-9pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

August 20, 21

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

August 21

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

August 25

Chamber Business Mixer * The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new event to the foothills business community: a monthly Breakfast at the Cameron Park Country Club every 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30am. The Country Club is located at 3201 Royal Dr, Cameron Park. The breakfast meetings feature guest speakers and the Chamber invites local businesses and members of the community to attend. Call Kathy at the Chamber for details and to RSVP (limited space). Request a pre-pay authorization form for event & breakfast, $20, 530-677-8000.

August 27

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

August 28

Fabulous Liars Band * Live music featuring classic rock at Meiterranean Vineyards for Mediterranean Nights in Somerset, 5-8pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

SEPTEMBER 2021

September thru October

Farmers Market - El Dorado Hills * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Sundays in El Dorado Hills Town Center on El Dorado Hills Blvd from 8-1pm. The market operates through October.

September thru October

Farmers Market - Placerville * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Saturdays in Placerville at the Regal Cinemas lot from 8-Noon. The market is open through October.

September 4

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

September 4

Live Music * Classic Rock by the Fabulous Liars Band at The Station Public House in Auburn, 6pm. Call before going, 530-919-8406.

September 7

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

September 11

Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show * 20th Aunnual * Taste all the chili your stomach can handle while local chili cooks compete to earn your vote for 'Best Chili.' Live music while attendees explore beautiful classic cars, check out the prizes in the drawings and view/buy the one-of-a-kind artwork by the Something MORE artists. Drinks, hotdogs and face painting top off this fun event. Car show starts at 10 am; the chili is ready for tasting at Noon. Event is at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. Proceeds for the fundraiser benefit adults with developmental disabilities served by MORE. Car Show entry is FREE. Chili Tasting is $10/Adult and $5/Children. For chili competition or car show entry forms, visit MORE's website: www.morerehab.org, or call: 530-622-4848.

September 18

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

September 22

Chamber Business Mixer * The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly Breakfast at the Cameron Park Country Club every 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30am. The Country Club is located at 3201 Royal Dr, Cameron Park. The breakfast meetings feature guest speakers and the Chamber encourages local foothills businesses and members of the community to attend. Call Kathy at the Chamber for details and to RSVP (limited space). Request a pre-pay authorization form for event & breakfast, $20, 530-677-8000.

September 23 - 26

2021 County Fair! * The El Dorado County Fair will reopen with a bombastic agenda of fun, music and stars, favorite fair foods, competitions and carnival. The theme is "Stars & Stirrups." Enjoy the traditional mutton bustin’, live interactive exhibits, musical performances, clown college, free train rides and a cake-eating contest! Mark your calendars. You won't want to miss this exciting County Fair reopening at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, CA. More info: eldoradocountyfair.org

September 25

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

OCTOBER 2021

Saturdays thru October

Farmers Market - Placerville * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Saturdays in Placerville at the Regal Cinemas lot from 8-Noon. The market is open through October.

Sundays thru October

Farmers Market - El Dorado Hills * Come to the El Dorado County Farmers Markets on Sundays in El Dorado Hills Town Center on El Dorado Hills Blvd from 8-1pm. The market operates through October.

October 3

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

October 8-10, 2021

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

October 13

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

October --- date to be announced

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

October 16, 17

El Dorado County Rock & Gem Show * Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Open to the public. Find displays, dealers and demonstrations.Free activities and rocks for kids. More than 50 World Class Dealers, Lapidary and Jewelry-making, and Rock Identification. Purchase a geode and have it cut open free to reveal "the surprise within!" The show has quality minerals, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, Petrified Wood, Amber, Opal, Gold, Geodes, meteorites, fluorescents, spheres, carvings, slabs, rough and finished rock, lapidary supplies, equipment, tools, kits for kids, books, and unique gifts! Come one, call all: experienced rockhounds and those who want to learn about a great hobby. Food and refreshment available. Door prizes and a grand drawing. THERE WILL BE GREAT DOOR PRIZES and a GRAND DRAWING! Proceeds fund the group's Annual Scholarship Program for El Dorado County graduates who major in Earth Sciences or Lapidary Arts. More info: eldoradomineralandgem.org

October 27

Chamber Business Mixer * The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly Breakfast at the Cameron Park Country Club every 4th Wednesday, 7-8:30am. Each breakfast features a guest speaker. The Chamber encourages local foothills businesses and members of the community to attend. The Country Club is located at 3201 Royal Dr, Cameron Park. Call Kathy at the Chamber for details and to RSVP (limited space). Request a pre-pay authorization form for event & breakfast, $20, 530-677-8000.

NOVEMBER 2021

November 6

Bluegrass & Brews * The Placerville Shakespeare Club invites the community the Bluegrass & Brews concert featuring the Quartz Mountain Ramblers. Join in on the fun for an afternoon of great music, brew tasting, wine and beverages. Concert tickets ($20) include beer tasting and popcorn. No host wine, beer and beverages will be available. Concert will be held at the Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville, 4-6pm. Doors open at 3pm. Call Cherie at 916-337-5045 for advance reservations. Tickets can be bought at the door, but seating is limited.

November 9

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

DECEMBER 2021

December 7

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

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ONGOING and SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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

Christmas Tree Hunting - November thru December

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

Snow Skiing in Season

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

Observatory - View the Stars!

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

Forests

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

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Fishing

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

Hiking, Backpacking

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

Nature Hikes

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

Sierra Wildlife Rescue

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

Nature Center & Bookstore

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

American River Water Education Center

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

FARMERS MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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Wine Tasting

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

Sunday Breakfasts at Elks Club

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

Cantare Chorale

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

Gold Rush Quartet

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

Jazz & Blues in the Plaza

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

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Kazual Kountry Music & Dance

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

International Folk Dancing

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Square Dance Classes

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

Placerville Art Walk

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

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Embroidery Meetings

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

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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

Gold Bug Park & Mine

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

El Dorado County Historical Museum

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

Fountain-Tallman Museum

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

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Marshall Gold Discovery Museum

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

Folsom History Museum

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

El Dorado Musical Theatre

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

Imagination Theater

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

Olde Coloma Theatre

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

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Placerville Speedway Races

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

Lap Swim - Open to Community

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

Sacramento State Aquatic Center

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

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

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

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Master Gardening Classes

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

Master Food Preservers Classes

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

Pinochle & Canasta

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

Retired Public Employees Association

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

Bingo

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

Rotary Flea Market - April to October

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

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