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January 2018

January 1 - 14

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

January 1 - January 7

Small Wonders * Original Artwork by Sierra Pastel Society * This exhibit continues: Artists of the Sierra Pastel Society return to the Fausel Gallery in Placerville with their new exhibition "Small Wonders," featuring small pastel artwork. The exhibit provides an opportunity to shop locally and give the gift of original and affordable creations. Sierra Pastel Society supports artists on their journey to artistic excellence. It promotes greater public awareness -- through learning opportunities, plein air gatherings, demonstrations, and juried exhibitions -- giving the public an opportunity to learn more and to invest in soft pastels as a fine art medium. The Fausel House Gallery is located at 772 Pacific St., in downtown Placerville. More info: sierrapastelsociety.net.

January 5

Tranquil Journeys * Free 1-hour relaxation workshops to be held at 1pm on the first Friday of every month in Cameron Park. Jennifer Fiterre and Alison Clement are conducting Tranquil Journeys for Images of Hope, whose programs are open to anyone who has been affected anytime in their life by their own cancer diagnosis or a loved ones' diagnosis. Each session explores methods of self-help stress reduction, acupressure or energy healing. Inspirational meditations such as guided imagery and poetry will be used along with the sounds of Himalayan singing bowls to create an environment for inner healing. Next ones: Friday, Feb. 2; March 2; Apr. 6. More info and to register: 530-672-7050.

January 5

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

January 6

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

January 10

Grant Applicant Workshop for Women's Fund El Dorado Grants * This workshop is designed to answer questions about the WFED 2018 grant process. Requests for proposals (RFPs) and additional information are online beginning Jan. 4 at womensfundeldorado.org/grants. Deadline for proposals is January 26, 2018 at 5pm. The workshop is 1-3pm at the El Dorado County Office of Education, Room B-2, 6767 Green Valley Rd, Placerville.

January 11

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

January 12 - March 9

The Games of Winter * El Dorado Arts Council has announced the opening of a new exhibition that celebrates the 1960 Winter Olympics. This curated exhibition of art, memorabilia, and promotional items from the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley runs through March 9, at the organization's Fausel House Gallery in Placerville. The public opening reception is Thursday, January 18 from 6-8pm, and will feature fondue - that classic recipe from the 1960s - generously supplied by Dedrick's Cheese, and paired with local wine. Collector Stan Batiste, author David C. Antonucci, and official Olympic photographer Bill Briner will be in attendance to celebrate the opening of The Games of Winter and recapture the camaraderie of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. Attendance and parking are free. For more info: 530-295-3496 or email andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org.

January 13

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

January 13

Auditions at Community Theater * for "Love Letters" * Imagination Theater in Placerville is holding auditions for Love Letters a play written by A.R. Gurney and to be directed by Maggie Bush. It's the story of two childhood friends who exchange letters over many years and what happens in the end. Audition time is 9-11am at the theater for ages 30-50, male and female. More info: 530-642-0404, http://www.imaginationtheater.net.

January 13

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

January 15

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monda y every other month. Next are: March 19, May 21, July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

January 16 (added show) & 17

Wynona & The Big Noise * Appearing at 7:30pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." She has received over 60 industry awards, has countless charting singles and 20 No.1 hits such as "Mama He's Crazy," "Why Not Me," and "Grandpa, (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Ole Days)." Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by husband/drummer/producer Cactus Moser released their debut full-length album in 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Her new sound encompasses country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B Schmit. Harris Center is located at 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Tickets and more info: 916-608-6888.

January 18

Games of Winter * Opening Reception * This is an opportunity to meet the collector of the amazing artworks and artifacts. Complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and wine will be provided. Attendance is free, 6 pm, Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St, Placerville. For more information: Andrew at andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org.

January 18 - April 12

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

January 19

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

January 19

Book Club * in Placerville * This Book Club is held by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public in Placerville at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. The group will discuss the "Emerald Mile" by Kevin Fedarko from 1-3pm in Room #C-102. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and the book club for seniors who love to continue learning, will ask you to become a member of SRS at only $20.The next Book Club meetings are Feb. 23, March 23, April 27 and May 25. Always confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org before attending.

January 19

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

January 19 & 20

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

January 19

Benny Goodman * at Carnegie Hall * On January 16, 1938, at Carnegie Hall — the hallowed venue for "respectable" classical music — Benny Goodman's band played swing music for the first time featuring one of the earliest racially-integrated jazz groups. The Harris Center joins together with Capital Public Radio to pay tribute to the historic moment. Renowned clarinetist Ken Peplowski teams with the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra to perform highlights from the famous concert. Peplowski will also lead a quartet (as Goodman did) during a spotlighted part of the concert with Ehud Asherie, "a master of swing and stride" (New Yorker) on piano and the "exquisite" (Jazz Times) Chuck Redd on vibes. Appearing tonight at 7:30pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets and more info: 916-608-6888.

January 20

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

January 20

Womens's March California 2018 * This March is the start of a yearlong Hear Our Vote! campaign and is composed of 18 different marches. It is part of a national movement to unify and empower those who stand for women's rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. The events are non-partisan and peaceful and will give people the opportunity to unite in every state and major metropolitan area and stand in solidarity for the American values the represent. Where: Contra Costa County, Los Angeles, Monterey, Napa Valley, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. In Northern California, More info: pr@womensmarchbayarea.org.

January 20

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

January 20

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

January 24

Grants Gala * The cabinet of the El Dorado Hills Endowment has selected 10 grant recipients for its 2018 grant cycle. A wide variety of programs with a wide variety of needs from mental health to youth development to community enrichment was selected. Awards will be presented to agencies at the Endowment's annual Grants Gala, 6pm, at the Holiday Inn Express in Town Center. The 2018 Grants Gala marks over $90,000 of community giving since 2013. Funding for these competitive grants is raised primarily through the annual charitable golf tournament, however, the Endowment is planning opportunities also to include community support this year. Members of the community are welcome to attend; call the Endowment at 916-235-1344 to RSVP. edhendowment.com

January 25

January Business Mixer * The community is invited to join a fun-filled evening of mixing and mingling. There will be appetizers, raffle and a no-host bar. Bring a raffle prize to promote your business and receive $3,000 in Chamber Bucks. Where? PIZZA FACTORY OF PLACERVILLE, 1242 Broadway, Placerville, from 5:30-7:30pm. More info: El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, 530-621-5885, members@eldoradocounty.org.

January 26

Understanding the Basics of Climate Change * in Cameron Park * Wildfires, hurricanes, scorching heat, mudslides, torrential rains, melting ice caps, drought — what is happening with our climate? Today from 1-3pm hear a scientific explanation of the changes we're experiencing and/or seeing around us. Dr. Steven Schwarzbach, Ph.D., in Ecology from UC Davis will provide the science behind climate change in this presentation at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. More information about Dr. Schwarzbach at srsedc.org. Before going to the presentation, confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org or with Mike Denega, srs.eldorado@gmail.com.

January 27

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

January 28

Children's Activity and Preschool Expo * This free event at the Folsom Community Center will showcase more than 60 preschools and children's activity businesses from Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Orangevale, Granite Bay and other local areas from 12-3pm. It's one-stop info-gathering about activities and education for your kids--from tot to big kid. Bring the whole family to enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities, crafts and entertainment. Activities and preschools will be geared toward children ages 0-6, though many exhibitors will have activities suitable for older children as well. Spread the word to friends and family. See you there. More info: www.sierramoms.org/activities/activity-and-preschool-expo/ and expo@sierramoms.org.

February 2018

February 2

Tranquil Journeys * Free 1-hour relaxation workshops to be held at 1pm on the first Friday of every month in Cameron Park. Jennifer Fiterre and Alison Clement are conducting Tranquil Journeys for Images of Hope, whose programs are open to anyone who has been affected anytime in their life by their own cancer diagnosis or a loved ones' diagnosis. Each session explores methods of self-help stress reduction, acupressure or energy healing. Inspirational meditations such as guided imagery and poetry will be used along with the sounds of Himalayan singing bowls to create an environment for inner healing. Next ones: Friday, March 2; Apr. 6. More info and to register: 530-672-7050.

February 2

Film Series * in Placerville * The movie "Le Ride" is scheduled for showing by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. Discussion follows. In 1928 an under-resourced and untested team from New Zealand and Australia competed in what is considered to be the toughest sporting event in the world. Many considered the entry of these courageous underdogs, racing as a team of 4 against teams of 10, a joke. One French journalist called their attempt nothing short of murder. 168 riders started the more than 3,500-mile race, only 41 finished. Surprisingly this remarkable story about the achievements of these brave athletes has never been told on film, until now. Phil Keoghan - television personality, adventurer and cycling enthusiast, retraces the 1928 Tour de France route, bringing history to life. Film / discussion time is 10-Noon in Room #C-102. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and small groups for seniors who love to learn, encourages the public to join SRS at only $20/year. The next films are scheduled for March 2, "Idle Threat;" and April 6. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." Parking is $2. Before planning to go, confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org.

February 2

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

February 3

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

February 8

Become a Volunteer! * Marshall Hospital * The Marshall Hospital Auxilary invites you to decide that 2018 is the year you'll make yourself feel like a million bucks by contributing a few hours a week. Just that will also make a difference at the hospital and in the lives of others. Jean Yaws of the Auxiliary says: "We could use new smiling faces among our present ones!" Several departments at Marshall Hospital could use your help and smiling face. For further information, call 530-626-2643.

February 9

Poetry Out Loud Finals * Students from seven El Dorado County high schools will participate in this competition, part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry. Attendance is free. 7 pm, Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. More information: Andrew at andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org

February 9 &10

Love Letters * Directed by Maggie Bush, this play is the story of Andrew, acted by David Zarka, and Melissa, played by Kate Hammontree Barba and Alisyn Gularte, childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. They continue to exchange letters through the years. One last letter makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant and gave to each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. Imagination Theater and the Smith Flat House bring you a choice of four Dinner Theater nights, Feb. 9, 10, 16, or 17 at 7pm. Tickets are $40 per person (beverages sold separately). Contact the Smith Flat House for reservations, 530-621-1003.

February 10

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

February 10, 2018

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

February 10

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

February 10

Passion & Drama * Folsom Lake Symphony * The 13-year-old Folsom Lake Symphony was started to bring beautiful symphonic music to the Folsom Lake region. Maestro Peter Jaffe, dedicated musicians and scores of hard-working volunteers offer a season of high-quality symphonic performances to all of the surrounding communities. This evening enjoy: Barber-Adagio for Strings; Haydn-Concertante, Tchaikovsky-Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique;" Four musicians w/ solos: Anita Fetsch Felix, violin; Alexandra Roedder, cello; Curtis Kidwell, oboe; Jill Dowlat, bassoon. Performance at 7:30pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets $25-$59 ($5 discount for seniors 65+ and students w/ ID) and more info: 916-608-6888.

February 10

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

February 16

Poet Laureate Trail * Join El Dorado County Poet Laureate Taylor Graham for the El Dorado Hills stop on her literary tour of the county. Graham will be joined by local poets, Poetry Out Loud winners, and special guests at El Dorado County Libraries for free poetry readings. Family-friendly and free to the public, 5:30-7pm at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills. More info: Andrew at andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org

February 16 -

'42nd Street' * El Dorado Musical Theater * The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, PA, and lands her first big job in a glitzy new Broadway show. Just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is full of Broadway standards: "You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "Dames," "We’re In the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street." Call for specific dates and times (some shows have 2pm matinees; others are at 7:30pm), on stage at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets $15-$42 ($15 for Bargain Night). 916-608-6888.

February 17

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

February 17

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

February 22

After Dark at the Exploratorium * in San Francisco * Things look different after dark. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in everything from a pitch-black dome to a fog bridge, a large-scale kaleidoscope, dazzling light displays, mind-bending mirrors, and more. Or savor adults-only programming featuring unique guest speakers, great music, specialty films, and one-of-a-kind activities. It'll change how you think about the world around you. Every Thursday night from 6-10pm features a new AFTER DARK. Tonight is "The Last Doubling and Drink Lab." It's asking: Is growth always good? The biggest threat to our existence on planet Earth isn't asteroids, it's us. Learn about the exponential function and the conclusions we can draw from it. Plus, watch a live cocktail demonstration and purchase a custom libation at Drink Lab. Adults only (18+). Tickets: $19.95 at the door (1st come, 1st served). Online presale is 10% off by 5pm each Thursday. $10 add-on for Tactile Dome and some programs. See list of Thursday After Dark event topics through April 12 at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark

February 23

Book Club * in Placerville * This Book Club is held by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public in Placerville at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. The time is 1-3pm, however the time, date and Room #C-102 was tentative at press deadline, so before going, confirm at the Sierra Renaissance Society website: www.srsedc.org. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and the book club for seniors who love to learn, invites you to become a member of SRS at only $20. The next Book Club meetings are March 23, April 27 and May 25. Again, confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org before attending.

February 24, 2018

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

February 25

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

February 25

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

February 28

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

February 28 - 4

‘Stepping Out’ * Dublin Irish Dance * The sight and sounds of Irish culture. Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance's production of Stepping Out tells a story of the Irish Immigration to America after the Great Famine of the mid-1800s. Greeted by diverse cultures and rich traditions from around the globe, the new Irish emigrants congregate in dance gatherings where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. Stepping Out celebrates the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music, showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of Traditional Irish music and dance. Two performances: 2pm matinee and 7:30pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets and more info: 916-608-6888.

March 2018

 

March 2

Tranquil Journeys * Free 1-hour relaxation workshops to be held at 1pm on the first Friday of every month in Cameron Park. Jennifer Fiterre and Alison Clement are conducting Tranquil Journeys for Images of Hope, whose programs are open to anyone who has been affected anytime in their life by their own cancer diagnosis or a loved ones' diagnosis. Each session explores methods of self-help stress reduction, acupressure or energy healing. Inspirational meditations such as guided imagery and poetry will be used along with the sounds of Himalayan singing bowls to create an environment for inner healing. Next one: Friday, Apr. 6. More info and to register: 530-672-7050.

March 2

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

March 2 - 4

‘Buddy’ * The Buddy Holly Story * Now in its 27th year and seen by 22 million, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" is still touring the world. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly's short yet spectacular career, featuring the classic songs "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Not Fade Away," "Oh Boy," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace," and many more. Before the Beatles or Stones ever played a note, popular music was forever changed by the bespectacled kid from Lubbock, Texas. His story explodes onto the stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping matinee or evening. Performances are at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets and more info: 916-608-6888.

March 2-25

Community Theater * Grapes of Wrath * Imagination Theater in Placerville presents the play The Grapes of Wrath a play adapted by Frank Galati and directed by Lanny Langston. This is a John Steinbeck classic. More info: 530-642-0404, http://www.imaginationtheater.net.

March 3

Auditions for Tom Sawyer * in Placerville * Imagination Theater, The Best Homegrown Theater in the Foothills, is holding auditions for the play Tom Sawyer, written by Paul Kester and directed by Andrew Vonderschmitt. Auditions on Saturday include first reads, callbacks and casting with a lunch break. Rehearsals are scheduled for March 6, 6pm, for first read through. Regular rehearsals start March 14, 6-9pm, Saturdays at Noon. Bring headshot and resume if possible. Be prepared to cold read individually and with pairs and groups. The theater is located on the fairgrounds in Placerville on Placerville Drive. More info: www.imaginationtheater.net, 530-642-0404.

March 3

Crackin' Crab * for Kids * The first annual Crackin' Crab for Kids is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the El Dorado County Child Support Services team. Together the groups will host a Crab Feed to support the homeless and at-risk children in our community. Tickets go on sale Jan. 1 and will be available online at www.bbbs-edc.org. More info, 530.626.1222.

March 9

Film Series * in Placerville * The movie "Idle Threat," about one man's fight against air pollution, is scheduled to be shown by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. Since 1971, the City of New York has had laws restricting curbside engine idling. One man, determined to reduce air pollution in his neighborhood and combat global climate change, confronted the city's lax enforcement efforts. This film chronicles the challenges and triumphs of his campaign. The time is 10-Noon in Room #C-102. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and small groups for seniors who love to learn, will ask you to become a member of SRS at only $20.The next film is tentatively scheduled for April 6, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." Parking is $2. Before going, it's always a good idea to confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org

March 9

Business Showcase & I Love FILM Mixer * Meet both regional businesses and film specialists; food and wine tasting; retail sales; giveaways. Free admission. Location: EDC fairgrounds in Placerville, Forni Building, 4-8pm. Sponsored by the EDC Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation of El Dorado County. More info and to reserve a booth: 530-621-5885.

March 10

Strikes for Scholarships * The community is invited to join the Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club for its annual Strikes for Scholarships at the Knotty Pines Lanes, 2667 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines. Join members for a day of bowling, fun, food and prizes. This fundraiser benefits academic, voctional and special program scholarships for the local communities. For info or to sponsor, or for team applications: www.pollockpines-caminorotary.org.

March 10

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

March 10

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

March 10

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

Spring - date to be announced *

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

March 10

Zakir Hussain * Considered one of the greatest musicians of our time, Zakir Hussain is a renowned classical tabla virtuoso, acclaimed as one of India's reigning cultural ambassadors. Hussain has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. Rakesh Chaurasia, who plays with Hussain, is the nephew and child prodigy of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. At the Harris Center in Folsom. Tickets (just $10) and more info: 916-608-6888.

March 10

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey * The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years. In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change including "If I Had a Hammer" and "Puff the Magic Dragon," the historic impact they had upon the world of civil liberties, and the woman who completed their triforce of positivity, Mary Travers. 7pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, $38-$68.916-608-6888.

March 11

'Rhapsody & Rhythm' * The Gershwin Concert * This is the official multimedia concert, an event celebrating the ingenious music and legacy of George and Ira Gershwin. Performed throughout North America to critical acclaim, it is the definitive Gershwin experience performed by incredible musicians with an unparalleled understanding of why George and Ira Gershwin will forever be the most beloved and respected songwriting team in history. This truly unique and entertaining Gershwin experience includes the most popular songs such as "I Got Rhythm," "‘S Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Summertime," as well as George Gershwin's masterpiece "Rhapsody in Blue." Evening includes: Gershwin visual and audio elements, stories that giving an inside view of the Gershwin Brothers and choreography reminiscent of the magical moments created by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in classic Gershwin movies such as An American in Paris and Shall We Dance. The 2pm matinee performance is at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Presented by the Folsom Lake Community Concert Association. Tickets, $35, and more info: 916-608-6888.

March 17

Men of Worth * Celtic Music on St. Patrick's Day * The Placerville Shakespeare Club presents an afternoon of live Celtic music and fun with Donnie Macdonald & James Keigher. Their international act is a unique combination of humorous and exciting tunes plus soulful, heartfelt ballads. This concert of Irish and Scottish tunes combines with traditional and contemporary styles. Doors open at 2pm. The concert is 3-5pm at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave in Placerville. Tickets are $20 adults; $10 children 10 & under. It'll be a sellout event, so get tickets early: Liz at 530-306-5436 or Cari at ccdewolf1@gmail.com. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

March 17 & 18

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey * The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years. In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change including "If I Had a Hammer" and "Puff the Magic Dragon," the historic impact they had upon the world of civil liberties, and the woman who completed their triforce of positivity, Mary Travers. 7pm at the Harris Center in Folsom, $38-$68.916-608-6888.

March 19

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Next are: May 21, July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

March 22

Native Roots Artist Reception * Meet artists whose works are on display in the new gallery show Native Roots, featuring botanical artworks. The Pine Hill Preserve, El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and Northern California Society of Botanical Artists partnered on this exhibition. It focuses on local plants, with an emphasis on the rare and endangered species within the Pine Hill Preserve. Free and open to the public. 6pm, Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St, Placerville. More info: Andrew at andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org

March 23

Book Club * in Placerville * This Book Club is held by the Sierra Renaissance Society and is open to the public in Placerville at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. The time is 1-3pm, however the time, date and Room #C-102 was tentative at press deadline, so before going, confirm at the Sierra Renaissance Society website: www.srsedc.org. The next Book Club meetings are April 27 and May 25. Again, confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org before attending.

March 28

Annual Bridge Party * "Let's Make A Deal" at the Placerville Shakespeare Club Annual Bridge Party starting at 10am at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. The community is invited to a day of Brilliant Bridge-Fabulous Food-Delightful Door Prizes. Men and women bridge players are welcome. $40 a pair includes a morning snack, lunch, cash prizes and door prizes. Partners will play together the entire day. Call Dolores at 916-802-0186 for reservations, and Kathy at 530-622-4039 for information. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

March 29- April 1

'Amazing Grace' * New Broadway Musical * This is the awe-inspiring true story behind the world's most beloved song and captured in this Broadway musical. "The hymn, which many associate with the civil rights movement, was written in the 18th century by an Englishman who worked in the slave-trading business." (New York Times). Torn between following in the footsteps of his father, a slave trader, or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart, John Newton embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas accompanied by his slave Thomas. That journey finds John in his darkest hour. It becomes a transformative moment of self-reckoning that inspires a blazing anthem of hope. "Inspirational, beautiful, emotional, exhilarating" (Associated Press). Matinee and evening performances are at the Harris Center in Folsom, 10 College Parkway. Tickets and more info: 916-608-6888.

March 31

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

April 2018

April 6

Film Series * in Placerville * The movie "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." A 2017 American documentary film directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk about former United States Vice President Al Gore's continuing mission to battle climate change. The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth (2006), the film addresses the progress made to tackle the problem and Gore's global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016's Paris Agreement. Open to the public, the film is presented by the Sierra Renaissance Society at El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake College. The time is 10-Noon in Room #C-102. SRS, which presents seminars, workshops and a book club for seniors who love to learn, asks you to become a member of SRS at only $20. Parking is $2. Before going, it's always a good idea to confirm date, time, and place at www.srsedc.org.

April 6

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

April 12

LunaFest * This annual film festival is presented by Soroptimists of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. The event features short films by, for and about women®. LunaFest® brings awareness of women's issues, highlights women filmmakers, and gathers women together in their communities. For more information, visit soroptimistcpedh.org.

April 21

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

April 22

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

April 30

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

May 2018

May 4 - 20

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

May 5

Boots and Bling * 5th annual fundraiser sponsored by All About Equine Animal Rescue. Festive evening with silent and live auction. Your donations and support mean more horses can be helped. All About Equine is making a difference, one horse at a time. More info: www.allaboutequine.org, dani@allaboutequine.org.

May 16

Make a Difference * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * The Auxilary at Marshall Hospital invites you to put a smile on someone's face by volunteering at the hospital. The only requirements are to be age 21 or over, and volunteer for just 24 to 50 hours in a year. For specifics, call 539-626-2643.

May 20

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

May 21

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Next are: July 16, Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

June 2018

July 2018

July 16

Retired Employees Meeting * Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) *El Dorado and Amador counties' Chapter #82 meet at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville at 11:30am, third Monday every other month. Next are: Sept. 17, Nov. 19. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcome) is encouraged to attend. Details 530-676-8894 / 530-240-5160.

August 2018

August 8

Make a Difference * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * Members of the Auxilary at Marshall Hospital would like to grow their team. The Auxiliary invites you and your friends to volunteer in the hospital community and help make others's lives better. The only requirements are to be age 21 or over, and volunteer for just 24 to 50 hours in a year. For specifics, call 539-626-2643 and leave your name and number. You'll get a call back from an Auxiliary team member.

September 2018

September 17

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

October 2018

October 10

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

October 12-14

Run Tahoe * Several different marathons, half marathons, ultra, runs, fun runs and run-walks. Catch the beauty of Tahoe in the autumn. More info and to register, go to the Laek Tahoe Marathong homepage: MarathonGuide.com

November 2018

November 19

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

December 2018

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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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