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August 2017

Continuing Wednesdays to Sept 27

Farmers Market * EDC-Certified * The Cameron Park Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and continues through Sept. 27. Purchase top-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs, flowers and much more in the Burke's Junction parking lot at Coach Lane and Cameron Park Drive.

Continuing Sundays to October 29

Farmers Market * The El Dorado Hills Farmers Market has plenty of produce and other commodities every Sunday from 8-1pm in El Dorado Hills at Town Center Boulevard. Find fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, plus homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other tasty favorites. More info, www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com/Markets/ElDoradoHillsTownCenter.aspx

Continuing Saturdays to Nov 11

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

Continuing thru August 4

Mosaic Art classes * Come to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills and make your own stained glass mosaic for a donation of $15 for supplies. Beginners to advanced, and all ages are welcome. Come for one or all classes, Noon-3pm on every first Friday of the month. Plan two classes to complete a project. Church is at 1001 Olson Lane. More info: 916-933-1441, St-Steph@sslcedh.org.

Continuing thru August 27

Exhibition: Ancient River Channel * Deep Blue Lead * The El Dorado Arts Council hosts an exciting exhibition series titled Deep Blue Lead. EDAC pairs with noted geologist George Wheeldon and local photographer Caitlin Thompson to present an exploration of the ancient river channel that runs through El Dorado County. It passes along the volcanic rocks near Lava Cap Winery, and dips under the Smith Flat House. FREE and open to the public at the Fausel House Gallery: 772 Pacific St, Placerville. More info: www.eldoradoartscouncil.org

August 2

Fishing on the Farm * ARC partners with the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill. From 6pm to dark, try your hand at casting techniques, then catch a few bass and enjoy the serenity of the 8-acre lake at ths historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Sign up and learn meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area). Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members. Contact julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 2 - 5

Rummage Sale * St. Patrick 80th Annual * Lots of items including jewelry and collectibles. On Saturday only, fill a brown paper grocery bag for just $1. Times: Wednesday-Friday, 9-6pm. Saturday, 9-2pm. Place: St. Patrick Church, 3109 Sacramento St., Placerville.

August 4

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

August 4

Mosaic Art classes * Come to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills and make your own stained glass mosaic for a donation of $15 for supplies. Beginners to advanced; all ages are welcome. Noon-3pm. Church is at 1001 Olson Lane. More info: 916-933-1441, St-Steph@sslcedh.org.

August 4

Dance Night * The Shingle Springs Community Center hosts an evening of dance on the first Friday of each month. Come to 4440 South Shingle Road from 7 to 9pm. Music is provided by DJ Jamie Faw; light refreshments are provided. Cost is $5 at the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

August 6 - 20

Mother Lode Art Exhibition * Free Event * 51st annual art exhibition sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association. The show features diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Also....works of art in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography, digital art, and mixed media in categories of seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature and experimental. Entries come from not only the foothills but from across the entire country. The exhibition -- a juried and judged show -- is at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave in Placerville (just 5 minutes from Main Street in Placerville). The exhibition is open daily from 11 -5pm. The last day of the show (8/20) is the awards reception at 3pm. More info: www.motherslodeshow.com, www.placervillearts.com and call 530-621-2468.

August 9

Gardening * Stone Fruit * Garden to Table * UCCE Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County offer this combo class, 9-noon. Discussion will be about the care and feeding for stone fruit trees, and the most common diseases and pests in our area. Master Food Preservers show you how to preserve your garden bounty in fun and creative ways from basic canned fruit to chutneys and BBQ sauces. Cameron Park Community Center. UCCE Master Gardeners, 530-621-5512.

August 9

Interviews * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * The Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is holding interviews for anyone interested in becoming a member of the organization. Mary O'Brien, a member and officer, urges "Become a member of a wonderful group of people who volunteer at the hospital." A requirement is giving a minimum of 50 hours in a year. Call 530-626-2642 or Leona Van Pelt at 530-677-6921 if interested in more information.

August 12

20-Mile Taste Fundraiser * Farm to Table Event * El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom (AITC) hosts its 5th Annual 20-Mile Taste Fundraiser at the Davies Family Inn, Shadowridge Ranch, 6-9pm. This is a celebration of El Dorado County's bounty, showcasing local produce prepared by local chefs and paired with locally produced beverage, wine, beer, etc. Also features a raffle, live auction, and adult farm-day fun all in a beautiful Sierra foothill location with live music. Tickets now on sale: $35 each until July 31st; $45 each until Aug. 11th; $50 each at the door. Purchase at: http://agintheclass-edc.org/ Sponsorships available. Contact Sara Rangel, 20-Mile Taste Coordinator, at 530-903-6470 or email at 20miletaste@agintheclass-edc.org. More info about EDC AITC at www.agintheclass-edc.org

August 12

Gardening * Fall & Winter Vegetables * UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County offer this free class, 9-noon. Learn how to continue harvesting luscious, home-grown vegetables after the heat of summer by planting now for a fall and winter harvest. Government Center Hearing Room Building C in Placerville. UC Master Gardener Zack Dowell teaches. UCCE Master Gardeners, 530-621-5512.

August 12

Gardening * Saturdays with Barry * A UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County, Barry offers classes monthly on various gardening topics, 9-11am. Call ahead for today's topic and to confirm date, time and place; Sherwood Demonstration Garden, behind Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center in Placerville. UCCE Master Gardeners, 530-621-5512.

August 12

Pooch Plunge & Laps * This is a once a year opportunity for you to enjoy a run/walk with your on-leash dogs around the lake (approx. 1.1 miles). Ribbons awarded to all participants. Afterwards, let your pooch cool off at our dog-only swim event. 9am check-in, 9:30am lap event starts, Pooch Plunge begins at 10am at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park. To participat in Laps at the Lake: check in at 9am check-in; 9:30am event begins; fee is $5. More info about this and the Pooch Plunge at www.cameronpark.org

August 12

Meet the Trojans * Meet and greet the Oak Ridge Trojan football team before kick off of the 2017 season. Players will be introduced; cheer and dance teams will perform. Walk the Oak Ridge Hall of Fame while players sign autographs. Event concludes with a hot dog eating contest between players and coaches. More info: 916-933-3013.

August 12

Second Saturday Concert Series * Showcasing live performances by local bands at the Shingle Springs Community Center on the second Saturday of each month. Located at 4440 South Shingle Road, doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Guests may bring their own refreshments and, if they wish to share, there is a potluck table. Cost is only $10 at the door, making this one of the best entertainment values around. The evening typically features two separate acts. For specifics on performers of the evening, call 530-626-6274 or fawjames@aol.com. You can also follow on Facebook at James SecondSaturday Faw or Shingle Springs Community Center.

August 13

Craft Faire * The 21st Annual Placerville Craft Faire will showcase local and original arts and crafts, from 8-3pm. Live entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family. Admission is always free! More info, placerville-downtown.org

August 14

Free Seminar * All About Strokes * Marshall Community Health Center hosts this free health seminar about signs and prevention of stroke from 2–3pm. Broadly, the seminar will cover How to Recognize a Stroke and How to Prevent it, and will be presented by Janice Weaver, RN, Marshall Stroke Coordinator, and Marty Smith, RN, Marshall Clinical Educator. Specific topics of discussion will be: Introduction to stroke; Risk Factors for stroke; Types of strokes; How a stroke affects you; Treatment/Interventions; Signs and symptoms of stroke (warning signs); Stroke Prevention. Location: upstairs meeting room 207/8 (elevator available) at 681 Main St., Wilkinson-Hupcey Building, Placerville. Pre-registration is required. To register, phone 530-626-2990.

August 19

Hike * Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake * ARC volunteer Donna Orth will lead a hardy hike in the High Sierra. This is an out-and-back hike for the weekend warrior. The trail begins at the western-most point of Caples Lake, and goes to Emigrant Lake. Beautiful views. Responsible teens+ welcome. Participants must be able to hike for 8-9 miles in 4 hours. Rain postpones. Meeting location in Pollock Pines. 1.5 hour drive from Placerville. Drivers may be needed. Sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 19 - 20

Hike & Overnight Backpack * ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Grayhorse Valley Trailhead (15E11). The group starts with a hike up to the end of the Grayhorse valley and on up to the crest. Granite Chief Wilderness will be visible. That evening, camping will be at Whisky Creek. Sunday,the hike ensues along Five Lakes Creek Trail. By afternoon, the group treks back climbing Shanks Cove Trail, seeing beautiful waterfalls and pools along the way. Since an overnight trip, bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty is intermediate with 800ft elevation gains at the start and end of hike. Total round trip: 16 miles. Age minimum: 12 years-old with backpacking experience. Not a beginner's hike.Fee $40-$55. More info and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

August 19

Bistro Dance Party * Bistro 33 Summer Dance Party series features Wonder Bread 5, 8-11pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Tickets at Bistro 33. More info: 916-358-3733, 916-933-3013, bistro33edh.com.

August 23

Trucks & Tunes * Community Center * Enjoy an evening in the park with live music, kids activities, vendors, and delicious food from food trucks. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to this fun family event, 5-8:30pm, at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park. More info: 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org.

August 24

Used Book Sale * Come to the El Dorado Hills Library, 8-4pm, and in the community room you can browse all the different genres: of books, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, sheet music and more. The event is free and books are just $1 per pound. Money raised from the volunteer-run sale provides new books and also supports programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. More info: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

August 26

Race for the Arts * 19th annual 5K Run / Walk / Kids Fun Run and a free arts festival at William Land Park, Sacramento. 7am registration or register raceforthearts.com, 8:10am Kids Fun Run; 8:35am 5K Run / Walk. Cost: $15-$35. This is a great way to help your favorite El Dorado County nonprofit visual, performing, cultural, literary arts organization and school music, drama, literary, and art program. They receive 100% of pledges designated to them. More info: 916-966-8893 and raceforthearts.com.

August 27

Set a Fire Community Concert * Live musice from a local band in a family friendly atmosphere, 7-8:30pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. More info: 916-933-3013, facebook.com/SetAFire.org.

August 31

Hangtown Car Show * in Placerville. More info about times, activities and events at placerville-downtown.org

September 2017

Continuing Wednesdays to Sept 27

Farmers Market * EDC-Certified * The Cameron Park Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and continues through Sept. 27. Purchase top-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads, nursery items, honey, eggs, flowers and much more in the Burke's Junction parking lot at Coach Lane and Cameron Park Drive.

Continuing Sundays to October 29

Farmers Market * The El Dorado Hills Farmers Market has plenty of produce and other commodities every Sunday from 8-1pm in El Dorado Hills at Town Center Boulevard. Find fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, plus homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other tasty favorites. More info, www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com/Markets/ElDoradoHillsTownCenter.aspx

Continuing Saturdays to Nov 11

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

September 1

Take Me to the Apple Breeder * Intersecting art, agriculture and science, renowned Los Angeles-based artist Jessica Rath explores the process of creating and preserving apple varieties through grafting in this new exhibition opening Sept. 1. Reception at 6pm presented by El Dorado Arts Council at the Fausel House Gallery in Placerville. More info: Andrew Vonderschmitt, 530-295-3496 and andrew@eldoradoartscouncil.org.

September 1

Dance Night * The Shingle Springs Community Center hosts an evening of dance on the first Friday of each month. Come to 4440 South Shingle Road from 7 to 9pm. Music is provided by DJ Jamie Faw; light refreshments are provided. Cost is $5 at the door. More info: Maria Brugger at 530-306-4614.

September 1 to November 26

Art Exhibition Series * Take Me to the Apple Breeder * The El Dorado Arts Council regularly hosts an Exhibition Series. The fall event is titled "Take Me to the Apple Breeder," complementing the apple season by exhibiting the work of Jessica Rath and her ceramic apple sculptures and photographs of rare apple trees. Event is FREE and open to the public at the Fausel House Gallery: 772 Pacific St, Placerville. More info: www.eldoradoartscouncil.org

September 2

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

September 4

Labor Day at the Pool * Cameron Park * Spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming, 1-5pm, at the Cameron Park Community Pool, 2502 Country Club Dr. Costs: $1 day at the pool, $1 entry, $1 food, games, prizes and more. Vendor spaces available. More info: 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org.

September 6

Training for CASA Volunteers * CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers will receive training starting today on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community. Children are waiting for a CASA volunteer to provide a consistent and caring voice in their life. The training consist of five classes held the evenings of September 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th in the CASA Placerville office at 347 Main St. If you are interested in becoming an advocate for a child, email Shanna Lowder at shanna@casaeldorado.org for more information.

September 6

Fishing on the Farm * The El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the American River Conservancy (ARC) partner again this year for summer fishing nights on first Wednesdays every month at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill. Try your hand at casting techniques, catching a few bass, enjoying the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Fee charged. Rain or shine, 5pm – Dark (lightning storm cancels). Contact first to confirm information: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 9

Kacie's Ride for Hope * in Placerville. More info about time, activities and events at placerville-downtown.org

September 9

Women's Health & Wellness Expo * & 4K The Marshall Women's Health and Wellness Expo and 5K returns to El Dorado Hills Town Center, 8-10:30am, El Dorado Hills Town Center at the Steven Young Amphitheater. Marshall Medical experts will provide health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, core strength/flexibility and pulmonary function. Benefits Marshall Medical Center. More info: marshallmedical.org, 916-933-3013.To register go to www.MARSHALLWOMENSHEALTH.COM. For more details on this event call 530-626-2894 or check out the flyer at https://www.marshallmedical.org/Default.aspx?id=487&sid=1&CWFriendlyUrl=true

September 9

Second Saturday Concert Series * Showcasing live performances by local bands at the Shingle Springs Community Center on the second Saturday of each month. Located at 4440 South Shingle Road, doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7. Guests may bring their own refreshments and, if they wish to share, there is a potluck table. Cost is only $10 at the door, making this one of the best entertainment values around. The evening typically features two separate acts. For specifics on performers of the evening, call 530-626-6274 or fawjames@aol.com. You can also follow on Facebook at James SecondSaturday Faw or Shingle Springs Community Center.

September 9

Hike * Wrights Lake to Twin Lakes * Beat the late summer heat on a Sierra hike with ARC Board Member Steve Clark, 8-4:30pm. The hike starts along the edge of Wrights Lake and continues through a shady forest until the trail emerges onto exposed granite for the climb up to Twin Lakes within Desolation Wilderness. The trail provides beautiful views of Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range. This is a moderately strenuous hike of about 8 miles round-trip. Approx. 1,000 ft. elevation gain. Responsible teens and older welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Placerville area). Donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 9

Tour * Coloma Gold Rush Cemeteries * Join pioneer cemetery advocate Mike Roberts for an informal tour of Coloma's historic cemeteries, 9-Noon. The tour includes historic Uniontown Cemetery, Coloma Pioneer Cemetery, formerly known as "Coloma Protestant," St. John's Catholic Cemetery, and time permitting, the idyllic Pilot Hill Cemetery. Mike concludes the tour by demonstrating how to respect an old burial ground while accommodating new interments. Optional lunch in Coloma. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Fee: donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 10

Motherlode Century Fall Classic * The Motherlode Century rolls through Northern California's most beautiful landscapes. Based in Coloma, Northern Californa, the 35-mile loop is a sampling of the best elements of road biking, while the longer routes add two rewarding climbs, and awe-inspiring scenery. Tasty aid stations and full SAG/tech support ensures your comfort. Afterward, enjoy the cool river, massage, and hot showers. Mingle at our delicious post-ride dinner with music, craft beer, and local wines. Riverside camping, RV space, and cabins for your group. Enjoy rafting, hiking, mountain biking, the Historic Gold Discovery State Park, and many wineries and breweries. More info: www.motherlodecentury.com, 530-545-0698.

September 13

Luncheon Program * Chamber of Commerce * El Dorado County District Attorney Very Pierson will speak about Sanctuary Cities, Proposition 47 and crime in California at the EDC Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 11:30-1pm at Red Hawk Casino, Henry's Steakhouse. Cost $15 members; $20 non-members. RSVP by Sept. 11 to 530-621-5885, members@eldoradocounty.org.

September 13

Learn to Square Dance! * Placerville * Sponsored by the Apple Jacks and Jills Square Dance Club of Placerville, classes are from 7-8:30pm starting this evening at the Hangtown Grange, 2020 Smith Flat Rd, Placerville. Classes are $5 per person per class. The Introductory classes from Sept 13 - 20 are free, and no experience is necessary. Line dancing classes from 6:30 to 7pm included. Have fun and make new friends! More info: Darlene 916-933-2790, Mary 530-344-7447 or John 916-996-8371.

September 15

Presentation: History of the Carson River Route * Sierra Renaissance Society * Frank Tortorich will be giving his talk 1-3pm at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park. The monthly speaker series is hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society, offering the community "prospects for lifelong learning and community engagement for older adults." It's held typically the third Friday of every month. Small workshops and classes of interest are offered to members and community. More info: srsedc.com

September 15 - October 8

Community Theater * SouthFork Confessions * An original play, set in the heart of the wild 49er Gold Rush days, comes to Imagination Theater, . SouthFork Confessions is a musical full of laughter and tears as it pays tribute to real and fictional characters seeking redemption in their amazing lives. Directed and co-written by theater veteran Chrissie Addison, the play features an original musical score designed by singer/songwriter Betsy Moore. More info: www.imaginationtheater.net and Chrissie Addison at www.coachingstudiosite.com.

September 16

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

September 16

Chili Cook Off & Classic Car Show * by MORE, Motherlode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc., at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. MORE hosts this 17th annual event, showcasing the best chili around in the midst of live music, art by the Something MORE Artists' Gallery, drawings for prizes, drinks (including adult beverages), hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and much more. The classic car show gets under way at 10am; the chili is ready at Noon. Vote for your favorite chili, and vote for your favorite car. Proceeds benefit adults with disabilities. MORE is currently accepting applications for Chili Cooks and Classic Car Show entries. Stay tuned for details, or call 530-622-4848 or visit www.morerehab.org

September 16

Community Yard Sale * Cameron Park * Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. It's the ideal time to clean out your garage, attic or closets and make some extra money before the holidays. Reserve your space now or stop by to look through items that can become your valued treasures. Yard Sale spaces are $20 in advance. It will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, rain or shine, 8-Noon outside in the parking lot, so come prepared. Details at 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

September 16

Community Yard Sale * Cameron Park * It's the perfect time to clean out your garage, attic or closets and make some extra money. Reserve your space now at the Community Yard Sale being held at the Cameron Park Community Center or stop by to find a treasure for yourself or for a gift. Hours: 8 to Noon; admission is free. Vendor spaces available for $20 in advance. RAIN OR SHINE the Yard Sale will be held outside in the parking lot; come prepared. More info: 530-677-2231 or visit www.cameronpark.org.

September 16 - 17

* Overnight Backpack * Granite Chief Whiskey Creek & More * ARC volunteer Tom Dodson will lead this exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Grayhorse Valley Trailhead, Grayhorse Valley Trail (15E11), 8-5pm. You will start the day hiking to the end of Grayhorse Valley and up to the crest. You'll see the Granite Chief Wilderness and camping at Whisky Creek that evening. On Sunday you'll hike down and along Five Lakes Creek Trail, and by afternoon back up Shanks Cove Trails, which presents beautiful waterfalls and pools. This is an overnight trip; bring your own backpack with supplies and food. Hike difficulty, intermediate – with 800 ft. elevation gains at the start and end of the hike.Total hike is 16 miles rt. Age minimum: 12 with backpacking experience. This is not a beginner's hike. Cost: $40-$55. More info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 17

Wakamatsu Historical Public Tour at * Wakamatsu Farm * The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, is on the National Register of Historic Places and a California registered historical landmark. This 272-acre property features Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850's farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC's native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Acreage is leased to farm families who sell their products at the farm. Located on Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Wakamatsu is not open to the public. ARC offers public access via scheduled programs and tours led by trained docents, staff, and volunteers. Steady rain cancels. Mature children 10+ are welcome on tours. This event continues every 3rd Sunday, September-November, 10am-12-pm. Cost: $5/for 10-17 years old, $10/adults. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 17

Wine for Words * Enjoy a lovely afternoon featuring author Katherine Kemp Velez as she describes her novel "Sachi: Drawing Pictures on Water," a bitter-sweet story of cultural barriers during WW II. This year's fundraiser will include samples of some of the finest local wines; hearty hors d'oeuvres; a book signing; and an auction of high ticket items. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the main Library as well as the Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Libraries. Sponsored by the Placerville Chapter of the Friends of the Library, the event begins at 3pm. and will be held at the main Library at 345 Fair Lane, Placerville. For more information: bsraines@sbcglobal.net

September 17

Bistro Dance Party * Bistro 33 Summer Dance Party features Hip Service, 8-11pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Tickets at Bistro 33. More info: 916-358-3733, 916-933-3013, bistro33edh.com.

September 18

Retired Employees Meeting * The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), El Dorado and Amador Counties chapters (#82), meets at Denny's Restaurant, 99 Fair Lane, Placerville, 11:30am, the third Monday of every other month, next November 20. Anyone receiving CALPERS retirement (spouse welcomes) is encouraged to attend. More info: 530-676–8894 / 530-240-5160.

September 20

Annual Charity Golf Tournament * The El Dorado County Golf Tournament is at Apple Mountain Resort, a championship course with spectacular views. Scramble format; check-in 7:30am, shotgun start 9am. $500 per foursome includes continental breakfast, full lunch, green fees, cart, range balls, non-alcoholic bererages on course. Sponsorships, and volunteers encouraged... join the fun. A portion of the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County, helping children to reach their potential. More info and to sign up, 530-621-5885.

September 21

* Native American Flute Class * Bring your Native American flute and learn a variety of techniques to improve your playing experience, 5:30-7pm. Gain a better understanding of why people play the flute. Opportunities to learn a number of songs from instructor Greg Kiefer. Just as with reading books, he believes music should allow you to drift to many different worlds. His wide range of musical styles and harmonic vibrations create a melodic Native Flute voyage from traditional to very modern. This class is geared towards beginners. If you don't have a flute, the instructor will provide one. Ages 10+ recommended. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Fee: donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 22

Outdoor Movie Night * Watch "Moana" on on a giant inflatable screen, 7:15pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. This family-friendly event is free; popcorn will be donated by Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills 14 & IMAX. Weather permitting. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

September 22 - October 13

Workshop: Writing Your Story * Have you got a story to tell but aren't sure where to begin? Here's your chance to give it try at this workshop for beginners as well as experienced writers. All you need is a desire to learn and to improve your skills. This workshop will help if you wish to write about your own life, record family histories, create a biography, or just sharpen your writing skills. Plan to learn. Plan to meet others with the same interest. And, most of all, plan to have a good time! Rosemary Imes, who gave the presentation in March, leads the workshop for 4 Fridays: Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, and 13 from 1-3pm at Folsom Lake College at El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Dr., Placerville. Meet in the Prairie Falcon Room, B-141. Parking is $2. Bring pen and paper. For more information, email Vera Nicholas, Sierra Renaissance Society membership chair, vera.nicholas@gmail.com

September 23

Music Festival and Car Show * The community is invited to this fundraiser for New Beginnings, a Christ-centered rehabilitation program for adults with substance abuse, Noon-5pm, in the picnic area of Park Community Church, 3901 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. BBQ, vendors, swap meet, live music, antique cars. Admission is free. More info: Fred, 916-225-0014 or fred@boldstone.com

September 23

Trucks & Tunes * One Last Blast! * Enjoy an afternoon in the park with live music featuring "The Island of Black and White" and kid activities, vendors, beverages, and good food from the SactoMoFo food trucks. Bring chairs and picnic blankets to relax at this fun family event. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

September 23

30th Class Reunion * The alumni of the Class of 1987 of Ponderosa High School will be gathering for dinner, drinks, music and dancing, 6-11pm, at the Cameron Park Country Club. Reunion organizers urge: "Come join us to celebrate your inner Bruin. Catch up with friends and reminisce about the Ponderosa Pine, the Smoking Circle, and your favorite music videos of the '80s." Advance tickets and more info: PHS1987Reunion30@gmail.com.

September 24

Antique Fair * in Placerville. More info about times, activities and events at placerville-downtown.org

September 23 - 24 * AND * September 30 - Oct. 1

2017 Artists Studio Tour * Free Event * An exciting event that brings together artists and art enthusiasts. The public is invited to visit El Dorado artists' studios for a relaxing day to meet and talk with the artists about their medium and their art work. This is an opportune time to see the latest creations and purchase the pieces from your favorite artists! More than 11 studios and 40 artists are participating; their studios are located from Placerville to Cameron Park. Tour Books giving directions to the studios can be picked up about a month before the event from participating merchants on Main Street in Placerville, Apple Hill, Cameron Park and other locations. To find the latest information, or to download a tour book, visit the Studio Tour website: www.arttourpaa.com, www.placervillearts.com, or call 530-622-4111 with questions.

September 25 - October 13

Diaper Drive * 3rd Annual * Choices for Children, in recognition of Diaper Need Awareness Week, is collecting donations of diapers through Oct. 13. Drop off donations at Choices for Children, 3161 Cameron Park Dr., or one of the three local El Dorado County libraries. Call 530-676-0707 with any questions.

September 28

Business & Community Mixer * The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and the Certified Collision Center host this Mixer, featuring opportunities to network, 5:30-7:30pm. Host bar and delicious food, 5:30-7:30pm, 4213 Sunset Lane, Shingle Springs. More info: 530-621-5885, Cathy.

September 30

Family Hike * Monroe Ridge * Join local educators and ARC volunteers Tracy Celio and Sarah Canfield on this loop hike across the Monroe Ridge, 10-Noon. Participants will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Coloma Valley and American River. This is a 3-mile easy-intermediate trail in the Coloma State park. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Rain cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Fee: $10 per family. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

September 30

Tech Trek Scholarship Luncheon * The annual Tech Trek Scholarship Luncheon will be held at Park Community Church, 3901 Wild Chaparral Dr., Shingle Springs at 11:30am. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women- Foothills of El Dorado County Branch, the program highlights the experiences and projects of middle-school girls who are competitively selected by AAUW to attend the weeklong science, math and technology camp at UC Davis last July. The Luncheon fundraiser is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the Tech Trek program and supportive of promoting young women in the Science, Math and Technology fields of study. The tickets are $25 per person. Funds raised go toward the program. For reservations or more info: Darlene Tarlton, 530 622-5521 by Sept. 23.

September 30

Cantare Chorale * of the Sierra Foothills * Celebrating 25 years of music in El Dorado County. The community is invited to join in celebrating at Crystal Springs Garden in Camino for dinner, entertainment by Cantare & Friends and a silent auction, 4-7pm. The event will recognize the founders of Cantare, Bill Pearson and Dave Smythe. Tickets: $30 at www.cantarechorale.com

September 30

Veteran Stand Down * for Veterans * In cooperation with El Dorado Veterans groups, the Placerville Elks are hosting a Veterans Stand Down event today to provide free information and services, open to all Veterans in need. Breakfast and lunch is available for Veterans. The Stand Down is at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville from 8-5pm. Contact 530-622-8637 for more information.

September 30 - Oct. 1

2017 Artists Studio Tour * Free Event * An exciting event that brings together artists and art enthusiasts. The public is invited to visit El Dorado artists' studios for a relaxing day to meet and talk with the artists about their medium and their art work. This is an opportune time to see the latest creations and purchase the pieces from your favorite artists! More than 11 studios and 40 artists are participating; their studios are located from Placerville to Cameron Park. Tour Books giving directions to the studios can be picked up about a month before the event from participating merchants on Main Street in Placerville, Apple Hill, Cameron Park and other locations. To find the latest information, or to download a tour book, visit the Studio Tour website: www.arttourpaa.com, www.placervillearts.com, or call 530-622-4111 with questions.

October 2017

Continuing Saturday to to Nov 11

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

Continuing Sundays to October 29

Farmers Market * The El Dorado Hills Farmers Market has plenty of produce and other commodities every Sunday from 8-1pm in El Dorado Hills at Town Center Boulevard. Find fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, plus homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other tasty favorites. More info, www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com/Markets/ElDoradoHillsTownCenter.aspx

Continuing Saturday to to Nov 11

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

October 1

2017 Artists Studio Tour * Last Day! * An exciting event that brings together artists and art enthusiasts. The public is invited to visit El Dorado artists' studios. It's a relaxing day to meet and talk with the artists about their medium and their art work. This is an opportune time to see the latest creations and purchase the pieces from your favorite artists! More than 11 studios and 40 artists are participating; their studios are located from Placerville to Cameron Park. Tour Books giving directions to the studios can be picked up about a month before the event from participating merchants on Main Street in Placerville, Apple Hill, Cameron Park and other locations. To find the latest information, or to download a tour book, visit the Studio Tour website: www.arttourpaa.com, www.placervillearts.com, or call 530-622-4111 with questions.

October 1

Niello Concours at Serrano * Open to the public from 10-5pm, On the Green at the Serrano Visitor's Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway, El Dorado Hills. Schedule: 7-9:30am - Car Placement . 10am - Gates Open. NOON - Fashion Show. 3pm - Awards Presentation. 4:30pm - Best of Show Presentation. Those who enjoy the art of the automobile are invited to submit their motorcars for entry in the Niello Concours at Serrano. Proceeds benefit Sacramento Crisis Nursery Program. More information: Michele and Brian Moore, 916-635-2445.

October 3

Our Government: Under the Healing and Unifying Power of Divine Love * In this talk the guest speaker says, "If we think of things that make the world better, the basic ingredient needed is our expression of Divine Love. Love, moving each of us for good and bringing practical healing perspectives, is central to something as big as regional peace or as small as feeding a child." The free talk is 7pm at the Cameron Park Community Center. More info: call the Christian Science Church, 530-622-3290.

October 4

Fishing on the Farm * The El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the American River Conservancy (ARC) partner again this year for summer fishing nights on first Wednesdays every month at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill. Try your hand at casting techniques, catching a few bass, enjoying the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Fee charged. Rain or shine, 5pm–Dark (water level predicts; lightning storm cancels). Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 5

Celebration Dinner * Women's Fund El Dorado *The community is invited to join WFED in "Celebrating a Decade of Giving," 5:30–8pm, marking 10 years of growth, service and accomplishment. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jamie Orr, entrepreneur, physicist and educator with expertise across a wide range of technical fields. A founding member of Tahoe Women's Community Fund, she will share her theories on emergent philanthropy and creating change within groups. The event includes a buffet dinner at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Forni Building, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. Founded in 2007, the collective giving organization has grown to more than 400 members and granted nearly $500,000 to nonprofits on the county's western slope. For information and tickets, $30 ($35 Sept.22-Oct.5), visit www.womensfundeldorado.org or call 530-622-5621.

October 5

Lively Presentation * The Yo Semite * Sheila Toner makes history come alive in her presentations. This talk and PowerPoint is a short history of the major events and people that created today's Yosemite National Park, 6-7pm. Sheila touches on the major highlights and some little known events and facts.Q&A to follow. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Responsible teens and older recommended. Free event. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 6

Outdoor Movie Night * Watch "Beauty and the Beast" on on a giant inflatable screen, 7pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. This family-friendly event is free; popcorn will be donated by Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills 14 & IMAX. Weather permitting. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

October 6

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

October 6

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

October 6

Cantare Concert * Holy Trinity Parish, 3111 Tierra de Dios Dr, El Dorado Hills. 7pm.

October 7

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

October 7

RUSSIA! * w/ Yuri Liberzon & Grisha Goryachev * Russia is in the news everyday, but long before the current tensions between Russia and the United States--before the formation of the Soviet Union—the music of Russia was a powerful force the world over, celebrating the profundity of Russian creativity while bridging cultures as only great music can. In this spirit, Sacramento Guitar Society presents two virtuoso guitarists, Grisha Goryachev who a native of St Petersburg, and Yuri Liberzon who is Russian-born and Israeli raised, for a single performance at the Harris Center in Folsom, 7:30pm. Tickets: www.harriscenter.net and from the ticket office at 916-608-6888. Parking included in ticket price.

October 8

Farm-2-Fork Dinner * The El Dorado Hills Chamber invites the community to join them to celebrate the county's agricultural roots at the Chamber's first Farm-2-Fork Feast in the Foothills, 4-8pm. The event is presented by Serrano Associates, LLC. The feast will be held at La Borgata at Serrano, a luxurious mixed-use center located in the heart of El Dorado Hills. Amidst lush landscaping and artistic building that give the feel of a Mediterranean Village, the cobblestone roundabout in the center will serve as the beautiful site for the dinner. Featured chefs include Chef Russell Okubo with Aji Japanese Bistro, Chef Jeremiah Maloney with Henry's Steakhouse at Red Hawk Casino, and Corporate Executive Chef Tom Lucero with Sienna Restaurant. Mark and Karoline Platt, owners of Sienna Restaurant at La Borgata, will open their 3,400 square foot kitchen for chefs to create their masterpieces. The event proceeds benefit El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom, a local nonprofit that increases the importance of agriculture in our lives through educational programs, reaching students from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $175 per person; and sponsorships start at $2,500. For more information on tickets and sponsorships: El Dorado Hills Chamber at 916-933-1335 or email chamber@eldoradohillschamber.org.

October 8

Cantare Concert * St. Patrick's in Placerville, 3109 Sacramento St., Placerville. 4pm.

October 11

Interviews * Marshall Hospital Auxiliary * The Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is holding interviews for anyone interested in becoming a member of the organization. Mary O'Brien, a member and officer, urges "Become a member of a wonderful group of people who volunteer at the hospital." A requirement is giving a minimum of 50 hours in a year. Call 530-626-2642 or Leona Van Pelt at 530-677-6921 if interested in more information.

October 12

Free Seminar * Marshall Medical Center * The Marshall Community Health Library in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association offers a class in "Effective Communication Strategies.” Loved ones and care givers of Alzheimer's patients can explore and learn ways to communicate with them successfully, learning how to decode the messages sent by someone with dementia. Various strategies can help you communicate at each stage of the disease. At the Marshall Medical Center, 3581 Palmer Dr., Ste 600, Cameron Park, from 1:30-3pm. Must register: 1-800-272-3900, ivilleda@alz.org.

October 12

Community Services Showcase * Cameron Park * The Cameron Park Community Services District, in partnership with the Cameron Park Rotary, Cameron Park Community Foundation and the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, presents this annual Showcase from 5-7pm, featuring music, food and beverages, raffle prizes, non-profit community booths, business booths, and $1 hot dogs (free to Vets). Need a job? Check out the Job Fair. This event encourages families to come - admission is FREE. Non-Profits can set up a booth for FREE (pre-registration is required). Limited number of business booths are available (cost is $25 plus pitching in a raffle prize). More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

October 12

Evening in the Pines * The 11th Annual Evening in the Pines (formerly in the Orchards), presented by the Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary, now will be held in Camino at the Apple Mountain Golf Resort.Dinner, live music (Random Strangers) and dancing, door prizes, silent auction, raffle and Wine Chest. Enjoy the ambiance of lovely gardens, delicious food and an opportunity to support the Rotary's community projects, including Dictionaries for Third Grade students, Mini-Grants that continue to bring musical instruments to local schools, lighting and sound to Pinewood's stage, uniforms for sports teams, support of the children at the Boys and Girls Club, and support of the library outdoor reading area, just to name a few of the projects funded by this event for the past 11 years. More info and tickets: pollockpines-camino.org or 530-903-8039.

October 12-15

Coloma Gold Rush * Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park presents "Coloma! A Town Is Born." It was hot on the heels of the first rush of gold seekers, when merchants, gamblers and saloon-keepers helped establish the town. Come step back in time into the 1850's town of Coloma. Visit the Assay Office, Blacksmith, Saloon, Mining Camp, Doctor, Bakery, Justice of the Peace, General Delivery, Carpenter Shop, Mountain Men, Tinsmith and General Store. Enjoy live music, children’s games, and gold panning. Hours are 10-4pm. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is located on Hwy. 49 between Placerville and Auburn. Day Use Fee is $8/vehicle. Food and refreshments available. No dogs allowed at the event except Certified Service Dogs. More info: 530-622-3470, and www.parks.ca.gov/marshallgold

October 12-15

Fall Carnival * El Dorado Hills * With more than 40 years dedicated to the creation of fairs and festivals, Butler Amusements will again be bringing their carnival back to El Dorado Hills. It will include thrilling rides and fun for all ages. Now located next to Mercedes Benz of El Dorado Hills. Hours: Thursday 4-10pm, Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 12–11pm, Sunday 12-10pm. Discounted pre-ticket sales will be available at California Welcome Center. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

October 13

Friday Night Fiesta * Dinner of chicken enchilada, taco salad, taco (choice of filling), refried beans and rice. No host bar of beer, wine, Margaritas, soda. Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines. Adults: $7.50, children under 12 $4.50. More info: 530-647-8005.

October 14

Fall Festival * El Dorado Hills * A variety of fun fall activities for the kids. Proceeds benefit Hands4Hope. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

October 14

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

October 14

Cantare Concert * The Harris Center, 19 College Parkway, Folsom. 7pm.

October 13-15

Run Tahoe! * Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend * Three days of events include the Tahoe Trifecta with the Nevada Half Marathon, Carnelian Bay Half Marathon and the Emerald Bay Half Marathon, plus the Tahoe Triple with the Lakeside Marathon, the CAL-NEVA Marathon, and the Lake Tahoe Marathon. Last day of Early Bird Entry fee is Feb. 28th. More info: leswright@sbcglobal.net, 530-559-2261.

October 15

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

October 15

Historical Public Tour at * Wakamatsu Farm * The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, is on the National Register of Historic Places and a California registered historical landmark. This 272-acre property features Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850's farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century barn. Rich in cultural and natural resources, the rolling landscape boasts productive farming soils, wildlife habitat, oak woodlands, ponds, and a wheelchair-accessible trail. Onsite is ARC's native plant nursery, orchard, and giving garden. Acreage is leased to farm families who sell their products at the farm. Located on Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Wakamatsu is not open to the public. ARC offers public access via scheduled programs and tours led by trained docents, staff, and volunteers. Steady rain cancels. Mature children 10+ are welcome on tours. This event continues every 3rd Sunday, September-November, 10am-12-pm. Cost: $5/for 10-17 years old, $10/adults. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 15

4-Person Relay Marathon * Team up with three friends and work together towards finishing a marathon together. At 8am, start with the Lake Tahoe Marathoners south of Homewood Ski Area. Categories: Men only, Women only, or Mixed teams. Exchange points are at aid stations, and the legs are: 7.9 miles, 5.1 miles, 7.0 miles, and 6.2 miles. Finish with the Marathoners at Lakeside Beach. Mile markers show "Miles To Go" on the race course. Much more info: laketahoemarathon.com.

October 16

Free Advance Directive, POLST Workshop * Marshall Medical Center * The Marshall Community Health Library in connection with Marshall Educational Services offers this workshop for community members interested in gathering information and an understanding of Advance Directives and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Lhia Casazza, MSW, is speaker. At the Marshall Medical Center, 3581 Palmer Dr., Ste 600, Cameron Park, from 9-Noon. More info: 530-626-2963

October 20

Bunco & Dinner * The Shingle Springs Community Center is hosting its autumn Bunco event. Dinner starts at 5:30pm and features a baked potato bar with all the trimmings, green salad and rolls. Top it off with pumpkin tartlet and Bailey's Irish Cream delights for dessert. Bunco fun begins at 6:30. Great game prizes, door prizes and raffle. Fun had by all. Tickets available through Maria Brugger at $20 each. Call 530-306-4614.

October 21

Placerville Art & Wine Festival * As a highlight to October's "Pink in the Night" honoring cancer victims, the annual Art and Wine Festival will be held this evening. At Flowers on Main, festivities will ensue with a window design contest judged by local artists and an auction of Banners on Parade will be held.

October 21

Halloween Carnival & Pumpkin Patch * Cameron Park * Put on your costumes and come down to Cameron Park Lake for an afternoon of old-fashioned carnival games w/ prizes, a pumpkin-patch maze, crafts, bounce house, costume parade, food, refreshments and more, 1:30-4pm at 2989 Cambridge Rd. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org.

October 21

* Star Gazing & Wine Tasting * Come view objects in the open night sky through several telescopes at Wakamatsu Farm, 7-10pm. Saturn should be visible in the first hour. Other celestial sights include the Andromeda Galaxy and the Ring Nebula as well as star clusters and multiple stars, including Albireo (widely considered to be the finest double star in the sky). David Girard Vineyards will offer wine tasting. Okei-San wine will be the "star" of the show. Ages 21+ only please. Rain or cloudy sky cancels. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Fee: $5-$10 donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 21

Art & Wine Festival * Placerville * on Historic Main Street. More info: placerville-downtown.org

October 21 & 22

Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair * The Ladies Society of St. Patrick Church, Placerville, invites the public to its annual Craft Fair. Handmade goods including quilts, holiday decorations, jewelry, and a variety of gift items appealing to all ages. Come browse and shop, and tell you friends! Hours: Saturday 9-6pm; Sunday 9-2pm at St. Patrick Church, 3109 Sacramento St., Placerville in Gurnell Hall next to the church.

October 21-22

2017 Rock & Gem Show * 34th annual show, hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, features worldwide minerals, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, geodes, petrified wood, gold, opal, meteorites, lapidary materials, tools and equipment. See a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. For the kids: free activities and rocks. Buy a geode and watch while it is cut open for you! Raffle and door prizes. food available for pruchase. 10-5pm daily. Low-cost admission fee. Children under 12 free. More info to come or email info@rockandgemshow.org.

October 22

* Poetry Workshop * at Wakamatsu Farm * Taylor Graham, El Dorado County Poet Laureate and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, and then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they've experienced, 10-Noon. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Please call to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Fee: $5-$10 donation. Call for more info, and to sign up: Julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

October 27 & 28

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.

October 28

Used Book Sale * Come to the El Dorado Hills Library, 8-4pm, and in the community room you can browse all the different genres: of books, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, sheet music and more. The event is free and books are just $1 per pound. Money raised from the volunteer-run sale provides new books and also supports programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. More info: www.EDHLibraryFriends.org.

October 28

Comedy: 'Harvey' the Play * The Placerville Shakespeare Club will present "Harvey," performed by Cherry on Top Theater Productions. The 1944 Pulitzer Prize play is a light-hearted comedy about a perfect gentleman and his best friend Harvey, who just happens to be a 6'3 ½" invisible rabbit. Cherry On Top Theater Productions plans a creative and inspiring live theater experience for all. The Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse is the place, 2940 Bedford in Placerville, and the evening starts with a social hour 4:30-5:30pm with appetizers and a No-Host Wine Bar. The play begins at 5:30pm. Tickets are $20, available from Alice 530-622-3504 or Tina 530-621-1447, or at the door.

October 31

Halloween Event * Placerville * Trick or Treat on Historic Main Street. More info: placerville-downtown.org

October 31

Halloween Spooktacular * El Dorado Hills * This spooky event is a Town Center favorite and features trick-or-treating 3-6pm at participating businesses. A costume contest for kids and dogs starts at 5pm in the Steven Young Amphitheater with categories for Most Creative, Hero/Villain or Princess, Cutest, Most Scariest and Best Group. More info: edhtowncenter.com.

November 2017

November 10

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

Continuing Saturdays to Nov 11

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

November 1-15

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

November 3

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

November 3

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

November 4

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

November 4

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

November 4

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

November 11

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

November 11

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

November 12

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

November 17

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

November 18

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

November 18

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

November 19

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

November 19

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

November 19

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

November 20

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

November 24

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

November 24 - December 23

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

December 2017

December 1

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

December 1

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

December 1-16

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

December 2

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

December 2

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

December 2

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

December 2

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

December 2

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

December 3

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

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

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

December 9

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

December 9, 16

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

December 16

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

December 16

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

December 31

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

January 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.

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.

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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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