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*** 2019 ***

October 2019

...Continuing thru October 27

Melodrama * Hilda's Haunted Hilltops or A Werewolf's Tail * The Olde Coloma Theatre is known for its fun and zany melodramas. This show is directed by Haley Williams and written by Melynda Tipton. Matinees are 10/6, 13, 20, and 27; doors open 1:30pm. Evening show doors open at 7:30pm. The Coloma Crescent Players, Inc. (Olde Coloma Theatre) is a non-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to promote and encourage amateur (and local) performing arts of traditional melodrama form in a community, family theatre atmosphere. The theatre is located at 380 Monument Rd, Coloma. For tickets ($5-$13) and more info: 530-626-5282 or info@oldecolomatheatre.org.

Sundays Thru October 27

Farmers Markets they continue to grow with more fresh fruits and vegetables from area farms, plus homemade honeys, jams, cheeses and other culinary favorites. For more information, visit:edhtowncenter.com

October 31

Trick or Treat in Placerville * Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 4-6pm. Main Street closes to traffic; merchants greet young and old alike at the doors of their stores with candy treats. Music and costume contest hosted by the local Active 20-30 Club at the Bell Tower. Placerville Lions Clubs to host a Carnival for children 10 and under at Town Hall. More info and update: placerville-downtown.org.

October 31

Halloween Spooktacular * Featuring trick-or-treating from 3-6pm at participating Town Center businesses. A costume contest for kids, families, and dogs begins at 5pm in the Steven Young Amphitheater with categories for Most Creative, Hero/Villain or Princess, Cutest, Most Scariest and Best Group or Family. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

November 2019

November 2

Gifts from the Kitchen * Join this free workshop by the UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County, 9-noon. Have you ever racked your brain to think of the perfect gift for someone special? You will be shown how to put together that perfect gift with wonderful homemade treats you can make yourself! Register for this free class at ucanr.edu/nov2-mfpclass. MFP classes teach up-to-date safe and healthy food preservation practices in Placerville at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane. Walk-ins welcome or pre-register: 530-621-5506

November 2

Wakamatsu Open Farm Day * Site of the first Japanese colony in America, your self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm can include Okei-san's 1871 gravesite and Charles Graner's original 1850s farmhouse. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Buses and large vans are $5 per person. Proceeds directly benefit Wakamatsu Farm. For private tours, call 530-621-1224. More info: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

November 2

CASA 2019 Gala * CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children holds its annual gala at the Serrano Country Club, 5005 Serrano Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, 6-11pm. The signature gala is titled "Be the Sparkle in a Child's Life"and hosted by Eileen Javora of KCRA. The night of elegance includes dancing, auction, a short presentation by a former local foster youth and the presentation of the CASA Achievement Award. Enjoy an elegant dinner with wine and breath-taking views, an exciting live auction, a silent auction featuring a getaway to San Juan Island, a fun time in New Orleans, a sailboat excursion in San Francisco, ski tickets with dining and more. Proceeds benefit Child Advocates’ program of advocacy and support for abused and neglected children in El Dorado County's foster care system. CASA volunteers provide one-on-one advocacy for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. More info and tickets for the gala: casaeldorado.org and 530-622-9882. For more information, please visit the Child Advocates of El Dorado website: www.casaeldorado.org

November 3

Dragon Claws II - Hunt for Old Growth * This is the follow-up to Tom Petersen's Pitch Pine carving demonstration earlier this year. On this hunt for old growth, 9-11am, participants will hike about 2 miles to an unmaintained trail looking for samples in the wild and enjoy a streamside picnic area for lunch. The group will also visit an abandoned mining site along Empire Creek. Donation requested. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 7

El Dorado Hills Garden Club Meeting * A presentation will be done on the history of the Iris, Noon-3pm, El Dorado Hills Library. Visitors welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

November 9

Turn Your Photos into Paintings * Give your photos that extra sparkle at this workshop, 1-5pm. Add textures or painterly effects using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Betty Sederquist, instructor, has taught Photoshop for many years. Ages 14+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill area). Fee. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 8 & 9

Airpark Holiday Boutique * Sew 4 Vets, along with a few other non-profit organizations, will participate in this annual holiday boutique, a fun event featuring the famous "microwave soup bowls" and other items to choose from to help with your holiday gift shopping. Location: 3239 Baron Ct in the Cameron Park Airpark 4-7 pm on Friday; and 9-2pm on Saturday. More info: www.Sew4Vets.org

November 9

Flower Arranging Workshop * This class in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, is 10am-noon. The asymmetrical forms use empty space to emphasize the natural beauty of each flower and branch. The motto is "Anything, anyone, anywhere," in which the artist can use both natural and artificial elements to create living sculptures of great beauty. Fall/Thanksgiving Holiday to be explored w/ teacher KI Doh Yasmin Spiegel. Take home an arrangement for a table center piece or gift. Fee based event. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 9

Sunset-Moonlight Hike * Join Julie Andert on this moderate hike of 3+ miles starting at the Western ridge of Cronan Ranch, 5:30-7:30pm. 10-year-olds+ welcome. Well-behaved dog on leash OK. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Donation requested. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 9

Crab & Chowder Gala * Dinner features Dungeness Crab, clam chowder, bread, salad, and pasta. Dance the night away to live music. Doors open at 6pm; dinner at 7pm at the Mark D. Forni Building, El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr, in Placerville. Fundraiser benefits the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, a registered 501c3 nonprofit. More Info: 530-621-5860 and http://eldoradocountyfair.org/gala.html

November 10

Open Space Tai Chi-Qigong * In the open space of Wakamatsu, instructor Gigi Tze-yue Hu, a semi-retired Asian Studies educator and author, teaches Tai Chi–Qigong classes for ages 8+ w/ adult. 10-11am. No experience required. Meeting location is Placerville/Gold Hill area. Donation fee. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 12

Woodcrafters Meeting * The Gold Country Woodcrafters monthly meeting is at 7pm at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. Open to all levels of woodworkers, hobbyists, and professionals. Next meeting: Dec 10. Call or email John Brideson for more info: 916-933-0488, jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net.

November 14

Nuts to You! * Join this free class by the UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County, 6-8pm. The holiday season is upon us and nothing says holidays as much as delicious roasted, toasted, glazed and flavored nuts. This class will present recipes for quick, easy and delicious ways to prepare nutty snacks or gifts. Register for the class at http://ucanr.edu/nov14-mfpclass. MFP classes teach up-to-date safe and healthy food preservation practices in Placerville at the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane. Walk-ins welcome or pre-register: 530-621-5506

November 15

Lives Well Lived * This film by Sky Bergman celebrates the secrets, wit and wisdom of age featuring 40 people with 3,000 years of collective life experience. NYC Movie Guru says: "A warm, uplifting and enlightening feast for the heart, mind and soul." Hosted by the Sierra Renaissance Society (SRSEDC) and cosponored by Rainbow Orchards, Joe's Coffee &Deli, Marshall Foundation, Elder Options Inc., and the SRS El Dorado. The film starts at 1pm at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. More info: lives-well-lived.com, srsedc.org and 530-677-2231.

November 16

Nature-Themed Collage * Join artist David Yapp, 10am-12:30pm, for this fun, creative workshop. Using reproductions of old engravings, you will create a nature-themed collage on a wooden panel which you'll embellish with acrylic paint using a range of interesting techniques. No experience necessary. Art materials provided. Ages 12+ welcome. Fee charged. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 16

* Hike Magnolia/Cronan Ranch Loop Ami Stroud, ARC volunteer, leads the hike, 1-5pm, from Gerle Loop and the Connector Trail to the Down and Up Trail as hikers view the beautiful South Fork of the American Trail (brought to us by the American River Conservancy) which takes you to the river and back with amazing views of rolling hills, the Lollipop Tree, and the beautiful South Fork of the American River. Bring food and water for a break along the river. 14-year-olds+ welcome. Donation suggested. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 16

Historical Public Tour * The site of the first Japanese colony in America in 1869 is the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony. Come see Okei-san's historic gravesite, an 1850s farmhouse, and the rich cultural and natural resources, 10-Noon. This public tour of Wakamatsu Farm is led by on-site trained docents, the 1.5-mile hike is mainly outdoors. Suitable for all visitors: families and mobility-challenged. See ARC's event calendar for updates. Fee-base event; proceeds benefit Wakamatsu Farm. More info: www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

November 16

Empty Bowls Supper * 18th Fundraiser * The Supper provides a fun and meaningful event to raise funds for the hungry, both locally and internationally. The home-cooked meal includes soup, bread and a beverage. Guests choose a hand-made soup bowl to take home after dining. The ceramic bowls are made by local students and artists. Enjoy live music from Achilles Wheel and Coloma Celtic, a silent auction, bake sale and the wine and beer bar. The event is now held at the Placerville fairgrounds in the Forni Room. The Explorers,who are trained parking attendants, will manage the parking. Come anytime from 3:30–7:30pm; no reservation needed. Suggested donation at the door: $15–$50+, but no one turned away with $0. Donations are tax deductible. The Supper is sponsored by the non-profit organizations El Dorado Peace and Justice Community and the Upper Room Dining Hall. Bring friends and family. More info: Maureen, dionperry@att.net.

November 16

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing at the Placerville Public House from 8-11pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

November 17

Cronan Ranch Hike * From 8:30-11am approx., hike a challenging loop at the Cronan Ranch Trails with ARC hike leader Amy Brinkley. Enjoy a variety of terrain, great views of the river, and rolling prairie on this 5-7-mile hike w/ some elevation change. Fit 10-year-olds+ welcome. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Pilot Hill area). Donation suggested. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 19

Genealogy Meetings * The Roots and Gold Dust Genealogical Society holds free meetings that feature a guest speaker on a genealogy-related topic, 1pm in the Primary Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3275 Cedar Ravine Rd, Placerville. More info: Alice Morrow at 530-677-9464 or morrbrowz@comcast.net.

November 23

Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire * Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Come to the Cameron Park Community Center, 10-4pm, to check out the spectacular hand-made crafts specific for the holiday season. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

November 22 - December 22

Melodrama * A Swampy Bogg's Christmas Carol or 3 Dreams, 2 Chances, 1 Miracle * The Olde Coloma Theatre is known for its fun and zany melodramas. This show is written and directed by Jason Boyer. Matinees are 12/1, 8, 15, and 22; doors open 1:30pm. Doors open for evening shows at 7:30pm. The Coloma Crescent Players, Inc. (Olde Coloma Theatre) is a non-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to promote and encourage amateur (and local) performing arts of traditional melodrama form in a community, family theatre atmosphere. The theatre is located at 380 Monument Rd, Coloma. For tickets ($5-$13) and more info: 530-626-5282 or info@oldecolomatheatre.org.

November 24

* Fall Bird Walk Tim and Angela Jackson typically lead a bird walk at Knickerbocker Creek in the spring. For fall, participants will see what songbirds, raptors, and water birds are up to, 7:30-noon. Tim maintains a website (eldoradobirds.com) on birdwatching in El Dorado County. Angela is a local writer and photographer. This is a slow-paced, easy-moderate hike of 3-4 miles. Quiet, mature children 8+ welcome. Donation requested. More info: julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

November 29

Holiday Event * Festival of Lights & Holiday Tree Lighting *Annual event in Downtown Historic Placerville, 5-8pm. Main Street fills w/ family, friends, neighbors and visitors to share the magical moment when the local Holiday Season is kicked off with the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Davey Wiser gives stage coach rides from 4-6pm. Shops and restaurants are open late, and entertainment appears up and down the street w/ performances by the El Dorado High School Jazz Band and Choir on the steps of the courthouse and the Jammin' Dancers on the street. The El Dorado Roses pull the switch that lights the tree at 6pm. Also opportunities for photos w/ Santa at T.W Bonkers. Parking can be a challenge so come early... it's all worth it to be at this sweet and simple tradition the community holds dear. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

November 30 - December 24

Pictures with Santa * Santa Claus will be spreading cheer while spending time in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Families are invited to visit with Santa at the California Welcome Center on Post Street next to Cold Stone Creamery. Kids can share wish lists and get purchased photos taken. More info and Santa's detailed schedule: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

December 2019

...Continuing thru December 22

Melodrama * A Swampy Bogg's Christmas Carol or 3 Dreams, 2 Chances, 1 Miracle * The Olde Coloma Theatre is known for its fun and zany melodramas. This show is written and directed by Jason Boyer. Matinees are 12/1, 8, 15, and 22; doors open 1:30pm. Doors open for evening shows at 7:30pm. The Coloma Crescent Players, Inc. (Olde Coloma Theatre) is a non-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to promote and encourage amateur (and local) performing arts of traditional melodrama form in a community, family theatre atmosphere. The theatre is located at 380 Monument Rd, Coloma. For tickets ($5-$13) and more info: 530-626-5282 or info@oldecolomatheatre.org.

December 1

Holiday Event * Hangtown Christmas Parade * Annual celebration wending through Downtown Historic Placerville, 1-3pm. More info: placerville-downtown.org.

December 6

Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony * Begin the holiday season and join the Cameron Park CSD, Cameron Park Rotary, and Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd annual traditional tree lighting at Christa McAuliffe Park, 4:30pm. Gather up your friends and family and mingle with the community, enjoying hot chocolate and Christmas caroling. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

December 7

Pancake Breakfast * Fire Explorer Post 89 in Cameron Park offers this Pancake Breakfast with firefighter size appetites! Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice and coffee at just $5 per person from 8am-Noon. Come to the Cameron Park Community Center and meet your neighbors for breakfast. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

December 7

Santa Run * Race toward your holiday season with this 5k run/walk. It's fun for the whole family with the race starting and ending at the Cameron Park Community Center. Pre-registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for ages 17 and under. Breakfast is included! Check in starts at 7am; run starts at 8am. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

December 7

Winter Rummage Sale * Hosted by the Plaerville Shakespeare Club, this one-day-only Rummage Sale was once known as the "Previously Enjoyed Treasures Sale." Features: warm winter clothing such as coats, jackets, sweaters, also festive holiday decorations and under the tree gifts books, toys, puzzles and games. Starts at 9am and closes at 4pm at the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave. Bring a big shopping bag and come early for the best bargains. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

December 7

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in El Dorado Hills at The Purple Placefrom 9pm-midnight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

December 7

EDH Christmas Tree Lighting * The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and events —in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado Hills CSD — will be held 4-8 pm, Theater Plaza, Town Center. The event kicks off at 4pm with a merchant open house and the "Stuff Your Stocking" game. Live band from 4:30-6pm. Winners of the Caroling Contest at 6pm. Santa arrives on his EDH fire truck to light the tree with his magic glitter around 6:30pm. There will be cookies donated by Nugget Market and hot chocolate. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

December 7

Music * Sierra Symphony Orchestra * Invite music into your evening with this memorable Christmas performance. Doors open at 3pm at the Cameron Park Community Center! The concert starts at 4pm. $10 per adult, students and children are free. Tickets are available at the Cameron Park Bel Air, the CSD office, online at showclix.com, and on the Sierra Symphony website – www.sierrasymphony.org. More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

December 7 & 8

Holiday Home Tour * Visit beautifully decorated homes in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park as you sample decadent chocolates, sample hot cider, taste wonderful wines, bid on designer-decorated trees, and participate in the signature raffle. All proceeds go to the Assistance League Sierra Foothills (ALSF) to help underprivileged children. Cost $25 adults, $10 children 12 and under. For tickets and maps: www.assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills. Questions: alsierrafoothills@gmail.com.

December 7, 8

Christmas in Coloma * An old-fashioned Christmas in Coloma w/ wreath making, live music, wagon rides and warm refreshments. See the park's 13 historic buildings decorated for the holidays and open to the public. Costumed docents will be at each one to relate the building's history. Holiday refreshments will be served at two locations. Father Christmas will make an appearance. The park day use fee of $8 per vehicle applies, also an entrance fee of $5 per person (5 and under free), will be assessed to visit the historic buildings. 10-4pm. More info: the museum, 310 Back St., 530-622-3470 and www.marshallgold.com.

December 7 - 21

EDH Carriage Rides * Town Center is a magical place during the holiday season. Enjoy its charm in a horse-drawn carriage ride. Proceeds benefit Young Life and Hands4Hope. Friday's, 6-9pm. Saturday's, 5-9pm, El Dorado Hills Town Center Theater Plaza. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

December 13

Oscar Night at MORE * 50th Anniversary * To commemorate 50 successful years of providing service to adults with developmental disabilities in El Dorado County, MORE is hosting a fun and fanciful celebration with an Oscar's theme. The community is invited for a scrumptious meal by Diane Wilkinson, recognition and awards, sharing and celebrating memories and dancing. Doors open at 5pm in the Forni Building on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville. For ticket price, reservations or more info: 530-622-4848 or www.morerehab.org.

December 13 - 15 (rain dates Dec. 20-22)

Santa Parade * Santa Claus will be driving throughout Cameron Park accompanied by the Cameron Park Fire Department. Don't miss this annual event! More info: 530-677-2231 and www.cameronpark.org

December 14 and 21

Santa Run Finale * EDH Fire Dept. * The El Dorado Hills Firefighter Association is back for its 56th year of Santa Run tradition through El Dorado Hills. The event concludes as Santa, Mrs. Clause and the Elves travel through Town Center in El Dorado Hills to collect canned food and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Cookies and hot chocolate top off the event, provided by the EDH Fire Dept. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

December 14 and 21

EDH Community Performances * El Dorado Hills Town Center provides a venue to spotlight talent including the numerous choirs, dance troops and non-profit organizations that call this community home. Gather in the Theater Plaza next to Cold Stone, support youth as they showcase their song and dance talent, 11-3pm on Saturday the 14th; noon-3pm on Saturday the 21st at EDH Town Center Theater Plaza. More info: 916-933-3013, edhtowncenter.com.

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JANUARY 2020

January 18

Art & Wine with Something MORE * Local restaurants and caterers, along with local wineries, breweries and distilleries join Something MORE Artists for one of the best Winter events in El Dorado County. The purveyors feature their best fare for a satisfying sampling. Enjoy one-of-a-kind artwork by Something MORE Artists for viewing or purchase, prize drawings and auctions. Event starts at 6pm in the Forni Building at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities in El Dorado County. Tickets ($40 each or $75 per couple) are available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc., 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, and www.morerehab.org. More info: 530-622-4848.

January 18

Art & Wine with Something MORE * Local restaurants and caterers, along with local wineries, breweries and distilleries join Something MORE Artists for one of the best Winter events in El Dorado County. The purveyors feature their best fare for a satisfying sampling. Enjoy one-of-a-kind artwork by Something MORE Artists for viewing or purchase, prize drawings and auctions. Event starts at 6pm in the Forni Building at the Fairgrounds in Placerville. Proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities in El Dorado County. Tickets ($40 each or $75 per couple) are available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc., 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, and www.morerehab.org. More info: 530-622-4848.

January 26

Children's Activity / Preschool Expo *The Sierra Moms present this 14th Annual event Noon–3pm at the Folsom Sports Complex. This is a FREE one-stop place for parents' to gather info about activity and educational needs for their tots to big kids. Representatives from preschools and children's activity businesses will be on site to inform about their programs. The target age is 0 through 6 years of age, though many exhibitors have activities suitable for older children as well. Bring the whole family to enjoy a wide range of hands-on activities, crafts and entertainment. More info: SierraMoms.org and expo@sierramoms.org.

FEBRUARY 2020

February 14

El Dorado Hills Garden Club Meeting * Master Gardener Eve Leemer will demonstrate pruning of dormant roses, Noon-3pm, El Dorado Hills Library. Visitors welcome. More info: 916-358-5759.

February 22

Battle of the Badges * Join first responders in El Dorado County as they whip up fantastic chili provided by the Fire Department, CHP, Placerville Police, the Sheriff's Department who will battle for the popular vote for best meal. Enjoy live music, vendors' wares/info, beer and wine, face painting and more. To be a sponsor, become a vendor or get tasting tickets, contact Laurie at laurie@newmorningyfs.org

February 23

Legacy Project Event * Formerly The Blackwood Legacy, the New Legacy Project personally invites you for the blessing at this El Dorado Community Church event featuring an evening of music and fellowship starting at 6pm at the church, 4701 Church St, El Dorado. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Come early as seating is limited. More info: 530-622-365.

MARCH 2020

APRIL 2020

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2020 Passport Weekends * The El Dorado Winery Association hosts the 28th annual Passport wine event the first two weekends in April. This annual touring and tasting event showcases the best that El Dorado has to offer—from the region's award-winning wines and unique and charming tasting rooms to the splendid foothill vineyards and stunning views. To purchase tickets and for more info: eldoradowines,org/passport/

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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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