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*** 2020 EVENTS CALENDAR ***

MAY 2020

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May 1 and May 2

Spring Rummage Sale * POSTPONED to Sept 11 and 12 * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Giant Spring Rummage Sale is Friday and Saturday from 9-4pm in Placerville at 2940 Bedford Ave. The sale features a large selection of jewelry, lots of clothing, housewares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, and many other treasures. The Plant Sale is Saturday 8-11am. Come early and bring your really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 2

Kids' Expo * CANCELED * 35th annual Kids' Expo presented by Choices for Children at the fairgrounds in Placerville. Activities, resources, performances. Choices for Children helps parents to find and pay for child care.The Kids' Expo is free, 10-2pm. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. More info: choicesforchildren.org, 530-676-0707.

May 2

Spring Plant Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club Plant Sale is 8-11am outside in the front yard of the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville. A large selection of perennials, vegetable plants and tomatoes can be found as well as a wide variety of yard art available. Come early for the best bargains! www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 2

Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Giant Spring Rummage Sale continues from 9-4pm in Placerville at 2940 Bedford Ave. The sale features a large selection of jewelry, lots of clothing, housewares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, and many other treasures. The Plant Sale starts today at 8am. Come early and bring your really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 2

Free Community Talk * How to Make a Change for the Better * A talk by Janet Hegerty who will focus on: "Are you ready to make changes in your life but unsure where to begin?" Come and hear how to build a solid foundation based on spiritual concepts that can last and bring healing solutions and changes to your life. Hosted by Placerville and Folsom Christian Science Churches at Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park, starting at 2pm. More info: CSPlacerville.com and 530-622-3290.

May 2

Boots and Bling * Join All About Equine Animal Rescue and celebrate 11 years of compassionate and successful horse rescue. A benefit event featuring dinner, silent and live auction, music and dancing. Get tickets by March 31 for $40 each or after for $50 each.El Dorado Hills community center gymnasium, 1020 Harvard Wy, El Dorado Hills. More info: BandB@allaboutequine.org and Dani@allaboutequine.org for tickets or how you can physically or financially help.

May 2, 3

POSTPONED: Gardens of the Hills * 2020 Tour * Postponed to June 27 & and 28. View breathtaking private gardens and secret outdoor retreats brought to you by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills to raise funds for community needs. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization works at transforming lives and strengthening the community through philanthropic programs in El Dorado County. Time: Saturday 10-5pm, and Sunday 11-4pm. Tickets: $25/$10 at assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills

May 2, 3

Home Show * The Downtown Sacramento Home Show is a huge outdoor show on 2 long streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 professional businesses focused on "home." Food trucks on site. Admission is $5 cash at entrance; ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun from 8-5 pm. No pets, please. More info, 916-470-7093.

May 5 - June 7

20/20 in 2020 Art Exhibit * 20th Anniversary * The largest juried art show of the year celebrates its 20th year anniversary at Kennedy Gallery. Twenty artists feature 25 8x8 pieces each at Kennedy Gallery and features works from over 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, May 9, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

May 8-10

Mother's Day Celebration * Ruth's Dolls & Memories Museum invites you to bring your wife, mom, daughter, granddaughter and grandmother for a trip down memory lane. The museum features more than 4,000 dolls and characters of every kind. Barbies will be highlighted. Enjoy homemade treats and beverages (non alcoholic). A Barbie sale will include dolls, clothes and dollhouse furniture. Open to the public and groups from 11-3pm in Pollock Pines, 5441 Pony Express Trail, just off Hwy 50 (Exit 57). Donation requested. Call before you go for time confirmation: 530-919-3819; 530-903-3819.

May 8-10

The Gathering * CANCELLED * a marketplace where rustic meets refined * Hosted by Backroads Barn at the American Legion Post 119, 4561 Greenstone Rd, Placerville. A vintage marketplace of antiques, artisan and handcrafted items.More info: Renee Hargrove, see Backroads Barn on FB.

May 12

Woodcrafters Meet * The The Gold Counry Woodcrafters meet monthly, 7pm, at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. All levels of woodworkers, hobbyists and professionals welcome. Next meetings: June 9. More info: John Brideson, president, 916-933-0488.

May 15

Economic Benefits of Solar and E-Vehicles * This program "Economic Benefits of Home Solar and Electric Vehicles" will be presented by Tom Dillon and sponsored by the Sierra Renaissance Society, which presents monthly educational programs open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

May 16

Celebration of Animal Services * The El Dorado County Animal Services program is celebrating 5 years and many happy adoptions at the animal shelter today, Saturday, 10-3pm. The public is invited; the event is at the shelter in Diamond Springs at 6435 Capitol Ave. Tours of the shelter will be held. Many animals will be on view for future adoptions (applications can be filled out but no animals can be adopted on event day). A bake sale and book sale will be offered by Animal Services volunteers. Food trucks will be onsite and a demonstration by the El Dorado Sheriff's Office K-9 unit will be held. More info: 530-621-6638 and www.edcgov.us/animalservices

May 16

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

May 18

Golf for Kids' Sake * CANCELED 8th annual event by Big Brothers Big Sisters has been POSTPONED until further notice. More info: admin@bbbs-edc.org

May 22

Artist Reception * David Yapp presents his artistic landscapes and towns painted with palette knives and brushes at the Gold Country Retirement Community, 6041 Golden Center Ct, Placerville, 3:30-5:30pm. The community is welcome to come enjoy beautiful landscapes, music, wine and appetizers. More info: 530-621-1826.

May 22

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * CANCELED! * The Fabulous Liars Band will NOT be appearing in Diamond Springs at the Beef 'n' Brew. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

May 23

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * CANCELED! * The Fabulous Liars Band NOT be appearing at 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

May 27

Boots, Bandanas and Boas * CANCELED * The Placerville Shakespeare Club will host its Annual Spring Fashion Show "Boots, Bandanas and Boas" that starts with a Social Hour at 11am followed by the luncheon at Noon. The show rounds up the latest spring and summer fashions from Off Broadway, Khakis, Chico's Outlet, and Handley's Western Wear. Also featured is an exciting Silent Auction and door prizes. The event will be at the clubhouse at 2940 Bedford Ave; it's a sell out, so purchase your $30 tickets early from Joy, 707-864-1186 or June, 530-306-0534. Reserved tables for 8 are available for $240. Western Wear encouraged. More info: www.placerville-shakespeare.com

May 29

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * CANCELED * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in El Dorado Hills at the Purple Place Bar & Grill from 9pm to Midnight. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

JUNE 2020

June 5

HWY 50 Wagon Train * The 71st annual Hwy 50 Wagon Train and Family Fun Day comes to the Pollock Pines Community Center Noon to 10pm. More info: Aldo, aldopanattoni@gmail.com, 650-222-9797.

June 9

Woodcrafters Meet * The The Gold Country Woodcrafters meet monthly, 7pm, at Park Community Church, 3991 Wild Chaparral Dr, Shingle Springs. All levels of woodworkers, hobbyists and professionals welcome. More info: John Brideson, president, jkbrideson@sbcglobal.net, 916-933-0488.

June 9 - July 5

Art * Carved, Cut, Chiseled and Cast * This exhibit highlights works of artists whose tools carve, cut, chisel and cast at the Kennedy Gallery. Enjoy the creations of over 20 resident artists inside three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown's entertainment district. Kennedy Gallery hours: Noon-6 pm, Tue-Sat. On Second Saturday, June 13, are extended hours: Noon-10pm, with a full-service no-host bar. Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St. More info: 916-400-4272, galleryguy@yahoo.com, KennedyGallery.net

June 13

Thunder in the Park * Annual Classic Car Show will once again be at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd, Cameron Park, 10-4pm. To register your vehicle or to be a vendor, call 530-677-2231 by June 1.

June 19

World Religions * This program: "World Religions by Margaret Maughn" is sponsored by the Sierra Renaissance Society, which presents monthly educational programs open to all who are interested. Meets from 1-3pm at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park. The Sierra Renaissance Society of EDC is dedicated to "Life Long Learning." More info: srsedc.org.

June 19-21

El Dorado County Fair * MOVED from June to July 9-12. * More info 530-621-5860 or fair@eldoradocountyfair.org

June 20

Tour Wakamatsu * Trained docents guide visitors around the site of the 1st Japanese colony in America in 1869 and reveal its amazing history, 10am-Noon. A 272-acre property w/ 1850's farmhouse, and rich in cultural and natural resources. Fee. More information: julie@ARConservancy.org, 530-621-1224, www.ARConservancy.org/wakamatsu

June 20

Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races * The Kiwanis Club of Placerville anounces the 76th Annual John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races to be held during the El Dorado County Fair. Nine Wheelbarrow races are scheduled on the fairgrounds at the Placerville Speedway. Race categories include Kids; Youth (Boys & Girls ages 10-12); Teenage (Boys, Girls and High School Challenge ages 13-17); Old Timers (55 and older); Women's Championship; and Men's Championship. The races start at 6pm on Saturday. Applications and rules for the races are available online at www.studebakerwheelbarrowraces.com or by calling Paul at 916-425-8909.

June 20

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing at the El Dorado County FAIR in Placerville at these showtimes: 10:45am; 12:15pm and 1:45pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

June 27, 28 New Date

Gardens of the Hills * 2020 Tour * (May event was postponed and moved to June 27 & and 28.) View breathtaking private gardens and secret outdoor retreats brought to you by the Assistance League Sierra Foothills to raise funds for community needs. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization works at transforming lives and strengthening the community through philanthropic programs in El Dorado County. Time: Saturday 10-5pm, and Sunday 11-4pm. Tickets: $25/$10 at assistanceleague.org/sierra-foothills

JULY 2020

July 4

Family Blast * Gates Open at 4 pm and fireworks start once it's dark. Bring your propane BBQs, footballs, other games, coolers and your dancing shoes. Leave your pets, alcohol, charcoal BBQs and glass containers at home. Kids' Activities: Hay Mazes, Free Kids' Contests and Games, Live Music with Dream and the Dreamer from 6-10pm Carnival & Inflatables Unlimited Ride Wristband ($15 onsite) Food and Beverage available for purchase FIREWORKS once dark (coordinated with Placerville Speedway) Admission: $7 Parking in the Tiers $4 per person (walk-in at the gate) • Kids 6 and under are free! $20 per carload—includes parking on the grounds and gate admission for up to 6 people. More info 530-621-5860 or fair@eldoradocountyfair.org

July 4-5

Art & Craft Show * The Downtown Sacramento Art And Craft Show is a huge outdoor show on two large streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 artists and crafters plus food trucks. Admission is $5 cash at the entrance w/ ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun at The Downtown Sacramento Art And Craft Show, 8-5 pm. No pets, please. More info 916-470-7093.

July 9-12

El Dorado County Fair * MOVED from June to July * Music by Fabulous Liars Band on July 11, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm. More info at 530-621-5860 and fair@eldoradocountyfair.org

July 10

Stand Up for MORE * NEW DATE * Continuing the tradition of bringing headliner comedians to entertain and delight, MORE--joined by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce--presents an evening of laughter with a delicious catered meal, adult beverages, a raffle and live auction. Opening the show is comedian Uncle Ben "Bentoni" followed by featured comedian Cheryl "The Soccer Mom." Just when you think you can't laugh any more, headliner Kermet Apio steps on stage and keeps it going. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Forni Building on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $55 or $100 per couple with a limited number available at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises, 415 Placerville Dr, Ste J, online at www.morerehab.org or 530-622-4848. Get your tickets early; they do sell out.

July 17

The Frog Prince * The Fratello Marionettes' bring this production of a classic fairy tale to the library. It features the spoiled princess Ofelia on her birthday. Her life is changed by a chance meeting with a frog – who we know to be a handsome prince, transformed by a witch. When she loses her new golden ball down a well, the princess promises to grant the frog three wishes in exchange for the ball’s recovery. Will Ofelia follow through with her promises, and will the frog turn back into the handsome Prince? Time: 9:45-10:30am. El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway El Dorado Hills.

July 31

Live Music * The Fabulous Liars * The Fabulous Liars Band will be appearing in Plymouth at the Helwig Winery, 6:30-9pm. More info: www.facebook.com/The-Fabulous-Liars-Band-155563807843095/

AUGUST 2020

August 19

Bridge Party * Rescheduled from March 25 * the Placerville Shakespeare Club Annual Bridge Party, "Let's Make A Deal," will be held at the 2940 Bedford Avenue clubhouse. The doors open at 9:30am and games begin at 10am. The community is invited to a day of Brilliant Bridge, Lunch, and Delightful Door Prizes. Men and women bridge players are welcome. Cost of $40 a pair includes a morning snack, lunch, cash prizes as well as door prizes. Partners will play together the entire day. Call Kathy 530-622-4039 or Margaret 530-626-7471 for reservations/information. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

August 22

Treasure Sale * in Georgetown * Come shop and find your treasure in an extensive selection of quality used items. Some items are priced, most are sold by donation. This fundraiser supports the Georgetown Library programs for children and adults that are sponsored by the FOL. If you'd like to help or have quality used items to donate in tools, clothes, housewares, furniture, printers, etc., call Susan, 530-333-2836 for more information. The Sale is 8-2pm and sponsored by the Georgetown Friends of the Library to be held at the library, 6680 Orleans Street in the front parking lot. (Attendees, park in the back lot.) More info: Susan, 530-333-2836 or Georgetown Library, 530-333-4724.

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 5-6

Fall Home Show * The Downtown Sacramento Fall Home Show is a huge outdoor show on 2 long streets (20th + 21st and X streets) with up to 300 professional businesses focused on "home." Food trucks on site. Admission is $5 cash at entrance; ages 16 and under free. Come shop, eat and have fun from 10-5 pm. No pets, please. More info, 916-470-7093.

September 11 and 12

Spring Rummage Sale * The Placerville Shakespeare Club's Giant Spring Rummage Sale (originally May 1 and 2) has been moved to Friday and Saturday from 9-4pm in Placerville at 2940 Bedford Ave. The sale features a large selection of jewelry, lots of clothing, housewares, decorative items, a wide variety of garage items, books, dolls, toys, and many other treasures. The Plant Sale is Saturday 8-11am. Come early and bring your really big shopping bag. www.placerville-shakespeare.com

September 12

Wonderfully Made Banquet * 3rd annual event encompassing a delicious dinner, dessert dash, delightful music, inspiring speakers, silent auction and raffle prizes. Doors open 5pm at the Cameorn Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Dr., Cameorn Park. Sponsorship opportunities from $10K-$250. Presented by Pregnancy Counseling Services, offering free and confidential counseling, pregnancy and options counseling, parenting, community referrals, and more. For Banquet tickets and more info, www.pregnancycounselingservices.org.

OCTOBER 2020

October 1

Lunafest * Short Films Fundraiser This program features 7 short films by, for and about women. The films celebrate unique, touching and inspirational roles women play in local, national and international communities. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimist mission to provide financial aid for the education of women who are solely responsible for themselves and their families. Location: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. in Cameron Park. Starts at 6pm with a reception of beverages and small plates for sale plus complimentary desserts. Preview trailers of films: www.lunafest.org/screenings/cameron-park-ca-040220
The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general, $10 for students over 16 at the door and online at eventbrite.com/e/lunafest-cameron-park-ca-tickets-88587897787. More info: pinojones@yahoo.com, 916-933-8205.

October 4

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

October 9-11

25th Lake Tahoe Marathon * Still running *Marathons, half marathons, 72-mile ultra, pumpkin runs, kids runs, 4-person marathon relay, Free Kids Optimist Pumpkin Runs and more. For more info, laketahoemarathon.com.

NOVEMBER 2020

DECEMBER 2020

JANUARY 2021

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January 17, 2021

Maui Oceanfront Marathon * Still running * The Maui Oceanfront Marathon is expected to go on as scheduled on January 17th, 2021, which is the Martin Luther King 3-day weekend. Five Events: 5K, 10K, 15K, Half, & Marathon. Free event changes and deferrals for both events to the next year are, as always, still ongoing. Participants may change their Lake Tahoe event to the Maui Oceanfront Marathon, or vice versa, for no fee. You will have to email us to do that. leswright@sbcglobal.net. For more info, laketahoemarathon.com.

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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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