What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events

Meet the authors
Sept. 21: Face in a Book will host a booksigning with Paul DeWitt and Dorothy De Mare, author of the new Images of America book, “Echo Summit” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Echo Summit played a major role in early California history, as fortune-seekers rushed westward. The authors of Echo Summit share its early history through fascinating photographs. Face in a Book is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills. For more information call (916) 941-9401.

Golf for the troops
Sept. 22: Serrano Country Club, in conjunction with The Armed Forces Foundation, is hosting an inaugural golf tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the AFF, which offers vital assistance to active-duty military personnel. National Guard, Reserve Components and military families. Sponsorship hole opportunities are available for $250, $500 and $1,000. Registration on event day is at 10 a.m., with noon shotgun start. Format is 4-person scramble. Dinner is included, and will offer a raffle, silent auction and Closest to Pin/Putting contests. To pre-register, make checks payable to The Armed Forces Foundation and mail to Bill/Carol Estee, c/o Serrano Country Club, 5505 Serrano Parkway, El Dorado Hills, 95762. For information contact Joe Whitten at joewhitten@att.net.

GriefShare support group
Sept. 22 through Dec. 15: GriefShare is a grief recovery support group for individuals grieving the death of a loved one. GriefShare offers a place where those suffering grief can be around other people who understand how they may feel from the pain of their loss and offers valuable information that will help them through this difficult time in their lives. Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, will offer Monday evening sessions of GriefShare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each of the 13 weeks is a stand-alone session, meaning that participants can join the group at any time. For more information and to register contact Lucy Bell at (916) 933-7400 or Lucille.bell42@gmail.com; or Tricia Mobbs at (916) 220-8590 or triciamobbs@gmail.com.

Newcomers coffee
Sept. 23:
The El Dorado Hills Newcomers Club hosts a welcome social for ladies interested in meeting new friends and trying new activities at 5 p.m. RSVP to Susan at sofarrell@sbcglobal.net. Additional information about the club is available at edhnewcomers.com.

Open house at Oak Knoll Clubhouse
Sept. 24: El Dorado Hills Community Services District invites residents to voice their opinions and suggestions in regards to programs hosted at the clubhouse. This free event from 5 to 7 p.m. will include a barbecue hot dog dinner, face painting, bounce house and community survey. For more information contact Mike Cottrell at (916) 614-3215 or mcottrell@edhcsd.org.

Glass Mosaic classes
Sept. 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21, Dec. 5 & 19: Learn how to make your own beautiful glass mosaic from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills. All ages are welcome; a $10 donation is requested for materials. To reserve a spot call (916) 933-1441.

Run for Courage
Sept. 27: Run with a group or as an individual in this race that raises funds to help trafficking victims and end sex trafficking. The run begins at 8 a.m. on The Parkway Trail in Folsom. For more information and to register visit runforcourage.org.

All Nations Run
Sept. 27: The Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center sponsors the All Nations 3k and 5k runs at the Shingle Springs Rancheria. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. For more information call (530) 387-4183.

Toast to Wildlife
Sept. 28: Sierra Wildlife’s A Toast to Wildlife Champagne Brunch to support the care of orphaned and injured wildlife will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cameron Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Drive. The event will include complimentary champagne, an elegant brunch catered by the club, a no-host bar and a presentation by renowned biologist Mike Denega, who will discuss “A Toast to Alaskan Wildlife and the Untold Conservation Stories.” Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance; contact Lisa, at (530) 626-6619.  Turn them in at the event for the “Pick Your Prize” door prize drawing. SWR’s educational hawks and owls will also be on hand to “tell” their stories, and guests will enjoy videos of our adorable wild critters in the care of rehabbers. All proceeds go directly to support the rehabilitation and release of more than 1,200 wild mammals and birds annually throughout El Dorado County.

Partners in Care fair
Sept. 28: Partners in Care will host a Vintage & Craft Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the thrift shop, 2883 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. Reserve your space now for $20. For more information e-mail Gerald Lillpop at g_lillpop@yahoo.com.

Business Connects lunch
Oct. 1: Join the chamber and network at the monthly luncheon held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. This month’s lunch is sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Inc. For more information or to register visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Hiring event
Oct. 1: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop hosts a free hiring event from 9 a.m. to noon at the El Dorado County Child Support Services Building, 3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. The hiring event will be conducted by Wollborg/Michelson Personnel Service, which is looking to fill multiple positions for a large El Dorado Hills area health care provider. Job openings are available in positions such as Data Entry Clerks, Customer Service Representatives and Group Level and Member Level Processors. Participants of the hiring event should bring their résumés, dress professionally and be prepared for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on-site. Participants are also advised to submit their applications to  www.wmjobs.us prior to the event.  For more information about services offered through Connections – One Stop, call (530) 642-4850 or visit  edcgov.us/humanservices.

Celebration dinner
Oct. 2: Women’s Fund El Dorado hosts a members’ celebration dinner open to members and nonmembers alike from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at David Girard Vineyards. Enjoy a stimulating evening of pre-holiday cheer and learn more about the Women’s Fund, a collective giving organization open to all that awards more than $50,000 each year to local nonprofits. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner. For more information visit womensfundeldorado.org or call (530) 622-5621.

Casablanca in the Hills
Oct. 4: Support CASA El Dorado by attending Casablanca in the Hills, a reception and dinner at Lakeside Church in El Dorado Hills. Fox 40 meteorologist Darren Peck will emcee the event which features a live and silent auction as well as live music from the SwingMasters. Tickets are $95 per person or $700 per table. For tickets and more information call (530) 622-9882 or visit casaeldorado.org.

Concours at Serrano
Oct. 5: Celebrate the automobiles of the Niello Concours at Serrano at the 11th annual event on the green and at the Serrano Visitor’s Center, 4525 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. From the classics to the exotics and everything in between the event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For more information visit theconcours.net.

Unwined on Sutter Street
Oct. 5: The Folsom Historical Society’s hosts its third annual Unwined on Sutter Street from 4 to 6 p.m. The $40 ticket price includes a glass of wine of your choice, delicious appetizers provided by Fat Rabbit and a bottle of wine featuring a label by local artist Jan French to take home as well as a raffle of wine-related items. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1. You must be 21 years old to attend. For tickets, stop by the Folsom History Museum at 823 Sutter St. or Unwined at 915 Sutter St. or visit folsomhistorymuseum.org. For more information call (916) 985-2707. Proceeds will benefit the Folsom History Museum and Pioneer Village.

College fair
Oct. 6: The El Dorado Union High School District will hold its annual Regional College Fair from 6:30 to  8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School’s large gym and cafeteria with break-out sessions in the theatre. Representatives from the University of California system, California State University system, California Independent Colleges, California Community Colleges, select out-of-state colleges, career technical education programs, United States Military, ROTC programs, scholarship services, and college admission testing services will be in attendance. The evening will feature a fair format allowing the public to attend at their convenience and to personally interact with representatives. The break-out sessions in the theatre will include: 4th Congressional District Military Academy Night, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Out of State Admissions, 7 p.m.; and UC and CSU Admissions Panel — a discussion of the University of California and California State University systems — at 7:45 p.m. Union Mine High School is located at 6530 Koki Lane off Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado. For more information call (530) 621-4003 ext. 4206 or e-mail lgalbraith@eduhsd.net.

Non-profit Showcase
Oct. 8: Support local non-profits at a mixer hosted by the El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs-Cameron Park chambers of commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4360 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills.

All About Equine fundraiser
Oct. 10: All About Equine presents An Enchanted Tuscan Evening, an even featuring wine tasting, appetizers, entertainment and a silent auction to support the animal rescue organization. The fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information call (916) 520-4223 or visit allaboutequine.org.

H4H haunted house
Oct. 10-31: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October Hands4Hope opens its haunted house, Temple of Terror, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Haunting hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m on Sundays. Travel the most treacherous spots of the ancient universe, escaping ominous danger all around including snakes, spiders, mummies and more; solve devious puzzles and avoid deadly traps. The cost is $8 per person Friday and Saturdays and $6 Sundays. S $12 wristband is available for unlimited entries per day. The Temple of Terror is recommended for visitors ages 10 and older. For more details visit hands4hopeyouth.org.

Big Autumn Auction Gala
Oct. 11: Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosts a gala from 5 to 9 p.m. at Blue Shield of California, 4203 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills. The event will feature a gourmet dinner, entertainment, wine and a silent and live auction. KOVR’s Dave Bender will serve as emcee. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 per couple and $350 for a table of eight. For tickets and more information call (530) 626-1222 or visit bbbs-edc.org.

‘Frozen’ outdoor event
Oct. 11: Enjoy a family friendly night out as Town Center presents its free outdoor movie featuring “Frozen: The Sing-a-Long” in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Show begins at 7 p.m. and popcorn will be available. Mama Ann’s will sell pizza by the slice. Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie viewing set-up begins at 6 p.m. For more information visit edhtowncenter.com.

Fall Harvest Bazaar
Oct. 13: The El Dorado Women’s Connection hosts lunch at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Bring your donations and get ready to bid on silent and live auction items to support Stonecroft Ministries’ programs abroad and at home. Speaker Carla Ross will share her inspirational story. Reservations essential; cancellations required by Oct. 8. Call JoAn at (530) 626-6269 or Charlotte at (916) 719-0332.

Folsom cemetery tours
Oct. 15 & 18: The Folsom History Museum presents a docent-led tour of St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery. The cemetery tour will highlight events in the lives of some of Folsom’s early day settlers. Join the tours at 11 a.m. Each tour will be limited to 20 people. Cost $10 per person. This is a fundraiser for the museum archives so there will be no refunds.  Out of respect for the interred, no dogs will be allowed. For more information visit folsomhistorymuseum.org.

Bestseller at Face in a Book
Oct. 16: Face in a Book hosts the very popular New York Times-bestselling young adult author Marie Lu from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be the only northern California stop on Lu’s book tour, which celebrates the first book in her new series, “The Young Elites.” Marie Lu’s dystopian Legend trilogy has a passionate, loyal following among young adult readers. Published in 26 countries, it also has fans in Hollywood, where it was optioned by CBS Films. Face in a Book is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills. For more information call (916) 941-9401.

Oktoberfest at St. Stephen’s
Oct. 18: Enjoy some good ol’ German entertainment, food and more at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 10 p.m., 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for youngsters 4 and younger. For more information call (916) 933-1441.

Intergalactic Shindig at Area 51
Oct. 18: Find an out-of-this-world costume for the Hands4Hope’s fifth annual benefit dinner and costume ball from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lakehills Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. For tickets and more information call (916) 294-7426 or visit hands4hopeyouth.org.

Women’s Conference 2014
October 24 & 25: Six powerful speakers will enhance your walk, strengthen your faith and empower your life during the Women’s Conference at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills sponsored by Life Application Ministries, a local non-profit organization. Conference will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Tickets are $15 and include a free tote bags, free autographed book, handouts and door prizes included in registration. Register online at truthfrees.org or call (530) 620-4641.

Freaky 5K and Little Monster Run
Oct. 25: Bring out the whole family for the first evening 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run in Town Center beginning at 6 p.m. Watch out for monsters as you run through glow arches and trails lined with luminaries. Enjoy music, refreshments and a costume contest so come dressed in your favorite costume! Run benefits Jenny’s Light, committed to increasing awareness of all perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression. For more information visit facebook.com/events/325607460931725/.

Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 31: The Halloween Spooktacular is a Town Center favorite and will feature trick-or-treating from 3 to 6 p.m. at participating businesses.  A costume contest for kids and dogs will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater with categories for Most Creative, Hero/Villain or Princess, Funniest and Best Group.

Town Center farmers market
Sundays: El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts a farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, gifts and more at the event on Town Center Boulevard.

Library events

El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway
(916) 358-3500

Dragon Book Club
Oct. 3: Third- through fifth-graders are invited to join the Dragon Book Club and explore great fantasy books. We’ll meet the first Friday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Storytelling Room. Our first book will be Cornelia Funke’s, “Dragon Rider.” Each month we’ll discuss the chosen book, play a game or make a craft and celebrate our favorite magical creatures. The first 15 members to join will be provided a copy of each month’s book. Additional members must provide their own copy. To register, call Sandra Kelsey at (916) 358-3501 or e-mail sandra.kelsey@edcgov.us.

Meet the author
Oct. 4: The El Dorado Hills Library hosts Linda Bottjer, author of “Gold Rush Ghosts of Placerville, Coloma, and Georgetown,” at 1:30 p.m.

Adult Book Club
Oct. 8: Join us from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. as we discuss “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown.

Creative Writing & Fantasy Book Club
Oct. 8, 15, 22 & 29: High School students are invited to join this club that meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. most Wednesdays. This youth-led club encourages creative writing and celebrates fantasy books. Each meeting will include individual writing exercises, peer reviews and group book discussions.

FOL book sale
Oct. 24 & 25: The Friends of the Library hosts its monthly book sale at the El Dorado Hills Library from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday (members only or stop by and become a member) and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (open to everyone).

Night at the Library
Nov. 16: The Friends of the Library invite you to A Night at The Library from 4 to 7 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. Stroll through the stacks sipping wine and nibbling epicurean delights. Music to soothe, lovely artwork to behold and a drawing and silent auction await you. Wineries, restaurants and artists from the area will be showcased and original art will be available for purchase. Emcee for the evening will be Dave Bender of KOVR and featured bands include Jazz Report and Island of Black and White. Tickets are $30 each and include a complimentary wine glass. Purchase tickets at the El Dorado Hills Library and El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce in Town Center. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the El Dorado Hills Library. For additional information call (916) 933-2130, e-mail smbmsw@Comcast.net or visit eldoradolibrary.org

Rainbow Loom Club
Mondays: A parent volunteer, along with her daughter, leads the Rainbow Loom Club from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Bring your own loom and bands. Share your projects, learn new patterns, teach others you favorite designs and meet new friends.

Storytellers Guild
Mondays: Enjoy stories, with the El Dorado County Storytelling Guild at 3:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays: Join our wonderful volunteer, Mrs. Lurey, as she shares songs, poems and stories at 11:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 9). This storytime is appropriate for children ages 3 to 5.

Classic Story Hour
Tuesdays: Listen to your favorite children’s stories read aloud from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Kids will be invited to help read character voices and recap previous chapters. Limited copies of each book will be available to read along with. Our first title will be “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl.

Techie Tigers Robotics Club
Tuesdays: Are you a student in seventh through 12th grade interested in technology, engineering, computers and robotics? Join the Techie Tigers, a competitive robotics club getting ready to take robot Mild Sauce to competition. Meet with the team at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about what they do and become a member.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays: Little ones (0-18 months) and their caregiver(s) will have lots of fun at this 30-minute baby storytime at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is a developmentally appropriate, lap sit storytime, engaging child and adult in song, rhyming and reading fun!

Early Literacy Storytime
Thursdays: Join Ms. Debbie and Ms. Kathleen for a STEAM(ing) good time at 10 a.m.! This year we will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, as well as early literacy skills to become a reader! Open to children ages 3 to 5.

2′s & 3′s On the Go
Fridays: Join Ms. Debbie for this interactive, 30-minute storytime full of stories, songs and movement at 10 a.m. This storytime is geared towards 2- and 3-year-olds and their caregivers.

Senior events

El Dorado Hills Senior Center
990 Lassen Lane
(916) 358-3575

Facebook 101
Sept. 23: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers Become a Senior Surfer — on Facebook (or Facebook 101) at 1 p.m. Gail Lohmann of Visiting Angels will teach you the basics of how to set up a Facebook account and earn your “Silver Surfer” certification. Bring your laptop or tablet if you have one.  Reservations are required! Call the Senior Center to hold your spot.

What’s Your Handle?
Sept. 25: Calling all past, present and future HAMs! Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed amateur radio operators (HAMS) operate communications equipment from all over the world. Join us at 10 a.m. for casual conversation  and an electronic “show and tell” for all. No experience is necessary. Call the Senior Center to let us know you’re coming.

Digital camera class
Sept. 27: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers a Getting to Know Your Digital Camera workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. This class is for novice photographers and those whose cameras live in a box! Learn on your own camera. Bring your camera, extra batteries, and camera manual and instructor Bob Gouine will show you how to take great photos. Class fee is $29. Preregistration is necessary by calling the EDHCSD registration office at (916) 933-6624.

Driver safety speaker
Sept. 30: Join us at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center to hear Eddie Ballesteros, DMV ombudsman for seniors, discuss options and a multitude of resources available to seniors concerning driving safety. Often times, seniors may not lose a license completely but can be issued a provisional license with certain limitations in order to remain on the road safely. This valuable resource for seniors is a phone call away to assist you with questions or concerns. Mr. Ballesteros will speak at 1 p.m. to outline the many programs available for seniors. Don’t miss it! Reservations are necessary by calling (916) 358-3575. Refreshments will be served.

Watercolor class
Oct. 2 through Nov. 20: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers a Watercolor Painting class on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for adults age 50 and up. Taught by local resident Annie Adams, the fee for this six-week class $34. A supply list is available upon registration.  Preregistration is required; call the EDHCSD registration office at (916) 933-6624.

Beginning computer lessons
By appointment: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers free beginning computer lessons for seniors. Taught by volunteer instructors, three one-hour lessons are offered to seniors ages 50 and up, who want to learn the basics of computers including Internet and e-mail. Seniors must have a computer at home to practice skills. To schedule your free lessons call the Senior Center.

Fun Bingo
Mondays & Thursdays: Fun Bingo is played at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following Senior Nutrition Lunch) at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Players receive two Bingo cards for $3 and can win $5 gift cards from Raley’s and Nugget Market.

Jammin’ at the Senior Center
Thursdays: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers Guitar and Ukulele Jam Sessions at 2 p.m. If you already play the uke or guitar to some degree (have taken our classes or the equivalent), join us. We will get together to increase our skills and add songs to our repertoire. This new programs runs through December. For more information call the Senior Center.

Mexican Train Dominoes
Wednesdays: El Dorado Hills Senior Center participants play Mexican Train Dominoes weekly, immediately following Senior Nutrition Lunch. This casual group meets at 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. If you don’t know this great game, we’ll teach you; it’s so simple and fun!

Evening cribbage
Wednesdays: Gold Country Cribbers of El Dorado Hills hosts cribbage at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Play is sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress and results are tabulated within the western United States. Interested players can contact Roy Martin at (916) 402-0411.

Grand’s and Great’s Gazette
Join us at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center for Grand’s and Great’s Gazette. Led by Terry Provenza, this group shares grand-parenting stories, jokes and trials and tribulations, then produces a bi-monthly newsletter. Join us on the third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. Articles for submission are welcome any time; you don’t have to attend the meeting! Call the Senior Center for more information or to hold your spot.

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