What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events

Golf tournament
Aug. 3: The Serrano Country Club’s Salute to Valor Committee has joined with Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument to organize a major golf tournament at the Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Proceeds will go directly to El Dorado County veterans care programs. For more information call (530) 417-2071

Blood drive
Aug. 4: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive at El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX Theater from 2 to 6 p.m. Bloodmobiles will be located in the parking lot. All participants will receive one free movie pass. Find more information at bloodsource.org.

Business Connects Lunch
Aug. 5: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. Congressman Tom McClintock will be the features speaker. To register call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Meet the author
Aug. 7: Face in a Book hosts a book signing with Susan Spann, author of “Flask of the Drunken Master,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the store, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Youth triathlon
Aug. 8: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District hosts the Iron HIlls Youth Triathlon. Participants 15 and younger will swim, bike and run the course. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. For more information and to register visit edhcsd.org.

Meet the Trojans
Aug. 8: Oak Ridge High School football players will be at El Dorado Hills Town Center from 4 to 6 p.m. to meet fans and talk about the upcoming season.

AAE benefit
Aug. 10: El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive in El Dorado Hills, hosts the seventh annual benefit for All About Equine, a local horse rescue, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live music begins at 5 p.m.

Blood drive
Aug. 10: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District parking lot, 1021 Harvard Way, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Look for the Bloodmobile in the parking lot. For more information go to bloodsource.org.

Cruzin’ the Boulevard
Aug. 15: Check out great classic cars, sample wine and more at this event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Proceeds benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

Wine for Words
Aug. 16: Placerville Friend of the Library present Wine For Words from 4 to 8 p.m. at the main library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. The evening includes wine tasting, catered dinner, silent auction/raffle, author presentation by Karen Kondazian, who wrote “The Whip,” a novel based on the life of legendary stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst. For more information visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Saturday Night in the Park
Aug. 22: In partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, this popular El Dorado Hills Community Services District summer finale at El Dorado Hills Community Park will have everyone up and dancing by the end of the night with the band Rock Monsterz. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and features great activities, fun stuff for the kids, interactive games, thrilling inflatables, more food choices, free wine tasting, local business booths, free samples and giveaways.

Wine in the Vines
Aug. 22: El Dorado County Friends of Seniors present Wine in the Vines at Sierra Vista Vineyard & Winery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy wine, light refreshments, live music, drawings and more. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, send a check to Friends of Seniors, PO Box 564 Placerville 95667.

Handshakes & Eggs
Aug. 26: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly breakfast mixer at 7:30 a.m. at Casa Ramos in El Dorado Hills Town Center. To register call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Mental health workshop
Sept. 13: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills welcomes mental health advocate Diane Mintz, author of “In Sickness and in Mental Health,” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. This workshop is intended for those who want to better understand someone who struggles with mental illness and those who deal with mental illness personally. Meet others who desire mutual support and connection with others in Christian community. RSVP for lunch at (916) 933-1441 or e-mail [email protected].

It’s All About EqWINE
Oct. 3: Support All About Equine, an El Dorado Hills-based horse rescue, at its fundraiser from 6 to p.m. in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. The event includes wine tasting, appetizers, music, live and silent auctions and a raffle. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information visit allaboutequine.org/events.

Health family workshop
Oct. 7 through Nov. 11: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 10001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, will host a workshop series, “Healthy child, Healthy Family,” from 6 to 7 :30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 11. The workshops are free. For more information call (916) 933-1441.

EDHCSD farmers market
Thursdays: Support local farms and vendors at the farmers market held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s parking lot, 1021 Harvard Way.

Town Center farmers market
Saturdays: Stock up on fresh vegetables, fruit and more at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Town Center Boulevard.

Library events

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

Genealogy meeting
Aug. 5: The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

YELL at the library
Aug. 6, 13 & 20: The Youth Executive League at the Library meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Join the high school volunteers who plan community events and fundraisers for local libraries.

Lego Block Party
Aug. 8: Families are invited to build and create using Legos and Duplo blocks from 1 to 3 p.m. All your completed projects will be put on display in the Children’s Library.

Adult Book Club
Aug. 12: Join the Adult Book Club for a discussion of “Empty Mansions” by Bill Dedman from 6:15 to 8 p.m.

Pet reading partners
Aug. 14 & 28: Practice reading out loud with McCaffrey, Lola and Chuck, trained therapy dogs who love to hear you read, from 3 to 5 p.m. No reservations required.

Genealogical Society meeting
Aug. 19: The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society welcomes Glenda Gardner Lloyd presenting “The ABC’s of Land Records” at the society’s meeting, 6:15 to 8 p.m., at the El Dorado Hill Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information visit EDGHS.com.

Aug. 20: All ages are invited to the El Dorado Hills Library for storytime at 10 a.m.

Historical Society meeting
Aug. 26: Learn about the trails forged in the “gold” days over the Sierra at the next Clarksville Region Historical Society meeting. For more information call (916) 933-3173.

Book sale
Aug. 28 & 29: The Friends of the Library will host a members only sale at the library on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. (join for $10) and a public sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Erica’s Craft Class
Tuesdays: Crafters ages 10 and older are invited to join Erica every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for a different exciting craft project. Supplies will be provided.

Fiber Arts Club
Wednesdays: Beginning on Aug. 12, bring a project and join us every week, 2 to 4 p.m., to crochet, knit, embroider, cross stitch, felt, quilt, sew, weave or any other type of needle craft. Share tips and favorite techniques and chat with fellow fiber artists.

Senior events

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

Wildlife presentation
Aug. 6: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center welcomes back Sierra Wildlife Rescue volunteers and their presentation “Local Wildlife in El Dorado County.” At at 10 a.m. SWR volunteers will discuss their rescue operations and how to get along with wildlife in your backyard, and bring live birds of prey from our local habitats. Call the senior center to hold a spot as this program will fill quickly.

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.

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.

Send your announcements at least two weeks in advance to [email protected].

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