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What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events

Meet the author
Aug. 26: Face in a Book hosts Susan Spann, author of “The Ninja’s Daughter,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For history lovers and mystery lovers, Spann’s novels delight with their authenticity, surprising plots and great characters. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Spaghetti feed
Aug. 27: Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms hosts a spaghetti feed fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Folsom Veterans Hall, 1300 Forrest St. To purchase tickets call Jody (916) 837-4283 or Robin (916) 847-5572.

Read to the Dogs
Aug. 28 and Sept. 25: Bring your young reader to Face in a Book for a special, free, one-on-one Read to the Dogs session with the friendliest little Corgis in the whole world. Tanner and Emma love children and love listening to stories. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Painted Cork party
Sept. 1: The Painted Cork hosts a free celebration at its new studio, 726 Sutter St. in Folsom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Check out the new studio space and enjoy snacks. For more information call (916) 985-4535 or visit paintedcork.com

Book sale
Sept. 9-11: The semi-annual Friends of the Folsom Library Book Sale will be held at the library’s meeting room. Browse a wide assortment of thousands of gently used books, including history, children’s, science fiction, romance, westerns, fiction, cookbooks and more. For additional information go to foflib.org or call (916) 608-8743.

Nonprofits 101
Sept. 10: Learn what the Boys and Girls Club, Fat Kitty City and All About Equine organizations do for children, cats and horses at a special event from 10 a.m. to noon at at Foothills United Methodist Church, 3301 Green Valley Road, Rescue. Special entertainment will be Carole Perusse, singing the classics. A light lunch will be served. Suggested donation is $5. For reservations call (916) 933-1539.

Meet the author
Sept. 11: Lisa M. Bakos, author of “Too Many Moose!” will be at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Doggy wash
Sept. 11: St. Stephen’s Church hosts a dog wash from noon to 3 p.m. at the church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills. Proceeds will benefit Foothill Dog Rescue. For more information call (916) 933-1441.

Blood drive
Sept. 12: BloodSource and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District host a blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the EDHCSD parking lot, corner of Harvard Way and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Bring photo ID. For more information call (916) 453-3039.

Buy a Day of Hope charity golf tournament
Sept. 17: Have fun in the sun at Empire Ranch Golf Course and support the El Dorado Hills Endowment. The endowment’s mission is to increase awareness of the needs of El Dorado Hills and inspire generosity to strengthen the community. Shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m. and entry fee includes a buffet dinner and exciting prizes. Pre-registration is required. Visit tinyurl.com/BuyADay for more information.

Health event
Sept. 23: In partnership with Marshall Medical Center, Holy Trinity Parish’s Health Education Ministry will host a free wellness event for the public where participants may enjoy healthy food bites and wine tasting, Tai Chi and yoga presentations, free health screenings and more from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call (530) 677-3234 or visit holytrinityparish.org.

Meet the author
Sept. 24: Donald J. Fraser, author of “The Emergence of One American Nation: the Revolution, the Founders and the Constitution” will be at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Night in the Vineyard
Oct. 15: KCRA meteorologist Eileen Javora will emcee this festive event, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., featuring local wineries, local brews, a silent and live auction, live music, dancing and delicious food and desserts at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Proceeds benefit Hands4Hope. Early bird pricing discount available through Sept. 15. Full tables and sponsorships also available. For more information or to purchase tickets visit hands4hopeyouth.org or call (916) 294-7426.

All About EqWine
Oct. 15: Support All About Equine’s operations and programs at this event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. Enjoy wine tasting, appetizers, music and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $40 per person. Must be 21 or older.

Farmers market
Sundays: The El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market returns with more produce and commodities every Sunday through Oct. 30. Visitors will enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, as well as homemade honey, jams, cheeses and other household favorites.

Library events

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

Sow What
Aug. 23: Bring your little one to the library to learn all about Organic Food at 3:30 p.m.

Clarksville meeting
Aug. 24: The Clarksville Region Historical Society will start its fall program with speaker Elena Smith from the California State Library. She will speak on the historic beginnings of two of our pioneer families, The Tongs and The Joergers. The Tongs settled in Clarksville around 1855 and the Joergers bought the Mormon Tavern and turned into the family home until it was burned down to make way for the new alignment of Highway 50. Join us at the El Dorado Hills Library’s community room at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit edhhistory.org or call (916) 933-3173.

Book Sale
Aug. 26 & 27: The Friends of the El Dorado Hills Library hosts its monthly book sale. Members (join that day) get to take advantage of a pre-sale from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday and the general public is invited to fill their bag from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pet Partners
Fridays: Practice reading aloud with trained therapy dogs from 3 to 5 p.m. McCaffrey, Lola and Chuck are all ears and love to hear a good story.

Senior events

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

Guest speaker
Aug. 23: Bonnie Chow from The Greater Sacramento Alzheimer’s Association and Jarrod Sieberg, DMV senior driver ombudsman, will speak at El Dorado Hills Senior Center at 1 p.m. Healthy Body, Healthy Brain and Driver Safety and the Aging Driver is an interactive workshop. Hear about research-based strategies to keep your memory sharp, keys to a brain-healthy diet and the importance of staying socially connected. Sieberg will discuss driver license renewal strategies, DMV criteria for evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive or physical impairments and how your health is closely connected to your driving. Call the center to make your reservation.

Qi Gong classes
Sept. 1: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center is excited to announce its Qi Gong classes. Qi Gong is often called Chinese yoga. It is a gentle and holistic practice that is part exercise, part moving meditation to increase mental clarity, range of motion, flexibility and improve overall wellbeing. The upcoming four-week session begins Thursday, Sept. 8, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. An optional free informational session will be held one week prior, 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Classes will be instructed by local acupuncturist Wendy Stedeford. The fee for the four-week session is $37 payable online at edhcsd.org, at the CSD registration office — call (916)933-6624 — or at the senior center. There is an optional $10 drop-in fee per class.

Yoga classes
Beginning Sept. 2: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers two new yoga classes which will be held at Get Fit EDH, 5009 Windplay Drive, and taught by Sue Spencer. Four-week chair yoga will be offered from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 6-27. Students will safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Chair yoga class fee is $30. Yin Yoga is a slow, restorative style of yoga that focuses on slowly stretching the connective tissue. Most postures are done lying down or seated. Guided meditation and positive affirmations are included to increase your sense of peace and calm. Yin Yoga is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on four consecutive Fridays, Sept. 2-23. The class fee for Yin Yoga is $35. No yoga experience is required for either class. Preregistration is necessary and available at the CSD registration office; call (916) 933-6624 or visit edhcsd.org.

Balance class
Sept. 8 through Oct. 3: Join us for the brand new Matter of Balance class at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Matter of Balance is a national, evidence-based program developed at Boston University. This eight-session program is sponsored by El Dorado County’s Commission on Aging and led by Vicki Ludwig, COA commissioner, and community volunteer Nora Kolthoff. If you have experienced serious or repeated falls or are concerned about falling this class is for you. Students will learn how to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risk and exercise to increase strength and balance. Call the Senior Center to register and bring your $25 materials fee to the center to hold your spot. Refreshments will be served. Program scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 2.

World Gold Panning Championships trip
Sept. 15: Enjoy a local bus excursion up to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds to attend the World Gold Panning Championships. The bus will depart El Dorado Hills at 9 a.m. and return at 1:30 p.m. On Golden Agers Day local seniors will cheer on gold panners in preliminary heats to qualify for the Sunday finals. The El Dorado County Historical Museum will also be open. No-host lunch options are available at the fairgrounds. The trip fee is $24, payable at the CSD registration office; call (916) 933-6624 or visit edhcsd.org. Trip registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Support group meeting
Sept. 29: My Time — El Dorado Hills is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon the last Thursday of the month at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center and is facilitated by Jillien Smith, program supervisor for Senior Day Care Services in El Dorado Hills. For more information call (530) 621-6180 or visit edcgov.us/humanservices.

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.

Ukulele and guitar jam
Mondays: Join us from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center for our new combination ukulele and guitar jam sessions. 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. All levels (except new beginners) are invited to participate.

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.

Party Bridge play
Wednesdays: Bridge players gather at the El Dorado Hills Gilmore Center to play casual Party Bridge from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are not required. This program is not for beginners as lessons are not offered.

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.

Chess club
Thursdays: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s Chess Club meets on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The club is under the leadership of local resident Wil Brunet, former ranked player. If you already play chess, join us to recreate famous games, exchange playing ideas and have fun playing chess. Lessons are not available. The club meets at Oak Knoll Club House, 3331 Alyssum Circle off of Bass Lake Road in the Hills of El Dorado. Reservations can be made by calling the Senior Center.

Falun Dafa
Fridays: Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through a series of easy-to-learn exercises and meditation. Benefits include stress and anxiety reduction, increased energy and improved health. Falun Dafa movements are simpler than Tai Chi. Free Falun Dafa classes are offered  at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call the senior center to hold your spot.

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