What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills
Teen Video Workshop
June 22: The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosts this workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 3300 Coach Lane, Suite A-9, Cameron park. Professional videographer Bill Thorpe will teach students how to work with commercial video and media equipment. The coalition is recruiting new team members to help provide videos for local cable access TV, YouTube and more. No experience required and the workshop is free. Register by June 15; call (916) 941-8482.
Special Olympics golf tournament
June 24: The 11th annual El Dorado County Special Olympics Benefit Golf Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cameron Park Country Club. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
June 25: Sacramento’s 22nd annual June HIREvent will bring together a team of representatives from the public and private sectors eager to fill immediate openings from noon to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 5321 Date Ave. off Madison at I-80. Admission is free. For more information visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).
Zumba charity event
June 29: Getting fit has never been so easy – or so rewarding! Attend a free Zumba class at 8 a.m. at Folsom MMA, 316 Natoma St. Zumba Fitness LLC will donate in food the amount of calories you shake off in the class to the World Food Programme and Feeding America to help people struggling with hunger around the world. Get shakin’ and help end world hunger! Space is limited. To reserve your spot in the class rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 9: Spend the evening enjoying the art of the automobile at 36 Handles from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Concours Raduno features light hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and music as you enjoy a fabulous display of motor cars. If you are the owner of a motor car of significance please feel free to display it so all may enjoy. Admission is free.
July 22-25: Enjoy Bible lessons, crafts, snacks, games, friends, smiles and fun at Sonrock Kids Camp at Journey Church, 450 Blue Ravine Road Folsom, from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp is for children ages 4 to 9. Cost is $40 for one child, $35 for siblings. For more information call (916) 983-4648 or visit journeychurchhome.org.
Sundays: Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, gifts and more at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway
Mondays: Enjoy stories and songs with the El Dorado Hills Library’s wonderful storytellers at 3:30 p.m. A craft will follow most of the time. All ages are welcome.
Tuesdays: Children ages 4 and 5 are welcome to preschool storytime with wonderful volunteer Mrs. Lurey. Come to the El Dorado Hills Library each week at 11 a.m. for songs, stories and a craft.
Creative Writer’s Club
Tuesdays: Do you love to write? Do you want to explore your ideas with others? Come and meet other writers at 3:30 p.m. at the Creative Writer’s Club for high-school-age writers at the El Dorado Hills Library.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Wednesdays: Little ones (0 to 18 months) and their caregiver(s) will have lots of fun at this 30 minute baby storytime at 9 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is a developmentally appropriate, lap sit storytime, engaging child and adult in song, rhyming and reading fun.
2s & 3s On the Go!
Wednesdays: Join Ms. Debbie for stories, songs and movement at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. This storytime is geared towards 2- and 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
Early Literacy Storytime
Thursdays: Enjoy a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs and a craft at 10 a.m. This Early Literacy Storytime focuses on the Six Early Literacy Skills, which prepare your child to become a reader. It’s ideal for ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Arts and Crafts
Fridays: Explore your creativity with arts and crafts at 10 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. Art supplies are provided.
June 18: Cupcake decorating is the yummy focus for Teen Tuesday (grades six through 12) at 2 p.m. Decorating supplies are provided so just bring your friends for a sweet time.
June 18: The topic of the CHADD meeting at 7 p.m. is “Positive Behavior Interactions and Summertime Strategies.” Guest speakers are from SELPA, the El Dorado County Office of Education. Following the presentation is an open discussion. Children, parents, teachers and administrators are encouraged to attend. Please note location change: The June meeting will be held at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive.
Genealogy Society meeting
June 19: Kim Von Aspern-Parker will speak on “Developing Timelines to Aid Your Genealogy” at the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society meeting at 6:15 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library, children’s section. Come early to visit with other members.
June 20: A highly entertaining puppet show will entertain the audience at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. All ages are welcome.
Used book sale
June 21 & 22: Support our the El Dorado Hills Library at the used book sale and take advantage of some great deals. All books are now being sold by the pound and, yes, it’s the same great quality of books. Friday is the Early Bird presale from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to members of the Friends of the Library only. If you are not yet a member, come on Friday night and sign up for the $10 annual membership. On Saturday the book sale is open to everyone from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale provide new books and support the program activities at the El Dorado Hills Library.
June 26: What do food labels such as “Low Trans Fat” and “Sugar Free” really mean? Do we really know what we are eating? Nutrition by Nancy will lead us through the overwhelming maze of decoding food labels so that we can make healthier choices. Join us at 10 a.m. Register online for this adult class by going to the Calendar at the El Dorado Hills Library website and click on Nutrition by Nancy.
Daddy and Me Play to Grow
June 29: Dads and their wee ones, 0 to 3, join in an hour of fun activities at 10 a.m. An exploration of art, imagination, books, math and music highlight this hour.
Yummy Healthy Potstickers
July 3: We’ll be mixing, baking and taking away potstickers at the El Dorado Hills Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3. Register online for this adult class by going to “Upcoming Events” at the El Dorado Hills Library website, eldoradolibrary.org. Click on “Make Healthy Potstickers” and register or call the library.
El Dorado Hills Senior Center
990 Lassen Lane
Movies of the month
June 17: El Dorado Hills Senior Center will show “The Impossible” after Senior Nutrition Lunch at 1 p.m., or come for lunch too. Both the movies and the popcorn are free!
June 19 through July 3: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center announces its new Wii Bowling Instructional program in collaboration with Teen Center staff and participants. We are hosting a three-week session to teach seniors about Wii Bowling, a video-style game played on a big screen TV, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Most Senior Centers have Wii systems and many participate in Wii bowling leagues. In fact, hundreds of centers nationwide are participating in National Senior Wii Bowling Day in July. This simple and fun game can help improve both your balance and hand-eye coordination. The deadline to register is June 17. Call the Senior Center.
Bus trip to Tahoe
June 23: Join the El Dorado Hills Senior Center on a day trip to Harvey’s and Harrah’s in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. Family and friends are welcome! The bus will depart from EDH Raley’s, loading at 9:15 a.m. and returning at approximately 7:15 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and leave the driving to us. The trip fee is $37. Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, $20 machine vouchers and $7 in food vouchers or free buffet brunch upon arrival (must have Harrah’s/Harvey’s Players Card; we can obtain one for you if necessary). Seating is limited. Sign up before the registration dealing of June 20 (or when full) by calling 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.
Mondays: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center is offering an Adaptive Chair Yoga class from 3 to 4 p.m. Instructor Donna Rixmann of Yoga Peace will lead this gentle chair-based class including an introduction to yogic movement, breathing, meditation and relaxation practices. Students with limitations due to previous injuries, chronic conditions or general inflexibility should consider this class. A punch-card for five classes is available at the CSD registration office for $37; call (916) 933-6624. Students may also pay a $10 drop-in fee per day.
Grand’s and Great’s Gazette
Fridays: 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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