What's Happening

What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

By From page A4 | January 17, 2012

Community events

Through July 10: Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, hosts this support group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays in Building B, Room 6. Register online at rollhill.church or just show up. Help and encouragement is available after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Led by caring people who have experienced grief and have rebuilt their lives, the group will walk with you on the path toward healing and hope for the future. Recovery includes a video, workbook and support group. You may begin attending at any point in the schedule. For more information call (916) 939-3527 or visit griefshare.org.

School open house
April 19: Montessori Autism Programs and Services Inc. will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music by Asheba, appetizers by West Coast Events and mingling with El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce members. MAPS is located at 1106 Windfield Way, Suite 1, El Dorado Hills. Directions and further information can be found at mapsautism.com.

Food Trucks in the Foothills
April 19: Grab tasty food truck grub from 5 to 8 p.m. at the corner of Ponderosa Road and Highway 50 in the Cal.net parking lot, 4101 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs. This event will benefit Ponderosa High School’s Sober Grad Night, choir boosters and track & field non-profit groups. The lineup of food vendors include All Star Que, Cousins Maine Lobster, 7 Sisters, Cowtown Creamery and North Border Taco. MORE will serve adult beverages to raise money for its programs. More information is available at facebook.com/Foodtrucksinthefoothills.

Democrats meeting
April 19: Sierra Foothills Democratic Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Raley’s El Dorado Hills in the community room. Keith McCallin will give an update on the Single Payer Universal Health Care Bill SB 562 in the California Legislature. All are welcome to attend this discussion. For more information visit edcdems.org or contact Pat Kriz (916) 933-0850 or [email protected].

Mito Kids Walk
April 22: Come out and run or walk to support Help Mito Kids nonprofit and the 4,000 children born every year with the genetically inherited mitochondrial disease. The event begins at 8 a.m. To register for this fun run or to find more information regarding mitochondrial disease visit helpmitokids.org.

Flapjack fundraiser
April 22: Strike a home run for the dogs and join the El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue for its Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 3281 Coach Lane in Cameron Park.

April Pools Day
April 22: Enjoy a free day of swimming at the El Dorado Hills Community Pool from 2 to 4 p.m. This is the official kickoff for the Drowning Prevention Campaign, which includes several events.

Boots and Bling
April 22: All About Equine hosts Boots and Bling, a fundraiser benefitting the animal rescue organization, at 5 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way. For tickets and more information call (916) 520-4223 or visit allaboutequine.org.

Apartment project meeting
April 25: El Dorado County officials will host a public scoping meeting to discuss an apartment project in El Dorado Hills from 6 to 8 p.m. at EDH Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd. The scoping meeting format will be an open house; interested parties may arrive at any time during the two-hour window to receive information on the project or provide comments.

Hiring event
April 27: El Dorado County Connections – One Stop hosts a free employer presentation and hiring event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Services District office, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. During the event representatives from the CPCSD and Blue Ribbon Personnel will share information about their organizations and seasonal, temporary and regular employment opportunities. Participants should bring their résumés and be ready to
interview. To reserve a seat visit bit.ly/2nOIakm.

Community service fair
April 27: The College Planning Center hosts a free community service fair for high school students looking for volunteer opportunities. The fair will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 250 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1311, Folsom.

Coffee with a Cop
 April 28: Residents are invited to chat with sheriff’s deputies over a cup of coffee from 9 a.m. to noon at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 1004 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the deputies in your neighborhood.

Arbor Day celebration
April 28: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District hosts an Arbor Day event at 4 p.m. at Promontory Community Park. For more information call (916) 933-6624.

Pajama Party
April 28: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District hosts it fourth annual mother/daughter night at the CSD gym beginning at 6 p.m. Stations will be set up around the gym — paint nails, arts & crafts, take photos, and more — plus some classic pajama party junk food and a classic movie (appropriate for all ages). Registration is required. Visit edhcsd.org.

Community Clean-Up Day
April 29: Dispose of of large/bulky, unwanted items, green waste and e-waste at this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rolling Hills Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. The clean-up is open to El Dorado Hills residents and residents within the CSD boundaries.

Spaghetti feed
April 29: Friends of Seniors invites everyone to its sixth annual spaghetti feed from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Seniors’ Emergency Fund. Adult tickets are $10 each and $5 for children younger than 10. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, lemonade, coffee, tea and dessert. There will be drawings, a giving tree and a no host bar. Mail your check to: Friends of Seniors, PO Box 564, Placerville 95667. For more information call (530) 334-6090 or email [email protected].

Future Falcons Day
April 29: Folsom Lake College presents Future Falcons Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Folsom campus, 10 College Parkway. The day will be filled with activities for first-time college freshmen and their parents. Community members are also welcome to attend. Participants can take advantage of campus tours, meet their fellow “Falcons,” engage with faculty and staff and attend a series of informative workshops. For more information and to RSVP go to flc.losrios.edu/future-falcons.

Spring dinner
April 29: Only Kindness/the Community Resource Center hosts a fundraiser at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and online at edcrc.org. Enjoy a fun evening of raffles and a meal of tri-tip, pasta, salad and more. The group’s mission is to pursue justice by providing services for those in our community adversely affected by social, economic and health issues.  For more information call (408) 460-2061 or email [email protected].

Outdoor movie night
May 5: Enjoy a family friendly night out and watch “Sing” on a giant inflatable screen at 8 p.m., weather permitting, in the El Dorado Hills Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs. The event is free and popcorn will be served, donated by Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills 14 & IMAX. For more information visit edhtowncenter.com.

Spring Community Garage Sale
May 6: Buy a space and sell your treasures or just come to shop at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon in the EDHCSD parking lot, corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way. Space is limited; call (916) 933-6624 to reserve your spot today.

Meet the author
May 6: Rose Cooper, author/illustrator of “The Dead Serious” series, will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit get yourfaceinabook.com.

Meet the author
May 9: Karin Salvalaggio, mystery author of “Silent Rain,” will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit get yourfaceinabook.com.

Art, Beer & Wine Festival
May 13 & 14: The 14th annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held Mother’s Day weekend in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Enjoy an entire weekend of craft beer and wine tasting, great live music, some of the region’s best artisans and fantastic food. Admission is free with fee-based tastings of either craft beer or wine (or both). The event is presented by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tasting from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tasting kits online visit eldoradohillsartfestival.org.

Meet the authors
May 21: Children’s authors Linda Whalen and Danna Smith will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit get yourfaceinabook.com.

Farmers market
May 21 through Oct. 29: The region’s most popular Farmers Market returns with more produce and commodities than ever before, and runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Shoppers can pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms as well as homemade honey, jams, cheeses and other household favorites. For more information visit eldoradofarmersmarket.com.

EDH half-marathon
June 11: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of the Gold Country Half Marathon and 5k. This inaugural event will be the first major half marathon in beautiful El Dorado Hills. Starting and finishing in El Dorado Hills Town Center, the Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K will showcase what makes El Dorado Hills “one of America’s best places to live.” For more information call (916) 933-1335 or visit rungoldcountry.org. To register visit rungoldcountry.org.

Library events

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

Lego Block Party
April 18: Families are invited to build with Legos at the library at 5 p.m. All the building blocks needed to create masterpieces for the Lego Museum in Children’s Library are provided.

Painting with Bob Ross
April 20: Paint happy little trees at the library from 5 to 6 p.m. We’ll provide all the supplies you need to paint along with the classic PBS show “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross. This event, sponsored by The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library, is for high school students and adults only.

Bridge tournament
April 23: The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library will present a bridge tournament fundraiser from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. In addition to providing a rare local tournament opportunity for bridge aficionados, the event will raise funds to provide essential financial support to enhance the library, literacy and community. The registration form is available at the library or online at EDHLibraryFriends.org/bridge.

Clarksville meeting
April 26: Michele Harris with the Pony Express Association will speak at the next Clarksville Region Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the EDH Library community room. Clarksville in 1861 was a remount station for the overland Pony Express. Michele will share the history of the Pony Express and also when the next yearly ride from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento will take place. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call (916) 933-3173.

Invention Club
Mondays: Create and innovate at the library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn new skills and share ideas with other young inventors. This club is for students in fourth through eighth grade. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

2’s & 3’s On the Go
Tuesdays: This interactive, hands-on program at 9:30 a.m. is perfectly suited for toddlers ages 2 and 3 years old. Sing songs, discover new books and explore the many ways in which to build a solid, early literacy foundation in your child.

Early Literacy program
Wednesdays: Build your child’s pre-reading skills with this engaging and interactive program designed to support your child’s early literacy development for a lifelong love of reading and learning. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and is suitable for children ages 3-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays: Jump-start your child’s brain development with this award-winning program that combines music, movement and literature. Choose from the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. class.

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 Gilmore Senior Center
990 Lassen Lane
(916) 358-3575

Managing Diabetes with Diet
April 18: Led by a clinical expert, the 1 p.m. class will provide an overview on the disease, how diet affects symptoms and practical advice on meal planning. The class is also appropriate for anyone trying to modify their diet to include less sugar and for caregivers of people living with diabetes. Call the senior center to hold a spot.

Smartphone camera, texting basics
April 20: Having trouble taking and sharing pictures on your smartphone? Bring it to the senior center at 1 p.m. and we’ll teach you the camera/texting basics that make smartphone photography so enjoyable. By the end of the class you’ll be snapping, saving and sharing photos like a smartphone pro. Call the senior center to hold a spot.

Wills and Trusts
April 25: Senior citizens attorney Diana Steele will present an overview of wills, trusts and probate for those of us with less than a fortune at 1 p.m. Call the senior center to hold a spot.

Support group meeting
April 27: 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 My Time group, facilitated by Jillien Smith, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the senior center. For more information call Senior and Adult Day Care Services at (916) 358-3560 or visit edcgov.us/humanservices.

Music from the Fabulous ’50s
April 27: Do you remember the ’50s? Host Bill Ho recently went through his extensive music collection and came up with his favorite musical decade, the ’50s, especially the years 1952-1955 — the years before rock and roll. Join us at 1 p.m. to watch music videos that bring back the memories of the top 30 songs of 1952-55. We will talk about the songs, the singers and the ’50s. See and hear singers like Tony Bennett, Patti Page and Frank Sinatra. Call the senior center to sign-up by April 20.

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.

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

Noel Stack

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