What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events

Where’s Waldo in El Dorado Hills
July: Look for Waldo, the famous book character, in El Dorado Hills Town Center’s businesses throughout the month of July! Children can pick up a Find Waldo passport at Face in a Book, then visit other local businesses to find hidden Waldo figures. If you find Waldo at 20 or more businesses, you’ll be eligible to enter a grand prize drawing held at Face in a Book on Friday, July 31.

Business Connects luncheon
July 1: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EDH Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd. Guest speaker Deanna Fenton of Compass Strategies will discuss how to utilize social media. For more information or to register call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Blood drive
July 2: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive at El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX theater, 2101 Vine St. in El Dorado Hills, to meet the community’s need for blood and blood products from 2 to 6 p.m. Bloodmobiles will be located in the parking lot. All participants will receive one free movie pass. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are necessary.  For more information call 1-800-995-4420 ext. 60039.

Chamber mixer
July 8: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly mixer at Gold Country Run + Sport, 4370 Town Center Blvd., Suite 150, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Poetry Night
July 10: Read your own original poem or recite one you love on this special evening dedicated to poetry at Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills. The event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

Publication celebration
July 14: Face in a Book will celebrate the publication of Harper Lee’s highly anticipated new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” with sweet tea and treats all day. The shop is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, El Dorado Hills.

Parents’ Night Off
July 17-18: Looking to enjoy a night away from your kiddos? No need for a babysitter… just bring them to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District for a night full of awesome activities, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kids will start off with a pizza pig-out, then enjoy a late night swim at the pool … next, it’s back to the gym for a good, old-fashioned sleep over. Children will be supervised by our awesome Day Camp Staff members. For more information or to register visit edhcsd.org.

Where’s Waldo party
July 31: Face in a Book is serving treats and handing out prizes at its Where’s Waldo party. Did you find Waldo at 20 or more Town Center businesses this month? If you did, you’re eligible to enter a grand prize drawing held tonight. Must be present to win. For more information call (916) 941-9401.

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.

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.

Mental health workshop
Sept. 13: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane in El Dorado Hills, hosts a 12:30 p.m. workshop intended for those who love someone suffering from mental illness. Diane Mintz, author of “In Sickness and in Mental Health,” will lead the discussion. A light lunch will be provided. The workshop is free. To register call 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.

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

Mad Science
June 26: We know you have always wanted to figure out how planes fly. This is the show that can teach you. Children will be amazed at the awesome properties of air pressure and what they can do to a roll of toilet paper. What will happen when they can’t take apart a ball no bigger than a softball? Amazing answers await within the Up,Up and Away Show and 10 and 11 a.m. Tickets are required for all summer performers. Pick up your free tickets during library hours.

Used book sale
June 26 & 27: The Friends of the El Dorado Hills Library host a used book sale from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday for members (come and join for $10 a year) and for the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds help support library programs.

Art Wednesday
July 1, 8, 15 & 23: Art exploration is offered for all ages during this Wednesday event with three times to choose from” 11:30 a.m., noon or 12:30 p.m.. Each week we’ll explore a different way to make art.

Superhero Storytime
July 2: Dress up as your favorite superhero and come to the El Dorado Hills Library for tales of heroic feats and dastardly villains at 10 a.m.

Adult crafts
July 2, 9, 16 & 23: Unleash your inner crafter at these classes geared for adults from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration is recommended as supplies are limited. Classes are: stamped coasters (July 2), custom painted shoes July 9), embroidery (July 16) and bracelets (July 23). Call the library or register online.

Teen Tuesday
July 7, 14 & 21: Youth age 11 and older are invited to participate in Teen Tuesday activities, 2 to 4 p.m. Upcoming events include Superhero Murder Mystery (July 7), Mug Cakes & Ice Cream (July 14) and Jeopardy (July 21).

July 9, 16, 23 & 30: All ages are invited to the El Dorado Hills Library for story time at 10 a.m.

Pet Partners
July 10 & 24: Practice reading out loud with McCaffrey, Lola and Chuck, trained therapy dogs who love to hear you read, 3 to 5 p.m. No reservations required.

Lego Block Party
July 11: 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.

Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament
July 18: Play in the Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament on Wii. A $10 entry fee gets you a slice of pizza and a chance to be the champion. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.

Painting with Bob Ross
July 25: Paint happy little trees and beautiful landscapes with the guidance of Bob Ross (via DVD) from 1 to 3 p.m. The library will provide all the supplies you need to paint along with the Happy Painter.

Reading with Ruby
Wednesdays: Practicing reading out loud with Ruby, the therapy dog, every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. No reservations required.

Senior events

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

Multi-generational book club
July 6: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center sponsors a newly organized book club, the T.A.S. (Teens and Seniors) Book Club, coordinated by ORHS student Kyoko Lee.  The upcoming TAS Book Club meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center. This unique program offers teens and seniors alike a chance to explore literature. Call the Senior Center to let us know you will attend.

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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