What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events

National Wine Day
May 25: Sample wines from select El Dorado County Fair Gold Medal winning wineries from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the California Welcome Center, 2085 Vine St., Suite 105, El Dorado Hills. The even is free. For more information call (916) 933-1335, ext. 2.

Joint mixer
May 26: The El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills chambers of commerce host a joint Business Connects Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ponte Palmero, 3081 Ponte Morino in Cameron Park. Socialize, mingle and network with the El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills chambers. There will be plenty of good conversation, delicious food and cocktails. Raffle drawing will be available with all proceeds going to the chamber scholarship fund.

CRC fundraiser
May 28: Only Kindness Community Resource Center of El Dorado County is having an event at the Veterans Hall, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will include a corn hole competition, the Gold Rush Barbershop Quartet, an American fare buffet beginning with hot dogs, baked beans, chili mac and fruit salad and other fun activities. Tickets available at the door or online at edcrc.org. For more information call (530) 344-1864.

Memorial Day event
May 30: Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery in Rescue hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. The event will include a performance by the Cantare Chorale, a message from Pastor Larry George and an honor guard presentation. For more information call (530) 677-7171.

Wounded Veteran Run
May 30: The sixth annual Aerojet Rocketdyne Wounded Veteran Run fundraiser to benefit local injured veterans through the national and local veteran-support organizations will be held on Memorial Day at Vista del Lago High School, 1970 Broadstone Parkway in Folsom. For more information and to register visit woundedveteranrun.org.

Chamber luncheon
June 1: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at EDH Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. Topic will be speed networking. To register call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradhillschamber.org.

Meet the author
June 2: Gail Avery Halverson, author of “The Boundary Stone,” will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Set in England during the Great Plague, Halverson’s page-turning historical romance centers on Lady Catherine, a curious and talented young woman torn between duty to her family and her longing to accomplish something of note. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Grants gala
June 3: The Women’s Fund El Dorado annual Grants Gala,  where more than $60,000 in grants and scholarships will be formally announced and attendees will hear from 2015 grant recipients, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills. Tickets must be purchased in advance at womensfundeldorado.org or call (530) 622-5621 for more information.

Outdoor movie
June 3: Bring blankets at the kids for an outdoor movie at the Steven Young Amphitheater in El Dorado Hills Town Center at 8:30 p.m.

Meet the author
June 5: Bill Carpentier, author of “Dust from the Attic,” will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This inspiring author of “The Two Hour Leader” looks back on his life with a critical eye – and great comic timing. Carpentier shares his experiences of growing up in an Italian family in 1950s Brooklyn, naval training during a long winter on the Great Lakes and trying to be “present” for his kids long-distance. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Blood drive
June 7: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive at El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX Theater from 1 to 6 p.m. Bloodmobiles will be located in the parking lot. Participants will receive one free movie pass that can be redeemed online at MyBloodSource.org. For more information call (916) 453-3039.

Hump Day
June 8: Food Trucks in the Foothills presents Hump Day at El Dorado Hills Community Park from 5 to 8 p.m. A portion of proceeds support the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation.

Chamber mixer
June 8: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dry Diggings Distillery, 5050 Robert J Matthews Parkway, Suite 850, El Dorado Hills. Reservations not necessary.

Bike Rodeo
June 11: Children ages 6 to 12 and invited to bring they helmet and bike to the free Bike Rodeo at the St. Andrews Drive entrance of Community park from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids will enjoy the obstacle course and games and get bike safety checks. Register online at eldoradohillscsd.org.

Wine at Town Center
June 11: The Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park present Wine at Town Center from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring award-winning local wines and delicious samples from area restaurants as well as live music and a silent auction. For tickets and more information visit wineattowncenter.com.

Spirituality of Healing and Caregiving
June 11: Holy Trinity Parish, 3111 Tierra de Dios Drive in El Dorado Hills, hosts this special presentation from 9 a.m. to noon. It is designed for anyone who faces the stressors of caring about or for others at any level — from a distance, directly or indirectly, paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time. Seating is limited. Register no later than May 31 by calling (530) 677-3234.

Parents Night Out
June 17-18: No need for a babysitter … just bring them to the El Dorado Hills CSD gym for a night full of awesome activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and ending 9 a.m. Saturday. Children will be supervised by awesome Day Camp Staff members and are sure to have a great time while parents enjoy a night off. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Register online at eldoradohillscsd.org.

Father’s Day breakfast
June 19: The Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Valley Road, hosts a special Father’s Day omelet breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. For more information call (530) 677-9345.

Chamber golf tournament
June 20: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will take Place at Serrano. THe event includes lunch, dinner, contests, raffle prizes and more with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the chamber’s scholarship fund. Register by June 10. Call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradhillschamber.org.

Baseball golf tourney
June 20: EDH’s Hornets Baseball Club presents its first golf tournament fundraiser at Cameron Park County Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 1 p.m. and post-golf dinner provided. Single player donor is $125 and foursome donor is $400. E-mail registration to [email protected].

Meet the author
June 25: Garrett Calcaterra, author of the “Dreamwielder Chronicles,” will appear at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Legends foretold the emperor’s demise at the hands of a sorceress, so he has done all in his power to stamp out magic in the empire. But when his minions discover a Dreamwielder on a seaside farmstead, he knows the threat is alive. For more information call (916) 941-9401 or visit getyourfaceinabook.com.

Farmers market
Sundays: The El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market returns with more produce and commodities, and runs 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

Invention Club
May 23: Fourth- through eighth-grade students are welcome to use their imaginations to create amazing things from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Magical Moments for the Exceptional Child
May 25: This storytime, play group and support group, which meets at 3:30 p.m., is designed especially for special children ages 3 to 5 years old with exceptional needs and their families. Reservations are required. Reserve your spot by e-mailing: Katie Rinehart at [email protected].

Clarksville meeting
May 25: The Clarksville Region Historical Society meeting features speaker Author Ellen Osborn, who will present highlights of her book “Evolution of Highway 50 from Indian Trail to Today” at 6:30 p.m. in the library community room. This is a free event. For more information visit edhhistory.org or call (916) 933-3173.

Volunteer orientation
May 31: Learn how you can make a difference at the library this summer. This orientation,for students entering ninth grade and older, will be held at 3:30 p.m. No registration required. If you have any questions contact Sandra Kelsey at [email protected].

Library Talk
June 1: The El Dorado Hills Library hosts a live-streaming Q&A event with author Leigh Bardugo, author of “Six of Crows,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Summer volunteer orientation
June 2: Students entering ninth grade and older are invited to learn how they can make a difference at the library this summer. Orientation begins at 5 p.m.

Summer kick-off party
June 4: Join the Summer Reading Challenge: “Explore Beyond the Pages” and kick off your summer with map making, birdhouses, and a library scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adult Book Club
June 8: Join the Adult Book Club for a discussion of “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Regional Cultures of North America” by Colin Woodard at 6:15 p.m.

Summer story time
June 9: Join Miss Deb and Miss Paula for summer storytime at 10 a.m.

Science Wizard
June 10: The Science Wizard will demonstrate just how cool chemistry can be in this interactive and humorous science show at 10 a.m.. This show is recommended for students in first through sixth grade but all ages are welcome. Tickets are required. Pick them up at the library beginning on June 4.

Lego Block Party
June 11: Show off your master building skills at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. All creations will be put on display in the Children’s Library.

Coloring for grown-ups
June 14: Enjoy a relaxing evening of coloring gardens, ocean scenes and ornate patterns with other adults from 5 to 7 p.m. Materials and refreshments provided.

Genealogy meeting
June 15: The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society meets at 6 p.m.

Fratello Marionettes
June 16: The Fratello Marionettes will be performing their newest show, “Mother Goose Land,” at 10 and 11 a.m. Tickets are required. Pick them up at the library beginning on June 11.

Teen Tuesday
Tuesdays: Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to the El Dorado Hills Library for special activities at 2 p.m.

Art Wednesday
Wednesdays: Open ended art exploration for all ages is offered in two sessions, 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library.

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

Brain Connections
May 20: Join us at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center at 10 a.m. for the monthly Brain Connections program facilitated by Judy Bakke, certified brain wellness instructor. Learn practical ways to increase memory and stay mentally sharp while having fun and enjoying a light breakfast meal. Class fee is $5.

Potsticker class
May 21: Join EDH resident Judy Chu Barnes as she teaches you how to make tasty homemade, healthy and delicious potstickers in our Let’s Make Delicious Potstickers! class at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This hands-on class includes recipes and one dozen potstickers to take home. There is a $10 supply fee required to hold your spot in the class. Reservations are necessary. The registration deadline is May 18. Call the Senior Center.

Creative Living and ReCreation
May 24: Get in touch with that inner child of curious wonder and initiate new activities or rediscover the pleasure of old ones. Identify interests that carry you to unexplored areas of living through social interactions and self-expression. Join us at 1 p.m. to hear Roberta Rimbault, MA, Commissioner on Aging, speak at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Please call to hold a spot.

My Time support group
May 26 and June 30: Those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease are invited to the My Time free support group that meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. For more information call Senior Day Care Services at (530) 621-6180 or visit edcgov.us/humanservices.

Fall prevention workshop
May 31: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers a new fall prevention workshop  from 1 to 3 p.m. with Pam Farrell. Information includes actions you can take right away to feel more confident walking, applying safety precautions in your home, available community resources and how staying  active can make a big difference. Canes, walkers and wheelchairs are encouraged. The class fee is $19 payable at the EDHCSD registration office; call (916) 933-6624. The registration deadline is May 20.

Nature walk and picnic
June 1: Oak Ridge High School students Kyoko Lee and Haley Garland have planned a local nature walk and picnic for seniors age 50 and older at El Dorado Hills Community Park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will enjoy a 30- to 45-minute walk through the park, then enjoy an outdoor picnic. Meeting location will be available upon payment of the $10 registration fee at the Senior Center. The registration deadline is May 23. This walk will be over uneven terrain and not suitable for wheelchairs.

Smart Driver class
June 2 & 9: An AARP Smart Driver Class will be offered at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center on two consecutive Tuesdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. The course covers DMV information, reviewing rules of the road and defensive driving strategies. A DMV certificate of completion is issued when students attend all eight hours. The class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members and is payable in order to hold your spot. Pre-registration (including payment and required form) is necessary and available by calling the Senior Center.

Chair yoga
June 2-30: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers a new chair yoga class beginning on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. This is the first of three summer sessions. Class will be held at Get Fit EDH, 5009 Windplay Drive, Suite 3, in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. The class will be taught by Sue Spencer of Get Fit EDH. Students can attend one day per week for $30 or two days per week for $45. Pre-registration is required one week before class. Call the CSD registration office at (916) 933-6624 or visit edhcsd.org.

Painting class
June 4: In the Paint and a Splash Too! class you will complete a whole painting in just two hours! Students will receive step-by-step instruction in painting “Tropical Paradise,” using acrylics on canvas from 10 a.m. to noon. The registration fee is $30 and can be paid by calling the CSD at (916) 933-6624 or online at edhcsd.org. The registration deadline is June 1. All materials are included and no art skills are required. Join us for refreshments in a comfortable atmosphere as you paint away with friends. Local residents Terri Haverty, Maggie Bosch and Sherry Pavloff, owners of Paint & A Splash Too!, look forward to having you.

Qi Gong classes
June 9-30: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center is excited to announce new 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 first session will beheld on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Classes will be instructed by local acupuncturist Wendy Stedeford. A free informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. The fee for the four-week session is $37. There is also a $10 drop-in fee per class. Call the he CSD registration office at (916) 933-6624 or visit edhcsd.org.

Photo organization class
June 10: Do you have boxes, bags and albums full of family photos and memorabilia that need to be sorted, organized and scanned? Bring them to the Gilmore Senior Center, where you will learn to organize them and you can even scan them in on the high-speed scanner. This program will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Laptops are welcome and bring a flash drive too. You can also work on scrapbook pages if you prefer. Judy Bujold of Captured Moments is our memorabilia-sorting expert. There is a $25 supply fee payable upon registration at the Senior Center. Pre-registration is necessary; call the Senior Center.

Mind Fit
June 16-30: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosts the new Mind Fit series — three sessions led by brain fitness expert Glenn Krakow. Learn proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning including fun group activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. There are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. Classes will be held on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. The registration deadline is June 8. Your $20 materials fee will hold your spot in the class; call the Senior Center.

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.

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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