What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills
Through Dec. 6: The El Dorado County Office of Education is organizing a fall/winter coat drive. Donations will be distributed to schools and EDCOE operated programs throughout the county.New coats ranging in sizes from infant to adult can be dropped off at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road in Placerville, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All donations should be submitted to the office no later than Dec. 6. For more information call Angela at (530) 622-7130, ext. 0.
Pictures with Santa
Through Dec. 24: Santa Claus will spread cheer while spending time in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and purchase photos. Meet Santa at the California Welcome Center on Post Street next to Cold Stone Creamery. For more information on Santa Photo hours visit eldoradohillstowncenter.com.
Cookies with Santa
Dec. 6: Visit Santa Claus and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate served by Santa’s helpers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the EDHCSD gym, 1021 Harvard Way. Pre-registration fee is $5 per person (children younger than 24 months get in free). If space is available the morning of event the cost is $10. For more information call (916) 933-6624
Holiday lights in the hills
Dec. 6: Join the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in celebration as officials illuminate the Holiday Tree outside the CSD pavilion, corner of Harvard Way and El Dorado Hills Boulevard, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow tree lighting.
Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Dec. 6 & 7: Find unique gifts for that special someone on your list (and maybe a little something for yourself) at the Holiday Art & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. For more information call (916) 933-6624
Women’s Connection luncheon
Dec. 9: This month’s luncheon sponsored by Shingle Springs Women’s Connection and Stonecroft Ministeries will feature master storyteller, teacher and past Women’s Connection Chairperson Brenda Miller, who will bring us into the spirt of the season with a beautifully told Christmas story, at noon at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Cost is $16 per person. Speaker Arlene Fetzer will share how she, a lively music-lover, was out of tune until she found the right key for living. Reservations essential and all cancellations required by Tuesday, Dec 5. Call Barbara at (916) 806-8057 or Ann at (530) 677-9422.
Folsom home tour
Dec. 13 & 14: The 2013 Historic Folsom Holiday Home Tour features nine charming historic sites decorated for the holidays, a lovely art and hand-crafted holiday gift boutique, musical entertainment and an opportunity to enjoy the season as you step back in time. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For tickets and more information call (916) 985-2707 or visit folsomhistorymuseum.org.
Dec. 16: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District will sponsor a community blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the EDHCSD pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way. Donors should eat and drink before donating and bring a photo ID. For more information visit bloodsource.org.
El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway
Poodlums at the library
Dec. 6: Sing, dance and learn with The Poodlums; the first performance is at 9:30 a.m. and the second one is at 10:30 a.m. Play with us in an interactive music program for all families, especially for children 5 and younger.
Make holiday cards
Dec. 11: We’ll provide the paper, glue, glitter and inspiration; you provide the willing hands and heart at the Holiday Card Making event at 1:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library.
Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club
Dec. 13 & 20: High-school-aged teens are welcome to join us for a book club dedicated to reading and discussing science fiction and fantasy books, led by teen volunteer Alex at 3:30 p.m.
Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dec. 14: Join Dr. Murray for a great discussion on Beyond Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at 2 p.m. in the El Dorado Hills Library community room.
Dec. 17: Parents and children are welcome to the monthly ADHD meeting for an evening of support, discussion and knowledge from 7 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Library. This month’s meeting topic is “Coaching Skills for ADHD.”
Jewelry making class
Dec. 18: Weave and loop rings, bracelets or necklaces with colorful rubber bands as gifts for your best friend or as a special treat for yourself. Join us at the El Dorado Hills Library at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Christmas cookie decorating
Dec. 19: Share your creativity at the El Dorado Hills Library’s traditional Christmas cookie decorating from 2:30 to 4 p.m. This event is for ages 7 and older.
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: Join our wonderful Mrs. Lurey as she shares songs, poems and stories with 3- to 5-year-olds. Preschool storytime happens at 11:15 a.m.
Creative Writers Club
Tuesdays: Do you love to write? Do you want to explore your ideas with others? Meet other high school age writers at the El Dorado Hills Library at 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy Storytime
Thursdays: Join Ms. Debbie and Ms. Kathleen for a fun-filled story time of stories, songs and craft at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. This Early Literacy Storytime focuses on five playful and simple ways to prepare your child to become a delighted reader. Ideal for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays: Mother Goose on the Loose is a developmentally appropriate activity for little ones, 0 to 18 months, and their caregivers who engage in song, rhyming and reading for lots of fun. So turn your cell phone off, leave the laundry for later and come join us at this baby story time at 9:30 a.m.
2’s and 3’s On the Go
Fridays: Join Ms. Debbie for this interactive story time full of stories, songs and movement at 10:30 a.m. This interactive toddler story time is geared towards two and 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
El Dorado Hills Senior Center
990 Lassen Lane
Close-up and Macro Photography class
Dec. 5: The El Dorado Hills Senior Center offers a brand new Close-up and Macro Photography workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Both your point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras do a great job on macro photography; learn how it’s done on your own camera! Instructor Bob Gouine will introduce you to the world of close-up photography. The class fee is $29. Preregistration is necessary by calling the EDHCSD registration office at (916) 933-6624.
Dec. 6: El Dorado Hills seniors and all their friends are invited to the annual holiday luncheon at the EDHCSD gym on Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment by Oak Ridge High School Dance Team, Choir and Jazz Band begins at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The suggested donation for lunch is $3 for seniors age 60 and older and others are $5. Make your reservations for this great party by calling the Senior Center. Seating is limited.
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 & 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.
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.
Wednesdays: Gold Country Cribbers of El Dorado Hills has begun its fall Cribbage League Play. This grass-roots club just celebrated its 11th anniversary! Play is sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress and results are tabulated within the western United States. Gold Country Cribbers meet at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. League play continues through spring 2014, with summer play less formal. Interested players can contact Carl Backers at (916) 947-0190.
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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