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.

CERT training
Now: The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is offering Community Emergency Response Team training classes. For more information call (530) 621-5895 or contact Chris Dowell at (530) 333-0277 or [email protected].

Democrats meeting
June 21: The Sierra Foothills Democratic Club will host Bill Durston, MD, president of Americans Against Gun Violence, at 6 p.m. at Raley’s, 3935 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills, in the community room. Durston leads an active volunteer organization with a critical message for our community on how to reduce and prevent gun violence. Everyone is welcome to attend. Visit edhdems.org for more information or contact Pat Kriz at (916) 933-0850 or [email protected].

Drive for Marshall
June 23: The 34th Bob West Drive for Marshall Golf Tournament takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 2600 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. For more information visit marshallfound.org and click on Events.

Free Community Archery Day
June 24: All ages are welcome to explore the range and try archery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3321 El Dorado Hills Boulevard. No experience or equipment necessary.

Bell Tower Brewfest
June 24: This popular Placerville event hosted by downtown merchants features more than 45 different craft brews for patrons age 21 and older, live entertainment and more on historical Main Street. For more information visit placerville-downtown.org or call (530) 672-3436.

Dreams and Drivers
June 25: The Dreams and Drivers fifth annual pancreatic cancer fundraiser and car show will be held at Red Hawk Casino, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Pan Can Action Network. Pre-registration is open atnorcaleurosociety.com/pancan/pancan2017reg.php.

Handshake and Eggs
June 28: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly breakfast mixer at Early Toast Mimosa House, 2023 Vine St., Suite 102, at 7:30 a.m. For more information and to RSVP call (916) 933-1335 or visit eldoradohillschamber.org.

Meet the author
June 29: Face In A Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts an ice cream social and writer Amy Ettinger, author of “Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Blood drive
July 5: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at Regal Cinemas. The Bloodmobile will be in the Vine Street parking lot. For more information call (916) 453-3039.

Chamber blender
July 12: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly blender at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barbershop,
881 Embarcadero Drive in El Dorado Hills, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No RSVP required.

Meet the author
July 14: Face In A Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts a book signing with Susan Spann, author of “Betrayal at Iga,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Spann’s mysteries are grounded in ancient Japanese history and filled with suspense and intrigue.

Meet the author
July 16: Face In A Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts Gianna Marino, author of  the picture book “Splotch,” 10:30 a.m. to noon. Splotch the goldfish was meant to be in his bowl when his boy got home from school — but he isn’t there.

Meet the author
July 14: Face In A Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts a book signing with Claire Booth, author of “Another Man’s Ground,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Appointed to the vacant sheriff’s position in Branson County, Mo., Hank Worth needs to win the upcoming election to keep his job. He’s confident about his campaign, but only if he’s able to keep a secret.

Farm to Table fundraiser
Aug. 12: El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom presents the Farm to Table 20-Mile Taste fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shadowridge Ranch in Placerville. Tickets are on sale now for $35 each until July 31, then $45 each until Aug. 11 and $50 each at the door. Purchase at agintheclass-edc.org.

Farmers market
Sundays: 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. 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.

Library events

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

Teen Tuesday
June 20 & 27: Enjoy an activity geared for teens at 2 p.m. Learn about robotic engineering from our guest speaker Jules Bamberger, founder of Atlas Robotics. (June 20) and upcycle discarded books into beautiful art (June 27). For middle school and high school students only.

Art exploration
June 21 through July 26: We’ll provide all the materials you need to explore art’s endless possibilities on Wednesdays during two sessions, 10 and 11 a.m. Art is messy work, so please wear appropriate clothes. Free for all ages.

Dance performance, class
June 22: Enjoy a performance by the talented dancers of El Dorado Dance Academy at 10 a.m. followed by a free class.

June 22 and July 6: The maker’s revolution is not just for kids. Join the adult Make-It-and-Take-It sessions at 6 p.m., featuring paper crafting, jewelry making and other free hands-on learning activities.

Book sale
June 23 & 24: The Friends of the El Dorado Hills Library host a book sale. Members are invited to shop Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and the sale is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Science Wizard
June 29: The Science Wizard presents: Awesome Air Pressure at two shows, 10 and 11 a.m. This is a loud science show, recommended for ages 6 and older. Tickets will be available starting June 16.

STEM for Girls
July 5-7: This camp for girls entering fifth through eighth grade focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Projects include coding, solar technology, and cyber security. Camp runs from 8 to 10 a.m.  and is led by Medha Aiyah as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up on the library’s website or call Sandra Kelsey at (916) 358-3501.

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

Improve Your Balance Through Exercise
Through July 6: Stay on your feet. Remain vertical. Using the basic exercises from the evidence-based Matter of Balance training, Nora Kolthoff will teach you exercises to enhance your balance and stability at these Thursday classes, starting at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is one week prior to each session.

Caregiver support group
June 20: Sharing & Caring in El Dorado Hills is a monthly caregiver Support Group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the senior center. Caring for a family member with  dementia or other illness can be both mentally and physically exhausting. Support groups can provide care giving strategies, education, resources, information and a shoulder to lean on. Respite available to qualified caregivers. Sponsored by the Greater Sacramento Area Office of the Alzheimer’s Association.

My Time support group
June 29: 
Facilitated by Jillien Smith, Senior Day Care program supervisor, at 10:30 a.m. every month, this group is an upbeat but caring circle where each attendee is heard and validated and has the chance to share their concerns, experiences and ideas. If you are supporting another person who has chronic health conditions, don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Take this chance to join a group where you will be understood and able to gain from the experience of others.

Paint and a Splash Too!
July 8: Yes you can complete a painting in a two hours, 10 a.m. to noon. The step-by-step instructions will have you creating your own artwork on canvas that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift. You and your friends can enjoy refreshments and just have fun while the instructor guides you through the painting session using acrylics. All materials are included. Pre-registration is necessary; call the senior center.

iPad 101
July 11: We’ll show you how to set up your iPad, browse the web, email, read books and how to incorporate into your daily life. If you are a new beginner this 1 p.m. class is for you. Bring your questions along. This class is restricted to the Apple iPad only. Bring your iPad, fully charged. Reservations are required; call the senior center.

Exploration at the Crocker
July 12: Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Crocker Art Museum and it’s many exhibits. Explore the historic portion of the museum, which was the Crocker family mansion and is a California Historic Landmark. Also tour the newer, modern gallery. There will be time after our tour for exploration of the museum on your own. Lunch not included. Registration deadline is July 3.

Cheesecake 101
July 12: Learn to make cheesecake from start to finish including cooking do’s and don’ts from 4 to 5 p.m. Learn about different crusts and take home lots of recipes. Cheesecake tasting included. Reservations required; call the senior center.

Wine 101
July 13-27: Class topics include growing the grapes; harvesting; factors that affect the taste of wine such as fermentation, sugars, aging and bottling; tasting room etiquette and more. The first two sessions will be held at the senior center from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The last class and tasting session is at Total Wine, 2765 E. Bidwell in Folsom. Pre-registration is necessary.

Memory book and digital scrapbooking
July 15: Learn the step by step process to make your own custom photo memory book using Mixbook.com, an Internet-based image publishing service, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your laptop and an external drive or flash drive with up to 50 digital photos to use. You can also scan up to 20 photos in class to add to your collection. At the end of the class you will be ready to continue creating your custom photo memory book, preserving your most meaningful memories for you and your family to love for generations. Class requires a laptop and ability to get on the internet via Wi-Fi access. Registration deadline is July 7.

Truffle making
July 15: Participants will learn how to make elegant dome-shaped truffles from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the EDHCSD gym. Everyone will take home a dozen truffles in flavors of their choosing. Students will receive a set of molds and notes from class, along with boxes to take home their impressive creations. Supply fee of $15 payable to the instructor.

Dance party
July 21: Get your dancing shoes ready. You and your friends don’t want to miss this new summer dance series just for seniors from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing is fun, freeing and good for your health. So, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy. Light refreshments will be served. Don Frankel will serve as the host and DJ. Call the Gilmore Center to hold a spot.

Courtland Pear Festival
July 30: Transport yourself back in time to an old-fashioned country fair. Bartlett pears thrive in the mineral-rich soil of the Delta. This fair celebrates the harvest with a variety of local pear products and local activities such as music, duck calling contest and a parade. Lunch not included. Registration deadline is July 17.

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

Noel Stack


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