What's Happening

What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

By From page A4 | January 17, 2012

Community events

Christmas Caroling Contest
Now through Nov 17: Enter for your chance to perform at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec 2. Send your video entry via email to [email protected] for your chance to perform at this community event. Winners will be announced Nov. 21. For more details and rules visit edhtowncenter.com.

Toys for Tots holiday drive
Through Dec. 11: Bring an unwrapped toy to any El Dorado Hills Town Center participating business and receive a chance to win a $500 El Dorado Hills Town Center gift card. For a full list of participating businesses and contest rules visit edhtowncenter.com.

Author fest
Nov. 18: Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts children’s and young adult authors Rose Cooper, Jenny Lundquist, Joanna Rowland, Nikki Shannon Smith and Jessica Taylor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (916) 941-9401.

Blood drive
Nov. 21: BloodSource will hold a community blood drive at El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX Theater, 2101 Vine St., noon to 5 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. For more information call (916) 453-3039.

Photos with Santa
Nov. 24 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 to take purchased photos. Meet Santa in the California Welcome Center on Post Street next to Cold Stone Creamery. For more information on Santa Photo hours visit edhtowncenter.com.

Holiday open house
Nov. 25: Check out merchants at The Village on Embarcadero Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during a special event featuring holiday treats, raffles, the Cappuccino Cruisers classic cars display and more.Tickets will be on sale for the Assistance League Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays tour.

Stuff a Truck
Dec. 2: Toys For Tots invited the public to stuff a truck full of toys at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in El Dorado Hills, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tree lighting
Dec. 2: El Dorado Hills Town Center will host the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house. The Stuff Your Stocking game starts at 4 p.m., where children visit participating businesses to fill their stockings with special gifts. Enjoy a live band starting at 4:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m watch the winners of the Caroling Contest. Santa will arrive on his traditional EDH fire truck to light the tree with his magic glitter around 6:30 p.m.

Chamber holiday lunch
Dec. 6: Join El Dorado Hills Chamber members and ring in the holidays at the final luncheon for 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sienna Restaurant, 3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills. Call (916) 933-1335 to register.

Cookies with Santa
Dec. 8: Enjoy a snack with Santa Clause, 4 to 6 p.m. at the EDHCSD gym, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. Call (916) 933-6624 to register.

Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Dec. 8 & 9: Crafty Creations and the CSD will host a Holiday Art & Craft Fair for families and friends at the EDHCSD Norm Rowett Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. Find handmade holiday decor, wonderful gift items and more.

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 9: Start the yuletide season off with a festive morning of holiday cheer. Event at the EDHCSD gym, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, includes breakfast, visit with Santa and holiday craft. Space is limited. Pre-register for the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. breakfast by calling (916) 933-6624.

Holiday Tri-Chamber Mixer
Dec. 12: Mingle and spread holiday cheer with the El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park and El Dorado County chambers at Henry’s Steakhouse inside Red Hawk Casino, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy drink specials, food and great raffle prizes. No RSVP necessary.

Library events

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

Paper crafting class
Nov. 28 & Dec. 19: Learn to create a unique, new paper craft from 5 to 7 p.m. This free event is for high school students and adults only.

Poetry Off the Shelves
Dec. 5: Calling all poetry lovers. Read poems by your favorite poet, a poem of your own or just come to listen from 5 to 7 p.m. Poetry can be fun for the whole family.

Lego engineering
Dec. 13: If you love Legos and love to build, join us at 3:30 p.m. for an hour of engineering and construction with various building toys and recycled materials. Every month we’ll give you a different challenge, whether it’s building a tower, bridge, boat or castle.

Adult Book Club
Dec. 14: Join the Adult Book Club at 6:15 p.m. for a discussion of a new book each month.

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 to build a solid early literacy foundation in your child.

Early Literacy Storytime
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. Suitable for children ages 3-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursdays: Jumpstart your child’s brain development with this award-winning program that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Program is ideal for children 2 and younger.

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

What We Eat Makes Our Bodies
Nov. 16: Yuko Nagahashi-Lee will discuss food and nutrition at 1 p.m. In Asia there is an old saying: “Food and medicine come from the same source.” In this class we will talk about everyday foods that reduce inflammation, boost your immune system and help you to stay healthy.

Mind Fit series
Nov. 21 through Dec. 5: Just like the body, the brain can show signs of aging as we grow older. There are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. Join us for a fun and informative three-part series, led by brain fitness expert Glenn Krakow from Home Care Assistance. 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Learn about proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including fun group activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. A $20 material fee will hold your spot. Registration deadline is Nov. 14.

Creating Photo Memory Books & Digital Scrapbooking
Dec. 2: Learn the step by step process to make your own custom Photo Memory Book using Mixbook.com, an Internet-based image publishing service. Bring your laptop and an external drive or flash drive with up to 50 digital photos to use for your Photo Memory Book. You can also scan up to 20 photos in class to add to your collection. Class, held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., requires a laptop and ability to get on the internet via Wi-Fi access. Registration Deadline is Nov. 27.

Tamales…. Si’!
Dec. 2: Learn hands-on all of the necessary steps from working the masa, preparing the meat, cleaning the corn husks, and rolling, steaming and cooking tamales. You will make and take your own delicioso creations. Reservations are a must for this 10 a.m. class. Your cash supply fee of $25 will hold your spot.

Ultimate Chocolate Truffles
Dec. 2: What if you could create beautiful, gift-worthy chocolate truffles in two hours? Well, you’re in luck. Participants will learn how to make elegant dome-shaped truffles, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 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 instructor Karen Moore.

iPhone 101
Dec. 5: The new iPhone is much more than a phone. We’ll show you how to set up your iPhone, browse the web, email, use Siri, use it for navigation, play music, listen to the radio, etc. If you are a raw beginner this 1 p.m. class is for you. Call to register.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Recycling … But Were Afraid to Ask
Dec. 7: Do you know every item that is recyclable? Given 25 household items could you sort them into recyclable vs non-recyclable? In this information packed presentation by Taylor Grimes with Waste Connections at 1 p.m. you will learn the do and don’ts of recycling. Call to hold your space.

Improve Your Balance Through Exercise
Dec. 7 through Jan. 11: Stay on your feet. Using the basic exercises from the evidence-based Matter of Balance training, Nora Kolthoff will teach you exercises to enhance your balance and stability. You will strengthen your core (with additional home practice), and learn range of motion movements for your joints. Class, held 10 to 10:45 a.m., includes individualized attention and exercise modifications as needed. Discussion time will also be included. Registration deadline is Nov. 30.

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

Noel Stack


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