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What's Going on in the El Dorado County Foothills

06/30/2009 05:00PM ● Published by Wendy Sipple

The American River Conservancy is holding a Blood Drive on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Coloma. All participants will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream. Donors must be sixteen years of age or older. For more information and drive location, call 530-621-1224

Join the Placerville Senior Center for their free community training class, “Common Scams and ID Theft,” to learn about common scams targeted at seniors, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones; Tuesday, July 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street. For more information, call 530-621-6154

The 2009 Jeepers Jamboree is coming to Georgetown on July 23. Sign your jeep up now for three or four day treks down the Rubicon Trail. For more information or to register your vehicle, visit jeepersjamboree.com

Winners hit it big at Red Hawk Casino with a $1.8 million progressive jackpot, won in April, making it the largest amount paid out by a Northern California casino in the state’s history. For more information, visit redhawkcasino.com

Education Adventures in Shingle Springs is offering a Teen Art Workshop titled “You Aren’t the Boss of Me” from July 1-6 or July 13-15. Teens can choose from over 30 art technique training courses to create art using their choice of media. Workshop is open to teens ages 13 to 17. For more information, visit illuminatetoeducate.com.

If your kids love nature, enroll them in the American River Conservancy’s Jr. Naturalist Summer Nature Camp. This year’s theme is “Plantiful Planet,” and will allow kids to explore the many important plants in our ecosystem. Camp is open to children ages 9-11 and runs from July 13-17. For camp times, location, and fees, visit arconservancy.org.

News 10 has teamed up with Todd Stanley Productions to bring you “Experience El Dorado County.” Premiering on July 5 at 5 p.m. The show will explore the life and culture of the California Foothills. The show will feature veteran film star Perry King and Gold Country personality Cory Tapia. Episodes will air the first Sunday of the month on KXTV News 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Help Keep Tahoe Blue by attending an old-fashioned ice cream social at Whole Foods Market in Roseville. Make a small donation and receive a scoop of Tahoe Creamery ice cream and two toppings, and raise awareness about the League to Save Lake Tahoe. For more information, contact jill.miller@wholefoods.com jill.miller@wholefoods.com.

Be sure to check back next month for our annual People & Their Pets feature!!

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