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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills Area!

08/24/2009 07:05AM ● Published by Wendy Sipple

Take advantage of the fresh produce offered by farmers markets in El Dorado Hills, Placerville and Shingle Springs and more. For locations, hours and more information, visit eldoradofarmersmarket.com and shinglespringsfarmersmarket.org.

Sequoia Restaurant in Placerville will offer a series of events this month, including Comedy Night every first Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. Free salsa dance lessons are also offered every Wednesday night, except for the first Wednesday of the month. Spice up the night with a dance partner from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit sequoiaplacerville.com or call 530-622-5222.

For poets, and poetry lovers alike, here’s a treat for you: Wednesday Poetry Nights sponsored by El Dorado Hills’ Our House Gallery and Framing. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 916-933-4278 or visit ourhousegallery.com.

Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory invites everyone to look at spectacular celestial bodies through telescopes on weekend nights at the El Dorado Center at Folsom Lake College from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is free! For more information, visit communityobservatory.com.

Want free Internet? Come join the Wi-Fi Free Zone Meeting on September 5, at 9 a.m. at 681 Main Street in Placerville. For more information, visit eeon.net.

Take advantage of the opportunity to restock your bookshelf for an unbelievably low cost. Check out the El Dorado County Main Library in Placerville on September 5, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and buy a whole grocery bag full of used books for only $5.

Enjoy three hours of shopping, floral arranging, craft demos, health and beauty demos, massage, restaurant specials, samplings of olive oil, wine, cheese, chocolate and a lot more! Girls’ Night Out sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association will be held on September 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 530-672-3436.

Join the El Dorado County Department of Human Services in a series of classes this month. Take the opportunity to share vital information on the challenges of care giving and join the Free Caregiver Support Group on September 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Georgetown Fire Station on Main Street. Additionally, share your concerns through “Financial Options for Long Term Care,” a free community discussion on health, aging and how to pay for healthcare, on September 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center on Spring Street. For more information, call 530-621-6251.

Historic Main Street Placerville will be open late starting at 5 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk featuring galleries, merchants, and an evening of art, food and wine tasting. For more information, go to placerville-downtown.org. That’s all for now, but check back next month for the highly anticipated 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards!


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