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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills Area!

11/23/2009 06:17AM ● Published by Wendy Sipple

Imagination Theater in Placerville is holding auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 12. There are auditions for parts ranging from 13 years-old to people in their 50s. For more information, call Lanny at 530-903-6361.

Through December 18 you can make a difference in the life of a Sacramento child by cleaning out your closet and donating used coats to News10 Coats For Kids program. And if you can’t make it to one of the drop-off sites, you can still give your support by making a monetary donation. For more information, call the coat hotline at 916-321-3362.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern California is celebrating the opening of its first “The Wishing Place” location on the West Coast. This will be one of three locations in the entire country designed to relieve a child from the stresses of their illnesses and bring joy in a time of hardship. At the grand opening, the foundation granted Wish child Matthew’s dream to go to Disneyland with his family.

Style congratulates the Red Hawk Casino for winning a Future 5 award from the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce for excellence in hospitality. Also, congrats to the RanchoCordovaPost.com for receiving the Emerging Markets Award, My Sister’s House for the Non-Profit Award, IKEA for the Retail Award and Comtek for the Technology Award.

The Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s last class of the year, Mammal Anatomy, will be on December 8, from 7-9 p.m. Learn about the basic anatomy of wild animals from deer expert “Deer Dave” Cook. For more information, call 530-621-2650.


The American Legion Riders Post 119 in Placerville needs your help! For their “Our Heroes Garden Project” they need new or slightly used garden supplies or gift cards for stores like Home Depot or Lowe's. Yountville Veterans Home is the oldest Veterans Home in the United States and houses over 1200 Veterans. About 30 veterans maintain the garden year-round. For more information, visit Alr119.com.

Mark your calendars for the Putting Kids First Annual Awards Luncheon on April 30, 2010, at Sun City in Lincoln Hills. KidsFirst is looking for more nominations for individuals who support child abuse prevention and family strengthening efforts. So make sure you recommend anyone you know who makes a difference in children’s lives! For nomination information, visit kidsfirstnow.org.

Don’t forget to catch the December episode of Experience El Dorado as they go on a three-day trek over the historic Rubicon Trail in the El Dorado National Forest. Find out more about the 4-wheeling opportunities on the trail, as well as, episode and airing information at rubicontrail.org.

And just as a heads up, The El Dorado County Community Concert Association is still accepting memberships for the 2009-2010 concert season. Memberships are $60 per person and $20 for students for the entire season. Don’t miss out on some great community performances. The Camilla City Flute Choir will perform on December 9. For an application, visit eldoradocommunityconcerts.com.

That’s all for now, but be sure to see what’s up next month in our Health & Wellness feature issue!


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