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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills area.

03/02/2011 06:07AM ● Published by Style

Know who’s turning 50? It’s Cameron Park! And you’re invited to the party on April 8 at the Cameron Park Community Center. Featuring food, music and dancing, the 50th Anniversary Celebration will benefit youth summer scholarships and programs. For tickets and details, call the Community Services District office at 530-677-2231.

Attention golfers! March 1st marks the first day to register for this year’s Gold Rush Invitational Golf Tournament taking place on May 23 at Empire Ranch Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting Folsom “Play for All” Playground and the Historic Folsom Rotary Foundation. Sign up online at goldrushinvitational.com.

Get your vino on with the recently opened Bumgarner Winery in Camino. The owners invite everyone to stop by the tasting room, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For more details, visit bumgarnerwines.com.

Cheers to Scribner Bend Vineyard for taking home two silver medals in January’s San Francisco International Wine Competition. Scribner Bend’s winning wines are the 2007 Tempranillo and 2009 Fiano!

Get your big singing break at the 2011 NorCal Sings competition. Singers, ages 7-50, are invited to audition in various categories, with a chance of winning cash prizes and trophies! Local auditions are at 1 p.m., April 10 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. For details, visit norcalsings.com.

El Dorado County Department of Human Services would like to announce its Active Aging Exercise Program. The weekly classes are available in Pollock Pines, Placerville, Cameron Park, Diamond Springs and El Dorado Hills. Reservations are not needed and drop-ins are welcome. For a class schedule, call 530-621-6151.

Lincoln Arts is calling all artists in Northern California for the annual “Feats of Clay Gift Shop.” Entry forms can be found at lincolnarts.org, and the deadline is March 25.

Registration is now open to volunteers and participants in the 2011 Susan G. Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure taking place on May 7 at Cal Expo. For race details, visit komensacramento.org.

El Dorado County announces the start of the Home Weatherization Program, a federally funded program providing free energy efficient upgrades to low-income owner and renter residents. For more information, call 530-621-6150.

S.P.E.A.R. (Suicide Prevention Education Action Resources) is looking for community donations of cash and prizes for the auction and raffle portions of the 2011 Health Awareness Expo Spectacular, coming up on April 30 at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills. For more details, call 530-676-2119.

Know a person or company that has gone above and beyond to enrich the lives of kids in the Sac-Sierra region? Nominate them to be honored at the 13th Annual KidsFirst Awards Luncheon. Submission forms can be found at kidsfirstnow.org. KidsFirst is also looking for event sponsorships; if you’d like to help, call 916-774-6802 or email dmartin@kidsfirstnow.org.

Looking for volunteer opportunities this spring? Check out the El Dorado Long Term Care Ombudsman Program to assist residents of long-term care facilities. The program is currently recruiting participants for the May training course. For details, call 530-642-4860.

That’s the scoop around town for March, but check back next month for our Get Outside feature issue!


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