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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas

04/08/2013 03:12AM ● Published by Style

All photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley is now accepting applications and submissions (through April 2) for its 2013 summer workshops in poetry, writing and screenwriting. For more details, visit squawvalleywriters.org.

Imagination Theater will host a free “How to Audition” workshop for ages 10 and up on April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. Actors can apply their newfound skills during the theater’s Les Miserables auditions on April 9 and 13-16. For more details, visit imagination-theater.org.

On January 6, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills welcomed its new spiritual leader, Pastor Trudy Franzen.

InsideOut Hearts to Heals, a nonprofit serving local women in need, is seeking furniture donations for its new facility. Items needed include chairs, coffee tables, clothing mannequins, clothing racks, wall shelves, curtains and storage bins. To donate, call 530-391-7446.

Join the Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club for a friendly round-robin game of tennis on Wednesdays at El Dorado High School from 9-11 a.m. To learn more, email tcumbra@aol.com.

Free blood pressure clinics are now offered by the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary Lab on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon in Placerville. On Fridays, blood pressure screenings are offered from 9 a.m. to noon at Marshall Medical’s Lab and Imaging Center in Cameron Park.

The Placerville Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Placerville Senior Center from 1:30-3 p.m. to discuss advances in research and treatment. For more details, call 530-644-3096.

On the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., PJ Story Time takes place at the Main Library in Placerville. Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs and craft activities.

Bipolar support groups for individuals and their families are available at the following Marshall Medical Group locations in Placerville: Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Medical Conference Room and Mondays at 7 p.m. at Green Valley Community Church. For more details, call 530-642-0859.

Need a ride? Transportation to local senior centers is available by calling Dial-A-Ride at 530-642-3696.

The Writers’ Bloc, a monthly peer-supported group facilitated by Debora Larry Kearney – an English professor at Folsom Lake College – reviews attendee fiction, non-fiction and poetry pieces with constructive comments; the group will meet March 2 and April 6 at the Main Library in Placerville. For more upcoming dates, visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Congratulations to Marshall Medical Center in Placerville on the opening of their Emergency Department/Trauma Center and Birth Center on January 15.

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber has announced her retirement to begin on June 30 after nearly 20 years of service to the needs of local children and parents.

Want to learn the game of bridge? On Wednesdays, from 10-11:30 a.m., get informal lessons from instructor Bill Taggart at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center; daily drop-in fee is $3.

The Spiritual Center for Positive Living (SCPL) in Cameron Park welcomes The Five Levels of Attachment author Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. on March 9-10. For tickets, visit scpositiveliving.com.


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