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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas

05/31/2013 09:34AM ● Published by Style

Photo courtesy of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.

The El Dorado Hills Town Center will be buzzing with fun, free activities for the whole family this month! The Bistro 33 Dance Party concert series runs the third Saturday of the month, beginning June 15, in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Town Center’s popular Thursday night concert series, Live on the Boulevard, also returns this month (June 20). Concerts go from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater.

Showcase Saturdays begin June 22, and will repeat every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy a lively street fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. along Town Center Boulevard, featuring wine tasting (for a small fee that benefits Canine Companions for Independence), live music and Town Center business specials and giveaways, followed by a free concert in the Steven Young Amphitheater.

Banners on Parade, a community art project featuring more than 30 artistically decorated banners on light poles along Placerville’s Main Street, will run June 8 through October 12. Banners can be purchased at the Art & Wine Festival’s silent auction in October. For details, visit placerville-downtown.org.

Create your own unique mosaic at Beauty and Blessing: Creating Art That Stirs the Soul at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills. This all-ages event takes place June 25-28, starting with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. and continuing with the art workshop from 6-8 p.m. Childcare will be provided for young kids. To sign up, call 916-933-1441.

Identify your art goals and creative strength with artist Susan Keale, known for her whimsical illustrations and paintings, in her Private Creativity Mentoring program. The series will run June 1-July 31 on an appointment basis. For details, call 530-228-8775.

Come tap your toes to jazz or blues music at the Fountain Plaza Courtyard on Historic Main Street in Placerville. This month’s Music in the Courtyard dates are June 1 and 22, from 1-4 p.m.; the series runs through October. Admission is free. For details, call 530-622-4900.

On the third Saturday of every month, the Cozmic Café hosts a non-sectarian Buddhist Dharma discussion and guided meditation class at 10 a.m. For details, call 916-709-1392.

The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society meets the third Wednesday of each month (except December) in the Community Room of the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. For details, email edhgs@yahoo.com.

The Gold Country Woodcrafters continue to meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Covenant Church in Shingle Springs; all levels of woodworkers are welcome. For details, visit goldcountrywoodcrafters.com.

Calling all poetry lovers! Join poetry group, Poetry-Off-the-Shelves, the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado County Library. For details, visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Welcome El Dorado County’s newest event space and commercial kitchen, Manzanita Kitchen + Events, at the Diamond Center in Diamond Springs. Celebrate the grand opening on June 6 from 4-8 p.m. with food and wine tastings, an art show, live music and raffle. For details, call 530-344-7613.

That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Travel feature.

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