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Goings on in the El Dorado County foothills areas

08/15/2013 08:05AM ● Published by Style

Photo courtesy of Kerrie Kelley Design Lab.

Congratulations to recent El Dorado High School graduate Shelby Ganzert, who received a $1,000 scholarship from the Society of Military Engineers. Ganzert will be attending UC Davis and studying biomedical engineering.

A big thank you to Cameron Park Rotarians Steve Long, Janice Falek and Bill Gallant for distributing 43 bikes to area children earlier this spring.

The El Dorado Hills Branch Library will host a used book sale on August 23-24, with an early bird presale on Friday from 5-7 p.m. The Saturday sale will last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details, visit eldoradolibrary.org.

Thanks to the generosity of Jack Sweeney, Friends of the El Dorado County Library will raffle off a painting valued at approximately $1,440 by local artist Thaleia Georgirdes. Raffle tickets can be purchased through August 25 at the front desk of all county libraries.

El Dorado County Connections will sponsor an Employer Forum at the Child Support Services Building (3883 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs) on August 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m. For more details, call 530-642-4850.

On August 3, get on your two wheels and attend the American River Conservancy’s “Mountain Bike Clinic and Ride,” held the first Saturday during summer months from 8-11 a.m. To sign up, call 530-621-1224.

Learn how to preserve your summer fruits for a cold winter’s day at an El Dorado County Master Food Preservers class, held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to noon on August 10 and 13 (pressure canning) and August 17 and 20 (dehydrating and freezing). To RSVP, email edmfp@ucdavis.edu.

Do you have prostate cancer? Join Marshall Medical Center’s informative discussion and support group on the first Thursday of every month from 3-4:30 p.m. at 3581 Palmer Drive, Building 202, in Cameron Park. Friends and family members are welcome. For more information, call 530-672-7050.

Sacramento-based interior designer Kerrie Kelly—founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab and monthly Style Home Design contributor—served as a 2013 Silestone Trendspotter at Dwell on the Design, one of the largest design events of the year. To discover the latest home design products, innovation and trends Kelly spotted at the show, visit silestonetrends.com.

On Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon, Marshall Medical Center offers free blood pressure clinics at its Cameron Park Lab and Imaging Center (3581 Palmer Drive).

Friends for Survival—a national non-profit based in Sacramento and open to people who have experienced suicide of a family member or friend—provides a variety of peer support services. For more information, visit friendsforsurvival.org.

This past year, local nonprofit Friends of Seniors raised funds for the El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center, the Senior Santa program, and the Diamond Springs, Pioneer, Placerville and Pollock Pines senior meal sites/centers. For more info, including how to get involved, call Kathi at 530-626-6323.

The Main Street Strollers Square Dance Club opens its season (and invites new dancers to come out) on August 22 with an “Introductory Party Night” at 6:45 p.m. in the IOOF Hall (467 Main Street in Placerville). For more details, call 530-626-0837.


That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Art & Wine feature!

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