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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills area

03/31/2014 09:37AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print



Compiled by Gabriel Stubbs


Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold training classes for prospective rehabbers in the care of fawns, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and opossums. Prospective Baby Bird Nursery volunteer courses will also be offered. For specific class dates and times, visit sierrawildliferescue.org; pre-registration is required.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is in need of volunteers for the early morning “Food Rescue Route”; requirements include being an early riser and having the ability to lift 40 pounds. For more info, visit foodbankedc.org.

Move your body and feed your soul with Ecstatic Dance at the Odd Fellows Hall in Placerville every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This community gathering allows participants (of all ages and abilities) to dance freely and express themselves. For more info, visit ecstaticdance.org/placerville.

The El Dorado Hills CSD and BloodSource will host a Blood Drive on April 14 at the El Dorado Hills CSD Pavilion. For more details, visit eldoradohillscds.org.

Imagination Theatre will hold a “How to Audition” Workshop on April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon for adults and children ages 9 and up. Topics will include auditioning skills, stage etiquette and preparing songs. For more info, visit imaginationtheater.net.

Fat Kitty City, a nonprofit cat sanctuary in El Dorado Hills, is hosting a Cat Food Drive throughout the entire month of April. Drop your donations off at the blue food bins in El Dorado Hills at Bark Avenue, Market Place Veterinary, the El Dorado Hills Branch Library and Pak Mail; and in Shingle Springs at Lees’ Feed & Western Store. For more info, email p.smit@fatkittycity.org.

The American River Conservancy will host a hike of the beautiful Kanaka Valley on April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon; $10 donation suggested. For more details, visit arconservancy.org.

Oak Ridge High School’s Interact Club will host their Third Annual Rummage Sale to benefit the local charity Help Mito Kids on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the upper parking lot of Oak Ridge High School. Items sold will include clothing, furniture and more. For more info, visit helpmitokids.org.

Don’t miss this month’s El Dorado County Master Gardeners classes, including “Tomatoes: From Seed to Table” on April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville, and “Irrigation” on April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Government Center Hearing Room in Placerville. On April 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, the Fifth Annual Spring Plant Sale—featuring heirloom tomatoes, perennials, trees, shrubs and more—will be held; admission is free. For more info, call 530-621-5512.

The After 5 Club, a free support group for those caring for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition, will meet on April 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center (935-A Spring Street in Placerville). For more info, call 530-621-6180.

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



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