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What's Up in El Dorado County, November 2018

11/02/2018 05:24PM

Sierra Wildlife Rescue (SWR) is offering a Baby Bird Nursery Class on November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Teachers Diane Ishimaru, Marty Owen, and Judy Monestier will discuss medical procedures, medicines, and diseases commonly seen in songbirds to SWR volunteers and shift leaders. Registration is required. To secure you spot, call 530-621-2650.

Lake Forest Elementary School honored a former teacher from El Dorado Hills who passed away from cancer a year ago with a new reading area in her name. Christine Barisone was a parent, substitute teacher, and staff member who taught students math and how to read. Pivotal in helping fund the benches and reading area was former Lake Forest student Vincent Sinclair, who was able to work on the task as part of his Eagle Scout project.

The El Dorado Irrigation District board received three grants totaling $1.96 million from Cal Fire’s California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grants program to make the county’s watershed more fire safe.

The Wildlife Care Association (WCA) is looking for pictures of local birds for their annual Fall Photo Contest. Submit your photo on the WCA’s Facebook page through a private message between now and December 31.

Those caring for a spouse, parent, relative, or friend and seeking practical tips and information on how to make their caregiving journey successful are invited to “My Time”—a free support group that meets the first Friday every month (November 2) from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center. For more info, call 530-621-6180.

Beginning November 1, Fairytale Town is open Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

El Dorado Hills was recently ranked fourth as the best city to raise a family in California, according to WalletHub. Opportunities for recreation and fun, education, health and safety, affordability, and socioeconomic environment rankings all played a part in the city’s final score of 76.67.

A permanent location has been found for John Adams Academy—EDH. After its first year in the community, the school doubled its student population and needed more room to serve children in grades K-8. The new campus—located at 1102 Investment Boulevard—includes 75,000 square feet of space and 22 classrooms.

El Dorado Savings Bank, pending regulatory approval, is merging with Pacific Western Bank. No branches of the banks are closing, and all employees are remaining through the transition.

A Chick-fil-A was approved for the west side of El Dorado Hills Boulevard, south of Saratoga Way; a Habit Burger is also scheduled to open in the Saratoga Retail Project. What’s more, Saratoga Way is slated to eventually widen to four lanes, which will help with traffic concerns.

American River Conservancy is seeking adults and older teens who can commit to regular weekly, monthly, or quarterly volunteering at Wakamatsu Farm. Those interested are invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve your spot, call 530-621-1224.  

By Alyssa Mielke


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