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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills Area!

Mar 31, 2010 05:21AM ● By Wendy Sipple

Life can change dramatically when a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. To help those who care for loved ones, Elder Options, Inc.’s free Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every third Monday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. in Placerville at 82 Main Street. For more information, call 530-626-6939.

Learn about the newest eye technologies, and have your vision checked at The Vision Fair at the Lions Lodge in Diamond Springs on April 10. A Lions Club “Vision Van” will be onsite. Call the Center for the Visually Impaired at 530-626-6715.

If you’ve given birth at Mercy Hospital, help celebrate the Sisters of Mercy’s 30th anniversary with your funny or heartwarming story. The first 100 mothers to submit a story (text or video) will receive a free manicure from Asante Day Spa. Additional prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit

Rehab wild animals with the Sierra Wildlife Rescue organization at a free class from 1-3 p.m., April 10. Visit for details.

Find out about your family tree at the El Dorado Hills Library on April 20, at 6:30 p.m. Join the Genealogy Meeting and talk to local experts in family research.

Impress friends with great salsa moves! Enjoy free salsa lessons from 7-8 p.m., and dancing until 10 p.m. at the Sequoia Restaurant in Placerville every Wednesday night (except the first Wednesday of the month).

On April 25, enjoy the Eighth Annual Future Chefs of El Dorado County at the Sequoia at 3 p.m. The event features a culinary competition, food and raffles. Proceeds benefit the Future Chefs of El Dorado County Foundation.

Get out and show your competitive side. Cameron Park is looking for people of all ages to play sports from adult basketball to youth soccer and almost everything in between. For all the details, see the Spring/Summer Cameron Park Recreation Guide for a list of all sports available. Call 530-677-2231 for more information.

The El Dorado Storytellers Guild will intrigue children (4 and up) with “wolf” stories on April 11, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Coloma. Call 530-621-1224 to sign up.

Get your game on for a good cause at the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines’ First Annual “Pony Express Invitational” – a Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament & Fundraiser to benefit the Pollock Pines community. Takes place at the Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center on May 1. For more information, call 530-644-6008.

Join the staff of the El Dorado Teen Center for the informative and interactive class “Preparing Your Teen for College” on April 11, at 4 p.m. The class will help both teens and parents learn how to apply, take tests, and do it with less stress! Call 916-643-4367 for details.

Woodworkers to home hobbyist are invited to The Gold County Woodcrafters meeting on April 12, at 7 p.m. in Shingle Springs at Shepherd of the Hills Church Recreational Hall. For more information, email [email protected]

See What’s Up next month in our annual Our Kids feature issue!

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