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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas

Nov 02, 2012 05:57AM ● By Style

No matter what your political preference may be, remember to exercise your right to vote on Election Day, November 6.

The Camino Community Action Committee (CCAC) has joined with the Camino School Parent Teacher Organization to produce a calendar that artistically captures the beauty of Camino. Calendars cost $12 and will feature important dates and phone numbers; funds raised will benefit both groups. If interested, send your check to CCAC, P.O. Box 112, Camino, CA 95709 and include your contact information and phone number on the back. You will be notified as soon as payment is received.

Food (and monetary) donations and volunteers are needed to help prepare for the 15th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, held at Placerville’s St. Patrick’s Church (3109 Sacramento Street). After November 7, food donations will be received at the Upper Room Dining Hall, Monday through Friday between noon and 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed on November 21 and/or 22 for food preparation. If interested in these opportunities, call 530-622-6860; for food deliveries call 530-642-8183.

Held on the first Thursday of each month at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library, the Music, Math & Me Early Childhood Enrichment program exposes your children to the wonders of music and mathematics through song, dance, art and more. This program is ideal for children ages 3-5 and their caregiver.

On November 3, enjoy a special fireworks show and a vintage jump-style rhythm and blues performance by Stompy Jones at David Girard Vineyards’ Viticulture Galleria. The fun commences at 6 p.m., gates open at 5:30. For tickets and more info, visit

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Men’s Barbershop Harmony Group – perfect for the man who likes to sing – meets at the Placerville First Christian Church. Call 530-622-5888 for more information.

If you have Medicare questions, are evaluating long-term care insurance or need to learn about programs available, volunteers at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills can help. To make an appointment, call 530-621-6369.

The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society (EDHGS) will meet on November 28 at 6:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. At this informal meeting, members will share finger foods and refreshments, as well as ask questions and share success stories about family history searches. For more info, email [email protected].

For seniors who need care and supervision during the day, El Dorado County’s Senior Day Care program, housed at the Placerville Senior Center, offers families peace of mind and the ability to take a break from their care-giving responsibilities. Crafts, exercise, meals, music and more will be given throughout the day; transportation from El Dorado Hills is also available. For more information, call 530-621-6180.

El Dorado Hills resident and Drexel MBA student Mike Leister, launched Tahoe Libre, a T-shirt collection dedicated to his love of Lake Tahoe. Shirts can be purchased at; 15% of each shirt sale goes toward conservation and clean-up programs for the iconic lake.

That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Holiday Gift Guide!