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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas

Apr 02, 2013 03:53AM ● By Style

Placerville Speedway’s action-packed 25-event season has started and will continue through September at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Races are held every Saturday; for schedule information, visit

Five local authors—Bud Anderson, Keli Gwyn, Sherie Labedis, Michele Drier and Shari Fitzpatrick—will participate in Author Days at the Placerville Shakespeare Clubhouse beginning at 1 p.m. on April 21. Each author will hold individual talks, answer questions and sign and sell their books. For tickets and more details, call 530-622-3504.

The El Dorado County Horse Show will be held April 21 at 8 a.m. and will feature the following categories: Open Schooling Horse Show Halter, Showmanship, English, Western, Trail and Reining High Point. For more details, call 530-621-5860.

The Men’s Chorus in Placerville is seeking new members; this month, they meet every Thursday at the First Christian Church of Placerville (2687 Andler Road), beginning at 7:15 p.m. For more details, call 530-344-9209.

On February 13, Soroptimist International of Placerville presented Whitney Standal, an El Dorado High School senior, with its Violet Richardson Award, which honors young women for volunteer action. Standal is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, which was instrumental in developing and implementing a “clothes closet” at her school. Congrats!.

On the first Saturday of each month, the American River Conservancy holds a Mountain Bike Clinic and Ride for beginners. The first part of the clinic, led by Tom Petersen, emphasizes the safety aspect of bike riding, followed by a 1-2 hour ride. Ages 10 and up welcome. To RSVP, call 530-621-1224.

Every Tuesday, the Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center holds an entertaining evening of bingo; doors open at 5 p.m. and gaming starts at 6:15. For more details, call 530-647-8005.

The El Dorado Western Railroad will offer train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch rail line, weather permitting, on April 7 and 21 from the El Dorado Depot, and April 14 and 28 from the Shingle Springs Depot. Trains will operate from noon to 4 p.m. and depart on the hour and half hour. For more details, call 530-621-5865.

The Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills (990 Lassen Lane) offers seniors nutritious meals for a $3 donation (seniors ages 60 and over) and $5 for those under 60. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon in the Garden Café. For menu details, call 916-358-3562.

Save the Date! On May 18, take a jaunt to Young’s Vineyard in Plymouth for live music by Craig Chaquico & Band, gourmet food, wine tasting and live auction/raffle at the concert benefit ROCK’in the Vineyard. The day will benefit local nonprofit Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT). Gates open at 1:30 p.m. For more details, visit

Every third Friday of the month at 6 p.m., pack up your scrapbooking and card-making gear for an evening of creativity, treats, prizes and fun at Craft Castle. To reserve your spot, call 530-672-9575.

Spend Friday nights beginning at 7 p.m. singing karaoke and laughing at comedy sets at Placerville’s It’s Personal Wine Shop and Lounge. For more details, visit

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