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Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills area Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills area

Feb 27, 2014 02:11AM ● By Style

Catch a flick at the Cozmic Café (594 Main Street in Placerville) on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. for their Wednesday Night Movies series, presented by the Sierra Club and Coalition for Change. This month’s film, Waste Land, follows artist Vic Muniz from Brooklyn to Rio de Janeiro, home to the world’s largest garbage dump, where he meets an eclectic band of “catadores”.

Donned in costumes but without the protection of wetsuits, Special Olympics athletes and their supporters will jump into Tahoe’s icy waters on March 29 for the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge, a fund-raiser for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada. To register, make a donation or for more info, visit

On March 20 at 7 p.m., photography buffs are invited to attend the monthly El Dorado Camera Club meeting at the Cameron Park Community Center (2502 Country Club Drive). March’s photo challenge will be “old”; members and nonmembers alike can enter. For more details, visit

Learn more about civil war ancestry on March 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the monthly El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society meeting, held in the community room at the El Dorado Hills Branch Library (7455 Silva Valley Parkway). This month’s speaker, Ron Cannon, will give a riveting lecture titled, “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor.” For more info, email [email protected].

Oak Ridge High School alumnus and valedictorian Feross Aboukhadijeh (above) has made Internet history again. The 2012 Stanford University graduate created his first startup company, PeerCDN (peer-to-peer content delivery network), last March and recently sold it to Yahoo! for an undisclosed sum. Congrats!.

After a decade caring for children at Marshall Pediatrics in Placerville, Nicole Shorrock, M.D., has opened a solo practice with Marshall Family Medicine in El Dorado Hills. The new clinic, Marshall Whole Child Health—located at 5137 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 120—reflects Dr. Shorrock’s innovative approach to patient care, where she focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of illnesses through balancing nutrition and lifestyle. For more info, call 916-933-8010.

The El Dorado Community Foundation, a nonprofit serving El Dorado County residents since 1991, is pleased to announce the 2014 officers of their board of directors—Board President Paul Zappettini, Vice President Lois Patrick, Secretary Karen Carter, and Treasurer Chris Reeg. For a full listing of the Foundation’s board of directors, visit

The After 5 Club, a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition, are invited to attend the next meeting on March 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center (935-A Spring Street in Placerville). For more info, visit

The Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club (HWTC) welcomes all ladies interested in playing tennis (at any level) to join their club. Round-robin play takes place at the El Dorado High School courts every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m., September through May, and 8-10 a.m. in June, July and August. For more info, call Beth at 916-217-2110.

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