The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently looking for dedicated, caring volunteers for the home delivered meal program. A volunteer generally works one day each week on an assigned route, delivering meals between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed in the following locations: Placerville, Diamond Springs and South Lake Tahoe. “If you enjoy helping others, your time would be greatly appreciated,” said Ruth Green, program coordinator for the Senior Nutrition Program. “Volunteers are often the brightest part of the day for older adults who may not have regular visitors.” To learn more about volunteering for the Senior Nutrition Program call (530) 621-6160. The Senior Nutrition Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency or visit edcgov.us/
Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode is looking for fosters for their kittens. For more information about how you can help visit animaloutreach.net.
Purchase your ticket now for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra’s ninth annual Golf For Kids’ Sake helicopter ball drop on May 24. Need not be present to win. Only 1,000 balls will be sold. To purchase contact Jamie Pitts Garcia at (530) 306-1199 or [email protected]
The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteers to help prepare cold packs for home-delivered meals and the take-out meal service, Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. About 700 cold packs are prepared each day at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. Volunteers may sign up for one or more days of the week, as interested. For more information call (530) 621-6160. The Senior Nutrition Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.
Soroptimist International of Placerville seeks to bring charitable ideas to fruition. According to Ryan Patrick Hanley, author of “Our Great Purpose,” a happy life requires more than quiet thoughts of benevolence toward our fellow man. True joy starts with action, demonstrating concern for others. Fulfill your goals of leading a happy life by becoming a Soroptimist. Call (530) 344-1476, email [email protected] or visit siplacerville.org. Meetings can be attended in person or via Zoom until COVID-19 distancing is no longer required.
The Placerville Lions members are asking for donations for the White Cane Fund to continue to provide sight-related services (eye exams, glasses) for those in the community who cannot afford it. Send donations to:
P.O. BOX 346
Placerville, CA 95667
Or donate on Go Fund Me: gofundme.com/placerville-lions-white-cane-fund
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Mo., Sept 29 through Oct. 3, 2021, visit 2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at [email protected] and (224) 225-1202.
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, is again having barrel tasting of its 2019 reserve wines for future delivery (June 2021). Buying futures is the best way to get the good wine at the best prices. The reserve selections are young and they love to show what they will become. Come taste the future. Remember futures are 45% discounted off the retail price and with each case purchased buyers also take home two bottles of a current release at time of purchase. Call the winery at (530) 620-3467 to make wine tasting and barrel tasting appointments.
Vitalant will host an El Dorado Hills community blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot near the baseball fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling Vitalant at (866) 822-5663 or go to donors.vitalant.org and choose Advanced Search and use blood drive code SMFM019. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows.
The Placerville Lions Club presents Zoom Bingo, an administration fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Lauren Bellnap by May 17. Email [email protected] or test (530) 409-8589.
Want to get ready to go to Italy as soon as it opens? Want to learn the language of the Bel Paese? Take a Beginner Plus Italian with Norma class — remote via Zoom on Wednesdays starting May 19, 6-7 p.m. The class will focus on the basics of the language, pronunciation and developing oral language. This class is a bit more advanced than Italiano Uno, but will reinforce the basics as well. The class will offer a glimpse of Italy’s culture and some of its beautiful cities. Fall in love with Italy in this eight week zoom class. To register email [email protected] or call (916) 413-9231. For more information visit murerhouse.org.
Vitalant will hold a community blood drive at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, 12:30-5 p.m., in the Corker Room. To ensure social distancing practices donors are encouraged to make an appointment by going to donors.vitalant.org, Advanced Search and use blood drive code SMFT155 or call Vitalant at (866) 822-5663. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows. For more information or eligibility questions call (877) 258-4825.
Mediterranean Vineyards, 7449 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, hosts the Mediterranean Nights Summer Concert Series, May 22 through Aug. 7. RSVP for an evening of great wine and good times, with an outdoor wine and sangria bar, VIP oasis seating and live music on the estate stage. Call (530) 497-0175 for the line up and reservations.
California Stage, 1723 25th St. in Sacramento, hosts outdoor concerts this spring and summer in the courtyard, 8-10 p.m.: Shelli Burns (May 22), Fenix Drum & Dancer (May 29), Proxy Moon (June 19), Jessica Malone (July 3), Lisa Fenix Dance (Aug. 21), James Israel (Sept. 4) and Joe Leb (Sept. 18). For tickets and more information visit calstage.org.
Red Poets offers a private paella luncheon with the winemakers. The luncheons are held on Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for groups of eight. Social distancing will be practiced while guests enjoy a delicious lunch along with a glass of wine in a private location in Camino with a beautiful view of the American River Canyon. Call (530) 405-3639 or email [email protected].
The Caroll Tuttle Trio will perform at the Smith Flat House, 5-8 p.m. every Sunday. The restaurant is located at 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. For reservations call (530) 621-1003 or visit smithflathouse.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern Sierra hosts the ninth annual Golf for Kids’ Sake tournament at the Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Registration is available online at bbbsns.org/events/golf-event.
The Shingle Springs-Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Cameron Park Country Club, 3201 Royal Drive, Cameron Park. Speaker will be Paul Gilchrest from the Greater Cameron Park Area Fire Safe Council. To reserve a seat call (530) 676-8000.
UC Davis presents the Undergraduate Composers Concert at 12:05 p.m. Short pieces by 10 undergraduate students will be performed by professors Kurt Rohde, viola, and Laurie San Martin, clarinet, with guest artist Jennifer Ellis, harp. Watch and listen at youtube.com/watch?v=gI-RDPUEWPk.
Practice makes perfect. Grow your Italian skills with active practice of pronunciation, household vocabulary, verb conjugation and reading proficiency in the Intermediate Conversational Class with Jim — Remote via Zoom on Thursdays starting May 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Some entertaining homework (tongue-twisters, stories, Italian songs) will build your vocabulary, oral comprehension and ability to speak. This class relies on hand-outs and does not require the Prego textbook. To register, email [email protected] or call (916) 413-9231. For more information visit murerhouse.org.
California Stage, 1723 25th St. in Sacramento, hosts outdoor theater events: courtyard stage play reading and discussion (June 1); “Seeing Double,” Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (July 9 through Aug. 8). For tickets and more information visit calstage.org.
The El Dorado Hills Community Services District hosts the second annual Youth Fishing Derby with two sessions. Space is limited. For more information and to register visit eldoradohillscsd.org.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in Placerville, is having Brunch and Bubbles with chef Tara Martinez June 5 and 6. The menu is Café Gravlax paired with Meyer Lemon Mimosa, Eggs Benedict paired with Old Fashion Minosa; Papas Bravas paired with Carrot Ginger Mimosa and Creamy Strawberry Crepes paired with Sunrise Mimosa. Reservation times are 10-11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m. and 3:15-4:45 p.m. Call (530) 647-8505 or email [email protected]
Join Jesus is Our Boss for Around The World in 18 Holes with JOB’s first golf tournament at Apple Mountain Golf Resort in Camino — a fun day of golf, silent auction/raffles and lunch. For more information visit jesusourboss.com/events or call Sara (530) 652-4171.
New Beginnings Gold County presents its Fashion Show Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds’ Marshall Building, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Tickets are available at New Beginnings Thrift, 45116 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville and online at bit.ly/nbfashionshow.