Cultural Resources

The Map/Directory is an interactive tool featuring artists, venues, and cultural events throughout El Dorado County. You can browse the map or use the keyword search or filters to choose which category you wish to search. Then simply click on the Map Pin to learn more.

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Sunday May 6th 2-4pm Taylor Graham, El Dorado County Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they’ve experienced. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.  julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.…

Saturday, May 12th 8am-11am Come join us for a morning Spring birding walk at the Wakamatsu Farm. We will be looking for resident species as well as the Spring migrants. Our program host Parker Flickinger joins us through the AmeriCorps program. He loves the outdoors, and has a B.S. in Environmental Science. This is an easy hike for all quiet bird enthusiasts over the age of 8. Contact ARC for meeting location (Coloma/Gold Hill area) and to sign up. Suggested donation: $5/person or $10/family. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.…

Sunday, May 20th 2-4pm Thermophilic composting is used to rid compost of human pathogens, plant diseases, and weed seeds. The best part is you can gather most, if not all, of the ingredients from your kitchen and backyard waste. This class covers what thermophilic composting is, ingredients used in a compost pile, and methods used to create healthy compost.  Help create a compost pile at the Farm using materials already at the Farm. Our instructor Branden Irvine is a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner and has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compos…

Celebrate all things local, especially your local bookstores, on Saturday, April 28th - Independent Bookstore Day! Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills is celebrating this special day with events, treats, gifts, and exclusive merchandise. Drop by for a Read-Aloud and STEM activity with Full Steam Academy at 11 am; a talk and booksigning with Carl Kowall, author of The Story of El Dorado Hills, at 1 pm, and enjoy the guitar music of Pete Schroeder at 6:30. For more information call 916-941-9401.…

Sunday, April 29th 9am-1pm This day is dedicated to the artist in you. Bring your easel and supplies, or camera, and spend the day painting, sketching, or “shooting” to your heart’s content. There are potentially thousands of beautiful images to capture at Wakamatsu. With 272 acres of springs, streams, oaks, and vistas, an old barn, dairy, gravesite, home and gardens, the viewpoints are endless. Docents may be on hand to share the history of this remarkable piece of property still being acquired by ARC. Contact ARC for meeting location (Placerville area) and to sign up. FREE: Donations encouraged.

1st Wednesday of each month starting in May, 5pm – Dark ARC is partnering with the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a monthly fishing night at the Wakamatsu Colony Farm in Gold Hill.  Try your hand at casting techniques, catch a few bass, and enjoy the serenity of the 8-acre lake at the historic farm. Participants MUST have a valid CA fishing license. Adults only, please. Rain or shine (lightning storm cancels). Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area). Suggested donation: $10/members, $15/non-members. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224…

Sunday May 6th 2-4pm Taylor Graham, El Dorado County Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown, will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings, then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they’ve experienced. Any who wish may share their poems with the group and ARC. Children 8+ welcome with adult supervision. Contact ARC to sign up, and for carpool meeting location (Placerville). Suggested Donation: $5/members, $10/non-members.  julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.…

SAVE THE DATE: AAUW HOME TOUR 2018: “JACKSON: TOUR THROUGH TIME - The 46th Annual AAUW Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 AM to 4 PM, featuring five homes representing periods from the 1890’s to the 1950’s and five historical sites, one never before open to the public. Enjoy tea and homemade cookies and participate in a raffle for special baskets. Tickets are $25/$28 and will be available March 16. See amador-ca.aauw.net/home-tour for more details. This event supports scholarships for local women and girls.…

Sunday, April 15th 10am-2pm Vermicomposting is an easy method for turning kitchen and yard waste to nutrient rich microbial diverse soil. This class will cover how worms can help to restore soil fertility, what ingredients can go into a worm bin, and what designs and methods can be used to create a worm bin. Branden Irvine is a Certified Permaculture Design Practitioner and has worked and trained with organizations restoring degraded lands to healthy ecosystems utilizing thermophilic composting, worm farming, compost tea, and native plant restoration projects. Mature 12+ welcome. Contact ARC for meeting location (Gold Hill/Placerville area) and to sign up…

Saturday, March 24th 11am – 1pm Essential oils were man's first medicine. They possess powerful antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and antiseptic properties that make them highly effective infection-fighters, immune-boosters and wound-healers. Come learn how to create your own natural pharmacy kit that will help protect you and your family. Kat Fleming’s passion for alternative medicine and natural remedies progressed into a study of the therapeutic properties of essential oils in 2004. She has since held numerous essential oil workshops in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Portland on the topics of immune health, emotional balance, skin care, meditati…

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