The first female telephone operator to answer a ringy dingy was Emma Nut. Her first call was on this date in 1878. Back then nobody knew how consumed most people would be with talking on the phone or that phones would be so much more than just a phone and that operators would not be directing the information.
Take a moment to make a call to Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House for reservations to see Michael Manicotti headlining Comedy Night this evening. His career in law enforcement for 12 years has given him an unending supply of material that keeps audience laughing. The night starts with songs by Tamra Godey and guests at 7 and then the comedy show is at 8. For a big night out dine before the show and then the comedy tickets are $10. Regular tickets are $15 by reservation and $20 at the door. Comedy Night is a Chad Stalzer Production. To make reservations call 530-622-5222 or go to sequoiaplacerville.com. Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House is at 643 Bee St. in Placerville.
The Georgetown VFW Post 9241 is having a giant Labor Day Rummage Sale at the Georgetown VFW Park on Wentworth Springs Road on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For those who have some items for the sale donations can be dropped off through Thursday between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For help on delivery items or for more information call Red Davis at 530-333-1553 or Jerry Jackson at 530-333-1414. This is always a good sale for a good cause.
Art and more
It is the first Friday and that means Art on the Boulevard in Town Center in El Dorado Hills is happening. Hang It Up Gallery and the Town Center merchants invite everyone to drop by for First Friday specials, wine and munchies, and more from 6 until 9 p.m. For more information call 916-939-1845.
Another first Friday event is Friday Blues Night at the Cozmic CafŽ, 594 Main St. in Placerville. This Friday Tess will be rocking the house with guitarist Paris Clayton and some surprises. For all the details call 530-642-8481.
Friday and Saturday at the Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, is music time at the CafŽ. The CafŽ is open from 5 to 10 p.m. and offers a great menu to enjoy before or during the music. Entertainment is at 7:30 p.m. and is a perfect way to spend a summer evening. This Friday Doubleshots is playing and then Greg Costa is on stage Saturday. DonÕt forget the American River Idol contest on Wednesday at 8 p.m. It is fun and the winner gets prizes. For all the details call 530-626-8096.
The nice folks at Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs, are back from vacation and are having a Labor Day ÒYou Bottle Our WineÓ event. Visitors provide the labor and bottle the Chevalier wine Ñ the Happy Blend Ñ and get a great deal. Winemaker and hostess Pierre and Jeanette Chevalier welcome everyone to stop by for a great time. Wine enthusiasts can bring their own clean bottles or buy them there. Instructions will be provided for first time bottlers to fill and cork their own bottles of wine. Check the Website chevalierwinery.com for a map and more information or call 530-677-1676.
Slug Gulch Red sale
Oakstone Winery, 6440 Slug Gulch Road in Fair Play, is having a ÒLabor Day Slug Gulch Red Release and SaleÓ on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the barrel room. This is the newest Slug Gulch Red, Lot No. 23 and has the most barbera ever included in the blend. There is plenty of Lot No. 22, and both lots will be on sale for $9. For Slug Gulch Red fans and novices there will be a tasting of Lots No. 16 through No. 21, and there will be a six-pack of one each available at a special price or customers can pick a favorite and stock up the favorite Òmediocre red wineÓ at special savings. The wines will be accompanied by SusanÕs gourmet snacks, and as always, everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. For more information call 530-620-5303 or go to oakstone-winery.com.
Pat Scheuner, owner of GrandpaÕs Cellar, 2360 Cable Road in Camino, is sharing one of her fabulous recipes Ñchicken tamales with apples Ñ on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn the secrets of this recipes and receive a free copy of the recipe. There is no charge but a reservation is required. For further information and a reservation call 530-644-2153 or 530-647-6212.
Concert at DGV
Joel the Band is playing at David Girard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in the Gold Hill area, Saturday at 7 p.m. Joel is the premier rock and roll Billy Joel cover band on the West Coast and performs Billy JoelÕs repertoire as well as originals. They are blazing hot and will have everyone rocking. Gates open at 6 p.m. with Trout and Parrot playing from 6:30 to 7:30. p.m. and the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Food and wine will be available to purchase at the site. No outside food or alcohol is allowed. Seating is provided although low backed lawn chairs are permitted on the outer lawn. Club members must contact the winery to purchase concert tickets in order to receive the wine club discount. Tickets are $20 for wine club members (limit two tickets per membership) and $30 for general admission. Tickets will be $35 on the day of the concert if any are left. Order tickets online at acteva.gif or at davidgirardvineyards.com/events.
The big Country Bazaar along Main Street in Diamond Springs is Monday. The street will be closed for vendors to sell and shoppers to shop and for everyone to have a great time. The Diamond Springs/El Dorado FirefighterÕs Association presents this family outing that starts with a pancake breakfast at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, at the corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads, from 7 to 11 a.m. The bazaar is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has all kinds of stuff and refreshments. The parade is in the afternoon around 1 and is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope. The bazaar is the annual fundraiser for the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Firefighters Association and to help the cause there is the drawing for a fishing boat. Tickets are $1 each and the winner is selected at the Bazaar. To get more details about the day call the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Firefighters Association at 530-626-3190.
Sober grad dinner
The next Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night 2011 Fundraiser is Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. This night out is at Hemalayas Fine Indian Cuisine, 3420 Palmer Drive in Cameron Park. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night. This is a really important event. Visit phsSoberGradNight.org for more information about how to keep seniors safe on graduation night. For more information contact Lori Parlin, parent volunteer at 530-672-6425.
The eighth annual El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Tournament is Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Apple Mountain Golf Course, 3455 Carson Road in Camino. The entry fee is $155 and covers green fees, cart, range balls, insulated sling cooler, free give-away, great prizes, furthest from the pin contest, lunch and dinner. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Registration is at 11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. To play call 530-621-5885.