At a glance: Time to commingle

By From page B2 | October 10, 2012



On Oct. 10 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal to blast the Gambia Dike completing the construction of the Panama Canal in 1913. With that blast the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic commingled for the first time.

Keep healthy

Residents will have a chance to mingle with health and wellness vendors at the Health Expo at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park, on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a variety of vendors, new products, and many different options to improve your quality of life and there is no admission. For more information call 530-677-2231.

Dine out

The Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Nigh Committee is having a Dine Out at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 3977 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, to benefit putting on an affordable, fun and safe celebration on graduation night. Stop by for lunch or dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10 between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a portion of your purchase will go to supporting this good causet. Remember to tell the server on both dine in and carry out meals. To learn more about the program visit

We all scream

America Screams is presenting “Porkchops Revenge” at Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park starting Friday, Oct. 31 through Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 nightly. Proceeds from the $12 tickets will benefit child abuse prevention. There will be a$2 discount with an unwrapped toy. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar, Burkes Junction and El Dorado Hills Travel are sponsoring the experience.

Good music

Two of El Dorado County’s favorite entertainers — Rick Hussong and Jaime Lynn — are playing at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Enjoy the good sounds and good atmosphere. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.

Haunted fun

Hands4Hope will be hosting its third annual Haunted House at El Dorado Hills Town Center in the New Orleans Building next to Selland’s Market Café on Oct. 12 through Oct. 31. The theme this year is “Haunted School House.” The Haunted House is open to all ages and there will be a special fairy to help guide the young ones through the house with a magic wand. The $9 ticket price will go to the Hands4Hope’s youth outreach program. Tickets can be purchased online at


Good vibes

Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, is having the charming and talented Joaquin Fioresi performing on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.


Planes, cars …

The 23rd annual Show N Shine Fly-in is Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Cameron Airpark, Oxford and Fairway in Cameron Park. The day starts with a breakfast prepared by Team Pancake at 7 a.m. During the event sponsored by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Rotary there will be vendor booths, RC demonstrations, a bounce house in the Kid Zone, planes, cars, a performance of the Ponderosa High School Band, lunch at 11 a.m. and beer available. The day concludes with awards for the prize winning cars and airplanes at 3 p.m. Soroptimist and Rotary projects and programs benefit from the day. For more information and registration forms visit or Call Peggy Sue at 530-676-0233.


Tack swap

The Consumnes River Horsemen’s Association is having its 14th annual Tack Swap on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Double Diamond parking lot, 692 Pleasant Valley Road in Diamond Springs. It is a buy/sell/trade swap and includes live demonstrations. For more information contact Karen at 530-409-6181.


Crafty time

Light of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3100 Rodeo Road in Cameron Park, is having its annual Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters and vendors will have some neat things and all kinds of information. To find out more about the fair or to rent a space contact Vicki at [email protected] All proceeds from booth rentals and raffles go to Light of the Hills Christian Concern funds.


Italian time

Festa 2012, an Italian family-style dinner and song in the garden is Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. This fundraiser for the Murer House is at the historical Murer House, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. The early evening Includes a four-course dinner, of antipasti, salad, bread, lasagna and chicken Marsalla and dessert, a glass of wine and coffee. Italian singer Pete Rossi and accordionist Dave Chelini are entertaining the guests. Come and enjoy good food and song in the garden of the Murer House just as Joe and his Italian friends did for more than 30 years. Call 916-985-3250 to reserve a space.


Glitzy gala

Putting on the Glitz – A Charitable Gala is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. The night from 6:30 to 10:30 will benefit the Center for Violence-free Relationships and is presented by the El Dorado Hills Newcomers Club. There will be celebrities, buffet dinner, prizes, silent auction, music, dancing and fashion show. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling 916-941-3910.


Get crafty

Art and Craft vendors are needed for the annual Cameron Park Christmas Craft Fair set for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center. Items must be handmade by the vendor. By the way, the jewelry category is full. For more information go on line to or call us at 530-677-2231. The registration deadline is Oct. 19.

Mimi Escabar

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