The first section of boardwalk in the world opened in Atlantic City on June 26, 1870. The nice beaches and good weather made the area a great place to visit and a railroad line from Camden, New Jersey helped transport summer vacationers to the beach. The boardwalk was built to keep sand out of the rail cars and the hotels.
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There used to be boardwalks in Placerville to keep dirt and mud from tracking into the shops and saloons. Thankfully that is not an issue now. Just take the sidewalk to It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, for a fun line up of entertainment. On Thursday, June 27 Jeff McClain and Mac Rice are putting on a great night of jazz and blues from 6 to 8. On Friday locals star with Karaoke with Celeste starting at 8 p.m. On Saturday it is the talented Joaquin Fioresi performing at 8 p.m.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is also presenting a wonderful musical line up with open mic hosted by Bill Gunn on Thursday, June 27. On Friday, June 28 the amazing Dan Crary and Friends are in concert from 8 to 10 p.m. and during the Bell Tower Brewfest on Saturday, June 29 Dana Le Blanc is playing at 8 p.m. For more information call 530-622-0516.
No need for a boardwalk to get to Sunset Sippin’ at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, on Friday, June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tamra Godey will be singing new songs with a sultry lilt, romantic songs perfect for dancing and some rocking Americana to serenade the sun as it sets. Sip some Boeger wine and enjoy Heyday Café’s famous handcrafted wood-fired oven pizzas. For more information go to boegerwinery.com/News.
Another Friday wine and music pairing takes place at Wine Down Fridays at Gold Hill Vineyard, 5660 Vineyard Lane in Placerville. This Friday, June 28 Chicken and Dumpling is playing until 9 p.m. Wine Down Fridays, on the second and fourth Fridays during summer, offer beer and wine by the glass, and minute chair massages and fun on the deck. To learn more call 530-626-6522.
The nice people at diVittorio Winery in the Camino Wine Plaza, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, are presenting a Hooked Rug and Fiber Art Show on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To go with the art Scottie and The Ribeyes will be playing music. Bring a lunch and spend the day learning some new techniques, tasting some good wine, listening to good music and checking out the art. For more details call 530-621-2166.
For a fabulous day of fun events and an evening of beautiful fireworks think about attending the Summer Spectacular on Saturday, June 29 at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road. The gates open at 2 p.m. with musical entertainment, contests, food and craft exhibitors, and the spectacular fireworks show after sunset. Advance wristbands are $3 with children 6 and under free at Cameron Park Walgreens, Food Bank, Bel-Air, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, and at the Cameron Park Community Services District office, 2502 Country Club Drive. For more information visit cameronpark.org or call 530-677-2231.
One of the favorite summer events in Placerville — the Bell Tower Brewfest is Saturday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Main Street is closed so that attendees can stroll through town stopping at the businesses to sample brews from more that 35 craft breweries and listen to music at several venues. Brew-tasting tickets are available at River City Bank, Kelsey’s Needle Krafts, Placerville Brewing Co or online at placervilledowntown.com. For all the specifics check out placervilledowntown.com or call 530-672-3436.
Gringos Mexican Café, 7308 Highway 49 in Lotus, is having Out of the Blue Rocking on the River on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m. For more information about this free event call 530-295-0100.
The Sew 4 Vets group meets the first Tuesday and second Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Volunteers are needed to sew, cut, sort, etc. items that will be sent to our troops. To learn more about this great group visit sew4vets.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-676-2022.