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At a glance: A hot time

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From page B2 | May 14, 2014 |

Escabar_MimiGabriel Fahrenheit was born on May 14, 1686. He came up with the mercury thermometer and a standardized scale in 1714. The Fahrenheit scale divided the freezing and boiling points of water into 180 degrees. The freezing point of water was 32 degrees F and the boiling point of water was 212 degrees F. The 0 degrees F was based on the temperature of an equal mixture of water, ice and salt. There are some hot temperatures coming up and there are some hot events to go to.

 

Barbecue for a cause

Wednesday, May 14 might be a good time to dine out at Back Forty Texas Barbecue, 3977 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, because part of the proceeds will go to help fund the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night party. Stop by for lunch or dinner any time between 11 a.m.-8 p.m. or call 530-676-4040 for a carry out order. There will also be tickets on sale for a raffle prize. Donations make sure that high school seniors have a safe and fun celebration on graduation night. More information is available at phsSoberGradNight.org.

 

Mix it up at Mraz

On Wednesday, May 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly mixer at Mraz Brewing Company, 2222 Francisco Drive, Suite 510, in El Dorado Hills. Come out to mix and mingle with chamber members and non-members and enjoy some fine American, Belgian and IPA style beers and ales. A raffle drawing will be available with all proceeds going to the chamber scholarship fund. For more information call 916-933-1335.

 

It’s back

The Saturday Farmers Market at the Ivy House parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine in Placerville gets going on May 17 from 8 a.m.-noon. There will be fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers every Saturday through Oct. 25. For more information call 530-622-1900.

 

Wild time

For Third Saturday Art Walk on May 17 the El Dorado Arts Council in partnership with the Placerville Downtown Association will have May-Be Something Wild. This will be a fun time with wild music, wild movement (Ecstatic Dancers), wild murals on merchant windows, wild words, wild gallery art, a wild animal masquerade and wild men, namely a John Muir lookalike contest. The wildness starts at the Belltower on Main Street at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. For more details contact Moira Magneson at the El Dorado Arts council at edac@eldoradoartscouncil.org or 530-295-3496.

 

Horsing around

All About Equine Animal Rescue  is presenting a fun time featuring a barbecue and silent auction “Boots and Bling” on Saturday, May 17 at Golden Hills School, 1060 Suncast Lane in El Dorado Hills. Drinks and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. and dinner and dancing follow at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to care for the animals at All About Equine Animal Rescue. For more information contact Annie at 916-520-4223 or e-mail info@allaboutequine

 

Good food

Veterans and the Sew 4 Vets team are planning a great Sunday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building, 103 Placerville Drive in Placerville. On May 18 between 7-11 a.m. have a tasty hot breakfast for $5, which includes eggs cooked to your liking, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and juice and then from 8-11 a.m., check out all the great gift items.

 

Big car show

The Placerville Lions Club is having its annual Hangtown Car Show on Main Street in Placerville on Sunday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission and parking are free for spectators. For more information and pre-registration to show a car call Mike at 530-622-1731.

After the car show saunter down to Hog Wild, 38 Main St. in Placerville, and have some great barbecue and listen to Out of the Blue perform starting at 2:30 p.m. For more information call 530-622-3883.

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