Two big television shows back in their day debuted on this date in 1955. The Mickey Mouse Club and Captain Kangaroo kept youngsters of various ages entertained with songs, stories and information.
To help keep everyone informed the Snooty Frog in Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is having a Presidential Debate watching night on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
For comic relief Wedgwood Sequoia Mansion, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, continues its monthly Comedy Showcase series on Wednesday, Oct. 3 with comedian and actor Kenny Bob Davis. He was the “drunk Santa” on ER and has opened for many stars from George Burns to Willie Nelson. Comedy goers can also enjoy a four-course chef’s choice dinner in the Victorian dining room before the show. Comedy show tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Dinner tickets are $40. This is a great night out and is a nice break in the middle of the week. For reservations call 530-622-5222.
Zac Jack Bistro, 3275 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is having a fantastic wine dinner with the award-winning wines from David Girard Vineyards on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The first course is heirloom tomato and artichoke salad with smoke salmon rillettes. Up second is autumn squash soup with county ham and garlic croutons. Both items will be paired with the 2009 Roussanne DGV estate. The third course is ragout of duck with plums and cipollini paired with the 2010 Grenache El Dorado and the end of the meal sweet treat is port poached pears and vanilla bean ice cream. To make a reservation call 530-676-2969.
The Cameron Park Community Services District is having a Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be bins at Christa McAuliffe Park on Merrychase Drive and Camerado Springs Middle School, 2480 Merrychase Drive for junk and yard clippings. This is free for Cameron Park residents. Snowline Hospice will be at Camerado to accept donations and members of the Cameron Park Fire Explorers Program will also be accepting donations. For more information call 530-677-2231 or got to [email protected]
There will also be a Cameron Park Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. People can sell their treasures or hunt for new ones. To reserve a spot call 530-677-2231. The Swap Meet is free to attend.
Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs, is having a Cabernet Season Kick-off on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct 7 from noon to 5 p.m. The star of the kick-off is the ’06 Reserve Cabernet. Stop by to sample the lovely wines at Chevalier and visit with Pierre and Jeanette Chevalier. For more information and directions go to chevalierwinery.com or call 530-677-1676.