At a glance: Can you hear me now?

By April 26, 2011



On this date in 1880 F.D. Clarke and M.G. Foster received a patent for a hearing aid. This was a great help for many people and made it possible for spouces to develop selective hearing so that unwanted requests could not be heard.

Good sounds

There will be some good sounds at Powell’s Steamer Company, 425 Main St. in Placerville, on Thursday, April 28, as Greg Costa entertains from 7 to 10 p.m. He has a super repertoire of covers and originals. Stop in to enjoy a fun time at a fun place. For more information call 530-626-1091.

Good conversation

Only good comments will be heard at Sequoia at the Bee Bennett House, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, on Friday, April 29, during the Nello Olivo Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m.The award-winning wines will be paired with an appetizer of crab and mascarpone pasta bags, a smoked vegetable bisque, a cucumber and garlic salad with raspberry dressing, a chicken and black truffle pasta roll and pan seared chicken and vegetables and a berry timbale for dessert. The cost is $45 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations call 530-622-5222.

Fun listening

Ricky John and Johnny Dee are returning to the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, for two big nights of entertainment fun. “Ricky John” Jackman of Ricky and the Redstreaks and “Johnny Dee” Dengate of Chicago Tribute Authority will be performing some of their favorite music on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the shows that offer a lot more than just songs — it is a party. For information or to purchase tickets contact the Winesmith at 530-622-0516.

Help is needed

Thousands of volunteers will be helping to clean up schools and parks in El Dorado County and throughout California on Saturday, April 30. Mormon Helping Hands will be at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49 in Coloma, to spiff up the park. The group invites everyone to come and help from 8 a.m. to noon. For more details on the projects and locations please visit

Get board

The El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, has a lot going on. There is the Boardgame Group that gets together on the last Saturday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. This a fun family time to play classic boardgames everyone knows or try new games and to get your game on. New games and refreshments are always appreciated. For more information on this and other events at the library call 530-621-5540 or visit

Happy anniversary

Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in Camino, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. The Jones Family extends an invitation to everyone to enjoy live music, wine tasting, cake and ice cream. To get all the specifics go to or call 530-621-0175.

Fund booster

Oak Ridge High School Sports Booster Club is having a big fundraiser to help the athletic program at the El Dorado Hills school. The 11th annual Blue and Gold Auction and Dinner is Saturday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Mercedes-Benz dealership in El Dorado Hills Town Center. There will be food, fun and music. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased by calling 916-933-6980 ext. 7241.

Mimi Escabar

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