The Washington Monument opened to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in 1888. Fortunately back then Congress and the President could get things done and not act like a bunch of uncompromising idiots. If the current group of elected officials was in power then, there might not even be a monument and if there was one you could not visit it. What a sad state of affairs.
Berry good time
There are people here in El Dorado County that can get things done and one of them is speaking at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Oct 9 at Henry’s Steakhouse in the Red Hawk Casino. The charming Shari Fitzpatrick of Sheri’s Berries will share her great story of business success and offer tips for keeping priorities organized. The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend call 530-621-5885. Maybe Congress should attend.
Dinner for a cause
For dinner think about dining at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 3977 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, to support the Sober Grad Night at Ponderosa High School. Have lunch or dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 9 between 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a portion of both the dine in and carry out orders will go to the Ponderosa High School Sober Grad Night committee, another group that gets things done. There will also be raffle tickets for sale. To make a reservation or place an order call 530-676-4040. To learn more about Sober Grad Night visit phsSoberGradNight.org.
The El Dorado County, the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park and the El Dorado Hills chambers of commerce are having a non-profit showcase mixer on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 4360 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. The public is invited to meet representatives from local non-profit organizations and to learn about the good deeds they do. For more information call 916-933-1335 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills is presenting Inside the Creative Mind on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St. in Folsom. This is a great opportunity to have lunch with three New York Times Bestselling Authors — James Rollins, John Lescroart and Allison Brennan. There will be author presentations, panel discussions and book signings. Jeff Ayers, national book critic for the Associated Press, will be the panel moderator. For tickets call Barbara at 916-549-3869. The league provides things for children in El Dorado County.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Jonny Mojo on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. Get ready to enjoy a night of good song, food and company. For more information call 530-626-1091.
The Placerville Shakespeare Club is having a special presentation of “El Dorado’s True Gold: Notable Women’s Stories” on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon. This is a unique series of vignettes about El Dorado County women living in the Gold Rush era. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Margriet at 530-621-1126.
Placerville Natural Foods Co-op is having its fourth annual rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a dental parking lot at 2900 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. For more information or to donate rummage sale items call Placerville Natural Foods Co-op Manager Melisa Clark at 530-621-3663.
The seventh annual Rescue Volunteer Fire Pumpkin Patch and Pancake Breakfast to raise money for the fire department is from 8 to 10:30 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 12 at Station No. 83, 5221 Deer Valley Road in Rescue. For a $5 donation adults get pumpkin or regular pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Ages 6 and under pay only $3. During the breakfast enter the costume contest and pumpkin carving competition.The Pumpkin Patch will be stocked with a variety of pumpkins along with a witch who has a history of photo bombing family photos. For details call 530-676-1125.
It is Goodbye Chardonnay, Hello Cabernet season at Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs. To kick off the cabernet celebration the winery is releasing its ’07 Grand Reserve Cabernet and having all kinds of great specials on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m. For more details and directions visit chevalierwinery.com.
Pickups in the plaza
The Pickups will be rocking in the Fountain Plaza Courtyard, 312 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Music in the Courtyard is free and a great time with food and refreshments available from neighboring businesses. For more information call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.
Spaghetti for the troops
On Thursday, Oct. 10 there is an Honor Our Troops Fundraiser Spaghetti feed at the Diamond Springs Fireman’s’Memorial Hall, 3745 China Garden Road in Diamond Springs. The spaghetti will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. and is $7 for adults and $5 for children. There will also be drive-through service. Beer and wine from local wineries and breweries will be available and Carole Perusse is providing the entertainment. For tickets call Cyndi Romano at 916-207-4194 or purchase them at the door. All proceeds fund the care packages sent to the soldiers in the war zones who are from El Dorado County or have family members in El Dorado County.
Lots of lobster
The Church of Our Saviour is having a Lobster Palooza ton Saturday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. to raise funds for the repair and restoration of the historical church. The fest is at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville. A full lobster dinner is only $30 and there will be music and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at lobsterpalooza.net or by calling Boyd at 530-344-1883 on the Palooza hotline.