The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles on May 28, 1937. The bridge is not just a connector between two points, it really is a beautiful work of art and a statement of getting things done. Sure glad it is not being built now because it may not happen.
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Art on Main
Be sure to get out of your vehicle to enjoy the works of art now gracing Main Street in Placerville. The Banners on Parade is a public art project by artists and supported by businesses, individuals and the city of Placerville that will be hanging on the light poles until the Art and Wine Festival on Oct. 18. The banners will then be auctioned to raise money for next year’s banners. To learn more contact placervilledowntown.com or 530-672-3436.
Music on Main
Here are more good reasons to get out of your vehicle. On Thursday, May 29 Soul Shine — Rick Hussong and Jamie Lynn— are performing at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, at 8 p.m.; on Saturday, May 31 Icehouse Blues is playing at 9 p.m.; and then on Sunday, June 1 Tangled Roots Band — Dave Holob, Rick Hussong, Jaime Lynn and Joe Bellamy are taking the stage at 1 p.m. For more details call Powell’s 530-626-1091.
Rockin’ at the Roadhouse
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is rocking with music by Random Strangers on Friday, May 30 at 9 p.m. Stop by for a fun night of dancing. For more information call 530-626-0336.
For the birds
The American River Conservancy is having a fun class, “Let’s Make a Gourd Birdhouse” on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Roberta Almerez is a gourd crafter and art teacher and she will talk about gourds, gourd-craft and birds. The class is open to those 6 and older. To sign up and get all the information about the class call Julie Andert and 530-621-1224.
There is another chance to take in more art during the 2014 Spring Art Studio Tour that features 50 artists in 23 locations in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park and Shingle Springs. The tour is on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The artists include: painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelry artists, glass artists and wood turners. The El Dorado Hills Arts Association sponsors the annual tour. To get a brochure map e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-933-4663.
Market is open
The El Dorado Hills Farmers Market in Town Center is up and running from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.on Sundays through October. For more details and to check out the schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com
The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce annual Charity Golf Tournament is at Serrano Country Club on Monday, June 16. This is a great opportunity to play this outstanding course for $150, have wine and food samples, lunch, dinner and have the proceeds benefit the Oak Ridge High Community Foundation. Play starts at 9 a.m. Call 916-933-1335 to register by May 31.
Gwinllan Estate, 7060 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is releasing its 2009 Zinfandel Port during a special cheese and wine event on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. The port will be paired with blue cheese infused with port and with chocolate truffles, plus there will be cheese parings with Gwinllan’s award-winning red. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets need to be reserved by June 4. Call the winery at 530-723 2879.