Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

At a glance: Hunter’s moon

By
From page B2 | October 16, 2013 | Leave Comment

Escabar_MimiOn Friday, Oct. 18 there is a penumbral eclipse of the Moon. This is when the moon slides through the northern part of the Earth’s penumbral shadow. At mid-eclipse, 76 percent of the moon’s diameter will be immersed in the penumbra, probably deep enough to cause a faint, yet discernible darkening of the moon’s lower part.To see this special sky show, a trip to Asia, Europe and Africa is necessary. The central and eastern portion of North America will get a view of the slightly darkened Hunters’ Moon during the early evening hours.

 

Hunting haunts

To get a glimpse of how a ghost hunt goes down join California Haunts on a Ghost Hunt at the haunted Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The ghost seekers use the latest ghost hunting equipment in the field. Participants in the hunt will work with the California Haunts psychic team to try and unravel the ghostly activity that is taking place in the Victorian mansion. For a chance to see ghost hunters in action in an active environment check out /californiahaunts.org/hauntfest.html or e-mail cesarsghost@yahoo.com

 

Fashion parade

After ghost hunting in an elegant mansion see some elegant fashions at the Placerville Fellowship and Newcomers’ Club’s parade of new fall outfits at its Elegant Affair Fashion Show on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Fashions from Leah Marie in Cameron Park, Off Broadway in Placerville, Renfros in Placerville and The Clothes Mine in Sutter Creek will be modeled. The luncheon, fashion show, silent auction and prizes start at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25 with the proceeds benefitting the club’s scholarship fund. For tickets, if still available, call Rosemary Authier at 530-626-7394.

 

New business

A new business with an exciting premise is having a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Oct. 17. SOAP2 (Save Our Ailing Planet), 617 A Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating its grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. SOAP2 is a refill station. Just bring laundry and dish soap, beauty care products, pet and baby products and safe cleaning product containers to SOAP2 for refilling. To learn more call 530-644-9058.

 

Dining in the vines

Hart and Hart Vineyards, 5821 Highway 49 in Pilot Hill, is having Friday Nights in the Vineyard featuring dinner, wine and music on Oct.18 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion. Music is by The Tritones. Advance tickets are $20 per person and tickets at the dinner are $25. Call 530-885-9463 to make a reservation.

 

Pumpkin time

The Rescue Up ‘N’ Comin’ 4-H club will be having a pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Middle School, 2540 Green Valley Road in Rescue. Pumpkins of various sizes will be available for a donation to support the 4-H club. For more information call Astrid Rodenberg at 530-676-3199.

 

Chef face-off

David Girard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, is presenting a fun evening featuring Dueling Chefs. The wine pairing dinner has two of the area’s hottest chefs bringing their exceptional culinary skills to the vineyard for entertainment and good dining. Watch, taste and learn as they each prepare dishes to pair with the outstanding David Girard wines. The first chef duel is between Chef Kevin O’Connor and Chef Aimal Formoli of Formoli’s Bistro on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. For reservations call 530-295-1833.

 

Art and more

The Placerville Downtown Association is hosting the 16th Annual Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 34 foothill wineries will pour samples at this event that offers music, the Banners on Parade auction, food and fun. The cost to sample the wines is $30 per ticket. For tickets and more information call the PDA at 530-672-3436.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 65 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 7 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 19 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8