On this date in 1981 baseball fans got their money’s worth at the Rochester Red Wings vs. Pawtucket Red Sox game. The game went 33 innings. Sky watchers will have a chance to make wishes come true on Sunday, April 22. The Lyrid meteor shower could yield some good “wishes upon a star” chances from midnight to dawn — the Moon will not be a factor.
It is time to help the wishes at the Special Olympics come true with the annual Tip-a-Cop fundraiser at Applebee’s, 3281 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, on Thursday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the event go directly to programs for Special Olympics in El Dorado County. For more information or to make a donation call 530-642-1355.
Pedro Perez, a photography teacher at Sacramento City College, is presenting a lecture on night photography at the El Dorado Camera Club meeting. The meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture there will be time to photograph the exterior of that building so bring your gear including a tripod. For more information go to eldradocameraclub.com.
Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is having an Italian Night on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. It will be a night of Italian entertainment, wine, singing, Italian friends, and complimentary salad and pasta appetizers in the event room, Suite A-9. There is entertainment entry donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple. For further information call Burke Junction at 530-677-5282 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Giovannna@burkejuncntion.com.
The El Dorado High School Cougar Band Aides, the support group for the music program, is presenting an afternoon of music, food, auction and prizes on Saturday, April 21. A Taste of Main Street is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carl Borelli Amphitheater, on the El Dorado High School campus, 561 Canal St. in Placerville. Money from the event will go to pay for uniforms, music, transportation, interment maintenance and entry fees in competitions. Attendees will enjoy special boxed meals while listening to music provided by El Dorado Cougar musicians and special guest Azuar. Tickets are $15 for the dinner and music. For more information about the event contact Eric Holm at 530-672-0560 or go to the Website atasteofmainstreet.com.
More El Dorado High School talent will be on display at Placerville Flowers On Main Street, 318 Main St. in Placerville, during Third Saturday Art Walk. Stop in to see drawings, paintings, photography, ceramic creations and more by El Dorado High School student’s on Saturday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-622-1121
Another of the many venues to take in the talent is Up Stairs Art Gallery, 420 Main St. in Placerville. This Third Saturday walk up the stairs to see “The Art of Abstraction” encaustic exhibit by Suzanne Bell from 6 to 9 p.m. Her work is fascinating. There will also be music by local band Moondrool.
Hill Country Band is playing at Zia’s, 312 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, April 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and all proceeds will go to the Center for the Visually Impaired to sponsor Mickey in the Dog-a-Thon. Stop by a make wishes for the Center for the Visually Impaired come true.