Things to do: March 8, 2013

By From page B2 | March 08, 2013

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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating the upcoming spring concert season. This is a poster for the very popular three-day music and art spring festival named Coachella held in Indio. This year the festival is hosting more than 50 bands. Remember, look out for those concert posters on sale at shows. This one is worth over $400 now. For more information call 530-622-1235.

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through March 31, is featuring the abstract paintings of Randy Honerlah. Honerlah, who is a California native, works mostly in acrylics. His surrealistic and dynamic style evokes the human emotion through vibrant color and composition. Also we are featuring photographer, Kelly Morris whose beautiful landscapes and wildlife scenes demonstrate his passion for the medium. His work spans some 40 years and extensive world travels. Morris enjoys using digital technology but tries to keep the finished result close to what his artist’s eye first captures. Both artists are new in the gallery. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website and the blog

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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, features one wall devoted to the theme, “March Madness.” Stop by and see how member artists have responded to this interesting challenge. Also continuing is the exhibit of artwork by students at Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley. One wall of the gallery is dedicated to a rotating display of work by local high school students. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit

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Placerville Art on Parade is currently seeking artists to submit their designs for the painted banners that will be displayed on light poles on Main Street in Placerville from June to October. Artists, designers, architects and art students (individually or as a group) are invited to submit designs for the Banners on Parade community art exhibit. Artist entries must be submitted by March 15 and will be evaluated by the Placerville Art on Parade Committee for selection. Download both the artists application and artist invitation forms from to apply or call 916-985-8996 for more information.

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Hartwick House, 6237 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, is featuring Leslie Fryer, an extremely talented, local artist. She handcrafts fine jewelry from vintage pieces and found objects. She has an incredible sense of style and her creations are truly one of a kind. artwick House specializes in home and garden decor and is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For more information call 530-622-2840.

El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Inspiring Artists” through March 30. High school students from across the county participate in an all media competition that takes arts education to a new level. There is an artists’ reception on March 16. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Hub Coffee House and Café, 4364 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills, presents Leon Featherstone and a bag full of musical moments on Friday, March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The music will be original and eclectic including: folk, rock, country and blues. There is no cover charge. For more information call 916-939-6764.

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m.; music by Jonny Mojo and Friends on Saturday, March 9 at 9 p.m.; the Naked Parrots on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and Rick Hussong and Jaime Lynn on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Jeremy Norris Blue Band on Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, March 9 Rue the Night is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Thursday, March 14 is DJ by Old Griff at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. The new entertainment center features free entertainment every Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Northern Heat (classic rock) Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9; Spazmatics (’80s dance) Friday, March 8; Cover Me Badd (’80s, ’90s and today’s dance hits) Saturday, March 9; Whiskey Dawn (country) Sunday, March 10; Summer of Love (music of the ’60s) Monday through Thursday, March 11 through 14. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

Cameron Park Community Services District is presenting its Winter Concert Series with James Garner doing a Cash Tribute on Friday, March 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Advance discounted tickets are available at the CSD office at 2502 Country Club Drive, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce in Burke Junction and Fire Station 89 at 3200 Country Club Drive. For more information please call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.

Charter University Prep’s Drama Class, 6520 Oak Dell Road in El Dorado, is presenting “Anne of Green Gables,” adapted by Sylvia Ashby, on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are adults $5, children $3 and teachers and staff free and are available at the door.

The American River Conservancy needs volunteers to help restore the natural beauty of the historical Gold Hill Ranch on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the morning help weed non-native plants, then have lunch by the lake followed by a short historic hike. To sign up contact ARC’s AmeriCorps member Kristin Powell at 530-621-1224 or e-mail [email protected]

Meet the Maitre’ de Chai at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Join Craig Unverferth, the maitré de chai, for a flight of seven wines paired with artisan cheeses. Cost is $19 per person and includes a bottle of wine to take home, Reservation are necessary and can be made by calling 530-620-3467. Don’t forget about Endless Pizza and Salad and live Maine lobsters on Friday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards. The pizza is wonderful and the lobster is fabulous, add some Mitchell wine and it is a spectacular time.

The El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, is holding its annual Jack Herrmann Chili Cook-off on Saturday, March 9. There is no entry fee for chili cooks and all entries must be there by 4 p.m. for judging. Social hour and judging starts at 5 p.m., dinner of chili, cornbread and salad starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $8 per person for dinner (free for chili cooks) and $5 for children 12 and under. There are prizes for the top entries. There will also be prizes and fun. For more information on the event, amount of chili to bring, etc., call 530-622-9840. Proceeds go to help youth and the elderly in the El Dorado area.

The Crab Feed and Dance presented by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills is on Saturday, March 9 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. The all-you-can-eat crab, no host bar, silent auction, prizes and dance music by DJ Anthony Avery start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door. To attend go to

Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is having its Winemaker Dinner in the Cellar on Saturday, March 9. This is sumptuous dinner created to pair with the beautiful Fenton Herriott wines by Mike Pingree, executive chef and owner of A Bountiful Cuisine. The dining experience starts with an appetizer of grilled polenta topped with mushrooms, sausage, shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, cream and Parmesan cheese. The soup course is southwestern spiced butternut squash garnished with mint and cilantro chantilly. For salad enjoy romaine hearts sliced Fuji apples, goat cheese and fire dried pecans tossed with a cranberry citrus ginger vinaigrette. The main course is charbroiled petit filet mignon topped with a shitake mushroom sauce and jumbo sautéed prawns served with a fresh fruit salsa, served with a potato gratin and seasonal vegetables. To end the meal a chocolate bread pudding topped with a raspberry port sauce will be served. Cost is $59 per person. To order tickets go to

Beemer’s Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, is having Marina D’Agostini playing guitar and singing indie, folk and alternative on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call 530-647-8466.

Friends of Animal Outreach are having a bunco party on Sunday, March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to raise funds at Animal Outreach, 6101 Enterprise Drive in Diamond Springs. This is a fun time for an important cause. Buy-in is $20 and there will be food, drinks, prizes and fun. Reservations are needed and can be made by calling Maryann at 530-903-9086. during the week to confirm your space.

The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting More Bigger (Masses)/One Man Comedy Show on Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m. When the formerly employed Guy Johnson shows up for a business meeting that doesn’t exist, a story unfolds closely mirroring the disappearance of jobs, honey bees and early American settlers in Black Hive Theater Projects’ original play for one character. The comedy sis how directed by Cirque Du Soleil clown Johnathon Gilkey and performed by the hilarious Gabe Mckinney. For scheduled shows visit or call 530-642-8481.


The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, presents Anne Roos on Tuesday nights. Enjoy the seasonal gourmet food and the Celtic harp music by Roos. For more information call 530-621-1003.


Sacramento State’s Concert Band welcomes the Sierra College Band for a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the Music Recital Hall on the CSUS campus at  6000 J St. in Sacramento. The program includes music by David Holsinger, Gerald Willis, Daniel Bukvich and John Philip Sousa. Tickets are available at the university ticket office, 916-278-4323 or

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