At a glance: Ring in some fun

By From page B1 | April 11, 2012



Be sure to check out Jupiter in the twilight sky during the first part of April and then Saturn on Sunday, April 15. Saturn is closest to the Earth on the 15th and can be seen all night. The rings are also tilted for better viewing and can be seen through backyard telescopes.

It will be a stellar time at the Cellar Wine Bar, 3907 Park Drive, Suite 110, in El Dorado Hills, for the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be a fun time meeting business owners and visiting this neat place. For more information call 916-933-1335.

Kids’ Expo is Saturday, April 14, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is really a super event featuring everything to do with children.There will be activities, entertainment, performances, food and fun. There is no charge for admission or parking. For more information call the event sponsor Choices for Children at 530-676-0707 or visit

One of the neat things to see at Kid’s Expo is the MORE and Habitat for Humanity playhouse. The drawing for the one-of-kind playhouse will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 530-622-4848.

The El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is commemorating John Studebaker’s return to Placerville in April 16, 1912. In the mid-1850’s Studebaker came to Placerville in search of gold. His gold was making wheelbarrows.In 1858, Studebaker left Placerville to help his brothers with the wagon-making business which became a car-making business. He came back and Placerville had a giant three-day party. To mark the occasion the library is showing the world premiere of the short film “Wheelbarrow Johnny’s Gold Rush” on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. For more information on this free contact the library at 530-621-5540.

The 21st annual El Dorado Winery Association Passport Weekends are Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 and April 21 and 22. Thirty-two El Dorado County wineries will be hosting this wine and food event with plenty of wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, enjoyable art and music, and fun. For more information and tickets contact the El Dorado Winery Association at 1-800-306-3956 or visit

The Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines is having a Dress To Impress Community Dance on Saturday, April 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines. This will be a fun time to dress up, have some appetizers and dance to the music of Bamboozled. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple in advance or $20 per person, $30 per couple at the door. For more information call 530-613-1332.

The Union Mine High School baseball program is having a fundraiser. Supporters can have some fun watching the River Cats play at Raley Field and help the Union Mine High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball play by buying vouchers good toward the purchase of tickets to any 2012 River Cats home game. Vouchers are available at Act I|, Etcetera, 1224 Broadway in Placerville, 530-621-1919. For more information contact head coach Brett Robinson at 530-644-2296, [email protected], or Elisa Alloway at 707-330-7005, [email protected]

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce is organizing a chance to travel to Russia from Sept. 2 to 12. Travelers will cruise down the Volga River and learn about Russian culture, cuisine, art, and history and sightsee in Moscow and St. Petersburg. A deposit is due now to hold your reservation and a final payment is due May 5. Contact Cassidy Flynn a the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce at 916-933-1335 for rates, registration and details.

Mimi Escabar

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