For the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association it is a big day. Johnny Appleseed was born on this date in 1774. Jonathan Chapman recognized the value of apples and introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. El Dorado County is fortunate to be a great place for growing apples and we are even luckier to have this great fruit-growing in jar backyard. Some of the apple varieties are ready now at Apple Hill member ranches and more are ripening daily. There apple already picked, you-pick ranches, apple goodies and more at many of the ranches. The shuttle bus from Louisiana Schnell School runs on weekends in October. Check out email@example.com for more information.
Wedgewood Weddings and Receptions at Sequoia, 643 Bee St. in Placerville, is having a wine dinner featuring vintages from Il Gioiello Winery on Friday, Sept. 28. The lovely evening will offer a meal expertly prepared by Sequoia Chef David Bagley, pairing each course with the wines from Il Gioiello Winery in Fiddletown. To enjoy this feast call 530-622-5222 for reservations.
Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, is celebrating 40 years of crafting beautiful wines on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be free wine tasting and winery tours, including a visit to the crush pad from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors can taste freshly crushed grape juice. Dedrick’s Main Street Cheese and Bonne Vie Crepes and more will yummy items to purchase to go with the wine. The event is free and no reservations are required. To get more information call 530-622-8094.
Music in the Courtyard in the Fountain Plaza Courtyard, 312 Main St. in Placerville, is having the Tepid Club of Cool playing on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. This venue is wonderful for music and there are refreshments from the surrounding merchants. For more details call 530-622-4900.
Another great place to enjoy music is at Wine and Sunsets at Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in the Camino area. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Parallel Planes is playing from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Having some Lava Cap wine, watching the sunset, snacking on the gourmet deli goodies and listening to the music is about perfect. For more specifics call 530-621-0175.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is one more place to experience great entertainment and great wine. The Classical Music in the Vineyard Series continues on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. with Seven Classical Guitars. Guests can purchase a box dinner created by Giovanni of couscous with pistachio and dried apricot grilled chicken wings with pepper and lemon and Giovanni’s hand-made biscotti. Bring a lawn chair and sit back for awesome time. For reservations call 530-647-8505.
If Saturday didn’t have enough musical entertainment, the Sierra Symphony Pops Orchestra is presenting a pops concert at Cielo Estate, 3040 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. It will be a concert of tunes from Broadway musicals and other American favorites. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Cielo Estate and Sabado School of Music in Cameron Park and at the door the day of the event. There will be a barbecue supper available for purchase or guests can bring their own picnic to enjoy, and dogs are welcome, as well. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for Cielo wine club members and Veteran’s with ID; and children and high school students are free.
For those thinking about traveling to Italy there will be a meeting at the California Welcome Center, 2085 Vine St. in El Dorado Hills, on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The trip is on March 18, 2013 and will go to Rome, Colosseum, Venice, St. Mark’s Square, Milan, Florence, and more. For more information call 916-933-1335.
The El Dorado Historical Society is conducting guided tours of Main Street in Placerville on Saturday, Sept. 29. The tour begins at the Fountain Tallman Museum, 524 Main St. in Placerville, at 11:30 a.m. and lasts about 90 minutes. The tour guides are dressed in period costume and describe historic locations on Main Street between Cedar Ravine and Sacramento Street. A suggested donations to the museum of $2 per adult or $5 per family is requested.
LobsterPalooza, a fun night featuring music and lobster is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville.This is a benefit for to refurbish Church of our Saviour in Placerville. The church is a National Historic Gold Rush Landmark. The music will be by Frankie Soul, The Method and High Country Newgrass. There will also be hot dogs for the children and great prizes. To be a part of LobsterPalooza call 530-344-1883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.