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At a glance: Shop in Shingle Springs

From page B2 | April 17, 2013 |

Escabar_MimiIt is always a nice when a fun new business opens. The Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs, held its grand opening Sunday. The shop specializes in furniture, quilts, home décor, second chance fabrics, chalkpaint and gifts. Check out the Antique Depot and the other fun stores in Shingle Springs.


Cheesy invention

This probably is something that won’t be found at the Antique Depot. On April 17, 1810 Lewis M. Norton patented a vat for forming pineapple-shaped cheese. If necessity is the mother of invention, it would be interesting to know what the necessity was that sparked a vat for shaping cheese like a pineapple. Maybe someone needed special appetizers for a luau.


Talent night

The Pleasant Valley Grange is hosting its annual Talent Contest on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the grange hall, 4765 Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville. There will be two categories, a 15 and under age group and a 16 and over age group with $100 in prize money for both categories. The acts must be no more than 2 minutes long and no lip syncing is allowed. Hot dog meals and popcorn with refreshments will be served. The winners will advance to the state competition in October. To find out more about the contest contact Luci at 530-644-2875 or


Jazz at the Coz

There will be plenty of talented musicians at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, April 19 when Union Mine Jazz A and B will be performing “Jazz at the Coz.” This will be a rare opportunity for the public to enjoy the bands in a nonschool setting. The music is from 7 to 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more details call 530-620-2786.


Bowling for dollars

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is sponsoring Strikes for Scholarships on Saturday, April 20 at Knotty Pines Lanes, 2667 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines. There are two sessions — 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Have a fun time bowling and raising funds for youth projects. To bowl call 530-903-8039.


Special lunch

The Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest luncheon honoring the winners is Saturday, April 20 at noon in the board room (B-2) at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road in Placerville. The featured speaker is Professor Lisa Pruitt from University of California, Davis School of Law. Cost is $17. To make a reservation call Mel Chapman at 530-621-0409.


Dance at the lodge

The Placerville Elks Lodge No. 1712 is having its Spring Fling Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 20 at the lodge, 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. After dinner there is dancing to the tunes of DJ Norm Hammond. Tickets are $15. To attend call 530-672-9120.





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