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At a glance: Spectacular Fourth

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There will be a prefireworks show as twilight fades on Thursday, July 4. Use binoculars to look for Venus hanging around to enjoy the holiday at about 10 degrees above the horizon in front of the Beehive star cluster in Cancer.

 

EDH Third

Don’t forget the celebrating starts on Wednesday, July 3 with El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Fireworks Jubilee. From 6 to 11:30 p.m. there will be a kids’ area, artists, parade at 6 p.m., music by several bands at 6:30 p.m., food and more. Many of the shops will be open for food and beverage service. The fireworks start at dark. To get a full itinerary go to ElDoradoHillsTownCenter.com.

 

Market time

The Wednesday Farmers Market on Main Street in Placerville is a happening place with fresh produce, flowers and other items from local farmers. The market is open from 4 p.m. to dusk around the Bell Tower. For all the details call 415-250-5337.

If you can’t make the Wednesday night market, stop by the Saturday version in the Ivy House parking lot at the corner of Clay and Main streets in Placerville from 8 a.m. to noon. Again there is fresh produce, flowers, all kinds of yummy treats and other items from local farmers. To learn more call 530-622-1900.

 

Great view

Mount Aukum Winery, Tower Road in Mt. Aukum, is a fabulous place to be for the Fourth of July. The view is spectacular with fireworks shows happening all over the valley and then there are a bunch of neat things going on at the winery. The Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire, an old west reenactment group, is performing historic comedy with gunfighters, shootouts, bar fights, cowboys, scoundrels, gunslingers, lawmen, outlaws, townsfolk, a medicine man, magician, vintage music, saloon girls and more at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. There are character walkabouts and photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. From noon to 7 p.m. Chef David Maestas is serving a gourmet barbecue of tri-tip grilled Santa Maria style, barbecued chicken with tangy sauce, jumbo all-beef hot dogs, corn on the cob, ranch beans, potato salad, corn bread and honey, chilled watermelon wedges and fresh-baked apple and berry pie. To make a reservation call 530-620-1675.

 

Fourth fun

Shadow Ranch Vineyard, 7050 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is having a Fourth of July Celebration with music, barbecue for $10, wine tasting and wine specials. For more information call 530-620-2785.

 

Fourth futures

Oakstone Winery, 6470 Irish Acres Road in Fair Play, is having a Futures Release Party during its Fourth of July Celebration from July 4 to 7  in the barrel room. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day sample some unreleased award-winning Oakstone and Obscurity wines, including  2011 Malbec, Petit Verdot, “Old Man Murrill” Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Escabar_MimiAlicante Bouschet and Old-Vine Carignane. These wines will be available on just these four days, and will not appear again until their formal release dates. Everyone is invited and snacks will be served. For more information call 530-620-5303.

 

Friday fun

The fun continues on Friday nights at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, at Pizza and Lobster Night from 5 to 9 p.m. The endless pizza cooked in the Napolese wood-fire pizza oven and the salad is great by itself but add a live Maine lobster or lobster tail and it is wonderful. Call 530-620-3467 to RSVP and reserve a lobster. Dine in the cellar or under the trees and play some bocce to work of the dinner.

 

Luncheon

The Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connections and Stonecroft Ministries is having “Hattitude of Joy, Mother, Daughter and Girlfriend Luncheon on Monday, July 8 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Country Club Drive in Placerville, at noon. Cost is $16. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. Miss Lillie Knauls, internationally acclaimed singer contrasts joy versus happiness. Guest wearing a hat will win a prize. For reservations call Katie 530-622-6712.

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