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Music and barbecue
If she was in Placerville today she would probably drop by Hog Wild, 38 Main St., to have some barbecue and see Natural Drift play on Wednesday, April 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. By the way, Hog Wild has new owners who have a full set of barbecuing credentials. Jamie and Aaron Evans have been involved in one of the largest catering outfits in the southwest United States, Eddie Deen & Company. They have been a part of two Presidential Inaugural Balls in Washington D.C. and some major events in Texas where they lived. They have added a Texas twist to the barbecue and look forward to meeting everyone. Besides good food and music there are Hot Rod Nights on the first and third Tuesday’s from 5 – 7 p.m. through October. For more information call 530-622-3883.
Zac Jack Bistro, 3275 Cameron Park Lane in Cameron Park, will pair its fabulous food with the beautiful voice of Tamra Godey on Friday, April 18 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. No need for a special occasion to have a lovely night out — just go out for the fun of it. For more information or to make a reservation call 530-676-2969.
Kiwanis of Placerville is having its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grassy field at Lion’s Park on Cedar Ravine Road and Country Club Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, April 19. Children ages 3 to 6 get to hunt at 10 a.m. and children 7 to 10 hunt at 11 a.m. Besides the hunt there are free hot dogs for children, games, contests and prizes. For more information call Joyce at 530-676-2519.
The Easter Bunny will also be hiding eggs in Cameron Park at Rasmussen Park off Mira Loma Drive. The Easter Bunnies arrive at the park at 10 a.m. and get the hunt going at 10:20 a.m. The age groups are 0-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10. The Easter Bunnies will be available for pictures at about 11 a.m. The hunt is free and face painting and a bounce house are available for a nominal fee. For more information call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.
Sommelier Matthew Lewis is conducting Sommelier Class No. 3 at Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. This is the third class in this informative tasting series. Participants will be tasting wines from other regions, tasting foods that will pair well and learning what a first semester Sommelier might go through. If you didn’t attend the first two classes, don’t worry you will catch up quickly. The class fee is $40 per person. To make a reservation 530-647-8505.
Pine Lodge, 6231 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines, is having a party for all April babies presenting music by the Rusty Buckets on Saturday, April 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information call 530-644-2413.
Art and more
Third Saturday Art Walk on Main Street in Placerville should have some lovely weather to enjoy the art, late night shopping, art demonstrations, refreshments, music and more from 6 – 9 p.m. For information visit placerville-downtown.org or call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.
While out and about for Third Saturday, stop by Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, to not only see the art but to take a look at the cookbook created by the artists. “Food & Art” offers 60 pieces of artwork by 34 of the gallery members and around 100 recipes from the artists. The book also has comments and thoughts by well-known artists and chefs. The Book was compiled by Katie Caulk and the cover was designed by Carlotta Tormey. For more information call 530-642-2944.
The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce mixer is on Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Affordable Furniture and Blinds, 55 Fair Lane in Placerville. This is an amazing store with all kinds of neat things for the home. The mixer is also a perfect to meet other business associates, have some food and drinks and win some prizes. To learn more call 530-621-5885.
Music on Main
Cheryll Kent and Hickory Wind will be playing at Powell’s Steamer Co. and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, April 19 from 9 p.m. – midnight. The band members — Kent on vocals and guitar, Dave Wren on pedal steel, Fred Kent on bass, Jamie Faw on drums and special guest for the night Larry Park on lead guitar — will play country rock, originals, Americana and a tribute set to Emmylou and the Hot Band. For more information call 530-626-1091