On this date in 1971 Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon. He actually hit two golf balls with a Wilson six-iron head attached to a lunar sample scoop handle. Even though he was not wearing a golf shirt and slacks and only swung the club with one hand he still managed a lengthy hit. He was one of NASA’s first seven astronauts and commanded the Apollo 14 mission.
A group of students with the right stuff is the Sierra Ridge Interact Club. The club of about 25 seventh and eighth graders do all kinds of good things in the community and put on a breakfast on the second Saturday through May. The breakfast of sausage, pancakes,juice, coffee or hot chocolate will be served at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Road in Pollock Pines, on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per person or $7 for a family.
The American River Conservancy is having a Community Service Second Saturday on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wakamatsu Farm. Volunteers will help restore the farm. The program has a morning stewardship project about restoring the natural beauty of the historic Wakamatsu Colony Farm, then lunch by the lake. Bring a lunch and enjoy the beauty of the land while eating and then there will be an afternoon hike where volunteers will learn about the fascinating Japanese History. For all the details contact the ARC AmeriCorps member Kristin Powell at Kristin@arconservancy.org or call her at 530-621-1224
It is Sweets for Your Sweetie time at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, on Saturday, Feb 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a great time to impress your sweetie and have fun tasting chocolates paired with some of Boeger’s fine wines in a special Boeger logo glass and tastings from The Rustic Fork and El Dorado Honey. For more information call 530-622-8094 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grace Patriot Wines tasting room at 2701 Carson Road in Placerville will have a chocolate fountain, roses, and a Bonne Bouche release party on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb.10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the season of happy hearts and happy mouths with the new Bonne Bouche red wine.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is offering barrel tasting on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Guests can drop in and barrel taste yet to be bottled wines. There will also be hot soup or chili. Cost is $5. Call 530-621-2945 for more information.
Hartwick House, 6237 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, is having its annual winter sale on Sunday, Feb. 10 and Monday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the fine goods and have some soup between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 530-622-2840.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having a night out and painting class on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Art By the Glass is taught by nationally acclaimed artist Sheri Hoeger and will have everyone painting a masterpiece. Learn to paint in a fun atmosphere and have some wine. Cost is $40 and includes all materials. To register contact Sheri Hoeger at 916-501-1790 or Sheri@BigOakArts.com.