Things to do 8-22-14

By From page B2 | August 22, 2014

Bracelets by Barbara Steffen, jeweler and lampwork glass artisan, will be featured at Gold Country Artists Gallery through Sept. 1

The Sand Fire Benefit fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family. Tickets will be sold at the door. The pasta dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. Live music is offered from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Random Strangers will be performing at the Sierra Nevada House on Friday, Aug. 22, from 7:30-10 p.m., bringing you Rockin’ Americana and Country music. Limited seating so early arrival is recommended. More information at 530-626-8096

The WineSmith on Main Street, Placerville will feature evening with J. Woody 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

Out of the Blue performs 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at Cielo Estate Winery, 3040 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springsand again 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Powell’s Steamer Pub, 425 Main St., Placerville.

Colibri Ridge Winery will host a “Port & Cheesecake” Event Aug. 23-24. Savor various cheesecakes prepared specifically to accompany the exquisite ports. Colibri Ridge is now experimenting with a couple of new and exciting flavors. Cheesecake flavors in the past included White Chocolate; Mixed Berry; Peach; Strawberry; Blueberry; Almond; Pumpkin; and Dark Chocolate. Jonny Mojo will be performing acoustic music out on the patio on Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Colibri Ridge is located at 6100 Grey Rock Road in Fair Play, 530-620-7255,

Madroña Vineyards will have a Kick-Off Harvest dinner 6-10 p.m. Sept. 6 in the vineyard. It is a barbecue dinner with appetizers, wine and dancing to the jazz sounds of the Tri Tones. Tickets are available or by calling the winery, 530-644-5948.

El Dorado Women’s Connection luncheon Monday, Sept. 8 at Cold Springs Country Club will feature William Teie, local historian and author of award-winning book, “History of a Place Called Rescue.”Seating is 11:30, lunch at noon is $18.make a reservation by Sept. 4 by calling Jo-An at 530-626-6269 or Charlotte at 916-719-0332.

Sierra Repertory Theater Presents “All My Sons” Aug. 29- Sept. 21 in the East Sonora Theater, 13891 Mono Way Sonora. The Arthur Miller play was the winner of the Drama Critics’ Award for Best New Play in 1947 and multiple Tony Award-winner, “All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. In this classic American drama, Joe Keller and Steve Deever — partners in a manufacturing plant during World War II  — turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. They were sent to prison but Keller was exonerated and went on to have a successful business. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller’s son and Deever’s daughter, the bitterness of George Deever, and the reaction of a son to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity. “…the quality of its writing hasn’t tarnished, its moral issues haven’t aged, and its tragic events can still pack a wallop.” Prices are $26 to $32 general admission, child, group, senior and student discounts available. The box office is 209-532-3120.

Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates the third Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival of the summer taking place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 22-24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together more than 45 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more. Homewood Mountain Resort is located off highway 89, just 6 miles southwest of Tahoe City. 

Michael Raffety

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