Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through May 4, is showing the award-winning pastels and oil paintings of Blanche Kawahara, her original hand painted silk scarves and elegant wire wrapped jewelry. Also featured are abstract paintings of Ramona Beckwith. Beckwith began her art career with watercolor and pastels and then moved to exploring liquid acrylics, inks and collage and a variety of mixed media. Now available at the gallery is the new member produced boo, “Food and Art.” The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on May 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring art by metal artists Kelly and Janis Quinn during April. For more information call 333-2787 (ARTS) or visit artonthedivide.com.
The 48th annual Patrons Club Scholarship Luncheon is Friday, April 25 at noon at Cold Springs Community Church, 2600 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. There be an auction with great items to benefit scholarships for local students attending one of the Folsom Lake College campuses. Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Patrons members or the Folsom Lake College business office, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. For more information call Bobbye at 530-621-0907 or Barbara at 530-622-5021.
Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have Jenny Lundquist, author of middle-reader books “Plastic Polly” and “Seeing Cinderella” on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. She has ventured into the young adult genre with a page-turning novel about twin princesses separated at birth, “The Princess in the Opal Mask.” For more information call 916-941-9401.
Friends of the Library, El Dorado Hills Branch, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway, is having a used book sale. Books in every category are now sold by the pound. The early bird sale starts Friday, April 25 from 4-7 p.m. for members only. The sale continues Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and is open to the public. Proceeds from the book sale provide new books and support programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. For more information call 916-933-9626.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Roadhouse Rats on Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, April 26 Pointdexter is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Thursday it is DJ Old Griff at 9 p.m. For more information call 530-626-0336.
The Ponderosa High School baseball program is having a rummage sale on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. There will be clothes, books, jewelry, toys, household items, and more. Proceeds will support local baseball players.
Cameron Park Community Services District is having a Community Clean-Up Day and Swap Meet at the community center, 2502 Country Club Drive, on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Swap Meet is from 8 a.m.-noon and admission is free. The Clean-Up Day is a free service for all Cameron Park residents. Bins will be set up at Christa McAuliffe Park and Camerado Springs Middle School, 2480 Merrychase Drive, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Snowline Hospice will be at Camerado Middle School to accept tax-deductible donations of gently used items. No commercial waste please. For more information and a list of prohibited items call 530-677-2231.
The Center for Violence-free Relationships is organizing the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on Saturday, April 26, at Town Hall, 549 Main St. in Placerville. Men, women and children are invited to walk from Town Hall to the Belltower and back in high heels. Shoes will be available for the trek that starts at 10 a.m. For more information call the center at 530-626-1450.
Oakstone Winery and Obscurity Cellars, 6470 Irish Acres Road in Fair Play, is having a release party on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 from from 11 a.m-5 p.m in the barrel room. The 2012 Estate DeCascabel Dry Farmed Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Estate 3-Field Petite Sirah will be released. There will also be a preview tasting of the 2012 Estate Geoff & Katy Vineyard Malbec. Other new wines to sample and buy are the 2013 Estate Mothervine Ranch Pinot Grigio and 2013 Estate Fiddlehead Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy gourmet cheeses and snacks to pair with the wines. For more details call 530-620-5303.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is having a Chocolate Tasting and Chocolate and Wine Pairing with Orietta Gianjorio on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Taste different types of chocolate paired with the perfect wine. To sign up call 530-647-8505. Sunday, April 27 is the last day for Soup Sunday at Miraflores.
Winery by the Creek, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, is having its inaugural Pétanque Tournament on Saturday, April 26 from 1-5 p.m. This will be a day of pétanque, wine, charcuterie of cheese, olives, French baguettes and fun. Pétanque is a French game very similar to bocce ball and everyone can play. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 to enter the tournament. To learn more call 530-620-2402.
The Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, presents “Authors Day” featuring author presentations, question and answer period, book signings, door prizes and refreshments on Sunday, April 27. Authors are David Brooks, William McDonald, Eileen Rendahl and Betty Sederquist. Tickets are $10. For reservations call Rose at 530-626-5103 or Nora at 916-941-7156.
Family Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7:30 in Cameron Park welcomes everyone. For location and more details call JR or Tomilee from Abundant Life Church at 916-996-9049 or 916-798-6802.