Things to do: Aug. 1, 2014

By From page B2 | August 01, 2014

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Aug. 4-Sept. 1, is featuring Barbara Steffen, jeweler and lampwork art glass artisan, who creates beautiful glass beads for handcrafted bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Also featured this month is Susan Hayne, printmaker, and Kelly Morris, photographer. The cooperative gallery of 50 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 Aug. 16 and until 8:30 Friday evenings through the summer. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

The Fair Play American Viticultural Area is showcasing its vintages during a series of events from Aug. 1-31 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on event days. Enjoy the wines from this unique area at the Fair Play Wine and Art Festival. Chateau Routon, 2800 Omo Ranch Road, is featuring local artwork, photography, jewelry and “consumable art” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. Learn what to do with left-over wine at the Sangria workshop. Check out for more events.

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Last Two Standing on Friday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 2 is Connie Bryan. On Thursday meet a winemaker and enjoy wine tasting and food pairings from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information call 530-303-3792.

Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is having music by Ken Teel on Friday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 530-303-3749.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having The Three Way on Friday, Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, is having its first Wine and Weenie Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by for a fun-filled day. Relax and enjoy live music, photo booth, good food, fine wine and specialty wine cocktails and best friends. Reservations are not required and no fee to attend. Food and beverages available for purchase. Ruffhaus Hot is serving a wonderful selection of dogs. For more information call 530-622-8094.

Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is having four-course Pairings luncheons on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. Enjoy a fabulous meal prepared by Chef Lance Carlini from Piatti Ristorante in Sacramento. Each course will be matched with a Miraflores wine. For reservations call 530-647-8505.

Friends of Seniors is having its third annual Wine in the Vines fundraising event at Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guest will enjoy select Sierra Vista wines, appetizers by Diane Wilkinson, live music by Hickory Wind and prizes. There will be a giving tree. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds benefitting senior programs and services in El Dorado County. For more information and tickets contact Clyda at 530-626-8189.

Crystal Basin Summer Concert Series, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, features Amboy Rambler on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information call 530-303-3749.

The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having Last Two Standing on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. For more information call 530-621-4147.

Summer Sunday Kick Back at Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, presents music by Ray Catfish Copeland Band from 3-6:30 p.m. For mow information call 530-303-3749.

El Dorado Hills Town Center presents free Thursday concerts “Live on the Boulevard” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Steven Young Amphitheater. On Aug. 7 Cash Prophets — Johnny Cash Tribute is playing. For more details and to check out the entire entertainment schedule visit Town Center’s Website at or call 916-932-2150.

Democrat Staff

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