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The Placerville Downtown Association is presenting Banners on Parade on Main Street June 9 through Oct. 20. This event will feature painted banners on the light posts on Main Street. A walking tour map of these artful pieces will be available at several Main Street locations. At the end of the show, the banners will be auctioned on Oct. 20 at the Art and Wine Festival. For more information call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.
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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Sept. 2, will feature outstanding oil painter, Bruce Gruenzel. His realistic style is influenced by the old Dutch and Russian masters. Donna Bamford, also featured, creates original three dimensional forms in mixed media using clay and natural materials. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Aug. 18. For more information call 530-642-2944.
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring Local photographer Tony Mindling during August. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by Chaz Mully on Friday, Aug. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Manny Sosa is playing. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an exciting line-up of entertainment at the Stage Bar: Duane Patton Trio (R&B, Motown) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18; Farenhyte (R&B, funk) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18; Jason Buell (country) Sunday, Aug. 19; and Tom Drinnon (country, classic rock) Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20 to 23. For more information on Red Hawk Casino 888-5REDHWK 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, features music at 7:30 p.m. The music for Friday, Aug. 17 is Empty Wallets and Saturday, Aug. 18 is Arden Park Roots. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-8096.
Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is having A Garden Affair on Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. There will be food, wine, silent and live auction and entertainment. Tickets are $25. Contact the box office at 530-642-0404 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pooch Plunge and Laps at the Lake at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road in Cameron Park, is Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 7 a.m. The laps are a 5k run starting at 8 a.m. or walk at 9 a.m. and the Pooch Plunge is at 10 a.m. For more information call 530-677-2231.
Toogood Estate Winery, 7280 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is having a Herbert Vineyard Fieldtrip that includes a private wine tasting and barbecue celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18. Meet at the winery at 9 a.m. for the tour with winemaker Marco Cappelli. Then it is back to Toogood for wine tasting and the barbecue. Reservations can be made by either calling the winery at 530-620-1910 or through the Website at toogoodwinery.com.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St., is exhibiting “BIG art” — El Dorado County artists create large pieces of work both three-dimensional and visual in all media. The reception is Saturday, Aug. 18 during Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holly’s Hill Vineyard, 3680 Leisure Lane in the Pleasant Valley area, is having its Patriarche Vertical Tasting on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taste all vintages of the Patriarche ever produced starting with the 2002 and ending with the 2010. This is the only time of the year to sample all vintages. Appetizers will be provided. It is free to club members and $5 per person for the general public. No reservations or advance tickets are required.
Colibri Ridge Winery, 6100 Gray Rock Road in Fair Play, is offering two days of tasting cheesecakes and its port-style wines on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jonny Mojo will be playing music on the patio. For more information call the winery at 530- 620-7255 or go to colibriridge.com.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is having a car show, barbecue and music and wine on Saturday, Aug. 18. Call 530-647-8505 for more information.
Galleries and businesses on Main Street in Placerville are open for Third Saturday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, music and more. For information call 530-672-3436.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting music by Remedy on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m.; Crystal Images on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.; singer/songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.; and Jonny Mojo on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in Placerville, presents music by Parallel Planes on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic to go with your favorite Lava Cap wine. Call Lava Cap Winery at 530-621-0175 or visit lavacap.com.
Annabelle’s Chocolate, 6240 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, is hosting Vahana and the Jewels of the North, an Egyptian-style belly dancing troupe at the Casbah Lounge on Saturday, Aug.18 at 7 p.m. There is a $5 donation suggested at the door. All donations from the performance will go to the family of Pvt. Douglas Harris to help modify the family home. Pvt. Harris was severely wounded in Afghanistan in June and lost both of his legs. For more information go to facebook.com/annabelle’s chocolate.
The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive in El Dorado Hills, is having Barber Jons Open Invitational Arm Wrestling Competition on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Weight classes will compete at this family friendly event. To compete or to get more information go to eldoradosaloon.com.
Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, is presenting Push from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. This is a cool time listening to hot music, sipping fabulous wine and dancing under the pines at this free concert. Bring a picnic. For more information call 530-644-4018 or 530-644-0714.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Jonny Mojo on Taco Tuesdays during August. Music is from 5 to 8 p.m. Mojo and Hill perform acoustic blues, folk, and classic rock with Eric Hill on harmonica/flute/vocals, and Jonny Mojo on acoustic guitar/vocals. For more information call 530-626-0841.
El Dorado Hills Town Center presents free Thursday concerts “Live on the Boulevard” every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steven Young Amphitheater. On Aug. 23 Brad Wilson is playing. Bring out a blanket, chairs and picnic to enjoy the summer night under the stars with family and friends. For more details and to check out the entire entertainment schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com or call 916-932-2150.