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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Sept. 3 through 30, is showing the lively, colorful and dramatic watercolors of Joyce Bahnsen. Bahnsen’s career in the arts has spanned many years. She has taught interior design and has won numerous awards and commissions. Also featured is painter Blanche Kawahara. Her award-winning artwork includes pastels, oils, photography and jewelry and also paintings on silk. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, is exhibiting “Colors of the Soul” — an all media exhibition of the journey of healing through Oct. 6. The reception is Saturday, Sept. 15 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.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placervile, is having music by Dana La Blanc on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Bill Gunn on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. For information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by DJ Marina on Friday, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m. DJ Old Griff is appearing on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 6 is DJ Marina at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an exciting line-up of entertainment at the Stage Bar: Ryan Hernandez Trio (pop, acoustic, soul) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Sugadaddy (dance, pop) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Northern Heat (southern rock) Sunday, Sept. 2, Fastlane (classic rock, top 40) Monday through Thursday, Sept. 2 through 6. For more information on Red Hawk Casino 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The El Dorado Historical Society is conducting guided tours of Main Street in Placerville on Saturdays until the end of September. The tour begins at the Fountain/Tallman Museum at 11:30 a.m. and lasts about 90 minutes. Tour guides are dressed in period costume and describe historical locations on Main Street between Cedar Ravine and Sacramento Street. Although the tour is free, donations to the Fountain/Tallman are encouraged at a suggested rate of $2 per adult or $5 per family.
Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road, presents music by Lumadae on Saturday, Sept. 1 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
Filmfare, the 2012 outdoor projector movies series is at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is screening a sci-fi classic on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7:45 p.m. Donations benefit Friends of the Library and a snack bar is available. Weather permitting films are shown on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. For more information and titles call 530-621-3012 or stop by the library. lavacap.com.
Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is serving a four course luncheon on the Vineyard Patio on Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 Gabriel Glasier is the chef. For reservations call 530-647-8505.
The El Dorado High School Class of 1954 is having a reunion/get together on Sept. 8. Anyone interested should call Joan Hart Ousley at 530-622-7010 for more information.
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 Sunday, Sept. 2. 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.
The Pine Lodge, 6231 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines, is celebrating Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 with horseshoes, hot dogs, hamburgers and fun. For more information call 530-644-2413.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive, 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 Sept. 6 Sun Kings (Beatles tribute) 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.