Things to do: Dec. 20, 2013

By From page B2 | December 20, 2013

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting through Jan. 5 the Small Wonders Show. This exhibit is miniature art works in paintings, photographs and three-dimensional forms. “San Francisco Bay” is a Small Wonders photograph by Mike Ryan. There is also a great selection of hand-made tree ornaments and original holiday greeting cards. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Dec. 21. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

Placerville Flowers On Main, 318 Main St., is showing artwork by Joe Banuat. For more information call Judie Stewart at 530-622-1121.

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, has one-of-a-kind ornaments and other holiday items as well as a diverse array of art, marvelous and unique, created by local artists. The gallery will be open through Dec. 22 and re-opening on Dec. 27. For more information call 333-2787 (ARTS) or visit

Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, is presenting “The Christmas Post” through Dec. 20. Tickets are $9 per person and can be ordered at or by calling 530-622-1076.

Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, presents “Les Misérables” to Dec. 29. For tickets go to or call the IT! box office at 530-642-0404.

The Placerville Drive Business Association is having the Hangtown Holiday Ice Rink at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, to Jan. 5. from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For events, fees and more information visit

Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road, is having Red Fridays through Dec. 20. All red wines are on sale. The winery is open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22 with specials. For more information call 530-677-1676.

The Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, is having a Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Nello Olivo Winery on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be in the new glass enclosed room in the courtyard. Diners will experience a seven-course dinner paired with six Nello Olivo wines. To make a reservation call the Smith Flat House at 530-621-1003.

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is having its Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 20 from 8 to 10 p.m. with entertainment by Bob Rawleigh. For this week only karaoke with Celestial Sounds is on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. For more information call 530-303-3792.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Gigantis, the Good Samaritians on Friday, Dec. 20. There is a $5 cover charge. Roadhouse Rats is on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features a lounge and bar with karaoke every Thursday. There is free entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Steel Breeze is playing Dec. 20 and 21. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

Music in the Mountains presents a Messiah Singalong on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley. Imagine what it’s like to be surrounded by hundreds of voices singing one of the greatest choral pieces ever. Join family, friends and neighbors for a breathtaking musical experience. Come to sing or come to listen. Scores will be provided. For more information call 530-265-6173 or

The Placerville Downtown Association is having stagecoach rides on Main Street. Davey “Doc” Wiser and the Wiser Overland Stage Line crew are offering free stagecoach rides at the Belltower on Dec. 21 and 22 starting at noon weather permitting. For a schedule call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.

Party Royal, 3970 Durock Road in Shingle Springs, is having Santa stop by to visit with children from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. Bring a camera and take a photograph. There is no charge. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served and the children can color and write a letter to Santa. There will also be a box to collect food for the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

Winery by the Creek, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, is having a Private Salon Tasting in the Wine Cave on two Saturdays, Dec. 21 and 28. Guests will enjoy a six-wine flight paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie in the elegant tasting room hosted by winemaker Charles B. Mitchell. For more details and reservations call 530-620-2402.

Galleries and businesses on Main Street in Placerville, are open for Third Saturday Art Walk, Dec. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy changing art shows, demonstrations, late night shopping, refreshments, music and more. For more information call 530-672-3436.

El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Telling Yarns — Wearable and Performing Arts Merge” to Jan 4. The reception and Holiday Fine Arts Market is Dec. 21 from 6-8 p.m. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. -5 p.m.

The El Dorado Western Railroad is running on the second and fourth Sundays weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a fun ride originating at the “train station” on Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are $5 for 9 and over and $3 for 3 to 8 year olds. For train schedules and information about this exciting project of the El Dorado County Historical Museum call 530-621-5865.

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