Things to do: Dec. 21, 2012

By From page B2 | December 21, 2012

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Sunburst Clay and Glass, 429 Main St. in the Fairchild Building in Placerville, is open Saturdays and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. Stop by to view raku pottery, fused glass jewelry, photography and watercolors. For more information call 530-417-0744.

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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the art of Richard Coburn. A long time local favorite known for teaching pencil sketch technique has many other artistic talents. He has an eye for detail with an abstract edge. The picture displayed is a giclee print of an original oil painting of Marilyn Monroe. Coburn’s niche with celebrity portraiture makes him a perfect fit for Pop Art Gallery. Pop Art is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-622-1235.

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 6, is featuring its Small Wonders Show, a display of small and miniature art works in painting and other mediums as demonstrated by this 6 inch by 6 inch photograph by new artist, Kelly Morris. Nearly every artist in the gallery is represented in this Small Wonders Show which celebrates the holiday season. These special small but elegant works may be framed to be hung on a wall or placed on a stand. Some of the works by three dimensional artists are in the form of jewelry or mosaic or ceramic. We also have a wonderful selection of hand made tree ornaments and original holiday greeting cards. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until Christmas. Stop by the gallery for Third Saturday Art Walk on Jan. 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website and the blog

El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, is exhibiting member artists in a “Holiday Arts Market” through Jan. 5. The public is invited to meet the artists at the gallery on Third Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, features a talented array of artists and will be open for holiday shoppers. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit

Town Center in El Dorado Hills is having a horse-drawn carriage rides to see the beautiful lights and holiday scenery on Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the rides benefit two non-profits, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hands 4 Hope.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Relix 45 on Friday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 27 DJ by Old Griff is appearing. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by Manny Sosa on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Cory O’Keefe on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. The new entertainment center features free entertainment every Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fastlane (classic rock, top 40) Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 18 to 20; ESP (classic rock, top 40) Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22; Chris Gardner (country, southern rock) Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21 and 22; Buck Ford (country) Sunday, Dec. 23; Tom Drinnon (cassia rock, country) Monday through Thursday, Dec. 24 through 27. For more information on Red Hawk Casino 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

The Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nev., features music in the Cabaret Lounge. Upcoming bands: Sundays to Tuesdays: Dec. 21 to Dec. 22 Jo Mama, Dec. 23 Sunday Night Football, Dec. 24 and 25 Scott Helmer, Dec. 26 and 27 Dale Poune, Dec. 28 to 31 After Dark, Jan. 1 NCAA Bowl Games, Jan. 2 TBD, Jan. 3 to 5 The Motifs. Call 800-321-6983 ext. 624 for more information.

Stagecoach rides on Main Street in Placerville by Wiser Overland Stage Line and Friends on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. weather permitting. For more information call 530-672-3436.

El Dorado Hills Town Center brings joy and light to the holiday season with a series of Community Performances  “Saturdays in December.” The last show is Dec. 22 with two performances at noon and 2 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater. There will be music, a DJ and face painting weather permitting. For more information visit

The Coloma Club, 7171 Highway 49 in Coloma, is celebrating surviving the end of the world with a party on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 9 p.m. Come out for a rocking good time with music by the Buzz Tones. Help feed the hungry by bringing a can of food to donate to the El Dorado County Food Bank and enjoy a complimentary piece of pizza (while supplies last). For more information call 530-626-6390.


Zack Jacks Bistro, 3275 Coach Lane in Cameron Park is serving Christmas Eve Dinner offering a choice of one starter from the seafood trio of large prawn cocktail, oyster Rockefeller and clam casino or the mushroom trio of mushroom eggroll, mushroom croissant or stuffed mushroom. The soup or salad is a choice of Manhattan clam chowder or endive bleu de bresse salad and for the entrée the choice is grilled filet mignon with butter poach prawns sauce brown butter Hollindaise served with double stuffed potato and braised brussel sprouts; or Sonoma duck breast seared rare served with pomgrante vinagretta, leg and thigh cooked confit served with potato latke and green beans; or wild salmon served with melted leeks and champagne burre Blanc sauce served with potato latke and green beans. Dessert is vanilla bean crème burl, chocolate pot de cream and carmel flan. To make a reservation call 530-676-2969.

Snooty Frog, 3330 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is offering its regular menu on Christmas Eve and then a special dinner of clam chowder, poached salmon in a Dijon mustard sauce and a filet of Oskar with baked crab from 4 to 8:30 p.m. For reservations please call 530-677-9025.

The Sierra Banquet Center, 3220 Pondorado Road in Camino, is having a Christmas Eve Dinner with prime rib dinner and baked spiced ham dinner with a choice of soup or salad and escalloped potatoes. The regular menu is also available. There will be a Christmas tree, the fire going and the carols flowing and some Aussie Christmas treats. For more information and to make a reservation call 530-644-0345 between 4 and 7 p.m.

The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, presents Anne Roos on Tuesday nights. Enjoy the seasonal gourmet food and the Celtic harp music by Roos.

Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Sequoia, 643 Bee St., is having dinner on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner created by chef David Bagley. Stop by the Nello Olivo Wines tasting room prior to dining. For reservations call 530-409-5603.

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