Things to do: Feb. 28, 2014

By From page B2 | February 28, 2014

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, March 3 through April 6, is showing the award-winning oil paintings of Carol Quinn. Quinn’s vibrant and colorful landscapes reflect the spirit of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the Sierra foothills. Featured along with her will be landscape photographer Paul Cockrell and jewelry maker Susan Preissner who works with fused glass. The cooperative gallery of 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 March 15. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani Shiro on Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring karaoke with Celestial Sounds on Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 1 Jerry and Lee is performing. For more information call 530-303-3792.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Ice House Blues on Friday, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, March 1 Roadhouse Rats is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Ice House Blues on Saturday, March 1 at 9 p.m.; Naked Parrots on Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m.; and Rick Hussong and Jamie Lynn on Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.

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. Night Fever is appearing Friday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 p.m. Tortilla Soup is playing Saturday, March 1 at 10 p.m. Chad Bushnell is playing on Sunday, March 2 from 1-4 p.m. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is having music by Bijou Baszt on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Baszt has been writing and playing music since 1964. He is fond of experimenting with many different sounds to create an exciting musical experience. A three-course meal is also available. For more information call 530-303-3749.

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, is having Endless Pizza and Salad on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. for $10. There will be live Maine lobsters for $20 more. Call 530-620-3467 to RSVP and reserve a lobster.


El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is having a used book sale on the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. New books, classics, paperbacks and movies are just some of the things on sale in the rear parking lot of the library. For more information call 530-621-5540.

Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, has its olive oil bar open Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 featuring Scabica Oils and Miraflores Olive Oil. Also on Sundays now through April 6 is Sunday Soup Day with a cup of homemade soup and crusty bread. For all the details call 530-647-8505.

The Amador Vintners are having its annual “Behind the Cellar Door” weekend Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The event features tastings from barrel and bottle at 39 Amador County wineries, along with entertainment, demonstrations, tours and seminars. Tickets will be available at participating wineries during the event for $55 for both days, $40 for Sunday only and $15 for designated drivers. There is a Winemaker Reception on Friday, Feb. 28 at Terra d’Oro winery. American River College School of Culinary Arts’ student chefs will serve appetizers with Amador wines and guitarist and vocalist Herb Boxhorn will provide the entertainment. Get tickets for both the Winemaker Reception and the Behind the Cellar Door weekend by visiting or calling 888-655-8614.

The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having jazz on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m. Bogg returns from Chico with its amazing blend of vibrant fusion. For more information call 530-621-4147.

Madroña Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Camino, is having a Lost N Found Sale on Sunday, March 2 starting at 10 a.m. The sale features odds and ends of some vintages, bottles with crooked labels or foils that are not perfect. To learn more call the winery at 530-644-5948.

The El Dorado Western Railroad is running on the first and third Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. This is a fun ride originating at the “train station” next to the El Dorado Community Center in the township of El Dorado. 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.

The Sew 4 Vets group meets at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m, on the first Tuesday and the second Thursday of the month from February through May and then July through October to make items needed by our veterans. To learn more call Karen Wilson at 530-676-2022 or visit

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