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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Feb. 3, is featuring the beautiful, elegant jewelry and fused glass works of Susan Preissner. Her sophisticated pendants, earrings, bracelets and fused glass pieces show a balance of design and color with spontaneity and reflect highly technical skills. The gallery is also featuring Dory Ann Schachner. Her pencil renderings of animals and people are truly exceptional and she uses photography and digital painting with great skill. The cooperative gallery of 45 artists is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the gallery for Third Saturday Art Walk on Jan. 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring artist Matt Leuring. As a designer and illustrator based out of San Francisco his work has crept its way into numerous publications, video games, comics, music promotion and album covers. He was recently hired by the estate of the late Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) to design a T-shirt. This is a concert poster he did last year for Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby. Pop Art is open Tuesday 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.
El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Mightier than the Sword” through March 2. Words are truly mightier than the sword in this all media exploration of the written word paired with interactive art. This show dovetails with Poetry Out Loud, the high school poetry recitation contest. Artists’ receptions are Jan. 19 and Feb. 16. 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 Placerville, is having music by Mike James on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.; Bill Gunn on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.; Sunday afternoon games; and open mic with Bill Gunn on Thursday. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road, is having Garrat Wilkin in the tasting room at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. Have a hot time listening to cool music and sipping fabulous wine at this free concert. For more information call 530-644-4018 or 530-644-0714.
The American River Conservancy invites everyone to enjoy the music of Greg Kiefer and Mike Ely of the Loping Wolf Flute Clan on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. They will teach you how to play the flute, read simple music, and experiment with several instruments. They will also discuss the Native American history of the flute. If you own a Native American flute, drum, or rain stick, bring them along and jam with the clan. Call 530-621-1224 to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area). Suggested donation of $5 for members and $10 for non-members is requested.
dkcellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive, is helping people restock their cellars with specials discounts on Jan. 11, 12, 18 and 19. For more information call 530- 620-1132 or go to dkcellars.com.
The 15th annual Crab Banquet to benefit the Pioneer Volunteer Firefighters Association is set for four dates — Jan. 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2. The fund-raisers are at Skinner Winery in Fair Play, on Saturday, Jan. 12 and 19, and at Perry Creek Vineyards, 7400 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. Seating is at 5:30 p.m. and the meal starts at 6 p.m. The banquet includes hors d’oeuvres, clam chowder, Caesar salad, raviolis with sauce, sherbet with champagne, fresh cold cracked Dungeness crab with warm clarified butter, cheesecake, French bread and coffee. The price per person is $60. Wine is also available for additional charge. The banquets have raised money to purchase structure fire clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus and other equipment. For tickets call the Hudelsons at 530- 620-3371.
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. For more information call 530-621-1003.
El Dorado Community Concerts Association is presenting concerts for the 2012-13 season at Union Mine High School, Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane. Sonic Escape, a flute, violin and cello trio, is performing Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. For tickets or more information call 530-622-4218 or 530-626-4625.
The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce is having its annual Hangtown Hold’em Tournament Saturday, Jan. 26, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Marshall Room, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Check in is at 3 p.m. and gaming will start at 4 p.m. There is a $50 buy-in for players and pre-registration with buy-in is required. Re-buys are $25 and add ons are $25. There will be a no-host bar, food, prizes, special Hangtown Hold’em Trophy for champion and prizes. Prizes for the top 10 percent. For more information go to eldoradocounty.org or call 530-621-5885.
The MORE and Kiwanis Art and Wine Festival is on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. There will be wine from local wineries, food from many restaurants, auction items, art, music and prizes. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and are available at the MORE office at 399 Placerville Drive. To attend call Susie Davies at 530 622-4848 or Bill Snodgrass at 530-957-8141.
Cameron Park Community Services District is presenting a Winter Concert Series starting with Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band performing “Legendary Ladies of Country Music” on Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Advance discounted tickets are available at the CSD office at 2502 Country Club Drive, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce in Burke Junction and Fire Station 89 at 3200 Country Club Drive. For more information please call the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.