Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring the art of painter Susan Polstra during July. There is a reception on Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring photographer Mike Ryan. He seeks to find interesting subjects that tell a story. For people interested in pottery see work by Leslie Chambers. The Art Walk will be on Saturday, July 21 when the gallery will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Music starts at 4 p.m. and art demonstrations. throughout the day. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
The Placerville Downtown Association is presenting Banners on Parade on Main Street June 9 through Oct. 20. This event will feature painted banners on the light post on Main Street. A walking tour map of these artful pieces will be available at several Main Street locations. At the end of the show, the banners will be auctioned on Oct. 20 at the Art and Wine Festival. For more information call the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.
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 casino features an exciting line-up of entertainment at the Stage Bar: Ice House Blues (blues, country rock), Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Radio (dance, top 40, R&B), Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; California Cowboys (country), Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m. to midnight; Whiskey Dawn (country), Monday to Thursday, July 9 to 12, 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information on Red Hawk Casino 888-5REDHWK 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, features dinner and music by local classic rock, blues, folk, R&B and jazz musicians on Friday and Saturday. The Café is open from 5 to 10 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. The music for Friday, July 6 is Greg Costa and Saturday, July 7 is Double Shots. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-8096.
The Milestone Saloon, 2968 Highway 49 in Cool, presents Karaoke Kulture with over 30,000 songs every Friday starting at 9 p.m. Come out for great music and a great time. Call 530-889-1768 for more information.
Susan Keale is conducting an illustrated watercolor and journaling class on Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will learn to use ink pens and basic drawing, watercolor techniques of color mixing and textures, lettering and page layout, along with fun writing exercises to create lively illustrated journals. Call 530-228-8775 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information and to register.
The Farmers Market is open Saturdays in the Ivy House Parking Lot at the corner of Main and Clay streets in Placerville. The market features fresh produce as available, flowers and related items through October, from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information call 530-622-1900.
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. Great deals and the money goes to a great cause. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit Placerville Friends of the Library. The friends thank everyone who supports the library with donations and purchases and invite more donations of books, tapes and current magazines. Call ahead to arrange for any large donations. For more information call 530-621-5540.
El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, is presenting Saturday Movie Matinées at the Library. Looking for something fun and free to do on Saturdays? Enjoy free popcorn and sodas while you hang out in a cool place and watch new movies on the first Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. Due to the restrictions from the library’s licensing agreement, we cannot release the names of the films being shown. All films are rated G, PG or PG-13 but may not be suitable for all audiences. For more information on this free public event, visit the Library Programs and Events calendar on the library’s Website eldoradolibrary.org or contact the library at 530-621-5540.
Togs for Dogs and Cats Too, Dog Park, 330 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, is having a is having a free Duck and Dog Derby from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 7. It is a fun and cool way for dogs to win fabulous prizes. For more information go to Togsfordogsandcatstoo.com or call 916-939-3884.
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. Pairings 2012 combines a chef’s creativity with the beautifully crafted Miraflores wines. Diners will be able to talk to the chef du jour and on some occasions there will be a sommelier present to describe the wines and give tips. On Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 Damon Barham is the chef. For reservations call 530-647-8505.
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, is having a “Bottle Your Own Wine Event” on July 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Come for a true hands on experience in bottling wine. Bring bottles or buy new ones and have fun filling and corking merlot, cabernet franc and petite sirah. There will be Endless Pizza for $10 and a chance to win a ride in a T28 Warbird. For more information call 530-620-3467.
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. Take Oriental Road and keep left at the Y. 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.
Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Jonny Mojo on Taco Tuesdays during July. 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.
St. Patrick Church — Gurnell Hall, 3109 Sacramento St. in Placerville, is presenting Tuesday Night at the Movies from 6 to 8 p.m. On July 10 the movie is “Bernadette.” For more information call 530-622-7692.
The Main Street Farmers Market is located around the Belltower on Main Street in Placerville every Wednesday evening June 13 through mid-October from 4 p.m. to dusk. Come to town with family and friends and shop for locally grown, fresh produce, flowers, have dinner in town and maybe do a little shopping. For more information call 415-250-5337.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, presents Open Mic Night on Thursdays. Musicians, poets or other entertainers are invited to sign up for a spot on stage. This is an all ages, family friendly environment for original work. Audience members can see what talent resides in the foothills. For more call 530-642-8481 or go to events@TheCozmicCafe.com.
The sixth annual American River Music Festival is Sept. 14, 15 and 16, and will present more than 25 folk, Americana and blues performances and workshops in 11 locations throughout the river community of Coloma. Music takes place at the main stage at Henningsen-Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road, in river front campgrounds, on the “gorge” whitewater river trip and on the guided riverfront hike. The festival offers something for everyone with riverfront camping, a whitewater river trip, a guided riverfront hike, wine tasting to music, great kid’s activities including the kid’s parade, “live” art, a European style art market, jams, fun music workshops, excellent food and beverages and an incredible open mic night. For tickets, all performers, the complete schedule and information about this “celebration of music and moving water” go to americanrivermusic.org or call 530-622-6044. The three-day camping/all music ticket is just $99 for adults and $49 for youth. Main stage single-day tickets are $30 adults, $15 youth. The festival is the project of American River Music Inc., a charitable organization, based in Lotus, with a mission, “to teach, inspire and enjoy music.”