Things to do: March 21, 2014

By From page B2 | March 21, 2014

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through April 6, is showing the vibrant and colorful landscapes of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the Sierra by Carol Quinn along with new night-time photographs of downtown Placerville by Paul Cockrell and the elegant jewelry and fused glass artistry of Susan Preissner. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring art by Barbara Gerard-Mitchell during March. For more information call 333-2787 (ARTS) or visit

The Rescue Union School District is having its third annual Cultural Festival on Friday, March 21 at Pleasant Grove Middle School, 2540 Green Valley Road in Rescue, from 5-7 p.m. There will be cultural booths, entertainment and food at this free event. To learn more contact Norma Pettit at 530-672-4400 ext. 4052.

The Ponderosa High School Foundation is having its ninth annual Spring Banquet on Friday, March 21 at the Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Valley Road in Rescue. The guest speaker for the evening is Fox Sports NFL Rules Analyst Mike Pereira. To attend the banquet call 530-621-1673.

The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Micro Blue Duo on Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Motorize on Friday, March 21 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, March 22 it is DJ by Old Griff at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features free entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Big Bad Boogie is appearing Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 at 10 p.m. Buck Ford is playing on Sunday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

Knotty Pine Lanes, 2667 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines, is having two fundraisers this weekend. On Saturday, March 22 the tournament will raise funds for students at Sierra Ridge Middle School to travel to Washington D.C. The action starts at 11 a.m. To bowl call Kim at Sierra Ridge School at 530-644-2031. On Sunday, March 23 the tournament will raise money for the Lions Club Mark Schmidt Memorial Scholarship. This tourney starts noon. To roll a few strikes call Anne at 530-626-6222.

DK Cellars, Mellowood, Oakstone, Single Leaf and other wineries in the Fair Play American Viticultural Area are donating a percentage of their sales on Saturday, March 22 to help Beth Kenney, a Fair Play resident, that is facing a brave fight for her health and life. After helping her husband win a battle against cancer, she is now facing her own. Stop by the wineries or go to the following Website for more information at

Winery by the Creek, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, is having Private Salon Tastings on Saturday, March 22 and 29. Guests enjoy a flight of six wines paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie and learn about wine. To make a reservation call 530-620-2402.

David Gerard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, is having two Sacramento chefs — Oliver Ridgeway of Grange and Adam Pechal of Crawdads on the River — face off in a culinary duel on Saturday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. Each chef will prepare four to five dishes to pair with David Gerard wines. To purchase dinner tickets call the tasting room at 530-295-1833 ext. 100.


The Purple Place, 323 Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills, is having a wine and beer dinner on Tuesday, March 25. Winemaker Paul Bush from Madroña Vineyards and beer crafter David Mathis from the American River Brewing Company will be on hand to explain the different wine and beer pairings. Call the Purple Place for reservations at 916-933-2616.

Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, is hosting a book signing for best-selling authors Allison Brennan and Brenda Novak on Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. Brennan’s new book, “Notorious,” follows an investigative reporter who solves cold cases but can’t solve a murder case from her own past. Novak’s new romance novel, “Come Home to Me,” is a magical addition to her Whiskey Creek series. For more information call 916-941-9401.

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