Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through March 31, is featuring the abstract paintings of Randy Honerlah. Honerlah, a California native, works mostly in acrylics. The gallery is also featuring photographer, Kelly Morris whose beautiful landscapes and wildlife scenes demonstrate his passion for the medium. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating the art from 1960s rock and roll event posters. Many artist that worked creating gig art in the mid ’60s did it for little to no money but, have made a big place for themselves in the history of rock and roll art. This poster is by Wes Wilson, he was commissioned to do the cover art for the book “The Art of Rock.” 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. For more information call 530-622-1235.
Hartwick House, 6237 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, is featuring Leslie Fryer, an extremely talented, local artist. She handcrafts fine jewelry from vintage pieces and found objects. Hartwick House specializes in home and garden decor and is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays. For more information call 530-622-2840.
El Dorado Hills Town Center is having an El Dorado Hills Spring Carnival. The carnival is a benefit for the Oak Ridge High School basketball program and is on Friday, March 22 from 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 from noon to 11; and Sunday, March 24 from noon to 10 p.m. Butler Amusements will be bringing rides, games and food and drink options to the Regal Theater parking lot.
The Ponderosa High School Foundation is presenting the eighth annual “Spring Banquet” on Friday, March 22, starting at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville. Featured guest speaker will be law professor and former defense attorney Gerald Uelman. Cost is $50 per person which includes dinner, student entertainment, auction items and Scott Harvey wines. To attend call 530-621-1673.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having Rockin’ Down the Highway on Friday, March 22 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Saturday, March 23 Good Samaritans, Atlantis Rising, ZuhG and Element of Soul are playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Thursday, March 28 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 every Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hot For Teacher (tribute to Van Halen) Friday, March 22; Kyle Williams (classic rock, acoustic, soul) Saturday, March 23; Clean Slate (old school R&B) Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23; Joshua Paige (country) Sunday, March 24; Chili Sauce (R&B, Motown, rock) Monday through Thursday, March 25 through 28. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani Shiro and Hugh Hoeger on Friday, March 22; Dana Le Blanc on Saturday, March 23; and Sunday afternoon trivia. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
The Spirit of Benny Race is Saturday, March 23. Join a 5 and 10K fun run/walk to honor the Spirit of Benny. There will be professional timing bibs for competitors, a DJ providing music and prizes. All proceeds benefit Partners In Care. Register online at thespiritofbenny.com or contact Cheryl Purgett at 530-919-1513 or [email protected] for all the details.
The sixth annual Spring Breakin’ Out Poker Run 2013 Ride for CASA El Dorado sponsored by the Folsom HOG Chapter 1787 is Saturday, March 23 starting at Folsom Harley-Davidson, 115 Woodmere Road in Folsom. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $15 for single and $25 for double and includes barbecue lunch, prizes and live music. For more information contact [email protected] The rain date is Saturday, April 6.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is having a Spring Wine Club Release and Celebration on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. Wine club members are invited to pick up the Spring Wine Club Release. Some futures will be released at this time. Call 530-621-2945 for more information.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., is having an afternoon of “Common Dreams” — dreams of peace, hope and joy in the world on Sunday, March 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. The show kicks off with performances by local poets, singers and storytellers. It ends with an open mic where all are invited to join in with their own dreams. Scheduled performers are Red Fox Underground, the New Freedom Choir and the El Dorado Storytellers Guild. It is a free event and is a part of Placerville’s Season for Nonviolence. For more information go to [email protected] or call 642-8481.
The Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, is holding its annual “Let’s Make A Deal” Bridge Party on Wednesday, March 27. All bridge players are invited to play bridge, enjoy fabulous food and win prizes. The games start at 10 a.m. and the entry is $35 a pair and includes morning snack, lunch, cash prizes and prizes. Advance reservations are needed and can be made by calling Melba at 530-622-3726 or Doreen at 530-626-0531.
Stroke Education and Support Group meets at the Wilkenson-Hupcey building, room 208, 681 Main St. in Placerville, The meeting deals with the effects of a stroke in a positive, supportive environment. Stroke survivors, their families and friends are invited to attend on the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch if you like. For more information call Amy or Cheryl at 530-626-2642.