Things to do: March 28, 2014

By From page B2 | March 28, 2014


Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through April 6, is featuring the beautiful, elegant jewelry and fused glass works of Susan Preissner. Also featured is Paul Cockrell, who is showing night-time scenes of downtown Placerville and Carol Quinn, oil painter of vibrant, colorful landscapes of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the Sierra. 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 April 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

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

El Dorado Hills Town Center is having Outdoor Movie Nights in the Steven Young Amphitheater. The Friday, March 28 movie is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”  The show begins at dark, around 7:30 p.m. and popcorn will be available. Bring blankets and chairs for a fun free time. For a schedule check out

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, is having Endless Pizza and Salad on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza for $10 made with many toppings. There will be live Maine lobsters for $20 more. Call 530-620-3467 to RSVP and reserve a lobster.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having DJ Zephyr on Friday, March 28 at 9 p.m. There is no cover. On Saturday, March 29 Unlicensed Therapy is playing at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover. On Thursday it is DJ Old Griff at 9 p.m. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features free entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Brodie Stewart Band is appearing Friday, March 28 and the Spazmatics is playing Saturday, March 29 at 10 p.m. Lace and Lead is playing on Sunday, March 30 from 1-4 p.m. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit

Virtual Academy High School, 6540 Koki Lane in El Dorado, is having its seventh annual Cake Competition and Auction and Student Awards on Saturday, March 29. Virtual Academy students and families are creating a cake that features anything “Star Wars.” After the judging all cakes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and awards will be given to the top three bakers. Proceeds from the event will go towards Virtual Academy’s internship program. To sign up or get more information contact Brenda Vargas at 530-622-6212 ext. 7020.

Nello Olivo Wines tasting room at 643 Bee St. in Placerville, is offering a chance to taste rare library wines, some dating back to 2005 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. This is the first time these bottles are being opened for the public to try. There will also be food to pair with the wine. To learn more about this event call 530-409-5603.

Past presidents and ambassadors of the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce are bowling at Knotty Pine Lanes, 2667 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines, on Saturday, March 29. There are two start times, 1 and 3 p.m. The bowlers are collecting pledges with the proceeds going to the Beautification Project. For more information call 530-644-5414.

The VFW Lobster Dinner is Saturday, March 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Tickets are $30 for live Maine lobster and entry into a drawing for a $150 certificate to Henry’s Steakhouse at Red Hawk Casino. For tickets call 530-626-5753.

Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have author Jen Barton on Sunday, March 30 from noon-2 p.m. to sign books. Barton’s picture book “If Chocolate Were Purple” offers delightful rhymes and whimsical imagery — a book that is sure to charm. For more information call 916-941-9401.

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