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379 Main St. in Placerville, through June 1, is featuring Karen Hunziker, who works in mixed media consisting of ink, watercolor pens and pastel. Hunziker’s work is based on Russian folk art. Also featured are Lori Anderson’s vibrant and colorful pastoral scenes in oil and acrylic and Lorrene Davis’s unique jewelry designs in polymer clay and silver. The cooperative gallery of 50 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 June 21. This month the artists have tried to present the theme “Wilderness” in their artwork throughout the gallery. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com.
The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring work by Abram Gomez from May 18 to June 18. For more information visit thecozmiccafe.com or call 530-642-8481.
Placerville Flowers On Main, 318 Main St., is showing artwork by Joe Banuat. For more information call Judie Stewart at 530-622-1121.
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring art by glass and jewelry artist Victoria Perez Mott during May. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.
Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have Mark Wiederanders, author of “Stevenson’s Treasure’” on Friday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Wiederanders’ story is the fictional account of a dramatic year in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Life — the year he set out on a romantic, ill-advised but ultimately successful quest to win the woman he loved. For more information call 916-941-9401.
The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, is having Jeff Chamberlain on Friday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Monday offers an open acoustic jam at 4 p.m. There is open mic hosted by Scott Walshaw Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information call 530-621-4147.
A Ranch of Light, 5880 Heavens Gate Road in LOtus, is having an open house on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The ranch is an El road County bed Christian nonprofit offering free horsemanship opportunities to at-risk youth in the community. Visit and enjoy food, entertainment, horse rides and a shabby chic furniture auction fundraiser. For more information go to aranchoflight.com.
Madroña Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Camino, is having an open house on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stop by for lunch, including gourmet hamburgers, music by the Pickups, barrel tasting and more. Tickets are $10. For reservations call 530-644-5948.
Oakstone Winery and Obscurity Cellars, 6470 Irish Acres Road in Fair Play, are observing Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new 2012 Estate Meritage will be released along with the 2012 Obscurity Charbono. Everyone is invited and there is no charge to attend. For all the facts call 530-620-5303.
C.G. Di Arie Tasting Room, 1821 Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville, is having Tasting with the Winemaker — The Art of Blending on Saturday, May 24 from noon-4 p.m. This is an interactive tasting and is a fun informative way to learn about what goes into an award-winning wine. Cost is $5 per person. For more information call 530-622-4100.
Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, will have author and illustrator Gianna Marino come to sign her new picture book “Following Papa’s Song” on Sunday, May 25. The story is about a baby and father whale journeying across the oceans in a gorgeous and heartwarming tale. For more information call 916-941-9401.
Family Bible Study every Wednesday eventing at 7:30 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. For more information contact J.R. or Tomilee at 916-798-6802 or 916-996-9049. We look forward to meeting you.