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Things to do: May 24, 2013

ONGOING

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the outstanding photography of Soroush Mostafanejad. He uses a professional photographic technique of “high dynamic range photographs that capture all the available light, tone and color through multiple exposures.” Also featured at Gold Country are the delightful stained glass designs of Linda Soos. Soos’ windows are unique, freeform mosaic style, glass on glass art. She draws inspiration from the nature. An extra feature this month is a special group exhibit of plein air paintings, photography and three dimensional art inspired by the the historical Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, now the location of Gold Hill Ranch. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day with extended hours until 9 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk. Call 530-642-2944 for more information or visit the Website at goldcountryartistsgallery.com.

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring the nature-inspired watercolor paintings and photography of Christine McClellan during the month of May. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.

FRIDAY
Gold Hill Winery, 5660 Vineyard Lane, is having “Wine Down Fridays” — a casual evening of local musicians, great wine and excellent beer on the second and fourth Fridays. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy a glass of wine or beer out on the deck until 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. On Friday, May 24 Dennis Skinner is playing. For more information call 530 906-1663.

Marco’s Café, 7221 Highway 49 in Lotus, is having reggae music by Rebel Soldiers on Friday, May 24. This free show starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 530-642-2025.

Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an all-new stage, lounge and bar with free entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Bands are on-stage from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Audioboxx (rock, classic rock) on Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25. For more information call the Red Hawk Casino at 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.

Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, is presenting Bill Walsh and the Tall Boys on Friday, May 24 and Midnight Sanctuary on Saturday, May 25. For more information call 530-303-3749.

SATURDAY
Hog Wild, 38 Main St., is having music by Hill Country Band on Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-622-3883.

TUESDAY

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating Fat Tuesday, May 28 with a Cajun flair featuring music by Garratt Wilkin, Rick Turnage, Larry Park and Steve Schultz. There will be gumbo and more to match the music. For more information call 530-626-1091.

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Discussion | 12 comments

  • DB SmithMay 25, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Phil, I remember reading that you like going to Red Hawk once in awhile. A few days ago I took the wife there and we went to the Koto for some Mex. After we ate we went and swiped our cards to check updates and enter into a drawing for spinning the wheel located by the elevators. I couldn't believe it but a short time later my name was called and I got to spin the wheel. I spun and won $75.00 of free play. I gave the wife my ticket and for the first time we went into the High Rollers room right by the wheel. My wife sat down at a $1 minimum or $2 max machine right by the bar and she was alternating between the $1 and $2 bet. She was playing about 6' behind me while I sat at the bar enjoying a Mary and all of a sudden she said "look honey". I looked and she had all 3 Quick Pics in a row which paid $10,000. Some of my drink ended up my nose while I was waiting for some bells and whistles to go off. Then we realized she had been playing only $1 at the time which paid zero, nada, zipola. I think she is now scared for life. On another note, this is one of the first times we've stayed home on Memorial Day weekend. Aaahh...we got to sleep in and not do all the packing or navigate the crowds. Beautiful day at home and to remember our men and women who gave their all for us.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 25, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    DB, I got part way into your story and then I called my wife to listen. I started from the beginning and read it all aloud. Booooooooooooo! Nasty story. Your wife certainly must be anxious for obamamentalhealthcare to kick in. Good luck. Boycott RedHawk.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 25, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    Happy Memorial Day, DB. - Happy Memorial Day, Colonel. - Happy Memorial Day, ALL YOU GUYS & GALS. - Thank you all.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    ~~~weekend . . .

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  • EvelynMay 25, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Placerville's Rotary Park always is a great place for simply relaxing, walking the dogs (on leads, of course!), reading a book, socializing, watching children play, whatever. Rotarians and their supporters have given a lot of time, money & dedication toward making the Park what it is. Hence, I was outraged and grieved this morning when I saw what overnight vandals had done to the snack bar and surrounding area. How could they be so thoughtless? Did their malicious destruction bring them pleasure?

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  • James E.May 25, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Phil, on Memorial Day I think of the guys in my unit that didn't make it. So young. And, all the others that didn't make it too.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 25, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    James, A remembrance of the dead IS Memorial Day. A THANK YOU to the survivors of combat is not too far out of line. THANK YOU.

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  • James E.May 25, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    Phil, I believe Veterans Day honors those of us who were lucky enough to survive.

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  • Phil VeerkampMay 25, 2013 - 11:14 pm

    OK, James. I take it all back. Curse you, Colonel, and all live veterans. I should not have been so ignorant as to have extended thanks to the living vets on Memorial Day. Silly me!

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 26, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service[3]. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. WIKI

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 26, 2013 - 8:26 am

    Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, with the German signing of the Armistice.) Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all of veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.[1] WIKI

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 26, 2013 - 8:29 am

    Being nice to Veterans on any day--showing honor to people who protect our Constitution.

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