Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, June 2 through July 6, is featuring abstract painter, Isabella Jeanette Ryder. Ryder paints with acrylic, oils and ink tense watercolor pens and also enjoys experimenting with woven forms. Also featured this month is photographer Mike Ryan and jeweler Annette Shachner. 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 and until 8:30 p.m. Friday evenings through the summer. 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 to June 18. For more information visit thecozmiccafe.com or call 530-642-8481.
The Farmers Market is open Saturdays in the Ivy House Parking Lot at the corner of Main and Clay streets. The market features fresh produce as available, flowers and related items through October 25, from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information call 530-622-1900.
The American River Conservancy is having a class, “Let’s Make a Gourd Birdhouse” on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Roberta Almerez is a gourd crafter and art teacher and she will talk about gourds, gourd-craft and birds. The class is open to those 6 and older. To sign up and get all the information about the class call Julie Andert and 530-621-1224.
The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce annual Charity Golf Tournament is at Serrano Country Club on Monday, June 16. This is a great opportunity to play this outstanding course for $150, have wine and food samples, lunch, dinner with the proceeds benefitting the Oak Ridge High Community Foundation. Play starts at 9 a.m. Call 916-933-1335 to register by May 31.
The El Dorado Hills Farmers Market in Town Center is up and running from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays through October. For more details and to check out the schedule visit Town Center’s Website at eldoradohillstowncenter.com
The First Brush Stroke ceremony will take place at the Belltower on Main Street in Placerville at noon on Monday, June 2, and will signal the kick-off of Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” contest that Placerville won (as one of 20 cities in North America) by voting for the makeover last summer. Mayor Carl Hagen, along with Benjamin Moore representative John Lanzilotti and other local dignitaries will participate in a press conference to recognize Placerville for its efforts to bring the program to this historic gold-rush town. The entire community is welcome to come and cheer the first brush stroke by local painting contractor JeffCo who was awarded the contract to paint buildings between the Belltower and Old City Hall. For more information call 530 672-3436.
Gwinllan Estate, 7060 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is releasing its 2009 Zinfandel Port during a special cheese and wine event on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. The port will be paired with blue cheese infused with port and with chocolate truffles, plus there will be cheese parings with Gwinllan wines. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets need to be reserved by June 4. Call the winery at 530-723 2879.