Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, is featuring Barbara Steffen, a lampwork art glass bead artisan. Steffan works with a torch, glass rods and a kiln to create original, unique, handcrafted beads. Also featured is photographer, Mike Ryan and oil and acrylic painter, Lori Anderson. The cooperative gallery of local professional artists is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Nov. 16. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.
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El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, presents “Telling Yarns — Wearable and Performing Arts Merge” to Jan 4. The show demonstrates how wearable arts and performing arts collide in a profusion of color and motion. Receptions are Nov. 16 and Dec. 21 from 6-8 p.m. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Karaoke with Celestial Sounds on Friday at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 2 Last 2 Standing is playing. On Thursday meet a winemaker and have wine tasting and food pairings from 5 to 9 p.m. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.
The Levee, 451 Main St., Suite 8, (formerly Café Luna) in Placerville, is celebrating re-opening with music featuring Ken Teal on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m.; music by Mischief on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m.; the Random Strangers on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.; and Doug Not Josh on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.
The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having music by Tiffani and Hugh on Friday, Nov. 1. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Roadhouse Rats on Friday, Nov. 1 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Adonis DNA is playing Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.
El Dorado Union High School District Robotics Team, the Circuit Breakers, is partnering with CEAR Inc. (California Electronics Asset Recovery) to have a free, drive through, electronics waste drop off day Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carl Hagen Insurance, 183 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The funds will help pay competition fees. Team members will unload your trunk for you. Recycle old electronics and support the local high school robotics team. For your security, CEAR Inc. shreds all hard drives at its secure facility. Drop offs accepted up until 1 p.m. We can accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers and blenders, vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed, but we cannot accept: large household appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washers, dryers microwaves, etc.) furniture, hazardous household waste including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, etc. For more information call Tom Bray at 209-256-0960 or cearinc.com.
Antique Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs, is having a Porch Sale on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Be sure to check out the furniture, garden items, primitives, fabric and crafts. There will also be a jar to collect pocket change for the Food Bank of El Dorado. Nov. 9 is the rain date. Call 530-677-5542 with inquirers.
The American River Conservancy is having a class on “How to use Poles for Hiking.” Explore Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and learn how using poles optimally can significantly improve your performance on the trail. Optimal use of poles can save your knees as well as improve your power, confidence, endurance, balance, and posture. Instructor, Jayah Faye Paley, creator of the award-winning training DVD: “POLES for Hiking, Trekking and Walking” makes this special once-a-year journey to teach practice skills that keep you walking young and tall. Top quality poles are provided – learn which poles fit and will best help you achieve your hiking goals. Contact ARC at 530-621-1224 to sign up and for meeting location. Cost is 45 for members and $60 for non-members.
Madroña Vineyards and Winery, 2560 High Hill Road in Placerville, is having Harvestfest on Saturday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate the season. Guests can taste great wines, have a delicious warm and comforting harvest luncheon of freshly made fettuccine alfredo, sausage, salad, bread and more, and learn about the up-to-date information on the new 2013 vintage. Tickets are $15 per person until sold out. Call the winery at 530-644-5948 to attend.
Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, is having a Tramp camp on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join artists, yarn-spinners, rope-makers and blacksmiths. Eat campfire beans with hand-forged spoons and hear bad jokes while warming your hands through hand-knit fingerless gloves over a barrel drum fire while watching the children make their own jump-ropes on a hand-crank rope making machine. Cost is $10. For more information call 530-622-8094.
Historic Cary House Hotel, 300 Main St. in Placerville, is showcasing the wines of Fair Play on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The winemakers’ favorite red wines will be featured and complimentary desserts from D’Agostini’s Delights Bakery will be served. To learn more visit fairplaywine.com.