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Things to do: Nov. 22, 2013

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Dec. 1, is featuring he lovely oil and acrylic paintings of Lori Anderson. Her vibrant and colorful pastoral scenes and familiar themes are rich in color, light and brush strokes. Also featured is award-winning photographer Mike Ryan whose photography of every day subjects conveys a personal message. In addition Barbara Steffen, glass bead artisan, creates lampwork glass beads and integrates them into unique original jewelry. The popular Small Wonders exhibit will begin on Nov. 23. 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 Dec. 21. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com and the blog goldcountryartistsgallery.blogspot.com.

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring a diverse collection of art. During November Jodi Reed is the featured artist. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit artonthedivide.com.

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 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.

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 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.

Placerville Flowers On Main, 318 Main St., is showing artwork by Joe Banuat. For more information call Judie Stewart at 530-622-1121.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49, welcomes visitors year round. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information call 530-622-3470 or go to marshallgold.org.

 FRIDAY

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Karaoke with Celestial Sounds on Friday at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 23 the 3 G’s is performing. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having music by Great Moglee Oglee on Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Radio Heavy is playing Saturday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For more information call 530-626-0336.

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory, Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, has trained observatory docents to show the many celestial wonders of the universe as seen through several telescopes. To view the sky continue to the back parking lot to the left of observatory gate. Admission is free to the public. The observatory is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings weather permitting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. November through April and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May through October. For more information and nightly closure updates go to communityobservatory.com or call 530-642-5621 ext. 9.

SATURDAY
Apple Hill Growers Association is blessed with a wide variety of different ranches, and there is always a reason to visit. More than 50 farms and ranches are open for business with Arkansas Blacks, Fujis, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, Mutsus, Pink Ladies, Pippens, Red Delicious and Winesaps ready. Visitors will find holiday goodies in the bake shops. To get updated harvest information check out applehill.com.

Face in a Book, 4359 Town Center Blvd., Suite 113, in El Dorado Hills, is presenting two great, award-winning authors to share their new holiday picture books. Jon Agee, a New York Times “best illustrator of the year,” will sign his delightful new book, “Little Santa.” Children will love this story about how Santa got his start. Award-winning, best-selling author Loren Long will sign the fourth in his beloved “Otis” series, “An Otis Christmas.” Christmas has always been special for Otis the tractor and the animals on the farm but this year there is a new Christmas miracle. Both authors will be at Face in a Book on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. For more information call 916-941-9401.

The Cameron Park Community Services District invites the public to come out and browse through more than 52 crafters and find that perfectly unique holiday gift at the Christmas Craft Fair. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Event Center, 2502 Country Club Drive and is free. For more information please contact the district at 530-677-2231.

The Carson Road wineries — Crystal Basin Cellars, Fenton Herriot, Iluminare, Bumgarner, Chateau Davel, Findleton Estate, DiVittorio, Beemers, Lava Cap, Boa Vista, Jodar and Madroña — are presenting Bring out the Barrel on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Taste wine and meet the winemaker. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Customer starting points will be assigned once tickets are purchased. Get tickets at localwineevents.com/tickets/i_want/502462/bring-out-the-barrel-on-carson-road.

SUNDAY
The El Dorado Western Railroad is running on the second and fourth Sundays weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a fun ride originating at the “train station” on Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs. Tickets are $5 for 9 and over and $3 for 3 to 8 year olds. For train schedules and information about this exciting project of the El Dorado County Historical Museum call 530-621-5865.

MONDAY
The Folklore Lounge, 372 Main St. in Placerville, has an open mic and acoustic jam every Monday at 7 p.m. Wednesday is belly dancing and lessons at 7 p.m. For more information call 530-621-4147.

TUESDAY
El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is offering a free public talk on “How to Begin a Landscape Plan Using Native Plants: Part 1 — Analyzing Your Site” on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. The presentation is by Debra Ayres, landscape designer, Master Gardener and plant ecologist from University of California, Davis. For more information call 530-748-9365 or visit facebook.com/eldoradocnps.

The Placerville Arts Association and the Placerville Senior Center have a new program for artists. The informal artist’s workshop is every Tuesday morning at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring St. in Placerville from 9 a.m. to noon. All artists are welcome, all skill levels. Artists can work on any project and share ideas and critiques. For information call Homer Rail at 530-913-1555.

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