Things to do: Nov. 23, 2012

By From page B2 | November 23, 2012

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Dec. 2, is featuring the unique and original pottery of Lisa Bone. Bone creates exquisite rake and other saggar fired pottery and uses intricate carving and glazing techniques. She also works with gourds, faux finishes and many other crafts. In addition we are featuring the outstanding photography of Soroush Mostafanejad. Soroush uses a professional photographic technique called High Dynamic Range multiple exposure blending to achieve deeper color and detail. He then prints his work on gallery wrapped canvas. The results are striking photographic images with brilliant color and composition. The gallery of 45 professional artists is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 9 p.m. for Third Saturday Art Walk on Dec. 15. The Small Wonders Christmas Show and Christmas Boutique is also now on display. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website and the blog

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Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville,
is showing the works of Emek. The one named artist has a big place in the art world. In Emek’s posters, psychedelic ’60s imagery collides with ’90s post-industrial iconography. To this collision of the organic vs. the mechanical worlds he adds humor, social commentary and fantasy. All of Emek’s artwork is originally hand-drawn and then silkscreened. Pop Art is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for Third Saturday Art Walk. For more information call 530-622-1235.

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Sunburst Clay and Glass, 429 Main St. in the Fairchild Building in Placerville, is open Saturdays and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m. Stop by to view raku pottery, fused glass jewelry, photography and watercolors. For more information call 530-417-0744.

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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, is featuring the work of Kristi Kolln during November. AODC will have a reception for the artist on Sept. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information call 530-333-2787 or visit

El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, is exhibiting the “Pastels on High” International Exhibition through Dec. 1. For more information call 530-295-3496. ArtSpace hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Placerville Downtown Association presents the Festival of Lights on Friday, Nov. 23, at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in Placerville. The street will be closed off from the Courthouse to Center Street. There will be stagecoach rides from 4 to 8 p.m. near the Belltower and entertainment from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Placerville Downtown Association at 530-672-3436.

The Placerville Downtown Association is sponsoring Visits with Santa. First, Santa is visiting during the Festival of Lights on Nov. 23, from around 6:15 to about 7:30 p.m. at River City Bank at 348 Main St. Then, he will also pay a visit to Kiddlywinks Toy Store, 262 Main St., on Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Candy Strike Emporium, 398 Main St., on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. If desired (but not required), photos with Santa will be available for purchase from Robert Hall Photography. For more information visit or call 530-672-3436.

The Placerville Downtown Association is having a Merchants’ Open House with extended hours Nov. 23 and 24. Main Street merchants welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies. Enjoy hometown holiday shopping and hospitality in one convenient setting. There is free parking, entertainment, stagecoach rides and visits with Santa. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For more information call 530 672-3436.

Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by Jonny Mojo on Friday, Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. James Woodward is playing.There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.

PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, is having DJ by Old Griff at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 24; and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.

Stagecoach rides on Main Street by Wiser Overland Stage Line and Friends on Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 from noon to 4 p.m. weather permitting. For more information call 530-672-3436.


The Purple Place Bar and Grill, 363 Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills, is having Uncorked, an event to taste good food and wine on Tuesday, Nov. 27th at 6 p.m. Wines are from Madroña, Bogle, Gold Hill, Joadr, Renwood, Boeger, and Mount Aukum. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations call 916-933-2313.


David Girard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, presents the Sierra Symphony performing The Night Before Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 1. The halls are decked in the new event galleria and the doors open at 5:30 p.m., pianist Jennifer Reason plays at 6 p.m. and the symphony starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for DGV wine club members and their guests, $30 for general admission and $15 for under 21 and over 65. Call 530-295-1833.

The annual Hangtown Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. rain or shine on Broadway and Main Street in Placerville. The theme for the 35th annual holiday event is “Let the Bells of Freedom Ring.” The McIntire Family Tradition is sponsored by the city of Placerville. To get more information call 539-626-3849 or 530-642-5232.

The Auburn Concert Band presents a concert for the Christmas season featuring holiday favorites, great concert band music, a special new, unpublished “Silent Night” and interesting and unique arrangements of traditional Christmas Carols on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Road in Cool. Admission is free, donations accepted. For further information contact Gary Truesdail, director at 530-620-0916 or [email protected]

The Sensational Singing Seniors are having “A Holiday Happening” concert to celebrate winter and the true gifts of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information call Gloria Stasrelli Bruno, the director, at 530-622-6855.

The Sensational Singing Seniors are having “A Holiday Happening” concert to celebrate winter and the true gifts of the season on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 957 Spring St. in Placerville. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information call Gloria Stasrelli Bruno, the director, at 530-622-6855.

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