Things to do: Oct. 11, 2013

By From page B2 | October 11, 2013

Pop Art Gallery and Custom Framing, 254 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating the art of the 1960s This poster is by one of the top five early rock and roll poster artist Rick Griffin. He was known for adding a heart to every design. For more information call 530-622-1235.

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, will feature Karen Hunziker through Nov. 3. Hunziker works in mixed media consisting of ink, watercolor pens and pastel. Also featured is jewelry maker Lorrene Davis and painter Joyce Bahnsen. 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 Oct. 19. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website and the blog

The Placerville Shakespeare Club is having a special presentation of “El Dorado’s True Gold: Notable Women’s Stories” on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon. This is a unique series of vignettes about El Dorado County women living in the Gold Rush era. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Margriet at 530-621-1126.

During the screening of the movie “A Captain’s Day” at the Regal Theater on Placerville Drive in Placerville, Elmer Raanes will be in the lobby displaying Merchant Mariners memorabilia from his career in the Merchant Marines. He will be in the lobby on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at the 1:05, 3:10 and 6:30 p.m. shows and a special showing at 8:25 p.m.


Placerville Natural Foods Co-op is having its fourth annual rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a dental parking lot at 2900 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. For more information or to donate rummage sale items call Placerville Natural Foods Co-op Manager Melisa Clark at 530-621-3663.

The seventh annual Rescue Volunteer Fire Pumpkin Patch and Pancake Breakfast to raise money for the fire department is from 8 to 10:30 a.m, Saturday, Oct. 12 at Station No. 83, 5221 Deer Valley Road in Rescue. For a $5 donation adults get pumpkin or regular pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Ages 6 and under pay only $3. During the breakfast enter the costume contest and pumpkin carving competition.The Pumpkin Patch will be stocked with a variety of pumpkins along with a witch who has a history of photo bombing family photos. For details call 530-676-1125.

It is Goodbye Chardonnay, Hello Cabernet season at Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs. To kickoff the cabernet celebration the winery is having great specials on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m. For more details and directions visit

The Church of Our Saviour is having a Lobster Palooza ton Saturday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. to raise funds for the repair and restoration of the historical church. The fest is at  the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville. A full lobster dinner is$30 and there will be music and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling Boyd at 530-344-1883 on the Palooza hotline.

Hands4Hope’s fourth annual Benefit Dinner and Costume Ball is Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills, Post Street. This year’s benefit dinner and costume ball is themed “Thieves In The Temple” and will have a bit of an” Indiana Jones,” “Lara Croft Tomb Raider” and “The Mummy” feel to it.  The Old Town Grill in Placerville is catering and Boogie Shooz is playing the music.  Good Day Sacramento television personality Mark S Allen will emcee the event with a hosted bar, silent and live auctions, dinner and program, dessert auction and costume contest. For tickets call Nancy Moses at 530-344-4433.

Powell’s Steamer Co. and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having a fundraiser for Robert Bickford on Monday, Oct. 14 starting at 6 p.m. He was injured in an explosion and fire in Coloma and is undergoing treatment. There will be prizes, music by Random Strangers and a silent auction. For more information call 530-626-1091.

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