Things to do: Oct. 26, 2012

By From page B2 | October 26, 2012

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Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, will feature Karen Hunziker through Nov. 4. Hunziker works in mixed media consisting of ink, watercolor pens and pastel. Also featured is jewelry maker Lorrene Davis whose specialty is beautiful silver and polymer clay jewelry. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website

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Sunburst Clay and Glass, 429 Main St. in the Fairchild Building in Placerville, is a new destination for art and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by to view the works of Mary Mendlein, Suzanne Haydu and Janis Arnell. For more information call 530-417-0744.

The Placerville Elks Lodge, 3821 Quest Court in Shingle Springs, is having a Holiday Sale to benefit the Foster Children of El Dorado County and scholarships on Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct 27; and Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To get more information call 530-344-1049.

Sierra Vista Vineyard and Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, is having “Cheers to Cheese” on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sample local cheeses paired with Sierra Vista wines. This is a wonderful fall event and will showcase local cheeses. Find out which cheese taste great with which wine and maybe even plan some holiday snacking. Cheeses will be available for purchase and be sure to try the new releases in the tasting room. To get more details call 530-622-7221.

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting music by Out of the Blue on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.; Larry Park and Val Pease on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.; singer/songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.; and Patrick Walsh on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.

Images of Hope, a breast cancer awareness event is Friday, Oct. 26 at Flowers on Main, 318 Main St. in Placerville, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more and to RSVP call 530-676-6132.

Synapse Wines, 304 Main St. in Placerville, presents music by 530 Jazz on Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Christain Dewild is playing. On Sunday, Oct. 28 Phillip Reddin is playing from 5 to 7 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information call 530-626-9463.

Charles Brown Elementary School, 6520 Oak Dell Road in El Dorado, is having a Trick or Treat Carnival on Friday, Oct. 26 in the school gym from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is hosted by the Life Point Christian Fellowship, El Dorado.

Toogood Winery, 7280 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, is having a Bomb Diggity Release Party on Friday, Oct. 26; Saturday, Oct. 27; and Sunday, Oct. 28. The party is complimentary to wine club members and $6 to the public. Call 530-620-1910 to make a reservation.

Grace Patriot Winery, 2701 Carson Road in Camino, is celebrating Nevada Day Weekend, Oct. 26 to 28. Celebrate the Silver State with live music by Julie and the Jukes, food, and killer case specials. For more information call 530-642-8424.

The El Dorado Humane Society, 777 Pleasant Valley Road in Diamond Springs, will be open for kitten and cat adoptions on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To see the cats go to

Books ’n’ Bears, 6211-A Main St. in El Dorado, will host Keli Gwyn, author of “A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign her book. For more information call 530-621-1766.

Music in the Courtyard, Fountain Plaza Courtyard, 312 Main St. in Placerville, presents Aftershock on Saturday, Oct. 27. The free concert in the courtyard behind the Cary House Hotel is from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the music, the beautiful setting and delicious food from the Courtyard Deli, Zia’s or Dedrick’s Main Street Cheese every other Saturday through Oct. 22. For more information call the Fountain Plaza Salon at 530-622-4900.

Old Town Cigar and Royal Six Tattoo, 138 A Main St. in Placerville, is having “A Night of Cigars and Tattoos” on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. The event is a benefit for the Placerville Downtown and have cigar specials, tattoo specials, beer and wine specials, food, music, photo booth, prizes and gift certificates.

Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jaquier Court in Placerville, will have a howling good event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Halloween Costume Dance Party will have music by 3 Gs and Friends. There will be prizes and wine. Bring food to share. For more information call 530-642-2021.

The Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, is presenting a program featuring the California State Historic Governors’ Mansion docents, in character and dressed in period costume, in “Mansion Memories” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. The special event will have vignettes introducing 15 families that resided in the mansion from 1877 to 1967. To go with the presentations will be tea, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Rita at 530-626-8327 or Janice at 530-677-8962.

The Stadium Club, 1560 Broadway in Placerville, is having a Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest and drink specials. Stop in to enjoy karaoke on Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Come in to hear some great talent and to sing. For more information call 530-626-1689.

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