Things to do: Oct. 4, 2013

By From page B2 | October 04, 2013

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is showing the award-winning abstract paintings of Ramona Beckwith. Also featured are the delightful abstract figures and clay masks of Donna Bamford and the handsome fine art landscape photography of Doug Parks. 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

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is having karaoke with Ellen on Friday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m.; music by Eric Hill and Friends on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m.; Random Strangers on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.; singer songwriter open mic on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.; and Jonny Mojo on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. To get a full schedule of musical entertainment call 530-626-1091.

It’s Personal, 250 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Karaoke with Celeste on Friday at 8 p.m. Drop in for delectable tidbits, wine pairings and music in an intimate setting. For more information call 530-303-3792.

Hart and Hart Vineyards, 5821 Highway 49 in Pilot Hill, is having Friday Nights in the Vineyard featuring dinner, wine and music on Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion. Music is by Doubleshots. Advanced tickets are $20 per person, and tickets at the dinner are $25. Call 530-885-9463 to make a reservation.


Touch-A-Truck is coming to the Foothills United Methodist Church, 3301 Green Valley Road in Rescue, on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See all different kinds of vehicles, a petting zoo and fun zone. For more information call Jeanne Pfeifer at 916-933-7722.

The American Association of University Women — Foothills of El Dorado County Branch is having its Tech Trek Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Park Community Church, 3901 Wild Chaparral Road in Shingle Springs. The lunch raises funds so that middle school girls can attend the Tech Trek program and learn about math and science studies and careers. For luncheon tickets, more information about the program or to donate to the Tech Trek program contact Kathy McCoy at 530-642-8511.

Music in the Mountains is proud to sponsor the 2013-14 season of “The Met: Live in HD.” On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:55 a.m. Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production set in the late 19th century, moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts. Visit or call 530-265-6173 for more information.

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

Ponderosa High School, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs, is hosting its Fall Collage Concert — a combined effort of the award-winning music department on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the gym. This concert will feature instrumental music, including performances by the Jazz Band and vocal music, including performances by the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and the new Women’s Chorale. The theme of the Fall Collage is patriotic. All veterans in the community are invited and will be honored during the concert. The concert is free of charge.

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