Things to do: Sept. 20, 2013

By From page B2 | September 20, 2013

Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Oct. 6, is featuring the amazing landscape photography of Doug Parks. The gallery is also featuring the abstract paintings of Ramona Beckwith and the delightful abstract figures and clay masks of Donna Bamford. 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 Sept. 21. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website and the blog

The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is having beer tasting featuring Mendocino Brewing Co. from 6 to 8 p.m. and music by Dana Le Blanc at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 and then on Saturday, Sept. 21 music by the Californios at 6 p.m. For more information contact the Wine Smith at 530-622-0516.

Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub, 425 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting Just Chillin on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. and the Tritones on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Fatt Tuesday is on Sept. 24. The night takes on a Cajun theme featuring music by the Swamp Honkeys and menu items like gumbo and other southern fare. For more information call 530-626-1091.

The Cameron Park Community Clean Up Day is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camerado Springs Middle School, 2480 Merrychase Drive. Bring that unwanted junk out of garages, clean yards of unwanted clippings and tree trimmings and properly dispose of bulk items at Camerado. For more information call 530-677-2231 or visit

The Cameron Park Swap Meet is at the Cameron Park Community Center parking lot, 2501 Country Club Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon. To sign up for a space call 530-677-2231 or visit

Animal Outreach, 6101 Enterprise Drive in Diamond Springs, is having a garage sale and open house on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a barbecue, bake sale, prizes and cat adoptions. To find out more about Animal Outreach call 530-642-2287.

Fenton Herriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, is having Hands on Harvest on Saturday, Sept. 21 and 28. Harvesters should arrive by 10 a.m. to take a vineyard tour and collect samples of fruit for harvest. They will measure sugar to determine optimum pick time of the sangiovese and then move to the crush pad to get a glimpse of what happens there. The work the next stop is the cellar to experience a vertical tasting of the sangiovese and a light lunch. To reserve a spot go to or call 530-642-2021.

The Wiser Stage Coach is offering stagecoach rides at Fresh Pond on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.

Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, is presenting the Reel Paddling Film Festival featuring the best paddling films of the year on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. For additional information and tickets visit

On Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. American River Conservancy volunteer Tracy Celio will guide a family hike at Wakamatsu and Gold Hill Ranch. Hikers will examine patterns and mathematical magic found in the outdoors. This hike is gentle and suitable for all ages and we will be at a slow pace. Contact ARC at 530-621-1224 to sign up and for meeting location.
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The All Sports Fundraiser — Wine and Dine with the Bruins A Toast to Bruin Athletics — supporting Ponderosa Athletics is Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cielo Estates Winery, 3040 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. To attend call 916-759-2263.

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