Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Sept. 3 through 30, is showing the award-winning pastels and oil paintings of Blanche Kawahara as well as her beautiful original hand painted silk scarves and special wire wrapped jewelry. Featured along with her will be painter Joyce Bahnsen. Bahnsen has taught Interior Design and has won numerous awards and commissions. For more information call 530-642-2944 or visit the Website goldcountryartistsgallery.com.
Art on the Boulevard is the first Friday of the month in Town Center. Join merchants for First Friday Specials that include merchandise specials, wines and munchies, art, clothing, home decor and more from 6 until 9 p.m. For more information call 916-939-1845.
Gallery at 48 Natoma, 48 Natoma St. in Folsom, is having “On the Wild Side” reception and show Friday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show featuring Judy Arrigotti continues through October. For more information call 916-351-3506.
PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive, is having music by Teton Corp on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. There is no cover. Low Tide Riot is appearing on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. There is no cover. On Thursday, Sept. 13 is DJ Marina at 9 p.m. There is no cover. For more information call 530-626-0336.
Red Hawk Casino, 1 Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs, features an exciting line-up of entertainment at the Stage Bar: Atomika (rock, pop) Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8; Steel Breeze (rock, dance, Top 40) Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8; Michael Beck and Gone Country (country) Sunday, Sept. 9; and California Malibus (R&B, Motown) Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 11 through 13. For more information call 888-5REDHWK, 888-573-3495 or visit redhawkcasino.com.
“Kacie’s Ride for Hope,” a motorcycle run to end domestic violence is Saturday, Sept. 8. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. on Main Street by the Belltower. All proceeds to benefit the Center for Violence-free Relationships. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 530-626-8405.
The El Dorado Historical Society is conducting guided tours of Main Street in Placerville on Saturdays until the end of September. The tour begins at the Fountain/Tallman Museum at 11:30 a.m. and lasts about 90 minutes. Tour guides are dressed in period costume and describe historical locations on Main Street between Cedar Ravine and Sacramento Street. Although the tour is free, donations to the Fountain/Tallman are encouraged at a suggested rate of $2 per adult or $5 per family.
The annual MORE Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show is at Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is a donation of $7 per adult, $5 for children 10 and under and under 3 free which will buy tastes of all the chili, a vote for the favorite chili and a vote for a favorite car. Drinks and snacks will be available also. The classic car show gets under way at 10 a.m. and the chili will be ready at noon. Proceeds benefit Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. For more information call 530-622-4848.
Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in Placerville, is having a Barrel Tasting and Harvest Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be barbecued chicken and more all paired deliciously with the new releases. RSVP to 530-622-7221. For non-wine club members it’s only $5.
Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in the Camino area, presents music by Caroll Tuttle Trio on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic to go with your favorite Lava Cap wine. Call Lava Cap Winery at 530-621-0175 or visit lavacap.com.
ParaVi Vineyards, 2875 Larsen Drive in Camino, is having Stompy Jones on Saturday, Sept. 8. Celebrate the ParaVi harvest with this San Francisco based sextet. Admission to the event is free to all Wine Society Members. Non-member admission is $35. Admission includes gourmet dinner and the live performance in our outdoor amphitheater. Please remember to bring a blanket for lawn seating. Call 530-647-9463 for more information.
The El Dorado High School Class of 1954 is having a reunion/get together on Sept. 8. Anyone interested should call Joan Hart Ousley at 530-622-7010 for further information.