In The Know: March 28


Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery host a book drive through April 1 at the winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in Placerville. Books in good condition for children in kindergarten and older are welcome. For more information visit or call (530) 622-7221.

Another Electric Vehicle Parade is planned through Placerville as part of Drive Electric Earth Day April 3. Any EV owners who would like to participate can sign up at or contact Jim Curtis through email at [email protected].

Are you getting ready for spring and looking forward to sprucing up your garden? Check out the offerings of the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. The sales website,, closes at noon on Saturday, April 2. In-person pick-up will be on April 9 in Placerville. There will be plants, garden books, and garden art available. Proceeds from plant sales fund the conservation and education work of the chapter.

March 28

Foothill Dog Rescue and Jordan’s Way host a fundraising event, 6-10 pm at 4131 S. Shingle Road, Suite 14, Shingle Springs. For more information visit

March 30

The Brilliant Bridge Tournament, sponsored by the Placerville Shakespeare Club, will begin at 9:30 am at the clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville. Cost includes morning coffee and muffins, door prizes and lunch. Party bridge will be played. Men and women are welcome. Players are asked to arrive by 9:30 am as play will begin promptly at 10 am Those who have signed up but are not able to attend are asked to call Margaret at (530) 626-7471 or the clubhouse at (530) 626- 7626.

March 31

LunaFest, a program of short films by, for and about women, will be held both virtually and in person this year. Virtually, it will be available for 48 hours from 11 am Thursday, March 31, through 11 am Saturday, April 2, and in-person March 31 at the Cameron Park Community Center at 7 pm Some food and beverage available. Films celebrate unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in local, national and international communities. A silent auction is also featured. Funds support education, especially for women and girls, including the club’s annual Live Your Dream Awards, for women who are the primary breadwinner in the family and are returning to school against steep odds. Funds also support local agencies working to stop human trafficking in the Sacramento and El Dorado County areas. For more information go to and for ticket information go to

The Placerville Area Chess Club meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm at Denny’s in Cameron Park, 3446 Coach Lane. For more information call Neville Arroues at (530) 642-9043.

April 1

The Ponderosa High School Foundation hosts the 17th Green and Gray Gathering at Saureel Vineyards, 6-9 pm The event includes a buffet dinner paired with for purchase wines by Ponderosa alum Scott Harvey, plus beer, silent auction and student performances. Tickets are on sale now at

Ed Wilson performs at the Smith Flat House in Placerville, 6-8:30 pm

April 2

Ed Wilson performs at Pine-O-Mine Ranch in Placerville, 3-5 p.m.

The Barely Only Deadheads Show featuring Achilles Wheel and L-dawg Allstars takes place 5-9 pm at Jack Russell Farm Brewery, 2380 Larson Drive in Camino. For tickets and more information visit / and click on “events.”

April 3

El Dorado Western Railroad resumes operations the first and third Sundays of the month, weather permitting, at the El Dorado Station, 4650 Oriental St. Train leaves the station at 10 and 11 am, noon and 1 pm For more information call (530) 663 -3581.

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