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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Upcoming events near our Placerville bed and breakfast

There are many events upcoming in our little town of Placerville, or very near. Why not make a weekend getaway, get your tree and do a little relaxing at the same time.

Nov16 thru Dec 16
Imagination Theater presents Lil Abner A family musical Call Box Office for times on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr Adults $16; Seniors (over 55) $13; Children & Students $9. And there are group rates available. Business hours of the Box office are Tuesday thru Friday 3:30 - 6:00. For more information contact: Box Office (530) 642-0404 or call us at the Albert Shafsky House to book a room and a show 530-642-2776

Nov17 & 18
Chili & Chocolate Holiday Celebration at Sierra Vista Winery Come join in and taste …more detailed information to follow for more details, visit their website or call them $10 per person includes logo wine glass, and chili and chocolate samples For more information contact: (800) 946-3916 Yummy!!!

Third Saturday Art walk is back!!Art galleries and merchants stay open late to host changing art show. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, demonstrations, and entertainment. Sponsored by local galleries and merchants. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Historic Main Street, Placerville. Free to the public. For more information contact: Placerville Downtown Association (530) 642-0177

Festival of Lights The old-fashioned festivities will close Historic Main Street. There will be music, entertainment, Santa, stagecoach rides. Holly Jolly Trolley rides (to outlying parking lots). 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tree-lighting around 6:00 p.m. Historic Main Street, Placerville Free to the public. For more information contact: Placerville Downtown Association (530) 672-3436

Nov.23 & 24
Merchants Open House on Historic Main Street merchants welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies. Enjoy hometown holiday shopping and hospitality in one convenient setting. Free parking, entertainment, stagecoach rides and visits with Santa. Extended Hours. Call each store for more details about their hours. Historic Main Street, Placerville. Free parking. For more information contact: Placerville Downtown Association (530) 672-3436

Dec. 01
Shakespeare Club's Elizabethan Family Celebration 15th Annual family celebration will be held at the Shakespeare Clubhouse. The holiday event will feature Father Christmas, Mother Christmas, minstrels, jesters, tumblers, children's games and lots of Yule music. There will be a grand entrance paradeaccompanied by festive bagpipe music by Scotsmen arrayed in full regalia. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Avenue, Placerville $30 for adults, $18 for teens 13 - 18, $7 for children under 12 For more information contact: For more information and to purchase tickets call Merrilee at (530) 676-3749

Dec. 01
Christmas in the Cellar at Madrona Your invited to the cellar of the winery for a day of no-stress shopping merriment. Music by Dickin's Carolers, Christmas Tree, delicious food, holiday vendors and of course,Madrona will have specials on several wines to prepare you for your holiday feasts. 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Madrona Vineyard, 2560 High Hill Road, Placerville Open to the public and free of charge, come relax and enjoy For more information contact: (530) 644-5948

Dec. 08 & 09
Christmas in Coloma Enjoy the Annual old-fashioned Christmas, with period crafts, strolling musicians, historic trade demonstrations, 19th century children's games, and wreath making. A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus is a colorful highlight of the day. Vendors offer hand-crafts aswell as a variety of foods. Snow is guaranteed! 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 8 miles north on Highway 49 from Placerville in Coloma. The admittance fee is only $7.00 per vehicle, everything else is free (except $3.00 cost of photo with Santa). Children can visit Santa for free without a photo. For more information contact: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, call the events line (530) 295-2162

Dec. 08 & 09
Annual Historic Country Inn Holiday Tour Tour 12 inns decked out in seasonal finery, meet the innkeepers and enjoy Inn specialties and refreshments. Weekend tickets available, good for both Saturday and Sunday.Portion of proceeds benefit local charities Each day from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a self guided tour going to the Historic Country Inns located throughout El Dorado County. $15 in advance or at the door. Tickets are available at every member inn or calling. For more information contact: Historic Country Inns 877-262-4667

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