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Gallagher comes to Sacramento

Humorist, rock ‘n’ roll raconteur and singer Jack Gallagher and his large rock band bring it to a Sacramento nightclub for the first time — Harlow’s in Midtown on Friday,  Sept. 26. Gallagher’s yearly one night only concert event, “The Joke’s On Me,” has sold out every single time in the past five years in […]

WorldFest moves to Sac State

SacWorldFest — the celebration of cultural diversity through music and dance — and California State University, Sacramento, announce a dynamic new partnership that will move the annual fall festival to the Sac State campus. Festival organizers are putting the finishing touches on the lineup of performances, vendors and demonstrations for their seventh annual festival, which […]

Run for Courage to raise funds

Run For Courage provides education in the classroom and raises awareness and funds to combat human trafficking. The organization’s fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Funds generated from this event support a variety of education, awareness and restoration efforts and programs involved […]

Sactoberfest returns to the riverfront

Sacramento’s largest, most authentic Oktoberfest celebration, “Sactoberfest” returns bigger and better to the West Sacramento riverfront this October. Now a three-day weekend and open to all ages, Sactoberfest, presented by Spaten Beer and Sactown Magazine, is bringing all of the traditional delights of Germany’s beloved festival right to Sacramento. Prost! Cheers under the massive biergarten […]

Railtown celebrates working on the railroad

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is planning a festive and fun community celebration on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to recognize and honor the hundreds of current and former Sierra Railway, Sierra Railroad and Railtown 1897 SHP workers, their descendants and family members. The celebration will include special photographs, temporary exhibits throughout […]

Extraordinary Collections on display in Folsom

“Extraordinary Collections” opens at the Folsom History Museum on Saturday, Sept. 20. Included will be geodes, branding irons, Star Wars memorabilia, hippos, horses, donkeys, vintage bicycles and TVs, as well as a collection of original rock-n-roll posters signed by the artist dating back to Buddy Holly. In the heart of historic old town, Folsom History […]

Folsom Historical Society to ‘Unwined’

The Folsom Historical Society’s third annual wine tasting event will be at Unwined on Sutter Street on Sunday, Oct. 5. The $40 ticket price includes a glass of wine of your choice, delicious appetizers provided by Fat Rabbit and a bottle of chardonnay or an old vine zin featuring a label by local artist Jan French to […]

Styx to play at MontBleu

Iconic ’70s and ’80s heavyweight and power ballad rocker band Styx, known for its hard-driving anthems like “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Renegade,” and “Best of Times” will appear in concert Saturday, Oct. 18 at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ’70s, Styx helped pioneer […]

Apassionato tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for El Dorado Arts Council’s Apssionato — a Toast to the Arts on Saturday, Sept.27. Tickets are $50 per person. This includes a wine and champagne reception, Farm to Fork hor d’oeuvres by Table Nectar, and don’t forget those dancing shoes as live entertainment will be presented by the swinging […]

Chorus to hold open house

Members of the award-winning Sierra Gold Chorus are having an open house to invite women to join them as they prepare for the annual Christmas Show. Come and visit on Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 11577 E. Ave., Burback Hall, De Witt Center in Auburn. Ladies of all ages are invited to attend […]

CSD offers baby sitting classes

Is your child looking to become a babysitter? Two classes for babysitters are being offered at the  Cameron Park Community Services District. The first is a two-day Certified Babysitting class for ages 11-14. Participants will learn the necessary information and skills to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will receive an ASHI certificate […]

Sign up for Show and Shine and Fly In

Soroptimist of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Rotary are hosting the Silver Anniversary 25th annual Show and Shine and Fly In, benefiting local projects and programs, on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Cameron Airpark. This exciting family event is free admission (parking is $4) and activities will include breakfast by Rotary Team Pancake […]

Events inspired ‘Big Brother Revisited’

Book: “Big Brother Revisited” Author: John Landis Publisher: Page Publishing, September 2013, softcover and e-book versions, 414 pages Jeremy Barnes has grown up in the New World Order in which the United States is severely limiting its development of technology according to Resolution 2106, in order to allow its allied Third World nations to catch up. […]

OR students achieve national success

Oak Ridge High School students Shaheryar Ajmal and Sanjay Raavi earned 14th place in Public Forum Debate at the 2014 National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kan., earlier this summer. Public Forum Debate is the newest form of debate offered by the National Speech and Debate Association and features opposing teams of two […]

As we were: Water is always the topic

25 Years ago Sept. 11, 1989 Shifting Penstock to top EID agenda Moving forward on the White Rock Penstock-Small Alder water supply project appears to be the top item of business today during the regularly scheduled meeting of the El Dorado Irrigation District board of directors. The EID board will consider designating the County Board of […]

First 5: Is your child ready? Talk, read, sing

Have you been in the produce aisle at the grocery store and seen a mom just talking away? Then you realize she is talking to an infant. That was me. Not because I knew it was good for my child but because it was tough staying home all day with small children. Interestingly, research shows […]

Charter students earn high honors in national contest

Several Charter University Prep (CUPrep) students earned high honors in the recent National Fleet Reserve 2014 Essay Contest. The local Fleet Reserve Association sponsors the essay contest open to all seventh through 12th graders in El Dorado County. Essays are submitted to local chapters and the first place winners are sent to regional chapters. Regional […]

EDH Vision Coalition hands out grants

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help to,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

KVIE auction features local artists

Celebrating KVIE Public Television’s 33 years of creating an accessible venue to bring art into the homes of Northern Californians, the 2014 KVIE Art Auction will showcase more than 250 works of art by emerging, well-known and world-renown Northern California artists. KVIE’s art curator, D Neath, has announced that several artists from Placerville, Cameron Park […]

Things to do: Sept. 12, 2014

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Oct. 6, is featuring Lisa Aikenhead, photographer. Also featured is Branda Corey, who creates extraordinary functional pieces using lampwork glass. Also showcased this month is Linda Soos, stained glass artist.The group will explore the theme of water. For more information call 530-642-2944. Imagination Theater, […]

Prepare for ‘Mayhem’ at Mayweather vs Maidana 2

After a thrilling fight between 11-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana on May 3, Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions are pleased to present the second bout between the two fighters on the big screen. This highly-anticipated event will be broadcast live on Saturday, Sept. 13 from the MGM Grand Garden […]

Boxing exhibition is a knockout at Carson Valley Inn

Collegiate Amateur Exhibition Boxing comes to TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn on Saturday, Sept. 13. Produced by members of the University of Nevada Boxing Alumni and Coaches, the event will showcase boxers from the Air Force Academy, University of Nevada, University of Washington and University of California, Berkeley. Spectators will get a chance […]

Volunteering on the railroad

Do you know about El Dorado County’s own railroad? Would you like to help keep it running? The El Dorado Western Railroad volunteers are looking for volunteers to join the crew. Visit the El Dorado Western Railroad booth at the Peddlers and Pickers Antique Faire, a vintage mercantile event, at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 […]

PRCA Rodeo comes to Amador County

“The Start of a Tradition” is the theme for the Jackson Lions Club’s inaugural PRCA Rodeo to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. “We had to dream big,” said Lions spokesperson Todd Riebe. “The needs of our community have grown greater than our club’s capacity […]

Friends of the Folsom Library book sale

Shop for incredible bargains in thousands of gently used books, audio books, videos, CDs and much more in both children and adult materials on Sept. 12-14 at the Folsom Public Library. All proceeds directly benefit the Friends of the Folsom Library, a 100 percent non-profit organization. Early Bird Sale is Friday, Sept. 12 rom 5-8 p.m. […]

Air Supply plays in high altitudes

Iconic ’70s and ’80s soft pop duo Air Supply, known worldwide for its timeless ballads and towering crescendos with hits like “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Every Woman in the World” will land on Friday, Sept. 12, at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa for a one-night only […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Sac State art project augments reality

Broadway Augmented, an art project that explores augmented reality, is now in the final testing phase. Public artworks have been created for the sophisticated, high-tech undertaking — but only in the virtual world. The project is a partnership of California State University, Sacramento, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), the Greater Broadway Partnership District and […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting

Lodi Grape Fest is full of fun

The Lodi Grape Festival, through Sept. 14, has a great line up on the Budweiser Amphitheater Stage this year. Rhythm and blues, country, rock and Elvis will entertain festival participants. Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Little Texas will be bringing its brand of rockin’ country to the 2014 Lodi Grape Festival. The energetic band […]

Boney James plays at Red Lion

Boney James is performing at The Grove at Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center in Sacramento on Friday, Sept. 12. With four gold albums, four Grammy nominations, two NAACP Image Award nominations, a Soul Train Music Award and a nomination and sales totaling more than 3 million records, chart-topping saxophonist Boney James embodies the phrase “horn of plenty.” “I’m […]

Lodi Grape Fest offers fun

Back by popular demand, hypnotist Susan Rosen will be performing at the Lodi Grape Festival. Each show is designed to introduce the novice to the world of hypnosis in a funny and non-threatening way. She will ignore your neurosis and play with your sense of humor. Rosen presents hypnosis in a lighthearted manner that’s fun for […]

Learn the art of basket making

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes Nettie Fox for a special one-day workshop on making pine needle baskets on Saturday, Sept. 13. Enjoy the lovely outdoor gallery rose garden while learning the techniques of coiling and using pine needles to create a basket. Students will have the opportunity to be a part of the […]

Duty: Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps William K. Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at Army ROTC has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing […]

Paint and sip the grape

Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in Placerville, is having a Vino and Vignette Painting Class on Saturday, Sept. 13 on the patio. Local Artist Vicki Hough will guide students during a three-hour class in canvas painting accompanied with a tasting of the finest wines at Sierra Vista. No previous experience is necessary. Hough enjoys working […]

Groupo Enlace to play

The Shingle Springs Community Center will feature Groupo Enlace on Saturday, Sept. 13, as the concert headliner for Summer Concert Series. Groupo Enlace is a popular dance band in the local Hispanic community with great music and charisma. No stranger to the Shingle Springs Community Center, the group’s performances have previously been private for weddings or birthdays. […]

Second Saturday with Barbaria and Webb

Capital Public Radio, 7055 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento, is presenting the artwork of Steve Barbaria and Dave Webb. The show will be on view through Dec. 5 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Show “You Are Here” combines Barbaria’s mixed media painting and sculpture with Webb’s iPhone photography. “’You Are Here’ is a […]

Belly dancers compete in Placerville

Namira Productions will be hosting the 6th annual Jewel of the Sierra, a two-day belly dance competition on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club. The competition runs Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and continues on Sunday from noon-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy the […]

Find treasures at the Folsom Antique Fair

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California look forward to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 47th Fall Antique Fair, to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 on Historic Sutter St. from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or come early and bring a flashlight), rain or shine. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular […]

STC’s 2014-15 tickets on sale

Sacramento Theater Company’ s season opener is “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 75th anniversary commemorative production. Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel opens STC’s 2014-15 Season of Legends, Epics and Icons. “The Grapes of Wrath” is an epic story of one family’s enduring spirit in the face of incredible hardship. Set during […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting

See Legends at ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Behold the living legends. Children of all ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular “Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Presents Legends,” coming to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Sept. 12-15 and Stockton Arena, Sept. 19-21. Iconic Ringling Bros. stars meet fabled mythological creatures at the place where legends live — “The Greatest […]

Comedy stands up at MontBleu Casino

The San Francisco Comedy Competition, now in its 39th year, returns to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, Saturday, Sept. 13, with an outstanding group of future standup comedy stars picked from hundreds of applicants. Audiences are to be advised of potential health concerns: oxygen deprivation, and vein-popping hilarity, when preliminary round contestants offer […]

2014′s Plucky line up

For eight years running, the American River Music Festival has celebrated the diversity of Americana music and never failed to broaden the communal musical palette. This year is no exception. Saturday’s, Sept. 13, mainstage headliner is a self-described “high-octane Rocky Mountain dance band” — Whitewater Ramble rambles onstage at 5 p.m.   Whitewater Ramble These […]

American River Music Festival has it all

What: American River Music Festival Who: American River Music Festival organization Where: Henningsen Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road in Lotus When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12, 13 and 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Ticket packages vary and can be purchased on the Website at americanrivermusic.org or by calling 530-622-6044 Information: info@americanrivrmusic.org or 530-622-6044   The American […]

Life as I know it: Senior year — gone fishing

 Norman was at my house on Sunday afternoon, March 31, 1944. It was the day before the opening of fishing season. We had just decided that we would go trout fishing despite the specific, rather forceful, admonition by the principal at the school assembly the week before, “not to skip classes and go fishing.” My […]

EDAC and Faith Episcopal launch Veterans’ Voices

The El Dorado Arts Council in partnership with Faith Episcopal Church is launching Veterans’ Voices-a series of writing workshops designed to help El Dorado County veterans heal through writing. Concerned about the escalating rates of suicide and PTSD for returning combat vets, Father Sean Cox, rector of Faith Episcopal Church and chaplain for the U.S. […]

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