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Bob Malone plays Sutter Creek

Bob Malone and his band New Orleans Blues is playing jazz, soul and rhythm and blues on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek. Although Malone has performed several times at SCT, this is the first time he has appeared with his band. He currently tours […]

Grammy winner Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, to perform live from her 13th record “The River & The Thread.” Cash won the hearts of her audience when she appeared here in spring of 2011. With “The River and the Thread,” Cash has added the next […]

Ground and air vehicles to shine

There’s got to be a thousand Julie Clarks in the world, but when you do an Internet search on the name, the first one that pops up is Cameron Park’s own Julie Clark, world-famous acrobatic pilot and adventurer. Clark is a veteran pilot with 40 years flight experience and 30,000 accident-free hours whose distinctive airplanes […]

‘Snow White’ to play on

Although the King Fire is almost contained, Imagination Theater and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are still closed to the public. The theater company is extremely grateful for the firefighters that arrived from across the state and country to help El Dorado County. Unfortunately, more than half of the scheduled shows of “Snow White and […]

Benefit for King Fire victims

Residents of the El Dorado County are invited to celebrate the demise of the King Fire, raise funds for the displaced homeowners from White Meadows Road and mark the arrival of the harvest season that is critical to the economy of the county. An outdoor community gathering featuring speakers, music, food and refreshments will be hosted […]

Audition update for ‘Spamalot’

Due to the Fire Camp for firefighters at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Imagination Theater has changed the date and location for the auditions for “Spamalot.” The auditions will now be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Foothills Dance and Performing Arts Studio, 6976 Durock Road in Shingle Spring. Vocal auditions for are from 9 […]

Meet local author at party

Celebrate the highly-awaited launch of the book “The Red Chair” and meet the author Dänna Wilberg in person. Find out why people are talking about love and fear. Pretty Road Press will launch Wilberg’s new book “The Red Chair” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Reunion Night Club, 4370 Town Center Blvd. Suite 100, in El […]

Get the Led Out at Harris Center

Get The Led Out isn’t an impersonation band; this musical tribute band is made up of six professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. These musicians are fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history and Harris Center for the Arts is […]

Amador Vintners have a crush on grapes

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, the Amador Vintners will be rolling out barrels filled with brand new wines coupled with unparalleled hospitality. For more than 20 years, winery members of the Amador Vintners Association have celebrated the grape harvest at The Big Crush, along with a few thousand of their friends. With […]

Camp Richardson celebrates Oktoberfest

Beers, brats and music are on tap at Camp Richardson on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, as Oktoberfest returns to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Now in its 20th year, the annual event will showcase seven different autumn themed brews ranging from Drake’s Hefeweizen to Ninkasi Total Domination IPA. Camp Richardson offers fun for the […]

Museums present educational lectures

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to present educational lectures entitled “Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective” on Saturday, Oct. 4. The lectures are unique and important stories reflecting the true experiences of Native peoples in California’s famous missions. Special guest speakers that day include Andrew Galvan, Ohlone curator of San […]

See two exhibitions from the British Museum

Fathom Events and the UK’s More2Screen are presenting two extraordinary cinematic experiences from the British Museum in London that shine a bright light on two cultures – Viking and Roman – that have had a profound impact on western civilization. Anyone with a passion for history, culture or forces in the modern world will be […]

A busy year for El Dorado Native Plant Chapter

The 50th anniversary of the California Native Plant Society kicks off this January with a statewide Conservation Conference in San Jose and the El Dorado Chapter can look with pride on its growth and accomplishments over the past year. “We’ve been active in many areas, including horticulture, education, weed abatement, rare plant identification and even […]

Native Plant Sale — perfect fall event

What: Fall Native Plant Sale Who: El Dorado Chapter California Native Plant Society Where: El Dorado County Center on Fair Lane in Placerville When: Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: eldoradocnps.org or call 530-748-9365   Fall brings many things, not the least of which is the hard-fought containment of the King Fire. With the fire finally under control, […]

At a glance: Game on

With baseball’s post season underway and the World Series still down the road, it is interesting to note the first World Series started on Oct. 1 in 1903. The National League’s Pittsburgh Pirates ace Deacon Phillippe beat Cy Young of the American League’s Boston Pilgrims. The first World’s Championship Series was a best-of-nine format. Cy Young came […]

‘The End of the Line’ screens at Cozmic Café

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the award-winning documentary “The End of the Line — Where Have All the Fish Gone?” will screen at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. This is the second film in the second year of the film series co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and Coalition for Change. Based on the […]

Master Food Preservers: Easy apple jelly

Are you pining for apple jelly, but you don’t want to go through the time that it takes to make it completely from scratch? Use apple juice — fresh from El Dorado County’s orchards, store-bought or from concentrate. Here’s a recipe for apple jelly from Sure Jell brand pectin. The order of combining ingredients depends […]

Grow For It! Check the roots first

Roots are the first place to look when diagnosing a plant or tree problem. Roots are very important to plants. They uptake nutrients, oxygen and water and transport those to the rest of the plant. They produce essential compounds and store food. Roots support the structure, so give them plenty of room to develop and […]

Chili and cars bring out big crowd

The chili was delicious, the vehicles were spectacular, the music was rocking and everyone had a fantastic time at the 2014 Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. The annual benefit for adults with disabilities took place at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center on Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines. […]

Farmers market to operate year round

A place to buy fresh local produce and locally crafted items is becoming a reality. Wednesday, Oct. 1 marks the opening of Green Acres Farmers Market, 3400 Carson Court in Camino with local resident Doug Alberts at the helm. The market is intended to be a year round endeavor, with space for local growers and other […]

Good jokes for a good cause

What: “An Evening of Laughter with Jack Gallagher” Who: Partners in Care Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Advance tickets are $40, at the door $45 Information: 530-344-0700   Partners in Care strives to help those with serious illness, but when it’s your funny bone that needs […]

Dancers perform at Folsom Family Expo

The Folsom Family Expo, 50 Natoma St. in Folsom, will host El Dorado Dance Academy’s performing companies Kaleidoscope Productions this year on Saturday, Sept.27. Dancers will perform at 11 a.m. Dancers will perform a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap and Polynesian. Don’t miss a fun dance performance. For more information call […]

Union Mine to host Regional College Fair

The El Dorado Union High School District will hold its annual Regional College Fair on Monday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School in the large gym and cafeteria, with break-out sessions in the Theatre at the Mine at 5:30, 7, and 7:45 p.m. Representatives from the University of California system, California […]

Ponderosa FFA steps to help

By Melina Webb, Ponderosa FFA Chapter Reporter Imagine trying to evacuate your home to escape a raging wildfire at a moment’s notice. How would you be able to bring all of your personal belongings and animals with you? During the early stages of the King Fire in El Dorado County, which to this date has […]

Burke Junction train keeps chugging

“The Little Engine That Could” has nothing on the Burke Junction Express Train, which has come back to life once again. The train, beloved by locals and tourists alike who have found the hidden treasure tucked into a small shopping center in Cameron Park, has run off and on for decades. And now it’s on […]

Sac State celebrates Anthem

California State University, Sacramento’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Keys’ “In Defence of Fort McHenry,” the poem that became “The Star Spangled Banner.” Performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Music Recital Hall on campus, 6000 J St. Pieces include the anthem’s source music, “Anacreontic Song” and John […]

Foothill dining: National Kale Day

Kale has become one of the most popular superfoods and a grassroots movement of dedicated followers is celebrating with the second annual National Kale Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The grassroots idea of National Kale Day was spearheaded by Dr. Drew Ramsey and chef Jennifer Iserloh, authors of the bestselling book “50 Shades of Kale.” […]

Things to do: Sept. 26, 2014

A special event to show support for the brave firefighters and support staff who have been battling the King Fire is happening Sunday, Sept. 28 from 3-7 p.m. in the Mountain Democrat parking lot, 2889 Ray Lawyer Drive in Placerville. Everyone is invited to thank the fire personnel and have a great time listening to […]

Apple Hill members ready for visitors

Progress is being made in the King Fire in El Dorado County encompassing more than 95,000 acres of steep terrain in the Eldorado National Forest, Tahoe National Forest and Desolation Wilderness. Many businesses have contacted the El Dorado County Visitors Authority to help get the word out that their towns and businesses are open for business. […]

Mike Bagdonas

Mike Bagdonas is joining 27 other artists for the Autumn Studio Tour in the greater Placerville, Shingle Springs and Cameron Park areas on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The studios will be open for visitors to browse and discover new art. There will be nine studios open, […]

Artists open studios for fall tour

Paul Cockrell What: Autumn Studio Tour Who: 28 Artists Where: Nine studios in El Dorado County When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free Information: artists-studiotour-edc.com Paul Cockrell is showing his new El Dorado County and downtown Placerville photographs During the Autumn Studio Art Tour on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at his Root Cellar […]

Something old and something new

What: Placerville Antique Faire Who: Placerville Downtown Association Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Sunday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: 530-672-3436   Vintage, old, antique, repurposed — whatever word you choose, you’ll be able to find an object to fit it at the Placerville Antique Faire, Sunday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. […]

Basetrack Live performs at Harris Center

Basetrack Live is a gripping multi-media theatrical event that grapples with the complex truths and ambiguities of modern military experience. It performs at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Basetrack Live is a unique and ambitious theatrical collaboration between award-winning theater company En Garde Arts and […]

SacWorldFest presents a cultural showcase

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by California State University, Sacramento and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration, Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, with many of the […]

Polar Express to roll again

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad will once again offer service to the North Pole onboard The Polar Express Train Ride starting Nov. 21. The magical story comes to life when the train departs the Carson City Depot on Eastgate Siding Road for a one-hour round trip journey to the North Pole. This event has consistently […]

Artists go western

Art on the Divide Gallery is excited about the results of the Call to Artists sent out earlier. This was an invitation to display works in a show as part of the Cowboy Gathering which will be held in Georgetown on Oct. 18 and 19. Seventeen artists from Northern California and Nevada submitted artwork which […]

My time group to meet

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

Broadway Sacramento features three premieres

California Musical Theatre announced the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, a varied lineup featuring the Sacramento premiere of three hit musicals, two blockbusters brought back due to popular demand and a classic musical that has been produced at Music Circus but never before part of the Broadway Sacramento season. From the return […]

Johnny Appleseed activities this weekend

Due to the uncertain conditions with the King Fire, the Apple Growers are rescheduling Johnny Appleseed Birthday Celebration activities. Johnny Appleseed Day has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28. Apple Hill Ranches are open but as conditions in the area can change quickly access current information at calfire.com or yubanet.com. Apple Hill Growers Facebook page […]

Fabulous Liars play in Nevada City

The Fabulous Liars is excited to return to the Old 5 Mile House, 18851 Highway 20 in Nevada City on Sunday, Sept. 28. “We have been looking forward to rocking again at the Old 5 Mile House ever since we played to a great audience there in July,” said Fabulous Liars guitarist, Jim Britton. “It’s an amazing […]

Open house at observatory

Come see the night sky like never before at a free family event. Members of the community are welcome to see the wonders in the night sky at the Community Observatory Back to School Open House on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. The observatory is located behind the El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake […]

Cedar Springs Waldorf School celebrates 25 years

What began 25 years ago as a small group of parents concerned about the quality of their children’s education has transformed into the Cedar Springs Waldorf School. The program offers a complete education from early childhood through eighth grade. Cedar Springs commemorates its 25th year on Friday, Sept. 26 with a play and annual Michaelmas […]

Wedding: Courtney Waldie and Erik Wiele

Courtney Waldie and Erik Wiele of Oakland were united in marriage on June 14 at Amador Cellars in Plymouth. The bride is the daughter of Jonathon and Kathleen Waldie of Placerville. She is a legal content manager with Google Inc. The groom is the son of Douglas and Carol Wiele of El Dorado Hills. He is a medical student. […]

Duty: U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Josiah D. Sanders

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Josiah D. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training […]

See romance and suspense

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a combination romance and suspense thriller from 1964. In Paris, unhappy with her husband, Regina Lampert wants out. But somebody kills him first for the $250 grand he stole. Nobody, including Reggie, can find it. As the body count rises, she remains mystified: Where’s […]

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