‘Cult of Beauty’ is showing at the Legion of Honor

“”The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900″ is showing at the Legion of Honor. It is the first major exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement, tracing its evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and architects, to its broad impact […]

Harris deployed to Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Charles Douglas Harris was deployed to Afghanistan on Friday, Dec. 16. The son of Charles and Lisa Harris of Somerset is assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat unit 2nd infantry division out of Joint Base Lewis in McChord, Wash. The private first class has been with the division since graduating from basic […]

Army National Guard knights Smith

Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew J. Smith was honored Saturday, Dec. 17 by the Nevada National Guard at its yearly awards banquet in Carson City, Nev. Smith was knighted and inducted into the Honorable Order of St. George. Only two others in attendance had previously received this honor. Sgt. Smith has been in the National […]

Gong Yuebin to exhibit at Crocker in March

The Crocker Art Museum will present the first major American museum exhibition for artist Gong Yuebin in spring 2012 in “Gong Yuebin: Site 2801.” On display from March 10 through April 29, Yuebin’s massive conceptual installation of 210 terracotta warriors invites viewers to become archaeologists of the future by confronting humanity’s past and present. In […]

Learn a new art

There is a new class, “Beginning Tribal Fusion Bellydance” is starting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The class will be Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. “The Heyoka” founding member JR offers the class in a fun and supportive environment. Students will learn basic movements that will be practiced to get […]

The Cozmic welcomes the New Year

On Saturday, Dec. 31, the Cozmic Cafe is presenting “Hello 2012 New Year’s Eve Bash.” The night will feature The Rusty Buckets, The Bone MacDonald Band and DJ Duncan spinning vinyl until the new year. The party is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the cost is $7. Join the Cozmic and friends for an awesome […]

Prime D and Crimson Sky rock the Coz

Two great bands are playing at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, Dec 30, at 8 p.m. Prime D and Crimson Sky will be rock the historical building with big sounds. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Prime D plays rock ‘n’ roll, […]

Stepping out: Fernando’s Costa del Sol offers more

“For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne!” — Traditional Scottish Tune, words by Robert Burns Fernando’s Costa del Sol Fernando’s Costa del Sol, which used to be at the southern corner of highways 49 and 193 in Placerville, moved to its […]

What does the future hold?

What will 2012 hold for the world? According to the “Bible Code,” a comet, asteroid or meteor will hit the Earth and survival kits for 2012 are already being sold online. The Mayan calendar runs out of numbers and some have interpreted the ending of the cycle of numbers as a Mayan prediction of the […]

Elvis Week at the Carson Valley Inn

Elvis Presley would have marked his 77th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 8, and the Carson Valley Inn is celebrating with Elvis Week from Wednesday, Jan. 4 to Sunday, Jan. 8. Highlights include Elvis impersonators in the casino and Cabaret Lounge, teddy bear giveaways on Jan. 4, cake and champagne on Jan. 8 and some of […]

Ring in New Year at Lake Tahoe restaurant

The West Shore Café and Inn in Lake Tahoe is having a New Year’s Eve celebration. The inn, which reopened last year, includes a casual yet elegant restaurant that includes an intimate six-room luxury inn with four lake view suites and two mountain view guest rooms. It is a picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located adjacent […]

Capital Stage Company presents ‘In the Next Room’

The Capital Stage Company will kick-off 2012 with the Sacramento premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s acclaimed Broadway comedy “In the Next Room: or the vibrator play,” running from Jan. 25 to Feb. 26. It’s the 1880s and for the wife of eminent scientist and inventor Dr Givings, the vagaries of the medical field have never held […]

Fantastic New Year’s meals at Carson Valley Inn

CV Steak, the Carson Valley Inn’s steakhouse, and Katie’s Country Kitchen, the 24-hour restaurant, are offering their regular menus plus specials on New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Eve specials in CV Steak are roasted prime rib of beef with shrimp scampi and Alderwood cold-smoked grilled Pacific salmon accompanied with apple butter sauce. As with […]

Three Stages adds a second show for Diavolo

Diavolo, the groundbreaking dance troupe, will be making its Folsom debut at Three Stages, 10 College Parkway. Comprised of a team of dancers, gymnasts, rock climbers, athletes and actors, Diavolo and its large-scale interdisciplinary performances examine the funny and sometimes frightening ways individuals interact with their environment. In doing so, it has redefined dance, theater, […]

Silver Screen Classic Movies features ‘Rope’

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Jan. 7, with the dark drama “Rope,” from 1948. Alfred Hitchcock takes aim at two friends who kill a schoolmate and then throw a party. Guests include the dead man’s girlfriend, his father — and the friends’ former teacher, suspicious James Stewart, who watches as his hosts […]

Nick Palance in concert in Georgetown

Music on the Divide will host tenor Nick Palance, Sunday, Jan. 22, in a concert at the IOOF Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown, at 3 p.m. Palance embodies high tenor sounds that navigate effortlessly between delicate moments and full-bodied crescendos. He exemplifies a new ‘popera’ or ‘pop-opera’ form of music that’s sprouted within the […]

Apple Z to perform at Milestone Saloon

The Apple Z Band will be performing at the Milestone Saloon, 2968 State Highway 49 in Cool, on Saturday, Jan. 7, starting at 9 p.m. Hailing from Sacramento, Apple Z has been scorching the local music scene with its unique blend of cover songs and originals for several years. Voted one of the best club […]

Yountville presents third annual Moveable Feast

The culinary capital of the Napa Valley, Yountville, will ring in 2012 with its third annual, “Moveable Feast” promotion during Cabernet season. As part of Moveable Feast, participating restaurants, hotels and wineries will offer food lovers the town’s world-famous culinary and wine experiences at a special value. Available Sunday, Jan. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 29, […]

Big New Year’s Eve at SS community center

The third annual Rocking New Year’s Eve event takes place at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, on Saturday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be music and dancing through New Year’s Day at 1 a.m. Admission is $5. As with other years, everyone is encouraged […]

Jane Austen plays come to Placerville

“Cherry on Top Productions,” a Sacramento based theater company, will be performing two Jane Austen plays at Imagination Theater Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14. The multi-aged cast of more than 20 has collaborated on many dramatic and musical projects during the last 20 years and has recently come together to form this theater […]

Seger delivers the hits in Bay Area stop

OAKLAND — If you take Bob Seger at his word when he contemplated retirement earlier this year and said, “it’s time to go away and let the younger guys take over — the Eminems and Kid Rocks of the world,” then Seger’s appearance last Wednesday at the Oracle Arena might have been his last-ever concert […]

Whiskey Dawn brings in New Year at Red Hawk

Whiskey Dawn will ring in the New Year at Red Hawk Casino in Placerville on New Year’s Eve weekend. The Sacramento based country music band will perform at the Stage Bar at the casino on New Year’s Eve from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, from 7 p.m. to […]

Unbuckle at Heavenly’s apres ski

Heavenly Mountain Resort is taking the après ski party to new heights — 9,150 feet, to be exact — with Unbuckle at Tamarack, Tahoe’s ultimate après party. “Heavenly’s skiing is amazing and its nightlife is legendary, but there has always been a gap between the two that Unbuckle fills perfectly,” said Pete Sonntag, general manager […]

Art takes on more dimension

The Placerville Arts Association’s three-dimensional artists will have a special show in downtown Placerville at the El Dorado Art Council Gallery at 459 Main St., through Saturday, Feb. 11. This is the second show presented by the Placerville Arts Association which features three-dimensional works. This unique show is a must for the collector. Viewers will […]

Help spread good wishes

Susan Keale, a local artist and American River Conservancy volunteer, will teach participants to make two origami birds that they have written good wishes for the world on. The class is Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. One bird will stay at ARC/Wakamatsu and the other can be taken home. Cost for the class […]

Army Pfc. Warren M. Turner

Army Pfc. Warren M. Turner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Dolls charm Placerville shoppers

Seventy-six dolls marched down Main Street on Friday, Dec. 2, with the assistance of volunteers Sue Young, Toni Conley-Widing, Bill and Carol Mueller. The procession was very much like the 76 trombone players marching in the band of the “Music Man.” The dolls were entered in the annual Holiday Doll contest sponsored by the Fleet […]

‘Out of Breath’ explores grief

Book review Book: “Out of Breath” Author: Susan Salluce Publisher: 2011 by Hidden Beach Publishing, 2011, softcover, 280 pages Cost: Ebook version$.99, soft cover version $13.99 The death of a child is always heartbreaking, but “Out of Breath,” Susan Salluce’s first novel, focuses on what happens afterward — to the parents and family as they […]

Grow For IT: Gardening resolutions for 2012

Most New Year’s resolutions go by the wayside by the middle of January. However, resolutions centered on gardening practices have lots of time to be implemented and every effort, even a minor one, will count in the long run. For starters, resolve to grow vegetables this year. They will give you great satisfaction and their […]

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January Senior Nutrition Menu

The following is the January Senior Nutrition Menu for El Dorado County — a nice place to dine serving the over 60 crowd. The suggested donation is $3 for adults 60 years or older. Lunch is served from noon to 12:30 pm. Menus are subject to change without notice. For more information call one of the […]

Students fill buckets with kindness

The children at Blue Oak Elementary School have kindness and empathy in the bag. Or rather, in the bucket. Students from junior kindergarten to fifth grade at Blue Oak School in Cameron Park know how to take care of their school, lend a helping hand, and offer a friendly word to their peers thanks to […]

As we were: Caboose park gets OK

25 Years ago Dec. 29, 1986 Planning Commission gives green light to caboose park By MARY NEAL The Placerville Planning Commision recently approved a site plan proposal that will allow the city to build a small promotional park between the Main Street Shell service station and Highway 50. The center piece of the park will be […]

At a glance: Nice things do happen

The stories about nice people doing nice things brought up a nice memory from several years ago. I was walking down Main Street in Placerville and person walked up to me and handed me a $100 bill and said, “I know you know of a worthy organization that could use this,” and then walked off. […]

NAMI presents Family-to-Family educational classes

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of El Dorado County/Western Slope is again offering the popular Family-to-Family educational course scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. This is an 11-week course at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road, Room B-2, in Placerville. In a study done at the University of Maryland’s […]

Learn about a ‘Positive Life Anchor’ at luncheon

The public is invited to “Positive Life Anchor,” a luncheon by the Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection and sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries on Monday, Jan. 9. The luncheon is at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville and starts at noon. The cost is $16. The speaker will be inspirational speaker Carol LeBeau, […]

Wedding Kelli Worthey and Sterling Stoddard

Kelli Worthey and Sterling Stoddard, both of Moscow, Idaho, were married on Saturday, Nov. 19. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Laura Worthey of Placerville. The groom is the son of Randall and Suzy Stoddard of Grace, Idaho. The wedding was held in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Bishop Randall Stoddard officiated the ceremonies. The […]

Foothill gourmet: Quick tips for the New Year

Today I’m sharing quick tips to help start off the New Year. I find it helpful to collect quick tips, because many of them are excellent shortcuts. While the toaster/counter top oven is on, place plates on top of the toaster oven. The radiating heat warms them up and delivers food items to the table […]

Can you hear me now?

Even in Paradise, people need help. When Placerville audiologist Dr. L. Mark Payne and wife Alison first went to Fiji years ago, it was to scuba dive and enjoy the scenery. When the couple returned to Fiji last summer, they added community helper to the list. Payne, 54, is a member of the Placerville Rotary […]

Workshop to help with communicating

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is offering “Communicating from Your Heart,” an eight-week workshop designed to teach individuals communication skills that will improve their relationships. The workshop will be held on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. starting on Jan. 23, and ending March 19. Some of the topics that will be covered include breaking patterns of […]

House of Mirror Reflections at the de Young

Technology provides a new medium for creativity throughout January in the de Young’s Kimball Education Gallery. The de Young’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Dana Zed: House of Mirror Reflections,” as January’s Artist-in-Residence on Wednesday, Jan. 4 to 29. Zed invites visitors to participate in portrait drawing using studio iPads or their own digital media device. Visitors […]

Blues Harmonica Blowout at Three Stages

 What: Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout When: Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. Where: Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom Tickets: $19-$29, with premium tickets available for $39 Available from: threestages.net or 916-608-6888 (Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and two hours before showtime). Information: 916-608-6888 Mark Hummel’s Blues […]

Holidays at Lake Tahoe’s famous lakefront restaurant

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Camp Richardson Resort will do the cooking and cleaning on Christmas and New Year’s Eve — a welcoming offer especially considering it includes a view of Lake Tahoe. That’s the attraction at two of South Lake Tahoe’s poplar lakefront restaurants: The Beacon Bar and Grill and Fresh Ketch located in the […]

Celebrate the holidays at Carson Valley Inn

Celebrate Christmas and New Year by dining at the Carson Valley Inn. The Carson Valley Inn is offering specials on Christmas and New Year’s Eve in addition to the regular menu in CV Steak. CV Steak is serving its regular menu plus specials on Christmas that include a three-quarter pound garlic-studded prime rib of beef […]

Winter fun at Mont Bleu

The 2012 line-up of entertainment is guaranteed to blue ‘em away at Tahoe South’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. The New Year’s festivities and beyond continue the trend of popular contemporary artists including: Porter Robinson and Nasty Ways, Dec. 29; The Cataracts, Dec. 30; New Year’s Eve Pool Party at Onsen, Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve […]