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 […]

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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 […]

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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” on Oct. 1-26. “The Grapes of Wrath” is an epic story of one family’s enduring spirit in the face of incredible […]

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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 or by calling 530-622-6044 Information: 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. […]

Volunteers needed for tax-aide counselors

There are a few openings for Volunteer Tax-Aide counselors for the 2014 tax season to provide free personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County, for the elderly and low-income residents, under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program operates Feb. 1 through April 15. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours per […]

At a glance: Making milestones

Both Arnold Palmer and Roger Maris were born on Sept. 10. Palmer was born in 1929 and Maris was born in 1934. They both had beautiful swings in their sports and reached major milestones.   Good graduation Students getting ready to make major milestones will be graduating from high school in May and the Ponderosa […]

Hangtown Kennel Club gets agile

The final session of the Hangtown Kennel Clubʼs obedience and conformation classes are underway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, continuing through Oct. 9. For the first time, an Introduction to Agility will be offered. This is an exciting sport so popular with active dogs and handlers. Spots fill quickly, […]

Master Food Preservers: Not just canning

This is the time of year when gardens are really producing and it’s also a time to get great deals at farmers markets. The problem is, we can only consume so much fresh produce. Fortunately we have many different ways to preserve foods. UCCE Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County provides a series of […]

Grow For It! Plant your soup?

Don’t you just love savoring a delicious and nutritious soup during those cold autumn and winter months? Why not consider your favorite soup recipes and plant your garden accordingly? By planning your garden in advance and learning how to freeze or preserve your crops, you can put together a hearty soup in just about 15 […]

Have a hot time at cool event

What: Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show Who: Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises (MORE) Where: Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines When: Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 10 a.m. Cost: $5 per person Information: MORE at 530-622-4848 Take two CCs — Champion Chili and Classic Cars — and you’ve got the perfect prescription for a day of family […]