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After 5 Club to meet

The After 5 Club 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 After 5 Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. The next gathering […]

UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate to sign autographs at State Fair

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Comcast Xfinity invites fans to join UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate on Saturday, July 19 from noon-2 p.m. at the California State Fair. Fans will have the chance to meet and get an autograph with the UFC star at the Comcast Xfinity booth near Raging Waters at California State Fair. […]

Music Circus presents ‘South Pacific’

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theater masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful […]

Things to do: July 18, 2014

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Aug. 3, is featuring fine art photographer Doug Parks. Parks’ work emphasizes Northern California landscape. Now, after a career in communications technology including technical aspects of photography and cameras, photography is his full-time passion. Also featured is painter Joyce Bahnsen. Her canvas is paper for […]

Impressionist Caliendo at MontBleu

Frank Caliendo, one of the nation’s most recognized comedy impressionists for his parodies of NFL studio personalities and Hollywood actors, will bring his offbeat antics to Lake Tahoe, July 19 at 9 p.m. for a one night only show at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $54.50 or […]

Free chamber music at Sac State

The annual CalCap Chamber Music Workshop will run July 20-25 and July 27-Aug. 1 at Capistrano Hall. Led by California State University, Sacramento music professor Pete Nowlen, the two sessions will bring together intermediate and advanced musicians from across the country. These performers of the violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and other instruments are assigned […]

July 18, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Cartoonist visits State Fair

The California State Fair is proud to welcome Leigh Rubin, renowned cartoonist, to visit the fair from Saturday, July 19 to Tuesday, July 22. Rubin’s cartoons can be seen in more than 400 media outlets worldwide. Rubin’s art and cartoons will be on exhibit during the entire State Fair in the Fine Art Building, Expo […]

A sneak peek of art show

The 48th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition is Aug. 3-17. The word has gone out to hundreds of artists and art organizations as well as online Calls to Artists Websites. The show will feature 55 artists showing diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Art in a wide […]

Enjoy traditional and progressive music

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter, presents traditional slack key and progressive fingerstyle guitar by Chris Yeaton and Adam Werner on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Hawaiian-born Yeaton draws from a lineage of great Hawaiian slack key tradition. His musical inspiration and journey begins with one of Hawaii’s most celebrated musicians, master slack […]

County exhibits popular at State Fair

Glenn County has won Best of Show for its county exhibit. The Salvagno family celebrated its 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. The family has won silver and gold awards in the past and Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member […]

Paul Damon performs at Wine Smith

Paul Damon is playing at the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Damon delivers a heart-felt powerful performance that will touch the soul. He combines his life’s stories of love, compassion, fear, rage and understanding with music and science. He enters a meditative state as he plays to […]

Omar Sosa plays at Harris Center

Omar Sosa, musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator— will perform at the Harris Center for Arts in Folsom on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the Four Slices of Cuba series, a Cuban music festival. Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th […]

Wedding: Dawn Pfutzenreuter and Matthew Welch

Dawn Pfutzenreuter of Rescue and Matthew Welch of El Dorado Hills were married at Wedgewood at Sequoia in Placerville on May 16. The couple met in kindergarten at Green Valley Elementary School in Rescue. The families became close friends thanks to the moms becoming best friends. After being in school together for many years Matthew went away for college […]

Cool artist earns special recognition

Around Christmas of last year Gloria Bilotta’s daughter called to tell her she had found her mom listed as “deceased” on the Internet roster of members of the national Women Artists of the West. It was a mistake, obviously and when Gloria traveled to San Diego for the group’s annual show in May the other […]

Discover butterflies of the Sierra Nevada

What: “Butterflies of the Sierra Nevada and Their Plant Interactions” Who: El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society Where: Planning Commission Room, Building C of the El Dorado County Government Center, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville When: Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Cost: No charge Information: facebook.com/eldoradocnps or eldoradocnps.org The El Dorado Chapter of the California […]

State Fair recognizes military

Thursday, July 17 is Military Appreciation Day at the California State Fair and all active, reserve and veteran military personnel will be recognized with free admission to the State Fair with proper identification. Along with free admission there will be employment workshops for military, Military Ready to Eat (MRE) cooking competitions and events honoring military […]

Amador Fair honors cowboys

In recognition of the many contributions that the cowboy has made and is still making to Amador County and the state of California, the Amador County Fair, July 24-27, will feature special events and acknowledgements for “National Day of the Cowboy” on Saturday, July 26. The music and lifestyle of the cowboy will be featured […]

The music continues at Bear Valley Music Festival

Music director Michael Morgan and newly appointed executive director Tara Kayton have planned an exciting festival with varied concerts and events to present in the village of Bear Valley for the 46th annual Bear Valley Music Festival continuing to Aug. 10. The vitality of the festival will be seen in the robust classical music series and […]

Stuck on Moonstruck Chocolate

Chocolate. Who doesn’t love the stuff in all its many incarnations from everyday chocolate bars to fancy bonbons that melt in the mouth. Enter a company called Moonstruck Chocolate Company that takes chocolates to a whole new level of decadence. Located in Portland, Ore., the boutique firm offers original artisan chocolates that appeal to the taste […]

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Master Food Preservers: Gifts from the kitchen

Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers on Tuesday, July 22, for a free class where the MFPs will share recipes and techniques for creating holiday gifts from the kitchen. Not all the ideas are canned foods; there are lots of different techniques and recipes that the MFPs will share. This special class will be held […]

EDCOE implements innovative grants

Classroom-level grants will soon help to bring more innovative and engaging learning experiences to the students of El Dorado County and a cohort of educators is working together to ensure successful implementation. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) announced the Innovation Grant recipients on May 31 and provides guidance, training and tools to […]

At a glance: Launch a fun time

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket on July 16, 1969 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program landed the first humans on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got to do the Moon walk as Michael Collins piloted the command spacecraft for this important […]

Celebrate cowboy culture

What: Cowboys and Cornbread Who: El Dorado County Visitors Authority Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Sunday, July 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $10 per carload or $2 walk-in fee Information: cowboysandcornbread.com or 800-457-6279   Christmas comes in July for professional cowboys. It is their busiest time of year. They hit one […]

Authors to gather in Georgetown

Join American poet Kevin Trammel, along with other local authors, at the “Author’s Forum” on Saturday, July 19 at the El Dorado County Library,6680 Orleans St. in Georgetown, where he will be discussing his new book of poetry and art, “Gathered Rain.” “Gathered Rain”  is a first offering by this new American poet whose work […]

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Hands4Hope launches school supply drive

Hands4Hope is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive to benefit children in need in El Dorado County. Many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to conduct a school supply drive […]

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Tall ships announce California stops

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have announced stops for their fall 2014 tour of California ports. The ships will offer kindergarten-12 education programs, public ticketed sails and walk-on tours at each stop. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit California ports from September through April each year, bringing hands-on living history experiences to […]

Music fills the air in Coloma

The eighth annual American River Music Festival, Sept. 12, 13 and 14, will present more than 30 music performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma. Performers include: Greg Brown, The Bills, Whitewater Ramble, Tommy Malone (of the Subdudes), Laura Love and Big Bad Gina, The Bastard Sons […]

Help replant the forests

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need National Forests. America’s forestland is a prized natural resource and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each […]

California wine sales grow

California wine shipments within the U.S. were 215 million cases in 2013, up 3 percent from the previous year, with an estimated retail value of $23.1 billion, up 5 percent. California wine sales to all markets, both domestic and international, increased 3 percent by volume to 258 million cases in 2013. “With two record winegrape […]

Tickets for the 57th Monterey Jazz Festival are available

Monterey Jazz Festival announces the star-studded line up for the 57th annual Monterey Jazz Festival to be held Sept. 19-21 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Arena and grounds package tickets and single day tickets are on sale. The 2014 Grammy Award-winning lineup includes arena headliners Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., […]

Grow For It! Answers to farmers market gardening questions

By far the majority of questions asked of UCCE Master Gardeners at the farmers market booth concern water use and irrigation. Here are a few of the suggestions we make. Consider having lawn only where desired, for entertainment or play. Drip irrigation is one way to get water deep down to the roots of plants […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Golden Sierra receives WASC accreditation

After more than a year of self-study and reflection on programs by the staff of Golden Sierra High School, the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, announced that the 7-12 school received the highest honors for a secondary program with a six-year accreditation. According to WASC this honor means that Golden […]

Lions collecting glasses and hearing aids

The Placerville Lions Club is very active in collecting used eye glasses which are refurbished and sent to people in need all over the world. The Placerville Lions also collect hearing aids. The hearing aids are cleaned and refurbished to meet specific specifications then distributed by the Hearing Foundation, through Lions International, to persons who […]

As we were: Water is for fightin’

25 Years ago July 14, 1989 ‘No’ to 1/2 cent water tax By DAVID RICHIE Population figures for California’s already strapped rural counties are continuing to soar as water supplies dwindle. The disparity between what is available and what is required has the community leaders scrambling to find some way to finance new water project […]

Sign up for Virtual Run for a Cure

Leave impossible behind. Get off the couch. Be inspired. Be extraordinary. Be someone’s hero. Create a world without cancer. Change lives, starting with your own. Save lives one mile at a time and get some bling while you are at it. Join organizers in the first 13.1 Virtual Run for a Cure. This event benefits […]

Head Start and Early Head Start to continue

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce it will continue its 40-year legacy as the county’s premiere early childhood education provider, supporting children ages birth through 5 and families on their path to self-sufficiency and life preparedness. On June 17, EDCOE secured the necessary funding to continue the Head Start […]

Foothill gourmet: Sunsational salads

Hot summer days include an abundance of summer produce from the garden and farmers market. What better way to use flavorful summer produce than in stellar summer salads. It’s perfect fare for hot days when appetites wane. Avocado and chicken salad is a unique, delicious salad. It features a delicious, subtle light green dressing of […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

The Hub Connection — a teen place

What: Open House Who: The Hub Connection Where: 669 Bee St. in Placerville (the former Westside Church) When: Wednesday, July 16, from 6-9 p.m. Information: thehubofplacerville.org or call 530-220-0431   “Embrace, Educate, Empower, Equip” is the motto for a new teen center being developed in Placerville. Housed in the former Westside Church at 669 Bee St., the teen […]

Old and new at Amador Fair

Where else, but the Amador County Fair can you meet a wheelwright who traveled the United States by covered wagon and a rifle-toting Mountain Man shopping on the midway, then listen to music from the Eagles, George Strait and the Spazmatics. The Amador County Fair, July 24-27, is an amazing collection of old and new, […]

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Things to do: July 11, 2014

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Aug. 3, is featuring painter Joyce Bahnsen. Her canvas is paper for watercolor pictures, but silk for hand painted silk blouses, scarves and beautiful wearable clothing which she also designs and sews. Also featured this month is fine art photographer, Doug Parks. For more […]

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Music scene in Shingle gets lively

What: Summer Concert Series Who: Jamie Faw, musician Where: Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs When: Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Cost: $10 donation Information: 530-626-6274   For a town with such a rich history, Shingle Springs lacks a strong live music scene today. Looking to change that, Jamie […]

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My time is on Friday

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 […]

Lavender Festival will delight the senses

Come intoxicate yourselves with the scent of lavender dancing on the summer breeze at the Lavender Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13. Mosey through the rows upon rows of lavandula at Bluestone Meadow while live acoustics performed by Jonny Mojo and special guest Lisa Bond travel through the valley. Bluestone Meadow, 2025 […]

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Music fills Sierra Repertory Theatre

The foothills will come alive with “The Sound of Music” when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns July 11 through Aug. 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. The delightful musical, based on the true story of the von Trapp family in Austria, has been captivating audiences for more than […]

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