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Musical surprises at Shingle Springs concert

What: Summer Concert Series Who: Jamie Faw, musician Where: Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs When: Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Cost: $10 donation Information: 530-626-6274   On Saturday, Aug. 9 the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, is presenting the second in its Summer Concert Series with appearances by the Shadow […]

Lake Tahoe SummerFest features pianist

Praised internationally for her riveting performances, bestselling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be the featured performer for Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s second weekend, Aug. 8-10. The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her first recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” In […]

Exhibitors invited to enter Lodi Grape fest

Exhibitors start planning your entries now. What can your photos and home-grown tomatoes do for you? They can win you some money. The 2014 Premium Book and Entry Guide is available now with divisions ranging from produce to photography to quilts and much more. Prize money is available in all categories and entries are displayed all […]

An affair to raise money

Imagination Theater will host its seventh annual Affair to Remember fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 15 from 7-10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as a show preview from the holiday musical “Oliver!” Enjoy an […]

Capital Stage presents sizzling summer series

Capital Stage is offering a variety of exciting summer programs, including the annual new work festival, “Playwright’s Revolution 2014,” with staged readings of new plays Aug. 12-14. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theater, Capital Stage created the “Playwright’s Revolution,” a series of staged readings to identify and develop exciting new plays and support emerging […]

Project Learning Tree workshop

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is holding a Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop on Friday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sonora Library. PLT is an award-winning environmental education program designed to provide educators working with youth of all ages with environmentally focused lesson plans. Learn to lead fun and engaging activities […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Tractors wanted for festival

The Lodi Grape Festival is seeking people who have old farm tractors, machinery and/or implements that they would be willing to display in “Tractor Town” at the upcoming Lodi Grape Festival, Sept. 11-14. ‘Tractor Town,” presented by Belkorp Ag, provides a look into the agricultural past but also has a tractor play area and pedal […]

Jazz and blues singing star Catherine Russell at Harlow’s

New York City jazz and blues singing star, Catherine Russell, comes to Harlow’s in Sacramento on Friday, Aug. 8 in a performance that also features special guest Hot City. Russell is that rarest of entities — a genuine jazz and blues singer — who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate; a […]

Drop in for dancing at the academy

El Dorado Dance Academy in El Dorado Hills will open its doors to the community and host free dance classes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Dance Jubilee classes are open to all ages and ability levels, offering free lessons in all disciplines: ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, Polynesian, musical theater, modern and clogging. The entire […]

Gold and Outdoor Festival offers fun

Grab a sense of adventure and head for the Gold and Outdoor Festival at the Mother Lode Fair Grounds in Sonora on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24. Bring the family for an old-fashioned good time and the chance to bring home real gold and prizes, such as a trip to Nome, Alaska. Events include panning […]

All aboard for fun over Labor Day weekend

To celebrate the Labor Day holiday in rail-related style, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer popular excursion train rides all three days of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Labor Day, […]

Count Me In Tour comes to Tahoe

This summer, PRE is producing amazing concerts at the popular North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, giving concertgoers a completely different outdoor experience and opening up the North Shore market to huge national tours. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Count Me In Tour featuring Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure and DJ Mackle come to […]

Sunsets and music at Lava Cap

Join Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in the Camino area, for its annual Wine and Sunsets Music Series on Saturdays. Sip Lava Cap wine while listening to live music and enjoying the beautiful sunset views over the vineyard from the deck and garden area. Admission is complimentary. The exciting line-up is: Aug. 30, Open Road — multi-instrument trio; Sept. 6, […]

Sutter’s Fort commemorates 175 Years

On Saturday, Aug. 16, California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History” event commemorating John Sutter’s arrival to the Sacramento region 175 years ago that led to the building of Sutter’s Fort, the discovery of gold and the founding of the city of Sacramento. John Sutter […]

Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

Stellar costume event to benefit Hands4Hope

Save the Date for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities. The “Intergalactic Shindig at Area 51″ promises to be out of this world. Diane Wilkinson Catering will be providing a stellar dinner and assortment of appetizers and […]

Chris Isaak croons at MontBleu

Whether it’s love, passion or heartbreak, no one sings a breakup or makeup song quite like Chris Isaak. California’s coolest crooner will bring his sweeping catalogue of heart-bending classics — from “Wicked Game,” “Somebody’s Crying” to “San Francisco Days” and “Two Hearts” — to Lake Tahoe for a one-night-only show Saturday, Aug. 9, at MontBleu […]

Amador Fair auction sets records

The Amador County Fair wrapped up its four-day run with a record-breaking Junior Livestock Auction. Buyers ignored the smoky haze from the Sand Fire and the triple digit heat to spend more than $540,000 in support of Amador County youth. The livestock sale in 2013 brought in just over $330,000. “We had a phenomenal fair,” […]

Grow vegetables after summer

Would you like to continue to harvest luscious, home-grown vegetables even after the heat of summer subsides? If so, now is the time to plant for a fall and winter harvest. Learn how to grow a successful winter vegetable garden from UC Master Gardener Zach Dowell Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. The three-hour class […]

Borg produces another thriller

Book: “Tahoe Ghost Boat” Author: Todd Borg Publisher: Thriller Press, August 2014, softcover and e-book versions, 384 pages Paiute Deadfalls, filmmaking, Lucky Baldwin, Tahoe history and vicious killers are woven into Todd Borg’s tale of a blackmail attempt that quickly turns deadly and is much more than it seems. When 15-year-old Gertie O’Leary’s mother receives an e-mail […]

Brews on tap in Tahoe

The inaugural Tahoe Craft BeerFest brings 45-plus brewers from around the region to share their frosty best in a day of unlimited tasting, barbecue and live music at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa on Saturday, Aug. 9. The festival will be a summer celebration of frosty, sudsy, hoppy handcrafted brews made around California and Nevada. Among […]

At a glance: Super Moon

On Sunday, Aug. 10 the Moon will be putting on quite a show. It turns full at 2:09 p.m. EDT and 9 minutes before that it reaches its closest point to Earth in 2014 at a mere 221,765 miles. This makes for a “supermoon” that brings on a large range in ocean tides. Because of […]

A cornucopia for the tasting

What: Farm to Table 20 Mile Taste Who: Ag in the Classroom — El Dorado County Where: Davies Family Inn at Shadowridge Ranch, 3700 For Jim Road, Placerville When: Saturday, Aug. 16, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $35 per person Information: 530-303-8117 What could be more enjoyable than sumptuous food and wine served in a naturally beautiful […]

‘Sharknado’ spins into EDH

Just when audiences thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater — they will get a fresh dose of scares and laughs as Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” hits cinemas nationwide for a one-night event on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. local time, courtesy of Fathom Events, Syfy and the […]

Summer fun planned at workshop

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will offer summer camps in August for children ages 4-6, 6-9 10 and older. Kids don’t have to have theater experience to enroll. Sierra Rep education director Ralph Krumins will lead the week-long sessions, created with all children in mind, from the outgoing family clown to the shy child who may […]

Grow For It: Ode to Summer

This summer was tremendous But like all seasons it must end Saying “goodbye” breaks my heart; Farewell my old friend. We have learned much this year My children and me Best summed up by ten As below you shall see. One is for the lady bugs The first dainty heralds of summer They are actually […]

El Dorado and Oak Ridge earn Elly nominations

More than 430 Elly nominees for the 2013-14 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, Aug. 3. Actors, directors, technicians and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called. This year’s theme was Masquerade and the room was decorated with hand-made masks to lend an air of […]

Master Food Preservers: First time using a pressure canner

Do you have lots of fresh green beans? Would you rather can them or freeze them? Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers on Saturday, Aug. 9 or Tuesday, Aug. 12 for a free class. The MFPs will share recipes and techniques for safe home pressure canning. In 2013 my husband completed the UCCE Master Gardener […]

Two shows remain in the 2014 Music Circus season

Two wonderful shows remain in the 2014 Music Circus season: “Brigadoon” on Aug. 5-10, and “La Cage Aux Folles” on Aug. 19-24. Tickets for all 2014 Music Circus productions are on sale at the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office, 1419 H St. in Sacramento, by phone at 916-557-1999 or online at Tickets.com. In the Lerner […]

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Placerville student wins scholarship

Lindsey Thomas of Placerville is a recipient of the 2014 Shire Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school or technical school. Fifty-seven award recipients have been selected from 2,380 applicants across the United States. As […]

As we were: New lights — a bright idea

25 Years ago Aug. 4, 1989 School’s new lightbulbs to save $$ CAMERON PARK — Camerado Shingle Springs will save over $3,000 on electricity next year due to a co-operative effort between the Buckeye Union School District, the county Office of Education and California Conservation Corps. The project was organized by county Office of Education […]

Relatives bring history to life

A white wooden trunk that sat in a closet for 30 years held the key to a family’s knowledge about their ancestors and a book that paints a portrait of life on the American frontier. Through more than 200 letters from the trunk, Mary Jo Sonntag and her mother, Mary K. Sonntag traced their family’s […]

Foothill dining: Tequila for summer

Tequila is a good summer liquor for fun cocktails. Partida Tequila wants consumers to take some time to truly appreciate tequila for the complex, nuanced liquor it is. No more throwing back shots and shoving limes in our mouths. Partida Tequila (partidatequila.com) wants savvy drinkers to savor the intricate layers of flavor and aroma that […]

Arbor Day Foundation offers free dogwood trees

Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s […]

Things to do: Aug. 1, 2014

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Aug. 4-Sept. 1, is featuring Barbara Steffen, jeweler and lampwork art glass artisan, who creates beautiful glass beads for handcrafted bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Also featured this month is Susan Hayne, printmaker, and Kelly Morris, photographer. The cooperative gallery of 50 local professional artists is […]

Sacramento Museums are celebrating

In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following: Leo’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum on Aug. 2 — The biggest party of the summer and a night of family fun celebrating its mascot, Leo’s, birthday. Activities […]

Guitar group performs in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents the New West Guitar Group with its original music, jazz, covers, acoustic and electric guitar on Saturday, Aug. 2 Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc “Big City” with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and […]

Bottle Shock judging in Lodi

For the first time the Bottle Shock Open Home Winemaking competition will be held at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds on Friday, Aug. 1. Seeing a void in the competitive arena for the growing number of home winemakers, the Bottle Shock Open expert team and members of the Lodi Amateur Vintners Association developed this competition […]

Sing while you paint

What: 48th National Mother Lode Art Exhibit Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Aug. 3-17  daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. Cost: Exhibition free Information: 530-676-3959 or placervillearts.com   Have you been hearing more singing in the air lately? Well, you’re not going nuts. Pablo Picasso […]

August 01, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

The making of a champion

By Chris Jones In the late 1940s and early 1950s, manufacturers such as Hartland and Breyer began producing the model horse as toy replicas of real horse breeds. With the love for horses a universal passion, it didn’t take long for these replications to become highly collectible. It followed that collectors began sharing their mutual interest […]

Get a groove on in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Miss Tess and the Talkbacks — old school country with a little jazz on Sunday, Aug. 3  at 6 p.m. Brooklyn-based singer Miss Tess and her band make grooving modern vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line, yet somehow maintain […]

‘The Flu Season’ stirs emotions

Ovation Stage presents “The Flu Season” by  Will Eno. A different kind of flu, this Sacramento premiere is directed by Maggie Adair Upton and runs now through Aug. 10. “The Flu Season,” winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best New York debut by an American playwright, is a tour de force not only of emotion but of language. It’s frightening, […]

Chris Young in concert at Carson Valley Inn

Country singer Chris Young appears in concert on Saturday, Aug. 2 at TJ’s Corral, the Carson Valley Inn’s new outdoor concert and event center. The doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49 and $59 and are available at carsonvalleyinn.com. Young has accomplished more by age 28 than […]

Art on the Divide is showing new exhibitor

Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes new member, Stacy Pedri. During August, Pedri’s photographs may be seen at Art on the Divide Gallery, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown. Gallery hours are Thursday from 11 a.m-4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. As with many artists, life got in the way of Pedri’s creativity for […]

Classical concert series is a feast for the senses

Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be thrilling audiences as soloists for the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest. Held the first three weekends in August, the classical concert series will offer two evening concerts, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and a new chamber music series called […]

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