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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 […]

Food bank helps fire victims

The Food Bank of El Dorado County partnered with the California Department of Social Services Emergency Food Assistance Program, California Emergency FoodLink and an Emergency Food Assistance Network to assist individuals and families who are affected by the King Fire. Don Williams at the California Emergency Food Assistance Program and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow got right […]

Master Food Preservers: What to do with that apple harvest

It’s apple time. Apples are wonderful; you can do so many things with them, and they stand up to it all so well. Freezing, canning, juicing, dehydrating, pickling — you name it, they can take it. We are lucky to live in an area where there are so many apple orchards if you don’t have […]

At a glance: Good sport

On Sept. 24, 1934 Babe Ruth played his last game with the New York Yankees. Soon Derek Jeter will play his last game with the Yankees. With so many athletes doing stupid things it is nice to honor an athlete that has represented his team and himself with good sportsmanship.   Tapping around The Cameron […]

Johnny Appleseed Day postponed

Due to the uncertain conditions with the King Fire, the Apple Growers are rescheduling Johnny Appleseed Birthday Celebration activities. Originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21, Johnny Appleseed Day has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28. Apple Hill Ranches are open but as conditions in the area can change quickly change, please access current information at […]

The 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 […]

Grow For It!: Divide and multiply — the easiest propagation technique

Check around the garden. Do you see great crowded lumps of Shasta Daisies? Are your potted mums sending out an SOS? Overcrowding in the Aster department? Massive Panzer divisions of sedums threatening to overrun every other plant in their path? Artichokes the size of the Empire State Building? Time to divide and multiply. Autumn is […]

Discover the true gold in Coloma

The beautiful river gorge along the South Fork of the American that opens into a small valley enclosure called Coloma once saw a population of 10,000 harried souls digging in the dirt, blasting rocks and moving mountains as they clamored for gold. Today Coloma has fewer than 500 people who call it home, but they […]

Snowshoe gets new look

The Snowshoe Thompson mural on the building at 248 Main St. in Placerville is being restored. First completed in the spring of 2003, it reached its 10 year anniversary last May and had begun to show signs of fading. Pat and Beverly Blackwell, owners of the Snowshoe Thompson Building, decided to fund and move forward […]

Sac State goes happy

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz declared that “Happiness is a warm puppy,” but it can be a lot more complex than that. This year, the California State University, Sacramento community will delve into the many “Global Perspectives on Happiness” as its One World Initiative  topic. One World is a campus-wide initiative aimed at bringing students, faculty […]

Auto repair shops put on Brakes for Breast Cancer

For the Month of October, Autotronics Automotive Repair, 2544 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, and 104 other independent auto repair shops across the United States are giving away free quality brake pads or shoes and the client simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job. The shops then […]

IT postpones ‘Spamalot’ auditions

Due to the King Fire, the audition date for “Spamalot” has been changed to Saturday, Sept. 27. The location and the time is TBA. The audition schedule will also be adjusted. Check Imagination Theater’s Website and social media pages for current updates. Join the theater company for the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot,” the legendary […]

Humor and fiddling’ at Sierra Rep

Small-town antics, homespun humor and foot-stompin’ fiddlin’ come to Sierra Repertory Theater’s Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park from Sept. 26-Oct. 26 with Mark Twain’s  “A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage.” Set in Deerlick, Mo., the musical fits Columbia’s historic feeling and should delight audiences seeking a taste of the wit of legendary humorist […]

Enjoy art and wine at festival

The 2014 Arts and Wine Festival will feature more than 100 fine artists and the endorsement of the Association of Independent Artists. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Country Club, 7000 Alameda Drive in Rancho Murieta. In addition […]

Temple of Terror haunted house to thrill guests

Hands4Hope is excited to announce its haunted house tradition is back. Hands4Hope, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach, has created and hosted a thrilling haunted house nearly every year in the El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The haunted house is a fall […]

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ take to the stage

Runaway Stage Productions presents the Sacramento Regional Premier of the new musical based on the legendary outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Bob Baxter directs the production, playing through Sept. 29 at the Sierra 2 Center 24th Street Theatre in downtown Sacramento. Tickets are available online at runawaystage.com or through the box office at 916-207-1226. At the […]

Book sale at State Indian Museum in Sac

On Columbus Day weekend, Oct.11-13, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will proudly present a Native American Book Sale in celebration of the indigenous peoples whose ancestors had been living here for thousands of years before Columbus “discovered” America. During this extended holiday weekend, shoppers are encouraged to celebrate Native Americans and learn […]

IT presents an elegant evening of entertainment

Enjoy an elegant evening Saturday, Nov. 22, when Imagination Theater at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, hosts the Gala Premier of its holiday show, the award-winning musical “Oliver!” On arrival at 5:30 p.m., guests will receive a red carpet welcome and be treated to a commemorative photograph of the event. […]

See special collections during Archives Crawl

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, Oc. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is “Having Fun in the Sacramento Region.” Showcasing […]

‘Gone with the Wind’ comes back to the screen

It’s beyond question — now that “Gone With the Wind” is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its release — movie fans everywhere still do give a damn about one of the landmark films of Hollywood’s original Golden Age.  Fathom Events, along with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies is honored to bring the […]

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