Things to do: Feb. 1, 2013

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, Feb. 4 through March 3, is featuring the popular “Love is in the Air” show with art work inspired by the theme Love and Romance. Above is Carlotta Tormey’s version of this theme in the form of her original watercolor painting entitled “It’s Raining Love.” […]

‘Run for Your Wife’ opens at IT

Imagination Theater’s production of the hilarious comedy “Run for Your Wife” opens Friday, Feb. 15 and runs to March 3. Written by Ray Cooney, this play is a superb example of British farce. The play is about a taxi driver who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his […]

Red Hawk serves up delicious dining deals

Red Hawk Casino’s award-winning restaurants are dishing up amazing food specials in February. With five delicious restaurants to choose from, there is something for everyone. Pearl Asian Cuisine features traditional Chinese flavors and authentic Pacific Rim specialties. The crispy panko crab cakes are the special in February. Another must-try item is the wok steamed, green […]

‘Wild Oats’ are sown at El Dorado

What: “Wild Oats” Who: El Dorado High School drama department Where: The Black Box Theater, El Dorado High School, 561 Canal St. in Placerville When:  Feb.7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for students and $10 for adults at The Bookery, 326 Main St. in Placerville or at the door Information: Online at Romance, […]

A stream runs through it

Nationally recognized artist, Jim Estey of Placerville, was present to celebrate the rehanging of his painting” Gold Country Stream” in the library at El Dorado High School on Jan.30. Family, friends and colleagues were on hand to acknowledge the testament to the friendship of two former teachers at EDHS and the contributions of each of […]

Disney On Ice features surprises and adventure

Disney princess fairytales joins the audience in a regal festivity as Disney On Ice presents “Dare to Dream,” Feb. 13 to 18 at Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway in Sacramento. The show is filled with surprises, grand set pieces and royal attendance by current princesses from “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as a […]

Hang ten at Center for Contemporary Art

The Center for Contemporary Art, 1519 19th St. in Sacramento (CCAS) invites the community to ride some uncharted waves with the screening and discussion of the film “White Wash” and exhibition. The documentary film features 10-time Association of Surfing Professional World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater, Triple Crown of Surfing winner Rob Machado, Legendary Pro Surfer […]

Engagement: Meredith Escabar-Kevin Joseph Carney

Meredith Escabar and Kevin Joseph Carney, both of Los Angeles, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Mimi Escabar of Placerville and the late Tony E. Escabar of Placerville. She works as a retail consultant. The groom is the son of George and Bonnie Rossi of West Hills. He works in marketing. The […]

Dave Nachmanoff to perform in Sutter Creek

Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Nachmanoff will make his debut at The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. He will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed CD “Step Up” plus fan favorites. Nachmanoff has […]

Sacramento Museum Day is a bargain

SACRAMENTO — A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, Feb. 2 during the 15th annual Sacramento Museum Day. Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission […]

The Fabulous Liars play at The Liars Bench

The Fabulous Liars bring their unique style of rock ‘n’ roll to The Liars Bench, 255 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. It is a perfect match. “The Fabulous Liars at The Liars Bench. We’ve been looking forward to playing there for a long time,” said Ed Wilson, one of […]

Carson Valley inn plans Super Weekend

A tailgate party on Saturday and triple points plus the 49ers battling the Ravens on Sunday will highlight a super weekend on Feb. 2 and 3 at the Carson Valley Inn on Highway 395 in Minden. The Saturday tailgate party in the CVI parking lot runs from noon to 4 p.m. with free live entertainment, […]

‘The Sleeping Beauty’ comes to Three stages

Under the artistic direction of the legendary Elena Radchenko, a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, the Russian National Ballet Theatre brings “The Sleeping Beauty” to Three Stages. Founded during Perestroika, the company is today its own institution comprised of exquisite dancers of singular instruction and vast experience. The performance is sponsored by Capital Public […]

Three sisters present art exhibit at Sac State

“Three Sisters Bound to the Elements” is the first of two free exhibits kicking off the spring semester in the California State University, Sacramento’s library galleries. The exhibit by Chinese-born sisters Hong, Bo and Ling Zhang displays works based on the three elements of water, earth and wood, and their interconnectiveness. It runs Friday, Feb. […]

Reggae on the River tickets on sale

Reggae on the River returns to its original French’s camp venue on Aug. 1 to 4 and tickets go on sale, Friday, Feb.1. A total of 6,000 tickets will be made available to the public, with only 2,500 of those being early arrival tickets. They are expected to go fast due to heightened interest in […]

Silver Screen Classic is a dark adventure

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Feb. 2, with a dark adventure-drama from 1936. Arrested for kidnapping, an innocent, Joe Wilson pleads for mercy, but the enraged mob torches the jail. He escapes but they think he’s dead. Convinced of their own guilt now, fearful of the law, they become human and their […]

Button Bazaar is a showcase of miniature antiques

The Sacramento Button Club is inviting the public to Button Bazaar 2013 on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Carmichael Community Club House, 5750 Grant Ave. in Carmichael. Button Bazaar is gaining popularity, as collectors are discovering the importance of these miniature antiques. Buttons well over 100 years old are […]

Things are happening at the Cameron Park CSD

The Cameron Park Community Services District is presenting several opportunities for the community to enjoy the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. The Annual Reds, Whites and Jewels Show is Saturday, Feb. 2. This free entrance event includes a wine tasting and jewelry show right before Valentine’s Day. The show is […]

Volunteers needed at Indian Grinding Rock State Park

PINE GROVE — Now is the time to get involved with Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. The park has scheduled docent training for Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for people interested in working at the park as school tour guides, museum workers and interpretive assistants. Contact Wendy Harrison at [email protected] […]

Big game fun at MontBleu

STATELINE, Nev. — MontBleu ( will celebrate the big game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Tahoe-style beginning Friday, Feb. 1 with parties, tasty cuisine, flavorful drink concoctions and all the pigskin pile-up action featured on 10 foot projection HD screens inside the MontBleu Theater. The Tahoe South ( entertainment hub will […]

Blind date with a book at library

Are you tired of the same thing? Feeling adventurous and ready to try something new? During the month of February, the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, will be hosting blind dates — with books. Adults and teens pick from among the library’s potential “blind dates” and take home some excitement with […]

Rescue school district welcomes students

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular kindergarten, junior (transitional) kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year. Registration will begin on Friday, Feb. 1. Enrollment packets and transfer request forms are available to parents at all school sites. Students must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1 to […]

At a glance: A super time

With the Super Bowl between the Ravens and the 49ers happening on Sunday, Feb. 3, there is a lot of focus on Baltimore and San Francisco. Obviously the big game is a big deal but there are other noteworthy items about the two team’s homes. On this date in 1781, Maryland became the last of […]

Mother Lode school district registration opens soon

Mother Lode Union School District announces that beginning Friday, Feb. 1, kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted at Indian Creek School, 6701 Green Valley Road in Placerville, 530-626-0765. The school Website can be accessed at Registration forms will be available in the school office beginning Feb. 1 […]

Blanketeers have sew much fun

The whirring sounds of almost 50 portable sewing machines competed with the voices of very busy women in Gurnell Hall at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Placerville on Thursday. It was a monster blanket-making event with the Sacramento area chapter of Project Linus. Sitting beside each woman was a plastic bag of fabric strips and […]

Grow for it: New plants from hardwood cuttings

Making new plants from cuttings is one of the most satisfying projects a gardener can do. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a woody, dead-looking stick grow into a mature, beautiful plant. Right now is the perfect time to begin propagating plants from hardwood cuttings. Propagation success occurs more easily because this type of […]

Learn fitness and safety

If you are single don’t miss this chance to kick up your heels and shout with other singles interested in fun, fitness, personal safety and serious self-defense. Join single men and women who want to learn conflict avoidance, personal safety and individual self-defense in a 60-minute free clinic taking place at 17 regional locations.The Annual […]

Faith Episcopal church holds super food drive

CAMERON PARK — Faith Episcopal Church is putting a spin — or spiral — on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. While many will gather together on game day to consume large amounts of food, Faith Episcopal will attempt to collect large amounts of food for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Members of the […]

Celebrate camellia day in Sac

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum in sacramento on Thursday, Feb. 28. In honor of Sacramento’s designation as “Camellia Capital of the World,” volunteers from the State Capitol Museum will create and distribute complimentary camellia corsages to State Capitol visitors, California State Legislators, the Governor’s office and Capitol staff. These are […]

California Railroad Museum calls out for volunteers

SACRAMENTO — Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering in early 2013 to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of […]

Foothill gourmet: Super Bowl treats

The Super Bowl is next Sunday. Being a native San Franciscan, it’s go 49ers. I have zero control over the game, but I can share some appetizers that can make your family and Super Bowl friends delighted. If you can’t use today’s ideas for a Super Bowl party, save the recipes anytime you need an appetizer. […]

Academic stars shine at decathlon

What: Academic Decathlon Super Quiz Who: El Dorado, Oak Ridge, Ponderosa and Union Mine high schools Where: Union Mine High School, Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado When: Saturday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. Information: Susan Carney at [email protected] or 530-295-2216 For high school students and parents seeking competitive events outside of contact sports, there is a […]

As we were: A real cliff hanger

25 Years ago Jan. 27, 1988 Renters evacuate cliff-hanger house By DAVID RICHIE EL DORADO HILLS — The tenants at 554 Encina Drive in Lake Hills Estate were planning to move out Feb. 1, but the hillside on which the house was built changed those plans. The hill dropped out from underneath the structure at about […]

Things to do: Jan. 25, 2013

ONGOING put sunburst 125 here Sunburst Clay and Glass is showing at Metal Dragonfly, 352 Main St. in Placerville. Stop by to view raku pottery, fused glass jewelry and other wonderful items. For more information call 530-417-0744. put gold 125 here Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring the beautiful, elegant […]

Purr-fect project earns Eagle Scout honor

William Austin has two cats, Tiger and Laverne. Tiger was named because, according to Austin, she looks like a tiger. Laverne earned her name from the popular 1970s TV show “Laverne and Shirley” that his parents, Paul and Linda, watched growing up. The two felines have their own cat trees at the family’s El Dorado Hills […]

Music magic in Sutter Creek

A night of award-winning fingerstyle guitar and bass with Tim Farrell and Michael Manring is happening at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. “

With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a ‘trailblazer.’ Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell. His […]

Dance party swings into MontBleu

Boogie Nights, the ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party that’s taken the nation by storm, is coming to MontBleu Casino Resort and Spa ( to launch the re-opening of Blu Nightclub beginning Saturday, Jan. 26. Following the raging success of Boogie Nights across the nation, creator and visionary Dave Pena is bringing the electrifying nightlife […]

Time out: Amerikan Ichi is amazing

Restaurant: Amerikan Ichi Sushi Address: 1234 Broadway in Placerville Phone: 530-621-2100 Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This is going to be a tough one, I can tell already. A cursory glance of the menu at Amerikan Ichi Sushi makes my head spin and my heart race. There are well over 100 items […]

Concert to honor country legends

What: Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band concert Who: Cameron Park Community Services District Where: Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park When: Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: Advance tickets are $18 per person and $34 for couples. The day of the concert […]

Classical concert features string quartet sampler

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization presenting classical music concerts, opens the new year with a concert of chamber music on Sunday, Jan. 27 starting at 2 the Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. The program offers a “sampler” of string quartets by some of […]

Epicurean adventures beckon foodies

What: El Dorado Epicurean Who: El Dorado County Visitor’s Authority Where: Restaurants in El Dorado County When: Sunday, Jan. 27, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $55 per person Information: 800-457-6279   El Dorado County’s premier chefs are cooking up sumptuous culinary experiences for diners partaking in El Dorado Epicurean to enjoy. The annual event, organized by the El Dorado […]

Imagination Theater to hold audition workshop

Imagination Theater is having a workshop, “How to Audition” on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will include: audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and more. The workshop is for adults and children ages 10 and older. The auditions will help an actor […]

Carson Road Wineries preview future vintages

Carson Road Wineries, an informal affiliation of eight family-owned wineries in El Dorado County, invite the public to taste future vintages at Bring Out the Barrel on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Member wineries will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering tastes directly from the barrel and a chance to […]

Rhône Rangers offer scholarships for chefs and sommeliers

The Rhône Rangers are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for chefs and sommeliers in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation. For more than 15 years the Rhône Rangers have supported viticulture and enology students with scholarships and research grants focused on Rhône varietal wines grown in America. Many of these recipients have gone on to become winemakers […]

Master Gardeners present workshop

On Saturday, Jan. 26, University of California Cooperative Extension/El Dorado County Master Gardeners will present an “Edible Landscaping Workshop.” The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. Check-in and breakfast is at 8:30 and the program […]