Scouts to hold informational meeting

Cub Scout Pack 190 is having an information meeting on Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall, 4701 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville. Pack 190 is inviting all boys entering first through fifth grades in fall 2012 to join Cub Scouting. A parent or adult must also attend the meeting. This […]

Carson Valley Inn presents The Letterman

The Carson Valley Inn 2012 concert series continues in mid-May when The Lettermen appear on Friday through Sunday, May 18 to 20. The Lettermen usually appear at large concert halls and arenas, but they will be up-close during these three concerts in the Valley Ballroom. Stew Stewart, entertainment director for the Carson Valley Inn, said, […]

El Dorado High School 2012 graduates

Jack Devan Aadnesen, Grace Christine Abela, Zachary James Achterberg, Brett Ahola, Joseph Akin, Melinda Nicole Albertsen, Travis Allec, Josephine Rae Alvarez, Benjamin H. Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Allison Helen Armstrong, Dana Jo Aros, Stefanie Lorraine Avilla, Alexander Bahro, Lara Michelle Bangs, Claire Marie Barnett, Savannah Elizabeth Barnhill, Samantha Loren Bartolo, Cole Jackson Bates, Joshua Matthew Battersby, Brooke […]

Cameron Park aquatics center to open

The new water slide is opensat the Cameron Park Community Center pool. Weekend hours are 1 to 5 p.m.; weekdays beginning May 29 are 1 to 4 p.m. Evening hours beginning May 21 are 7:15 to 9 p.m. The Cameron Park Lake Swimming Lagoon on Cambridge Road opens Saturday, May 26. Lake, pool, and combination […]

Spectacular dance and music at Three Stages

One of California’s highly regarded Mexican folkdance companies, Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes is bringing its folkloric dance spectacle to Three Stages on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Three Stages is at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Tickets are $20 for children and $25 to $39 for general admission and can be reserved by going to […]

Capital Pops Concert playing Cameron Park

The Cameron Park Community Services District will host the Capitol Pops Concert Band live, in concert on Saturday, May 19. The concert will be in the Cameron Park Community Center Gymnasium, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Since 1997, the Capitol Pops have performed a diverse portfolio of high quality well-prepared music for thousands […]

Wedding Allison Garcia-Taylor Noble

Allison Garcia of Folsom and Taylor Noble of El Dorado Hills were married on Tuesday, April 3. The bride is the daughter of Stacey Renee Jensen of Folsom. The groom is the son of James H. Noble Jr. and Jill Noble of El Dorado Hills. The wedding was held at the Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento. Judge Jacki […]

Engagement Kendall Christine Fredericks-Kyle Stewart Brunet

Kendall Christine Fredericks and Kyle Stewart Brunet, both of Placerville, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Darlene Fredericks of Biggs. She is the co-owner of Mountain Mail in Placerville, and also works as a hair stylist at Dynamic Images in Placerville and at the Last Tangle in Chico. The groom is […]

Silent auction on small art with big name

On Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. in Sacramento, will hold a silent auction party and bid on Small Art by Big Name regional artists. Bids start at the small price of $25, so anyone can begin or add to their art collection. With music and artist demonstrations, […]

Host families needed

Who hasn’t dreamt about walking among the Egyptian pyramids, or soaking in the sun on a beach in Spain, or wandering along the Great Wall of China? Every parent wants to give their children a taste of the world. But the economic reality of international air travel for a family, not to mention hotels, passports […]

Master Food Preservers: Davy Crockett grins down a bear

OK. So, Davy Crockett (AKA Hubby) goes out with the guys to go bear hunting and comes home with a 400 pound bear and announces, “Look at all the free meat” — more about that later. Now, different people have different set ups, but 400 pounds of bear meat will not fit in most freezers. […]

Olde Coloma Theater to hold auditions

Actors ages 8 to 88 are invited to open auditions at Olde Coloma Theater on Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. Come join the world of Roman Romanni and his turn of the century traveling freak show in “Roman Romanni’s Extraordinary Exhibits” or “Don’t Judge A Crook By His Cover.” The play is written and directed by […]

Hangtown Kennel Club hosts big show

The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville, in conjunction with the Kennel Club of the California Sierra, will be hosting the annual three day AKC Memorial Day Show at the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26 – 28. This is a fabulous opportunity to see all types […]

Cameron Park senior program popular

The Cameron Park Community Services District hosted the first program in the “Coffee, Tea and Friends” speaker series and it was a huge success. Held Tuesday at the Community Center, Juliette Voigtlander, owner of El Dorado Nursery, discussed “Gardening in the Foothills.” The presentation highlighted the many plants that thrive in the area, “green” fertilizers […]

Amazing photographs at Iron Willow Gallery

The featured artist this month at Iron Willow Gallery is Mark Schneider. Schneider is an award winning, published photographer who resides in Placerville. His work vibrates with color and depth, often times making his captured images seem surreal. On a recent trip to Italy, Schneider was fortunate enough to be commissioned by the Farrattini family […]

Earn points at Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino kicks-off summer this Memorial Day with a beer and barbecue buffet at The Waterfall Buffet. Plus, Rewards Club members can earn eight times points on Monday, May 28. The Waterfall Buffet is hosting a beer and barbecue buffet Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $15.99 per person and […]

Capital Stage announces new season

In the midst of a ground-breaking and record-breaking season at its new midtown home, Capital Stage announces an ambitious line-up of titles for its 2012-13 season. “This year has been a tremendously challenging and rewarding one for us. We opened our new venue just in time for the opening of the first show of our […]

Silver Screen Classic Movies presents ‘It’s a Wonderful World’

The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, June 2 with “It’s a Wonderful World,” from 1939. James Stewart and Claudette Colbert stumble over themselves, cops, actors, bad guys, and Boy Scouts as they lurch after a murderer. He finds her ridiculous and wishes she’d just go away. She just wants to help, but […]

Raintree exhibit continues at Divide gallery

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery continues exhibiting the artwork of Crissten Raintree as its featured artist for the month of May. Raintree paints in a realistic style using transparent watercolor when portraying her favorite subjects, found in nature. The front wall of the gallery comes alive with images of colorful butterflies, dragonflies, a hummingbird, […]

Stepping out: The fries and onion rings are great

“French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. — Cameron Diaz The New Haven My friend Russ Salazar and I had planned on giving the New Haven, the restaurant at 6396 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines, a try last week, but he got […]

Oak Ridge High School 2012 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Bill Cao, valedictorian Career goal: I’m interested in a career with research involved. I might become a professor after I get my Ph.D. Off to college: I’ll be studying bio-engineering at UC Berkeley, maybe minoring in computer science. High school nostalgia: I’ll miss the intimacy of this place compared to (what I expect at) UC […]

Salon owner raising cancer awareness

What: Cancer awareness fundraiser Who: Kristina Bandy-Hensel Where: Serenity Salon, 4058 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs When: Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Admission is free Information: Contact Kristina Bandy-Hensel at 530-626-1503 or e-mail [email protected] SHINGLE SPRINGS — Kristina Bandy-Hensel reflects on the healthy lifestyle of her late husband James Hensel DC. […]

At a glance: May Moon

This is a really good year for sky watching and another big event is happening on Sunday, May 20. It is an annular eclipse. This is where the Moon eclipses the Sun and makes an annulus or ring of fire around the Moon because it does not completely cover the Sun. The peak coverage is […]

As we were: More wineries are opening

25 Years ago May 15, 1987 Two wineries open Saturday By KURT DAVIS Two wineries are scheduled to celebrate grand openings this weekend, bringing to 11 the number of wineries in the county. Wolterbeek-Westwood Winery in Shingle Springs and Lava Cap Winery near Camino are marking the opening of their tasting rooms this weekend with music, […]

Harper is enjoying her reign as Rose

With unbridled enthusiasm, Mary Ann Harper accepted the sash of El Dorado Rose 2011-12 last June. Her cheery countenance, offset by lovely pastel colors and a signature hat, was diffused with joy when her reign was announced. Tears of happiness competed with Harper’s kind, ever-ready smile as the royal recognition was presented during the Rose […]

Golden Sierra High School 2012 Valedictorians

Kyle Cerniglia, valedictorian Career goal: Orthopedic surgeon Off to college: University of Nevada, Reno High school nostalgia: I’ll miss my friends. Where I see myself in 10 years: In the middle of my residency. MaryAnn Haynie, valedictorian Career goal: Child psychologist Off to college: Emory University High school nostalgia: I’ll miss my friends and ROP […]

Curves participates in women’s health week

Curves of Placerville will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during regular operating hours throughout National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19. This annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, begins each year on Mother’s Day and brings together communities, […]

String Project celebrates spring with concert

They’re young and they’re dedicated. String Project musicians will present their annual free spring concert Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the California State University, Sacramento Music Recital Hall. The String Project provides affordable group and individual violin and cello lessons to young people from third grade on up. Sacramento State music students provide […]

George Cole and Eurocana appearing in Sutter Creek

George Cole and Eurocana will be on Capitol Public Radio’s “Insight” program with host Beth Ruyak for a live performance and interview on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Cole and Eurocana are excited to give the Sacramento listening audience a preview of their upcoming Saturday, May 19 show at the Sutter Creek Theatre at […]

Shop and buy for a cause at the Peddler’s Fair

What: Shingle Springs Community Center Peddler’s Fair Who: Shingle Springs Community Center Where: Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs When: Sunday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Admission to the fair is free. A pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. will be $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12; children under […]

Four paws up for the Dog-A-Thon

Pooches parade in Placerville What: 18th annual Dog-A-Thon Who: El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired and Mother Lode, El Dorado Hills and Pioneer Lions clubs Where: Louisiana Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Road in Placerville When: Saturday, May 19, 8 to 11 a.m. Cost: Registration is $10 Information: Call 530-626-8279 or 530-626-6715 Walk your dog for a good cause. […]

Foothill gourmet: Spinach is a favorite

Mention the words a la Florentine and you immediately have my attention. The French phrase translates as “in the style of Florence,” and refers to dishes that are accented with spinach. When the entrée features fish, as well as spinach, it’s usually enrobed with Mornay sauce, sprinkled with cheese, and browned in the oven. In […]

Grow For It! Lavender

Imagine sitting in a Mediterranean garden — the sun on your face and the scent of lavender filling the air. You only have to inhale the perfume fragrance of lavender to become a lover. Lavender evokes calm and awakens the senses. Its lovely fragrance, its drought tolerance, its ability to grow in sunny, rocky habitats […]

Folsom art show at Three Stages

Folsom Arts Association is holding its annual membership show in the beautiful Bank of America sponsored art gallery at Three Stages, Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. The  show featuring work by 40 members will be on display through July 1. There will be a reception on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. Gallery […]

Entertaining Ideas: May 11, 2012

Art The ninth annual Loomis Art Loop Mother’s Day weekend open studio tour is May 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and map got to Music Durango’s Mexican Restaurant, 263 Placerville Drive in Placerville, is featuring Eric Hill and Jonny Mojo on Taco Tuesdays during May except May 22. […]

EDMT announces auditions

El Dorado Musical Theatre will audition for “Honk! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical” on Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. Auditions will be held at EDMT’s rehearsal facility in the El Dorado Hills Business Park at 5011 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 4. Honk! Jr. is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The […]

Audition notice for ‘Girl Talk’

Female actors between the ages of 15 and 19 who feel comfortable relating to middle-school age girls are invited to audition for a play. The short play, “Girls Talk,” will tour El Dorado County middle schools in the fall of 2012 as part of the Because You’re Special outreach program. The audition is Monday, May […]

Holy Trinity to serve brunch

The Knights of Columbus are serving Mother’s Day Brunch at Holy Trinity Parish social center, 3111 Tierra De Dios Drive in El Dorado Hills, on Sunday, May 13. The menu includes a ham and roast turkey carving station, omelets prepared to order, French toast, eggs Benedict, potatoes O’Brien, eggs, sausage, strawberries, fruit, assorted pastries and a […]

You be the jury

Charter Home Study Academy will be performing its play “Big Bad” on Thursday, May 10. The public is invited to enjoy this comical courtroom drama as Ms. Fairy Godmother and Ms. Evil Stepmother duke it out in the courtroom, for what will surely be the trial of the century. Will Mr. Big B. Wolf be […]

Curt Yagi to play at the Wine Smith

Not only was he once voted the Best of the Bay Singer Songwriter by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, but legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor of Rolling Stone said, “People keep comparing him to other artists, but I think he just sounds like Curt Yagi and that is plenty good enough. This […]

Wild photos at the Cozmic Café

“Underfoot: Traverse Creek Preserve” is the first part of a two part exhibition of photographs of El Dorado County native wildflowers presented by Tripp Mikich in the stairwell gallery at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, through May 17. The second part of the exhibition, featuring additional native wildflower photos from areas through […]

Stepping out: Cuppa Coffee and More has more

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of a man than the discovery of a star.” — Anthelme Brillat-Savarin   More wanderings Jessie’s Café One and one-half miles through our weekday 3 mile walk, we circle the businesses at the corner of Pleasant Valley and Oak Hill roads. The one business […]

Gwyneth and Monko return to Cozmic Café

Indie folk duo, Gwyneth and Monko will not only grace the stage at The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, May 11, but they’ll be gracing the airwaves as well. Fans can catch Gwyneth and Monko’s rich combination of acoustic folk and indie rock on KVMR at 10:30 a.m. and then spend […]

A cause for good health

The public is invited to learn about community classes for healing and movement arts education at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a community arts celebration — “Cause for the Coz.” The admission to this community arts celebration is free and will offer […]

Sip, taste and have fun at the west end of Placerville

What: West End Sip and Taste Who: Winterhill, Dedrick’s Cheese, Z Pie, Heyday Café, Zia’s, Synapse Wines and Metal Dragonfly Where: West end of Main Street in Placerville When: Wednesday, May 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the event […]