MajicKat to play at Sutter Creek

MajicKat is playing at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. MajiKat, is a Cat Stevens tribute band ready to thoroughly entertain the audience with 28 of Stevens’ greatest hits as originally recorded in a high-energy show. Called one of the most “influential artists of the […]

CP Newcomers to hold luncheon

Cameron Park Newcomers Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Snooty Frog in Burke Junction in Cameron Park will welcome new members and the faithful members, some who have been there for 36 years. Cameron Park Newcomers Club has been welcoming members from the area for 36 years. Club members do not have to live in […]

Free farmers market in Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need […]

B Street’s Ladies of Sketch Comedy attack cancer with laughs

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s resident new works theater, is excited to present an evening of original sketch comedy and improv to benefit Megan O’Neil, a B Street actor recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The Nitty Gritty Titty Committee will perform one show only on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at B Street Theatre, 2711 B […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ dishes out sci-fi humor

“Little Shop of Horrors” opens Friday, Aug. 21 at the 24th St Theatre at the Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St. in Sacramento. Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts […]

Twisted Folk Concert presents the Waifs

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4, Vallecito, announces its final concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Australia’s folk-rock-blues export the Waifs. The concert is Saturday, Aug. 22. Concert-goers will be admitted at 6:45 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:45 p.m. “I first encountered the Waifs back in the 1990s,” […]

Celebrity chefs to showcase talents

Sample the Sierra has announced an impressive schedule of celebrity chefs for a series of farm-to-fork events Labor Day weekend in Lake Tahoe. Up and comers Whitney and Josh Deri of Blend Catering have been added to this year’s lineup, as well as cookbook author Joanne Neft. Sample the Sierra will kick off Labor Day […]

Engagement: Madelyn Grace Esposito and Alexander Douglas Smith

Richard and Janie Esposito of Cameron Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Madelyn Grace Esposito to Alexander Douglas Smith, son of Tim and Cindy Smith of Mahomet, Ill. Esposito received a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and master of arts in marriage and family […]

After 5 support group meeting

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 […]

Secret to 60 years of marriage: Shared laughter

Every time Jim would look in her direction, Barbara would take her eyeglasses off so he wouldn’t know she wore them. It worked, because he thought the 16-year-old looked just like Elizabeth Taylor, “but actually better looking.” Barbara thought the 19-year-old Jim looked like James Dean, “only better” — but then again, she didn’t have […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea

Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea 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 earn four credits toward […]

Free My Time support 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 […]

Concerts, festivals, more at South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe South’s late-summer of festivals, music, homegrown food and fireworks will ride the hot August wave of indoor and outdoor adventures now through Labor Day weekend and beyond. With early talk of a blockbuster El Niño-fused winter, Tahoe South has packed the rest of its summer calendar with a slate of activities that will test […]

Stuff the Truck with Toys for Tots this Sunday

Come out and donate to a great cause to help kids have a wonderful Christmas, this Sunday, Aug. 23 at Stuff the Truck. Local law enforcement, including California Highway Patrol, the Placerville Police Department, STAR and Shield volunteers, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue will be collecting toys for the Toys for […]

At a glance: Plenty to do

The Golden Hills Investment Club is seeking a few new members for its all-women’s club. Prospective members can have a little or a lot of financial knowledge to be a part of this dynamic group. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month in Placerville. For all the details contact Judy Cook at (530) […]

Parking lot going to the dogs at Bow Wow Block Party

No matter how much you want to, don’t grab the little white dog with the big ears and peanut-shaped brown spot on his butt. Do your best to resist cuddling him under your shirt so they can’t see him as you dart out the door. Don’t do that — because if you play by the […]

Cap Stage presents dark comedy

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, will launch its 11th season: Brave New World with Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play.” Mr. Burns is a celebration of storytelling and will be directed by Michael Stevenson (“Ideation,” “Clybourne Park,” Mauitius,” “Erratica” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”). This production will also mark the beginning of Stevenson’s tenure […]

Music on the Divide launches new season

This September will launch a stellar musical season studded with artists sure to intrigue every taste in El Dorado County. Thanks to Music on the Divide, each month will feature professional musicians from doo wop and country to classical and bluegrass, with a lot of variety in between. Sunday, Sept. 13 will open with the […]

‘See How They Run’ coming to Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming show “See How They Run,” a British farce directed by Lanny Langston. The show opens on Friday, Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 4. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress; a cockney maid who has […]

Gold mining artifacts requested for Main Street project

The Community Resiliency Fund, a volunteer group of the El Dorado Community Foundation, is requesting donations of medium-to large-scale gold mining artifacts of the type that would have been used in downtown Placerville during the gold rush. Artifacts will be permanently displayed in specific bulb-outs or sidewalk curb extensions at crosswalks on Main Street, that […]

Nello Olivo Wines brings gold to Gold Country

Like the medal count for the countries participating in the Summer or Winter Olympic games, Nello Olivo Winery has its medal count, too. The winery keeps a tally for gold medals and recognitions won in wine competitions each year. “The medals are a rewarding acknowledgement for our efforts to make an outstanding wine. Of course, […]

EDH spa reopens with fresh face

“Who doesn’t like going to the spa?” asked The Spa at Salone di Carlo owner Carlo Gallad about his decision to upgrade his El Dorado Hills hair salon to a full service spa. Gallad moved his business into the 5,135-square-foot site in the La Borgata shopping center formerly known as The Spa at La Borgata, […]

From Ukraine to love: Twin girls thrive after adoption

If it weren’t for the braces that grip her legs and the crutches 10-year-old Hannah Hodel uses to dart around the family room in Placerville, it would be difficult to tell her apart from her twin, Elle. They’re both pretty girls with long, sandy hair and infectious smiles that perfectly mirror each other. They play […]

As we were: BOS fights for state funding

25 Years ago Aug. 17, 1990 Supervisors send ‘veto’ message to state Supervisors haven’t given up the fight for state funding of county-run mental health programs. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support an attempt to override Gov. George Deukmejian’s veto of $71.1 million in mental health funding to counties. The […]

Railtown 1897 recruits volunteers at special open house

The calendar may still say summer but California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are already planning for the holidays and preparing for the second season of “The Polar Express” Train Ride in Jamestown this December. Interested community members are encouraged to attend a special open […]

Things to do: Aug. 14, 2015

ONGOING Art Studio 360, 360 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring Debie Dawson and Bonnie Williams during August. Dawson creates lapidary art, wire wrap, beading, wire weaving and is in the process of becoming a silver smith. Her business Jewelry by Nature reflects her love of the natural world. For more information call (530) 295-0360. Banners […]

Tart it up at 20 Mile Taste

What: 20 Mile Taste Who: Ag in the Classroom Where: Davies Family Inn at Shadowridge Ranch, 3700 Fort Jim Road in Placerville When: Saturday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $35 Information: It’s not always a good idea to bring a tart to the party and set tongues to wagging, but in this case it’s exactly […]

It’s time — watch the cops crash and dash

Placerville police Sgt. Ron Cannon and his 2001 Mercury Marquis are nearly ready to take to the track at Placerville Speedway Sunday, Aug. 16, hoping to pull off the perfect smash-and-run. Cannon, 47, will be joined by his son Hunter, 19, who will be driving a 1983 Ford LTD during the 42nd annual Hangtown Destruction […]

Sac Choral Society and Orchestra welcomes new board member

As the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra (SCSO) eagerly embraces its 20th season of providing classical music performances and education and outreach opportunities to the our region, it is delighted to announce that arrival of a new team member on the SCSO Board. Jeannie Brown is the director of marketing and public relations for the […]

Railroad Museum to present special trivia contest

As a highlight to the popular Thursday Night at the Museums program being offered by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum during the summer months, the Railroad Museum will offer a special trivia contest on a Hot August Night on Thursday, Aug. 20. On this special evening, interested museum guests will […]

‘Banished’ tells forgotten story

They arrived like any other immigrants coming to the New World seeking a better life during the Gold Rush, yet the Chinese faced hardships in the Old West that few other ethnic groups endured. “Banished and Embraced: The Chinese in Fiddletown and the Mother Lode” — the second book published by historian  tells the story […]

Placerville Shakespeare Club installs officers

The Placerville Shakespeare Club recently installed its new officers for 2015-16. The following women accepted the leadership of the club for the year: Merrilee Heffernan, president; Carole Burnley, first vice president; Joyce Francies, second vice president; Raelene Nunn, third vice president; Margaret Lockwood, secretary; Edna Knutsen, general fund treasure; Dianna Rowe, renovation fund treasurer; Betty Ackley, Mollie Hurd fund treasurer; and Dolores Hardy […]

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Harris Center

His enthusiasm is contagious … his credentials world-class … his virtuosity astounding. Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel and his Keyboard Conversations returns to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, as part of the new 2015-16 season. Keyboard Conversations is a concert with lively commentary. Prior to performing each work Siegel […]

Sacramento Gem Faire opens

The Sacramento Gem Faire is Aug. 14-16 at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St. in  Sacramento. The Friday hours are noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free. Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more will be available at manufacturers’ prices. Over 60 […]

Sutter’s Fort to present ‘Fun on the Frontier’

Soon after the fort re-opened to the public on Aug. 13 California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” event on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. While daily life of pioneer families was filled with hard […]

Local epicurean sources showcased at 20 Mile Taste

On Saturday, Aug. 15, El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom will host its third annual 20 Mile Taste fundraiser at the Davies Family Inn at Shadowridge Ranch from 5-8 p.m. This event is a celebration of El Dorado County’s bounty showcasing local produce prepared by local chefs and paired with local vintner’s wines. In […]

’50s dinner, dance to help women

Saturday, Aug. 15, Cornerstone of Hope, a nonprofit organization helping women coming from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence and abuse, will hold a ’50s dinner and dance fundraiser from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Pollock Pines Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. The event features the band Look-N Back with Joe Kirkpatrick and Bobby […]

Twilight walkers to raise funds for Make-A-Wish

The 16th annual Twilight Walk For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sacramento State Capitol. Walk For Wishes is a non-competitive, family friendly community 1-mile or 3-mile walk. Following the walk there will be a finish line celebration with exciting activities. Walk teams generally consist of […]

Feature film shooting in EDH

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer/producer/director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming began Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That one-day production will […]

Stained glass — stylish and skillful

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery is pleased to feature Terry Green, stained glass artist, for the month of August. As one of AODC’s newest artists, Green creates beautiful stained glass pieces, full of amazing color, that can hang in a window, decorate a garden or function as a glowing lampshade. Green retired to the […]

Lobsterpalooza returns

Lobsterpalooza 2015 will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville, from 4-8 p.m. A full lobster dinner is only $33. To go with the lobster will be live music and many exciting prizes to be won. Groups of eight are guaranteed their own table. Take out lobster […]

Free Davisson Brothers band performance

The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating its 31st birthday on Saturday, Aug. 15 with a free performance by the Davisson Brothers Band plus much more. The Davisson Brothers Band will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in TJ’s Corral. “The energy, talent and enthusiasm that the Davisson Brothers Band brought to TJ’s Corral during the June concert […]

Learn about estate planning for fundraising

Nonprofits often look to only their wealthiest donors — or donors who have given the biggest gifts — as potential planned giving prospects. Unfortunately, this approach often keeps organizations from approaching mid-range donors who firmly believe in a cause and have the resources to provide significant gifts through a variety of planned giving instruments. Enjoy […]