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Discover a ‘Passport to a World of Music’

Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s fourth season, “Passport to a World of Music,” will bring Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn to audiences July 31 to Aug. 16. The three weekend series of nine different concerts will transport attendees through masterpieces translated by renowned artists and a nationally acclaimed orchestra of 40 players. Timeless music as a force of nature […]

Indian Museum presents ‘Gathering’

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders with the 38th annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” event on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. With complimentary admission for this one-day-only, the community is invited to the State Indian Museum to celebrate the special day and […]

Quilts and vintage fashion on display

“Hot Fads and Cool Trends in Cloth” is this year’s theme for the popular summer quilt and clothing show in the Wells Fargo Gallery at Folsom History Museum. Antique quilts in hexagon, log cabin, crazy patchwork and other patterns will be on display at the 36th annual exhibit. Showcased are Victorian-era gowns and other clothing […]

House concert features Pat Donohue

Pat Donohue will be appearing at a house concert in Shingle Springs on Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. with an added show at 7:30 p.m. Grammy-winning fingerpicker Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis and Muddy Waters. A versatile […]

‘The Stagecoach’ now on DVD

The story of “The Stagecoach” has been told by lead park historian Ed Allen to thousands of visitors and students at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The story has now been released on DVD by the Gold Discovery Park Association and has premiered on Sierra Community Access Television, Comcast Channel 2. While standing in […]

Eskaton Mother’s Day tea party creates bonds

A cup of tea and a double helping of delightful company was all it took to bring residents and their families together to celebrate Mother’s Day at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park. “Our patio was packed and everyone was all smiles,” said Carly Amatisto, activity director of the Northern California based, nonprofit organization. There were 18 residents […]

Civil Air Patrol Squadron holds change of command

Captain Timothy J. Martin of Georgetown will relieve Major Aaron P. Yanagihara as commanding officer of Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 during a change of command ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville in Placerville, at 6:30pm on Thursday June 4. California Wing’s Group 5 commander Lt. Col. Mike Prusak will officiate the […]

Ceremony to retire tattered flags

Old Glory, long may she wave — but not too darned long. Hundreds of American flags that have been placed into blue plywood drop boxes at the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville waiting to be retired after becoming tattered and worn will finally be bidden farewell. A flag burning ceremony is set for Saturday, June […]

Students sew gowns to mend hearts

It’s the only gown they’ll ever wear, these tiny children who never drew a breath — or only a few — before passing. Placing a softly silken birth gown on their stillborn child is among the final farewell gestures by grieving parents before beginning the long journey to healing. The students in teacher Heather Sabol’s […]

Thunder in the Park is predicted

The forecast for June 6 calls for thunder and that’s just fine with classic car show fans. Thunder in the Park rolls into Cameron Park for the second time with all the gorgeous classic cars and motorcycles roaring to go. The show will be held rain or shine Saturday, June 6 at the beautiful Cameron […]

At a glance: A big hit

The poem “Casey at the Bat” was first published on June 3, 1888 in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem’s author Ernest L. Thayer had been on the Harvard Lampoon staff with William Randolph Hearst and when George Hearst gave the Examiner to his son, the younger Hearst hired some Lampoon staffers. Thayer had written […]

Things to get ‘Hot-Blooded with Foreigner at MontBleu

Famous for rock ’n’ roll guitar riffs and anthems, hit movies songs, video games and no stranger to sold-out venues, iconic ’70s and ’80s power rockers, Foreigner will bring unforgettable “Hot-Blooded” rock anthem hits to the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Theater stage in a one-night-only concert on Saturday, June 6. Responsible for some of rock […]

Free My Time support group is meeting

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 […]

Museum to debut exhibit

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut a new exhibit titled “A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894” on Friday, June 5. The new exhibit will enable museum visitors to revisit the dramatic and volatile two months during the summer of 1894 when America experienced a […]

Music tells a story at Railtown 1897

California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present the sixth annual Singing Rails music festival on Saturday, June 6. The festival reflects America’s longstanding love affair with trains and the railroad through the magic of music. The entertaining and fun Singing Rails festival will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

Sutter Creek presents ‘Joe Hill’s Last Will’

A very special and unusual event, “Joe Hill’s Last Will,” is a one-man play starring John McCutcheon about the labor activist/songwriter Joe Hill’s last day in prison before his execution. Presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek, the play, created by songwriter and labor […]

Folsom Symphony goes sporty

Batter up. The crowd won’t get peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but will enjoy the old ball game — or any  favorite sport — at the Folsom Symphony’s doubleheader Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. At “Sports Night at the Symphony,” Maestro Peter Jaffe will lead the action. Be prepared to stomp, clap and cheer, […]

Wonder Bread 5 plays BIG Benefest Concert

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County announces the first BIG Benefest Concert on Friday, June 12 at Christa McAuliffe Park, 2400 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park. Gates open to the general public at 6 p.m. Wonder Bread 5 will be headlining the festive evening with wine tasting from local wineries, food trucks, a beer and […]

Little Big Town kicks off tour

In cooperation with KBUL 98.1 NASH-FM and Hush Entertainment, the wildest, richest rodeo in the West just got bigger. Following the release of its sixth studio album, Pain Killer, featuring top 10 hit “Day Drinking” and fan favorite “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town kicks off its 2015 “Pain Killer Tour” in the Reno Rodeo grandstands […]

Grow for it! Keys to plant problems: Do plants talk?

Yikes! What’s wrong with my plant? The day before it looked stunning, but today something is wrong. How could this happen overnight? What to do now? Some may try previous remedies or others may consult a garden center person. But a gardener with experience follows a few basic steps before treating the plant. The basic […]

Celebrate the 26th Georgetown Kids Fishing Derby

Children 12 years old and younger and their families are invited to take part in the 26th annual Georgetown Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Walton on Saturday, June 6. The fishing competition starts at 8 a.m. with prizes awarded for the longest fish caught, first fish caught and the winners of […]

Soroptimist club to hold auditions for interactive skit

An exciting program sponsored by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills invites interested high school girls and young college women to audition for “Girls’ Talk,” an interactive live skit medley performances and discussion at area middle schools for sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls. Topics are centered on relevant girl issues such […]

Learn about fire safety

The El Dorado Women’s Connection luncheon meeting is Monday, June 8 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Lunch seating is at 11:30 and lunch is at noon. Cost is $18 all inclusive. The featured presentation is “Fire Safety & Preparation” by the El Dorado County Fire District. Fire district personnel will be […]

As we were: Special race

25 Years ago June 1, 1990 BCRA midgets to compete at speedway The colorful winged midgets of Bay Cities Racing Association will join forces with Placerville limited sprint cars for a special doubleheader at Placerville Speedway tonight. This will be the only 1990 appearance of the BCRA on the quarter-mile clay oval, located at the El […]

Bike pointers for a smooth and comfortable ride

Biking season is in full swing for mountain and road riders alike. Here are a few pointers to keep riding smoother, safer and more comfortable throughout the season. Don’t wear underwear under bike shorts — I’ve had this conversation with several patients and it’s worth mentioning, loudly and boldly. Bike shorts are supposed to be worn […]

Images of Hope — healing the deeper wound

Max, the labradoodle, happily bounds into the Marshall Medical Cancer Resource Center, past the comfortable circle of chairs and wall of resource literature in the waiting area; past the Threads of Life quilts on the walls; past the wildly decorated bras hanging on a white picket fence, courtesy of art therapy classes; past the classrooms […]

Comfort grows in Healing Garden

Sitting near the hospital bed as your loved one slips away, hours have ticked by, watching and waiting. You need a break, to get out of the room for a while … but not too far … A quick step outside and there it is. A garden filled with color and life, teak benches and […]

Foothill dining: Time to chill

Fight the heat this summer with eight simple-to-execute chilled summer soup recipes from the team at Chef Works. Comprised of a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, these soups are a perfect starter for any backyard barbecue, picnic in the park or beach bash. Simply prepare them at home, throw them in the cooler and serve […]

Home Grown Cellars Butterfly Sanctuary open for spring

Step into a world of wonder in an amazing 3,000 square foot Butterfly Sanctuary at Home Grown Cellars, 13702 Road 20 in Madera, where hundreds of butterflies flutter around from flower to flower in a spectacular display of color and beauty. Visitors will be taken by the gracefulness of many butterfly species endemic to California, […]

Elder Options provides many services

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is transitioning to Aging Life Care. The announcement came at the recent national conference in Denver, Colo. Members Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC, and Elizabeth Heape-Caldwell, BA brought the news home to Elder Options Inc. staff. Heape has been an Aging Life Care professional for more than […]

Runners stampede to raise money

More than 250 runners and volunteers participated in the second annual Sugarloaf Stampede on Saturday, April 18, benefitting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Students, parents, teachers, community members and their families ran or walked 5k, 10k […]

Learn about cultural concepts and perspective

The Mature Leadership Counsel is pleased to welcome Azar Sadrian Elli, who will speak on Cultural Concepts and Perspectives, the internal and external elements of Culture, at its meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Sadrian Elli is a retired language development specialist from San Juan Unified School District. During her more than 20 […]

Things to do: May 29, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, June 1 through July 5, is featuring the creative photography of Jack Nissen. His latest work includes a series of exquisite flowers. Other works include wildlife, scenery, old farm equipment and buildings and some of his work explores the digital infrared technique. Also showcased in […]

Engagement: Meghan Irene Brand and Scott Allen Sanstad

Meghan Irene Brand of Rancho Cordova and Scott Allen Sanstad of Orangevale have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Brand of Rancho Cordova and is a partner at Opportunity Acres in Shingle Springs. The groom-to-be is the son of Stanley and Carole Sanstad and is a computer technician at Intel Corporation in Folsom. The […]

Wagonmaster Downer is back for year two

Last year, the Highway 50 Wagon Train had a new wagonmaster for the first time since 2001. Steve Downer, a seven-year veteran of the Wagon Train took over for Dianna Newborn with the help of the whole train and this year he’s back again as wagonmaster for the 66th Highway 50 Association Wagon Train which […]

Studio tour showcases a diverse palette

What: 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour Who: El Dorado Hills Arts Association Where: Studios and galleries in El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and Folsom When: Saturday and Sunday. May 30 and 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: No charge Information: eldoradohillsarts.com or 408-429-4832 Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos, the […]

Good time and good music

The Random Strangers will be performing at the monthly Friday night Dinner and Show at Manzanita, Table Nectar Catered Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs, on May 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner and music by the opening band Hickory Wind are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The farm-to-table buffet menu will feature: Niman Ranch […]

Morris honors country music stars

Joni Morris, coming to the Harris Center for the Arts June 5-7, is well-known for her special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. She has been playing to sold-out crowds across the country for more than 20 years with her other fabulous tribute shows as well. In Legendary Ladies of Country Music, […]

Laura Meyer with David Martin to appear at Marshall Grange

A Marshall Grange benefit concert for the American River Folk Society and KFOK Community radio presents Laura Meyer with David Martin on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Laura Meyer is a poet. Whether she is writing about the loneliness of living on the road: “The phonebook, the Bible, and the Bhagavad-Gita An empty hotel room […]

E-waste collection to raise funds for kids

The ALT Dolphins community swim team in Cool is raising money to replace the more than 20 year-old blocks for the safety and self-confidence of its young swimmers. An e-waste event will take place from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 on Highway 193 just west of Auburn Lake Trail’s first gate. Large item […]

Bold choreography defines Gallim Dance

Gallim Dance performing original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller throughout the world, comes to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Thursday, June 4. Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers and a fearless physicality grounded by deep […]

Innovative grants propel student achievement

During the 2014-15 school year, El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Innovation Grants helped more than a dozen classrooms across the county enhance student engagement, provide high-quality instruction and close the achievement gap. After a thorough application process last spring, EDCOE awarded grants up to $12,000 straight to classrooms. Teachers in El Dorado County […]

El Dorado County top spellers

The 35th annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee was hosted by Pollock Pines Elementary School District on Friday, May 15. Thirty-four schools participated with a total of 81 teams. Each team consisted of five members, an alternate and a coach. The results were as follows:   Division I First and second grades First place, Lakeview Elementary School […]

This steeplechase challenges the mind

Think of a steeplechase and 18th century Ireland might come to mind — horses and riders racing from steeple to steeple, town to town, hurdling fences and stone walls, even sloshing through boggy ditches if the mount didn’t fully clear it. Or the steeplechase event at the Summer Olympics might prevail in your thoughts, where […]

The price was right for Nora Roehr

Nora Roehr, mother of seven, grandmother of seven and a substitute teacher in El Dorado County, was a big winner on the game show “The Price is Right.” The show aired on CBS on Feb. 23. For Roehr, like many, the popular game show and the name Bob Barker, host of “The Price is Right” […]

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