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Rick Estrin and The Nightcats to perform at FolsomFest

Sacramento-based rocking blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, touring in support of its latest CD “You Asked For It … Live!” will perform at FolsomFest in Folsom on Saturday, Aug. 8. Harmonica icon, vocalist and songwriter Estrin, along with The Nightcats — jaw-dropping guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, singing drummer (who plays standing up), J. Hansen […]

Väsen and Darol Anger play Twisted Oak

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito, announces the next concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Väsen on Saturday, July 25 at 7:45 p.m. Concert goers are admitted at 6:45 p.m. Väsen is one of Sweden’s most prominent, critically-acclaimed acoustic instrumental ensembles with special guest, fiddle legend […]

Comedy at the California Theatre

Star of Showtime Comedy special “Ask Your Mom” Don Friesen debuts at California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. in Pittsburg  on Saturday, July 25. The only two-time winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition makes his debut at California Theatre’s monthly comedy show on Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Engaging, clean, clever and flat-out […]

Join Community Concert Association at National Night Out

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association’s membership drive for the 2015-16 season is going strong, but time is running short. After Saturday, Aug. 1, the early-bird discount membership pricing of $60 per adult for six fabulous concerts will end. There is one exception. Patrons may still purchase a discounted membership at $60 on Tuesday, […]

At a glance: Look up

A clear summer night sky is needed to catch a glimpse of the Delta Aquariids in the southern sky through Aug. 23. The peak night is July 28 to 29 for the faint meteors that usually don’t produce persistent trains or fireballs but are still good for making a wish or two.   Wish for […]

CASA: A chance to make a difference

Imagine being only 12 years old when your mom and dad are ripped from your world, taken away because they were using illegal drugs and hitting each other when they got mad. Yes, the fighting was bad, and yes, their drug use was disgusting and dangerous. But now they are gone. The 12-year-old girl is […]

New class of CASAs sworn in

El Dorado County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently swore in its latest group of volunteers, 21 people who wish to help make a difference in the life of a young person in troubled circumstances. New CASA volunteers in Placerville are Bill Hartfield, Valerie Bradley, Jim Lauth, Bernadette Marver, Kevin Rhodes, Michelle Rhodes, Donald Sacco, Zi […]

Northstar offers an array of culinary experiences this summer

North Lake Tahoe’s culinary venue invites foodies to experience artisan wines, craft brews and gourmet cuisine offerings throughout summer. Northstar California Resort will host several high-end experiences as well as casual culinary events where guests will get a taste of the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients to enjoy in the fresh mountain air at […]

‘Link-Up’ to benefit children’s grief program

Healing All Together — Snowline Hospice’s Place for Grieving Children, Teens & Their Families began as a pilot program in January 2009 as a place where boys and girls (and their families) could work through their feelings after the death of a loved one. During the past seven school years, 122 children ages 5 to […]

More than before at It’s Personal

It’s Personal Bistro is … more. At its new location, 414 Main St. in Placerville, since the end of May, the wine lounge and bistro has more room, more food, more beer and wine — more of just about everything. The long, narrow space of the new location is decorated in warm, bright colors and […]

Grow For It!: Much loved flower

Petunias are one of the most popular flowering annuals. They come in a wide range of varieties, colors and shades. Petunias are nonstop bloomers, from early summer to frost and are very reliable performers. They are easy to grow, both in the garden and in containers. I have grown petunias for quite a few years […]

Wooden Boat Classic celebrates ’50s

The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic returns for the eighth year with a celebration of the ’50s, big fins and Elvis on Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe. Boats manufactured in the 1950s and any boats with fins, which are not exclusive to the […]

Annual Reggae on the River gets under way

On the weekend of July 30-Aug. 2, the Mateel Community Center presents the 31st anniversary of the longest running reggae festival in the U.S. —  the one-and-only Reggae on the River. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda L. Elsom

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda L. Elsom 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 […]

Sutter’s Fort to undergo extensive restoration

California State Parks and the Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce a number of major restoration projects for Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) that, in total, represent the most extensive restorations at the fort since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s. While some of the fort upgrades have already begun, the […]

Artists wanted for fall exhibition

Georgetown’s art gallery, Art on the Divide Cooperative, is excited to announce its second annual invitational art show, this year titled “Visions of the Harvest.” A call to artists is going out and all local and regional artists, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, are invited to submit work. The theme includes all aspects of the harvest […]

After 5 Club support group 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 […]

Summer Symposium empowers educators with new tools

Students are now on summer break and will benefit from the time teachers and school administrators are spending to enhance educational experiences. For two days in June, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) held the third annual Summer Symposium at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills to provide educational and curricular […]

Red wigglers worm their way into kids’ closets

Mom, try not to scream if you find a box full of writhing, slithering worms in your child’s closet — the kids were told to do that by El Dorado County Master Gardeners. The gardening experts and worm aficionados didn’t actually order the young students to place their newfound friends into their bedroom closet — […]

As we were: The road more traveled

25 Years ago July 20, 1990 Roads need more funds, says DOT chief By JOHN SAMMON More and more vehicles pound El Dorado County roads every year, roads that won’t be properly maintained if proper funding isn’t made available, County Transportation Director Scott Chadd told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday. “I would like the board […]

Foothill dining: July ice cream desserts

We all scream for ice cream! The month of July celebrates everyone’s favorite frozen treat. Pay homage to the decadent dessert by recreating the recipes below from QVC’s resident foodie and best-selling cookbook author David Venable.   David’s homemade summer peach ice cream (Serves 4–6) Venable’s insider tip: “Nothing can top this summertime treat. If […]

Oil painting demo by wanna be cowboy at PAA meeting

As kids, we often dream of growing up to be a fireman, a famous concert violinist or president. Kirk Miller, this month’s speaker at the Placerville Arts Association, wanted to be a cowboy. Sometimes the world gets lucky and life intervenes and a kid’s original dream changes. Fortunately for thousands of artists Miller, an exceptionally […]

Memorable fundraiser at Imagination Theater

It will be an Evening to Remember at Imagination Theater’s eighth annual fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 14 from 7-10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as entertainment and a preview from the […]

Free My Time support group gathering

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 […]

Snowline Hospice invites public to Sundae Fun Day

Snowline Hospice, a nonprofit community-based hospice and operator of six thrift stores, is recruiting additional volunteers at a Sundae Fun Day event. This event will be held on Sunday, July 26 from 2-4 p.m. and will be at Snowline’s thrift store, 455 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Prospective volunteers who are interested in learning more about […]

Food bank hosts free farmers market in South Lake Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in South Lake Tahoe to host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, July 22 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need it most. […]

Things to do: July 17, 2015

ONGOING put art 360 717 here Art Studio 360, 360 Main St. in Placerville, is featuring photographer Sylvia Coleman. She is continually learning and exploring the possibilities of the photography world. Besides traditional photography, she explores photo art and digital art combining, individual elements of multiple pictures she has taken creating a new single image. For […]

Little Lila loves bustin’ mutton

It took a bit of dancing around before Michael Webb finally admitted the truth: His daughter doesn’t practice mutton bustin’ on the two family goats, despite what he had earlier hinted to the Mountain Democrat. “She practices on me,” Dad said sheepishly, before breaking into a grin at having fooled the press. Well, Michael, this […]

Goat good as gold for mutton bustin’

Midas is an easy touch.  All it takes is a couple of Wheat Thins to get the gold-colored goat to cooperate as young Drew Foltz climbs on its back to practice for the real thing: riding a sheep during the MuttonBustin’ competition at Cowboys and Cornbread coming up Sunday, July 19 at the El Dorado […]

Cowboys and Cornbread honors Old West with day of fun

When you live in a place called Old Hangtown and there’s a daylong event promising fun for all cowboys and cowgirls, there’s really no excuse for staying home. Point your boots toward the El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19 and head for Cowboys and Cornbread, a celebration of all things West. That means […]

Photography exhibit by Stacy Pedri

“Americana” images as seen through the lens of Stacy Pedri, will delight visitors to Art on the Divide Gallery during July. Photographer Pedri has already created a niche in the gallery with her local images of Main Street, wildlife, flowers and vintage treasures. As the AODC featured artist for July, Pedri will have a special selection […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Brandon N. Katt

Air Force Airman Brandon N. Katt 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 […]

Railroad builds up steam with theme trains

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will be steaming through summer with additional theme trains: Toast of the Canyon and “Run to the Roundhouse Nellie” murder mystery and barbecue. The Toast of the Canyon is a date night with a backdrop of Northern Nevada scenery that runs the last Saturday of each month. Passengers travel 45 […]

The best livestock arrives at the State Fair

The 2015 California State Fair is pleased to showcase the best livestock of the state. After the first round of shows, Open Beef, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Boer Goats and Pygmy Goats will make their way to Cal Expo through July 18. The competitions include the Junior and Open Pygmy Goat Show, the Standard of Excellence […]

Friday Nights in the Vineyard with the Fabulous Liars

The Fabulous Liars will bring its special blend of rock ‘n’ roll to the Hart2Hart Vineyards for an evening of food and music on Friday, July 17. Hart2Hart’s Friday Nights in the Vineyard series is held every third Friday during the summer months. The event combines music and a catered buffet dinner in a relaxing […]

Amador County Fair opens with free kids’ admission

The Amador County Fair starts off each year with a Kids’ Parade to the fairgrounds. The fair opens this year on Thursday, July 23. Get those creative juices flowing, get a favorite costume, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. The annual Amador County Fair Kids’ Parade brings to mind the Pied Piper […]

Tribute to Beatles at Sutter Creek

Imagine — the Beatles Tribute Band brings the look and sound of the Beatles to Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. The four lads joined in 1993 and have performed more than 1,100 shows across the United States and abroad. Over the years they have had […]

Pastel Society winners

The Sierra Pastel Society’s Summer Membership Pastel Show presents its reception and awards ceremony from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, July 17 at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building A, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. Contemporary artist Pamela Findleton served as judge for the annual show. Her passion for color and texture creates an energy as she […]

Bagel shop holds grand opening in EDH

Big Apple Bagels, 2209 Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills, is holding its official grand opening called Bagel Daze, on Friday, July 17. Scott and Stacy Walters, local owners, are very excited to be offering a number of specials during the grand opening including three free bagels with the purchase of one bagel. Bagel Daze will […]

Mandolin Orange adds second show

Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin, together Mandolin Orange, are set to return to Feist Wines, 14173 Old Highway 49 in Amador City, on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The show sold out quickly so the duo has added a 3 p.m. afternoon show that will feature Mandolin Orange accompanied by Josh Oliver for an afternoon […]

‘Peter Pan’ comes to Sacramento

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions.   “Peter […]

Harris Center calendar features favorites and new entertainment

Harris Center for the Arts has released its fall lineup of entertainment and special events. Coming up on its fifth anniversary, the Harris Center for the Arts, at Folsom Lake College, is bringing back favorites from previous seasons, as well as introducing a number of new and exciting performances.   New to Harris Center “Bollywood […]

Classic cars cruizin’ in El Dorado Hills

It’s no mystery why John Clemens loves to manage the coordinating of all the classic cars and other gorgeous vehicles that come to Cruzin’ the Boulevard in El Dorado Hills — it gives him a chance to show off his bright red beauty, a 1959 Corvette. Clemens will be rolling the ‘Vette into the public […]

Twain Harte offers fun in the summer

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” returns for its 38th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26 in Twain Harte in Toulumne County. This popular event draws 5,000 quality craft purchasers and music lovers. Nearly 100 high-caliber craft and graphic artists will display and sell their fine wares which include watercolors, landscape photography by […]

Clear Creek Tahoe ranked nationally

Clear Creek Tahoe, the exclusive Coore and Crenshaw designed golf course near Lake Tahoe was recently recognized by Golfweek Magazine as the No. 18 Best Residential Course in America in its 2015 ratings. The accolade reflects a private course now recognized as one of the nation’s top course designs. The only Coore and Crenshaw design […]

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