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Grammy Award-winner plays California’s Smallest Town

Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4 Grammy Award-winner Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek will play Feist Wines in Amador City. The show begins at 7 p.m. both nights. Watkins co-founded Nickel Creek when he was 12 years old, kick starting a career that’s taken him from the stage of the Grammy Awards to the […]

Food bank seeks early riser volunteers for Rescue route

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is in need of special volunteers to assist the food bank’s driver in picking up food from more than a dozen local retailers and grocers for the early morning Food Rescue Route on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-11 a.m. This volunteer job is for an early riser and […]

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, […]

STC season opens with ‘Sense and Sensibility’

Sacramento Theatre Company’s exciting new season announces a season of friends, foes and family. First up is “Sense and Sensibility” on Sept. 30 through Oct. 25 at the Main Stage. This beloved story, set in late-1700s England, follows the Dashwoods after they move to a small cottage owned by a distant cousin, Sir John Middleton. […]

Railtown 1897 seeks interested volunteers

California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are now accepting volunteer applications to help communicate the fascinating railroading history of the “Movie Railroad” in the beautiful Sierra foothills. Interested volunteers are encouraged to submit applications by Thursday, June 11 and the first day of training will begin on Saturday, June 13. Volunteers […]

Tahoe South tourism rides a renaissance wave

Tahoe South is continuing its renaissance with more than $150 million of improvements and new construction. From total reconstruction of lodging properties to new restaurants and businesses, confidence in the Tahoe market is continuing to rebound. “An energetic vibe is obvious throughout town in the midst of Tahoe South’s transformation and change,” said Carol Chaplin, […]

Buckeye School student earns third-place award

An excitement exhibited by Julie Olsen’s fourth-grade class at Buckeye School in Shingle Springs to enter contests resulted in student Hannah Elzinga capturing third-place in a statewide farm water contest. This year marks the 16th year that the California Farm Water Coalition has sponsored the statewide contest that is open to all fourth graders. “The […]

IT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ tickets go on sale

Imagination Theater announces that tickets will be available on May 15 for its upcoming musical “Mary Poppins.” Directed by Peter Wolfe, the show opens on Friday, Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 22. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences […]

2015 Sacramento County Fair brings bonanza of entertainment

The 2015 Sacramento County Fair is the valley’s local fair with flair. The Sacramento County Fair brings the hometown feel of a small fair wrapped up in all the thrills and excitement of something much grander. During the Memorial weekend, holiday fair goers can experience fun for everyone. Don’t miss out on the bonanza of […]

World-renowned leaders to be featured

Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast at Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills on Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m-3:30 p.m. The Leadercast event is broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites around the world, including El Dorado Hills. Leadercast exists […]

Beach Buddy Adventure wins

The California State Fair will be bringing back its Beach Buddy Adventure exhibit for the 2015 Fair. The popular exhibit provides education around the state’s fragile and connected ecosystem of streams, creeks, rivers, estuaries and the ocean. Returning for 2015 are the exhibits popular rescue animals, including the spiny lobster, the playful river otters, the […]

Celebrate spring at Railtown 1897

With spring in full bloom, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. While the park is open daily, special Wildflower Train Rides are available on Saturday, April […]

Sac Choral Society to present concert

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, along with four outstanding soloists, will present Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor” and English composer Cecilia McDowall’s “Magnificat” at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 13th and L streets in Sacramento on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Conductor Donald Kendrick will give a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. […]

Orchestra to bring a message

For its Harris Center appearance under the baton of renowned Maestro Enrique Bátiz, the award-winning State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico — Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, will perform Enrique Granados’ “Three Spanish Dances,” Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor” and Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez,” featuring guitar soloist Alfonso Moreno, one of […]

Count Basie Orchestra to perform at Harris Center

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford comes to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. each day. William ‘Count’ Basie started The Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, in Kansas City, Mo. Within a year, America was listening […]

Cellist to play famous cello

On Sunday afternoon, March 15, InConcert Sierra will present one of the foremost cellists in the world, Amit Peled, performing on what is perhaps the most famous cello in the world. The cello belonged to Pablo Casals, the most famous cellist in the last century, born in 1876 and died in 1973. His cello is […]

Learn how the cat got inside

How did the housecat come to be invited into homes? Sacramento State’s Opera Theatre company will relate that story in song and puppetry with “The Cat That Walked by Himself,” a children’s musical fantasy for the entire family. Written by John and Dorothy Duke and based on the popular tale by Rudyard Kipling “The Cat […]

Fine Arts Museums of SF acquire Delacroix painting

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Portrait of Charles de Verninac by Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863). This is the first painting by the artist to enter the museums’ collection, which strengthens the institution’s holdings of French Romantic paintings of the early 19th century. “The Legion of […]

Pinewood opens enrollment

Pinewood Elementary School is currently enrolling kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year. Pinewood is a school that provides unrivaled individualized student attention and an educational program that provides a challenging curriculum to students with all types of learning styles and levels. Pinewood received the 2014 California Distinguished School award based on […]

Military group presents speaker

Military Family Support Group is proud to welcome guest speaker Dr. Tim Thompson, chaplain, military and law enforcement veteran as he presents “What to Expect When Your Loved One Comes Home From Deployment.” All community members are welcome for this free and informative presentation designed for anyone interested in understanding what returning service members and veterans […]

Film shows plight of Baha’i students in Iran

The documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Canadian award-winning Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari will be shown without charge on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the El Dorado County Baha’i Center, 484 Main St. in Diamond Springs. Following the screening of the film there will be a panel discussion on the current situation […]

Rhône Rangers recognize California winery founder

The Rhône Rangers organization will present its third Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, March 27, to recognize the significant contributions made by an individual to the American Rhône wine movement. This year’s award will be given to Robert “Bob” Lindquist, founder and co-owner of Qupé Winery. In prior years the Lifetime Achievement award was given […]

Kids’ Expo to celebrate 30 years on April 11

Choices for Children, the local child care resource and referral agency, presents Kids’ Expo on Saturday, April 11 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. This year’s milestone event celebrates 30 years of offering a free family event with hands-on activities and performances that delight young children. This popular event was started […]

Lecture and book signing by Sylvia Sun Minnick

Sylvia Sun Minnick will conduct a lecture and book signing on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the Angels Camp Museum in the Museum’s Carriage House, 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp. Light refreshments will be served. Abandoned as an infant and raised as a refugee in Japanese-occupied Malaya during World War II, Sun Minnick’s inauspicious […]

State Fair announces new competition

The California State Fair is expanding its commercial competitions for 2015 to include a competition for extra virgin olive oil. Of all the olive oil produced in the United States, California produces 99 percent and the California State Fair is seeking to find the best from California. Extra virgin olive oils in more than 15 […]

Hands4Hope’s Winter Boutique a success

This past October, El Dorado County elementary schools including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive, encouraging students to donate warm necessities like clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats. Combined, this community contributed more than 4,000 pieces […]

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ stars Idol alums

Broadway Sacramento announces that the new 2014 national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. in Sacramento, to Feb. 1. Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up […]

Hard Rock in Tahoe gears up for grand opening party

In true Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe style, South Shore’s newest resort casino celebrates its public grand opening with a not-so-traditional ice guitar smashing with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Warner Gaming and state officials on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:45 p.m. on the patio of the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar restaurant. […]

AAMC holds Garden Valley meeting

The local chapter of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) announces that Dr. Beverly A. Mikuriya, owner of Cool Consultations in Cool, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 24 at the AAMC’s monthly meeting at the Marshall Grange Hall in Garden Valley. Beverly Mikuriya is the sister of the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya, who is […]

Acoustic evening with Travis Tritt at Harris Center

Travis Tritt, who recently appeared at Harrah’s Tahoe promoting his most recent album “The Calm After…” brings his multi-awarded talents to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom for a special evening of solo-acoustic award-winning songs, stories and personal anecdotes. Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist Tritt. […]

Film ‘DamNation’ screens at the Cozmic Café

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the documentary “DamNation” will screen at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. This is another film in the series of award-winning documentaries presented by the Sierra Club and the Coalition for Change. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the change in the United States’ attitude toward big dams […]

Arts are focus of discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council will host “From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts” on Monday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This event will be held at Capital Stage Company, 2215 J St. in Midtown Sacramento and will include an announcement by Chairman Jane Chu, National Endowment […]

California Wine Institute elects chairman and board

Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association representing nearly 1,000 California wineries, announced the election of Carolyn Wente as its 2014-15 board chairman. Wente is the chief executive officer of Wente Family Estates in Livermore and the fifth Wente family member to serve as a Wine Institute chairman. The election was held at Wine Institute’s […]

Apple Hill Growers announces partnership

Whole Food Market Folsom and the Apple Hill Growers announce a partnership to make a difference in the local community. On Community Outreach Day, Wednesday, Dec. 17, Whole Foods Market Folsom will donate five percent of the day’s net profits to the Apple Hill Growers Association. With this generous donation from Whole Foods, the Apple Hill […]

Women’s Fund scholarship available

Applications are now available for Women’s Fund El Dorado’s (WFED) Wickline Scholarship, established to assist women living on the western slope of El Dorado County overcoming personal hardships by pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree. The award of $2,300 is distributed each year to one or more recipients. Due to a one-time gift, an additional […]

Waste Connections donates to Bigs

Waste Connections Inc. (El Dorado Disposal) continues to be an outstanding community sponsor and supporter of children in need. In March 2014, Waste Connections Inc. hosted its sixth annual Golf Classic for Kids at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course in Texas. Proceeds from the tournament benefited seven children’s charities and the local affiliate of […]

Performance commemorates Civil Rights Act

Theatre Works brings its riveting stage adaptation of the classic American film dealing with racial prejudice “In the Heat of the Night” to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The play demonstrates the slow evolution of attitudes, but leaves the characters and America with a long way to go. This […]

Musical boonanza

THE HANGTOWN Halloween Ball at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24, 25 and 26 provided festival goers a festival lineup of 30 diverse bands playing funk, soul, Americana and pure jam. The scene this year featured plenty of music plus yoga classes, morning meditation in a Zen garden, group pumpkin […]

Story discussion group to start

There will be a series of discussions in the Fifty-plus Room at the Cameron Park CSD Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. The Short Story Discussion Group will discuss a variety of famous short stories and their themes. The group will be facilitated by Carly […]

Art series to spark creativity and interest

KVIE Public Television, in partnership with Art21 as part of its Access 100 Artists initiative, presents an exclusive screening of “Secrets from Art in the Twenty-First Century,” the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. on KVIE Public Television. This event will also feature […]

Fantasy glides on the ice

Disney On Ice Presents “World of Fantasy” presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, is coming to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Wednesday to Sunday, Oct.22-26. Rev up for non-stop fun with four of favorite Disney stories when this action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars,” “Toy Story 3,” “Tinker Bell” and “The Little Mermaid.” Thrill […]

Ponderosa FFA steps to help

By Melina Webb, Ponderosa FFA Chapter Reporter Imagine trying to evacuate your home to escape a raging wildfire at a moment’s notice. How would you be able to bring all of your personal belongings and animals with you? During the early stages of the King Fire in El Dorado County, which to this date has […]

Plans to light Pink the Night

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor those who have been diagnosed with cancer and remember those who have passed. The second annual “Mammo Man” competition will kick-off the month by raising funds for art and movement therapy for cancer patients. Whether you are a physician, businessmen, student or retired, your are […]

STC’s 2014-15 season opens with classic

Sacramento Theater Company’ s season opener is “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 75th anniversary commemorative production. Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel opens STC’s 2014-15 “Season of Legends, Epics and Icons” on Oct. 1-26. “The Grapes of Wrath” is an epic story of one family’s enduring spirit in the face of incredible […]

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Hangtown Kennel Club gets agile

The final session of the Hangtown Kennel Clubʼs obedience and conformation classes are underway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, continuing through Oct. 9. For the first time, an Introduction to Agility will be offered. This is an exciting sport so popular with active dogs and handlers. Spots fill quickly, […]

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