Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’ comes to SF

“Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’” visits the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from Jan. 9 to April 10. She arrives after a stay at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Cincinnati Art Museum are pleased to announce “Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a […]

Learn about Calaveras wines

Tom Bender will speak about the “History of Wine” on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 2-3 p.m. at the Angels Camp Museum, 753 South Main St. in Angels Camp. Bender has been a culinary arts instructor at Columbia College for 38 years. He teaches introduction to wines, dining room management and restaurant business planning. Calaveras’ local wine industry got […]

Sacramento Play Summit at Tsakopolous Library Galleria

Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks will present the third annual Sacramento Play Summit on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tsakopolous Library Galleria in Sacramento. The daylong conference aims to highlight the important role of play in child development and is geared for all adults who work with […]

Gallery at 48 Natoma features sculptures and paintings

Circles, squares, lines, primary colors; who would have thought these rudimentary symbols could become so fascinating? The two artists in the next interesting exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom will focus on these basic elements in a very surprising way with unusual art techniques. Metal and LED lighted sculptures by Kristen Hoard […]

Railroad Museum to debut new exhibit

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut a new exhibit titled “California Railroad Landscapes: Original Oil Paintings by Rod R. Aszman” on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Lobby Gallery. This all new exhibit showcases 16 original oil-on-canvas paintings by California railroad artist Rod R. Aszman who specializes in painting […]

Write historical fiction at the library

Are you a writer with a passion for history? Looking for advice on how to bring history to life? Join Nancy Herman, author of “All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party,” for her presentation “Historical Fiction: Fact versus Truth” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the El Dorado County Library, […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Sq 85 recognizes Spaatz Cadets

Cadet Colonel Trenton Bromenschenkel and Cadet Colonel Sarah Gamble, both from Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 in Placerville, were both awarded the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, becoming the newest Spaatz Award recipients in the California Wing. The presentation was made in October at the Civil Air Patrol California Wing annual conference. Major General Joseph […]

Sacramento museums get in the spirit

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are […]

Smuin Ballet to wow Harris Center

Vibrant, expressive, brassy; agile bodies moving with astonishing gravity-defying grace. That’s Smuin Ballet, considered to be in the top tier of America’s ballet companies. It is this excellence they bring to Harris Center for the Arts audiences on Friday, Oct.17 as Smuin Ballet “breaks the boundaries of ballet” with a trilogy of unforgettable pieces. In […]

Brews and Boos offers to celebrate October

Capitol Pops, new director Kurt Pearsall and special guests celebrate October with the third annual “Brews and Boos” free, open-to-public event Friday, Oct. 17 at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. The public is invited to join the Capitol Pops Concert Band to celebrate October from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors to the family-friendly two-hour […]

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Bagdonas to critique art

The Placerville Arts Association invites the public to a free event, on Sunday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Senior Center, 935 Spring St. in Placerville. Mike Bagdonas, a local national award-winning artist, has been a part of the world-of-art since he was a boy. His artistic abilities were noted early in […]

Railtown 1897 celebrates railroading on Train Day

California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will proudly participate in the seventh annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10. Designed to celebrate American railroading, trains and train travel in cities all across the country, the event offers a variety of special activities at Railtown 1897 SHP that remains as the only […]

Guitar genius at Sutter Creek Theatre

The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek presents Pierre Bensuan, the Mozart of the acoustic guitar world on Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Since the mid 1970s Bensusan’s name has been synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius. Working in open tuning with his steel strings tuned to the modal, mystical-sounding DADGAD, Bensusan […]

‘Ugly Duckling’ finds love at Harris Center

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, an ugly duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan. The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved childrens’ tales with “The Ugly […]

T.G. Sheppard in concert Friday

T.G. Sheppard is appearing Friday, March 28 in the up-close setting of the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn. Doors open 6:15 p.m. and the show starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and they can be purchased at the Carson Valley Inn hotel desk or call 775-783-6606. A special T.G. Sheppard weekend hotel package […]

Old Sac event celebrates women

In honor of “Women’s History Month,” the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a special Living History event. Women’s History Day free events will take place throughout Old Sacramento State Historic Park on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dressed in 19th century period attire, men and women will show […]

‘Book Club at Van Kleef’s’ opens at Harris Center

Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College hosts the invitational “Book Club at Van Kleef’s” exhibition, Jan. 10 through March 9 with a special artists’ reception set for Friday, Jan. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A panel discussion with the artists immediately precedes the reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in PAC-1062 (instructional room in the […]

Uncle Bonsai performing at concert series

What: Twisted Folk Concert Series — Uncle Bonsai Who: Twisted Oak Winery Where: 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito When: Friday, July 5 starting at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $18 for Twisted Few wine club members. The day of the event is $25 at the gate, if available. Children 12 […]

Sierra Repertory presents ‘Oklahoma!’

“Oklahoma!” — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first masterpiece — sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic […]

Follow the yellow brick road to Oz

Runaway Stage Productions travels down the yellow brick road in “Oz” filled with special effects and fantasy The merry old land of Oz comes to downtown Sacramento from July 5 to 28 at the 24th Street Theatre when Runaway Stage Productions presents “The Wizard of Oz.” Join Dorothy as she’s swept away from farmland Kansas […]

‘Deathtrap’ coming to Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the “Deathtrap” opening on Friday, Sept. 6 and running through Sunday, Sept. 26. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and the first two Saturdays with matinées at 2 p.m. on the last two Saturdays and all Sundays. Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney, a successful […]

Celebrate camellia day in Sac

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum in sacramento on Thursday, Feb. 28. In honor of Sacramento’s designation as “Camellia Capital of the World,” volunteers from the State Capitol Museum will create and distribute complimentary camellia corsages to State Capitol visitors, California State Legislators, the Governor’s office and Capitol staff. These are […]

The mandarins are ripening

What: 19th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival Who: Mountain Mandarin Festival Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds, located at 1273 High St. in Auburn When: Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18. On Friday, the event goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: Admission on Friday is $3, or free with two non-perishable food […]

Sacramento museums recognize and honor vets

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In November, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums […]

Cameron Park CSD is planning many activities

The Cameron Park Community Services District is offering many activities in April. Team sports T-Ball is for boys and girls 4 to 7 years old. Practices and games are on Saturdays only beginning May 5. The district is also looking for adults interested in helping out. Registration is deadline is Friday, April 13. Recreation and […]

State title is a subject Keaton Subjeck dreams about

EL DORADO HILLS — While his school friends are making fun plans for this weekend, Oak Ridge wrestler Keaton Subjeck is in Bakersfield for two days of battling some of the toughest grapplers in the state. Today and tomorrow at Rabobank Arena, Subjeck and California’s top wrestlers are fighting for a spot on center mat […]

Nighthawks extinguish light on El Dorado’s season

El Dorado’s quest for a deep playoff run came to an abrupt end Wednesday as a determined Natomas team hit crucial shots and free throws done the stretch to send the Cougars home with a tough 81-77 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff defeat. The Nighthawks took the early advantage as turnovers hit both sides. Trailing […]

‘The Idea Man’ comes to California Stage

Meet the  prize-winning Hollywood playwright Kevin King on opening night as California Stage celebrates 20 years with Ovation Award Winner,”The Idea Man,” Feb. 18 to March 17, at the California Stage Theater, R25 Arts Complex, 2509 R St. at 25th Street, Sacramento, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. King’s “The […]

Volunteer training begins at the Center for Violence-free Relationships

Last year the Center for Violence-free Relationships was voted one of the best places to volunteer in El Dorado County. The center’s volunteers are the life blood of the organization. They are dedicated, hard working individuals who have busy lives and they spend some of their valuable time volunteering at the center. If you or […]

Sac State prof nominated for Grammy

Local music professor Richard Savino will be wearing a tux and mingling with the likes of Katy Perry and Cee Lo Green in February. The California State University, Sacramento guitar instructor will be attending the Sunday, Feb. 12 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where his group, El Mundo, has been nominated in the Best Small Ensemble […]

Get ready for winter — emergency preparedness

In working with the older adult population as a care manager assistant for Elder Options of Placerville and Lake Tahoe, Liz Caldwell noticed that her senior clients she came in contact with during home visits were not always prepared for severe winter conditions to come. Caldwell shared that she has many clients who live alone […]

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Hearing loss

Headphone use may result in hearing loss Q: Is it true the ear buds I use to listen to my iPod can affect or damage my hearing? Experts agree: long or repeated exposure to volumes of 85 plus decibels can result in Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Since iPods and MP3 players produce volumes up to […]

Specialists for seniors

Senior Real Estate Specialists are an important group of Realtors who specialize in handling real estate transactions for mature clients. The specialists must complete a training course, in class and written exam. Part of the training involves creating a team of specialists such as attorneys, accountants, financial planners, movers and other professionals to help seniors […]

The past inspires the art of the present

An ensemble of premier drummers dedicated to the American art of taiko, TAIKOPROJECT brings the celebrated tradition of Japanese percussion to Three Stage at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. “In a time when the eyes of the world have been so focused on the multiple disasters in Japan, the power of taiko […]