Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Friends of the Folsom Library book sale

Shop for incredible bargains in thousands of gently used books, audio books, videos, CDs and much more in both children and adult materials on Sept. 12-14 at the Folsom Public Library. All proceeds directly benefit the Friends of the Folsom Library, a 100 percent non-profit organization. Early Bird Sale is Friday, Sept. 12 rom 5-8 p.m. […]

Lodi Grape Fest is full of fun

The Lodi Grape Festival, through Sept. 14, has a great line up on the Budweiser Amphitheater Stage this year. Rhythm and blues, country, rock and Elvis will entertain festival participants. Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Little Texas will be bringing its brand of rockin’ country to the 2014 Lodi Grape Festival. The energetic band […]

Be a part of ‘Rebel Without Applause’

“Rebel Without Applause,” written and directed by David B. Atkinson, is a broad comic farce set in 1958 at the senior prom for the Elverta High Earwigs. As the show begins the audience learns there has been a murder and the school principal, Mr. P, is the victim. Suspects include Kimberly Goodbody, the class nerd […]

Art on the Divide revs it up

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery is pleased to welcome back Jeffery Beckerleg as guest artist for the month of September. Beckerleg, an artist for more than 34 years, brightened the gallery a few years back with unique metal sculptures, paintings, fused and stained glass art. Quirky Ceramic Cars is now Beckerleg’s trademark. His current work takes […]

FLC presents ‘Spotlight Night’

Folsom Lake College’s “Spotlight Night,” a workforce training and career exploration fair, is on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Folsom campus, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Spotlight Night will feature information on Folsom Lake College’s career and technical education degree and certificate programs, industry partners showcasing employment opportunities and interactive demonstrations. Admission […]

Seniors get a room at CSD

Seniors finally have a gathering place at the Cameron Park Community Center. On Aug. 19 the Cameron Park Community Services District hosted a grand opening celebration. Fueled by the efforts of the Cameron Park Fifty Plus group, the newly created senior room is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Seniors […]

Chris Isaak croons at MontBleu

Whether it’s love, passion or heartbreak, no one sings a breakup or makeup song quite like Chris Isaak. California’s coolest crooner will bring his sweeping catalogue of heart-bending classics — from “Wicked Game,” “Somebody’s Crying” to “San Francisco Days” and “Two Hearts” — to Lake Tahoe for a one-night-only show Saturday, Aug. 9, at MontBleu […]

Music Circus presents ‘South Pacific’

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theater masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful […]

Super Diamond headlines Summer Concert on the Green

Scheduled for July 5, Tahoe Donner’s annual Summer Concert on the Green will feature Super Diamond with opening act performance by Angele and the Wildwood Band. San Francisco’s Super Diamond will bring the Neil Diamond experience to Tahoe Donner at the Summer Concert on the Green. Super Diamond transcends the label of tribute band by […]

It will be a swinging time at Sutter Creek

Jazz Gitan is playing at the Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Jazz Gitan is an acoustic jazz ensemble that carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene in the […]

Amador Fair recognized for community effort

When the lawns at the Amador County Fairgrounds were becoming brown and unsightly just a few weeks before the annual fair in 2013, there wasn’t much the staff could do. The famous street of brightly colored zinnia flowers was in jeopardy and green lawns for fair guests to enjoy were fading away. The Amador Fair, […]

Have some cake and raise money

The Sacramento Self-Help Housing non-profit organization is proud to present the 12th annual “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event at the Grand Ballroom,1215 J St. in Sacramento, on Monday evening, July 14. The community is invited to celebrate the delectable culinary experience of the French by attending the delightfully unique event that showcases sampling of […]

Joni Morris pays tribute to Patsy Cline

Take a step back in time to the late 1950s and early ’60s, when the air waves were filled with country western legend Patsy Cline’s songs like “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Fall to Pieces” as Joni Morris offers her Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline at Harris Center for the Arts. Full of […]

Virginia and Truckee Railroad to open summer season

Step into the frame of an authentic TV western aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. The 2014 season is taking to the rails Memorial Day weekend. Steam train rides from Nevada’s capital, Carson City to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City begin May 24 and extend weekends through Oct. 19. Friday diesel […]

Yard sale to benefit New Morning

New Morning Youth and Family Services invites the public to attend its first Community Yard Sale Extravaganza on Saturday, May 10. More than just a typical yard sale, this event will feature live music all day. The Bad Apples, a junior roller derby league from Sacramento with girls aged 11-17, will be making an appearance. […]

Iain Matthews introduces new release

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley will present Iain Matthews, opening for Richard Thompson, on Wednesday, May 7. While probably best remembered in the United States for his 1978 smash “Shake It,” Iain Matthews has been a worldwide music icon for more than 45 years. Whether as a founding member of Fairport Convention, […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at MontBleu

Cinco de Mayo will sizzle Friday to Monday, May 2 to 5 at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa with Cinco de Mayo-Palooza, featuring four days of live music, zesty food specials and a taco eating contest with $1,000 up for grabs. Siesta prior to the annual fiesta because MontBleu will bring out the […]

Community Observatory to host Astronomy Day

The Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory is a window to the night sky. Members of the community will have the opportunity to become astronomers during Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 3 at the community observatory, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. Attendees will have the chance to see the stars through various reflecting telescopes, follow […]

The Sacramento Music Festival celebrates world-class music

Get ready to move your feet and dance in the streets morning, noon and night when the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee returns over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 to 26. The four-day musical celebration will showcase nearly 100 bands playing 300 sets at 20 venues — most within walking distance — from Old […]

Wedding: Candi Marden and Jaime Pike

Candi Marden and Jaime Pike, both of El Dorado, were united in marriage on March 23 aboard the Tahoe Paradise Yacht at Zephyr Cove, Nev. The reception was held on the Tahoe Paradise Yacht. The Rev. David B. Beronio officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father William Marden. The wedding ceremony united two families into […]

Engagement: Megan Brianna Donnelly and Jonathan Christian Leaf

Megan Brianna Donnelly of Santa Barbara and Jonathan Christian Leaf of Menlo Park announce their engagement. The bride-elect is a student at Westmont College, studying English and graduating in May 2014. She plans to attend graduate school. She is the daughter of Michael and Tania Donnelly from Placerville. The groom-elect is an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. […]

Announcement: Interested in a military career?

Interested in a full-time career as a member of the U.S. Army? Qualified active duty soldiers can earn up to $69,000 in tuition assistance, in addition to salary and benefits. The Army Reserve also offers tuition assistance, as well as paid duty for one weekend a month and two weeks a year. Interested in seeing […]

Band of Miwoks fund mission

Three dental professionals from the Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center recently returned from a weeklong mission to Honduras. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) funded their participation in the Rolling Hills Christian Church’s mission to support local medical/dental needs, assist with construction needs and work with a local orphanage in Tela, Honduras. […]

Scavenger hunt kick-offs drive

Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference will be partnering with local schools for a Toiletries Drive Challenge. Participating elementary schools will compete for a traveling trophy that will be awarded to the school that fills the most collection barrels with items per student ratio. The drive will run from March 31 to April 11 and […]

Adam Marsland to perform

Multi-talented, Los Angeles based musician and producer Adam Marsland comes to the Naked Lounge in Sacramento on April 2. Marsland wrote, played nearly every instrument, produced and engineered “The Owl and the Full Moon” in 2013, an album that consolidates his 17 years as a recording artist, session musician, producer and relentless DIY road warrior. […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge

Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge 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 […]

Tour Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. in  Angels Camp, invites the public to its spring tours 2014 — for the entire month of April. Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum’s spectacular collections of wagons and carriages. Knowledgeable educators are happy to tell visitors all about the gold country history […]

Women work at Sutter’s Fort

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Hard Working Women of the Frontier” event on Saturday, March 15. As an event highlight and in honor of “Women’s History Month,” fort visitors will have the opportunity to hear from special guest Cheryl Stapp, historian and author of “Disaster […]

Sac museums showcase women

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 March, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are […]

SIRO-A arrives in Folsom

The “next generation of entertainment” from Japan is set to arrive at Harris Center for the Arts as SIRO-A, a six-member strong performance group from Sendai, Japan makes its North America debut on the West Coast. Set against a heavy, pulsing techno beat, the show features intricately choreographed projections, LED suits, lights and lasers. SIRO-A: […]

A night of music at Cap Stage

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, is pleased to present Misner & Smith in their second performance on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Opening for the acclaimed Bay Area duo will be Capital Stage’s own producing artistic director Jonathan Williams performing selected songs on guitar in a similar genre. Known for their stunning live […]

Jason Gray in concert

Jason Gray will be in concert at Grace Fellowship Church, 8040 Highway 49 in Jackson, on Friday, Feb. 21. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Gray is a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter. As a person who stutters, Gray’s work emphasizes finding strength in weakness. His first major label record, “All […]

Good things happen at Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance is a community gathering for people of all ages and abilities to dance freely, move however they wish and express themselves. It’s a type of “movement medicine” that heals people by taking them out of their thinking minds and into their bodies. It brings people into an altered state where healing can happen. […]

Placerville offers fit class

Bellyfit is the world’s leading holistic fitness system for women. By blending the power and wisdom of ancient practices with the research technology and trends of the modern world, Bellyfit classes offer much more than just a workout. Bellyfit is the myth busting, spirit soothing, bootie shaking workout designed by women, for women — and […]

Las Madrinas benefits Children’s Hospital

During the holiday season, Las Madrinas honored 35 Southern California families and their daughters for their service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at the annual Las Madrinas Ball on Dec. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 900 guests from the greater Los Angeles area, including the debutantes, their […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Connor B. McDonald

Air Force Airman Connor B. McDonald 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 […]

Connecting all women, all the time since 1964

The El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection (formerly Shingle Springs Christian Women’s Connection) hosts a monthly luncheon on the second Monday of each month. The meeting and luncheon are at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. This event is an informative, entertaining, social gathering that features a speaker telling a personal […]

Ride the rails on Tuesday

The California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. For 12 Tuesdays, weekday guests can delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all ages, the experience […]

Wedding: Jaime Miles and Jeff Moore

Jaime Miles and Jeff Moore were united in marriage in a special group ceremony taking place during the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The ceremony was officiated by Queen Latifa during the evening broadcast of the Grammy Awards. Music for the surprise ceremony was provided by Macklemore and Madonna. The couple then went […]

Cowboy Poetry Gathering celebrates Nevada statehood

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 this year and its home — the state of Nevada is celebrating 150 years. Nevada became the 36th state on Oct. 31, 1864. The sesquicentennial celebration, also known as Nevada 150, started on Oct. 31, 2013 and will culminate on Oct. 31 of this year. Nevada 150 […]

Cantare Chorale holding auditions

If you enjoy singing and want to further develop your vocal talent, now’s the perfect time to join the local choral group Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills. Cantare is excited to announce auditions for its spring season. The 70th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion is fast approaching and Cantare members plan to honor the […]

Jazz piano virtuoso brings musical history to Harris Center

Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist, whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today’s elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as “a virtuoso — pure and simple.” Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, will serve as the venue for Weber as […]

Vegas-style show at MontBleu Theater

Exotic dancers, high-flying aerialists, beat-driven DJs, a fire performer and sword swallower will turn weekends at MontBleu Theater into a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound in the new burlesque revue “Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss” beginning Sunday, Jan. 19. “Sweet Talk” features 10 multi-talented cast members from the region, including members […]

Duty: 1st Lt. Jared H. Juntunen earns Naval Aviator Wings

Native of Shingle Springs 1st Lt. Jared H. Juntunen was awarded Naval Aviator Wings at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, on Nov. 15, 2013, signifying his official designation as a United States Marine Corps aviator. The wings represent the culmination of nearly three years of flight training, across three different aircraft. 1st Lt. Juntunen will be flying […]