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Three-time Mammo Man blushes pink

For the third year in a row attorney David W. Combellack blushed as the winner of this year’s Mammo Man contest was announced. Dressed in a white tuxedo with pink trim and raising nearly $5,000 in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Combellack’s determination and passion will benefit art therapy for local cancer patients. The […]

Placerville’s Papa Murphy’s Pizza is collecting toys

Placerville’s Papa Murphy’s Pizza store, 65 Fair Lane, is collecting toys for the annual FOX40 Holiday Toy Drive benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children. New, unwrapped toy donations will be accepted through Dec. 11. The staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California will wrap the toys just in time for Santa Claus to deliver Christmas morning. These toys […]

Placerville Arts Association celebrated 50th anniversary

Silently, car after car began to fill the parking lot on May 16. One by one the artists carried their precious artwork into the building. After a year of planning and anticipation, the day had arrived and history began to fill the walls of the Placerville Shakespeare Club. Every detail of the day was meticulously planned by […]

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 […]

Teaching youth an appreciation for wildlife biology

Wildlife tracking By Shelly Blair Wildlife biologist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region It is approaching Thursday, April 16 and I am readying equipment for tracking deer. My capture pack is prepared, deer gps/satellite collars tested and working, receivers charged and antennae cables packed. Hobbles — check, eye covers — check, antlers […]

Paris Comes to Sacramento with ‘Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910′

The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910” is on view Feb. 1 to April 26. This special exhibition is a journey into Paris in its most dynamic years, when the city was an incubator for artistic and literary movements. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec himself fits no category, but groups […]

Hands on History teaches trades

As part of a special and continuing interactive program happening on the third Saturday of each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades and Treaties” event on Jan. 17. From 10 a.m-5 p.m, visitors to the fort will step back in time to the 1840s to […]

Jean the ‘dancing machine’ turns 100

Family, friends and members of the jazz band gathered to celebrate Jean Dahlinger’s 100th birthday at the Barton Mountain Café. Hugs and smiles filled the room as the South Lake Tahoe High School jazz band kicked off the party with “America the Beautiful” and a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Dahlinger was born on Nov. 12, […]

Sierra Rep offers pre show fun

Before select performances of “Sanders Family Christmas,”  the Sierra Repertory Theater will offer festive pre-show activities outside the Fallon Theater in Columbia State Park. Sonora High School students will sing carols on Friday, Dec. 5, members of the Church of the 49ers will sing on Dec. 12 and 13, and the vocal group Sincerely will sing on Dec. […]

Harvest Days at Green Acres

When Doug Alberts opened Green Acres Farmer’s Market in Camino this year, he had a vision of much more than produce for his customers. “I would like Green Acres to be a year-round destination-type location with something for everyone — fresh, local produce and products, events, family activities, local handcrafts and foods, gifts and wine […]

Prague Philharmonic Choir tradition comes to Folsom

The Prague Philharmonic Choir, led by principal conductor Lukáš Vasilek, a professional choral ensemble of almost 70 members which has been performing and recording all over the world for 79 years, comes to the Harris Center for the Arts on Monday, Nov.10 at 7:30 p.m. The choir collaborates with renowned orchestras and conductors of the international […]

Molybden makes a tour stop at Cozmic Café

Austin spook-tonk singer Molybden is making a tour stop in Placerville at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 18. The performance is in support of her forthcoming digital single “Take It,” recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Ellison and the four-song full stream she released earlier this year, entitled “Woman Who Left Behind” […]

Great eats at Chowda Chomp

Come to Volcano’s Armory Hall on Sunday, Nov. 9 for the third annual Chowda Chomp. Private and commercial competitors from local homes and restaurants will serve up their favorite chowder for tasting and voting. The Chomp begins at 11 a.m. and the tasting (and eating) continues until 2 p.m., with awards announced at 3 p.m. […]

Food bank helps fire victims

The Food Bank of El Dorado County partnered with the California Department of Social Services Emergency Food Assistance Program, California Emergency FoodLink and an Emergency Food Assistance Network to assist individuals and families who are affected by the King Fire. Don Williams at the California Emergency Food Assistance Program and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow got right […]

Sac State goes happy

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz declared that “Happiness is a warm puppy,” but it can be a lot more complex than that. This year, the California State University, Sacramento community will delve into the many “Global Perspectives on Happiness” as its One World Initiative  topic. One World is a campus-wide initiative aimed at bringing students, faculty […]

Harvest Hoedown at Shadow Ranch

What better way to celebrate the fall harvest than a country hoedown on a historic homestead and vineyard? Shadow Ranch Vineyard will welcome the fall season with its eighth annual Harvest Hoedown on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. This is Shadow Ranch’s time to celebrate the conclusion of the harvest season. It is a […]

Learn pirate speak at Fairytale Town

Families are invited to Fairytale Town for swashbuckling fun in celebration of international Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday, Sept. 19. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., adults and children can enjoy talking like a pirate plus pirate fun and games inside Fairytale Town’s storybook park. Young sailors can learn pirate vocabulary, songs of the seas […]

Tall Ship to arrive in Sacramento

Due to high demand for its educational programs, the tall ship “Hawaiian Chieftain,” a regular visitor to Old Sacramento in the fall, will arrive nearly one month earlier than usual. A growing number of bookings by Sacramento-area public and private schools led to a decision to bring the tall ship to Sacramento in mid-September, rather […]

Keith Haring exhibition now showing at de Young

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce “Keith Haring: The Political Line,” is now showing at the de Young. This is the first American exhibition to assess the political dimension and scope of Haring’s artistic concerns. Working across a variety of media, including subway drawings, paintings and sculptures, Haring (1958-1990) devoted himself to […]

Wining in downtown Amador City

Saturday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Amador City presents Downtown Wine in the Streets of Amador City. More than 15 wineries will pour their award-winning wines on Old Highway 49. Guests will drink fine Amador wines to the backdrop of a charming old western town. Fine cheeses and artisan breads will be provided to complement […]

Run for Courage to raise funds for awareness

Run For Courage provides education in the classroom and raises awareness and funds to combat human trafficking. The organization’s fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Funds generated from this event support a variety of education, awareness and restoration efforts and programs involved […]

Railtown celebrates working on the railroad

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is planning a festive and fun community celebration on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to recognize and honor the hundreds of current and former Sierra Railway, Sierra Railroad and Railtown 1897 SHP workers, their descendants and family members. The celebration will include special photographs, temporary exhibits throughout […]

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 […]

Electronic Bassnectar brings show to MontBleu

Electronic dance music icon Bassnectar will bring his driving signature dubstep sound, hypnotic light show and all the bass Nov. 6 to MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa (montbleuresort.com) for a one-night-only show as part of the coast-to-coast Noise vs. Beauty 2014 Tour. The critically acclaimed artist is internationally recognized for live shows that sweep contemporary […]

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. […]

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