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Nonfiction writers unite and unblock

Got a book in you that needs writing but you just can’t get crackin’ without some pushing and prodding? Well filling that bill is a new group that is starting up in September called the El Dorado County Chapter of Nonfiction Authors Association. Sponsored by Barbara Thompson and John Roe, two Cameron Park based therapists, chapter meetings promise to […]

Grow For It! The grand opening is coming

Last-minute preparations are currently ongoing for the grand opening of the Sherwood Demonstration Garden, the crown jewel of the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County. This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no entrance fee, parking is free and the garden is open to all. The […]

Free Medicare 101 class offered

A free Medicare 101 class, lunch and learn is being offered through September, once a week at two locations. Bring a lunch and learn about the ins and outs of Medicare at the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, every Friday at 1 p.m. at the chamber office, 4095 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, and […]

After 5 support group meeting

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 […]

As we were: BOS fights for state funding

25 Years ago Aug. 17, 1990 Supervisors send ‘veto’ message to state Supervisors haven’t given up the fight for state funding of county-run mental health programs. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support an attempt to override Gov. George Deukmejian’s veto of $71.1 million in mental health funding to counties. The […]

Railroad Museum to present special trivia contest

As a highlight to the popular Thursday Night at the Museums program being offered by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum during the summer months, the Railroad Museum will offer a special trivia contest on a Hot August Night on Thursday, Aug. 20. On this special evening, interested museum guests will […]

Placerville Shakespeare Club installs officers

The Placerville Shakespeare Club recently installed its new officers for 2015-16. The following women accepted the leadership of the club for the year: Merrilee Heffernan, president; Carole Burnley, first vice president; Joyce Francies, second vice president; Raelene Nunn, third vice president; Margaret Lockwood, secretary; Edna Knutsen, general fund treasure; Dianna Rowe, renovation fund treasurer; Betty Ackley, Mollie Hurd fund treasurer; and Dolores Hardy […]

Lobsterpalooza returns

Lobsterpalooza 2015 will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville, from 4-8 p.m. A full lobster dinner is only $33. To go with the lobster will be live music and many exciting prizes to be won. Groups of eight are guaranteed their own table. Take out lobster […]

Free Davisson Brothers band performance

The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating its 31st birthday on Saturday, Aug. 15 with a free performance by the Davisson Brothers Band plus much more. The Davisson Brothers Band will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in TJ’s Corral. “The energy, talent and enthusiasm that the Davisson Brothers Band brought to TJ’s Corral during the June concert […]

The important things: The 360 degree life

Why can it be so challenging to live at the speed of life? To live fully in charge while sitting in the driver’s seat of our lives takes courage, vigilance and our very best effort. Maybe we want to experience all that is good and beautiful in life while savoring every delicious moment, so we […]

Lifeline conducting screening in Shingle Springs

Residents living in and around the Shingle Springs area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, will host this community event on Sept. 4. Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup […]

Time to register for Girl Scouts

As families start thinking about their children returning to school, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is inviting girls to join the fun and register for Girl Scouts. Providing countless opportunities for making friends, trying new things and exercising leadership skills through activities like building robots, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports […]

Summer music series is winding down

El Dorado County’s ultimate crooner and local legend Bob Rawleigh brings the summer music series to a close at Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, on Saturday, Aug. 8 evening. Rawleigh blends the style of legendary greats like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett with today’s favorites like Michael […]

Capital Stage presents a special performance

Capital Stage presents the return of Capital Stage favorite Katie Rubin in her one-woman show,  “Insides Out.” Rubin has entertained Capital Stage audiences with her hilarious performances in “The North Plan,” “In the Next Room” and “Hunter Gathers,” as well as with her other solo shows “My Spiritual Death,” “Death,” “Amazing and Sage” and “Why […]

Classical guitarist performs TV and movie scores

Classical music scores from the hit PBS TV-series “Downton Abbey,” Hollywood classics “Sense and Sensibility” and the Hitchcock masterpiece “Psycho” along with flamenco and dance-inspired symphonies will highlight the second weekend of Lake Tahoe SummerFest. Ana Vidović, premier classical guitarist of her generation, along with Jeremy McCoy, a critically acclaimed double bass player with the […]

Guitar champion plays at Sutter Creek

Michael Chapdelaine, national fingerstyle and national classical guitar champion is appearing at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, Amador County, on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Only one person — Chapdelaine — has ever won the world’s top competitions in both fingerstyle and classical guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the […]

See demo at Camera Club meeting

The El Dorado Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Our speaker this month will be Dana Gumbiner. She will be demonstrating the Lyve Photo Storage & Display system. The system is a home-based photo organizer that allows users to use several different devices to access pictures. For […]

‘Lend Me a Tenor’ auditions at IT

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming auditions for the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” directed by Jody Klemens on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. This madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. All roles are available: Max — assistant […]

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Series to explore tenets of Islam

Lessons on Islam: A Mutual Exploration is being presented at the El Dorado Baha’i Center, 484 Pleasant Valley, Suite 6, in Diamond Springs, starting on Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Facilitators are Brandon Gagliardo and Linn Williamson. This six-part series, which meets once monthly, will be a respectful and mutual exploration into the basic tenets of Islam, to […]

DKGamma presents awards

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of women educators, local chapter Epsilon Chi, completed a busy year by awarding scholarships and recognizing member achievements that focus on the international goal to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators. The $300 Edna Miller Continuing Education scholarships were awarded to Mary Ferrill, Behnaz Gangursky and […]

Artists show works at luncheon

The El Dorado Women’s Connection Luncheon is Monday, Aug. 10 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Lunch seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Cost is $18. The featured presentation is Artists of the Gold Country. Gold country artists, Anca Statescu and Lisa Aikenhead will display some […]

Mobile food pantry to distribute food

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of Pollock Pines with its mobile food pantry on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 10-11 a.m. at the Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you are struggling to make ends meet, […]

New dance studio leaps onto scene

There’s a new dance studio in town and its founder and artistic director Bianca Wilde can’t wait to open its doors at a grand opening Saturday, Aug. 8. Wilde, 25, a Cameron Park resident, graduated from Ponderosa High School in 2008 before being accepted into Brigham Young University — Idaho’s prestigious dance baccalaureate program. While […]

August is Toy Train Month at Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2015 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the crowd-favorite Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit. In recognition of Toy Train month in August, an entirely new selection of Buddy “L” […]

Register now for leaders academy

The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Business Leaders Academy will begin in the fall. This academy is intended for business professionals seeking to improve their skills and increase success in their businesses. Six sessions will be presented by leading professionals and includes topics such as: Shared Leadership and Team Building (Francie […]

Alums present scholarships

Once again the El Dorado High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the scholarship winners from the local high schools. These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are looking to the future by furthering their education. Winners are: El Dorado High School — Sage Somers, a renewable four-year Emerald Luther Memorial scholarship of […]

EDH Arts Association show at Harris Center

The El Dorado Hills Arts Association Membership Show is featured at the Bank of America Gallery in the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Thirty-nine member artists have created the 55 artistic works juried into this event. The show runs through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 […]

Holocaust survivor and Purple Heart recipient to share story

How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will honor the region by sharing his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, from 2-4 p.m. This event is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Master Food Preservers: The fickle pickle

The UCCE Master Food Preserver 2015 series of classes started July 7. The kick-off class was Of Course You Can! Food Safety and Basic Waterbath Canning. The next class, The Fickle Pickle, is on Saturday, July 18 in the board room at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Learn to pickle […]

As we were: Rough road ahead

25 Years ago July 13, 1990 Road fees passed by supervisors By URSULA ROSE The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved of road improvement fees for Bassi Road in Lotus, Cameron Park, and El Dorado Hills at its meeting on Tuesday. All fees will be charged this fall, said Scott Chadd, transportation director. The Department […]

Charles B. Mitchell wines take top honors

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards and Winery by the Creek announced a successful run at the recent 39th Annual Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The two Charles B. Mitchell­ owned wineries combined to win three gold medals and five silver medals at the Costa Mesa-­based event. Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards’ 2012 Estate Grand Reserve, 2013 […]

Things are looking Optimiztiq for music festival

What: Placerville Music Festival Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Sunday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost: $25 presale and $35 day of the event Information: placervillemusicfestival.com or 530-417-3093   Elyse Langford and her sister Ruth were enjoying an afternoon at the Reggae on the River music festival in southern […]

Amador County Fair implements no-wash policy in livestock areas

The Amador County Fair, in keeping with the water usage reduction programs for the state of California is implementing a no-wash policy in the livestock and horse show areas this year. While exhibitors will not be able to hose off their animals for shows and judging, they will be able to use one-gallon spray bottles […]

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