Friday, January 30, 2015

Pink Floyd tribute at Sutter Creek Theatre

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents House of Floyd — The music of Pink Floyd on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. The group is back by popular demand and offers great sound, great video, lasers, fog — this show has it all. House of Floyd, a reverent tribute to Pink […]

Russian National Ballet presents major ballets

Over a span of three days, the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues its mission of presenting major Russian ballets by performing “Giselle,” “Chopiniana,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Don Quixote,” at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. “Giselle” tells the story of a peasant girl of the same name who dies of […]

Women’s luncheon

At the Monday, Feb. 9 El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection, Winterhill Farms will share the perfect olive oil. Enjoy tasting olive oil blends and getting cooking information. As a member of the California Olive Oil Council, Winterhill’s olive oils are guaranteed the very highest quality providing higher antioxidants and stability with wonderful taste and aroma. The […]

Talented Peter Coyote to appear at Harris Center

He’s a man of many talents — respected actor, Emmy award-winning narrator, distinguished writer and activist, along with being a songwriter, guitarist and singer. Now Peter Coyote comes to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, to share his reflections on a life that include “doing the ’60s” in San Francisco and […]

Poetry Out Loud season has arrived

The scent of poems is in the wind. This year, seven El Dorado high school programs are participating in El Dorado County’s sixth Poetry Out Loud season. During January hundreds of students are feverishly memorizing and reciting their poems, hoping to perfect their performances before school competitions, scheduled to take place in late January and […]

Sugarloaf stampede registration open

On Saturday, April 18, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the annual Sugarloaf Stampede 5K/10K/10mile race benefiting the Sugarloaf Station Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants partial scholarships to students who attend the Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp during the summer. Beginning and ending at Louisiana Schnell School in Placerville, enjoy […]

As we were: Children a concern

25 Years ago Jan. 19, 1990 Waters seeks child care relief for special children A measure with potential of providing millions of dollars for building child-care facilities for handicapped children, has passed the Assembly Human Services Committee. The measure, Assembly Bill 437, by Assemblyman Norm Waters, raises the fee of birth certificates by $2. Proceeds from […]

Veterans’ Voices presents workshop

The El Dorado Arts Council, in partnership with churches and veterans service organizations, is excited to announce that Veterans’ Voices II, the second in a series of ongoing writing workshops for foothill and El Dorado County veterans, will begin on Thursday, Feb. 5. The workshops are an opportunity for all veterans, especially those returning from […]

Little League Baseball announces changes

Last year Little League Baseball approved a few critical changes to the participation criteria which are now in effect. First, any player who will turn the age of 4 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in the local Little League program. Previously, a player needed to be 5 years old to […]

Cedar Springs Waldorf School to hold informational meetings

Cedar Springs Waldorf School, 6029 Gold Meadows Road in Placerville, is offing a Waldorf Education Information Series and Tours in January for interested parents. Cedar Springs Waldorf School is a fully accredited Waldorf school providing a rich comprehensive education to children pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Located on a beautiful 5-acre campus,  the school has been […]

‘Space, Light and Pattern’ exhibition opens

Throughout the month of January, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in Davis, will be exhibiting “Space, Light and Pattern” by artist Joseph Bellacera. A special opening reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9. Bellacera devotes full time to the challenge of making art out of chaos. With […]

Soul Play opens concert series

The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, is opening its 2015 concert series with Soul Play on Saturday, Jan. 10. Opening the evening of music is local favorite Tamra Godey. Soul Play is one of Sacramento’s premiere R&B, soul and funk bands. A tight musical group, Soul Play features some of […]

Plenty of winter fun at Tahoe

Best-of-Tahoe Resorts highlights the best of what’s new for the 2015 season at Lake Tahoe. Heavenly’s high-energy atmosphere is guaranteed to reach a new level during winter with the opening of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in early 2015 in South Lake Tahoe’s casino core. In addition to a 25,000 square-foot casino, […]

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ face off at Harris Center

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life from Jan. 19-21, on the Harris Center for the Arts stage in an all new production of the musical phenomenon “Jekyll & Hyde.” Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, “Jekyll & Hyde” is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant […]

Tahoe Hard Rock Hotel and Casino places new sign

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe met a major milestone in its $60 million renovation and redesign with the installation of a new monument sign along Highway 50. The new sign replaces the debilitated Horizon marquee and ushers in an improved property make-over and economic revitalization of Tahoe South and the Highway 50 […]

Grow For It! Master Gardeners help you grow healthy in 2015

So how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? If you pledged to nourish your brain and body in positive ways for 2015, your local University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have just the thing to help keep you on track. They are making some exciting additions to the class schedule and bringing […]

As we were: Here comes the judge

25 Years ago Jan. 5, 1990 Judge Riley seeks election Superior Court Judge Patrick Riley announced Wednesday that he will run as an incumbent candidate for the position of Superior Court Judge in the June primary election. As a judge, following his appointment to fill the vacancy of retired Judge Lloyd “Bud” Hamilton, he said […]

Luncheon is resheduled

The El Dorado Women’s Lunch Connection meeting originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 12 has been rescheduled to March due to an unexpected outage at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Seating for the March date is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Cost is $18. The luncheon will feature ladies modeling fashions […]

El Dorado County youth prove they are stars

From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church. […]

California Vineyards and wineries to go for the green

California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the inaugural California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. Applications are now being accepted at The California Green Medal was developed by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners and Vineyard Team as a way […]

Arbor Day Foundation offers trees

Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2015. “These small flowering trees will provide any landscape in California with a splash of color for much of the year,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. […]

As we were: Saving Bambi

25 Years ago Dec. 29, 1989 Subdivision developers seek DFG deer clearance Noting that their “hands are tied,” the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is suggesting that the developers of the proposed 25-lot Pepper Pike subdivision continue negotiating with the state Fish and Game to resolve problems that entity has with the project. The Southpointe […]

Grow For It! Gifts from the garden

Every year, Master Gardeners hold a holiday gathering to celebrate the past year. One of the fun parts of the event is an optional gift exchange, with the only rule being “Make It, Bake It or Grow It!” Adding to the fun is that you can “steal” gifts from others several times. It is fun […]

FAN clothing drive a big success

The community support poured into the second annual Winter Clothing Drive and the Foster Awareness Network (FAN) was able to distribute a great deal of new and gently-used clothing to foster youth as well as others who are less fortunate. “I was amazed to see our drop-off sites completely fill with our area’s generosity. It […]

Documentary chronicles archaeological investigationbuffs

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion will want to experience “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in more than 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. In “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt […]

Guess Who is at MontBleu

The Guess Who, Canada’s first international rock music superstars whose anthems “American Woman,” “These Eyes” and “Share the Land” rocked the charts in the 1970s and remain classic rock staples today, brings its hard-charging guitar and vocals to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Baby Boomer generation rockers from […]

Home Instead hiring 180 caregivers to meet demand

As America’s aging population continues to grow, the need for caregivers has become increasingly apparent. That’s why Home Instead Senior Care, the leading global provider of home care services for seniors, has announced that its Rancho Cordova-based franchise anticipates hiring nearly 180 CAREGiversSM in 2015 across three franchises serving Sacramento, Placer, Nevada and El Dorado […]

Visiting Angels are available to help at the holidays

While the New Year festivities are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly. Many seniors pine for lost loves one and have families hundreds of miles away. It’s often a struggle for seniors to decorate, shop and prepare a meal, especially for those […]

Visit Smokey Joe’s Café

The 20th anniversary National Tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom opening Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Billed as “the hottest joint in town,” […]

A guide for thrifty fashionistas

The El Dorado Women’s Lunch Connection meeting is Monday, Jan. 12 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Seating is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Cost is $18. The luncheon will feature ladies modeling fashions they purchased from Snowline Hospice. They will show off their marvelous one-of-a-kind outfits with thrifty […]

Fine Arts Museums of SF gets Guidekick app

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce their partnership with Guidekick — a mobile app that allows tourists and visitors the opportunity to be their own personal tour guide. The de Young Museum will be featured in Guidekick’s upcoming Golden Gate Park guide that will be available for download in January […]

Caboose leads the way

It’s rather unusual for a caboose — but this one has quite a following. Fans of the restored vintage caboose that sits near the old train depot in Shingle Springs will gather Saturday, Dec. 20 to see project volunteers honored with an award from the El Dorado County Historical Society. The restored caboose, painted green, […]

Take a break for 5k and 10K walk/run

The first Christmas Carol Classic 5K and 10K Walk/Run, and Tiny Tim Fun Run is Saturday, Dec. 20. This is a holiday-themed event with the start and finish line and festival area at Lembi Park in Folsom. The 5K and 10K routes follow the paved Folsom Trails. Come and enjoy Christmas carolers, hot apple cider, […]

Book relates story set in El Dorado County

Jennifer Longo is a Gold Trail School Elementary School and El Dorado High School alumnus who published a tale set in El Dorado County. Called “Six Feet Over It,” it is a clever and heart-warming tale. The main character Leigh is a girl who works and lives at a cemetery in Hangtown managed by her family’s […]

CASA receives important gift from Wells Fargo

Every day is a normal day for most of us, but it’s never a “normal” day for abused and neglected kids. They didn’t ask to be born into the mess they find themselves in and they desperately need help. These children need a CASA who will advocate for them in court and consistently guide them […]

El Dorado County libraries offer many programs

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the Web to determine a career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were visited […]

Golden Sierra grad hopes to release film

Former Golden Sierra High School student and local resident Ben Toth, who shot his first film at the age of 10, is coming out with his latest production, “SooSoo Conquer Paradise,” a comedy thriller about a TV personality on the trail of her sister’s killer. “It’s a quirky name for a quirky character,” said Toth, […]

My Time group meeting in January

My Time 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 My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

NatureBowl coaches sign up now

Each spring, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife puts on a “competition” called NatureBowl, inviting schools and clubs to put together teams of third through sixth graders to take on challenges that test and develop their environmental literacy. While one stage of NatureBowl takes the format of a traditional quiz bowl, other activities engage students […]

As we were: Water projects

25 Years ago December 15, 1989 EID board still eyeing Small Alder The El Dorado Irrigation District board of directors decided to pay Ebasco Services $7,500 Monday to update a cost study for a 31,000 acre-foot reservoir and dam on Alder Creek near Kyburz. The scope of work for the update will include review of costs […]

Old City Cemetery in Sacramento recognized

The City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History have recently been informed that the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic […]

Sign up for 19th annual Race for the Cure

Every day heroes take center stage in 2015 as the Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen kicks off registration for its 19th annual Race for the Cure. Scheduled for May 9 at Cal Expo, the breast cancer run/walk will feature an inspiring theme and super team competition as well as the popular early bird […]

Extended day programs praised

A national survey conducted by the Afterschool Alliance has distinguished California as the leading state in after school programs with strong student participation and high program satisfaction among parents. “These programs are helping our children learn and stay safe after school, while helping working parents keep their jobs,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom […]

Sac State dancers are happy

This season’s Dance Sites 2014/Faculty Dance Concert at California State University, Sacramento features six faculty choreographers and two special guest artists creating works for student dancers. Many of the choreographers are using the university’s One World Initiative topic of “Happiness” as their theme in works that feature music ranging from gospel to Mexican folklorico ballet, […]

Belly dancing produces a double benefit

“Hips are for Helping,” according to performer Vahana and not only does her Middle Eastern dancing raise money for local folks in need, but the audience likely goes away feeling like they’ve been given a boost as well. Vahana, who lives in El Dorado, loves to belly dance, an art she learned in Hollywood almost […]