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Main Street is a ‘Merry Merchant Marketplace’

Placerville’s Main Street merchants are offering a new shopping and dining experience this year called the “Merry Merchant Marketplace” for the holidays. To help shoppers find the perfect give for relatives and friends to promote the buy/shop local philosophy, participating merchants are providing shoppers with a wish list postcard. After filling the cards out with […]

Youth symphony plays Sutter Creek

The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek in Amador County, is hosting a free concert by the Mother Lode Youth Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The Mother Lode Youth Symphony, now in its 16th season, features youth musicians 7 to 19 from foothill counties. The MLYS provides these talented musicians […]

Amadeus shines in Mozart opera showcase at Sac State

Wolfgang’s best will be performed as part of California State University, Sacramento’s Arts Experience in the appropriately titled “Mozart! Mozart!” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the campus’ Capistrano Concert Hall, 6000 J St. The University’s Opera Theatre will present arias, duets, trios and entire scenes from some of the composer’s best-loved works, […]

Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera opens pops series

It’s 1975. Disco is in full swing with high-cut boots and low-cut bell-bottoms on the dance floor. It is also the year rock super group Queen, lead by the incomparable Freddie Mercury, debuts its single “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This song, along with countless other Queen hits, has permeated our culture through movies, TV shows and now […]

EDAC to hold annual Holiday Art Gifts Showcase

El Dorado Arts Council is hosting its annual Holiday Art Gifts Showcase featuring the craftsmanship of local artists. Affordable and unique gifts for sale will include fine art, ceramics, jewelry, cards, accessories and more. Special sip and shop Saturdays will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. Patrons will be treated to complimentary […]

Living Exhibit shows butterflies’ fleeting flitter of a life

Some small, colorful visitors have taken up temporary residency in California State University, Sacramento’s Sequoia Hall lobby. Painted lady butterflies are the latest inhabitants of the biology department’s Living Exhibit. Each semester the department features a living item for the lobby display case. This fall, biologist Merrill Roseberry decided to let the life cycle of […]

British music icon visits Harris Center

This intimate evening includes film footage and photos from Peter Asher’s considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller’s gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of ’60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast […]

Fall fest features band competition

The region’s most highly anticipated High School Marching Band Competition will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Folsom High School’s Prairie City Stadium, 1655 Iron Point Road in Folsom, from 3:30-10 p.m. It will be an exciting day of entertainment from some of Northern California and Nevada’s top marching bands and color guards. In addition […]

Wineries to celebrate the 21st Amendment

Get ready to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition with some of the El Dorado Winery Association members on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Blind Barrel event will mark the passage of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933. The ’30’s-themed party will take place at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 State Highway 49, […]

After 5 Club 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 generally meets the second Wednesday of each month. In November […]

Musical benefit for children on Halloween

A benefit for Rodney, 3 years old, and Luigi, 16 months old, is Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Gold Trail Grange, No. 452, 319 Highway 49 in Coloma. The children lost their mother in a tragic car accident. Their families have been longtime residents of El Dorado County and are blessed to have the love and support of […]

Horoscope, Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lunar Agitation The lunar shift from Taurus to communicative Gemini is an agitating force. Opinions burble to the surface — everyone seems to have a different one. Don’t believe all you hear. Wait for more information to come out. It would be lazy to base your choices on popular notions. Besides, there’s too much that […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Post Full Moon Normally, the day after the full moon can feel like the morning after a big party, when indulgences have caught up with us. The fun is over, and it’s time to clean and get back to reality. In today’s case, the Taurus moon is convinced that the party is still going on. […]

Step into history in Old Sac

Walk in the footsteps of Sacramento’s history. Known for its popular Old Sacramento Underground Tour program, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation presents all-new Gold Rush Experience walking tours through Dec. 13. Led by lively and knowledgeable tour guides, visitors will enjoy an experience that walks them through Sacramento’s unique history, bringing alive the spirit of the […]

Folsom Symphony season opens with three ‘Masterpieces’

The Folsom Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Peter Jaffe, officially opens its 2015-16 season on Saturday, Oct. 24 with “Masterpieces,” a selection of three of the most esteemed works of classical music. Alon Goldstein, an Israeli classical pianist, performs as guest soloist. The set opens with Aaron Copland’s patriotic “Fanfare for the Common Man” […]

Railtown 1897 trains harvest Halloween fun

California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer three weekends of family-friendly “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train that departs at 10:30 a.m., noon, […]

James Garner on the Divide

Missing the deep-throated soul of Johnny Cash? Then be sure to come to James Garner’s tribute to the music of The Man in Black, in the Georgetown Oddfellows Hall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, sponsored by Music on The Divide. Garner’s tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of Cash with […]

Fundraiser for Nick Brown

Nick Brown, a 15-year-old sophomore, underwent brain surgery after a Union Mine High School junior varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 28. He is going through an ambitious recovery program that is placing an emotional and financial toll on his family. To help with expenses there will be a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17. […]

Fall into October with violin prodigy

Simone Porter is only 19 years old and has already taken the world by storm. She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, L.A. Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She recently was chosen to fill in for famed violinist Hilary Hahn with the Houston Symphony. Porter has also been […]

Western Railway Museum presents Pumpkin Patch

Each Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 10 through 25 the Western Railway Museum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 18th year, this classic harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition. To kick off the annual event the opening weekend of Oct. 10 and 11 features a roaming […]

Discover ghostly side of Sacramento

As part of the fun and interpretive Old Sacramento Living History Program, the eerie and ever-popular one-hour Ghost Tours return this October. Old Sacramento guests can journey back in time to hear ghostly tales and spooky stories as they walk through the history-rich streets and re-live 19th century lore on Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 […]

Say salami at Holly’s Hill

Six gourmet salamis from Seattle’s Salumi Artisan Cured Meats will be paired with Holly’s Hill Vineyards wines on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Coriander, fennel and mole are just a few of the unique flavors guests will discover this weekend. Dedrick’s Main Street Cheese will be at Holly’s Hill offering […]

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 […]

Master Food Preservers: Harvesting autumn

Persimmons, pumpkins, pomegranates and cranberries, too — autumn brings not only shorter days and cooler temperatures but also rich, beautiful fruits from gardens and orchards. Persimmons are an interesting fruit that many people don’t know how to process or incorporate into their cooking. There are a few different types of persimmons, the variety typically used […]

Grow for it! Cover crops

Using cover crops, also called “green manure,” is the easiest way to add nutrients to the soil while making the garden look prolific. The organic matter provided when tilling under a cover crop will improve soil structure and aeration, increase water and nutrient holding capacity and supply a portion of the nutrient requirements for whatever […]

It’s ‘All About Eqwine’ is for All About Equine

The public is invited to an evening of tasting selected California wines to celebrate All About Equine’s six year anniversary and to raise funds to support All About Equine’s programs. “All About Eqwine” is on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Pavilion, El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way, Building A, El Dorado Hills, […]

Naomi Striemer appearing in Placerville

Christian recording artist, book author and seminar speaker Naomi Striemer is appearing in the Experience Center, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in a free concert event. Striemer was signed to a multi-million dollar record deal with Sony Records and has worked with the biggest […]

Run to the Theater

Run to the Theater for the Final Four shows of See How They Run at Imagination Theater Only four shows remain for the funny British farce “See How They Run” now playing at Imagination Theater through Oct. 4. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and […]

Grammy winners play in Sutter Creek

The legendary Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock with legendary accordionist Joel Guzman are playing at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, Amador County, on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Their last exclusive appearance was more than six years ago. Joe Ely formed the Flatlanders with […]

Sierra Symphony presents pops concert at Smith Flat House

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Sierra Symphony will present its annual outdoor pops concert at Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville. The concert begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults or a family special for $30 and can be purchased at the door. The program will feature Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare […]

Animal Outreach sets record days before annual fundraiser

Record heat may be nothing to celebrate but a record number of feral cats being fixed one recent sunny Saturday is reason to rejoice. Weary staff and volunteers of Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode saved enough energy to celebrate after fixing a record-breaking number 72 feral cats during the nonprofit’s Free Community Cat Spay […]

Master Food Preservers: Your just desserts

Apple pie and ice cream sundaes — don’t they sound delicious? While the apple harvest is going on and the end of summer fruits are available, now is the perfect time to stock up on homemade apple pie fillings, sauces and other delectable delights to savor the taste of summer in your desserts all year long. […]

Visit vintage mercantile in Shingle Springs

Join bargain hunters on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the fourth annual Peddlers and Pickers Antique Faire — a vintage mercantile event at the Antique Depot in Shingle Springs. This is a great antiques and sundries sale and event that is akin to a mini-festival. Enjoy the day in a historic train depot setting, which is […]

Jewish High Holidays services at Temple Kol Shalom

Jewish People worldwide will observe Jewish New Year 5776 starting the evening of Sunday, Sept. 13. The Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh Hashanah, the New Year — and conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement. In Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the world. Yom […]

Be a part of Visions of the Harvest

A reminder that the final deadline is approaching for a special exhibition at Georgetown’s hometown art gallery. Art on the Divide Cooperative is excited to announce its second annual invitational art show titled Visions of the Harvest. A call is going out to local and regional artists, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, to submit work. The […]

Take a walking tour of Markleeville

Join the Alpine County Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 5 anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a Historical Walking Tour of downtown Markleeville. The Footsteps through Time stars characters from Alpine County’s wild and wooly past. Mining baron “Lord Chalmers,” the most influential man in Alpine County, learned early in life to live well […]

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash to perform in Sutter Creek

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash will perform on the Sutter Creek Provisions stage, 78 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Friday, Sept. 4 from 6-9 p.m. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure Americana heart and soul,” the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band […]

MajicKat to play at Sutter Creek

MajicKat is playing at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. MajiKat, is a Cat Stevens tribute band ready to thoroughly entertain the audience with 28 of Stevens’ greatest hits as originally recorded in a high-energy show. Called one of the most “influential artists of the […]

Engagement: Madelyn Grace Esposito and Alexander Douglas Smith

Richard and Janie Esposito of Cameron Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Madelyn Grace Esposito to Alexander Douglas Smith, son of Tim and Cindy Smith of Mahomet, Ill. Esposito received a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and master of arts in marriage and family […]

Secret to 60 years of marriage: Shared laughter

Every time Jim would look in her direction, Barbara would take her eyeglasses off so he wouldn’t know she wore them. It worked, because he thought the 16-year-old looked just like Elizabeth Taylor, “but actually better looking.” Barbara thought the 19-year-old Jim looked like James Dean, “only better” — but then again, she didn’t have […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea

Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea 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 […]

Cap Stage presents dark comedy

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, will launch its 11th season: Brave New World with Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play.” Mr. Burns is a celebration of storytelling and will be directed by Michael Stevenson (“Ideation,” “Clybourne Park,” Mauitius,” “Erratica” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”). This production will also mark the beginning of Stevenson’s tenure […]

’50s dinner, dance to help women

Saturday, Aug. 15, Cornerstone of Hope, a nonprofit organization helping women coming from homelessness, addiction and domestic violence and abuse, will hold a ’50s dinner and dance fundraiser from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Pollock Pines Community Church, 6361 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines. The event features the band Look-N Back with Joe Kirkpatrick and Bobby […]

‘Hair’ brings sun shine to Music Circus

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents “Hair,” the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock ‘n’ roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and “Let the Sun Shine In.” Featuring hit songs such as “Aquarius,” “Let […]

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