Friday, April 18, 2014

Promenade in high style

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation invites one and all to dress up in their favorite Easter finery — or other historic apparel — to celebrate in high style during the 19th annual “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade. Year after year, visitors of all ages come from near and far to take a leisurely one-hour stroll […]

COOL School is accepting applications

The Rescue Union School District is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Rescue Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning (COOL) School Virtual Academy for the 2014-15 school year. The COOL School is an innovative, online, independent study program for students in grades three through eight. The program’s 21st century technology engages students by […]

Great Guitars strings audience along

One night, four great guitarists and 24 strings come to the Harris Center on Monday, April 14. Four of the world’s leading acoustic guitar virtuosos join creative forces to bring their individual and collective musical genius to the stage with The Great Guitars. The Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is one of only […]

Walk around the block — the Fabulous Fifties at Girls Night Out

Poodle skirts and ducktail haircuts, saddle shoes and cigarettes rolled into T-shirt sleeves — it’s the Fabulous 50s all over again at Girls Night Out in downtown Placerville on Friday, April 11. Merchants, restaurants and artists welcome the ladies and their gentlemen friends, to Main Street for a night of music, bargains, scavenger hunts, dancing […]

Sac State Presents ‘Gypsy’

Mama Rose is determined that one of her two young daughters is going to be a vaudeville star, and she’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. But is she doing it for them or herself? That’s the launching point for “Gypsy,” the classic American musical with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen […]

Grow For It: Water-saving drip irrigation

It is doubtful that anyone living in El Dorado County or the whole of California for that matter who is not aware of the serious drought conditions impacting everything from household water use, home gardening, commercial agriculture, new home construction, etc. The list is a long one. We all need to do our part to […]

Crocker and Sac State U-Nite for art

California State university, Sacramento’s art faculty members will present their works in a special exhibit, Gypsy jazz will fill the air and a giant, inflatable brain will be filled with balloons. Those are just a few of the many attractions to be offered when Sac State and the Crocker Art Museum, 216 ) St. in […]

Falcon’s Eye Theatre presents ‘Spring Awakening’

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama, “Spring Awakening.” This marks the first performance by The Falcon’s Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, […]

Workshop to cover retirement planning and you

Looking forward to the day you can hang up the work clothes, take down the shingle and say goodbye to the business world? Join the El Dorado County Commission on Aging for an interactive and informative retirement planning workshop, “Planning for a Lifetime” at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the El Dorado County […]

American Pickers are looking for interesting stuff

The American Pickers will be coming to the Northern California area and the El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office is looking for people with barns, warehouses and buildings full of odd, unique and interesting collections. It is good to have some history of the items and location information tied to the items. The show is […]

Hangtown Kennel Club offers classes

Hangtown Kennel Club training classes start in April. Beginning Thursday, April 10 the Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville is offering its first six-week training session for 2014 in both obedience and conformation at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. For those preparing a dog for the breed ring, the conformation class focuses on […]

Clarice Assad makes debut performance at Harris Center

Composer, arranger, producer, pianist, vocalist and Grammy Award-nominee Clarice Assad will make her Harris Center for the Arts debut on Thursday, March 27. It comes on the heels of her critically acclaimed performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. As a pianist, Assad has received acclaim for her performances of both original compositions and her own arrangements […]

Enjoy dessert in El Dorado Hills to help families

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

Soroptimist grants to community providers now available

What began 10 years ago as a distribution of hard-earned funds to worthy community providers, has blossomed into an annual program by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills. Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to submit for its 2013-14 financial grants. This community service organization has provided more than $83,000 […]

‘Savory Cocktails’ is that and more

Book: “Savory Cocktails” Author: Greg Henry Publisher: Ulysses Press,  August 2013, softcover, 144 pages, available from Ulysses Press Cost: $16.95 Weary of the same old margaritas or rum and Cokes? Why does every cocktail seem to be sweet? Greg Henry’s “Savory Cocktails” will shake up your taste buds and your entertainment status quo with cocktails […]

A thundering good time at community concert

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association —  the oldest cultural organization in the county — is presenting Dan Crary and Thunderation (steel guitar, banjo and mandolin) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 as its fifth concert of the season. A concert by Thunderation is whistling winds in the pines, rambling boys and tragic […]

Shape up your art with Jay Bishop

“I want to help you acquire the skills to enhance your own artistic voice,” said Jay Bishop, artist, sculptor. Placerville Arts Association is excited to have Bishop sharing his knowledge and talent at the Sunday, March 16 meeting. He will be demonstrating the art of sculpting — his passion. The public is cordially invited to […]

Dinner to introduce Oak Ridge basebell team

On March 15, the 2014 Oak Ridge High School Trojan Baseball Team will be introduced to the El Dorado Hills community. This annual Meet the Trojans Tri-Tip Barbecue Dinner will be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills beginning at 6 p.m. This fun and exciting […]

Corsets tie into ‘Intimate Apparel’ symbolism

The search for love and acceptance in 1905 New York dominates the life of Esther, an African American seamstress who makes provocative garments, in “Intimate Apparel,” playing March 13-23 at Sacramento State’s Playwrights’ Theatre. Lynn Nottage’s play won the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and is being staged by Professor Melinda Wilson Ramey, […]

Spaghetti feed to help fight fires

The Friends of El Dorado County Seniors is having its third annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Sunday, March 16 between 1-5 p.m. at the Diamond Springs El Dorado Volunteer Fire Fighters Memorial Hall, 501 Main St. in Diamond Springs. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 10. A no host bar will […]

Things get jazzy at Mountain Creek Middle School

The 2014 Gold Country Jazz Festival, hosted by the Pioneer Union School District and the Parent Music Coalition, is Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mountain Creek Middle School Gymnasium, 6862 T. Aukum Road in Somerset. The festival is staged to encourage the growth of jazz education and is non-competitive with participating groups receiving […]

‘STePz’ is dance and sound

Under the direction of Savion Glover, “STePz” is yet another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. Glover returns to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, in his latest dance production on Wednesday, March 12  and Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., where he and his ensemble […]

Regal Crown Club members get Red Carpet treatment

Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the United States, announced that two Regal Crown Club members had an experience of a lifetime after winning the Regal Red Carpet Dreams Sweepstakes. On March 2, otherwise known as “Oscar Sunday,” Malia Daugherty of El Dorado Hills, and […]

NBC Olympics and USOC to cover Paralympics

NBC Olympics and the United States Olympic Committee will present an unprecedented 52 hours of coverage of the upcoming Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games across NBC and NBCSN including 27 hours of live coverage, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN. will live stream all events […]

Interesting program at luncheon

The public is invited to attend and bring a friend to the El Dorado Women’s Luncheon Connection luncheon on Monday, March 10 at Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville. Featured speakers are El Dorado Country Senior Center Trip Coordinator, Star Walker, who will share all the exciting 2014 upcoming events for day […]

Friday night at Findleton Winery

Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, presents Garratt Wilkin and Lauren Murphy in a night of harmonies, award-winning songs and rock favorites on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. It is always a fun time hanging out with entertainers Wilkin and Murphy. These two are a natural fit with their harmony vocals and song stylings. They will […]

Smithsonian Jazz group honors Ella Fitzgerald

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra honors the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, at the Harris Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Pulling original, little played arrangements done for Fitzgerald in the ‘40s and ‘50s — charts penned by superstar arrangers such as Billy May, Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn and Benny […]

Find new roses and learn at auction

With this lovely spring weather, haven’t you wandered around your garden and thought: “What am I going to do with that rose that just hasn’t performed?” “I don’t think it is in the right place or maybe I should just take it out and replace it with something fragrant and is a rebloomer?” Mother Lode […]

Marshall Foundation names new officers

The Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees recently elected new officers for 2014: President Penny Lehrman, BSRN; Vice President Bob Gillett; Secretary Maria Pasquale; and Treasurer Judy Morris. Retired Chief of Police George Nielsen is the past president. Lehrman has served on the board since January 2008 and currently serves on the executive committee, the marketing […]

Talk focuses on art and environment

Art On Site, Nevada County Arts and Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art and Lectures present “Art and the Environment: The Art of the Anthropocene.” Art critic, author and cultural geographer William L. Fox takes audiences on a profound and delightful adventure to discover how artists’ depictions of the natural world, dating back to the 1700s and leading […]

Classic movie is an unnerving character study

The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, March 1, with an eerie crime drama from 1931. In this classic, child murderer Hans Becker can’t stop himself from killing. His crimes result in a manhunt so intense that the local hoods get involved when the cops interfere with their livelihood. The criminals decide to […]

Lonestar celebrates 20 years

In a rare, intimate acoustic concert at Harris Center for the arts in Folsom, Lonestar will perform popular selections from its string of hits, along with some favorite country songs and new tracks from “Life as we Know It.” Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified […]

Find out what happens behind cellar doors

Amador Vintners Association endears thousands every year by offering special regional events, each celebrating the fine wines produced in Amador County. Considered one of the nation’s “Five Up-And-Coming Wine Regions” according to USA Today, Amador wineries open their cellar doors the first weekend in March for one of their grandest — Behind the Cellar Door […]

Make a plate in the Fused Glass Art Class

The Fused Glass Art Class will be fun for everyone from the novice crafter or the experienced fuser. Participants will be making a beautiful 8-inch by 8-inch glass weaved basket plate. This plate can make a fabulous gift, candle holder or serving plate. Come join the class for an exciting night of working with glass. This […]

Abbot Tryphon to visit El Dorado County

Are you spiritual but not religious? Have you moved beyond a religious past? Have you had unfortunate religious experiences? Abbott Tryphon of Vashon Island, Wash., will be visiting El Dorado County for a series of talks entitled “An Eastern Perspective on Western Spirituality.” Experience a mini-retreat, as Abbot Tryphon, an Eastern Orthodox Monk for more […]

IT holding auditions for ‘Snow White’

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming audition for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” directed by Peter Wolfe. Auditions are scheduled at the theater, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., including a half hour lunch break. Auditions will include improvisation and cold readings […]

Tractor supply announces scholarship program

Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally […]

Want to join the Master Food Preservers?

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with local communities through public classes, community events and newsletters. Master Food Perservers […]

Grow For It! Five reasons to try a straw bale garden this year

First there were straw bale houses. Now you can have a straw bale garden. Is there a more versatile field crop byproduct than a bale of straw? Straw bale gardens are garnering a lot of gardening interest these days. The beauty of the straw bale is that it provides the perfect medium for growing veggies […]

Wine Smith presents Lauren Murphy

The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting acclaimed recording artist Lauren Murphy on Friday, Feb. 7. Showtime for the 21 and over performance is from 8-11 p.m. Local resident Murphy is widely known for her work with ZERO (Steve Kimock, Judge Murphy and Robert Hunter) and the award-winning country rock outfit Lansdale Station. Her songs […]

Kindergarten open house at Cedar Springs Waldorf

Ever wonder what goes on behind the magical doors of the Cedar Springs Waldorf School’s three-day and five-day kindergartens? Cedar Springs invites the public to the kindergarten open house on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon. The open house is a first-hand experience of the children’s day in kindergarten complete with circle activities, puppet show, […]

‘My Time’ offers help to care givers

“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, a related dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease or Parkinson’s. The goal of this gathering is to share information, successful coping strategies and available options in an emotionally supportive and confidential setting. The […]

IRATION and special guests play at MontBleu

PR Entertainment Presents IRATION plus special guests Natural Vibrations, The Movement and Micah Brown on Saturday, Feb. 1, at MontBleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe. IRATION will kick off 2014 by doing what it loves — hitting the road to play music and hanging out with fans. The past year has represented a period of […]

Grow For It! Succulents

What is a succulent? Technically, it is any plant with thick, fleshy (succulent) water-storing organs. Succulents can store water in their leaves, their stems or their roots. They have adapted to survive in arid conditions throughout the world. This has resulted in an incredible variety of interesting leaf forms and plant shapes, including paddle leaves, […]

Harris Center presents fado star António Zambujo

A leading voice in the revival of male fado singers, António Zambujo brings his distinctive style to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance on Monday, Jan. 27. With his earthy songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretation, Zambujo has emerged as one of the best modern fado artists. One night at a Zambujo […]