Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Remembering EDH columnist Millie Smith

By Jannet Kenneweg Village Life columnist and senior go-getter Millie Smith died Wednesday, July 30, at age 94. Smith moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990 and was a steadfast volunteer in the El Dorado Hills community. When the Senior Nutrition Program started serving lunches in 1998, she rolled up her sleeves and began volunteering for the program. For […]

Twisted Oak event

VALLECITO — John Jorgenson and his quintet will be at the Twisted Oak Winery Concerts 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Advance tickets are only $25 and can be purchased online. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at 6:30 p.m. —  please carpool — the show starts at 7:45pm. Admission is $10 for children under 12. All proceeds from […]

Fabulous Liars to rock PJ’s

The Fabulous Liars call Placerville home and it will be a homecoming to remember when the band returns with its special brand of rock ‘n’ roll to PJ’s Roadhouse on Friday, Aug. 8. “We were joking around that we should change our name to the Hot August Knights for this performance at PJ’s, which is […]

Project Learning Tree workshop

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is holding a Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop on Friday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sonora Library. PLT is an award-winning environmental education program designed to provide educators working with youth of all ages with environmentally focused lesson plans. Learn to lead fun and engaging activities […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Jazz and blues singing star Catherine Russell at Harlow’s

New York City jazz and blues singing star, Catherine Russell, comes to Harlow’s in Sacramento on Friday, Aug. 8 in a performance that also features special guest Hot City. Russell is that rarest of entities — a genuine jazz and blues singer — who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate; a […]

Grow vegetables after summer

Would you like to continue to harvest luscious, home-grown vegetables even after the heat of summer subsides? If so, now is the time to plant for a fall and winter harvest. Learn how to grow a successful winter vegetable garden from UC Master Gardener Zach Dowell Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. The three-hour class […]

Guitar group performs in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents the New West Guitar Group with its original music, jazz, covers, acoustic and electric guitar on Saturday, Aug. 2 Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc “Big City” with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and […]

Build an author platform at the Library

Calling all writers! Have you had an editor, agent or publisher ask you about your “author platform?” Wondering what they mean by an “author platform” and why you need one? How do you go about building that platform? Find out all this and much more with guest speaker Rose Cooper at a workshop on “Creating […]

Time to register for classes at Center Stage

Center Stage Dance Academy, 2203 Francisco Drive, Suite 150, in El Dorado Hills, is taking registration for fall classes. Register online for before Aug. 1 for $10 off of your family registration fee. Classes start Monday, Aug. 4. Center Stage Dancewear Boutique also carries all of the items dancers might need for class (leotards, tights, shoes, […]

Sacramento area museums offer summer fun

When it comes to summer fun, think Sacramento Museums. There are plenty of activities, camps and more still happening.   Aerospace Museum of California, 916-564-3437,, Amazing Aerospace Camp, Aug. 11-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 13-17. The Aerospace Museum of California is proud to introduce aviation to interested students with a hands-on and amazing summer camp. This memorable summer camp […]

Manzanita doubles the music

A double star-studded rockin’ evening of music with Jonny Mojo  and Cash Prophets

 with “The Gospel According to Johnny Cash,” will happen at Manzanita Kitchen and Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101 in Diamond Springs, on Friday, July 25 from 6-11 p.m. Cash Prophets is a family band consisting of Bobby Dickson, his two sons, Nate […]

En garde at Silver Screen Classic

The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Aug. 2 with an adventure that takes place during the French Revolution. Andre, a nobleman’s illegitimate son, vows revenge against the Marquis for murder. A wanted man, Andre hides out onstage, disguised as the masked character Scaramouche. He bides his time as he improves his sword […]

Lee’s Feed appreciates customers

Lees’ Feed and Western Store is announcing its 2014 Purina Check-R-Board Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Lees’ Feed and Western Store, 4110 Mother Lodge Drive in Shingle Springs, on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to enjoy special store promotions, a chance to win prizes and more. Free products will be drawn […]

My Time meeting in August

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 […]

Enjoy traditional and progressive music

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter, presents traditional slack key and progressive fingerstyle guitar by Chris Yeaton and Adam Werner on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Hawaiian-born Yeaton draws from a lineage of great Hawaiian slack key tradition. His musical inspiration and journey begins with one of Hawaii’s most celebrated musicians, master slack […]

Omar Sosa plays at Harris Center

Omar Sosa, musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator— will perform at the Harris Center for Arts in Folsom on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the Four Slices of Cuba series, a Cuban music festival. Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th […]

Stuck on Moonstruck Chocolate

Chocolate. Who doesn’t love the stuff in all its many incarnations from everyday chocolate bars to fancy bonbons that melt in the mouth. Enter a company called Moonstruck Chocolate Company that takes chocolates to a whole new level of decadence. Located in Portland, Ore., the boutique firm offers original artisan chocolates that appeal to the taste […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Fabulous Liars to rock Nevada City

The Fabulous Liars love entertaining in the Sierra foothills, so it’s no surprise that the band is excited to bring its special blend of rock ‘n’ roll to The Old 5 Mile House in Nevada City on Sunday, July 13. “We have been looking forward to rocking at The Old 5 Mile House,” said Fabulous […]

Sierra Vista serves up lobster

Tickets are on sale for the annual Sierra Vista Lobster Boil Dinner on Saturday, July 12 at Sierra Vista Winery. Dinner is family style served right in the middle of the table. Come kick back, relax, enjoy some delicious wine and food while grooving to the sounds of the ultimate crooner and local musician Bob […]

State Fair honors students and leaders

The summer’s main event, the California State Fair, was kicked off in style with its annual gala featuring gourmet food, a live auction, entertainment and awards. It was also a night for making dreams come true as the Friends of the California State Fair awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 […]

Noah’s Wish funds barn for Shingle shelter

Noah’s Wish joined forces with PAWED’s (People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County) Finishing Touches Campaign to complete the funding of the large animal barn at the new El Dorado County Animal Services facility, scheduled to open in the fall. Its contribution, together with a couple of initial generous contributions means PAWED has been […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

Railtown 1897 celebrates Fourth of July

The Fourth of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and enjoy memorable train rides behind the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 or a vintage diesel locomotive while being entertained by festive live music performed by local musicians. Train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available […]

Music and more at High Sierra Music Festival

The 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival runs through July 6 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. The High Sierra Music Festival has been recognized for more than two decades for its trademark sense of community and annual traditions among festival goers and music lovers. The picturesque location, wide variety of artists, unique musical settings […]

Scholarship winners

Ten graduating seniors from local high schools received college scholarships totaling $25,000 at awards assemblies from the El Dorado High School Alumni Association. These scholarships will be used at accredited colleges and trade schools of the student’s choice. The alumni association recognizes high school seniors for their academic achievements, leadership skills, positive attitude, school and […]

Get bluesy at Crystal Basin

The Jeff Watson band is once again bringing its style of contemporary blues to the Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, on Saturday, June 28 from 3-6:30 p.m. The shows in the area last year were a great success and the band is looking forward to catching up with old friends and making […]

Kiwanis announces officers and board

Kiwanis Club of Placerville announces its recently elected officers and board members for the 2014-15 year. The officers are: Karl Weiland, president; Charlie Wiglesworth, president elect; Rod Repshlaeger, vice president; Rita Timewell, secretary; Jerry Galloway, treasurer; and Paul Zappettini, immediate past president. The 2014-15 board members are: Sara Neal, Bob Verzello, Gerry Ulm, Bill Snodgrass, Kathy Forte, Taylor Landaker, Debi Harlow and Mike Pettibone. Placerville Kiwanis is “Dedicated to improving the […]

Ethan Dodd wins Lions student speaker district scholarship

Ethan Dodd, a junior at Ponderosa High School won the Lions Club 77th annual District Student Speaker Contest in May at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. As a district contest winner he received a $4,500 scholarship. The Lions Student Speaker Contest is a statewide competition funded by the Lions 4th District Student Speaker Foundation […]

Smithsonian exhibition travels to Sacramento

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on Saturday, June 21. With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build […]

Foreign powers covet early California

As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is proud to present a special “Hands on History: War in California!” event on Saturday, June 21. Stepping back in time to 1846, the fort will re-visit a time when Mexican California was in a continuous state […]

It’s a Three Dog Night at Montbleu

Seventies rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse Three Dog Night, a band that fused catchy lyrics and driving rhythms with songs like “Joy to the World” and “Black and White” will bring its spirited song list to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa for a one-night-only show Saturday, June 21. Three Dog Night defined a generation […]

Duty: Army Reserve Pvt. Michael B. Goetz

Army Reserve Pvt. Michael B. Goetz has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of […]

Summer happenings at South Lake Tahoe

SUP races, classic wooden boats, fireworks, mega-star concert lineups and celebrity golf highlight the season at Tahoe. Tahoe South is inviting visitors to dive in the lake, run through the forest, dance the night away and generally “keep summer wild.” It’s the Tahoe’s most popular time (shhh, don’t tell the other seasons). Whether it’s via […]

Wedding: Terra White and Nicholas Edwards

Terra White became the bride of Nicholas Edwards on June 14 in an Apple Hill ceremony officiated by Minister Vicki Reese. The bride was given in marriage by her mother Donna Phillips of Cameron Park. Gage Morales was the ring bearer. The couple met in college and have been together for eight years and chose Apple Hill […]

Pollock Pines Community church remembers veterans

In honor of veterans, present-day military personnel and fallen heroes, Pollock Pines Community Church recently displayed war and peacetime memorabilia spanning many years beginning with the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraq. Under the coordination of Candy and Rocky Rioux, more than 200 items were displayed, including uniforms, medals, […]

Cottage Food Operations workshops

University of California Cooperative Extension hosts Cottage Food Operations workshop series for farmers interested in making value-added products UCCE will present a hands-on workshop series at locations across Northern California designed especially for farmers interested in making value-added products in their home kitchens. Workshops will teach participants about the new California Homemade Food Act (AB1616) which […]

Grow For It! Do snails eat lunch?

This is the most recent question my 5 year old asked me over lunch. We had been discussing why some of the patio tomatoes had big bites out of their leaves. The brown garden snail is the most common snail causing problems in California gardens. Since snails are nocturnal, she wanted to know things like […]

A night of harmonious music

The Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, is presenting a night of spectacular music with Lauren Murphy, Garratt Wilkin and Larry Park on Saturday, May 31 from 6:30-9:30. National touring artist and Camino resident Murphy kicks off the summer season at Sierra Nevada House. Known for her work with ZERO (Steve Kimock, Judge Murphy), and […]

Starship lands at Harris Center

Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas touches down at the Harris Center in Folsom on Monday, June 2. Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled the venerable San Francisco band, Starship, through the decades of the ’80s and ’90s with several of the 20th century’s biggest pop and rock anthems. Harris Center audiences will […]

Big band fest in Carmichael

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival in the Carmichael Park Amphitheater. For more than 20 years, this has been is one of the largest community band festivals in California. There will be music from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, […]

Builders’ Exchange honors scholars

The El Dorado Builders’ Exchange (EDBE) was proud to award scholarships to three stellar students. They hail from Oak Ridge, Ponderosa and Union Mine high schools. The EDBE scholarship program was established to create an awareness of, and stimulate an interest in, job opportunities within the construction industry, by providing financial assistance in the form […]

Farm to table at Amador City block party

On Saturday, May 24 Amador City will host its second annual block party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors can kick off Memorial Day weekend in the streets of California’s smallest incorporated town. As part of the celebration, Feist Wines offers wine tasting and Americana music at 14173 Old Highway 49 in Amador City. The wine […]

AKC dog show features talent

Hangtown Kennel Club’s annual Memorial Weekend AKC Dog Show is Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 at  the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. This three-day show offers obedience, rally and all-breed (up to 190 breeds) competition. A special canine talent contest will be held Sunday afternoon as a fundraiser for the El Dorado County Search and Rescue […]

Book talks about healing

Book: “Untangle: You Can’t Save Others Until You Save Yourself” Author: Shirlee Scribner Publisher: Scribner Media Inc., November 2013, 258 pages, softcover and e-book versions When  El Dorado Hills resident, Shirlee Scribner, was 10, she witnessed a traumatic event between her parents, an event that precipitated the birth of her youngest brother, Dallas, and the […]

Grow For It!: Designing a garden with strong plant shapes

Do you ever look at your garden and wonder if even though it’s colorful, it’s lacking interest? A well-designed garden has balance, definition, form and structure. Plants with a variety of shapes and different heights add an element of interest. Too many plants the same height lack definition and can look monotonous with no change […]

Spring has sprung at Divide gallery

During May, Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery on Main Street in Georgetown springs into the season by featuring local glass and jewelry artist Victoria Perez Mott. Nature exhibits beautiful changes this time of year and Mott has created a collection of jewelry and glass art that captures the beauty of the flowers, trees and […]