Friday, October 24, 2014

Duty: Army Pvt. Arthur Perez

Army Pvt. Arthur Perez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle […]

Anniversary: Neil and LaVerne Moore

Neil and LaVerne Moore celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3. The couple was married in 1959 in London, England. Their initial adventure started at California State University, Sacramento after a football game in 1954. The real adventure started in London in 1959 continuing through a number of foreign locations resulting in three children and seven […]

More Art and Wine activities

Another feature at this year’s Art and Wine Festival will be the Images of Hope project, a volunteer group that seeks to provide exceptional cultural and artistic events and resources in the local community and raise funds to offer art therapy for cancer patients and their families as part of the healing process. Festival-goers will […]

Discover the history of the olive’s golden oil

Discover the history of olives in California’s Gold Country with a lecture, book signing and olive tasting featuring authors Salvatore Manna and Terry Beaudoin, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is “Olives in California’s Gold Country” by Manna and Beaudoin. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of […]

Grow For It! What are you going to do with a brown lawn?

It’s officially fall and we are still in a drought and we still have watering restrictions. Front lawns that are visible are in all shades of brown. Will those lawns be restored with a good rainy season, or, are they done for? If you are in this position, what is your plan for the area? […]

‘Snow White’ to play on

Although the King Fire is almost contained, Imagination Theater and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds are still closed to the public. The theater company is extremely grateful for the firefighters that arrived from across the state and country to help El Dorado County. Unfortunately, more than half of the scheduled shows of “Snow White and […]

Meet local author at party

Celebrate the highly-awaited launch of the book “The Red Chair” and meet the author Dänna Wilberg in person. Find out why people are talking about love and fear. Pretty Road Press will launch Wilberg’s new book “The Red Chair” on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Reunion Night Club, 4370 Town Center Blvd. Suite 100, in El […]

Sac State celebrates Anthem

California State University, Sacramento’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Keys’ “In Defence of Fort McHenry,” the poem that became “The Star Spangled Banner.” Performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Music Recital Hall on campus, 6000 J St. Pieces include the anthem’s source music, “Anacreontic Song” and John […]

My time group to meet

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 […]

Cedar Springs Waldorf School celebrates 25 years

What began 25 years ago as a small group of parents concerned about the quality of their children’s education has transformed into the Cedar Springs Waldorf School. The program offers a complete education from early childhood through eighth grade. Cedar Springs commemorates its 25th year on Friday, Sept. 26 with a play and annual Michaelmas […]

Wedding: Courtney Waldie and Erik Wiele

Courtney Waldie and Erik Wiele of Oakland were united in marriage on June 14 at Amador Cellars in Plymouth. The bride is the daughter of Jonathon and Kathleen Waldie of Placerville. She is a legal content manager with Google Inc. The groom is the son of Douglas and Carol Wiele of El Dorado Hills. He is a medical student. […]

Auto repair shops put on Brakes for Breast Cancer

For the Month of October, Autotronics Automotive Repair, 2544 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, and 104 other independent auto repair shops across the United States are giving away free quality brake pads or shoes and the client simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job. The shops then […]

IT postpones ‘Spamalot’ auditions

Due to the King Fire, the audition date for “Spamalot” has been changed to Saturday, Sept. 27. The location and the time is TBA. The audition schedule will also be adjusted. Check Imagination Theater’s Website and social media pages for current updates. Join the theater company for the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot,” the legendary […]

Bands to play for peace

Cameron Park’s Spiritual Center for Positive Living is sponsoring the fourth annual Playing 4 Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 18 p.m. to honor the International Day of Peace. Part of the proceeds will benefit a selected nonprofit in El Dorado County. The seven-hour event features five dynamic and diverse musical groups. Sacramento favorite, […]

Senior Room announces speakers

Cameron Park Community Center’s active adult 50+ group is attracting an audience interested in broadening its awareness about a range of subjects on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. at the center, 2502 Country Club Drive In Cameron Park. Speakers are from all walks of life with exciting experiences, professional expertise […]

Volunteering on the railroad

Do you know about El Dorado County’s own railroad? Would you like to help keep it running? The El Dorado Western Railroad volunteers are looking for volunteers to join the crew. Visit the El Dorado Western Railroad booth at the Peddlers and Pickers Antique Faire, a vintage mercantile event, at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 […]

PRCA Rodeo comes to Amador County

“The Start of a Tradition” is the theme for the Jackson Lions Club’s inaugural PRCA Rodeo to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. “We had to dream big,” said Lions spokesperson Todd Riebe. “The needs of our community have grown greater than our club’s capacity […]

Air Supply plays in high altitudes

Iconic ’70s and ’80s soft pop duo Air Supply, known worldwide for its timeless ballads and towering crescendos with hits like “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Every Woman in the World” will land on Friday, Sept. 12, at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa for a one-night only […]

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Duty: Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps William K. Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at Army ROTC has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing […]

Life as I know it: Senior year — gone fishing

 Norman was at my house on Sunday afternoon, March 31, 1944. It was the day before the opening of fishing season. We had just decided that we would go trout fishing despite the specific, rather forceful, admonition by the principal at the school assembly the week before, “not to skip classes and go fishing.” My […]

Rose Festival is a bouquet of beauty

On Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon-4 p.m., the Mother Lode Rose Society will present its “Rose Festival Extraordinaire” in honor of the Silver Anniversary of the founding of the society. The Festival of Roses event will be held at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road […]

Capital Stage Company anniversary season opens

Capital Stage Company celebrates its landmark 10th anniversary season: “Moving Between Worlds: Exploring the Ever-changing Human Landscape,” with a season of plays that capture the company’s bold, thought-provoking aesthetic. The season features a mix of styles and genres, all meant to encourage dialogue between performers and audience and keep patrons thinking and discussing long after they […]

Apassionato—A toast to the arts

The El Dorado Arts Council will host its annual fundraising event  Apassionato — A Toast to the Arts 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Manzanita Kitchen in Diamond Springs. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds will go toward funding community art programs as well as funding arts in education. Ticket price includes a wine and […]

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 […]

Exhibition celebrates PPIE centennial

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce “Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition” on view at the de Young from Oct. 17, 2015 through Jan. 10, 2016. Celebrating the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco, this exhibition revisits a vital moment in the inauguration of the city as […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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