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Railroad Museum to showcase a ‘Small Train Holiday’

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday” on Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28. For this special two-day holiday extravaganza, the museum brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an […]

Scout’s Eagle project brings improvement to Wakamatsu

The hauntingly poignant story of Okei Ito, a young Japanese girl who lies buried on a knoll overlooking the Gold Hill area, intrigued Folsom Boy Scout Jake Snodgrass, whose love of history one day may find him teaching that very subject. For now, he contented himself with contributing to the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm […]

Railroad Museum to debut new exhibit

The California State Railroad Museum is proud to debut an all-new, interactive exhibit titled “Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail” on Friday, Nov. 20. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow museum guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern […]

‘An Irish Christmas’ returns to Harris Center

It just wouldn’t seem like the holidays at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom without the wildly successful “An Irish Christmas” making another welcome return. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology, enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling, all led by an […]

A diverse selection of art available at Gallery at 48 Natoma

A wonderful selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry from the Folsom Art Association will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Members could submit one piece of their best art for the show. Prizes for best of show, first, second and third place and ribbons for honorable […]

Photographs feature different viewpoints at gallery

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J Street, Sacramento, is pleased to present a retrospective of internationally renowned photographer Kerik Kouklis from Nov. 11 to Dec. 5 in the Main Gallery. The exhibit “Kerik Kouklis: The Alchemist’s Vision” features his hand-made images which he has created over the past 25 years. The work by the Placerville photographer […]

Francis and Joy Carpenter celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Francis and Joy Carpenter of Rescue aren’t planning anything special for their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 28. They’ll just stay home, sitting in their favorite chairs, maybe watch a little TV. It will be comfortable, content and satisfying, because there is nothing they enjoy more than the company of one another. Francis and Joy like […]

Duty: Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Peterson

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Peterson 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 […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Joel J. Arevalos

Army Pvt. Joel J. Arevalos 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, […]

Polynesian-rock fusion comes to Harris Center

Te Vaka (The Canoe) is a dynamite Polynesian-rock fusion band that has been called “the finest South Pacific roots band” and “the heart and soul of the Pacific.” After taking time off for other projects, the group is back, with a new CD release scheduled and a movie soundtrack for Disney in the works. Pacific […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Kasey A. Welch

Air Force Airman Kasey A. Welch 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 […]

Delectable night at the movies

The Temple Kol Shalom Community Outreach committee invites the public to an entertaining movie night featuring a special showing of the film “Deli Man.” An array of delectable food will be served to accompany the film. The movie outlines more than 160 years of traditional Jewish food served by deli owners and operators. We’ll see […]

Wedding: Sarah lsabel Maxwell and Clint Joshua Bradshaw

Sarah lsabel Maxwell and Clint Joshua Bradshaw were married on Aug. 29 in Hood River, Ore. in the afternoon. The double ring ceremony was held outdoors among the fir trees with a backdrop of Mt. Hood. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father Bob Maxwell and was given away by her parents. The ceremony was […]

Tahoe Donner presents Fall Festival

Fall fun awaits at Tahoe Donner’s signature Fall Festival kicking off Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Fall Festival is great for the whole family, featuring a day packed full of themed activities and events. Admission into Fall Festival is free with options to purchase food, drinks and activities. Festival-goers […]

Church to host faith simulcast

The Pollock Pines Community Church will host a two-day Women of Faith Simulcast on Friday, Oct. 2 from 7-9:30 p.m. featuring a special concert by Sandy Patti and on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Women are asked to bring their own lunch or dine out during lunch break on Saturday. Drinks and snacks […]

Engagement: Kelly Marie Ellis and Daniel Mark Robson Jr.

Kelly Marie Ellis and Daniel Mark Robson Jr., both of Pollock Pines, announce their engagement. The couple is planning an October wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late George Ellis and Barbara Johnson of Pollock Pines. She graduated from El Dorado High School. The groom-to-be is the son of Pamela and Daniel Robson […]

Music, food and fun at Italian Festa

The Italian Festa is bringing amore to Penn Valley, with music, food, wine and entertainment for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27. Events start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Western Gateway Park, off Highway 20, with a bocce tournament at the lawn bowling courts. The Festa’s main […]

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Anderly

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Anderly, son of Steve and Lori Anderly of Cameron Park, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, North Chicago, Ill. He spent five years in El Dorado County’s Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol where he earned […]

Capitol Pops presents concert in CP

The Capitol Pops Concert Band will play a fall concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Under the baton of director Kurt Pearsall, the Capitol Pops’ performance will include a mix of some of the band’s traditional American favorites that have entertained […]

Playing 4 Peace features five bands

The Spiritual Center for Positive Living (SCPL), 3104 Ponte Morino Drive in Cameron Park, is sponsoring the fifth annual Playing 4 Peace Concert on Saturday, Sept. 19 to honor the International Day of Peace. The concert is from 1-8 p.m. Part of the proceeds will benefit Hands4Hope of El Dorado County. The seven-hour event features five dynamic and […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Chad J. Pugh

Air Force Airman Chad J. Pugh 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 […]

Revolutionary War Days encampment and demos

As part of Nevada City’s 49th annual Constitution Day Parade and Celebration, the Delaware Regiment and the Brigade of the American Revolution will set up a Revolutionary War encampment with soldiers, musicians and civilians demonstrating drill and musket firing, uniforms and camp life, civilian clothing, sewing, weaving, spinning, surgery and medicine and fife and drum […]

View Point Gallery exhibits feature land and water

Landscape photographer Geoff Fricker has selected images from his book “Sacrament: Homage to a River” to exhibit as large format, black and white prints at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J St. in Sacramento, to Saturday, Oct. 3 in the main gallery. There will be a Second Saturday free reception on Sept. 12 from 5-9 p.m. […]

Free community concert in Coloma

There will be a free community concert by the Random Strangers at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 Highway 49 by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The concert is a gift to the community from the grange. Come listen and dance to El Dorado County’s popular band […]

Sierra Rep presents ‘Macbeth’

Sierra Repertory Theater, East Sonora stage, 13891 Mono Way in Sonora, presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”  through Sept. 13. Directed by Sierra Rep’s producing director Dennis Jones, the play tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy that one day he will become king of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and encouraged by Lady Macbeth, […]

Let’s get ‘Weird’ at the Harris Center

“Weird Al” Yankovic brings his world comedy tour to Folsom in a show where the songs are parodies and the fun is mandatory. A musical parodist in the broad, juvenile yet clever tradition of Mad magazine, Yankovic is known for adding his own gently satirical lyrics to current hit songs. His shaggy, hangdog appearance, affection […]

Railtown 1897 recruits volunteers at special open house

The calendar may still say summer but California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are already planning for the holidays and preparing for the second season of “The Polar Express” Train Ride in Jamestown this December. Interested community members are encouraged to attend a special open […]

Placerville couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Wayne Queen of Placerville said that in order to be married to the same person for 70 years, it’s really quite simple: “You grit your teeth and hang on.” But it’s obvious as he makes sure his bride of 70 years, Ruth, is safe as she sits tentatively on a couch at the couple’s home […]

Moe Bandy and TG Sheppard in concert

Both Moe Bandy and T.G. Sheppard sold out when they appeared in the Carson Valley Inn’s Valley Ballroom two years ago, so the inn is bringing them together on one night in the much larger TJ’s Corral for a special concert night featuring both artists on Saturday, Aug. 8. Bandy’s long string of hits include […]

‘Good Day’ to celebrate 20th anniversary at Railroad Museum

Celebrating two decades on-the-air in the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto market, KMAX-TV plans to broadcast its 20th anniversary “Good Day” program from the California State Railroad Museum. The live broadcast is set for Friday, Aug. 14 from 7-10 a.m. Emblematic of the region and surrounded by an impressive collection of historic locomotives, railroad-related exhibits and prized artifacts, a […]

Kevin Costner and Modern West come to Harris Center

While prolific movie star Kevin Costner commands the microphone and his band Modern West accompanies with Americana roots and rock instrumentals, the imagery is nicely atmospheric. The all-American boy persona Costner started touring musically in an endeavor to connect with his fans on a more personal level, sharing his love of music and lighting up […]

All were aboard for Train’s Tahoe stop

Train frontman Pat Monahan has a unique ability to exude thorough appreciation not only to what he’s doing but to anyone traveling the journey with him. That was evident as Train pulled into Stateline for a near sold-out show at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, the fourth-to-last stop on its Picasso at the Wheel summer […]

‘Playwrights’ Revolution’ to continue at Capital Stage

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival “Playwrights’ Revolution” with staged readings of six brand-new plays. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theater, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions. Audiences are […]

Annual Reggae on the River gets under way

On the weekend of July 30-Aug. 2, the Mateel Community Center presents the 31st anniversary of the longest running reggae festival in the U.S. —  the one-and-only Reggae on the River. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, […]

Summer Symposium empowers educators with new tools

Students are now on summer break and will benefit from the time teachers and school administrators are spending to enhance educational experiences. For two days in June, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) held the third annual Summer Symposium at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills to provide educational and curricular […]

Memorable fundraiser at Imagination Theater

It will be an Evening to Remember at Imagination Theater’s eighth annual fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 14 from 7-10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as entertainment and a preview from the […]

Friday Nights in the Vineyard with the Fabulous Liars

The Fabulous Liars will bring its special blend of rock ‘n’ roll to the Hart2Hart Vineyards for an evening of food and music on Friday, July 17. Hart2Hart’s Friday Nights in the Vineyard series is held every third Friday during the summer months. The event combines music and a catered buffet dinner in a relaxing […]

Twain Harte offers fun in the summer

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” returns for its 38th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26 in Twain Harte in Toulumne County. This popular event draws 5,000 quality craft purchasers and music lovers. Nearly 100 high-caliber craft and graphic artists will display and sell their fine wares which include watercolors, landscape photography by […]

Newgrass band headlines bluegrass festival

Pioneers in the progressive bluegrass scene Greensky Bluegrass headline the inaugural Lake Tahoe Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 11 as part of the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe outdoor arena. Winner of the Telluride Bluegrass festival’s band competition in 2006, Greensky Bluegrass fuses acoustic […]

Waste Connections donates $85,000 to Bigs

An organization that for decades has been intent on helping disadvantaged youth connect with older role models, Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County was the recipient recently of an $85,000 donation from Waste Connections Inc., which operates El Dorado Disposal locally. Waste Connections has donated money from its annual Golf Classic for Kids […]

Ride diesel trains on Wednesdays at Railtown 1897

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during July and August. Young guests can also take advantage of special Story Time activities in the Caboose happening at 10 a.m. and noon on […]

Homewood festival features arts and crafts

Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival taking place Friday through Sunday, July 3-5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including […]

Barton Auxiliary gives scholarships to local students

The Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $13,500 in scholarships to local students. The Barton Auxiliary recognized the 11 recipients from Lake Tahoe and Minden schools at its annual Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, June 8. Eight students received $1,500 each to pursue a college education in the health care field. Recipients included Ariah Barth and […]

Traditional bluegrass at Sutter Creek

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass will perform traditional bluegrass at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek on Friday, June 26. Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass is a five-piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tenn. Founded in 2012, the group has risen quickly to be one of the most popular bluegrass […]

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