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Crocker Museum is having birthday bash

The Crocker Art Museum is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Teel Family Pavilion with two major events on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Celebrating five years in this building has been a joy and we want to make sure the next five, 25 and 100 years are as well,” said Lial Jones, ‎the Mort and Marcy […]

Summer farewell celebrates art and music

On Sunday, Sept. 27 the Shingle Springs Community Center will host Farewell to Summer, an art and music festival welcoming local artists to show their artwork. Along with the art there will be a concert featuring some of the center’s past concert performers. The festival is the community center’s first concert event on its lawn and is […]

Fast start ensures El Dorado victory

Behind a devastating rushing attack led by Steven Fox’s career-high 299 yards and an equally impressive aerial display, El Dorado, on the strength of a school-record 624 yards, whipped visiting Mesa Verde 71-33 Friday. Just one minute in, the Cougars found the end zone on Carter Meyers’ 51-yard scoring run and by the end of […]

Sierra Renaissance Society presents Sierra Superlatives

Sierra Renaissance Society presents Sierra Superlatives on Friday, Sept. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center in the Community Room, Room C-102, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. The presentation will be by Joe Medeiros, professor emeritus, department of biology, Sierra College. His photo-illustrated review of the Sierra Nevada includes history, natural history and the […]

PAA to have a dirty artist guest speaker

Lisa Bone gets dirty all the time and likes it. Well, she actually likes playing with clay and has done so for years. She loves what she does. “I am a ceramic artist that gets to play with mud and fire every day, if I want to,” said Bone. Placerville Arts Association looks forward to […]

Second ‘Lessons on Islam’ to meet

On Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. there will be an open group entitled Lessons on Islam a Mutual Exploration at the El Dorado Baha’i Center, 484 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 6, in Diamond Springs. The facilitators for the program are Brandon Gagliardo and Linn Williamson. This will be the second of a six-part series, […]

New Museum of Wonder and Delight to open

In an already lush landscape of Sacramento area attractions, it is hard to imagine a uniquely new don’t-miss attraction on the horizon. But imagination is exactly what it is all about. What is “it?” The Museum of Wonder and Delight, 905 Leidesdorff St., Suite 100, in Folsom, is where wonders never cease. Starring the one-of-a-kind […]

All aboard at Railtown 1897 on Labor Day weekend

To celebrate the holiday in rail-related style, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer popular excursion train rides all three days of the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, 6 and 7. On Saturday and Sunday, rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Labor Day Monday, […]

Folsom Symphony gala

The Folsom Symphony Gala is Saturday, Aug. 29 with Marie Mitchell serving as hostess at her El Dorado Hills villa. Co-hosts for the benefit are Tony Mansour and Kevin Nagle. The focus of the soirée will be the youth in the area and a desire is to continue the symphony’s outreach in Folsom and expand it […]

PAA presents Matt Sugarman art award

The Mother Lode Art Exhibition is proud this year to add the Matt Sugarman Memorial Award to its list of awards given out at its 49th annual national show. Placerville Arts Association thanks Allan and Celeste (Bunnell) Beilharz for sponsoring this special award in Sugarman’s name. This free art event is currently open daily from […]

Bipolar Insights: Seventeen years

It all began with an idea when someone said to me that individuals with bipolar disorder need to be together, because they feel alone. At the time, it was inconceivable that such an idea would become an educational center for training individuals, families, psychiatrists, therapists, students and the community. This year Bipolar Insights celebrates 17 […]

Photography exhibit by Stacy Pedri

“Americana” images as seen through the lens of Stacy Pedri, will delight visitors to Art on the Divide Gallery during July. Photographer Pedri has already created a niche in the gallery with her local images of Main Street, wildlife, flowers and vintage treasures. As the AODC featured artist for July, Pedri will have a special selection […]

All aboard for Gallery at 48 Natoma exhibit

The railroad has long been an important part of Folsom’s history since the Gold Rush days. Now artwork that commemorates those historic connections will be displayed in an exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. “On the Right Track” will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 27. Three premier railroad artists’ […]

Railroad Museum to debut interactive experience

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an interactive and new STEM Learning Experience titled “A Shift in Power: Railroad History Meets Changing Technology” on Friday, June 26. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the hands-on learning experience is part of a joint effort with five other history […]

Ballet Folklórico dances at Harris Center

Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento’s repertoire includes Mexico’s traditional folkloric ballet (folklórico) dance pieces, as well as indigenous Danza rituals that fuse elements of contemporary movement at the Harris Center in Folsom on Sunday, June 28. This performance by 40 dancers and musicians will take audiences on a journey through the fascinating folklore of the Mexican […]

ARMF tickets available now

The ninth annual American River Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 18-21 will present more than 30 performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma-Lotus. Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Dangermuffin, David Luning, Shook Twins, David Myles, […]

See California’s gold mining history

Collectors of mining artifacts or those simply interested in California’s gold mining history can visit the Western Mining Antique Show in the historic town of Sutter Creek. Mining artifact collectors from throughout the country will gather to show and sell artifacts from California’s rich gold-mining era. Scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Sutter Creek […]

Beer tasting for Dads

Looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer? A visit to the Western Railway Museum is just the ticket, with expanded summer hours and a special Father’s Day event. A new event Beer Tasting for Dads will be held on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 21 from noon-3 p.m. This celebration of fatherhood features train […]

Life as I Know It: The Mexican border

One summer our minister in Placerville asked several couples if they might be interested in taking RVs to visit some of the towns along the U.S. and Mexican border where Presbyterian churches were working to help Mexicans to find jobs and not try to migrate across the border. Peggy and I decided to go even if […]

Cantare Chorale performs at SacSings

The Sacramento Valley Choral Coalition presents SacSings! the Sacramento Chorale Festival at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. On Saturday, June 13 an unforgettable evening of outstanding choral music begins with the men and women of the accomplished Valley Choral Society presenting a stirring program of sacred and Americana favorites. The elite women’s […]

SummerFest Classic Concert to feature great conductors

The  2015 SummerFest Classic Concert Series Season is dedicated to Paul Perry and during the series, three great conductors take on three monumental concerts in the Amaral Center. At the heart of SummerFest is the Festival Orchestra, comprised of renowned musicians from some of the finest orchestras in the country. On Wednesday, June 24 Daniel Stewart […]

Capital Stage presents world premiere

As part of the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere, Capital Stage will bring its 10th anniversary season to a close with “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons. The production features Capital Stage veteran Michael Wiles and CapStage newcomer Jessica Powell. “Uncanny Valley” will be directed by producing artistic director Jonathan Williams and runs from June […]

Live on the Boulevard will be rocking in El Dorado Hills

The weather is heating up which means it’s time for the region’s favorite concert series, Live on the Boulevard. El Dorado Hills Town Center will be rockin’ this summer with a 12-show line-up and a new look. Every Thursday night in the Steven Young Amphitheater, June 18-Sept. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., audiences will enjoy live […]

Grow for it! Keys to plant problems: Do plants talk?

Yikes! What’s wrong with my plant? The day before it looked stunning, but today something is wrong. How could this happen overnight? What to do now? Some may try previous remedies or others may consult a garden center person. But a gardener with experience follows a few basic steps before treating the plant. The basic […]

Morris honors country music stars

Joni Morris, coming to the Harris Center for the Arts June 5-7, is well-known for her special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. She has been playing to sold-out crowds across the country for more than 20 years with her other fabulous tribute shows as well. In Legendary Ladies of Country Music, […]

Cockrell showing at Studio 360

Paul Cockrell is the featured artist at Art Studio 360, 360 Main St. in Placerville, during May. He is showing his “Placerville at Night” collection of photographs. Cockrell photographed downtown Placerville numerous times in the very early morning hours during the winter and spring of 2014. The town had won the Main Street Matters contest and […]

Railroad Museum gets in the jazzy spirit

Coinciding with the 42nd annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive. Festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the […]

Live On, Drive On! celebrates Scott

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On! campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes […]

The Flatbellys live at Feist Wines

Blazing hot Michigan roots ensemble Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys is scheduled to play Feist Wines in Amador City on Sunday, May 17 at 4 p.m. It is a band uncommonly attuned to each other, the product of near-constant touring and live shows made legend by its infectious, high-energy performances. Performing live, the Flatbellys delight […]

Boz Scaggs brings soulful stylings to MontBleu

Grammy-Award winning singer and song writer Boz Scaggs will bring his timeless and soulful stylings of rhythm and blues, jazz and guitar rock to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa over the Memorial Day weekend with a one-night-only show Saturday, May 23. Known for his one-of-a-kind silky voice wrapped around soulful, often introspective lyrics […]

Railtown gives Moms the star treatment

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) plans to treat moms extra special this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 by offering excursion train rides, giving away complimentary commemorative Belgian chocolate bars to all mothers who take a train ride (while supplies last) and more. With beautiful wildflowers still in bloom on Mother’s Day, the 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip […]

Rita Hosking Trio to play at Feist Wines

The Rita Hosking Trio will play at Feist Wines in Amador City on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The trio consists of Hosking on vocals and guitar, her husband Sean Feder on dobro and banjo and Bill Dakin on upright bass. Northern California’s Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working […]

Learn about the life of bees at symposium

Internationally renowned bee biologist Marla Spivak is coming to the University of California, Davis, on Saturday, May 9. She will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural “Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy.” Spivak, the Distinguished McKnight Professor in the department of entomology at the University of Minnesota, is known for her creative approaches to hive […]

See basket weaving at Indian Museum

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk tribe, on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum guests will be mesmerized by watching Rogers as she skillfully demonstrates how to use a variety of materials and techniques while sharing Native American […]

Fundraiser features Capitol Pops

“Java & Jazz,” a free musical event benefitting Bella Vista High School’s bands and auxiliary programs, will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the school, 8301 Madison Ave. in Fair Oaks. The fundraiser in the school’s big gym will feature live performances by the Bella Vista Jazz and Concert Bands. Special guest, […]

Mother Lode celebrates bus drivers

Tuesday, April 28 was California School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day. The day officially recognized all school bus drivers for their continued and excellent services to the youth of the state and El Dorado County. These drivers are deserving of special public recognition and the highest commendations. This day is promoted by the California Association of […]

PAA announces winners

The Spring Member Art Show presented by the Placerville Arts Association is on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. The free show will hang through Friday, April 24 from 8-5 p.m. A diverse collection of pieces represent art from realism to abstract and experimental in watercolor, […]

Step into the past

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California look forward to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 49th Spring Antique Fair to be held Sunday, April 19 on Historic Sutter Street from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block Historic District for this popular regional event featuring more than 150 booths […]

Student art at Harris Center

The Harris Center for the Arts will host an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery, now through May 10, with a special artists’ reception on Friday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition features a diverse range of media, such as painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. This exhibition is […]

State Fair offers free nightly stage entertainment

The 17 best days of summer at the California State Fair will once again include 17 free nightly concerts on the Golden 1 Stage at Cal Expo. The 2015 State Fair takes place July 10-26 with the Toyota Concert Series featuring a variety of music genres including country, pop, rhythm and blues, classic rock and a […]

‘Charlotte’s Web’ returns to Harris Center

Wilbur is an ordinary pig. That is, until he meets Charlotte. His friendship with the uniquely talented spider exposes him to kindness, fame and a love that is willing to make the greatest of sacrifices. With “Charlotte’s Web,” suggested for grades K-5, the nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the Arts […]

Celebrate spring season with Folsom Symphony

Celebrate the return of spring with a spirited concert by the Folsom Symphony. On Saturday, March 28, as the season has barely begun, the orchestra presents “Rejuvenation,” an evening of inspiring works that evoke new possibilities and rebirth. Guest artist for this performance is Sacramento violinist Igor Veligan, the concertmaster for the San Francisco Choral […]

Cap Stage announces ‘Blackberry Winter’

Capital Stage’s 11th season begins to take shape with an early announcement of The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of “Blackberry Winter” by Steve Yockey. This addition to next year’s season is a new play that tells the story of a daughter doing her best to shepherd her mother through the memory loss […]

Sacramento series to culminate in feature film

“Midtown Blue,” a new Web series produced by The Alternative Arts Collective (TAAC), is on YouTube at bit.ly/midtownblue. “Midtown Blue” is a 12-part Web series that will culminate into a feature-length film. The series focuses on three 20-somethings — Jack, Sam and Ben — as they navigate adulthood, addictions and their own realities. Jack (Brian […]

Lunafest showcases films about women issues

The medium of film is a great vehicle to bring awareness of an issue to the public. Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills, which focuses its efforts on improving the lives of women and girls, will host its third film festival on Wednesday, March 26. The Lunafest is a fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting […]

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