Friday, July 25, 2014

Recording artist at Busby Cellars

Busby Cellars, 6375 Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset, is having a dinner concert featuring Zach Heckendorf on Saturday, July 26. Dinner is from 5-6:45 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. In recent years, singer/songwriter Heckendorf’s blossoming career has taken him coast to coast, playing in front of thousands of fans at Colorado’s legendary […]

Hands4Hope hosts school supply drive

Hands4Hope launched a new drive this year, a School Supply Drive, which will benefit children in need in El Dorado County. The drive started July 14 and will end Aug. 3. The goal of this drive is to provide a backpack filled with necessary school supplies to each child in need before school begins in […]

Supergroup plays Harris Center

Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order at the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Saturday, July 26. The Blues Broads welcomes another genre-free powerhouse, Deanna Bogart, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist, to open the show and […]

Impressionist Caliendo at MontBleu

Frank Caliendo, one of the nation’s most recognized comedy impressionists for his parodies of NFL studio personalities and Hollywood actors, will bring his offbeat antics to Lake Tahoe, July 19 at 9 p.m. for a one night only show at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $54.50 or […]

Free chamber music at Sac State

The annual CalCap Chamber Music Workshop will run July 20-25 and July 27-Aug. 1 at Capistrano Hall. Led by California State University, Sacramento music professor Pete Nowlen, the two sessions will bring together intermediate and advanced musicians from across the country. These performers of the violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and other instruments are assigned […]

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County exhibits popular at State Fair

Glenn County has won Best of Show for its county exhibit. The Salvagno family celebrated its 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. The family has won silver and gold awards in the past and Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member […]

Wedding: Dawn Pfutzenreuter and Matthew Welch

Dawn Pfutzenreuter of Rescue and Matthew Welch of El Dorado Hills were married at Wedgewood at Sequoia in Placerville on May 16. The couple met in kindergarten at Green Valley Elementary School in Rescue. The families became close friends thanks to the moms becoming best friends. After being in school together for many years Matthew went away for college […]

Tall ships announce California stops

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have announced stops for their fall 2014 tour of California ports. The ships will offer kindergarten-12 education programs, public ticketed sails and walk-on tours at each stop. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit California ports from September through April each year, bringing hands-on living history experiences to […]

Help replant the forests

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need National Forests. America’s forestland is a prized natural resource and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each […]

See ‘Summer Sessions 2014′ Tour

PR Entertainment (PRE) and JMax Productions are pleased to announce that the “Summer Sessions 2014” Tour with Slightly Stoopid, NOFX and Stephen Marley is coming to North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista on Thursday, July 17 at 4 p.m. This tour has sold-out the last two years in Tahoe South and now PRE is excited […]

Cedar Springs Waldorf School expands Early Childhood program

Cedar Springs Waldorf School will be expanding its Early Childhood program this fall for the 2014-15 school year. The school will offer three-day (Monday through Wednesday), four-day (Monday through Thursday) and five-day (Monday through Friday) classes. Cedar Springs also offers Extended Care Monday through Friday until 5:30 p.m. All interested parents are invited to attend […]

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Amador Fair honors park milestone

The Amador County Fair is holding a photography contest to highlight and promote Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum as part of the State Parks of California Sesquicentennial. Scenes of Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum taken in Amador County will be accepted. Since 1864, […]

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Fifty years — city and country and loving both

Ralph and Sharon Hern, both 71, are planners. They planned their marriage to take place after Sharon graduated from San Jose State University in 1964; they planned their family after five years of career and travel; they planned to enjoy both rural and urban lifestyles and they planned to have a good time doing it. […]

Duty: Marine Corps Pfc. Tyler Cuddy

Marine Corps Pfc. Tyler Cuddy, originally from Placerville, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on June 6. For 13 weeks, Cuddy stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to […]

Engagement: Breann Nicole Brannon and Benjamin Thomas Jacoby

Daniel and Charlene Brannon of Belleville, W. Va., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Breann Nicole Brannon, 26, to Benjamin Thomas Jacoby, 32, of Manassas, Va. Nuptials are planned for Oct. 18 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sterling, Va. The bride, who is an executive assistant in the finance department at Freddie Mac, graduated with a […]

Duty: 2nd Lt. Angela E. Silverbush

Angela E. Silverbush has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The graduate received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. Senior cadets have the opportunity to serve as academy cadet officers who provide leadership, motivation and direction for the cadet wing and demonstrate effective officership in […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin M. Tempel

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin M. Tempel 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 […]

Women’s Fund awards 2014 grants

Nearly $52,000 in funding was awarded to five local nonprofits by Women’s Fund El Dorado (WFED) at its annual Grants Gala, held at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills in June. The dinner event, which included updates from the previous year’s grant recipients, provides “a time for reflections and for celebrating the power of […]

‘Tributo a las Divas Cubanas’ comes to the Harris Center

Cuban born vocalist Yordamis Megret kicks off the  “Tributo a las Divas Cubanas” at Harris Center for the Arts on Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Fans of Afro-Cuban-Latin music who love high-energy performances will be treated to the exciting song stylings of  Megret, as she takes audiences on an electrifying musical journey backed by the […]

Bo and Paul Parker return to Placerville for concert

Bo and Paul Parker will be appearing at the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, June 28 starting at 8 p.m. Their last appearance in Placerville was in June 2000. This rare performance will feature elements of folk, jazz and blues featuring Paul’s muscular lead guitar with Bo’s solid rhythm guitar and […]

Heavenly Mountain Resort offers summer fun

Heavenly Mountain Resort has upped the ante on summer fun, introducing new adventures at the top of the Heavenly Gondola for Summer 2014. Summertime guests will have the opportunity to swing through the trees and fly through the air on new experiences including the Boulder Cove and Black Bear Challenge Courses, the Discovery Forest Canopy […]

Preschool is now open

After nearly a decade of providing loving childcare in her home, Monica Hobbs of Pollock Pines is finally seeing a dream come true with the June opening of a faith-based, full-fledged childcare center and preschool. Full of Love Preschool and Childcare is located at Christian Life Center, 5723 Pony Express Court in Pollock Pines. Children […]

Grand fiddlers to rally

Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp will celebrate the fiddle music of Scotland, the U.S. and Sweden with the eighth annual Fiddle Camp concert on Saturday, June 21. Featured instructors include Fraser, Americana phenom Brittany Haas, Anders Hall and special guest Moira Smiley. More than 150 musicians, singers and dancers ranging in age from 5 to […]

Author visits Cameron Park

Join the New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden, internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and ancient wisdom, at an all day workshop at the Spiritual Center for Positive Living on Saturday, July 12 . “From climate change and social change to peak oil and peak debt, the extremes of the world are creating a […]

Concert and dinner at Helwig Winery

The beautiful Helwig Winery, 11555 Shenandoah Road in Plymouth, is the site for the fourth annual Triumph Uncorked Fundraiser scheduled for Friday, June 20 from 5-10 p.m. Join winery personnel for a magical evening filled with great music, gourmet food and wine. We’re mixing things up a bit, with a brand new musical artist, The […]

Alums show work at Sacramento State

California State University, Sacramento State has produced some great artists over the years. This year, 16 former students will display their works at the Art Alumni Show in Kadema Hall’s Robert Else Gallery. The shows are unique each year and this one features paintings in a wide range of media — acrylics, oils, watercolors — […]

Capitol Pops presents free concert in Folsom

The Capitol Pops Concert Band continues its 17th season with a free, open to the public concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Folsom Library Gazebo in Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford St. in Folsom. For this performance, special guest conductor Kurt Pearsall will handle the baton, directing a concert that will […]

Railroad Music Festival at Railtown

Get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of legendary railroad tunes during the fifth annual “Singing Rails” railroad music festival at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park on Saturday, June 7. The family-friendly event will take place outdoors on the sprawling Roundhouse lawn starting with an entertaining music contest at noon. Contestants […]

Sign up for summer camp now

It’s that time of the year — summer camp sign-up. The Salvation Army annual summer camp is gearing up for campers ages 7-15. Camp Del Oro is a summer residential camp offering five fun-filled days of recreational and educational programs in the Sierra foothills. Campers have an opportunity to appreciate nature in a well supervised […]

Book offers a ghost hunters guide

Book: “Haunted Hotels of the California Gold Country” Author: Nancy K. Williams Publisher: Haunted America, a division of The History Press, 2014, 160 pages, softcover and e-book versions From Stan, the Cary House’s ghostly desk clerk, to the more than 30 apparitions at the National Hotel  in Jackson to the faithful and lovesick Eleanor of […]

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash plays Sutter Creek

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek, presents the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash in concert on Sunday, June 1 at 6 p.m. Mark Stuart, a songwriter, formed the band in 1995. The music sounds like Dwight Yoakam, the Derailers, Dale Watson, Robert Earl Keen and the Mavericks. They are not a […]

Volunteers wanted to help recount history

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are now recruiting adults 18 or older who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the […]

Kaleidoscope convention to dazzle visitors

Konstruction Junction, is the name of this year’s Brewster Society Kaleidoscope Convention on Friday and Saturday, May 30 and June 1, at the downtown Holiday Inn in Sacramento. Workshops are for the registered attendees but the showroom and sales room is open to the public Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. The showroom event […]

Donate to receive tree book

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive “Conservation Trees,” a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation this month. “’Conservation Trees’ is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said John […]

More than music at Twisted Oak concerts

Twisted Oak Winery in Vallecito, announces its 2014 Twisted Folk Summer Concert Series running through August. Looking for something that pairs perfectly with a 2012 Tempranillo and is more fun than a barrel of rubber chickens? May we suggest a stunning vista overlooking Calaveras County vineyards, a hearty dinner and a concert under the stars? […]

Wedding: Aimee and Levi Bist

Aimee and Levi Bist of Cameron Park were married April 28 by Pastor Orr at Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Christine Zirhut of Cameron Park. The groom is the son of Charles Bist and Wende Heinen of Cameron Park The bride was given in marriage by her father Michael Zirhut. The ring […]

Wine, food and fun at the Feist family home

On Saturday, May 24, the Feist family opens its home garden for lunch and an afternoon of wine tasting and music on the lawn of the 150 year old Shenandoah Valley farmhouse at 11200 Bell Road in Plymouth. The event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The Feist family has long been […]

Sac music fest starts with an evening soirée

The Sacramento Music Festival Kickoff Soiree is set for Thursday, May 22 at Midtown’s new Starlite Lounge, 1517 21st St. in Sacramento. The 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee runs Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26. A free after-work event, the party will start at 5:30 and run to 10 p.m. Live music will be shack-shaking county […]

Art goes wild on Main

El Dorado Arts Council, in partnership with the Placerville Downtown Association, will celebrate May-Be Something Wild!, a deliciously feral event funded in part by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts on Third Saturday Art Walk, May 17 in Placerville. May-Be Something Wild! commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act […]

Capitol Pops in CP

The Cameron Park Concert Series continues, featuring Capitol Pops Concert Band on Saturday, May 17 from 6-9 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. This concert band has provided high quality music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California and offers an entertaining evening of music. The Capitol Pops Symphony has […]

Cantare Chorale presents spring concerts

Cantare Chorale is honored to present its spring concerts “The Free and the Brave” Suday, May 18 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 7 at 6 p.m. “Cantare is privileged to be presenting two concerts this spring in honor of all veterans and the men and women of ‘The Greatest Generation’ as we celebrate the 70th […]

Inconcert Sierra presents Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra

On Thursday, May 15 and Sunday, May 18, the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra directed by Ken Hardin will present two concerts with great drama, excitement, emotion, and beautiful lush melodies. “My assistant music director Toon Vandevorst and I have created an eclectic program with great variety for both the choir and the audience, with […]

New collection of Native American art on display

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce a major gift from the Thomas W. Weisel Family that includes approximately 200 objects and a generous endowment that will reshape the Native American art collection at the de Young. The gift will enable a new presentation of the art of the Americas, including major pieces of […]

Scouting: Sarah Lundell builds a gift for the community

Waterford residents were greeted with a surprise at their annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 6 at Waterford Park. Sarah Lundell unveiled a Little Free Library she built and filled with books to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award. A Little Free Library is a kiosk where anyone may stop by and pick up […]