Monday, October 20, 2014

Temple of Terror brings chills

Those looking for a hair-raising, skin-crawling adventure this Halloween month need travel no further than El Dorado Hills Town Center, where Hands4Hope has set up its chilling Temple of Terror. “You’ll have no ideas what’s real and what’s not real,” warned Hands4Hope founder Jennifer Bassett. Horror story writer Kaden Jepbesen, 17, created the Temple of […]

Amador Vintners have a crush on grapes

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, the Amador Vintners will be rolling out barrels filled with brand new wines coupled with unparalleled hospitality. For more than 20 years, winery members of the Amador Vintners Association have celebrated the grape harvest at The Big Crush, along with a few thousand of their friends. With […]

Open house at observatory

Come see the night sky like never before at a free family event. Members of the community are welcome to see the wonders in the night sky at the Community Observatory Back to School Open House on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. The observatory is located behind the El Dorado Center, Folsom Lake […]

See romance and suspense

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 4, with a combination romance and suspense thriller from 1964. In Paris, unhappy with her husband, Regina Lampert wants out. But somebody kills him first for the $250 grand he stole. Nobody, including Reggie, can find it. As the body count rises, she remains mystified: Where’s […]

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ take to the stage

Runaway Stage Productions presents the Sacramento Regional Premier of the new musical based on the legendary outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Bob Baxter directs the production, playing through Sept. 29 at the Sierra 2 Center 24th Street Theatre in downtown Sacramento. Tickets are available online at or through the box office at 916-207-1226. At the […]

History Museum Sponsors Tours

The Folsom History Museum will be presenting a docent-led tour of St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery. The cemetery tour will highlight events in the lives of some of Folsom’s early day settlers. Buried in the cemetery is a vaudeville/silent screen star, professional baseball player and civil war veteran as well as many other interesting […]

Apassionato offers a toast to the arts

Tickets are now on sale for El Dorado Arts Council’s Apassionato — a Toast to the Arts on Saturday, Sept.27. Tickets are $50 per person. This includes a wine and champagne reception, Farm to Fork hor d’oeuvres by Table Nectar, and don’t forget those dancing shoes as live entertainment will be presented by the swinging […]

See Legends at ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Behold the living legends. Children of all ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular “Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Presents Legends,” coming to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena, Sept. 12-15 and Stockton Arena, Sept. 19-21. Iconic Ringling Bros. stars meet fabled mythological creatures at the place where legends live — “The Greatest […]

Black Cedar plays avant garde music

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents the award-winning avant garde classical trio Black Cedar on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Black Cedar is the only chamber ensemble devoted to the unique instrumentation of cello and guitar combined with a variety of flutes — wood flute, alto flute, bass flute […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua G. Deguzman 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 […]

Engagement: Emma Olson and Nicholas Lea

Emma Olson and Nicholas Lea, both of Shingle Springs are planning a September wedding at Sierra Banquet Center in Camino. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Peggy Olson of Placerville. She is a preschool teacher. The groom-to-be is the son of Scott and Linda Lea of Cameron Park. He does window and gutter cleaning. […]

IT announces auditions

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming audition for the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot,” the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, a flying cow, a […]

Stroll Through History in Woodland

Woodland will celebrate its 26th annual “Stroll Through History” on Saturday, Sept. 6. This popular community event features free docent-led walking and ticketed tours throughout Woodland’s historical neighborhoods and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. This year’s event will feature homes in Beamer Park in celebration of its 100-year anniversary. The program starts […]

Concorso Italiano — Italy in Monterey

The Road Beat Extra, August 20,2014 By Mitchell Weitzman The Italians may not get everything right; just look back at their recent financial crisis. But there are many other things that the Italians do as well, if not better than anyone else. Cars are one of them (though let’s not forget their penchants for art, […]

Vertical tasting and burger bar

What is better than sampling multiple vintages of your favorite wine, trying out Fleur de Montagne new sparkling wine and pairing it with a burger bar from Capital Sierra Catering? Not a whole lot can beat that. The pairing takes place noon-4 p.m. Aug. 23 to taste you through seven different vintages of Fleur de […]

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ — the musical Dec. 2

Based on the 1946 film of the same name, the musical, “It’s A Wonderful Life” returns to Sacramento Theater Co.’s Main Stage, Dec. 2-28, as part of this year’s “Season of Legends, Epics and Icons.” The show is about an angel-in-training who gives a despondent man a look at what the world would be like if […]

SummerFest: Luminaries star in final weekend

Four soloists representing San Francisco, Vancouver, Cleveland and Los Angeles symphonies, will close the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest festival. Now in its third season, the 40 member Lake Tahoe SummerFest orchestra performs in a 500-seat, intimate acoustical tent pavilion on the campus of Sierra Nevada College, in Incline Village, Nev. A star-studded finale is in […]

Quilt show planned for CP

The Gold Bug Quilters will hold the group’s annual show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5, 6 and closing at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cameron Park Community Services Gymnasium, 2502 Country Club Drive. Admission is $7, with gentlemen and children free. The admission price includes all three days. The feature quilt will be a […]

A night of dinner and music

The Mark Sexton Band with the McCoy Tyler Band are appearing at Manzanita Kitchen and Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs, on Friday, Aug. 8 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Manzanita, in association with Hangtown Halloween and Solstice Productions, presents “The Road to Hangtown” featuring a night of dining and entertainment or just the […]

Borg produces another thriller

Book: “Tahoe Ghost Boat” Author: Todd Borg Publisher: Thriller Press, August 2014, softcover and e-book versions, 384 pages Paiute Deadfalls, filmmaking, Lucky Baldwin, Tahoe history and vicious killers are woven into Todd Borg’s tale of a blackmail attempt that quickly turns deadly and is much more than it seems. When 15-year-old Gertie O’Leary’s mother receives an e-mail […]

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 […]

Duty: Army Pvt. William B. Tillotson

Army Pvt. William B. Tillotson 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 basic […]

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 […]

July 18, 2014 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged ,

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 […]