Friday, January 30, 2015

Old West rolls into Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre presents “Wagon Wheels a Rollin,’” a play about the Old West on Saturday, Jan. 24. Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 the day of the show and kids 12 and under are $10. Are you old enough to remember cowboys Roy Rogers, Randolph Scott and […]

Siegel returns to Harris Center

Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world’s great orchestras, collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors and his ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in numerous American cities. Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, is pleased to welcome Siegel back for yet another of his Keyboard Conversations […]

Art show at Fausel House

El Dorado Arts Council presents Focal Point, a photography and 3-D juried art show through March 3. Participating artists include Agi Gillespie, Anca Statescu, Anton Nemeth, Ashley Pfister, Betty Sederquist, Cindy Stephens, Jennifer Lotery, Ken Mahar, Paul Cockrell and Terri Crisp. Artist Cockrell received the Best in Show award for the photography category with his […]

2014 grape harvest looks good

California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked south Napa in late August just as crush was getting underway. A mild winter and spring caused early bud break, although the overall length of the growing season was similar to past years. A […]

Anniversary: Earl and Brenda Woods

Earl and Brenda Woods were married on Dec. 1, 1964 in Camino at her parent’s home. The couple went to Illinois for their honeymoon. To celebrate their 5oth anniversary, the couple went to Nashville, Tenn. in October. They also had a party at Pollock Pines Community Church on Nov. 30. Family and friends came to […]

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco awarded grant

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the upcoming exhibition “Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” Opening at the de Young on Oct. 17, 2015, the exhibition will mark the […]

Experience the passion of the tango at Harris Center

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. It is this excitement, passion and technical prowess that comes to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom on Jan. 8, 9 and 10. The […]

Mitchell wines receive top marks

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards is excited to announce that its 2012 Estate Grand Reserve received an 89 ­point rating in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast. The Grand Reserve joins three other Charles B. Mitchell wines that have recently received high marks from the national wine magazine — the 2012 El Dorado Syrah received 92 […]

Railroad Museum to debut exhibit

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut a visually-exciting new exhibit titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray Carrington” on Friday, Dec. 19. This is a “part two” follow-up exhibit to one that was first introduced at the Railroad Museum in 2013, displaying other creative works […]

Book signing at bike shop

Atown Bikes, 934 Lincoln Way in Auburn, invites the public to celebrate the publication of “Project Vanlife” and to check out the first KTM bicycles to hit the United States on Saturday, Dec. 20 from noon-3 p.m. Authors Trevor DeRuisé and Sierra Davies will be available to sign copies of this story of inspiration and […]

Cantare presents holiday show

Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills performs its first Christmas concerts under the direction of Mariia Pechenova on Saturday, Dec. 13 with a repeat performance on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The new director has inspired the group to perform at an even higher level of musical quality. Pechenova has a background that is impressive and […]

Advent gift to the community

Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 2979 Coloma St. in Placerville, presents to the community an evening of songs, poetry and stories for the Advent and Christmas seasons. It all begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 with a delicious ham dinner in the parish hall. Following dinner, the audience will hear from angels on […]

Crumpet the Elf returns to Cap Stage

Back by popular demand, “The Santaland Diaries” by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage, Dec. 3-27 with the universally praised Aaron Wilton reprising the role of Crumpet the Elf. For mature elves only, this play takes you to the heart of Macy’s Santaland of 1989 and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any […]

‘An Irish Christmas’ is magical at 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. This popular show is a great Irish celebration, bringing joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song and dance in a night that sparkles with life […]

Bigs and Littles go shopping

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County announced the 2014 SnowBall Event on Saturday, Dec. 6. With the help of generous sponsors, 150 children from El Dorado County will be shopping at Target in El Dorado Hills for appropriate winter clothing. The kids will have the opportunity to meet Santa and enjoy a pancake […]

Sierra Rep 2015 season tickets available

General public and group tickets for Sierra Repertory Theatre’s 2015 season are on sale. The season includes the popular Broadway musical “Mary Poppins,” a to-be-announced musical featuring four rock ‘n’ roll legends, spring comedy “Unnecessary Farce,” classic favorite “The Music Man,” Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” country tribute “Always, Patsy Cline,” homage to musical theatre “The Drowsy Chaperone” […]

Duty: U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class William D. Socha

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class William D. Socha 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 […]

Enjoy wine, appetizers, artwork and music at the library

Stroll through books while sipping wine, nibbling epicurean delights, listening to music and viewing beautiful artwork at the El Dorado Hills Library’s second A Night at the Library on Sunday, Nov. 16. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit the library and are used for adult programming, resources and books. At last year’s event, […]

‘Dying for a Dude’ is full of recognizable places

Book: “Dying for a Dude” Author: Cindy Sample Publisher: Create Space Publishing Platform, October 2014, softcover and e-book versions, 284 pages Laurel McKay, slightly klutzy El Dorado County soccer mom, is in deep — as usual. This time, she’s trying to clear her family’s name from an ancient murder charge, spring her ex-husband out of […]

Big bowling for Bigs and Littles

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of El Dorado County is gearing up for its Bowl for Kids’ Sake. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Knotty Pine Lanes on Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines. There will be two lane times. The first portion is from 10 a.m.-noon and the second is from 1-3 […]

‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Community Center Theater

Casting has been announced for the return Sacramento engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning hit musical,”Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Community Center Theater Nov. 5-22. The cast of “Jersey Boys” will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie […]

Master Food Preserver: Pumpkin and winter squash fun

The Master Food Preserver classes are over for 2014, but the group is still in harvest season. Take the time now to seek out those wonderful little sugar pie pumpkins that are excellent for preserving. The following instructions apply to not only pumpkins, but winter squash as well. Puree: Puree pumpkin/winter squash using any of […]

Free safety and self defense class

When the time changes bring dark mornings and early nights, the criminals come out to prey. Don’t become a victim by failing to empowering yourself with knowledge and basic self-defense skills. A Dark Dangers Safety and Self Defense Free Clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Robinson’s Taekwondo, 4100 Cameron […]

Paint a glass at Sierra Vista

Join Sierra Vista Winery on the patio Sunday, Oct. 26 for the Vino & Vignette Painting Class Series. Local artist Vicki Hough will lead the class through a three-hour harvest-themed wine glass painting session while painters enjoy a tasting of the finest wines at Sierra Vista. Students will be painting a set of four wine […]

Time to enter contests

When Doug Alberts opened Green Acres Farmers Market in Camino on Oct. 1, he had a vision of much more than produce for his customers. “I would like Green Acres to be a destination-type location with something for everyone — events, family activities, local handcrafts, foods, gifts and wine tasting,” he said. “The pumpkin and […]

Free concert and art festival

The Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum will present the Celebration of Life Concert and Art Festival. This free festival features live music, poetry and a non-juried community art show of approximately 40 area artists. Davis’ own poet laureate, Dr. Andy Jones, host of Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour on KDVS, will read his poetry. […]

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 […]

Tahoe Hard Rock now accepting reservations

Imagine waking up in the very room the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley stayed in when he performed at Del Webb’s Sahara Tahoe in the early 1970s. Visitors to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nev., will have their chance to sleep like the King did, in the Elvis Suite complete […]

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 […]