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Viewpoint exhibition showcases photos by Byron Wolfe

In its main gallery in October, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J St. in Sacramento, presents “Ishi and the River of Time” featuring photographs by Byron Wolfe. The show runs through Nov. 7 with a Second Saturday reception on Oct. 10 from 5:30-9 p.m. In an extraordinary set of large-scale composite photographs Wolfe investigates the […]

New El Dorado County 4-H All Star Ambassadors named

El Dorado County 4-H will be installing its new All Star Ambassadors and celebrating the hard work and achievements of members at the annual Recognition Night on Friday, Oct. 9 at Buckeye Elementary School, 4561 Buckeye Road in Shingle Springs. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to last approximately an hour. The […]

Mines and mills at Angels Camp

John Hofstetter is presenting “Logging in the Mother Lode” on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 2-3 p.m. at Angels Camp Museum. Hofstetter will speak on the connection between the Angels Camp mines and the lumber mills above Murphys, followed by an era of needing more box lumber than could be produced. Hofstetter was a teacher in Murphys and the principal […]

Cantina for the Con supports Rubicon Trail

The 11th annual Cantina for the Con is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 at the Loon Lake entrance to the famous Rubicon Trail. With close to $215,000 raised for the health of the Rubicon Trail over the last 10 years, the event originators TDO Club and now Rubicon Trail Foundation ask the public […]

‘See Jane Sing’ pairs Jane Lynch with special guests

“See Jane Sing: Broadway with a Twist” is an evening of musical comedy, wit and the occasional show tune from Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Jane Lynch on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at Mondavi Center Jackson Hall in Davis. Backed by The Tony Guerrero Quintet and with special guest Kate Flannery (NBC’s “The […]

Step back in time at Great Gatsby Festival

Step back to the fabulous, carefree days of the “Roaring ’20s” at the 30th annual Great Gatsby Festival on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tallac Historic Site on Highway 89 in South Shore, Lake Tahoe. This free annual event is the highlight of summer. Enjoy living history […]

Galleries in Midtown Sac offer eclectic Second Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more. […]

Take a musical journey at SummerFest

Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s fourth season, “Passport to a World of Music,” will bring the world of music to Tahoe through Aug. 16. Special guest artists during the following weekends feature international guitarist Ana Vidovic on Aug. 7-9, and cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson Quartet and music director of the English Chamber Orchestra (UK) for […]

Grow For It! Be inspired — visit botanical gardens and garden events

There are several spectacular gardens and events around the world to indulge your passion for all things gardening. My recent opportunity to indulge was a visit to the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London, England, considered the most popular and prestigious horticultural event in the world. It is organized by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). […]

Volunteer advocates needed

The El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming certified long-term care ombudsmen. Ombudsmen are advocates who visit residents of long-term care facilities to ensure quality of life and quality care for the residents. “There are approximately 40 long-term care facilities in El Dorado County,” said Deborah Johnston, […]

Midtown galleries get artsy

Midtown Sacramento is an eclectic and vibrant Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Home to approximately 25 art galleries, Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and […]

Tanya Tucker in concert at the Carson Valley Inn

Country singer/songwriter Tanya Tucker will appear in concert on Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. in TJ’s Corral Outdoor Concert and Events Center at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nev. In 1969, legendary CBS Records executive Billy Sherrill signed Tucker to the Columbia label. At first, he planned for her to sing “The Happiest […]

Sultans of String fuses a tapestry of rhythms

Sultans of String, the JUNO Award nominees (the Canadian Grammys), is appearing at Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Sultans of String thrills audiences with its global sonic tapestry of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Anticipation Moon Do you like surprises? Some find the anticipation sweeter than what follows, while others can’t stand not knowing what’s going to happen. Our relationship with the tension caused by anticipation will be highlighted today in the manner of winding up a Jack-in-the-box with the Sagittarius moon singing “Pop! Goes the Weasel.” ARIES (March […]

Horoscope, Monday, June 29, 2105

Fire-Sign Trine The cosmic forces are rooting for an adventure. Venus and Uranus form a fire-sign trine that fits beautifully with the Sagittarius moon, filling the skies with the high-energy fuel perfect for an uncommon journey. Is there a part of the world you’ve wanted to see but haven’t had the right opportunity? Don’t wait. […]

Sutter’s Fort offers free admission

In conjunction with a large-scale Sutter Medical Center Community Day and a celebration to open its new Women’s and Children’s Center, California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present special “Hands on History: Sacramento’s First Hospital” activities on Saturday, June 20. Courtesy of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, admission to […]

There is plenty of summer fun at Tahoe South

Summer brings longer days and Tahoe South is using every extra minute with mega-star concerts, firework shows, food and beer festivals, athletic competitions and celebrity golf action to fill Sierra days and nights.   Sports and outdoors Celebrating 26 years as the No. 1 celebrity golf tournament in the U.S., the American Century Championship returns […]

Capitol Pops plays in the park

The Capitol Pops Concert Band continues its 18th season with a free, open-to-the-public concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 on the stage of Fair Oaks Village Park, 4238 Main St. in Fair Oaks. The band’s performance is part of the 2015 Fair Oaks “Concerts in the Park” spring/summertime series, presented by the Fair […]

Workshop offers helpful tips

Life Enriching Communication (LEC) is offering a workshop, “The Power of Self-Compassion: Keys to Overcome Guilt and Shame” on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop will help participants work through guilt and shame by compassionately embracing it and transforming it. There will be a number of activities that will assist individuals in […]

Open studio at Gallery at 48 Natoma

The Art Center and Gallery at 48 Natoma will be having an exciting open studio event on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and  31. The entire center will be open each day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with  free admission. All ages are welcome. This valuable community asset is unique in Folsom and is celebrating eight years as a […]

Foothill Foodie: Treats and travels

SactoMoFo I went to my first food truck festival last weekend!!! This event was organized by Sacramento Mobile Food Events, more hiply known as SactoMoFo. First thing about food truck festivals: lines. However food trucks are made to serve lots of people, lots of food — fast. Second thing about food truck festivals: there is more delicious […]

Party shows off new releases

On Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 Feist Wines will host its third annual Memorial Day Release Party from 1-4 p.m. Feist Wines will release its 2013 El Dorado Barbera and 2013 Amador County Primitivo for the weekend. The 2012 Feist Reserve Barbera received a best of class award at the 2014 Amador County […]

A journey From Cool to Coloma

Photographs by Tony Mindling will be featured during May at Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery in Georgetown. A reception will be held on Sunday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. All are invited to attend and enjoy the show he has assembled titled “From Cool to Coloma.” A resident of Cool for more than 25 […]

Gallery at 48 Natoma presents abstract art

The current exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom has both two-dimensional and three-dimensional abstract art with flowing shapes, brilliant color and organic lines. Anton Nemeth will exhibit his lovely porcelain sculptures and Suzanne Haydu will show her beautiful abstract watercolor paintings in “Organic Origins” to July 2. These two artists reference art […]

Sutter Creek presents James Garner

Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek, presents James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits and present historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event. Garner celebrates the life and music of […]

Sac Choral Society presents season finale

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will team up with the California State University, Sacramento Chorus to present choral orchestral music by three modern American classical composers in a powerful season finale titled Songs of Eternity. “We hasten to assure our audience that the music for this concert is considered accessible […]

Remember When Rock Was Young at the Harris Center

“Remember When Rock Was Young,” coming to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12, stars the multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor and pianist Craig Meyer. He is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, one whose strong vocals, […]

Celebrate Mom at BerryFest

Celebrate the Harvest of the Strawberry on Mother’s Day weekend at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville. In addition to loads of strawberry treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations and live bands, BerryFest is loaded with fun for the kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, a princess pageant, a strawberry shortcake eating contest, non-stop shows on the Kids Caboose Stage and […]

Delta Wires blow into Sutter Creek

Delta Wires is coming to Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Take one talented Italian city kid with his harmonica and his boyhood bass-playing buddy, raised in the Oakland/East Bay Area — the heart of West Coast blues — add a virtuoso guitarist and talented three-piece horn […]

Makeup and mayhem on the road

Makeup artist Sarah Wolfe grew up in Placerville and cut her theater chops on local productions. Her father Peter Wolfe is one of the founders of Imagination Theater and her mother, Linda Furman, acted on local stages like Olde Coloma Theater and Theater El Dorado. “I grew up doing community theater with my parents,” said […]

Sac museums offering many summer programs

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for Children. A comprehensive and continually updated listing of activities is available at sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/. Space is limited and camps are filling up fast. Parents are encouraged to […]

Top musicians to perform

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents its last concert of the 2014-15 season on Sunday, May 3 starting at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes the Septet […]

California Musical Theatre announces new season

California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. From the creators of “South Park” and winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book […]

Artist mixes architecture and paint

Placerville Arts Association is very pleased to have Debbie Gualco as the guest speaker and demonstrator on Sunday, April 19. This free event is open to all ages as Gualco mixes architecture and paint to create portraits and figures. Gualco brings many dimensions to her fine art creations in oil, watercolor and pastels. She received […]

Connecting the nature of humans through dance

“Human Nature,” showcases contemporary dance at its deepest level, demonstrating the connections that humans have to each other as humans and the response to the beauty of nature. Every element of this concert, from the lobby, to the auditorium has been designed to draw the audience in to be a part of something greater. Award-winning […]

Night Ranger plays Hard Rock

Night Ranger, the ’80s rock band, takes the stage two nights in a row at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 8 p.m. and both shows start at 9 p.m. Originally from San Francisco, Night Ranger debuted its album “Dawn Patrol” in […]

Wedding: Kimberlee Kvistad and Garrett Henderson

Kimberlee Kvistad and Garrett Henderson of Camino were married in a private family ceremony in Placerville. The bride and groom have known each other for more than eight years. They are planning a June reception to celebrate their lives together with family and friends. A honeymoon will follow the reception. The bride is the daughter […]

Have a raucous Irish night

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, Harris Center for the Arts presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The six musicians of Slugger O’Toole, one of the best-loved Irish bands, […]

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