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Bruins breeze by Bella Vista

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys extended their undefeated home court record one more night, defeating Bella Vista 81-72 in Bruin country Monday evening. Down 20-18 after the first quarter, Ponderosa returned to form in the second quarter with major contributions from Kenny Macklin, Brennan Wheeler and Adam Orr to lead 43-37 at half. Macklin […]

My Time group meeting

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

Art show opens at the Smith Flat House

“Metanoia” is the second solo show by Northern California artist Loren Christofferson. The artist was raised in Southern California but has spent the last eight years living and working in the northern part of the state. Christofferson studied fine art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and graduated in 2013 with an […]

‘Civil Rights Civil Wrongs’ exhibit at Sac State

A new art exhibit in California State University, Sacramento’s University Union Gallery examines the Civil Rights Era through images of the people who championed civil rights and through the words used to suppress and harass a people. “Civil Rights Civil Wrongs” runs through Thursday, Dec. 17. The exhibit is the creation of artist Michael Stevenson […]

Menorah of Peace made out of Remnants of War

Folsom embraces the true spirit of freedom and community this holiday season with the ninth annual Chanukah Wonderland. The whole community is invited to the Folsom Community Center, 52  Natoma St. in Folsom to share in the Chanukah celebration to prepare for the holiday to begin. The festival on Sunday, Dec. 6 includes games for […]

Sassy Sisters sing at Sutter Creek Theatre

T Sisters — Sassy Sister Folk ensemble is appearing at Sutter Creek, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek on Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. The T Sisters are a Bay Area ensemble working in a grab-bag of styles. Real-life sisters who seem to share a single voice and whose facility with close harmony is […]

18th annual Winefest in Amador County

The 18th annual Winefest, the popular walk-about wine-tasting, takes place in Sutter Creek, Amador County, on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 14. More than 20 Amador County wineries will be pouring in the unique shops. Check-in starts at 4 p.m. in the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St. Receive an event glass, map and wrist […]

New gold exhibition at Angels Camp Museum

The Angels Camp Museum opens its new main floor gallery exhibition, “Gold is Where You Find it: the Rush to Angels Camp” is open to the public during November on Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located on a three-acre site of the historical Angels Quartz Mine, the mission of the museum is to […]

V and T Polar Express tickets going fast

Two weeks before the Polar Express takes its first ride from Carson City to the completely reimagined North Pole aboard the Virginia and Truckee Railroad many of the tickets have already been sold. A testament to the popularity of the Polar Express the train ride has completely sold out each of the previous four years. […]

A harvest of art on Divide

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery is excited about the results of its call to artists for the second annual invitational art show. This year’s theme is “Visions of the Harvest.” This exhibit will display works depicting all aspects of the harvest and will include two- and three-dimensional art. Show dates are Oct. 30 through […]

Capital Stage presents adaptation

Following her highly successful adaptations of “Hedda Gabler” and “Macbeth,” Capital Stage’s founding artistic director Stephanie Gularte’s newest endeavor Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” will revive Ibsen’s humanitarian themes. Set in post-WW II era United States, Capital Stage’s production will examine themes of individuality, reputation and familial obligation. Local favorites Janis Stevens will direct and […]

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, […]

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