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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 […]

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, […]

Drums bring rhythm and energy

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko drums explore the connections of rhythm, movement and energy at […]

Duty: U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams 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 […]

Museums offer Telepresence

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announced the nation’s first Telepresence Museum Tour program through which visitors with disabilities can tour the collections at the de Young remotely using a self-guided robot controlled from home. The program was the subject of a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” that aired on March 1. With active […]

Bishop and Castro perform at Crest

Award-winning Alligator Records artists Elvin Bishop and Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will perform on Friday, March 6 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. Legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Bishop, newly inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, is riding high atop his new Alligator Records release “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right.” […]

Dogs do I-Did-A-Run

As part of North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest 2015, the 11th annual I-Did-A-Run event returns to Tahoe Donner on Sunday, March 8 at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. This event will take place rain or shine and it’s the chance every dog dreams of — a moment to show off his or her skills in […]

Buttons of all kinds at bazaar

The Sacramento Button Club is inviting the public to join them for Button Bazaar 2015 on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael. This year is at a larger venue, as collectors are discovering the importance of these miniature antiques. Buttons well over 100 […]

‘Medically Speaking’ radio returns

The local entertaining medical talk radio show will return at its regular time of 10 a.m. every Saturday starting in February. It can only be heard live through the streaming feed found on the “Live” link at medicallyspeakingradio.com. The show will continue with the same format of talk radio style discussion of medical topics as […]

Feist Wines presents Willie Watson in concert

Feist Wines, 11200 Bell Road in Plymouth, presents Willie Watson in concert on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. This small lot, artisan winery turns out award-winning wines and stellar music shows. Watson, formerly of Old Crowe Medicine Show, will grace the small stage at Feist which is made of pallets from the winery. He is […]

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