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Tahoe Donner to host tribute bands

Tahoe Donner’s annual Summer Concert on the Green returns this year with ‘60s and ‘70s flair as the iconic rock and roll era is recreated on Friday, July 3 with Beatles and Rolling Stones inspiration. Two all-star tribute bands will take the stage and transport guests back in time. Britain’s Finest brings the complete Beatles […]

Wedding: Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko

Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko, both of Monument, Colo., were wed on March 28 at Crawford’s Barn in Sacramento. J. T. Grayson performed the ceremony. The reception followed at Crawford’s Barn with music provided by the Amazing Johnny B. The bride was given in marriage by her parents Kevin and Beverly Wilson of Cameron Park. The groom is the son of […]

The Apple Hill Growers group announces scholarship winners

The Apple Hill Growers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Norma Brubaker Scholarships. The honors go to Lexie Padilla and Mayra Aguilar. Padilla is a graduate of Ponderosa High School. Padilla will be attending University of California, Chico, with a projected major of bachelor of science in animal science. Her ultimate goal is to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. Aguilar is a graduate of El Dorado High School. Aguilar will attend Southern Oregon State University with a projected major in communication studies and a minor in nonprofit. Aguilar’s ultimate goal is to found her own nonprofit organization to help children and young adults create and achieve their goals. The Apple Hill Growers Association established the Norma Brubaker Scholarship in 1986 in honor of Norma Brubaker, the first secretary of the association. The scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the Apple Hill Harvest Run with matching funds provided by the Brubaker family. The scholarship is one of the ways the Apple Hill Growers give back to the community and support students who have worked at member ranches in their pursuit of  higher education.

Auditions open for the Sacramento Choral Society

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with music director Donald Kendrick is currently holding membership auditions for the 2015-16 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065 or e-mail [email protected] The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. The […]

Twisted Oak presents night of music

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Highway 4 in Vallecito, is pleased to announce the next concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Chris Webster & Nina Gerber and Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at 7 p.m. “Once again […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman

Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman 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 credits toward […]

Rodney Atkins in concert at Carson Valley Inn

Country singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins will appear live in concert on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. in TJ’s Corral Outdoor Concert and Events Center at the Carson Valley Inn, U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nev. Whether he’s taking in a baseball game with son Elijah or entertaining thousands of fans with one of his many […]

Taste best brews at State Fair brewfest

Tickets to the Best of California Brewfest at the California State Fair are on sale now. This is the only brewfest in the region that focuses on award-winning beer from the State Fair’s Commercial Craft Brew Competition. Beer fans won’t want to miss this special event on Saturday, July 18 at the Miller Lite Racetrack […]

Engagement: Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes and Shane Douglas

Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes of Guaraja, Brasil and Shane Douglas of Chula Vista announced plans to marry in July. The bride-to-be works in retail and is the daughter of Natahe Congalves of Brasil. The groom-to-be is in the United States Navy. He is the son of Doug and Colleen Douglas of Camino. The wedding ceremony will take place at Lake […]

Duty: SPC Kayla Boardway

Sixty-one push-ups in 2 minutes, 84 sit ups in 2 minutes and a 14.40 2 mile run. These scores earned SPC Kayla Boardway a total of 328 points on the extended scale of her Basic Combat Training Army Physical Fitness Test, the highest score in her company, Company C, a group of approximately 140 men […]

Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrate 65 years of marriage

They are of a generation when divorce was the last resort in a marriage, not something entered into lightly. Maybe that’s why Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 18. “Sixty-five years …” mulled Vern as the couple looked through a photo album with their wedding pictures and other priceless memorabilia. “I […]

Kirkwood to open on weekends on July 3

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be open on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from July 3 through Sept. 6, with lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as DiscWood, Kirkwood’s own disc golf course. In the Village Plaza, Kirkwood will host the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue on July 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., as well […]

Art on the Divide celebrates

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery celebrates the completion of its fifth year with an annual garden party on Sunday, June 14 from 3-6 p.m. Galley member artists wish to extend a big thank you to customers and supporters, and invite everyone to the gallery’s biggest event of the year. The public can take a […]

Little Big Town kicks off tour

In cooperation with KBUL 98.1 NASH-FM and Hush Entertainment, the wildest, richest rodeo in the West just got bigger. Following the release of its sixth studio album, Pain Killer, featuring top 10 hit “Day Drinking” and fan favorite “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town kicks off its 2015 “Pain Killer Tour” in the Reno Rodeo grandstands […]

Engagement: Meghan Irene Brand and Scott Allen Sanstad

Meghan Irene Brand of Rancho Cordova and Scott Allen Sanstad of Orangevale have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Brand of Rancho Cordova and is a partner at Opportunity Acres in Shingle Springs. The groom-to-be is the son of Stanley and Carole Sanstad and is a computer technician at Intel Corporation in Folsom. The […]

New carnival at the fair

The El Dorado County Fair, June 18-21, is pleased to introduce California Carnival Company, the wonderful new carnival, voted Small Business of the Year by the California State Assembly. “We are excited to welcome this new company to our Fair. The colors and lights are so bright, their employees are polite and public safety comes first,” said […]

Fabric sale to benefit nonprofits

The community of Foresthill is benefiting from a generous donation in an unusual way and is paying it forward. The benefactor, an avid fabric collector, decided to downsize and gift the Foresthill Friends of the Library with more than 15,000 yards of new premium cotton fabric with the understanding the fabric will be sold and […]

Oasis alum Gallagher plays Warfield

SAN FRANCISCO — To the chagrin of die-hards, Noel Gallagher is successfully making the transition to a solo career, making any anticipated Oasis reunion further back on the burner. For now, Gallagher, who, along with brother Liam front the immensely popular (but currently sidelined) English band Oasis, is traveling the globe in support of his second solo effort — […]

Southern Drawl brings unique presence

The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents Southern Drawl Band, a melting pot of sound, attitude and entertainment on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Defined in categories like country, southern rock, trop rock and bluegrass, the Southern Drawl Band attracts a range of listeners from a broad spectrum of music genre […]

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green

Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green 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 credits […]

Duty: Patrick T. Irwin

Patrick T. Irwin has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship to California State University, Sacramento. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extra curricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson

Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild

Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kyle S. Zwahle

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kyle S. Zwahlen 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 […]

The Replacements are the real deal

Concert review SAN FRANCISCO — The best way to drown disappointment of the Giants’ baseball team losing its home opener last Monday was to cap the day off with alternative rock pioneers The Replacements at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium as 3,300 did — many donning SF gear. Back after a near 25-year absence with […]

Capital Stage presents ‘The Homecoming’

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its London premiere, Capital Stage Theater continues its 10th anniversary season with ” The Homecoming,” by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Homecoming” exposes issues of sex and power and challenges the place of morals in family life. Capital Stage […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck

Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither

Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Gina E. Somara

Air Force Airman Gina E. Somara 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 credits toward […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Conner McKenzie

Air Force Airman 1st Class Conner McKenzie 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 credits […]

Temple Kol Shalom to have Passover Seder

Temple Kol Shalom is having a Passover Seder on Saturday, April 4 at  the Spiritual Center for Positive Living, 3104 Ponte Morino Drive, Suite 101, in Cameron Park. The meal starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until the afikomen has been found, the last cup of wine has been drunk, the final blessings blessed and […]

Indian Museum offers flute workshop

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum, 2618 K St. in Sacramento, are proud to offer Native American flute workshops for beginners on various Saturdays this year, including on March 21, May 2, July 18, Sept. 19 and Dec. 5. The “Flute 101 — Beginning” workshops are taught by Al Striplen, Ama Mutsun Ohlone, […]

Capital Stage presents staged reading

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, continues its 10th anniversary season with a special one-night-only staged reading of the new musical “The Behavior of Broadus” by Los Angeles-based theater ensemble Burglars of Hamm. Nominated for seven L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Production and Best Musical Score, “The Behavior of Broadus” tells the incredible […]

Snowshoe racers meet in finale

Strap on the snowshoes and head for the beach. Racers will go head to head in the finale of Camp Richardson’s Snowshoe Cocktail Races on Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Sand or snow the race will go on, in front of the Beacon Bar and Grill and alongside Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline. Racers, cocktail […]

Capitol Pops Concert Band opens season

The Capitol Pops Concert Band will kick off its 18th season with a free, open to the public concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St. in Sacramento. Under the baton of director Kurt Pearsall, CPCB will perform traditional pops favorites, with a sprinkling of automotive-themed arrangements. Voice […]

Foothill Foodie: Spring for sushi

Sushi time There’s great sushi restaurants all over El Dorado County but what makes Amerikan Ichi special is Chef Armando Martinez’ unique take on the cuisine. At Ichi you can dive into traditional sashimi — with seaside-fresh fish — and then swim over to a frenzy of fusion flavors from all over the world. The menu is quite diverse […]

Frank Hannon Band in Tahoe

The Frank Hannon Band and Rusty Anderson Afternoon featuring Paul McCartney’s lead guitarist are part of March’s entertainment lineup at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s Vinyl. The Frank Hannon Band is playing Saturday, March 14. Hannon is an established singer/songwriter, who launched his music career as a co-founder and member of the multi-platinum band Tesla, […]

Engagement: Sarah Isabel Maxwell and Clint Bradshaw

Judy and Robert Bertin of Placerville and Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Maxwell of Florence, Ore. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Isabel Maxwell to Clint Bradshaw, son of Vickie Sciacca of Stevenson, Wash. and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Bradshaw of Broomfield, Colo. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Ponderosa High […]

‘The Art of California Faience’ on view at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce “Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience” on view Feb. 22 through May 17. Consisting of more than 120 of California Faience’s most beautiful vases, tiles, lamps and figural works, this exhibition is an exploration of the best-known art pottery in Northern California. Asian, Hispano-Moresque, […]

Imagination Theater to present ‘Spamalot’

Imagination Theater is pleased to present the Tony Award-winning production of “Spamalot” with performances March 27 through April 26. “Spamalot” pokes fun at the conventions of musical theater and popular culture as it lovingly “rips off” Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Directed by Peter Wolfe, the show features a chorus line of dancing divas […]

Foothill Foodie: No. 1 — Nutty for burgers

Homemade nut burger at Danette’s Brick Oven Pub New owners Tom and Danette Inman took over Placerville’s Brick Oven Pub in October. Changes include a spiffed-up interior, more live music events and an expanded menu. The kitchen now has the capacity to deep fry. That means tasty apps like onion rings, french fries and fried pickles. But I […]

Duty: U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cody Smith

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cody Smith 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 […]

Duty: Ryan M. Carey

Ryan M. Carey has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend the University of Oregon, Ore. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews. Scholarship recipients are enrolled as members of the Army ROTC battalion at their […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Christopher D. Swann

Army Pvt. Christopher D. Swann has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army […]

Sac State celebrates Black History Month

California State University, Sacramento’s celebration of Black History Month will fill February’s days and nights with exciting and inspiring events. One of the most anticipated, coming Saturday, Feb. 8 is Super Sunday, an outreach partnership event with local churches to increase college-going rates among African American students. Other highlights of the month include campus favorite […]

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