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Gold Rush for preschoolers

Angels Camp Museum is having a preschool story time and art activity for preschoolers about the Gold Rush, mining, ranching, pioneer life and California history on Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. “What Do You Do With An Idea?” is written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom. This is the story of one brilliant idea […]

Send a singing Valentine

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and Sierra Gold Chorus, the Auburn Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, has something unique and different to give friends and loved ones this year. Candy and flowers are nice but they disappear or wilt. A singing Valentine will create a lasting memory. Sierra Gold Chorus, the Auburn Chapter of Sweet […]

Bipolar Insights: Blessed

Over the years some Bipolar Insights attendees have needed to relocate due to job and life transitions. In many cases, such moves mean these group members are too far away to attend weekly classes. We miss our past members, but it is gratifying when they keep in touch to update us on their lives and […]

Wine and music in Amador City

Feist Wines presents Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves blues based music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works. O’Reilly hails from Santa Cruz. In addition to O’Reilly […]

Caravan of Thieves swings into Sutter Creek Theatre

Caravan of Thieves — Gypsy swing is at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek in Amador County, on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Inspired by the big band swing era, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Romanticism, musical theater and early American folk music, Caravan of Thieves quickly took […]

Free education job fair offers many opportunities

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Individual programs and school districts will […]

Holy Trinity Children’s Choir performs at Town Center

On Saturday, Dec. 12 the shoppers at Town Center in El Dorado Hills experienced a little extra holiday cheer while running their errands. The children’s choir and honor choir from Holy Trinity parish performed together in the plaza for about 45 minutes. Led by the Holy Trinity music director Rob Sabino, the choir entertained shoppers […]

Master Food Preservers volunteer training set for next year

The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer. UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge through public classes, community events and articles. The 2016 UCCE Master Food Preserver […]

Christmas with a Celtic twist presented by Molly’s Revenge

Molly’s Revenge presents “Winterdance — A Celtic Christmas”  at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek in Amador County, on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. featuring vocalist Christa Burch, and the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with […]

Capitol Pops Concert Band rings in holidays

The Capitol Pops Concert Band nears the end of its 18th season with a free, open to the public “Holiday Concert in the Park” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Rusch Park Gym, 7801 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights. Under the baton of director Kurt Pearsall, Capitol Pops will once again play traditional […]

Divide gallery announces Peoples’ Choice Award winner

Visitors have been voting for their favorite piece of art and the activity picked up considerably at the reception on Sunday, Nov. 8 for Art on the Divide Cooperative gallery’s second annual invitational show “Visions of the Harvest.. The process started with a call to artists in the spring of 2015 then moved on to […]

The Ten Tenors sing holiday hits at Harris Center

“The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays” is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia’s rock stars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White […]

First 5: Is your child Ready? Isolation

Our first family home was in a community of stay-at-home moms. About 9 a.m. each morning the garage doors came up and the big wheels came out. We would rotate between homes and the local park, talking about our jobs, raising our kids. When my son was 2 he started having night terrors. They typically […]

Wedding: Heather Stone and Erik Dorthé

Heather Stone of Placerville and Erik Dorthé of Burlingham, N.Y. were married on Nov. 1 in San Diego. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Suzanne Stone of Placerville. The groom is the son of Ada Pardini and Steve Brewer. Sister-of-the-bride Caitlyn Stone of Los Angeles served as maid of honor. Following a honeymoon to Italy and Germany, […]

Church to collect items for Operation Christmas Child

Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, will serve as an El Dorado County collection site for Operation Christmas Child— the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — from Nov. 16 to 23. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project works to spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun […]

IT plans trip to New York City and Washington, DC

An informational meeting is scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at Imagination Theater for a seven-day, six-night trip planned for New York City and Washington, DC for Sept. 19-25, 2017. It’s never too early to plan and save. This will be the theater’s fifth trip to the Big Apple with added sightseeing in […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker

Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker 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 […]

101 Dalmatians needed for upcoming musical

Imagination Theater announces the upcoming auditions for “Disney’s, 101 Dalmatians” on Saturday, Nov. 14. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and auditions begin at 9 a.m. The cast will consist of adults and children ages 8 and older and the theater will form a puppy chorus for those new to the theater. The theater plans to […]

Grow For It! Masting in California native oaks

Masting in oaks is a fascinating phenomenon. It has nothing to do with sailing ships; mast comes from the Old English maest, meaning a bumper crop of nuts on the ground. Acorns and other nuts were important sources of livestock feed in the Middle Ages, so a maest year was good. Masting refers to reproductive […]

Donations needed for fundraiser

Donations Needed – Soup, Bread, Baked Good and Home-made Bowls The Empty Bowls Supper is a fall tradition in El Dorado County. The supper is a fun and meaningful event to raise funds for the hungry, while raising awareness of hunger. The basic concept is simple. Professional and student artists create hand-made ceramic bowls. Guests […]

More than 1,000 guests enjoy eclipse at observatory

With another record nighttime crowd in a single month, the Cameron Park Rotary Club Community Observatory in Placerville hosted more than 1,000 guests, during the Harvest Moon Super Eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27. Lawn chairs and blankets covered the hillside, as many families came together and attended the eclipse viewing, beginning at sunset and ending […]

Crocker Art Museum presents figurative drawings

The American painters who put California at the vanguard of contemporary art in the 1950s are the subject of a new drawings exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum. “Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings” explores 40 works on paper by David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and other celebrated artists in their circle. These […]

Rising stars punch up Hangtown lineup

Supergroup Railroad Earth cohosts the annual Hangtown Halloween Ball and anchors the top of the 2015 lineup with two sets on Saturday night and one each on Thursday and Sunday. But they’re not the only big name to take the mainstage after the sun goes down. Trombone Shorty played St. James Infirmary to the Obamas […]

Artists sought for 2015 California Upland game bird stamp art contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2015-16 upland game bird stamp. This year’s stamp will feature the ring-necked pheasant. The California Upland game bird stamp art contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and over. Entries will be accepted […]

Crocker Museum exhibit contrasts materials and beliefs

“Divine Ammunition: The Sculpture of Al Farrow” is coming to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Opening Sunday, Oct. 11 this exhibition of 32 sculptures and preparatory sketches compels viewers to consider how modern socio-political conflicts have come to be. Using guns and ammunition as building materials, Farrow contrasts the violence, misunderstandings, fundamentalisms and perversions […]

Sacramento State celebrates the arts

California State University, Sacramento’s department of music is now the school of music and it’s preparing to celebrate the new designation as part of the University’s Arts Experience for Fall 2015. In addition, the season will include stage productions that explore African folklore and reveal personal revenge in the theater, the whimsical sculptures of Tony […]

Free My Time group to meet

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 […]

2015 grape harvest begins at Amador Foothill Winery

​Harvest 2015 began in August as Amador Foothill Winery brought in 4 tons of sauvignon blanc grapes from its estate vineyard; destined to become an award­winning wine from winemaker and owner Tom Jones. This is the second harvest for Jones, the former winemaker and owner of Lava Cap Winery, in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. Jones […]

Gold Rush Days is back in Old Sac

It’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days returns to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend — Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historical district to help […]

Duty: Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez

Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez is a 1986 graduate of Ponderosa High School and the son of Betty McKenzie of Shingle Springs. The following is reprinted with permission from Naval Air Station Pensacola Public Affairs Office. Pensacola Naval Air Station welcomes Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez as executive officer. Dominguez enlisted in the Navy in 1986 through the delayed entry […]

Strawberry Music Fest returns to Tuolumne

After a two-year absence prompted by the 2013 Rim Fire, the Strawberry Music Festival returns to Tuolumne County Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-7. Landing for the first time at the historical Westside property in Tuolumne City, Strawberry continues to deliver the legendary programing, family-friendly atmosphere and incredible jam culture which have defined it for more […]

Free clinic gives anti-bully tips

From the beginning of time and recorded human history, the appearance of weakness is the first sign a bully looks for in choosing a victim. Time changes but bullies don’t, unless they are made to. According to Corona based SACK, these are five reasons to fight back with education and community awareness of bullying: • […]

CP Newcomers to hold luncheon

Cameron Park Newcomers Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Snooty Frog in Burke Junction in Cameron Park will welcome new members and the faithful members, some who have been there for 36 years. Cameron Park Newcomers Club has been welcoming members from the area for 36 years. Club members do not have to live in […]

Free farmers market in Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need […]

Twisted Folk Concert presents the Waifs

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4, Vallecito, announces its final concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Australia’s folk-rock-blues export the Waifs. The concert is Saturday, Aug. 22. Concert-goers will be admitted at 6:45 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:45 p.m. “I first encountered the Waifs back in the 1990s,” […]

Free My Time support group to meet

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 […]

Concerts, festivals, more at South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe South’s late-summer of festivals, music, homegrown food and fireworks will ride the hot August wave of indoor and outdoor adventures now through Labor Day weekend and beyond. With early talk of a blockbuster El Niño-fused winter, Tahoe South has packed the rest of its summer calendar with a slate of activities that will test […]

Sacramento Gem Faire opens

The Sacramento Gem Faire is Aug. 14-16 at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St. in  Sacramento. The Friday hours are noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free. Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more will be available at manufacturers’ prices. Over 60 […]

Twilight walkers to raise funds for Make-A-Wish

The 16th annual Twilight Walk For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sacramento State Capitol. Walk For Wishes is a non-competitive, family friendly community 1-mile or 3-mile walk. Following the walk there will be a finish line celebration with exciting activities. Walk teams generally consist of […]

Feature film shooting in EDH

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer/producer/director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming began Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That one-day production will […]

Polar Express tickets go on sale

Tickets to board The Polar Express Train Ride via the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the annual Carson City family holiday tradition, are available at vtrailway.com. Now in its fifth season, the all-ages holiday train will depart Carson City for a series of one-hour round-trip journeys to the magical North Pole. The ride is filled with stories, […]

Banner year for Amador County Fair

Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County Fair, reported that revenue and attendance through the gates of the Amador County Fair was up considerably over 2014. While acknowledging that attendance last year was affected by the Sand Fire that started on Friday of the fair, this year’s numbers reflect more than a 6 percent increase […]

‘Mean Mom’s Guide’ is full of helpful tips

Book: “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids” Author: Joanne Kraft Publisher: Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and e-book versions, 256 pages   Tiger Moms, beware! Mean Moms are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of children. The Mean Mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

Twisted Folk Concert Series presents Vishtèn

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito, presents the next concert of its 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Vishtèn on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Concert goers will be admitted starting at 7 p.m. “Vishtèn plays a sort of French-Canadian Acadian Celtic style of both new and traditional […]

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 […]

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