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Holy Trinity and food bank partner to collect holiday turkeys

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will partner with the Knights of Columbus from Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, Nov. 21, for an All Community Turkey Drive. The mission of this partnership is to collect turkeys for the food bank’s annual Holiday Outreach which provides the fixings for more than 1,000 holiday meals to […]

Monterey’s Cali Roots arrives in Hangtown

Now in its seventh year, Monterey’s “Cali Roots” has quickly become the largest reggae music festival on the West Coast, providing a $4.1 million income boost to local workers and a $1.2 million bump in state and local taxes, according to a 2014 report by Beacon Economics. The respected Los Angeles research firm concluded that […]

Dinner celebrates farm to table

In the spirit of honoring the local farmers and growers in the area and to celebrate the beginning of the fall harvest in the foothills, the Placerville Natural Foods Coop announces its annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Manzanita Kitchen and Events in Diamond Springs, 4232 Fowler Lane. […]

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

Master Food Preservers: Dehydrating food

The UCCE El Dorado County Master Food Preservers are having a free class on dehydration and freezing on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds board room, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. It will be a real treat for those attending the class. So many people are curious about drying […]

‘See How They Run’ opens at IT

Imagination Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming show “See How They Run,” a British farce directed by Lanny Langston. The show opens on Friday, Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 4. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress; a cockney maid who has […]

Tahoe City Wine Walk celebrates lakeside sipping

Tahoe City Wine Walk celebrates its 10th anniversary with a line-up of more than 30 wineries and 20 restaurants, numerous merchant discounts, live entertainment and a pre-event online Wine Walk Lodging Giveaway Contest. The event features both big name wines and a growing list of boutique varietals. New for 2015 are several award-winning wineries such […]

Heavenly elevates summer fun

Looking forward to the summer season, Heavenly Mountain Resort will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations beginning Friday, June 12 with the debut of the resort’s new four-line Hot Shot Zip Line as well as the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course, which opened in summer 2014. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black […]

Foothill Foodie: An appetite for history

You can’t beat beets On a recent excursion to the fascinating Kennedy Mine down in Amador County my history-loving friends and I lunched in Sutter Creek on our way back home. Sutter Creek’s charming downtown takes you back in time — a tourist brochure even boasted it to be the best preserved Gold Rush town of the Golden […]

Symphony concert features the music of Strauss

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents its annual symphony concert on Sunday, March 8 starting at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. This year’s concert features the music of Richard Strauss. An important transitional figure between the 19th and […]

Rare Klimt drawing on display

San Francisco-based art gallery, Lost Art Salon, is pleased to announce the discovery of a previously unknown, double-sided Gustav Klimt drawing. This previously unseen drawing will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the gallery, “Time Capsule: A Lost Klimt and Other Viennese Treasures,” as well as in the forthcoming Supplement Volume of the Catalogue […]

Tackle bottle chores at Mitchell

​Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play, is hosting a bottle your own wine event where guests will learn about the winemaking process and actively bottle their own wines — from filling to corking and labeling the finished product. The event will take place at the winery Friday to Monday, Feb. 13 […]

Darkroom and digital photographs showcased at exhibit

Davis Arts Center presents “From Darkroom to Digital,” an exhibit of work from the center’s historic photography collection alongside contemporary digital photographs by Dave Webb. The exhibit is on display through Jan. 30 in the Arts Center’s Tsao Gallery, 1919 F St. in Davis. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday […]

Carson Valley Inn offers December dining choices

December dining at the Carson Valley Inn includes value specials and 24-hour convenience in Katie’s, a variety of dinner entrées in CV Steak and quick-stop fare in Job’s Perk. Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve dinner specials will be offered in CV Steak and Katie’s along with the regular menu choices. CV Steak is open […]

Mrs. Claus rides the Western Railway

The Western Railway Museum presents some special events during December. Meet Mrs. Claus in person at the Western Railway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be free hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies and story readings for kids. Trains depart at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. for a ride through rural […]

Sacramento Museums are celebrating

In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring celebratory events and activities, a few of which include the following: Leo’s Birthday Bash at the Sacramento Children’s Museum on Aug. 2 — The biggest party of the summer and a night of family fun celebrating its mascot, Leo’s, birthday. Activities […]

Classical concert series is a feast for the senses

Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be thrilling audiences as soloists for the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest. Held the first three weekends in August, the classical concert series will offer two evening concerts, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and a new chamber music series called […]

KVIE calls for artists

KVIE Public Television announces the 33rd annual KVIE Art Auction and is calling for emerging and established artists to enter their work in the KVIE juried art competition. Entry categories include: California’s Gold, contemporary classics, figurative, photography, sculpture, and still life and landscapes. Artists get the chance to win cash prizes, which include $500 for […]

A Couple of Blaguards tell tales

“A Couple of Blaguards” fills the Harris Center in Folsom with tales of life in Limerick, April 24-27. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angela’s Ashes” and bestseller, “Tis,” Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland. Though times were tough […]

Volunteers are needed

Who is spreading the love of reading by giving out a half a million books in the space of a single day? It could be you. Participate in World Book Night, an ambitious campaign to give away half a million free, specially printed books. Across America, this growing movement unites authors, publishers, book stores, libraries […]

Cameron Park CSD offers events for seniors

Cameron Park Community Center District is offering events for seniors in November that include: Tuesday, Nov. 12  — monthly Coffee, Tea and Friends program from 10-11:30 a.m. in the social room of the community center. The topic this month is a presentation of the history of El Dorado County by Mary Cory from the El […]

As we were: Highway 50 and traffic, always a topic

25 Years ago Nov. 11, 1988 Council considers highway bypass By TIM WILLIS Members of the Placerville City Council suggested Wednesday that bypassing Highway 50 out of town may be the way to solve traffic problems on that route, challenging state officials’ claims that it cannot realistically be done. Councilwoman Kathi Lishman criticized a plan to […]

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Epic Discovery a summer mountain adventure at Heavenly

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – July 16, 2013 – Heavenly Mountain Resort has submitted a proposal to the USDA Forest Service and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for expansions to its on-mountain summer activities, as part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Discovery, a Summer Mountain Adventure. Vail Resorts has proposed Epic Discovery at just three of its […]

Iration and more at Montbleu

Soulful, melody-driven Iration, the chart-topping alternative reggae, pop, rock band will be performing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Opening the evening’s festivities are three other high-profile touring reggae bands: reggae rockers  Passafire, from Georgia; The Green,”Live Artist of the Year” in the 2012 Pier Awards and Pacific […]

Natural Drift drops in at Hog Wild on Main

Natural Drift will be appearing at Hog Wild BBQ, 38 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, Feb.16 from 5 to 8 p.m.  There is no cover charge. Since taking the stage in 2005, Natural Drift — the Sacramento Area’s premier bluegrass band — has been featured throughout Northern California playing live music events from benefit […]

Rescue school district welcomes students

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular kindergarten, junior (transitional) kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2013-14 school year. Registration will begin on Friday, Feb. 1. Enrollment packets and transfer request forms are available to parents at all school sites. Students must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 1 to […]

Grow for it: New plants from hardwood cuttings

Making new plants from cuttings is one of the most satisfying projects a gardener can do. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a woody, dead-looking stick grow into a mature, beautiful plant. Right now is the perfect time to begin propagating plants from hardwood cuttings. Propagation success occurs more easily because this type of […]

El Dorado Wineries reveal new campaign

The El Dorado Winery Association and its 35 wineries in the Sierra foothills unveiled a new-look Website to accommodate the region’s continually growing popularity and to match the area’s acclaimed wines. This latest step comes after the state Department of Food and Agriculture awarded the region a $179,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant to help build […]

Sacramento museums celebrate the holidays

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year-long. During December many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating […]

Enjoy Latin classical music

El Mundo, the Grammy nominated classical Latin music group led by California State University, Sacramento Music Professor Richard Savino, will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L St. in Sacramento. The group will perform sacred and secular music of the 17th through 19th centuries from […]

Sutter Creek presents Los Posada Candlelight Walk

The public is cordially invited to participate in the Las Posadas Candlelight Walk in Sutter Creek on Saturday, Dec. 8, rain or shine. This is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest, complete with a narration of the Christmas story and the singing of familiar carols. The walk begins at […]

Rudolf Nureyev is featured at de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance” is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park through Feb. 17. Organized in collaboration with the Centre national du costume de scène in Moulins, France and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the de Young is the exhibition’s exclusive U.S. […]

Celebrate the holidays with the Crocker Museum

SACRAMENTO — This winter the Crocker Art Museum will celebrate the season with classic holiday music and a series of programs inspired by the exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” Music lovers will be in for a treat as local singer-songwriter Ricky Berger performs holiday classics and her own original music on Thursday, Dec. […]

Youth orchestra to play at Three Stages

The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra will present its debut concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Three Stages on Stage 1 at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth orchestra, comprised of 12 violinists, three cellists and one bassist, was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, […]

Find unique gifts at the Crocker holiday fair-Nov.23

Nearly 100 regional artists and crafts people will offer their unique creations during this year’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Festival. Presented by the Crocker Art Museum and the Creative Arts League of Sacramento, the festival is held at the Scottish Rite Center, located across from the main entrance of Sacramento State at 6151 H […]

See the beautiful Tahoe vistas from the air

When it comes to sweeping helicopter tours across deep blue water, over towering mountain canyons and above pristine waterfalls, there’s nothing quite like being 3,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Climbing through the sky by way of South Lake Tahoe-based Reno Tahoe Helicopters (helitahoe.com/index.html) is like riding sideways in an elevator with dramatic 180 degree views […]

Ponderosa High School presents scholars

Ponderosa High School hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Night on May 1. The school staff wants to extend congratulations to the Class of 2012 valedictorians: Skye Jerpbak and Samantha Kennedy and salutatorians: Maris Dyer, Ben Estacio, Connor Grubaugh and Ty Pensa. Ponderosa is also proud to announce the appointment of Amy Silverbush to the […]

El Dorado announces scholarship winners

The personnel at El Dorado high School congratulate the El Dorado High School seniors who won scholarships on Wednesday, May 9. The school staff would like to thank the local community groups and scholarship donors for their generous contributions to the future of the students and for attending the Scholarship and Awards Night. The following […]

Lodi wine show is more than tasting

The 2012 Lodi Spring Wine Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 at the Lodi Grape Festival grounds and is definitely “more than just a wine tasting.” The Show will feature not only wine from more than 40 wineries, but also tasty treats from local restaurants and caterers and a wide […]

The Orient Express comes to the Olde Coloma Theater

Lotus Belly Dance dance group Sarpika and Olde Coloma Theater are presenting the second installment of “The Orient Express” on Saturday, May 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year they are featuring Turkish dancer and musician, Vedat, who will also be teaching workshops on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 on Turkish folk dances as […]

Master Food Preservers: Kale chips

Sneak a peek down the natural foods aisle at the grocery store and find out what the “in” crowd snacks on instead of boring old chips. Right there, beside the bean dip, stands a bag of kale chips. Yes, kale chips have arrived, so move over, pretzels, and let the newest craze unfold. Loaded with […]

Mystery and murder continue at STC

Looking for a fun-filled night of mystery and suspense? See “Dial “M” For Murder” at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. in Sacramento. This classic suspense thriller by Frederick Knott was the basis for the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. After marrying his wife for her money, Tony Wendice now plans to murder […]

Artist creates exhibits with organic elements

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Joy Broom, Waxed and Winged: Museum of Natural Curiosities,” through April 1. Broom creates extravagant, layered three-dimensional specimen boxes that combine her intricate line drawings of organic elements with actual insects, seed pods, branches, body references, antique maps and biological medical sources, all coated with purified […]

Hometown boy Chris Isaak playing Stockton

It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. On Friday, April 6, Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton, with special guest Nick Isaak. It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support […]

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