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Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

No Comment / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young actors shine in ‘101 Dalmatians’

Cruella de Vil (Sarah Allen) gives her final goodbye in the finale of "101 Dalmations" playing at Imagination Theater through April 24. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

What: “101 Dalmatians” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: April 8 through 24, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.; a show on April 16 at 10 a.m.: and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 and $12 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006   It’s hard to […]

No Comment / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local ballet students on point for summer with prestigious posts

Ballet students Katelyn Vissiere, left, and Kaleb Samuels hold a striking pose. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

She has been with Sierra Ballet and Pilates in Placerville only since August of last year, but two students under the tutelage of ballet master Gina Illingworth already are blossoming and ready to burst onto the stage at prestigious workshops this summer. Katelyn Vissiere, 15, and Kaleb Samuels, 17, seem never to stop smiling these […]

No Comment / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Silver-haired couple dances to the rythym of love

John Chabot, 90, dances with Myrna Koutnik, 90. The couple met at the Shingle Springs Community Center in 2014 and haven't stopped dancing since Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

Anyone who doubts that love can blossom at any age should take a look at the silver-haired couple fox-trotting to Frank Sinatra at Town Hall in Placerville. Myrna Koutnik and John Chabot, both 90 years old, have that familiar twinkle in their eyes as they hold one another and let Old Blue Eyes fly them […]

No Comment / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

A great place to play the game of life

Seniors enjoy games in the 50-Plus Room at the Cameron Park Community Center. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

When Paulette Mulligan moved to Cameron Park seven years ago from the Bay Area she told her husband they needed to “make friends and meet people who will come to our funerals.” It may sound a bit grim, but she made an excellent point. In the past two years or so Mulligan, 69, has gone […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Plagues, outbreaks topic at foundation banquet

George Rutherford

Judging by his credentials alone, the guest speaker for the Ponderosa High School Foundation’s 11th annual Spring Banquet promises to provide an interesting and informative evening March 4 that will update the crowd on world-threatening health matters. Dr. George Rutherford will be focusing on the history of epidemics, including the plague of Constantinople, the Irish […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

‘Lend Me a Tenor’ gives audiences laughter — for keeps

Opera assistant Max (Wayne Campbell) gets a singing lesson from Il Stupendo (Otto Coelho). Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

What promises to be a laugh-out-loud evening of mistaken identities — and mistaken death — along with hilarity stemming from mistaken lovers — is in store for fans of Imagination Theater in Placerville, which is presenting “Lend Me a Tenor” from Feb. 12 through March 6. Directed by Jody Klemens, this is her first theater […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »