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Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

No Comment / September 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Frozen’ author headlining Fairytale Town festival

Children's author Barbara Jean Hicks will share some of her fun stories at the 16th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival at Fairytale Town, Sept. 24 & 25. Courtesy photo, barbarajeanhicks.com

Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 24 & 25. Barbara Jean Hicks, the author of “Frozen: A Sister More Like Me,” will headline the two-day festival. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Hicks is […]

No Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Music to your ears

The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills will bring together three talented musicians for its Sept. 29 Inside the Creative Mind series. Peter Jaffe, renowned director and conductor of the Folsom, Auburn and Stockton symphonies; Gabe Nelson, the legendary bass guitarist for the multi-platinum rock band Cake; and Jeremy Briggs, a Season 6 contestant on “The […]

No Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

You’re never too old to find love

Speed dating at 80? More and more seniors are warming up to the idea and the El Dorado Hills Gilmore Senior Center has embraced the concept with a two-part plan. It has partnered with the Folsom Senior Center to host the Northern California premiere of “The Age of Love,” a film that follows seniors, ages 70 […]

No Comment / September 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stitch your way to Sutter Creek

The 7th biannual Golden Threads Quilt Show sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilter’s Guild will take place in Sutter Creek Oct. 1-2. Quilts will be displayed in the Sutter Creek Main Street auditorium, Church Street Community Center and throughout shops located on Sutter Creek’s historic Main Street. This year’s Opportunity Quilt, “Stars of the Mother […]

No Comment / September 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Find fresh fruit and family fun at Apple Hill

 Baked goods abound at Apple Hill. These treats — apple pie, apple donuts, apple strudel and even a blueberry dumpling came from Boa Vista Orchards in Camino. Photo by Susan Laird
 

Labor Day weekend is behind us. The kids and grandkids are in school. The days are alternating between warm and cooler. Sunsets are earlier. The rhythms of autumn are here. And so are time-honored local traditions. One of these hallowed customs is an annual trip up the hill to Apple Hill. A little history Sixteen […]

No Comment / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Take a Dream Journey with the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Let the Shanghai Acrobats take you on a journey to a world of fantasy Sept. 16-18 at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

Dave Pier Harris Center for the Arts Direct from Shanghai, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College is proud to present The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China in Shanghai Nights: Dream Journey. Founded in 1959, this family-friendly company epitomizes the thrilling combination of strength, agility and balance for which […]

No Comment / September 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »