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Play uses ‘magic’ to promote giving

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When the Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of magic dust on the wonderful dolls he has made they come to life in a surprising way. They realize how unusual they are when they find they can walk, talk and breathe. The Master Toymaker realizes it too, and decides he does not want to sell them. […]

No Comment / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Buckeye’s Best showcases young talent

THE LAZER STRINGS — Chase Forsberg, 8, Zack Foster, 10, and Preston Forsberg, 10, add Hawaiian flare to the Buckeye's Best talent show. The trio will perform "Surf's Up." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For one night only 43 of the finest young acts El Dorado County has to offer will perform on one stage … all in the name of education. “It’s pretty awesome and the quality … they’ll blow your socks off,” said Theresa Miller, the show’s producer. Buckeye’s Best, a talent show featuring about 120 children […]

No Comment / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Rip Squeak creators come to Folsom gallery

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American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host internationally acclaimed artist Leonard Filgate and his wife author Susan Yost Filgate the creators of the much-loved children’s series Rip Squeak & Friends. The Rip Squeak series of paintings and books consist of an adventurous mouse Rip Squeak, his sister Jesse and their unlikely friends Abbey the […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate community with the Folsom Symphony

Holiday cheer will be in abundance as the Folsom Symphony performs "A Joyful Celebration€" on Dec. 10 and 11. Included in the program are works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Photo, public domain

This is the time of the year when our community celebrates. We celebrate many things — family faith, successful harvests, another year of living. And we look forward throughout the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons to a better New Year. Celebrations here in the El Dorado Hills area take many forms. Personally, I like indulging in […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Lakehills Church actors find the ‘Best Christmas Present’

Children recreate the manger scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, the angel, three wise men and baby Jesus. "€œBest Christmas Present Ever"€ will be performed at Lakehills Covenant Chuch this weekend. Photo by Jeff McKenzie

Lakehills Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir  will unwrap the “Best Christmas Present Ever” at four performances Dec. 2-4 “This present won’t be found at the mall or any other store,” hinted director Carolyn McKenzie, who presents her 22nd Kids of the Kingdom production. She is assisted by a dedicated group of choreographers, vocal coaches […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Reindeer fly to Chautauqua

Ellen Anderson, Shelley Walker and Joseph Cady (kneeling) play Santa's Reindeer in "Reindeer Revenge." Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Reindeer Revenge,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond and based on characters created by Kent Miller. “Reindeer Revenge” is the adventure of Santa’s reindeer trying to prepare for the big Christmas Eve flight while worrying about bad guy Christopher Crumb and coping with a moose named Murray who […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre continues its holiday tradition

Reliving Folsom's history —€” Actors Mike Jimena, standing, and Nicole Beigh, Sage Innerarity, Joanna Rehwald, in doorway from top to bottom, play some of Folsom's most interesting characters from the 1800s in "Holiday in the Hills." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

FOLSOM — In what will be the sixth of an annual holiday tradition, Sutter Street Theatre’s Historic District location takes center stage. “Holiday in the Hills,” set in late 1800s in Folsom, features favorites of the season and is based on real people who were active in Folsom’s life in that time period. Written by Sutter […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »