Want to work on the railroad?

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

NEA chairman coming to Cap Stage for arts discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council will host From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts on Monday, Jan. 12, at Capital Stage Company in Midtown Sacramento. This event will include an announcement by NEA Chairman Jane Chu of three new NEA research reports that explore who participates in the arts and why, as […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Is that plant out of place?

By Penny Villanueva UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Remember the hidden picture games children play? Sometimes out-of-place plants in gardens are hidden to one person, yet to another they can stand out like a burnt tree. Noticing misplaced plants in the garden depends on the observers’ perspective. Even the mention of “exotic plants” […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Musicians pay tribute to Bluebird Records

FOLSOM — Mark Hummel returns to Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 14 and brings more of his talented friends with him in this tribute to Bluebird Records. The Blues Harmonica Blowout has sold out in past performances and with the caliber of talent joining this evening’s activities, tickets will be in high demand. Grammy […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Theaters showing film for biblical history buffs

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion will want to experience “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in more than 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. In “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Tibetan Monks return to county

El Dorado County has a very special tradition to begin the new year with, a tradition now in its 12th year and perhaps unique in the nation. Here in the foothills, backed by snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, residents begin each year with a two-week visit by the Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery. With its […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Unforgettable music lives on at ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters featured  FOLSOM — The 20th anniversary national tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts, opening Jan. 2. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This […]

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