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‘Bingo’ opens this Friday

Discounted preview performances this Wednesday, Thursday Get your tickets now and join in on the fun (and even win prizes!) with the hilarious new musical, “Bingo.” Everybody gets to play the game as a 15-year feud and a blood transfusion all collide in a high stakes, hilariously funny new show presented by the Cosmopolitan Cabaret. Filled […]

No Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom fascinations: Curiosities, critters and vineyards

The artists in residence at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary took a walk on the wild side and created a number of art works now on exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Courtesy photo

It may be autumn, but things are only picking up on my calendar … how about yours? Four exciting events in Folsom are on my list to share this week, with exciting connections to our El Dorado Hills community and El Dorado County. June Carey workshop The first is a major “heads-up!” for local artists […]

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

American Visions Gallery welcomes June Carey

Sunflowers of Castiglion Fiorentino by June Carey

American Visions Art Gallery will host June Carey, a Northern California artist who has reached national and international fame and recognition for her local landscapes and maritime art. For the first time teaching a class, Carey will host a three-day artist workshop, Oct. 6-8, at the gallery at 705 Sutter St. in Folsom. The workshop […]

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

Former Sacramento youth musician returns

Charles Messersmith

Season’s first concert is Oct. 15 at Three Stages in Folsom “Light Out of the Darkness,” the Folsom Symphony’s Oct. 15 performance, its first of the 2011-12 season, will be a homecoming — and a bit of dejå vu — for clarinet soloist Charles Messersmith. A graduate of Folsom conductor Michael Neumann’s Sacramento Youth Symphony, […]

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

Crista Dixon sees art in vintage jewelry, buttons

Crista Dixon works on a piece of jewelry at her El Dorado Hills home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush What started as a hobby making “fun, funky” earrings and jewelry with a friend five years ago has turned into an almost full-time job for Crista Dixon. The vice-president of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has sold more than 450 pieces of jewelry in the last four years. Making jewelry is an […]

No Comment / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Get your tickets now for Blues and Brews

Attention blues lovers: The party of the year returns Nov. 12. The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents a night of world-class blues at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Blues and Brews is a fundraiser for the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. The […]

No Comment / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

See the wild side at River City Bank

A brown bear explores Glacier Bay in this Laurie Edwards photo.

Laurie Edwards’ interest in photography began at an early age when she took her initial photography class from Roy Malone at Gold Trail Elementary School. At that time, she made her first camera and learned to develop film in the darkroom. Later, she expanded her technical knowledge by participating in private digital photography workshops in addition […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »