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Miss Lillie’s great gospel plays Rolling Hills

"O, Happy Day" will be the vibe at Rolling Hills Christian Church tomorrow night for a special concert with gospel singer Lillie Knauls. Courtesy photo

Nancy Curtis Special to Village Life Famed Christian vocalist Lillie Knauls will appear at Rolling Hills Christian Church, 800 White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills, on Thursday evening, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free concert. Miss Lillie, as she is affectionately known, came into worldwide recognition when she started […]

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Join the celebration of 50 years of imagination at work

"Life" by Linda Heath Clark

Placerville Arts Association News release “Creativity is putting your imagination to work and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” — Ken Robinson Some very extraordinary results in human culture have been happening for 50 years in Placerville and El Dorado County. Placerville Arts Association is very excited and proud to display the exciting […]

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Master Food Preservers: What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen

One of the first unofficial lessons UCCE Master Food Preservers learn is there are few failures, just product redefinitions. Jams and jellies that refuse to set are relabeled syrup; if they set too hard they become candy. If a jar doesn’t seal, it goes in the fridge. However, there are strict processing rules as defined […]

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Sacramento area museums celebrate end of summer with festivals and fun

Fourteen toy cabooses from the Railroad Museum's collection will be on display for the first time as part of the Toy Train Month exhibit, on display through the end of the month. Photo courtesy the California State Railroad Museum

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of […]

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‘All Shook Up’ rocks out at Sutter Street Theatre

Cast in the lead roles for "All Shook Up," are Sutter Street thespians Cai Gutierrez, Nazaneed Salimi, Cassie Hamilton, Trace Landrum and Caelyn Anderson, left to right. 
Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“All Shook Up” centers around a small town in the U.S. in the 1950s that is forever changed by a guitar playing, motorcycle riding roustabout, who rides into town one day and really does shake things up. When this cool dude hits town, cupid draws his bow and aims it at everyone. “Jailhouse Rock,” “I […]

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A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof


What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Aug. 12-28, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinées Saturdays and Sundays Cost: Tickets are $13 to $17 per person, with an opening weekend special of all tickets being two for $25 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006 […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Museum tells the story of Golden State voting

AND IN THE FUTURE? — This prototype voting machine, in development for Los Angeles County, may be how Californians vote in the future.

If you think this year’s election cycle is wild and wooly, you ain’t seen nuthin’ ’til you see the featured exhibit at The California Museum in Sacramento. A chronicle of over 165 years of the Golden State’s election history, the exhibit explores the evolution of how Californians vote. From campaign materials to ballots to voting […]

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