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Hit the rails for summertime fun

This Fairmont A6 Speeder, built for maintenance of railroads decades ago, now serves as an open-air motor car for the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad. It takes passengers on adventures south of Highway 50. Photo by Susan Laird

Summer is officially here and there’s lots to do in the tri-county area. California’s beautiful golden hills beckon with their inspirational views. One of the unique ways to take in the natural beauty of our region is to take a ride on the local Skagit Train. Wait. Train? Local? How is that? Yes. It’s true. […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Live on the Boulevard returns

The weather is heating up so you know what that means! It’s time for the region’s favorite concert series, Live on the Boulevard! El Dorado Hills Town Center will rock this summer with a 12-show line-up, June 19 through Sept. 11. Every Thursday night in the Steven Young Amphitheater from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Town Center hosts a live […]

No Comment / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad museum to debut ‘Journey Stories’

SACRAMENTO – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21. With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build […]

No Comment / June 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Costumbres Latinoamericanas explores the American continent

Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento presents Costumbres Latinoamericanas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22

FOLSOM — Compañía Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento performs its new production, Costumbres Latinoamericanas, an exhilarating panorama of Latin America through its dances and rituals, at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Under the watchful eye of Artistic Director Zenón Barrón, CMBA ventures in a dancing odyssey up and down the American Continent. Audiences will be […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Dogs’ bring laughs to Sutter Street

Laughs abound when two dumb dogs go on an adventure; left to right are actors Natalie Hopkins, Jerold McFatter and Hannah Vaccaro. The play is now showing at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. Photo by Alysha Bamber

Sutter Street Theatre presents “Two Dumb Dogs — The Adventures of Ferdo and Floof,”a hilarious comedy with lessons that include discovering self-confidence, using your brain and recognizing that following rules is sometimes a good thing. Ferdo and Floof are two not-very-bright dogs — well … at least not to your average fifth-grader. The dogs strongly desire […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom’s got rhythm and blues

FOLSOM — Nothing brings people together quite like a festival — the day before Father’s Day — featuring great music, good food, a family friendly atmosphere and the best in craft beers. Carrera Productions presents the second annual Folsom Rhythm & Brews on June 14, noon to 6 p.m., in the Palladio shopping center in Folsom. The event will feature 40-plus craft […]

No Comment / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town will keep kids entertained this summer

Family Campout at Fairytale Town June 13-14, July 26-27 and Aug. 15-16 Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental […]

No Comment / June 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »