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Visual arts faculty exhibit showcases diversity in media and style

Harris Center for the Arts hosts the 15th annual exhibition of Folsom Lake College Visual Arts faculty in the Bank of America Gallery, now through Nov. 8, with a special artists’ reception set for Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Folsom Lake College visual arts faculty includes professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Children’s Book Festival celebrates authors and illustrators

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Fairytale Town presents the 15th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival with bestselling children’s author Laura Numeroff headlining the two-day event. The festival is set for September 26 and 27 and it’s the perfect venue for the little book worm in your life. Numeroff will present her classic book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Great gourds, there’s a giant pumpkin festival this Saturday

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The monster pumpkins are coming! The monster pumpkins are coming! Set to roll into the county this weekend, here’s your chance to see pumpkins weighing a thousand pounds or more at the 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of El Dorado County. A treat for kids and adults alike, the festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for the Sacramento Archives Crawl

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Powered by the Past. Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento

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America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

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The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art ‘thief’ on the loose during Artists Showcase 2015 Tour

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Don’t be alarmed, but you already may have been stolen by Rod Williams. The artist makes no apologies for his actions and in fact his fans think you should thank him for his thievery, since it no doubt resulted in an astonishing painting. “I do steal people,” smiled Williams, gazing with his visitors at a […]

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