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Registration is open for the 2016 World Gold Panning Championships

Cathey Cort El Dorado 2016 Registration to compete in the 40th World Gold Panning Championships is now available online for both experienced and beginning gold panners of all ages. The “Olympics of gold panning” will take place in Placerville, just miles from where the California Gold Rush began, during a county wide, week-long celebration beginning Sept. […]

No Comment / June 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Party like it’s … the 4th of July

Fireworks light up the sky during last year's El Dorado Hills Town Center fireworks show. Don't miss this year's dazzling display Sunday June 3. File photo by Laurie Edwards.

The highly anticipated fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back. On Sunday, July 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., ring in Independence Day and have a blast as El Dorado Hills Town Center presents its annual Fireworks and Freedom Concert. Beginning at 7 p.m., entertain the kids in the Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting, […]

No Comment / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three glass exhibitions open at Crocker

"Nate," by Oben Abright 2009.

Elena Macaluso Crocker Art Museum World-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” has been installed in the entryway of the Crocker Art Museum’s Teel Family Pavilion, setting the tone for the museum’s Summer of Glass, featuring three exhibitions highlighting glass from the ancient to the present. Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in […]

No Comment / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate summer at the Cameron Park Summer Spectacular

Once the sun goes down, the fireworks show will illuminate the sky above Cameron Park Lake to conclude the annual Summer Spectacular June 25. Village Life file photo by Lily Hodge

Food, live music all day, activities for all ages and fireworks — what could be a better way to celebrate the start of summer? Cameron Park Community Services District is launching its largest event of the year at Cameron Park Lake — the 17th annual Summer Spectacular — on Saturday, June 25. The gates to […]

No Comment / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For the love of food

Grace Clerc sautées water spinach to accompany chicken adobo during a recent culinary adventure in her kitchen in El Dorado Hills. Clerc tests and shares recipes on her popular food blog "The Cooking Apprentice." Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Belinda Breyer Village Life correspondent Foodie culture is alive and well in El Dorado Hills, surrounded by gourmet restaurants and top-notch grocers inspiring a great gastronomic experience not only on date night but also in the kitchens of the many food lovers that call this place home. In just one such kitchen, this one with […]

No Comment / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum celebrates Dad on Father’s Day weekend

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation invites guests to celebrate dad on Father’s Day weekend with memorable steam train ride and first-class service aboard an air-conditioned vintage lounge car on June 18 & 19. All weekend long, guests can enjoy excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad pulled by the […]

No Comment / June 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bistro 33 Summer Party is a hot time

The Cheeseballs

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent To crank up the action and provide good summer nights and memories, Bistro 33 in the El Dorado Hills Town Center, El Dorado Hills, is hosting its Summer Dance Party series throughout the summer in the Steven Young Amphitheater. In the lineup are Pop Fiction, Wonder Bread 5, The Cheeseballs […]

1 Comment / June 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »