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El Dorado County photographers get carded

Laura Newell El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce The California Welcome Center and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce are announcing the three winners of a recent photo contest featuring photographs taken around scenic El Dorado County. The winning photos will be used as postcards that are sold in the California Welcome Center Gift Shop […]

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Superheroes assemble for Safe and Super Halloween at Fairytale Town

Photo by Greg Flagg

Fairytale Town will be transformed into a comic book city at this year’s Safe and Super Halloween event. Families can enjoy three nights of family fun and trick-or-treating at the storybook park on Oct. 21, 22 and 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Fifteen treat stations will be scattered throughout the park for trick-or-treaters to […]

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Iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp dances into Folsom


Dave Pier Harris Center for the Arts Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, proudly welcomes Twyla Tharp Dance, in what will be an unprecedented dance event for the Folsom community. The word “legend” is almost too modest a word in describing Twyla Tharp. Over her storied career, Twyla Tharp has created […]

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El Dorado Community Vision Coalition kicks off Hot Pasta and Cool Jazz

On Friday, Oct. 21, the El Dorado Community Vision Coalition’s first fundraiser, Hot Pasta and Cool Jazz will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cielo Estate, 3040 Ponderosa Road in Shingle Springs. Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, live music by eight-time Grammy nominee Mariea Antoinette, a live and silent auction as well […]

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Spookomotive trains to treat Old Sacramento visitors

Join the Mad Scientist and his minions for a ride along the Sacramento River on the Spookomotive, with departures every hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. through the next two weekends. Courtesy photo

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are once again offering engaging and entertaining Spookomotive train rides on weekends in October.With VIP first class train rides also available, Spookomotive trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30. Each operating weekend […]

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Hangtown Music Festival presents quality headliners

The main stage headliners continue a Hangtown tradition of quality, diversity and depth unmatched on the festival circuit, a genre-bending lineup guaranteed to keep the blood flowing late into the night. Railroad Earth will be at or near the top of the lineup three of the four nights, delivering its unique brand of jammy roots […]

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Hangtown year six — new name, same party

Railroad Earth returns to Placerville this weekend with  their signature bluegrass and Americana banjo plucking musical style. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

The Hangtown Music Festival, formerly the Hangtown Halloween Ball, opens at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, Oct. 20 through 23. The festival, now in its sixth year, brings 35-or-so bands to the fairgrounds for four days and nights of music, which is wildly diverse and at times just plain wild. […]

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