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Amador County wine tour beckons to the Cellar Door

Enjoy wine tastings, great food and even an opportunity to take scenic photos on the wine trail of Amador County’s “Behind the Cellar Door,” March 5-6. Photo by Susan Laird

Easter is early this year, but spring is right on time. The daffodils are blooming in El Dorado Hills, and that is a sign that it must be time for Amador County’s famous annual wine tour. Behind the Cellar Door This annual wine event is held in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley just to the south […]

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High school students take over Fausel House Gallery

El Dorado Arts Council will exhibit an El Dorado County Student art show — Art From the Horizon — showcasing artwork from local high school students in the historic Fausel House Gallery. The exhibition will be on display March 3 through April 7. Participating high schools include El Dorado High School, Independence High School, Ponderosa High School […]

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Book signing with Melissa Cistaro

Melissa Cistaro, author of the poignant memoir “Pieces of My Mother,” will visit Face in a Book on Saturday, March 19. “Pieces of My Mother” chronicles Cistaro’s quest to discover why her mother abandoned her and her brothers when they were children. It explores how our parents’ choices impact our own and how we can survive those […]

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Fun, transformational workshop in Cameron Park

Everyone is in relationships of all kinds though many are not given any relationship training except for what they learn from parents, peers and the media. Relationship experts Sonika Tinker, MSW, and Christian Pedersen, CLC, are offering a presentation “I Love You, You Drive Me Crazy” on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the […]

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Tour Europe with Ponderosa’s choir

The Ponderosa High School Choir’s Cabaret 2016 Passport to Europe Show & Auction is going to take the audience on a trip through Europe showcasing the unique aspects of the cultures involved. There are performances representing France, Italy, England and more. With each performance, the theme of the location is depicted through songs, dances and […]

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Tickets for ‘The Book of Mormon’ available through lottery

Tickets for the acclaimed musical “The Book of Mormon” will be sold through a lottery before each performance.  Courtesy photo

 The Book of Mormon” may be sold out but limited tickets will be available through a lottery for those who just can’t live without seeing this Tony Award-winning-musical. The Sacramento engagement on the national tour of “The Book of Mormon” begins March 9 at the Sacramento Community Center Theater and plays a limited two-week run through […]

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Explore the history of California’s iconic grizzly

“California’s Jubilee, Semi-Centennial Celebration,” by Calthea Campbell Vivian, 1896. Photo courtesy The Bancroft Library

Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly, a traveling exhibition chronicling the complex history of the state’s most iconic symbol, the grizzly bear, has arrived at the California Museum. Once common across the state, the huge and powerful grizzly is one of California’s best-known symbols. Through artifacts and ephemera on loan from institutions including […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »