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Fairytale Town presents Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival

Fairytale Town will highlight active and healthy living for families at the fourth annual Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival on Saturday, Apr. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families will enjoy fun physical games, free play, gardening activities and more throughout the day. Sutter’s medical personnel will be on hand to answer questions and […]

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UCCE Master Food Preservers: Drought-tolerant canning

Sue Mosbacher UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Are you planning your summer gardens? If so, you’re probably including a low-water irrigation system. El Dorado County is still in a Stage 2 water warning. Even though we’ve received lots of wonderful rain recently we are still in a drought. How can home canners […]

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Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to El Dorado Hills

With the help of the Missoula Children’s Theatre Holy Tinity students rehearsed and performed a lively and entertaining production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” last year. Courtesy photo

By Holly Barbaccia Sleeping Beauty is in the trunk … the car trunk. On April 18 Joe Godburn and Scott McGee pulled into the parking lot of Holy Trinity School Ministry with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything needed to put on a production of the classic children’s tale, “Sleeping Beauty” … except […]

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Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

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Young actors shine in ‘101 Dalmatians’

Cruella de Vil (Sarah Allen) gives her final goodbye in the finale of "101 Dalmations" playing at Imagination Theater through April 24. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

What: “101 Dalmatians” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: April 8 through 24, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m.; a show on April 16 at 10 a.m.: and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 and $12 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006   It’s hard to […]

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Kit Carson Mountain Men step back into California’s past 

This pioneer family from the 1800s faced many challenges as they headed west in hope of a better life. The Kit Carson Mountain Men will host a living history wagon train re-enactment for four days in Amador County, April 28 through May 1. Courtesy photo

California is rich with history, and the pioneer days of the mid-1800s are no exception. As the springtime weather continues to improve, the Kit Carson Mountain Men will host their living history Days of ’49 Wagon Train re-enactment in Amador County, just to the south of El Dorado Hills. For four days, April 28 to […]

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St. Stephen’s music director is one to watch

Mariia Pechenova and the Cantare Chorale have been invited to Carnegie Hall for a special performance Nov. 27. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Singer, musician, college professor, conductor. It’s hard to know if, or when, St. Stephen’s music director Mariia Pechenova sleeps. The 28-year-old who hails from St. Petersburg, Russia is fueled by a love for music so strong that in her short time in the United States her talent and influence can be seen rippling across the […]

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