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Runaway Stage travels down the yellow brick road

"The Wizard of Oz" opens July 5. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The merry old land of Oz comes to downtown Sacramento July 5-28 at the 24th Street Theatre when Runaway Stage Productions presents “The Wizard of Oz.” Join Dorothy as she’s swept away from farmland Kansas and enters a world of color and magic. Dance and sing along the yellow brick road with her […]

No Comment / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pastels on display

"On Bacchi Road" by Pat Stoddard Aragon

The Sierra Pastel Society hosts its Signature Member Art Show July 2 through July 27 at the El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace Gallery. The signature show is put on every other year by members who have achieved excellence in the medium and achieved signature status. The Sierra Pastel Society motto is “Bringing Brilliance to Art […]

No Comment / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gardening with ease

By Barbara Finley UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener The hands ache, the knees creak, the poor aching back — but look at that beautiful garden! The roses are blooming and oh, so many bees around the lavender … and, yes, there is a butterfly! Plums ripen, pears and apples coming along, but the grass […]

No Comment / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Time to celebrate America

FIREWORKS fill the sky  at the 2012 Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center in El Dorado Hills.  Expect another great show this year or Wednesday, July 3. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A parade, live music, chili cook-off, kids’ bounce houses and, of course, spectacular fireworks  — the fourth annual Fireworks Jubilee at Town Center promises to have something fun for everyone. Enjoy it all from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at El Dorado Hills Town Center. El Dorado Hills Fire Department 50th Anniversary Parade To […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Daycation’ right here in the El Dorado County area

Summer is here, and that means abundant activities for everyone in the family! Some of us will spend the next month or so travelling to wild, exotic locations. Others can visit equally wild, exotic locations within an easy drive of home. After all, we live in one of the most desirable locations on planet Earth. […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Wyland making special appearances in Tahoe

Marine artist Wyland will appear in Tahoe for two days. Photo courtesy of Wyland Worldwide LLC

Marine life artist Wyland will make two personal appearances in South Lake Tahoe’s Wyland Galleries on June 28 & 29. These appearances coincides with his 35th anniversary as a professional artist and the 20th anniversary of the Wyland Foundation, which uses art and science education to spark children’s interest in ecology and water conservation. Wyland […]

No Comment / June 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage concludes ‘power’ season with ‘Elaborate Entrance’

SACRAMENTO — Kristoffer Diaz’ Pulitzer Prize nominated play “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” makes its Sacramento debut at Capital Stage this summer. Slamming together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters, and geopolitical allegory, the play is a uniquely invigorating theatrical experience. “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” runs from July 10 through Aug. 11 with a press […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »