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Zoo critters get holiday treats

Lemurs enjoy a treat at the Sacramento Zoo.

Bundle up the family for Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Throughout the day, special gifts will be delivered to the animals. See them pounce, tear and stomp into their one-of-a-kind holiday treats. New this year will be a special holiday feast with all the […]

No Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Music livens up the Capitol

Get ready for some holiday fun at the California State Capitol, first floor rotunda,10th St. between L and N streets in Sacramento. To set a festive stage and spread holiday cheer, beautiful vintage decorations create a lovely backdrop for the free State Capitol Holiday Music Program. A variety of diverse and amazing live holiday musical guests […]

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Jamie Davis highlights Sac State Winter Jazz Festival

Jamie Davis

The weather may be cold, but some hot music will heat up the campus with Sacramento State’s annual Winter Jazz Festival on Saturday, Dec. 13. The daylong event draws more than 40 jazz ensembles, combos and vocal groups from middle and high schools throughout the region, along with instructors and professionals for a mix of master […]

No Comment / December 04, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Buddy’s’ jukebox classics will have you dancing in the aisles

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” the musical that charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died, is the next Broadway Sacramento production, […]

No Comment / December 04, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Prepare to be amazed, inspired

Elaborate Christmas trees like this one at Marie Mitchell's home will inspire guests on the Homes for the Holiday's tour. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Homes for holiday tour this weekend Prepare yourself for decoration envy. El Dorado Hills residents will open their beautiful homes for the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills annual Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 7 & 8. These homeowners don’t just decorate; they celebrate all things Christmas. Think ribbons, garlands, sparkling ornaments, golden tree toppers, twinkling […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Mediterranean herbs

By Joan Jenkins UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Mediterranean herbs originated around the Mediterranean Sea in Greece, Italy, France, Spain and other lands with a warm sunny climate. They like the alkaline, fast draining soils with good mineral content common to the area. They also prefer full sun, meaning a minimum of six hours […]

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Bagpipes highlight Folsom Symphony Christmas concert

There’s just something about bagpipes. Whether it’s the skirl of the melodies they share or the rhythmic drums that often accompany them, “the pipes” have a romance about them that is undeniable. Scotland’s national instrument is rarely seen outside of Caledonian festivals and funeral services for fallen heroes. And that’s a shame, because this instrument […]

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