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UCCE Master Food Preservers: Dehydrating herbs

Sturdy herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, summer savory and parsley can easily be dried in small bundles and hung in a dry environment. Photo by Kerdkanno

Geny Cassady UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Spring brings the beginning of the growing season in our area. You might be planning your garden or even already starting seedlings inside. With all of your vegetables, be sure to include some herbs. They are easy enough for the beginning gardener to grow and […]

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Grow for it! Geraniums and pelargoniums

Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Geraniums and pelargoniums are easy to grow perennials and familiar to both gardener and flower lover. The most common geraniums are pelargoniums. True geraniums are called geraniums or cranesbills. Both geraniums and pelargoniums are in the Geraniaceae family, but each is a different genus and with […]

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Find a day in May for special exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum hosts many concerts, films and special events this month. Take the family and spend a day in Sacramento’s premiere art museum. Wee Wednesdays — Bring your little one to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 […]

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Rock with Taj Mahal for his birthday

The Taj Mahal Trio features, left to right, Kester Smith on drums, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal and Bill Rich on bass. Courtesy photo

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Known for popular hits like “Queen Bee,” “Leaving Trunk” and “Johnny Too Bad,” Taj Mahal will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts May 19, at 8 p.m. Though his […]

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Experience California’s connection to the Run for the Roses

California’s champion racehorse, California Chrome, is celebrated in a special exhibit at The California Museum. His trophies and other memorabilia are on display through Sept. 25. Photo courtesy Forestbird Photography/Kathleen Waldvogel Palma

The first weekend in May in America is reserved for the Sport of Kings — thoroughbred horse racing. For 142 years, aficionados of this pastime have turned their eyes to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses is the first jewel in the Triple […]

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Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Taylor Graham poses for a photo with El Dorado County Supervisor Brian Veerkamp after a board proclamation named her Poet Laureate of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

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‘Hansel and Gretel’ visit Fairytale Town

Puppet Art Theater Company will perform the classic tale “Hansel and Gretel” this weekend at Fairytale Town. After being left in the forest to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of gingerbread. Little do they know the house belongs to a wicked old witch. Enjoy this playful puppet show in Fairytale […]

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