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Sacramento museums honor veterans with special events, activities

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In November, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums […]

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Faith tested in ‘God’s Favorite’

Sutter Street Theatre presents "God's Favorite" starring Marty Parker, Nate Whitaker, Kate Muris, Arlon Carlson, standing left to right, and Heather Warren, Lisa Schwenk, Anthony Raddigan, seated left to right. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day “Job” with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household employees. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff), with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to “the […]

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Peter Nero plays Gershwin and much more

Peter Nero

FOLSOM — Harris Center at Folsom Lake College welcomes the legendary Peter Nero to Stage One for two separate programs over two nights with bassist Michael Barnett. Hailed as one of the premier interpreters of Gershwin, Nero will perform The Gershwin Project and Classic Connections, an evening dedicated to showing how jazz and classical standards […]

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Never grow up

Dylan Gray (Smee), Alex Levy (Captain Hook) and Bethany Wheat (Peter Pan). Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Peter Pan,” Nov. 8-24, at Harris Center for the Arts. As timeless as the boy for whom it is named, “Peter Pan” is the beloved musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about a boy who “won’t grow up.” The show includes all of the charming characters created by Barrie including […]

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Art, wine, music and books … what more could you ask for?

El Dorado Hills Library volunteers are breaking all the rules for one night. Guests at the first A Night at the Library fundraiser can ignore those “no food or drink in the library” signs and won’t hear a “shhh” from anyone behind the check-out counter. The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library event on […]

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Oak Ridge present “The Sound of Music”

Learning to sing — Maria  (Jillian Curry), center, teaches Gretl ((Hannah Spears), Marta (Natalie Broadbent) Kurt (Kaden Call), Liesl (Isabella Fay), Luisa (Delaney Kelleher) and Friedrich (Ethan Gomez) musical notes in “The Sound of Music.”

El Dorado Hills comes alive with the sound of music this month as Oak Ridge High School presents the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. For more than five decades, “The Sound of Music” has entertained thousands of theater goers and the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer has played in countless homes year after year. […]

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Grow for it! Peach Leaf Curl

By Kit Smith UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Peach Leaf Curl is a fungus called Taphrina deformans. It infects both peach and nectarine trees. Overhead irrigation and rain wash the fungi onto buds and new leaves and from leaf to leaf. The Peach Leaf Curl fungus spores infect the trees through bud scales as the […]

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