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All aboard … steam train rides return

The vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum recently announced that the vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 have returned to service. First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the […]

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The Eye presents groundbreaking satire

KatherinePeters, Anthony Person, Afton Parker and Michael Coleman star in "Cloud Nine," opening April 17 at Folsom Lake College's Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College closes its eighth season with Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud Nine.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Eye sets its sights on this dizzying send-up of gender roles, sexuality and personal identity. Churchill turned more than a few heads decades ago with this genre-busting allegorical farce. […]

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Incredible songs define love in ‘Once’

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal star in the Broadway Sacramento presentation of “Once” at the Sacramento 
Community Center Theater this week. Photo by Joan Marcus

“Once”, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through April 19. The musical love story, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics […]

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The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Seattle-based The Ramblin' Years comes back to its local roots to perform at The Purple Place on Friday, April 17 — one stop of their Northern California tour. Bandmates are, left to right: Daniel Dunn, Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh and Mitch Edwards. Photo by Olli Tumelius

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

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Save the dates for local garden tours

The Folsom Garden Club hosts Gardens of Folsom later this month. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills will host its sixth annual Gardens of the Hills in May. Photo courtesy of the Folsom Garden Club

Gardening, for the enthusiast, is a lifelong adventure. There are books covering every topic: landscaping, hardscaping, garden design styles, annuals, perennials … you name it. Then there are the tomes on the plant varieties within those categories. Drought-tolerant gardening is of special interest these days. Water restrictions in our community and in the surrounding area […]

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FLC student artists showcase their works

Art by FLC student David Carillo and others is now on display at the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts.

The Harris Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery through May 10, with a special Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The exhibition features a diverse range of media — painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. It is representative of the wide […]

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‘Menagerie’ brings a new twist to the healing arts

Packed with personality, these aren’t your typical jackrabbits. The ceramic sculpture art of Jeanette Morrow and the mixed media paintings of Mariam Pakbaz are on view at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Susan Laird

The arts are many things. Creative outlets, certainly. Expressions of the individual within. They can make us cry. And laugh. With the world as crazy as it is, it is especially important to find good things to lift the spirit. A genuine smile is a balm for the soul faced with daily worries. The Gallery […]

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