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Holiday fun for the family at Folsom’s museum of Wonder and Delight

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If you’re looking for something fun and festive to do over the holidays that the whole family will enjoy and is refreshingly different and affordable, you’ll find it at the new Museum of Wonder & Delight in Historic Folsom. In the “Christmas Dreams” gallery at the museum you’ll be able to peer into a world of holiday […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Holiday in the Hills’ brightens the season at Sutter Street Theatre

Sutter Street Theatre stars Kelly Mauro, left, and John Wilder return to the stage to perform the theater group's seasonal favorite "Holiday in the Hills." The show is appropriate for all ages and runs through Dec. 23. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre is winding up its ninth season with one of Historic Folsom’s favorite holiday traditions, “Holiday in the Hills.” This will be the 10th performance of the annual holiday celebration. The story takes place on the Folsom Historic District’s Sutter Street at the end of the 19th century. All of the characters either […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Nativity celebrates Christmas miracle

Joseph receives a gift from one of the wise men during the live nativity. "O Come Let Us Adore Him" is running Dec. 10 through Dec. 13 at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 2110 California Circle in Rancho Cordova. Photo courtesy Eric King

More than 100 volunteer cast members will come together in the true spirit of Christmas for multiple performances of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This family-friendly, outdoor live nativity presentation “O Come Let Us Adore Him” will run Thursday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 13 with performances starting each night at […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town to transform into Winter Wonderland

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Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor, snow, Santa, reindeer and more at Fairytale Town’s Winter Wonderland event. The fun-filled family celebration is set for eight days, Thursdays through Sundays, Dec. 10-13 and 17-20. Fairytale Town will be open special hours for the event from 1 to 7 p.m. The […]

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Sacramento Youth Symphony seeks alumni to mark 60th anniversary

The Sacramento Youth Symphony has a membership of over 400 young musicians led by Maestro Michael Neumann who is now in his 37th year as artistic director and conductor. Courtesy photo

Music engages the mind and spirit in a way few art forms do. It stimulates multiple areas of the brain. Scientists believe it enhances mathematical and logical talent. Theologians praise it as “praying twice.” When a young person takes up an instrument, the potential for personal growth is virtually unlimited. But those who mentor these […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Perfect recipe for ‘A Hometown Christmas’ brewing

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All the phones are abuzz in Baxter Springs, Mo., this Christmas season because Bobby is coming back to town. That’s Bobby Turner — the same young man who left sweet Donna Winters behind, even though absolutely everyone in town knows the attractive young people are meant to be together. Just ask all the guys at […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Holiday home tours inspire spirit of the season

Three holiday home tours take place in early December. A holiday home tour is the perfect place to get decorating ideas, do a little shopping, and enjoy the spirit of the season. This Tudor home on 38th Street in East Sacramento is one of five in the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour this weekend. Courtesy graphic by Patt Illouli houseportraitsusa.com

One of the delightful aspects of the holiday season is the creativity and effort folks put into decorating their homes. There are neighborhoods throughout the region decorated to the hilt. It’s fun to look at them as you drive by. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you could walk inside? Three holiday home tours […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »