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Railroad Museum invites interested volunteers to open house

California State Railroad Museum News release Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working with trains? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. […]

No Comment / December 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Musical Theatre announces producing artistic director

California Musical Theater News release California Musical Theatre president and CEO Richard Lewis announced that Scott Klier, executive producer and chief operating officer, has become producing artistic director as of Dec. 1. Lewis said that Glenn Casale, CMT’s artistic director since 2009, will transition into the role of artistic consultant and continue to direct shows […]

No Comment / December 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Young artists show holiday spirit in creative ways

Mark Dagenais, 5, first place.

Some of El Dorado County’s finest young artists participated in this year’s inaugural Village Life Christmas Coloring contest, impressing the judges and letting their creativity shine. Winners were tough to choose as Village Life received dozens of entries in three age categories. After much deliberation the awards went as follows: Ages 6 and younger Mark Dagenais […]

No Comment / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Casting light on collecting desires in ‘Extraordinary Collections’

Vintage street lights from the early 20th century are on display at the Folsom History Museum as part of a new exhibit, Extraordinary Collections: Spectacular Finds from the Private Collections of Unique Treasure Hunters. Photo courtesy of Tom Paniagua

Every two years, the Folsom History Museum opens its exhibit hall to the collections of area residents. Called Extraordinary Collections, the result is always unique, fascinating and completely unduplicatable. This year is no exception. Did you know, a whole set of three or more items is all you need to have a collection? Some 19 […]

No Comment / December 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

The ‘Blow-up Guy’ creates a fantastical holiday haven

The man behind the madness, Ronn Walthers, has been sharing his obsession with wonderful inflatables since the late 1990s. Ronn's face lights up when he talks about his crazy collection — then he talks about lighting up a fire, chucking it all and going to Hawaii. A fascinated and grateful public obviously is glad that the matches have stayed in his pocket ... so far. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

He’s a cross between Scrooge and Tiny Tim, vacillating between never putting up his inflatable decorations ever again … and then noting how sweet it is when folks drop by 4601 Doe St. in Shingle Springs and tell him that they finally felt a shot of Christmas spirit because of his efforts. “I don’t know […]

No Comment / December 18, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

It will be a jazzy Wednesday in Cameron Park

The Sacramento Jazz Orchestra is performing a one-night show at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The audience will experience true jazz at its rhythmic best. Listeners won’t be able to help but swing and toe-tap to the infectious beats. Jazz music challenged the norm in […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tahoe holiday season is filled with good cheer and fun

Tahoe South News release With winter in full force, Tahoe South is poised for a season complete with skiing/snowboarding, live entertainment, outdoor recreation, family adventures and holiday cheer. A litany of events to celebrate is planned. Entertainment Heavenly Holidays kicks the season into high gear with a two-week adventure Dec. 19 – 31 at Heavenly […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »