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Opetaia’s Te Vaka brings dynamite Polynesian rock fusion to Folsom

Te Vaka (The Canoe) is a dynamite Polynesian-rock fusion band that has been called “the finest South Pacific roots band” and “the heart and soul of the Pacific.” After taking time off for other projects, the group is back with a new CD release scheduled and a movie soundtrack for Disney in the works. Pacific […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento museums fall for Halloween and harvest fun

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 October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are offering […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Visual arts faculty exhibit showcases diversity in media and style

Harris Center for the Arts hosts the 15th annual exhibition of Folsom Lake College Visual Arts faculty in the Bank of America Gallery, now through Nov. 8, with a special artists’ reception set for Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Folsom Lake College visual arts faculty includes professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Children’s Book Festival celebrates authors and illustrators

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Fairytale Town presents the 15th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival with bestselling children’s author Laura Numeroff headlining the two-day event. The festival is set for September 26 and 27 and it’s the perfect venue for the little book worm in your life. Numeroff will present her classic book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Great gourds, there’s a giant pumpkin festival this Saturday

2014 Giant Pumpkin Festival

The monster pumpkins are coming! The monster pumpkins are coming! Set to roll into the county this weekend, here’s your chance to see pumpkins weighing a thousand pounds or more at the 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of El Dorado County. A treat for kids and adults alike, the festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for the Sacramento Archives Crawl

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Powered by the Past. Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento


America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »