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Celtic Nights returns to Harris Center with Spirit of Freedom

In a glittering new production at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocalists are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers who portray the birth of a free Irish nation. Spirit of Freedom tells the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the Easter Rising. […]

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Documenting at the speed of life: Social media yearbooks

In this day and age, many agree: Life is what you make of it. Parents and grandparents for centuries admonished the young to mind their “Ps and Qs.” In other words, “practice good manners, make a good impression, stay honest and keep your integrity.” The faith community makes it even more specific: follow the Ten […]

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Grow for it! Success with citrus

Do you love the smells and colors of citrus? Citrus can be grown in our county’s lower elevations or in microclimates that are devoid of cold air basins. There are many varieties of citrus to match your tastes and needs. Some trees suitable for our area are: the Washington navel orange or a Bearss lime […]

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Tibetan monks return to El Dorado County

One of the most anticipated events at the beginning of each new year in El Dorado County is the annual visit by the Tibetan Buddhist monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery in India. Through Jan. 14 the monks take up residence upstairs in the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The stay includes a full […]

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‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Lloyd Billingsley’s third novel lays out clearly the story of Colleen Batten Harris, the El Dorado County resident who shot and killed two of her husbands. She was acquitted of the first crime of murdering Jim Batten, only to be convicted of the second murder of Robert Harris 30 years later. From Colleen Harris’ early […]

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Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’ comes to SF

“Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn’” visits the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from Jan. 9 to April 10. She arrives after a stay at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Cincinnati Art Museum are pleased to announce “Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s ‘Portrait of […]

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Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery schedule

The Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery have lined up of series of events in which the public can participate. Mandala viewing: Jan. 6 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., Placerville. Dharma Talk: Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Cozmic Café, 594 Main St., Placerville. Meditations on Patience and Compassion. Mandala viewing: Jan. 7 from 10 […]

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