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Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

The El Dorado County Fair gates open Thursday afternoon for four days of family-friendly entertainment. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to take a seat on a thrilling carnival ride, chow down on some festive fair food or dance the night away to the tunes of our region’s best rock and country bands. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Should I avoid parasitoids?

Mary Tran UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County No, but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug definitely should. You already know from the last update that the BMSB is an invasive pest that arrived from Asia in the 1990s. It is a problem because it eats (actually, it sucks out the juices of) many kinds […]

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Choral society holding auditions

Do you want to sing? The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra and music director Donald Kendrick are currently holding membership auditions for the 2016-17 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065 or e-mail the SCSO at [email protected] The chorus rehearses September through […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents the Sacramento premiere of ‘The Totalitarians’

Capital Stage completes its 2015-16 season with the Sacramento premiere of “The Totalitarians” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Capital Stage co-founder Peter Mohrmann. This “riotous political comedy” — Bay Area Reporter, takes the audience on the campaign trail with retired roller derby star turned candidate for lieutenant governor Penelope Easter. It is a dark […]

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Raelene Nunn in for El Dorado Rose

El Dorado Rose candidate Raelene Nunn is sponsored by the Shakespeare Club. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A former El Dorado Rose has been asking Raelene Nunn to run for the title for about 10 years now — but Nunn was always too busy. “She was too busy volunteering for other efforts,” said Teddy Wolterbeek, who was Rose in 2000. “I asked her for years and years … then this year she […]

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A spectacular summer planned

Join the Cameron Park Community Services District for the 17th annual Summer Spectacular — A Golden Adventure — held on Saturday, June 25, at Cameron Park Lake. Gates open at 2 p.m. A free shuttle is available. Parking is available at Light of the Hills Church, 3100 Rodeo Road; Marshall Medical Center, 3581 Palmer Drive; Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Photography from the Ramer Collection comes to Crocker

Larry Sultan, "Untitled," from the series "The Swimmers," 1978. Dye transfer print, 12 3/4 x 19 1/16 in. Photo courtesy the estate of Larry Sultan

Sometimes documentary, sometimes metaphorical, a new photography exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum titled, Ourselves through the Lens: Photography from the Ramer Collection tells varied stories that span the poignant to the provocative. On view from June 19 to Oct. 23, the exhibition examines the human impulse to look, and the ways photography directs such visual encounters. By training the […]

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