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Sutter Street gets ‘Suessified’


Allen Schmeltz Sutter Street Theatre A whimsical reinvention of Charles Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story, “A Suessified Christmas” is told in Dr. Suess-style rhyming couplets while remaining true to the original “A Christmas Carol” tale with just a few twists here and there. Catch this entertaining holiday play, presented by Folsom’s  Sutter Street Theatre, through Dec. 23. From […]

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Sacramento area museums get into the holiday spirit

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historical sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In December many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]

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Schola Cantorum presents music for the season


Sacred Heart’s Schola Cantorum and conductor Donald Kendrick will present a “Christmas Concert” at Sacred Heart Church, 39th and J streets in Sacramento, on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Schola’s 25th anniversary Christmas program titled “From Heaven On High” will feature new and traditional carols from […]

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Auto Museum introduces new interactive programs and enhancements

The California Automobile Museum is introducing a number of new interactive programs and exhibits of special appeal to children, teens and guests of all ages. The museum recently launched a monthly reading program for young children, a distracted driving simulator for teens and now has a dozen iPads available for guests of all ages to […]

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Marina Village student accepted into national honor choir

Anika Niednagal, an eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, heads to Minneapolis in March for the American Choral Directors Association’s national conference. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills teen Anika Niednagal has been accepted into the 2017 National American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. Of the 4,200 young singers around the country who auditioned for the premiere national choral organization, only 200 were offered a spot. Anika will spend four days at the ACDA national conference in Minneapolis this March to […]

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Edible gift recipes

Cranberry chutney  Yields about six half-pints 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 1/4 cups chopped onions 1 1/4 cups candied pineapple 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup golden […]

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Jam another present under the tree

The holidays just got brighter with the brilliant idea of putting up jars of your family-favorite conserves and chutneys, presenting them as gifts that will be a delightful sight under the tree. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers love teaching others about the wonders of canning; they presented a holiday-themed lesson in November in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photos by Jackie Penn

There’s very little more thoughtful than a festively colored jar of homemade jam, jelly or conserve — even chutney — to show you care about the gift you are presenting during the holidays. But let’s keep it clean. That was the message delivered by two El Dorado County Master Food Preservers who shared their knowledge […]

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