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Enter your wine into the county fair

The 2017 El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition is accepting entries. The early bird pricing of $30 per entry is available through April 14 and after entries are $35 each. Entries will be accepted until May 12. The awards presentation and wine tasting will be held on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sutter’s Fort event highlights frontier women

SACRAMENTO — Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun Hands on History activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Straw bale gardening is a creative, fun activity

Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.” My guess is that gardening is one of the most ancient arts out there. About the same time the first hunter/cave painter spread ocher on a rock, some gatherer took notice of the connection between seed and soil. The ancient gardens […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Japanese arts and culture exhibit explores tea, silk, gold

El Dorado Arts Council will unveil the first exhibition in a new series supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the county of El Dorado and El Dorado Community Foundation. “Tea/Silk/Gold: The Enduring Legend of America’s First Japanese Colony” opens Friday, March 10, at the Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St. in Placerville, […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Crocker Art Museum present Forbidden Fruit

The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce a March 2017 opening of Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN, an exhibition of contemporary porcelain sculpture centered around a lavish banquet scene inspired by 18th century grandeur. In 2012 Oregon sculptor Chris Antemann received an invitation to collaborate with master artisans at the MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory in […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

A delicious evening with Alice Waters

Alice Waters — chef, author, food activist and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley — has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades; she will share what she’s learned over the years and more as the inaugural speaker for the Folsom Lake College Speakers Series. Waters has had […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Early work by Claude Monet on exhibit at Legion of Honor

“Still Life with Melon” by Claude Monet (ca. 1872, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon) The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announces “Monet: The Early Years” at the Legion of Honor, the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840-1926) career. Through approximately 60 paintings the exhibition demonstrates the radical […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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