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You’ll never forget A Chocolate Affair

Big game hunter Fred McLaren, 71, and wife, Dawn, 68, along with their 4-year-old Maltipoo Shilo will host a dinner for lucky Chocolate Affair auction winners at their home in Shingle Springs. Village Life photos by Shelly Thorene

It is time for chocoholics to celebrate. A Chocolate Affair is Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Soroptimist International of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills and Placerville are the sponsors of this delightful time of sampling chocolate goodies, other tasty treats and wine and beer. […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Toy Story 3′ hits the ice

The Toy Story gang arrives at Sunnyside Daycare, but they'll soon find out things aren't so sunny. Watch Woody, Buzz and friends escape danger in Disney on Ice's upcoming show. Photos by Heinz Kluetmeier

Disney On Ice presents Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 3.” The Academy Award winning blockbuster “Toy Story 3″ and memorable moments from “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2″ hit the ice in this sensational live production. “We’ve all grown up watching the ‘Toy Story’ movies,” said producer Kenneth Feld. “Now our families — grandparents, parents and […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Light Opera presents swashbuckling fun

Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento celebrates its 31st season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy “The Pirates of Penzance.” Goofy, irreverent, and as entertaining today as it was when it first opened in 1879, “The Pirates of Penzance” follows the story of an orphan boy who was mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate instead of […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘And it Grew into a Zoo!’

Fiercely educational — This example of the anatomy of a wolf's head is part of the exhibit on the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, currently on exhibit at the Folsom History Museum through March 18. Photo by Susan Laird

Folsom History Museum profiles city’s zoo sanctuary The Folsom area is unique in that it has many of the amenities one would expect of a larger metropolitan city. This includes the fact that Folsom even has its own zoo. A zoo? Yes, a zoo sanctuary actually. And the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is the focus […]

No Comment / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre: February shows keep the audience engaged

Sutter Street Theatre actors Jerold McFatter, Troy Thomas, Matt Udall and Mike Jimena, left to right, will keep the audience laughing in the upcoming production of "Escanaba in the Moonlight." The show opens Feb. 10. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Escanaba in da Moonlight” When the Soady clan reunites for  the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reubin Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting […]

No Comment / February 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Symphony performs love songs

Treat your very special person to an evening concert of famous love melodies to be performed on Saturday, Feb. 4, by the Sierra Symphony. The event will take place locally at the Mother Lode Lions’ Hall, corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads. Conductor Roy Fulmer will lead the musicians in a range of […]

No Comment / January 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Don’t miss the spectacle on ’42nd Street’

Lucky Peggy Sawyer (Carly Speno), left, gets her big break from "Pretty Lady" director Julian Marsh (Matt Surges), center, when actress Dorothy Brock (Katherine Sorgea) breaks an ankle. EDMT's production of "42nd Street" opens Feb. 17. Courtesy photo

A bad break gives an aspiring actress her big break in “42nd Street,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of the popular musical “is going to be killer,” said Director Debbie Wilson, “a little bit bigger, better and brighter.” This is the second time EDMT has performed “42nd […]

No Comment / January 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »