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Community concert membership drive in full swing

El Dorado Community Concert Association News release It’s the time of year for renewal or first time order for membership in the El Dorado County Community Concert Association. The membership drive for the 2016-17 season is in full swing and ends May 20. The association board is excited about the 2016-17 season’s lineup of exceptional […]

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El Dorado Hills book publisher to speak at Placerville library

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Calling all book lovers, writers and dreamers. Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? How has publishing changed with the rise of digital books? Come to the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. […]

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SCSO celebrates 20th season with European Masterworks and CD release

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra brings the works of Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Dvorak to the Community Center Stage May 14. Courtesy photo

James McCormick Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra plan to cap off their landmark 20th season with European Masterworks, a performance featuring three contrasting choral orchestral works by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Dvoràk at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, May 14, at 8 p.m. The celebration doesn’t […]

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Capital Stage presents Pulitzer winning, Tony Award nominated ‘Disgraced’

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtara. The Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award winning and Tony Award nominated play will make its Sacramento premiere tonight. “Disgraced” will run from May 4 through June 5, directed by Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson. The play depicts racial and ethnic prejudices that “secretly persist in […]

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UCCE Master Food Preservers: Dehydrating herbs

Sturdy herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, summer savory and parsley can easily be dried in small bundles and hung in a dry environment. Photo by Kerdkanno

Geny Cassady UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Spring brings the beginning of the growing season in our area. You might be planning your garden or even already starting seedlings inside. With all of your vegetables, be sure to include some herbs. They are easy enough for the beginning gardener to grow and […]

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Grow for it! Geraniums and pelargoniums

Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Geraniums and pelargoniums are easy to grow perennials and familiar to both gardener and flower lover. The most common geraniums are pelargoniums. True geraniums are called geraniums or cranesbills. Both geraniums and pelargoniums are in the Geraniaceae family, but each is a different genus and with […]

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Find a day in May for special exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum hosts many concerts, films and special events this month. Take the family and spend a day in Sacramento’s premiere art museum. Wee Wednesdays — Bring your little one to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 […]

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