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Want to become a Master Food Preserver?

Laura Crowley Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train to become a certified UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer. Master Food Preserver volunteers learn university-based, scientific information and then share that knowledge with the […]

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

Grow for It! Caring for clematis

This clematis is a textbook example of a thriving, flowering Jackmanii variety that makes a great climber. Photo by Robitaille/Thinkstock

Sue McDavid UCCE / El Dorado County Master Gardener If ever there was a queen of climbers, clematis would be that queen. This fabulous vining plant can be trained to climb trellises, fences or arches over doorways. It has incredible flowers ranging in size from huge to more profuse and smaller ones in various colors. […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre presents ‘The Nutcracker’

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Linda Brida Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre “The Nutcracker” is a festive family favorite that has delighted and enthralled audiences for generations and El Dorado Hills’ own Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre is bringing it back to the Harris Center for the Arts with six shows Dec. 15 to 18. Performances will be especially magical […]

Comments Off / December 04, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Enjoy traditions of the season, with nary a smartphone in sight

Experience an old-fashioned holiday season in Folsom’s Historic District. Anthony Ikeda Kolar, executive director of the Family of Folsom Historical Society Museums, invites everyone to come experience the sights and sounds of the season along Sutter Street. Photo courtesy of Tom Paniagua

For an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the season like it’s 1899, look just down the hill to the Folsom Historic District. True, the dirt streets are now paved. There are a few nods to technology. Yet, it is still possible to take the family out to experience the Christmas season without a smart […]

Comments Off / December 04, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sutter’s Fort to present peek at early Christmas

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park are presenting an interactive, fun and festive “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historical walls and gates plus have the opportunity […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Small wonders capture the holiday spirit

"Oahu Grandma" by Carolyn Lewis

El Dorado Arts Council News release The Sierra Pastel Society presents its Christmas membership show of miniature works Small Wonders at the El Dorado Arts Council Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St. in Placerville. The show runs through Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

See the ‘Magic of Giving’ at Gold Country Artists Gallery

"Happy Holidays" by Isabella Ryder

Gold Country Artists Gallery presents its Christmas exhibition The Magic of Giving on display during December. Gallery members express, through their artwork, the emotions that Christmas, Hanukka or holiday time evokes — the magical themes of giving to one another the presents of time, love, spiritual energy and creativity. The artwork in the gallery is on […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »