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Gallery at 48 Natoma explores ‘The Art of Illustration’

"Magical Read" illustration by Isabella Kung. Courtesy photo

Cindy Abraham Gallery director Winter is the time to get cozy and grab a good book in front of the fireplace, perhaps read to a child. We can all recall the time spent as a youngster being read to by a parent or teacher and getting lost in a good story — mesmerized by the imaginative illustrations […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! But I can’t garden anymore

Barbara Schuchart UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Oh, yes you can! Just because you’re growing older does not mean that you need to stop gardening. Gardening can be an enjoyable and positive experience for an older person. It’s good for mobility, flexibility and motor skills. It also helps to improve strength and endurance. […]

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Book offers a life-changing journey along the trails

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Book: “‘Tails’ from the Trails” Author: Debbi Preston Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2016, paperback, 212 pages “From conquering the trails, I shed my insecurities. From our hiking, I learned so much about myself.” — “’Tails’ from the Trails” “’Tails’ from the Trails” is the story of a relationship between a dog and her people. From puppyhood […]

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Crocker mixes art, music and fun this November

Crocker Art Museum activities will keep adults and children entertained this month. Here’s a look at what’s on the Sacramento museum’s calendar. Off the Grid Tuesdays: Head to the Crocker every Tuesday night, 5 to 9 p.m., for Off the Grid @ Crocker, a food truck festival featuring themed menus, cocktails, live music and family friendly […]

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Rotary’s Blues and Brews plays it up for veterans

Dance the night away with Tia Carroll next Friday and help support veterans in the community during El Dorado Hills Rotary's Blues and Brews event. Courtesy photo

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills will bring down the house Saturday, Nov. 5, at the seventh annual Blues and Brews for Veterans event. This year headliner Tia Carroll and Her Awesome Blues Band will wow the crowd. Guests will also enjoy a special performance by The Used Blues Band that will both pay […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Museum celebrates life with Día de los Muertos exhibit

California artist David Lozeau is inspired by Evel Knievel to be daring with his art. The Día de los Muertos art exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento showcases the work of five California artists as they reflect on humanity’s journeys into the past, the present and beyond. Photo courtesy David Lozeau



In mere days we celebrate Halloween — also known as All Hallows Eve. It’s a fun, sometimes creepy holiday. But there’s more to this seasonal favorite than meets the eye. In the ancient Christian tradition All Hallows Eve is the vigil, or day before, All Saints Day — Nov. 1. The next day, Nov. 2, is […]

1 Comment / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo for safe trick-or-treating

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Lesley Kirrene Sacramento Zoo For the first time ever, the entire Sacramento Zoo will be transformed into a daytime Halloween wonderland for superheroes, princesses and critters of all sorts for Daytime Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating and other ghoulish, safe, family-friendly […]

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