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Bridge tournament revival in the cards for EDH Library

Life is like a game of cards, said Jawaharlal Nehru. The hand you are dealt represents determination. The way you play it is free will. The El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library took that saying to heart. In 2011 the group shut down its annual bridge tournament fundraiser. Times were tough. It was time to give […]

Grow for It! A garden tour with children

Stacey Price UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Spring Break is approaching and it’s time to start coming up with ways to entertain the kids once they are out of school. Have you considered a visit to the Sherwood Demonstration Garden? Located at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, the Sherwood Demonstration […]

Pull out all the stops for Organ Symphony

And now, for something completely different from the Folsom Lake Symphony … an organ concert on April 22. Many great works exist for this “King of Instruments,” as Mozart referred to it. But this is an instrument crafted from the woods of the forest and the metals of the earth. In other words, it’s not […]

Enjoy a girls night out at LUNAFEST

Looking for a good girls night out event? One that is entertaining, yet thought provoking? Then look no further than LUNAFEST in Cameron Park on Thursday, April 6. This 15-year old mini-film festival, hosted by Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills, features short films by female filmmakers. The touring film festival promotes […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Master Food Preservers: What’s in your pantry?

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The most rewarding thing about home preserving is having a variety of pantry items at my fingertips; items I know my family loves and enjoys with the added bonus of feeling good about the ingredients contained in those jars. Meat broth, salsas, tomato products of […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | 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 ,
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