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Local flavor at regional festivals goes well beyond food

The more time you spend in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region the more you realize: this place is extraordinary. Extra, as in “more than.” Remarkable, as in “worthy of commentary.” This place we call “home” is one of the most unique places in the country. It is larger than just the sum of […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Meadow Elementary goes international

TILE PAINTING - Parent volunteer Jung Yang, 38, of El Dorado Hills instructs festival goers in the art of painting ceramic tiles at the Heritage Festival at Oak Ridge Elementary. Left to right are: Gaurav Turaga, 7, (parents Vish and Bhavana) of El Dorado Hills. Iris Howard, 6, with mom Olivia Howard, 34, dad Patrick Howard, 37, and brother Calvin, 5, of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was sunny and warm inside Oak Meadow Elementary’s gymnasium Friday afternoon, despite the dismal weather outside, where 300 people packed the house for the first Heritage Festival. Event organizer and Oak Meadow parent Cigdem Askin envisioned holding such an event since her fifth-grader first started school back in kindergarten, but with three younger children […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What’s Happening in and around El Dorado Hills

Community events Dine Out at Pizza Factory Feb. 10: Enjoy dinner at Pizza Factory, 3421 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, from 4 to 8 p.m. and a portion of your purchase will support Ponderosa Sober Grad Night. Both dine in and take out apply. Tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser. For more information visit […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2011 | Posted in What's Happening | Read More »

Harris Center hosts world premiere of Los Lobos’ latest project

Los Lobos’ popular cover of “La Bamba” reached No. 1 on the
Billboards Hot 100 Chart in 1987. Courtesy photos

Harris Center for the Arts is privileged to offer the premiere performance of Los Lobos’ latest project as it begins its debut national tour. Fiesta Mexico-Americana is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this brand-new multi-media production. It features the multiple […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Foodies fest in South Lake

Looking for a tasty way to spend your Labor Day weekend? South Lake Tahoe will be a culinary destination with a celebration of food at Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival. In it’s sixth year, Sample the Sierra will delight attendees with a range of culinary offerings from regional restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and producers, […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

50 fiddlers bring high-energy fun back to Harris Center

FOLSOM — Picture the Harris Center for the Arts stage filled with 50 fiddlers backed by piano, drums, cellos, guitars, harps and even a harmonica, projecting a sound as lively as a dance band and as majestic as a symphony orchestra. Front this merry group of music-makers with Scottish master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, whose humor, passion […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Japanese drums, digital electronica fill the stage with world rhythms

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz present Ji: A Common Pulse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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