Susan Laird

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 […]

April 05, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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 ,

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 ,

Save the date? Yes, but take action

  Life gets complicated.   Our agendas are full and moving at light speed.   It’s like packing for a weekend trip. You want to stuff 20 outfits into a single overnight bag to be prepared for every possibility. But it just doesn’t work.   So, to simplify our lives, someone invented “save the date.” […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fiber arts, quilts converge at Folsom Civic Center

 Every February, one of the significant quilt and fiber exhibits in the Western U.S. comes to the Folsom Civic Center: the annual quilt show of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. The show is at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of February. This year, the FQFG is […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Lake Symphony concert testifies to ‘Russian Romance’

There is a certain emotional appeal in Russian music. A tortured, bittersweet, triumph of the human spirit in vibrations that travel from a musical instrument to the human ear. A Slav who yearns for release. Invisible — even secret — until it communicates with the heart. In February Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony bring […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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