Raise a glass; help the community

Giving back to the community takes many forms. Some volunteer at a soup kitchen or senior center; some help their child’s teacher at school or host a bake sale to buy library books; and some raise a glass. Over the past 20 years, El Dorado County residents and other guests have raised their glasses and hundreds of […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Dance with Elmo and friends

SACRAMENTO — Elmo’s got the moves. Have you got the moves? Get up and get moving with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite “Sesame Street” friends when Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” visits Sleep Train Arena June 6 & 7. Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Joni Morris shares legendary ladies’ music

FOLSOM — Joni Morris is well-known for her special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline. She’s played to sold-out crowds across the country for more than 20 years with her other fabulous tribute shows as well. In Legendary Ladies of Country Music, coming to Harris Center for the Arts on June 5, 6, & […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Straw bale gardening is worth a try

Last January, as I was reading the latest happenings on Facebook, an interesting item caught my attention. A Master Gardener in the Midwest shared that he is using straw bales to grow produce. This method results in less-to-no weeding, less bending, fewer bugs and bountiful produce. Because straw absorbs and retains water, this is a […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Rid your garden of aphids: The drought-weakened plants are in peril!

By Charlie Basham UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  If you’re nurturing a small summer veggie garden, or just trying to keep your favorite plants alive during our merciless drought, you need to be on guard and protect your garden investment from bugs. The dry summer weather is a veritable vacation for hungry bugs — […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Gallim Dance is fearless

FOLSOM — Gallim Dance creates and performs throughout the world original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. Gallim […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Artists put their heart & soul into every piece

Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos and the other through her stunning sculptures, will be among the more than 40 talented crafters participating in the 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour in three local communities. The free event, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Arts Association, will […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,