Saturday, April 6, 2013

Earth Week Celebrated by Folsom Lake College April 15-19

Folsom Lake College celebrates Earth Week April 15-19 with a wide variety of FREE activities, sponsored in part by the college’s Eco Club, El Dorado Center Student Activities Club and Associated Student Organization, along with select local businesses and many faculty and staff volunteers.

The community is invited to participate in these events, which will be held at the college’s main campus (10 College Parkway in Folsom) and El Dorado Center (6699 Campus Drive in Placerville).

Events include speakers, films and discussions on various environmental themes including food and water issues, climate change, wildlife and ecology, alternative transportation and energy systems, and a general celebration of our amazing planet. There will be a Green Machine Fair on Wednesday, April 17, from 11a.m.-2p.m,. at the Folsom campus with music, games and vendors.

Wednesday is also “Bike to School Day” at Folsom Lake College. The El Dorado Center will feature an “Earth Day on the Green” event on Thursday, April 18, from 10a.m.-1p.m., with music, games, food and a farmers market.

Entrance to all events is free (a daily parking pass can be purchased for $1). Maps to the campuses can be found at – just click on “Maps” at the top of the home page and then either “Main Folsom Campus” or “El Dorado Center.”

For the most up-to-date listing of event times, dates and locations, please go to

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Free Caregiver Support Group

Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role. Caregiver Support groups provide an outlet to share information and feel connected to others who are also providing care. Take the opportunity to become connected and rejuvenated at your local support group:
  • The 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Greenwood Community Center, 4401 Hwy 193, Greenwood, CA, 95635.
  • The 2nd Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150.
  • The 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. from 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center 990 Lassen Ln., El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762.
Refreshments will be served. Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. Pre-authorization is required for respite services. Questions? Please contact the Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6151.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Exciting Shows Upcoming At Blue Line Arts!

Blue Line Arts is excited to present "Six Weeks of Clay."

This time of year brings the return of everyone’s favorite show at Blue Line Arts, the 3rd Annual Totems and Plates Invitational. This show is accompanied by CERAMACOM,  an open ceramic competition.

2013 brings the added twist of America’s ClayFest, formerly known as Feats of Clay to the Roseville area. All three shows will include varied styles of contemporary ceramic art.

WHAT: Six Weeks of Clay

WHEN: Saturday, April 20 – Saturday, June 1. Tuesday & Thursday: 11a.m.-5p.m., Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 11a.m.-3p.m., or by appointment.

WHERE: Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Roseville

A reception will also be held with live music from Jazz Band Breez on June 15 from 6-9p.m; members only 6-7p.m. For more information, please visit

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sacramento Museums Celebrate The Season With Family-Friendly Festivals!

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.

In April, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the season with a diverse variety of family-friendly festivals, a sampling of which follows:

Children’s Theater Festival at Fairytale Town - Every Weekend in April
Come one, come all...Fairytale Town will showcase a diverse selection of theater performances for children and families each weekend in April for the Children's Theater Festival! Performing companies include the Fairytale Town Troupers, Shadow Puppet Theatre, Boxtales Theatre Company, Roseville Theatre Arts Academy and more. For more information, call 916-808-7462 or visit

Earth Fest - Party for the Planet at the Sacramento Zoo - April 6
It’s a party for the planet! Visitors will learn how to protect and preserve the earth with environmental, wildlife and conservation organizations. Zoo guests will explore animal bio-artifacts, participate in storytelling and activities in the Discovery Room, come face-to-face with the outreach animals and listen to keepers present enrichment talks.  For more, call 916-808-5888 or visit

Celebrate the Earth Festival at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center - April 20
Everyone is welcome at this annual -- and free -- family-friendly event, sponsored by Roseville Electric and the Environmental Utilities, Whole Foods Market in Roseville and hosted at the Utility Exploration Center.  Don’t miss a day of fun-filled day of food, live music, local green vendors, electric vehicles, and family entertainment!  For more information, call 916-746-1550 or visit

Artisan Shopping Weekend at the State Indian Museum & Sutter’s Fort - April 19*, 20 & 21
Amid a bustling festival atmosphere, visitors will meet artisan crafters while browsing through the “Traders’ Faire - California’s First Mall” at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and checking out the unique gifts and collectibles at the State Indian Museum’s spring time “Indian Arts & Crafts Market.”  For more, call 916-445-4422 or 916-324-0971, or visit or
*Note only the Traders’ Faire at Sutter’s Fort will be open on Friday, April 19, with a focus on education.

Yomen: A Spring Celebration at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site – April 28
Bring the entire family to celebrate our biggest event of the year! Come to our Yomen and experience California Indian culture. Enjoy the opening blessing, tribal dance groups, traditional art and craft demonstrations, guided trail tours, native storytelling, children's activities and craft fair. For more, call 916-774-5934 or visit

About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) 
Comprised of 30 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.  For more information, visit

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Falcon's Eye Presents Treasure Island

The Falcon’s Eye closes its sixth season with Ken Ludwig's thrilling adaptation of Treasure Island.

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is an unforgettable saga of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers.

At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure.

Treasure Island opens on Friday, April 19, and will continue through Sunday, May 5. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30p.m.; $15.00 general admission, $10.00 students and seniors. Sunday afternoons at 2p.m.; $15.00 general admission, $10.00 students and seniors.

There are two extra performances, Saturday, April 20 at 2p.m. and Thursday, April 25 at 7:30p.m. All tickets are specially priced for students at only $5.00.  Students with any kind of valid student i.d. from any institution are admitted for only $5.00 for these performances only. Regular ticket prices remain for non-student patrons on these dates.

Sign interpretation available for performance on Friday, May 3 at 7:30p.m.

This performance contains graphic violence, swordplay, and gunfire, and suggestive sexual language and sexual situations.  Parental guidance is strongly suggested for those under 13.  No one under 6 admitted.
Performances take place in The City Studio at Harris Center for the Arts/Three Stages on the campus of Folsom Lake College.  To purchase tickets, visit the website at  Find the title “Productions at Three Stages” and click on the words “Falcon’s Eye Theatre Presents.”  Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 916-608-6888.  Some service charges can be avoided by purchasing your tickets in person.  Visit the Harris Center/Three Stages Ticket Office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom.  The office is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is always open two hours before any performance.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day At The STAR Eco Station

Celebrate Earth Day at STAR Eco Station's 7TH Annual Children's Earth Day on Sunday, April 21st. It’s time to recognize the Earth for all it has done for us and learn what we can do to protect it!

With activities everywhere you look, Star Eco Station the place to celebrate Earth Day and learn about the wonders of the environment and the importance of protecting our planet! Enjoy the outside vendor fair, bounce house, face painting, henna tattoos, games, art projects, and lots of performances!

Home to over 100 rescued, exotic wildlife, the STAR Eco Station utilizes these animals and their stories as educational ambassadors for field trips, public tours, birthday parties, school and community outreach, camps and special events.

The 7th Annual Children's Earth Day now has FREE admission!
  • Sunday, April 21st
  • 10am-3pm
  • STAR Eco Station, 4465 Granite Dr., Rocklin
  • (916)632-8347

Event Admission is FREE, with discounted tours of the STAR Eco Station available. For more information, please visit

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