Saturday, December 28, 2013

B Street Theatre Proudly Presents Elemeno Pea

The B Street Theatre proudly presents Elemeno Pea, Molly Smith Metzler’s  sharply funny comedy. Elemeno Pea was first presented at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival on March 10, 2011.

It’s the end of the summer season on Martha’s Vineyard.  But before everything is shuttered, Simone invites her sister Devon to her employer’s luxurious estate for a sister’s weekend.

Everything goes awry when Michela, Simone’s boss, a desperate and bitter trophy wife arrives in a state of panic.  As Michela’s life unravels, Simone and Devon are forced to pick sides in this hilarious and moving look at the haves and the have knots and the thin veil that separates them.

Molly Smith Metzler’s plays, including Elemeno Pea, Close Up Space, Carve and Training Wisteria, have been produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), South Coast Repertory, SPF, Tristan Bates Theatre (London), Boston Playwrights' Theatre and The Kennedy Center, where she was the recipient of three KCACTF national play writing awards.

  • WHAT: A hilarious and moving look at the haves and the have nots and the thin veil that separates them.
  • WHEN: Runs January 12 -February 23, 2014
  • SHOW TIMES: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • PREVIEW: January 11 at 5 p.m. & Jan 12 at 2 p.m.
  • OPENING: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento
  • TICKETS: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $15* Preview tickets
  • TICKETS AND INFORMATION: (916) 443-5300,
*Please note this price includes a $5 Facility Fee.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties At Sutter's Fort

As part of a special and continuing interactive program happening on the third Saturday of each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special Hands on History: Trappers, Trades, and Treaties event in January. 

Visitors to the Fort will step back in time to the 1840s to learn why trappers were considered “jacks of many trades” and experience how they lived, worked, explored new territory and traded with local Native Americans.

Fort visitors will see, handle and hear about many items that were commonplace in the middle of the 19th century but seem strange now. Guests will also learn about many fascinating aspects in the life of a trapper, see examples of game traps and how they work, plus learn about the important “barter process” Sutter used to hunt and trap on Native lands. 

Fort visitors will also have the opportunity to examine fur pelts, create souvenir documents with a quill pen and oak gall ink, string trade beads and watch how flint and steel can be used to start a fire.  As an event highlight, an original oil painting of Sutter’s Fort -- titled Welcome -- will be unveiled that was created by local historian and artist Mark Davidson.  In fact, hundreds of hours of research went into creating an accurate depiction of the Fort (and daily life) before the Gold Rush.

To provide insight, two special presentations will be offered that day by Davidson and Steve Beck, History and Education Programming Lead at Sutter’s Fort, about the painting, its nuances and the research that went into its creation.
  • What:  Hands on History:  Trappers, Trades and Treaties!
  • Where:  Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street, Sacramento
  • When:  Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • Time:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Special presentations:  11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Cannon firing demonstrations:  11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Musket demonstrations periodically throughout the day
  • Cost:  $7 per adult, $5 per youth (ages 6-17), free for children 5 years and under           
For more information, call (916) 445-4422 or visit

Blog Post information courtesy of T-Rock Communications. Picture courtesy of  Sutter's Fort.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

El Dorado County’s Food Bank Goes Big For The Holidays!

For 14 years the Food Bank of El Dorado County has provided all the fixings for a Christmas dinner to our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.

This year being no different, well over 1,000 families attended the giant outreach at the Food Bank’s new community outreach building in Cameron Park. Just 13 days after completion of the project, your local Food Bank has been successful in quickly setting up and doing what they do best: providing efficient and effective food assistance to our local at-risk population who need it most.

The Food Bank also partnered with the El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition, California Health and Wellness and a representative from the El Dorado County Human Services to provide educational support that this group could take advantage of. A resident leading the distribution was in tears, “A holiday meal, someone to help with translating the current health insurance changes and people who care-I am blessed to live in El Dorado County.”

Over 300 community volunteers assisted in organizing the event and helping distribute food to the community from businesses, social clubs, faith based organizations and more made this event successful as a result of the whole community coming together. The El Dorado County Sheriff Department’s STAR Volunteer program was key in delivering food to home bound residents who would otherwise go without due to their medical conditions.

Carey Fong, the Food Bank’s new Communications & Development Director said “This is the first time I have been involved with this Holiday Outreach at the Food Bank; it was amazing to see our community volunteers unite and help our most at-risk population right here in El Dorado County.”

Remember local hunger has no season. You can work with your Food Bank on a regular basis! Contact them today and get involved with El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is one of the most efficient and effective charities in El Dorado County. Aside from its ability to provide a five to one return for our donor’s dollar, volunteers and community support are the main reasons for the Food Bank’s success.

Contributions can be mailed to the Food Bank of El Dorado County at 3291 B Coach Lane, Cameron Park, CA, 95682 or online at or by calling Carey Fong at 530-621-9950.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the Food Bank of El Dorado County at (530) 621-9950 or by email at You can also follow them on Facebook at

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tis’ the Season To Keep Your Pets Safe

Many of the things that make the holidays special, including large gatherings, food and holiday decorations can be hazardous for our pets. 

With a few simple precautions, the whole family can bask in good cheer.

Please keep the following in mind as you celebrate the holiday season:
1)     Poinsettias, mistletoe and holly can be poisonous to our pets if nibbled or eaten.  In addition, live and artificial Christmas trees can contain poisonous pesticides, lead or other harmful materials that could pose a danger to our pets.

2)     Keep decorations out of reach of playful pets. Ribbons and sparkling lights may be attractive to your pets but they can be very harmful and even fatal.

3)     Don’t over-indulge your pets with treats. Changing your pet’s diet abruptly can upset their stomach, causing diarrhea and/or vomiting. Additionally, foods that we commonly consume can be poisonous to your pet, such as tomato pulp, olives, mushrooms and chocolate.

4)     Busy holiday gatherings are a prime time for pets to slip out of the house. Make sure Fido finds his way back home by keeping up-to-date and legible identification on your pets at all times. The Placer SPCA strongly advises that all dogs and cats be microchipped, and offers microchip implants for $15 during monthly clinics or $20 during all business hours.

5)     Provide a safe and quiet place for your pets during the holiday gatherings.  Even the most social pets can become overwhelmed when there are lots of people and lots of excitement.

6)     ADOPT, DON’T SHOP – If you or someone you know will be adding a pet to their family, please adopt from your local animal shelter or a reputable rescue organization. There are many homeless animals looking for the best gift of all this season – a loving home.

If you have questions regarding animal care and behavior, please contact the Placer SPCA at (916) 782-7722 or (530) 885-7387 or visit

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Monday, December 23, 2013

El Dorado Master Gardeners' Rose Pruning Class January 18

UCCE / El Dorado County Master Gardeners next class is Saturday, January 18 (with a rain date of Jan 25),  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This class is free to the public.

The timing of rose pruning in El Dorado County is critical and should be done mid-February at the earliest.

If you are a novice or need a review of the “whys, whens and hows” of rose pruning, join the Master Gardeners for a workshop on this art.

The brand new El Dorado MG Demonstration Garden (located in front of the Community Observatory at the Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center campus at 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville). For questions about this class and location, please call (530) 621-5512.
Be sure to visit the Master Gardeners at  Also check out their Facebook page here.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of  El Dorado County Master Gardeners.

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