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Highlights 6 On the cover
Cycle craze
Travis Lee, a team member of Folsom Bike, on the pedals and
on the sales floor, is pictured at Beals Point. Lee commutes
to work daily by bicycle, riding more than 20 miles both
directions. Photo by Bill Sullivan.
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cover story: Bike Month

Celebrating

Bike
Month
the Folsom way

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Cycling season kicks off with regional
campaign, ride with the mayor and more

F
story and photos by Bill Sullivan

or most of us, growing up our bicycle was our way of life. In Fol-
som, such remains the case for all ages as our area is bustling with
cyclists, cycling resources, community rides and a trail system that
is second to none.
Once again, the month of May is officially Bike Month in the Sacramento
area. The area campaign encourages everyone to leave the four-wheeled form
of transportation home and hop aboard a bike for as much travel as possible.
It doesnt matter if its a joy ride with the family or one of our fabulous trails,
an organized group ride or a commute to work. The fact is Folsom just has
more opportunities to celebrate the season than most cities.

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cover story: Bike Month
Taking it to the streets
When it comes to road cycling in the area, the City of Folsom offers
hundreds of miles of options. In the city alone, over 30 miles of trail
are designated Class I Bike Paths are all very well maintained and con-
tinue to grow. In addition to the Class I routes, more than 67 miles of
local riding territory consists of quality Class II Bike Paths that share the
road with rider and motorists to share the space throughout the city.
When you add in another 30 miles or more of paved trails, known as
the American River Bike Trail, that connects with our trails, it becomes
pretty obvious that Folsom offers more road cycling real estate than any
one person can accomplish in a day. There is plenty of scenery along
the routes from the streams and scenes of the Willow Humbug Creek,
to those that parallel the American River, such as the popular Natomas
Loop. And there are others that go through the areas Historic District
and can connect a rider to downtown Sacramento. Regardless of the
route, the surroundings are beautiful this time of year.
If you are avid road cyclist and want to take your riding and
conditioning to the next level, Folsom is home to The Lab. This indoor
training facility specializes in cycling training as well as off the bike
fitness programs. Learn about them at strongerbetterme.com.

Do it with friends and neighbors


Folsom has many different cycling groups that meet on several different days and evenings depending on the time of year. Folsom
Bikes Road Racing Team can be seen traveling the likes of Auburn Folsom Road, Barton Road and into Loomis on Wednesday eve-
nings. The popular Ride Like A Girl series for female riders has a variety of dates and rides of different skill levels.
For the up-and-coming rider, a very popular Junior Mountain Bike Program populates the trails on Thursday evenings in the spring
and summer months. This unique program allows youngsters to learn the skills of trail riding in a group atmosphere under the
leadership of various coaches. The program meets 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at Granite Beach and is organized by Erin and Wilson
Gorrell, of Folsom Bike. The Gorrells and their staff, and many volunteers put countless hours into making sure Folsom continues to
be one of the areas most bike friendly communities and that residents of all ages enjoy cycling.
We want everyone to enjoy cycling no matter what type of riding they do, Erin said. The Junior Mountain Bike Program helps
young riders learn the fundamentals that will help them out on the trails. It helps them with balance, knowing their surroundings
and different techniques. Ultimately, it helps them have fun out there.
To look into one of the many groups in the area, riders can visit folsombike.com where they will find plenty of area information
and opportunities. Erin encourages people to use the online application Meet Up as well to find the right ride or group to join.

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Getting off the beaten path

Shirt
Tail
1,188Peak
feet
Salmon Falls Trail The Folsom area also offers a menagerie
of opportunities for mountain bikers looking
to get off the beaten path. From many of the
designated paved trails, one can drop off to
enjoy miles of scenic, single tracks through
the areas of Willow Creek, down along the
American River and around Folsom Lake.
P Here, riders can ultimately travel through
P
FLagstaff Folsom, Granite Bay and even into El Dorado
Hill 1,414 County in one single ride that travels around
feet
the lake and deep into the woods of its
surroundings.
The Granite Bay trail is one of the
P Morman
areas most popular rides for all ages. Located
Hill 1,517 on the north shore of the lake, the Granite
feet
Bay Trail is a great place for beginning riders
Iron and families to enjoy single-track riding that
Mountain
Road

883 feet isnt too daunting.


n Falls

Folsom The Browns Ravine Trail off Dike 8


Lake
is 3.5-mile single-track ride great for even the
Salmo

novice cyclist. It begins at Folsom Point and


goes across the Morman Island auxiliary dam,
also known as Dike 8. Once you cross the dam
you will enjoy rolling single-track trails for
three to four miles into Browns Ravine.
Skunk Hollow Trail satisfies those

Granite Bay Beeks Bight


looking for a more challenging off-road ride
Road

a fun ride that goes through some local near-


n folsom

by history. The trailhead for this route can be

MTB Ride found just across the street from the Salmon
Aubur

Falls recreation parking area and leads to an


open valley where several turn-of-the-century
ranch buildings are still standing.
The Salmon Falls ride is a must for the
avid enthusiast. Also known as the Darrington
Trail, this ride is well known in the area. It is
16 miles round trip, and while the trail shares
real estate with hikers and horses, it is mostly
populated by cyclists.
P Prairie City Race Series is a way to get
off the beaten path and do it in a competitive
Folsom Dikes
1.2 and 3 Dam way. This takes place at the Prairie City OHV
Park each Wednesday evening through June
Park Road

Granite Bay
14. Its one of Northern Californias largest
mountain bike race series events and is open
to pro, expert, sport and beginning riders
of all ages. Registration information can be
found at bicyclingevents.com.

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cover story: Bike Month
Great Scott!
you can even ride with the Mayor
If youre looking for a really unique group ride, Bike Month kicks off with two very
special events in Folsom. The Great Scott Bike and Walk and another opportunity where
you can even join our mayor for a ride.
The Great Scott Bike and Walk event takes riders on 30 miles of country roads on the
south side of Folsom that will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 7. The
road closure and a speed limit makes this event fun for the entire family. Cyclists can
choose the distance they want to ride within the 30 mile stretch of Scott Road. For entry
information on this event go to BikeGreatScott.com.
On Thursday, May 11, join Mayor Andy Morin on the 10th annual Folsom Ride with
the Mayor event. This longtime traditional ride starts in Historic Folsom and departs at
8:30 a.m. for a 30-mile route to Discovery Park in Sacramento. Once at their destination,
riders enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by the May is Bike Month organizers.
After being reelected as mayor this year, Morin is ready for the journey this year.
In recent years, even when I was mayor before, there were times my schedule
conflicted with this ride, said Morin. This year I am ready to go. This is a great event and
Im really looking forward to it.
Morin recently cut the ribbon at the new Lake Natoma Waterfront Trail in the citys
Historic District. While walking the trail, the Folsom resident and longtime City Council
member expressed how Folsoms cycling opportunities are a draw for new residents to
the city.
Weve always had great trails here and everyone truly enjoys them, Morin said. But
now we are seeing people wanting to move into Folsom so they can enjoy these trails.
Its really a great thing to see happening.

Find your destiny


In addition to the local establishments that have great
trail resources on their websites and in their stores, there
are many online resources with local cycling information,
including the City of Folsom website or the Folsom Tour-
ism Bureau atvisitfolsom.com. For the off-road enthusi-
ast,mtbproject.comis a great resource of where to go and
not to go when traveling off the local bikeways.
To end your ride, there are plenty of bike friendly
eateries and tap houses in the Folsom area and within
proximity of the trails. Several of them are featured in this
edition of the Folsom Lake Entertainer. Some area bike
shops are now offering food and drink as well. Folsom
Grind, located in the same building as Folsom Bike, even
has added flatbread pizza, beer and wine to their menu
and is a hotspot for riders coming off the trail near Folsom
Dam.
Folsom has a great variety of cycling resources that
will assist you in getting geared up for cycling, whether
its tuning your current bike, investing in a new ride or
obtaining local trail information. Simply typing the words
Folsom and bicycle into your search bar will get you
to a long list of area retailers and resources. To learn more
about participating in Bike Month by logging your miles,
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visit the organization website at mayisbikemonth.com.

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cover story: Bike Month

Tips for Safe


Cycling
Get in Shape
Begin with short trips, work-
ing into longer distances to
ease your muscles into shape
to allow for longer rides. Dont
expect to buy your first bike
and enter the Amgen Tour
tomorrow. Conditioning and
riding in increment amounts
will assure you are physically
ready. Check with your physi-
cian before starting any new
exercise regime.

Stand out in the Crowd


When riding at dusk or at
night, be sure your bike is
equipped with a light that can
be seen at least 300 feet away
and front and a back reflectors
that are visible at least 500
feet away. Wear reflective light
colored clothing to ensure
your are visible to motorists.

Wear Protection
Wear a helmet whenever
you ride. Cycling gloves
increase comfort and will
protect your hands from a fall.
Gear to grind
Regardless of the type of riding your doing,
Firmly fitted shoes that are having the proper gear is essential. Topping
well attached to your feet are
a must. Bright, visible clothing
the list of importance is protective gear with a
quality helmet that is designed for the type of
Bike Month
will help increase visibility. riding you are doing. Celebrate Bike Month
Dont forget the gloves and eyewear to MayisBikeMonth.com
Obey the rules
Pay attention to speed lim- add to your accessories. Cycling shoes are
Key Cycling Events for May:
its on designated bike trails, also a great addition for added power to your
The Great Scott
as well as markings on the pedaling. These come in a variety of styles from Bike and Walk Event
off-road routes. If a sign tells those that resemble a hiking or tennis shoe 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 7
you not to travel that route, to others that are equipped with cleats for clip BikeGreatScott.com
there is likely a very good pedals for more avid riders.
reason for that. In the warm weather, one of the most Folsom Ride with the Mayor
important essentials is proper hydration. Make 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11
Have fun jkonopka@folsom.ca.us
sure your bike is equipped with water bottles
Cycling is a great form of 916-355-7285
and/or a hydration backpack for the longer
fitness that should be fun. By rides off the beaten path. Proper nutrition
having the proper gear and is important and will assist with hydration
finding the right trail for you and energy levels. By visiting your local bike
and your family, every outing shop, you can learn about all of these items to
should be enjoyable.
enhance your cycling experience.

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Sunday May 28, 2017
9 a.m. - 2 p.m
Make it a Family Day at the Zoo & Folsom City Park
(403 Stafford St.)

The first 500 attendees will get a wristband good for 1 Zoo Entry
on Sunday May 29th only. Rain Date Sunday June 5th!
All children must be accompanied by an adult!
(Limit 3 passes per family or group)

Home Depot will be hosting a FREE Kids How To Clinic


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A FUN DAY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
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Bike Month: Dining

Popular
petes

extensive food and beer menu Draws patrons


By Rachel Zirin | photos by Bill Sullivan
Sunny Zaighami always had a dream of owning his own Zaighami said the Folsom community has responded well
restaurant. In March 2013, he fulfilled that dream by open- and seems to really enjoy the items on the menu, as well as
ing Petes Restaurant and Brewhouse. Zaighamis three patios.
Prior to opening Petes, Zaighami worked for a car deal- When guests visit Petes, Zaighami wants them to feel as
ership as a finance manager for 14 years. He said he had though they are having dinner at his home.
no passion for it and the only thing that kept him going to The atmosphere is very, very family oriented, he said. I
work was the income. want it to be like my customers are coming to my house. I
One day, he broke off and opened a beer garden. After want to feed them, and I want them to enjoy every moment
four months, it wasnt working, so Zaighami did some from when they come in to when they leave.
investigating into the Petes franchise. Zaighami said he is shooting to be the best restaurant in
They had a good menu and a good following, he said. I Folsom.
then decided to contact the franchiser and change the beer Petes has items on the menu all over the board from
garden into Petes Restaurant and Brewhouse. Since, we salads, wraps, steak, and burgers to pizza and pasta.
have been doing pretty well. Zaighami said the more popular dishes are the burgers,
pastas and pizzas.

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All of our pasta dishes, every single one
individually has its own flavor, he said. The
Petes combo is a popular pizza also. No one
is going to touch an item on the menu and
say it doesnt taste good. Everything has a lot
of flavor.
Zaighami said his favorite thing about his
restaurant is his customers.
Folsom is a really great community, and I
have gotten close to my customers. They have
become my friends, he said. I have also
invited some of my customers to my house
and I cook them my food from Iran.
Zaighami said he enjoys giving that kind
of hospitality and that is why he got into the
industry in the first place.

Petes Restaurant
and Brewhouse
Hours: open daily at 11 a.m.
Happy hour: 2-6 p.m. Monday -Friday
(this month will have a whole new
happy hour menu with all kinds of
goodies)
Address: 6608 Folsom-Auburn
Road in Folsom.
Information: PetesRestaurantBre-
whouseFolsom.com or 916-988-
8812.

Not if Zaighami wasnt busy enough being


a business owner, he also is a part of Cycle
Folsom with 800 other cyclists. He said the
cyclists are not only a big part of his life, but
a big part of his business.
I ride with them and we are really friend-
ly, he said. Every Saturday and Sunday
when they finish their ride over here, they
eat. I sponsor them, so they all get 20 percent
off their meals.
Zaighami said his business is not perfect
and if there has ever been a mistake, he
wants to have to chance to make it right with
his customers for whatever reason.
I really care about the guest experience
and I always am looking to improve and cre-
ate an environment where people can come
and enjoy.
Recently, Zaighami purchased the business
next door to Petes, Coffee Republic. He said
he loves the place and is excited about his
new venture.

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Bike Month: Dining

Favorite stop for cyclists


Karens Bakery offers lunch and treats
By Rachel Zirin | Photos by Bill Sullivan

The long loved community bakery and cafe, Karens,


has been the hub for not only Folsoms cycling commu-
nity, but active community and residents for more than
15 years.
Owner Karen Holmes has always loved to bake and
cook and during a time when she was a stay-at-home
mom, it started to get out of hand.
I had offered a couple of friends who had corporate
jobs a catered lunch, she said. I was bringing them
lunches out of my house and that was fine until it
kind of got out of control. It was more food out of the
house and my family would open the fridge and they
wouldnt be able to eat anything. I realized it needed to
be adjusted.
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After working as a pastry chef for a number of years, my name and it was legible. He said it would work
Holmes decided to start her own business in 1999. and that was it. I just want people to be comfortable
In 2000, she opened Karens in Orangevale. The like they would at my house.
store front was small, but Holmes main priority was Holmes has many reasons why she is proud of her
catering. Holmes said the bakery only had 14 seats business and one of them is that she created a com-
inside. munity hub.
I was going to make it a catering business, but we I love it, she said. When you walk through here
had some customers come in so we put out muffins there are people from all over the area. They see their
and scones. A little later we got a coffee machine. It neighbors and that makes me happy.
started getting busier and I remember someone com- Cyclists in the Folsom
ing in and asking if we had lunch, so I said that we community have been a large
could make some lunch. Then an employee of mine part of Karens. Holmes said
asked about breakfast, so we started doing breakfast. she has many great stories
That was kind of how it all exploded. about her cyclists, but one was
Holmes said it was the cyclists who discovered her when a woman wrote a review
bakery and caf first. She said they would ride by on for the business and said
the trail and they kept coming back. that she had never seen more
Holmes said when the Folsom location became inappropriate spandex in one
available she thought, I can make this work. Its a lot restaurant in her life.
larger, but I can make it work.And that is what she If I stopped people from
did. wearing spandex in my bak-
Holmes went from 14 seats to 60 inside and 60 ery, I might as well throw all
outside and her business is bustling with customers all the money out the window,
day, every day. she laughed. It is just not
At Karens Bakery and Caf, the menu is always possible. Cyclists are the vine
changing, just like the seasons, but there are a few that made us and I love the
items that will never be removed. cyclists.
The sunny tart is one of the most popular items on At Karens
Karens Bakery
and Caf
the menu and we will never take it off, she said. If there are
we did, people would not be happy. We have to care- three sep-
fully work our menu because there are things people arate staff
Hours: 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily
will tolerate disappearing, but there are some that they bakery, address:705 Gold Lake Drive in
flat-out wont. caf and Folsom.
Holmes said the salsa verde is another item that will catering. information: karensbakery.com
never be removed because it is so popular. Each or 916-985-2665.
It is pork shoulder and butt that we roast and is entity has
served over black beans with an egg on top, she said. its own staff
We have been doing that for a long time as well. It and they
would be hazardous to my health to take it off the rarely cross over, but they do help each other in some
menu. ways, Holmes said. In November 2015, we took over
the space that was Thai Siam. We gutted it and I put
Holmes said her favorite item on the menu at Kar-
the bakers in their own space.
ens is the almond polenta pound cake.
Holmes said creating special cakes and catering is
It is really the wall flower of cakes. It is very versa-
fun because when people have a special event they go
tile, she said. If I had to give up every single thing in
to Karens for the most unique cakes.
this place, this pound cake would be the one I would
keep. This year, Holmes said she will be catering Amgen
in Downtown Sacramento and she could not be more
When Holmes was deciding what to name her bak-
thrilled.
ery, she told the graphic artist making the logo that
she wanted to call it Karens. She said she wanted it to Holmes wanted to give a shout out to her team of
be like everyone was going to her house to relax and 39 and recognize all of the hard work they do.
enjoy some good food. Every single one of them puts in good energy and
I told the artist I wanted it to be my signature and effort into what we do here, she said. While it says
he asked what it looked like, she said. I wrote out Karens on the door, its a lot more of a collective team
and who we all are. We all do it together.
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Coffee Republic:
Local hot spot
By Rachel Zirin | Photos by Bill Sullivan

S
ince 1991,Coffee Republic has been built by family, crew and the
community and recently changed ownership.
Sunny Zaighami, owner of Petes Restaurant and Brewhouse next
door, was looking to open up another business in the Rocklin area. Upon
making this decision, an opportunity to purchase one of Folsoms long-time
favorites presented itself.
The previous owner was looking to sell and Zaighami said it was the right
opportunity at the right time.
I know the business. I see the traffic they get as a neighbor and they
have a good following, he said. Twenty-five years is a long time to be in
business.
The long-loved coffee house sells handmade coffee, tea, breakfast and
lunch sandwiches, salads, soups and more.
The coffee is a major part of the business. We have good coffee, Zaigha-
mi said. We also have great sandwich recipes that the previous owner
created and people really enjoy them.
Another aspect of Coffee Republic is the front patio.

Continued on Page 26

May 2017 | 25
When it gets warmer out during
the summer, the line will be out the
door. I have seen it all the way to the
front gate, he said. Its crazy. It gets
really busy.
The atmosphere in the shop is laid-
back and relaxing. It is the perfect
setting to hangout and chat with
friends and get to work.
When you come in here, there are
so many things to look at and check
out, Zaighami said. It has good
vibes, as well as the people who come
in. It has that warm feeling.
Mark Eister, manager, has worked
for Coffee Republic for four and a
half years and he said all the employ-
ees are really invested in the shop,
even though they dont own it.
I have been in the food and
beverage industry for 11 or 12 years
and I have noticed a lot of people
will just show up, get a pay check
and go home, he said. The group I
started with here, worked under, and
now manage, if something needs to
be cleaned or fixed, we take it upon
ourselves to do it. I have stories of
long nights on the roof changing the
A/C system because it broke. I have
a pride of ownership.
Eister said it really is the local
clientele and regular customers who
make the business what it is.
Zaighami said his favorite aspect of
Coffee Republic is the staff.

Coffee Republic
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon-
day - Friday and 6:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 6610 Folsom-Auburn
Road, Folsom
Contact:
coffeerepublicfolsom.com
or 916-987-8001.

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Continued from page 25

They do a good job, especially


Mark, he said. He has been a re-
ally big asset to the business, as far
as running the place and working
with us.
Zaighamis idea for the future
of Coffee Republic is to either
expand and open more locations
or start franchising out for others
to duplicate the business, but first,
Zaighami said there is some work
that needs to be done.
I have some renovations I want
to do before we start expanding
such as the upstairs office and the
tiling in the back of the kitchen,
he said. I want to create a new
POS (point of sale) system and
work on being as consistent as
possible with the food.
Zaighami said he is looking
forward to providing a clean and
good atmosphere for the commu-
nity and that he is excited about
the journey ahead of him.
I am a big dreamer. I dream at
night time, during the day time,
all the time, he said. I am taking
baby steps toward my goals and
I am going to keep going for it.
I have a good momentum right
now that I think is on the route I
have been dreaming of.
Zaighami said he hopes to be
the best coffee shop in Folsom.

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in the kitchen

InHeres
thethekitchen
beef
We are seasonal beings and creatures of change. Everyone enjoys a switch in gears, a turn in
the weather, and a variation in the foods we consume. As the weather begins to be consistently
Recipes and warm, I always tend to reach for the classic backyard foods: Burgers, tacos, kabobs, and the like.
photos By This months column explores the various ways beef can be prepared. It is important to high-
Noelle konrad light the different forms beef can assume and understand the difference between a mediocre
meat product and the best quality for your meal.

34 | Folsom Lake Entertainer


Mean Green Bacon Burger
This is not a burger that Serves 2
should be taken lightly or 1 pound ground grass-fed beef
eaten without a napkin at 1 tablespoon onion powder
the ready. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
It is a leaning tower of Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste Beef
green veggies, tangy sauce,
hearty patties, and the most
yellow onion buying Tips
2 large kale leaves
beloved ingredient, bacon. of a cucumber* use a mandoline to slice
There wasnt a lot of talking 1. Look for fat in the meat. If the
4 strips of bacon fat is marbled through the meat, the
going on around my dinner
1 avocado beef will be tenderer. The fatter the
table because every bite is a
2 hamburger buns (I prefer gluten free) content in the beef the more it will
mouthful.
absorb flavors and be moist.
The garlic aioli is the star
Garlic Lemon Aioli 2. Color should be fairly bright
of the show. The flavor of
2 tablespoons minced garlic red. Dark spots in the meat or
the garlic is almost over-
4 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (regular mayo is fine) changes in color through the meat
whelming, but is tamed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice could mean damaged packaging or
by the tart lemon for the
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste age. Generally the darker the color of
perfect marriage of flavor.
the meat (either purple or brown) is
Pair with rainbow carrot
Rainbow Carrot Fries a sign that it has either been cooked
fries and you have a meal
5-6 organic whole rainbow carrots or is old. Ask your grocer when the
that will literally leave you
1 tablespoon olive oil meat was received at the store for
speechless.
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste the freshest cut.
3. Grass-fed vs. grain fed:
Place ground beef, onion and garlic powder in a bowl. Add Grass-fed tends to be more gamy
salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Set aside. and tough. However grass-fed tends
Slice yellow onion, kale, cucumber, and avocado and set to have less fat, making it a leaner
aside. alternative.
Place four strips of bacon on a griddle and cook to desired 4. Check where the beef is
texture. I like it crispy. produced and packaged. It is
Once done, place bacon on a paper towel to drain excess fat. preferable that the meat be manu-
Set aside. Do not remove bacon grease from griddle. factured in the United States. Meat
that comes from Mexico is usually
Form patties the size of your palm from the ground beef and
not humanely raised or healthy. Beef
place on the griddle with the bacon fat.
processed in the U.S.is generally
Toast buns in oven at 425 degrees for six minutes. Check
higher quality and because it doesnt
consistently to avoid burning. * Great to throw in with the
have to cross any borders the prod-
rainbow fries.
uct is often fresher.
5. When it comes to packaging
Rainbow Carrot Fries-
look for shrink wrapped meat
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
check and see if there are any cuts
Use a mandolin to slice carrots into thin and wide pieces.
in plastic. Cuts can be sustained
Arrange fries on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. in the packaging if its dropped or
Salt and pepper to taste. roughly handed and will alter the
quality of the product.
Garlic Lemon Aioli-
In a separate bowl mix vegan mayo, minced garlic, lemon By Amanda Konrad, Auburn cattle
juice, salt and pepper. rancher, is an 18-yeard-old Auburn local
who has found a niche in raising cattle,
Mix well and spread on buns after toasting. her horse Rosslyn, dog Stella, and many
other animals. For more information about
her beef and purchasing inquiries please
email: amandaifcins.com
More recipes on page36

May 2017 | 35
Recipes
Fajita Steak Tacos
Serves 2
Tacos have become a staple in my household so much more often than
just taco Tuesday. If I am really craving that fajita flavor, tacos will appear
on the dinner menu at least a couple times a week. However, that being
said, I do like to switch up what meats I use in my taco. Beef is pretty
typical. I enjoy ground beef and slow-roasted. This time I tried steak. It
was intensely flavorful and wonderfully tender. I may have to make these
more often.
1 pound of steak of your choice, cut into strips
2 tablespoon cumin
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
2 key limes juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
yellow onion
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch of fresh kale
4 tortillas (I use grain-free almond tortillas)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Slice yellow onion, red bell pepper, and kale and arrange on a baking sheet. Driz-
zle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place in oven for 20 minutes.*Watch
the kale as it tends to burn quickly.
Slice steak into fajita strips. Coat with salt, pepper and cumin.
Heat olive oil on skillet until hot but not smoking. Place the strips on the skillet
and brown on the sides. Cover with lime juice and toss until cooked through (ap-
proximately 10 minutes).
Warm tortillas in oven with veggies.
Remove veggies and meat from heat.
Put it all together and top with any additional toppings you desire.

Asian-Inspired Kabobs
Serves 2
Despite what the last two recipes may indicate, I really hate eating foods with my
hands. Personal pet-peeve of mine is when my fingers smell like food. A way I avoid my
irrational irritation is in the glamour of a kabob. Nothing is more effortless than eating
off of a stick. Plus you save having to wash additional dishes. Everything you wish to eat
is nicely arranged on a skewer. Turns out you dont need a barbecue to enjoy this has-
sle-free way of eating since these are broiled in the oven. I might just have to see how
many meals I can transform into kabobs.
1 pound beef of choice Slice beef into bite-sized squares and set in a
1 yellow onion bowl. Cover beef with coconut aminos and let
1 green bell pepper marinate for 30 minutes.
5 tablespoons coconut aminos Drain excess fluid and place back in bowl.
2 tablespoons ginger powder Coat with spices and arrowroot starch and toss.
1 teaspoon garlic powder Slice veggies *add pineapple for added flavor.
1 teaspoon arrowroot starch Alternate veggies with meat until skewer is full.
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste Sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt and pepper.
1 tablespoon sesame seeds Arrange on a baking sheet and broil each side
2 tablespoon olive oil for 10 minutes. Do less time for a more rare meat.
Remove from oven (be careful) and allow to cool
to desired temperature.
Set oven to broil on high and prepare skewers.
Enjoy a hassle-free easy meal.

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Health

Work-out experience of a Life Time

Life Time Athletic opens in 123rd location in folsom


By Rachel Zirin | Photos by Bill Sullivan

T
he new resort-like club in Folsom brings more than With 114,000 square feet of indoor activities and relaxation,
just fitness to the mix. Open April 11, this new life- the additional pool patio and eight tennis courts brings this
style does not disappoint. resort-like facility to 307,000 square feet in size.
Life Time Athletic placed their third California location in This is a facility for anyone individuals and families
Folsom and established it as their 123rd location in the Unit- seeking anything from weight loss, better nutrition, more
ed States and Canada. Continued on page 38

May 2017 | 37
agility to a place for children, relaxing and to have a third place skin care; and massage with insulation to sound proof the five
to socialize together with friends, but while getting healthy, said rooms, meditative music and smells to help further the relaxation.
Jason Thunstrom, vice president of Life Time Athletics corporate When you are in the spa, you dont hear the weights or the
communications. hustle and bustle through the walls, Thunstrom said. That
When you walk into Life Time Athletic you are instantly wouldnt be very relaxing. We do a good job with insulation.
greeted by staff at a large and sophisticated front desk. To your The LifeCafe is a full-service caf with breakfast, lunch and
right is the Life Spa and to your left is the LifeCafe. Both of dinner with the option for pre-made or made-to-order meals.
these amenities are open to non-members for a separate cost. You can blindfold yourself and grab anything off the shelf and
The LifeSpa includes hair care, with six styling chairs, a variety it will be healthy for you and anything you get made to order will
of products for purchase and a waiting area with relaxing seating; be healthy for you, Thunstrom said. Eighty percent of the battle
nail care, with two manicure stations and two pedicure stations; is what you eat and 20 percent is fitness.

Thunstrom said years ago, Life Time had clubs that sold soda. with lockers, sinks and towels, but separate all-gender bathrooms,
They realized that it didnt make sense to sell soda to their guests showers and changing rooms.
because they would be unwinding all of the goodness of a work Thunstrom said Life Time requests and requires that all moms
out, so they removed all soda. and dads use the family locker room for all guests comfort.
As you walk through the locker rooms, you will notice there are In both the men and women locker rooms, guests can find a
men, women and family entrances. dry and wet sauna as well as a whirlpool. Al three locker rooms
One of the things that comes up often times is if a mom, dad, have almost an infinite number of lockers to ensure no guest has
grandma, grandpa come in with a child of the opposite sex, he to wait for one.
said. In the men and women locker rooms, it can be awkward. By the sinks guests will find blow dryers, disposable razors,
We designed the family locker room so there is a common area Q-tips, cotton balls and more.

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On the other side of the locker rooms, guests will find LifeSwim, which
includes an indoor leisure pool with a graduated entry that goes as deep as
four feet as well as a lap pool that go as deep as seven feet and a hot spa.
Just outside beyond the indoor pool, there is an oversized leisure pool
with graduated entry, a lap pool and two water slides. In addition there are
dozens of lounge chairs under large umbrellas as well as out in the sun.
Around the pool patio guests will have the opportunity to snag a bed-side
lounge chair with pillows and some shading.
Also outside, there is another LifeCafe that has a modified menu. In the
near future, the outdoor LifeCaf will serve beer and wine for those who
want to further their relaxation.
We have beer and wine secured in our Roseville location and it is still
pending approval for Folsom, Thunstrom said. It is always going to be a
staple moving forward. The guests have been asking for it.
Downstairs there are more amenities such as Life Time Tennis, with
eight courts, programs and an equipment shop; a medical center, which
will be up and running in the coming months; and the Kids Academy.
Thunstrom said the Kids Academy is a newer model and has been
around for the last five years.
The academy is for children as young as 3 months up to 11 years of age.
On any given visit, a parent
Life Time Athletic can have their child in the
Kids Academy for up to three
Hours: 4 a.m.-midnight Daily
where:110 Healthy Way (Serpa Way),
hours, he said. There are a
Folsom variety of skill-based classes
Video tour: vimeo.com/212128940 such as dance, tumbling, mar-
Contact: lifetimefitness.com tial arts, basketball, tutoring,
or 855-430-5433 Spanish inversion and more.
The goal is to not just be sit-
ting around, but to be learning
skills as Mom and Dad do their thing.
The Kids Academy is also available for members when Mom and Dad
want to have a date night out and need a skilled team to take care of their
children.
Up a spiral staircase, there are hundreds of machines and fitness equip-
ment. One side is where guests can get their cardio in, in the middle are
free weights and on the other side and far back there are strength-training
machines.
Also upstairs guests will find the Pilates and hot yoga studios, cycle
studio, a double basketball court gym and a group class studio with more
than 120 classes offered.
Life Time Athletic is not just a place to work out, its so much more.
Ultimately, we want a place where our members want to be and a place
they feel they have to be, Thunstrom said. The traditional club or gym
is a room full of equipment. We want a place that has all of the social,
nutritional, relaxation and healthy entertainment elements as well. It is
the whole thought about living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Thunstrom said everyone will find something they can enjoy at the club.
We have a class, program or service that will match anyones goals, he
said. It is about loving what you are doing and to keep doing it.
Life Time Athletic in Folsom can hold more than 9,000 members,
Thunstrom said.

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amador Barbera festival

The ultimate Barbera experience


Special to the entertainer

A pproachable, unassuming, interesting yet easy-going, loves food. Sounding like a


personal ad rather than a wine description, Barbera is a wine you want to get to
know better.
Barbera Festival
when: 11 a.m. -4 p.m. sept. 16
This unpretentious Italian classic has recently been discovered in the past few years. And where: Terra dOro WInery,
nowhere else can you experience Barbera to its fullest than at the annual Barbera Festival 20680 Shenandoah School Road,
Plymouth
on Sept. 16.
Tickets: $50, go on sale June 1,
Each year, up to 80 wineries from all over California converge in Amador County to includes parking and shuttle
pour their interpretations of this grape: from Nevada City to Santa Ynez; from Napa/ service (or take the walking path
Sonoma to Pleasant Valley. They all come to share their appreciation of this previously through the trees that skirt the
lesser-known varietal. vineyards)
If Barbera is made all over California, why was the Barbera Festival created in Amador Contact: barberaFestival.com
County?
Because the grape loves the region as much as we love the varietal, explained Creator
Brian Miller.
Reminiscent of its Italian roots, the vines thrive in the hotter days and granite soils
of the Sierra Foothills, unlike the cooler climes of the coastal regions that tend toward
burgundy and Bordeaux varietals.

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Barbera also has a long history in Amador County start- Barberas versatile
ing with the first plantings at Montevia (now Terra dOro character
Winery) in 1971. Soon after, on Darrel Cortis recommen-
Due to its high acidity and lack of tannins,
dation, Dick Cooper also planted Barbera vines, whose fruit
Barbera is an easy food-lovers choice. Unlike
now appears in some of the best Barberas in the region. For
deeper, heavier varietals such as Zinfandel or
the creators of the Barbera Festival, it was a natural choice to
petite Syrah, Barbera is a polyvalent variety it
celebrate these two pioneers, launching the festival at Cooper
produces differing styles of wine depending on
Vineyards where it was celebrated for four years before mov-
what the winemaker wants. It can be light-
ing to its current home at Terra dOro Winery.
er-bodied style for drinking as a wine through-
Now in its seventh year, the festival continues to grow in out a meal or with delicate dishes such as fish
popularity, but it is spared the over-crowding other successful or rice. Equally it can be made heavier bodied
events seem to suffer. to accompany grilled, smoked or cured meats,
We wanted to create a festival we would want to go to: or richer pasta dishes.
Easy to walk up and get a taste, good food and plenty of el- As a standalone sipping wine, the range of
bow room, said Event Coordinator Deirdre Mueller. We are winemaking styles also makes for a dramatic
adamant about limiting attendance so that everyone can have difference in the flavors exhibited. Ranging
a relaxing, enjoyable experience. from brighter versions with flavors of tart
Set under heritage oaks in a meadow abutting barbera vines, cherry, raspberry and spice, to riper styles with
the setting at Terra dOro adds to the relaxed atmosphere. flavors of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry
But relaxed doesnt mean dull in addition to more than and vanilla, there is a flavor profile for nearly
80 Barberas to sample, there are seven caterers providing any palate. Barberas can be sublime with great
Barbera-friendly fare (vegetarian and gluten-free options depth and texture, aging nicely. But luckily for
available), a Barbera sensory station, white wine and locally us, Barbera can be enjoyed while comparatively
crafted beer, live music and over 30 artisans offering a variety young making it an affordable option that can
of local crafts and wares. be poured without cellaring.

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amador wine

A Napa Valley, Amador County


Wine-tasting Experience
By Michele Smith | Photos are special to the Entertainer

W Scott Harvey Wines


hile Napa Valley has been the international wine-tasting destina-
tion for decades, one winery has decided to bring a touch of Napa
to Amador County, and that would be Scott Harvey Wines. Scott
Hours: 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily
Harvey Wines has a beautiful tasting room located in the historic gold min- where: 79 Main St., Sutter Creek
ing town of Sutter Creek and is even open daily. Scott Harvey Wines can be Contact: scottharveywines.com
described as niche wines that over deliver. What can wine aficionados expect
from the creator of the Mnage a Trois line of wines, which was indisputably an
instant commercial success?
For starters, the wine line focuses on Scotts roots, and this would be Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera from the Sierras.
The wines are approachable, food friendly and fruit forward and according to their fans, these wines have clearly made
their mark in the marketplace.For those who do not have the opportunity to visit either of the tasting rooms and who
are really into food-and-wine pairings, visit their website (scottharveywines.com) and enjoy an abundance of recipes.
For the hostess with the most-ness, there are an abundance of recipes for pairings with Zinfandels, Barberas, Syrah,
Savignon blanc, as well as many other varietals. This is beyond great for any successful dinner party.
Scott Harvey Wines is an award-winning winery since 2006, receiving multiple silver and gold medals from all of the
major wine competitions. Current vintages (which can also be purchased online) include Zinfandel, Barbera, Pinot Noir
(limited production) and Cabernet Sauvignon, to name just a few. A popular gifting wine would definitely be the One
Last Kiss Red Blend a mouthwatering California red wine blend with a label that just speaks for itself. The winery
also offers library wines, dessert wines, and Jana wines (be sure to check out Tickle Me Pink its lustfully delicious).
This winery clearly brings fun to the table as well, especially if you are a football fan. San Francisco 49er quarterback Joe
Montana personally signed 100 wine bottles. If you are looking for a unique gift, this is certainly not something to fum-
ble out on. While the individual bottles have been sold out, there are Zinfandel and Cabernet sets still available.

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Just 45 minutes from Sacramento or Folsom.
Sutter Creek is close enough for a day trip this Spring! visit
sutter
creek
FREE CARRIAGE RIDES
FOR MOTHERS DAY

Sutter Creek in Amador County. This pretty, historic town HEART AND SOUL STUDIO
Sign up for a fun, unique art workshop
is perfect for a Mothers Day outing this Spring! in Sutter Creek. Step by step tutorials and
fabulous finished art pieces! Themes
Find time to visit Sutter Creek. Pretty change weekly for these popular classes.
Perfect outing with Mom or girlfriends!
blossoms and wildflowers, Free Carriage
Workshops include wine and appetizers.
Rides and elegant brunch options for Find class schedules & photos on facebook
Mothers Day. Restaurants, wineries, and instagram! Call: 209 256-9702
www.facebook.com/suttercreeksoul
galleries, boutiques and many lodging instagram @soul42, #suttercreeksoul
and dining choices make Sutter Creek a
perfect day-trip or weekend getaway to
beautiful Amador County.

FOXES INN OF SUTTER CREEK


A Victorian jewel dating from the mid
nineteenth century, The Foxes Inn has a
AMADOR FLOWER FARM
charming prescence on the pretty Main
...inspiring gardeners every day! The farm
street of Sutter Creek. The Inn has been
has 1200 varieties of daylilies, a gift shop,
extensively renovated, and offers guests a
nursery, and acres of idea gardens in
unique blend of graceful hospitality in
glorious bloom throughout the season.
A perfect picnic spot, bring your family and
While enjoying a luxury stay at Foxes Inn,
a picnic and enjoy the lawns and flowers at
there are many charming things to enjoy
the farm on Mothers Day!
in Sutter Creek. Boutiques for clothing,
Open daily 9-4. Call 209 245-6660
antiques, gardening and kitchenware are
www.amadorflowerfarm.com
dotted along the street, all short walking @amadorflowerfarm
distances from the Inn. Four galleries, and a
beautiful glassworks with live-glass blowing
demonstrations too! And of couse, some of
Californias prettiest wine tasting rooms to
idyllic surroundings. The guest rooms are enjoy award winning wines! There are many
nothing short of sumptuous. Each spacious perfect patios and courtyards to linger with
room has been individually designed with your Mom, friends or partner! Sutter Creek
soft furnishings in rich warm colors and is worth a visit and Foxes Inn a must stop
luxuriant bathtubs and/or showers. This for luxury lodging.
Sutter Creek bed and breakfast inn prides free tote bag
itself on the quality of its chef-prepared, The Foxes Inn of Sutter Creek:
2-course, cooked-to-order breakfasts. 77 Main Street Sutter Creek, CA 95685 Stop in at Sutter Creeks Visitor
Guests choose their breakfast from a menu Phone: 800.987.3344 or 209.267.5882 Center, mention this page to
of tempting selections, which are served to Email: innkeeper@foxesinn.com collect your free tote bag!
the guestrooms or outside in the garden. 71a Main Street, Sutter Creek

More events & info at:


www.suttercreek.org for events & listings. visit sutter creek! facebook.com/visitsuttercreek
instagram #visitsuttercreek

May 2017 | 43
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If anyone is spending time in this fabulous wine region, there is
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First and foremost, Bella Grace Vineyards is a sustainable
vineyard. When you visit the vineyard onsite with an appoint-
ment, visitors are able to go on a cave tour and even experience
a weekend tasting line-up. The tastings at the vineyard and wine
cave provide a panoramic view of the estate with a backdrop of
the High Sierras. Visitors also have the option to enjoy a picnic
outside of the wine caves. This is completely a special experience
with an exceptional showcase of wines. What do wine-tasting
aficionados and non-wine experts need to expect at either of
these locations? The answer here is quite simple and this goes for
both genres alike.
Wine-tasters can expect bold reds in the Zinfandel variety,
as well as Barberas, and unique blends such as a Montagnaro.
For the white wine lovers, Bella Grace offers an estate blend of
their Grenache blanc, Vermentino and Roussanne. Patrons have
described this bold, crisp white as the ultimate palate pleaser. In
addition, the winery offers a reserve Chardonnay, a Roussanne
with hints of vanilla, honey and pear on the palate, and even a
sparkling Brut. These is just a sneak preview and wine-tasters
have many more options.
In addition, visitors can also taste olive oils and vinegars (along
with the wines, these can also be purchased online). The assort-
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to name just a few. Bella Grace
truly offers a unique tasting
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tion of wine, and gourmet oils
and vinegars. The winery hosts
spectacular events such as the
summer lobster feed and there
are many upcoming events as
well. In May, the Sunshine
& White Wine event will
take place at the Bella Grace
Vineyard and wine cave on
May 7. Attendees will enjoy
wine pairings of white wines
combined with unique cheeses
selected by the winemaker to
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happening around Amador
amador

Ms Senior Citizen Pageant Mothers Day at Amador Flower Farm Memorial Weekend Lawn Games
5 p.m. May 5 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14 11 a.m. -4 p.m. May 27 and 28
Grand Oak Ballroom Amador Flower Farm & Nursery Vino Noceto Winery, 11011 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort 22001 Shenandoah School Road, 209-245-6556, Noceto.com/Events
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson Plymouth
209-223-3015 or 209-498-2246 209-245-6660, daylilies@daylilyfarm.com Gold Country Ranchers Days
CommonGroundSeniorServices.com AmadorFlowerFarm/Events June 1-4
Amador County Fairgrounds
First Saturday Amador Art Trek Mothers Day Carriage Rides 26th District Agricultural Association
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 6 Noon- 4 p.m. May 14 18621 Sherwood St.,Plymouth
AmadorArts.org/ArtTrek SutterCreek.org 209-245-6921, goldcountryranchersdays.com/
209-267-1344 amadorcountyfair.com/
Gem & Craft Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m.May 6 and 7 Bedbug Challenge 10k Run/5KWalk
Italian Picnic Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
Kennedy Gold MIne, 12594 Kennedy Mine Road, Jackson 8:30 a.m. May 15
June 3-4
916-698-9853 , mountaingirl@volcano.net Castle Oaks Golf Club, 1000 Castle Oaks Drive, Ione
Italian Picnic Grounds, 581 State Highway 49, Sutter Hill
AmadorGemAndMineral.org 916-798-9251
209-267-0206, ItalianBenevolentSociety.com
Amador Four Fires Shine, Wine & Dine
11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6 A Threat Past the Pages
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 20
Amador County Fairgrounds, 5 p.m. June 3
Main Street, Jackson
18621 Sherwood St., Plymouth Baker Street West, Upstairs in Hein & Company Bookstore,
209-223-0350, amadorchamber.com 204 Main St., Jackson
info@amadorfourfires.com,
AmadorFourFires.com 209-223-2215
Live Music at Feist
7 p.m. May 20, 26; 1- 4 p.m. May 28 Amador Farmers Market
Springtime in the Foothills Annual Flower Show Feist Wines, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek
11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6 and 7 June-September
209-267-8020, susan@feistwines.com 9 a.m.-noon Sundays :
Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson
Jackson Library/Ace Hardware, Hwy 49
sierramadregardenclub.org. A Night at the Oscars 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays:
May 20 North Main Street Parking Lot, Sutter Creek
Cruisin in the Gold Country Car Show
St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays:
May 6
11361 Prospect Drive, Martell Pine Grove Community Park, Highway 88, Pine Grove
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
operationcare.org or 209-223-2897! 4 -7 p.m. Thursdays (opens Aug. 4)
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson
209-223-8589,jacksoncasino.com McGee Park - Main Street, Plymouth
Summer Kick-off Wine Celebration AmadorFarmersMarket.com
Roaring Camp Saturday Night BBQ 11 A.M. -5 P.M. May 21
4:30 p.m. every Saturday, May-September Amador Foothill Winery, 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth Knight Riders Car Show
Roaring Camp Mining Co. 209-245-6307, AmadorFoothillWinery.com 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10
13010 Tabeaud Road, Pine Grove St. Katharine Drexel Parish Center
209-296-4100 Old-Timers Music Jam 11361 Prospect Drive, Jackson
roaringcamp@volcano.net Noon-4 p.m. May 21 209-283-4676, .facebook.com/knightriderscarshow
RoaringCampGold.com/SaturdayNightCookout Cooper Vineyards, 21365 Shenandoah School Road,
Facebook.com/RoaringCamp Plymouth Daylily Days
209-245-6181 9 a.m. -4 p.m. June 10 and 11
Zins on Horizon CooperWines.com/Events Amador Flower Farm & Nursery,
Noon-2 p.m. May 6 Facebook.com/CooperWines 22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
Deaver Vineyards & Winery 209-245-6660, AmadorFlowerFarm.com/Events
12455 Steiner Road, Plymouth Mother Lode Harvest Open House
209-245-4097, DeaverVineyards.com Noon-3 p.m. May 21 Western Antique Mining Show
Casa de la Pradera, farm of Alice Kaiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17
Sunshine & White Wine Release Party 20161 American Flat Road, Fiddletown Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St., Sutter Creek
11 a.m. -4 p.m. May 7 209-245-6042 209-267-5972 or 530-295-0795.
Bella Grace Vineyards & Wine Cave alicekaiser@hotmail.com
22715 Upton Road, Plymouth The Spaghetti Western
209-418-5040, bellagracevineyards.com Trash To Treasures 6 p.m. June 17
May 27 Cooper Vineyards
String Bean Alley 5K Fun Run 209-267-5505, suttercreek.org/sutter-creek-events-trash-to- 21365 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth
treasures.html 209-245-6181,
8 a.m. May 13
Facebook.com/StringBeanAlleyFunRun TheSpaghettiWestern.org
Ione Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest
amador-city.com/index.html
8 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27 and 28
Ione Jr. High School, S. Mill Street (end of), Ione
209-221-5418, AmadorCentral.com/Events

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Folsom Lake
Lake Entertainer
Entertainer
wine column

longtime wine maker in Amador


produces 22 red varietals
Taste Jeff
Runquist Wines
When: 5:30-8 p.m. May 12
where: Unwined, 915 sutter st.,
Folsom
contact: jeffrunquistwines.com

By Erik Loigom
Living in Amador County, a stones throw from some ex-
ceptional wineries of great quality. One of our favorites and a
brand that we sell a lot of in our store is Jeff Runquist Wines.
Runquist has a long history in the wine industry starting
back in 1977 when he interned with Seagrams at their Paul
Masson Sherry Cellars in Madera while studying enology at
U.C. Davis. Upon graduating in 1980, he worked in the cellar
at Montevina in Amador Countys Shenandoah Valley and
was promoted to winemaker in 1982. After a three-year stint
at the Napa Valley Cooperative Winery from 1987 through
1990, Runquist became the winemaker for the J. Lohr winery.
Runquists first vintage under his own label was 1997,
when he released 700 cases of Zinfandel. In 2006, he pur-
chased a small five-acre walnut orchard on Shenandoah
Road. In the spring of 2008, he and wife Margie opened their
tasting room. Production facilities followed and Runquist was
able to crush the majority of the production in Amador in
2011.
Runquist travels throughout California to find just the right
grapes for his vineyard designated wines. The winery produces
22 different red varietals from nine appellations.
He produces balanced wines that can be enjoyed in their
youth, but will also age and become more complex with time.
Besides the numerous awards Runquist receives each year for
his exceptional wines, in 2009 he was named Winemaker of
the Year by the San Francisco International Wine Competi-
tion.

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Art

Genre-bending Art Magazines Anniversary


through Show of Diverse, Contemporary Art
special to the entertainer
This June, the Crocker Art Museum will bring to
Sacramento Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of
Hi-Fructose, a one-of-a-kind exhibition of works by
artists who have been prominently featured in the
best-selling contemporary art magazine Hi-Fruc-
tose. This exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of
the influential magazine by bringing together some
of the most remarkable artists to grace its pages
artists whose works may not otherwise be exhibited
together.
In 2005, husband-and-wife artists Daniel Atta-
boy Seifert and Annie Owens set out to increase
the publics access to the works of many emerging,
underground, and lowbrow artists they enjoyed,
and founded the pioneering magazine Hi-Fructose.
Through their print and digital publications and
platforms, Hi-Fructose has become an important
and divergent voice for contemporary artists who
work in a variety of mediums, highlighting works
that demonstrate a mastery of technical skill in ways
that are unique, meaningful. Through their inclusive
approach, the editors have consistently employed a
democratic outlook that allows pop surrealist, street,
figurative, narrative, and many other styles to seam-
lessly converge.
The Crocker Art Museum will show works by 51
of the foremost new contemporary artists to be fea-
tured in Hi-Fructose. With pieces ranging from oil
paintings and drawings, to porcelain, bronze sculp-
tures, video works, and installations, Turn the Page
forms a remarkable assembly of artists who have
challenged traditional notions of art to inform and
break new ground. According to the Museums As-
sistant Curator Christie Hajela, the artists featured
in the exhibition have acquired followers and become
successful through non-traditional means, such as
the magazine and social media platforms, rather
than through traditional channels like museums and
galleries.
Bringing these works to a museum setting rein-
forces the artists contributions, and the contributions
of Hi-Fructose magazine, to the broader dialogue of
contemporary art, Hajela said. The exhibition pres-
ents these artists not just as products of an alternative
or underground scene, but as considerably underrep-
resented yet equally relevant.

48 | Folsom Lake Entertainer


Real estate

May flowers bring out the home sellers


May is wedding season, moving season and graduating This is the time of year when nature is our best friend for
season. My youngest daughter is graduating high school at home selling. All those April showers, well they brought the
the end of May. Weve spent so much time planning to tour May flowers as promised. Everything is in bloom and burst-
colleges, discussing the campuses and programs, looking ing with colors; grass, trees, azaleas, cherry blossoms, shrubs
at financial options and stressing over the pros and cons. Is of all varieties, daffodils you name it. They look great. I
this school too big? Is this one too small? Is it too close to suggest to sellers to take advantage of this time. Whether
home? What will I do nearby? How big are the classrooms? its your hobby or you need to have your landscaper to do it,
How big are the dorms? Hows the food? Are the people plant some color. Even if youre not moving. The colors in
nice? Will I fit in? Do they have a club for me? Can I change those flowers may make you feel great and inspired.
majors? Will our offer get chosen? Did we get the financing If you do want to sell your home, then hit the market! Last
By Pat Quan loan paperwork together? Did we do inspections? Will the months column focused on the fast market in Folsom. I
heater need replacing soon? Does the roof leak? Oh. Wait a wrote about the high percentage of homes that receive
minute. Those last few questions are home-buying issues. multiple offers and how that impacts sales price. Its still
This project of picking a college is very similar, overwhelm- happening. In the past week, Ive represented clients that
ing and stressful as buying a home. Its an exhausting made offers where there were as many as seven offers on a
process. property. Ive hurried to bring clients to homes that just hit
Ive been a homebuyer. I am a homebuyer. I work with the market because they wont last long. Days on the market
homebuyers. I work with home sellers. I am a home seller. (DOM) is the other key indicator to speed of the market.
Buying and selling a home seems very simple. But it ends The numbers are startling. At press time, Folsom had 99
up being very complicated. The details are never-ending. homes on the market and 112 pending (buyer accepted an
You build a plan just to see it get changed the next day. Life offer so home in process of being sold). More homes were
doesnt stop just because youre buying or selling or buying pending than active on the market. Thirty percent of those
and selling your home. Kids graduate. Job issues arise. homes for sale came on the market in last 10 days. But lets
Health care happens. Cars need repair. Travel opportuni- see how fast they sell. Of the pending homes, 33 went pend-
ties appear. Weddings, anniversaries, vacations. ... They all ing in the last 10 days, and 19 of the pending sales were on
happen along with arranging for the pool inspection, request the market for less than 10 days. Of the 97 homes that sold
for repairs, getting painter quotes, fixing dry rot, repairing since March 1, 46 almost half sold within 10 days. Thats a
a window, cleaning gutter. Its no wonder that homes get lot of homes selling very quickly.
bought and sold at all. I talk with sellers and buyers about these topics and more
This is the time of year for real estate. People do buy all the time. With proper planning and a good Realtor, you
homes now. They want to move while the kids are out of can smoothly get to your next stage in life.
school and get settled in their new location before the school
year starts. Sellers want to sell now because there are so To contact Pat Quan, call 916-812-4341, email pquan@cbnorcal.
com or go to PatQuan.com. BRE #01918240. Real Estate data source:
many buyers out there. What sells in Folsom and El Dorado
Metrolist, 4/9/17.
Hills area? Clean sells. Nice appearance or curb appeal
sells. And in Folsom, theres a shortage of homes on the
market.

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Entertainment

The hottest illusionist

Adam Trent
headlines at the harris center
By Matthew Whitley | Photo is courtesy

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Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield?
Adam Trent
Hes been called the hottest illusion- he wooed the judges with an amazing
ist in the country: Magics newest performance using a giant LED screen,
sensation, or Trent is unlike any appearing and weaving through the
magician working today. One critic WHen: 2 and 7 p.m. May 18 screens; opposite Joan and Melissa Rivers
even remarking that, Adam Trent is Where: Harris Center,10 Col- in their reality series, Joan & Melissa:
a mix of Justin Timberlake and David lege Parkway, Folsom Joan Knows Best? Good Morning
tickets: $21-45.available at
Copperfield OK, OK That one America, The Today Show, Watch
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is actually pretty close. What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,
At the ripe old age of 31, Trent and Rachel Ray.
has becomes a hot ticket item with In 2015, Trent tackled Broadway, star-
his blend of illusion, comedy and ring in The Illusionists. This production
showmanship. Even here in Folsom, the Harris Center has became a national phenomenon, breaking box office records
already had to add a second show to their calendar to match in New York, then again on a 45 city tour.
the demand. Trents YouTube videos and appearances have I realized that the most important element in a show
gone viral. He does over 300 live shows a year. His most is the performers connection to the audience, and without
popular video is his appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres that even amazing skill can fall as flat as a bad boy band,
Show racking up more than 3 million hits. This is definitely Trent said.
a hot performer on the rise. He most recently completed his first TV series, The Road
The New York resident, by way of Boulder, Colo., first Trick which he executive produced and stars in, taking him
became obsessed with magic and illusion as a kid watching on the road through European cities.
David Copperfield specials, and including anything that This will definitely be a fun show.
featured magic. In interviews, he recounts how Copperfield
just blew his mind, the mixture of magic, storytelling, come-
dy and high-production values.
By the time Trent was 9, he was performing magic around The Placerville & Sacramento
the neighborhood and by 13, he jokes, illegally working for Valley Railroad presents

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L.A./Hollywood music and comedy scene, eager for a way
in and a chance to find a larger audience. Trent recalled that train ride down to the grotto and
he was interested in acting, performing, comedy and magic enjoy Mother's Day brunch.
never knowing how they would all come together. Not-
ing the differences between now and the few years ago he
began, that many up-and-coming magicians will post things
on YouTube before theyve perfected the illusion, only to be
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theater

A nose is a nose is a nose


Eagle Eye Theatre Brings to Life a Literary Makeover
of the Classic Tale, Cyrano de Bergerac
By Matthew Whitley | Photo is courtesy
Aside from maybe Barbra Strei-
sand, or W.C. Fields, no other nose
has had as much claim to fame as
that of literary hero, Cyrano de
Bergerac. Written by Edmond Ro-
stand, the play first debuted in 1897
at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Mar-
tin in Paris to a full hour standing
ovation. Since then, Cyrano has
become an iconic character. The story
loosely based on a real man, named
Cyrano de Bergerac, an author,
playwright and duelist, as well as a
libertine, tells the story of Hercu-
le SavinienCyrano de Bergerac, a
nobleman, poet and duelist serving in

Cyrano the French army. Cyrano is extremely


brave, intelligent but in possession of
Presented by: Falcon Eye Theatre an extremely large nose which makes
When: Now through May 14 him feel unworthy of the love of his
Where: Harris Center,10 College distant cousin, Roxanne, whom he
Parkway, Folsom loves deeply. He then proceeds to as-
tickets: Prices $18.available at sist a young soldier, Christian; to woo
You have been producing two plays Harriscenter.net
a year since 2007, what goes into the the beautiful and intelligent Roxanne
process of choosing a title? with love letters Cyrano composes.
Great question! We take several things The play has been adapted multiple
into consideration when choosing plays to times, ranging from operas to films,
produce. Our first consideration was and that helped us buy them. We have chosen musicals, and remakes, most notably,
still is the venue in which we produce our a play that allows us that opportunity. The Roxanne, which became a romantic
play ... now that the Harris Center is open, character Cyrano is a master swordsman. This comedy starring Steve Martin, and
we choose plays that will have maximum play gives our student actors the chance to most recently on Broadway, starring
education value to our students and to the learn stage combat skills and display them Kevin Kline. Jose Ferrer even took
community. It also helps if we like the story. in a thrilling format. The swords themselves home the Oscar for his filmed por-
dictated the choice of play. trayal in 1950.
First, why this play? Second, why is Great themes dominate enduring tales. The This month, Folsom Lake Col-
this play still relevant to todays tale of Cyrano de Bergerac contains several leges Falcon Eye Theatre, under
audience? themes that are enduring. Cyranos selfless the direction of Department Chair,
We had the good fortune to receive a grant dedication to purity of love and art are at the David Harris, will close this years
from the Folsom Lake College Foundation heart of the story. His tragic flaw, one might season with a new adaptation written
to begin building a theatrical armory. With say, is vanity. As we observe Cyrano twist in by playwright Aaron Posner. The
that seed money, we have purchased several the wind over his own perceived imperfec- Folsom Entertainer caught up with
beautiful new stage swords handmade for tions, we see ourselves enduring, as so many David Harris to discuss their newest
us by Rogue Steel. After that purchase, we of us do, a helpless obsession with our own production, why Cyrano still rings
wanted to show them off to the community perceived flaws. true in todays culture and what is the
real meaning behind this legendary
play.
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Why is Cyrano still so iconic?
The nose. Its gotta be that famous nose. I believe nearly everyone
relates to that feeling of being ugly because of some physical flaw.
Cyranos determination to rise above his own vanity is endlessly
relatable. The exaggerated nose itself is famous inasmuch as we all
exaggerate our perceived flaws.

How did you prepare for this?


I read the play over and over again. Each time I read it, I strive to
visualize the world in my imagination. When the collaborators, such
as Ian Wallace and Cameron Hoyt our amazing theatrical design and
technology team, join me, then our imaginations begin to become one
whole thing. And as each subsequent artist joins us, the world continues
to be refined. Its a beautiful thing to manifest.
what was your approach in directing Andrew Suther-
lands performance?
In the way that a musician finds favor and comfort in a particular in-
strument, a theater artist can find an artistic kinship with another artist.
A designer and a director, for example, may share a common vision
in theater that is gratifying to create. In this case, Andrew is an actor
that I have virtually unlimited trust in. We have discussed story of the
character in detail, the circumstances of his life and situation, and the
acting style that would best tell the story. For a gifted actor, I trust them
to make choices that will define the character. Those choices inspire me
to craft the overall story in a particular direction. They also inspire me to
guide the actor into refining their own inspiration.

Cyrano has two English translations, Brian Hooker and


Anthony Burgess, which version are you producing and
why?
Actually, we are using an even newer version. This version is translat-
ed and adapted by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner. It was created
and performed around 2010 for the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.
We like the lighter emphasis on verse and the leaner, more theatrical
text. Contemporary audiences are unaccustomed to hearing lengthy
verse speech, even despite the popularity of Shakespeare. We found
that this version keeps the romantic and poetic feeling of the original,
while finding a new language to speak to modern audiences.

As a director, what is your approach to this classic story?


Will it be modern Or the traditional verse pattern?
This version of Cyrano begins with the actors in the play introducing
themselves to the audience as the storytellers of the play. Then they
put on the dress of the character they are portraying and we begin the
play. It is a kind of so-called chamber theater. Therefore, we are not
attempting to create a realistic location with scenery. We are influenced
by the great design artist Adolphe Appia to bring a performance place
that allows the focus to be on the words and the actors. The story is
told in a mostly realistic fashion, allowing and encouraging audience
members to see the world using their imaginations. It will be lovely to
look at and enjoy.

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Entertainment

Live music and entertainment shows


Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Tickets available at jacksoncasino.com.
7 p.m. May 12 Indians will host Native American games,
Art Garfunkel Concert cuisine, dancing, crafts, guided park tours,
Grammy-winner and much more at the Indian Grinding Rock
State Historic Park.
4 p.m. May 20
7th annual A Divine Affair 7 p.m. June 10
An evening of wine, food and music Blue Oyster Cult
American rock band
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27-28
4th annual Chawse Day
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk
Aaron Lewis

golden 1 center
500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento
Information and ticket sales: 916-928-0000, golden1center.com
May 4 June 3
The Chainsmokers The Total Package Tour
Memories: Do Not Open tour New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and
Boyz II Men
May 7
Chris Tomlin Presents Worship June 8
Night In America Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull with
CNCO
May 13
Chris Brown June 12
The Party Tour
Roger Waters
Us + Them Tour
Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald

Thunder Valley Casino Resort


1200 Athens Ave. in Lincoln. Powerhouse Pub
Information and ticket sales: 916-408-7777, thundervalleyresort.com. 614-D, Sutter St., Folsom. Tickets available at: powerhousepub.com
7:30 p.m. May 6 7 p.m. June 10 May 4 May 13 May 25
Jake Shimabukuro Kenny Loggins and Michael Ariel Jean Band Journey Revisited Michael Beck
Innovative ukulele virtuoso McDonald A tribute to the music of
The music, the voices, the soul May 5 Journey May 26
7:30 p.m. May 13 Spazmatics Boston Rock
Legends of Soul Tribute 7 p.m. June 16 Cinco de Mayo Bash May 18
Unforgettable Motown hits Alice Cooper with special Good Ol Boyz May 27
guest Skid Row May 6 Superlicious
7 p.m. May 20 Your chance to spend the night with 8 Track Massacre May 19
Gladiator Challenge Alice Cooper Groove Thang
- Contenders May 11
Whos The Last Rock Standing? 6 p.m. June 17 Ashley Barron May 20
V101s Summer Jam: Lost in Suburbia
4 and 8 p.m. June 3 I Love the 90s May 12
Price is Right: Two shows With Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Skid Roses
The No. 1 gameshow of all time ... Nature, Coolio and More
on stage in Lincoln!

8 p.m. June 9
George Lopez
The Trifecta: Comedian, actor, media
producer

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Entertainment

Live
theater performances

| Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre


Honky Tonk Boombox
Terry Sheets

The Unexpected Guest


Red Hawk casino
1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville.
Tickets available at redhawkcasino.com.

9:30 p.m. May 5 10 p.m. May 13 1 p.m. May 21


Superbad The Wiz Kid Terry Sheets
70s and 80s dance hits Dance Hits Todays Hits Country

10 p.m. May 6
BB Mckay & The
1 p.m. May 14
Random Strangers
9:30 p.m. May 26
Apple Z
Sutter Street Theatre
Bumps Country Top 40 Pop 717 Sutter St., Folsom.
Jump swing, the 50s and Tickets and information: 916-353-1001, sutterstreettheatre.com
rock-a-billy 9:30 p.m. May 19 10 p.m. May 27
Big Bad Boogie Rock The Spazmatics Old Tyme Radio SHow
1 p.m. May 7 The 80s The 70s The 80s Folsom Old Tyme Radio Show
Dave Russell 4 p.m. second Saturday of the month
Country 10 p.m. May 20 1 p.m. May 28 Tickets: $10.
Cripple Creek Band Jessie Leigh
9:30 p.m. May 12 Country Country OFF BROADWAY SERIES
Night Fever Agatha Christies: Unexpected Guest
R&B, top 40 dance hits 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays May 6-June 4
On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks.
He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Warwicks wife, Laura,
holding a gun. Starkwedder, however, does not believe she killed him.

Our Town
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays June 10-July 16
El Dorado Musical Theater The story of an American small town during 1901 and 1913 as told through
the everyday lives of its citizens.
Tickets and information: 916-941-7464, edmt.info
.
Mary Poppins Family series
7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 14; Hobbit
6 p.m. May 7; 7 p.m. May 11 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except April 16) through April 30
An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, dance numbers and stagecraft. The classic fantasy yarn about a young and extremely reluctant Hobbit who
leaves home and sets off with a band of adventures to slay a dragon and
recover an enormous treasure. Told with wit and humor this is a wonderful
play for adults and children alike.
Olde Coloma Theatre
380 Monument Road, Coloma. Treasure Island
Tickets and information: 530-626-5282, oldecolomatheatre.org 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays May 14-June 3
At the center of piracy on tropical seas are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy
A Pennysworth Is More Than You Think or Trains, Plots and Dirt Lots who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays May 5-June 11 complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all
Written By: Lauren Williams Directed By: Jason Boyer time.

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Entertainment

Upcoming Live theater performances


B Street
Theatre
2711 B Street, Sacramento.
Tickets and information:
916-443-5300,
bstreettheatre.org

Junie B. Jones
1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays through May28
B Street Family Series
beloved favorite Junie B
Jones is back with an all
new adventure. Junie B has
a pair of brand new furry
mittens but chaos erupts
when they go missing from
the playground. Join us for
this delightful adaptation
of Barbara Parks endearing
book. Recommended for
ages 5 and up. Pippin
Treatment Harris Center events calendar
5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 10 College Parkway, Folsom. Tickets and information: 916- 608-6888,harriscenter.net.
and 7 p.m. Sundays; 6:30
p.m. Tuesdays; 2 and 6:30 Flc Dance Department Vita Academy Pippin
p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Evening of Dance Great Composers Chamber Music 7:30 p.m. June 9; 2 and 7:30 p.m. June
Thursdays and Fridays Featuring Mosaic Dance Company Series 10; 1 and 7 p.m. June 11
through June 4 6 p.m. May 4 2 p.m. May 14 Full of high-flying, death-defying acrobatics,
An original, autobiographical Showcasing an array of different dance Featuring chamber music of Sergei wondrous magical feats and soaring songs
styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, Rachmanioff and Peter Illich Tchiakovsky, from the composer of Wicked.
piece written and performed
contemporary, musical theatre, and ethnic with pianist Gayle Blankenburg, cellist
by B Streets funniest ladies.
forms, this is a mosaic of dances and an Susan Lamb Cook and others. Sacramento Ballet:
enjoyable evening out in support of some Modern Masters
Lungs of the regions most dynamic and skilled Placer Pops Chorale presents
7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 The Four Temperaments + The
college dancers. Thats Entertainment The Best of Deadly Sins
p.m. Saturdays May 17-June Stage & Screen 7:30 p.m. June 16; 2 and 7:30 p.m. June
18 Falcons Eye Theatre At Folsom 7:30 p.m. May 19; 2 p.m. May 21 17; 2 p.m June 18
An off-kilter love story Lake College Music from hit Broadway shows, George Balanchines groundbreaking
Cyrano Hairspray, Grease, Wicked, The Wiz, masterpiece presaged a fresh new direction
7:30 p.m. May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13; My Fair Lady, and more in dance for generations to marvel.
2 p.m. May 7 and 14
The most legendary nose in literature gets a Voices of California: El Dorado Musical Theatre
makeover from playwright Aaron Posner in When You Wish Upon a Song High Voltage Presents:
this lively American adaptation of the 1897 2 and 7 p.m. May 20 Best of Broadway
French classic by Edmond Rostand. a high-energy 75-man performing 7 p.m. June 21
ensemble that sings and entertains in the Features two hours of some of the best
Folsom Lake College Music barbershop style classic and current Broadway musicals.
Department
Great Choruses: Yanks and Brits Adam Trent El Dorado Dance Academy
7:30 p.m. May 9 2 and 7 p.m. May 28 Summer Concert 2017: Portraits
The 85-voice combined FLC day and Described as Justin Timberlake meets 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 24
evening choirs and the debut of the new David Copperfield, performance is part A summer concert dance experience that
FLC Chamber Singers will highlight several magic, part concert, and part stand-up adventures through the landscapes of
centuries of choral music from American comedy a new generation of magician life. This show features a variety of dances
and British folk music. including: Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical,
The Folsom Lake Symphony: musical theatre, contemporary and ethnic.
Keyboard Conversations Festa Italiana
with Jeffrey Siegel: 7: 30 p.m. June 3; 2 p.m. June 4
Virtuoso Variations An Italian-themed pops evening with
7 p.m. May 10 a bubbly Rossini overture, traditional
How great composers stunningly dress up Neapolitan songs, Thats Amore, beloved
familiar tunes: Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, operatic duets and solo gems, favorite
and others. movie themes by Italian composers, and
Tchaikovskys spirited Capriccio Italien.
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calendar of events Submit events to: calendar@goldcountrymedia.com.

Friday, May 5
Date Night Late Night from 5-8 p.m. on Sutter
Street in Historic Folsom the first Friday of each
month. Stroll Sutter Street, shop, enjoy bites to eat
or sip of wine. Free event is rain or shine. Parking
Garage: 905 Leidesdorff in Folsom is free. Info:
(916) 985-7452, historicfolsom.org.

Saturday, May 6
Spring Antique, Craft, and Garden Show will
be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cam-
eron Park. A large, indoor/outdoor show featuring
antiques, handmade crafts and garden accessories
specific for the spring season. This free event will
have local and visiting vendors offering a wide
selection of items perfect for Mothers Day gifts or
gift for someone special. Info: (530) 677-2231 or
visit us at cameronpark.org.

Clarksville Day is a free family event celebrating Art, Beer and Wine Festival
the unique history of the area. Directions: In El See May 13 listing.
Dorado Hills, take White Rock Road to Old White
Rock Road and Clarksville Crossing signal. Info:
916-933-3173.

2017 Gardens of the Hills Fundraiser from pop-up food market with rotating lineups of local of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.
10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday food trucks and live music. Info: offthegrid.com/ Event features, wineries, breweries and distilleries
at various El Dorado County Locations. Tickets: $27 sacramento. along with live music with Retro Metro from 1-4
adults, $10 children 12 and under. Addresses and p.m. Saturday. Info: eldoradohillsartfestival.org.
Information listed in ticket brochure. Info: Barbara, Peoples Mountain Market from 9 a.m. -noon
916-549-3869 Saturdays through Oct. 15 at Garden Valley Park, American River Conservancys (ARC) 2017
5041 Garden Valley Road. Event in rain or shine on-tour Wild and Scenic Film Festival from
Murer House Museum and Garden tours from with live entertainment with the fresh fruits, vege- 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Imagination Theater, El Dorado
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom. tables, eggs, coffee baked goods, craft vendors and County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Pla-
Free. Bring a picnic lunch. Info: 916-985-3290, much more. Info: Karen, 530-333-0635, gdrd.org. cerville. Tickets: $15 each session or $25 for both;
murerhouse.org. $50 includes both sessions and an ARC member-
Sunday, May 7 ship. Proceeds benefit ARC. Info: arconservancy.
Pine Hill Preserve Plant Tour Hike from 26th Annual Folsom Handcar Derby at 9 a.m. org.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Unit in the on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace
Cameron Park Area of El Dorado County. Free. Tour on East Bidwell St. in Folsom. Event features races Monday, May 15
participants will meet and carpool. RSVP and staff by weight class for men, women and groups. Free Movie and popcorn free at 1 p.m. the first and
will notify one week prior with the details. Info: admission. Proceeds benefit the Folsom, El Dorado, third Mondays each month at the Gilmore (Senior)
Graciela Hinshaw, preserve manager, 916-941- Sacramento Historical Railroad Association. Info: Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Info:
3134, ghinshaw@blm.gov. 916- 985-6001, handcarderby.com. 916-358-3575.

Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Friday, May 12 Wednesday, May 17
the Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Historic The Folsom Symphony String Quartet per- Food Truck Safari from 5-8 p.m. at Folsom City
Folsom. Event includes more than 45 farmers forms free in the plaza in historic Folsom at 7 p.m. Zoo, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. Live music by Jimmy
and vendors with certified farmers, locally grown Info: historicfolsom.org. Ashley; bounce houses; face painting; and food
seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, trucks: Sweet Spot, Baconmania, Smokers Wild,
fresh eggs and dairy, live music and more. Info: Saturday, May 13 Happy Cow and many more. Presented by City
historicfolsom.org. of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department and
Annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine
Festival from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Sactomofo.
Off The Grid Folsom from noon-4 p.m. with tasting from noon-4:30 p.m. at the Town Cen-
Saturdays and Sundays at the Folsom Outlets, ter, 4364 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. Pro-
13000 Folsom Blvd. (market at front main entrance ceeds benefit the community outreach programs
of the mall) in Folsom. Event features a weekly Continued Next Page

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calendar of events Submit events to: calendar@goldcountrymedia.com.

Friday, May 19
Its Story Time: The digital images of Vincent
DiLeo and paintings of Susan Silvester.
Reception from 6-8 p.m. at 48 Natoma Street in
Folsom. Free. Exhibit open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-
days- Fridays; 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays
through July 6. Info: 916-355-7285, folsom.ca.us

Saturday, May 20
Art Center and Gallery Open Studio from 10
a.m.- 5 p.m. at 48 Natoma Street in Folsom. Free.
Open for all ages to see the ongoing art demon-
strations; receive the El Dorado Arts Association
2017 Spring Art Studio Tour Brochures and Maps;
and visit the gallery. Info: 916-355-7285, folsom.
ca.us

Sutter Street Cabaret Theatre Inaugural


Performance Staff Infection at 4 p.m. the
third Saturday of the month at 717 Sutter Street Gold Country Half Marathon
in Folsom. Cost: $10 at the door. Info: 916-353- See June 11 listing.
1001, sutterstreettheatre.com.

Flip for Gymnastics Gala and Performance


from 6-9 p.m. at Technique Gymnastics, 12345
Folsom Blvd. in Rancho Cordova. Tickets: $60 Unit in the Cameron Park Area of El Dorado Coun- som. Summer concert series is every Wednesday
each; $450 for table of eight. Proceeds benefit ty. Free. Tour participants will meet and carpool. night. Info gopalladio.com.
competitive gymnasts and features, dinner, wine, RSVP and staff will notify one week prior with the
auction and gymnastics showcase. Info: 916-716- details. Info: Graciela Hinshaw, preserve manager, Thursday, June 8
0636, bit.ly/flipmay20 916-941-3134, ghinshaw@blm.gov. Live on the Boulevard from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays at El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4364
Sunday, May 21 Madrona Vineayrds annual open house Town Center Blvd., Steven Young Amphitheater, El
from 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dorado Hills. Free. Bring your blankets and chairs.
Countertenor, Terry Barber performs
the Vineyards, 2560 High Hill Road in Camino. Popcorn will be served. Concert set-up begins at 5
from 3-5 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 6240 Main
Tickets: $10 advance; $12 at the door. RSVP p.m. Info: edhtowncenter.com.
St. in Georgetown. Tickets: $20 at the door.
suggested. Event features wine tasting, burgers
Refreshments served during intermission. Info:
musiconthedivide.org
and live music from Andy Santana and the West Sunday, June 11
Coast Playboys. Info: 530-644-5948, madro- First annual Gold Country Half Marathon
navineyards.com. and 5k run, hosted by the El Dorado Hills Cham-
Wakamatsu Historical Public tours from 10
a.m.-noon April 1, 15 and May 21 at the Waka- ber of Commerce, will start at 7 a.m. and finish
matsu Tea and Silk Farm, on Cold Springs Road in
Sunday, May 28 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. Registration
Placerville. $10 adults, $5 children 10-17 years Sidewalk Sale in historic Folsom. Parking at 905 is now open for the Gold Country Half Marathon
of age. RSVP required. Steady rain cancels. Meet Leidesdorff Street at the corner of Reading Street and 5K at rungoldcountry.org.
location and Info: arconservancy.org/events and Leidesdorff Street. Info: historicfolsom.org.
Thursday, June 15
Saturday, May 27 Saturday, June 3 El Dorado County Fair, Ribbons and Rides,
Granite Bay-Folsom Lake Walk (6K and 11K Take Note Troupe presents Shakespeare in June 15 through June 18 at the El Dorado County
trails available) leave between 9 a.m. -noon and the park Taming of the Shrew at 7:30 p.m. in Fair and Event Center, 100 Placerville Drive in
finish by 3 p.m. from Little Bliss Cakery, 8789 the amphitheater at historic Folsom Sutter Street. Placerville. Advance tickets: $9 regular, $7 junior
Auburn Folsom Road, Suite D in Granite Bay. Free This event is free. Info: takenotetroupe.org. and senior; During the fair: $10 regular, $8 junior
event or $3 for volkswalk credit. Info: Heidi Foster, and senior; attendees with active duty military ID
916-792-1720, sacramentowalakjingsticks.org. Wednesday, June 7 Free; Parking: $6 per vehicle. Info: Eldoradocoun-
Department of Rock from 7-9 p.m. Wednes- tyfair.org.
Pine Hill Preserve Plant Tour Hike from 9 days in the Palladio shopping center on Palladio
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MAY 5 Super Bad (70s & 80s Dance Hits)
MAY 12 Night Fever (R&B, Top 40 Dance)
MAY 19 Big Bad Boogie Rock (70s & 80s)
MAY 26 Apple Z (Top 40, Pop)

Saturdays 10PM-2AM
MAY 6 BB McKay & the Bumps (50s, Jump/Swing/ Rockabilly)
MAY 13 The Wiz Kid (Todays Dance Hits)
MAY 20 Cripple Creek (Country)
MAY 27 The Spazmatics (The Ultimate 80s New Wave Show)

Sundays 1PM-4PM
MAY 7 Dave Russell (Country)
MAY 14 Random Strangers (Country)
MAY 21 Terry Sheets (Country)
MAY 28 Jessie Leigh (Country)

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