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Turkey Hunting in Madrid

Turkey Hunting in Madrid

Have you ever found yourself in the market for a Thanksgiving turkey in Spain? Well, I have and learned they are even more rare than a café open in the late afternoon. 

While studying abroad in England I got to meet up with a friend in Madrid while her ship docked for a few days in Cadiz. We had grand ideas of washing away any homesickness with an American Thanksgiving celebration with friends. As I soon discovered, turkey is geographically native to the Americas and not a common dish in Europe, even on (gasp) what I consider the most sacred holiday of the year! My grandmother told me later she had the same experience while living in Switzerland in the 60's - and Thanksgiving Goose it was!

We quickly got over this travel speed bump and set out to discover the city and find our own feast. As weary travelers we wholly embraced the standstill that overtakes the city at siesta time.

El Dorado County Veteran's Day Tribute 2011

El Dorado County Veteran's Day Tribute 2011

The Friends of the Veterans Monument prodly host the 7th annual Veterans Tribute in honor of the sacrifices and service of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. 

The triute takes place  Friday, November 11, 2011, 11:00 AM at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA, 95667.

Veterans  Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and service of the men and women of our Armed Forces who have served the cause of freedom.  Each year the community packs the El Dorado County Veterans Monument grounds to honor those who have served.  The El Dorado County Veterans Monument is one of the finest tributes to veterans in the Sacramento Region and appropriately symbolizes the freedoms, institutions, and way of life that our veterans have gallantly sacrificed to protect.

Highlights of this year's tribute include:

  • A flight of T-6 aircraft

The Cordova Gallery

The Cordova Gallery

Join talented non-commissioned local artists as they celebrate their work and display their gift of art.  Artists will have multiple items displayed for sale.  Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a piece of art from your local artist.   A vast array of medias will be featured. Meet some  new up and coming artists and take a special piece of art home to display.  Admission is free.  Contact (916) 635-8977 for additional information.

The Cordova Gallery

Saturday, November 5, 2011

6:30-8:30PM

Cordova Community Center

2197 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, 95670

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

Drum Corps International Returns for 8th Consecutive Year

Drum Corps International Returns for 8th Consecutive Year

DCI Celebrates Top Drum Corps Competition Live on August 11 In More than 550 Select Movie Theaters Nationwide, including 10 theaters in your area.

Drum Corps International (DCI), together with NCM Fathom, is returning for its eighth consecutive year to present the snap of the snare and boom of the bass drum in DCI 2011: Big, Loud & Live 8. The event will be broadcast live from the World Championship Prelims at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. PT.