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Comedy Under the Stars

Comedy Under the Stars

Come to the Cordova Recreation and Park District's Comedy Under the Stars, and laugh your way into the weekend!

This show features comedian Rob Little, one of the hottest comedy acts in the business.  He has headlined clubs and colleges all over the country, appeared in national television commercials and on such shows as Comedy Central’s “Distraction,” Fox News and SiTV's “Latino Laugh Festival.  This event will be held at the Village Green Ampitheater, 3141 Bridgeway Drive, Rancho Cordova, on May 7 starting at 8:00 pm. 

A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, and “Last Call with Carson Daly,” Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.  This show is intended for adult audiences only.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets are

2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24

2011 Gold Prospecting and Mining Summit April 23 and 24

The price of gold recently hit an all-time high at $1,476 per ounce! Throw in a popular reality show called “Gold Rush Alaska” – currently the most popular show on the Discovery Channel – and the stage is set for the next Gold Rush!

We’ve received hundreds of calls from would-be prospectors looking for answers, and from small-scale miners looking to expand their operations. As a result, we’ve put together our first ever Gold Prospecting & Mining Summit in the heart of California’s Mother Lode.

The 2011 GOLD PROSPECTING & MINING SUMMIT, hosted by ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal, is being held today and tomorrow at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California.

Red Hawk Casino offers free live music in its Stage Bar

Red Hawk Casino offers free live music in its Stage Bar

Red Hawk Casino's Stage Bar features free live music on Tuesdays through Sundays.  The entertainment schedule featuring several talented musicians playing a variety of genres, including alternative, country, blues, pop, R&B and rock.

Eldorado National Forest Dirt Roads to Remain Closed Beyond April 1

Dirt roads in the Eldorado National Forest will remain closed until weather and soil conditions improve, announced Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo.  The current closure is extended beyond April 1 to May 1. There is a possibility that the roads will open sooner or the closure might be extended again.  Last year the dirt roads reopened in May.

“I will re-evaluate the soil conditions and weather forecasts every two weeks to determine if the routes are dry enough to reopen,” said Villalvazo. “I don’t want families and other visitors to have false expectations that the routes will be open in mid-April only to be disappointed.  I'd rather forecast a longer closure and then find out that I can open the routes sooner.

Tow is better than one

Tow is better than one

By Scott Johnston
scott@tsmsacramento.com

A quick look beyond the statistics and past the accomplishments reveals something more, something rare, something possessed by few and desired by many.

Coaches thirst for it, teachers praise it and classmates gravitate toward it.

Union Mine High’s Cody and Sean Tow have it – a quiet confidence, approachability and the innate ability to feather life’s throttle just enough, while maintaining perspective and wisdom well beyond their teenage years.

Slight of build and humble to a fault, the brothers – wrestling champs and football stars – are easily two of the more recognizable figures as they make their way around their El Dorado Hills campus.

Cody, a senior, and Sean, a sophomore, have seen their legacy grow daily, a result no doubt of their legendary athletic accomplishments, as well as their approachable, easy-going attitudes in and out of the classroom.

The Wonder of Twin Power

The Wonder of Twin Power

By Scott Johnston
scott@tsmsacramento.com

Over the past three decades, the Ponderosa High wrestling team has left plenty of opponents seeing double.

Since 1971, the Bruins, who are currently in the Delta River League, have failed to capture an outright league or conference title only three times, sharing the ’94-’95 Sierra Foothill League title and finishing second twice, once in the Sierra Valley Conference (’07-’08) and once in the Golden Empire League (’80-’81).

This season, the Bruins were the top team in the Delta River League this season, leaving more than a few adversaries seeing double, and in more ways than one.

The 2011 Ponderosa team featured not one, but three sets of twins – seniors Erik and Alex Greybill are identical, while Walker and Tim Ditrich are fraternal; sophomores Jonathan and David Timm, are also identical and round out the group.

North America 3D Animal Archery Tournament hosted by El Dorado Hills Bowmen

Regional archery club El Dorado Hills Bowmen invites area archers to attend their annual 3D archery tournament. It’s being held on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6. As in years past, member and non-member archers will face the challenge of shooting 28 marked yardage 3D targets of North American animals as well as other novelty targets.

This annual event, known to members as “The Open Shoot,” is the major fund raising effort for the El Dorado Hills Bowmen as well as a great opportunity to expose area residents to the joys of archery, the features of the club and a chance to meet the members. In addition, participants have the chance to compete for prizes in two separate clout shoots – a running deer target and a stationary pig target. Archery equipment is not available for rental.

The club will be offer food and drinks for sale at three locations throughout their facility.