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FOLSOM LAKE

JULY 2016

Summer
River Rafting

VISIT
COLOMA
JEEPERS
CREEPERS
Rock-crawling jamboree
across the Rubicon

COOL TREATS

FOR SEASON'S RISING MERCURY


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TAP
FOLSOM
40 beers await tasting

in downtown Folsom

UPCOMING SHOWS

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HIGHLIGHTS

28 ON THE COVER

Wine cave

Vineyards, rafting and good eats are to be


found in Coloma.

INSIDE

Photo by Jeremy Burke

Rubicon rigs
Travel along one of the
toughest trails.

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44

Hots days and cool beer:


Perfect recipe for a good
time. Taste 40 brews at
this popular event.

Grey Gables Inn offers


English country charm.

Tap Folsom

JULY 2016 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 8


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OUTDOORS

The Grand Daddy of them all


JEEPERS JAMBOREE CRAWLS INTO 64TH YEAR
WRITTEN BY BILL SULLIVAN | PHOTOS ARE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERTAINER
Its known to avid off road enthusiasts as the Grand Daddy of all four-wheel drive excursions. Its the annual Jeepers Jamboree and its climbing in its way in and out of the famed
Rubicon Trail in the heart of the Sierra Nevada wilderness for its 64th consecutive year later
this month.
The Jeepers Jamboree is known as the oldest, toughest and largest organized event of its
type throughout the world. The event takes a year of full time planning and takes place for a
four-day stretch July 28, 29, 30 and 31 on a route that is never the same year to year, changing vastly due to Mother Natures work over the winter months.
The Jeepers Jamboree begins in the heart of Georgetown. It is from there that some
500 jeeps and over 1,000 participants depart and travel approximately 45 miles on paved
roadway to Loon Lake. After they cross the second dam, the adventure begins and asphalt is
an extinct commodity for the next three and a half days and nights.
Once the wheels are locked in and tires slightly deflated, the next 17 miles consist of strategic rock climbing, stream crossing and off-roading on a trail that is rated beyond a 10 when it
comes to difficulty and pleasure at the same time.
The Jeepers Jamboree is more than a driving experience, participants and guests are wined
and dined nightly in Rubicon Springs. However, its not your typical campsite atmosphere.
The trip is completely catered, with a full-service bar that is erected in the heart of the forest.
Dining, dancing and good memories are made under the stars complete with live music
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Sun, July 17th


11am-4pm
Blacksmith Brewfest Buckle Bonanza
Horse Show Chili Cook Off
Chuckwagon BBQ - Suds, Wine, Moonshine
Corn Bread & Salsa Competition
Cornhole Country Living Photo Contest
Cowboy Poetry Demonstrations
Gold Panning Horseshoe Tournament
Kiddy Corral
Live Music Mutton Bustin Pee Wee Rodeo
Stage Coach Rides
Live Music By The Random Strangers
Western Art Show And More!

800-457-6279

El Dorado County Fairgrounds


100 Placerville Dr.

www.cowboysandcornbread.com

JUST $10 PER CARLOAD

$2 OFF

With This Card!


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by artists who are actually flown in for the event.


Vendors are often set up at camp each evening as
well. In a nutshell, the campsite at Jeepers is a small
city in a zip code of nowhere.
I love to see people come from Los Angeles and
all over the world to enjoy our backyard, said Bob
Sweeney, long-time participant and president of
Jeepers and Jeep Jamboree Inc. Were feeding
them. Were guiding them and were doing
everything it takes to give them a five-star place. Its
a chance for four-wheelers to gather, talk shop and
enjoy the beauty of the trail.
During nightlife at the Jamboree, participants
rarely tire of the fun and spirits that, in the end,
are sold for a good cause. Proceeds from the sale
of beverages are used for charitable causes in the
community, such as funding scholarships for area
youth, community programs and more.
Another amenity that you wont find on your
typical four-wheeling trip? The Jeepers Jamboree
fields a team of on-site mechanics to assist participants. Common replacement parts are stocked on
site and sold to participants as needed, mechanics
are volunteered but commonly tipped by those who
utilize them in appreciation for their hard work.
The Jeepers Jamboree is presented in conjunction with the Jeep Jamboree that takes place later
in the month. While the Jeepers Jamboree is more
of adult atmosphere, with travelers required to be
14 years of age or older. The Jeep Jamboree permits
those 6 and older to attend.
To participate in either of the treks, acceptable
vehicles include Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Toyota
pickups, Samurais, Scouts, and Broncos prior to
1979. Highly modified vehicles can also be utilized
with pre -pproval by the Jeepers Jamboree Board of
Directors.
No expert driving experience is required to
participate in the Jamboree events, trail guides
are provided along the entire trail route to instruct
drivers of the preferred lines to travel through the
challenging rocks and terrain. This gives even the
newest of four-wheel drive hobbyists the opportunity to wheel with the best on the world famous trail
that offers no detours or bypasses along the way.
Much like an amusement park roller coaster, once
to make the decent you are committed to ride until
the very end.
In addition to the vehicular entertainment,
dining and dancing, other activities along the trek
include a good share of fishing, hiking, swimming
and historical talks about the trail. Great socializing
is one of the true high points of this trip among
off-roaders, many of which meet one another for the
very first time.
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The Jeepers Jamboree from July


28 -31 accepts participants for either
a three-day trek or the full four days.
Registration for the four-day trek is
$450 per person. Three day trips are
$415. Registration includes daily
meals along the way.
The Jeep Jamboree for the younger, family-oriented groups take place
Aug. 5, 6 and 7. Registration for this
trip is $415 per person and family
members 16 years or younger are
$310.
Following the annual trips, officials
and volunteers from the Jamboree
travel the trail and assure that all is
cleaned up and placed in its original
condition. This organization is very
proactive in preserving the Rubicon
Trail as much as they are traveling
it. Additionally, it is a requirement
that all participants remain on the
designated trail as all times.
Sweeney added that he feels this
group is just as, or even more environmentally conscious as hikers.
Our efforts ensure the use of the
trail for future years, but also help

to keep the area a place people want to visit between


Jamborees, he added.
As a kick off to the July 28 event, the Jeepers Jamboree
Outdoor Expo takes place on Main Street in Georgetown.
Here you will find over 75 vendors packed into main
street, a huge selection of truck and jeep accessories,
parts, camping gear, food vendors and more. This event
is open to the general public and takes place all day from
9 a.m. until 6 p.m. as a somewhat opening ceremony for
the Grand Daddy trek into the Sierra the next morning.
For more information on registering for the Jeepers
events visit www.jeepersjamboree.com or they can be

reached at 530-333-4771. Their staff is more than happy


to answer questions about their excursions, vehicle
requirements and more.

KNOW & GO

64th Annual Jeers


Jamboree
(Ages 14 and older)
4 Day July 28-31
3 Day July 29-31

38th Annual Jeep


Jamboree
(Ages 6 and older)
August 5-7
jeepersjamboree.com
(530) 333-4771

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OUTDOORS

THE FAMILY: At RuffStuff business is like family.

The Tough Stuff


WRITTEN BY JEREMY BURKE | PHOTOS BY JEREMY BURKE

Touring the factory of RuffStuff Specialties it is apparent that they make the best in
the industry. They specialize in drive train with lifetime warranties. I passed by a beat
up mess of a differential and it looked like it survived WWII. RuffStuff Owner Dan Love
explained to me that this was a housing out of desert racer Matt Leovells truck and
that they were re-building a housing at no-charge.
We started building 4-by-4 fabrication parts in the mid 80s, we were a wholesale
only shop serving about 40 4-by-4 shops within 100 miles. We developed our product
line directly from those shops input so we didnt start with hit or miss stuff, it was tried
and tested long before we ever opened for retail. Dan explained.

TOUGH: Axel housing is talked about with a sense of pride. These


carry a lifetime warranty. Above shows the inside and outside.

RACING APPROVED: This axel housing took a beating by racer


Matt Leovell a professional desert racer, 26 races, three wins,
three King of the Hammer, 15+ top five finishes. Housing is
being re-built under warranty.

RUFFSTUFF SPECIALTIES
PARTS: This is one of many part stands displaying the many parts produced by this Loomis
business.

(916)-600-1945
3237 Rippey RD #200
Loomis CA 95650
ruffstuffspecialties.com

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Dan and his father are proud to have grown their


staff at the same time offering living wages (above
industry standards), benefits and other perks.
Customer service is not a topic of discussion it is a
culture at RuffStuff Specialties, at every level is obvious that these employees love what they do.
As we grew we have taken great pains to stay
true to our origins, we have never settled for
Strong Enough and do not intend to ever take
that route. We have never been afraid to try new
ideas and we have never rushed an untested item
to market, Dan said.

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BEER TASTING

NIGHT OF THE

BEER
GEEK!
TAP FOLSOM TO CELEBRATE
CRAFT BEER IN GRAND FASHION

BY BILL SULLIVAN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

Tap Folsom
WHEN: 6 P.M. AUG. 5
WHERE: RAILROAD TURNTABLE

LEIDESDORFF ST., FOLSOM

TICKETS: $10, $45, $65


INFORMATION: WWW.TAPFOLSOM.COM

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While Anaheim may be home to the happiest place


on earth, Folsom will take the title of holding the happiest of happy hours in the region in the weeks ahead
as the ultimate beer-tasting gala makes its return.
Thats right beer geeks, get ready because Tap Folsom
is returning to the heart of Folsoms Historic District
on the evening of Friday, Aug. 5 and its sure to be
bigger than ever.
Entering its third consecutive year, this will mark
the second time that this popular event will bring the
celebration of craft beer to the likes of Sutter Street,
and area known for its tourism and popularity among
area pub crawlers and brew enthusiasts who frequent
the many tap houses and eateries on this historic street.
When we were younger, Sutter Street was the place
to come for a night out and a cold brew with your
friends. Before you were 21 you couldnt wait to be able
to come down here with your buddies, said Michael
McConnell, who traveled from Elk Grove to last years
event. Decades later we still love coming here and
wouldnt miss this event for anything, well be at every
one these, they are a great place for beer lovers to taste
and mingle.
This year, Tap Folsom is expected to showcase over
40 regional breweries at Tap Folsom. Currently the
Folsom Chamber of Commerce has a little over half
of its vendors already registered with calls daily from
breweries near and far looking to be in the company of
some of the best brewers in the region for this onenight affair.
In addition to the brew tasting, a variety of food
trucks and food vendors will be on hand for the event
along with the many breweries. Good eats that have
already signed up to be on site include food trucks
from Krush Burger, Cali Love New American Street
Food, Bacon Mania, Jimboys Tacos, Whole Foods and
Daves Dawgs.

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BEER CROWD: Tap Folsom typically sells out, so buy your tickets early.

Entertainment will include live music this year, provided by


Powerhouse Pub and the popular group Take Out, performing the
dance hits of the 70s 80s and today on the nearby stage. With the
great beer, food and entertainment, this event is the ideal after hours
networking gala for those that consider themselves a brew specialist,
or as Tap Folsom calls it, a Beer Geek.
The Folsom Chamber is proud to produce TAP Folsom, a premier
craft brew event in our own backyard!We are expanding the offerings this year with a total of 40 breweriesalong with food trucks and
live entertainment.Make it a perfect Friday night and stay for fun
after the event on Sutter Street, said Joe Gagliardi, CEO president
of the Folsom Chamber. We use this event as a way to promote the
wildly popular craft beer scene and highlight local businesses that

TILL

7 PM Mon-Fri

feature these brands.This event has sold out for the last two years,
so call your friends and buy your tickets early for TAP Folsom.
Tickets are already on sale for Tap Folsom and there are several
different levels of investment.
Are you a Beer Geek? If so, Tap Folsom has a premier ticket just
for you. Those who purchase a Beer Geek ticket get several perks
for event including entry one hour earlier than the general public
and access to the special Rare Beer Area that features a variety of
hard to find beers. Only 300 Beer Geek tickets will be available
and tickets are $65. General admission tasting tickets are $40 and
permits entry at 6 p.m. Both levels of tasting tickets include a
complimentary keepsake tasting mug. For those who dont plan to

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3rd Annual

craft
brew fest
in Historic Folsom

Join Us 4:30-7pm MON-FRI for

Pizza & Cocktail House


Green Valley at Francisco Drive

El Dorado Hills
(916) 933-3729

Karaoke

Wednesday

Live Jazz
Thursday

Call for Delivery


Open Daily at 4:30pm
Wood Fired Pizza

Happy Hour
$1 Off Craft Drafts
$2 Off Mixology Cocktails
$4.50 House Wine
$4.50 Well Cocktails
$4.45 Buffalo Wings
$4.25 Garlic Mozz Knots
$4.95 Pizza Slice
Call For Delivery

fri. aug. 5
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TAPFOLSOM.COM

FOOD TRUCKS
UNLIMITED TASTINGS

LIVE MUSIC
40 BREWERIES

Stay for fun on Sutter Street!


u

EK

BEER GE

TICKETS

Early Entry
Tastings of Limited Edition Brews
Limited Quantity
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BEER TASTING TIPS


AT TAP FOLSOM

Planning on attending Tap Folsom on Aug. 5? Unless youre an


official Beer Geek, you may not be aware of some of the techniques
the experts use to taste a craft brew from start to finish. Heres a few
tasting tips that will keep you hopping for another glass.

HOPPIN FOR HOPS : Forty breweries are expected to be at Tap Folsom.

taste at the event but wish to attend, the designated driver ticket is the
one for you. For just $10 you will get full admission to the event but will
not be able to participate in tastings.
More fun with friends! If your planning on having company join you
for Tap Folsom, two local hotels are offering special lodging packages this
year in conjunction with the event. Lake Natoma Inn, located within
walking distance of the event at 703 Gold Lake Drive and the Hampton
Inn and Suites at 155 Placerville Road have both partnered with the
event to offer a special package that includes an overnight stay, two general admission tickets and transportation to and from the event.
More information on these packages can be found on the Tap Folsom
website at www.tapfolsom.com where you can purchase tickets, book a
room package and learn all the details about the event.

TEMPERATURE
Temperature is extremely important, as many beer styles, including some Belgian-style ales and many of the strong beers, offer
layers of complex flavors that evolve and begin to show only as the
beer warms in your glass. Keep in mind that beers such as these are
not meant to be guzzled; rather, they should be sipped and savored
as any fine beverage.
APPEARANCE
Observe the beer in terms of its color, clarity and head formation.
How does the color compare with other beers of the same style?
Is the beer clear, hazy or cloudy? Does a head form? Each different
beer style typically has a different kind of head, formed by the
proteins in the barley malt (or wheat), hops and yeast used in the
recipe. Some beers have a fizzy head that bubbles up and then
diminishes. Others have a rocky head with varying bubble sizes
and an uneven surface like the moon. And still some others have a
creamy, fluffy head made up of tiny bubbles. As you drink, notice if
the head leaves lacing on the side of the glass.
AROMA
Oftentimes, much of a beers taste will come from the aroma. Unless your glass is filled to the top, swirl the beer a bit to get it up onto
the sides of the glass, and then bring the glass to your nose. Do you
detect any sweetness or toasted or roasted character from the malts?
How about floral aromas or spiciness or bitterness from the hops?
Can you detect any fruity esters, spices or bready character from
the yeast? Is the aroma mild, strong, powerful? Inviting, alluring?
Repeat as desired to gather your full impressions of the aromas.
TASTE
Finally, take a sip of the beer. Like you did with the aromas, note
the flavors. Are any malt characters coming through: Dark fruit,
caramel, chocolate, toast or smokiness? Can you detect any hop
character: floral, citrus, grass, pine, earth, bitter, spices? Is the yeast
imparting any flavor: fruity esters, sourness or tartness? Are there
any other flavors that come through? Hmm, we probably dont
need to say repeat when it comes to tasting the beer!

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THE MOUTH FEEL


Different beer styles typically impart characteristic mouth-feels
on the palate, which is all part of exploring the vast number of beer
styles available. The mouth-feel may have a number of manifestations: A bubbly, tingly carbonation; a smooth, creamy consistency;
a body ranging from light to heavy; a short or everlasting finish
that can be dry or wet; or any combination of these and other
sensations. Its all part of your individual sense and enjoyment of
the beer.
Tasting tips courtesy of our friends at Total Wine and More

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Voted Folsoms Best of the Best

Best Italian for 15 years


Best Family Restaurant
Outdoor Patio & Private Party Room

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Franc DAmbrosios
Broadway:

Songs of the Great White Way


Franc is excited to bring his solo show to the

Classical Masters Music Festival

celebrating the beloved songs of Broadway

7:00 pm

Folsom Lake College


10 College Parkway,
Folsom, CA 95630
916-608-6888
FRANCDAMBROSIO.COM

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TRAVEL

ON
LOCATION
Bodega made famous by movie, The Birds
WHERE THE BIRDS ATTACKED: Potter School House was in a famous scene in Alfred Hitchcocks movie.

BY BILL SULLIVAN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

When we hear the name Bodega, two


different things come to mind. The first is
the scenic small fishing town of Bodega
Bay. The second is Alfred Hitchcocks
famous thriller The Birds that was
filmed in the region. However, it is often
overlooked that Bodega has two towns

with its unique name, the coastal town of


Bodega Bay and the very small and sleepy
town that is simply known as Bodega,
that sits inland from the other by just a
few miles.
Regardless of the ongoing identity
issue of these two destinations, both have

much to offer for a daytrip or weekend


getaway for travelers and share fame from
those major scenes in Hitchcocks flick
to landmarks photographed by the great
Ansel Adams. To the visitor, such accolades make for great tourist attractions to
draw you to this in this tiny niche on the

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coastal map that charmingly remains much the way it was half a
century ago.
Located north of San Francisco and Marin County, the
communities of Bodega and Bodega Bay are both reminiscent
of a New England fishing village. Despite the decades of
growth that have lined the many hillsides with luxury homes,
yesteryear still clearly takes the spotlight when visiting either
of these two small communities.
The town of Bodega itself, sits just minutes inland from
Bodega Bay. While rich in coastal and agriculture history,
this community has two landmarks that were made famous
by both still photography and motion picture. Alfred
Hitchcocks 1963 thriller put the communities of Bodega
on the map with several significant scenes being filmed
on the location include the structures that sit just above
the coastline in the bay, as well as those inland that had
significant roles in the film and are tourist attractions
today.
One of the most popular sights to see in relation
to the movie is the historical Potter School. Today,
this breathtaking structure is a private residence that
houses three generations of family atop the hillside
above town. The school operated from 1856 until 1967. Today
its fully restored and the family that calls it home is quite used to visitors
driving or stopping by to see the structure that once scared us all as children fled in front of it to escape the thousands of crazed, attacking birds.
Just a block away from the schoolhouse is Saint Teresa Avila Church.
Built in 1859 by area shipbuilders, this church continues to operate weekly
and is also visited by those passing in town as it had a brief appearance in
the movie. This same church was also made photographed by famous photographer Ansel Adams for his image titled Church and Road, Bodega
that was taken in 1953.
Aside from the historical structures made famous by tinsel town, the
inland town of Bodega has a handful of small shops to visit including the
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SURFS UP: Northern


Light Surf Shop is one
of many little stores
dotted along Bodega.

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GOING TO THE CHAPEL: Saint Teresa Avila Church in Bodega was once photographed by Ansel Adams.

colorful Northern Lights Surf Shop and the Bodega Country


Store that cant be missed with a life-sized Hitchcock figure
propped up at the street front. A small saloon is among the
establishments, making for a nice afternoon stop before completing the trip over the hill to the bay.
Once in Bodega Bay, there is plenty of places to stay, eat or
sight-see. The famed Tides Wharf Restaurant sits in the center
of town and is adjacent to the fishing dock where fishermen
arrive daily to sell their catch right on site. Inside the large
building is a snack back, a high-end dinner house, as well as a
fresh seafood market and gift shop. The Tides Inn offers another
fine-dining option across the street. Head just a little bit south
from The Tides and you will find the intimate Lucas Wharf
restaurant that actually sits on the water and offers a seaside
dining experience.

Saltwater Taffy, colorful T-shirts and various area-themed gift


shops are right along the highway along with an abundance of
lodging options from upscale hotels to beach house rentals. Bodega Bay offers a great variety of hiking trails and roadside beaches to visit between all the way up until the next town of Jenner.
Bodega Head is a must visit for area hikers, as well as a visit to
goat rock beach and others. Camping is also popular with several
state park campgrounds in the area surrounding this must-visit
area in Sonoma County. From Sacramento, a drive to Bodega Bay
can be accomplished in approximately two hours. The drive itself
takes your though Sonoma wine country making it go by quickly
and the destination is well worth the trip. Forget the cell phones
and tablets for a day and make a trip to this great area to unplug.
For those wanting to learn more or plan a trip, visit www.
bodegabay.com or www.sonomacounty.com.

ON THE DOCK
OF THE BAY:
Fishing boat
docked at
Bodega Bay.

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COOLsum
down
mer
ICE CREAM TREATS

FOR
THE

s temperatures rise, we are always looking for ways


to cool ourselves down in this heat. Well, look
no further, in celebration of National Ice Cream
Month, we found some places that will help you stay cool
with a cold treat!
The Folsom and El Dorado Hills area has everything you
could imagine from ice cream to frozen yogurt, gelato to Italian Ice and ice cream sandwiches to healthy smoothies.
While there are many shops in the area that sell cold items,
we found shops with the most unique products that you wont
find just anywhere.

BY RACHEL ZIRIN

COOLEST ONE IN THE ROOM: Brothers Hunter, left, and Dustin Trzcinski enjoy
large cups of frozen yogurt at Rockin Frog.

ZIAS ITALIAN CAFFE AND GELATO BAR

PHOTO BY MENKA BELGAL

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If you are looking for the simplest of cold snacks, Rockin Frog
Yogurt and More is definitely that exactly!
Soft serve with the traditional toppings is always a safe bet and
is always tasty.
At Rockin Frog, you can make your ice cream the way you want
from the size to the flavor (or flavors) to the amount of toppings
you shower your froyo with.

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If you have a craving for gelato, Zias Italian Caffe and Gelato Bar might be the
place for you.
We have 10 different flavors, said Shari Fulton, owner. We have dairy free and
milk based gelato. The most unique flavor we have is olive oil gelato from Winter
Hill Farm in Placerville.
Two other unique flavors at Zias is an organic Spanish lavender honey gelato and
a nocciolata organic chocolate hazelnut gelato.
A lot of our things are organic, she said. One thing that is unique is that we are
the only place that sells organic grass-fed Jersey Cow milk from Sonoma County. It is
called Saint Benoit and it is very popular. We have a lot of customers who come here
specifically for that milk. It is rich, creamy and very good for you.
At Zias you can enjoy your gelato or glass of milk indoors or outdoors in their
outdoor seating.
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ICE CREAM TREATS

SNOOKS CHOCOLATE FACTORY

731 SUTTER ST., FOLSOM

If you want traditional ice cream with some homemade toppings, Snooks
Chocolate Factory might be your next stop if you havent been there already.
Although Snooks has only been in Folsom since 1985, it is basically a Historic Folsom landmark. It is the spot to get ice cream on Sutter Street.
Snooks has 24 flavors in their shop, but only 16 are available for view in the
front case. There is a menu board that tells you everything you need to know.
The three top flavors are mint chip, cookies n cream and rocky road, said
Jim Snook, co-owner. If one of these is your favorite flavor, you better get to
the shop fast because these flavors go quick every day. Some of the homemade toppings include hot fudge, caramel sauce, strawberry and pineapple
toppings, Snook said.
The toppings that we make are the most unique thing about us, Snook
said. You can go somewhere else and get hot fudge, but it isnt the same
because it is ours. We make it here with our own recipe.
The most unique thing about Snooks that most people do not know is that
they hand bake and roll their own waffle cones, he said.
A lot of ice cream shops buy pre-made cones which are not really waffle
cones, Snook said. To make them it is so much work and it is time consuming. There is a lot of loss because they are more fragile. If we can do it the
best we can possibly do it, we do. You are treating yourself and we feel like it
is worth it to have someone stand there and bake the waffle cones and roll
them.
A delicious option when it comes to the handmade cones is to get the ones
that are dipped in Snooks homemade hot fudge and nuts. It tops off the
perfect ice cream cone for a hot day.
PHOTO BY RACHEL ZIRIN

OOPA! SWIRLS AND SMOOTHIES

711 E BIDWELL ST #10, FOLSOM


When you think of ice cream and frozen yogurt, healthy is not always in the same thought, but at Oopa! Swirls
and Smoothies, a cold treat will not make you feel guilty when eating it. (Also known as Oopa! Yogurt Bar.)
Owners Ian Golkar and brother-in-law Bahram Konjav opened the swirls and smoothie shop three years ago
has helped people keep their diets healthy.
We have three different products that we serve, Golkar said. We have our soft serve, smoothies and protein shakes, and our bowls. We are geared more towards the healthy side. I think that is how we differentiate
ourselves from other places that are strictly frozen yogurt.
As far as their soft serve goes, they have what they call swirls which includes frozen yogurt, frozen custards,
Italian ice and gelato.
We do a really good line of really healthy smoothies that are made with fruit purees, no food coloring, no
corn syrup and you have the option of having them by themselves or protein style, he said. They sell these at
most gyms, but here, you dont need a membership.
The most popular items are the soft serve and the smoothies and the flavors change periodically to give
customers a variety of flavors. As far as toppings go, there are cold toppings such as fruit and cheesecake bits
and then there are dry toppings like gummy bears, chocolate chips and sprinkles.
We cover just about every kind of syrup to put on the items from caramel to butterscotch, marsh mellow to
honey, Golkar said. We also have protein crisps that you can put on your soft serve and they add a nice crunch
with no sugar and a lot of protein.
At this cold treat shop you can get good quality, healthy products that are not just your regular frozen yogurt,
he said.
We want people to come in and feel fresh and healthy, Golkar said. We want people to know that they
arent going to feel guilty walking out of here and walking in knowing they are going to get something good.

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RITAS ITALIAN ICE AND FROZEN CUSTARD

1177 RILEY ST., FOLSOM


If Italian ice is something you have never had in California, you must try it at Ritas
Italian Ice and Frozen Custard.
Owners Michael and Holly Kane have extra rich creamy frozen custard that will
make your taste buds sing as well as refreshing Italian ice. For newcomers to Italian
ice, it may not make sense, but it is like eating creamy ice.
Imagine ice cream coming out of an ice cream machine, on steroids, Michael
Kane said. We also combine the frozen custard and the Italian ice in an interesting
and novel way. The most common way is the gelati, where you get layers of Italian
ice and frozen custard.
At Ritas, they can do anything you can do with ice cream such as milkshakes,
sundaes, cones and ice cream sandwiches, Kane said.
When you walk into Ritas you get a feeling of fun. Everything is corky and the staff
really makes you feel welcome.
We want people to come in and get any kind of experience they came in to get,
Kane said. Some people come in to reward themselves, and some people come in
who had a crappy day and want to make themselves feel better. You get the experience you are looking for here.
There are 80 different flavors of Italian ice and at Ritas they make between 12 and
14 every day.
The flavors change every day and sometimes a couple times a day, Kane said.
The most popular flavor in the county is mango, but in our store it is tied with mango and cotton candy. Wild black cherry and root beer are the second top flavors.
The way it is made is they mix everything together from the very beginning with
water, sugar, fruit purees, and it all freezes together and comes out smooth and
velvety, Kane said.

811 WALES DRIVE, FOLSOM


Towards the middle to end of July, there will be the first
ice cream sandwich factory in Folsom called Smoosh. This
is your traditional ice cream shop with a hyper focus on ice
cream sandwiches.
We will have cookies you can buy individually as well
as ice cream by itself, said Dylan Newberry, co-owner. We
have 14 different cookie flavors and 20 flavors of ice cream.
We have roughly 25 toppings to pick from as well.
In addition to ice cream, the shop will also sell floats,
milkshakes and old-school soda drinks such as cream sodas
and swirly pops, he said.
The popular flavors at other locations are vanilla ice cream
sandwiches and chocolate chip. Some popular toppings are
the sprinkles and mini chocolate chips.
Who doesnt like ice cream and cookies? Newberry said.
All the items are made to order and the cookies are baked
fresh every day.
Something owners Newberry and Brandon Hintz have
been working hard on is making the atmosphere and
customer experience what it should be.
It will be a very clean environment, but when they come
in they will have a fantastic experience, Newberry said. We
will have a lot of customer engagement and we want to be
able learn the customers names.
One thing that is unique about Smoosh is when they
open, they will be open late.
We will be staying open until midnight because we want
to create a night life crowd, he said. There are not a lot of
places that are open late in the area and I want to be able to
give the community that destination.

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OUTDOORS

MILE-BY-MILE GUIDE FOR


SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER

Photos courtesy Hot Shot Imaging.


WRITTEN BY JEREMY BURKE | PHOTOS BY JEREMY BURKE & HOT SHOT IMAGING
Thousands flock to the South Fork of the American River daily in the summer time
to catch the thrill of running the river. The South Fork is one of the most popular rivers in California for many reasons. The river has consistent water releases throughout
the summer even in times of drought. The South Fork has an amazing blend of fun
rapids with a limited risk of injury. The American Rivers South Fork is Californias
standard beginner to intermediate whitewater run that many rafters run repeatedly
and never outgrow. The whitewater is mostly class II+ with ten class IIIs, two class III+
rapids, and one class IV. There are lots of fun but not life-threatening rapids on this
river, which can be run almost any day of the April thru September Season.
Season: April September
Stretch: Chili Bar to Lotus Park
Difficulty: Class III+ with one IV
Distance: 8 miles, 2-4 hours
Flows: 800 1800 CFS, measured as release from Chili Bar dam (CBR)
Put-in: Chili Bar Bridge
Take-out: Henningsen-Lotus Park
Shuttle: 20 minutes AWE to Chili Bar. 30 minutes Salmon Falls to AWE

MILE 0 - Put in under the Chili Bar bridge. Chili Bar


Hole provides fun raft surfing at levels around 1500
CFS. Large pools below in case you fall out of the raft
having too much fun. Downstream are several easy
rapids, two involving large rocks. A trail follows an old
mining road on the right bank.
A - MILE .6 - Meat Grinder Rapid (class III+). A small
diversion canal removes water on the left, and a large
rock is visible there, just left of center. This is a long
rapid (over 1/4 mile that can does require paddling to
get a raft through successfully. At some flows, the leadin rapid can be run either left or far right. Either way,
you need to maneuver back to the center, entering the
main rapid about 10 meters from the large rock, slanting left-to-right thru a slot between submerged rocks.
This is an easy move, but failing to make it can have
severe consequences, because the biggest waves and
holes are still ahead. After this, keep the raft into the
waves as the current funnels you towards Rhino rock
on the right. After Rhino rock, wave size decreases, and
you can eddy out on the left, or finish the rapid along
the right.
B - MILE 1.3 - Racehorse Bend Rapid (class III-).
The river curves left among boulders, then runs into an
up tilted slate cliff on the right, with submerged rocks
along the cliff. Paddle hard and in time as the safest
exit is towards center. Big eddy below on the left to
swim and play in.
C - MILE 1.5 - Maya Rapid (class II+). Choose either
a small hole on the right, or a ledge drop on the left.
Big but easily avoidable holes at higher water (class III
above 3500 CFS). Maya is a popular kayak surfing spot,
often with long lines and a fun wet hit in a raft.
D - MILE 1.7 - Rock Garden (class II). A maze of
small boulders that need good paddling and boat control. At lowest flows (under 900 CFS) it is best run on
the far left, but most of the time you can go anywhere
for a fun ride.
E - MILE 2.4 - African Queen (class II+). Several willow-covered islands create a multiplicity of routes. The
most common is right almost all the way, cutting left to

Photos courtesy
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avoid a shallow-trap at the end of that channel. This route passes
some nice big waves near the second island. The most fun route
is left over a one-foot falls (not for rafts under 1700 CFS), then
center thru a very narrow slot between islands. The far left
channel is boring.
F- MILE 2.9 - First Threat (class III). The river enters a boulder garden, then turns right into a deep hole along a rock outcropping on the left. The hole makes for a good hit, and is
flippiest on the left, but can be mostly avoided by skirting right.
Dont fall out or youll get laughed at!
G - MILE 3.2 - Second Threat (class II+). Almost immediately,
the river drops again thru a slot along a rock outcropping on the right.
Good swimmers rapid with a large eddy below, making it easy to reach
the rock outcropping for repeated swims.
H - MILE 3.3 - Third Threat (class II-III depending). Make of this one
what you will. The center is easy and unobstructed, but there are large
holes on the far left halfway down, and on the far right near the bottom.
Running both holes is an advanced maneuver. Lots of fun paddling to
get a good line.
I - MILE 3.7 - The Narrows (class II+). The river slaloms right to left,
and enters a channel on the far left with many barely-submerged rocks.
Rafts often get stuck here when crews do not paddle well.
J - MILE 4.0 - Minigorge or Slusebox (class II+). The river enters a
miniature gorge in bedrock, with pleasant waves and rapids. Fun and
splashes.
K - MILE 4.3 - Swimmers Rapid (class II). A boulder bar rapid with
big waves, this is a good place to practice throw bag techniques from
the right bank. The Coloma quiet zone begins just below (no yelling, no
water fights).

Photos courtesy Hot Shot Imaging.

MILE 5.0 - AWE & ARR Campground and cabins on


left bank, good for 2-day trips.
L
L - MILE 5.1 - Troublemaker Rapid (class IV-). The
river enters a boulder garden, followed by a falls, with an
S channel on the far left. The rapids name describes your route
well. At lower flows, the true path is narrow indeed. If you shade
M
right, a large diagonal wave tends to flip rafts. If you go
too far left, you end up in an eddy that is hard to exit.
N
Precise placement of the raft into the gut of the hole surfs
you next to a big rock on the left below, then through a
steep channel along Gunsight rock, where rafts often end up
wrapped. In any case, the swim isnt too bad, but keep your feet up.
MILE 5.6 - Private campground on right, then a steel bridge.
River access should be legal, but is prohibited and enforced by the
County. Put in at this campground or American Whitewater for the
longest possible class II run.
MILE 5.8 - Coloma Lake, a long stretch with slow-moving current. Take-out is prohibited; put-in access for non-commercial
groups only, when doing the Coloma to Lotus run (class II).
M - MILE 7.2 - Old Scary (class II-). This was formerly a class III
rapid on the right shortly above the Highway 49 bridge, until high
water detoured the river leftward during the winter of 1982.
MILE 7.4 - Concrete bridge for Highway 49. Float under the
bridge and relax in the sun. This is a popular put in site for most
rafting companies lower gorge trips.
N - MILE 8.0 - Henningsen-Lotus Park. This is the best stopping
and starting point for breaking up this run into two sections.

Mile-by-Mile guide courtesy of americanwhitewater.com


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YOUR IN THE WATER NOW WHAT?
Swim hard if you can, and if you arent a strong swimmer or cant
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along the river bed.
ALWAYS BE PREPARED
While youre riding the river, be sure to regularly tighten your PFD
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be misleading, because it isnt always a sure-fire safety measure.) The
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RIVER SHOES: A great option are these river shoes from Astral. These
are called the Loyak and this photo was taking at the River Store in
Lotus. Photo by Jeremy Burke

WHAT DO I NEED?
SUGGESTED CLOTHING
In hot weather: Swimsuit and/or shorts (for women, its
recommended to wear shorts over the swimsuit, as the rubber of the rafts can chafe or be especially slippery on bare
skin making it more difficult to stay in the boat!). A longsleeved shirt can help prevent sunburn, and on super-hot
days, an all-cotton short will stay wet longer and keep you
cooler. Some companies require you to wear closed toe
shoes, such as river-specific shoes or old tennis or running
shoes. All companies require that your footwear has a heel
strap no flip flops, clogs or mules allowed.
In cooler weather: No cotton! An insulating shirt (polypropylene) or fleece jacket is essential. A raincoat or splash
jacket provides more insulation and warmth. Wetsuits are
available for rental by most companies, or at one of two local
river stores. Wool or polypro socks, booties, or sandals, river
shoes or running shoes.
OTHER NECESSITIES
Always bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses (with a strap),
water bottles. If you are on prescription medication, have a
bee sting or food allergy and carry an epi-pen. If you are
asthmatic and require an inhaler, please notify your guide so
proper stowing of these medications can take place prior to
leaving the shore. Waterproof cameras are always welcome,
and most companies wont say no to a water gun or two as
well.
What NOT to bring: Towels youll get wet again and
again, but in the mid summer sun, youll dry off too quickly for a towel to make a difference. Wallets even the tip
money can be left back at camp. The rule of thumb is If
it cant wind up on the river floor, dont bring it. Car keys
countless sets have made the river floor their final resting place. AAA loves Coloma/Lotus in the summertime for
just this reason. Boom boxes or Walkman/iPods. Alcohol and
drugs many companies provide beer or wine back at camp
after the trip, but while whitewater rafting, youll need to
be prepared for falls, flips, and other unexpected excitement.
Alcohol tends to make people dehydrated, lethargic and slow.

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TROUBLEMAKER: Above is the only class IV on the South Fork of the American, called
Troublemaker. Photo courtesy Hot Shot Imaging.

INTERNATIONAL WHITEWATER
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
CLASS I (EASY): Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. The river has few obstructions which are all obvious and easily missed with little
training. The risk to swimmers is slight and self-rescue is easy.
CLASS II (NOVICE): Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels
which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium sized waves are easily missed by trained
paddlers. Swimmers are seldom injured and group assistance, while helpful,
is seldom needed.
CLASS III (INTERMEDIATE): Rapids with moderate, irregular waves
which may be difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe. Complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat control in tight passages or
around ledges are often required. Scouting is advisable for inexperienced
parties. Injuries while swimming are rare and self-rescue is usually easy but
group assistance may be required to avoid long swims.
CLASS IV (ADVANCED): Intense and powerful but predictable rapids
requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. The rapids may feature
large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted passages demanding
fast maneuvers under pressure. Scouting is usually necessary the first time
down. The risk of injury to swimmers is moderate to high and water conditions may make self-rescue difficult.
CLASS V (EXPERT): Extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids
which expose a paddler to added risk. Rapids may contain large, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested chutes with complex, demanding
routes. Rapids may continue for long distances between pools, demanding a high level of fitness. Scouting is recommended and may be difficult.
Swims are dangerous and rescue is often difficult even for teams of experts.
Proper equipment, extensive experience, and practiced rescue skills are essential.
CLASS VI (EXTREME AND EXPLORATORY): These rapids have rarely
been attempted and exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability,
and danger. The consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be
impossible. These rapids are for teams of experts at favorable water levels.
After a Class VI rapid has been run successfully several times, its rating may
be changed to Class V.
Source: American Whitewater

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FOLSOM DINING

Dine

aloha-style

MINI LUAU: The combination plate includes chicken and BBQ pork, jasmine rice sprinkled with toasted coconut, a side macaroni salad and a
pineapple wedge.

HAWAIIAN CUISINE ON THE MAIN LAND AT BENS HULI HULI CHICKEN


BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY MENKA BELGAL
Ever been to Hawaii and miss the delicious food? Well,
here in Folsom, there is a Hawaiian Caf that will give you
your fix of everything youre missing.
Owner Kit Syn opened up Bens Hawaiian Cafe only nine
months ago after owning a food truck called Bens Huli
Huli Chicken for six months. Previously, Syn worked in the
hotel industry for more than 15 years in management. After
working 12-hour days, he missed his son, Ben, growing up,
so he quit and started his own business, for his son, Syn
said.
Before this, I used to run a hotel and restaurant and that
is what gave me the experience to do this, he said. What I
bring to the restaurant is hospitality.

When you walk in, you are instantly greeted by Syn or one
of his employees. The restaurant isnt your traditional restaurant set up. You will be eating your meal on a picnic table,
inside. You may have to sit next to a stranger, but that is
what the culture in Hawaii is all about, Syn said. He wants
people to come into his restaurant and feel like they went to
Hawaii, he said.
I also want people to walk in here and feel like home or
they feel like family, Syn said. Once you are a customer
here, youre ohana and ohana means family.
The restaurant is down to earth and causal and Syn said he
makes a point to come out and thank all of his customers.
I think that is something that is missing, he said. I am
a consumer. I shop and I eat out. I feel that no one is saying

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ISLANDERS: Front row from left, Assistant Manager, Serena; Owner Kit; Ben; Supervisor Berna; Assistant Manager Bianca. Back row from left:
Manager Marc; Head Chef Arvee.

thank you anymore. They say, Have a great day, but no


thank you. I make sure that when you walk in here, you
will probably here thank you five times from me. You
could have gone to McDonalds, or Petes, but you came
here. So thank you! I think that is really important.
While Syn prides himself on hospitality and customer
service, at the end of the day, it is all about the food.
People are not going to come back if the food isnt
good, he said. I focus on the food quality and ingredients. I have to work a little harder because I buy everything fresh, but you can really taste the difference.
Syn said if you have a good quality product and you
back it up with good service, everything else will fall
into place. He has been focusing on those two things
and so far, it has been working, he said.
The type of items Syn sells at his Hawaiian caf
includes Spam Musubi, Lumpia, Garlic Pineapple
Shrimp, Asian Hawaiian salad, Hawaiian fried rice,
Teriyaki Ginger Beef and shaved ice.
My menu is very affordable, he said. You can get a
huge plate of Hawaiian fried rice and a pineapple water
for $5. I also have a whole menu section for under $10.
The more popular items on the menu are the Teriyaki
Ginger Beef, the Asian Hawaiian salad and the Span
Musubi.
For dessert, you can order the fried banana.
This dessert is climbing the chart and no one else
does this here, he said. Its warm, creamy and a little
crunchy because it is deep fried.
Syns favorite and go-to item on his menu is the Teriyaki Ginger Beef and the Shrimp, he said.
One thing that Syn does for the community is every
Wednesday, he takes out his food truck to Folsom State
Prison and serves all the guards and employees, he said.
A cool thing that Syn does for his customer is called
Food for Life.

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Bens Huli Huli


Chicken
WHERE: 6610 FOLSOM-AUBURN RD #7, FOLSOM
INFO: 916-932-4774

WWW.BENSHULIHULICHICKEN.COM

This program is for customers who love my food, he


said. To help me out and to help them out, for $1,000,
I will feed you one meal a day, that we are open, for the
rest of your life. The money they give me, I will use it to
improve my caf and food. They are helping me out, and
in return, I will feed them for the rest of their life.
Syn wants to take his dressings and sauces to the next
level and sell them in stores.
My next step and vision is merchandising, Syn
said. I have a salad dressing that is really popular and
everyone loves. I want to bottle it, so people can buy it. I
want to sell it worldwide. But not just my salad dressing,
I have other sauces. I have a teriyaki ginger sauce that
people love. Every time someone orders it, they ask for
extra on the side.
Until then, Syn wants to really establish himself as a
restaurant and he wants to be here for a long time, he
said.
I want to be a part of the community, he said. I
want to donate back to the school fundraisers. If a sport
comes here one night, I want to donate 10 to 20 percent
back to them. I want to be that kind of place.
Syn originally quit his job and started this business for
his son, Ben, 8. He did this to start Bens college fund
and maybe in the future have him take over the business, he said.
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FASHION
FOR MOVEMENT

FASHION

Fleet Feet Sports has gear for active ones


BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY MENKA BELGAL
For the last 40 years, Fleet Feet Sports has been a specialty store for all
kinds of walkers and runners. You name it, they have it.
Before their recent move to Folsom to November of 2015, they were
located in Fair Oaks for 31 years. When making the decision to move to
Folsom, they wanted a location that was near some bike trails for training purposes and an outdoor seating area for the employees and they
found just that, said Kirk Edgerton, the store manager.
The first store was in Sacramento and it was opened by
two ladies, he said. At the time it was unique for women
to open up a specialty shop. There were very few,
if any. They opened up in an old Victorian
home on J Street which is actually now
the Beach Hut Deli.
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locations bought the franchises from the women when he was 23


years old and now the company has grown to more than 160 stores
nationwide, Edgerton said.
The company was originally called Fleet Feet, Roxburgh said. I
began using Sports in the name for marketing purposes in the early
90s because I thought it added something I felt it needed to the
name. Fleet Feet then adopted it and now it is registered as Fleet
Feet Sports.
The types of items sold in this specialty store include footwear, fitness clothing, nutrition products, self-massage tools, hydration, socks,
sports bars, tops, bottoms, gloves and accessories, Edgerton said. The
store also carries shoe sizes down to little kids and up to adults.
If you are new to running, walking, training for your first 5K, a
marathon, or up to a 100-mile race, we really have everything for that
consumer, he said. A lot of it is for people who are just getting into
being active and moving. Our goal is to help them with products, but
also help empower them whether it is to lose weight or get faster.
Fleet Feet Sports has a very diverse staff as far as knowledge and
background in running, Edgerton said. Someone can come in and say,
Im training for my first marathon, and the store has someone there
who can help with that whether it is writing a program or talking
about getting the right pair of shoes, he said.
Our shoe fitting process is the core of our business, he said. We
look at your biomechanics and we make recommendations based on
that.
The brands the store carries include Brooks, Asics, Nike, North
Face, Lucy and several other major fitness brands. The store carries
items that range from $1 for a simple accessory for your shoes all the
way up to $500 for a GPS watch and anywhere in between.
Edgerton has been with the company for the last seven years after
leaving a career in outside sales, he said. He decided to do something
that he is passionate about but also being able to make a living.
I talked to Roxburgh and he needed someone to do marketing, and
that was my background in schooling, Edgerton said. I knew the
local run industry and run market, and I started doing things for the
store and it ended up turning into a full-time job. I took my passion
and I turned it into a career.
Edgerton likes to help people in the store, he said.

OFF AND RUNNING: Models Marielle Susanne Thoma and Phoenex Tanner
are wearing apparel from Fleet Feet Sports.

Fleet Feet Sports


WHERE: 6610 FOLSOM-AUBURN RD #9, FOLSOM
INFO: (916) 358-9484

WWW.FLEETFEETFOLSOM.COM

My favorite thing is when someone comes in the


store and they are just getting started with running and
walking, he said. I remember the pains, the strains and
hitting those milestones and goals. I can relate to those
people and I know who frustrating things can be.
Edgerton said that what sets their business apart from
others in the fitness store industry is their employees.
We are very particular about who we hire and we tend
to keep them a long time, he said. We have an employee
where who has been here for 17 years and another 15
years. For a small retail store, that is pretty impressive. We
hire the right people with a passion for running and a
personality, an attitude and willingness to help people and
I think that is sets us apart.
One thing that Edgerton wanted his customers to
know is that the store and the staff are all about empowering people to reach their potential and hit their goals,
he said.
We want people to come in and get excited about the
sport, no matter what they are doing, he said. It is not
always about selling something; it is about creating those
relationships with our customers and keeping them long
term. Since we have been in business, we have seen generations of families come through the store and I think that
is pretty unique.
MEET AND GREET: Amy Phillips, apparel lead and Kirk Edgerton,
manager of Fleet Feet

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ANNOUNCING OUR

2016-17 SEASON
HUNDREDS OF SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM

IN THE MOOD THU 9/1 SAT 9/3

AN EVENING WITH
BILLY BOB THORNTON
& THE BOXMASTERS
WED 9/14 THU 9/15

TWYLA THARP DANCE


50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
THU 10/20
SHANGHAI ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLES
REPUBLIC OF CHINA SHANGHAI NIGHTS
FRI 9/16 SUN 9/18

CLINT BLACK
THU 10/13 SAT 10/15

JETHRO TULL
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY IAN ANDERSON MON 10/24

THE CHOIR OF TRINITY WALL STEET


AND TRINITY BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
HANDELS MESSIAH FRI 12/9

DRUMLINE LIVE
THU 1/19 FRI 1/20

916-608-6888 HarrisCenter.net

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A BEEHIVE
OF ACTIVITY

HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Harris Center hosted 130


events in its 2011 inaugural
spring season. Over the past five
years, the total has risen to over
1500 events, attracting audiences
of 750,000 who purchased over
$20 million worth of tickets.

HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS


A FIFTH ANNIVERSARY REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

ITS MISSION

The Harris Center for the Arts


seeks to enrich the lives of people
throughout Californias capital region
by providing venues and opportunities to experience artistic work,
celebrate cultural traditions and
participate in the creative process.
It does this through operation of
a $50 million, 80,000-square-foot
regional arts center opened in 2011,
and an evolving array of vibrant
programs geared for people of all ages
and backgrounds. Among these:
Presentations bring artists from
around the world to the Center to
perform and share
Partnerships make the Center a
home for local artists and arts organizations
Productions are work created and/
or developed on site
The Center is home to Folsom
Lake Colleges visual and performing
arts instructional offerings, as well as
other life-long learning programs for
the broader community.

ART MAKES JOBS


The Harris Center has generated hundreds of local FTE jobs.
Art Spreads The Good Will All
Around Restaurants, bars, babysitters, gas stations, and artists are
just some of the beneficiaries, as
Harris Center generates income
for the regional economy.
ART PAYS ITS DUES
Harris Center operations have
generated $4.4 million* in state
and local government revenue
since 2011.
ART BUILDS BRIDGES
In its first five years, the Harris
Center has hosted visits by artists
from over 50 countries.

Harris Center
for the Arts
WHERE: FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE,
10 COLLEGE PARKWAY, FOLSOM
INFO: (916)-608-6888, HARRISCENTER.NET

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ART GROWS THE ECONOMY


Since opening in 2011, the
total economic impact of the
Harris Centers operations on the
Sacramento region has exceeded
$45 million.*

ART GIVES BACK


The Harris Center has donated
tickets to hundreds of nonprofits
in our community for use in
fundraisers.
ART, AND LOTS OF ART MAKING
In addition to public events,
the Center hosts hundreds of
rehearsals and other activities
each year.
*These estimates are based on
research findings from 182 regions
across the country, courtesy of Arts
& Economic Prosperity IV, a national
economic impact study of nonprofit
arts and cultureorganizations and their
audiences conducted by Americans for
the Arts.
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Im proud that
our relatively small
community has such
a first-rate facility for
bringing in art and
entertainment. I think
the variety, type and
quality of performances
has been excellent, too.

HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

COME TOGETHER

ANTHONY (TONY) CERVONE

LOVE Harris Center


in Folsom. So wonderful
to have such an amazing
theater in our small
town.

High quality
entertainment
that is in my
neighborhood
Always enjoy an
evening at the Harris
Center!

SUE SOLGER

Ive seen seven


shows at The Harris
Center for the Arts,
and all of them were
excellent. A standout
experience was a
performance by the
Folsom Symphony;
the sound in
the theater was
sublime.

LAURA STEELE MONAHAN

I love that there


is no such thing as a
bad seat and sound is
great.
DEE BLANKENSHIP

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When a community puts its


mind to it, theres nothing that
cant be accomplished. Opening
a performing arts center in the
shadow of the great recession, and
doing so successfully, is a testimony
to the enthusiasm, grit and vision
of this community. As a result, the
capital region has a new home for
the arts.
THE WALLS RISE!
The journey to build the Harris
Center for the Arts began in
earnest in 2002 with the passage
of Measure A and Proposition 47.
Together, they provided additional
funding for Folsom Lake College,
including initial funding for a
theater. A feasibility study followed
in 2003, and a formal proposal was
approved by the Los Rios Community College District in 2004.
Construction began in 2008 and
by November, 2010, the venue was
ready to begin selling tickets. The
facility opened as Three Stages at
Folsom Lake College on February
11, 2011, with a performance of
A Chorus Line. In August, 2012,
the facilitys name was changed
to the Harris Center for the Arts,
honoring LRCCD Chancellor
Brice Harris at the time of his
retirement.

CENTER PARTNERS ARE BEDROCK


Artists are elegant, artists are rare.
And artists are also your neighbors and friends, the guy down
the street who has played violin
since he was six, the daughter of
your best friend, the amateur actor
who works in a store in town but
really knows her Shakespeare. The
regional organizations that use the
Harris Center the Folsom Lake
Symphony, El Dorado Musical
Theatre, Folsom Lake Community
Concert Association, Placer Pops
Chorale, Pamela Hayes Classical
Ballet, Carrera Productions and so
many more have found a home
at the Harris Center.
Some of the Centers over 100
Community Partners bring artists
from far away, but most labor for
love and to share their own special
talents with the community. They
live here in the capital region and
have found a stage at the Harris
Center, a place where their talents
can unfold in a professional setting,
a home in which they can do their
very best work for you.
CENTER VOLUNTEERS ROCK
Over 1500 members of our
community have volunteered in
support of the Harris Center. As
ushers, theyre the friendly folks

LIZ MILLARD

Consistent high
quality performances at
exceptionally low cost!

KEN TORKELSON

that greet and seat you, answer


questions and generally help the
show to go on. Others assist as
gallery docents, serve on committees, fundraise for the Center, and
just lend a helping hand as needed. Together, dedicated Harris
Center volunteers have donated
over 156,000 hours of their time.
Bravo!
CENTER AUDIENCE SPEAKS OUT
In two recent surveys, nearly
5,000 patrons have shared the
impact of the Harris Center on
their lives. The comments have
been overwhelming positive: 98%
of respondents feel the venue is a
high caliber regional performing
arts center; 95% consider the
Harris Center to have been a
good investment for the community; 82% indicated that they
were able to experience joy as
a result of their Harris Center
experiences; and 64% shared that
they had been transformed by a
remarkable artistic experience at
the Harris Center.

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THE CENTERS DONORS


MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
The truth, plain and simple: There would
be no Harris Center for the Arts without the
generosity of people in our community. Center donors not only help keep the doors open
and programs healthy, they deepen the impact
of the arts on the region in a myriad of ways.
Following are three examples of how such support helps the Center make a greater impact in
our community.
CLASS ACTS! SCHOOL
TIME MATINEE SERIES
Students who actively engage in the arts
through a variety of experiences gain multiple benefits that contribute to academic
achievement and personal success. It is with
this in mind that the Center launched Class
Acts!, a school time matinee series designed
to both entertain and inspire students through
multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performances
that connect them to a world of culture. Since
2011, over 50,000 students have visited the
Center for a school time matinee. For many, it
was their first trip to a theater.

YOUTH ARTS ACADEMY


Launched in 2013, the Summer Youth Arts
Academy inspires art appreciation and excellence among children and increases community
awareness of and participation in visual art experiences of area youth. Participants enjoy classes with master teachers who are also working
artists. Classes in drawing, painting, sculpture,
and printmaking are enhanced with visits to the
Harris Center Bank of America Art Gallery
and a final exhibition of the students work.
YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber
Orchestra inspires music appreciation and
excellence among young people ages 12-18,
and increases community awareness of and
participation in the musical experiences of
youth. The orchestra rehearses weekly and
performs two concert programs in the Harris
Center each year.
These programs have been made possible
through underwriting provided by Wells Fargo
and The Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation.
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FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE


Since 2004, Folsom Lake
College has provided exceptional
educational opportunities to
the growing communities of
eastern Sacramento and western
El Dorado counties. The college
currently serves approximately
8,700 students each semester
at the main Folsom campus, the
El Dorado Center in Placerville,
and the Rancho Cordova Center.
Folsom Lake College is committed
to enriching and empowering
students by providing rigorous
academic programs and
comprehensive support services,
opportunities for leadership and
growth, and a collaborative and
innovative learning environment.

FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE


FOUNDATION
The Folsom Lake College
Foundation was established in
1999 to advance education at
the three Folsom Lake College
campuses by providing financial
resources and enhancing
community support for programs
such as the Harris Center for the
Arts. The Foundation operates
under the auspices of the Los Rios
Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).
Donations to the Harris Center via
the Foundation are tax deductible
to the extent permissible by law.

LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE


DISTRICT
The Los Rios Community College
District is a two-year public
college district serving the greater
Sacramento region. The district
includes American River, Cosumnes
River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento
City colleges; major centers in
Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento,
downtown Sacramento, Natomas,
and Rancho Cordova; and special
services for business and industry.
LRCCD colleges offer transfer
education and AA/AS degrees and
certificates in over 70 career fields.
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HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

HARRIS CENTER
CANT DO IT WITHOUT YOU
In February, 2011, the Harris Center for the Arts opened its doors on the strength of
community support, both public and private. For those doors to remain wide open to
our community and to talented students, community organizations and the finest
artists in the world work in support of the Center and its programs must continue.
The potential for the Harris Center remains enormous. While the adage is true
so much art, so little time a well-funded, healthy program can further increase
the impact of the Center on the region bringing ever-greater artists to Folsom, in
greater numbers, and assuring increased access and participation in Center programs
among all members of the community.
Every dollar spent on a ticket must be matched by a donated dollar. Thats the hard
truth in the performing arts: even after the remarkable civic and philanthropic effort
that built the Harris Center was completed, the generous efforts by this community
must continue on for the Center to realize its full potential, for high-quality programs
to flourish and continue to surprise, stimulate, and delight.
The Harris Center at Folsom Lake College operates under the auspices of the Los Rios Community College District.
The Folsom Lake College Foundation is under the auspices of The Los Rios Foundation, which holds the legal non-profit status 501(c)(3) for all Los Rios colleges and the Harris Center for the Arts. Donations are tax deductible to the extent
possible under the law. Fair market value of benefits provided may affect portion of the gift which is tax deductible.

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MANY WAYS
TO SUPPORT
THE HARRIS
CENTER
ATTEND EVENTS.
Audience participation in events
closes the loop between the
creation and sharing of arts its
why the Center exists and why
many artists make their art. Ticket
sales also account for a significant
portion of revenue.
VOLUNTEER.
Its easy, and a fun way to get
involved, while contributing to the
success of the Center. Visit www.
HarrisCenter.net and look under
the Community tab for more
information on how to get involved.
DONATE.
From special donor discounts and
the opportunity to buy tickets before public sale, to attendance at Art
of Wine receptions, the benefits to
you as a Donor Member are many.
SPONSOR A PROGRAM.
Assure that your favorite artist
or art form is presented on stage,
while also receiving visibility in the
community and/or access to other
valuable sponsor benefits.
NAME A SEAT.
Your generosity will create a
permanent impression on this
state-of-the-art venue, with your
name, or that of a family or friend,
engraved on a plaque and affixed
to a seat of your choice. Larger
naming opportunities exist as well.
DOUBLE YOUR GIFT.
To increase your benefits and
double your gift to the Harris Center, inquire if your company/business has a matching gift program.
To learn more about the ways
to support the Center through a
donation or sponsorship, visit www.
HarrisCenter.net and explore under
the Donate tab, or call the Folsom
Lake College Foundation at 916608-6705.

6/24/16 4:30 PM

BAND REVIEW

UPCOMING
OUT OF THE
BLUE SHOWS
9 p.m. - midnight July 2
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION
Powells Steamer Co. & Pub,
425 Main St., Placerville,
(530) 626-1091
1-4 p.m. July 10
PJs Roadhouse,
5641 Mother Lode Drive,
Placerville, 530-626-0336
www.pjsroadhouse.com

STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS: Out of the Blue is, from left, Tim Doscher, Garry Graham, Rich Jones.

OUT
OF
THE
BLUE
IS A THREE-MAN-BAND
BY PENNE USHER | PHOTOS ARE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERTAINER
Out of the Blue is a dynamic blues and rock band that plays to enthusiastic crowds
wherever they perform.
The group is made up of Rich Jones on guitar, Tim Doscher on drums and Garry Graham on bass. All three lend their vocals to their music. The Entertainer recently caught
up with the trio for a little Q & A session.

RICH JONES

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM AND TELL


ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO
MUSIC?
I grew up in Redwood City and loved playing
drums even as a little kid. I would get pencils
and pound them on an end table trying to keep
beat with the music on the TV. I was about 4
years old when I got my first drum set.
But by second grade Id fallen in love with
the guitar. My best friends older brother (a
sixth-grader) had a rock band (he later founded
the rock bandCold Blood), and after seeing them
perform at aschool assemblyI said OK, thats

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for me. Ive got to play theguitar. And right


then I started taking guitar lessons.And Ive
been playingguitar since then, including the
drums, harmonica, a little keyboards.
DID YOU HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS AS MUSICAL
INFLUENCES?
Well, my family, growing up mom, dad,
sister didnt play music too seriously, a little
piano. But my cousins in Wales did take music
seriously, including my cousin, Robat Arwyn
whocontinues to compose andplay music in a
big way, award-winning stuff. Hello Robat!
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6-9 p.m. July 15


Cielo Estate Winery,
3040 Ponderosa Road, Shingle
Springs, (530) 672-8575
www.cieloestate.com
1- 5 p.m. July 17
Powells Steamer Co. & Pub,
425 Main St., Placerville, (530)
626-1091
5:30 p.m. Aug. 12
Gold Hill Vineyard And Brewery,
5660 Vineyard Ln., Placerville,
(530) 626-6522
www.goldhillvineyard.com
1-4 p.m. Aug. 14
PJs Roadhouse,
5641 Mother Lode Drive,
Placerville, 530-626-0336
www.pjsroadhouse.com
9 p.m. - midnight Aug. 20
Powells Steamer Co. & Pub,
425 Main St., Placerville, (530)
626-1091
7-10 p.m. Aug. 27
Squallys on the River
(previously Gringos),
7310 Highway 49,
Coloma
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GROWING UP WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?


Now growing up,Chuck Berry was ahuge influence when I was a
kid; that was even before I startedplaying the guitar. Then I played
the tennis racket. But his cool songs and lively leads really grabbed
me. LaterI really got intothe British Invasion the Yardbirds, Cream,
Jeff Beck.

WHY DO YOU PLAY? WHAT IS THE ALLURE OF BEING ON STAGE?


Its orgasmic. When we musically go into uncharted waters and
itcomes out like it was rehearsed, that is the greatest feeling, because its live you get one shot The only thing is trying to remember afterwhat it was that youve played.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BAND?


The strong influence of the British Invasion iswhy thefirst band I
was in, not surprisingly,played theBritish songsof the day. I was in
seventh grade then. We were called The Shades, and wed wearsunglasses when we gigged, if our parents would let us. And Ive been
in bands almost constantly ever since.

GARRY GRAHAM

WHAT OTHER BANDS YOUVE BEEN A PART OF?


Later, much later, I was in a band in Sacramento called the Slicksters. We were ajump blues band playing all the local clubs in town
and the outlying areas. We had such a blast gigging! We started
Blues In The Park at Curtis LandPark,which became a tradition for
many years. We even got toopen forBen E. King at a Blues Festival. Fun stuff!
WHY DO YOU PLAY? WHAT IS THE ALLURE OF BEING ON STAGE?
Thats a good question. I dont really know why I play. But I will say
that playing feels really good. Its satisfying in some way. And I like
to feel good. So maybe thats it. It fulfills a need or maybe acompulsion. And gigging, well thats the icing on the cake. Its the reward
for all the practicing. Thank for asking.

TIM DOSCHER

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM AND TELL ME A LITTLE BIT


ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO MUSIC?
Im originally From Long Island, New York. Ive been fascinated
withpercussion ever since my mom gave me a set of maracas in the
crib. I loved going to parades, hearing the drums go by.
DID YOU HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS AS MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
I listened to my parents, and older brothers wide variety of record
albums.
GROWING UP WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
I had so many influences, including traditional Jazz Cream,Grand
Funk, CCR, The Allman Bros., Kansas, to name a few.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BAND?
First band that I was in, that made money was, Alvie Self & The
Sundownsin Prescott Ariz. in 1973
WHAT OTHER BANDS YOUVE BEEN A PART OF?
Ive been in many bands: Bear Mountain Band, Hellion, The Blitz
Brothers, The Eyes,Ricky Tim Tim and more.

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM AND TELL ME A LITTLE BIT


ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO MUSIC?
I grew up on the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. Music has
always been a major part of my family all my life growing up. The first
time iswhen I would play drums to entertain folks when the band
took a break atage 6. When I was 12, I became a regular member
of several swing andjazz bands playing at least once a weekend
through out the Bay Area upinto San Francisco. Dave Guard of the
Kingston Trio taught me his dotguitar method and from then on I
could not set down the guitar. I would alternate from playing drums
to guitar for paying gigs on the weekends.The weekend gigs were
always the highlight of the week - especially beingable to play with
several seasoned pro musicians.
DID YOU HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS AS MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
My father was an orchestra/band leader that booked several
bands in theSan Francisco Bay Area. Most evenings during the
week I would be in the band room playing drums or guitar with
piano, organ, trumpet, floogalhorn, sax and even accordion players
practicing. The music could be for a swing gig, jazz, Dixieland, country
and rock and roll. Once in high school,rock and roll took control and
the VW bus driving around the Bay Area included Garry Graham Rock
band on it. This was the only advertisement wehad and always had a
paying gig on the weekends.
GROWING UP WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
Of course the Kingston Trio, Muddy Waters, Grand Funk, Yardbirds,
Creedence, PinkFloyd, Rare Earth, Canned Heat, Bob Seger and so
many others.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BAND?
We went by several names; however the most notable was the
Untouchables.
WHAT OTHER BANDS YOUVE BEEN A PART OF?
I played several times with folks like Tennessee Ernie Ford, and
musiciansthat would come to the Bay Area for gigs that were part of
the LawrenceWelk show. Some great musicians.
WHY DO YOU PLAY? WHAT IS THE ALLURE OF BEING ON STAGE?
Its in my DNA! Music reaches out touches the soul. There is nothing likethe feel of being on stage and the energy that is thrown back
and forth toand from an audience.
If I ever stop playing music, I have stopped breathing ... call the
hearse!

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AMADOR FAIR

AMADOR COUNTY FAIR: SALUTING THE HEROES AMONG US


BY SANDRA REEVES | PHOTOS ARE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERTAINER

Explaining this years salute theme,


through displays of a Native AmeriAmador County Fair CEO Troy
can Miwok Village, working gold mine,
Bowers said, The board of directors
1860s-era steam-powered saw mill, the
was very moved by the communiKit Carson Mountain Men, a Frontier
tys response to the Butte Fire. They
Town, the technological boom of the
WHEN: JULY 28 31
wanted to recognize all the people
19th century, gas- and steam-powered
WHERE: AMADOR COUNTY FAIRwho helped rescue people, livestock,
engines, the cattle and wine industries. All
GROUNDS, 18621 SHERWOOD ST,
and pets. The comment about the
in one spot and all carefully presented by
PLYMOUTH
theme that meant the most to me
volunteers.
INFO: AMADORCOUNTYFAIR.COM
was a Facebook post thanking us for
This year, along with more than 36 acts
bringing the community together.
on three stages and strolling the grounds,
The fair salute takes in a kick-off
we are excited to present the Gypsy Time
barbecue, destruction derby, rodeo, tasting event of Amador
Travelers and Storytellers. And on display well have the best
County medal-winning wines, hotrod truck and tractor pulls, of the best quilters, artists, photographers, bakers and makers
twice daily antique tractor parades, and a carnival. A different of California heritage!
theme defines the fair every year, but its history goes back to
By far the most popular event of the four-day fair, Bowers
1887, and it has since earned the appellation number one
said, is the Destruction Derby on Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m.
small county fair. Small is relative; each year nearly 30,000
The mud-flying, cars-crashing event closes the fair with a
people from around the region attend the fair.
bang. Bowers advised getting derby tickets early because the
This years fair has all the fun, history and competition of
event always sells out.
previous fairs, Bowers said. We pride ourselves on being
In all, well have plenty of activities that engage and enterwhat a county fair is supposed to be. I dont think theres
tain kids of all ages in a clean, safe, fun and friendly environany other venue that conveys as much of California history
ment, Bowers said.

Amador
County Fair

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SUTTER CREEK

ENGLISH ELEGANCE AND CHARM

GREY GABLES INN CREATES THE AMBIENCE OF A COUNTRY MANOR


BY SANDRA REEVES | PHOTOS ARE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERTAINER
Red-bricked pathways leading to terraced gardens of vines and flowers. Arbors
and alcoves. Eight large, comfortable guest rooms. Afternoon tea and cake in the
parlor. Wine and canapes in the evening. A full breakfast served in a formal dining
room on fine bone china. Grey Gables Inn, guests say in praise, has the look and feel
of an English country manor.
Innkeepers Roger and Sue Garlick, originally from England, began creating their
elegant Sutter Creek retreat with the purchase of a suitable property in 1991 and,
with the help of an architect, completely renovating and enlarging it. They opened
for business in May 1994.
We pride ourselves on providing the best accommodation with an emphasis on
personal attention, Roger said. We spend a considerable amount of our day with
guestsbreakfast, afternoon tea with cake, an evening wine and cheese hour where
we learn about the activities the guest have undertaken throughout the day. We
have also been known to solve a few of the worlds problems over a glass or two of
wine. Many of our guests are regular visitors, some have been coming for 10 to 20
years, and consequently have become valued friends.
Guests come to Grey Gables mainly from three areasthe Central Valley, the Bay
Area, and Carson Valley in Nevada, Roger said. And were always excited to have
international guest, especially from Britain, where we can catch up on current news.
The addition of two large, luxurious suites to the inn is almost complete. Each is
more than 500 square feet and feature king beds, fireplaces, twin vanities, Jacuzzi
tubs, two-person showers, and heated bathroom floors. Breakfast is served to the
rooms. Both suites are available in July.
Being self-employed and meeting with some of the nicest people you could
hope to know, are two of the most rewarding things about owning our inn, Roger
said. When guests offer us praise, we are further energized to keep improving the
standard of service we offer. This is truly a satisfying business to be in.

Grey
Gables Inn
WHERE: 161 HANFORD ST.,

SUTTER CREEK

INFO: (209) 267-1039,

GREYGABLES.COM

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AMADOR

AMADOR COUNTY
SUMMER EVENTS
CALENDAR
May September:
Roaring Camp Saturday
Night BBQ
4:30 10 p.m., Roaring Camp
June September:
Amador Farmers Market
Sundays, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.,
Jackson
June - August:
TGIF Summer Music Series
Fridays, 6 p.m., see schedule
at right

SUMMER FUN: Outdoor concerts will be every Friday, except fair week, in Amador County.

July 3:
Independence Day Fireworks
5 p.m., Jackson Jr. High
School, Jackson

Amador Summer Concert Series

July 4:
Trucks, Tractors & Trikes
Parade
Plymouth

Want to get out and be social? Summer


evenings in Amador promise cool breezes,
beautiful sunset colors and now music. Fridays
this summer the Amador Arts Council is hosting their Summer Concert Series in parks and
event centers all over the county.
Admission is free. Concerts start at 6 p.m.
and continue until dusk (about two hours) with
music from local and regional bands. These will
be held every Friday all summer with a single
exception, the weekend of the Amador County
Fair. The Arts Council encourages families to
bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a
picnic to enjoy.
The final concert will be Aug. 19 at Terra
dOro Winery in Plymouth and wine will be
available for purchase.
Whether youre looking for good music or
just an excuse to get friends out, these events
are a great chance to get out and have some
fun.

July 4:
Groovin In the Grove
Free music event
4:30 8:30 p.m., Pine Grove
July 4:
Picnic In the Park
Community BBQ Potluck, 11
a.m. 3 p.m., Fiddletown
Early booking for lodging
recommended.
For details or help with
lodging visit Amador County
Tourism at touramador.com or
call (877) 868-7262.
SANDRA REEVES

BY AARON DARLING

July 1
Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers
Detert Park, Jackson
July 8
Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood
Hanford Courte, Sutter Creek
July 15
Juke Box Gumbo
Volcano Amphitheater, Volcano
July 22
Darcel & Company
Pioneer Park, Pioneer
Aug. 5
Coyote Hill
Kennedy Gold Mine, Jackson
Aug. 12
The Esquires
Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Hill
Aug. 9
Blow Daddy
Terra dOro Winery, Plymouth

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AMADOR WINE

Old wine
and vines

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& Shenandoah
Vineyards

WHERE: 12300 STEINER ROAD, PLYMOUTH


INFO: (209) 245-4455,

WWW.SOBONWINE.COM

SOBON ESTATE WINERY: GROWING GRAPES SUSTAINABLY


The Sobon story started in 1977 when
Shirley and Leon Sobon founded Shenandoah Vineyards in Plymouth. Successful
in that venture, the couple bought each
other a second winery, the historic
DAgostini Winery, in 1989 for their 30th
wedding anniversary and named it the
Sobon Estate Winery. Today the Sobons
and their extended family work together
in the estates winemaking business.
We are 100-percent estate/sustainably
grown, concentrating on the highest
quality grapes and the wine we can

BY SANDRA REEVES
produce from them, said Robert Sobon,
one of the estates owners. Our philosophy starts in the vineyard, to grow great
grapes and follow that through with our
winemaking. Our products are an amazing value for the quality the consumer
gets. The proof is in an amazing run of
awards and critic scores we receive.
Sobons most popular wines are Old
Vine Zinfandel, Rocky Top Zinfandel, Cougar Hill Zinfandel, Fiddletown Zinfandel,
Rose, Viognier, Syrah, Barbera, and its
line of Reserve wines.

Sobon started by producing three


single vineyard Zinfandels which proved
successful, Robert explained. The wines
were from 75-to-100-year-old vines. In
the following years, the family produced
an old-vine blend and a series of highend Reserve wines as well as Rhone
white wines.
Our future plans, Robert said are to
grow slowly, keep doing what we do well
and constantly strive to make better and
better wines.

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REAL ESTATE

FOLSOM REAL ESTATE

IS BOOMING LIKE
FIREWORKS IN JULY

BY PAT QUAN
July is summer, barbecue and of
course, Americas Independence
Day celebrated with Fireworks. In
Folsom, July 4th weekend is also
Rodeo weekend and fireworks are
featured every night. Stay late. The
fireworks are fantastic. I love everything about fireworks. The variety
of different bursts of color, the oohs
and aahs, the choreographed music, the weather and the
meaning of the 4th of July all add to the experience. Its so
fun watching the different configurations and feeling the
boom!
The rodeo has been part of Folsom for 56 years. Its always crowded, its always exciting and you always see something that you didnt expect. Get there early and grab some
fun food. Bring the family and enjoy one of the traditions
of this wonderful city. The rodeo features sky divers, bull
riders, motocross riders, kids riding sheep (mutton busting),
bull jumping, a beauty contest and nightly dancing with a
full bar. Jeez, that sounds like an average week in Folsom
real estate.
Folsom real estate is also full of fireworks, always exciting
and you always see something you didnt expect. I received
positive feedback on the market segment breakdown from
last month so I did a similar analysis. Keep the comments
coming.

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Look whats booming. Homes priced less than $500,000,


sell in less than 25 days on average. I know. If youre a buyer,
it seems like they sell in 25 hours.
What else is skyrocketing? Folsom homes that are less
than $600,000. There are less than 1.5 months of inventory
(number of homes for sale divided by the average number sold per month) in that segment. That is considered
a constrained inventory and a sellers market. Would you
expect that homes priced over $750,000 market are not
booming? Have you seen any of those homes in that price
range? Those homes are gorgeous. Thats one reason why
people flock here from the Bay Area like my family did over
20 years ago.
The buying dollar goes a long way and the standard of living is very high. But for homes that are over $750,000, there
is an equivalent of eight months of inventory and those
homes take an average of 2.5 months to sell.
Folsom is a fantastic place to live and the real estate market strongly reflects that.
I talk with sellers and buyers about these topics and more
all the time. If you are thinking of selling your home, this is
a wonderful time. With proper planning and a good Realtor
(luckily, I know a really good one ...), you can smoothly get
to your next stage in life.
For more tips on how to successfully navigate the real estate purchase or sale,
or suggestions on Folsom topics, contact Pat Quan at Coldwell Banker, 916-8124341, pquan@cbnorcal.com, www.PatQuan.com. BRE License: 01918240.

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REAL ESTATE

HOT PROPERTY

Stunning views

4,357 SQUARE-FOOT HOME SITS ON A ONE-ACRE PARCEL WITH VIEWS OF FOLSOM LAKE
BY ART GARCIA | PHOTOS ARE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERTAINER

For contemporary living with a panoramic view of Folsom Lake, check out this approximately 4,357 square foot custom
home that sits on a private one acre parcel in El Dorado Hills.
Built in 2000, it still shows like new, said listing agent Debi Ambroff with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
in El Dorado Hills. Nearly every room has a view in this incredible home in Southpointe, a gated community of luxury
homes with low homeowners association fees and no Mello-Roos taxes.
Southpointe is conveniently located near the areas best schools, shopping and access to Folsom Lake recreation.
The rear yard has an Infinity Edge pool and spa, a fire pit and plenty of patio and lawn area for entertaining.
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The homes great room concept is open and spacious with a fabulous cooks kitchen, family room with
fireplace, beautiful cabinetry, dining area and wine
cellar. There is an area that can be a formal living or
dining room just off the entry hall, Ambroff said.
The rear elevation is spanned with windows, doors
and balconies to take in the incredible views. This
home is designed for grand entertaining inside and
out with some of the best views in the area, she said.
Theres a street level remote bedroom and bath. The
master suite has a dual-sided fireplace, balcony, dream
closet and gorgeous bath. The office has a closet and
can be a fifth bedroom or nursery. There are abundant
storage areas throughout the home.
On the lower level are two bedrooms, two baths, a
bonus room and a laundry room. All have easy access
to the rear yard.
Ambroff said the 1,400-square-foot garage is a
dream come true and is deep enough to store a boat.
Dont miss the small door from garage to the
kitchen pantry for ease of moving groceries. Its a
unique feature, she said.

Hot Property
ADDRESS: 1108 LA SIERRA DRIVE
LIST PRICE: $1,575,000
INFORMATION:

DEBI AMBROFF CAN PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION OR ARRANGE A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE
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Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy

THE BOARDWALK

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Summer Jam 16
6:30 p.m. July 7

Intronaut

6 p.m. July 29

6 p.m. July 20

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6 p.m. July 9

6 p.m. July 24

Blessthefall
6:30 p.m. July 15

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6:30 p.m. July 16

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Global Knock-Out 7

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Debbie Frasier
July 14

Kenny Frye
July 15

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July 16

Spazmatics

Catfish Copeland
Jeff Ricketts & Dirt
Road Band
July 22

8Track Massacre
July 23

Midnight Players
July 24

Jeremy Norris
July 28

Roadside Flare

Wonderbread 5
Boom Box
Aug. 7

Lori Morvan
Aug. 11

Liberty Junction
Aug. 13

Branded
Aug. 14

Joe Louis Walker

July 29

Lost In Suburbia
July 30

Black Zepplin
July 31

Daniel Castro
Aug. 4

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ENTERTAINMENT

UPCOMING

LIVE theater performances

Thunder Cover

RED HAWK CASINO

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


4 8 p.m. Friday, July 1

4 8 p.m. Friday, July 22

Random Strangers

Country, roots-rock, R&B and blues

Rock, pop, alternative, R&B

9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 1

9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 22

Fresh

Latin, classic rock, top 40

Brodie Stewart Band


Country

10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, July 2

10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, July 23

Fresh

Latin, classic rock, top 40

Thunder Cover
Todays Dance Hits

1 4 p.m. Sunday, July 3

1 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24

Tiffany Lorraine
Country

Branded $1,000
Country

4 8 p.m. Friday, July 8

4 8 p.m. Friday, July 29

Gotcha Covered
Top 40 dance

Shane Dwight
Blues, country

The Spazmatics

The ultimate 80s new wave show

1 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10

Colleen Heauser

Ranell Carpenter
Blues, top 40

9:30 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday, July 15

Nathan Owens
R&B, Motown

10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, July 16

Nathan Owens
R&B, Motown

1 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17

Summer Schappell
Country

Tiffany Loraine

Opening Jackson Michelson Featured


Country

The Foreigner

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays July 23 Aug. 14; plus 7 p.m.
Thursdays, August 4 and 11.

10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, July 30

Todays dance hits

OFF BROADWAY SERIES


8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, now through July 17, plus 7 p.m.
Thursdays, July 7and 14

9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 29


R&B, top 40 dance

The Wiz Kid

The Pink Panther Strikes Again


717 Sutter St., Folsom.
Tickets and information: 916-353-1001, sutterstreettheatre.com

The play is about what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal
with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Tickets: $15-$23.

Night Fever

10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, July 9

SUTTER STREET THEATRE

Kenny Frye

New country rock, classic rock

9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 8

4 8 p.m. Friday, July 15

A Wrinkle in Time

Popular Demand

1 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31

The Corduroys $1,000


Country

The Best Man

Gore Vidals The Best Man makes you wish that Vidal were writing the dialogue
for the presidential debates. It brings to the backstabbing world of campaigning
the bright verbal fire that All About Eve and Sweet Smell of Success brought to the
backstabbing worlds of show business and journalism. New York Times. Tickets:
$15-$23.
FAMILY SERIES
1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays now through July 17

A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl is transported on an adventure through time


and space rescue her father, a gifted scientist, on another planet. Tickets: $13-$17.
July 30 August 21 Saturday and Sunday afternoons two performances daily

All Shook Up

A small town in the 1950s is forever changed by a guitar-playing, motorcycle


riding roustabout, who rides into town one day and really does shake things up.
Jailhouse Rock, I Cant Help Falling In Love, Teddy Bear, songs are featured in
this loosely-based Shakespeare and the wacky world of Elvis movies performance.
Tickets: $13-$17.
OLD TYME RADIO SHOW
4 p.m. July 9

Folsom Old Tyme Radio Show

Original scripts from shows such as Our Miss Brooks, The Bickersons, Richard
Diamond, Gunsmoke, Fibber McGee & Molly and many more. Plus vocal
selections by the cast. Tickets: $10
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UPCOMING

LIVE theater performances


B STREET THEATRE

2711 B Street, Sacramento.


Tickets and information: 916-443-5300 , bstreettheatre.org
2 p.m. July 2, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
5 p.m. July 23, 30
6:30 p.m. July 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
8 p.m. July 2, 5, 9, 16, 21 22, 28, 29
9 p.m. July 2,9, 16, 23, 30

Clever Little Lies

Determined to get to the bottom of her husbands suspicious behavior, Alice


organizes a family evening for drinks and dessert. The ill-fated evening quickly
devolves into sidesplitting chaos as unexpected secrets are revealed.

Swan Lake Act 2

Previews: 7 p.m. July 1


2 p.m. July 14, 22, 28
8 p.m. July 2, 23
1 p.m. July 3, 10, 17
7 p.m. July 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
8 p.m. July 9, 16, 30

Constellations

One relationship. Infinite possibilities. In the beginning Marianne and Roland


meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they dont. They fall madly in
love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a
supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that shes now engaged to someone else and thats that. Or perhaps
Roland is engaged. Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be
tragically short.

CAPITAL STAGE

2215 J Street, Sacramento.


Tickets and information: 916-995-5464, capstage.org
2 p.m. July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
7 p.m. July 6, 13, 20
8 p.m. July 1, 7, 8, 14-16, 21, 22, 23

The Totalitarians

Channeling the subversive spirit of The Colbert Report, this production is a funny
vivisection of the farcical frenzy that is American politics. When dopey Nebraska candidate (and former roller derby star) Penelope Easter surges in popularity following a
go-for-broke speech, her adviser Francine embarks on a wild ride of professional and
personal upheaval as she fights to push her client onto the national stage.

OLDE COLOMA THEATRE

380 Monument Road, Coloma. Tickets and information: 530-626-5282,


oldecolomatheatre.org

Hoike 2016

HARRIS CENTER

10 College Parkway, Folsom.


Tickets and information: 916- 608-6888,harriscenter.net.
7 p.m. July 1

Spiritual Center for Positive Living presents


Don Miguel Ruiz and Sons

This inspirational presentation is a unique opportunity to hear, in vivid detail, the


ancient Toltec wisdom that has been handed down through the Ruiz family for over
1,000 years.
7 p.m. July 8, 9, 13-16; 2 p.m. July 9, 10, 16, 17

Disneys Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (Hearts Cast)

Presented by EDMT. This fast-paced stage adaptation of the Disney film features
updated dialogue and new arrangements of the classic Disney songs. Tickets are
$14.50-$21; premium $29.
July 11-15 and July 18-22

FLC Youth Arts Academy

Folsom Lake College Youth Arts Academy for Summer 2016

8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays through Aug. 7


2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 7

2 p.m. July 23 and 24

Written/directed by: Jason Boyer. Doors open 30 minutes before showtimes.

Swan Lake Act II is still probably the most recognized scene in the world of ballet
today. With music composed by Tchaikovsky, this is every little girls fantasy of how a
ballerina looks and dances.

The Swampy Boggs Academy or A Fist Full of Villains

IMAGINATION THEATER

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre presents


Swan Lake Act 2 & Divertissement

El Dorado County Fair Grounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, Tickets and
information: 530-642-0404, www.imaginationtheater.net

6 p.m. Aug. 6

7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 12-28

A stage full of smiling performers, moving in a gentle synchronicity, celebrating


Hawaiian culture in general and hula as an art form in particular. Featuring music by
Kekaniwai, this spectacular annual event brings the islands closer to home, if only
for one evening.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

A cast of five weave their wicked ways through all of Shakespeares comedies,
histories, and tragedies in one wild ride.

Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie Halau Kahulaliwai presents


Hoike 2016

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SUMMERcalendar of events
Friday, July 1

FOLSOM FAMILY ROUNDUP! Come join in the fun


with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and participate in this family-friendly evening from 6 - 9 p.m. at
the Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford St., Folsom.
Meet the Rodeo stars, participate in the Pee Wee
Rodeo activities, free red-white-and-blue shaved ice
for kids (under the age of 12) and live music by Locked
and Loaded. Free admission. Info (916) 985-2698.

Saturday, July 2-4

56TH ANNUAL FOLSOM PRO RODEO will have nightly


rodeo action and a spectacular fireworks show. Events
include roping, bull riding, barrel racing, mutton
busting, the American flag arriving by parachute and
live music. Gates open at 6 p.m., grand entry at 7:30
p.m. and rodeo ends 9:45 p.m. Mikes Golden Spike
Saloon live music 9:45 to midnight. Rodeo takes
place at the Dan Russell Arena, 200 Wool St., Folsom.
folsomprorodeo.com

Sunday, July 3

47TH ANNUAL GARDEN VALLEY PARADE AND


CELEBRATION at 9 a.m. in Garden Valley Park, corner
of Marshall Road and Garden Valley Road; 10 a.m.
parade starts at the Garden Valley Fire House. Event
features booths offering arts, crafts, food and a grand
prize. Live music performed on the Garden Valley Park
Stage. Info: (530) 333-2179, gdrd.org.

Wednesday, July 6

CRUISE NIGHT IN FOLSOM with the Cappuccino


Cruisers from 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26 at
Dennys, 1011 Riley St. in Folsom. Non-perishable goods
are collected for the local food bank. Info: capcruz.com.

Saturday, July 16

BISTRO 33 DANCE PARTY 8-11 p.m. at El Dorado Hills


Town Center Steven Young Amphitheater. This summer
dance party series will feature Wonderbread 5. Tickets
available at Bistro 33 in El Dorado Hills. For more
information, visit edh.bistro33.com.

Saturday, July 23

FIREWORKS AND FREEDOM CONCERT from 7-11


p.m at El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4364 Town Center
Blvd., Steven Young Amphitheater, El Dorado Hills.
Fireworks show and Freedom Concert. Info: edhtowncenter.com.

NOSTALGIC CRUISE OF DREAMS from the Cappuccino


Cruisers Show n Shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to
411 Stafford St in downtown Folsom. Info: capcruz.com.

Thursday, Aug. 4

HOT AUGUST at Applebees from the Cappuccino


Cruisers Show n Shine from 5-9 p.m. at 2170 Golden
Center Lane in Gold River. And 5-9 p.m. Aug. 5 at at
3281 Coach Lane in Cameron Park. Info: capcruz.com.

Farmers Markets

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays at Plaza of the


Historic District of Folsom. This market is year
around.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesdays at 605 Coolidge
Road, Folsom. This market is open seasonally.
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sundays at El Dorado Hills
Town Center. This market is open May-October.
8 a.m. - noon Thursdays at El Dorado Hills
Community Center. This market is open
June- August.

Saturday, Aug .6

MEET THE TROJANS and greet the Oak Ridge Trojan football and cheer teams as they prepare to kick off the 2016
season. Players will be introduced and cheer and dance
teams will perform routines. Walk the Oak Ridge Hall of
Fame while players sign autographs. Students and fans
will be able to purchase season tickets and stadium seats
through the Oak Ridge Sports Boosters Organization. 4-6
p.m. at Steven Young Amphitheater, at El Dorado Hills
Town Center. eldoradohillstowncenter.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

NIELLO CONCOURS RADUNO from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at


Grebitus Jewelers Palladio, 330 Palladio Parkway, Suite
2025 in Folsom. Free admission. Event includes light
hors doeuvres, wine tasting and music while enjoying
the motor car display. Info: nielloconcoursatserrano.com.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES


CONCERTS IN THE PARK,
LIONS PARK , FOLSOM
Friday nights 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Info: www.folsom.ca.us
July 1: Locked n Loaded , country
July 8: AC Myles, blues, rock
July 15: Cash Prophets, Johnny Cash
tribute band
July 22: Legal Addiction, classic rock
July 29: Island of Black & White,
Reggae
HISTORIC FOLSOM THURSDAY
NIGHT CONCERT SERIES,
Historic Folsom Amphitheater 7 9 p.m.
Info: www.historicfolsom.org
July 7: Taylor Chicks, acoustic rockin
country
July 14: Golden Cadillacs, country rock
July 21: Ant Bee, nostalgic rock and
country
July 28: AKA, classic rock

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7 9 p.m.,
www.gopalladio.com
July 6: Swift Country, salute to Taylor
Swift
July 13: Remix W/Dj Katz, 80s and
beyond pop/rock music
July 20: Island Of Black & White,
Local favorites, rock, funky
reggae, soulful blues
July 27: Rebel Yell, 80s dance
Aug. 3: Hip Service, dance party
Aug 10: Rock Monsterz, 80s thru today
Aug.17: Flock Of Seagirls, ladies of the
80s tribute
Aug. 24: Solsa Presents Roc-N-Sol, rock,
soul, latin, pop
Aug. 31: The Cheeseballs, 70s through
today dance
Sept. 7: Hit Parade, variety dance
Sept. 10: Foreverland, 14-piece tribute
to Michael Jackson
Sept. 14: Cripple Creek, modern country

EL DORADO HILLS TOWN CENTER,


LIVE ON THE BOULEVARD
6:30 8 p.m.
Info: www.eldoradohillstowncenter.com
July 7: Todd Morgan and the Emblems, pop/rock/blues
July 14: Tennessee River, Tribute to
Alabama
July 21: Gumboot, blues
July 28: Super Huey, The Ultimate
Huey Lewis Experience
Aug. 4: Tom Rigney & Flambeau,
Cajun/zydeco/NewOrleans
Aug. 11: Fleetwood Mask, Fleetwood
Mac tribute
Aug. 18: Joy and Madness, nine-piece
soul and funk explosion
Aug. 25: Forejour, tribute to Foreigner
and Journey
Sept. 1: Petty Theft, San Francisco
tribute to Tom Petty and the
Heartbreakers
Sept. 8: Folsom Symphony, Dancin in
the Streets

CRYSTAL BASIN CELLARS


www.crystalbasinbistro.com.
July 2: Walshaw All-Stars
July 3: EZ Street Band
July 9: Tiki Lounge Lizards
July 10: Kick N 60s
July 16: The 3 Gs
July 17: The NoBS Band
July 23: Cash Prophets
July 24: Mike Dryden + Wolfpack
July 30: Uncommon Ground
July 31: Rannell Carpenter Band
Aug. 6: Island of Black and White
Aug. 7: Jelly Side Down
Aug. 13: Mid-Town Jazz
Aug. 14: Tri-Tones
Aug. 20: Merry Mac Band
Aug. 21: Home by Dark
Aug. 27: Ancestree
Aug. 28: Simple Creation
Sept. 3: Cash Prophets
Sept. 4: BB and the Bumps
Sept. 10: Jonny Mojo
Sept. 11: Jeremy Norris

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WINE COLUMN

RED
WINE
FROM A

RED COUNTRY
CHINA BECOMES A CONTENDER

BY ERIK LOIGOM, WINE COLUMNIST


When everyone thinks of wine
regions/countries the obvious comes
to mind, California, France, Spain,
Italy, Australia, the list goes on and
on. One of the least obvious is China.
Surprise, surprise! China has been producing wine for
centuries. Today modern China is becoming a world player
in the global wine industry not only in consumption but
production also.
China (including Hong Kong) is among the top 10 wine
markets in the world. According to a study by Vinexpo and
International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), China
was the worlds fifth-largest consumer of wine (both domestic and imported) in 2011.
Because Chinese mostly drink red wine, China is now the
worlds largest market for red wine.
According to the International Organization of Vine
and Wine, China now has the second-largest vineyard area
worldwide after Spain, pushing France into third position.

Does California have to worry about the influx of cheap


wine hitting the local market? Not yet. Most of the Chinese wine, in fact 90 percent of it, is consumed in China
as more and more of the people have a greater disposable
income.
Will this have an impact on the wine exported from
California to China? Surprisingly, no as the market segment
is growing with more Chinese traveling aboard and discovering California fine regions and therefore are looking for
them locally on their return.
Have I tried Chinese wine? I had the opportunity to
sample some of the local wines back in 2000 when I was in
China for a conference. The wine in industry back in 2000
was still in its infancy, the wines were drinkable but 16 years
on, the quality has improved considerably.
So if you have the opportunity to visit China, expand your
wine experience and sample some of the domestic product.
We would love to hear your opinion, email me at cheers@
unwinedonsutter.com.

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