November 2013

Pairing Thanksgiving wines

Ice rink skates into Folsom

Football, friends and food

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Ballroom with a Twist
FRI 11/1 – SUN 11/3
A star-studded evening featuring Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin and Oksana Dmytrenko (Dancing with the Stars), Jonathan Platero, Randi Lynn Strong, Legacy (So You Think You Can Dance) and Gina Glocksen and Von Smith (American Idol). FRI: 7:30 pm SAT: 2 & 7:30 pm SUN: 2 pm

Peter Nero
TUE 11/12 & WED 11/13
Witty, brilliant and prolific, Peter Nero has released 68 albums and performed with Rod Stewart and Mel Torme. TUE: 7:30 pm; The Gershwin Project WED: 7:30 pm; Classic Connections

Vivian Lee Quartet
A Tribute to Billie Holliday

An Irish Christmas
FRI 11/29 – SUN 12/1
“…Music, dance, and song that leaves everyone breathless” (The Village News). FRI: 7:30 pm, SAT: 2 & 7:30 pm, SUN: 2 pm

FRI 11/22 – SUN 11/24

A holiday tribute by the vocalist called “best jazz diva” by Sacramento Magazine. FRI: 7:30 pm SAT: 2 & 7:30 pm SUN: 2 pm

The Addams Family
TUE 11/26 & WED 11/27

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
featuring Tito Puente, Jr.
TUE 11/19
Performing the music of Machito, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and more. 7 pm

One of Broadway’s newest hits, a “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” (Chicago Tribune) TUE: 7:30 pm WED: 2 & 7:30 pm

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Are you ready for the holidays? W
hether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, everyone loves a good feast during the chilly winter months. So our staff of crack writers got out from behind their desks and compiled some recipes to make your feasts a little more festive. See our staff recipes on page 13. If you want to check out a show, see our theatrical roundup on page 6. Maybe you’re looking to craft some creative cocktails to impress your guests. If so, Laura Newell has you covered with Signature Drinks on page 14. With kids out of school

Sharpen your carving knife, polish the silverware and Don Chaddock get ready to enjoy Editor another month’s buffet offering of in the Folsom area, what things to do ... and are your options? Never fear, we’ve compiled a list places to see.
of activities beginning on page 22. The November issue of Folsom Lake Entertainer represents a diverse mix of offerings from ice skating (page 21) to running (page 18) and saluting veterans (page 4). So, sharpen your carv-

ing knife, polish the silverware and get ready to enjoy another month’s buffet offering of things to do, recipes to make and places to see.
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Not your average fairy tale
The “Sleeping Beauty” presented by Sutter Street Theatre takes its tale more from the fairy tale rather than Disney. See page 6
March to the music
Marching bands converge on Folsom 8 ALSO IN THE ISSUE: Entertainment Wine Dining Family Fun Youth Art Calendar Social Glimpses 5 12 13 19 22 25 28 30 NOVEMBER 2013 Volume 3 • Number 11
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Food bank gets help from soiree
Fundraiser lights up night for Twin Lakes Food Bank

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How do you throw a tailgate party?
Get to know the basics of making a great bash

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Cowboy poetry gallops into Loomis
The annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering returns

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ON THE COVER:
Kids will line the parade route in Folsom on Veterans Day. See story on page 4.
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Korean War vet recalls horrific battle
BY LAURA NEWELL
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eterans Day is celebrated every year on Nov. 11, to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. In Folsom, this honor is celebrated with a parade and remembrance ceremony. This year’s parade theme is “Remembering our Korean War Veterans,” said Ron Hawn, past commander of Folsom American Legion Post 362. The grand marshal will be 80-year-old retired Army Sgt. Major Charles Linden who has lived in Folsom since the early 1980s. Linden, past commander of the Department of California Military Order of the Purple Heart, has devoted much of his life to serving his country and helping those who were injured while serving. Linden’s military career began in December 1948, at the age of 15, when he entered the service with the 101st Airborne Division. He then served with GHQ Guard Company in Tokyo, Japan, from 1949-1952. From 1952-1953, he served with the 40th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. While Linden went on to serve a 26-year career in the military, including serving in Viet Nam and Okinawa, Korea was also where he earned his Purple Heart. Linden said he is honored to be chosen as this year’s grand marshal in Folsom because the Korean War needs to be remembered. “The Korean War is a forgotten war, because no one pays attention to it,” Linden said. “There are so few WWII veterans still living, so it is important to remember what they have done and give them respect for their service. WWII veterans

What: Folsom Veterans Day Parade Theme: “Remembering our Korean War Veterans” Start time: 9 a.m., all entries must be in the staging area no later than 8:30 a.m. Start location: Folsom Home Goods parking lot, Blue Ravine Road, Folsom Finish location: Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom Approximate length of parade: 2 hours, 1.5 miles Veterans Memorial Ceremony: A brief ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Folsom City Lions Park, immediately following the parade. Info: (916) 985-7911

Retired Army Sgt. Major Charles Linden’s Purple Heart.

“The Purple Heart is not a sympathy medal; it is a commemorative medal to that soldier. That soldier is being honored for what happened to him, what he went through and the fact that he then has to live with what he saw everyday from then on.”
Charles Linden, retired Army Sgt. Major

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This year’s Folsom Veterans Day Ceremony grand marshal will be retired Army Sgt. Major Charles Linden, 80, who earned a Purple Heart for his service in the Korean War.
were very instrumental in the Korean War, but that is frequently not mentioned or remembered.” This year Linden will be the only grand marshal at the parade ceremony. “I didn’t think I would ever be eligible for an honor like this,” Linden said. “This is a very commemorative honor. “When I was wounded, this is still hard to talk about even now, but when I went into battle and was hit, it was the last year of the war. Out of 187 men that went into the battle the day I was wounded, I was one of 11 that survived that day,” Linden said. “The Purple Heart is not a sympathy medal; it is a commemorative medal to that soldier. That soldier is being honored for what happened to him, what he went through and the fact that he then has to live with what he saw everyday from then on. During that battle, I was hit in the throat. But, after I was hit, I remember sitting off to the side and looking around to see how I could help. We were just getting slaughtered. I was watching some of the other guys; bodies were being thrown around everywhere. I was young, but these guys I was watching were high school age. A jeep came through eventually to get us, and the few of us still alive jumped in and got the hell out of there. I went through the M.A.S.H. hospital, like on the television show. But, the point

of my story is some of these guys looked like they were the same age as me when I entered. Had I been caught earlier for being 15, I would have been sent home and then probably sent back out when I was 18. I would have been in that group of inexperienced guys, and I could have been killed. But I wasn’t, they never caught my age.” Hawn said it’s through his dedication to his country and his continued work with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, he was chosen to be this year’s grand marshal. “He represents the Korean War veterans in Folsom,” Hawn said. “He has bravery under fire, continued work with the Military Order of the Purple Heart and he retired with 26 years of service. He has taken his experiences and continued to honor all veterans from all wars.”

After his years of experience, Linden said he wants to make sure today’s younger veterans have support – support every young solider needs to deal with what they saw and what they did in battle. “Veterans of military services and their families should join a veteran’s organization,” Linden said. “Military Order of the Purple Heart is very secular in that you have to be wounded. But there are more groups out there. I’ve listened to a lot of service men directly out of service, and they often repeat the same stories and thoughts we said years ago directly out of service. It’s important to have support. So I would suggest talking to a service officer to find support.” For more information and to find local support, visit the Folsom Veterans Hall, 1300 Forrest St., Folsom, or call (916) 9857911.

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Fundraiser shooting for miracles
BY LAURA NEWELL
FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

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he 5th Annual Celebration of Miracles fundraiser event will return to Folsom this month to help raise money for families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercy and Sutter hospitals. Elanie and Tim Purkis, of Folsom, founded Friends of NICU in 2007 after having twins who spent many weeks in the Mercy San Juan NICU the previous year. “We felt so strongly about the highly skilled and loving care for our babies that we decided to give back and pass along the goodwill to other families,” said Tim. “Our goal for the Celebration of Miracles remains the same: to give gas cards to families in need so they can spend more time with their sick babies in Sacramento area NICUs. We also have a motor home available to families who need it.” Elanie said she is happy to announce they added a second trailer this year. “We have purchased a trailer to stay in the Mercy San Juan hospital grounds,” Elanie said. “The need for more than one trailer was there. So now that we can offer more than one trailer, we can allow more than one family the opportunity to stay near the hospital and spend more time with their babies staying in the NICU.” According to Jennifer Harrison, publicity chair for Friends of NICU, the motorhome has been in continuous use at Mercy San Juan since it was placed

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Friends of NICU founder, Elanie Purkis, greets a parent at the motorhome the charity purchased with funds raised at the Celebration of Miracles.

Beth Harrison of Folsom and other preemie graduates greet guests at the 2011 Celebration of Miracles. Jonathan and Beth Walburger, parents of preemie “graduates” Ben and Ty, enjoy the festivities at the Celebration of Miracles, a fundraising event to help families with babies in local neonatal intensive care units.
parents do much better in the NICU. The sooner and more often that mom and dad hold their babies, the sooner they go home and the healthier they are. It is a simple and effective mission.” Along with the trailer, Friends of the NICU also provides gas cards to families with babies recovering in the NICU. “When you have a baby in the hospital, it is nearly impossible to hold your life together. Friends of NICU helps those families who are in the most difficult of situations, they are financially strapped and facing the fear and uncertainty of having a baby in the NICU,” said Harrison. “We reach out to families in the most desperate situations and provide help to them immediately. The Celebration of Miracles is our primary fundraiser. The money we raise at the Celebration of Miracles goes directly toward helping mothers and fathers spend more time with their premature babies in the NICU. We give them gas cards if they can drive to the hospital. If they need a place to stay, we have a motorhome and a second trailer at the hospital where they can spend the night or weeks to come. … My own daughter was in the NICU for 90 days. For families who live a long way away or have a critical baby like mine, it is a huge blessing to be right there all of the time.” The fifth annual Celebration of Miracles will include musical entertainment, dinner, wine tasting from area wineries and a silent and live auction. For more information and tickets, call (916) 276-0373 or email purkis@friendsofnicu.org.

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What: Celebration of Miracles When: 5:30-11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 Where: Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Dr., Folsom Cost: $75 per person, includes dinner, wine tasting and entertainment and entry ticket for a $1,000 prize package Why: Raise funds to help families with sick and premature babies in the NICUs at Mercy and Sutter hospitals. Info: friendsofnicu.org

there. “This is an example of how the money we raise at the Celebration of Miracles fundraiser is put to use,” Harrison said. “Our primary goal is to bring parents together with their babies, Research shows that babies who are held by their

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Broadway’s ‘Addams Family’ arrives; ‘Crucible’ lands at Falcon’s Eye Theatre
BY DON CHADDOCK
FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

From classics to lighthearted offerings, let’s check out what’s on our region’s stages in November.
HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE 10 College Parkway, Folsom HarrisCenter.net

characters at Harris Center) is “Peter Pan.” Boasting two casts, and lead actresses who cropped their hair to get into their roles, the show runs Nov. 8-24. Check the Harris Center website for show times and tickets.
FALCON’S EYE THEATRE Folsom Lake College’s Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom HarrisCenter.net

The arts center formerly known as Three Stages presents the touring Broadway production of “The Addams Family” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. As of press time, there were still tickets available for the 2 p.m. Wednesday show, but the others appeared scarce. Tickets range in price from $45 to $79, depending on seats

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“Addams Family” hits the stage at Harris Center in November.
selected. Check the website, HarrisCenter.net, for more details.
EL DORADO MUSICAL THEATRE Performances at Harris Center for the Arts 10 College Parkway, Folsom HarrisCenter.net

The theatrical company’s big production (and the first to feature flying

Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is the latest production of the Folsom Lake College’s theatrical department, Falcon’s Eye Theatre. Directed by Peter Mohrmann, expect to find plenty of locally notable actors. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10. Tickets are $15 general,

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$10 students. There are some additional show times listed at falconseyetheatre.com.
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“Camping with Henry and Tom” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17 at Chautauqua Playhouse. The theatrical group is in its 36th season. They are also presenting “Bob and Ro’s Old Time Radio” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. For ticket information, give them a call or visit their website.
SUTTER STREET THEATRE 717 Sutter St., Folsom SutterStreetTheatre.com, (916) 353-1001

Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite” runs at 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9-Dec. 1. Directed by Janelle Kauffman, the play looks at a successful Long Island businessman with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and “wise-cracking household employees,” according to the theater’s website. “Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to ‘the Boss.’ The jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious.” “Sleeping Beauty” runs at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 24. This tale isn’t quite what audiences may be familiar with if they’ve only see the Disney movie. Expect to find more of the original Grimm fairytale

woven into this version.
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In the mood for a gala benefit? You’re in luck. On Nov. 23, you’ll find a “Les Miserables” Gala Preview Show at the theater houses at the fairgrounds. Tickets are $75 ($57 is tax deductible). The fundraiser includes appetizers, wine, coffee and desserts. You can also meet the cast of the show. Outside of the special preview show, you can catch “Les Mis” Nov. 29Dec. 29 for $12-$15 per show.
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Student bands march into Folsom competition
BY LAURA NEWELL
FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

his month Folsom will march with the metronome as the 10th Annual Folsom Fall Festival marching band competition returns to the region. The competition is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Prairie City Stadium on the Folsom High School campus. The Folsom Fall Festival features 15 of the top marching bands from high schools throughout Northern California and Nevada and is expected to draw thousands of spectators. According to Event Coordinator Dawn Ackerman, last year’s attendance topped 3,000. In addition to the bands competing in the

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FOLSOM FALL FESTIVAL When: 5 p.m., Saturday, Where: Prairie City Stadium, Folsom High School Tickets: $12 general; $7 seniors, children, students; under 4 free Info: FolsomMusic.org

CRAB FEED AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER When: 5:30-11 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 15

Where: Folsom
Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom Info: FolsomMusic.org
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The Folsom Fall Festival marching band competition will start at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Folsom High School. The competition features 15 of the top marching bands from high schools throughout Northern California and Nevada.
event, hosting Folsom High School Marching Band and Color Guard will perform an exhibition of their new field show at 9 p.m. The Sacramento State Marching Band will also take to the field to perform

as a special guest. Marching band directors and administrators from throughout the state will judge the competition, Ackerman said. General admission tickets are $12, or $7 for sen-

iors 60 and older, children 12 and under and students with an ID. Ages 4 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit FolsomMusic.org. November will also include Folsom High School Jazz Band and Choir’s 18th Annual Crab Feed and Auction Fundraiser. The fundraiser is from 5:30-11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. The event will include a crab dinner, live performances by the jazz band and choir and a live auction. All proceeds from this event benefit Folsom High School’s music program. For tickets, visit folsommusic.org.

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‘Light up the Night’ at Twin Lakes Food Bank’s dinner auction
BY LAURA NEWELL

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What: Twin Lakes Dinner Auction When: 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 Where: Oak Hills Auditorium, 1100 Blue Ravine, Folsom Tickets: $35, in advance Info: TwinLakesFoodBank.Org

oin the Twin Lakes Food Bank for their 27th annual “Light up the Night” dinner auction to help raise money for locals in need. “Let’s come together as a community to celebrate 27 years of making a difference in our local communities,” said Tammy Thompson, Twin Lakes Food Bank executive director. “This will be a great evening of terrific food, fellowship and some outstanding bargains.” The Twin Lakes Food Bank provides seven days worth of groceries to families in need, along with fresh produce and

fresh dairy. They also provide clothing and basic living necessities to those who use their services. The food bank supports families in need in the Folsom, Orangevale, El Dorado Hills and Granite Bay communities. This year the food bank served 46,440 people, compared to last year,

serving 42,325, Thompson said. “I believe the rise in use is because the senior citizens in our communities are learning about our services and are using us more,” she said. “I think seniors are dealing with higher rent prices associated with their cost of living, as well as higher costs of prescription medicines. So, seniors are in need of more help for the basic necessities of everyday life.” The dinner auction starts at 5:30 p.m., at Oak Hills Auditorium, 1100 Blue Ravine in Folsom. The evening will include live music by the Manuel Luz Trio, a live auction
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DINNER:
continued from page 9 hosted by Dave Bender from KOVR Channel 13, dinner catered by Arlene Powers Gourmet Cooking and a dessert buffet provided by Sierra Mom’s Club and Orangevale Woman’s Club. “This event is the food bank’s main fundraiser for the year so we want to encourage many people to attend,” Thompson said. “The fundraiser helps us keep the lights on and keep gas in the trucks.” For those who can not attend the auction dinner, Thompson said there are more ways to help. “People can still donate auction items or make monetary donations online,” Thompson said. “With the weather cooling down, the food bank is also in need of material

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The 27th annual Twin Lakes Food Bank “Light up the Night” dinner auction is Saturday, Nov. 2, at Oak Hills Auditorium in Folsom.
items including clothing, coats, blankets, sheets, sleeping bags, housewares and canned vegetables.” A drop-off center is located in front of the Twin Lakes Food Bank, 327 Montrose Drive, Folsom. For more information, call the Twin Lakes Food Bank at (916) 985-6232 or visit TwinLakesFood Bank.Org.

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Whether they’re rooting for your team or not, fun people are the heart of a good tailgate party
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Tailgate party perfection
BY MATT LONG

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y November, the NFL regular season is beginning to wind down as the postseason nears. College football inches closer to bowl games and the high school playoffs begin. It’s the time of year football fans focus in on their favorite sport, celebrating everything it has to offer, including tailgate parties and enjoying the contest with friends and other fans. While the game is the main attraction, tailgate parties and watching the games with others adds to the festive atmosphere. For one Folsom family with season tickets the San Francisco 49er home games, tailgating parties are as much of the experience as the games. Jeret Arnaz and his family have had season tickets for 15 years and they make 49er home games an event. “My dad lives in San Jose and he brings his motor home and the food and I bring the drinks,” Arnaz said. “To have a good tailgate party, you need good people, TVs, music and speakers, an easy up and chairs and good food and drink.” The Arnaz family motor home is well-equipped to handle the tailgating duties. Arnaz also brings a trailer that includes a grill. There are several TVs both inside and outside the RV

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as well. When Arnaz isn’t tailgating at a game, he’s watching the games on television. “Football is a priority at our house,” Arnaz said. “We call it Sunday Fun Day. If we don’t have people over at our place, we will got to a buddy’s house or go to the Purple Place or somewhere else.” Joe Duran of Folsom is a big football fan who makes watching football an event. “I’m one of those guys who look forward to Sunday,” Duran said. “I don’t like to watch games by myself. I usually go to Folsom Lake Bowl. I like hanging out with friends who like the same team or even those who like another team because it’s fun to

give them a hard time too.” Duran’s wife, Melanie, also enjoys the camaraderie that comes with watching football. “She’s not into football as much, but it’s a good opportunity for the wives to get together and not talk football.” Curt Crandall, who has a son on Folsom High’s varsity team, has brought tailgating to the high school games. In September, when the Bulldogs traveled to Danville to face San Ramon Valley, Crandall took his family to the game in his motor home and held a tailgate party prior to the game with other Folsom fans. “We got there about three hours before the game and set up the barbecue and got the kielbasa, hot dogs and hamburgers and chicken and steak going,” Crandall said. “We also had some finger foods, salads and chips and dips.” The last three years, Folsom High’s football team has reached the SacJoaquin Section championship game played at Sac State and it’s proved to be the biggest tailgating game of the season. “There are three or four RVs there and we get there about five hours before the game,” Crandall said. “We’ve got a TV to watch college football and we string lights and have our Bulldog flags out. It’s a blast.”

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Sangiovese, dry whites top the Thanksgiving wine list
BY GWEN BOHDAN
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The wine served at Thanksgiving is just as much a part of the traditional feast as the food, but the struggle comes with finding the right libation to serve with the medley of flavors - a problem easily remedied by a quick trip to the Sierra Foothills. “Thanksgiving poses lots of challenges for wine pairing, particularly because there’s a lot going on with Thanksgiving,” said Thomas Allan, of Taste Restaurant in Plymouth. Allan is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier from the Court of Masters Sommeliers, and co-manager of the wine and beer program at Taste. “There are many components to a Thanksgiving meal, and it’s also not done in courses,” Allan said. “So you’re not pairing something with the appetizer, something with the intermezzo course, something with the entrée. It happens very much all at once. You

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When planning your Thanksgiving meal this year, pair your meal with local wines from the Sierra Foothills.
have very large plates and lots of things to put on it. You have to get an essence of what the whole meal is like.” When the one course consists of turkey with gravy, stuffing with sage, yams with orange zest and other rich, fall flavors, Allan recommends something on the lighter, drier side. “You want to have both white and red available for people,” he said.

“Chardonnays work nicely because they are full bodied and have that oak essence. In red wines, Pinot Noir is probably one of your better go-tos. As you’re moving through the scale of lighter wines, Sangiovese comes to mind, and we have a lot of great Sangiovese out here. Vino Noceto is definitely top of the heap for Sangioveses.” Vino Noceto was the pioneer for Sangiovese in the Shenandoah Valley, starting in the 1980s. What makes Sangiovese perfect for Thanksgiving is its high-acid content and floral bouquet. “There has been a renaissance or resurgence of Sangiovese, particularly
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Entertainer staff offers tips, recipes for perfect Thanksgiving meal
SMOKED TURKEY
The traditional turkey spends hours in an oven, heating up the kitchen in the process. For my family gatherings, the turkey is smoked, leaving the oven free for other uses. I have a small, easy-to-use Brinkmann Charcoal Smoke and Grill (usually around $50). There is also an electric version, but I am a diehard when it comes to my grilling. about 8-12 hours to smoke (35-45 minutes per pound). If you are only shooting for the smoke “flavor,” keep the bird in the smoker for three hours, then finish off in the kitchen oven. Do not put stuffing in the bird.

GOAT CHEESE MASHED SWEET POTATOES Directions: Simmer 3
pounds peeled cubed sweet potatoes until tender; drain. Heat half-cup half-and-half and quarter-cup butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for one minute. Mash into potatoes. Stir in 2 ounces goat cheese. Toast half-cup pistachios with butter and salt in a skillet. Sprinkle pistachios, additional goat cheese and fresh sage over potatoes. ~ Joel Gordiejew

1. Get your choarcoal going and add to the pan in
the Brinkmann.

5. Keep the temperature to 230250 degrees.
If your smoker doesn’t have “degrees” (mine doesn’t), keep in high half of “ideal.” 6. The bird is done when the breast meat reaches 165 degrees and dark meat reaches 180 degrees. If your turkey comes with a “pop-up” timer, double check the temperature with a standard meat thermometer. ~ Don Chaddock

Directions: In a 4-quart sauce pan on medium heat cook sausage until browm breaking apart with a fork. Remove meat to medium bowl, pour off drippings returning ¼ cup to pan. In the drippings over medium heat cook the apples, onions, and celery until celery is tender (approx 10 min). Remove from heat, add sausage meat and remaining ingredients. Stir until well mixed. ~ Joel Gordiejew GRANDMA’S PUMPKIN CHARLOTTE DESSERT Directions: In a 2-quart
pan, blend together 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, 2/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup rum, 4 egg yolks, and ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until mixture forms a soft custard; remove from heat. Stir in 1 can (1 pound) pumpkin; 1 ½ teaspoons ground cin-

2. Fill the water pan with
water or add apple juice or another liquid you’d like to use to help impart flavor. I don’t fill mine with water, but instead use high quality sand. The “water” pan’s purpose is to regular temperature inside the smoker. If you use water, re-fill it every two hours while adding more charcoal.

3. Place the turkey in the smoker on the lightly

greased bottom grill grate (Brinkmann offers upper and lower grates). If you don’t want to discolor the bird (from the smoke), cover with aluminum foil. 4. Keep the lid on during the smoking process. A 12-16 pound turkey should take

SAUSAGE APPLE STUFFING Ingredients
1 pound pork sausage 3 large apples cored, peeled, chopped 1 large onion chopped 1 cup celery chopped 4 cups fresh bread crumbs 2 eggs 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

namon; ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon eachground allspice, ginger, and nutmeg. Open a 3-ounce package of ladyfingers, split them, and arrange on a cookie sheet; sprinkle with ¼ cup rum then stand on ends around sides of a 9-inch spring form pan (at least 3 inches high) or a 2 ½quart souffle dish. Sprinkle bottom of pan with ½ cup chopped walnuts. Beat 4 egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually beat in ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar until stiff, glossy peaks form. Also beat 1 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold cream and pumpkin mixture into egg whites; pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours or as long as three days. To serve, loosen edges of charlotte from pan sides and invert onto a serving dish. Serves 12 to 15. ~ Laura Newell • SEE RECIPES PAGE 24

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SIGNATURE DRINKS

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5 Spice Pear Buck
Ingredients: Lemon juice, 5-spice syrup, pear puree and ginger ale Location: Centro Cocina Mexicana, 2730 J St., Sacramento Description: The California Office of Traffic Safety is reintroducing its autumninspired non-alcoholic Designated Driver Drinks, or “DDrinks,” just in time for the holidays. The “5 Spice Pear Buck,” was created by Brad Peters with Centro Cocina Mexicana in Sacramento, and features favorite fall ingredients. These drinks are popular, non-alcoholic options for those looking for creative alternatives to typical holiday cocktail recipes. Information: (916) 442-2552, facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS

Flaming Orchard
Ingredients: Fireball, Stoli Caramel Vodka, freshly pressed Apple Hill cider Location: Sutter Street Steakhouse, 604 Sutter St., Folsom Description: Fall into the this season’s harvest with just a sip of our crisp and sweet blend of Caramel Vodka, spicy Fireball and freshly pressed cider from Apple Hill. The bright yet nostalgic flavors of cinnamon, apple and caramel will leave your taste buds jumping like the crackle of an open fire. Information: (916) 351-9100, sutterstreet steakhouse.com

Bourbon Ginger Smash
Ingredients: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, orange-infused Cognac, two sprigs of mint muddled, juice of half a lemon, housemade ginger syrup and a sprig of mint and lemon twist for garnish. Location: The Independent Restaurant and Bar, 629 Main St., Suite 102, Placerville Description: A tribute hearkening back to when cocktails were crafted deliberately, with a focus on how each ingredient can be identified, yet the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The spice of a true bourbon married with fresh ginger and muddled mint leaves, shaken with savory orange-infused cognac and hand-squeezed lemon come together in this renaissance libation. Information: (530) 344-7645, independentplacer ville.com

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Sports theme pub and grill hits a homerun
BY LAURA NEWELL

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new family-owned restaurant blends fresh flavors, ice-cold brews and sports paraphernalia, to make Folsom’s Buck Shorts Dugout Sports Grill and Pub. Brent Neville, of Folsom, opened the sports grill and pub in May, with his long-time family friend Bill Moyer. Neville’s family helps run the location day-to-day. Twin brother and sister, Jennifer and Richard Neville, both 28, manage the kitchen and bar. Their younger brother, Beau Neville, 26, can be found helping serve Sunday breakfasts. Jennifer explained what makes their sports bar stand out.

Buck Shorts Dugout Sports Grill and Pub Manager Jennifer Neville stands with her twin brother Richard. Jennifer manages the front of the house and bar, while Richard manages the kitchen.
PHOTOS BY LAURA NEWELL • FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

KNOW AND GO
What: Buck Shorts Dugout When: 10 a.m., open daily Where: 312 E. Bidwell St., Folsom Info: (916) 817-8311, buckshortsdugout.com

Tabasco Ranch dipping sauce. The Portobello slider comes with three Portobello slider patties, and has grilled onions topped with melted Swiss cheese. No dipping sauce, but goes well with bleu cheese.
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Q. Do you offer anything special for your customers?

but for families as well. We welcome anyone who wants to come watch sports and have a good time.
Q. What is your signature menu item?

Q. What makes your restaurant unique?

A. We are a family-owned sports bar that offers an environment not just for 21 and older,

A. Sliders with homemade potato chips and homemade fries. Our sliders come in various styles. We have a Buck’s slidRELISH BURGER BAR M-F 3-6 • S-W 9-12 1000 White Rock Road El Dorado Hills (916) 933-3111

er, which comes with three Angus slider patties and grilled onions, topped with melted American cheese. It comes with a Thousand Island dipping sauce. We have a jalapeno slider that comes with three Angus slider patties, which comes with grilled jalapenos, and melted cheddar cheese. It comes with a

A. We offer a fun atmosphere to watch sports as well as shoot pool and play games.
Q. How would you characterize your style of food?

A. Fresh ball park food and specialty dishes. We offer both meat and vegetarian options.

A. We currently offer a variety of specials including happy hour from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., MondayFriday, with $3 Fireball shots, $4 Jack Daniels shots, $5 Three Olive Loopy chilled shots and $2.50 for Coors Light and Bud Light. Every Monday from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., we also have a “Bat and Ball” special, $6 for a bottled beer and a shot. We also think it’s important to stay involved with the local Folsom schools. Since opening, we have participated in golf and food buffet fundraisers.

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Chops Steak, Seafood & Bar
250 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1339 Folsom 95630 Executive chef Christopher Mathew Headding knows the value of patience. When shipments of marbled Midwestern beef arrive at Chops Steak, Seafood & Bar, he doesn’t trim them right away. Instead, he and his kitchen team hang the meat, pull up seats, and intently watch for the next 28 days as natural enzymes break down any toughness and flavor density builds. Once the beef hits the perfect color and firmness, Christopher gets up and trims the top sirloin, New York strips, and other cuts of steak by hand. Such attention to detail pervades Chops Steak, Seafood & Bar at both its Folsom and Sacramento locations. Besides the aged steaks—which also include fillets wet aged up to 21 days—Christopher’s team works with high-quality seafood, such as Chinook salmon, Australian lobster, and Alaskan King Crab. To complement these dishes, bartenders serve a selection of wines and signature cocktails, such as the Saint Bernard with Absolut Ruby Red vodka and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. These mouth watering selections and more can be found for lunch Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or dinner Monday through Sunday 4:00 p.m. to close. Featuring daily seasonal specials and Saturday and Sunday farm to fork menu selections you will always find the highest quality dining experience. Also, check out Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. With a full happy hour menu featuring some fantastic drink specials, Chops is a great place to unwind.

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RECREATION

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Burn calories before big meal with Folsom’s annual Turkey Trot
BY MARGARET SNIDER

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KNOW AND GO
What: 7th Annual Folsom Turkey Trot When: Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 10K run at 8:50 a.m., 5K walk/run at 9:10 a.m. Race start and finish: Blue Ravine
and N. Parkway Drive, 25025 Blue Ravine, Folsom Cost: $30, Oct. 31-Nov. 26; $35, at race Info: folsomturkeytrot.com, CapitolAdventure@yahoo.com, (916) 606-3299

COURTESY TODD DRYBREAD

This year’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning is expected to include 4,000 runners and walkers.

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ain or shine, the seventh annual Turkey Trot 5K walk/run and 10K run will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The run drew more than 1,000 people the first year, and has been so popular, registration now has to be limited to 4,000 participants, said Todd Drybread, Folsom chiropractor and event organizer. Drybread and lawyer Felix Poggemann originally began the event as an outdoor activity for families to do together, also to assist local Twin Lakes Food Bank help those in need. “People think it’s so prosperous (in Folsom),” Drybread said. “But you should just talk to the food bank and see how many families they’re helping over the last few years.” Tammy Thompson, executive director of the Twin Lakes Food Bank, agreed. “Whether it’s disadvantage, unexpected troubled times, or a family living day to day in need, we

just see all kinds of people coming through daily here at the food bank,” Thompson said. The organization does more than simply food dispersal. Their “Angels on Wheels” program checks in on seniors and disabled and delivers groceries to those who are not able to get out of the house. The back-to-school program in July collects nearly 1,000 backpacks, and the organization provides a birthday party packet to children in need so they can have, among other things, a birthday cake. “We have our big Christ-

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mas basket program with the Folsom Police Department,” Thompson said. “The kids get toys, and for the parents we do a basket for a nice Christmas dinner celebration.” Drybread is hoping to get more assistance from the community, companies and schools. “Not just monetary, but getting the community more involved in trying to help raise money, food and clothing for the food bank,” Drybread said. “That would be the next step I would love to see.” Jennifer Collins, of Folsom, has participated in all but the first year of the run. Her daughter, Lauren, 13, also joins in, and this year 9-year-old Maren will also run. Jennifer’s husband, Rick, and their other children, Camden, 11, and Britlyn, 7, will be the cheering section and the welcoming committee. “So many people come, it’s a big event,” Collins said. “I love just seeing all the people of Folsom out there participating ... and doing it year after year.” The Folsom Athletic Association Youth Assistance Fund is also a beneficiary of this year’s event.

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Waddie Mitchell, who felt “taken away to far off places” by the cowboy stories and songs he heard growing up on a ranch in Jiggs, Nev., looks forward to sharing this oral tradition at the Cowpoke Fall Gathering.

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Round up for Cowpoke Fall Gathering
Shows are Nov. 8-10 at Blue Goose Event Center
BY KATHY SPOTO
FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

KICKOFF GALA
What: Dinner, reception and entertainment sneak peak

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 Where: Red Horse Barn at Newcastle Wedding Gardens Tickets: $50 online or (866) 967-8167

COWPOKE FALL GATHERING
What: Live cowboy poetry, music and stories When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8;
and 1 and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 Free performances: Loomis students recite cowboy poetry 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9; and cowboy church at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 Tickets: $35 and $45, online or (866) 967-8167 Where: Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis Info: cowpokefallgathering.com or (916) 652-6290

ndian summer days give way to long fall evenings, when the cowboy poets ride into Loomis to share their poems, songs and heartwarming tales. Wanting to serve a slice of Americana to locals, Bert and Carol Braun, former owners of the Cowpoke feed store, cooked up the Cowpoke Fall Gathering, a modern-day, western variety show with equal parts storytelling, poetry and singing. This year’s star-studded performances on Nov. 8-10 benefit local charities. Some of the country’s best yarn-spinners share their ranching way of life

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with a humbleness that makes audience members lean in a little closer at their performances. Saturday’s 1 p.m. matinee features cowboy poets Waddie Mitchell and Chris Isaacs and singers Belinda Gail and J. Parson. The handlebar mustaches, weather-crinkled smiles and western drawls are the real deal. Mitchell, from Jiggs, Nev., organized the original cowboy poetry festival in Elko, Nev., which in turn sprouted hundreds of cowboy poetry events across the country. Mitchell, who calls Loomis “charming” said, “I suppose I’ve been writing what people call cowboy poetry since we started calling it that. “I refused to call it poetry when I started writing

it,” said Mitchell, whose rugged looks contrast with his ability to convey life’s sweetness, heartache and awe. “We were fairly remote,” said Mitchell of the ranch where he was born and raised. “We were 62 miles from town – 32 of those on a dirt road – and 14 miles from the nearest neighbor. We didn’t have power,” said Mitchell, who was dubbed “Waddie” by the cowboys on his father’s ranch. “It was a great way to grow up. My whole world was around the ranch and the horses and the cowboys and I was immersed in the whole thing.” Isaacs is a mule packer from Eagar, Ariz., who turns 70 on his next birthday. He calls cowboy poetry an “oral tradition that

goes as far back as there were cowboys.” Isaacs rejects Hollywood’s portrayal of cowboys as gun-slinging rabble-rousers. “The cowboys I’ve been around are honest, hardworking, patriotic and love their families,” he said. Parson, from Bakersfield, said, “My songs are life experiences – things I’ve done and stories other people have told me. Real life, current day stuff presented in an old time way.” Parson, who recently performed with Isaacs at Silver Dollar City, Mo., was discovered and brought to the Loomis Cowpoke Fall Gathering by Bert Braun. “I was on a trail ride out of Santa Ynez and I was
• SEE POETRY PAGE 27

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At Rancho Murieta Country Club
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Sunday, November 3rd
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Hangtown holiday festival comes to light in November
BY LAURA NEWELL

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lacerville has held the annual Festival of Lights holiday tradition for more than 25 years, and this year, the event looks to bring holiday cheer once again to Historic Hangtown. The traditional tree-lighting will take place at 6 p.m., across the street from the historic courthouse, and live entertainment and holiday activities will follow, said Lisa Crummett, Placerville Downtown Association marketing director. The annual event is always held the Friday after Thanksgiving, rain or shine, to help kick-off the holiday spirit, Crummett said. In conjunction with the big tree lighting, more than 75 trees, donated by El Dorado County Christmas Tree Growers, also come to light after the countdown.

KNOW AND GO
What: Festival of Lights When: 5:30-8 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 29

Where: Historic Main Street in
Placerville Info: (530) 672-3436, PlacervilleDowntown.com

“These trees are adopted by organizations and individuals through the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce,” Crummett said. “The tree lighting is followed by a visit from a jolly fellow in a red suit who sets up at River City Bank that evening. Photos will be available, but are not required to visit Santa.” Historic Main Street, between the Courthouse and Sacramento Street, will close for the event, allowing several live performances on the street including The Placerville Gold

COURTESY BILL ROBINSON

The Festival of Lights celebration will take place Friday, Nov. 29, on Main Street in Placerville. The event features stagecoach rides from Davy “Doc” Wiser and his crew.
Rush Chorus, El Dorado High School Band, Jammin’ Dance & Fitness, Cantare Chorale and several other local groups and individuals sharing some holiday cheer. Performances take

place at the courthouse, the Bell Tower and several other locations. In addition to the live entertainment, there will also be stagecoach rides from Davy “Doc” Wiser and his crew. Wiser has been providing stagecoach rides for the Wagon Train for 35 years. “This is also the first day of the Merchants’ Open House, where visitors can enjoy goodies from merchants, view beautifully decorated windows and rooflines and start their holiday shopping,” Crummett said. “There is so much planned for this free event that you will want to bring the whole family to Main Street to enjoy the festival.” For more information, call (530) 672-3436 or visit PlacervilleDowntown.com.
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Outdoor ice rink returns to Folsom’s Historic District
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istoric Folsom will light up once again this season as the ice rink returns with last year’s circular design around the turntable. “The Folsom Historic District Ice Skating Rink brings families from all over the greater Sacramento area,” said Folsom Historic District Association Director Stephanie Rodgers. “Many discover or rediscover the charm of the Folsom Historic District.” Last year the unique rink brought in more than 22,000 skaters. This year Rodgers said they hope to draw even more. “This will be the ice rink’s fourth year in Folsom, but only the second year with the circular design around the turntable,” she said. The rink’s grand opening celebration day will be Saturday, Nov. 9. Special grand opening deals include buy one adult skate session and receive one child skate session for free; ice skate rental is additional. The grand opening celebration will also include face painting for kids as well as other family activities. Regular ice skating rink hours are from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., daily including holidays, Nov. 8-Jan. 20. Adults are $10 and children, 8 and under, and seniors, 62 and older are $8. All ages will include a $2 skate rental fee. Free parking will be available in the parking garage, 905 Leidesdorff St., adjacent to the ice skating rink. For more information, visit historicfolsom.org.

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Above, the King family, of Santa Rosa, mom Carrie, left, Amanda, and dad Glen, enjoy the sunny weather at the Folsom Historic District ice rink on Sutter Street. At left, Gabe Mitobe-Tayor, of Fair Oaks, laces up his ice skates before heading out onto the ice at the Folsom Historic District ice rink.

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Students ages 6-17 can attend tennis camp with U.S. Professional Tennis Association tennis pro Bryan Solem during Thanksgiving break.
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Campers at Mythical Dragons Camp will be able to learn how to draw and create their own dragons.

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GREAT GRANDMA’S PINK SALAD Ingredients
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Drain crushed pineapple, set aside. Use the juice of the crushed pineapple and add water to equal 2 cups. Boil and remove from heat. Pour into large bowl, add raspberry Jell-O and dissolve. Refrigerate until soft gel is formed, approx 1 hour. Stir in crushed pineapple, cottage cheese and cool whip into Jell-O mixture. Refrigerate. ~ Matt Long

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Muralist Robert S. Lindsey transforms entire rooms
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rtist Robert S. Lindsey, owner and designer of Better Murals, is widely recognized for his stunning custom artwork, murals, finishes and interior design projects that transform entire rooms into what he calls “wholethemed environments,” which fuse together various elements of a space including murals, art pieces, lighting and furniture. “Robert’s work is just fabulous. I have three of his art pieces at my home and he designed my entire office,” said client Dr. Monica Crooks. “I remember his first big art show and ever since then he is the premier muralist in town. People from all over are completely awe-

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struck by his work.” Growing up as a teenager in Granite Bay with a mother who worked as a high-end interior designer and a father occupied as a builder and designer, it was only natural for Lindsey to follow suit with the innate creative gene. “I didn’t realize it at the time how influential my parents’ creative work would be on my life and what I’d end up doing for a living,” Lindsey said. Lindsey, 34, recalls his first memory of learning to embrace his artistic

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Better Murals artist and designer Robert S. Lindsey is sought after for his custom artwork, murals, finishes and interior design projects.
abilities at the age of 7, when he would build his own Ninja Turtles out of coffee cans, bricks and other materials around the house. “I was resourceful and would look at toys other kids had and always thought, ‘I could build that,’” he said. Family and friends admired his natural artistic ability for years, but it wasn’t until after a few semesters at Stanford University that Lindsey realized his professional calling as an artist. With a successful art show in Roseville under his belt, Lindsey packed up his college books and decided it was time to pursue the life of an artist and designer, full time. He hasn’t turned back. “I fully embrace the ‘artist’ title now,” said Lindsey. “I’m just Robert … and I just make stuff. I like to create things and fix them and, yeah, I guess I am an artist.” Based in Folsom with an additional studio in Roseville, Better Murals is going on its 10th year in business.
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region through photos sent to me and then design and paint a canvas mural based on each store location.” Talk about customization. In addition, Lindsey frequently collaborates with interior designers who bring him in for his furniture restoration projects, or to focus on color sculpting – a technique of choosing a blend of colors to create a desired emotion – or to make a room feel bigger and more open through his mural designs. “I’ll design a mural directly on a wall and make it look like (the wall) just disappears,” he said. Better Murals art pieces typically cost between $1,200 and $3,200 per mural, with complete room transformation projects run in the tens of thousands of dollars. “I always end up doing bulk projects, not just one mural,” he said. “You have to tie a mural into the room and that’s where furniture restoration and other creative projects come in.” With businesses across the United States and homes all over California reaching out for Lindsey’s creative talents in hopes of livening up their rooms, the artist spends his days deep in his work — scouring through his ongoing creative ideas, sketching out new projects, painting murals and designing restoration projects. In the evenings, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. Lindsey said it’s extremely important to pull himself out of the creative daily grind of business and spend quality time with his family. Lindsey confesses to having a deep connection with his art pieces and often finds it challenging to let them go after he’s completed the project. “I love seeing a whole project coming together,” he said. “The right elements come together around the mural to create this perfect ‘wholethemed environment.’”

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continued from 25 Over the years, Lindsey has worked alongside a business partner and hired several employees, but today is managing the operation as a oneman show. Lindsey hopes to hire an apprentice again when the time is right. All of Lindsey’s murals and interior design projects are unique and custom-created for each client. “I visit the client to learn about them, what kind of art they like and what the goals are with the mural,” he said. Whether using Italian plaster imported from Italy to boast an art piece’s dramatic texture, or using special muslin fabric for his canvas murals, Lindsey uses his artistic freedom and tal-

ent to ensure each mural matches the client perfectly. For restaurants and business clients, Lindsey studies the niche or alcove in the space to create a perfect art piece based on its surroundings. “I’ve done a lot of Trader Joe’s murals in Seattle, Texas and Los Angeles,” he said. “I get to know the

“I’ve done a lot of Trader Joe’s murals in Seattle, Texas and Los Angeles. ... I get to know the region through photos sent to me and then design and paint a canvas mural based on each store location.”
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continued from page 19 playing some songs standing in the back of a wagon and this guy rode over and introduced himself and said he wanted me to play music at his festival and it was Bert,” said Parson. “Mostly, I just like to make sure people have a nice time and have a story or two in my songs that they can relate to. I like to entertain people and make them glad to be there,” he said. To get the annual event underway, a country-elegant Kick Off Gala dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Red Horse Barn, in Newcastle, featuring the food of Jackson Catering and Events. On Saturday, at 10 a.m., a free, one-hour cowboy poetry performance, by

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continued from page 12 in the Foothills,” said Vino Noceto owner Jim Gullett. “It’s a fruity wine, at least the way we make it, so it will hold up to a wide range of foods. It clears your palate a little bit between each bite. A lot of conventional wines don’t hold up to spicy food. I would say, holidays even through Hanukah or Christmas, you get lots of flavors in the foods, so you want wines that can accompany that but also stand out. More powerful wines - your typical Syrah or Cabernet - end up clashing too much, where Sangiovese accompanies, but also doesn’t get lost in the process.” Wine drinker Ghenelle Yancey tasted the Sangiovese and other wines

“Mostly, I just like to make sure people have a nice time and have a story or two in my songs that they can relate to.”
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Western singer and songwriter Belinda Gail performs at the Saturday matinee of the 39th Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering on Nov. 8-9.

$1,000 scholarship winner Meghan Baird, from Del Oro High School, and 12 students from Penryn, Loomis and H. Clark Powers elementary schools, takes place at the Blue Goose Event Center. Proceeds from The Fall Gathering benefit Jump In, South Placer Heritage Foundation, Ride to Walk and Sutter Roseville Breast Cancer Navigator Program.

at Vino Noceto recently, and feels a drier white wine is what she will serve with her Thanksgiving meal. “I do all the actual classics, except I tend to go very heavy on the seasonal spices - sage and nutmeg,” Yancey said. “I did like the Sangiovese - it was very well balanced, but Noceto did have a bright Pinot Grigio that would go well.” Allan agrees that other dry whites such as Gewürztraminer and Riesling go well with Thanksgiving, so long as they’re not too sweet, as do sparkling whites. “The most important thing to remember is bubbles go with everything,” he added. “They work great for any kind of holidays and with most kinds of foods, as long as they’re not overly sweet.”

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Two20 Band will perform at 9 p.m., at The El nov Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com.

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Twin Lakes Food Bank’s “Light up the Night” nov annual dinner auction at 5:30 p.m., at Oak Hills Auditorium, 1100 Blue Ravine Folsom. The evening includes live music by the Manuel Luz Trio, a live auction hosted by Dave Bender from KOVR Channel 13, dinner catered by Arlene Powers Gourmet Cooking and a dessert buffet provided by Sierra Mom’s Club and Orangevale Woman’s Club. $35. For tickets, call (916) 201-8348. Celebration of Miracles event from 5:30-11 nov p.m., at Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom. $75. Event includes dinner, wine tasting and entertainment and entry ticket for a $1,000 prize package. Event is hosted by Friends of NICU and will help raise funds to help families with sick and premature babies in the NICUs at Mercy and Sutter hospitals. For more information, visit friendsofnicu.org. Superbad will perform at 9 p.m., at The El nov Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com. Scott Paul Graham Music School Performnov ance will perform at 7 p.m., at The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com. Longbeach Rehab Featuring Sublime & nov Smash Mouth Members will perform at 9 p.m., at The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com.

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The Folsom Marine Corps League Detachnov ment # 940 is celebrating the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a Birthday Ball at 5 p.m., at the Folsom Community Center 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $35. (916) 984-8455. Open Mic Comedy night starts at 7 p.m., nov at Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. saucedcocktailhouse.com. Folsom High School Jazz Bands and Choirs nov will perform at the 18th annual Folsom Crab Feed and Auction from 5:30-11 p.m., Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. folsommusic.org

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6 p.m., at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Advance tickets $10, $18 for two; $12 at the door. Tickets are available at Walgreen’s, Bel Air, the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce and the Cameron Park CSD office or at showclix.com. For more information, call (530) 677-2231 or visit cameronpark.org. The 11th annual Folsom Lake Kiwanis Allnov You-Can-Eat Crab and Steak Feed from 12:304:30 p.m., at The Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. $49. (530) 677-1478, FolsomLakeKiwanis.org.

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Jerry Martini & Frankie Sorci will perform soulnov ful jazz at 6:30 p.m., at Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. saucedcocktailhouse.com. Saloon Comedy will be performed at 9 p.m., at nov The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com. Warriors In Black Tie Inaugural Ball nov Fundraiser from 5-11 p.m., at the Elks Tower, 921 11th St., Sacramento. For more information, call (916) 8354293 or visit fregosofoundation.org. Pre-Thanksgiving Party with DJ Louie at 9 p.m., nov at The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embar-

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The 49th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting starts nov at 4 p.m., in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Event includes a merchant open house, holiday entertainment, Kettle Korn, face painting, cookies, hot chocolate and candy canes. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill their stockings with special gifts. Radio Disney will host the Rockin’ Road Show from 5-6:30 p.m. and then Santa will arrive on his traditional EDH fire truck to the light the tree. eldoradohillstowncenter.com. “Keep On Trucking” will perform at 9 p.m., at The nov El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com.

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“The Secret nov nov Adversary,” based on the book by Agatha Christie, will be performed at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 3 at Free Fall Stage, at Victory Life Church, 800 Reading St., Folsom. $8 children, $13 seniors/SARTA, $16 general. FreeFallStage.com.
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lecting new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to the support our annual Folsom Christmas Basket at the open house. Mount Olive Lutheran Church nov will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a celebratory dinner at 4 p.m., at 320 Montrose Drive, Folsom. (916) 985-2984. El Dorado Hills Fire Department nov Open House from 6-9 p.m., at Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills, Station 86, 3670 Bass Lake Road, El Dorado Hills and Station 87, 4680 Golden Foothill Parkway, El Dorado Hills. Event includes meet-and-greet with local firefighters, fire station tours, activities and fire engine and truck displays. (916) 9336623, edhfire.com.

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“The Crunov nov cible” will be performed at various times, through Nov. 10, at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. $5-$15. (916) 608-6888, harriscenter.net.
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fundraiser for Snowline Hospice Thrift Stores including Folsom and El Dorado County stores. Needed holiday decorations include toys, jewelry and unique gift items. Snowline Hospice has serves the community with care and compassion for families of loved ones with terminal illnesses. Shopping and donating to the thrift stores helps support Snowline’s programs. Master Gardener Class featuring nov composting from 9 a.m.-noon, at Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane St., Placerville. ucanr.org/sites/EDC_ Master_Gardeners/

11:10 a.m., at the Folsom Rotary Clubhouse, 7150 Baldwin Dam Road, Folsom. RSVP to (916) 9340869.

on and Rev. Eva Lisle will speak at the Devotional and the Ponderosa Chamber Choir will perform.

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Master Gardener Class featuring roses from 9 a.m.nov noon, at the Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane St., Placerville. ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/

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Master Gardener Class featuring nov berries in the Foothills from 9 a.m.-noon, at Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane St., Placerville. ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/ “All Faith Christmas Devotional” nov at 7 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3431 Hacienda Drive, Cameron Park. Event is for ages 12 and up. Ecclesiastical Leaders, Spencer West-

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Master Gardener Class featuring nov citrus in the Foothills from 9 a.m.-noon, at Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane St., Placerville. ucanr.org/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/ Cameron Park “Old Fashion nov Christmas Craft Fair” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. (530) 6772231, cameronpark.org.

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“Sleeping nov nov Beauty” will be performed at 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 14, at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom. $17 general, $15 seniors and $13 children 12 and under. (916) 353-1001, SutterStreetTheatre.com.
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Folsom Police Department Annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Folnov som Police Department, 46 Natoma St., Folsom. Members of the K9 unit, SWAT team, Explorers program, Mounted unit and many more will attend. Folsom Police will also be col-

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A Holiday Boutique is at 10:30 nov a.m., lunch at

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FOOD & WINE
Chili Cook-off at 2:30 p.m., at The El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Dr, nov El Dorado Hills. eldoradosaloon.com. Amador Arts presents “Winefest” on Main Street in Sutter Creek. $25. Taste nov more than 20 Amador County wines while strolling historic Sutter Creek. Event includes live music, dessert tastings and an art and wine auction. amadorarts.org.

MEET-UPS
Business Growth Seminar featuring “Introducing your Path nov to Expansion” from 2-4 p.m., at the Folsom Chamber, 200 Wool St., Folsom. RSVP to jereme@sheltonpower.com.

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Vice President Al Gore will speak at the Sacramento nov Speakers Series, at Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 ‘L’ St., Sacramento. For more information and tickets, visit sacramentosAnnual Crab and Chowder Gala starting at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., at peakers.com. nov the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 PlacEl Dorado Hills newcomers erville, Drive, Placerville. $40. Event club coffee for ladies event at includes all you can eat dungeness crab, clam nov 7 p.m. For location information, chowder, bread, salad and pasta, live music, e-mail pam.parmelee@att.net. dancing and a silent auction. (530) 621-5860 edhnewcomers.com. or e-mail fair@eldoradocountyfair.org.

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SOCIALGLIMPSES

NOVEMBER 2013

FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

Gina and her angels
Sisters, from left, Holly Finelli Bialorucki, Gina Finelli Bass and Lizette Finelli were on hand for the Gina’s Angels fall harvest fundraiser at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills on Oct. 20. The event was organized to help Bass raise funds while she battles cancer.

PHOTOS BY DON CHADDOCK • FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

Picking the perfect pumpkin

DON CHADDOCK • FOLSOM LAKE ENTERTAINER

Oak Ridge High School students Elizabeth Rist, 17, left, and Rachel Horton, 17, volunteer to help sell raffle tickets during the Oct. 20 fundraiser in El Dorado Hills.

Alyssa Vergara, 15 months, and her 5-year-old big sister Addison, both of Folsom, were hard at work picking pumpkins at Zittel Farms in Folsom a few weeks before Halloween.

COURTESY • MATTHEW BATTERSHELL, FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE

Folsom Lake College raises money Drug free is the way to be
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Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary School students celebrated Red Ribbon Week in October. From left are Grace Heffington, 10, Matthew Gorajewski, 5, Cy Watson, 11, Rachel Mouillesseaus, 9, Jaron Hodson, 7, Meyer Lathe, 5, and Nathan Heffington, 8.

Folsom Lake College Foundation’s annual fundraiser on Oct. 18, One Night, brought plenty of people to the Harris Center for the Arts. From left are Gloryvette Lichtman, Folsom Lake College Foundation One Night Chair, Jamie McCullough, Wells Fargo District Manager, Kevin Barri, Wells Fargo Area President, Rachel Rosenthal, Folsom Lake College President, Chris Thompson, Wells Fargo Regional Project Manager, 1st District State Sen. Ted Gaines and Bryan Byrd, Folsom Lake College Foundation Board Chair.

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