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BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

he Waffle Experience takes breakfast food to a whole new level.


Come to this fine-dining restaurant in Folsom and experience a
one-of-a-kind meal.
Michael Donoho, chef proprietor, first opened The Waffle Expe-
rience with Jeff Belaski, co-owner and general manager in Sacramento in July
2014 and since, it has been a huge hit, Belaski said.
The two met when they served in Desert Storm in the Marine Corps. 30 years
ago. Later Donoho went to culinary school and Belaski went into business and
finance.
In 2012, Donoho, who was the executive chef at the Waldorf Astoria Resort in
Boca Raton, Florida, reached out to Belaski and the pair rekindled their friend-
ship, Belaski said.
Donoho took a true Belgium waffle and infused it with flavors, Belaski said.
The flavors are incredible, he said.
This is something that I had never had The Waffle
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trademarked the name as The Waffle
Experience, Belaski said.
In 2014, they opened up the Sacramento location and in 2016 they opened the
Folsom location.
The more popular items on the menu include the Praise the Lard and We
Found the Beef which is served on a fresh herb waffle, Belaski said.
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WAFFLE MENU: Main, Cheese Gone Wild with a fresh herb waffle. Lower photos from left, Benedict Arnold
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WAFFLE GUYS: From left, Michael Donoho, co-owner and chef proprietor, and Jeff Belaski, co-owner and general manager, have been friends for more than 30
years and decided to open a different kind of delicious breakfast restaurant.
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The most exotic waffle we have is called Jimmys a Greek


and it has olives, onion jam, tomatoes, balsamic, arugula, feta
cheese, sun-dried tomato pesto sauce, an egg and that is all
served on a fresh herb waffle, he said.
When you go into The Waffle Experience, whether it is in
Sacramento location or Folsom, you will have a personal ex-
perience from the moment you walk in the door, Belaski said.
I am a meet and greeter, he said. Every customer is
spoken to and its a family-oriented atmosphere. The Folsom
location will have a huge chalkboard that kids can write on. A
lot of people write how many times they have been there.
One thing Belaski wanted people to know about The Waffle
Experience is that they make everything fresh daily no mi-
crowaves and no heat lamps. They do have a freezer, but only
keep ice cream inside, he said.
Belaski said that the average check charge is around $16,
which includes entre and a drink. The menu also includes
items for as low as $6.
Something about the restaurant that is unique is while
waiting for food, you can watch a screen that shows the
kitchen preparing your meal.
How many places show what is going on in
the kitchen? How many places make every-
thing fresh, every day? Belaski said. Chef
Mike created something that had never ex-
isted. Everyone has chocolate and strawberries
on their waffles, but they have not done what we
have. That is our pride and joy.

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BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN
Fort Rock Brewing
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It became a hobby of mine and then it became an Ale, an IPA, a red IPA, the Foggy Goggles DIPA and a
obsession gone wrong, Fuquay said. We went from $100 brown.
of equipment from The Brewmeister, and now three years We wanted to do our take on the micro-brewery
later, to $300,000 of brewing equipment. tasting room that is popular right now, Fuquay said. We
In the beginning, the beer they produced came out good opened this to do it in a way to make up for the things we
and after talking and running numbers, it made sense to were missing when we were going to breweries. There is
them to open a real brewery, he said. no place in Folsom like the Nimbus Winery. To me, its
We were brewing beer and people would come over the perfect building because it has the historical winery
and drink our beer, Wilder said. Then, I thought, This is feel to it.
fun. Wouldnt it be nice to have larger place to have even The four founders have business experience already in
more friends over and have a place to hangout? their back pocket from owning and operating the Fisheye
That is exactly what they did. Scuba store in Folsom.
The brewery had its grand opening on March 10 with CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
the first six beers on tap a pilsner, the Patagonia Pale
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BEER BUDDIES: From left, co-founders Tom Fuquay, Heidi Wilder, Kim Dudeck and John Dudeck have been brewing their own beer since
2012, but now everyone can enjoy it, in the Nimbus Winery.

Fort Rock can have up to 12 taps and within the month, eight
of them will be filled with unique beers.
In addition, unlike any other brewery in the Sacramento
region, Fort Rock Brewing develops beer with 100 percent
Folsom water.
I think it makes a difference in the beer quality because it is
clear, soft water from the mountains, Fuquay said. There are no
minerals in it and its not ground water. Its just easy for beer.
Once the beer is brewed, it is promptly served.
One of the greatest things people can get from coming in
here is fresh beer, Fuquay said. A fresh pint of beer compared
to a bottle that has been on the shelf for a couple of weeks, it
just tastes better.
Wilder said the brewery is family-friends and dog-friendly.
The Spaghetti Factory wanted to create a menu for us so
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 customers can order little snacks or some pizza, she said. We
allow outside food as well.
The type of beer they plan to brew will always be different Dudeck said she is really happy about the staff they have be-
recipes that everyone can enjoy because not everyone drinks the cause they are energetic people and they are very knowledgeable
same style, Wilder said. about the beer.
My preferred style is a very nice west coast-style IPA, When I come here, its pretty exciting to see people walking
Fuquay said. Were going to try to do a couple of really good in, buying and enjoying our beer, she said. Like we opened a
ones, but that is not all we plan to have. We want to have beers brewery and people showed up! Were trying to put together a
that are solid, great on the pallet and taste really good. good community here.
So far, Wilder said what she likes most about brewing beer With more than 5,000-square feet, Fort Rock is spacious and
and creating a brewery is there are a lot of fun people they meet. has many areas to relax, including the bar top.
We have networked with all of the breweries around here and The brewery is starting its growler club for those who love the
its really an inclusive community, Wilder said. beer. It includes a black or white hydro flask growler with the
Dudeck said all of the local breweries have been very support- brewery logo and you get 15 pours per year. The group is still
ive and friendly. working on details, but the club will be launching soon.
For me, beer and alcoholic beverages have kind of been a cat- Additionally, Wilder said that if anyone already has a
alyst for social gathering and having a good time, Fuquay said. 64-ounce growler, they are welcome to come get it filled up.
To be able to enjoy a beer and suddenly, now you are crafting The tasting room has games such as an oversized Connect
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Craft beer is really popular and there are so many breweries popping up in
Sacramento, but there really isnt anything in this area so we wanted to fill that
void, she said.
The couple have had opening a restaurant in mind for a couple years and when
a location in the Palladio became available, formerly occupied by Freebirds, they
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SAVORY AND SUDS: Heather Zamarripa owns and operates Grist Beer Hall with her husband.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17

The Palladio is a really good spot in Folsom and that tizers menu that are Mediterranean inspired. We have hot
side of town is kind of the new hot-spot, Zamarripa said. wings, but not traditional buffalo wings. They have harissa
There are new things going up and its drawing a lot of Moroccan seasonings.
business. We feel the Palladio is sort of the central shopping Zamarripa said they are adding a lot of different flavors
hub in Folsom. like Korean, Vietnamese, Moroccan and more to their
menu. She said they are trying to feature all different flavors.
BEHIND THE NAME The restaurant is a family-friendly environment with a
When grain is smashed down to its first component be- kids menu that will have more unique items than just chick-
fore the brewing starts, its called grist, and the Zamarripas en nuggets and burgers, she said.
loved the name. We have long banquet tables and if the place is packed,
For home brewing, the grist is where you begin, Zamar- you are going to have to squeeze in and make some friends,
ripa said. We are hoping this place will be where people she said. We want people to not feel secluded at their own
begin their craft beer journey. tables. We want everyone to socialize and have an easy-go-
ing, fun and relaxed environment.
ON THE MENU
In addition to beer, this new hot spot has wine on tap as WHATS NEXT
well, she said. While the wine will not be under pressure, Zamarripa said her favorite part of the business so far
like beer, it is another way to serve wine in a unique way. is seeing peoples reactions to what she and her husband
Grist also has a full global-style food menu. created.
This style food kind of encompasses everything, Zamar- What we are doing is so different from Folsom and we
ripa said. For example, we have some things on our appe- are really enjoying peoples positive feedback about how

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family-friendly it is, the
varieties of beer we have
and the different kind
of menu that we are
serving, she said.
Zamarripa said she
is looking forward to
doing more special
events and things with
the community.
We would love to
do some beer paring
dinners and get some
breweries in here to talk
about the beer specif-
ically, she said. We
are still learning as we
go and I think we do
are doing everything in
stride.
Zamarripa said she
hopes everyone comes
in and gives them the
chance.

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any orchestra, the repertoire for the April 22 concert,
Organ Symphony, will feature classical organ music
performed by guest soloistElizabeth Forsyth.
The evening consists of three compositions, one without
an organ, Johannes Brahms Academic Festival Overture,
and two with: George Handels Organ Concerto in B-flat
major, op. 4, no. 6 and Camille Saint-Saens Organ Sym-
phony (Symphony No. 3).
A San Francisco native, Forsyth is the organist for the
First Congregational Church in Berkeley and teaches organ
and piano. She
has been a guest Organ Symphony
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Brahms wrote the Academic Festival Overture during
the summer of 1880 after being requested to compose a
symphony in honor of receiving his honorary doctorate in
KEY PLAYER: Elizabeth Forsyth will perform at the Harris Center.
music from the University of Breslau. The music blends
serious and light-hearted, sometimes comedic, elements,
including excerpts from college drinking tunes, leading the composer to describe the piece as a very boisterous potpourri of
student songs. He conducted the premier performance at the university in 1881.
Handels Organ Concerto being performed for this program is one of six he published in 1735 and 1736. Handel him-
self was an organist and introduced the chamber organ into his oratorios to reinforce the voices of the chorus. His use of
the organ with other instruments served as a model for later composers.
Saint-Saens Organ Symphony was the composers last attempt at the symphonic form. After writing it in the early
1880s, he declared he had given everything to it I was able to give. It was first performed in London in 1886 and dedicat-
ed to the memory of Franz Liszt after that composer died two months later. It is scored for both organ and piano. It may
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BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

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where if they could have a database
for people who they really trust,
Pelley said.
If we could get those people
together and then we have my
network, your network and their
network, he said. Then one day,
we decided to start it.
Pelley and Frick had a meeting
with five people and on a napkin,
they drew a smart phone.
The smart phones had just come
out and I didnt have one, but
Adam did, he said. We wanted to
connect people virtually, but also
personally. More and more people
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In addition to the businesses
Pelley helped start in Folsom, he
also sat on many boards and helped
start one of the Rotary Clubs.
When I moved to Folsom, I
In addition, all of his speeches are tailored for each specific client. Any content he uses for
knew two people and they worked
Disney, he cant use for IBM. He personalizes each seminar and then starts over again for
for me, he said. I think getting
the next.
involved helped me see what was
Not only is Pelley successful in speaking, but he is also a Folsom resident and business going on. I met more and more
owner, along with other things. people and kept getting more
In the mid-2000s, Folsom hadnt had a community bank for more than 40 years and a involved.
number of small business owners wanted one, he said. One of them said, Lets start our A fun fact about Pelley is that he
own, and they did. loves to drink iced green tea from
We needed a really cool bank in Folsom, Pelley said. Community banks are very differ- Starbucks.
ent from corporate entities. They are so much more in-tune with the local economy. I used to think it tasted like dirt,
Pelley was a founding organizer of the Folsom Lake Bank and after the bank opened, he but now I am addicted to it, he
became the vice president of community relations. He said it was the best job ever and was said. Almost anyone who sees me,
his only 9-to-5 job he ever had. even in the winter, I have my iced
I am very proud to have been involved in the launch and it is a great resume credit when green tea. Its so well known, some-
you can tell your friends, I helped start a bank. I never knew anyone who had done that, and times in a meeting, someone will
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Way off the beaten path lays one of our favorite, Naggiar Vineyards. Well worth the drive along
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Spring is finally here! No more time
buried under heavy blankets and eating
foods that are just the same. While those
meals are enjoyable during the winter
months, in the spring you just want
something light and tangy. Nothing
says crisp like a fresh green apple. The
tartness of the apple and the homemade
lemon dressing is married with the bitter
arugula and savory salmon. A delight for
the tastebuds and a perfect lunch option
that makes you feel as good as it tastes.
Lets make health the biggest trend in
spring 2017.

APPLE ARUGULA
SALMON SALAD
Serves 2
Salad can very well be a breakfast meal. In fact, it is suggested to eat breakfast like a
2 (7-ounce) salmon fillets
king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. This salad is a breakfast meant for
1 tablespoon minced garlic
a king. Eating first thing in the morning makes me feel amazing and healthy for the
2 tablespoons olive oil
duration of the day. A granola bar just doesnt seem to cut it. Greens are great for getting
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste (I
your body to wake-up! Top with bacon, avocado and a fried egg for a delicious savory
use a good amount of salt)
jump start to the day. Avocado is a great ingredient that will aid in keeping that full satis-
Two large handful of arugula fied feeling until lunch time. Keep the egg yoke soft to work as a dressing.
1 large organic green apple
1 organic ripe avocado
BREAKFAST SALAD
Dressing: (use only a little)
Serves 2
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large handful of spinach
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large handful of arugula
A good pinch of pink Himalayan salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 teaspoon
Arrange arugula in a bunch on a plate.
1 ripe avocado
Place skillet over medium heat and warm
olive oil. 4 strips of bacon
Sautee garlic until fragrant. yellow onion diced
Sprinkle salt and pepper on raw salmon and *Optional: 1 sweet potato
pat the spices in.
once the oil is heated add the salmon fillets Arrange the spinach and arugula on a plate or in a serving bowl.
skin side up. Cook for 12 minutes on each Heat olive oil over medium heat on a skillet. Once hot, crack the eggs into the pan to fry.
side. Keep a close eye on them, some will cook Add 1 teaspoon of water to the pan and cover to allow eggs to steam. (This helps the eggs not stick to
faster or take longer depending on thickness. pan as well.) Optional crack yoke for a fully cooked yoke or leave intact for a runny yoke.
Remove from heat and set aside. Remove eggs from pan and set aside.
Slice the apple and avocado and place over Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan and sautee the onion until fragrant.
arugula. Remove from heat and add to the salad mix.
In a separate dish mix lemon juice, olive oil Slice the ripe avocado and arrange on greens.
and salt to make dressing. Cook bacon as desired. I prefer very crunchy bacon and cook mine on a microwave-safe tray for 6
Lay the salmon on the bed of green and minutes.
lightly dress with lemon dressing. Place bacon and eggs with the greens and serve.
Enjoy the bright green and delicious taste. Enjoy breakfast of kings.

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RECIPES

1. Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable. 5. Lowers the risk of cancer.

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6. Improves bone health.
7. Improves eyesight.

ARUGULA
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the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart bolic functions, mineral absorption and
disease. boosts immunity.
4. It promotes healthy complexion, an in- 9. Contains antioxidant properties.
crease in energy and balance in weight.
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Spring is here! Just like we get the hankering to spring
clean the home, we also feel the need to clean out our bodies
from all the warm comfort foods that have helped sustain us
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arugula salad with homemade candied pecans and more top-
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A TOTAL SENSORY

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WINE-TASTING, FOOD-SAMPLING DAY

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BY ALEXIS EISENHAUER | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

Amador Four Fires ffering a total sensory immersion into four-distinct, wine-growing
regions, Amador Four Fires festival is an event like no other. To
WHEN: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. MAY 6
WHERE: AMADOR COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, help you get the most out of your A4F experience, here are some
18621 SHERWOOD ST, PLYMOUTH insider tips from the events creator, Deirdre Mueller.
TICKETS: AVAILABLE AT
AMADORFOURFIRES.COM USE THE MAP
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Mueller suggests starting with the festival map and program.
MARCH 15, 2017.
Do a quick study of the offerings and select the cooking demonstrations and
panels you want to attend, Mueller said.
Using these as dots to connect, she suggests then exploring each tasting
region in between, pairing the region with the demonstration or panels youve
selected.

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IMMERSION
AMADOR FOUR FIRES
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
THE FOOD
Traditional foods of Spain, Italy, France and her-
itage California cooked over open flame by local
chefs, then paired with wines of each region.

THE WINE
Over 40 wineries pour vintages inspired by
the four regions sourced by winemakers and
winegrowers from local Amador County vines.

THE IMMERSION
Interactive activities, meet-the-winemakers
sessions, expert panels, cooking demonstrations,
sensory station, local merchants and tastings and
music ignite all the senses all day.

THE MUSIC
Jesse Hendricks (Spanish guitar and world
music), and Wasted Space (classic rock hits) draw
guests in to dance or just relax to a variety of
sounds and rhythms throughout the fairgrounds
all day.

NEW FEATURES
Family-friendly area with animals and activi-
ties, Meet the Experts, Live BottleTalk Show, Beer
vs. Wine seminar, and more.

CHOOSE A REGION
Next, pick a region to start off your tasting experience: Italy, Iberia, France, or heritage California. The wines are separated by
region so attendees can taste them side-by-side.
Be sure to sample wines with the cuisine in that region, Mueller said. The chefs have designed their dishes to pair perfectly
with the wine. Take a sip, a nibble, and then chat with the winemakers and chefs themselves. Some folks hop from winery to win-
ery within a region, others pick a varietal (like Barbera in the Italian region) and make taste comparisons. Whatever approach you
choose, you cant go wrong.

ENJOY YOURSELF
In between each region, Mueller also recommends that you take time to relax: Take a seat in the shade, explore the sensory sta-
tion, or listen to live music (provided by a winemaker who doubles as a musician). Be sure to check out the local purveyors of olive
oils, cooking sauces, candies and more.
But dont miss the bottled wines available for sale as there are some great values, Mueller said. Plus, receive a free A4F tote
with the purchase of four or more of your favorite wines.
(The A4F volunteers are happy to set side purchases for pick up at end of the day.)
But most of all, Mueller said. Immerse yourself and enjoy!
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AMADOR FOUR FIRES

MEET
THE
CHEFS
AMADOR COUNTY CHEFS BRING CULINARY EXPERTISE TO AMADOR FOUR FIRES
BY ALEXIS EISENHAUER | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

MARK BERKNER BETH


OF TASTE SOGAARD
RESTAURANT OF BETH
Chef Mark Berkner grew up in El Cerrito
and has worked in the hospitality industry SOGAARD
since the age of 15. He began a career
with Marriott Hotels and Resorts in 1989,
CATERING
quickly becoming one of the youngest executive chefs in company history. Berkner AND
opened Taste Restaurant in May of 2006 ideally located in Plymouth, the gateway
to Amador wine country. AMADOR VINTAGE MARKET
Berkners passion for fresh seasonal foods and simple elegant preparations has Chef Beth Sogaard began her culinary career in 1994, after
garnered praise from the Sacramento Bee to the New York Times. Taste Restaurant completing a professional degree at Lederwolff Culinary
and Wine Bar is the highest ZAGAT rated restaurant in Sacramento and one of the top Academy and has since furthered her education by attending
restaurants in America. master classes at the Culinary Institute of Americas Napa
every year we meet people who are experiencing Amador for the first time. its Valley Greystone campus. She opened her own catering
a great opportunity to see the people behind the wine and food, right in front of company in 1999 and grew the business into the diverse
you. We are proud to be part of Amador Four Fires and promote our community of enterprise found on Main Street in Plymouth.
farmers, grape growers, ranchers, winemakers and chefs, Berkner said. Every year more folks stop in to enjoy the house-made
This year, Berkner and his talented team will create the atmosphere of a French items and to enjoy the wonderful small-town hospitality.
country cafe for the Rhone Zone with fresh herbs, seasonally inspired ingredients, Food is our passion here at Beth Sogaard Catering. A
decor and music to make you feel like you are in France. The menu will include: beautiful selection of dishes can turn the ordinary into the
fondue with French baguette, lentil salad, walnut cake, roasted leg of lamb and whole extraordinary. No matter what the occasion, we make it
deaver lamb over the live fire, as well as beef from Big Horse Little Cow Ranch in delicious and memorable, Sogaard said.
Ione. For Amador Four Fires, Sogaard and her loyal team will once
Being able to interact directly with the attendees and show them how to again execute impressive skill with their giant traditional
breakdown a whole lamb or give cooking tips makes this a great event with a paella featuring chorizo and shrimp for the Iberia (Spain/
personal touch, he said. Portugal) Zone.

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OR FOUR FIRES
MATTHEW
BROUCARET,
OF JACKSON
RANCHERIA CASINO
RESORT
Executive Chef Matthew Broucaret knew
from an early age that he was meant to be in
the kitchen, a revelation that was inspired by his grandmother Ida and her
enthusiasm for cooking. Broucaret graduated from the Culinary Arts in San
Francisco and since then has studied under world-famous chefs, including
Thomas Keller, Laurant Manrique and Dan Silverman. It was Thomas Keller, of
the world famous fine dining restaurant, the French Laundry, that provided
Broucaret with an opportunity to be part the renowned Bouchon Bistros
opening team.
Broucarets years in culinary-rich cities like Manhattan and San Francisco
made him yearn for a closer to the earth dining experience and heightened
his interest in the growing farm-to-fork industry. Looking to combine locally
Saturday, May 6, 2017
sourced quality ingredients with a burgeoning wine region, Broucaret and AmadorFourFires.com
his wife chose to raise their children in Amador County. He now oversees five
restaurants and the banquet staff at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
We are looking forward to Amador Four Fires and supporting this event,
Broucaret said. Creating fresh chef-inspired dishes is what were all about at
Jackson Rancheria. Im proud to be a part of such a talented culinary team.

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AMADOR FOUR FIRES

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CAROLYN KUMPE
OF VENDAGE & CO.
CATERING
Chef Carolyn Kumpe honed her craft through
professionally cooking in various kitchens, train-
ing under many revolutionary chefs throughout
the Bay Area, and in the Langue dOc region of
France. It was under the guidance of Judy Rogers
of San Franciscos Zuni Caf & Grill where she
learned to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of
food in its purest, freshest form.
Kumpe continues to receive widespread
attention for her food. Inspired by the bounties of perfectly fresh and sustainable
produce in the Sierra Foothills, Kumpe opened Charlottes Bake Shoppe of El Dora-
do in 2001 and was soon voted by residents as the countys Best Desserts in 2005.
That same year, Charlottes Bake Shoppe was rated by Al Pierleoni of the Sacramen- SNEAK PEEK MENU
to Bee as one of the top 10 places to eat lunch in the Sacramento area. As the wine
regions of Amador and el dorado counties refine and flourish, so does demand for FOR AMADOR FOUR FIRES
quality caterers like Kumpes quickly budding venture, Vendage & Co.
Immersed within the Heritage California Zone at Amador Four Fires, Kumpe will
be featuring local Passmore Ranch (Sloughhouse) seafood, which she will smoke in
HERITAGE CALIFORNIA ZONE
the portable smoke shack her firefighter husband has built just for this event.
PRESENTED BY CHEF CAROLYN KUMPE,
VENDAGE & CO. CATERING

DARIUS SOMARY PASSMORE RANCH SMOKED TROUT TARTINE,


OF JACKSON Radish Butter, Black Sesame Ficelle with Cucumber,
Pea Tendrils, Cress, Yuzu Vinaigrette. (Ficelle is a skinny
RANCHERIA CASINO baguette and translates to flute. yuzu is a fragrant
Japanese citrus.)
RESORT SMOKED BEET-HORSERADISH PASSMORE RANCH
Born and raised in Switzerland to an Irish mother STURGEON with Tarragon and Dilled Leek Dip on Potato
and a Swiss-Austrian father, Chef Darius Somary Chips (gluten-free).
grew up amidst diverse cuisines and a multitude OAK FIRED SMASHED SPRING NEW POTATOES in
of cultures. His passion for the culinary arts led him Amador EVOO with Passmore Ranch Caviar, Creme Fraiche,
to pursue cooking as his profession, studying at Chives, Daikon Sprouts (gluten-free). New potatoes are
the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Later, Somary graduated from Le freshly harvested young, small, potatoes, gathered in
Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts with honors and was able to study under distinguished spring and early summer. They have paper-thin skins and
chefs Paul Bertolli and Paul Canales at Restaurant Oliveto. lots of moisture inside, and they tend to be sweeter. New
Breaking out on his own, Somary became the executive chef and event director potatoes are pure perfection whensimply boiled with a bit
of SpringLoaf Catering and Event Planning in San Francisco before taking the of butter and a few chopped herbs, but lets talk bliss when
executive chef position at Hotel Sutter in Sutter Creek. Here he has gained acclaim fire roasted with Amador extra virgin olive oil, topped with
amongst food critics, locally and in the Bay Area alike. In 2015, Somary joined the chive-creme fraiche and Passmore Ranch caviar.
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resorts team of chefs and brings creative and flavorful vegetarians will be accommodated.
food to all of the events at Jackson Rancheria.
Somary is spearheading the Jackson Rancheria menu for Amador Four Fires
and plans to showcase Californias diverse and rich heritage meats, featuring their
signature dish venison the subject of rave reviews at last years event.
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HOTEL SUTTERS
CUISINE
Frequented by locals and visitors
alike, the historic Hotel Sutter
restaurant and saloon yield fresh
farmhouse cuisine that is sourced
both locally and sustainably. In
addition to daily restaurant favorites,
chefs cater an array of special events
with a focus on thoughtfully crafted
items, such as hand cut steaks and
gourmet burgers.
Hotel Sutter will be bringing in
exciting new culinary talent to Ama-
dor Four Fires 2017. Last year, their
bistecca fiorenza headlined the italy
Zone, complimenting the regionally
inspired Barbera that has become
such a gem of Amador wine country.

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Full Golf Memberships on


Two Championship Courses
Contact Membership Office for Details 916-354-3421
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WINE STATIONS
FOCUS ON SPECIFIC EUROPEAN, CALIFORNIA REGIONS AT AMADOR FOUR FIRES
BY ALEXIS EISENHAUER | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

Sparking the unique concept of Amador Four Fires Festival, the European regions of Rhone (Southern France), Italy, Iberia (Spain/Portugal), and the
Heritage region of California are really where todays Amador County wine country all began.
Specific varieties of wine grapevines flourish in specific climates, and each of these featured regions has its own particular champions, including: Syrah
and Mourvedre of the Rhone valley of Southern France; tempranillo and touriga of the iberian peninsula of Spain and portugal; Barbera and Sangiovese
of italy; and Zinfandel of heritage California (with the states oldest Zinfandel vineyard right in the heart of the Shenandoah valley in Amador County).
Amador winemakers and winegrowers know very well the treasure in the lands climate that allows different regionally inspired varietals to flourish, as
award-winning Zinfandels, Syrahs, and Barberas can attest. Exclusively Amador-grown wines are poured at Amador Four Fires for tasting.
Unique to Amador Four Fires is that wines are poured in region-focused zones enabling attendees to taste similar varietals poured by multiple win-
eries side-by-side. This encourages an attention to the different characteristics that one type of wine can exhibit from different vineyards and processes,
offering guests an experience unlike other wine and food festivals.

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AMADOR FOUR FIRES SCHEDULE PANELS, GUEST SPEAKERS AND ACTIVITIES
SPECIAL FEATURES 11:30 a.m. noon
Beer vs. Wine: A Pairing Tug of War
2:30 3 p.m. and 3 3:30 p.m.
Wine & Food Pairings: There Are No Rules
Noon 1 p.m.
Wine and Food Q&A with the Experts! explore the flavor profiles of craft beer and wine, (Q&A to follow)
Our guest experts take the stage at noon for a spe- and how the complement food, as Scott Harvey Phil Werfelmann (Sommelier and Restaurant
cial one-hour discussion on how to taste wine better, (Winemaker, Scott Harvey Wines), Big Mike Moore Wine Buyer) discuss the tried and true rules, and
and how to taste better wine, complete with a (Beer Educator, Beer Judge), and W ill Pritchard, why to throw them out the window. G. M. Pooch
q-and-a session from the audience. (Brewer, Amador Brewing) push and pull for their pucilowski (Certified Wine educator) joins phil for a
favorite beverage. Q&A session following the presentation.Interactive
Stations All Day
2 2:30 p.m.
1 1:30 p.m. Renwood Sensory Station
Live BottleTalk Show!
Conscious Tasting: How to Size Up Beer Like All day, walk on up and learn how to identify aromas
Rick Kushman of Cap Radios Kushman by the Bottle
a Pro in wines, how barrel toasts impart flavors, and
and Paul Wagner host a live version of their fun-lov-
Craft beers, like fine wines, have specific tastes and why soil composition is important in this hands-on
ing wine podcast: BottleTalk with Rick and Paul.
quality markers. sensory station.
SipScore: You be the Judge
MEET THE EXPERTS 1:30 2 p.m. Rate the wines at Amador Four Fires! Learn how use
the SipScore ratings of your favorite wines and cui-
PANELS Expert Panel: Does Great Wine Start in the
Vineyard? sine as a guide for future purchases and excursions.
11 11:30 a.m.
Wine Tasting 101: Sip, Swirl, and Smell Repeat award-winning winemaker and renown Wild vs. Domestic
winegrape grower discuss which is more important Family-friendly area featuring interactive station
Start off your day of exploration by reviewing the
to crafting great wine: grapes or skill, or both? discussing wildlife and domestic animals, what hap-
three basics of wine tasting.
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Easter egg hunt can be


easier than a Folsom house hunt

April what a great time of year. I love the market. Today, Folsom has about two
growth, the colors, the longer days and the months of inventory actively for sale. Thats
weather. When the sun comes out, Folsom considered low and a sellers market. At
and the area come to life. Some of our an- time of publication, Folsom had 83 homes
nual pastimes come to life baseball, Easter for sale. Thirty-one of those homes came on
celebrations, home improvements, taxes the market on March 1 or later. There were
and my favorite, local real estate. 109 homes sold in Folsom in the first 70
Easter seems a little later this year as it days of the year vs. 132 homes sold in the
falls on Sunday, April 16. To celebrate, the same time frame last year. There are just not
Palladio has a family event from 1 p.m. to as many homes for sale.
BY PAT QUAN 5 p.m. on April 9, with a lot of fun spring But multiple offers are still a reality of to-
activities for the kids including a visit by the day. In Folsom, of the 209 homes that have
Easter Bunny. Bring your cameras. Folsom is been sold (109) or pending (100) in 2017,
hosting its annual Spring Eggstravanganza 112 have received multiple offers thats
from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 53.5 percent. Over half of the homes sold
15 at Lembi Park the day before Easter. had received multiple offers. The average
The Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp. price of a home that received multiple
There will be a lot of free activities too offers was $488,636. Of the 109 homes that
including a kiddie carnival. For an addition- sold, 24 (22 percent) sold for over list price.
al fee, enjoy the pancake breakfast and face Compare that to homes that didnt receive
painting too. multiple offers. there were only five (4.5
Tax day is Tuesday, April 17. Ugh! Did you percent) homes sold for over list price.
know that the Cubs, until their World Series In summary, if you are thinking of selling
win last fall, had not won a World Series your home, you may want to explore your
since income taxes were implemented? options and gather more information. Will
Thats crazy. your home receive multiple offers? Will
This is also the time to tackle that list your home sell for over list price? How can
of home improvement projects. After this you get your home sold for top dollar? As a
seasons rain, i sure saw a lot of my roofing buyer, how can you navigate this situation
guys. In fact, I spent a lot of time talking to and get in the best position to get your offer
many of my home improvement partners. accepted? How can you be in the 78 percent
Leak repairs, drainage and water issues and of home sales that do not compete with
more were very prevalent this winter. other buyers offers?
There is never a dull moment in real I talk with sellers and buyers about these
estate, especially Folsom real estate. It is still topics and more all the time. With proper
a sellers market. Finding that right home planning and a good Realtor (luckily, I know
and submitting a winning bid seems more a really good one), you can smoothly get to
difficult than finding eggs in the egg hunt. your next stage in life.
In past columns, I discussed strategies to To contact Pat Quan, call 916-812-4341, email
deal with multiple offers and the need for pquan@cbnorcal.com or go to PatQuan.com. BRE
more homes to be for sale in the Folsom #01918240.

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GRAMMY WINNER MARC COHN HEADLINES AT HARRIS CENTER FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
BY MATTHEW WHITLEY | PHOTO IS COURTESY

Twenty five years ago, Marc Cohn released his debut stress disorder for several years, disappearing from the music
album and cemented his place in pop culture with the industry for the next 10 years.
Grammy-winning single, Walking in Memphis. In 2010, Cohn returned to the charts with Listening
Born in Cleveland, the self-taught pianist got his start in Booth: 1970, a stunning collection of covers from artists
coffeehouses in Los Angeles before moving to New York that influenced him when he was young.
City where began demoing for songwriters including Jerry Today, Cohn remains rocks most critically acclaimed sing-
Leiber and Mike Stoller. He soon landed a job playing er songwriters. His most recent releases include, Careful
piano and singing back up for Tracy Chapman, which led to What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities, a collection of
being signed with Atlantic records. demos and never released songs that were recorded before
His debut, Walking in Memphis became a huge smash, his breakthrough. Other releases includes Evolution of a
earning him a Grammy for Best New Artist. He would Record, which chronicles the creation of his singles, Walk-
work with many notable performers including Kris Krist- ing in Memphis, True Companions and more.
offerson, David Crosby, Roseanne Cash, as well as, a Marc Cohns current tour celebrates the 25th anni-
very successful tour with Bonnie Raitt. versary of Walking in Memphis. He will perform
In 1998 while in Denver after a show, this debut album in its entirety, as well as, show
Cohn became a victim of carjacking personal videos and photographs. The Folsom
resulting in a near-fatal shot to the Entertainer caught up with Marc to discuss his
head. Remarkably, he wasnt per- new material, the tour and his breakthrough
manently damaged physically but single that changed his career.
would suffer from post traumatic

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WHAT INSPIRED WALKING IN MEMPHIS AND DID YOU EXPECT cause you know youre back to something you are engaged again as
THE KIND OF REACTION WHEN IT CAME OUT, INCLUDING A a writer. So when I have written one song, usually two three or four
GRAMMY? make come and I try to ride that wave long as I can because I know
No, not even close. None of us including Atlantic that signed me, there may be another long period where nothing is coming again.
thought that any those songs would be hit. We thought Memphis So thats been the pattern for me. Five or six can come at a time and
had a shot by it wasnt even the priority release that month at then nothing for quite a while.
Atlantic records. But it slowly but surely started picking up steam
as people would be calling in and say, Who was that? What is that YOU HAD A HORRIFIC
song? It was a surprise, a delightful surprise. Not only became a
hit, but that its still around.
INCIDENT WHERE YOU
WERE SHOT, WERE
PUT ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES
I went to Memphis looking for inspiration. I wasnt even a record-
ing act at the time I wrote the song. I went there because I knew so
YOU ABLE TO WORK
THROUGH THAT TRAUMA
AND I BOARDED THE PLANE
much music had come from there and thought, Maybe something WITH YOUR ART?
will inspire me. And its one of the few times you go looking for It was such a traumatic TOUCHED DOWN IN THE LAND
inspiration and you find it. usually its the opposite. its when you experience. And this has
never expect it something comes. But it was an amazing trip and
somehow I was able to put my own experience being there amongst
been the case for most
of my life, when theres
OF THE DELTA BLUES
all that amazing music and soul into a pretty personal song that still
resonated with people. And that is why I am still around, people are
something really difficult
thats happened, eventu-
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
ally I am going to need
still covering it and I am still singing it.
to write about it whether POURING RAIN
IS SONG WRIT- Its explicit or implicit in
Marc Cohn ING DIFFICULT what Im writing. Trauma
LYRICS FROM WALKING IN MEMPHIS

PRESENTED BY: CARRERA PRODUCTIONS FOR YOU? DO and deep unhappiness are
WHEN: 8 P.M. APRIL 30 YOU SEEK INSPI- usually, unfortunately, the
WHERE: HARRIS CENTER, 10 COLLEGE RATION? OR IS time when it occurs to me. I better write because to some degree, it
PARKWAY, FOLSOM THERE A MELODY always has been and still is. I dont know if its fair to call it thera-
TICKETS: PREMIUM $45, GENERAL $25-35 peutic but its so close its healing. It brought me new songs that
OR WORDS THAT
HARRISCENTER.NET weird wild unfortunate incident and it also brought me around to
BEGIN IT?
Its always dif- a deeper appreciation of my career and my audience. The fact that I
ferent. Thats the have a job where I do what I love. Ive been touring and writing and
classic songwriters question. For me theres no literal rhyme or rea- recording more than ever since that happened. So yeah, I get a real
son why a song will happen or come, what will inspire it. Like I said deep appreciation for how lucky I am to have an audience and a
with Memphis, its very unusual to actually go looking for inspiration career!
and actually end up with the song that doesnt sound contrived in
a way. Most of the time, I will just be reading something, walking WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR MENTORS AS A MUSICIAN
around the house overhearing something on the TV, line or a phrase AND WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER GOT
you never know. And you just have to be open to put everything FROM A MUSICIAN?
else aside when an idea breaks through and try to work on it for a Well, the most explicit advice I ever got was from a legendary
while. Because usually the first two hours, once you have the germ producer named Jerry Wexler who produced Miss Aretha Franklin
of an idea, is when you can get the best unfiltered work done. it isnt and Ray Charles. He gave me the most helpful, explicit advice. He
so much about crafting, its about inspiration. And you just never listened to a very early demo of mine years ago and this goes right
know when or how that it is going to come. to what we were talking about in terms of those songs on my record
I was singing it at a very low-keyed way. He heard a demo of mine
IS IT EASIER OR HARDER AFTER 25 YEARS TO WRITE A SONG? from a long time ago and said that I was over singing it. And he said
Yes, its about the same and its cyclical right. You know there are Im going to tell you a quote that Ray Charles told me, he said: I
months, sometimes my case, years where nothing was coming. And I Always sing like I have a full cup of coffee and not one drop goes
had that happen to the beginning of my career. In the middle of my over the edge. Well, thats a perfect image, right. Thats just exact.
career and recently but when youre in that part of the cycle where You want to be stirred by emotion but not overwrought and that was
you are not absorbing, youre actually ready to express something what made Ray so amazing. You never felt he was straining or over
that may be had been bottled up for a while or you werent ready to doing it. It was just the best singing you could possibly imagine. So
work through. When they do start coming its usually in a bunch be- that was the most explicit advice I got.

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THEATER

JUST A SPOON
FULL OF SUGAR
MARY POPPINS COMES TO
THE HARRIS CENTER
BY MATTHEW WHITLEY | PHOTO IS COURTESY

Since it opened on the West End of London in December


2004, Mary Poppins, the musical based on the childrens
books by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film released in
1964, has been a huge success winning multiple awards
in both England and New York. The novel and sub-
sequent film tells the story of a magical English
nanny who comes to the Banks family taking
the children on magical adventures and
teaching their preoccupied parents a
thing or two about family. Written
by the Sherman Brothers, script
by Julian Fellowes, this beloved
stage adaptation is being presented
by the El Dorado Musical Theater, a
musical theater group for youth with
performances at the Harris Center. For
EDMT its a perfect stage show to add
their already unbelievable repertoire
after wowing audiences with recent
productions like Shrek and Wizard
of Oz.

EDMT
What our defining goal is building
confidence through for life
through excellence in theater, Deb-
bie Wilson said, creative director of
EDMT. I think thats what the whole
deal is there is we are were changing
HELP THE MEDICINE them. In terms of them coming into
GO DOWN: Kelly their own, finding their confidence,
Maur is slated to finding out who they are, surprising
play Mary Poppins, themselves with what they can actually
the musical nanny. do and I think thats why its so its
so thrilling and its so important. I
have kids change from show to show
and theyre just not who they were and
theyre just so much more; just happier
and clear confident and all of that.

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With the goal of creating a place to perform and to have a
musical theater in El Dorado County was the brainchild of SUPERCALIFRAGIL ... A SONG BROKE MY SPELL-CHECK!
John Healy Jr. and Debbie Wilson in 2001. On top of the amazing score with so many classic songs and
Healy Jr., who has since passed, had created the San Jose a great story, this production excels in choreography. Wilson, an
Musical Theater in 1968, which is where he met Debbie Wil- accomplished dancer, takes these shows to the professional level.
son. When Healy Jr. retired to El Dorado County he lobbied This isnt typical childrens theater.
hard for Wilson to move here as well. Wilson had a remarkable And yes, Mary flies!
career in the arts as a professional dancer and choreographer, Weve got kids that are kickin butt and takin names! Wilson
worked with the NFL on Super Bowl halftime shows, the exclaimed with a laugh.
World Cup, Pro Bowl and Olympics. However, she was ready Thanks also to the amazing contributions of the company,
for a place to settle her family. ZFX, who worked with Cathy Rigby on Peter Pan, EDMT
The two created the El Dorado Musical Theater, and since its takes the shows up a notch, further giving Mary Poppins the
inception, now puts on five to six shows a year, offering up 70 grand dame entrance she deserves.
performances a year through the Harris Center. Amazingly, the And while I have been sworn to secrecy, I will say Wilson has
El Dorado Musical Theater does all this with a cast of perform- got a really spectacular surprise up her sleeve just pay atten-
ers aged 5-22. tion to the number Steppin Time.
Mary Poppins This fantastic show is being staged by a fantastically talented
ITS A JOLLY HOLIDAY group of young performers.
PRESENTED BY: EL DORADO
MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS WITH MARY I think it will take the adults back to their childhood,
WHEN: APRIL 28 - MAY 14 Mary Poppins has Wilson said. And gives the young people a really lovely story,
TICKETS: pRiCeS $21-$31; pRe- always been a dream visually to be sure.
MiuM $39 role for me. I love ev-
ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY erything about her. The
HARRISCENTER.NET magic, her confidence,
EDMT.INFO/MARY-POPPINS-2
and how she brings out
the best in everyone
around her. Thats my
goal with this role. Im aiming to step into situations and make
them just a little bit brighter, Kelly Maur said, an EDMT
veteran.
Filling the petticoat of the beloved nanny is no easy feat. Its a
role as iconic as they come, but with several roles under Maurs
belt and working in the EDMT vocal group, High Voltage has
prepared her for the role.
At EDMT, Ive taken tap and jazz and had the opportunity
to perform in many leading roles. Im also a fifth-year member
of High Voltage. I have had great training, as well as, countless
opportunities to become a smart performer. I adapt easily and
learn quickly because of this company, which has proven very
valuable as a performer, Maur said.
This production of Mary Poppins, like most shows, requires
weeks of rehearsal and thousands of hours of volunteers, but its
just such a labor of love for everyone involved.
One of the reasons Wilson chose this play, in addition to the
multiple roles it offered, was the story itself.
Mary Poppins is really about the relationships within the
family, Wilson said. Its really about finding the truth of fam-
ily and love and all of that because its really a story about the
Banks family. Its not Mary. Its not Burt. Its the Banks family
and Mr. Banks particular. Hes a stink butt to start with, you
know, and how that family gets healed and how they find one
another again and come together.

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ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE music and entertainment shows


JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Tickets available at jacksoncasino.com.
7 p.m. April 22 and 23
Aaron Lewis The Sinner Tour 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27-28
Country 4th annual Chawse Day
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk
7 p.m. May 12 Indians will host Native American games,
Art Garfunkel Concert cuisine, dancing, crafts, guided park tours,
Grammy-winner and much more at the Indian Grinding Rock
State Historic Park.
4 p.m. May 20
7th annual A Divine Affair
An evening of wine, food and music
Aaron Lewis

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

THUNDER VALLEY CASINO RESORT Honky Tonk Boombox


1200 Athens Ave. in Lincoln. Two Steps Down
Information and ticket sales: 916-408-7777, thundervalleyresort.com.
7:30 p.m. April 7 RED HAWK CASINO
Carlos Mencia 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville.
Delve into the Mind of Mencia Tickets available at redhawkcasino.com.
7:30 p.m. April 21 10 p.m. April 1 9:30 p.m. April 14 1 p.m. April 23
AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience Skid Roses Audioboxx Buck Ford
Unmatched Abba tribute, from Waterloo to Xanadu Classic rock top 40 Classic rock top 40 Country

7:30 p.m. April 28 10 p.m. April 15


1 p.m. April 2 9:30 p.m. April 28
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Audioboxx
Kenny Frye The Spazmatics
Some Like It Hot Classic rock top 40
Classic rock, new country rock The 80s
1 p.m. April 16
7:30 p.m. April 29 9:30 p.m. April 7 Ray Reynolds Jr. & the 10 p.m. April 29
Life in the Fast Lane: Songs of the Eagles Decades Country Time Band Island of Black &
Charity event with great tribute band The 70s to todays hits Country White
Classic rock top 40
7:30 p.m. May 6 9:30 p.m. April 21
10 p.m. April 8
Jake Shimabukuro Clean Slate Cover Me Badd 1 p.m. April 30
Innovative ukulele virtuoso Dance hits and todays hits
R&B top 40 old school Branded
10 p.m. April 22 Country
7:30 p.m. May 13 1 p.m. April 9 Bobby Zoppi & the
Legends of Soul Tribute Cash Prophets Corduroys
Unforgettable Motown hits Country Country

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ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE
theater performances

Chance the Rapper The Chainsmokers

GOLDEN 1 CENTER

| Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre


500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento
Information and ticket sales: 916-928-0000, golden1center.com
April 7 May 4
Night of Hope with Joel + Victoria The Chainsmokers
Pastors of Americas largest church Memories: Do Not Open tour

April 27 May 7
Chance the Rapper Chris Tomlin Presents Worship
One of the biggest names in the rap game Night In America

Hobbit
May 13
Chris Brown
The Party Tour
SUTTER STREET THEATRE
717 Sutter St., Folsom.
Tickets and information: 916-353-1001, sutterstreettheatre.com
POWERHOUSE PUB
614-D, Sutter St., Folsom. Tickets available at: powerhousepub.com
OLD TYME RADIO SHOW
April 1 April 14 Folsom Old Tyme Radio Show
Inspector 71 Andy Hawk Presents April 27 4 p.m. second Saturday of the Month
Liberty Junction Get ready for a special radio show featuring Orson Welles The War of the
April 6 April 15 Worlds using the original 1938 radio script. Tickets: $10.
Two Steps Down Take Out April 28
Wonder Bread 5 OFF BROADWAY SERIES
April 7 April 20 Oliver
Breakfast Club Folsom Prism April 29 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays (except April 16) April 1-30
Black Water The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens novel springs
April 8 April 21 to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit
Whiz Kids Popular Demand the stage.
April 13 April 22 Agatha Christies: Unexpected Guest
Locked & Loaded Greg Kihn Band 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays May 6-June 4
On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks.
He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Warwicks wife, Laura,
holding a gun. Starkwedder, however, does not believe she killed him.
EL DORADO MUSICAL THEATER .
Tickets and information: 916-941-7464, edmt.info FAMILY SERIES
Hobbit
Mary Poppins
1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except April 16) through April 30
7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays April 28May 14;
The classic fantasy yarn about a young and extremely reluctant Hobbit who
6 p.m. May 7; 7 p.m. May 11
An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, dance numbers and stagecraft.. leaves home and sets off with a band of adventures to slay a dragon and
recover an enormous treasure. Told with wit and humor this is a wonderful
play for adults and children alike.

OLDE COLOMA THEATRE Treasure Island


380 Monument Road, Coloma. 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays May 14-June 3
Tickets and information: 530-626-5282, oldecolomatheatre.org At the center of piracy on tropical seas are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy
who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a
A Pennysworth Is More Than You Think or Trains, Plots and Dirt Lots complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays May 5-June 11 time.
Written By: Lauren Williams Directed By: Jason Boyer

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ENTERTAINMENT

UPCOMING LIVE theater performances


B STREET
THEATRE
2711 B Street, Sacramento.
Tickets and information:
916-443-5300,
bstreettheatre.org
Going West
1 and 4 p.m. April 1-2
In this original work, the men and
women who two sides of this vast nation
together are examined. With courage
and fortitude, the singular vision of these
leaders created one of the most celebrat-
ed and important ventures of our time.
Concussed, Four Days in the
Dark by Jack Gallagher
Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. tuesdays; 2 and
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. thursdays
and Fridays; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2
p.m. Sundays through April 16
Laugh and wince at Jacks jarringly funny
new play about the strange turn his life
took, when he took a strange turn on
his bike in front of an onrushing car. Mamma Mia!
Touching, funny and insightful, Jack HARRIS CENTER EVENTS CALENDAR
chronicles the effects of concussion on 10 College Parkway, Folsom.
the brain and comedy. Tickets and information: 916- 608-6888,harriscenter.net.
Junie B. Jones Let It Be: A Celebration of the El Dorado Musical Theatre
1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Music of The Beatles Mary Poppins Folsom Lake College Music
April 22-May28 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 1; 7:30 p.m.; 2 and 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Department
B Street Family Series beloved favorite 7 p.m. April 2 Saturdays and Sundays April 28May 14; Great Choruses: Yanks and Brits
Junie B Jones is back with an all new ad- This fully-staged band not only features 6 p.m. May 7; 7 p.m. May 11 7:30 p.m. May 9
venture. Junie B has a pair of brand new highlights of The Beatles, but also imagines One of the most popular Disney movies of The 85-voice combined FLC day and
furry mittens but chaos erupts when they the celebration of John Lennons 40th all time is now a practically perfect musical. evening choirs and the debut of the new
go missing from the playground. Join us birthday. FLC Chamber Singers will highlight several
Falcons Eye Theatre At Folsom centuries of choral music from American
for this delightful adaptation of Barbara
Ballroom, Latin, Theatrical Dance Lake College: Cyrano and British folk music.
Parks endearing book. Recommended
Showcase 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m.
for ages 5 and up. Keyboard Conversations
6 :30 p.m. April 1 Sundays April 28-May 14
An evening of dance from all over the The most legendary nose in literature gets a with Jeffrey Siegel:
Treatment Virtuoso Variations
5 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. world. makeover from playwright Aaron Posner in
this lively American adaptation of the 1897 7 p.m. May 10
Sundays; 6:30 p.m. tuesdays; 2 and How great composers stunningly dress up
Louie Anderson French classic by Edmond Rostand.
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. thursdays with opener Keith Lowell Jensen familiar tunes: Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin,
and Fridays April 25-June4 8 p.m. April 6 Carrera Productions and others.
An original, autobiographical piece Iconic comedian, the three-time Emmy An Evening with Marc Cohn
written and performed by B Streets Award winner, is one of the countrys most 8 p.m. April 30 Vita Academy
funniest ladies. recognized and adored comics. After winning a Grammy for Walking in Great Composers Chamber Music
Memphis, Marc Cohn is considered one of Series
Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour this generations most compelling singer/ 2 p.m. May 14
IMAGINATION 7:30 p.m. April 7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 8;
1 and 6:30 p.m. April 9
songwriters, a brilliant tunesmith who
wields the passion of a great soul man.
Featuring chamber music of Sergei
Rachmanioff and Peter Illich Tchiakovsky,
THEATER Mother, daughter, three possible dads and
an unforgettable trip down the aisle with FLC Dance Department
with pianist Gayle Blankenburg, cellist
Susan Lamb Cook and others.
El Dorado County Fair Grounds, 100
songs of ABBA. Evening of Dance
Placerville Drive, Placerville, Tickets Featuring Mosaic Dance Company
and information: 530-642-0404, The Folsom Lake Symphony 6 p.m. May 4
imaginationtheater.net Organ Symphony Showcasing an array of different dance
7:30 p.m. April 22 styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop,
Tuna Does Vegas Organist Elizabeth Forsyth, a San Francisco contemporary, musical theatre, and ethnic
2 p.m. April 1-2 native, has been guest organist at the Salt forms, this is a mosaic of dances and an
Re-unites lovable and eccentric Lake Tabernacle and performs throughout enjoyable evening out in support of some
characters from the third smallest town the Bay Area. of the regions most dynamic and skilled
in Texas as they take a rambling romp college dancers.
in Sin City.
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calendar of events
Saturday, April 1
WAKAMATSU HISTORICAL PUBLIC TOURS from 10 a.m.-
noon April 1, 15 and May 21 at the Wakamatsu Tea
and Silk Farm, on Cold Springs Road in Placerville. $10
adults, $5 children 10-17 years of age. RSVP required.
Steady rain cancels. Meet location and Info: arconser-
vancy.org/events.

MURER HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDEN TOURS from


10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom. Free.
Bring a picnic lunch. Info: 916-985-3290, murerhouse.
org.

FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM HOSTS:


SPECIAL DAY FOR DISABLED AND HANDICAP YOUTH
at 11:30 a.m. at Ernie Sheldon Park, Natoma Station
Drive in Folsom. Little League Challenger Program for
youth from Little League District 54 with intellectual
and physical challenges ages 4-18 or up to 22 if still
enrolled in high school. Info: ca54littleleague.com. The Antique and Vintage Market
See April 8 listings.
FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
at the Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Historic
Folsom. Event includes more than 45 farmers and
vendors with certified farmers, locally grown seasonal
fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, fresh eggs Pre-ticket sales available at California Welcome Center. rain cancels. Meet location and Info: arconservancy.
and dairy, live music and more. Info: historicfolsom. Info: 916-933-3013 or edhtowncenter.com. org/events.
org.
Friday, April 7 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AND TOWN CENTER EGG
Sunday, April 2 DATE NIGHT LATE NIGHT from 5-8 p.m. on Sutter HUNT will be 10 a.m.-noon at 4364 Town Center Blvd.,
MOVIE AND POPCORN free at 1 p.m. the first and third Street in Historic Folsom the first Friday of each month. el dorado Hills. Candy and prize-filled eggs will be
Mondays each month at the Gilmore (Senior) Center, Stroll Sutter Street, shop, enjoy bites to eat or sip of collected by excited children in the grass areas by the
990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Info: 916-358- wine. Free event is rain or shine. Parking Garage: 905 lake. Four egg zone areas (ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8 and
3575. Leidesdorff in Folsom is free. Info: (916) 985-7452, older). Special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny,
historicfolsom.org. magic show, music, face painting and balloon artists.
DELICATE BALANCE AND STUDENT ADVANCED DIG- Rain or shine. Info: 916-933-3013 or edhtowncenter.
ITAL ART EXHIBITS open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays Saturday, April 8 com.
through Fridays.; from 6-8 p.m. tuesdays and Wednes- THE ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MARKET open from 8 a.m.-
days through May 4 at the Gallery and the Community 3 p.m. on Sutter Street in Historic Downtown Folsom. Sunday, April 9
Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Info: 916-355-7285, Over 200 vendors will be selling merchandise on the CONCERT PIANIST, JASON SIA PLAYS from 3-5 p.m. at
cabraham@folsom.ca.us. closed street. Parking garage: 905 Leidesdorff St. Event the IOOF Hall, 6240 Main St. in Georgetown. Tickets:
is rain or shine. Info: historicfolsom.org. $20 at the door. Refreshments served during intermis-
Thursday, April 6 sion. Info: musiconthedivide.org.
OGLING RAPTORS AND SPARROWS AT SALMON FALLS OFF THE GRID FOLSOM from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
RANCH in the Salmon Falls/Folsom Lake Area. Cost: $5 Folsom Outlets, 13000 Folsom Blvd. (market at front SALMON FALLS RANCH HIKE from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. near
members, $10 general. RSVP required. An advanced main entrance of the mall) in Folsom. Event features the Sal Falls Bridge. Cost: $5 members, $10 general.
hike of four miles with elevation gain. Ages 10 and a weekly pop-up food market with rotating lineups of Hike is moderate up and down, four to five miles. ARC
over welcome. Steady rain cancels. Meet location and local food trucks and live music. Info: offthegrid.com/ volunteer Bill Jensen will lead hike through historic
Info: arconservancy.org/events. event/534/folsom-premium-outlets. cattle ranch. RSVP required. Steady rain cancels. Meet
location and Info: arconservancy.org/events.
EL DORADO HILLS SPRING CARNIVAL will be 4-10 p.m. GREY OR GRAY WATER from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Coloma
April 6; 411 p.m., April 7; noon 11 p.m., April 8; and area. Suggested donation: $5 members, $10 general. Saturday, April 15
noon-10 p.m. April 9 at 4364 Town Center Blvd., Class designed to help the home gardener utilize WAKAMATSU HISTORICAL PUBLIC TOURS from 10 a.m.
El Dorado Hills. The carnival will include rides and water sources that can be safely and successfully used -noon April 1, 15 and May 21 at the Wakamatsu Tea
numerous games as well as food and drink options. in lieu of traditional tap water. RSVP required. Steady and Silk Farm, on Cold Springs Road in Placerville.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the oak Ridge
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calendar of events
$10 adults, $5 children 10-17 years of age. RSVP
required. Steady rain cancels. Meet location and
Info: arconservancy.org/events.

FLEMING MEADOWS HIKE ON USFS LAND NEAR SLY


PARK LAKE. Cost: $5 members, $10 general. Donna
Orth leads a fast-paced eight-mile moderate loop.
Fit 12-year-olds and over welcome. RSVP required.
Steady rain cancels. Meet location and Info: arconser-
vancy.org/events.

Sunday, April 16
PINE HILL PRESERVE BIRD HIKE from 7 a.m.-noon at
the Kanaka Valley/Salmon Falls Unit in the Cameron
Park Area of El Dorado County. Free. Tour participants
will meet and carpool. RSVP and staff will notify one
week prior with the details. Info: Graciela Hinshaw,
preserve manager, 916-941-3134, ghinshaw@blm.
gov.

Wednesday, April 19 El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine Festival


FOOD TRUCK SAFARI from 5-8 p.m. at Folsom City See May 13 listings.
Zoo, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. Live music by Jimmy
Ashley; bounce houses; face painting; and food
trucks: Sweet Spot, Baconmania, Smokers Wild, Hap- with minor elevation changes. RSVP required. Steady Saturday, May 13
py Cow and many more. Presented by City of Folsom rain cancels. Meet location and Info: arconservancy. ANNUAL EL DORADO HILLS ART, BEER AND WINE
Parks & Recreation Department and Sactomofo. org/events. FESTIVAL from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
with tasting from noon-4:30 p.m. at the Town Center,
Friday, April 21 Friday, May 5 4364 Town Center Blvd. in El Dorado Hills. Proceeds
POETIC LICENSE from 3-4 p.m. at the Senior Center, DATE NIGHT LATE NIGHT from 5-8 p.m. on Sutter benefit the community outreach programs of the el
937 Spring St., (enter off Tunnel St.), Placerville. Free. Street in Historic Folsom the first Friday of each Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce. Event features,
A poetry read-around; bring your own poems or month. Stroll Sutter Street, shop, enjoy bites to eat wineries, breweries and distilleries along with live
those of a favorite poet to share, or just come listen. or sip of wine. Free event is rain or shine. Parking music with Retro Metro from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Info:
Info: 916-672-9173, poetspiper@att.net. Garage: 905 Leidesdorff in Folsom is free. Info: (916) eldoradohillsartfestival.org.
985-7452, historicfolsom.org.
Saturday, April 22 PINE HILL PRESERVE PLANT TOUR HIKE from 9 a.m.
ART ON THE FARM from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wakamat-
Saturday, May 6 -1 p.m. at the Pine Hill Unit in the Cameron Park Area
su farm. Free event allows artists to bring easels, SPRING ANTIQUE, CRAFT, AND GARDEN SHOW will of El Dorado County. Free. Tour participants will meet
supplies, camera and spend the day practicing their be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cam- and carpool. RSVP and staff will notify one week prior
art. RSVP required. Steady rain cancels. Meet location eron Park. A large, indoor/outdoor show featuring with the details. Info: Graciela Hinshaw, preserve
and Info: arconservancy.org/events. antiques, handmade crafts and garden accessories manager, 916-941-3134, ghinshaw@blm.gov.
specific for the spring season. this free event will
have local and visiting vendors offering a wide selec- PEOPLES MOUNTAIN MARKET from 9 a.m.-noon
MITO KIDS 5K WALK/RUN will be 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at
tion of items perfect for Mothers Day gifts or gift for Saturdays through Oct. 15 at Garden Valley Park,
4364 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills. Run or walk
someone special. Info: (530) 677-2231 or visit us at 5041 Garden Valley Road. Event in rain or shine with
to support the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
cameronpark.org. live entertainment with the fresh fruits, vegetables,
and the 4,000 children born every year with the
genetically inherited disease. Info: helpmitokids.org, eggs, coffee baked goods, craft vendors and much
(916) 933-3013. Sunday, May 7 more. Info: Karen, 530-333-0635, gdrd.org.
26TH ANNUAL FOLSOM HANDCAR DERBY at 9 a.m.
Sunday, April 23 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace
on East Bidwell St. in Folsom. Event features races
HIKE CRONAN RANCH from 9 a.m.-noon March
by weight class for men, women and groups. Free
18 and April 23 in the Pilot Hill Area. Suggested
admission. proceeds benefit the Folsom, el dorado,
donation: $5 members; $10 general. event features
Sacramento Historical Railroad Association. Info:
a four-mile wooded trail with great views of th4e
916- 985-6001, handcarderby.com.
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