ETC sets dates for 2012 summer concerts

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, the group that brings music to the shores of Lake Clementia every summer, has some days you will want to set aside next year -- the dates of the 2012 events. Read more »

Putting the 'Viva' in 'Viva Las Vegas'


Red square Photo gallery: 14 photos from the event

It wouldn't have been a Viva Las Vegas night without a spinning roulette wheel (or craps, or poker or the other games), and the Country Club's Vegas night Saturday had them all.  Along with lots of food and musical entertainment.

Join your neighbors for the first Rancho Murieta Turkey Trot

If you’re in the mood for a little run with a few friends Thanksgiving morning, you only have to go as far as the North Gazebo.  Some neighbors are staging a 5K Rancho Murieta Turkey Trot through the streets of Rancho Murieta to benefit an area food bank. Read more »

Country Club's Vegas event Saturday is open to the community

The Country Club invites all Rancho Murieta residents to try their luck at the Viva Las Vegas Casino Night Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m.  In addition to the games, there will be music and dancing to Vivian Lee in the "Cabaret," as well as hors d'oeuvres and a carving station and pasta station.  Attendees have a chance to win the door prize, a seven-night stay at a Grand Mayan Resort. Read more »

Trick or treat -- on four feet

Halloween horses

This weekend's hunter jumper horse show at Murieta Equestrian Center was a Halloween celebration as well as a championship show. Saturday night, the crowd enjoyed a costume competition at the arena. Riders in all age groups and their horses appeared as a host of mythical characters, from the cast of the "Wizard of Oz" to Batman and Robin. Some of the horses changed species for the evening, transforming into poodles, a woolly lamb and even a giraffe.

Beer, Brats & Bingo event Oct. 22

The 7th annual Beer, Brats & Bingo is an Oktoberfest celebration that takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 per child. A supervised children's room will be available. For information, contact Annie Harrigan, 354-2620.

Weekend events at Equine Center, Airport

Two events this weekend in Rancho Murieta:

  • The West Coast Reining Horse Association is having a horse show and breast cancer benefit at Murieta Equine Center this week and everyone's invited. On "Pink Saturday" you'll see pink horses and horses with pink manes and tails. Events include a reining derby and futurity,  a dog costume contest that's open to the public, a family-style dinner, and a T-shirt giveaway. The event has raised almost $11,000 over the past three years, according to the association. Information is available on the group's web site,
  • The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association holds its latest Young Eagle event at Rancho Murieta Airport Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Young Eagle program is intended to give young people ages 8 to 17 an opportunity to get their first taste of flight in a general aviation airplane. The event is made possible by EAA Chapter 1476 members. The flights are offered free of charge.

Club concert and Italian Festival brighten a beautiful fall Sunday

Country Club event

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Singer/songwriter Jaime Kyle took the stage at the Country Club driving range Sunday evening to open the concert that concluded the club's gala 40th anniversary celebration. Headliner Pablo Cruise played under a full moon, and a huge video screen gave the audience an up-close and personal view of the musicians.

Italian Festival

Red square Photo gallery: 29 photos from the event

The third annual Mangia! Mangia! Italian Festival brought Italian style to Lake Clementia Sunday afternoon, and balmy weather made it the perfect day to have a water ice, watch some bocce ball, and enjoy al fresco dining. The event benefits St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Loaves and Fishes, and the Sacramento Life Center.

A big weekend: Trash and Treasure, Club party and Italian Festival

It's the best weather for the best weekend of events in Rancho Murieta. It starts Saturday with the Optimist Club's Trash and Treasure event and the Country Club's two-day 40th anniversary celebration. On Sunday, the Italian Festival takes center stage at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, as the celebration continues at the Country Club with the Pablo Cruise concert and other events. See the details here. Read more »

Club's weekend party promises fun and a few temporary changes


In addition to the fun planned for Rancho Murieta Country Club’s 40th anniversary party this weekend (celebrity skills event, tournament, lunch, dinner, tennis and a concert by Pablo Cruise), there are changes in the club’s operations and impacts on the community’s traffic Sunday.  Here’s what you need to know. Read more »

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