ETC opens 10th season at Clementia


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Stung, a tribute band featuring the greatest hits of Sting and the Police, played to an enthusiastic crowd of about 800 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night to begin Entertainment, Theatre & Culture's 10th concert season. Mike Mann, ETC's president, said so far this season memberships are exceeding the group's expectations. Read more »

A look at ETC's shows for 2011


Entertainment, Theatre & Culture has another big season set for this summer, beginning 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with STUNG, performing the hits of the Police. Here's a video look at the season, produced by ETC, as well as info on ticket sales. Read more »

ETC opens season Saturday with Police tribute band


Tickets are on sale for STUNG, the first show of the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture concert season at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. STUNG takes the stage 8:30 p.m. Saturday with the distinctive sound of The Police and Sting in hits like "Roxanne,"  "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic," "Every Breath You Take" and "King of Pain." Read more »

A rainy hunt for trash and treasure


Steady rain didn’t deter the sellers or buyers at Saturday morning’s annual Trash ‘n’ Treasure event at Rancho Murieta Plaza.  Of course, it was a little cozier if you were inside your own carrying case, as neighbor Mary Connerley arranged for her dog, Lexus Rose.  The event is staged by the Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA. Read more »

ETC offers sponsorships and ads

Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta, a non-profit organization founded and run by volunteers, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the anniversary program for the ETC summer concert season has space available for sponsorships and advertisements. Read more »

Martinis and Bikinis (and Speedos!)

Martinis and Bikinis

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Martinis and Bikinis, an event to benefit the American Cancer Society, made a head-turning splash at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday as volunteers clad in bikini and Speedo T-shirts mixed the drinks, served the appetizers and set the tone for a fun time. The Symposium Jazz Band with Robert Eberhard supplied the musical accompaniment.

Airport Day is high-flying fun


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Saturday was Airport Day at Rancho Murieta Airport, and it offered everything from thrilling fly-bys to plane rides for the kids. The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association hosted the aviation gala and held a Young Eagles event to introduce young people to general aviation. The airport sponsored the day, which had a good turnout and a lot of families. Read more »

Cyclists race past Rancho Murieta

Gillian Smith from Stonehouse

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Tuesday wasn't a beautiful day, but the scenery almost made up for the wind and rain as the Amgen tour cyclists came down Stonehouse Road heading for Rancho Murieta at lunchtime.  Gillian Smith shared this photo.
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ETC finds shelter at Country Club

ETC season opener

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After the weather forecast called for chilly rain and thunderstorms Sunday, Rancho Murieta Country Club stepped up to provide a venue for the Entertainment, Theatre and Culture kick-off event originally scheduled for Lake Clementia. The crowd enjoyed wine, music, food and desserts, raffle prizes and the opportunity to become ETC members and purchase tickets to the 10th season of ETC concerts at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. The Clementia entertainment begins June 11, with STUNG, a Police tribute band. Information about ETC, membership, and the summer concert season is available here.

Two wheels on Scott Road

Bikes on Scott Road

The weather forecast (and passing thunderstorms) didn’t deter everyone from taking advantage of the chance to bike and walk on Scott Road Sunday.  The road was closed for eight miles to mark “May Is Bike Month.”  A number of Murietans were among the cyclists.

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