Summerfest seeks volunteers for event

Summerfest is recruiting volunteers for the Aug. 23-24 annual carnival. Volunteers earn $10 per hour, which is donated in their name to the non-profit organization of their choice -- Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, churches, lacrosse and soccer clubs, the American Cancer Society and so on. Read more »

Definitely hot fun in the summertime


This July 4 was a great day to take a running slide down a wet, cool, slippery track.

It was a July 4 to remember.  The usual great things were there in surplus -- dozens of red, white and blue carts, cooling dips at Lake Clementia, family barbecues.  And there were some unusual things too -- a sprinkle of rain to start the day and a heat record before the day was done. Read more »

Get ready for a night of lakeside arena rock

The Platinum Rockstars show, coming Saturday night to Lake Clementia Amphitheater, offers re-creations of some of the greatest arena rock acts, including Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Van Halen -- all in one show.

This show treats rock music lovers to accurate renditions of the greatest hits of these bands and crowd-pleasing musical mashups. Read more »

The schedule for a fun (and hot) July 4

July 4 parade

If the weather forecasters are correct, this July 4 will be a hot one.  So take a little bit of extra care, and make the day just as much fun as every other year -- which means a whole lot of fun.  Here are some tips (and rules) for the day and the schedule of events. Read more »

Motown, on the shores of Lake Clementia

ETC's show Saturday night began another season of entertainment at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Here's a video look at the show, a tribute to Motown music brought to you by Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta.

The best of Motown visits Lake Clementia

Legends of Motown

Red square Faces in the crowd and the show: 63 photos

The Entertainment, Theatre & Culture concert season got off to a rousing start Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with a Motown revue that lived up to its name and then some. Hitsville Legends of Motown Old School Tribute Show featured classic songs and choreography in a lively homage to the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Temptations, the Four Tops and other Motown greats that packed the dance floor. This is the Spinners doing their hits. More information about ETC's season is here.

ETC opens 2013 with a night of Motown's best


Entertainment, Theatre & Culture’s 2013 season opens June 15 with a concert that will fill the dance floor -- Hitsville, the Legends of Motown.  The show is all about the Motown sound, featuring tributes to Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and more. You can get a sample of the show in the video below. Read more »

Trash 'n' Treasure coming up Saturday

Trash 'n' Treasure, the annual community yard sale, takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Over 90 spaces have been rented and about 20 are still available, according to event organizers.  A 10-by-25-foot space rents for $45.  For information, contact Letty Vivaldi at The event is sponsored by Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA.

ETC gets ready to move the fun outdoors

ETC season-opening event

Red square Faces in the crowd: 38 photos from the event

The Sunday afternoon kick-off event for Entertainment, Theater and Culture at the Country Club introduced the ETC summer concert series at Lake Clementia Amphitheater and featured wines, appetizers, raffles and music, as well as tickets for the shows and ETC memberships. Information about the season line-up and ETC is available here.

An evening enjoying the Wild West

Casino Corral

Red square Faces in the crowd: 69 photos from Casino Corral

Hundreds spent Saturday evening at the Murieta Equestrian Center for Casino Corral, the annual western-style fundraiser sponsored by the Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club. A gourmet prime rib and chicken dinner was followed by live music, dancing, gaming, raffles and a silent auction with a variety of prizes -- vacation getaways, wine tastings and wine, golf equipment, and home improvement opportunities that included a new sod lawn. Proceeds from the event support local youth and community programs.

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