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Country Club goes country Saturday night

Dave Russell

The Rancho Murieta Country Club presents country singer Dave Russell for an evening of country western entertainment for club members and their guests Saturday.  A cocktail hour and line dance lessons begin the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by dinner in the Murieta Room featuring mesquite smoked prime rib, southwestern chicken, cornbread, and ranch beans, with sweet potato and pecan pies for dessert. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Jeans, boots and cowboy hats are encouraged, but, please, no spurs. The cost is $25.95 per person. Call Cheryl at 354-3400 for reservations.

An Indian summer day for the seventh Blues and Brews Festival

Blues and Brews

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Hundreds enjoyed an Indian summer afternoon and evening at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday for the seventh annual Blues and Brews Festival. The event featured music by the Stonehouse Band and wine and beer tastings from more than two dozen wineries and breweries. The Dancing Bear Bar and Grill, Go Fore Pizza, El Gallo Restaurant, the Kiwanis food tent and other vendors served up everything from sausage and pepper sandwiches to cupcakes, while local artisans displayed their work and offered items for purchase. The annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, Plaza Foods and the Rancho Murieta Association to raise funds for local youth activities.

Blues and Brews returns Sept. 25

Blues and Brews

Mark your calendar and bring your blankets and chairs to Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday, Sept. 25, for the seventh annual Blues and Brews Festival, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, Plaza Foods and the Rancho Murieta Association. This year's event features music by the Stonehouse Band and wine and beer tastings offered by more than two dozen wineries and breweries. Read more »

Little River Band closes season in style

Little River Band

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The last event of the 2010 Entertainment, Theatre & Culture season at Lake Clementia Amphitheater was also the biggest, with an audience of over 850 for the Australian group Little River Band. The group wore its 35 years lightly, joking about its "latest hit from 1983," and playing new songs along with mega-hits from the late '70s and early '80s that included "Cool Change," "Lady," "Happy Anniversary" and "Hang On," which was dedicated to the troops in memory of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Read more »

Little River Band wraps up ETC season

Little River Band

Little River Band -- 35 years and still going strong.

It's time for a cool change as Entertainment, Theatre & Culture ends its summer concert series Saturday with Little River Band, the Australian group that defined smooth rock in the late '70s and early '80s with "Reminiscing," "Lady," "Happy Anniversary," "Lonesome Loser,"  "Take It Easy on Me" and other songs that topped the charts and set the tone for the era. Read more »

Your neighbors: Tennis, golf, classmates and lots of garlic

It was a good month for winning at tennis, being a junior golfer, marking the journey from kindergarten to high school, writing a winning essay and planning a garlicky event. Catch up with your neighbors here. Read more »

Summerfest 2010: Chilly (and cool too)


Saturday night wrapped up the chilliest Summerfest so far, but that really didn’t matter if you won a giant frog.  Or maybe it's a dinosaur?  Click the "Read more" link to see the entire 2010 Summerfest weekend -- including more than 150 photos -- and to learn just how chilly this Summerfest was.  (Answer: Summerfest is indeed always a hot day, but this one sure wasn’t.) Read more »

On its 10th anniversary, Summerfest takes a look at itself

Here’s a video conversation with some of the organizers of Summerfest, which returns to Stonehouse Park this weekend. The event, marking its 10th anniversary, begins 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Saturday night. The schedule is here too. Read more »

Your schedule for Summerfest (it's this weekend)

Summerfest -- marking its 10th anniversary -- is coming up this weekend.  If you don't know Summerfest, it's like the State Fair, only friendlier and closer to home.  And over the years, it has supported community youth activities.  Here's the calendar for Friday and Saturday, provided by the event organizers. Read more »

Blending Toto and Yes, and making new music

Yoso onstage

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Yoso, a new group that combines the talents of 1970s/'80s bands Toto and Yes, rocked the stage of Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night before an audience of about 800 at the latest Entertainment, Theatre and Culture summer concert. Read more »

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