Events

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.

Sunday's ETC event moves inside to Country Club

[Updated 6:35 p.m.] The weather forecast isn’t the best, but Casino Corral and the ETC season opener will go on as planned this weekend.  Saturday evening, ETC announced the event will beat the weather by moving indoors at the Country Club. Read more »

Here's how to see (or avoid) the Amgen bike race

Amgen riders

The Amgen Tour will rocket past Rancho Murieta on Tuesday morning.

Whether you're a fan of bicycle racing or not, the Amgen Tour race is coming by Rancho Murieta Tuesday morning, briefly impacting traffic and giving you a chance to see some of the world's greatest cyclists go by -- in a flash. Here's what you need to know to see the racers or avoid them. Read more »

RMA holds Aloha Bingo May 27

The Rancho Murieta Association Recreation Committee is holding a free, island-themed bingo night at the RMA Building Friday, May 27, for members and their guests who are 21 or older. RSVP by calling the RMA at 354-3500 or emailing barbaraz@rma-hoa.org. Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert for sharing. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Men (very secure ones) don aprons to serve tea and do some modeling

Queen Mum Tea

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The second annual Mother's Day Queen Mum Community Tea took place at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Sunday afternoon. Fearless Rancho Murieta men wearing handmade aprons served the ladies tea cakes and other delicacies and then hit the runway to auction off their aprons for charity. The spirited auction concluded to the musical accompaniment of "YMCA," a community standard that had children in the audience on their feet, arms waving in the air. In addition to honoring mothers, the tea benefits Wellspring Women's Center for low-income and homeless women and their children.

A good time and a good cause

Fundraiser

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Put together talent, generosity and a good cause, and the result is Saturday's gala event at the Robles Grandes home of John and Susan Schneidt.  More than a hundred people enjoyed wine and canapes as they viewed artwork in the home's studio before an auction that featured the work of international artist Jorge Barboza, fine wines and golf items that included a foursome with PGA star Spencer Levin. The event was a fundraiser to benefit Julie Hildebrand, a Murieta wife and mother who is fighting cancer.

A day to hunt eggs and feed piglets

Easter Egg Hunt

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PigletThis year's Easter Egg Hunt might have been the biggest yet. There were 6,500 eggs for the hundreds of children taking part in each of the three hunts Saturday at Stonehouse Park, the bake sale and barbecue lunch sold out, and parking stretched all the way to Guadalupe Drive as parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and family, and the kids enjoyed the day despite the sometimes-overcast skies. Festivities included face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, story-telling and a very special opportunity to cuddle a piglet. The Kiwanis Club sponsored the event and organized the volunteer effort to make the day a special one.

ETC kick-off event May 15

Entertainment, Theater and Culture for Rancho Murieta holds its annual season kick-off event and membership drive Sunday, May 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lake Clementia. The event offers musical entertainment, wine, food, and dessert tastings. The event is free to all Rancho Murieta residents, property and business owners. Read more »

Trash 'n' Treasure coming June 4

Trash 'n' Treasure, Rancho Murieta's version of the garage sale, takes place Saturday, June 4, at the Plaza. The Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA is this year's event organizer. Spaces rent for $45. Applications for spaces are available at the Rancho Murieta Association Building.  For information, contact Joelle at Joelle1030@sbcglobal.net.

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