A sunny afternoon for a Tea Party

Tea Party show

More than 50 people were on hand for the Friday noon start of the NorCal Tea Party Patriots California Revolution Rise Up presentation on the baseball field behind the Country Store. The show, which has been touring the state, featured speakers, music and a comic. The stop was sponsored by the River Valley Tea Party Patriots.

Catching Disco Fever and helping a neighbor


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Event organizer Natachia Taylor, wearing a ‘70s wig, brought guest of honor Doreen Ntale to the stage at Saturday night’s Disco Fever fundraiser at the Country Club. Natale, who is fighting a rare form of cancer, thanked the attendees for their help and kindness. The dance, one in a series of fundraisers being held to help the Ntale family, drew about 200 people, and they channeled the era with platform shoes, outlandish hair and music that can’t possibly be 35 years old.

Happy Easter, Rancho Murieta!

Easter Egg Hunt

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The annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt took over Stonehouse Park Saturday afternoon with pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, fingerprinting, a police dog, bake sale, barbecue, and three fields of Easter eggs for hundreds of children to scoop up. Aidie Smith, 4, got a good view of the fields before the hunt began, thanks to a boost from dad Logan. The hunts occurred almost simultaneously because of confusion over which field opened first, and there were plenty of eggs to go around, thanks to Rancho Murieta Moms Group volunteers who stuffed thousands of plastic eggs with treats.

The sun shines on Kids' Fishing Day

Fishing Day

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It was delayed a week by rain, but the sun came out Sunday for Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Day at Lake Clementia.  Five-year-old Katarina Hartmann was one of about 100 children trying out their fishing skills. Her catch was signed in by George Fleming of the Rancho Murieta Fishing Club, then weighed and cleaned by other club members. The trout weighed a hefty two pounds, three ounces, and contenders for first-place honors weighed well over three pounds.  Kids' Fishing Day is an annual event co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, the Fishing Club and the California Department of Fish and Game. Trout are planted in the lake to give fledgling anglers the opportunity to  catch a prize-winning fish and win fishing gear. The event concluded with a free barbecue lunch for the children and their families, hosted by Plaza Foods.

Sipping and nibbling for a cure

Taste and Bites

Taste & Bites Two, a wine-tasting event presented by Cutting for a Cure, was held Saturday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The event benefited the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, which will be held in July at Stonehouse Park.

Air show coming to RM Airport May 19

Air show

A May 19 air show at Rancho Murieta Airport will offer a variety of planes.

Rancho Murieta Airport  is holding an air show Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of Armed Forces Day. The event features rock-star pilots of the air show industry, military and warbirds fly-bys, airplane and helicopter rides, and a variety of food and refreshments. Read more »

ETC opening event will spotlight wine and food

Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta kicks off its new season with wine, food and fun at a free event Sunday, May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Country Club.  Modus Operandi, McManis, Sobon, Epic, Windwalker, and Eagle Rock are among the participating wineries, and food providers include Go Fore Pizza, China Palace, Taste, Stonehouse Bistro, Rancho Murieta Country Club, Potter's Crackers and Plaza Foods. Read more »

Getting ready for the Easter Egg Hunt

Easter eggs

[Updated March 13] The community's annual Easter Egg Hunt -- with farm animals, pony rides, face painting and the mad scramble for eggs -- will be held Saturday, April 7, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Stonehouse Park.  It's put on by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. Read more »

Charity wine-tasting event March 31

Taste & Bites Two, a wine-tasting event presented by Cutting for a Cure, takes place Saturday, March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Association Building.  Raffle prizes include 25 bottles of wine, accommodations for two nights at a resort destination, a private in-home wine-tasting for eight, and a Relay for Life T-shirt autographed by ‘80s rock star Huey Lewis. Read more »

Trash 'n' Treasure has a date and new location

Trash 'n' Treasure

Trash 'n' Treasure is considered Rancho Murieta's community garage sale. (2009 photo)

This spring’s Trash ‘n’ Treasure event will be held Saturday, June 2, and for the first time it won’t be at Murieta Plaza.  It’s moving to Cosumnes River Elementary School. Read more »

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