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

Local author offers history tour

Local author Naida West will lead a walking tour and car caravan of local historic sites April 23. The tour begins at West's home, historic Granlees Ranch, 7300 Bridge House Lane, at 9 a.m. and includes lunch at Rancho Murieta Country Club. The tour will visit locales from West's novels, which are set in the Rancho Murieta area and draw on its history. Registration is limited to 25 and the cost is $33 per person. For reservations, call (916) 985-7411.

Martinis & Bikinis on May 21 to benefit American Cancer Society

Martinis & Bikinis, an event that benefits the American Cancer Society, takes place May 21 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater from 2 to 4 p.m. The $25 cost includes two drinks and appetizers. Music will be provided by Symposium Jazz Band with Robert Eberhard. Tickets are available at Murieta Salon in the Plaza or by contacting Bonnie, 354-9931.

Fishing Day teaches kids about the one that didn't get away

Fishing Day

Red square See a gallery with 35 photos from Kids Fishing Day

Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day took place at Lake Clementia Sunday. It featured blue skies and 700 pounds of rainbow trout for young anglers to catch. After receiving instruction from members of the California Department of Fish and Game, about 140 children lined the banks of the lake to test their skill and try their luck. Angelina Tresner, 8, was one of the day's success stories, catching a 1-pound, 3-ounce trout and getting a lesson in fish-cleaning from Bob Rohland of the Fishing Club.

Murieta men take a turn as runway models

The Mother's Day Queen Mum Community Tea returns May 1 to put the "live" in live auction, as Rancho Murieta men take to the stage modeling handmade aprons. A mimosa bar, tea cakes and other delicacies, a balloon raffle and queen props add up to an afternoon of fun for a good cause. Read more »

Flag retirement ceremony May 30

Boy Scout Troop 633 will retire worn and tattered U.S. flags May 30 at Lake Calero. Since it began seven years ago, the solemn ceremony has become a Memorial Day tradition for the community. Worn and unusable flags are now being collected at the Rancho Murieta Business Center and Ace Hardware in the Plaza.

Comic has Murieta Room rocking with laughter

Jack Gallagher

Comedian Jack Gallagher, known for years of stand-up, TV and movie appearances, brought big laughs to the Murieta Room Saturday night. He entertained a full house with stories about things we’ve all experienced, like bad jobs, visiting the doctor’s office and running your head into Dolly Parton’s breasts. (OK, the last is a showbiz-only story.) The event was staged by Entertainment, Theatre & Culture and the Rancho Murieta Country Club.

Casino Corral will return May 14

Casino Corral, the annual fundraiser for area youth activities, will be held May 14 at the Murieta Equestrian Center. Read more »

ETC unveils 2011 summer season

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta on Monday announced its upcoming summer season at Lake Clementia.  The five-show season includes tributes to some of rock's greatest performers. Read more »

2011 Relay for Life is under way

Relay meeting

At Saturday's kick-off rally for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Tamara Willeford signed on as a volunteer as, from left, Bonnie Burberry, Sara Faughn, Jolene Wegsteen and Christi Marshall looked on. The rally took place at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. Rancho Murieta's third relay event will be held at Stonehouse Park July 23-24. Information about the relay is available here

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