Events

Country Club honors its 'Quarter Centurions'

Country Club dinner

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Memorabilia highlighting the Country Club's history was part of a dinner Saturday night that honored the club's "Quarter Centurions" -- members of 25 years' standing or longer. More than 180 attended. A list of the members and a chronology of club events were part of a dinner slide show, which you can see by clicking to the next page. Read more »

Summerfest wine tasting coming Feb. 7

Summerfest will host wine, music and appetizers to benefit its Hometown Heroes project 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Country Club.  More than 100 wines are expected to be available, giving you a chance to sip some new wines as well as your favorites.  Read more »

A blast from our musical past

Dean-O-Holics

The Rat Pack was back Saturday night as the Dean-O-Holics packed the Murieta Room of the Country Club and turned it into a Vegas club from the '60s with songs, repartee and even a visit from Marilyn Monroe. The show was the finale to this year’s Entertainment, Theatre and Culture concert series. Information about ETC, a volunteer organization that provides entertainment events for Rancho Murieta, is available here.

A chance to strut your fashionable mutt

Italian Festival

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The “Mutt Strut” fashion show was a hit at the Mangia! Mangia! Italian Festival Saturday as dog owners took to the stage at Lake Clementia Park to introduce dressed-up pets. A bocce tournament and Bada Bada Bingo kicked off the festivities, which included a limoncello contest, wine tasting, Italian folk dancing, and al fresco dining. Proceeds from the event benefit Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Loaves and Fishes and the Sacramento Life Center.

The driving range becomes a gallery

Wine and Art

The Rancho Murieta Country Club driving range became a promenade Saturday and Sunday as more than 100 fine artists and 30 wineries took part in the Art & Wine Festival, a two-day event open to the public.

Blues, brews and a late-summer evening

Blues & Brews

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The week began with Music Mike for the little ones and by Saturday it was all about the grown-ups as the Kiwanis Club shifted gears to present the 11th annual Blues & Brews event on a velvet Indian summer evening at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Tasting tents provided the crowd with a variety of locally produced beers and wines for sipping, food kiosks dispensed dinner-on-a-bun and desserts, and Rancho Murieta's own T'qeela Shotz played the blues according to the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and other icons of rock. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, the Rancho Murieta Association and Plaza Foods to raise funds for community youth activities.

Blues & Brews coming Saturday to Clementia

Blues and Brews

Blues & Brews happens Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.

The 11th Blues & Brews event, which benefits community youth projects, takes place Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club, Rancho Murieta Association and Plaza Foods, this community fundraiser features tastings of a variety of beers and wine. Read more »

A show that brings smiles to many faces

Music Mike show

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A smiley balloon set the tone for Music Mike’s return to Lake Clementia Amphitheater Sunday afternoon. The popular children's entertainer led a happy crowd of children in singing their ABC’s, skipping to my Lou, visiting old MacDonald’s farm, and dancing real fast and real slow with parents and friends. The free concert is sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club. This year, about 250 attended, and everyone won the dance contest.

Chicago tribute helps say goodbye to summer

Chicago Tribute Authority

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The Chicago Tribute Authority gave summer a send-off  to remember Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater with the trademark horns and repertoire begun in the '60s by the legendary rock band Chicago. With a sliver of moon and a sky full of stars as a backdrop, the troupe of eight musicians gave virtuoso performances of “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Make Me Smile,” “Questions 67 and 68,” “Saturday in the Park” and other songs that kept the dance floor crowded. The evening’s festivities began with a couple of flyovers by a patriotically decorated plane. The concert was presented by Entertainment, Theatre & Culture, which has an October show planned.

A note-perfect tribute to Chicago's music

Chicago Tribute Authority

Chicago Tribute Authority first played Lake Clementia in 2009.

Chicago Tribute Authority makes no bones about it.  The band’s performance is a spot-on tribute to the music of Chicago, a band that has been making hits for nearly a half-century.  Chicago Tribute Authority will perform 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, closing the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer season. Read more »

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