Weaving colorful ribbons around the maypole

May pole

This year’s maypole dance, at dinnertime Friday, was an ambitious red, white and blue, with about 20 participants weaving ribbons into a garland as 20 parents and grandparents looked on.  Organizer Pamela Haines worked patiently to help the kids weave the colorful pattern correctly. The annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Scott Road will be closed much of Sunday

There’s one day every year when pedestrians and bicyclists have scenic Scott Road to themselves, and Sunday is that day. Sacramento County, the cities of Folsom and Rancho Cordova, and El Dorado County are closing portions of Scott Road, White Rock Road and Placerville Road for the event, which takes place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Read more »

May Pole event coming up Friday

Murietans are invited to attend the 22nd annual maypole celebration 6 p.m. Friday on the grassy area across from the Gazebo. This whimsical event consists of eight to 12 volunteers walking and dancing around the maypole with ribbons to weave a colorful garland. The dance takes about 30 minutes. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

One that definitely did not get away

Fishing Day

Red square Photo gallery: 31 shots from Kids' Fishing Day

Eight-year-old Macey Casagrande pulls her fourth fish from Lake Clementia during Sunday morning's Kids' Fishing Day at Lake Clementia.  (There's a smiling shot of Macey and Fish #4 in the Photo Galleries.) More than 130 kids — plus parents and grandparents — lined the shores and did their best to catch the 700 pounds of trout planted there. Fishing and lunch were free for the kids. The sponsors were Rancho Murieta Kiwanis Club, Rancho Murieta Fishing Club, Rancho Murieta Business Center, Plaza Foods and Fisherman's Warehouse.

Warming up for another summer by the lake

ETC season opener

Red square Photo gallery: 34 photos from the ETC season-opening event

With dozens of minglers enjoying wine, nibbles, raffles and music, Entertainment, Theatre & Culture kicked off its 2015 season Sunday at the Country Club.  The event is an annual custom and a chance to pick up your tickets for the season ahead, produced by community volunteers.  The season starts with The Purple Ones, a Prince tribute, May 30 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.  There's more information here.

Happy Easter! (Now find your eggs)

Easter Egg Hunt

Red square Photo gallery: 61 shots from the Easter Egg Hunt

Pig-chasing was one of the options when the Kiwanis hosted its annual Easter event at Stonehouse Park Saturday. Families set out picnics near the egg-dotted playing field and hundreds of children enjoyed cotton candy, crafts, the petting zoo, an up-close view of fire trucks and a sheriff’s canine demonstration before filling their baskets with eggs.

ETC's 2015 season will be one for the ages

ETC crowd

Lake Clementia Amphitheater will host five ETC concerts this summer.

Red square Download a poster with ETC's 2015 season

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture's 2015 season takes Rancho Murieta on a trip through the decades, capturing some of the best music of the last 50 years.  Here are six dates you'll want to circle on your calendar right away. Read more »

An afternoon of wine, an evening of crab

Crab feed

Red square Gallery: 38 photos from wine tasting       Red square Gallery: 42 photos from crab feed

Wine tastingThere was plenty of rain Saturday, but no rain-out for two new community events that drew crowds. The Kiwanis Club’s first crab feed was a sold-out event that filled the social hall at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church for the evening, with Key Club members from Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools and Rancho Murieta serving 296 diners. In the afternoon, Summerfest hosted 200 people at a wine-tasting event at the Country Club featuring more than 100 wines and palate-cleansing nibbles. Proceeds from the event benefit Summerfest, in particular the volunteer group’s project to honor service veterans with banners at the Summerfest carnival and perhaps around the community.

Country Club honors its 'Quarter Centurions'

Country Club dinner

Red square Photo gallery: 19 photos from the dinner

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 »

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