Events

ETC opens 2013 with a night of Motown's best

Hitsville

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture’s 2013 season opens June 15 with a concert that will fill the dance floor -- Hitsville, the Legends of Motown.  The show is all about the Motown sound, featuring tributes to Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and more. You can get a sample of the show in the video below. Read more »

Trash 'n' Treasure coming up Saturday

Trash 'n' Treasure, the annual community yard sale, takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Over 90 spaces have been rented and about 20 are still available, according to event organizers.  A 10-by-25-foot space rents for $45.  For information, contact Letty Vivaldi at stanlettyv@aol.com. The event is sponsored by Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA.

ETC gets ready to move the fun outdoors

ETC season-opening event

Red square Faces in the crowd: 38 photos from the event

The Sunday afternoon kick-off event for Entertainment, Theater and Culture at the Country Club introduced the ETC summer concert series at Lake Clementia Amphitheater and featured wines, appetizers, raffles and music, as well as tickets for the shows and ETC memberships. Information about the season line-up and ETC is available here.

An evening enjoying the Wild West

Casino Corral

Red square Faces in the crowd: 69 photos from Casino Corral

Hundreds spent Saturday evening at the Murieta Equestrian Center for Casino Corral, the annual western-style fundraiser sponsored by the Optimist Club and the Kiwanis Club. A gourmet prime rib and chicken dinner was followed by live music, dancing, gaming, raffles and a silent auction with a variety of prizes -- vacation getaways, wine tastings and wine, golf equipment, and home improvement opportunities that included a new sod lawn. Proceeds from the event support local youth and community programs.

A rite of spring, Murieta's Maypole

Maypole

WinnerIn Pamplona, they run with the bulls, but here in Rancho Murieta, tradition takes a more whimsical form. For 20 years, a maypole celebration has marked the first day of May, thanks to the efforts of Pamela Haines. On Wednesday, Haines guided a covey of children through the intricacies of weaving eight peach, green and white ribbons around the pole to make a braided garland. First-timer Akshay Gaylor, 3, was the winner of the drawing for the garland, seen here with his sister, Priyanka, 7, and father, Wyatt Gaylor. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

Casino Corral gallops in May 18

Casino Corral

The Kiwanis and Optimist clubs once again join forces to host Casino Corral, a night of Western-themed Monte Carlo-style gaming that takes place May 18 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Murieta Equestrian Center. This year the community fundraiser features a prime rib and gourmet chicken dinner catered by Red Oak BBQ, live music by Darin Sexton & Highway 49, a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, raffles and auctions with great prizes, blackjack, roulette and craps, wine toss, putting contest and beer pong. Read more »

ETC's kickoff event is May 19

Entertainment, Theater & Culture will hold its annual season kick-off 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Country Club. This free event is open to Rancho Murieta residents, real property owners and their guests. There will be wines to taste, appetizers to savor and raffles for ETC memberships and tickets for a summer of music at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. There's more about ETC and the coming season here.

Sign up now for Casino Corral poker

The annual Casino Corral Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament is coming up Saturday, May 18, at the Murieta Equestrian Center. Casino Corral is one of the Kiwanis and Optimist clubs' major community fundraising events, with all proceeds going to support youth activities and programs in the greater Rancho Murieta, Sloughhouse and Wilton communities. Read more »

A night of laughs at the Country Club

Jack Gallagher

TV and club comic Jack Gallagher returned to the Country Club Friday night for a show staged by the club and Entertainment, Theatre & Culture. Gallagher got big laughs from the crowd of 250 with stories about yard sales, having a teenage son, sports, family, aging and other topics that found the mark. Opening the show was Laura Rosenberg, a Sloughhouse native who won special approval from the crowd with references to Murieta's July 4 and buying a wedding dress at Costco.

An evening of wine and horses

Celebrating Wine  & Horses, an event sponsored by the Arabian Horse Association of Northern California, takes place at the Murieta Equestrian Center April 18 to 23. Everyone is invited to enjoy the show, and a tasting event will be held April 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets for the tasting are $10. There will be a free event with pizza and bounce houses for the kids. Information is available at the association's web site, www.ahanc.com

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