Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday morning

Easter eggs

The Kiwanis Club Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt happens from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Stonehouse Park.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand, along with the Sheriff's Department canine unit and county firefighters.  Tickets can be purchased for the petting zoo, glitter tattoos, crafts and cookie decorating.  Bring a picnic lunch; beverages will be available for sale.

Chicago tribute band will return Aug. 30

Chicago Tribute Authority

The Murieta crowd was up and moving when Chicago Tribute Authority first played here.

Chicago Tribute Authority, a band that graced Lake Clementia Amphitheater in 2009, will return Aug. 30 to wrap up the 2014 season for Entertainment, Theatre & Culture. Read more »

ETC plans a sparkler for the July 4 weekend


SuperHuey -- a tribute to Huey Lewis and the News -- is ETC's July 5 concert offering, followed on Aug. 2 by Long Time, a tribute to Boston and other rock greats.

[Corrected March 30] If you were among the ETC fans disappointed when the SuperHuey show got rained out last September, well, the sun is shining again.  The band -- a tribute to Huey Lewis and the News -- will perform at Lake Clementia Amphitheater on July 5, ETC's second show of the 2014 season.  They'll be followed on Aug. 2 by Long Time, a tribute to Boston and other guitar rock greats. Read more »

A summer of music at Lake Clementia

Petty Theft and Timeless Wonder

Tributes to Tom Petty and Stevie Wonder will kick off ETC's 2014 concert season.

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture opens another summer of fun in Rancho Murieta with its season kickoff event May 4 and follows that up June 7 with the first show of the season -- featuring a doubleheader tribute to two of music’s biggest stars. Read more »

Circle your calendar: ETC's 2014 dates

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta has announced its dates for Summer 2014.  Grab your calendar and click here to see.

Sunday's resolution: Finish this run...

Resolution Run

It was chilly, in the 30s, as nearly 100 runners signed up for Sunday morning's Resolution Run, a 5K race benefitting this summer's Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  The course began and ended at the North Gazebo.

Resolution Run takes place Sunday morning

Resolution Run, a 5K run-walk to mark the new year, will begin 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Gazebo.  The event supports the summertime Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.  A note from event organizers says: “Crawl, scoot, ride to a strong finish.  Motivate your family and friends to join you and bring in a healthy 2014 with lots of fun.”  Donations will be accepted and prizes will be awarded.

Sitting down for a heart-to-heart with The Man

Santa Brunch

Red square Gallery: 33 photos from the Santa Brunch

The annual Rancho Murieta Country Club Santa Brunch is a time to dress up in holiday finery, dine elegantly and create Christmas memories.  At Sunday's event, three generations of this family enjoyed the traditional visit with Santa -- grandparents Herman and Carole Kramer, parents Jenni and Matt Niello and their children, Ryan, 8, and Caroline, 5.

Donate a coat, get a chili dinner Friday

The Coat Dinner, an annual charitable event where the price of admission is a gently used and clean coat, takes place Friday at the social hall of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. Gloves, mittens, knit hats, warm scarves and sleeping bags are also accepted.

The no-host bar opens at 6 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m. Dinner consists of homemade chili, salad, corn bread, dessert and coffee. All items benefit Loaves and Fishes and the Union Gospel Mission homeless outreach and support programs.

Goodbye turkey, hello Santa Claus!

Santa and crowd

Red square Photo gallery: 30 photos of Santa and the crowd

Right on schedule, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus arrived at the Gazebo Friday evening in a fire truck with flashing red lights for the traditional start of the holiday season in Rancho Murieta.  They were welcomed by a crowd who'd spent the wait enjoying holiday songs sung by a trio of young carolers and cookies and hot chocolate served by Optimist Club volunteers. In short order, Santa lighted the big tree at the North entrance and decorations across the highway on Gazebo Hill and then settled in to visit with the boys and girls as parents and grandparents captured memories on cell phones and cameras.

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