Music Mike performs Sept. 16

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Music Mike, the modern Pied Piper, returns to Lake Clementia Amphitheater Sunday, Sept. 16, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club. Music Mike engages and entertains kids of all ages, and he's especially popular with ages 2 through 10.

He's guaranteed to have children -- and parents -- singing, dancing, and laughing the early evening away. The event starts at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone's invited to come early, have a picnic on the grass, and be ready for some fun. Read more » about Music Mike performs Sept. 16

Holding ETC tickets? Here's how to get a refund

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Entertainment, Theatre & Culture announced plans to give refunds to those holding tickets for Saturday’s Seals & Seals concert, which has been canceled.

On Monday, ETC said it was canceling the show, the final concert in its 2007 series, due to the illness of singer Dan Seals, who is battling lymphoma.

In a statement Wednesday night, Debbie Pishek, ETC president, said the group discussed the possibility of staging a replacement concert to close the season but decided it wasn’t possible.

Ticket refunds will be offered through September, Pishek’s statement said.  It outlined these options: Read more » about Holding ETC tickets? Here's how to get a refund

Breast cancer fundraising events planned

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Local groups are planning fundraising activities for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There will be a community events Oct. 5 and 20, and the Country Club is hosting the ninth annual golf tournament benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Oct. 14.

Cancer survivor Judy Musgrove is working with the Kiwanis Club and other community groups and businesses to organize the Passionately Pink for the Cure Event, Friday, Oct. 5. Local businesses and organizations will be decorated in pink and have containers set out to collect donations of $5 and more.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be a fundraising tea, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for The Cure foundation. Read more » about Breast cancer fundraising events planned

A look back at Summerfest 2007

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The eighth Summerfest was much like the first seven. There were hot cars, hot afternoons, cold beer, tasty wines and food of all types. Add to that a lot of smiling families. And don't forget to have some chili. Read more » about A look back at Summerfest 2007

Craig Chaquico lights up Clementia Amphitheater

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Guitarist Craig Chaquico and six virtuoso musicians came to Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night and made it their own with an inspired performance of the music Chaquico made famous as a member of the mega group Jefferson Starship and as a solo performer. Read more » about Craig Chaquico lights up Clementia Amphitheater

Summerfest carnival Aug. 24-25

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The annual Summerfest Carnival, a fundraiser staged by community volunteers, takes place Aug. 24 and 25 at Stonehouse Park.

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The event opens at 5 p.m. Friday with carnival rides, bounce houses, slides, food and refreshments, and a Texas Hold'em Poker tournament. The popular Hip Service band performs from 8:30 p.m. to the 11 p.m. close. Read more » about Summerfest carnival Aug. 24-25

It's a Murieta July 4 -- heat, fun and red, white and blue

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See 144 photos from the parade. If you were there, you're here. Click here

Rancho Murieta's 2007 Fourth of July celebration had all the traditional elements – a red, white and blue parade led by fire trucks, an afternoon at the lake, and fireworks filling the night sky to end the day. Did we mention the temperature topped 100?

In the early morning cool, while the Kiwanis Club served up pancakes at the Gazebo, runners in the 25th annual Fun Run headed down Lago Drive to begin the 5K run. Once again Kyle Fujitsubo emerged as the fastest person in Rancho Murieta, breaking the 16:30 record he set last year with a time of 15:43.

Tina Bowers won in the women’s division with a time of 20:57. Read more » about It's a Murieta July 4 -- heat, fun and red, white and blue

Photos: Still rockin'

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With a full moon overhead and the incomparable Diamonds on stage, the 600 or so people who attended Saturday's Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta concert at Lake Clementia Amphitheater found themselves in rock and roll heaven.  Read more » about Photos: Still rockin'

Photo: Music by the lake

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Hundreds of people turned out at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday for a concert that began in a breezy afternoon and continued into the evening. Friends of the Perez family organized the fundraiser for resident Alberto Perez, who was recently diagnosed with kidney disease and is unable to work while undergoing dialysis and seeking a kidney donor. Read more » about Photo: Music by the lake

Photos: ETC opens new season

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The legendary B.J. Thomas and his band began this year's Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta summer season by entertaining more than 600 people at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday night. Read more » about Photos: ETC opens new season

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