Community blood drive takes place Monday

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The Rancho Murieta Women's Club is hosting a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. Donors will get a blood donor hat, a $2 gift card from Go Fore Pizza and be entered into drawings for a $200 Amazon gift card and a gift basket from the Country Club. Bring a photo ID, eat well and drink fluids before donating. Questions? Call (866) 822-5663. Read more » about Community blood drive takes place Monday

A night of hot dogs and yelling 'Bingo!'

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Bingo

First came the hot dog dinner, then came the bingo as about 75 people gathered Saturday evening at the Rancho Murieta Association Building for an Optimists family bingo night. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A night of hot dogs and yelling 'Bingo!'

Food trucks return to Stonehouse Park

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Food trucks

Dinnertime Sunday saw the return of the Summerfest food trucks to Stonehouse Park. Early-arriving diners, wearing sweaters in the beautiful spring weather, had an easy time choosing among a handful of options. The trucks will be there from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays into September. (Click for larger image.) Read more » about Food trucks return to Stonehouse Park

Kinda scary, but it might taste good

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Fishing Day catch

Gallery of photos from Kids Fishing Day (25 photos)

Seven-year-old Tessa Coleman didn't want to stand too close to the fish she caught, though she was sure she was eating it for dinner. Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day, which happened Saturday after the rain finally stopped, is an annual event that turns Lake Clementia into a classroom so children can put into practice the fishing skills they learn from California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel and Rancho Murieta Fishing Club volunteers. The lake was stocked with 700 pounds of trout – and 1½ pounds of that total is pictured here. Kiwanis Key Club high school students prepared and served hot dog lunches to the crowd. The Fishing Club says the net holding the fish in the beach part of Lake Clementia will be kept up through the weekend, so have at it, fisherpeople. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Kinda scary, but it might taste good

Getting ready for Kids Fishing Day

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Truck stuckA truck from Calaveras Trout Farm showed up Friday morning at Lake Clementia to stock 700 pounds of trout for Saturday's Kids Fishing Day (which will go on rain or shine, according to Kiwanis, the organizer). The stocking took only two shakes of a trout's tail, but the rain pinned the truck in the lakeside mud for a half-hour. A Rancho Murieta Association backhoe rode to the rescue, getting the truck on its way. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about Getting ready for Kids Fishing Day

Like to sing? Murieta Voices wants you

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Murieta Voices, a chorus of neighbors who volunteer to sing at area nursing homes year-round, is looking for new members. If you're interested in joining the group, contact Joanne at (707) 326-6885. Read more » about Like to sing? Murieta Voices wants you

Bringing great music to Women's Club lunch

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Richard Glazer

Pianist Richard Glazer made a return visit to the Rancho Murieta Women's Club at lunchtime Wednesday, setting some in the audience to tapping their toes and swaying in their chairs. And who wouldn't? In addition to stories about the likes of Oscar Levant, Marvin Hamlisch and George and Ira Gershwin, Glazer played their music and more. He spent the most time with the Gershwins, telling club members how in 1975, as a 12-year-old from Indianapolis, he was a guest in Ira Gershwin's Beverly Hills home and played the Steinway where the brothers composed some of their music. He sampled the Gershwin canon, playing snippets from "An American in Paris," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Summertime" and "Embraceable You" (the last as a gentle sing-along). After warning the audience to NOT think of United Airlines, he closed the show with an excerpt from "Rhapsody in Blue." (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Bringing great music to Women's Club lunch

Easter Bunny will hop by on Saturday

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Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Bunny visits Rancho Murieta Saturday, when the Kiwanis Club holds its annual egg hunt and family picnic event at Stonehouse Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. The schedule for the egg hunt is ages 2-4 at 11:40 a.m., ages 5-7 at noon, and ages 8-10 at 12:20 p.m. Activities include the Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit demonstration, a petting zoo, face art and tattoos, cookie decorating, a fire equipment display, and giant bubbles. The Murieta Dance Company will perform at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the egg hunt is free, and tickets may be purchased for food and other activities. Frozen yogurt, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon at the park when the event is over. Read more » about Easter Bunny will hop by on Saturday

March's ETC update has a special offer

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Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta has published its March community update, and the community nonprofit organization has a special offer if you invite friends to join you in membership. Check out the update. You can learn about the ETC season of summer shows at ranchomurieta.com/etc. Read more » about March's ETC update has a special offer

Looking after our four-legged friends

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Fiber Art Group

Rancho Murieta’s Fiber Art Group used their needle-and-thread magic Wednesday to make 29 dog blankets that will be delivered to the SPCA. From left are are Kim Pederson, Susie Overhauser, Sheryl Bray, Jane Barnes, Chris Pasek, Judith Embree and Lana Mason. The group meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. (Photos provided by Sheryl Bray.)

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