It's beginning to look a lot like ... showtime

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Red square See 32 photos from the ETC kickoff event

Hundreds turned out Sunday for wine, food, music and memberships as Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta held its annual kick-off event at the Country Club. First stop was the long table where ETC volunteers signed up members for the summer concert season at Lake Clementia Amphitheater and set them on course for raffle prizes, discounts, free tickets, upgrades and more. Then it was time to visit the tables ringing the room to sample wine, hors d'oeuvres, pizza and dessert treats from local providers, and visit with friends and neighbors while previewing the music that will be played live at the lake this summer. Click for larger image Read more » about It's beginning to look a lot like ... showtime

ETC kicks off season with a Sunday party

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Our recent weather has been downright summery, so it’s fitting that Entertainment, Theatre & Culture will kick off the 2017 season with an event 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Country Club. There will be music, food and prizes, and it’s free. Read more » about ETC kicks off season with a Sunday party

ETC sets the table for a summer of fun

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Amphitheater

Lake Clementia Amphitheater is the home of ETC's shows every summer.

LogoEntertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta is putting the polish to another summer of fun at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. ETC's season opens with the traditional party gathering May 7, and the shows begin June 10. This summer there will be tributes to Motown, Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys, Boston and Styx, Earth Wind and Fire, and Elton John. Read more » about ETC sets the table for a summer of fun

A perfect autumn day for blues and brews

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Blues & Brews

Red square Photo gallery: 22 photos of the people who were there

Hops grower David Utterback was one of the knowledgeable people pouring beer and wine and sharing their expertise with an eager crowd of tasters at the Kiwanis Club's annual Blues & Brews event Saturday. In addition to beer and wine tastings, there were food kiosks, a balloon raffle booth and live music. The party got underway at Lake Clementia Amphitheater as darkness fell on a perfect autumn day. Read more » about A perfect autumn day for blues and brews

Blues & Brews coming to Clementia Saturday

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Join the fun when Blues & Brews returns to Lake Clementia Amphitheater from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday with beer and wine tasting, food vendors, local brewers and winemakers, and live music. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate for residents and their guests age 21 and over. Read more » about Blues & Brews coming to Clementia Saturday

Music Mike casts his spell on dozens of kids

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Music Mike

Red square Photo gallery: 31 shots of Music Mike and the kids

Music Mike worked his magic at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Sunday afternoon as dozens of children happily danced fast and slow, did the Limbo, played maracas, waved colorful scarves and sat “crisscross spaghetti sauce” style for sing-alongs. Parents and grandparents looked on from beach chairs and blankets dotting the slopes except when invited to join in. A total of 131 attended the free performance, according to the Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the annual event. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Music Mike casts his spell on dozens of kids

Wine & Wheels returns to club Sept. 25

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The Country Club is staging its second Wine & Wheels event from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 on the 18th fairway, outside the clubhouse. There will be wine, food, classic cars and live music. Admission is free and open to the public.

You’ll be able to taste wine from 15 Amador County wineries. The tasting is $20 with a souvenir glass and $15 for club members. There will also be craft foods, with hand-made tortillas, open-pit barbecue, fresh grilled hotdogs and other treats.

As for the wheels, there will be Corvettes and classics displayed on the fairway. Music will be provided by Brian Rogers.

For more information, call (916) 354-3416. Read more » about Wine & Wheels returns to club Sept. 25

Summerfest 2016 rocks Stonehouse Park

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Summerfest

Red square Photo gallery: 59 shots of the participants and the rides and games

The Summerfest carnival began its annual two-day run at Stonehouse Park Friday night, delighting a large crowd with all-time favorites plus new thrill rides like Pharaoh’s Fury. In addition to kiosks offering carnival treats, the neon-bright midway offered carnival goers of all ages opportunities to test their skills to win anything from a goldfish to a giant stuffed animal. Added to the usual carnival foods was the presence of food trucks. The fun continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The schedule of activities is available here. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Summerfest 2016 rocks Stonehouse Park

Closing out another summer with ETC

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Tainted Love

Red square Photo gallery: 35 shots of the crowd and the show

It was a dance party at Lake Clementia Saturday night as San Francisco band Tainted Love made a return visit to once again close the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture concert season in a big way. The holiday crowd was among ETC’s largest, picnics on the blanket-covered slopes were feasts, and the ‘80s music the seven-member group performed was epic, featuring hits by Bryan Adams, Madonna, John Mellencamp, David Bowie and other icons. A little boy provided one of the night’s memorable moments after he was lifted onto the stage and began an inspired dance that wowed the audience and even the band. The evening began with a performance by Rancho Murieta’s own Cooks In the Kitchen and a thank you to ETC board members, who were introduced from the stage. Was your kid one of the ones who posed in the group shot at the start of the show? Click to the next page to see. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Closing out another summer with ETC

Tainted Love returns to wrap up ETC season

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Rancho Murieta loved them the first time around, so, only a year after the first visit, Tainted Love is coming back to Lake Clementia Saturday at 8:30 p.m. as part of Entertainment, Theatre & Culture's season finale. Starting at 7 p.m. is Rancho Murieta's own Cooks in the Kitchen Band, featuring Aaron Cook. Read more » about Tainted Love returns to wrap up ETC season

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