You think your holiday decorating is a challenge? Try stringing thousands of lights on the big trees at the North and South gates. Rancho Murieta Association Maintenance employee P.J. Schmidt took on lighting the tree at South Gate Wednesday afternoon, and he faced a problem any tree-decorator will recognize. The holiday season officially begins with the community's tree lighting event the day after Thanksgiving at the North Gazebo.Read more » about Big tree or little tree, it's guaranteed -- the lights will be tangled
Let the giving season begin. Two community drives start this month to bring food to families and toys to children this holiday season. The annual Toy and Food Drive sponsored by the Rancho Murieta Association and Elk Grove Unified School District Healthy Start Program begins Wednesday and continues through Dec. 13. The Kiwanis Club and the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign starts Nov. 23 and goes to Dec. 23. Read more » about Holiday toy and food drives begin
Shoppers braved the rain Sunday to enjoy the warm, festive atmosphere at two holiday boutiques in the community. The third annual Gallery Artisans Tour took place at Rancho Murieta Country Club, above, and it offered sculpture, jewelry, hand-knit hats and scarves, designer clothing, photography, paintings, entertainment and a charity raffle. At the Rancho Murieta Association Building, below, Kick Off Christmas with the American Cancer Society was organized by Team Cutting for a Cure to raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The boutique featured food and cooking items, jewelry, cosmetics, refreshments and raffle prizes.
Murietans began their holiday shopping Saturday at the annual Murieta Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale. Tables of handcrafted and homemade goods featured everything from the beaded jewelry Jayne Kuntz creates and sells with assistance from her husband, Wayne, to stained glass ornaments, fashionable crocheted scarves, whimsical gourd art, jam and more offered by other local vendors and crafts people. Holiday shopping opportunities continue Sunday with events at the Country Club and the Rancho Murieta Association Building. For more information, see here.Read more » about Craft Faire launches holiday shopping
The Rancho Murieta Country Club is once again inviting non-members to join members and their families for the club's annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In addition to all the traditional items usually served on Turkey Day, there will be herb and salt crusted prime rib, baked orange zest salmon, a selection of salads and other accompaniments and an array of desserts.
The price for non-members is $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for children under 12. For club members, the cost is $25.95 for adults and $10.95 for children under 12. Children under 6 are complimentary. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
Get a head start on holiday shopping starting next weekend with Murieta Village's annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday. Then Kick Off Christmas, a holiday boutique that benefits the American Cancer Society, follows on Sunday. On Saturday, Nov. 13, the Pleasant Grove High School Band Boosters Fall Festival and Holiday Bazaar returns. Information about these events is available here. Read more » about Ladies and gentlemen, you may start your holiday spending
So now we round the turn at July 4 and head into weeks of summer heat, the straightaway that runs deep into September. But before we leave July 4, let's take one last look at the smiling faces of the day. Rancho Murieta gives us a lot to smile about every day, and that's even truer about July 4. These are the best smiles we found in our travels. See photos »Read more » about A last look at July 4 -- the day's smiles
By some measures, it was Rancho Murieta's biggest July 4 ever -- biggest parade participation, biggest number of spectators, biggest Fun Run and, yes, the best fireworks finale ever. Click inside for 300-plus photos from the day.
Like every July 4 in Rancho Murieta, this year's had a familiar recipe -- barbecue smoke, family and friends, the boom of fireworks, pancakes for breakfast, candy tossed from golf carts, sun, water, hot dogs and snow cones. It just seemed this July 4 had more of everything. Read more » about July 4 may have been the biggest ever