Wine Adventures await in El Dorado County

Passport 2017

The El Dorado Winery Association invites wine adventurers to a wine tasting sojourn through the Sierra foothills featuring great wine, music and food at the annual Passport Wine Event on April 22 and 23 and April 29 and 30 with a special wine-maker dinner on April 21 and 28.

Guests will enjoy touring through the spectacular foothills and visiting the participating El Dorado Wine Association members’ tasting rooms and vineyards.

“Each year sets a new tone and theme at Passport. This year we are offering Adventures in Wine,” said Carey Skinner, owner of Skinner Vineyards and president of the El Dorado Winery Association. “We love opening our doors and setting the stage for the new theme each year.”

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With more than 150 years of history steeped in gold and agriculture, the El Dorado region is poised for its new found resurgence in viticulture. Unique vineyard soils and a high elevation create a superior environment for a vast array of varietals. The region is gaining recognition for its ability to grow quality grapes that exhibit a sense of place.

For more information about El Dorado and its wines, visit




MOTD: ‘Dirty Cello’ to Perform at IOOF Hall – November 20, 2016

Rebecca Roudman of ‘Dirty Cello

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass.

Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times

Dirty Cello at Music on the Divide

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Where: IOOF Hall – 6240 Main St, Georgetown, CA 95634

Cost: $20

More info: 530-626-7234 or

KFOK Valentine’s Concert and Dance – Fundraising Event on February 13th, 2016

♥ KFOK Valentine’s Concert and Dance ♥
Hope to See You There!

American River Folk Society Seeks Public Input on Developing a Community Educational Program

The American River Folk Society (ARFS) will hold meetings on the first three Tuesdays in March — March 5, 12 and 19 — to invite community input in developing a folk-culture educational program for local schools and the community. The meetings will be held at the Georgetown Community Center on Lower Main Street in Georgetown, starting at 6:30 pm. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

These meetings are the first step in fulfilling ARFS’s mission to support and promote education activities relevant to contemporary, traditional, and multicultural folk music, lore and dance. Over the three meetings, a two-year strategic plan will be developed and committees formed to carry out the plan.

Folks interested in helping develop this plan are encouraged to come to the first meeting, on March 5, where we will brainstorm to develop a vision of the program and the projects we want to accomplish in the near-term and long-term future. At the second meeting, on March 12, we will prioritize projects and rough out a timeline for their completion. The final meeting, on March 19, will focus on selecting the projects we will pursue over the next two years and on forming committees to see them through.

If you are an educator, a musician, a storyteller or a dancer, take advantage of this opportunity to have a direct impact on boosting performing arts in our schools and our community. If you are a film buff or a folk historian, or you are simply interested in folk culture, this is a chance for you to come forward with projects to benefit our kids and neighbors. The more input we have, the better the program will be. Everyone is welcome — don’t be shy!

Contact: Mark Nichol (650) 678-2527 or

“Friday Nights on The Green”

Georgetown’s 8th Annual Nature Fest Coming May 7th