Boomer November 2019

It’s November, which means the holiday season has officially begun—although I remember a time when Thanksgiving heralded the official start of the holiday season. Now there are Christmas tree displays in stores in August! The pressure of the holidays can seem overwhelming and some folks feel especially lonely during this time of year. Read how to overcome the holiday blues in our article “Only the Lonely” on page 26. It seems more and more of my conversations with my friends lately are focused on our parents. It’s scary to think that not only are we still taking care of our own kids, but we now have to worry about our own mom and dad who may not be able to handle their own financial affairs. What is needed is a solid plan and good advice from the pros; luckily, “Don’t Break the Bank” on page 34 offers some help. I wish I was an artist. Seriously. I have such admiration for creative people and really do wish I could paint or draw or even take a decent picture! I’m not even good at stick figures, much less creating beautiful pieces of extraordinary art out of seashells, or tempered glass! Our feature “Happy Medium” on page 41 highlights some of our community’s most creative people—some who only discovered this ability in their later years! Sadly, for me, creativity will remain elusive. But I can enjoy the fabulous work of these fine artists, and I hope you do too. Ready to travel this fall? We focus on three historic bed-and-breakfasts that should be visited—places that are proof B&B’s have come a long way and now offer more than just a bed—and a breakfast! Learn about them on page 49. Road trip! As always, we have our regular features on home design, lots on food, including fall recipes from local restaurants, some classic cocktails that take you back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, plus where to volunteer, what to read, and more! I wish you all “fair winds and following seas” this month! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

It’s November, which means the holiday season has officially begun—although I remember a time when Thanksgiving heralded the official start of the holiday season. Now there are Christmas tree displays in stores in August! The pressure of the holidays can seem overwhelming and some folks feel especially lonely during this time of year. Read how to overcome the holiday blues in our article “Only the Lonely” on page 26.

It seems more and more of my conversations with my friends lately are focused on our parents. It’s scary to think that not only are we still taking care of our own kids, but we now have to worry about our own mom and dad who may not be able to handle their own financial affairs. What is needed is a solid plan and good advice from the pros; luckily, “Don’t Break the Bank” on page 34 offers some help.

I wish I was an artist. Seriously. I have such admiration for creative people and really do wish I could paint or draw or even take a decent picture! I’m not even good at stick figures, much less creating beautiful pieces of extraordinary art out of seashells, or tempered glass! Our feature “Happy Medium” on page 41 highlights some of our community’s most creative people—some who only discovered this ability in their later years! Sadly, for me, creativity will remain elusive. But I can enjoy the fabulous work of these fine artists, and I hope you do too.

Ready to travel this fall? We focus on three historic bed-and-breakfasts that should be visited—places that are proof B&B’s have come a long way and now offer more than just a bed—and a breakfast! Learn about them on page 49. Road trip!

As always, we have our regular features on home design, lots on food, including fall recipes from local restaurants, some classic cocktails that take you back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, plus where to volunteer, what to read, and more!

I wish you all “fair winds and following seas” this month! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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Celebrate & Support<br />

Veterans<br />

26 HEALTH &<br />


Beat the Holiday Blues<br />

30 VOLUNTEER<br />

Friendship Force<br />

34 MONEY<br />

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36 HOME & GARDEN<br />

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I am a Navy wife. My husband served 32 years until his<br />

retirement as a captain in the USNR (JAGC). I learned<br />

a lot about the military through him over the years. He<br />

was and will always be “squared-away,” a trait apparently<br />

not passed along to his wife and kids! He wears his hair<br />

“high and tight” and still fits into his uniform, which he<br />

says is the reason he’s asked to speak at Veterans Day<br />

and Memorial Day events! I told him that when he was<br />

a young Navy lawyer he reminded me of Tom Cruise in<br />

A Few Good Men (I’m a smart Navy wife). I’m so proud<br />

when someone says “Thank you for your service” to him.<br />

It wasn’t always like that. As we celebrate our veterans<br />

on <strong>November</strong> 11, let’s not forget that when sailors,<br />

soldiers, marines, and airmen came back from fighting in Vietnam,<br />

it was not a proud time in our history. They came home to jeers and<br />

protests. Nowadays our military is revered as it was during the era prior<br />

to the Vietnam War. I’m happy to see this; we should be proud of and<br />

respect anyone who serves our country and endangers his or her life for<br />

our freedoms. I am so proud of my husband and the thousands of men<br />

and women who served. With that said, there are two articles featured<br />

this month with veterans in mind. One is The 10 Spot on page 10<br />

highlighting Veterans Day events in our area and another is Pete Juhos’s<br />

story about what it means to be a veteran on page 12.<br />

It’s <strong>November</strong>, which means the holiday season has officially begun—<br />

although I remember a time when Thanksgiving heralded the official<br />

start of the holiday season. Now there are Christmas tree displays in<br />

stores in August! The pressure of the holidays can seem overwhelming<br />

and some folks feel especially lonely during this time of year. Read how<br />

to overcome the holiday blues in our article “Only the Lonely” on page<br />

26.<br />

“Every child is an artist.<br />

The problem is how to<br />

remain an artist once<br />

we grow up.”<br />

—Pablo Picasso<br />

It seems more and more of my conversations<br />

with my friends lately are focused on our<br />

parents. It’s scary to think that not only are we<br />

still taking care of our own kids, but we now have<br />

to worry about our own mom and dad who may<br />

not be able to handle their own financial affairs.<br />

What is needed is a solid plan and good advice<br />

from the pros; luckily, “Don’t Break the Bank” on<br />

page 34 offers some help.<br />

I wish I was an artist. Seriously. I have such admiration for creative<br />

people and really do wish I could paint or draw or even take a decent<br />

picture! I’m not even good at stick figures, much less creating beautiful<br />

pieces of extraordinary art out of seashells, or tempered glass! Our<br />

feature “Happy Medium” on page 41 highlights some of our community’s<br />

most creative people—some who only discovered this ability in their<br />

later years! Sadly, for me, creativity will remain elusive. But I can enjoy<br />

the fabulous work of these fine artists, and I hope you do too.<br />

Ready to travel this fall? We focus on three historic bed-and-breakfasts<br />

that should be visited—places that are proof B&B’s have come a long<br />

way and now offer more than just a bed—and a breakfast! Learn about<br />

them on page 49. Road trip!<br />

As always, we have our regular features on home design, lots on food,<br />

including fall recipes from local restaurants, some classic cocktails that<br />

take you back to the days of Old Hollywood glamour, plus where to<br />

volunteer, what to read, and more!<br />

I wish you all “fair winds and following seas” this month! HAPPY<br />


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10 SPOT<br />

Celebrate &<br />

Support Veterans<br />

By Tara Mendanha<br />

In honor of Veterans Day on <strong>November</strong> 11, we’ve rounded<br />

up some of the best resources for vets, along with ways to<br />

celebrate them and all they’ve done for our nation.<br />

1<br />

AID<br />

The U.S. Department of Veteran<br />

Affairs has a Sacramento Vet<br />

Center that’s open Monday<br />

through Saturday (times vary).<br />

They offer everything from veteran<br />

advocacy and hypnotherapy to<br />

anger management and photography<br />

classes. They’re even available after<br />

hours to cater to veterans and family<br />

members. 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite<br />

390, Sacramento, 916-566-7430,<br />

va.gov/directory/guide/facility.<br />

asp?ID=521<br />

2<br />

Sacramento County Veteran<br />

Services offers disability<br />

compensation benefits,<br />

claim filing, advocacy, case<br />

management services, and more<br />

to Sacramento County vets. They<br />

mostly assist in obtaining earned<br />

veterans' benefits from the State<br />

of California and local government<br />

entities. They also administer<br />

the College Fee Waiver Program<br />

for veterans' dependents. Open<br />

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-<br />

4 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.<br />

19th Street, Sacramento, 916-874-<br />

6811, ha.saccounty.net/benefits/<br />

veteransservices/pages/default.aspx<br />

3<br />

Veterans Business Outreach<br />

Center aims to advance the<br />

growth and commercial<br />

competitiveness of veteran-owned<br />

small business enterprises through<br />

education and services focusing on<br />

business development, technology<br />

deployment, and e-commerce. Avail<br />

of consulting services, business<br />

training, and more. 3831 North<br />

Freeway Boulevard, Suite 105,<br />

Sacramento, 916-527-8400, vbocix.<br />

org<br />

4<br />

Farmer Veteran Coalition assists<br />

veterans and serves members of<br />

the armed forces to embark on<br />

careers in agriculture on a mission to<br />

feed America. They offer a Farmer<br />

Veteran Fellowship Fund that<br />

provides direct assistance to veterans<br />

who are in their beginning years<br />

of farming or ranching. Connect<br />

with other vets in agriculture, enjoy<br />

agricultural supplier discounts, get<br />

training support, and partake in<br />

the annual national stakeholders<br />

conference. 4614 2nd Street, Suite 4,<br />

Davis, 530-756-1395, farmvetco.org<br />

5<br />

El Dorado County Veterans<br />

Alliance or Friends of the<br />

Veterans Monument is a<br />

charitable organization comprised<br />

of vets and their family members.<br />

They oversee improvements to<br />

the El Dorado County Veterans<br />

Monument as well as raise money<br />

to directly aid county vets in the<br />

form of college assistance, service<br />

dogs, hospice care, and other such<br />

aid. 685 Placerville Drive, Placerville,<br />

eldoradocountyveterans.org<br />

6<br />

Volunteers of America Northern<br />

California & Northern Nevada<br />

offers comprehensive support<br />

and advocacy for veterans and<br />

their families. Services include<br />

employment assistance, housing, and<br />

assistance with benefits and claims.<br />

3434 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento,<br />

916-265-3400, voa-ncnn.org<br />

7<br />

EVENTS<br />

Don’t miss the Sacramento<br />

Veterans’ Day Parade and Fair on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 11. Celebrate active-duty<br />

and past military personnel during<br />

the parade, after which there will be a<br />

festival with food trucks, kids’ activities,<br />

train rides, and ice skating. The route<br />

is along Capitol Mall and has featured<br />

marching bands, military vehicles, and<br />

community organizations in the past.<br />

cityofsacramento.org/parksandrec/<br />

neighborhood-services/ns-events/<br />

veterans-day-parade<br />

Veteran Effect, a nonprofit that<br />

holds camaraderie-building events,<br />

conducts community service, and<br />

assists veterans and their families, is<br />

hosting their first ever annual Veterans’<br />

Day Family BBQ on <strong>November</strong> 10 at<br />

Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin<br />

(5480 5th Street) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.<br />

There will be a raffle, silent auctions,<br />

food, games, and wholesome fun for<br />

the whole family. veteraneffect.org<br />

8<br />

Honor all veterans and celebrate their<br />

service on <strong>November</strong> 11 at the 18th<br />

Annual Wayne Spence Folsom<br />

Veterans’ Day Parade. The theme<br />

of this year's parade is "Celebrating<br />

Over a Century of Service to Our<br />

Country and Going Strong.” The parade<br />

begins at 9 a.m. on the corner of East<br />

Bidwell Street and Montrose Drive and<br />

concludes at City Lions Park. folsom.<br />

ca.us/parks/events/events/parade.asp<br />

9<br />

10<br />

The Rancho Cordova Veterans’ Day<br />

Observance event is at 10 a.m. at<br />

Cordova High School’s Performing<br />

Arts Center (2239 Chase Drive). It will<br />

honor vets who’ve served at Mather<br />

Field providing a century of service<br />

(1918-2018). The Rancho Cordova<br />

River City Concert Band will perform,<br />

and there will be a brick dedication<br />

ceremony and refreshments.<br />

cordovacouncil.org/veterans-day<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies and organizations.<br />

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Pride<br />

Runs<br />

Deep<br />

A Veteran’s<br />

Perspective<br />

by PETE JUHOS<br />

I<br />

am a boomer, a first-generation<br />

American, and a veteran—more<br />

specifically, a submarinequalified<br />

Navy veteran.<br />

What is means to be a veteran<br />

is a highly personal question.<br />

Whether you’re in the Marine<br />

Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force,<br />

Coast Guard, a commissioned<br />

officer of the NOAA, or the Public<br />

Health Service, you become a veteran<br />

at the time you enter service. Some will<br />

serve in a combat arena or theater of<br />

operations, others will not, yet, we are all<br />

veterans.<br />

In recalling the words of President John<br />

F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country<br />

can do for you—ask what you can do for<br />

your country,” I was drawn to the U.S.<br />

Navy, enlisted a handful of days after<br />

graduating high school, and became a<br />

veteran.<br />

In order to become a veteran, I took<br />

the oath to “support and defend the<br />

Constitution of the United States<br />

against all enemies, foreign and<br />

domestic; that I will bear true faith and<br />

allegiance to the same; and that I will<br />

obey the orders of the President of<br />

the United States, and the orders of<br />

Officers appointed over me, according<br />

to regulations and the Uniform Code of<br />

Military Justice. So help me God.” I took<br />

and continue to align my thoughts and<br />

behaviors to this creed; it speaks to the<br />

heart and core of the sacrifice made to<br />

our country, our God/creator, and is part<br />

of the contract with our government.<br />

Its values are aligned with my current<br />

civilian role.<br />

As a veteran, my service time taught,<br />

All photos courtesy of Pete Juhos.<br />

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einforced, and sharpened the skills to attain the best in<br />

teamwork, the values of duty, honor, traditions and rituals of the<br />

Navy, sacrifice, courage, and commitment.<br />

As a veteran, I am keenly aware of the social,<br />

emotional, experiential, and cultural gap between<br />

those who’ve served and those who have not.<br />

As a veteran, I honor and respect the flag. I honor<br />

and respect these United States of America.<br />

Many forget how good we have it here.<br />

Retirement from military service<br />

imperceptibly seals a door behind you. The<br />

veteran status is put to a different test—<br />

assimilation into the civilian world. It is cold,<br />

indifferent, and does not easily accept.<br />

Veterans are challenged translating militarygained<br />

skills into the language of civilian<br />

employers.<br />

As a submarine-qualified veteran, we have<br />

a language unto our own to which a civilian<br />

might cry foul when it tarnishes a sensibility<br />

or two. So, if you hear a voice behind you: “Need a little left<br />

rudder in your step,” “Green board,” or overhear a reference to<br />

“blowing negative,” you’re likely in the presence of a submarine<br />

veteran.<br />

Being a submarine service veteran meant that finding like-service<br />

veterans would be a challenge. Instinctively we are shipmates<br />

in the closest bond possible, as less than 5% over the total Navy<br />

population ever served aboard submarines.<br />

Being a veteran means finding solace thru engagement with<br />

your own kind. You want to be with those who’ve painted rocks,<br />

held field day, appreciate scuttlebutt, stood watches port and<br />

starboard, and partaken in a trim party. My search led me to<br />

the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (or SubVets), more<br />

specifically, the Gold Country Base, which meets on the fourth<br />

Saturday each month at the Folsom VFW Hall. Through it, we<br />

perpetuate the memory of those shipmates who’ve gone before<br />

us on Eternal patrol and seek to educate everyone else of the<br />

deeds our submarine brothers performed. This veteran has finally<br />

found a home in every sense of the word. Pride Runs Deep!<br />

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The Birth of<br />

Elk Grove<br />


Top to Bottom:<br />

Downtown Elk Grove, Elk Grove Union<br />

High School Bus, Elk Grove Union High<br />

School, Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove<br />

Library.<br />

Like most towns in the Sierra Nevada,<br />

the history of human habitation in the<br />

Elk Grove area goes back well before<br />

the discovery of gold. Tribes of native<br />

Miwok inhabited the area next to the<br />

river they called ko’sum long before<br />

white man stepped on the shores of<br />

California. Drawn by the abundance of<br />

oak trees, which provided abundant<br />

acorns, the salmon in the river, and the<br />

majestic tule elk that frequented the<br />

area, the Miwok had villages throughout<br />

the region, including ones at presentday<br />

Sloughhouse and Wilton.<br />

Spanish explorers first made their<br />

way to the area seeking locations for<br />

missions. An 1807 Spanish map notes<br />

“elk abundant here” and names the<br />

river Rio de Cosumnes, as it is still<br />

called today. The land proved to be too<br />

marshy for a mission.<br />

By the 1830s, early settlers such as<br />

Jared Sheldon had Mexican land grants<br />

in the area, and the Monterey Trail<br />

traversed through it connecting the<br />

capital of Monterey with Sutter’s Fort.<br />

In 1848, the discovery of gold jumpstarted<br />

growth all over the region, and<br />

Elk Grove was no exception. In 1850,<br />

James and Sarah Hall built a hotel and<br />

stage stop along the Monterey Trail<br />

and called it Elk Grove. There’s some<br />

speculation as to how the name came<br />

about, but most agree that James<br />

Hall coined the moniker; whether it<br />

was named after a town back east, or<br />

because of the elk in the region, may<br />

never be known.<br />

The two-story brick hotel was located<br />

close to where the current replica<br />

stands at the west entrance to Elk Grove<br />

Park. The hotel had a total of 13 rooms,<br />

including a ballroom and dining room. A<br />

large wooden porch ran across the front<br />

supported by wooden columns.<br />

The hotel had stables, a weekly<br />

mail service, and served as a center<br />

of entertainment. Revelers from<br />

Sacramento journeyed to Elk Grove<br />

to dance the night away and enjoy<br />

a sumptuous breakfast the next day<br />

before heading back to the city.<br />

Although the stage stop and<br />

surrounding businesses served as a<br />

base for gold miners in the region, the<br />

true town of Elk Grove had its start in<br />

1868, when the Western Division of the<br />

Central Pacific Railroad made its way<br />

through en route from Sacramento to<br />

Stockton. The rail depot missed the<br />

location of the original settlement by<br />

a mile, but local businessmen soon<br />

realized the potential of this new<br />

transportation stop.<br />

The Cox brothers opened a store in the<br />

rail depot and were soon followed by<br />

other businesses that popped up near<br />

the rail station. By 1869, the post office<br />

had also moved to this new town center.<br />

McConnell Station<br />

Downton Elk Grove, School Bus, and McConnell Station photos © Sacramento<br />

Public Library. Other photos courtesy of the Elk Grove Historical Society.<br />

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James Watson Hall<br />

Esthetic Reflections<br />

Photo courtesy of the Elk Grove Historical Society.<br />

Julius Everson recognized the potential of<br />

Elk Grove as an agricultural center fueled<br />

by the railroad. In 1876, the Elk Grove<br />

Building Association was incorporated and<br />

soon after had constructed a 30x60-foot<br />

building stocked with general merchandise.<br />

Everson and his partner Chittenden cleared<br />

$52,000 in sales within the first 16 months.<br />

By 1880, there were 19 businesses, a<br />

Masonic Hall and I.O.O.F. Hall along the new<br />

Main Street.<br />

Agriculture fueled the growth of the town<br />

with wheat being one of the main crops.<br />

Yields of 25-30 bushels per acre were<br />

recorded, and barley was coming in at a<br />

rate of 30-40 bushels per acre. The debris<br />

washed down the river from hydraulic<br />

mining in the foothills in the 1880s affected<br />

the fields and necessitated diversifying<br />

crops. While it was painful to the farmers<br />

at the time, the change proved to be<br />

beneficial in the long run.<br />

Over the years, Elk Grove has achieved<br />

several firsts, such as the first official public<br />

school in Sacramento County in 1853,<br />

the first rural high school in 1893, the first<br />

rural library in California in 1908, and the<br />

first rural park district in the state in 1959.<br />

Despite all these firsts, it wasn’t until the<br />

year 2000 that Elk Grove became a city.<br />


elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com/history-town-of-elk-grove/<br />

oldtownelkgrove.com/history<br />

egcitizen.com/lifestyle/the-history-of-elk-grove/article_06cc133aefb7-11e6-884d-b356f1218bfe.html<br />

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Take a Hike<br />

Sweetwater Trail<br />

Located In: El Dorado Hills; search<br />

“Sweetwater Trail” in Google Maps.<br />

Distance: Five miles out and back;<br />

minimal elevation gain.<br />

Difficulty Level: Moderate.<br />

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly<br />

(must be leashed); mountain biking<br />

allowed; parking is $10.<br />

Trail Notes: Wear shoes with<br />

traction, dress in layers, bring<br />

extra water and snacks,<br />

remember sun protection (hat,<br />

sunscreen), and, as always,<br />

pack out what you pack in.<br />

Remember to keep to the right,<br />

and that horses have the right<br />

of way over mountain bikers and<br />

hikers, and hikers have the right of<br />

way over mountain bikers.<br />

Fuel Up: Head into El Dorado Hills<br />

and you’ll find a variety of options,<br />

including Selland’s Market Cafe (4370<br />

Town Center Boulevard) for order-atthe-counter<br />

grub or 36 Handles (1010<br />

White Rock Road) for a refreshing pint.<br />

Why We Love It: Family-friendly;<br />

follows along Folsom Lake; great for<br />

beginners; fairly shaded.<br />

By Emily Peter<br />

For more information, visit<br />

alltrails.com/trail/us/california/<br />

sweetwater-trail<br />

Do you have a favorite trail<br />

in the region you’d like to see<br />

featured? Tell us all about it at<br />

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Photos by Emily Peter.<br />

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Ask the<br />

Experts<br />

Q: What vitamins should I be taking?<br />

A: How’s your diet? That's the start<br />

of your journey to introducing the<br />

correct vitamins. No two bodies are<br />

alike, and what you put in your body is<br />

the most important fact that impacts<br />

your health. The link to exactly what<br />

nutrients you’re missing may be just a<br />

blood test away. Micronutrient testing<br />

(simply a blood test) will give you a<br />

clear understanding of what your own<br />

nutritional status is. Once you have a clear<br />

understanding of your deficiencies, go<br />

to your local health food store so they<br />

can direct you to the types of vitamins/<br />

minerals that you need most. Remember:<br />

Always talk with your doctor, as many<br />

medications may interfere with certain<br />

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with tenor Pasquale Esposito<br />

Saturday, December 7, <strong>2019</strong> 7:30 pm<br />

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Sponsored by<br />

Our favorite Italian tenor returns for the holidays with special<br />

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goodies include sing-along carols, selections from The Nutcracker and<br />

Frozen, plus a surprise confection from the maestro!<br />

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Q: How many movements are in a<br />

symphony?<br />

A: There are typically four movements in<br />

a symphony. The first is fast with allegro<br />

tempo (brisk and lively pace) and often<br />

follows a “sonata” format, where there are<br />

three sections (exposition, development,<br />

and recapitulation). The second is a slow<br />

and lyrical movement, usually with andate<br />

or adagio (walking or slow pace) tempo.<br />

The third is typically a dance in a scherzo,<br />

or minuet, format. Scherzo means “joke”<br />

and is a quick, light-hearted movement<br />

that’s usually in a triple meter (three beats<br />

per measure). The fourth is the finale,<br />

which has a faster and more energetic<br />

pace than the first movement.<br />

Anson Wong, President & Symphony<br />

Violinist<br />

Folsom Lake Symphony<br />

1024 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-357-<br />

6718, folsomlakesymphony.com<br />

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This Month<br />

In History<br />

4 th , 1922<br />

King<br />

Tutankhamun's<br />

tomb is discovered<br />

in Egypt by British<br />

archaeologist<br />

Howard Carter.<br />

20 th , 1947<br />

England's Princess<br />

Elizabeth marries<br />

Philip Mountbatten.<br />

22 nd , 1963<br />

President John<br />

F. Kennedy is<br />

assassinated;<br />

Lyndon B. Johnson<br />

is sworn in as the<br />

36th president.<br />

30 th , 1835<br />

American author<br />

Samuel Clemens (pen<br />

name Mark Twain)<br />

is born in Florida,<br />

Missouri.<br />

1Les Miserables.<br />

Boasting an emotional musical<br />

score, this performance—whose<br />

thrilling plot centers on an exconvict’s<br />

struggles in 19th century<br />

France—will remain in your thoughts<br />

even after exiting the theater.<br />

Show times vary at Valley Springs<br />

Presbyterian Church in Roseville.<br />

cytsacramento.org<br />

(THROUGH 9)<br />

Sac Solo Series.<br />

Local actors Richard Winters, Matt<br />

Miller, and Richard Broadhurst<br />

combine forces to create this unique<br />

comedy festival that highlights the<br />

facets and humor in everyday life.<br />

Show times vary at the California<br />

Stages’ Wilkerson Theater in<br />

Sacramento. calstage.org<br />

(THROUGH 24)<br />

2The Sword in the Stone.<br />

In this prequel to the Arthurian<br />

legend, young Arthur goes on<br />

exciting adventures that shape him<br />

into the epic man of the myth. On<br />

these quests, Arthur learns many<br />

valuable life lessons. Show times vary<br />

at the Sofia Theater in Sacramento.<br />

bstreettheatre.org<br />

(THROUGH 10)<br />

Light the Night<br />

Light the Night.<br />

Hosted by the Leukemia &<br />

Lymphoma Society, this event<br />

aims to raise money for the cure<br />

of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s<br />

disease, and myeloma. The walk<br />

begins at 7 p.m. at Raley Field,<br />

followed by a fireworks show at<br />

8:30 p.m. lightthenight.org/events/<br />

sacramento<br />

River City Chili Cook Off.<br />

Experience Sacramento’s elite<br />

restaurants serving endless samples<br />

of gourmet chili! The event also<br />

includes cocktails, beer, pub games,<br />

and entertainment. Ages 21 and<br />

older only. Cookoff takes place from<br />

7:30-11:30 p.m. at Ace of Spades.<br />

Funds raised help to support local<br />

education. rivercitychili.com<br />



<strong>November</strong> is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month<br />

By Emma Warmerdam<br />

River City Chili Cook Off<br />

Weaster’s Annual Cornhole<br />

Tournament.<br />

Help local high school math teacher<br />

Jenny Weast, who was disabled<br />

and became a quadriplegic, pay for<br />

her caregiving costs. This exciting<br />

event includes dinner, an auction,<br />

raffle, music, and a cornhole<br />

tournament. Arrive at the Roseville<br />

Sports center at 6 p.m. allevents.in/<br />

roseville/weasters-annual-cornholetournament/200017748784634<br />

Souls of the City Festival.<br />

Come to Old Sacramento from 3-8<br />

p.m. to celebrate the Day of the<br />

Dead and honor those who have<br />

passed by partaking in traditions<br />

like Aztec dancing and sugar skulls.<br />

sachistorymuseum.org<br />

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3Christophe Mantoux.<br />

The celebrated French<br />

organist Christophe Mantoux—who<br />

specializes in Baroque music from<br />

19th and 20th century France—is<br />

performing a concert at St. John’s<br />

Lutheran Church in Sacramento from<br />

2-4 p.m. stjohnslc.org/events<br />

Davis Chocolate Festival.<br />

Show up for a day of chocolate<br />

galore! Listen to live music while<br />

indulging in chocolate treats,<br />

ice cream, pastries, and more. A<br />

“Cookie Bake Off” and chocolate<br />

demonstration, as well as a chocolate<br />

fountain and delectable crepes are<br />

all part of the festivities. Meet at<br />

the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge from<br />

2-5 p.m. to join in the celebration.<br />

davislodge.org<br />

8Placer Artists Studios Tour.<br />

Over 40 studios in a multitude<br />

of locations—from Roseville and<br />

Lincoln to Auburn and Colfax—are<br />

open for viewing at this annual, selfguided<br />

driving tour from 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m. Browse works of art in varying<br />

mediums, including ceramics, jewelry,<br />

calligraphy, and painting. This year's<br />

tour also features student artists<br />

looking to get involved in the arts<br />

community. placerarts.org/tour<strong>2019</strong><br />

(THROUGH 10)<br />

A Christmas Story, The Musical.<br />

Based on the classic 1983 film, A<br />

Christmas Story, The Musical highlights<br />

a child’s relentless quest to obtain a<br />

BB gun for Christmas. Presented by<br />

Broadway Sacramento On Tour, the<br />

musical is playing at the Sacramento<br />

Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. and is<br />

sure to get you in the holiday spirit.<br />

broadwaysacramento.com<br />

(THROUGH 17)<br />

PurpleStride Sacramento.<br />

Get decked out in the color purple in<br />

this walk to end pancreatic cancer!<br />

PurpleStride’s goal is to raise funds<br />

for pancreatic cancer research.<br />

Opening ceremonies and speeches<br />

begin at 10 a.m., while the 5K walk<br />

begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of<br />

Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville<br />

Road in Sacramento. purplestride.org<br />

9Evening Under the Stars.<br />

Dance the night away at the<br />

luxurious Arden Hills Resort Club and<br />

Spa in Sacramento. The fundraiser<br />

begins at 5 p.m. and includes dinner,<br />

dancing, and auctions. Funds raised<br />

go to Okizu, an organization that<br />

aims to support children and families<br />

in Northern California affected by<br />

childhood cancer. okizu.ejoinme.org/<br />

myevents/eveningunderthestars<strong>2019</strong>/<br />

tabid/1067398/default.aspx<br />

Evening Under the Stars<br />

The Forgotten Kindom<br />

10<br />

Classical Concert: Festival<br />

of New American Music.<br />

The festival of New American Music<br />

highlights modern classical music,<br />

and this year’s concert beginning at<br />

3 p.m. features the sextet Citywater.<br />

The music aligns with the Crocker<br />

Art Museum’s current exhibition<br />

for a truly memorable afternoon.<br />

crockerart.org<br />

Hearts for Blue Gala.<br />

Hosted by How2LoveOurCops, this<br />

gala raises money for programs to<br />

support police families. Expect a<br />

cop-themed night with a cocktail<br />

hour, speakers, dancing, and raffles.<br />

Arrive at the McClellan Conference<br />

Center from 5-11 p.m. to show off<br />

your American pride. Must be 21<br />

years and older. how2loveourcops.org<br />

12<br />

The Forgotten Kingdom:<br />

Sand Stories Live.<br />

Sand artist extraordinaire Kseniya<br />

Simonova creates and alters sand<br />

images in front of a live audience<br />

as she expertly welds together a<br />

cohesive narrative, while the Guy<br />

Mendilow Ensemble contributes a<br />

breathtaking score. The show begins<br />

at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.<br />

harriscenter.net<br />

14<br />

Country<br />

ArtMix at the<br />

Crocker Art Museum.<br />

Have a passion for hoedowns? If so,<br />

come to the Crocker Art Museum<br />

from 6-9:30 p.m. for a wild night<br />

of Western swing, honky-tonk line<br />

dancing, and a mean mechanical<br />

bull. Must be 21 or older to attend.<br />

crockerart.org<br />

Evening Under the Stars photo by Take Delight Photography. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Stocks and Broths.<br />

Chef Dave Nelson is teaching the<br />

basics of creating flavorful white and<br />

dark stocks—which can be used in<br />

various soups, sauces, and stews—at<br />

American River Ranch in Rancho<br />

Cordova from 6:30-8:30 p.m.<br />

soilborn.org<br />

15<br />

Havana Nights Gala.<br />

Indulge in an authentic Cuban<br />

dinner, then dance the night away with<br />

music hand-spun by a DJ. Funds raised<br />

go to SAR’s Christmas CanTree effort<br />

to help The Salvation Army. Show up at<br />

the California Automobile Museum in<br />

Sacramento at 7:30 p.m. for a one-of-akind<br />

night. sacrealtor.org/gala<br />


The Friday Show.<br />

Get ready to laugh like crazy at<br />

this unique show featuring an<br />

unconventional mixture of comedy<br />

and interactive improv. The Friday<br />

Show is bound to surprise and<br />

excite. Performance begins at 9 p.m.<br />

at the Sacramento Comedy Spot.<br />

saccomedyspot.com<br />

16<br />

Arts & Crafts Marketplace.<br />

Attend a colorful art display<br />

featuring artisanal jewelry, jams,<br />

paintings, knitted clothes, decorations,<br />

and more. Refreshments are available<br />

for purchase, and entrance is free.<br />

Come to the Unitarian Universalist<br />

Society of Sacramento to start<br />

browsing. uuss.org/marketplace<br />


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Sacramento Harvest Festival<br />

Empty Bowls Supper.<br />

This delicious and meaningful<br />

evening raises funds to benefit the<br />

hungry locally and internationally.<br />

The hearty, home-cooked meal<br />

(includes soup, bread, and a<br />

beverage) begins at 3:30 p.m. at El<br />

Dorado County Fairground’s Forni<br />

Building and is followed by a silent<br />

auction, bake sale, wine bar, and live<br />

music by Achilles Wheel and Coloma<br />

Celtic. edpjc.org<br />

22<br />

Sacramento Harvest<br />

Festival.<br />

Browse a varied selection of<br />

handmade crafts, including jewelry,<br />

pottery, and original art, as well as a<br />

wide range of artisanal foods. Live<br />

entertainment this year features a<br />

circus performance and Santa on<br />

stilts. Arrive at the Cal Expo Pavilion<br />

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to join in the<br />

fun. harvestfestival.com<br />

(ALSO 23 & 24)<br />

23<br />

Sylvia Besana Holiday<br />

Parade.<br />

Enjoy a beautiful parade, craft<br />

booths, Santa visits, and more at<br />

this holiday kickoff in Downtown<br />

Roseville. The parade begins at 10:30<br />

a.m., and booths are open from 9<br />

a.m.-1 p.m. sylviabesanaparade.org<br />

Beignets And Po-Boy Sandwiches<br />

Festival.<br />

Treat yourself to mouthwatering,<br />

authentic New Orleans street<br />

fare, plus dancers, a brass band,<br />

and exotic drinks @the Grounds<br />

in Roseville from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.<br />

queensofafricausa.org<br />

Davis Turkey Trot.<br />

Run your heart out for this familyoriented<br />

Thanksgiving week race<br />

featuring a kids’ run, two-mile run,<br />

5K, and 10K. The first race begins<br />

at 8 a.m.; following the run, avail of<br />

an expo, refreshments, and arts and<br />

crafts for children. changeofpace.com<br />

24<br />

STOMP.<br />

Get ready for a high energy,<br />

musical extravaganza. This eightmember<br />

group uses unconventional<br />

instruments like brooms, garbage<br />

cans, and matchboxes, resulting in a<br />

show unlike any other. Show times<br />

vary. harriscenter.net (THROUGH 29)<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Village Dance Davis.<br />

Meet at the Village Homes<br />

Community Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.<br />

to take part in a playful dance party.<br />

All ages are welcome, and admission<br />

is free. facebook.com/groups/<br />

villagedancedavis<br />

28<br />

Run to Feed the Hungry.<br />

Get ready to speed across<br />

the finish line at this beloved<br />

Thanksgiving Day 5K and 10K that<br />

winds through East Sacramento’s<br />

tree-lined streets and benefits<br />

Sacramento Food Bank & Family<br />

Services. runtofeedthehungry.com<br />

30<br />

Dickens<br />

Street Faire.<br />

The festivities are endless<br />

at this merry celebration featuring<br />

Santa, a Christmas tree lighting,<br />

craft booths, holiday treats, and<br />

more! Arrive at Elk Grove Boulevard<br />

between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to join in on<br />

the fun. dickensstreetfaire.com<br />

Expressive Self Portraits for<br />

Veterans.<br />

Learn to express yourself in<br />

this basic drawing and painting<br />

workshop open to all veterans.<br />

Materials are provided—just bring<br />

an open mind to Blue Line Arts in<br />

Roseville. bluelinearts.org<br />


December<br />

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />

8Folsom Historic Arts and Craft Fair.<br />

Stroll the streets of Folsom from<br />

9 a.m.-4 p.m. while listening to talented<br />

musicians and browsing a selection of<br />

handmade, vintage, or antique items.<br />

Face painting is also available for the<br />

kids. historicfolsom.org/events-schedule<br />

22<br />

Santa Hustle.<br />

Burn off those extra holiday<br />

calories in this 5K and half marathon<br />

where every participant receives a festive<br />

hoodie, Santa hat and beard, and finisher<br />

medallion. Meet at Vernon Street Town<br />

Square in Roseville at 8 a.m. to start.<br />

santahustle.com<br />

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Book Club:<br />

What to Read This Month<br />

The Institute<br />

by Stephen King<br />

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, his<br />

new book won’t disappoint. In the<br />

middle of the night, 12-year-old Luke is<br />

abducted from his home and taken to<br />

“The Institute.” The room he wakes up<br />

in looks exactly like his room at home,<br />

but there are other kids there, too—each<br />

with their own special talent. The more<br />

Luke finds out about this place, the<br />

more he wants to get out. But no one<br />

has ever escaped.<br />

Once More We Saw<br />

Stars: A Memoir<br />

by Jayson Greene<br />

Jayson writes with honesty and<br />

heartbreak about the death of his twoyear-old<br />

daughter in this book about<br />

grief and loss, but also about love and<br />

survival.<br />

The Goldfinch<br />

by Donna Tartt<br />

When 13-year-old Theo loses his mom<br />

to an accident, he’s sent to live with<br />

wealthy friends. The only thing that<br />

comforts him and reminds him of his<br />

mom is a painting—one that seals his<br />

future into the dark scenes of the art<br />

community.<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

Articles by Julie Ryan<br />

24 Sac<strong>Boomer</strong>.com | <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong>

App<br />

Alert<br />

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delivery; or, choose pick up and get the<br />

goods delivered to your car.<br />

WebMD<br />

Enter your symptoms for possible<br />

ailments and remedies, search medical<br />

conditions, or set exercise and diet goals.<br />

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Get driving directions and arrival<br />

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• Download software like Duolingo (free) or Babbel (between $6.95-$12.95 a month)<br />

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since you’re only relying on yourself to learn.<br />

• Enroll in a foreign language class at your local junior college.<br />

• Check with your local library to see if they offer classes.<br />

• Go to the country you’re interested in and learn while you’re there!<br />

• Get a tutor.<br />

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Lonely<br />

Beat the Holiday Blues<br />

By Kourtney Jason<br />

The expectation of the holiday season doesn’t always match reality.<br />

So, while it’s the time of year to be around friends and family, the pressure of the<br />

holidays can cause many to feel lonely.<br />

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tremendous pressure to be<br />

happy and social during the holidays,”<br />

says Tom Bollum, executive director of<br />

“There’s<br />

Live Well at Home by Eskaton, a home<br />

care service in Roseville. “All the commercials<br />

show togetherness, happy families, and decorated<br />

Christmas trees, but there’s usually a gap between<br />

the ideal and reality. Many people live far from<br />

family and miss seeing them during the holiday<br />

season. Or, they may have lost their spouse, and<br />

the holidays bring back many memories of joy, love,<br />

and laughter. You can feel lonely even when you’re<br />

in a room full of people. When the holiday blues<br />

arrive, remember you’re not alone.”<br />

Ashlee Janzen, LMFT, in Roseville, says loneliness<br />

is very common, and your personality type might<br />

also have an effect on how you experience it. “If<br />

you’re an extrovert by nature and really need<br />

people around to energize and recharge you, the<br />

weight of loneliness can be heavier than for those<br />

who are more introverted and [tend to enjoy] their<br />

alone time,” she says. “It’s important to ask yourself<br />

where the feeling of loneliness is rooted. Is it truly<br />

loneliness? Are you grieving something? Are you<br />

experiencing symptoms more closely related to<br />

low mood or depression? Many people reach out<br />

to mental health professionals during or after the<br />

holidays because it brings up so much.”<br />

If the feelings of loneliness fester and aren’t<br />

acknowledged, some people may start isolating<br />

themselves, which has a negative impact on<br />

physical health. “Sometimes we tend to isolate,<br />

even when there’s an opportunity to socialize,”<br />

says Linda Whiteside, program manager at<br />

Eskaton Senior Care and Services. “It’s proven<br />

that loneliness can increase the risk of certain<br />

health conditions, including heart disease and<br />

stroke, so it’s necessary to make an effort to reach<br />

out to others by getting involved in activities and<br />

organizations, even if it doesn’t come natural to us.”<br />

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Bollum shares a few<br />

recommendations on how to get<br />

through feeling lonely and finding<br />

ways to connect with others. “Pick<br />

up the phone and call an old friend<br />

you haven’t spoken to in a while. It’s<br />

harder to feel lonely when you’re<br />

strengthening bonds with others,” he<br />

says.<br />

It’s also the season to give back.<br />

“Helping those who are less fortunate<br />

fills you with feelings of love and<br />

pride. Being part of something<br />

bigger than yourself brings you up in<br />

the process.”<br />

And when you get invited to holiday<br />

parties, bring a plus one. “Taking a<br />

good friend to a holiday party will<br />

help you both feel less lonely, and it<br />

could change your feelings about the<br />

holidays,” he shares.<br />

Loretta Parker, LMFT, in Sacramento,<br />

says the holidays are a great time to<br />

bond with your four-legged friends.<br />

“Connect with a non-human friend,”<br />

she recommends. “Go to a dog park,<br />

even if you don’t have a dog.” Parker<br />

also recommends going to a café for<br />

“some coffee and doing something<br />

creative like coloring or writing out<br />

holiday cards.”<br />

Janzen says you can find like-minded<br />

people by getting more involved in<br />

your hobbies. “For those who love<br />

crafting, there are many holiday<br />

craft fairs in and around the region.<br />

Check your local calendar of events<br />

for specific dates,” she says. “Social<br />

networking groups, such as Meetup,<br />

can connect you with people in<br />

similar life stages or with similar<br />

interests who may also be looking to<br />

connect. Take a dance class or a yoga<br />

class; join a gym or water aerobics<br />

class. Classes are a great way to<br />

see the same people regularly and<br />

develop relationships.”<br />

If you decide you need time alone<br />

to recharge and feel better, you can<br />

make that time special for yourself<br />

as well. “There are many things you<br />

can do alone if you’re not feeling<br />

social,” Parker says. “Watch your<br />

favorite movie while eating a bowl of<br />

popcorn or do something creative.<br />

Nowadays, you can learn just about<br />

anything through YouTube. Be your<br />

own chef, and try a new recipe. Take<br />

a bubble bath while drinking some<br />

bubbly. Listen to classical music. Get<br />

outside and take a walk. Have a cup<br />

of hot chocolate. Write in a journal.”<br />

While loneliness can be an<br />

uncomfortable feeling, it’s OK to feel<br />

this way sometimes, Bollum says.<br />

“Seeing others enjoying the holiday<br />

season will bring back memories of<br />

family relationships, so re-think your<br />

expectations. Also, not every smiling<br />

face around you is happy on the<br />

inside. Everyone has lonely feelings—<br />

some people just mask it better than<br />

others and ‘fake it ‘til they make it’<br />

in public,” he says. “If you’re feeling<br />

a lack of friendship or love in your<br />

life, shift your focus to what you do<br />

have: hobbies, pets, neighbors, family,<br />

etc. It’s hard to focus on what you’re<br />

lacking and feel gratitude for what<br />

you do have at the same time.”<br />

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Help ease your loneliness by donating time,<br />

money, or resources to the places below.<br />

Sacramento Public Library<br />

From adult literacy tutoring to assisting with<br />

special events and programs, or reading to<br />

children, there’s an opportunity for all.<br />

saclibrary.org/support-us/volunteer<br />

City of Sacramento Volunteer Program<br />

Assist with special events, animal care, gardening,<br />

tours, arts and crafts, child development, and<br />

more. cityofsacramento.org/hr/volunteeropportunities<br />

Food Bank of El Dorado County<br />

Donate money, food, and vehicles; sponsor<br />

or host a food drive; or volunteer by helping<br />

with coordinating, sorting, or transporting<br />

food. foodbankedc.org<br />

Run to Feed the Hungry<br />

Join Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services in<br />

celebrating 26 years of Run to Feed the Hungry!<br />

Volunteer to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, support<br />

runners, and to raise awareness about food<br />

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Make monetary or food donations (they’re in<br />

most need of canned goods, packaged foods,<br />

and personal and baby care items); you can<br />

even volunteer and donate in memory of a loved<br />

one. twinlakesfoodbank.org<br />

Loaves & Fishes<br />

Help prepare, cook, and serve a daily noontime<br />

meal; write thank you letters, work as a teachers’<br />

assistant, or help at the service desk in Friendship<br />

Park. Note: Interested participants must attend<br />

a two-hour volunteer orientation (held every<br />

Thursday at 10 a.m. by appointment only).<br />

sacloaves.org/to-volunteer<br />

Meals on Wheels<br />

Help with meal prep and delivery or volunteer as a<br />

driver; there’s an opportunity for all!<br />

mowsac.org/volunteer<br />

Green Valley Community Church<br />

Along with local outreach programs that provide<br />

food, clothes, resources and winter shelter, this<br />

church also runs a produce garden and Hope<br />

House—a transitional housing for women and<br />

children. Volunteer at any of their programs that<br />

suit your skills. greenvalley.church/volunteer<br />

Upper Room Dining Hall<br />

The Upper Room provides meals to all persons<br />

regardless of race, religion, gender, income, or<br />

age on a daily basis and is staffed and funded<br />

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This isn’t a “normal” vacation or<br />

travel experience where you book a<br />

hotel, map out what you’re going to<br />

see, and figure out what you should<br />

do; this is a true journey. Instead<br />

of being a traditional tourist, you<br />

stay with a host family and learn<br />

their culture firsthand by being part<br />

of their day-to-day lives. Instead<br />

of being a bystander, you’re a<br />

participant. Friendship Force says,<br />

“You may find yourself attending<br />

a wedding, visiting a school, or<br />

even observing a cremation. You<br />

may be taken to a spa in Japan,<br />

an underground salt cathedral in<br />

Columbia, or visit an ice palace in<br />

Sweden. You just never know…”<br />

Friendship Force of Sacramento was<br />

started in 1988 and members have<br />

traveled to (or from) Australia, Brazil,<br />

Chile, England, France, Germany,<br />

Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Peru, and<br />

more. Currently, there are 135 active<br />

members in the club, which was<br />

awarded the Club of the Year for<br />

2018. The worldwide clubs have<br />

volunteers in more than 63 countries.<br />

Everyone involved, whether they’re<br />

traveling or hosting, has one<br />

intention: global friendship, which in<br />

turn contributes to global peace.<br />

Calligraphy lesson in Gifu, Japan<br />

Creating art for a children's home in Sacramento<br />

If you choose to go on a journey with<br />

Friendship Force, you have the honor<br />

of staying with a host family. They<br />

don’t get paid for opening up their<br />

home to you—they do so because<br />

they’re interested in learning about<br />

you and your country. You can<br />

also choose to be a host<br />

family and open up your<br />

home to someone on<br />

their own journey.<br />

What’s more, you<br />

don’t have to belong to<br />

Friendship Force to enjoy<br />

your journey. “You may apply<br />

directly to the leader (coordinator)<br />

for any ‘Journey’ listed in the catalog.<br />

In some cases, your fee includes<br />

a one-year membership in the<br />

sponsoring club. You may want to<br />

consider joining, however, so you can<br />

participate in the ongoing programs<br />

that promote global understanding<br />

through friendship.”<br />

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“Journeys were originally known as ‘Exchanges.’<br />

Recently we transitioned to the term Journey,<br />

since it’s better suited to the amazing process our<br />

members plan and experience as they journey<br />

to become a temporary citizen for a few days<br />

through our home hospitality program.”<br />


You can join online by going to ffsacramento.org/<br />

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form. You can also print the form and mail it in.<br />

An individual membership is $35 for one year; a<br />

family membership is $65 for one year.<br />


Fill out an application at ffsacramento.org.<br />

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MONEY<br />

Navigating Aging Parents' Needs<br />

By Lorn Randall<br />

Most of us, at some point, will be involved in<br />

managing our aging parents’ affairs—a concept<br />

we rarely consider during our 30s and 40s.<br />

Depending on the age of your parents, however,<br />

by our 50s, we should be acutely aware of their<br />

needs.<br />

So, how can we facilitate managing the essentials (housing, food,<br />

finances) for those who took care of us in our youth? Here are some<br />

steps you and your family can take to secure your parents’ wellbeing.<br />

1<br />

Have all their legal documents in order<br />

• Durable power of attorney for health care<br />

• Medical directive (living will)<br />

• A will<br />

• Durable power of attorney for finances<br />

• Revocable living trust<br />

For more info about each of these<br />

documents, visit moneywise.com/a/<br />

essential-documents-for-agingparents.<br />

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2<br />

Assess their needs with them<br />

• Current and future housing, including all associated costs<br />

(maintenance, repairs, rent/mortgage)<br />

• Disabilities<br />

• Meals (shopping, prepping, cooking)<br />

• Financial (paying bills, tracking finances, supervising<br />

benefit programs, leisure activities, disposable income)<br />

• Transportation (driving decisions and ride coordination)<br />

• Personal care (hair appointments, doctor’s visits, etc.)<br />

AARP has an online brochure that should be required reading<br />

for all families with aging parents. To view it, visit assets.aarp.<br />

org/www.aarp.org_/articles/foundation/aa66r2_care.pdf.<br />

3<br />

Create a budget based on #2 above<br />

There are several budget tools available (apps and online)<br />

that can be tailored for your individual needs. The key is<br />

finding the right instrument that can be easily accessed<br />

and comfortably used by a family member and your parent<br />

(while they’re still capable).<br />

To view several resources with a brief explanation of each,<br />

visit senioradvisor.com/blog/<strong>2019</strong>/03/tools-to-help-seniorsmanage-their-finances.<br />

4<br />

Communicate<br />

Make sure all the essential people are included in the<br />

decision-making process. Don’t dismiss a family member<br />

because they’re busy or less vocal. Ask everyone for their<br />

opinion; if it differs, put it up for discussion with the group.<br />

5<br />

Consult a professional<br />

Whether you’re dealing with legal documents, medical<br />

issues, finances, or housing, give your inner circle a<br />

responsibility they’re comfortable with, and seek out<br />

a professional for the rest. Don’t overburden yourself<br />

or another family member (or worse leave something<br />

undone). Remember: The goal is protecting your aging<br />

loved one’s assets and wishes so they don’t have to struggle<br />

unnecessarily. Adding a professional to the team also diffuses<br />

internal friction, which is almost always a byproduct of<br />

emotion and money.<br />

Here are some local professionals we recommend:<br />

• Dianna Laney: Ideal Life Financial Advisors,<br />

dianna@ideallifeadvisors.com<br />

• Chris Wilczewski: Edward Jones,<br />

chris.wilczewski@edwardjones.com<br />

• Clint Herndon: Next Peak CPA, clint@nextpeakcpa.com<br />

• Launi Cooper: RFS, lcooper@rfslends.com<br />

• PGR Solutions: pgrsolutions.com<br />

• Chris Reeg: Pacific Investment Consultants,<br />

creeg@picwealth.com<br />

• John Arnaz: Arnaz Financial, john@arnazfinancial.com<br />

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Add a mirror to reflect your interests.


Set The<br />

Stage<br />

The Importance of Entryways<br />

By Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID<br />

A home's entryway—oftentimes an overlooked space—<br />

sets the tone and personality of your property and<br />

provides a perfect opportunity to leave a lasting and<br />

positive impression. Here are some ideas to create an<br />

unforgettable entrance—one that’ll make a memorable<br />

(and functional) statement.<br />

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall<br />

Not only does a mirror allow you to take one last look at yourself before greeting<br />

guests, but it also reflects light into the entryway. The frame style and size of the<br />

mirror can add a great design element to the space, too, hinting at what’s to come<br />

in the rest of your home. A mirror incorporating a shelf is an added bonus, as you’re<br />

able to display objects that reflect your interests or drop keys and mail.<br />

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"<br />

A picture is worth<br />

a thousand<br />

words."<br />

Shut the Front Door<br />

A wonderful way to highlight your style<br />

and set the tone for your home’s style<br />

and color palette is to incorporate a<br />

beautiful front door that enhances<br />

your abode’s architecture. If you have<br />

a contemporary crib, a front door with<br />

linear windows is a great choice, while<br />

a stained wood or glossy painted door<br />

with brass hardware can set a more<br />

traditional tone.<br />

Let There Be Light<br />

A gorgeous ceiling light fixture or wall<br />

sconce adds illuminating personality<br />

to a space. If your entry is small, add<br />

lighting for both function and ambiance<br />

via table lamps on a console. A larger<br />

entry can accommodate several,<br />

dramatic-looking ceiling fixtures hung<br />

at the same height, ultimately adding<br />

a design element while providing a<br />

glowing halo effect.<br />

Add lighting<br />

for both function<br />

and ambiance.<br />

A stylish door sets the<br />

tone for your home.<br />

Interest Underfoot<br />

The floor is often referred to as the<br />

“fifth wall” of a home. An area rug that<br />

incorporates your personal aesthetic<br />

adds to your home's style with color<br />

and texture. Area rugs also prevent dirt<br />

and dust from being carried throughout<br />

the home. Patterns created with your<br />

flooring are a great way to define an<br />

entry space, while wood installed in a<br />

pattern not seen through the rest of<br />

the home, such as a herringbone or<br />

rectangular pattern, is also very inviting.<br />

Add a console table for an appealing<br />

and practical furnish.<br />

Table Talk<br />

A console table is an appealing and<br />

practical way to furnish your entry. It<br />

provides the ideal drop-zone when<br />

you come through your front door<br />

and doubles as an interesting piece of<br />

furniture.<br />

Take a Seat<br />

For a larger entry area that can<br />

accommodate a chair, ottoman, or<br />

bench, it’s a great place to add seating,<br />

as it provides a convenient place to<br />

remove or put on shoes. What’s more,<br />

upholstered pieces add warmth, color,<br />

and pattern.<br />

Add Artwork<br />

Meaningful paintings and family photos<br />

say volumes about your interests and<br />

style and can be enjoyed as you come<br />

and go. Talk about a great way to pique<br />

the interest of a guest as they enter<br />

your abode while telling your unique<br />

style story.<br />

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer,<br />

author, product developer, and multimedia consultant<br />

helping brands reach the interior design community. To<br />

contact her, visit kerriekelly.com or call 916-706-2089.<br />

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- stock.adobe.com. Other photos courtesy of ©poligonchik - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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Rhapsody<br />

Linda Heath Clark<br />

Medium: Scratchboard<br />

lindaheathclark.com<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

My work ranges from highly<br />

realistic to abstract. I use a<br />

subtractive scratchboard technique<br />

I learned as a scientific illustrator<br />

and am now doing my own full color<br />

version using acrylic on an archival<br />

white clay coated board. I start<br />

painting the first layer of color in<br />

simple, nearly opaque shapes, paying<br />

attention to color combinations,<br />

contrast, and composition. Using<br />

various scratching tools (X-Acto<br />

knives, scalpels, tattoo needles, steel<br />

wool, fiber glass brushes, etc.), I<br />

scratch through the acrylic paint to<br />

the white clay below. The scratching<br />

defines shapes and adds texture. I<br />

then apply thinned washes of acrylic<br />

to color my scratches. The final<br />

effect is achieved by alternating<br />

washes of thinned acrylic with layers<br />

of scratching. Scratching creates<br />

highlights and adds detail, and<br />

washes of acrylic add color, contour,<br />

and shadows. My Cactus Bloom<br />

Crescendo<br />

acrylic on clay board was included in<br />

North Light’s book, AcrylicWorks 2:<br />

Radical Breakthroughs. In 2016, the<br />

International Society of Scratchboard<br />

Artists (ISSA) awarded me Master<br />

Scratchboard Artist (MSA) status.<br />

My work can be purchased at the<br />

Placerville Art Gallery and in various<br />

local, national, and international<br />

juried shows throughout the year.<br />

When did you first start creating<br />

artwork?<br />

After college, I started out as a<br />

scientific illustrator for the California<br />

Department of Food and Agriculture,<br />

mostly illustrating insects. My current<br />

interest in creating scratchboard<br />

abstracts began only about four<br />

years ago.<br />

When and where did you first get<br />

inspired to create your art?<br />

Although art always interested me,<br />

taking a vocational aptitude test<br />

in college helped tie my interests<br />

in art and biology together, when<br />

a vocational counselor suggested<br />

scientific illustration as a career. It<br />

immediately struck a chord with<br />

me and turned out to be a unique<br />

and interesting course of study and<br />

career.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete?<br />

The scratching process can be slow.<br />

Luckily, I find it meditative. It can take<br />

40 hours for a small 8x10-inch piece<br />

and up to 100 hours or more for<br />

larger pieces.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

For my realistic work, I use photo<br />

references I have personally taken<br />

locally or while traveling. I’m always<br />

looking for interesting subjects. My<br />

abstract work is sometimes inspired<br />

by various shapes and colors that<br />

I find interesting, but mostly my<br />

abstracts seem to create themselves.<br />

Twilight Nebula<br />

Who is your favorite artist?<br />

Dewitt Whistler Jayne, a master at<br />

pastels and internationally known,<br />

who was one of my art professors<br />

at Sacramento State. His pastel<br />

seascapes were some of the best<br />

I’ve seen. As a mentor, he was always<br />

extremely generous with his time and<br />

advice.<br />

What is your favorite museum or art<br />

gallery, local and not local?<br />

Maybe due to my interest in biology,<br />

I’m really drawn to the Arizona-<br />

Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson,<br />

AZ. The Art Institute there focuses on<br />

conservation through art education,<br />

and with a zoo, botanical garden, and<br />

art gallery, it’s the perfect museum<br />

experience for a scientific illustrator.<br />

It’s tough to choose only one local<br />

gallery. We’re so lucky to have the<br />

Crocker Art Museum here, and I’ve<br />

been lucky enough to show in several<br />

of the galleries downtown. However,<br />

for viewing multiple artists’ work<br />

in one location, I don’t think you<br />

can beat the ARTHOUSE on R; The<br />

Sparrow Gallery is downstairs and<br />

there are 10 artists’ studios upstairs.<br />

It’s a great stop on Second Saturday.<br />

What have you learned about<br />

yourself or the world as an artist?<br />

Connecting with other artists in<br />

formal and informal ways is a great<br />

way to learn and be inspired. I<br />

regularly participate in a critique<br />

group and informal art groups<br />

where everyone works on their own<br />

projects. I find interacting with such<br />

a variety of talented artists greatly<br />

expands and improves my own art<br />

and view of the world. It’s also a<br />

wonderful way to make friends.<br />

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

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Autumn Breeze<br />

Liquid Light<br />

Shades of Autumn<br />

Indian Summer<br />

Sierra Song<br />

Randy Honerlah<br />

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

Medium: Acrylics<br />

honerlahfineart.com<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

Using acrylics, I really enjoy<br />

painting trees, water, and the<br />

sky in a slightly abstracted but [still]<br />

recognizable way. My work is shown<br />

in various galleries: Artistic Edge in<br />

Sacramento, Gold Country Artists’<br />

Gallery in Placerville, Fire and Rain<br />

Gallery in Folsom, and Fare Bella<br />

Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. I also<br />

enter works regularly around the area<br />

and have been fortunate to be juried<br />

into some fine venues.<br />

When did you first start creating<br />

your artwork?<br />

I began painting when I was about six<br />

years old. After a long career in the<br />

electronics industry (Intel), I retired<br />

and went more professional and<br />

began showing in galleries in 2011.<br />

When did you first get inspired to<br />

create your art?<br />

My grandmother was a big influence<br />

when I was a youngster. Her<br />

grandmother painted back in the<br />

1800s, and she encouraged me to<br />

begin oil painting when I would visit<br />

her.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete?<br />

I paint in many sizes, from 24x24<br />

inches to 48x72 inches; they can take<br />

as long as five weeks.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

I love nature and painting trees. I<br />

hike around some property we have<br />

near Truckee and other locations,<br />

taking photos along the way. I’m also<br />

blessed to have many photographer<br />

friends who provide reference photos<br />

for me to work from.<br />

What other type of art interests<br />

you?<br />

In college, I tried a bit of everything:<br />

ceramics, jewelry, and wood<br />

sculpture. It’s all fun to do but<br />

difficult to do it all!<br />

What is your favorite museum or art<br />

galley, local and not local?<br />

I love the Crocker Art Museum and<br />

have been a member there for many<br />

years. There are also many wonderful<br />

art galleries in the area.<br />

Have you taken classes or are you<br />

self-taught?<br />

Both. I took classes in college and<br />

have an applied arts degree. I’ve also<br />

taken classes with various artists and<br />

have learned a lot through DVDs and<br />

YouTube. I enjoy creating my own<br />

stylistic processes, which include<br />

a bit of a mosaic look; colors and<br />

shapes are my thing.<br />

What have you learned about<br />

yourself or about the world as an<br />

artist?<br />

I’m very detail-oriented and<br />

constantly look for inspiration when<br />

my wife and I travel. There are many<br />

beautiful places in the world that I<br />

would love to paint yet get frustrated<br />

that there’s not enough time to do<br />

them all!<br />

What made you come back to<br />

painting later in life?<br />

As a younger person, I was told<br />

that being an artist was not a good<br />

way to make a living, so I went into<br />

electronics, which paid well, but the<br />

creative spark was constantly buried.<br />

It wasn’t until I retired when I realized<br />

that maybe I should have followed<br />

my dream of painting; who knows<br />

where it may have led me. As it is<br />

now though, I love creating art every<br />

day!<br />


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Blue Line Arts<br />

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Watermedia Workshop with Pat Abraham<br />

10 a.m.-3 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 5 & <strong>November</strong> 6<br />

Member Price: $160; Non-Member Price:<br />

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Encaustics 101 Workshop<br />

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

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Expressive Self-Portraits for Veterans<br />

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 30<br />

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How to Paint the Beach in Acrylics with<br />

Jennifer Keller<br />

10 a.m.-4 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 2<br />

$95<br />

Pet Portraits with Carrie Posey<br />

1-4 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 3<br />

$35<br />

Beginning Charcoal with Laura Schofield<br />

1-3 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 10<br />

$35<br />

Watercolor Autumnal Landscape with<br />

Michelle Cordova<br />

3-5 p.m., <strong>November</strong> 11<br />

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Clouds Rest<br />

Foggy Trawlers<br />

Philip Lachapelle<br />

Medium: Oils<br />

lachapellefineart.com<br />

Sunspray<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

I paint mostly with oil, but<br />

have also worked with acrylics<br />

and pencil and ink. My artwork is<br />

on display at Gold Country Artists’<br />

Gallery in Placerville.<br />

When did you first start creating<br />

your artwork?<br />

At 14 years old, I became infatuated<br />

with cars and began to draw<br />

them. Fast forward to after college;<br />

I wanted to learn more about the<br />

automobile business, so I sketched<br />

cars and applied to the ArtCenter<br />

College of Design in Los Angeles. I<br />

was accepted and studied all forms<br />

of design and drawing and painting<br />

mediums.<br />

When did you first get inspired to<br />

create art?<br />

My mother’s interest in painting and<br />

art influenced my creative side, as<br />

did attending ArtCenter. After my<br />

art schooling, my auto design career<br />

plans were cut short due to a recession<br />

that affected hiring by the Detroit<br />

automakers. I took a career turn into<br />

the television equipment industry<br />

but continued to sketch and paint.<br />

Upon retirement, I started painting<br />

as a full-time second career and have<br />

continued enjoying it to this day.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete?<br />

Creating an oil painting requires<br />

initial research from on-site photos or<br />

a painting, improvising a composition<br />

of how the painting should relate<br />

to the viewer, preliminary pencil<br />

sketches to show where light and<br />

dark colors will be, and then the<br />

actual painting time. All these steps<br />

take an average of 50-60 hours.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

As a lover of landscapes, water,<br />

reflections, and sunsets, I take<br />

photos, paint on location, and<br />

combine these observations to create<br />

a painting.<br />

Who is your favorite artist?<br />

My favorite artist is Kathleen Dunphy,<br />

who is internationally known for her<br />

landscape paintings and whom I have<br />

taken a workshop from.<br />

What is your favorite museum or art<br />

galley, local and not local?<br />

In Sacramento, we have the Crocker<br />

Art Museum, and of course, the great<br />

galleries in San Francisco. My favorite<br />

art gallery town is Carmel.<br />

Have you taken classes or are you<br />

self-taught?<br />

I’ve taken art workshops from<br />

renowned artists such as Anita Wolff,<br />

Victoria Brooks, Calvin Liang, Ned<br />

Mueller, and Charles Muench.<br />

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

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Oranne Lee Eichorn<br />

San Diego Cityscape<br />

Medium: Arcylics,<br />

Watercolor, and Oils<br />

artbyoranne.com<br />

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

I sometimes use acrylic and<br />

watercolor, but much prefer<br />

the blending, depth, and nuances<br />

achievable with oil. While I paint a<br />

variety of subjects from still life and<br />

portrait, to “kid art,” my most avid<br />

interest is landscape. I received a<br />

master’s degree in education and<br />

studied art with instructors at UC<br />

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City<br />

College, and the Santa Barbara<br />

Museum of Art. I taught grades 3-6<br />

in Santa Barbara County for 25 years,<br />

integrating art into every subject.<br />

For two years, I was a member of<br />

the Gold Country Artists’ Gallery<br />

in Placerville. My work has been<br />

accepted into several juried shows,<br />

including the national Mother Lode<br />

Art Exhibition and the Ironstone<br />

Vineyard Tulip Festival. My energy<br />

has recently been diverted to another<br />

endeavor, however. Still an educator<br />

at heart, I volunteer to teach art to<br />

6-7 classes at Gold Oak School in<br />

Pleasant Valley, where I reach over<br />

200 students each month.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete it?<br />

My oil paintings take 10-40 hours;<br />

acrylics take less time.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

I’ve been drawn to mountain scenery<br />

my whole life. Yosemite and the<br />

Grand Tetons have been my favorite<br />

subjects. I have discovered so many<br />

local landscapes just waiting to<br />

be painted, from goslings on the<br />

American River to snowy Icehouse<br />

trails. While my husband fishes, I<br />

paint!<br />

Who is your favorite artist?<br />

My favorite artists include Wyland,<br />

Jim Wilcox, and Maynard Reece. I<br />

teach my classes about Monet,<br />

Picasso, Stewart, Bierstadt, Rivera,<br />

and others who changed the world.<br />

Have you taken classes or are you<br />

self-taught?<br />

Since retiring and moving to El<br />

Dorado County, I’ve continued to<br />

pursue my passion for art, taking<br />

advantage of local workshops,<br />

lessons, and mentors, as well as local<br />

arts associations and shows.<br />

Mama Bear<br />

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Coliseum<br />

Castle Fort Angelo<br />

Joyce Nina Auteri<br />

Medium: Tempered Glass & Oils<br />

joyceauteri.com<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

Currently, I’m working with<br />

tempered glass on mannequins<br />

as my substrate. I wanted to create<br />

something new, different, and<br />

contemporary. In the gallery less<br />

than five days, I sold my first piece;<br />

two weeks later, I sold another. I may<br />

stick with this [medium], despite<br />

the necessary Band-Aids. My forte,<br />

however, is oil painting in realism with<br />

a loose-ish stroke. Unless my glass<br />

art continues to fly off the walls, I'll<br />

be getting back to that soon. My<br />

work is available at Art Studio 360 in<br />

Placerville and on my website.<br />

When did you first start creating<br />

your artwork?<br />

I started creating art at about the<br />

time I could hold a crayon. When I<br />

was eight, I started on ceramics with<br />

a neighbor who lived a couple doors<br />

down and had a kiln in her basement.<br />

At age nine, my mom bought<br />

me some oil paints and a couple<br />

paintbrushes and offered the table<br />

downstairs in our own basement<br />

to mess around. Boy, what a mess I<br />

made! But I had fun.<br />

When did you first get inspired to<br />

create art?<br />

In 2013, I fulfilled a dream and took<br />

off to live in Italy. I was only there<br />

for three months, but in that time<br />

I took over 2,000 photos. It’s from<br />

these photos that I began painting<br />

in oils again, like the old masters<br />

from the region. As for my glass art,<br />

which I began just a few months<br />

ago, I really can’t put a finger on<br />

Golden Staircase<br />

it. I came across a site that offered<br />

classes on tempered glass mosaics<br />

and thought they looked beautiful!<br />

Instead of doing typical mosaics on<br />

a flat, wooden surface using grout, I<br />

chose to use plastic body shapes as<br />

my substrate and left out the grout,<br />

feeling like the grout detracts from<br />

the translucency of the glass and the<br />

brilliancy of the colors beneath it.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete it?<br />

It depends what I’m creating, of<br />

course, and its size. I’d say, however,<br />

that an average-sized oil painting<br />

(18x24 inches), takes me around 60<br />

hours. A glassed mannequin torso<br />

takes me about the same amount of<br />

time.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

Everywhere, but mostly in nature<br />

and architecture. In Italy, the most<br />

interesting subject matter to me was<br />

the ancient, dilapidated buildings<br />

and enormous stone structures.<br />

It blew my mind how these were<br />

created so very long ago, before<br />

there were cranes and ladders, and<br />

yet they’re still standing, centuries<br />

later. In nature, I’m drawn toward<br />

rocks, water, and interesting cloud<br />

formations. I see it all. I’m always<br />

taking photos wherever I go and tend<br />

to plan my vacations in beautiful<br />

places. When driving to get there,<br />

I always take the scenic routes and<br />

make a lot of stops, camera in hand.<br />

What other type of art interests you?<br />

I’ve dabbled in almost every medium,<br />

including acrylics, watercolors, inks,<br />

graphite, carbon, and charcoal. I’ve<br />

never been interested in pottery,<br />

though—seems way too difficult.<br />

Who is your favorite artist?<br />

Arthur Ernest Streeton. He painted<br />

landscape realism with a very loose<br />

stroke. From a distance, it looks<br />

perfect but up close all you see are<br />

colors and brushstrokes. That’s the<br />

magic! As Rembrandt said, “Paintings<br />

are to be seen with the eyes, not<br />

smelled with the nose.”<br />

What is your favorite museum or art<br />

galley, local and not local?<br />

The San Francisco Museum of<br />

Modern Art; locally, I really love Art<br />

Studio 360, which is where some of<br />

my work is currently on display. I love<br />

the aura there; every artist is nice and<br />

supportive of one another, and the<br />

art is so diverse and impressive.<br />

What have you learned about<br />

yourself or about the world as an<br />

artist?<br />

A supervisor at my day job once<br />

asked me, “If you saw someone’s art<br />

that needed to be corrected, what<br />

would you say?” My response was,<br />

“Nothing.” After, he looked at me as<br />

if I had three heads, and I continued:<br />

“In art, there is no right or wrong.<br />

There are no rules.” And that is what I<br />

love about art.<br />

Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

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Artist photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

Pat Kelly<br />

Medium: Seashells<br />

Tell us about your artwork.<br />

I create one-of-a-kind mirrors<br />

out of seashells and sell them<br />

from my home. I love walking on<br />

beaches and looking for shells; each<br />

one is unique and even the broken<br />

ones have a purpose and are needed<br />

in creating a mirror.<br />

When did you first start creating<br />

artwork?<br />

About 20 years ago, I started picking<br />

up shells while walking on beaches<br />

during vacations. I’d been working<br />

on various art projects for years,<br />

but one day, it came to me. I looked<br />

through many magazines that contained<br />

beachy items and some even<br />

had mirrors. I thought to myself, “I<br />

could do this,” so I found a couple of<br />

mirrors with wood frames, cleared<br />

off a big table in my dining room,<br />

brought out my huge selection of<br />

shells, and began creating. It was fun<br />

and wonderful! New ideas emerged<br />

and piece-by-piece, I saw where<br />

each shell could fit together to make<br />

the mirror beautiful. After collecting<br />

enough shells, I soak them in a solution<br />

to clean them; once the shells<br />

are dry, I sort them by size and color<br />

and put into Ziploc bags and boxes.<br />

I usually search and select groups<br />

of shells and place them around the<br />

mirror before gluing them on. This<br />

provides an opportunity to make<br />

changes and to determine what combination<br />

of shells looks best together.<br />

How long does one piece take you<br />

to complete?<br />

It depends on the size of the mirror,<br />

but a 24x20-inch mirror usually takes<br />

10-12 hours.<br />

Where do you find your inspiration?<br />

I have favorite places to search<br />

along the West Coast and Hawaii.<br />

The ocean’s tide brings in new shells<br />

every day and I never know exactly<br />

what I’ll find. This is all part of the<br />

enjoyment!<br />

Have you always been a creative<br />

person?<br />

Yes. I love flowers, art, and making<br />

our home a place to enjoy with family<br />

and friends. I also enjoy a variety of<br />

arts and crafts and have made cards,<br />

tiles, pillows, and paintings.<br />

Who is your favorite artist?<br />

Eileen Downs. She designs her art<br />

with pieces of paper.<br />

What is your favorite museum or art<br />

galley, local and not local?<br />

I love the Smithsonian Museum in<br />

Washington, DC.<br />

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Feeling inspired and looking to add more art into your life? We’re sharing all the details you<br />

need for upcoming art exhibits you can’t miss, art stores where you can pick up all your<br />

supplies, and local art classes to expand your training and meet other artists.<br />

A Girl and A Truck<br />

Crocker Art Museum<br />

216 O Street, Sacramento,<br />

916-808-7000, crockerart.org<br />

Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of<br />

Contemporary Ceramics<br />

Now through July 19, 2020<br />

From raw textures and meticulous<br />

details, to glazes bursting with color,<br />

the works in Cool Clay represent one<br />

of the most exciting and expansive<br />

fields of contemporary art.<br />

When I Remember I See Red:<br />

American Indian Art and Activism in<br />

California<br />

Now through January 26, 2020<br />

This exhibit features contemporary<br />

art by First Californians and other<br />

American Indian artists with strong<br />

ties to the state. Spanning the past<br />

five decades, the exhibition includes<br />

more than 65 works in various media,<br />

from painting, sculpture, prints, and<br />

photography, to installation and<br />

video.<br />

The Gallery at 48 Natoma<br />

48 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-355-<br />

7285, folsom.ca.us/parks/facilities/<br />

gallery_at_48_natoma.asp<br />

Small Town<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15, <strong>2019</strong>-January 16, 2020<br />

This exhibit features collages by<br />

Kerri Warner and photographs by<br />

Kelly Howell. It opens with a free<br />

public reception from 6-8 p.m. on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15 that also features<br />

the art center’s annual Holiday Show<br />

and Sale, with a variety of pottery,<br />

woodworking, artwork, and other<br />

items crafted by local artisans.<br />

Blue Line Arts<br />

405 Vernon Street, Suite 100,<br />

Roseville, 916-783-4117, bluelinearts.<br />

org<br />

Upcoming exhibits include The US<br />

Show (American Immigrant Artists);<br />

The Car Show (Inspired by the<br />

Automobile); and The 30x30 Show<br />

(30 works in 30 days).<br />

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />

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Bed-And-Breakfasts<br />


Photos courtesy of The Dove Inn.<br />

Forget dated décor, shared bathrooms,<br />

and hovering hosts that are oftentimes<br />

associated with B&Bs. Today’s offerings include<br />

mouthwatering morning meals alongside locally<br />

roasted coffee, comfy-as-a-cloud mattresses, and<br />

impressive amenities. Read on for three of our favorite<br />

bed-and-breakfasts both near and far.<br />

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The Parsonage<br />

We all know the best way<br />

to really see a city is to<br />

live like a local, and with<br />

a stay at The Parsonage, you can<br />

do exactly that. Built in 1883, the<br />

historic landmark on the corner of<br />

Laguna and Haight is the home you<br />

wish you lived in. The quintessential<br />

San Francisco façade—multi-story<br />

Victorian with tall, narrow windows<br />

and decorative detailing—is sans<br />

signage…ensuring it really is a hidden<br />

hotel gem.<br />

Sited away from the city’s touristy<br />

and more boisterous blocks like<br />

Union Square and Fisherman’s<br />

Wharf but within walking distance<br />

to up-and-coming ‘hoods like Hayes<br />

Valley, Mission, and Haight Asbury,<br />

the setting couldn’t be more ideal.<br />

Luckily, looks and location aren’t<br />

deceiving, however. Step inside and<br />

you’ll be greeted with antiquities<br />

aplenty; a parlor that provides Port<br />

and other evening digestifs alongside<br />

a bevy of books; and canine Carson,<br />

a Portuguese water dog that’ll<br />

immediately have your heart.<br />

Each of the five guestrooms is named<br />

after a famous female figure and<br />

features private bathrooms with<br />

towel warmers, San Francisco-made<br />

mattresses, and plenty of personal<br />

touches.<br />

Innkeepers Joan and John clearly<br />

believe breakfast is the most<br />

important meal of the day. Rise and<br />

198 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, 415-863-3699, theparsonage.com<br />

shine to the savory smells of thickcut<br />

bacon, sourdough waffles, a<br />

“Chef’s Souffle,” or toast from Tartine<br />

Bakery (offerings change daily)<br />

wafting up to your room then head<br />

to the dining room to indulge in the<br />

multi-course, communal experience.<br />

Between the unforgettable fare<br />

and conversations with guests from<br />

around the globe, it’s a morning meal<br />

worth waking up for.<br />

Why We Love It: The hands-on,<br />

hospitable hosts; homey vibe; and<br />

location.<br />

Perfect For: Lovers of luxury who<br />

enjoy the finer things in life.<br />

Photos by Megan Wiskus.<br />

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711 14th Street, Golden, CO, 720-608-1714, doveinn.com<br />

It’s all in the details at this recently<br />

renovated bed-and-breakfast<br />

in Golden, Colorado, (home of<br />

Coors Brewery and Red Rocks<br />

Amphitheater) that prides itself on<br />

having “a new look but an old soul.”<br />

Just off the town’s main drag is<br />

where you’ll find the 1866 inn that’s<br />

full of old-timey charm alongside all<br />

the conveniences you crave.<br />

The eclectic design strikes a perfect<br />

balance between farmhouse fresh<br />

and classic Victorian—think exposed<br />

brick walls, tufted sofas in bold<br />

hues, original wood floors, and a<br />

hand-built belt fan in the living<br />

room—that you’ll absolutely adore.<br />

An automated check-in and<br />

checkout system isn’t only easy<br />

but means no awkward encounters<br />

or forced conversation with the<br />

innkeepers and a sense of total<br />

independence.<br />

Whichever room you choose (there<br />

are 10 total), you’re in for a treat.<br />

Though sizes and styles vary, you<br />

can expect a space with funky<br />

light fixtures and furniture; white<br />

marble tile, brass fixtures, and glass<br />

showers or soaking tubs; and crisp,<br />

high-quality linens.<br />

Come morning, help yourself to<br />

a cup of Joe at the custom-built<br />

coffee bar that even includes a<br />

cold brew kegerator, in addition<br />

to kombucha, fresh fruit, yogurt,<br />

granola, and gluten-free goodies—<br />

all sourced from area purveyors—<br />

before taking on the town’s nearby<br />

hiking trails, breweries, or historic<br />

downtown district.<br />

Between the adorable details, hip<br />

décor, and proximity to the town’s<br />

main drag, The Dove Inn is indeed<br />

“golden.”<br />

Why We Love It: Nitro cold brew<br />

and kombucha on tap; modern<br />

amenities like flat-screen TVs<br />

featuring Netflix; and the behindthe-scenes<br />

service model.<br />

Perfect For: Design lovers who<br />

go gaga for modernism and<br />

minimalism.<br />

The Dove Inn<br />

Photos courtesy of The Dove Inn.<br />

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Park Victorian<br />

Take a step back to yesteryear<br />

with a stay at Auburn’s very<br />

own white house. Originally<br />

built in 1874 and the home of<br />

Edmund Snowden, the town<br />

pharmacist, it was recently restored<br />

and has emerged looking better than<br />

ever.<br />

Sitting on six acres adjacent to Old<br />

Town Auburn with views of the iconic<br />

courthouse, the property boasts<br />

lusciously landscaped gardens and<br />

six spectacular rooms, a public parlor,<br />

gourmet kitchen, and dining room.<br />

Guests can expect to sleep in<br />

modern digs, replete with plenty of<br />

natural light, organic mattresses and<br />

bedding from Old Town Auburn’s<br />

Tucked In, en suite bathrooms with<br />

marble vanities, charming period<br />

pieces, and fun features like an<br />

original exposed brick chimney.<br />

Each space is named after a notable<br />

Auburn citizen, including Claude<br />

Chana—credited with leading a small<br />

band of fellow Frenchmen to the area<br />

in May 1848 and discovering gold—<br />

and 20th century Auburn pioneer<br />

Viola Wrigley.<br />

Breakfast is made fresh daily by<br />

innkeeper Laurie and includes items<br />

like sinfully delicious cinnamon buns,<br />

strata, and fresh fruit—ensuring you<br />

have plenty of energy for a day of<br />

play.<br />

Once you manage to peel yourself<br />

away from the premises, the inn is<br />

within close proximity to an array<br />

of outdoor activities (hiking, biking,<br />

whitewater rafting), in addition to<br />

award-winning wineries, breweries,<br />

and restaurants.<br />

If you’re looking to get away without<br />

going far away, Park Victorian is the<br />

perfect spot to stay.<br />

Why We Love It: Close to home but<br />

feels a world away; fun packages,<br />

including a “Stay & Dine” option that<br />

features dinner for two at Carpe Vino.<br />

Perfect For: Outdoor enthusiasts<br />

who love hiking and biking but<br />

appreciate creature comforts like hot<br />

showers and cozy beds.<br />

195 Park Street, Auburn, CA,<br />

530-330-4411, parkvictorian.com<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Yard Maintenance and Landscaping<br />

“I can always count on<br />

Dave and his crew to<br />

keep my yard looking<br />

like the best yard in the<br />

neighborhood.”<br />

—Terry C., Folsom<br />

Professional Yard<br />

Maintenance:<br />

• Mowing<br />

• Blowing<br />

• Pruning<br />

• Edging<br />

• Weeding<br />

• Fertilizing<br />

Landscaping:<br />

• Yard Clean-up<br />

• Plants/Planing<br />

• Drainage<br />

• Hauling<br />

•Sprinkler<br />

Installation &<br />

Repair<br />

• Bark Replacement<br />

...and more!<br />



916-300-4909<br />

Locally Owned and Operated Since 2005<br />

Out of the Rough.indd 1<br />

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EAT & DRINK<br />

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Dining Spotlight:<br />

La Trattoria Bohemia<br />

By Tara Harbert<br />

“It’s as if I’ve never eaten food before.<br />

These dishes are THAT GOOD,” I<br />

proclaimed to our gracious waitress<br />

at La Trattoria Bohemia—an East<br />

Sacramento staple since 2000.<br />

She was truly humbled by our food<br />

euphoria.<br />

This charming restaurant offers<br />

scratch-made Italian- and Czechinspired<br />

comfort food—from<br />

schnitzel and scallopini to pasta,<br />

pizza, and paninis—providing a flavor<br />

experience unlike any other. With an<br />

unassuming exterior, live acoustic<br />

music (on our visit), and an intimate<br />

dining area, I wasn’t prepared for the<br />

romantic experience that lay ahead.<br />

“This should-begiven-all-the-awardsworthy<br />

dish was<br />

crispy and dense but<br />

completely free from<br />

heavy greasy residue.”<br />

My eyes widened when I saw<br />

Bohemian Potato Pancakes under<br />

the appetizer menu. This should-begiven-all-the-awards-worthy<br />

dish<br />

was crispy and dense but completely<br />

free from heavy greasy residue.<br />

The savory pancakes were served<br />

Napoleon-style with smoked salmon,<br />

capers, red onions, and sour cream.<br />

My taste buds rejoiced so much that I<br />

considered ordering more.<br />

For my main course, I had the<br />

mouthwatering Chicken Picate. The<br />

chicken breasts were sautéed to<br />

perfection in a light white wine sauce<br />

that complemented the flavors of<br />

the green cabbage and rosemary<br />

potatoes served on the side. My<br />

husband tried the homemade<br />

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi—plump,<br />

perfectly pillowy dumplings<br />

smothered in a rich Gorgonzola<br />

sauce and topped with prosciutto<br />

and mushrooms. Typically, we add<br />

extra salt and pepper to our plates;<br />

with these, however, no additional<br />

seasoning was needed. To pair with<br />

our plates, I sipped on the La Marca<br />

Prosecco while he savored a glass of<br />

smooth Primator Lager (their beer<br />

list includes several primo picks from<br />

the Czech Republic).<br />

We were silent for most of the meal<br />

with the exception of several “OH<br />

WOWS” and “MMMS”; it’s too hard to<br />

talk when you’re busy savoring each<br />

bite of a meal made with such love.<br />

For the perfect date night dinner at<br />

a place you’ll want to return to, look<br />

no further than La Trattoria.—3649 J<br />

Street, Sacramento, 916-455-7803,<br />

latrattoriabohemia.com<br />

HOURS<br />

Monday: Closed<br />

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.<br />

Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.<br />

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.<br />

HEADS-UP<br />

Daily Happy Hour from 3:30-5:30<br />

p.m.; daily lunch specials from 11:30<br />

a.m.-2 p.m.; almost everything is<br />

house-made (bread, desserts, etc.);<br />

check their Facebook or Instagram<br />

for specials (@latrattoriabohemia);<br />

kids’ menu<br />


Bohemian Potato Pancakes, Spinach<br />

Ricotta Gnocchi, Lasagna, Bavarian<br />

Goulash, Chicken Picate, Chicken<br />

Paprikash Pizza<br />

Photos left to right:<br />

Bohemian Potato Pancakes,<br />

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi,<br />

Chicken Picate.<br />

Photos by Dante Fontana.<br />

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Party Time<br />

5 Classic Cocktails<br />

Compiled by Megan Wiskus<br />

1 | Negroni<br />

This popular Italian<br />

cocktail is considered<br />

an aperitif and<br />

typically served in<br />

an old-fashioned or<br />

“rocks” glass.<br />

• One part gin<br />

• One part Campari<br />

liqueur<br />

• One part sweet red<br />

vermouth<br />

Stir into glass over<br />

ice, garnish with<br />

orange peel, and<br />

serve.<br />

2 | Gimlet<br />

A description in<br />

the 1953 Raymond<br />

Chandler novel<br />

The Long Goodbye<br />

said "a real gimlet<br />

is half gin and half<br />

Rose's lime juice and<br />

nothing else."<br />

• One part sweetened<br />

lime juice<br />

• Four parts gin<br />

Mix and serve.<br />

Garnish with a slice<br />

of lime.<br />

3 | Paloma<br />

Spanish for “dove,”<br />

Paloma is one of<br />

Mexico’s most<br />

beloved alcoholic<br />

beverages and<br />

is rosy-hued and<br />

refreshing.<br />

• Three parts<br />

grapefruit soda<br />

• One part tequila<br />

Stir together, garnish<br />

with a lime wedge,<br />

and serve over ice.<br />

4 | Boulevardier<br />

This creation’s<br />

moniker is attributed<br />

to Erskine Gwynne,<br />

an American-born<br />

writer who founded<br />

a monthly magazine<br />

in Paris called<br />

Boulevardier.<br />

• 1 part Campari<br />

liqueur<br />

• 1 part rye whisky or<br />

bourbon<br />

• 1 part sweet red<br />

vermouth<br />

Stir with ice, strain,<br />

garnish with orange<br />

peel or cherry and<br />

serve.<br />

5 | White Russian<br />

This decadent,<br />

milkshake-like<br />

libation was under<br />

the radar until The<br />

Big Lebowski came<br />

out in 1998 and Jeff<br />

Bridge’s character,<br />

The Dude, sipped it<br />

exclusively.<br />

• 2 parts coffee<br />

liqueur<br />

• 5 parts vodka<br />

• 3 parts fresh cream<br />

Pour coffee liqueur<br />

and vodka into a<br />

glass filled with ice.<br />

Float fresh cream on<br />

top and stir slowly.<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.<br />

Cocktail Bars We Love<br />

A cocktail a day keeps the doctor away! Pull up a chair at one of<br />

these beloved bars that have mastered the craft of cocktail making.<br />

The Red Rabbit Kitchen<br />

and Bar, 2718 J Street,<br />

Sacramento, 916- 706-2275,<br />

theredrabbit.net<br />

ORDER THIS: After the<br />

Goldrush (rye, lemon, honey,<br />

aromatic bitters)<br />

Hook and Ladder<br />

Manufacturing<br />

Company, 1630 S Street,<br />

Sacramento, 916-442-4885,<br />

hookandladder916.com<br />

ORDER THIS: A Cure for<br />

Wellness (gin, lavender,<br />

blueberries, lemon, agave)<br />

Shady Lady Saloon, 1409 R<br />

Street, Sacramento, 916-231-<br />

9121, shadyladybar.com<br />

ORDER THIS: Red Daisy<br />

(tequila, lime juice, agave,<br />

blood orange puree,<br />

muddled jalapeno)<br />

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3 Autumn-Inspired Recipes<br />

There’s no better way to celebrate the season than sharing a meal alongside loved ones. The recipes<br />

below utilize in-season ingredients and are sure to be the talk of this year’s holiday table.<br />

By Tara Mendanha<br />

Harvest Bruschetta with Brie<br />

and Cranberry Pear Chutney<br />

Submitted by Scott’s Seafood Grill<br />

& Bar, 4800 Riverside Boulevard,<br />

Sacramento, 916-379-5959,<br />

scottsseafoodontheriver.com<br />

Cranberry Pear Chutney<br />

1 tbsp. olive oil<br />

1 lb. Bosc pears, peeled and diced<br />

1 clove garlic, chopped<br />

1/2 small onion, finely diced<br />

1 cinnamon stick and 1 star anise in a<br />

cheesecloth bouquet<br />

2 tbsp. yellow mustard seeds<br />

2/3 cup red wine vinegar<br />

1/3 cup sugar<br />

Pinch of red chili flakes<br />

3 oz. cranberries<br />

5 oz. golden raisins<br />

1/4 cup chopped parsley<br />

Heat oil in a sauté pan; add pears<br />

and caramelize over medium heat.<br />

Add onions and garlic and soften.<br />

Add all other ingredients (through<br />

chili flakes) and reduce until there is<br />

almost no liquid left. Add cranberries<br />

and golden raisins; remove from heat,<br />

cool, and stir in parsley.<br />

Toasted Pecans<br />

1 cup pecans<br />

1 tbsp. olive oil or clarified butter<br />

Salt (optional)<br />

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss<br />

pecans in oil and salt. Arrange in<br />

single layer on a prepared baking<br />

sheet. Toast until browned and<br />

fragrant, stirring occasionally, about<br />

7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and<br />

chop or use as desired; or, store in an<br />

airtight container for up to 1 week.<br />

Pomegranate Molasses<br />

4 cups pomegranate juice<br />

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar<br />

1/2 cup lemon juice (about one medium<br />

lemon)<br />

Boil the pomegranate juice, sugar,<br />

and lemon juice in a saucepan over<br />

medium-high heat. Then reduce<br />

heat to medium-low until liquid boils<br />

very gently. Let simmer for about an<br />

hour, uncovered. Stir occasionally.<br />

After 45 minutes of simmering and<br />

reducing, lower heat very slightly and<br />

let it simmer for another 15 minutes<br />

or so. Take a spoon and dip it into<br />

the molasses. If it coats the spoon,<br />

the molasses is done. Turn off heat<br />

and let cool for 30 minutes before<br />

pouring it into a jar. The mixture will<br />

still be runny, but thickens as it cools.<br />

Store in the refrigerator for up to 6<br />

months.<br />

Cut slices of brioche into eight 2x1-<br />

inch crostinis. Drizzle crostini with<br />

olive oil and season with salt and<br />

pepper. Toast crostini in 350-degree<br />

oven for 5-7 minutes. Place 1/2 oz.<br />

Brie cheese on toasted crostini.<br />

Top with spoonful of chutney. Chop<br />

toasted pecans and sprinkle over the<br />

chutney. Drizzle with pomegranate<br />

molasses and garnish with baby<br />

arugula or microgreens.<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.<br />

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Blueberry Apple Crisp<br />

Submitted by La Provence<br />

Restaurant & Terrace, 110 Diamond<br />

Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002,<br />

laprovenceroseville.com<br />

Coconut and Oat Topping<br />

2 cups rolled oats<br />

2 cups pecans, chopped<br />

1 cup flour<br />

1 cup shredded coconut<br />

1/2 cup + 4 tbsp. oil<br />

1/2 cup honey<br />

Blueberry and Apple Filling<br />

4 cups blueberries<br />

4 cups fuji apples, peeled and diced<br />

1/2 cup water<br />

1 tbsp. cornstarch<br />

1 cup white sugar<br />

1 tbsp. vanilla extract<br />

1/2 tsp. cinnamon<br />

1/2 tsp. nutmeg<br />

1/4 tsp. ginger<br />

Make topping by combining oats,<br />

pecans, flour, coconut, salt, and<br />

cinnamon in a bowl. Add oil and<br />

honey and mix until combined and<br />

set aside.<br />

In a large pot, combine blueberries,<br />

apples, water, cornstarch, sugar,<br />

vanilla, and cinnamon mix. Place pot<br />

over medium-high heat and bring<br />

to a boil. Reduce heat to low and<br />

simmer for 10 minutes.<br />

Oil a large baking dish and pour in<br />

mixture. Evenly spread oat mixture<br />

over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for<br />

10 minutes or until topping is golden<br />

brown. Enjoy as is or with a scoop of<br />

vanilla bean ice cream.<br />

Acorn Squash with<br />

Apple Stuffing<br />

Submitted by Allie and Dan,<br />

Sacramento-based bloggers at Love<br />

& Risotto, loveandrisotto.com,<br />

@loveandrisotto<br />

2 acorn squash, cut in half<br />

2 tbsp. olive oil<br />

Salt and pepper<br />

1 apple, chopped<br />

1 box stuffing<br />

1 1/2 cups water<br />

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated<br />

1/4 cup dried cranberries<br />

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations and companies.<br />

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve<br />

the acorn squash from each pointy<br />

end. Remove the seeds and rub with<br />

olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.<br />

Turn squash halves over and place in<br />

a baking dish. Quarter the apple and<br />

put in the same baking dish. Place in<br />

oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.<br />

Mix stuffing and water and cook<br />

on stovetop according to package<br />

directions.<br />

Once the acorn squash is roasted,<br />

evenly spoon in the stuffing. Top with<br />

the baked apple, dried cranberries,<br />

and parmesan cheese.<br />

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30th Anniversary Open House<br />

The Club, Placerville<br />

August 28<br />

1 2<br />

After 30 years of providing the premier<br />

day program for seniors living with<br />

dementia, Parkinson's, and other<br />

difficult health issues, El Dorado<br />

County changed the name from Senior<br />

Day Care to "The Club," to better<br />

reflect the fun-filled program. Members<br />

and loved ones gathered to celebrate<br />

the name change of an organization<br />

that promotes socialization and<br />

community involvement to those<br />

seniors in need.<br />

Photos courtesy of The Club.<br />

1. Brian Veerkamp and Rich Todd<br />

2. The El Dorado Roses with Brain Veerkamp,<br />

Rich Todd, and Don Semon<br />

3. Laurel Brent Bumb and Brian Veerkamp<br />

4. Nancy Wilson and Steve Shervey<br />

3<br />

4<br />

Sutter Creek Heritage Days<br />

Sutter Creek Visitor Center<br />

September 22<br />

Community members celebrated the<br />

rich history of the Gold Rush by riding<br />

on a real stagecoach; panning for gold;<br />

touring the historic Knight Foundry,<br />

Monteverde General Store, Sutter<br />

Creek Grammar School, and Gold Rush<br />

Cemeteries; and witnessing 1800s<br />

machinery at work.<br />

Photos courtesy of Sutter Creek Visitor Center<br />

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Women's Fund El Dorado's<br />

Annual Celebration<br />

El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville<br />

October 3<br />

Following remarks from keynote<br />

speaker Kim Tucker, executive director<br />

of the Impact Foundry, 250 attendees<br />

enjoyed a video tribute that spotlighted<br />

the programs three nonprofits were<br />

able to implement with recent WFED<br />

funding: a sheltered space for outdoor<br />

classroom learning (Master Gardeners<br />

of El Dorado County), defensible<br />

space for seniors (El Dorado County<br />

Fire Safe), and expanded student<br />

counseling services (Sierra School). To<br />

date, WFED’s over 400 members have<br />

awarded $666,000 to 67 nonprofit<br />

programs.<br />

4<br />

5<br />

1: EDCOE Communications Director and WFED<br />

Member, Dina Gentry with MORE Director of<br />

Finance and Fund Development, Kelli Nuttal<br />

2: WFED Members Deanne Johnson, Vera<br />

Nicholas, and Pamela Roberts<br />

3: Hillary Francis, Dana Gettleman, and Alli<br />

Ward<br />

4: WFED Members Diane Penn, Karen Tustin,<br />

and Doris<br />

5: WFED Members Megan Buchanan, Heidi<br />

Venable, and Melissa Cowan<br />

6: WFED Event Keynote Speaker, Impact<br />

Foundry Executive, and Director Kim Tucker<br />

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Friends of the Library Donor<br />

Appreciation Party<br />

Oakmont of El Dorado Hills<br />

September 22<br />

Members of Friends of the El Dorado<br />

Hills Library and guests gathered to<br />

celebrate the library’s accomplishments<br />

since its opening in 2006 with a party<br />

sponsored by Oakmont of El Dorado<br />

Hills. Local dignitaries, founding<br />

leadership, lifetime members, and<br />

donors were treated to live music,<br />

delicious food, and raffles.<br />

Photos by Karen Brown<br />

4<br />

1: Karen Purtich and Anjulika Sharma<br />

(President)<br />

2: Judy Monteux, Joyce Sobelman, Nancy<br />

Kniffin-Jennings, Alice Smolarski<br />

3: Dick Marcroft, Marilyn Marcroft, Margaret<br />

Philippedes, Carla Munt, Cindy Munt, Jan<br />

Robbins (EDH Library Branch Manager)<br />

4: Betty January, John Hidahl, Jan Robbins,<br />

Greg Self, Anjulika Sharma, Karen Purtich<br />

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Art League of Lincoln's Annual<br />

Membership Gala<br />

The Art Center, Lincoln<br />

September 5<br />

1<br />

The Art League of Lincoln’s Annual<br />

Membership Gala reception also<br />

celebrated the opening of their new<br />

gift shop: The Art Center. Twenty-three<br />

artists submitted a total of 45 pieces<br />

for display in the center, which now<br />

features ceramics, small paintings, and<br />

more.<br />

Photos by Maggie Rose McGurk<br />

1. Kristine Mollenkopf Hague and Jan Apfel<br />

2. Lew Monda, Paul Apfel, Tut Tutalak<br />

3.Terri Goodman and Sandra Kay<br />

4. Robert Baikauskas, Bob McClurg, Sharon<br />

McClurg, Helen Park, and Emilie Righetti<br />

2 3<br />

4<br />

Folsom History Hero<br />

Cohn Mansion, Folsom<br />

September 27<br />

The Folsom Historical Society<br />

honored Bill Anderson, the <strong>2019</strong><br />

Folsom History Hero, with a dinner<br />

party whose proceeds benefited<br />

the Folsom Historical Society.<br />

Photos by Tom Paniagua<br />

1. Claudia Cummings with Bill Anderson<br />

and Jeff Ferreira<br />

2. Glen Fait and Jeff Ferreira present the<br />

award to Bill<br />

3. Kerri Howell, Kevin Kiley, Bill Anderson,<br />

and Jeff Ferreira<br />

1<br />

2<br />

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ACROSS<br />

1. Watertight window<br />

6. Device to secure a boat<br />

11. “____ got a secret!”<br />

12. Coverage for your canoe (abbr)<br />

14. Rare, small hawk<br />

15. Navigation record<br />

16. Release, as a boat<br />

19. Bar to the rudder<br />

21. “____ overboard!”<br />

22. Aquarius cousin<br />

23. Adjust the sails, for example<br />

25. Automatic Direction Finder, shortened<br />

26. Areas made for backing in your vessel<br />

30. Europium symbol<br />

31. Si opposite<br />

32. Yacht race, perhaps<br />

33. Take off; depart<br />

34. Length times width<br />

36. RN workplace?<br />

37. Cool ___ a cucumber<br />

38. Atlanta's state (abbr)<br />

40. Musical composition or certain<br />

cleaning cloth<br />

42. Particular towel<br />

44. Quicker than a jog<br />

45. Irritate<br />

47. Space between bridge supports<br />

49. That item<br />

50. Spoken mistakes<br />

51. It extends the feet of the sails<br />

52. Just okay<br />

53. Likely<br />

54. AEI follower<br />

56. Direction to heed, nautically<br />

58. Yes, to your matey<br />

59. Metal strip used to bind masonry:<br />

_____ iron<br />

61. Capsule; tablet<br />

62. Make exact; ____ in<br />

64. Shaped support for a boat<br />

66. Precedes Dorado or Capitan<br />

67. One who's nautically gifted<br />

69. Visited the galley<br />

70. Bigger than villages<br />

73. Short for freight release<br />

74. Movie rating (abbr)<br />

75. Make use of the rudder<br />

76. Plunge ahead or tree sap<br />

77. We've been ____ this…<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10<br />

11 12 13 14<br />

15 16 17 18 19 20<br />

21 22<br />

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30<br />

31 32<br />

33 34 35 36 37<br />

38 39 40 41 42 43 44<br />

45 46 47 48<br />

49 50 51<br />

52 53 54 55<br />

56 57 58 59 60<br />

61 62 63 64 65<br />

66 67 68 69<br />

70 71 72 73 74<br />

75 76 77<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Determining the course<br />

2. The ropes and chains that support the<br />

masts, yards, and sails<br />

3. Certain source of ent.<br />

4. Entire steering aparatus<br />

5. One, in Frankfurt<br />

6. On the beach<br />

7. Vessel with twin hulls<br />

8. Vinegar partner<br />

9. Ocean motion<br />

10. They steady against lateral sway<br />

13. Raleigh? Where's Raleigh? (abbr)<br />

17. Car gp.<br />

18. Below deck; down _____<br />

20. Extra wide shoe size<br />

24. Secure using cables and lines<br />

27. Years on earth<br />

28. As opposed to full time (abbr)<br />

29. Right-hand side<br />

32. Lift up<br />

34. Stranded condition for a boat<br />

35. What's that you say?<br />

37. Instrument which measures the speed<br />

of wind<br />

39. Captaining itself?<br />

41. Fall sickly<br />

43. Ocean mist<br />

46. Particular ring initials<br />

48. Appearance; view<br />

49. Island, shortened<br />

50. Non-slipping knot<br />

55. Skyward<br />

57. Symbol for didymium<br />

58. On the masts; overhead<br />

59. Luggage and crates<br />

60. Precedes king or mode<br />

61. Cats and dogs and birds, at times<br />

63. First two of twenty-six<br />

65. Company gal (abbr)<br />

68. Circle portion<br />

71. The two of us<br />

72. Jr's Dad<br />

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SUN–FRI NOV 24–29<br />



A finalist on America’s Got Talent creates<br />

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projecting it on a giant screen, to<br />

music and story.<br />

TUE NOV 12<br />





The former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan,<br />

in a lecture of interest to the business<br />

community and beyond.<br />

THU NOV 14<br />



Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco —<br />

why throw a party for the dead? A Día de los<br />

Muertos musical adventure!<br />

FRI NOV 15<br />



Three jazz stars, each with their own stellar<br />

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Francies and saxophonist James Carter.<br />

TUE NOV 19<br />



An evocative 56 year-old company deeply<br />

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THU NOV 21<br />

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