Turn trinkets into treasure

Editor's view
By: Don Chaddock, The Telegraph
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It looks like it’s about time to go through the attic and your grandmother’s cedar chest because antiques will be all the rage in September in Folsom. Candy Miller, one of the organizers of Antique Evaluation Day, tells me the group is in full swing to pull off a successful event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St. Some of the appraisers used to do “Antiques Road Show” when it came through Folsom, so you know these folks are knowledgeable. While the TV show was massive, with hordes of antique-cradling, Hawaiian-shirt clad tourists waiting in long lines, Candy tells me this appraisal is quite different. “People, when they think about this (event), think of ‘Antiques Road Show’ and the mobs and mobs of people in line,” she said. “At the evaluation day, it’s very rare to stand in line. It’s really convenient.” The cost is $8 per evaluation or five evaluations for $35. For the full scoop, visit or call 985-2707. ACTING OUT Lanny Langston sent me a note reminding folks to attend a fundraiser for the Imagination Theater in Placerville, just up the road a bit. The fundraiser will be held at the theater in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. “I encourage you to come to our ... silent and live auction fundraiser ‘An Affair to Remember’ at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. The theater has truly been hit hard by the bad economic climate. Your support is needed for this event as the future of Imagination Theater depends on the success of this fundraiser. “Tickets, $20 advance, $25 at the door, can be purchased by calling the box office at (530) 642-0404.” Thank you for your letter, Lanny. As many know, I am a supporter of the arts and live theater. I wish you well. ODDS & ENDS Betty January is back in the saddle with the Clarksville Region Historical Society. She’s been helping her ailing hubby so the July guest speaker at the club was canceled. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the El Dorado Hills Library, you can stop by the next meeting and hear guest speaker Rick Adams. Adams “is a noted historian of Indian cultural history,” according to Betty. She said he’ll discuss typical life for the Indians in the region. If you’d like more info, call Betty at (916) 933-3173. Sorry to hear about your husband, Betty. We’re all rooting for him. Editor Don Chaddock can be reached at