Continuing the community-wide celebration of the Fair Oaks Centennial, the July 25, 1995 meeting of the Fair Oaks Historical Society will feature a walking tour of historical sites in Fair Oaks Village. The tour, which is being planned carefully by longtime residents and Society members Iva Langness and Lois Frazier, will focus on twelve buildings or sites that were significant in the period from 1900 to 1920 (library, school, Slocum house, Slocum-Gore store site, Vaugh barbershop, Gore-Slocum bank, Conkley house, Murphy Block, butcher shop, ice house, plaza and Land & Stage Company.)
The Fair Oaks Historical Society invites the community to share in this special meeting which will include a potluck dinner, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Clubhouse in Fair Oaks Village. Please bring a potluck main dish, salad or vegetable dish and enjoy the fun and education. Young and old are welcome. For those who cannot attend, additional walking tours are planned for each Sunday beginning August 6. For more information call Society President Ralph Carhart at 961-6301.
Also, don’t forget to reserve a spot at the Centennial Committee’s special Gold River Celebrity Tennis Tournament on July 24. Call Warren McWilliams at 961-9012 or 967-5225 for tickets or information.
Of late THE Lady attended the wonderful "Taste of Fair Oaks" at the Fair Oaks Community Center, June 23rd, Friday.
I sauntered in without any preconceived notions of the feast. WOW, the FESTIVAL HAD BEGUN!... Greeters, balloons, white table cloths, wine glasses and plates all poised for the wide selection of food, wine and soft drinks.
Where to begin? I thought quiet observation would be good... but, putting that aside for my OFFICIAL duties as a taster at this affair I dug right in.
Desserts from TIVOLI GARDEN: 863-1765 I tried a generous portion of Chocolate Kahlua Truffle Torte. A hmmmmmm for a chocolate lover.
The hot evening made the light Swedish Princess Torte even more mouth-watering. Hooray, I'd do this again!
Since the LOL is a world traveler (Rio Linda and back for those who need to know) I tried to taste things I would not have ordered in a restaurant. However, I fell to a succulent roast beef done by Custom Catering 635-6692. I went back for seconds.
There was a nice selection of wines from the surrounding counties. I fell to the taste, BOUQUET (all those vintner words) of Sierra Vista's Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 and Fleur DE Montgne 1992. Trust me, I didn't "Swish and Spit"!!
As I made the rounds I discovered a new business: EN HOUSE BAR-B-QUE. Just getting started on Winding and San Juan 966-2155. The Bar-B-Que ribs and chicken wings, potato salad & beans have the promise of a great, close-to-home Bar-B-Que.
Slocom House 961-7211, had a light Oriental Duck salad to die for.
Que Pasta 967-4668, was serving several dishes and I was running out of room anywhere in my body to put food. My taste buds were yelling at me STOP!! But never listening to the voice of authority, I went on to the marinated beef strips and pesto pasta, both wonderful.
Many other wonderful restaurants and caterers were present: El Toritos, Steve's Pizza, Catering Unlimited 725-7877, Shari's Bear'ys 482-3279....and many more taste treats I could have tried.
If you weren't there, you should have been. You would have tasted wonderful food and drink from the area. Perhaps you would have been able to taste more than I.
In addition to the tasting, the conversations, visiting, comparing, introductions, head-nodding and toasting were worth the price of the ticket. Next time, GO!!
This is the 13th season of theatre under the stars, a special salute to the Fair Oaks Centennial. Moliere’s classic comedy about the original gentleman wannabe "THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN" has been adapted by well-known local playwright, actor and director Robert Irvin into a turn-of-the-century star-spangled farce, featuring songs and dance, fireworks and fol-de-rol! The large and talented cast, live music and elaborate costumes promise another delightful evening of fun for the whole family. Don’t miss the elaborate pre-show and sing-along to "The Man on the Flying Trapeze", "Bicycle Built for Two" and other favorites, followed by a fast-paced romp through 1890’s America!
The play is presented Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through July 23rd. The show starts at 8:30 pm with the pre-show starting at 8 pm at Plaza Park Amphitheatre, Fair Oaks & California Streets in Old Fair Oaks Village. Tickets are $8 general, $6 Seniors, $6 students and $4 children. For reservations or more information call 966-3683.