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Midtown Business Association Launches Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Midtown Business Association Launches  Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Calling all book lovers and future “foodies”!  As part of the recent re-launch of the Midtown Farmers Market and designed to inspire a love for reading and eating fresh, the Midtown Business Association is proud to announce a new and ongoing addition – a Little Free Library® – starting on Saturday, April 4, 2015. 

Kings Film Announces Premiere

Kings Film Announces Premiere

In a press release last week, producers of "Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team" announced they'll premiere the documentary... Read More

Entertainment & Sports Center Public Art Panel Meeting

Entertainment & Sports Center Public Art Panel Meeting
Entertainment & Sports Center Public Art Panel Meeting
03-30-2015 - 03-30-2015
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-3992
 
Start Time(s): Mon Noon-2pm
At this meeting, attendees will hear panel member present updates and next steps for the Koons Installation (30 minuites), discuss the selection process for regional artists (30 minutes), and finalize and approve the  Entertainment & Sports Center art plan (60 minutes)
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Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River?  Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style.  Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.    

Weekend Excursion Train Rides