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(Birthday) Party With A Purpose

(Birthday) Party With A Purpose

By Kat Briscoe (SMEBB 2013)

I’m turning 30 soon, and it’s been a charmed life.

I was raised with love, stability, and education… Afforded every opportunity and had every need met. In return for these favors of fate, I feel a responsibility to do good with my life, to ‘pass it on’.

I am particularly drawn to working with children whose needs are high… children who desperately need an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. As a teacher in Oak Park, 100% of my students live in poverty, some move frequently, and some go through periods of homelessness. I worry about all of them and their home lives, but it’s the students who leave my classroom amid murky circumstances that haunt me the most. I always wonder with cautious hope that they get the services they need when stability is lacking... Read More

Sacramento History Museum Offers Special Docent Training Session on Sept. 30!

Sacramento History Museum Offers Special Docent Training Session on Sept. 30!

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is proud to present a special docent training session for community members interested in donating their time to help support the Sacramento History Museum’s worthwhile programs. The complimentary training session is scheduled for Monday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sac State dancers get ready for first Theatre & Dance production of the year

Sac State dancers get ready for first Theatre & Dance production of the year

The Sac State website released a preview of their season-opening Theatre & Dance production: “New Moves Dance Collective”

According to the report performances are Sept. 11-12 at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13 at 8 p.m., Sept. 14 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., all in Solano Hall Dancespace.

“These students have been very dedicated rehearsing all summer,” says Professor Lorelei Bayne, the director. “In addition to rehearsals for this concert, student dance organizations offered open dance classes every Wednesday and Friday so our performers could stay in shape.”

Friends of the Rio Linda Library Book Store Celebrates First Anniversary

Friends of the Rio Linda Library Book Store Celebrates First Anniversary

The Friends of the Library Book Store First Anniversary Celebration 

October 12, 2013 

1:pm to 8:pm 

440 Elkhorn Blvd, #7, Rio Linda, CA 95673  

Door prizes, refreshments and thousands of books & more for sale. 

Proceeds support the children’s and adult programs at the Rio Linda Library.  

For more info please go to www.facebook.com/TheFriendsOfTheLibraryBookStore

Or visit the store… Open: Fri and Sat, 1:pm to 7:pm

Source: Lon Lee, Friends of the Rio Linda Library

Dozens of local restaurants sign up to fight childhood obesity

Dozens of local restaurants sign up to fight childhood obesity

Nearly five-dozen Sacramento-area restaurants have come together to help fight childhood obesity this September through California Food Literacy Center’s EatSMART fundraising campaign. The campaign, which takes place during Food Literacy Month, adds a voluntary dollar to every restaurant ticket to help children across the region learn food literacy – understanding the impact of food on our health, community and the environment. “This type of campaign has been wildly successful in cities like London and San Francisco, and we are excited to gather Sacramentans together to ensure our children eat smart,” said Peg Tomlinson-Poswall, chair, California Food Literacy Center.  “I can’t think of another time when this many Sacramento-area restaurants have banded together for a single cause.”

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ELK GROVE, CA - Elk Grove and surrounding communities have been overlooked and under-appreciated when it comes to a regional theater and community arts center.

The need for the American Renaissance Institute of Arts is staggering, as community members thirst for arts education and performances ranging from ballet to musicals to theater to orchestral, jazz and ensemble-like performances. The research shows that nothing of this kind has been proposed, or even thought of in the private sector.

This venture was conceived from the ground-up to be self-sustaining, year in and year out without having to depend on money from rich patrons of the arts, without the need for grants, loans or angel investors.