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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.”... Read More

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.

Budget cuts leave summer school students hungry

Budget cuts leave summer school students hungry

55.8% of students in California during the 2011-2012 school year received free or reduced lunch.

A recent article written by the Sacramento Bee’s Loretta Kalb has drawn some attention to cuts in funding for summer school courses. According to the article, close to 150,000 students from the Sacramento and Yolo counties were eligible to receive free or reduced lunch during the 2011-2012 school year. However, when summer hit, “fewer than 10 percent of them took advantage of the free meals available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”... Read More

Talk it Out: A Community Conversation to Fix School Discipline

Talk it Out: A Community Conversation to Fix School Discipline
Talk it Out: A Community Conversation to Fix School Discipline
06-26-2013 - 06-26-2013
Cornerstone Theater Company
http://www.cornerstonetheater.org/talkitout
Admission: Free *RSVP via the phone number below
 
(888) 802-6607
 
 
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Nehemiah CEO Scott Syphax To Deliver Commencement Address at Drexel University in Sacramento

Nehemiah CEO Scott Syphax To Deliver Commencement Address at  Drexel University in Sacramento

Scott Syphax, the President and CEO of Nehemiah Corporation of America, will deliver the keynote address at Drexel University’s third commencement in Sacramento on Saturday, June 22 at the Crocker Art Museum.

Syphax will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and join about 100 graduating students at the Drexel University Sacramento ceremony at 7 p.m. Drexel Provost Dr. Mark Greenberg will award the degrees at the scenic courtyard location at the Crocker.

Several Sacramento graduates also traveled to Philadelphia last week to participate in Drexel’s 126th Commencement ceremonies at Drexel’s University City Campus.

Syphax, who serves on the Drexel Board of Advisors, lives in Elk Grove and graduated from California State University, Sacramento.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop Concert

Summer Chamber Music Workshop Concert
Summer Chamber Music Workshop Concert
07-20-2013 - 07-20-2013
Sacramento Youth Symphony & Academy of Music
http://sacramentoyouthsymphony.org
Admission: General $10 Seniors/Students $5 Youth (Age 0-10) Free *Tickets available 30 minutes before each concert
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