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Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Participating local museums include the following:   California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, State Indian Museum and The California Museum.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural life for free.

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The River Cats Close Out the Regular Season Against Reno

The River Cats Close Out the Regular Season Against Reno

The River Cats return home for their last regular season homestand of 2014, featuring five games against the Reno Aces-the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks with the division title and a spot in the playoffs on the line. The homestand, presented by Wear It California!, will feature two fireworks shows, Miller Lite Thirsty Thursday, Swing for the Cure, Sleepover Night, and Fan Appreciation Night.

Sunday, Aug. 31 vs. Reno Aces – 5:05 p.m.

  • K-LOVE Sunday Funday: Kids of all ages will enjoy face painters and balloon artists, and the opportunity to “Run the Bases” on the field after every Sunday home game.
  • Home Grown Night: Celebrate your Home Grown baseball club by bidding on player-signed Home Grown-themed jerseys for charity.
  • The Bachelor Appearance: Clare Crawley from The Bachelor will throw out the first pitch and dish about Juan Pablo.

Monday, Sep. 1 vs. Reno Aces – 1:05 p.m.... Read More

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

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Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend

Americana Celebration in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend

Come one, come all!  An “Americana in Old Sacramento” celebration awaits visitors to the popular historic district over Labor Day weekend complete with free live music, classic cars and vintage vehicles -- such as 1950s-era buses, emergency vehicles and taxi cabs. In addition, a variety of special evening events and various museum-related activities are planned for the extended holiday weekend. 

With the support of involved city leaders and in collaboration with the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA), California State Parks and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF), the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has announced a festive, fun and full line-up of Labor Day weekend activities in Old Sacramento.

A sampling of the “Americana in Old Sacramento” celebratory activities include the following:

The Most Important School Supply of All

The Most Important School Supply of All

September is Library Card Sign-Up month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.  To encourage the youngest residents of Yolo County to become life-long learners and library users, the Yolo County Library has partnered with First 5 Yolo to offer free “keeper” books to all children, ages 0 to 5, who either use their existing library card or sign up for one during the month of September.                             

Old City Cemetery Event "Deadheading at Dusk"

Old City Cemetery Event  "Deadheading at Dusk"

Come join us on Monday, September 1 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.