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Carmichael Park Community Band Festival June 6 & 7 2015

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival   June 6 & 7 2015

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7   2015

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, Carmichael Park Amphitheater. With 15 concert bands, this is one of the largest community band festivals in California for over 20 years.  There will be music from noon to 7 pm Saturday and  11 am to 7 pm Sunday.  Bring the entire family, a picnic, lawn chairs, sun hat, and enjoy two lovely afternoons of music!

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE

Location: Carmichael Park: 5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael 95608  (southeast corner of the park; Fair Oaks Blvd. between Grant and North)

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Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for kids.  

Below is a listing of activities available this summer at various Sacramento area museums in 2015 but space is limited and camps are filling up fast.  Parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org


Four-Day Aviation Camp
June 15-18; July 6-9; July 20-23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$225
Students ages 13-17

Summer campers will visit the United States Coast Guard Station at McClellan Field. Museum staff will also arrange for each student to take a free flight with a registered pilot.

Flight and Space Camp
June 22-25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 12 Find Out How Literacy Changes Lives

April 12 Find Out How Literacy Changes Lives

Are you an educator?  Is there an English learner in your life?  Come listen to heart-warming stories of literacy success with Maria Sandoval of Yolo Reads on Sunday, April 12 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library.

Yolo Reads is a local literacy program providing free tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills.  Volunteer tutors meet regularly with adult learners to help learners meet their personal reading and writing goals.

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

March is Museum Membership Month

March is Museum Membership Month


Did you know that there are more than 30 museums in Sacramento! Many organizations, including the Sacramento Zoo, are members of the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM). Area museums include everything from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

Being a part of SAM affords the Zoo opportunities to be involved with partner organizations in the community, utilize the resources that other museums offer and bring events like Museum Day to the Zoo. This month, on the heels of a successful Sacramento Museum Day, SAM has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination... Read More

March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;