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Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Interested and involved community members are encouraged to support their favorite Sacramento area museums and/or popular destinations during the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Presented by GiveLocalNow, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation, the BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative designed to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region.  The fundraising effort will take place from midnight to midnight on that one special day. For those 24 hours, online donations will be accepted through www.bigdayofgiving.org with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Museum guests will be mesmerized by watching Dixie as she skillfully demonstrates how to use a variety of materials and techniques while sharing Native stories and showing basket artistry.  

Dixie is a talented and respected basketweaver who served on the California Indian Basketweavers Association Board of Directors and is the great-niece of renowned weaver Florence Harrie who demonstrated her skills at the California State Fair for many years.
 

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Lights, camera, action!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday morning, May 2, 2015.

The unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will be conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry.  Then on Saturday morning, a photographers-only “bring your own tripod” photo workshop will take place inside the visually-enticing museum on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (before it opens to the public for the day).   Photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities.
 

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)

http://maps.google.com/?q=carmichael+park+amphitheater+5750+grant

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.