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Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

 

“Going Batty” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 4 & 5

PetSmart CEO, Mayor Johnson & Front Street Shelter Celebrate Opening of Pop-Up Park in Sacramento

PetSmart CEO, Mayor Johnson & Front Street Shelter Celebrate Opening of Pop-Up Park in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – PetSmart, Inc. has partnered with the City of Sacramento to bring a portable, pop-up park to Sacramento. This portable dog park provides more than 9,000 square feet of space for pet parents to bring their dogs to play. PetSmart’s P.U.P. is a shipping container that contains everything that can be deployed to create an interim dog park, including 340 feet of fencing, three waste clean-up stations, three moveable benches, lighting on and inside the container.

 

While the park has been open to the community since August, a community celebration and official ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, September 27. Speakers will include Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and David Lenhardt, President and CEO of PetSmart.

WHAT: Community celebration and ribbon cutting at Sacramento’s first portable, pop-up dog park

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Building on the success of the Taiko Project performance last year, the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) is happy that Hiroshima will be the performer for the Second Annual Benefit Show.

The Grammy nominated jazz/fusion ensemble Hiroshima is performing on Friday, September 26 at the Crest Theatre. Hiroshima’s unique blend of pop, jazz, R & B and Latin influences with exotic strains of their Japanese heritage has endured for over 35 years.

Hiroshima is very excited to be coming back to Sacramento. Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto, founders of Hiroshima, said the group has not performed in Sacramento for almost 20 years! SASF is extremely fortunate to host their return to Sacramento and hope all of our supporters will join us for a memorable night at the Crest Theatre.

Panel Discussion on Raising Children with Special Needs October 11

Panel Discussion on Raising Children with Special Needs October 11

In collaboration with UC Davis and the Campus Community Book Project, the Yolo County Library is presenting a panel discussion on parenting children with special needs, featuring local parents and authors Dale Flynn, Andy Jones and Kate Duren.  The forum will take place on Saturday, October 11, noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.

The UC Davis’ Campus Community Book Project was initiated to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events.  This year’s project focuses on disability awareness with the book, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, by acclaimed researcher of animal behavior, professor, inventor and bestselling author, Temple Grandin.

Join Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes this Saturday Sept 27

Join Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes this Saturday Sept 27
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Annual WSFD Open House: Station 45

Annual WSFD Open House: Station 45

The West Sacramento Fire Department (WSFD) invites the public to the 8th annual “open house” at Station 45 on Saturday, October 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Station 45 is located at 2040 Lake Washington Blvd., in the Southport area. Bring the family: it’s a fun, and informative, day with your local firefighters.

Activities include equipment demonstrations, the “Fire Safety House,” “Safe Place” information, a jump house, slide, an appearance by “Sparky the Dalmatian,” a coloring contest, face painting, blood pressure checks, kids fingerprinting, and free hot dogs.

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Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

Yolo County Flu Vaccination Clinics

The Yolo County Health Services Department will be holding the following seasonal influenza vaccination clinics this fall:

Tuesday, October 14, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Riverbend Community Room, 664 Cummins Way in West Sacramento

Tuesday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis

Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento

Wednesday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East Street in Woodland.    

With the exception of the November 22 clinic, which is free, a $10 administrative fee will be requested.  Those unable to pay will not be turned away. 

In addition to getting a flu shot, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu: