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Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

 

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce an upcoming new exhibit titled “See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist” opening Friday, November 21, 2014, in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery. More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature of railroading in popular American culture.  

 

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

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

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc. 

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with the "Macy's Theatre of Lights”!

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE "Macy's Theatre of Lights" performances return on Wednesday evening, November 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The 2014 "Macy's Theatre of Lights" is proudly sponsored by Bank of America and presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA) in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners. 

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

Railroad Museum Offers Complimentary Train Rides & Museum Admission For Veterans!

Railroad Museum Offers Complimentary Train Rides & Museum Admission For Veterans!

To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with complimentary excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad plus complimentary Museum admission on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 

With patriotic music playing aboard the trains, veterans and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying a special excursion train ride available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. this one-day-only on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the California State Railroad Museum – North America’s most popular train museum -- is also offering complimentary admission for veterans and active military personnel during this celebratory day.

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

WHAT: Lawrence Argent, famed artist best known for Leap, the much photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum, November 5, 7:00 p.m. Argent’s presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23. More details are available at www.tempartgallery.com.

The exhibition salutes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and recognizes three artists who have created iconic public artworks in the County. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg.