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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.

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 8

In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 6-12, the Yolo County Health Services Department invites the community to attend this year’s annual Public Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The fair will be held in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Beamer and Cottonwood Streets in Woodland.

“We welcome all residents to join us for our Public Health & Wellness Fair on April 8,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad.  “This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the services and programs our county Health Services Department and partners offer that can enrich the health and well-being of our communities now, and into the future.”

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

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

Bowling for Schools

Bowling for Schools

The West Sacramento Educational Foundation (WSEF) is hosting its big fundraiser for the year from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Capitol Bowl. The WSEF is one of West Sacramento’s only education-based 501(c)(3) non-profits. All funds raised by the WSEF organization go back to the schools and classrooms in the form of grants.

West Sacramento Education Foundation Board Member and West Sacramento resident Jaclyn Powell says, “WSEF was able to issue $5,000 in grants in 2014. Depending on the success of ‘Bowling for Schools,’ we hope to nearly double that number this year. Valuable programs in Washington Unified need additional funding, we don’t want to let them down.”... Read More

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

Coming Up: Free Programs in March at the Turner Library!

Coming Up: Free Programs in March at the Turner Library!

The Arthur F. Turner Community Library has scheduled special events for March—and they’re free:... Read More

  • Birds and Beaks, Wednesday, March 11, 4 p.m.—children and their families are invited to a program all about “birds and beaks,” hosted by the Turner Library and a local nonprofit group, Tuleyome.
  • All Things String, March 12 and March 25, 6 p.m.—whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, bring your current project or start something new among friends at this social crafting circle.
  • What’s Happening Seniors, Wednesday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.—a social group for older adults, discussing current events and timely issues.
  • Evening Book Club, Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m.—you’re invited to this monthly book club and explore new worlds (call Cindy for information or questions, 916-731-5504.)