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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”.

November Yolo County Library Closures

November Yolo County Library Closures

All branches of the Yolo County Library, as well as administration and the Yolo County Archives & Records Center will be closed as follows in November:

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

I Street Bridge Replacement Project – Community Open House Thursday, Oct. 9

The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are holding a second open house meeting to provide an update on the I Street Bridge Replacement Project.  A new low-level, neighborhood friendly bridge upstream of the I Street Bridge is being planned to provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently.

Please attend the Environmental Scoping Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 9, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., located at Sanford Gallery, 111 I Street, Sacramento. A walking tour will begin at 5:30 p.m... Read More

9-11 Remembrance

9-11 Remembrance

 

West Sacramento is the location for a special observance of 9-11. A special placement of numerous American flags can be seen off Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. This display is coordinated annually by John Vinson. The 13th anniversary of 9-11 is Thursday, Sept. 11... Read More

Downtown Plaza Demolition

Downtown Plaza Demolition

 They are wasting no time tearing through walls of Downtown Plaza. Please click on panoramic photos to enlarge. Downtown Plaza Demolition panoramic photo 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition... Read More

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

Old City Cemetery Event "Deadheading at Dusk"

Old City Cemetery Event  "Deadheading at Dusk"

Come join us on Monday, September 1 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.