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Midtown Farmers Market provides plenty of fresh & fabulous ways to give thanks in November

Midtown Farmers Market provides plenty of fresh & fabulous ways to give thanks in November

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to present a robust offering of fresh fruit, produce and locally-made gourmet items plus special holiday related activities in November at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining cooking demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef and sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street beginning at J Street.*  

Along with offering a vibrant selection of fresh and locally produced foods all year long, the Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following activities in November:

Veterans - WWI & Beyond Tour

Veterans - WWI & Beyond Tour

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. For the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War One, meet the local guys who were “over there” in the trenches and in the bi-planes, in battles like Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, and Alsace and Lorraine. We’ll also share stories of our brave veterans of numerous other conflicts.

The Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Railroad Museum to showcase a “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on November 4-5

Railroad Museum to showcase a “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on November 4-5

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have exciting plans to dazzle and delight visitors with a special “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017.  

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Get fit with the Sacramento Kings and Kaiser Permanente

Kings Center Kosta Koufos scheduled to appear at Get Fit health celebration at Westfield Galleria at Roseville this Saturday

 

Sacramento Kings Center Kosta Koufos and team mascot Slamson are scheduled to attend Get Fit with the Kings, a free community event where experts from Kaiser Permanente provide tips on being healthy and active. The public will be able to interact with a sports medicine physician who cares for the Sacramento Kings, fitness experts, a registered dietitian and other Kaiser Permanente representatives with valuable tips on healthy and active living. Among the fitness-themed activities will be a concussion awareness area where the public can try on “concussion goggles” that simulate a concussion. In addition, one lucky audience member will have a chance to play 1:1 hoops with Koufos, who will also sign autographs from 4 to 5 pm for the first 150 fans.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

Sutter Medical Foundation “Super”-visor and super friends offer support after fires

On any normal day, Marco Guzman, Jr. is a supervisor for Sutter Medical Foundation’s(SMF) Cardiology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine services, based in care centers located in Fairfield, CA.

But recently, on a day that by any stretch of the imagination was not normal, Marco the supervisor became “Marco the superfriend” and he, along with a few of his West Coast Avengers teammates, helped bring some joy to people dealing with the devastating wild fires in California’s wine country.

Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Sutter Medical Foundation Auburn Urgent Care is “Movin’ on up” to increase exam room capacity

Auburn, CA – Patients seeking care from Sutter Medical Foundation’s (SMF) Urgent Care Center in Auburn will need to travel a little farther to receive services from its caregivers…..about 10 feet up.

On October 25, the Urgent Care Center —chosen as the ‘Best of the Best’ in the Auburn Journal’s 2017 reader poll as Best Urgent Care— made a short move upstairs to a larger, more accommodating space, Suite 201 at SMF’s Medical Office Building at 11795 Education Street.

“We are excited to increase our ability to care for patients in our urgent care setting, going from five exam rooms to eight exam rooms for patient visits,” said Robert Bixler, M.D., Urgent Care Department Chief and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) physician. “Any time we find an opportunity to improve our popular urgent care services, we are going to find a way to make it happen. And in Auburn, that means a move up.”

How to choose the right Halloween candy

How to choose the right Halloween candy

By Dr. John Luther

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

But dental practitioners aren’t nearly as enamored with Halloween, because they know the possible ramifications of eating candy. It not only can create damage to the teeth and gums, but also possibly to a child's overall health.

Having healthy teeth and gums has an impact that goes far beyond the mouth. Poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities, periodontal disease and infection, which can impact a patient's heart, lungs, and entire body.

5 tips from Western Dental

1. Choose candy carefully: Try to avoid hard candy, such as lollipops, and other sweets that stay in the mouth for a long time. These candies increase the risk for tooth decay.

Railroad Museum Foundation presents all-new “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” for adults

Railroad Museum Foundation presents all-new “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” for adults

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to present an all-new Halloween-inspired event for adults – “Sips & Spirits: The Train Ride” on Friday evening, October 27, 2017, departing at 7 p.m. Ticketed guests will delight in a frightfully fun train ride along the on the Sacramento Southern Railroad while enjoying a blood-shot cocktail and being entertained by a Mad Scientist and his minions, Monster Mash dancers and more. Train ride guests will indulge in hard cider and nibble on delicious appetizers provided by Fat’s Catering all while enjoying a dark night on the railroad – it’s Halloween fun, adult-style!

Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Calling kids & canines…Midtown Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Association (MA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Biba, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, Monkey Bar, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches.  

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

Auto Museum gets in the spirit of Halloween with “Trunk or Treat” & “Haunted Headlights Tours"

The California Automobile Museum is excited to present two spirited Halloween events – “Trunk or Treat” on October 29, 2017, for families and children of all ages and “Haunted Headlights Tour” on October 31, 2017 for ages 13 and over. The always-popular “Trunk or Treat” is a returning event while the “Haunted Headlights Tour” is an all-new offering this year.  

“Trunk or Treat” – Sunday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.