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The Walking Dead

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Some people refuse to stay buried. Come to the Old City Cemetery if you dare and dig up creepy and sordid tales of corpses gone missing, disinterment, body snatchers, and mistaken identities. Who will arrive? Who will survive?

The Sacramento 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.

Living history ghost tours are back in Old Sac!

Living history ghost tours are back in Old Sac!

As part of the fun and interpretive Old Sacramento Living History Program, the eerie and ever popular one-hour “Ghost Tours” return for three weekends on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2017! 

Old Sacramento guests will have the opportunity to relive 19th century lore. Guides (and ghosts) will relate tantalizing narratives about the deaths of colorful citizens from Sacramento’s history. And guests will have the chance to see these not-so-dead Sacramentans. Departing every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and departing from the Sacramento History Museum, daring and inquisitive guests will be led through Old Sacramento’s infamous locales to experience the darker side of California’s history. Don’t miss these special Living History “Ghost Tours” beginning in mid-October. 

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00-11:00am. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (SSH-NV) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement for Hip and for Knee. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

“We are very happy to receive certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Dennis Sindelar, Chief Administrative Officer for Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley. “We feel this validates the work we do to provide our patients with safe, quality care as they receive joint replacement services.” Read more.

Midtown Farmers Market offers a bountiful harvest of edibles & activities in October

Midtown Farmers Market offers a bountiful harvest of edibles & activities in October

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to offer a bountiful harvest of fresh fruits, produce and locally-made gourmet items plus special Halloween related activities in October 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 from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

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 October:

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 7th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is It Came from the Archives!?  Showcasing historic treasures from 24 Northern California institutions, numerous special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

Start your engines early...enter your auto in the CruiseFest!

Start your engines early...enter your auto in the CruiseFest!

Calling all car enthusiasts...mark your calendar for October 7, 2017 for the 9th Annual CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue, Northern California’s premier car cruise, benefiting the California Automobile Museum.

This years' CruiseFest (major sponsor being the Fulton Avenue Association) promises to be the best one yet, with 500 classic and custom cars of every make, model and era, cruisin’ down the Avenue.
The cruise will take place on a one-mile loop of Fulton Avenue, bordered by Cottage Way on the south and Marconi Avenue on the north. The cruise will begin at 3 p.m., and participants may cruise (or park) as much as they want from 3 until 5 p.m. Everyone will then be directed to park along Fulton, and the street will be opened up for spectators to “cruise” on foot till 7:30 p.m.

Souls of the city returns to Old Sacramento for Dia De Los Muertos

Souls of the city returns to Old Sacramento for Dia De Los Muertos

Since 2011 Sol Collective has worked to bring the ancient tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to the Sacramento community. Shrouded in mysticism for many Americans, Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition celebrating and honoring the lives of relatives and ancestors past. Sol Collective’s annual Souls of the City festival and cultural arts programming offer hands-on education about the deep-rooted history and traditions of Dia de los Muertos.
 

Railroad Museum Foundation announces menu for VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences

Railroad Museum Foundation announces menu for VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences

Showcasing the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Harvego Restaurant Group are proud to announce the Farm-to-Fork menu that guests will enjoy on the two VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences available on Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017. Rabobank N.A. – a locally based bank serving California communities grounded in agriculture – is the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train ride experiences that first debuted in 2015 when it was recognized as a finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Travel Awards competition in the “Best Train Experience” category.

Created and prepared by Jay Veregge, Director of Culinary Operations for Harvego Restaurant Group, and his talented culinary team, the Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train menu is as follows:

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! Last year’s sold out success is being reincarnated for one night only. We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Early arrival is recommended. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person and tickets will be sold online only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079477. Note that no tickets will be sold at the gate. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call 916-448-0811.