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Seven local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and their families

Seven local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and their families

Seven Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26) and continuing through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The seven local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town, Powerhouse Science Center and the Sacramento History Museum.

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

In a continuing effort to increase activation, engagement and community use of the beautiful parks located throughout Midtown, the Midtown Association is proud to present a special summer series of Free Outdoor Movie Nights on 2nd Saturdays in June, July and August, 2018. Offered in partnership with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort, and proudly presented by Sutter Health, the movies will start at approximately 8 p.m. on the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (on the west side) and the community is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up on the grassy area outside the Fort.  

 

Symbology & Superstition

Symbology & Superstition

The Old City Cemetery is filled with the symbols of a time long past, but what do they mean? Is there more to a lamb, a broken bud or an urn than meets the eye? Come join us as we attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in plain sight and take a look into Victorian mourning culture. Widow’s weeds not required. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

 

Deadheading at Dusk

Deadheading at Dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. If you have buckets and tools, please bring them, otherwise tools and training will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Monday, June 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. till dark.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Life Time Folsom names fitness veteran Steve Datte as General Manager

Folsom, Calif. – Life Time®,  the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, today announced that Steve Datte has been appointed the new General Manager of the company’s athletic resort destination in Folsom.

Datte and his team members deliver the full suite of Life Time programming and services for the two-story center spanning nearly 300,000 square feet and featuring an outdoor aquatic and tennis complex.

Life Time Folsom is located at 110 Healthy Way. There is also a Life Time facility in Roseville at 1435 East Roseville Parkway.

Datte has more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of the health and fitness industry. In previous roles he has created and written sales and operational protocols for all aspects of business operations. Datte has worked in all regions of the U.S. as well as Canada.

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

The California Automobile Museum invites the community to hit the road to check out the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Railroad Museum to present suspenseful new exhibit “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory”

Railroad Museum to present suspenseful new exhibit “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory”

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to present a special, limited-time exhibit titled “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory” on Friday, May 18, 2018. The exhibit relates the suspenseful and thrilling story of Death Valley Scotty’s record-breaking, high speed trip from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1905. As a dramatic centerpiece to this interpretive and inspiring exhibit, a massive steam locomotive used during the feat – Santa Fe’s No. 1010 – will be on public display. The historic locomotive No. 1010, part of the Museum’s impressive collection, was last displayed in the Museum in the 1990s. Since that time, No. 1010 has been stored and maintained in the nearby Railyard Shops. 

 

Celebrating our veterans with a music festival

Celebrating our veterans with a music festival

by Steven Masone

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Celebrate Community”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Celebrate Community”

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present a special “Hands on History: Celebrate Community” event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Midtown Association proudly presents a special “Midtown Love” celebration at Faces

Midtown Association proudly presents a special “Midtown Love” celebration at Faces

Back by popular demand, the Midtown Association is proud to present a very special “Midtown Love” celebration on Thursday evening, May 17, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the iconic Faces Nightclub (2000 K Street).  The annual event is designed to showcase the dynamic and eclectic vibe that makes Midtown the center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core while providing an opportunity to network with many of Midtown’s key influencers, business owners and involved community members.