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20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on 2/3!

20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day on 2/3!

With 26 museums and local destinations participating during this celebratory year, the 20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day is proudly presented by Sutter Health and takes place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, the participating local museums will open their doors to offer free or half-priced admission to the community from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Most of the museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking and traffic control costs. 

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” event on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 Fort visitors will have the unique opportunity to step back in time and explore an era that changed California forever. The gold discovery at Coloma echoed around the world and triggered the largest migration in United States history. Thousands of immigrants gambled and came to early California to try to strike it rich. They left family behind, spent life savings, and borrowed money all in the pursuit of gold. Many miners bought one-way passage on ships bound for California, and abandoned ships clogged the port in San Francisco as miners and sailors took off for the hills.

Rose pruning classes

Rose pruning classes

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - The Historic Rose Garden at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will again host Stephen Scanniello, a Great Rosarian of the World, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation and curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, for two pruning workshops. This is a chance to learn from an expert and to be regaled with many entertaining tales of roses and the people who grow them. The first, at 9 am, will focus on pruning climbing roses. The second, at 1 pm, will show techniques for pruning and rehabilitating mature plants. While our workshops are usually free, we would appreciate a minimum of $10 donation to be shared between the Heritage Rose Foundation and for expenses in the Historic Rose Garden. 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 448-0811

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health opens walk-In care clinic in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Sutter Health opened their newest Walk-In Care clinic in Citrus Heights today, expanding their capability to offer quick, convenient care for everyday illnesses and health needs in easily-accessible, stand-alone storefronts. 

The newest clinic is a service of Sutter Medical Foundation and is located at 5406 Sunrise Blvd.

“Consumers are actively seeking quick and affordable solutions for their immediate healthcare needs,” said Don Wreden, M.D., Sutter Health senior vice president, Patient Experience. “Many people need high-quality care beyond the standard work week, and we’re innovating to make care even more convenient – all while maintaining the personal level of support people have come to expect from our pioneering team.”

Sutter Walk-In Care offers an innovative approach to healthcare:

Midtown Farmers Market offers fresh, fun & festive ways to celebrate in December

Midtown Farmers Market offers fresh,  fun & festive ways to celebrate in December

In addition to the “12 Days of Midtown” happening throughout the district from December 1 through 12, 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 on Saturdays in December 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 or tasting demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef or business owner and is sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (adjusted winter hours) on 20th between J and K Streets.*  

Auto Museum on track with new NorCal’s Fastest Exhibit that debuts December 2

Auto Museum on track with new NorCal’s Fastest Exhibit that debuts December 2

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present an all new exhibit titled NorCal’s Fastest: From Grassroots to the Professional that showcases compelling stories of the instrumental individuals who have been involved in Northern California’s racing culture past and present. Debuting on Saturday, December 2, 2017, the purpose of the new exhibit is to highlight the often underrated culture of Northern California racing – done on rugged back-road dirt tracks as well as slick and fast road courses – and the colorful characters who make Northern California one of the most successful regions in the automotive racing world.

Railroad Museum welcomes Union Pacific’s newly unveiled locomotive on salute to the military tour

Railroad Museum welcomes Union Pacific’s newly unveiled locomotive on salute to the military tour

As part of a multi-state Salute to Military tour and in collaboration with UPVETS -- a Union Pacific employee resource group dedicated to veterans –- Union Pacific, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to pay tribute to the United States armed forces by showcasing the newly unveiled UP No.1943  locomotive on Wednesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. that will include a brief ceremony and community celebration.  The locomotive will be on display outdoors on the Railroad Museum's turntable located on very west end of Museum nearest Sacramento Southern Railroad tracks in Old Sacramento State Historic Park Railroad (behind the Sacramento History Museum).

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In December, many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which includes the following:

Twinkling Tractors at the California Agriculture Museum – Now thru December

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Midtown Association, R Street Sacramento Partnership, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) are joining efforts to share exciting information about a variety of special Small Business Saturday activities, offerings and amenities available for holiday shoppers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Helping to make shopping in Sacramento’s urban core even more fun and convenient than ever, the City of Sacramento is offering free metered parking on Small Business Saturday (and on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends through December 24, 2017). Plus, new this year, SacRT is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, downtown, along R Street and in Old Sacramento on Saturday, November 25, 2017 only.

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present another season of “12 Days of Midtown” where local businesses and organizations offer celebratory events, activities and specials to encourage visitors to spend time in Midtown this season.

“Amid a thriving urban environment, the holidays offer a perfect opportunity to explore, discover and/or revisit Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association. “With so many locally owned businesses and eateries, guests to Midtown can take great pride in supporting the community while engaging in festive activities while finding unique gift items along the way.”

Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can experience something extra special each day, a sampling of which includes the following: