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Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School’s K9 Studios has been selected as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Regional Student Television Award for Merit in the Music Video category by the Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Entries for the Regional Student Television Awards were submitted by high schools with media programs from Northern California, Reno, Nevada and Hawaii for work completed during the 2012-2013 school year.

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

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 June, a number of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the summer with special outdoor events and activities, a sampling of which follows:

Roseville Greener Gardens Tour & DIY Expo with the Roseville Utility Exploration Center - June 2
Visit 10 local homes that showcase water-efficient gardens from Roseville’s popular Cash for Grass program. Attend the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Expo to talk with River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener professionals, University of California Master Gardeners and other industry experts.

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Summer Volunteers!

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Summer Volunteers!

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering in summer 2013 to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush.  The volunteer orientation will begin on Monday, June 17, but interested volunteers must apply and be interviewed in advance. Volunteer applications are being accepted now through Friday, June 7.  Community members are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile program that offers an opportunity to support the local community while learning more about California’s rich history, meeting new people and developing friendships with those who share similar interests.   

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event

To honor and commemorate California’s Native Elders, the State Indian Museum will host the 36th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on-site at the Museum on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   During the special event, an annual celebration of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the State Indian Museum, the California Indian community Elders—the keepers of the traditions—will be honored for their role in passing down the important history and culture of Native California people.

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.  

“We are proud to once again participate in the worthwhile Blue Star Museums program this summer,” said Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Deputy Director Kristina Swanson.

Local Filipino School - Eskwela Natin Grand Opening

Local Filipino School - Eskwela Natin Grand Opening

SACRAMENTO, CA – Eskwela Nation, a Filipino School will have their grand opening this Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Community Room in the Sacramento County Human Resources Building. Come learn more about the school and support our Filipino-American youth!

Philippine Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr.  will be also attending the grand opening of Eskwela Natin, our Filipino School, the first Filipino American Cultural School in Northern California and located in Sacramento.

He will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the school following a short program of greetings, proclamations, patriotic songs and brief remarks by the Consul General and local officials. He will be accompanied by Consul Reichel Quinones.