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Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Have you ever wanted to document your life story?  Or learn to write with more skill and style?  Or even see your place in the world from a fresh perspective?  Now is your chance to improve your writing skills and potentially even turn your life stories into published novels and screenplays during a special “Writing from Within” workshop offered by Bernard Selling this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the City of West Sacramento Community Center.  

An accomplished writer, director, producer and writing teacher, Selling has a successfully written, produced and directed award-winning documentary and short fiction films based on stories by American authors.

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special event “Hands on History: Sutter’s Fort in 1846 - A Community of Many Faces” this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.

Sacramento Music Festival Announces Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as Friday Night Headliner

Sacramento Music Festival Announces Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as Friday Night Headliner

Known for their hard-rocking, blues-based and guitar-driven music that really energizes a crowd, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will headline the first night of the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival that opens on Friday, May 24.  Music enthusiasts from near and far will spend Memorial Day Weekend celebrating four decades of amazing world-class musical entertainment taking place on 24 venues throughout Sacramento.

Complete with a high-energy Friday night kick-off by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band  and a vibrant Saturday morning parade, the musical celebration will also showcase live musical performances by Los Lobos, Ben Taylor, The Blasters, John Lee Hooker, Jr., The James Hunter Six, Wanda Jackson, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, James Garner’s Cash Tribute, The Rhythm Vandals, The Beer Dawgs, Jimmy Pailer, The Kyle Rowland Band, and many more!

Celebrate National Train Day This Saturday with FREE Admission to Two Museums!

Celebrate National Train Day This Saturday with FREE Admission to Two Museums!

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Amtrak, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will proudly celebrate the sixth annual National Train Day by offering free Museum admission, tours of modern-day Amtrak California passenger cars and special rail-related activities inside and outside the Museum!  And, to add to the celebration and extend the fun, the nearby Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento will also offer free museum admission on this special day. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this one day only, kicking off promptly at 10 a.m.

3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

On Thursday, May 9, Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School will open their doors to the public to showcase their visual and performing arts programs with their annual Arts Alive! event.  This year, Arts Alive! will expand from the Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater to include displays in the library, art quad and school’s newest facility, the rHouse.

The annual Arts Alive! event will feature projects and performances from the following departments: art, ceramics, dance, graphic design, instrumental music, vocal music, photography and theater.