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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
12-24-2013 - 12-24-2013
NaTalia Johnson Conservatory of Ballet
 
Admission: $20
 
(510) 712-7428
 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nutcracker-in-oak-park-dec-24-matinee-2pm-tickets-9527853065?aff=zvents
Start Time(s): Tues 2pm & 7pm
This is a modern take on the classic Nutcracker Ballet--
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Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guide Openings

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guide Openings

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2014? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume in late March or early April 2014 (exact date TBD).   In addition to the paid tour guide job openings, volunteer opportunities are available as well.

HOSF is looking to fill a minimum of six paid tour guide positions to staff the coveted Old Sacramento Underground tour program, which will start its fifth consecutive season in 2014.  The underground tour program takes visitors into the city’s underground and hollow sidewalk areas created when the streets were raised in the 1860s and 1870s due to devastating floods.   

Railroad Museum to Debut Compelling New Exhibit Titled “California State Parks, 150 Years” on 12/21!

Railroad Museum to Debut Compelling New Exhibit Titled “California State Parks, 150 Years” on 12/21!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an all-new exhibit titled “California State Parks, 150 Years: A Gift from the People, to the People” on Saturday, December 21, 2013.  Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of California State Parks in 2014, the exhibit will feature compelling and diverse historic images of parks along with a variety of cultural and natural history objects of importance to State Parks.

Old Sac Underground Tours Offered for Two Weekends in December!

Old Sac Underground Tours Offered for Two Weekends in December!

The popular Old Sacramento Underground tour season is nearing its end for 2013 but there's still time to enjoy the experience while spending time with family and groups of friends!  The holiday tour schedule is as follows:  weekends December 7 through 15 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Governor's Mansion Presents "Christmas Memories" 12/7 & 14!

Governor's Mansion Presents "Christmas Memories" 12/7 & 14!

Get ready to experience lavishly re-created period décor, an impressive array of live holiday music and captivating storytellers during special “Christmas Memories” events happening on two upcoming Saturdays (December 7 & 14) at the majestic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park.

Surrounded by docents in period costume, Mansion visitors will be transported back in time to the very place where thirteen of California’s early governors and their families lived, spent Christmas seasons and shared holiday traditions.  In fact, then-Governor Edmund G. Brown and his family were the last first-family to celebrate Christmas in the stately Mansion. To add to the festive activities, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make special visits to the Mansion to meet excited little ones and be available for holiday photographs. Plus, Mansion visitors can take the festive opportunity to visit the newly restored third floor recently opened to the public for the first time ever.

The Lair

The Lair

The Lair
For Review
Berkley Trade
Nov 5

Lily and Mel are now separated. Melly is now being trained by Sebastian as a vampire, and less autistic  , and more normal.

Lily and Carter are trying to survive against the ticks. They are having disagreements over her doing raids. Carter wants to help others & Lily is taking care of Mckenna. Carter and Mel are both betrayed by someone in their lives. Also things aren't what they seem . Carter and Lily did meet some others surviving in Utah.

This book was good, and there were some twists I could see coming. I did enjoy Mel growing and changing as a vampire, but I felt that autism slowing down or being fixed was interesting. I loved how both girls are strong , and they both think of each other. I did enjoy the shout outs to Star Trek and Hunger Games. This book has a lot of twists and turns.

Book Review= B-

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Sacramento Museums Ring in the Holidays with Festive Events & Activities in December

Sacramento Museums Ring in the Holidays with Festive Events & Activities in December

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, most of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering special holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which follows:

Handmade in CA Gift Workshop at The California Museum -- December 7 & 14