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H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive

H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive

SAC H.O.P.E

(HEART OPEN, PEACE EVERYWHERE)

With HOPEs of uniting for a cause, we are coming together once again for our 2nd annual coat and sock drive. While all of us are striving each day to provide for and pave a better future for our children, we recognize that it is important that we lead by example. This is one of many example we have chosen to portray: giving back to the community. In unifying ourselves for this one cause we HOPE to inspire others to join us on this day and bring whatever they can so we can extend our helping hands to those who are in need.

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum is pleased to present a full day of special California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations on Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Guests will enjoy watching Native weavers as they demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Diana Almandariz, Ardith Read and (new this year!) Susan Billie, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians; and Kathy Wallace – Yurok/Karuk Member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

For more information about this event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call 916-324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Sacramento’s Schools Are Getting Another $5 Million, And You Can Tell Them How To Spend It

Sacramento’s Schools Are Getting Another $5 Million, And You Can Tell Them How To Spend It

On October 9, Will C. Wood Middle School will play host to the California Endowment’s “School Success Express” bus tour, a 12-city series of community forums providing students, parents, and community members with the opportunity to meet with state and local education leaders to discuss how California’s historic new Fair School Funding law can improve our schools. The Fair School Funding law, formally called the Local Control Funding Formula or L.C.F.F., determines how state education dollars will be distributed locally and how school districts can use budget increases.

The Fair School Funding law makes these important changes to how schools are funded and how they plan for the future:

“Saddle Up & Paint” Fundraiser/BBQ set for Saturday, October 5

“Saddle Up & Paint” Fundraiser/BBQ set for Saturday, October 5

(Sacramento) La Raza Galería Posada (LRGP) and the Sacramento Police Mounted Association SPMA) are two non profit organizations coming together for one good cause.  This unique fundraiser, “Saddle Up & Paint” will support our programs for the community.  SPMA is “Saddling up” horses with new gear and supporting ongoing outreach programs.  La Raza Galería is “Painting” to raise money for children’s arts education programs.                         

On Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from noon-4pm, SPMA is hosting “Saddle Up and Paint” Fundraiser at 2700 Front St; Sacramento, CA 95818. 

$10 suggested donation and kids under 12 free.

1st Farm To Fork Festival A Success

1st Farm To Fork Festival A Success

By Erika Bradley

On Saturday, September 28th, 2013, the first annual Farm to Fork Festival was held in Sacramento, California. The event featured many different restaurants, organizations, vendors, mobile food trucks as well as beer and wine tastings.

Thousands of participants showed up to enjoy and learn how the Sacramento region contributes to their community through agriculture. As they walked down each street, they could easily find lots of activities to participate in, nutritional information to learn about and a variety of delicious food and beverages to try.

“I like the programs the festival has for children to learn on how to eat and grow their own vegetables,” says Patty Frank, a participant in the Farm to Fork festival. The festival had many things to enjoy for all ages. Anyone who stopped by the Savemart tent would find an area where children could learn about and plant their own seeds.

District Five Chorley Park Volunteer Cleanup

District Five Chorley Park Volunteer Cleanup
District Five Chorley Park Volunteer Cleanup
09-28-2013 - 09-28-2013
City of Sacramento
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-7234
chorleyparkvolunteers@gmail.com
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1st Annual Poobunny Ride Saturday Oct. 12

1st Annual Poobunny Ride Saturday Oct. 12

200 bikers will be revving up their engines in support of Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.

The departure point is Renegade Classics, a motorcycle gear shop at 6758 Folsom Boulevard. Their destination is Paschke Ranch in Woodland. (36047 County Road 25)

This ride, which is open to all cyclists (and autos), was created by Dotie Dollson. who was looking for a way to memorialize her niece, Adele Mott.