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Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.   

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on 5/16!

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History:  A Community of Many Faces” on 5/16!

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month,  Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event will celebrate and honor the richly diverse cultures represented at the Fort.  In fact, the Gold Rush of 1849 brought tens of thousands of people to California from all over the world.  But even before the first gold seekers arrived, Sutter’s Fort was already a melting pot of ethnic, social and cultural diversity.  In the New Helvetia Diary (the daily log book of Sutter’s Fort), there are at least 30 different groups of Native people mentioned as having visited the Fort and/or provided labor for John Sutter.  

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific is expected to confer 2,029 degrees during four commencement ceremonies in three cities over the next six weeks, celebrating a graduating class that includes 198 new attorneys, 201 new pharmacists, some 455 liberal arts majors, and more than 232 new engineers and computer scientists.

“I am extremely proud of this year’s class of outstanding Pacific graduates,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “These students have worked hard to prepare for leadership in their careers and in their lives. They’ve been mentored by some of the most brilliant and dedicated faculty anywhere, and I am excited for those grads to go make their impact on the world.”

If You're Not Making Money, It's a Hobby!

If You're Not Making Money, It's a Hobby!

In this seminar you’ll learn the basic skills to organize and interpret financial information – and stay in control of your finances. It is designed to help you create a financial spending plan (budget), and a pricing structure that opens the door to profit in your business. You will also learn how to prepare for your future.
Included in this seminar are:
•How to price your products or services
•Fun with a financial spending plan (or budget)

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Interested and involved community members are encouraged to support their favorite Sacramento area museums and/or popular destinations during the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Presented by GiveLocalNow, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation, the BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative designed to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region.  The fundraising effort will take place from midnight to midnight on that one special day. For those 24 hours, online donations will be accepted through www.bigdayofgiving.org with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.

News10 hosts 'Breakfast on the Job' at UC Davis Children's Hospital next Friday!

News10 hosts 'Breakfast on the Job' at UC Davis Children's Hospital next Friday!

News10's popular morning segment 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' is morphing into 'Breakfast on the Job' during the next few weeks, when we'll be bringing breakfast to you on the job.

It's our way of honoring those that serve our community, while letting our viewers learn about potential job opportunities.

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Museum guests will be mesmerized by watching Dixie as she skillfully demonstrates how to use a variety of materials and techniques while sharing Native stories and showing basket artistry.  

Dixie is a talented and respected basketweaver who served on the California Indian Basketweavers Association Board of Directors and is the great-niece of renowned weaver Florence Harrie who demonstrated her skills at the California State Fair for many years.