Our network

Family

4th of July in the Pocket 2015

4th of July in the Pocket 2015
4th of July in the Pocket 2015
07-04-2015 - 07-04-2015
City of Sacramento
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-7007
garciabend.july4@gmail.com
 
Start Time(s): Sat 10am-3pm Parade 10am Neighborhood Concert Noon-3pm
The annual 4th of July Pocket Parade brings together members of the Pocket-Greenhaven community to display their hand-crafted, patriotic floats in honor of America's celebration of independence
... Read More

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

This week, notice the people around you (young and old).  The clerk at the grocery store.  Your next door neighbor.  A co-worker.  A barista at your favorite coffee house.  Offer a few words of encouragement or appreciation...

Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

By Erica Root

Erica Root

It takes twenty seconds of courage to change a life.

Earlier this month I sat down with Nilda Valmores, Executive Director for My Sister’s House, a local non-profit here in Sacramento that helps women and children impacted by domestic violence. She told me a story – which she admitted was not her own, but that stuck with her – about an Indian man who overheard a violent screaming match next door. He breathed deep and remained courageous for twenty seconds, long enough for him to ring his neighbor’s doorbell. Long enough to distract the screaming couple from their fight.

It’s these little acts of courage that could make the difference in cases of domestic violence. In twenty seconds the scales can tip: It can make the difference in saving a neighbor, a family member, a friend, or a co-worker... Read More

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

March is Museum Membership Month

March is Museum Membership Month


Did you know that there are more than 30 museums in Sacramento! Many organizations, including the Sacramento Zoo, are members of the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM). Area museums include everything from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

Being a part of SAM affords the Zoo opportunities to be involved with partner organizations in the community, utilize the resources that other museums offer and bring events like Museum Day to the Zoo. This month, on the heels of a successful Sacramento Museum Day, SAM has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination... Read More

March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Planning your food for Sunday? Here is a great recipe.

Southwestern Layered Bean Dip

I have made this recipe many times, and it is always a crowd pleaser!   I got it off of EatingWell.com quite some time ago.  All the ingredients and instructions are below, but here is also the link from the EatingWell.com website:  Bean Dip Recipe.  Enjoy!