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Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

To help get Fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, December 13. 

In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season.  On this special day in December, friends and families are encouraged to visit the Fort to step back in time to holidays past and enjoy docents in period attire as they interpret and demonstrate a variety of early holiday traditions and cultural activities similar to what early emigrants did in the 1840s.  Entertaining vignettes will be set up that showcase a few of the diverse holiday scenes that will include food, music, decorations and other holiday traditions. 

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourage the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) in December before it temporarily closes to the public on January 1, 2015, for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts.

Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is open for guided tours on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Plus, on two Saturdays – December 6 and 13 – guests can enjoy the Mansion during the special “Christmas Memories” event that will include elaborate holiday decorations, festive live holiday music, children’s activities, captivating storytellers and docents in period attire sharing holiday-related stories of past governors and their families.   Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make special visits to the Mansion to meet excited little ones and be available for holiday photographs.

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the  Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  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, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a few of which include the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum -- 12/5 thru 12/21

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Spread some cheer this Dec. during Calistoga’s Holiday Village. From Dec. 6-7, 2014 Calistoga will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities to be enjoyed with friends and family during this wonderful time of year. 

Calistoga welcomes visitors with a cheerful atmosphere and shops aglow with a fully decorated celebration of family and friends in the Holiday Village. Visitors can shop for the perfect holiday gift while enjoying holiday refreshments and the heart-warming song of Christmas Carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

 

 

 

 

2014 WEEKLY CHALLENGE #45: WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

 

 

Life is about learning and growing.  When you know better, you can do better, right?  This week, we are thinking about lessons learned.

2014 Weekly Challenge #42: Express Workout

2014 Weekly Challenge #42: Express Workout

2014 Weekly Challenge #42: Express Workout

Think you don't have time to exercise? Guess again! In just 10 to 20 minutes, you can get an excellent full body workout. Its called the Express Workout, and you can do it wherever you are, whenever you want!  As we head into one of the busiest time of the year, it is great to have fast and easy tool to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

For a quick workout at home, on vacation, or even in the office, try this circuit (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively:

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)