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5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

Five Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (September 4), 2017. The five local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento History Museum.
 

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Get ready for some summertime fun!  Instead of the traditional summer camps for kids, think about local museums and destinations that also offer unique and fun activities.

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, nearly a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special hands-on summer classes, camps and activities for kids. While an impressive and complete listing is available (and continually updated) at http://sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/, a sampling of the summer camps offered by local museums include the following:

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

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 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to 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.  

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017 The Gallery At 48 Natoma

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017  The Gallery At 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma will feature the art of digital artist Vincent DiLeo and the 

whimsical work of artist Susan Silvester. The dates of the exhibit are May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017.

This is a two person show featuring both award winning artists.

Shell sells riverside tank facility to Port of West Sacramento

The Port of West Sacramento and Equilon Enterprises D/B/A Shell Oil Products US have reached an agreement on the disposition of Shell’s petroleum tank farm facility in Pioneer Bluff. The deal outlines a creative public-private transaction which will allow Shell to phase out operations at the facility within the next 4 years, by March, 2021... Read More

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Complete with roaming Renaissance characters and performers dressed in period attire, the Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a family-friendly “A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration” on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delivering classroom learnings and care to the community

Delivering classroom learnings and care to the community

 

By Kaiser Permanente

Some Kaiser Permanente registered nurses are working to advance their training, skills, and education. In the process, they are also sharing their knowledge and helping to improve lives in the community.

Some 250 Kaiser Permanente RNs across Northern California are in a program called the Nurse Scholars Academy, launched in 2015 by Kaiser Permanente as part of a broad professional development initiative.

Course work for those in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has some of those nursing scholars participating in a number of different projects and initiatives.

Midtown Association proudly presents “Midtown Love” celebration on 5/18!

Midtown Association proudly presents “Midtown Love” celebration on 5/18!

The Midtown Association is proud to present a very special “Midtown Love” celebration on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Designed to celebrate Midtown’s unique and eclectic vibe, the spirited indoor/outdoor event will take place at Faces Nightclub (2000 K Street) as well as an adjacent “activated” alleyway.

Complete with drag queens browsing about, the one-of-a-kind celebration will be highlighted by an iconic and lively lip sync battle featuring local individuals as they participate in a fierce but friendly competition sure to entertain and delight the audience. The event will also offer an incredible night of dancing and a visually-enticing “Wall of Boom,” a perfect backdrop for memorable photos.  Event guests will also have a chance to mix, mingle and network with many of Midtown’s key influencers, business owners and involved community members while experiencing the flavor of Midtown.

Chocolate lovers sample and savor during 3rd Annual Old Sacramento Chocolate Week!

Chocolate lovers sample and savor during 3rd Annual Old Sacramento Chocolate Week!

Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth.

The Firehouse & Ten22 celebrate moms with special brunch and three-course menus

The Firehouse & Ten22 celebrate moms with special brunch and three-course menus

Known for their commitment to quality and offering unparalleled dining experiences, Harvego Restaurant Group (HRG) is celebrating moms on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14, 2017 – with specially created three-course menus at The Firehouse and Ten22.

A sampling of the special Mother’s Day menu items offered by The Firehouse and Ten22 is highlighted below.
 
The Firehouse