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“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend!

“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento  Over Labor Day Weekend!

Mark your calendar…it’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days RETURNS to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -- Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historic district to help visitors experience what life was like in the 1850s.

La-Z-Boy Donates Furnishings to Sacramento Ronald McDonald House Expansion

La-Z-Boy Donates Furnishings to Sacramento Ronald McDonald House Expansion

Continuing a long-term partnership between La-Z-Boy and Ronald McDonald House Charities across the nation, approximately $40,000 in furnishings and design services were recently donated to the newly expanded Ronald McDonald House Northern California located in Sacramento.   In a collaborative effort, the furnishings were donated by both La-Z-Boy nationally and the local owners of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, who own seven showrooms in Northern California.  

“We are so very honored to be part of the national charitable relationship between the Ronald McDonald Houses and La-Z-Boy,” said Liz Reego, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.  “We hope that local families will enjoy being a little more comfortable in La-Z-Boy furniture as they deal with the stress of an ill child.”

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang!

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang!

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present special celebratory activities sure to grab the attention of guests who visit the Fort over the 4th of July holiday weekend, July 4 & 5, 2015.   Black powder demonstrations of muskets, rifles and other historic fire arms will be offered periodically throughout the day on Saturday and the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon is scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the weapon demonstrations and “big booms” happening both days of the holiday weekend, guests will be treated to readings of the US and Bear Flag Declarations of Independence plus docents in period attire will perform and help Fort visitors participate in interpretive activities such as gold panning, laundry duties and using a carry-yoke to haul water.

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento, Sacramento’s original “Charitable Cheerleaders,” has donated $1,500 to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center (1927 L Street, Sacramento).

Cheer Sacramento has been actively involved in the Sacramento community since 1999.  Cheer Sacramento performs and fundraises at various community events, including Sacramento Pride, the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and the California International Marathon.  The team also provides scholarships to both high school and college cheerleaders.  Most recently, the team helped raise over $1500 for the Mustard Seed School. The team has even been in a Coca-Cola commercial as well as this years America’s Got Talent Season 10 commercial.  Click here for more information about Cheer Sacramento.

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $1.5 million to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $1.5 million to Sacramento-area nonprofit organizations

Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities. The grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

But other grants help to improve overall community health, especially access to healthy food.