It’s no accident that Sacramento is known as “The City of Trees.” Most of the trees that line our streets, decorate our parks, and provide blissful reprieve from our summer sun were planted by someone. For over 150 years, the people of Sacramento have planted and loved the city’s trees – making our urban forest one of the Top 10 in the U.S. And while planting trees can be arduous work with all the dirt and shovels, there’s a new way to help make sure that Sacramento stays in the shade for many summers to come.
Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested but want to find out more information, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Volunteer applications are being accepted now through September 19, 2014. After an evaluation and interview process, volunteer training will begin on September 27, 2014.
Submitted by East Sac Preser... on Tuesday, August 19th, 1:05 pm
Join the Front Street Shelter for our second annual benefit party of the year, Paws to Party! No need to dress up, no ties or tight girdles, just a rip roaring soiree with good eats, libations and music that will get you on the dance floor. Check out the PDF flier for more details.
Submitted by Girls on the Grid on Friday, August 8th, 2:30 pm
By Robin Swanson
Attention ladies! Through Friday, August 15th, we have a unique opportunity to serve those who have served our country. Operation “Dress Code,” a project supporting CalVet’s Women’s Summit, is kicking off a clothing drive of new and ever-so-gently used professional attire for female veterans making the transition back into the civilian workforce.