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State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event

To honor and commemorate California’s Native Elders, the State Indian Museum will host the 36th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on-site at the Museum on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   During the special event, an annual celebration of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the State Indian Museum, the California Indian community Elders—the keepers of the traditions—will be honored for their role in passing down the important history and culture of Native California people.

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.  

“We are proud to once again participate in the worthwhile Blue Star Museums program this summer,” said Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Deputy Director Kristina Swanson.

PHOTOS: Long Live the Kings Rally

PHOTOS: Long Live the Kings Rally

If you'd like to see what you missed at yesterday's 'Long Live the Kings' rally, click HERE for loads of photos.

More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

 

The relief and recovery effort is underway in the Oklahoma City area after a an EF-5 twister tore through Monday, leaving 24 dead and 12,000 - 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

Officials estimated the recovery cost at $2 billion.

If you wish to help, the following organizations are providing food, shelters, and emergency supplies and equipment.

How you can help

How you can help

The tragedy of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma may be halfway across the country, but there are still ways we can help locally.

Jordan Scott, communications director for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter, said the organization is accepting donations for relief efforts. People can text REDCROSS to 9099 to make an automatic $10 donation, or can visit redcross.org to make a donation.

Scott said there are no plans yet to send teams from Northern California over to Oklahoma for relief efforts, but that it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to receive requests.

“Our volunteers know it may happen and to be ready,” Scott said. “We’ve got the experience and the expertise here.”

Volunteers from the area have helped out through other disasters, including the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” May 18

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation in cooperation with the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a special fundraising event titled “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair at the Mansion” on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The celebratory evening event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.

Kiehl's Celebrates Grand Opening with Edible Sac High Benefit

Kiehl's Celebrates Grand Opening with Edible Sac High Benefit

Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care preparations, will celebrate the grand opening of its modern apothecary retail store at Arden Fair, the first in the greater Sacramento area, with a special event featuring its local charity partner, “Edible Sac High”, coordinated by Greenwise Joint Venture, which is modeled after Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard.

It is the only program of its kind at a high school level in the U.S.