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Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during our annual Open Garden. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting.  Perennial and native plant gardens will also be featured. The day begins with a sale of rare heritage rose plants and continues with free tours of the gardens and cemetery, a Silent Auction, and sales of rose merchandise.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Tours are free; however, donations and proceeds will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

 

Come see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity at Badlands

Come see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity at Badlands

Come out and see Cheer Sacramento perform for charity on Friday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Badlands, 2003 K Street, Sacramento, 95814!

Cheer Sacramento will be the featured performer at Outword Magazine’s monthly happy hour.  The event will feature two performances by Cheer Sacramento and raffles for attendees.  Cheer Sacramento will be collecting donations after the performances for their 2014-2015 beneficiary, the Mustard Seed School. 

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.  Most recently, the team helped raise money for the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center at the 2014 Rainbow Festival alongside Cheer San Francisco.  The team has even been in a Coca-Cola commercial.

Midtown Business Association Launches Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Midtown Business Association Launches  Little Free Library® at the Midtown Farmers Market!

Calling all book lovers and future “foodies”!  As part of the recent re-launch of the Midtown Farmers Market and designed to inspire a love for reading and eating fresh, the Midtown Business Association is proud to announce a new and ongoing addition – a Little Free Library® – starting on Saturday, April 4, 2015. 

Matthew Shepard's mom to speak on campus

Matthew Shepard's mom to speak on campus

Judy Shepard, the mother of murdered gay college student Matthew Shepard, will speak at Sacramento State on Thursday, April 2. The sold-out community forum will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate-Crimes Prevention Act... Read More

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Sacramento’s historic street cars

It’s here! On Tuesday is the East Sacramento Preservation Speaker Series—William Burg, history of the Sacramento trolley system. Come March 31, 6:00 PM Clunie Club House 602 Alhambra Blvd. Bill will discuss our historic trolley car system that ran through Sacramento and the challenges of bringing it back.

We guarantee raffle winners of Bill’s Sacramento history books. Including Sacramento’s Street Cars, and Midtown Sacramento-Creative Soul of the City... Read More

Neighbors Build Community With Earth Day Musical Event

Neighbors Build Community With Earth Day Musical Event

In true grassroots style neighbor Josh Hoover is opening up his home as a “musical salon.” This event celebrates music and community. All are welcome.

Celebrate Earth Day with a

House Concert!

Classical & Folk Music

Guitar & Violin “Solos & Duets”

Saturday April 18 at  7:00 pm

$10 suggested donation to musicians

601 San Antonio Way

For more information contact

Josh Hoover at 731-5012... Read More

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.