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Summer Words: Adventures in Creative Writing

Summer Words: Adventures in Creative Writing

Aspiring authors and students of contemporary writing can spend three days and nights getting to know successful authors, agents and instructors through workshops, panels and readings.

Summer Words at American River College in Carmichael,  presents Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, memoirist Christa Parravani, literary agent Eleanor Jackson and poet, Greg Glazner. 

The keynote presentation will feature T.C. Boyle at the Crest Theater on May 31st.  Boyle has written 23 books of fiction, his most recent, When The Killing's Done (2011) and San Miguel (2012).

Summer Words runs May 30th through June 2nd.

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.

Family Fun at the County Fair

Family Fun at the County Fair

The 2013 Sacramento County Fair will be held May 23 - 27 at Cal Expo. Activities include a carnival, food, barn animals, music, and shopping.   <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

General Admission is only $5.

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.

SVP-Sacramento June Event: Summer Breeze

SVP-Sacramento June Event: Summer Breeze

Join Social Venture Partners-Sacramento at our June Social Event -  Summer Breeze!
 
Social Venture Partners-Sacramento (SVPS) is a collaborative philanthopic organization modeled after the venture capital approach of building enterprise value.

Our Partners leverage their charitable contributions, entrepreneurial expertise, and relationships to help advance excellent education for children in the Sacramento Region.

To learn more about SVPS, visit our website: www.svpsacramento.org

Program:

Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00-6:30     Mix 
6:30-7:00     Remarks about SVP and presentation from grant recipient:
7:00-8:00     Mix and Mingle
 
Hors d'ouvres and No host bar

Where: Zinfandel Grille, 2384 Fair Oaks Boulevard,Sarcramento 95825

Cost: SVP Guest 0.00

Skip’s Music Welcomes Musical Greats on Stage During 40th Anniversary Sac Music Festival

Skip’s Music Welcomes Musical Greats on Stage During 40th Anniversary Sac Music Festival

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day Weekend in Sacramento, Skip’s Music will welcome a number of the valley’s greatest musical artists on stage on Saturday evening, May 25, at 5 p.m.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & More!

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & More!

Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum, aboard popular weekend excursion train rides and even complimentary admission to event badge holders.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to a special poetry reading that will include jazz music on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the East Theater.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.

Weekend excursion train rides will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend (May 25-27).   Trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.