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Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Beyond 'Les Roses' - An afternoon lecture at the Central Library August 4

Learn about Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté, court artist to Marie Antoinette and the Empress Josephine, with author and rose expert Ingrid Verdegem.  She will discuss Redouté’s most famous botanical volume, ‘Les Roses,’ and his many other works produced during his career in the heady days of the French Revolution, the Reign of Terror and Napoleon.  Verdegem will describe techniques used by Redouté and share examples of his works. Verdegem has produced articles, books, and exhibitions and has been a featured speaker at the International Heritage Rose Conference in Sakura, Japan. 

This free program is presented by the Historic Rose Garden in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery and will be held at  2:00 p.m. on August 4th at the Central Library West Meeting Room, 828 I St. Sacramento.

Sacramento Museums Take to the Streets With Special Activities & Events in August

Sacramento Museums Take to the Streets With Special Activities & Events in August

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and destinations that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year.  In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are taking to the streets with special events and activities, a few of which follows:

“Car Cruise” Presented by the California Automobile Museum -- August 3  
Get your engines ready...the California Automobile Museum’s much anticipated “Car Cruise” is an annual event designed for vintage car owners to show off their hot rides. The eye-catching “Car Cruise” begins at Sacramento State and ends at Fulton and El Camino with a huge -- and FREE -- vintage car show beginning at 5 p.m.

Eppie's Great Race this Saturday!

Eppie's Great Race this Saturday!

40th Annual ‘Eppie’s Great Race’ - Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Mining the Miners” event on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m.

Historic Old City Cemetery Tour - "Saloons & Eateries"

Historic Old City Cemetery Tour -  "Saloons & Eateries"

The Old City Cemetery Committee’s tour focuses on some of the old time Bars and Restaurants in Sacramento.

 Whether they were stinking tents set up on poles, or fancy buildings with imported marble, you could get almost anything you wanted at Sacramento’s old time Bar and Restaurants, just as long as you were willing and able to pay the price. Join us as we tour Sacramento’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” of yesteryear. 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 are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Arden Hills Hosts Bridal Open House on July 17

Arden Hills Hosts Bridal Open House on July 17

With summertime now in full swing, wedding season is at its peak, too!

Newly engaged couples and event planners are invited to the next complimentary evening Bridal Open House happening on Wednesday evening, July 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Arden Hills.  You are invited to visit the breathtaking Resort to enjoy tasty appetizers and refreshments while touring the gorgeous site with three elegant ballrooms, two lush wedding courtyards, the luxurious overnight Villas and award-winning spa and salon.  Known as the area’s premiere wedding destination, Arden Hills is well suited for creating events to remember! 

For more, call 916-482-6111 or visit www.ardenhills.net.  
 

20th Annual Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Ride - A Great Time for All!

20th Annual Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Ride - A Great Time for All!