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Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Midtown Association, R Street Sacramento Partnership, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) are joining efforts to share exciting information about a variety of special Small Business Saturday activities, offerings and amenities available for holiday shoppers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Helping to make shopping in Sacramento’s urban core even more fun and convenient than ever, the City of Sacramento is offering free metered parking on Small Business Saturday (and on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends through December 24, 2017). Plus, new this year, SacRT is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, downtown, along R Street and in Old Sacramento on Saturday, November 25, 2017 only.

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present another season of “12 Days of Midtown” where local businesses and organizations offer celebratory events, activities and specials to encourage visitors to spend time in Midtown this season.

“Amid a thriving urban environment, the holidays offer a perfect opportunity to explore, discover and/or revisit Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association. “With so many locally owned businesses and eateries, guests to Midtown can take great pride in supporting the community while engaging in festive activities while finding unique gift items along the way.”

Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can experience something extra special each day, a sampling of which includes the following:

Black Friday is also Paper Airplane Day at the Aerospace Museum!

Black Friday is also Paper Airplane Day at the Aerospace Museum!

As a special highlight to complement the dynamic new TAKE FLIGHT exhibit currently on display at the Aerospace Museum of California, the crowd-favorite Paper Airplane Guru Kevin Saunders will be a special guest on Black Friday (November 24, 2017) for a one-day-only Paper Airplane Day!

"A Joyful Noise"

"A Joyful Noise"

It’s all aboard for a story time holiday-style with Mrs. Claus on Monday, December 4

It’s all aboard for a story time holiday-style with Mrs. Claus on Monday, December 4

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with Mrs.Claus as a celebrity guest reader on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children and train enthusiasts alike, Mrs. Claus will read the children’s books The Night Before Christmas and Thomas and the Christmas Tree (both are Thomas and Friends books).
 

Fox joins NBA TV players only crew

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Holiday magic continues in Old Sacramento with the 9th annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights”

Holiday magic continues in Old Sacramento with the 9th annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights”

An electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition, the ever-popular “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances will return to dazzle the Old Sacramento historic district again this season. Taking place on K Street between Front and 2nd Streets, the performances kick off on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, following a festive and fun tree lighting ceremony that is complete with pre- and post-show entertainment. The free performances will continue for a total of 22 magical evenings ending on Christmas Eve.

What’ll it Be? Beer or wine?

Cheers to UC Davis and our new beer! Yes, indeed, as a world leader in brewing science and education, we are rolling out a UC Davis-branded beer. It’s a light-bodied lager called Gunrock, and it’ll be for sale at The Pavilion at the ARC when the men’s basketball team opens its home season, Wednesday, Nov. 29.

 

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Mortgage delinquency rates lowest in decade in Central Valley region

Mortgage delinquency rates are the lowest in more than 10 years across the nation and in the Central Valley, according to the Loan Performance Insights Report released by a real estate data firm.

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Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration”

Continuing a series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present a special “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration” event on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates, blacksmith shop and current restoration of the interior walls plus have the opportunity to step back in time to learn more about the Donner Party and western migration in general.