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Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Discover & Go with the Yolo County Library

Are you looking for new places to take your family that are educational and inexpensive?  Then come check out the award-winning Discover & Go program that offers Yolo County Library cardholders free and low-cost passes to over 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theatres and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area!

This unique partnership between cultural venues and libraries was launched in 2011 to provide California library cardholders with discounted admission to cultural institutions in their own backyard.  In Yolo and Sacramento County alone, library card holders will have access to the Gibson House Museum, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Croker Art Museum. In addition, cardholders can choose from over 35 destinations including:

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. 

Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, November 14, 2015 include the following:

 

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present two fun and festive Living History events scheduled on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Throughout the daytime – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Fort visitors will step back in time to mingle with docents in period attire as they demonstrate what daily life was like in 1846.  Fort visitors will have special interactive opportunities that include talking with the blacksmith, bartering with the clerk in the trade store and more.  Fort visitors are also encouraged to bring a camera to take memorable photos while seated in the covered wagon (which might also work as a unique holiday card this season).

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015, and continue through New Year’s Eve.   In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Embassy Suites, Evangeline’s and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.  

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November 2015 that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  All special activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
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Native weavers will demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Kathy Wallace, Yurok/Karuk; and Ardith Read, Yosemite Tuolumne Miwuk.

Midtown Offers Special 2nd Saturday Art Walk Activities on 10/10!

Midtown Offers Special 2nd Saturday Art Walk Activities on 10/10!

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. 

Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, October 10, 2015 include the following:

Marble and Finger Painting

Marble and Finger Painting
Marble and Finger Painting
09-17-2015 - 09-17-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free *All materials are provided
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Thurs 4pm-5pm
Channel your inner Jackson Pollack, express your creativity, and paint with marbles Expect to get a little messy a limited number of smocks will be provided, but participants are encouraged to wear their painting clothes Little finger painters are also welcome to join in  Note: This free program hosted by the Franklin Community Library
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