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African-American History Tour

African-American History Tour

African-American soldiers returning from the Civil War found more strugles waiting for them in Caifornia. Meet their families buried here, andl learn how their fragile community was strengthened by bonds of church, school, work, family, and activism.

Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. FREE. All ages welcome.

1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA

www.oldcitycemetery.com

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers & Offers Special Drop-In Open House

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers & Offers Special Drop-In Open House

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum).  Volunteer applications are being accepted now through January 30 and will be followed by an interview process.

Rose Pruning Class

Rose Pruning Class

Learn everything you always wanted to know about pruning roses. The classes will be held on two Saturdays both at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 23: Repeat Blooming Roses. Jan. 30: Once-Blooming Old Garden Roses. Come to one class or both. All classes include hands-on pruning of the roses.

"Elf" on the 12th Merry Movie Night!

"Elf" on the 12th Merry Movie Night!

Experience the magic of Old Town Elk Grove over the holidays.  Bring your blanket and lawn chair and enjoy "Merry Movie Night", a special outdoor showing of "Elf" under the stars and twinkling lights.  Pre-movie activities begin at 5:00pm including a holiday sing-along with our friends from Mix96, a sELFie station, and an "Elf Yourself" costume contest for a chance to win a prize.  The film will begin at 6:30pm, weather permitting.  This free activity is open to all ages and is presented by the City of Elk Grove and the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation.

Donation of new, unwrapped toys for the Elk Grove Police and Fire Department annual toy drive are being accepted and a raffle will take place for those donating to win goodies from local businesses.  Snacks will also be available for purchase on site.