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Sacramento History Museum Celebrates Veteran's Day

Sacramento History Museum Celebrates Veteran's Day

OLD SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In celebration of the Veteran's Day holiday, the Sacramento History Museum is offering FREE Museum admission for military personnel and their families on Friday, November 11. In addition, and with an expanded holiday schedule, discounted Old Sacramento Underground tours are available on Friday, November 11, for military personnel as well as for their entire families. To receive free Museum admission and/or discounted underground tours, military personnel must present a valid military ID.

With visually exciting and educational exhibits and artifacts on display plus interactive offerings and special hands-on activities on weekends, the Sacramento History Museum offers visitors a chance to explore the region's rich history from the days before the Gold Rush to the present.

Life is Good: Feeling Fallish

Life is Good: Feeling Fallish

We seem to have successfully survived another horrifically hot Sacramento Valley summer and are heading into Fall. Life is good. We had one little rain storm last week and are looking forward to cooler weather. Haven't had to use the AC in over a week. Woo hoo! I'm looking forward to that lower electric bill, too.

Got the Halloween decorations out today (finally) and got them up. Light-up Jack-o-Lanterns? Check! Scarecrow on the front porch? Check! Halloween countdown calendars up? Check! We're set.

Jack's not so much into Halloween. He's not really interested in dressing up anymore (insert sad face emoticon), doesn't really care about eating the candy (Daddy and I usually take care of that for him) and he's really not into the scary stuff. He refuses to have anything to do with anything spooky. Doesn't like things that jump out at him in the dark; doesn't want any part of the haunted houses. I understand that.

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

Jeopardy! will be hosting an online test for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to find bright young people for the popular Kids Week shows. The test will be given only once at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on October 5th. Registration must be completed in advance by a parent or guardian at www.jeopardy.com.

Taking the online test is the first step toward becoming a contestant on Jeopardy!  Kids who pass the test will be invited to auditions held in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in November.

Nursing Necklaces - The Modern Solution to an Old Dilemma

Nursing Necklaces - The Modern Solution to an Old Dilemma

Babies become distracted after the first pangs of hunger have been satisfied.  So they stop eating, pull away from the nipple, and begin playing with anything within their reach.  This can be Mom's hair, an earring, a necklace, clothing, in other words, if they can reach it, they will pull on it or play with it. 

Developmentally, this is an important time.  The baby is exploring her world; learning how to focus the eyes, using the sense of touch to discover all the wonders around.  While very cute, it is hard on the hair, jewelry - well, you get the point.

Consignment Sale to benefit Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

Consignment Sale to benefit Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

SACRAMENTO - Just Between Friends is holding a huge consignment sale of children’s, teens’ and maternity items Sept. 9-11 at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street.

Consignors donate children and maternity items to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Just Between Friends will donate Friday's $2 admission proceeds to Sacramento Food Bank’s Mother-Baby Program. Saturday and Sunday admission is free. Event hours all days are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some 400 consignors and 30,000 items expected. Look for new merchandise on Saturday and a 1/2 price sale on Sunday.

Source: Shannon Carter, event coordinator