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Mine with the miners at Sutter’s Fort

Continuing the Hands on History series of events and activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park offers another interactive history experience, Mining the Miners, Saturday, July 16. Fort visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1850s after the cry, “There’s gold in them thar hills!” echoed around the world […]

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Sacramento museums to showcase variety and diversity at State Fair

Imagine flying through space on a model shuttle, training to pilot an F-16 or stepping back in time  to the Gold Rush, all at the Sacramento Association of Museums’ interactive display at the California State Fair. Courtesy photo

The Sacramento Association of Museums will have an interactive booth at the California State Fair through July 24, in an effort to celebrate the myriad offerings available at any one of 30 museums in the Sacramento region. State Fair attendees are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the […]

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Explore the world of Dr. Suess at Music Circus

Matt Hessburg California Musical Theatre The 66th Music Circus season continues with the delightful and enduring musical, “Seussical.” Explore the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you’ve never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the land of the Whos and the Jungle of Nool, and rediscover the delightfully zany […]

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Weekend of Comedy brings big laughs to Big Idea

Katie Rubin returns to Big Idea Theatre for not only a night of stand up but also a workshop for aspiring comedians. Courtesy photo

Joelle Robertson Big Idea Theatre Big Idea Theatre’s Weekend of Comedy returns July 22-24 with live stand up comedy hitting the A Bit More Blackbox Series stage for what will likely be another year of sell-out success. On Friday July 22, five local and up and coming stand up comedians, Ray Molina, Alfonso Portela, Kiry Shabazz, […]

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‘Swan Lake’ lands at Harris Center

Dancers Emmanuelle L’Hermine, Morgan Allan and Elise Garr, left to right, will take the stage with the Pamela Hayes company for two ballet matinees July 23 and 24. Courtesy photo

Lisa Winton Special to Village Life One of the most magical and beloved ballets of all time, “Swan Lake (Act II),” comes to Harris Center for the Arts on July 23 and 24, highlighting local talent and the training of the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre artistic director Pamela Hayes. This masterpiece of dance and […]

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VIVA LA TOMATO! in Midtown Sacramento

INK Eats & Drinks features a fried green tomato BLT sandwich with thick-cut bacon, arugula and a citrus aioli on ciabatta in celebration of Sacratomato Week. Courtesy photo

Get ready to savor the tomato during Midtown Sacramento’s third annual Sacratomato Week July 18 to 23. Back by popular demand, the food-focused week will culminate with a fun and free family-friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park on Saturday, July 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. The weeklong celebration […]

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David Vs. Goliath: Relax and imagine the fun at the Stanislaus County Fair

Enjoy traditional rides, shade trees, and food on a stick at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Photo by Susan Laird

 The California State Fair opens just 33 minutes down the hill from us on Friday, July 8. There will be big fun at the fair — lots to see and do. Our county fair, held just a few weeks ago, is now a memory. But did you know there are more county fairs out there? […]

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