Sacramento museums fall for Halloween and harvest fun

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are offering […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Visual arts faculty exhibit showcases diversity in media and style

Harris Center for the Arts hosts the 15th annual exhibition of Folsom Lake College Visual Arts faculty in the Bank of America Gallery, now through Nov. 8, with a special artists’ reception set for Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Folsom Lake College visual arts faculty includes professional artists with diverse specializations encompassing […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Children’s Book Festival celebrates authors and illustrators

Fairytale Town presents the 15th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival with bestselling children’s author Laura Numeroff headlining the two-day event. The festival is set for September 26 and 27 and it’s the perfect venue for the little book worm in your life. Numeroff will present her classic book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Great gourds, there’s a giant pumpkin festival this Saturday

The monster pumpkins are coming! The monster pumpkins are coming! Set to roll into the county this weekend, here’s your chance to see pumpkins weighing a thousand pounds or more at the 3rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of El Dorado County. A treat for kids and adults alike, the festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for the Sacramento Archives Crawl

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Powered by the Past. Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will […]

September 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Walk on the ‘wild’ side with the crypt keepers in Sacramento

America is a nation rich in history. To get a feel for that history it is often necessary to travel east. But not always. Today’s activities column takes a look westward. To, of all places, the Historic City Cemetery in Sacramento. There is some amazing stuff buried there amidst the lilies and the wild flowers. […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

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