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Water Awareness poster contest

Water Awareness poster contest

"May is Water Awareness month, highlighting the importance of California’s water resources," said Water Resources Association of Yolo County spokeswoman Donna Gentile in a press release.

Gentile said the Water Resources Association (WRA) and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District are sponsoring the 2011 Water Awareness Student Poster Contest in recognition of May as Water Awareness month The contest educates students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in our every day life.

The contest is open to all students from kindergarten to 8th grade including home schooled students living in Yolo County.

Yolo County libraries to close for training

All seven Yolo County branch libraries will have shortened hours on Monday, April 11 so staff may attend system-wide training.  The library’s Central Services and County Archives will also be affected.

Branches will reopen from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. if the branch is normally open on Mondays.

The seven libraries affected are:

Gallery 1075: Distinguished Artists of West Sacramento

Gallery 1075: Distinguished Artists of West Sacramento

The West Sacramento Community Center’s Gallery 1075 (so-named for the community center's street address, 1075 West Capitol Ave.) celebrates the opening of a new art exhibit, “Distinguished Artists of West Sacramento” with a free reception, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

The mixed media exhibit honors such local artists as Alice Driver, John Ohlson, and Betty Sokolich, whose works have been displayed over the years at the Turner Community Library, which is now adjacent to the community center. The art gallery is located on the first floor of the community center. The community center is directly across the street from city hall (1110 West Capitol Ave.).

Free parking for the community center is available in the city hall parking lotFor more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department, 617-4620.

Senior artists show opens March 4

Senior artists show opens March 4

The West Sacramento Art Guild is presenting an exhibit featuring five senior artists at the Art Gallery of the Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. at Merkley, said guild spokeswoman Joyce Miller in a press release.

The show opens March 4 and runs through April. Hours are:
* Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
* Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The guild will hold a reception from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. March 10 at the gallery.

Miller said the guild will also show at the Nugget Market at Towne Center (Jefferson Boulevard and Lake Washington in Southport), April through October on the third Saturday of every month. A River City High School student art show will be sponsored by the guild in the spring.

The next meeting of the guild will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday March 24 at the Turner Library, behind the Community Center.

Black Box Theatre

Now through March 13, West Sac's Local Playwrights Festival featuring eight local playwrights will present "Eight Views of the Tower Bridge." The festival explores the geographical cultural, historic, aesthetic and community reverberations of the bridge that separates and connects two cities.

This is the first presentation in the Black Box Theater in West Sacramento's new Community Center. See www.Citytheatre.net for dates and ticket information.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

Fairytale Town  is proud to present SHAKESPERIMENT 2011, a new extension of their popular and successful Fairytale Town Troupers program. The first production will be a brand new one act adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!",  featuring young actors ages 12 to 21. 

This innovative and original production focuses on the disharmony between the King and Queen of Fairyland and a group of bumbling actors who unwittingly cross their paths. It's a fun and family friendly romp filled with music, magic, mirth and mayhem.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
Time: 12:00p.m.

Relocation of active aging programs postponed

"Due to construction delays for the new Community Center we have had some changes in our projected program start date," said Christine Prater in the West Sacramento Parks & Recreation newsletter. Prater is Recreation Supervisor, Active Aging & Adaptive Recreation.  "What we are anticipating is that sometime in February 2011 we will be moving into our fabulous new Community Center, located at 1075 West Capitol Ave." Prater said all services and programs associated with Active Aging will be provided from the new location at that time, pending Community Center completion.  "Until then, all programs will remain at 664 Cummins Way.