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7 local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and heir families this summer

7 local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and heir families this summer

Seven Sacramento-area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day (September 5), 2016. The seven local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Agriculture Museum, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento History Museum.
 

Yolo County Receives Two Recognitions for Countywide Solar Project

Yolo County Receives Two Recognitions for Countywide Solar Project

Yolo County recently applied for one, and ultimately received two recognitions for its countywide solar project from the California Counties Architects & Engineers Association.

Poster Contest Promotes May is Bike Month

Poster Contest Promotes May is Bike Month

May is Bike month!  In celebration, the Woodland Safe Routes to School program is hosting a poster contest for kindergarten through 8th grade students who attend school in Woodland.  

 

Interested students are invited to create posters using their original designs that encourage other students to have fun and be safe while riding their bikes.  A winner and runner-up in each category (K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade) will receive a prize, and their artwork may be used in future promotional materials in Woodland and throughout Yolo County.

 

The poster contest is held in collaboration with the Woodland Commit2Fit May program, and the winner and runner-up in each category will be announced at the Woodland Commit2Fit raffle event on Thursday, June 2 at 6:15 p.m., at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street in Woodland. 

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

The impressive, dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2016 BIG Day of Giving happening on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special one-day giving challenge. Now in its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has raised nearly $9 million for nonprofits serving the local region.

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. For the 2016 BIG Day of Giving, more than a dozen of Sacramento Association of Museum members are participating in the community-wide effort, including:

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Join ABC10 and Sac & Co at the 29th Annual Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00pm-9:30pm at the Sacramento Convention Center!

More than 100 restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and other fine spirits vendors will be tantalizing your taste buds! Wineries pouring at the event include well-known premium wines from Wente, Frank Family, Borjon, J Lohr and Silverado. Popular restaurants returning are Paul Martin Bistro, Il Fornaio, Supper Club and Dawson’s.

Volunteer Fair February 18

Volunteer Fair February 18

(Woodland, CA) – Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity but don’t know where to start?  Then come join us at the Volunteer Fair on February 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, located at 2001 East Street in Woodland.

This free event will host the following local service agencies and organizations:

  • 211 Yolo
  • City of Davis
  • Yolo SPCA
  • Yolo Hospice
  • Yolo Food Bank
  • Woodland Tree Foundation
  • Citizens Who are for the Elderly
  • And more!

Participants will discover volunteer opportunities that match their interests, skills and abilities. Let’s come together to make a difference and support great efforts in our local community.  This event is supported by the Yolo County Library and sponsored by the Yolo County Non Profit Leaders Alliance and the City of Woodland.

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project for an interactive workshop entitled, “Equitable, Inclusive and Just Communities: Exploring historical policies, constructs and practices to create healthier societies” on January 31 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.