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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

West Sacramento Community Center Comedy Sportz Improv Show

West Sacramento Community Center Comedy Sportz Improv Show

Come enjoy a great night of Improv comedy where two teams compete for your points and laughs by making up scenes based on your suggestions. Like the great hit television show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”.

Friday, Sept. 9

6:00 P.M. Doors & Café LA BOUtique open

7:00 P.M. Show Starts

Purchase tickets by Sept. 7at the Community Center or Recreation Center

Adults $10

Student/ Seniors $9

Children under 13 $8

West Sacramento Community Center
1075 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691 

For more information please call (916) 617-4620.

Old Sacramento gears up for 'Gold Rush Days'

SACRAMENTO, CA - On News10 Good Morning Friday we stopped by Old Sacramento to check out what is certain to be a popular event this Labor Day weekend: Gold Rush Days.

Gold Rush Days goes from Sept. 3 through 5, and is your chance to step back in time and experience  Sacramento's past where the city began.

Marching down the dirt streets where the city first took shape in the 19th century, you will find dozens of period-actors and actresses, who look like they stepped right out of 1851. The actors will be playing out roles just as they happened back in the old days, including protests to build the levees, advocating women's rights, and of course gunfights.

Admission is free, but there will be fees for certain events, including train rides and underground tours. However, new this year, admission is free at five of the museums in Old Sacramento.

By: Jeff Maher

Firehouse Restaurant Announces Two New Hires

Firehouse Restaurant Announces Two New Hires

The Firehouse Restaurant recently announced two new additions to its Special Events team.

Bringing more than 20 years of management experience to his new position as special events director at The Firehouse, Frank Carney has worked for a number of restaurants throughout Northern California.  His work experience includes time as the manager of Rio City Café, general manager of Grapes Dining & Spirits, general manager of Paragary’s Bar & Oven and general manager of the High Steaks Steakhouse at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.  Most recently, Carney worked as the general manager and director of beverage for Lounge ON20 before joining The Firehouse team.

“I like to bring a hands-on approach to management and event planning, which I think fits perfectly with The Firehouse’s style,” Carney said.  “It’s all about the guest experience, and I am excited to be able to do what I love while showcasing the restaurant and Old Sacramento.”

Movies on a Big Screen Celebrates Celebrates 5 Years of Sacramento Microcinema

Movies on a Big Screen Celebrates Celebrates 5 Years of Sacramento Microcinema

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento's longest running weekly microcinema, Movies on a Big Screen (MOBS), will celebrate its fifth anniversary on September 11, 2011, at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park.   In the world of microcinemas, where the funding is lean and the venues often temporary, five years of continuous operation is unusual.  With the economic challenges that arts organizations currently face nationally, its practically unheard of.

Since MOBS’ inception in 2006, when Robert McKeown and his wife DeeAnn Little conceived the idea of a locally operated screening series for alternative films made on shoestring budgets and with limited distribution, MOBS has been the region’s only continuously operating microcinema, showing hard-to-find fare not typically showcased at mainstream theaters, and rarely viewed theatrically outside of larger metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“The films we show are the products of passion--they’re not

Make August Unique at Ten22

Make August Unique at Ten22

In an effort to end summer on a high note, the Ten22 team is inviting guests to join them for three of August's tastiest unique holidays!

Senior Citizen’s Day ~ August 21

Seniors, stop in for lunch or dinner and you’ll be rewarded with 25% off your entrees! Offer applies to senior citizens (age 55 and above) only. Valid August 21 only; not valid with any other offer.  Must mention it’s Senior Citizen’s Day.

More Herbs, Less Salt Day ~ August 29

Healthy has never tasted so good!

River Cats launch hometown heroes program this Friday

River Cats launch hometown heroes program this Friday

 WHAT:              This season, the Sacramento River Cats are launching their Hometown Heroes program, which honors local sports figures who have contributed to their sport, their community and their families. The River Cats’ first honorees are longtime Cordova High School baseball coach Guy Anderson and former Major League Baseball manager Jerry Manuel, who played for Anderson at Cordova High. During the event, which takes place before the Friday, August 19 game at Raley Field (7:05 p.m. first pitch), the River Cats and the River Cats Foundation, Inc., will present the Jerry Manuel Foundation with a check for $2,500.

WHEN:             Friday – August 19, 6:30 p.m.. – 7 p.m. (Prior to 7:05 p.m.