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Pioneers in Petticoats

Pioneers in Petticoats

Coming to California in the mid-1850s in a covered wagon was not a luxury vacation. As women and children walked (not rode) across the plains, they picked up buffalo dung to use for fuel, and had not bathrooms or running water. Hear their own experiences ripped from diaries written by our pioneer ancestors. Definitely not a weaker sex…

Come enjoy a spring stroll through Sacramento's Historic City Cemetery for this enjoyable and educational tour. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway. Free parking is available on surrounding streets. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Midtown’s massive saber battle returns bigger and brighter

Midtown’s massive saber battle returns bigger and brighter

Science fiction fans in Sacramento won’t have to use a mystical force to have a good time when Saber Battle rolls through Midtown on Thursday night, May 4, 2017 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Massive fan-run events in cities from coast to coast have brought together generations of fans to participate in massive saber battles, watch swordplay masters show off expert moves, and dress up as their favorite sci-fi movie characters at a themed party in cities across North America. This May, the fun returns to Midtown Sacramento.   

In partnership with the Midtown Association and Visit Sacramento, the fan group Newmindspace aims to bring the fun and free community event, martial arts spectacle, and thousands of glowing sabers to fans of all ages. In December 2015, the group broke the world record for Largest Global Light Sword battle, and this spring aims even higher.

William Jessup University holding inaugural athletic fundraiser at Topgolf in Roseville

William Jessup University holding inaugural athletic fundraiser at Topgolf in Roseville

The Jessup Athletic Association will host the inaugural TopSwing event – a fun gathering, providing golf, games, food, beverages, prizes and awards – on Sunday, April 23 at Topgolf entertainment complex in Roseville.

TopSwing takes place from 4-8 p.m. and is a unique fundraising event for William Jessup University Athletics that is designed for both golfers and non-golfers. No golf skills are necessary.

TopSwing is open to the public for both sponsorship and participation. All proceeds raised at the event will go directly to support William Jessup University athletic programs with scholarships, improved team facilities, and help reduce student debt. The fundraiser at Topgolf will become a yearly event.

Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges creates movie video; showcase latest album at Blue Oaks Theatre

Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges creates movie video; showcase latest album at Blue Oaks Theatre

Local Sacramento music artist Quinn Hedges will unveil his latest album in spectacular fashion. He and several collaborators created a dozen captivating videos that will be featured in a movie that coincides with the release of the album.

Hedges will showcase his new album – “Slightly South of Stormy Clouds” – on Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Blue Oaks Center Theatre in Rocklin. The one-hour movie will include a video of all 12 songs on Hedges’ latest album.

The movie videos will be compiled in order to play the songs uninterrupted along with the album, reflecting Hedges’ vision of how the album was intended to be heard.  Hedges wrote all the songs on “Slightly South of Stormy Clouds,” a self-reflecting musical journey about life in transition.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/18

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/18

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month,  Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” event on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Images in Sound"

"Images in Sound"

19th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on February 4

19th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on February 4

With 26 museums and local destinations participating, the 2017 Sacramento Museum Day is proudly presented by Sutter Health and Bank of America. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, the participating local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, during the 19th annual event.  Most of the more than 25 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas -- the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town -- will offer half-priced admission to offset parking and traffic control costs.