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West Sacramento Winter Wonderland is Dec. 2nd

Join us for West Sacramento’s ultimate holiday celebration. Unite with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, City of West Sacramento, local businesses, schools, churches and community members for an unforgettable evening under the stars. The portion of West Capitol Avenue in front of City Hall will close on the evening of December 2nd and transform into a Winter Wonderland. This year’s tree lighting is envisioned to be an event suitable for all generations in West Sacramento.

Stop by for live music and entertainment, shopping with local vendors, a cocktail corner with local wine and beer, free kids activities including cookie decorating and holiday coloring station… and of course complimentary pictures with Santa along with the annual tradition of lighting our community holiday tree.

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Masons in Sacramento - past & present

Masons in Sacramento - past & present

Know nothing about the Masons? What do they do, and what do they believe in? Confused about the Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, and Royal Arch Masons? We'll discuss the difference between the various orders, and the contributions their members made and continue to make to Sacramento. Join us on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Auto Museum to present "Art of the Car Starring Garibaldi" on 11/4

Auto Museum to present "Art of the Car Starring Garibaldi" on 11/4

The California Automobile Museum is proud and excited to present its annual fundraising gala titled “Art of the Car Starring Garibaldi” on Friday evening, November 4, 2016.
 
This special evening extravaganza will feature world-renowned artist and car enthusiast David Garibaldi and include delicious farm-to-fork cuisine by Diane Wilkinson Catering, artisan cocktails, live entertainment by Ken Koenig and Spare Parts Band, and a silent and LOUD auction (including the art that David produces during his performance). Proceeds from this fabulous fundraising event support the Museum’s many community and education programs and engaging special exhibits.
 

Railroad Museum debuts timely new exhibit titled “Off the Clock"

Railroad Museum debuts timely new exhibit titled “Off the Clock"

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to present a timely new exhibit titled “Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific” that debuts on Friday, October 28, 2016. The playful new exhibit is focused on the wide variety of sports clubs, teams and athletic competitions that many Southern Pacific employees participated in during evenings and on weekends in the early to mid-1900s.  In fact, many “off the clock” workers from the Sacramento Shops – now known as the historic railyards – formed intramural teams to compete with one another or against traveling teams and clubs sponsored by the railroad.

Midtown Business Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on October 29

Midtown Business Association to present Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on October 29

Plans are afoot for the Midtown Business Association (MBA) to present the crowd-favorite Midtown Halloween Festival & Pooch Parade on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marshall Park (915 27th Street).  Sponsored by the Sutter District – with restaurants that include BarWest, Biba, Blue Cue, Café Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s, Momo Lounge, Monkey Bar, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s Midtown & Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar – the canine-friendly event is highlighted by the much-anticipated “pooch parade” scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that day. Four-legged friends will strut by while competing in an entertaining costume contest that will include playful prizes for the winning pooches. 

Sutter’s Fort to present crowd-favorite “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours October 28 & 29

Sutter’s Fort to present crowd-favorite “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours October 28 & 29

California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are pleased to present “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours for those looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this fall season. Based in fact -- but with a decidedly creepy twist -- the historic site will offer these special tour on two-evenings only on October 28 & 29, 2016.

All aboard for Halloween fun…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sac visitors in October

All aboard for Halloween fun…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sac visitors in October

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides for three weekends beginning in mid-October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 15-16 and continuing on October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2016. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include: Superheroes & Villains (October 15-16), Pirates & Princesses (October 22-23) and Witches & Wizards (October 29-30).