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Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

The following special programs will be held during the month of February at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership has announced special holiday hours for the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, the area’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink.   Located at the corner of 7th and K Streets, the rink is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through January 3 (except on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).   As of January 4, normal operating hours will resume and the rink will remain open through January 18, 2016.  

As an added holiday experience, ice skaters and their families can visit with Santa Claus on Friday, December 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Skaters are encouraged to bring a camera and/or smart phone for free photos with Santa (included with paid admission).

Local Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Local Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, 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.  In December, many of the nearly 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which includes the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – 12/5 thru 12/21

Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library in December

Programs at the West Sacramento Branch Library in December

The following programs will be held during the month of December at the Yolo County Library’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 27 & 28

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 27 & 28

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday” on Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, 2015.

For this special two-day holiday extravaganza, the Museum brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For just two days a year, local organizations and devoted individuals set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors. Additionally, guests can enjoy participating in a discovery-filled scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.
 

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Join the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Office of Education and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change for the second of four presentations in the Yolo County Education & Equity Summit Series on November 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The November 19 presentation focus of Children & Family Poverty will be presented by M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., assistant professor for the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.  Dr. Visser studies the forms of social, economic and political exclusion (such as poverty, citizenship status, race, class and gender) that result in inequality and social stratification.  Her work includes studying the impacts of these inequities on young people and the capacity of government policy and civil society to address socioeconomic inequality in the United States and abroad.

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

The official start of the winter season in Sacramento will kick off with the opening of the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, Sacramento’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink, on November 6 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 pm and free skating for all.


Organized by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) and situated in the heart of downtown at the corner of 7th and K streets, the ice rink has been a seasonal landmark on the Kay since 1991 and offers a playful escape into an urban winter wonderland for kids and adults alike.


“There’s something magical about being downtown for the holidays,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of the Downtown Sacramento Partership. “The downtown ice rink is a place where families, couples, and friends have been coming to for more than 20 years to enjoy the holiday season and create treasured holiday memories.”