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Celebrate National Museum Month with Bank of America's Museums On Us®

Celebrate National Museum Month with Bank of America's Museums On Us®

Celebrate National Museum Month with Bank of America’s Museums on Us®.  The program offers cardholders free admission to some of the most unique cultural venues in the nation on May 7 and 8. The Sacramento museums participating with the program are the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts and the Crocker Art Museum.

As part of Museums on Us, now in its 14th season, more than 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions in 85 cities across the country, including museums, historical sites, science centers and zoos, open their doors to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month. Other upcoming weekends include: June 4-5, 2011 and July 2-3, 2011.

The offer is valid the first full weekend (Sat. and Sun.) of the month. Photo ID and any valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented.

For the baby’s sake

West Sacramento girls and women struggling with drug and alcohol addictions may be interested in workshops in Woodland May 13-14. Sue Lomax, an alcohol and drug counselor at CommuniCare's Salud Clinic in West Sac, will present workshops that examine how exposure in the womb to alcohol, drugs or both hurts babies. 

Lomax will outline steps pregnant women can take to overcome addiction, said Woodland Community College Foster Kinship Care Education Program spokeswoman Cherie Schroeder in a press release.

Titled “Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants and Kids,” the workshops take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

“On Friday, an overview will be presented on prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and what life is like for a child living in an addicted family.

Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

“I’m one of those people who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, so juggling is out of the question,” Laura Scarborough said.

Laura Scarborough’s blog, Adventures in Juggling, is about a Manteca mom’s life with a husband, five kids, one of which has special needs, three pets and being a RN at the neo-natal intensive care unit, NICU.

“We started in 2005, back then it was a kind of a curiosity.”

Laura started journaling after her son Daniel was born. Daniel was born premature and has autism [CORRECTION: Daniel was born premature and has many struggles related to his extreme premature birth, Laura said in her blog].

Land Park Gardens Shine For 2011 Garden Tour

Land Park Gardens Shine For 2011 Garden Tour

The 13th annual Land Park Garden and Tea Tour will showcase seven residential gardens in the Land Park neighborhood this Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

California Guardsman to receive Purple Heart during Rivercats game ceremony

California Guardsman to receive Purple Heart during Rivercats game ceremony

The California National Guard (CNG) will honor one of its heroes before Wednesday’s River Cats game during a Purple Heart ceremony. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m., the ceremony will recognize the sacrifice of Spc. Israel Luna, a veteran of Global War on Terror.

The Purple Heart was first established by Gen. George Washington, then-commander in chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and is the oldest award still presented to U.S. service members. It represents presidential recognition of those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Specialist Luna’s sacrifice serves to remind us of the risks inherent to service with the National Guard,” said 1st Lt. Will Martin, public affairs officer for the CNG. “We often associate the National Guard with state and community service, but at any given time there are thousands of California Guardsmen serving in harm’s way.

How do you feel now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

How do you feel  now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

After much effort from all sides, it boils down to the Maloofs stating that the Kings will play the next season in Sacramento.

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Let us know.

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Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28, 2011 – An eight-game homestand begins on Monday, May 2 and fans will enjoy exciting promotions including Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day as well as Sutter Health Fireworks and Seniors and Kids Eat Free!  The River Cats will host the Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) May 2-5 and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) May 6-9.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Thursday, May 5 at 7:05 p.m.

Fans can celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Raley Field as the River Cats take on the Salt Lake Bees.  The night includes the recurring promotion Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays featuring $2 beers and music.

Derby Day and Xfinity Family Pack Night – Saturday, May 7 at 7:05 p.m.

Catch this great deal for one of the five remaining Xfinity Family Pack Nights for the 2011 season.