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Center for Sac History presents short film About iconic signs at arena

Center for Sac History presents short film About iconic signs at arena

Today, the Center for Sacramento History has released a five-minute film titled Relighting the Past: Neon Signs Brighten the Golden 1 Center, which documents the process of preparing six historic neon signs for installation at the Golden 1 Center. Developed by producer Chris Lango, the short film features footage of and interviews about the sign’s rehabilitation process from storage to installation. The six iconic signs, all from the Center for Sacramento History’s prized collection, include the following: Coronet Portraits, Franke’s Drugs, Newbert Hardware, Shakey’s Pizza, Sleeper Stamp and Stationery, and Tower Records.

Fire in the sky (tales of Sacramento firemen)

Fire in the sky (tales of Sacramento firemen)

Celebrate our courageous and colorful firemen, from the early days of horse-driven volunteer companies to our modern professionals. Hear about bravery and knavery, buckets and brawls, hooks and ladders, floods and of course, fires. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. (916) 448-0811 for info. FREE; donations welcome!

 

Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden. If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome! Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. (916) 448-0811

Yolo County and Woodland public libraries debut new book bikes

Yolo County and Woodland public libraries debut new book bikes

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library and the Woodland Public Library unveiled their new bicycle-powered mobile libraries which will deliver library services throughout the community to schools, parks and local events.

The bikes are funded through a California State Library grant, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services & Technology Act. The two library systems collaborated on a joint application and were awarded funding in late 2015.

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The SUCCESS: Afternoon Youth Enrichment program at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, has expanded to three days of service; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SUCCESS program is an afterschool homework assistance, positive social interaction and mentorship program where elementary school students receive assistance with homework and reading from high school mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects, teambuilding games and enrichment activities.

The SUCCESS program is a partnership between RISE Inc. and the Yolo County Library, working together to support youth of all ages in our communities. For more information about the program, contact RISE Inc. staff at: (530) 794-6000 or visit www.riseinc.org.