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Railroad Museum Presents "Trains & Tripods" Opportunity for Photography Enthusiasts!

Railroad Museum Presents "Trains & Tripods" Opportunity for Photography Enthusiasts!

Lights, Camera, Action! 

Back by popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to host a unique “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” on Friday evening, May 2 and on Saturday morning, May 3, 2014.  The two-part program includes an optional seminar on existing light photography and a photographers-only photo session inside the visually-enticing museum before it opens to the public for the day.   Amateur photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities. Conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry, the fast-paced and information-packed lighting seminar is scheduled for Friday evening with the “bring your own tripod” photography opportunity scheduled for Saturday morning.

Mentoring event offers Sacramento businesswomen access to top professionals



By Keba Arnold

SACRAMENTO - In five-minute, one-on-one sessions, more than 40 women sat across a table from other women armed with questions in hopes of gaining insight into what it takes to enjoy a successful career.

It's called "Bizwomen Mentoring Monday,", and I had the opportunity to participate in the Sacramento Business Journal event on April 7, at Sleep Train Arena in Natomas.

Some of the other mentors who participated are top female leaders in our region, including Chancellor Linda Katehi of UC Davis, Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, and Maria Barrs, President and General Manager of News10.

Mentoring Monday was a fantastic and unique opportunity for women in the community to have access to some of the top professional women in our area. Yes, it was all about girl power!

Sacramento Southern Railroad Celebrates 31 Years!

Sacramento Southern Railroad  Celebrates 31 Years!

All aboard! 

In 2014, California State Parks, the California State Rairoad Museum and the Sacramento Southern Railroad are celebrating 31 years of weekend excursion train rides that are now available on weekends through September.  To learn more about the fascinating history, below are some interesting facts that will get you up-to-speed.

Make Plans for Summer 2014! Local Museums Offer Fun Camps & Special Activities for Kids!

Make Plans for Summer 2014! Local Museums Offer Fun Camps &  Special Activities for Kids!

Get your kids all set for a summer to remember!   Below is a listing of fun summer camps and activities for children at various Sacramento area museums in 2014.   Please note space is limited, please connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.    For updated Summer Camp information, please visit http://sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org
Amazing Aerospace Camp
June 9 - 13; June 23 - 26; July 14 - 17 & August 11 - 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$225 per person (space is limited to 10 students per class)
Ages 13 - 17

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Save the Date for a Special “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event this Summer!

Save the Date for a Special “Let Them Eat Cake!” Fundraising Event this Summer!

Ooh la la!  Celebrate the delightful and delectable culinary experience of the French by attending a very special “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraising event on Monday evening, July 14, 2014, which is Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette coined the memorable phrase shortly before the French Revolution). 

Weekly Challenge #13: Appreciate your Body (Positive Self-Talk)!

Weekly Challenge #13: Appreciate your Body (Positive Self-Talk)!

2014 Weekly Challenge #13: Appreciate your Body (Positive Self-Talk)!

In earlier challenges, we focused on being grateful and positive instead of negative and complaining. The whole purpose of those challenges was to realize that what you say and think makes a difference in how you act and feel. Whatever you focus on is what you feed, and what you feed grows. If all you think about is what you don't have, your dissatisfaction grows; if most of what you say comes out as a complaint, you forget to see the positive.

This week's challenge builds on that idea.

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.  

As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:

*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.

* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.