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Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Interested and involved community members are encouraged to support their favorite Sacramento area museums and/or popular destinations during the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Presented by GiveLocalNow, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation, the BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative designed to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region.  The fundraising effort will take place from midnight to midnight on that one special day. For those 24 hours, online donations will be accepted through www.bigdayofgiving.org with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Lights, camera, action!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday morning, May 2, 2015.

The unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will be conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry.  Then on Saturday morning, a photographers-only “bring your own tripod” photo workshop will take place inside the visually-enticing museum on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (before it opens to the public for the day).   Photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities.
 

Music Concert and Art Show

Music Concert and Art Show
Music Concert and Art Show
04-24-2015 - 04-24-2015
Benvenuti Performing Arts Center
http://www.benarts.org/
Admission: General $10 Students & seniors $8
 
(916) 491-1028
boxoffice@benarts.org
 
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GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

By Laura Braden

Every now and then you meet someone who makes you happy and proud to live in Sacramento. My latest lady crush is Jessica Kriegel.

A fellow transplant, Jessica moved to Sacramento in 2008. By day, she serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for the Oracle Cloud group. She gets to WORK FROM HOME in downtown Sacramento, and her boss is the head of Oracle Cloud, reporting directly into the CEO. He’s a new hire to Oracle, and his mission is to help Oracle dominate in the Cloud market. Jessica manages strategic planning to that end.

And by night, she’s all things Sacramento. She serves on the board of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Alumni Association. She was a Professor at Drexel University, class V graduate from the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program and a current member of Leadership Sacramento (LS15).

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State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – 4/21-25

In celebration of the Museum’s 75th anniversary happening this year, the State Indian Museum and California State Parks are proud to present a “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale on Tuesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Given the important role books and reading play in shaping the lives of youngsters, this is an important opportunity to provide education about Native American culture -- for now and for the future.  These books help youngsters learn Native stories and legends, and are suitable for storytelling both at home and in the classroom.  With special discounts offered only during the sale, this is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to stock up and save.

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival June 6 & 7 2015

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival   June 6 & 7 2015

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7   2015

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, Carmichael Park Amphitheater. With 15 concert bands, this is one of the largest community band festivals in California for over 20 years.  There will be music from noon to 7 pm Saturday and  11 am to 7 pm Sunday.  Bring the entire family, a picnic, lawn chairs, sun hat, and enjoy two lovely afternoons of music!

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE

Location: Carmichael Park: 5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael 95608  (southeast corner of the park; Fair Oaks Blvd. between Grant and North)

http://maps.google.com/?q=carmichael+park+amphitheater+5750+grant

Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!

Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!

 

The Tower Records Project, an effort by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH), will present a hometown party following the premiere of the documentary film All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015, at 9 p.m.   The event will take place at Verge Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street.  Sacramento natives, film director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart, along with Tower founder Russ Solomon will be in attendance. Advance tickets for the fundraiser are $30 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited capacity, tickets are expected to sell out quickly; 21 and over only please.