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All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River?  Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style.  Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.    

Weekend Excursion Train Rides

The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway

The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway
The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway
03-06-2015 - 03-06-2015
 
http://foxandgoose.com/event/delta-city-ramblers-million-dollar-giveaway/?instance_id=5217
Admission: $5 Ages 21+
 
(916) 443-8825
 
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Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and all Celtic Nations with the 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Sonora- America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 6-8th, 2015. The 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire will expand to three days of never ending Celtic entertainment. The largest gathering of Celtic musicians will be one of the highlights at this year's event, from high-energy Celtic rock bands to the most traditional of groups. With 20 musical groups, performing on five stages, the faire offers something to every age and ear!

For more information, go to WWW.SonoraCelticFaire.com

Source: Jenn Jordan, Sonora Celtic Faire 

March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH), in association with the Sacramento History Alliance (SHA), will premiere the film The Sacramento Picture! on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, at 7 p.m.   Hosted by Matías Bombal, the special event will take place at the Setzer Auditorium (216 O Street) in the Crocker Art Museum.  Advance tickets are $15 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, Premiere Film Night tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Please note that admission is to the film only, not to the Crocker Art Museum. 

Rock and Radio Remembered: Gallery 1075 Exhibit

Rock and Radio Remembered: Gallery 1075 Exhibit

The region’s rock history is honored with a Community Center Gallery 1075 exhibit, titled “Rock and Radio Remembered,” now thru the end of February. The exhibit, sponsored by West Side Presents and the Community Center, features memorabilia from the Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum.

Gallery 1075 is located in the Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. The curator of the exhibit is local radio historian Dennis Newhall... Read More