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Sutter's Fort Presents Two Holiday & History-Related Events this Saturday, 12/14!

Sutter's Fort Presents Two Holiday & History-Related Events this Saturday, 12/14!
To help get Fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) has two interactive and fun “Hands on History” events scheduled on Saturday, December 14!  Throughout the day, Fort visitors will step back in time to holidays past with festive, hands-on activities such as dipping candles, making cornhusk dolls and crafting holiday ornaments as part of special “A Simple Emigrant Christmas” activities.   Friends and families are encouraged to visit the Fort to enjoy docents in period attire as they interpret and demonstrate a variety of early holiday traditions and cultural activities similar to what early emigrants did in the 1840s.  Then, when darkness falls and lends a bit of mystery to the Fort, guests will see Sutter’s Fort in a new light -- by candlelight!

Old Sac Underground Tours Offered for Two Weekends in December!

Old Sac Underground Tours Offered for Two Weekends in December!

The popular Old Sacramento Underground tour season is nearing its end for 2013 but there's still time to enjoy the experience while spending time with family and groups of friends!  The holiday tour schedule is as follows:  weekends December 7 through 15 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Governor's Mansion Presents "Christmas Memories" 12/7 & 14!

Governor's Mansion Presents "Christmas Memories" 12/7 & 14!

Get ready to experience lavishly re-created period décor, an impressive array of live holiday music and captivating storytellers during special “Christmas Memories” events happening on two upcoming Saturdays (December 7 & 14) at the majestic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park.

Surrounded by docents in period costume, Mansion visitors will be transported back in time to the very place where thirteen of California’s early governors and their families lived, spent Christmas seasons and shared holiday traditions.  In fact, then-Governor Edmund G. Brown and his family were the last first-family to celebrate Christmas in the stately Mansion. To add to the festive activities, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make special visits to the Mansion to meet excited little ones and be available for holiday photographs. Plus, Mansion visitors can take the festive opportunity to visit the newly restored third floor recently opened to the public for the first time ever.

The Lair

The Lair

The Lair
For Review
Berkley Trade
Nov 5

Lily and Mel are now separated. Melly is now being trained by Sebastian as a vampire, and less autistic  , and more normal.

Lily and Carter are trying to survive against the ticks. They are having disagreements over her doing raids. Carter wants to help others & Lily is taking care of Mckenna. Carter and Mel are both betrayed by someone in their lives. Also things aren't what they seem . Carter and Lily did meet some others surviving in Utah.

This book was good, and there were some twists I could see coming. I did enjoy Mel growing and changing as a vampire, but I felt that autism slowing down or being fixed was interesting. I loved how both girls are strong , and they both think of each other. I did enjoy the shout outs to Star Trek and Hunger Games. This book has a lot of twists and turns.

Book Review= B-

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Sacramento Museums Ring in the Holidays with Festive Events & Activities in December

Sacramento Museums Ring in the Holidays with Festive Events & Activities in December

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, most of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering special holiday-related events and activities, a sampling of which follows:

Handmade in CA Gift Workshop at The California Museum -- December 7 & 14

These Broken Stars & time after time

These Broken Stars & time after time

These Broken stars
Disney
Net Galley
Stand alone
Dec 10

Lilac is the daughter of one of the richest man in the galaxy. Tarver is a major and highly celebrated. They are both on a cruise in space. They are both interested in each other.
The ship starts falling apart during hyper speed. They both escape into a pod, and land on a planet. Lilac helps save them. While on this planet, there is no one there. They are trying to survive. They both end up saving one another. They also both start developing feeling for each other.
Things aren't what they appear to be on this planet. Secrets come to light . This book had action, romance, and totally went in a different direction . Lilac was a smart strong female, and she was going through a tough time on the planet. Tarver had the smarts to survive on the planet. This book had some sexy times. I am so glad that I was able to meet this couple . This book was so much better than I imagined.

Book Review= B+
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Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 29 & 30

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 29 & 30

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday” on Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 2013.