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Deadheading at Daybreak @ The Old City Cemetery

Deadheading at Daybreak @ The Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 a.m. for an early morning hands-on event.  (late risers are welcome) Stay as long as you like. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Bring your own gloves (otherwise they will be provided). Tools and training will be provided and coffee and pastries will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-715-7294.

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

Thursdays on West Capitol Avenue: The Farmers Market!

Thursdays on West Capitol Avenue: The Farmers Market!

The West Sacramento Farmers Market is open for business on Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to dusk. The location is West Capitol Avenue, in the middle of the Civic Center in front of City Hall and the Community Center.

The season continues into September. Remember the Farmers Market for farm-fresh food and local restaurants and food trucks.

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Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 12th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” Fundraising Event on July 14

Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 12th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” Fundraising Event on July 14

The Sacramento Self-Help Housing non-profit organization is proud to present the 12th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” fundraising event at The Grand Ballroom (1215 J Street in Sacramento) on Monday evening, July 14, 2014.  The community is invited to celebrate the delectable culinary experience of the French by attending the delightfully unique event that showcases sampling of Sacramento’s finest French foods, tasting outstanding local wines and beverages, listening to entertaining live music, viewing amazing artworks by local artists and, of course, feasting their eyes on magnificent and mouth-watering cakes created by talented local bakeries and chefs.  Each year, the “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraising event is scheduled on or near Bastille Day (note that Marie Antoinette is credited with coining the memorable “Let Them Eat Cake” phrase shortly before the French Revolution).   

Biodiversity is Us

Biodiversity is Us

We are all part of the exciting web of life called ‘biodiversity’, which includes the people, animals, plants, genes and ecosystems.

As a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the Sacramento Zoo is pleased to join in support of the Biodiversity is US campaign. The project supports the UN Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), an initiative that is helping build a path to a future where we all live in harmony with nature.


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