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Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall for a three-day shop Traders’ Faire event

Sutter’s Fort recreates California’s first mall for a three-day shop Traders’ Faire event
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present a vibrant, educational and fun three-day event – Shop Traders’ Faire – on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2018. Offered just once a year, this lively and highly anticipated interpretive event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Menendez brothers who killed parents reunited in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Menendez brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion nearly three decades ago, have been reunited in a California prison... Read More

Open gardens and rose sale

Open gardens and rose sale

On Saturday, April 14th, from 9:30a-2:00p, the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will hold its annual Open Gardens event, featuring the sale of over 500 rose plants propagated from our rare and historic rose collection. There will be tours of the Historic Rose Garden (at 10:00a and 12:30p), a history tour (at 11:00a), a silent auction, and sale of rose-related merchandise. The Historic Rose Garden, winner of multiple international awards, will be at peak bloom. Visitors will be surrounded by fragrant roses set amidst our lovely Gold Rush garden cemetery. The combination is not to be missed! On Sunday, April 15, the rose sale continues from 11:00a-1:00p (no tours will be given). Details are at cemeteryrose.org. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. 

 

Saving a dying breed

Wild horses living on California’s Channel Islands evolved into a unique breed, but face an uncertain future on the mainland... Read More

First-Ever Photography Month Sacramento to highlight 60+ events, activities & exhibits in April

First-Ever Photography Month Sacramento to highlight 60+ events, activities & exhibits in April

Proudly led by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – a non-profit organization located in Midtown Sacramento – in collaboration with many partners including the City of Sacramento, the community’s first-ever Photography Month Sacramento is scheduled for the entire month of April. With more than 60 events, activities and exhibits scheduled thus far (and counting!), Photography Month Sacramento is designed to celebrate the visual arts while creating an accessible and visually-exciting collective experience that brings people together. Plus, official opening and closing receptions have been announced and are planned as follows:

 

Photography Month Sacramento Opening Reception

Thursday, 4/5 at 5:30 p.m. 

Reno Bighorns quest for championship begins

Following a strong showing in the regular season, the Reno Bighorns are ready to finish what they started in the 2018 G-League Playoffs... Read More

7-Year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. The study is based on the Shamatha Project, a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain. 

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Cosby jury being picked amid anti-sexual misconduct movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jury selection is set to get underway in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial in a cultural landscape changed by the #MeToo movement, posing new challenges for both the defense and... Read More

Local museums celebrate photography month Sacramento with special events, activities & more

Local museums celebrate photography month Sacramento with special events, activities & more

The thriving local museum community is proud to celebrate the first-ever Photography Month Sacramento happening in April 2018 with a variety of special exhibits, events, activities and more. Photography Month Sacramento is being led by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – a non-profit organization located in Midtown Sacramento – in collaboration with many partners including the City of Sacramento.

While additional events and activities continue to be added, below is a sampling of a variety of exciting ways Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) members are planning to spotlight the special month-long effort: 

Exhibits

Apollo crowd cheers for Coates' 'Between the World And Me'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of "Between the World and Me."... Read More