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Open Cockpit Day on Father’s Day at the Aerospace Museum

Open Cockpit Day on Father’s Day at the Aerospace Museum

Dads will just LOVE a visit to the Aerospace Museum of California on Father’s Day,  especially with free admission (for dads and granddads) plus a crowd-favorite Open Cockpit Day happening that offers a unique opportunity for guests to climb aboard many aircraft to pilot their own adventure!
    

Midtown Farmers Market in full summertime swing this June

Midtown Farmers Market in full summertime swing this June

With summertime now in full swing, the Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce exciting special activities happening in June at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight each month, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining  cooking demonstration presented by a talented Midtown chef sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

In addition to the ongoing and bountiful offerings, Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following in June:

Da Vinci & donuts at the Aerospace Museum!

Da Vinci & donuts at the Aerospace Museum!

Da Vinci, donuts, and discounts, oh my!  In recognition of National Donut Day (that falls each year on the first Friday in June), the Aerospace Museum of California is planning Donut Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Da Vinci Donut Day features discount admission ($5 per person) and Danny’s Mini Donut truck on-site offering special pricing on their melt-in-your-mouth mini donuts made fresh in minutes.

New sights, sounds & experiences greet tour guests in Old Sacramento this summer

New sights, sounds & experiences greet tour guests in Old Sacramento this summer

There are plenty of exciting and new reasons to take a tour in Old Sacramento this summer, all offered by the Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento History Alliance. The ever-popular Old Sacramento Underground tours are now available seven days a week (through Labor Day) that include new archaeology exhibits and recently added sounds of 1860 street life in the hollow sidewalks. Earlier this year, weekend Gold Fever! tours were added where guests become part of the story and tour by taking on the persona of (often rascally) Gold Rush era characters. The new Gold Fever! tours depart from the newly renovated Sacramento Visitors Center (corner of 2nd & J) in Old Sacramento which provides reason enough to stop in for a visit.  Plus, during the month of June, a complimentary pass to visit the Sacramento History Museum will be provided to everyone who purchases a tour ticket (i.e. Old Sacramento Underground, Underground After Hours or Gold Fever! tours).

Deadheading at dusk

Deadheading at dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. Tools and training will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Monday, June 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. till dark. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville honored For environmental excellence

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center has been named a top 25 hospital for environmental excellence by Practice Greenhealth, a national group dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. In all, Kaiser Permanente received 16 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. The Environmental Excellence Awards are given each year to honor environmental achievement in the health care sector. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized by Practice Greenhealth for its sustainability work every year since the awards program began in 2002.

2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

The winners of the 2016 Calling All Dreamers competition presented by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) have officially opened a downtown Oblivion Comics & Coffee storefront. Centrally located in the downtown core and easily walkable from the State Capitol, Golden 1 Center and the Sacramento Convention Center, co-owners Laura Benson and Neil Estaris opened a 2,600 square foot storefront in May that is a fresh and new retail concept in the local market. In addition to an impressive comic book selection (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Valiant, to name a few) along with popular action figures and posters, Oblivion Comics & Coffee offers specialty coffee from Chocolate Fish plus pastries and artisan toast with vegan options.

Carmichael Park community band festival

Carmichael Park community band festival

Creative Students in Elk Grove Win Anti-Tobacco Billboard Contest

Creative Students in Elk Grove Win Anti-Tobacco Billboard Contest

Billboards around the Sacramento region are spreading a message about the dangers of smoking, and the artists behind the artwork are students. It's part of Kaiser Permanente’s “Don’t Buy the Lie” program now in its 24th year. Students throughout the Sacramento region were invited to design an anti-smoking message and submit the image for a chance at a $1,000 gift card and to have their design appear on dozens of billboards. This year, students in the Elk Grove Unified School district claimed both top prizes. The middle school winner was Kirin Vang from Toby Johnson Middle School. Her poster showed an image of a marionette on strings below two cigarettes. The message was “Don’t Let Your Addiction Control You.” The high school winning submission came from six students at Franklin High School, calling themselves “Team V:” Davion Clarke, Patrick Cunanan, Katrina Do, Tyrese Everett, Leann Kamaya and Darlene Tran. Their poster compared tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes.