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Give where your heart is...museums go big for Day of Giving

Give where your heart is...museums go big for Day of Giving

The dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2017 Big Day of Giving scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special giving challenge. For the past few years, more than $16 million has been raised for local nonprofits from throughout the region, state, country and world.

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. For the 2017 Big Day of Giving, a dozen Sacramento Area Museum members are participating in this collaborative effort that is focused locally but extends globally, including:

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

PRESS RELEASE written by: Anita R Johnson, Financial Psychologist.

The long wait is finally over. The Affluence-Financial Fitness for Women by renowned author and Financial Psychologist, Anita R Johnson will be making its virtual launch on May 20-22, the year 2017. A digital magazine that sheds light on women in the financial industry as well as supporting them. In a few days, this magazine will be available to every man and woman alike who will take interest in the growth of women in the financial sector. 

Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing.

Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, held steady in morning trading Thursday following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly... Read More

What's blooming? (garden tour)

What's blooming? (garden tour)

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Old garden rose class

Old garden rose class

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00a-12:00p. Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger and others to learn everything you always wanted to know about heritage roses. The class will include a fascinating lecture and tour of the rose garden. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations.

William Jessup University holding inaugural athletic fundraiser at Topgolf in Roseville

William Jessup University holding inaugural athletic fundraiser at Topgolf in Roseville

The Jessup Athletic Association will host the inaugural TopSwing event – a fun gathering, providing golf, games, food, beverages, prizes and awards – on Sunday, April 23 at Topgolf entertainment complex in Roseville.

TopSwing takes place from 4-8 p.m. and is a unique fundraising event for William Jessup University Athletics that is designed for both golfers and non-golfers. No golf skills are necessary.

TopSwing is open to the public for both sponsorship and participation. All proceeds raised at the event will go directly to support William Jessup University athletic programs with scholarships, improved team facilities, and help reduce student debt. The fundraiser at Topgolf will become a yearly event.

Consumers urged not to eat sport-harvested bivalve shellfish from Santa Barbara County

The California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (such as mussels, clams or whole scallops) in Santa Barbara County, including the northern Channel Islands... Read More

Romance & roses

Romance & roses

Come walk through pathways covered in roses while you hear tales of love in years gone-by. Costumed docents and actors will tell about how couples met and how they died, and recount legends about roses, the symbol of love. Bring somebody you love, breathe in the perfume of the roses around you, and enjoy a lovely evening in our award-winning Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery.

 

Fish social lives may be key to saving coral reefs

The social eating habits of fish may play a central role in protecting coral reefs, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, published April 10 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

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Harriet Tubman goes solo on 'Underground' special episode

NEW YORK (AP) — Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery in the antebellum South to become a leading abolitionist, is best known today as a righteous figure and the future face on the $20 bill... Read More