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California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. 

Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, November 14, 2015 include the following:

 

Special Olympics and SAL Fundraiser! Your Support is Needed!!

Special Olympics and SAL Fundraiser!  Your Support is Needed!!

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015, and continue through New Year’s Eve.   In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Embassy Suites, Evangeline’s and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.  

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

The official start of the winter season in Sacramento will kick off with the opening of the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, Sacramento’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink, on November 6 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 pm and free skating for all.


Organized by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) and situated in the heart of downtown at the corner of 7th and K streets, the ice rink has been a seasonal landmark on the Kay since 1991 and offers a playful escape into an urban winter wonderland for kids and adults alike.


“There’s something magical about being downtown for the holidays,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of the Downtown Sacramento Partership. “The downtown ice rink is a place where families, couples, and friends have been coming to for more than 20 years to enjoy the holiday season and create treasured holiday memories.”

Sacramento History Museum is Proudly Committed to Hiring Military Veterans

Sacramento History Museum is Proudly Committed to Hiring Military Veterans

With a staff comprised of more than 25 percent military veterans, the Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to seeking out, hiring and retaining capable and dedicated military veterans whenever possible.  Currently, the Museum employs eight military veterans who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces as follows: two from the Army, three from the Navy, and one from each of the Air Force, Marines and National Guard.

Interestingly, the vast majority of the military veterans employed at the Sacramento History Museum are tour guides who had no previous related experience but excel in working with the public.

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November 2015 that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  All special activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
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Native weavers will demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Kathy Wallace, Yurok/Karuk; and Ardith Read, Yosemite Tuolumne Miwuk.