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Sutter’s Fort Sets Up Shop and Recreates California’s First Mall During Traders’ Faire - April 17-19

Sutter’s Fort Sets Up Shop and Recreates California’s First Mall During Traders’ Faire - April 17-19

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present a vibrant, educational and fun three day event -- “Traders’ Faire - California’s First Mall” -- on Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Offered just once a year, this lively and highly anticipated interpretive event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and offers unique insights into the early days of the Fort when it served as a central and critically important trading post.
   

Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for kids.  

Below is a listing of activities available this summer at various Sacramento area museums in 2015 but space is limited and camps are filling up fast.  Parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org


Four-Day Aviation Camp
June 15-18; July 6-9; July 20-23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$225
Students ages 13-17

Summer campers will visit the United States Coast Guard Station at McClellan Field. Museum staff will also arrange for each student to take a free flight with a registered pilot.

Flight and Space Camp
June 22-25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours in Old Sac Starts 4/4!

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River?  Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style.  Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.    

Weekend Excursion Train Rides

The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway

The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway
The Delta City Ramblers and Million Dollar Giveaway
03-06-2015 - 03-06-2015
 
http://foxandgoose.com/event/delta-city-ramblers-million-dollar-giveaway/?instance_id=5217
Admission: $5 Ages 21+
 
(916) 443-8825
 
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Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Original & largest Celtic Faire returns to Sonora!

Celebrating the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, and all Celtic Nations with the 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Sonora- America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 6-8th, 2015. The 29th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire will expand to three days of never ending Celtic entertainment. The largest gathering of Celtic musicians will be one of the highlights at this year's event, from high-energy Celtic rock bands to the most traditional of groups. With 20 musical groups, performing on five stages, the faire offers something to every age and ear!

For more information, go to WWW.SonoraCelticFaire.com

Source: Jenn Jordan, Sonora Celtic Faire 

March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;