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Five local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket holders on 9/22

Five local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket holders on 9/22

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day nationwide effort by offering free admission to advance registrants all day on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The five participating local museums include the following: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum and Maidu Museum & Historic Site.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural institutions for free. 

 

Medicine in the Old West

Medicine in the Old West

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The doctors of the Gold Rush Era worked exhaustively to not only take care of their patients, but also to give to the community through their roles in improving public health, education, and maintaining important records. Many needed to find other sources of income, as their patients often were unlucky in finding gold, as were most of the physicians. Some suffered exciting lives, including being on a ship full of gold that sunk off the eastern coast of the United States.  A number of the physicians worked together to form the Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement, now the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, the oldest such Society in California. 

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sutter’s Fort to present special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on 9/15

Sutter’s Fort to present special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on 9/15

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities happening on the third Saturday each month -- while also celebrating our rich agricultural heritage – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  As an added treat, Fort guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a home-cooked Farm-to-Fork Flapjack Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. while helping to raise funds that support the educational programs for more than 50,000 students each year.  

 

Midtown Farmers Market celebrates September in Farm-to-Fork style

Midtown Farmers Market celebrates September in Farm-to-Fork style

While Sacramento celebrates being known as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital in September, the Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce a variety of special offerings and activities 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.  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.*  

 

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers  eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second 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, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music, and more.  

 

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are especially fun and whimsical this month – presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, 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. In addition to being open to the public most days all year long, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums offer group tours, hands-on activities and interpretive experiences tailored for local students that help to extend learning and add depth to topics covered in the classroom.

 

Below is a sampling of some of the school tour offerings for the 2018-2019 school year.     

 

California Automobile Museum

Rose propagation class

Rose propagation class

Historic Rose Garden volunteer propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop to teach participants how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them using the “terrarium” approach. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home with them. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

Proudly led by Verge Center for the Arts and known as the region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious open studio program for local artists, the highly anticipated 2018 Sac Open Studios officially kicks off with a Launch Party on September 6, 2018, followed by special open studio opportunities scheduled over two weekends: September 8-9 & 15-16, 2018. 

Protect your brain! Learn tips from the experts

Protect your brain! Learn tips from the experts

How does nutrition, exercise, sleep, socialization and more affect your brain? What steps can you take to keep your brain healthy as you age?

Find out from Sutter Health clinical experts at a free “Brain Health” seminar September 10th at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Read the flyer for more information, and call 916-733-9511 to register.

Verge Center for the Arts to debut immersive video installation titled “KOKO’s Love” on September 6

Verge Center for the Arts to debut immersive video installation titled “KOKO’s Love” on September 6

Verge Center for the Arts is excited to debut KOKO’s Love: The Technicolor Unfairy Tale Ball, an all-new video installation best described as a dynamic dramedy that will engage and captivate exhibition guests. The debut of KOKO’s Love is timed to coincide with the official Launch Party for Sac Open Studios on the evening of September 6, 2018.