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AugustineIdeas Takes Gold at Sacramento Ad Club’s ADDY® Awards, Urging People to “Do Napa”

AugustineIdeas Takes Gold at Sacramento Ad Club’s ADDY® Awards, Urging People to “Do Napa”

AugustineIdeas was awarded two ADDY’s® at the Sacramento Ad Club’s annual awards event held March 8, 2012, at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento. The agency earned the awards for the concept, design, development and launch of DoNapa.com, a website for its client: the Napa Tourism Improvement District and the Napa Downtown Association.

“Sacramento Museum Day” Returns February 4 With Free or Half-Priced Admission to 28 Sites!

“Sacramento Museum Day” Returns February 4 With Free or Half-Priced Admission to 28 Sites!

After a record-breaking attendance of more than 115,000 visitors last year, 28 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 4, 2012, during the 14th Annual Sacramento Museum Day.  New this year, 26 of the 28 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas -- the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town -- will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs.  This hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank. Sacramento Museum event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m.). 

Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife -- at little or no cost.  

Celebrate in January With Sacramento Area Museums!

Celebrate in January With Sacramento Area Museums!

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 all year long.  With 28 active partners, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) is proud to showcase a  variety of uplifting special events, activities and exhibits in January, including:

“California Hall of Fame” Exhibit at The California Museum -- through October 31, 2012
Honoring individuals from the Golden State who have made their own mark on history and the world, the new exhibit features the personal artifacts of the 2011 California Hall of Fame inductees, including items such as Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 spacesuit, Dr.

Jewelry Based on Movies and Movie Characters - Ideas for Gift Giving

Jewelry Based on Movies and Movie Characters - Ideas for Gift Giving

We all know the obvious pieces of movie based jewelry – the “One Ring” from Lord of the Rings, jewelry with pictures of characters from the Twilight series, and of course all the jewelry based on Disney classics and Harry Potter come immediately to mind.   There is another type of jewelry that is movie based, and that is the more subtle, almost subliminal reference that can be found in some uniquely designed, original pieces of jewelry available in craft shops on the web.

For example, a pirate’s treasure map can bring to mind Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean  movie series.  A wizard can be from either Dumbledore from Harry Potter or Gan

Religious Symbols in Jewelry - Special Holiday Gifts

Religious Symbols in Jewelry - Special Holiday Gifts

Jewelry with religious symbols is as old as time.  The first humans wore religious signs and symbols for protection and identity.   Today, we continue that tradition.