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Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden. If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome! Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. (916) 448-0811

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

Yolo County’s State Fair exhibit wins the gold…and two Blue Ribbons!

Yolo County’s State Fair exhibit wins the gold…and two Blue Ribbons!

Yolo County adds three more awards to its impressive collection of California State Fair exhibit recognitions. On opening day of the state fair, judges announced the Yolo County 2016 exhibit was awarded the gold ribbon, as well as blue ribbons in the categories of “best craftsmanship” and “best of produce, products or artifacts”.

With this year’s counties exhibit theme, “California Delivers”, Yolo County showcased how it is taking agritourism to new heights by “delivering” food and fun with its vast array of festivals, farm tours and events year round. As is the tradition for Yolo County, the exhibit integrates a learning environment with whimsical characters, animated displays, and a bounty of local produce and products.

7 local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and heir families this summer

7 local “Blue Star Museums” offer free admission to military personnel and heir families this summer

Seven Sacramento-area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day (September 5), 2016. The seven local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Agriculture Museum, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento History Museum.
 

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

The impressive, dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2016 BIG Day of Giving happening on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special one-day giving challenge. Now in its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has raised nearly $9 million for nonprofits serving the local region.

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 2016 BIG Day of Giving, more than a dozen of Sacramento Association of Museum members are participating in the community-wide effort, including:

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Join ABC10 and Sac & Co at the 29th Annual Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00pm-9:30pm at the Sacramento Convention Center!

More than 100 restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and other fine spirits vendors will be tantalizing your taste buds! Wineries pouring at the event include well-known premium wines from Wente, Frank Family, Borjon, J Lohr and Silverado. Popular restaurants returning are Paul Martin Bistro, Il Fornaio, Supper Club and Dawson’s.

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story to tell. Join ABC10’s Dina Kupfer at The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement as she emcees the Go Red Total Makeover on Saturday, February 6 at Arden Fair from 10am to 2pm. The event will spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out.

Nominees should be a female resident within the community or surrounding area and have taken action to improve her heart health.  The heart-healthy makeover recipient will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card at the Go Red Total Makeover event, and additionally, will participate in local media and in-studio interviews.