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Rotary Club of Sacramento's "Bids for Kids" Event on May 14; Will Benefit Powerhouse Science Center

Rotary Club of Sacramento's "Bids for Kids" Event on May 14; Will Benefit Powerhouse Science Center

The Powerhouse Science Center has been selected as the recipient for the Rotary Club of Sacramento’s 27th annual “Bids for Kids” charity event on Saturday, May 14.

This elegant evening of fine food and drink will be held at Sacramento’s Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. The night will include silent and live auctions, with a variety of donations that range from exotic vacation getaways, premium wines, restaurant gift cards, theatre and sporting event tickets, and much more.

All proceeds from “Bids for Kids” will go toward building the Powerhouse Science Center, which will be located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River. The Center will cost an estimated $50 million and has nearly completed its pre-construction phase. The 60-year old Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd., is scheduled to become the Powerhouse Science Center in 2013.

Sacramento Food Bank to provide 'Meals for Health' program

Sacramento Food Bank to provide 'Meals for Health' program

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) embarked on a new partnership with the EarthSave International, a non-profit organization that will launch an exciting new program called Meals For Health (MFH) on April 8.

MFH is a 30-day intervention that provides low-income families with education and support to eat a healthy, low-fat, plant-strong diet in order to dramatically improve their health. There is no cost to participants and all support, food (donated by Whole Foods) and materials will be provided. MFH participants are individuals who currently receive services from one of SFBFS’ programs such as Adult Education, Mother-Baby or Women’s Wisdom Art.

Health improvements, weight loss and disease reversal of MFH participants will be measured and tracked under medical supervision of physicians throughout the 30-day program. Local food coaches and dozens of volunteers will assist participants in completing their journey.

Prom, evening dress sale to benefit homeless women April 9

Prom, evening dress sale to benefit homeless women April 9

SACRAMENTO – Local residents can purchase prom and evening dresses for $20 each and help women who are homeless find homes and jobs. The benefit dress sale will take place noon-5 p.m., April 9, at Salud to Wellness, 5530 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento.  Proceeds will benefit Women’s Empowerment. The event is hosted by Kimberly Page Skincare and Salud to Wellness. The first 25 guests will receive door prizes, and each person who purchases a dress will be eligible for raffle prizes.

“Each year, we celebrate the accomplishments of the women in our program at our annual gala where they have the chance to wear formal gowns,” said Lisa Culp, executive director of Women’s Empowerment. “As women in our community purchase beautiful gowns, they can know that they are helping another woman have the same opportunity.”

Women’s Empowerment is the only job-readiness program exclusively serving homeless women in the greater Sacramento region.

Sutter Middle School's open house: Effects of education cuts

Sutter Middle School's open house: Effects of education cuts

Sutter Middle School parents and students will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. tonight at 3150 I Street, 95816 to show the community what Sacramento schools are likely to look like if the Legislature fails to address California’s $26 billion budget deficit. 

Forty desks crammed into a classroom? Sports banners showing championships never won? Disappearing teachers?

Governor Jerry Brown has said that if the Legislature will not agree to put the tax extensions on the ballot, he will move to an “all cuts” budget, triggering massive school layoffs, and a loss of programs such as sports, summer school and bus transportation.

Sutter parents and students are very concerned about the looming cuts and have developed tonight’s unique open house for the community to help put a bigger spotlight on the problem.

Japanese Karaoke Tsunami Relief Concert

Japanese Karaoke Tsunami Relief Concert

Sacramento City College and John F. Kennedy High School is hosting a Japanese Karaoke Tsunami Relief Concert

When: Saturday April 16 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium, 6715 Gloria Drive, Sacramento

High school and college students will be performing various Japanese songs to raise money for the tsunami disaster in Japan

Admission: $5
Kids under 10: Free

(Includes food)

100 percent of the proceeds will be going towards the Japanese Red Cross.

For more information contact sccjcc@gmail.com

Nuts and Bolts: A Workshop on How to Create a Park Volunteer Corps for Your Neighborhood Park

Nuts and Bolts: A Workshop on How to Create a Park Volunteer Corps for Your Neighborhood Park

You are invited to attended a timely and practical free workshop on how to organize your friends and neighbors into a "park volunteer corps" to support and care for your local neighborhood park.  With the layoff of almost 60% of all city park workers in the last three years (and more layoffs likely), our city parks are hurting and they need your help.  Come find out the step-by-step process that some neighborhoods have used to organized "park volunteer corps" to help meet this major community challenge. 

When: Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m.