Our network

Events

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 27 & 28

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 27 & 28

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum have exciting plans to dazzle, delight and engage post-Thanksgiving visitors with a special “Small Train Holiday” on Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, 2015.

For this special two-day holiday extravaganza, the Museum brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For just two days a year, local organizations and devoted individuals set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors. Additionally, guests can enjoy participating in a discovery-filled scavenger hunt throughout the Museum.
 

Money Mindset 101

Money Mindset 101

What makes your money mind work?.  Do you have trouble talking about money with your partner? Are you comfortable with discussing investments? Do you bite your bottom lip when someone says lets go out to coffee/lunch, instead saying I don’t have money for that this week, you say I don’t feel well or make up an excuse for not going out with the girls. 

I have something for you. Your Money Mindset Thermostat. 

Learn what your Money Mindset Thermostat says about you.

The Zones

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

Midtown Showcases Intriguing & Inspiring Works During Special 2nd Saturday in November

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd 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, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  A sampling of a few of the FREE offerings presented by galleries in Midtown on Saturday, November 14, 2015 include the following:

 

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present two fun and festive Living History events scheduled on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Throughout the daytime – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Fort visitors will step back in time to mingle with docents in period attire as they demonstrate what daily life was like in 1846.  Fort visitors will have special interactive opportunities that include talking with the blacksmith, bartering with the clerk in the trade store and more.  Fort visitors are also encouraged to bring a camera to take memorable photos while seated in the covered wagon (which might also work as a unique holiday card this season).

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with 7th Annual “Macy’s Theatre of Lights"

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE “Macy’s Theatre of Lights” performances return on Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015, and continue through New Year’s Eve.   In addition to Macy’s, the spectacular annual event is also proudly presented by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) in cooperation with Downtown Commons, the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Embassy Suites, Evangeline’s and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.  

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are offering a series of special events and activities each weekend in November 2015 that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  All special activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
.
Native weavers will demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Kathy Wallace, Yurok/Karuk; and Ardith Read, Yosemite Tuolumne Miwuk.