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Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation invites guests to celebrate dad on Father’s Day weekend with memorable steam train ride and even first-class service aboard an air-conditioned vintage lounge car on June 18 & 19, 2016. All weekend long, guests can enjoy excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad pulled by the recently restored and popular vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10.

Steam train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats or VIP train ride experiences onboard the Museum’s beautifully restored first class El Dorado lounge car.

Make Plans for Summer 2016...Local Museums Offer Fun Camps, Classes & Special Activities

Make Plans for Summer 2016...Local Museums Offer Fun Camps, Classes & Special Activities

With summer just around the corner, signing up kids for fun summer camps is heating up right about now.  Instead of the traditional camp concepts, parents are encouraged to consider local museums and destinations that have unique and memorable hands-on activities planned.

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

To the delight of children, rail fans and baseball enthusiasts of all ages, it’s all aboard for a special story time with the popular Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” and his partner “Mike on the Mic” on Monday, May 2, 2016. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mike on the Mic will read the illustrated children’s book Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey and Zachary’s Ball by Matt Tavares while Dinger listens in attentively along with the children. Afterward, the duo will pose for pictures and greet Story Time participants. Through this interactive and fun program, parents are encouraged to let trains and railroading introduce and foster the love of reading with their imaginative young children ages two to five.

Concert - "Gershwin & Grainger!"

Concert - "Gershwin & Grainger!"

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties" on 1/16

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties" on 1/16

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” event on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership has announced special holiday hours for the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, the area’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink.   Located at the corner of 7th and K Streets, the rink is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through January 3 (except on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).   As of January 4, normal operating hours will resume and the rink will remain open through January 18, 2016.  

As an added holiday experience, ice skaters and their families can visit with Santa Claus on Friday, December 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Skaters are encouraged to bring a camera and/or smart phone for free photos with Santa (included with paid admission).

Tahoe Elementary Showtime Dec. 17

Tahoe Elementary Showtime Dec. 17

Sacramento -- Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. is Showtime at Tahoe Elementary when students present their Winter Show. Tahoe Elementary is at 3110 60th Street (off Broadway) Sacramento 95820.

Home-baked goodies will be sold to raise funds for student activities, including Field Trips (we all remember Field Trips!) and other special events during this school year.

Parents may drop off Baked Goods in Room 18 on Thursday morning, Dec. 17.  Parents wishing to donate Baked Goods should contact Rosanne-Yee@scusd.edu to obtain specific details about Bake Sale guidelines.

Tahoe Elementary teacher Gordon Katz reminds parents and students this week is the Book Fair. Please contact him at Gordon-Katz@scusd.edu for information about donating books and cash to put books in students hands and knowledge in their brains!