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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.
 

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

Downtown Holiday Ice Rink Returns for 24th Season!

The official start of the winter season in Sacramento will kick off with the opening of the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, Sacramento’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink, on November 6 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12 pm and free skating for all.


Organized by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) and situated in the heart of downtown at the corner of 7th and K streets, the ice rink has been a seasonal landmark on the Kay since 1991 and offers a playful escape into an urban winter wonderland for kids and adults alike.


“There’s something magical about being downtown for the holidays,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director of the Downtown Sacramento Partership. “The downtown ice rink is a place where families, couples, and friends have been coming to for more than 20 years to enjoy the holiday season and create treasured holiday memories.”

Three Inspirational Stories That Will Make You Ugly Cry

Three Inspirational Stories That Will Make You Ugly Cry

Momservation: If you could gain perspective on what really matters in life without the heartbreak, why wouldn’t you seize that moment?

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Close Call at the CA State Fair

Close Call at the CA State Fair

Momservation: Never trust a short line on a busy day at the fair.

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Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

In an effort to introduce, educate and inspire children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, the Midtown Business Association has teamed up with the local Food Literacy Center to provide free Kids Market Tours on the 3rd Saturday of the Midtown Farmers Market each week.  The 20-minute kid-friendly tours start at the Budding Foodies children’s area and are available every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Kids of all ages are welcome and parents often enjoy strolling along with the tours as well.

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity  With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 10-26, 2015) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in our region.   State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (northeast corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

Small tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Crisp bell peppers and chips.  Carrot chips!  They are a great compliment to any meal, right out of the bag or steamed for a few minutes.  You can find them in your produce section of your market.  The next time you are shopping for your veggies for the week, take your time to see what is new in your local grocery store or farmer's market.  Pre-cut jicama is a great time saver.  Snap peas, already washed and ready to go.  Add color and have fun while eating clean and healthy.