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Sacramento history for kids!

Sacramento history for kids!

Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up. Free; donations welcome! Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Parking is available on surface streets. (916) 448-0811 for info.

Sutter’s Fort blacksmith shop to undergo much-needed restoration

Sutter’s Fort blacksmith shop to undergo much-needed restoration

California State Parks and the Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce the popular Blacksmith Shop at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will soon undergo a much-needed restoration effort made possible due to a generous donation by the Sacramento Pioneer Association. Led by California State Parks, the restoration of the crowd-favorite exhibit room will begin by early August and is expected to be completed this fall.

Once the restoration is finished, guests will enjoy an enhanced experience and gain a greater appreciation about the important role of the blacksmith early in California’s history. Having a skilled blacksmith at the Fort was a real point of pride for John Sutter. In fact, blacksmith skills were in great demand to help transform dark metals into original tools and hardware to be used as shoes for horses, lance heads for soldiers, tires for wagons as well as for making door handles, hinges, latches, and much more.

Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy meeting people from all over the world?

California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate and inspire others about the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. A special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum). Volunteer applications are being accepted now through July 1 and will be followed by an interview process.



Art Garfunkel Performing in Grass Valley

Art Garfunkel Performing in Grass Valley

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up

WHEN: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00pm

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
       255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA  95945

TICKETS:
On Sale to Encore Club ($1000+ donors) Monday, April 25, 10:00am
On Sale to Members May 3, 10:00am
On Sale to General Public June 1, at 10:00am

$85 Premium including parking, reserved seats in first 10 rows,
$65 members $75 general public Tier 2 rows L – FF reserved seating
$45 members $55 general public Tier 3 rows GG-LL reserved seating
$40 members, $45 general public Tier 4, rows MM-QQ, General Admission

The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333

Boz Scaggs Performing at California Worldfest July 17!

Boz Scaggs Performing at California Worldfest July 17!

WHO: The Center for the Arts and California WorldFest present

WHAT: Boz Scaggs - CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST SUNDAY

WHEN: July 14-17:  Boz Scaggs headlines Sunday, July 17

WHERE: Nevada County Fairgrounds
        11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA  95945

TICKETS: Advance tickets start at $65
        On-site RV and tent camping are available
        Special discounted tickets are available for teens and children.
        A full schedule of ticket prices can be found at www.worldfest.net.
        The Center for the Arts Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14

Makana Performing in Grass Valley on April 9

Makana Performing in Grass Valley on April 9
WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: Makana

WHEN: Concert: Saturday, April 9, 8:00PM

        Slack Key Guitar Workshop:
        Sunday, April 10, 11:00AM      
        Limited to 15 participants
        $20 members, $25 non-member

WHERE: The Center for the Arts
        314 W Main Street, Grass Valley, CA  95945

TICKETS: $20 members, $24 non-member
        The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14