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Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers in 2013!

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers in 2013!

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering in early 2013 to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush.  The volunteer orientation will begin on Monday, February 11, but interested volunteers must apply and be interviewed in advance. Volunteer applications are being accepted now through Monday, February 4.  Community members are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile program that offers an opportunity to support the local community while learning more about California’s rich history, meeting new people and developing friendships with those who share similar interests.   

Sacramento Museums Get in the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Museums Get in the Holiday Spirit in December!

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the holidays with special events and activities, including:

Holiday Music Program at the California State Capitol Museum - Through December 23
Get ready for some holiday fun on your next visit to the California State Capitol Museum in December!   To set a festive stage and spread holiday cheer, beautiful vintage decorations create a lovely backdrop for a variety of diverse, amazing and free live holiday musical performances in the Capitol Rotunda each day.

NUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Cindy Williams

NUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams, who played Shirley Feeney to Penny Marshall’s Laverne De Fazio in TV series Laverne & Shirley, will perform in Nunset Boulevard in January at Three Stages, Folsom Lake College.

NUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Cindy Williams, the latest installment in the well-loved series of Nunsense musicals,  finds the Sisters  on their way to perform at the Hollywood Bowl or so they believe. Alas, it’s actually the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama. But wait! They learn of auditions for a new musical about Dolores Hart, the famous movie star who kissed Elvis and then became a nun! Will this be their big break? “Hilarious, wacky, and unpredictable!” (ABC News).

"Pops Potpourri!"

"Pops Potpourri!"

Bring the entire family to this holiday concert entitled "Pops Potpourri!" at the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael. The Sacramento Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Les Lehr, features saxophone/vocal soloist Roger Gosline performing Can You Feel the Love Tonight, by Elton John; The Christmas Song, by Mel Torme and Bob Wells; What a Wonderful World, by Weiss/Thiele.  Other selections will include A Christmas Festival; Symphony No. 1 “The Lord of the Rings,” I. Gandalf; Pirates of the Caribbean; The Lion King and more!

Tunes revisit the ’60s five decades later in Folsom

Tunes revisit the ’60s five decades later in Folsom

Three Stages presents a multimedia look at the era’s music

By Laura Newell, Telegraph staff writer

FOLSOM CA - Three Stages will travel back to the 1960s for a night of music and glimpse of history.

Through a creative blending of live music performance, film, dance, lighting, computer-generated imagery and high-concept stage design – This is the ‘60s offers an immersion into the pop culture of the 1960s. READ MORE

"Around the World in 90 Days!"

"Around the World in 90 Days!"

Bring the entire family to this exhilarating concert entitled "Around the World in 90 Minutes!" at the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael. The Sacramento Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Les Lehr, features instrumental soloist Keith Bohm, saxophone, playing Pequeña Czarda, by Pedro Iturralde.  

Other selections will include Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance; Wyoming by Thurman Douglass, a world premiere performance; Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger and more!

Visit our web site at <http://www.sacwinds.org