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Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

How did they die? Find out how at least 12 residents ended up at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery on the fourth edition of this tour. These are all new stories, so no worries if you missed the first three years!

Previous causes of death included lynching, poisoning, death by fashion, drowning (in three feet of water), and shopping, then dropping (dead of course). What can possibly top that? Join us on the tour and find out! Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Rose propagation class

Rose propagation class

Historic Rose Garden volunteer propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop to teach participants how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them using the “terrarium” approach. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home with them. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. (916) 448-0811

Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sac over Labor Day weekend

Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sac over Labor Day weekend

Get ready to turn back time to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -- Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism and the Occult

100 Years before the hippies, we had our own seekers after hidden knowledge, including some well-known city fathers and a congressional candidate! We’ll meet sincere followers of Blavatsky, Crowley, Swedenborg and others, and a few double-jointed con artists preying on the gullible. With special guests, if the spirits are willing…

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended.

Cost is $10 at the gate (cash only).

 

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

SUCCESS youth program expands at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The SUCCESS: Afternoon Youth Enrichment program at the Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, has expanded to three days of service; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The SUCCESS program is an afterschool homework assistance, positive social interaction and mentorship program where elementary school students receive assistance with homework and reading from high school mentors. Students also have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects, teambuilding games and enrichment activities.

The SUCCESS program is a partnership between RISE Inc. and the Yolo County Library, working together to support youth of all ages in our communities. For more information about the program, contact RISE Inc. staff at: (530) 794-6000 or visit www.riseinc.org.