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Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Midtown Association, R Street Sacramento Partnership, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) are joining efforts to share exciting information about a variety of special Small Business Saturday activities, offerings and amenities available for holiday shoppers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Helping to make shopping in Sacramento’s urban core even more fun and convenient than ever, the City of Sacramento is offering free metered parking on Small Business Saturday (and on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends through December 24, 2017). Plus, new this year, SacRT is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, downtown, along R Street and in Old Sacramento on Saturday, November 25, 2017 only.

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during Museum Store Sunday

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during  Museum Store Sunday

 In partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA), many Sacramento area museums are proud to participate in Museum Store Sunday on November 26, 2017. With more than 525 museum stores participating across eight countries and three continents, the international effort is designed to remind consumers about the unique and inspired shopping experience that exists in one-of-a-kind museum stores all of which showcase a broad assortment of highly curated and mission-specific gifts. Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

After a varied and colorful career spanning everything from environmental activism to running a passport photo business, Marty Nelson opened Video Lab Multimedia, now located at 2630 Arden Way. Since 1985, as he tells it, he’s been in the business of saving memories.

In fact, Nelson is confident that Video Lab provides the most comprehensive source for saving memories in Sacramento and possibly Northern California.

In short, customers bring in everything from VHS tapes, audiotapes, vinyl records, old photos and negatives, professional format video, 8 and 16mm film and just about everything else out there and Nelson transfers, duplicates or even edits them into a more contemporary, durable, longer lasting digital format, including DVDs and hard drives. Memories saved!

And what sorts of memories is Nelson saving? Everything from irreplaceable home movies to slides of precious family vacations to old ¼ inch audiotape reels.

NEW Historic Folsom Farmers Market grand opening May 25

NEW Historic Folsom Farmers Market grand opening May 25
The Historic Folsom Association in conjunction with BeMoneySmartUSA is proud to announce the opening of the NEW Historic Folsom Farmers Market on Saturday, May 25. The new Historic Folsom Farmers Market will be located at the Historic Folsom Station Public Plaza (near the historic railroad turntable) and be open every Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm all year long.

“We are excited to bring in a variety of local farmers and vendors into Folsom to offer the regions bounty of fresh produce and specialty foods to shoppers, tourists, residents and workers in our community" comments Jim Snook, Folsom Historic District Association President.   

Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, artisan cheeses, grass-fed beef, eggs, baked goods, nuts, honey and an assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables and many other specialty items and prepared foods. 

Toys "R" US Offers Shoppers Unbeatable After-Christmas Deals

Toys "R" US Offers Shoppers Unbeatable After-Christmas Deals

Gifts may have been exchanged and Christmas memories made, but the holiday-sized savings continue for customers shopping at Toys“R”Us and online at Toysrus.com from Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29.

With new discounts and deals around every turn, shoppers will be delighted to find special sales on hundreds of affordable kid-favorite brands including LEGO, Skylanders, NERF, Fisher-Price and more.

Below are highlights of the deals and discounts valid at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide from Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29, while supplies last (no rainchecks):

  • BUY ONE GET ONE 40% OFF ALL Video Games – Prices Vary*
  • BUY ONE GET ONE 40% OFF ALL Movies (in-store only) – Prices Vary*
  • BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL LEGO City, Hero Factor & Star Wars construction sets – Price

Photos with Santa, Carriage Rides, and Community Performances Light Up El Dorado Hills Town Center

Photos with Santa, Carriage Rides, and Community Performances Light Up El Dorado Hills Town Center

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — This holiday season kicks off with lights, decorations, festivities and Santa this week in El Dorado Hills Town Center.

Photo Op with Santa Claus
Through Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will be spending time at El Dorado Hills Town Center spreading holiday cheer. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take a picture, with photo packages starting at $12.99.  Meet Santa at the California Welcome Center on Post Street next to Cold Stone Creamery. For more information on Santa Photo Op hours, please visit www.eldoradohillstowncenter.com.

Saturday Community Performances
El Dorado Hills Town Center will be hosting aseries of Community Performances  “Saturdays in December” December 1, 8, 15, & 22 with two performances at noon & 2 pm in the Steven Young Amphitheater.