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New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter. 

Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Let history make you happy! 

As part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended summer hours program, the Sacramento History Museum is offering its first-ever “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, June 26!  Interested Museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the History Museum and view the exhibits and artifacts on display. 

“History Happy Hour” is a special activity being offered as part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” program presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum (both museums be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays until Labor Day weekend this summer*).

Deadheading at Dusk @ The Old City Cemetery

Deadheading at Dusk @ The Old City Cemetery

Heads are going to roll at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery on Monday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m. Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21, 2014.  With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build the United States, how it has changed us as a nation, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. The exhibition also demonstrates our collective personal heritage and how everyone has an interesting story to tell.   

Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

On Father’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering very special “Diesel Days” activities with train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives.

Plus, on Father’s Day Sunday, the rarely seen Southern Pacific road switcher No. 5208 will be on special display for one day only.  Built in 1948 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and retired in 1969, SP5208 is an early diesel locomotive that represents the major effort of its day to adapt to diesel locomotive construction. Excursion train ride guests will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

      The Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival has moved to a new location for the 2014 event. Still in Isleton, technically, but not in the city limits anymore. They have moved to the Delta Loop which is just a few minutes away. The event location is at the B&W Resort Marina and Boat storage. The Isleton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the festival in 2011 after the "Isleton Crawdad Festival" was disbanded along with the old Chamber that promoted it for years.  

The business owners and residents of the delta loop have welcomed the festival with open arms and the "entire atmosphere and positive attitude is making a world of difference" said Jean Yakatobi, event foreperson.  With the marinas and docking availability the Loop is opening a whole new avenue for boaters and yachts to come from the bay area which will enhance the "family friendly"  direction the Chamber has achieved.

Historic Pony Express Annual Re-Ride Begins Journey in Old Sac on 6/11!

Historic Pony Express Annual Re-Ride Begins Journey in Old Sac on 6/11!

Come one, come all!  

With more than 600 riders and horses participating in the 1,966 mile route, the National Pony Express Association will conduct a 10-day, 24-hour, non-stop “Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail” from Old Sacramento to Missouri on Wednesday, June 11 - 21, 2014. 

The event commemorates the 1860-1861 Central Overland and California Pikes Peak Express Company which carried letters and telegrams for 19 months to prove the Central Route through Salt Lake passable year round. The Pony Express National Historic Trail runs from California through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas to Missouri and is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation. Riders will carry commemorative letters “Pony Express-style” in a packed and locked Mochila.