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Seven Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel This Summer

Seven Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel This Summer

Seven Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 25) through Labor Day (September 7), 2015.  The seven local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, The California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Sacramento History Museum.

CMS Singer Songwriter Workshop/Concert on May 30, 2015

CMS Singer Songwriter Workshop/Concert on May 30, 2015

Songwriting craft, red carpet media promotion, and song performances collide together in season 2 of the stellar CMS Singer Songwriter Workshop/concert. The Event will be at the newly completed West Sacramento Community Center, located at 1075 W. Capitol Ave. on Saturday, May 30, starting at 1:00 PM and going till 8:30 PM. The event is open to  the public, musicians, composers, lyricists , performers, and music industry business. General admission is $20.00 for the entire day, with student pricing (all students that are enrolled) of $10.00 for the event.

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Interested and involved community members are encouraged to support their favorite Sacramento area museums and/or popular destinations during the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Presented by GiveLocalNow, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation, the BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative designed to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region.  The fundraising effort will take place from midnight to midnight on that one special day. For those 24 hours, online donations will be accepted through www.bigdayofgiving.org with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.

GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

GOTG Profile: Jessica Kriegel and In The Sac

By Laura Braden

Every now and then you meet someone who makes you happy and proud to live in Sacramento. My latest lady crush is Jessica Kriegel.

A fellow transplant, Jessica moved to Sacramento in 2008. By day, she serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Planning for the Oracle Cloud group. She gets to WORK FROM HOME in downtown Sacramento, and her boss is the head of Oracle Cloud, reporting directly into the CEO. He’s a new hire to Oracle, and his mission is to help Oracle dominate in the Cloud market. Jessica manages strategic planning to that end.

And by night, she’s all things Sacramento. She serves on the board of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Alumni Association. She was a Professor at Drexel University, class V graduate from the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program and a current member of Leadership Sacramento (LS15).

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Carmichael Park Community Band Festival June 6 & 7 2015

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival   June 6 & 7 2015

Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7   2015

The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, Carmichael Park Amphitheater. With 15 concert bands, this is one of the largest community band festivals in California for over 20 years.  There will be music from noon to 7 pm Saturday and  11 am to 7 pm Sunday.  Bring the entire family, a picnic, lawn chairs, sun hat, and enjoy two lovely afternoons of music!

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE

Location: Carmichael Park: 5750 Grant Ave. Carmichael 95608  (southeast corner of the park; Fair Oaks Blvd. between Grant and North)

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Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!

Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!

 

The Tower Records Project, an effort by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH), will present a hometown party following the premiere of the documentary film All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015, at 9 p.m.   The event will take place at Verge Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street.  Sacramento natives, film director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart, along with Tower founder Russ Solomon will be in attendance. Advance tickets for the fundraiser are $30 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited capacity, tickets are expected to sell out quickly; 21 and over only please.