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Spring & Summer Swap and Shop

Spring & Summer Swap and Shop

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Free Band Festival

Free Band Festival

The annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival will be held during the weekend of June 1-2 at Carmichael Park’s amphitheater featuring 14 performances.

Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association and the Carmichael Recreation and Park District, this year’s event is expected to be one of the largest community band festivals in California in more than 20 years.  There will be a community band playing on the hour every hour starting at 12 noon through to 7 pm.

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

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 June, a number of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the summer with special outdoor events and activities, a sampling of which follows:

Roseville Greener Gardens Tour & DIY Expo with the Roseville Utility Exploration Center - June 2
Visit 10 local homes that showcase water-efficient gardens from Roseville’s popular Cash for Grass program. Attend the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Expo to talk with River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener professionals, University of California Master Gardeners and other industry experts.

Summer Words: Adventures in Creative Writing

Summer Words: Adventures in Creative Writing

Aspiring authors and students of contemporary writing can spend three days and nights getting to know successful authors, agents and instructors through workshops, panels and readings.

Summer Words at American River College in Carmichael,  presents Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, memoirist Christa Parravani, literary agent Eleanor Jackson and poet, Greg Glazner. 

The keynote presentation will feature T.C. Boyle at the Crest Theater on May 31st.  Boyle has written 23 books of fiction, his most recent, When The Killing's Done (2011) and San Miguel (2012).

Summer Words runs May 30th through June 2nd.

Big Wake Weekend: Hydroplane boat racing this weekend at Folsom Lake

Big Wake Weekend: Hydroplane boat racing this weekend at Folsom Lake

Are you ready for the ultimate power sport in the world to hit Sacramento? The biggest names in H1 Unlimited are all converging onto Folsom Lake this weekend to participate in what is, hands down, the world’s ultimate power-sport!

The H1 Unlimited Series features some of the fastest boats, capable of 200+ MPH on the straightaways and running average lap speeds from 130-165 MPH. Plus, there's hyperlite wakeboarding exhibitions, themed beer gardens, beach-side general admission seating, VIP Boxes, and an Entertainment Midway smack dab in the middle of all of it.

Click HERE to get the details and buy tickets.