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fourth of july

Celebrating the Fourth, COVID-19 Style

Pancake breakfasts. Parades. Picnics. Pyrotechnic extravaganzas in the sky. All of the ways we traditionally come together to celebrate our nation’s birthday have been upended by the pandemic and prohibitions against public gatherings, where COVID-19 can so readily spread.   But even though they...
Rudy Autio – “The Disbelievers”

Crocker Kicks Off Art Auction Season

Find yourself at home a lot these days, staring at the walls? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some new art on them to admire and enjoy? Crocker Art Museum’s art auctions may have...
sspca doggy dash

SSPCA’s Doggy Dash Goes Virtual

Sacramento SPCA’s Doggy Dash won’t be a walk in the park this year—but it can be a walk in your own neighborhood!  For its 27th annual fundraiser, SSPCA is encouraging everyone to join in its...
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Chat With Good Morning America’s Adrienne Bankert

Adrienne Bankert is a familiar face with a timeless, yet timely, message: Kindness is key.This Wednesday, June 24, the broadcast journalist and Good Morning America correspondent will discuss her debut book, Your Hidden Superpower:...
film festival

French Film Festival Goes Virtual

Chances are, you’re not flying off to Paris this week for the romantic vacation of a lifetime. (Even if those were your plans, pandemics sure have a funny way of putting travel on pause.)...
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Zoom-Free Summer Theater Camps

During a typical summer, local performing arts camps attract hundreds of kids eager to hone their acting, singing and dancing skills, meet new friends and perform in showcases or full-scale productions.But, as we all...
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Clay Dates!

If the extent of your experience with ceramics is when you last watched Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze at the potter’s wheel in that iconic love scene in the 1990 film “Ghost,” then it’s...
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STC’s Summer Camps Go Virtual

Now that it’s June and school is almost out, families with children are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief as they switch off Google Classroom (or whatever distance-learning platform their children have relied...

The Auction Must Go On!

June 6–13, 2020Effie Yeaw Nature Center, the gem of the American River Parkway in Carmichael’s Ancil Hoffman Park, is still closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, its annual art auction is...

One Chance To See 'One Lucky Elephant'

With news out of Ohio of the potentially dangerous and devastating consequences of keeping wild and exotic animals in captivity filling the airwaves this past week, the award-winning documentary One Lucky Elephant—making its only...