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From comics to clothing, midtown offers exciting & eclectic 2nd Saturday activities on August 12

From comics to clothing, midtown offers exciting & eclectic 2nd Saturday activities on August 12

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, August 12, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital”

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a very special “Hands on History: Frontier Medicine – Sacramento’s First Hospital” event on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cool eats, drinks & special activities at the Midtown Farmers Market in August

Cool eats, drinks & special activities at the Midtown Farmers Market in August

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to announce refreshing and fun special activities happening in August at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining cooking demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef and sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

Along with plenty of beautiful trees and shady spots, Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following in August:

Iconic Railroad Museum mural revitalization part of Wide Open Walls Festival

Iconic Railroad Museum mural revitalization part of Wide Open Walls Festival

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are excited to announce a significant revitalization of the iconic and freeway-facing mural will be part of the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival happening August 10-20, 2017. The large-scale 25’ tall X 21’ wide mural is secured on the side of the California State Railroad Museum building and is clearly visible by drivers on the heavily traveled I-5 freeway.

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

O.J. Simpson won't be invited to USC practices, functions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson won't be invited to watch practice or take part in any official functions at his alma mater this fall following his release from prison... Read More

Horsing Around

Horsing Around

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Forget gold, horses really built this country! The pioneer economy was dependent on horses for industry, travel, communication, and often for their very lives. Meet ranchers, wagon makers, blacksmiths, and horseshoers galore, and our very own Pony Express rider, Warren Upson. Come see the horses of the modern Pony Express! Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information call (916) 448-0811

Arden Hills offers complimentary fashion show & bridal open house on 8/6

Arden Hills offers complimentary fashion show & bridal open house on 8/6

Known as the area’s premier wedding destination, Arden Hills is proud to present a very special Bridal Open House & Fashion Show on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Complimentary to attend, newly engaged couples, wedding planners and guests will be treated to delicious brunch bites, champagne and guided tours of the luxurious property complete with three elegant ballrooms, two lush wedding courtyards, amazing overnight Villas and the award-winning Spa and Salon.

Seven tips to master the grill this summer

(Family Features) Becoming a master of the grill doesn’t have to be complicated. Test out these seven tips for quick marinades, flavorful sauces and marinade hacks to take your summer grilling to the next level.  
Find more recipes and tips at McCormick.com or check out McCormick on Facebook and Pinterest.
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City Hall Blood Drive Seeks Donors

The Bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot on Tuesday, August 15th from 9 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. Help save a life by donating blood and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $250 fuel gift card.

You must be at least 16 years old to donate blood with a signed parent consent form (available in English or Spanish).

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