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Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

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 October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

“Pumpkin Science” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 3 & 4
It’s the season for Jack-o-lanterns! Visit the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center to enjoy family-friendly pumpkin stations to learn a bit about this squash. Plus, kids 12 and younger craft a paper pumpkin to take home as fall décor. For more, visit www.thediscovery.org

LET'S GET DRESSED.

LET'S GET DRESSED.

One simple change you can make to drastically improve your health is to remove any and all processed sauces, dips and dressings from your diet.  Store-bought dressings in particular are often lacking in nutrients and fiber, and are high in unpronounceable preservatives, salt, sugar and unnecessary, unhealthy fats (and can taste artificial). 

Try this super easy and quick formula for making your own amazing salad dressings, dips and sauces.  Have fun, play with the ingredients.  The possibilities are endless!

 

M&M Senior Living Open House in Orangevale on Wednesday, 7/15!

M&M Senior Living Open House in Orangevale on Wednesday, 7/15!

Owners of M&M Senior Living, a new and unique 16-bed assisted living facility in Orangevale, are hosting a complimentary Open House on Wednesday evening, July 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.   In addition to its boutique size and welcoming feel, what sets it apart is that one of the business owners is a family physician -- Dr. Mark DeBruin -- who has a medical practice nearby, helps to oversee the facility and stops by on a nearly daily or as-needed basis. 

Offering a high quality of care for residents, a few highlights of M&M Senior Living include the following:  

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity  With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 10-26, 2015) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in our region.   State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (northeast corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:

Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for kids.  

Below is a listing of activities available this summer at various Sacramento area museums in 2015 but space is limited and camps are filling up fast.  Parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org


Four-Day Aviation Camp
June 15-18; July 6-9; July 20-23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$225
Students ages 13-17

Summer campers will visit the United States Coast Guard Station at McClellan Field. Museum staff will also arrange for each student to take a free flight with a registered pilot.

Flight and Space Camp
June 22-25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

YourTake: St. Patrick's Day 2015

News10 viewers share photos of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Did you wear green on Tuesday, or go out to enjoy a Guinness? Give us YourTake on St. Patrick's Day 2015

March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;