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Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

 

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce an upcoming new exhibit titled “See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist” opening Friday, November 21, 2014, in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery. More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature of railroading in popular American culture.  

 

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

In addition to getting a flu shot annually, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc. 

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

The Yolo County departments of Employment & Social Services and Health Services invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Winters Service Center, located at 111 East Grant Avenue in Winters, on Thursday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Winters Service Center opened its doors on October 20 to provide employment services; eligibility services for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs; children’s mental health services (two days per week); and beginning January 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services (two days per month).

Chris Proctor Concert and Workshop

Chris Proctor Concert and Workshop
Chris Proctor Concert and Workshop
11-15-2014 - 11-15-2014
Davis Arts Center
http://www.davisartscenter.org/events/event/chris-proctor-in-concert/
Admission: Adult Advance $18 Adult Door $20 Seniors & Students Advance $13 Seniors & Students Door $15 Children (ages 0-12) Advance $8 Children (ages 0-12) Door $10
 
(530) 756-4100
office@davisartscenter.org
https://53653.blackbaudhosting.com/53653/Chris-Proctor-Fingerstyle-Guitar
Start Time(s): Sat 7:30pm-9pm
Davis Arts Center presents Chris Proctor, National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish, and Windham Hill recording artist
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Winters Community Library Open House Celebrates 5th Anniversary November 5

Winters Community Library Open House Celebrates 5th Anniversary November 5

In celebration of Yolo County’s Winters Community Library’s fifth year in its current location at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, an open house will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The open house will include activities for all ages, including crafts, story time and light refreshments.  The Balloon Lady will be in attendance as well as a number of community groups showcasing their talents, including the Needle Arts group, the RPG group (teen gaming) and the Book Menders.  The Yolo Reads literacy program will be playing word games such as Apples to Apples and Bananagrams, and the Tales 4 Tails program will allow kids to read aloud to a trained therapy dog.

“Come celebrate the Winters Community Library with us and enjoy good food and good company on November 5,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

Found: Halloween Funtivities

Found: Halloween Funtivities

By Ashley Robinson Originally posted Oct. 18, 2012

Updates By Jamee Villa & Chantel Elder Oct. 15, 2014

October is the best month of the year. I mean, how amazing is it when it’s 100 degrees one day, and a crisp 76 the next? It’s like Mother Nature finally let out a deep breath and the world sprung to life with golden leaves and bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds and a soft breeze … and yes, I love October.

But what makes this month particularly important is the celebration of the year’s best holiday: Halloween. I am a fiend for it. I spend the entire month trying to find scary books, watching scary movies – even ones like “The Others” and “The Sixth Sense” in which the ending makes up the whole point of the movie – and going places that embrace the Halloween spirit.

Here are some of my local(ish) suggestions to get into the holiday spirit in the Sacramento area... Read More