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    Fire Station Open Houses (May-July)

    Presented by City of Sacramento

    May 7 - July 30, 2016

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    Come on out to your local fire station and see what your hometown heroes do every day. Take a tour of the station, climb aboard a working truck or engine, collect some informative brochures on disaster preparedness, and even meet Sparky the Firedog.

    Open House schedule:
    -May 7: Station 2 (1229 I St.) ...more



    Golden State Race Series

    Presented by Rio Strada Racing

    April 30 - May 1, 2016

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    Drawing cyclists from around the western United States, the Golden State Race Series packs the all the action of a major USA Cycling-sanctioned Criterium and Circuit Race into the...more

    Great Scott Bike and Walk Event (May is Bike Month)

    May 1, 2016

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    The Great Scott Bike and Walk Event allows cyclists and pedestrians to explore more than 30 miles of beautiful country roads, centered around Scott Road, for five hours.

    For course map and...more

    Elk Grove Nonprofit Roundup (BIG DoG 2016)

    at Project R.I.D.E. Arena, Elk Grove

    May 3, 2016

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    Is your heart in Elk Grove? The BIG Day of Giving is your chance to give where your heart is, and Project R.I.D.E. is throwing a party to celebrate you!...more

    Sacramento History Museum Open House (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento

    May 3, 2016

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    This Big Day of Giving, let the Sacramento History Museum say “Thank you,” and show you what the...more

    Midway Carnival (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Davis Arts Center at Davis Arts Center, Davis

    May 3, 2016

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    This BIG Day of Giving 2016, join seven local non-profits to play carnival games and celebrate the work they do in the...more

    Pathways Free Breakfast (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Pathways to Recreation, Inc. at La Sierra Community Center, Carmichael

    May 3, 2016

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    Join Pathways to Recreation, Inc. and the BIG Day of Giving for a free breakfast prepared by...more

    Thank You Party (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Women's Wisdom Art and Sacramento Poetry Center at Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento

    May 3, 2016

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    Join in for a little Big Day of Giving celebration as a thank you to donors to ...more

    Scottish Festival (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Davis Musical Theatre Company at Davis Musical Theatre Co. Performing Arts Center, Davis

    May 3, 2016

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    Davis Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) will be participating in its third ...more

    Cueing Up Leadership (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program at Blue Cue, Sacramento

    May 3, 2016

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    Come mix with Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program fellows and supporters. In honor of the ...more

    IMCS Mien Foodies (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Iu-Mien Community Services

    May 3, 2016

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    Iu-Mien Community Services (IMCS) are excited to invite you to another huge and historic event for the...more

    Big Heart Celebration (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Yolo Hospice

    May 3, 2016

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    Yolo Hospice is opening their doors for the ...more

    Early Bird Breakfast (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by International House - Davis at International House - Davis, Davis

    May 3, 2016

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    Start your BIG Day of Giving morning off right with a pastry and a good...more

    Celebration Tours (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento

    May 3, 2016

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    Learn more about Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS) on the ...more

    Woof it Up (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by KDRT FM

    May 3, 2016

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    Music Only Makes Sense invites you to a community event celebrating the BIG Day of Giving. The event supports ...more

    Volunteer at the Distribution Center (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

    May 3, 2016

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    See the impact that your gift makes by coming to volunteer at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' (SFBFS) Distribution Center on the ...more

    Lunch and Coffee Break Strings Ensemble (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

    May 3, 2016

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    Join the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera for a lovely strings ensemble to celebrate the ...more

    Philharmonic Ensemble (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and Loaves & Fishes at Loaves and Fishes, Sacramento

    May 3, 2016

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    Join a small brass ensemble of the Sacramento Philharmonic at Loaves and Fishes to...more

    Shop with Strings (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

    May 3, 2016

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    Shop at Raley's and listen to a lovely strings ensemble by the Sacramento Philharmonic Opera. They will be celebrating huge wins for the day...more

    Open House (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Capitol Ballet Company

    May 3, 2016

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    Capitol Ballet Company invites the public to join them for an open house on the BIG Day of Giving. This will...more

    Smart Start (BIG DoG 2016)

    Presented by Friends of the Woodland Public Library

    May 3, 2016

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    Join the Friends of the Woodland Public Library for a Smart Start to your day on the BIG Day of...more

    Wednesday Nooner: City of Trees Brass Band

    Presented by UNIQUE Programs at Sacramento State (CSUS) - Union Serna Plaza, Sacramento

    May 4, 2016

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    Sacramento State’s University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a Wednesday Nooner concert featuring City of Trees Brass...more

    Adaptive Scuba Diving Class

    Presented by Spinal Cord Injury Support Sac

    May 4, 2016

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    William Holman will be coming this month to talk all about adaptive scuba diving. He has been diving for over 30 years and has a great passion for it. The last five years, he has been working with...more

    Standup Magician: Derek Hughes

    Presented by UNIQUE Programs at Sacramento State (CSUS) - University Union, Sacramento

    May 5, 2016

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    Sacramento State’s The University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a stand-up magician show featuring Derek...more

    Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Fiesta

    Presented by Centro Cocina at Centro Cocina Mexicana, Sacramento

    May 5, 2016

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    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Centro Cocina. They will be throwing a fiesta in the back parking lot with tacos, margaritas, and cervezas.


    Concerts in the Park 2016: James Cavern

    Presented by Downtown Sacramento Partnership at Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento

    May 6, 2016

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    Turning up the volume for 25 years! Grab a beer and join Downtown Sacramento’s largest outdoor happy hour Friday evenings at Cesar Chavez Plaza! Stay social at ...more

    Here’s Looking at You Kid

    Presented by Folsom Public Library at Folsom Public Library, Folsom

    May 6, 2016

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    Join former archivist Michael Troyan for this insider’s account of the history of the famous motion picture company, beginning with the opening of the Warners’ Theatre in 1918 to modern...more

    Beyond Ancestry: Utilizing Free Internet Genealogy Resources

    Presented by Sacramento Public Library at Franklin Community Library, Elk Grove

    May 7, 2016

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    Most people think of Ancestry.com when using the Internet for genealogy research. Did you know there are many, many great genealogy websites...more

    Capitol Park Tree Tour (May)

    Presented by Sacramento Tree Foundation at California State Capitol - North Steps, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a guided walk with a local expert through Sacramento's most diversely planted park, and learn all about the trees and their history. One of the most visited...more

    Indie Craft Fair

    Presented by The Renegade Exchange at Shine, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    It's the season for craft fairs and The Renegade Exchange is kicking off with a little fair before Mother's Day! 30 local vendors with perfect little gift ideas for all will take over Shine. Henna...more

    Bonsai Workshop

    Presented by Exotic Plants, Ltd. at Exotic Plants, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Learn the fundamentals of bonsai care including training, trimming, and fertilizing. The event will be conducted by bonsai enthusiast Timm Johnson who has been a bonsai instructor for the...more

    Fire Station Open House: Station 2

    Presented by City of Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Bring your families and come on out to your local fire station. Meet the firefighters and medics who protect your neighborhood; tour the station; pick up some safety brochures; and take an...more

    Food-Cycle (Compost) Celebration

    Presented by Green Restaurants Alliance Sacramento (GRAS)

    May 7, 2016

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    Join Sacramento’s healthy soil movement! Food-Cycle (Compost) Celebration is Sacramento's fifth annual celebration of International Compost Awareness Week. This is an educational compost/soil...more

    Jane Jacobs Roll: Punk Rock Bike Ride

    Presented by Preservation Sacramento at Crest Theatre, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Join William Burg of Preservation Sacramento's board of directors and Mickie Rat of veteran Sacramento punk band The Secretions for a 90-minute bike ride visiting places important to the long and...more

    Jane Jacobs Walk: Oak Park in Three Centuries

    Presented by Preservation Sacramento at Old Soul at 40 Acres, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Oak Park began as Sacramento's first streetcar suburb in the 1880s, growing into a thriving neighborhood that led the charge for annexation to the city of Sacramento by 1911. In the wake of...more

    Jane Jacobs Walk: Homesteading the Grid

    Presented by Preservation Sacramento at Crocker Park, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    The first "urban planners" of Sacramento were Captain William H. Warner, Lt. Edward Ord, and Lieutenants Edward Ord and Willaim Tecumseh Sherman, who designed Sacramento's central city grid, to...more

    Jane Jacobs' Preservation Planning Walks 2016

    Presented by Preservation Sacramento at Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    Jane Jacobs Walks and Jane Jacobs Roll are a continent-wide series of walks and bike rides based on the principles of Jane Jacobs, author of ...more

    Mother Nature Stroll

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    May 7, 2016

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    Join a Naturalist for a morning walk in the Nature Area. Discover what many of nature’s moms are up to this time of year.

    Note: Sign-ups taken the day of the event. Space is limited.


    Northern California NAMIWalks

    Presented by NAMI Sacramento at William Land Park, Sacramento

    May 7, 2016

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    This Northern California NAMIWalk is a 5k walkathon fundraiser through William Land Park . The event builds public awareness for NAMI Sacramento and ten other surrounding NAMI affiliates,...more

    Mack Road Spring Fair

    Presented by Mack Road Partnership

    May 5 - May 8, 2016

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    The Mack Road Spring Fair celebrates the community for four fun-filled days. Attendees can enjoy rides, games, and food this extended holiday. The proceeds will go to the ReImagine Mack Road...more

    Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Show

    Presented by Sacramento Cactus & Succulent Society at Shepard Garden and Art Center, Sacramento

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

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    The Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society will hold its 56th Annual Show and Sale! Decorative containers and plants will be for sale. A free plant will be given to the first 50 guests each...more

    Mother's Day Tea Party in the Park

    at Carmichael Park, Carmichael

    May 8, 2016

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    Come celebrate mothers at the Carmichael Park Farmers Market! During this special tea service, mothers can enjoy a variety of teas, desserts, chocolate covered berries, and a raffle. Raffle...more

    Whole Earth Festival 2016

    May 6 - May 8, 2016

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    The Whole Earth Festival is a free, family-friendly zero waste three-day art, education, food, and music festival which takes place on the UC Davis campus annually during Mother’s Day Weekend. A...more

    Rise Strong Against Eating Disorders: Recovering

    Presented by Eating Recovery Center- California at Swanston Community Center , Sacramento

    May 11, 2016

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    For so many who've made it through treatment for an eating disorder, you've changed the behaviors. You've changed how you look at your eating disorder. You've changed that part of your...more

    Financial Future

    Presented by Senior Legal Hotline at Oak Park Community Center, Sacramento

    May 12, 2016

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    As you empty the gutters, clean your windows, and change out winter linens, don't forget to dust off your finances. There is a lot that can be done to organize paperwork for retirement plans...more

    Concerts in the Park 2016: New Kingston

    Presented by Downtown Sacramento Partnership at Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento

    May 13, 2016

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    Turning up the volume for 25 years! Grab a beer and join Downtown Sacramento’s largest outdoor happy hour Friday evenings at Cesar Chavez Plaza! Stay social at ...more

    9th Annual iFest (International Festival)

    Presented by Cordova Community Council at Village Green Park, Rancho Cordova

    May 14, 2016

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    The Rancho Cordova iFest is a festival celebrating the ethnic diversity of the community and reaching out to newcomer groups by offering an opportunity for them to showcase their cultural...more

    Stigma Free 2016

    Presented by Sacramento County at Clunie Community Center, Sacramento

    May 14, 2016

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    Stigma Free 2016 is a celebration recognizing Mental Health Month. Join in for a resource fair, health screenings, live art demonstration, spoken word performances, prize drawings,...more

    Walk on the Wildside

    May 14, 2016

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    Bring the family and join Regional San’s Bufferlands staff for the annual Walk on the Wildside event, a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

    Walk on the Wildside...more

    Fire Station Open House: Station 6

    Presented by City of Sacramento

    May 14, 2016

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    Bring your families and come on out to your local fire station. Meet the firefighters and medics who protect your neighborhood; tour the station; pick up some safety brochures; and take an...more

    National Fitness Month

    Presented by Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries

    May 15, 2016

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    Join the COR fitness team for a morning of fitness fun. Sample a variety of fitness formats for a great workout.


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