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August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum

August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to recognize August 2016 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and “Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains” exhibit.

In recognition of Toy Train month, 14 toy cabooses from the Museum’s impressive collection will be introduced – for the first time – in the crowd-favorite “Small Wonders” exhibit, one of which is quite rare. Prized Caboose No. 2129 was manufactured between 1908-1913 by Voltamp Electric Manufacturing Company, is blue in color with gold painted lettering “B&O” and “2129” and pin striping on both sides, has an 8-window cupola, and features other eye-catching detail sure to capture the interest of dedicated toy train collectors and casual enthusiasts alike.

Local museums to showcase variety and diversity with interactive booth at the State Fair

Local museums to showcase variety and 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 8-24, 2016) 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 (southwest 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:
Guests can experience what it’s like to sit in a F-16 Pilot Procedures Trainer provided by the Aerospace Museum of California;

Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

Railroad museum invites guests to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation invites guests to celebrate dad on Father’s Day weekend with memorable steam train ride and even first-class service aboard an air-conditioned vintage lounge car on June 18 & 19, 2016. All weekend long, guests can enjoy excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad pulled by the recently restored and popular vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10.

Steam train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats or VIP train ride experiences onboard the Museum’s beautifully restored first class El Dorado lounge car.

City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

City of Elk Grove Big Truck Day

Celebrate National Public Works Week with the City of Elk Grove at Big Truck Day.  Honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with GIANT bubbles, enjoy storytime, and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a City at this FREE event geared towards kids 2-6.  Food trucks and fun included!

 

City of Elk Grove Bike & Bite

City of Elk Grove Bike & Bite

Set down your keys and dust off those handlebars for Bike & Bite, the City of Elk Grove's newes event.   We've partnered with Sacto MoFo's Food Truck Mania event to celebrate May is Bike Month with food truck coupons for those that arrive on 2 wheels.  Enjoy FREE bike valet service, a BMX bike stunt show, the May is Bike Month Energizer Station, complimentary bike check-ups courtesy of Elk Grove Bike Shop, vendors and more!   Admission is absolutely free and open to all ages!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Old Town Plaza, Elk Grove

9615 Railroad Avenue

Elk Grove,  Ca  95624

www.elkgrovecity.org

 

 

CITRUS! SOME FOR YOU, SOME TO SHARE.

CITRUS! SOME FOR YOU, SOME TO SHARE.

It is citrus season, and I am so excited because my little one year old Meyer lemon tree has four lemons on it!  They will be ready to pick soon.  Our 40-year old orange tree is full and ready to harvest.

"Elf" on the 12th Merry Movie Night!

"Elf" on the 12th Merry Movie Night!

Experience the magic of Old Town Elk Grove over the holidays.  Bring your blanket and lawn chair and enjoy "Merry Movie Night", a special outdoor showing of "Elf" under the stars and twinkling lights.  Pre-movie activities begin at 5:00pm including a holiday sing-along with our friends from Mix96, a sELFie station, and an "Elf Yourself" costume contest for a chance to win a prize.  The film will begin at 6:30pm, weather permitting.  This free activity is open to all ages and is presented by the City of Elk Grove and the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation.

Donation of new, unwrapped toys for the Elk Grove Police and Fire Department annual toy drive are being accepted and a raffle will take place for those donating to win goodies from local businesses.  Snacks will also be available for purchase on site.