Archive for November, 2016

22nd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

craftHoliday Arts and Crafts Saturday and Sunday December 3-4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Looking for a special and unique handmade gift by local artisans then check out the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show.  The handmade items include but not limited to fabric, gemstones, glass, and needle work.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, 95608
(916) 971-3713

Saturday and Sunday December 3 & 4, 2016
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: Free



Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Old Sacramento Tree Lighting Ceremony

oldsactree002The 58-foot tall Old Sacramento Christmas Tree will be lit Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (Thanksgiving Eve), at 6:00pm Front Street and K Street. Festivities from 5:00pm to about 8:00pm.

The lights and sound of Theatre of Lights begins after the tree lighting Wednesday, November 23, skipping Thanksgiving Day then Thursday through Sundays, at 6:15 and 7:45 from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.

Old Sacramento
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Parking: Old Sacramento Garage (I St & 2nd St), Tower Garage (Capitol & Neasham), and Macy’s West Garage (3rd St & L St).



supermoonIf you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. — Carl Sagan

Supermoons, most of us can’t detect the difference between a supermoon and a regular full moon, using just our eyes. Finely tuned instruments or composite images do show that a supermoon is indeed closer to Earth and thus bigger than an ordinary full moon. Therefore, if we can’t see that a supermoon actually appears larger in the sky, we notice the increased brightness of the supermoon.
Supermoons bring the highest and lowest tides, they follow the date of full moon by a day or two.

The supermoon event happens Sunday November 13 and Monday the 14th.
The best time to observe the supermoon is when the moon is near the horizon during either moonrise or moonset; allegedly, Monday is best. …

Sunday Evening, Nov. 13 — Moonrise — 4:47 pm
Monday Morning, Nov. 14 — Moonset — 6:42 am
Monday Evening, Nov. 14 — Moonrise — 5:34 pm
Tuesday Morning, Nov. 15 — Moonset — 7:54 am

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. — Douglas Adams

Veterans Day Parade 2016

The Sacramento Veterans Day Parade along Capitol Mall Greens begins on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (when World War I officially ended in 1918).

California is home to 1,851,470 veterans.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

The National Park Service invites all visitors to remember our veterans by visiting any National Park Service site free on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

Veterans Day Parade 2016
Capitol Mall Drive Between 3rd & 9th Streets
Friday, November 11, 2016 — 11:00 am

Fall Back 2016


It’s time we turn our clocks back an hour as we return to Standard Time, Sunday morning November 6 at 2:00 am.

Does this mean we get to spend an extra hour at our favorite bar? No, bars actually stop serving alcohol at 1:59 am, one minute before the clocks are set back one hour.

This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Do you like/dislike time change? Check out “Daylight saving time could end in California” a story from February in the Sacramento Bee.

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