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Knit One... Purl Two

Knit One... Purl Two

Sacramento -- During the last six years, these cozy crocheters -- Jean Nakano, Karolyn Simon and Cheryl Allen -- volunteer at St. John's Shelter for Women and Children teaching residents the art of knitting and crocheting. Today, the project has 12 volunteers who share their love of creating handmade delights with many women and children who find safety at the shelter.

Wine, cheese and art! FACES opens April 4

Wine, cheese and art!  FACES opens April 4

Opening April 4  

Please plan to join us for our showcase of Rancho Cordova art.

Join us! 

Artists Reception

5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4

Rancho Cordova City Hall

FREE

Refreshments * Meet the Artists

Source: Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community  Council

de Vere's Pub Hosts St. Baldrick's Foundation's Childhood Cancer Research, "Battle of the Pubs!"

de Vere's Pub Hosts St. Baldrick's Foundation's Childhood Cancer Research, "Battle of the Pubs!"

  Local Volunteers Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research

Please Join Us!


Local St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser event to raise money for life-saving research

SACRAMENTO – MARCH 11, 2013 4-8 p.m. and DAVIS - MARCH 13, 2013 5-8 p.m. It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events: where more than 50 shavees will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.

Ready for Spring? American River Parkway Invites You to Participate...Time to Spring into Action!

Ready for Spring?  American River Parkway Invites You to Participate...Time to Spring into Action!

 

March Volunteer Opportunities

  

Volunteer with us at the ARPF Demonstration Garden

Saturday, March 2, 2013
9am-12pm

We will be adding mulch to the garden and transplanting some small plants.

Where: ARPF Demonstration Garden
5700 Arden Way

Park in front of the office in the "No Parking" area.

Thin Mints Are Here!!!

Thin Mints Are Here!!!

Sacramento -- Girl Scout cookies are (finally) here -- but only until Sunday, March 17.

Or, until they sell out... a sad fact I experienced last year.

Locate dates, times and locations where these fabulous once-upon-a-year treats are sold at www.girlscouts.org and enter your zip code to find Thin Mints and other delights!

Remember -- when Girl Scout cookies are gone, it's an entire year before they appear again.  Stock up now!  (You'll thank me later.)

Million Message March Helps To Motivate & Inspire

Million Message March Helps To Motivate & Inspire

 

 

Sacramento Based International Advocacy Group Puts Angels In Action

To date more than 1,000 child advocates from throughout the United States have committed to posting about National Child Abuse Prevention Month to and with over 1,000 of their social media friends,bringing the anticipated total meaningful messages displayed on the internet  about this important program to well over a million before April 1st when the tribute month officially begins.

Posts include symbols, graphics, and links to news stories, lists of how folks can become involved and other helpful information; all with a secondary message of mobilizing as many people as possible working to better protect young people.

Kaiser Permanente employees make it a true season of giving throughout the community

Kaiser Permanente employees make it a true season of giving throughout the community

The holiday season is one of many times throughout the year when the people of Kaiser Permanente come together to touch the lives of those in the community.

Physicians and staff in the greater Sacramento region helped make it a happy holiday for those in need, giving to dozens of projects from toy and book drives to shoe and food collections. Some physicians even took children on their own shopping sprees.

Kaiser Permanente doctors and several departments were among those who jumped into action to help at the last minute when a local agency was short gifts for some of its clients. A truck loaded with more than 200 presents donated by Kaiser Permanente staff was delivered to families in the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center (SAEHC).