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Sacramento to attempt world’s largest Easter egg hunt

03/27/15

Sacramento to attempt world’s largest Easter egg hunt

Ready to hop your way into the record books, Sacramento? On Saturday, April 4—the day before Easter—kids from around the Sacramento region are invited to search for some of the 505,000 Easter eggs that will be strewn about Capitol Park and Capitol Mall in an attempt to break the 2007 Guinness world record that was set in 2007 when 9,753 children made off with 501,000 eggs at the Cypress Garden Adventure Park in Florida. And while "The World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt" is free to all kids 12 and under (accompanied by an adult, of course), $20 VIP tickets are also available, and all proceeds from the sale of those tickets will go to support Blue Heart International, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that combats child sex trafficking and rehabilitates survivors....

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10 warm-weather ways to “spring” forward this season

03/26/15

10 warm-weather ways to “spring” forward this season

’Tis the season to go outside and smell the roses. From garden tours, to a scenic 10K and a strawberry festival, here are 10 ways to have the ultimate spring fling this year. Midtown Foodie Grub & Pub Crawl March 28 Eat, drink and be merry at three midtown restaurants (Capital Dime, Hot Italian and Kupros) during this interactive walking tour. Tickets get guests 21 and over one signature dish (presented by the chef who created it) and drink at each restaurant, and a behind-the-scenes look of the kitchens. Guests will be able to take full advantage of spring weather with patio seating at Capital Dime. And be sure to bring some cash: Raffles for prizes—such as a stay at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and gift cards to restaurants like Trick Pony—benefiting the Active...

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7 festive events to check out this Easter

03/23/15

7 festive events to check out this Easter

With Easter rolling in, it’s time to dig into a basket full of egg hunts and other festivities we’ve picked up in and around town. From an epic egg hunt where trolls and goblins lurk to visiting the Easter Bunny aboard a train or river cruise, here are 10 Easter celebrations to hop to this holiday. Easter Egg Express March 28–April 5 All aboard for this trip through West Sacramento—a three-hour train ride (which runs through two weekends and the week in between) where parents and children can decorate bags while listening to an on-board reading of the storybook Sierra’s Easter Train Adventure (which select ticket holders can also take home), written and illustrated by Davis-based author Shelle Hart. The train will make a stop at Elkhorn Park, where the...

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6 fantastic farm tours where you can spring into the new season

03/16/15

6 fantastic farm tours where you can spring into the new season

Warming weather, flowers abloom, fresh produce and cute baby animals are telltale signs that spring is almost here. And to kick off the new season, many of our region’s farms are offering public tours of their picturesque grounds—here are six of them taking place around the Sacramento area. Open Farm Day at Full Belly Farm March 22 Fans of Full Belly’s “Organic Farm Box” CSA program can get to know the source of their produce a little better at this event—and maybe even get to know one of the more than 150 baby lambs frolicking around the farm during this afternoon open house. This year’s lamb-and-wool theme includes a Sheep to Shawl event at the Grange Community Hall (where visitors can participate in hands-on activities of spinning...

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Ring in the new year (again) at Little Saigon's inaugural Lunar Flower Fest

02/12/15

Ring in the new year (again) at Little Saigon's inaugural Lunar Flower Fest

If New Year’s festivities are your favorite kind of celebration, then the denizens of Little Saigon Plaza—a growing cultural destination on Stockton Boulevard—have you covered all weekend with their inaugural Lunar Flower Fest. Coming to the plaza on Feb. 14 and 15, the festival invites guests from around the region to participate in traditional preparations for the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 19. Popularly known as Chinese New Year, the colorful multicultural celebration (observed by the area’s Korean and Vietnamese communities as well) recognizes the first day of the lunar calendar. With a goal of promoting diversity and supporting local businesses, Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce president Mai Nguyen says her organization...

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