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Hit the street in boxers and briefs at the fifth annual Sacramento Undy Run

02/10/16

Hit the street in boxers and briefs at the fifth annual Sacramento Undy Run

Boxers or briefs? Race with your choice of skivvies at Sacramento’s fifth annual Undy Run/Walk, which will take place in William Land Park on Feb. 27. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, the charity event invites Sacramento runners to partake in a timed 5K or 1-mile walk wearing underthings, from the blue camouflage boxer shorts provided for registered runners to themed attire like superhero costumes. “We’ve seen dogs in tutus and people dressed as Superman, Batman and even Colon Cancer Man,” says Gabrielle Nadel, coordinator for the Colon Cancer Alliance. “It puts a lighthearted, easy spin to something that is very serious.” Kids can scamper along a 1-mile fun run, and racers can compete in a costume contest and walk through a massive...

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10 fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

02/03/16

10 fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

From a cupid-themed midtown pub crawl to a romantic train ride along the river, we’ve rounded up 10 events taking place this Valentine's Day weekend that are sure to make your heart skip a beat. Cupid’s Revenge Pub Crawl Feb. 13 At this interactive pre-Valentine's Day pub crawl, participants will partake in a photo scavenger hunt with tasks such as kissing a stranger’s head or singing a Katy Perry song at the top of their lungs. Crawlers hashtag finds on Instagram and Twitter and perform Yelp check-ins at bars along the midtown route (the names of which will be announced the day of) to receive drink specials like pink “Cupid’s kiss” shooters. Don’t forget your bow and arrows—there will be a costume...

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10 exhibits and events to check out on Sacramento Museum Day

02/01/16

10 exhibits and events to check out on Sacramento Museum Day

Mark your calendars—Sacramento Museum Day is back on Feb. 6. Here is the lowdown on 10 museums and parks around the region that are opening their doors for free admission. Happy exploring! Aerospace Museum of California Get a high-flying experience without leaving the ground at this McClellan museum’s rare open cockpit day, during which you can climb inside aircraft like fighter planes, a Convair VC-131D that once flew the California governors, a Boeing 727 formerly operated by FedEx and an Air Force helicopter nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant. The museum will also host an aviation-themed art contest for kids and talks with members of the Tuskegee Airmen’s local chapter and World War II reenactors, who will discuss that era of aviation history. 3200 Freedom Park...

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Five fun things to do for Day of the Dead in Sacramento

10/28/15

Five fun things to do for Day of the Dead in Sacramento

For 3,000 years, communities have celebrated the memory of departed loved ones on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with elaborate altars, food, parades and dance. Observe this timeless tradition at one of these five local events for the living. El Panteón de Sacramento Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Midtown’s La Raza Galeria Posada brings classic Día de los Muertos traditions together with the spirit of Mexico at this sixth annual El Panteón (the cemetery) of Sacramento. This two-day event (that drew more than 5,000 attendees last year) will feature an altar created by local community members and artists, as well as a parade and a 12-piece street band with a Mexican flair. Marigolds will be available for altar offerings to help guide spirits home, along with...

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Six must-visit spots to hit in Apple Hill this fall

10/23/15

Six must-visit spots to hit in Apple Hill this fall

With 50 farms and ranches that call Apple Hill home, it can be hard to know which ones to hit. Here's the lowdown on six of our hilltop favorites. Rainbow Orchards The aroma of hot apple cider donuts greets hundreds of visitors every year as they enter the colorfully painted farmhouse of Rainbow Orchards. The addictive fried cakes are served hot and made to order using cider pressed on-site from the farm's own apples and sprinkled with granulated sugar. If you're looking for baked goodness, try the Pink Lady apple pie, a twist on the traditional holiday dessert made with sweety Pink Lady apples (instead of the usual tart Granny Smith) or the new nectarine pie. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 2569 Larsen Dr. Camino. 530-644-1594. rainboworchards.net Grandpa’s...

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