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5 bucolic farms to visit during Placer County’s Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days

11/20/17

5 bucolic farms to visit during Placer County’s Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days

Celebrate Placer County’s bountiful citrus season during Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days, which takes place over two weekends in December (Dec. 2-3 and 16-17) and features everything from orchard tours and hayrides to mandarin blossom honey tastings. View a map of all of the participating farms here and read on for five fruit-full highlights. Colwell Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch You can’t miss the charming 100-year-old green carriage outside this family-run ranch in Penryn, where you can load up on Owari Satsuma mandarins, tour the 8-acre orchard with a view of Mount Diablo, sip Mount Saint Joseph’s wine and snack on freshly baked peach pie on the covered patio. Sample homemade treats like mandarin barbecue sauce, mandarin marmalade and the ranch’s...

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Disney legends will descend upon Sacramento for upcoming appearances

11/13/17

Disney legends will descend upon Sacramento for upcoming appearances

Disney fans won’t have to travel to the Happiest Place on Earth to feel its magic in the coming months as Stage Nine Entertainment in Old Sacramento hosts a parade of Disney legends leading up to its 25th anniversary celebration in May. The first event on Nov. 18 will feature a book signing and autograph session with Margaret Kerry, who served as the figure model for Tinker Bell in Disney’s 1953 animated film Peter Pan. The 88-year-old former actress—whose prolific Hollywood career included roles in The Little Rascals, The Andy Griffith Show and voice overs for the 1960s children’s animated series Clutch Cargo—will host a Q&A and sign her 2016 memoir Tinker Bell Talks: Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here....

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Musical series that began inside an apartment to find home at Capital Stage for one night

11/01/17

Musical series that began inside an apartment to find home at Capital Stage for one night

On May 5, 2017, almost 30 people squeezed into David Taylor Gomes’ and Wesley Gomes’ 750-square-foot apartment at midtown’s Warehouse Artist Lofts to watch a live musical the couple created. The show, Boxed Up: The Musical—part rom-com, part societal discourse—follows Marion (played by Lizzy Poore), a lovable shut-in who makes a living reviewing products online, orders everything she needs from the Internet and develops anxiety at the thought of leaving the safe confines of her apartment, until she falls for Jake (played by Joshua Glenn), the handsome delivery guy. “It’s our very light commentary on the digital world we live in and how communication breaks down when we put screens in front of each other,” says Joelle Robertson, who...

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Sacramento Archives Crawl will celebrate the city’s historic oddities

10/03/17

Sacramento Archives Crawl will celebrate the city’s historic oddities

In honor of National Archives Month, four local institutions will display rare artifacts and treasures from their collections for the seventh annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Oct. 7. During the free event, the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Public Library and California State Library will lead visitors on tours of their facilities, including temperature-controlled rooms where artifacts are kept under lock and key. This year’s theme “It Came from the Archives?!” pays homage to the Northern California’s unusual relics. “A lot of people think that archives tend to have serious documents and we do have those,” says Dylan McDonald, deputy city historian at the Center for Sacramento History and a coordinator of...

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Find cooking demos, fresh fruit, food trucks and more at the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Festival

09/19/17

Find cooking demos, fresh fruit, food trucks and more at the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Festival

On Saturday, Sept. 23, over 65,000 people are expected to descend upon Capitol Mall for the fifth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival, a free event that celebrates the region’s agricultural bounty. Between 3rd and 7th streets, event-goers can peruse booths from over 100 regional purveyors, like local farms, wineries and breweries, which will be serving up their signature fare and forking over samples. Expect scoops of plum gelato from Conscious Creamery, wildflower honey from East Sacramento’s The Bee Box and loaves of birdseed bread from Upper Crust Baking Co. Popular downtown Sacramento brewery Ruhstaller will be pouring its Three Families Hop Sac ale at the beer and wine pavilion, while local growers like Capay Organic and Soil Born Farms offer up fresh samples of...

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