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Alzheimer's Support Group – Carmichael
The Alzheimer’s Support Group – Carmichael meets the fourth Thursday of the month in the American River Community Church’s Fireside Room. The facilitator is Merry Geil. The organization offers a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alz...
American River Community Church
Carmichael, CA

Thu 6/28/18 at 3:30pm-5pm
Thu 7/26/18 at 3:30pm-5pm
Thu 8/30/18 at 3:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
A Life in Prose & Poetry: Eleanor Francis
Join us for an evening with Eleanor Francis as she shares the profound impact prose and poetry have had on her life. She will also share some of her original, personal work with us. She hopes her work and life reflections add something valuable to your ...
Sacramento Public Library - Belle Cooledge
Sacramento, CA

Sat 6/30/18 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
World War I Revisited: Great War in the Sacramento Valley
Sacramento’s own Great War experience will be brought to light on July 1 when Sacramento Room archivists Amanda DeWilde and James Scott present “Great War in the Sacramento Valley.” From the hurried conscription of local boys for the trenches to the advent...
Sacramento Public Library - Central
Sacramento, CA

Sun 7/1/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Read to a Dog
Read to a Dog is a fun and proven method for children to boost their reading skills by reading to trained therapy dogs. This program is great for struggling or reluctant readers – the dogs are great listeners. Children may bring their own books or borrow s...
Sacramento Public Library – McKinley
Sacramento, CA

Tue 7/3/18 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tue 8/7/18 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tue 9/4/18 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Carmichael Cactus & Succulent Society Meeting
Debbie Arrington will speak.
Carmichael Park
Carmichael, CA

Thu 7/5/18 at 10am-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings, Bicycling
Greg LeMond/Tour de France Book Talk
Author Daniel de Visé discusses "The Comeback" (Atlantic Monthly Press), the story of Greg LeMond and the legendary '89 Tour. Greg was Lance Armstrong before Lance Armstrong. He came out of the Northern California cycling circuit to stage an improbable con...
U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
Davis, CA

Sat 7/7/18 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Brain Party
Come join us for a lively and interesting topic "Your Brain" Every second Wednesday of the month we have discussions regarding your health and the brain and how we can take better of ourselves, with caring for our brain. Do you have trouble sleeping, or fa...
Hope Wellness Institute
Fair Oaks, CA

Wed 7/11/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Wed 8/8/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Wed 9/12/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
CA Writers Club, San Joaquin Valley Branch, Speakers Meeting
We offer a friendly setting with speakers to build writing craft, networking with published and pre-published writers. Following the meeting, we offer individual manuscript critiques.Taylor Room, 3rd floor UOP Library.
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Sat 7/14/18 at 12:30pm till 3pm, 3pm till 4:30pm
Sat 8/11/18 at 12:30pm till 3pm, 3pm till 4:30pm
Sat 9/8/18 at 12:30pm till 3pm, 3pm till 4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Genealogy - Getting the Most from Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is an online library of books and other resources in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access for genealogists and other researchers to a world of valuable information. Come learn how to access all the treasures of ...
Sacramento Public Library - Central
Sacramento, CA

Sun 7/15/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Social Event
CannaConvos July Mixer: Fitness/Wellness
Think cannabis enthusiasts are lazy on the couch all day? Think again. There's an emerging market of yoga studios, fitness games, hiking groups, athletes and community runs dedicated to incorporating cannabis (particularly CBD) into their fitness regimen. ...
Antiquite Maison Privee
Sacramento, CA

Tue 7/17/18 at 5:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Support Group – Roseville
The Alzheimer’s Support Group – Roseville meets the third Wednesday of the month at Christ Community Church. The facilitator is Merry Geil. The organization offers a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are ...
Christ Community Church
Carmichael, CA

Wed 7/18/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Wed 8/15/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Wed 9/19/18 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Tour, Food/Tasting
Conversations with History: Living at Vikingsholm
Following a “behind the scenes” tour of Vikingsholm castle in Emerald Bay State Park, guests will enjoy wine from Lucchesi Winery and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard of Vikingsholm. Helen Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spend...
D L Bliss State Park
Tahoe City, CA

Thu 7/19/18 at 5pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental, Animals
Cougars & Conservation with Dr. Rick Hopkins
Dr. Hopkins will argue against traditional kill strategies for controlling the cougar population. Hopkins is co-owner and Senior Conservation Biologist at Live Oak Associates, Inc. (LOA), an ecological consulting firm based in California. Complimentary ref...
Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center
Truckee, CA

Sat 7/21/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
The King of Karaoke & Other Stories
Meet Sacramento Bee columnist Bob Sylva as he shares his debut collection of stories. Bob brings a reporter’s eye for detail, a keen sense of irony, and a touch of magical realism to the short stories in his first book of fiction.
Sacramento Public Library - Arden-Dimick
Sacramento, CA

Sat 7/21/18 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Preparing for Your Financial Future
You can never start too early when it comes to preparing for your financial future! Get tips on how to involve the whole family, prepare for emergencies of all sorts, get tips on investing for the long term and most importantly, avoiding fraud. Roy Chastai...
Sacramento Public Library - Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven
Sacramento, CA

Wed 7/25/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
World War I Revisited: The Reel Great War: Screening World War I Films
American River College history professor John Allen brings his vast knowledge of World War I and cinema to Central Library on July 29 with “The Reel Great War.” Either through the geometric macabre of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in 1920 or the tortured eth...
Sacramento Public Library - Central
Sacramento, CA

Sun 7/29/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Capturing Wakamatsu: A Poetry Workshop
Taylor Graham, El Dorado County’s first Poet Laureate, and award-winning Sacramento-area poet Katy Brown will lead an exploration of farmhouse, barn and surroundings; then ask participants to write a poem inspired by what they’ve experienced. Any who wish ...
Wakamatsu Community Farm
Placerville, CA

Sun 8/5/18 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
World War I Revisited: The Devil's Paintbrush: Machine Guns of the Great War
One of the most devastating weapons of the war is discussed on August 5 when weapons expert and historian Jacob Graham presents “The Devil’s Paintbrush: Machine Guns and the Great War.” The Nevada-based Graham will provide a bevy of rare images as well as ...
Sacramento Public Library - Central
Sacramento, CA

Sun 8/5/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Genealogy - So Many Stories, So Little Time: Why the Back Story Matters
In this lecture Dr. Kathryn Marshall presents a selection of lesser known, fascinating stories from the history that our ancestors actually lived. Knowing what moved them, what threatened and rescued them, and what was on people's minds at the time may tr...
Sacramento Public Library - Central
Sacramento, CA

Sun 8/12/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
The Illuminated Landscape: Literary History of the Sierra Nevada
"The Illuminated Landscape," edited by Gary Noy and Rick Heide, is an anthology of writing about the Sierra Nevada experience from the earliest days to the present by famous authors. Their writings trace the history of the area and changes past amd ongoing...
American River Conservancy and Nature Center
Coloma, CA

Thu 8/16/18 at 6pm-7pm

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