International Compost Awareness Week
David from GRAS’ will be our guest on LiveWire this week GRAS’ mission is to grow a sustainable food community in Sacramento. We bring restaurants together with the urban agriculture movement to build healthy climate-resilient neighborhoods in the Sacramento region.
GRAS programs aim to grow awareness and develop local infrastructures in order to create better practices for a sustainable future.
* ReSoil Sacramento – Community Composting
* Zero-Waste Events
* Local Wine – Clarkburg AVA Chenin blanc
* Restaurant Waste Management (Consulting)
* Cork Recycling
GRAS TEACHES the importance of reducing food waste and and other aspects of building sustainable food community.
Sacramento Concert Band
The Sacramento Concert Band is sponsored by the San Juan School District and is composed of adult members of the community who enjoy playing and performing in the Sacramento area. The band was formed in 1969 and is known for the quality of its performances and for playing a wide variety of concert band music. There are nearly 50 musicians in the band ranging in age from 25 to 89. Some of the musicians have been with the band since it was formed; others have played for many years and some new members join each year.
Conductor Grant Parker is chair of the music department at Cosumnes River College where he teaches Concert Band, Brass Choir, Music History, Introduction to Music, History of Jazz and Applied Music. He has conducted the Sacramento Concert Band since 1990 and says that, “Nothing pleases the musicians more than having a large enthusiastic audience.”
The Mothers Day Spring Concert Sunday May 13th, 2:30 PM Free Admission at the Rio Americano High School Center for the Arts 4540 American River Drive
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Soil Born Farms
This week on Live Wire! Soil Born Farms Katie Koch will join us to talk about the organization and upcoming classes.
One of the featured classes – Garden to Vase: Growing Cut Flowers Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
Grow beautiful flowers without tilling the soil! She will talk about how to grow no-till flowering perennials and annuals that do well in our climate throughout the seasons. Students will learn the best flowers for cutting as well as the basics of harvesting and arranging. Join us Live at 5 PM Wednesday April 18th.
Phantoms of the Holbrooke
Wednesday on Live Wire Phantoms of The Holbrooke. In time for Halloween, the Phantoms of the Holbrooke teaser poster! A feature length documentary about the ghosts who haunt the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. It’s the Twilight Zone meets Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Written by Mark Lyon. Poster design by Tim Myers.
Time: April 28, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Delta King Theater
Street: 1000 Front St
NOR CAL ALL-STARS Part 1-4
Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade World Premiere April 25th at Crest SacramentoTheater. There are many reasons why we love Sacramento, but our worldwide reputation as the City of Trees easily tops the list. Our urban forest is simply the best in the nation! Explore the history of Sacramento’s beloved tree canopy at the world premiere of Made in the Shade. Directed by Phil D’Asaro and produced by Westy Roamer Files. This film documents the first of its kind partnership that sparked the largest and most successful energy saving shade tree program in the nation. Tickets are free, although donations are very
welcome. When you RSVP, be sure to reserve your limited edition City of Trees T-shirt – they will be sold out soon!
www.facebook.com/madeintheshadethemovie Join us on Live Wire this Wednesday at 5!
Singers with HART Spring Concert
Christiana Cleveland director of the Singers with HART will be joining Live Wire to talk about Singers with HART and they will be giving a special preview of their Spring Concert.
The Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for beginning and experienced singers alike. The Creative Aging Choral Initiative, which aims to develop the capacity for Sacramento’s older adults to come together as a community and creatively express themselves through song, holds new sessions throughout the year. Led by professional music director Christiana Quick-Cleveland, participants become part of Singers with Hart.
Did you know that singing in a choir not only provides increased lung capacity but also helps lower the risk of falling for older adults? When you are engaged in the regular practice of deep breathing, as you do in choral singing, the result of sitting up to breathe deeply is improved overall posture, which reduces the risk of losing one’s balance and falling. Aside from its physical benefits, singing in a choir also helps older adults maintain an active mind by reading notes or learning a new song. In addition, the sense of belonging, camaraderie, and the thrill of performing you experience singing in a choir contributes to a happier and more joyful outlook in life.
Each year the Sacramento Banjo Band sponsors an annual banjo music festival known as Banjo-Rama. World class banjo stars are featured as soloists and in ensembles. Eddie Peabody, probably the most famous banjo player ever, performed at the very first Banjo-Rama in 1967, in the Governor’s Hall at the old California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento. These musicians are not just plucking chords like grandpa used to do on the back porch! They are genuine pros! Their fingers and hands are sizzling hot, moving faster than the eye can follow, playing everything from classical to popular music.
You’ll be surprised and delighted at their imaginative arrangements, versatility, and precise execution. In addition to banjo virtuoso’s, there will be exciting west coast banjo bands and ragtime piano players. It’s quite a musical spectacle that could just as well have been named the banjo Olympics. This year’s Banjo-Rama will focus on participation – that’s why we’ve renamed it “Banjo-Jam-A-Rama.” There will be lots of opportuni
ty to jam with your friends and the pros, and play for them if you wish! Primarily 4-string banjos are played at Banjo-Rama. Other banjo-compatible instruments are welcome at the jam sessions. We often have ukelele, tuba, bass, gut bucket, drum, clarinet, and occasionally even violin players participate. Banjo-Rama proceeds are a benefit for children’s charities in the Sacramento area. Be sure to attend this year’s Banjo-Rama.
The Shaxspere Project
Amanda DeWilde, Sacramento Library’s Archivist of the Rare Books room and Megan Cooper Co-Producer of the Shaxspere project will be joining us on live wire to talk about the SHAXSPERE PROJECT. The Program is divided into two events:
- A panel meeting entitled: Did De Vere Write Shakespeare? The panel will beopen to the public to discuss the authorship of William Shakespeare at the South meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- California Stage/ Theater Creations will present 50 actors reading five plays from the “Fourth Folio”. Five plays thought to be written by Shakespeare for nearly 150 years. The Folio may be seen in the rare book room at the Main Sacramento library. We call this program The Lost Plays of Shakespeare.The readings will be held in the Wilkerson Theater in Midtown Sacramento located at 1725 25th street from April 25th to May 26, 2018 every Friday at 8:00 PM and every Saturday at 2:00 PM.
The Healing Arts Festival and the 2018 Sacramento Food Film Festival.
The Healing Arts Festival is Sacramento’s Premier Metaphysical, Spiritual and Holistic Expo offering a place for healing of body, mind, and soul. They embrace all spiritual paths and expressions of unity. They strive to offer information and alternatives that lead to a fulfilling, whole, beautiful existence. Expand your possibilities of well-being and achieve balance through ancient healing sciences and spiritual traditions to new thought and holistic modalities.
The Sacramento Food Film Festival Created in 2012 was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters – and to create a community dialogue to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system. Sacramento is one of only 7 cities that has a food film festival in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, the film festival has been a meeting place between filmmakers and viewers, and an important factor in enlivening local culture, building Sacramento’s image as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and fostering its’ attractiveness for tourism and contributing to overall economic development.
‘Tween Earth and Sky
Journey back to a time, long ago, when Ireland was filled with enchantment and bedevilment brought about by supernatural entities who dwell within the invisible world ‘Tween Earth and Sky; a time when a decent Irish man could hardly poke his nose outside the door of his own cottage without chancing upon spirits and witches and all manner of fairy folk who have the ability to bring either good luck or bad luck to mere mortals such as you and I.
Portraying twenty different roles, actor and playwright, Mark Lyon, who is called “a master storyteller” by the Times Colonist of Victoria, Canada, weaves a magical spell through the dramatization of six Irish tales of the supernatural. The tales range from a clever lad’s attempt to outwit a leprechaun to a fiddler lured into the hall of the fairies, to a fatal churchyard wraith, to stones which weep tears of regret, to a financially ruined aristocrat’s desperate bargain with the Devil and a rogue’s harrowing journey seeking redemption while a talking corpse clutches tightly to his back.
Dänna Wilberg, a multi-award-winning, short-film maker, writes, produces and hosts two TV programs in her hometown region of Sacramento, California. PARANORMAL CONNECTION and STORY CONNECTION focus on intuitiveness, the “story” behind the story, artists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Dänna’s passion for writing began in fifth grade, but she began writing diligently after a car accident left her in a disparaging state. Battling health issues and faced with the challenge of relearning basic skills due to cognitive impairment, Wilberg set out to prove that despite her physical limitations she could still “do stuff”. She began her TV show to improve her speaking skills and began to write short stories as a way to ward off depression and fill painful, sleepless nights. www.dannawilberg.com
Brooke Coe will be our guest from the Sacramento Zoo and she will be bringing some very special guests with her from the Zoo, a Brazilian rainbow boa named Pantanal and a blue and gold macaw his name is Julio. Be sure to tune in to hear about all the upcoming events happening at the Zoo. Take time to visit all the wonderful animals and don’t forget the Caribbean Flamingo Youngsters and Rocket the Masai giraffe is almost two! Taylor Swift the Eastern Bongo and Amazon Parrot, Heini who loves to listen to music. Make sure to stop by and visit the flamingo youngsters, Rocket, Taylor and Heini the next time you are at the zoo!
Planned parenthood Advocate Patsy Montgomery will be our guest on Live Wire this Wednesday.
Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive care for Women and also provide care for Men, teens, transgender, newborns up to geriatrics as well as counseling services. Planned Parenthood health centers serve millions of patients essential services, such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, safe and legal abortion, and other high-quality health care. An estimated one in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for care in her lifetime. Just like hospitals, Planned Parenthood health centers get Medicaid reimbursements for critical services provided to low-income patients for preventative services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.
The Northern California Egg Show & Sale offers a unique glimpse into the fascinating world of egg art, showcasing egg art
from regional, national and international artists.
See Eggstraordinary creations from egg artists from around the world. Shop All of the supplies you need for your special projects, under one roof. Create egg art, step-by-step, in seminars led by our eggsperts!
Learn – For beginners and our young friends, visit the LEARNING TABLE from 11 am to 1 pm and create your own egg art. Proceeds benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
18th Annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference
Chavez Youth Conference founded by Rene Aguilera When Rene Aguilera was an undergraduate at UC Davis, he had the chance to meet labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez who gave Aguilera some friendly advice on being a successful community organizer.
“If you don’t have a flier, you’re not an organizer,” Aguilera recalls Chavez telling him.
It is a conference Aguilera founded in 2001 as a way to give back to his community in Roseville, California and to celebrate the holiday in honor of Chavez. With a rapidly growing Latino student body actively interested in attending college, Aguilera saw an opportunity to bring together community leaders to volunteer time and educate the next generation of leaders about career skills and college readiness. The event is hosted and sponsored by UC Davis helping keep the event free for the more than 1500 attendants, which includes students, alumni, parents and other members of the community.
On Live Wire this week, Family Cabins – an original play, the first play to be performed at the newly renovated Howe Ave Theater @ Howe Ave Park. Family Cabins tells the story of a family desperately trying to help a daughter struggling with mental illness. It’s written by local playwright Irwin Rosenblum and directed by veteran of local theater Leo McElroy, featuring Andrea Kersten, Shane Burrows, Jennifer York and Dan Cohen.
Also on Live this week 2018, celebrates the Year of the Dog with a gala event on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Hiram Johnson High School. Sacramento has a rich tapestry of diverse cultures, and CNYCA is privileged to showcase Chinese culture and heritage with our friends and neighbors.
It took four overtimes for Del Campo to squeeze past Sacramento 49-48 in a Div. 2 CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Quarterfinal football game during Access Sacramento’s Game of the Week.
Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino all the highlights:
Replays of this game are scheduled for Tues. Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., Wed. Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Nov. 23 at 3 a.m. on Access Sacramento, Comcast or Consolidated Communications channel 17, AT&T channel 14 or streaming from AccessSacramnto.org.