October 2015 Around Town

SACRAMENTO ACHIEVES HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RATE AMONG LARGE COUNTIES

Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that Sacramento had the highest employment growth rate among the 50 largest counties in the country. Sacramento County had an employment growth rate of 5.5 percent between 2012 to 2013, and annual payroll grew 9.9 percent to $20.9 billion during that time. Overall, California experienced a 3.5 percent increase in employment growth during that same period.

BROADWAY SACRAMENTO KICKS OFF WITH 
ELF THE MUSICAL

The 2015-2016 Broadway Sacramento series begins next month with 13 performances of Elf the Musical, November 6-15, at the Community Center Theater in downtown Sacramento. Based on the book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan and film Elf starring Will Ferrell, the show tells the hilarious tale of Buddy – a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Other shows scheduled for the 2015-2016 Broadway Sacramento series include Pippin, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Book of Mormon, Newsies and Motown the Musical. For tickets and more information, go to CaliforniaMusicalTheatre.com.

Open now through January 3, 2016, at the California Museum, the national traveling exhibit “Pigskin Peanuts” chronicles the enduring cultural legacy of the world’s most popular comic strip. The exhibit features 50 “Peanuts” Sunday and daily comic strips and more than 100 pieces of Peanuts-themed ephemera focused on football-themed storylines. Organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, the exhibit coincides with the 65th anniversary of “Peanuts” on October 2, 2015, and the release of the strip’s first 3D animated feature film, “The Peanuts Movie,” in U.S. theaters on November 6, 2015. For more information, go to CaliforniaMuseum.org.

MAKE A POSITIVE CONNECTION TO THE WORLD

Join other women as they celebrate positive thinking power from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 24 at the Arden Hills Country Club, 1220 Arden Hills Lane, for the Empowering You to Empower You Conference.

Take positive control over your thoughts by feeding your mind positive and empowering thoughts to maintain and enhance your mental well-being, attracting the wonderful life you intend and deserve. Join five lifestyle mentors as they help you reach your true potential. For more information, go to
 PositiveConnectionsToTheWorld.com.

APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS DUE OCT. 23

The Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Innovator of the Year Awards in Agriculture Tech, Clean Tech, High Tech, as well as the Claire Pomeroy Award for Innovation in Medical Technology. The awards recognize individuals in the Sacramento region whose innovative and high-impact inventions, products or designs have transformed some important aspect of their respective technology sectors. Application forms can be found online at TechConSacramento.com and the deadline for nominations for the awards is Friday, October 23 at 11:59 p.m.

SACRAMENTO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU LAUNCHES NEW VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Give back and get to know your hometown even better by volunteering with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new volunteer program, the Sac Event Crew. Members of the volunteer program will have the chance to assist with several large-scale events throughout the year, including farm-to-fork and sporting events. To register and for more information, go to SacEventCrew.com.