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Get Your Event in Sacramento Lifestyle!

Holding an event you want our readers to know about? Or would you like to see photos from your event featured in the magazine? Then tell us about it!

We are always looking for upcoming events to feature in our Calendar and photos from past galas and fundraisers to feature in our Good Times section. For more information – including deadlines and photo specifications – contact Editor Corrie Pelc at corrie.pelc@lifestylepubs.com.

Railroad Museum Debuts New Interactive Exhibit

Late last year, the California State Railroad Museum debuted an all-new, interactive exhibit featuring a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector, allowing museum guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train.

Called “Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail,” the purpose of the exhibit is to give museum visitors a better understanding of the history of high-speed rail throughout the world, with information on railroad history and how high-speed rail works. And the exhibit allows visitors to board a life-size mockup of a high-speed train to experience what it’s like from a passenger point-of-view.

The “Fast Tracks” exhibit will remain on display at least through December 2016. For more information, visit CSRMF.org.

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Comes to Crocker Art Museum

Starting January 24, internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” will be on view at the Crocker Art Museum.

Artist, curator, architectural designer and social activist Ai Weiwei is arguably the best-known and most successful contemporary artist in China. The series features contemporary versions of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals that had once adorned the 18th century fountain-clock at an imperial retreat outside of Beijing. The 10-foot-high bronze sculptures will be displayed in the museum’s exterior courtyard, while inside the museum will host a supplemental exhibition and video that shows the history behind Weiwei’s works.

The exhibition will run January 24 through May 1, 2016. For more information, visit CrockerArtMuseum.org.

SCUSD, ONTRACK Earn Federal Grants for Youth Mental Health Services

The Sacramento County Unified School District (SCUSD) and ONTRACK Program Resources have been awarded three-year Project AWARE-Community Grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to support the training of adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

ONTRACK will target youth-serving organizations in 11 high-risk Sacramento zip codes and coordinate with the school district focused on youth in schools in the Sacramento Meadowview area. YMHFA training will be open to parents, guardians, community members, staff and service providers interested in learning how to recognize the signs of mental health issues in children. For more information, visit SCUSD.edu or GetOnTrack.org.

Raley’s to Open New Rancho Cordova Store

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores recently announced it will be opening a new store in Rancho Cordova. The store will be the anchor tenant for a new neighborhood shopping center at the southwest corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Road being built by commercial real estate developer Donahue Schriber.

The new, full-service grocery store will be more than 40,000 square feet. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016 with the new Raley’s store opening in May 2017. For more information, visit Raleys.com.