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Let’s Celebrate!

There’s lots of great ways to celebrate February — here’s just a few!

  • 2/2 – Groundhog Day
  • 2/7 – Super Bowl Sunday
  • 2/8 – Chinese New Year
  • 2/9 – Mardi Gras
  • 2/10 – Ash Wednesday
  • 2/12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 2/14 – Valentine’s Day
  • 2/15 – President’s Day
  • 2/22 – Washington’s Birthday
  • 2/29 – Leap Day

February is also:

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • National Children’s 
 Dental Health Month
  • National Cherry Month

Music Circus 2016 Season Announced

California Musical Theatre recently announced the 2016 season of Music Circus. This year’s line-up includes:

Legally Blonde – June 14-19

Hello, Dolly! – June 28 – July 3

Seussical – July 12-17

Cabaret – July 26-31

Nice Work If You Can Get It – August 9-14

Tickets start at $45 and season subscriptions are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. call 916.557.1999, or visit

Sutter’s Fort Completes Major Restoration Project

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is once-again fully open to the public after the completion of a major restoration of its exterior walls, gates and pathways. While additional restoration projects will continue at the Fort in phases, the recently completed restoration efforts represent the most significant since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s.

The completed restoration projects include restoration of the historic exterior walls; repair or replacement of the east and south gates; upgrades to various pathways in and around the Fort, and seismic stabilization of the historic central building. And the next restoration efforts will include restoration of the interior walls; rehabilitation of the blacksmith and candle making exhibit rooms; and installation of concealed outdoor lighting for the interior courtyards. All of these important restoration projects have been made possible through a successful combination of public funds and private donations with the support of California State Parks, Friends of Sutter’s Fort and private donors. For more information, visit

“Calling All Dreamers” Competition is Back for 2016!

This month, the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) will begin accepting proposals for downtown business concepts for the 4th annual Calling All Dreamers competition!

Completed applications will start to be accepted on February 9, 2016, and all proposals are due no later than March 29, 2016 at 5 pm. After a review process and public voting period, the 2016 Calling All Dreamers winner will be announced in June 2016.

Each year, Calling All Dreamers contestants compete for a coveted business start-up package that is designed to provide the winner with essential resources and helpful tools needed to successfully launch a downtown storefront. In addition, DSF will help the winning entrepreneur navigate many of the challenges faced by many business owners during their first year in business. Since the annual Calling All Dreamers competition launched in 2013, DSF has helped 11 new businesses open in Downtown Sacramento.

For competition rules, key dates and applications, visit