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Learn How to Hit a Financial 
Home Run!

Join Bryan J. Bentley of Bentley Financial on Thursday, April 21 for two financial planning presentations while also enjoying a Sacramento River Cats game.

Bryan will present a workshop on “Protecting Your Retirement” at 12:30pm at the Party Suite on the club level of Raley Field. A light snack will be served and attendees will also have an opportunity to tour the stadium and watch the Rivercats pre-game workout that day. Space is limited, so an RSVP is required.

And later that evening at 6:30pm, Bryan will host an invitation-only client appreciation/bring a friend event featuring a brief presentation, food and drinks during the River Cats game.

For more information and to RSVP, call 916.877.5125 or visit

Sacramento Speaker Series Announces 12th Season

The Sacramento Speaker Series recently announced the line-up for its 2016-2017 season, including speakers on a wide range of topical issues such as cultural observations, popular science, global challenges, leading a nation, and facing personal challenges, as well as a night of comedy!

The line-up includes:

Sept. 28 — Social commentator and author Michael Lewis

Nov. 16 — Theoretical physicist Brian Greene

Jan. 8 — Comedian Jay Leno

Feb. 27 — Journalist Fareed Zakaria

Apr. 5 — Former Head of State Julia Gillard

May 3 — New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed

For more information,

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering to the general public Tuesday Train Rides to the general public on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, and May 3 and 10. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests with the chance to relax and enjoy train travel from an earlier era. Passengers are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17) and are free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in-person on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office. For more information, 916.323.9280 or

Old Sacramento Underground Tour Season Opens

The 7th season of the Old Sacramento Underground Tours begins April 2, once again giving visitors a chance to see what lies beneath the streets of Old Sacramento.

Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s underground has long been the capital’s best-kept secret. Underground tour visitors have the unique opportunity to uncover the facts behind the legends that lie below historic buildings and sidewalks. Tour guests explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.

All tours check-in at the Sacramento History Museum located at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. Interested tour participants are encouraged to check the for tour dates, times, availability and to purchase advance tickets.