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Sacramento Author Launches New Book

Recently local author Jessica Kriegel, Ed.D. held a launch party for her new book, Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes, in downtown Sacramento. The event featured music, bites and libations, and signed books were available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Sacramento Philharmonic Opera.

In the book, Kriegel argues it’s unreasonable to assume that 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000 are motivated by the same things, attracted to the same things, and should be dealt with in the same way. The book teaches managers how to understand employees as individuals by getting to know what drives each one while recognizing their unique talents, preferences, strengths and weaknesses.

Kriegel earned her doctorate from Drexel University — Sacramento and currently serves as the Organizational Developer at Oracle. Her book is available at

Crocker Acquires New Chandelier

In March, the Crocker Art Museum announced it had acquired artist Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” as part of its permanent collection. The 8-foot long, 6-foot wide chandelier will hang in the front entrance of the Teel Family Pavilion, which opened in 2010.

The subtle blue-green, blue-gray and gold tones of the chandelier suit the contemporary look of the Pavilion, and also allude to Sacramento’s rivers and the gold found therein. The new chandelier is a prelude to the Crocker’s upcoming summer glass exhibitions — “Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present,” opening June 19; “Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection” (featuring work by Chihuly) opening July 10; and “The Luster of Ages: Ancient Glass from the Marcy Friedman Collection” opening July 17.

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Fairytale Town Presents Summer FunCamps for Children

Fairytale Town offers 16 exciting and educational camps during the summer! Each week-long camp is designed for a specific age group and features a unique theme, including visual and theatre arts, literature, puppetry, animals, gardening and more! Children can explore new areas of interest or dive deeper into their favorite topic.

Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. are offered for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 9. Afternoon Adventures from 12 to 4 p.m. keep the fun going all day long and feature a supervised lunch and recess time followed by more curriculum-based, open-ended activities, dramatic play, story time and more for ages 4-9.

Morning sessions are $140 per child, afternoon sessions are $190 per child, and full-day sessions are $330 per child. For more information and to register, visit or call 916.808.7462.

New UC Davis Art Museum to Open
This Fall

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, which is currently under construction at the University of California, Davis, is expected to open to the public on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Designed by associated architects SO — IL from Brooklyn, New York, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, based in San Francisco, Seattle and Pennsylvania, the museum is named in honor of Jan Shrem, the founder of Clos Pegase winery in the Napa Valley, and his wife, arts patron Maria Manetti Shrem.

According to UC Davis, the new museum will feature a sustainable design, new classroom spaces, outdoor projection walls, free Wi-Fi access, and study areas. For more information,