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Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

Think big, shop small…community encouraged to visit the urban core during Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Midtown Association, R Street Sacramento Partnership, City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) are joining efforts to share exciting information about a variety of special Small Business Saturday activities, offerings and amenities available for holiday shoppers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Helping to make shopping in Sacramento’s urban core even more fun and convenient than ever, the City of Sacramento is offering free metered parking on Small Business Saturday (and on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends through December 24, 2017). Plus, new this year, SacRT is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, downtown, along R Street and in Old Sacramento on Saturday, November 25, 2017 only.

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

“12 Days of Midtown” in December highlights festive & fun ways to celebrate the season

Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present another season of “12 Days of Midtown” where local businesses and organizations offer celebratory events, activities and specials to encourage visitors to spend time in Midtown this season.

“Amid a thriving urban environment, the holidays offer a perfect opportunity to explore, discover and/or revisit Midtown,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association. “With so many locally owned businesses and eateries, guests to Midtown can take great pride in supporting the community while engaging in festive activities while finding unique gift items along the way.”

Throughout the first 12 days of December, Midtown guests can experience something extra special each day, a sampling of which includes the following:

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during Museum Store Sunday

Sacramento area museums encourage shoppers to visit local museum Stores during  Museum Store Sunday

 In partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA), many Sacramento area museums are proud to participate in Museum Store Sunday on November 26, 2017. With more than 525 museum stores participating across eight countries and three continents, the international effort is designed to remind consumers about the unique and inspired shopping experience that exists in one-of-a-kind museum stores all of which showcase a broad assortment of highly curated and mission-specific gifts. Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season

4 Tips to Manage Your Money this Holiday Season   

By Michael Lee

The holiday season is here. Busy calendars are already filling up with festive activities, celebrations and gatherings of families and friends. 

Improved economic conditions are expected to increase consumer spending. A recent national report shows that holiday shoppers plan to spend $1,440 for holiday expenses, and yet less than half plan to stick to a budget for holiday spending.[1]

‘Tis the season to shop and spend, but before you swipe that credit card—there are a few budgeting tips individuals and families should consider to ensure they manage their finances during the holiday rush.  

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet in Roseville is inviting the entire family to join them this Christmas season to shop local for that unique gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Featuring the largest farmers market in Northern California, you’ll also find all the fresh fruits and veggies needed for your holiday table. To celebrate the season, Denio’s is hosting Santa’s Workshop for the three weekends leading up to Christmas – December 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Little ones can have their photos taken with Santa, visit Santa’s petting zoo complete with reindeer rides and enjoy some delightful holiday treats.

With hundreds of vendors every weekend at Denio’s selling unique, hand-crafted and hard to find items, Denio’s is one of the best places to find gifts for friends and family of all ages and within all budgets.

Holiday Craft Fair kicks off Saturday Nov. 16

Holiday Craft Fair kicks off Saturday Nov. 16

You just might find the perfect holiday gifts for you and your friends and family!

Source: Terri Acevedo, News10

Rachel Lesiw, Indulge Beauty Studios to Host Charity Event for Infant Orphans

Rachel Lesiw, Indulge Beauty Studios to Host Charity Event for Infant Orphans

Indulge Beauty Studio will be offering free portraits in return for dry baby foods Sunday, September 22. The event is being put on in support of South Korean infant orphans involved with a struggling international adoption system.

Rachel Lesiw, owner of Indulge Beauty Studios, will be accepting food products such as rice cereals, yogurt puffs, and yogurt meals to provide for infants that project to be without families for extended periods of time due to legislation that has passed in South Korea.

“I was adopted from South Korea when I was a baby, and now my husband and I have adopted two of our three kids from South Korea as well,” said Lesiw. “[These] children used to come home when they were only a few months old. Now, [they] are coming home around the age of two, if not older.”

Adoption Agencies in South Korea are facing unique challenges following this legislative change and are welcoming the assistance of willing donators.