Category Archives: East Sacramento News

Passion on paper: Free Literature of Love course offered at the Clunie Center Feb. 1, 8

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Poetry is made for passion. Using sound and rhythm to convey messages of romance, beautiful love letters and literature are guaranteed to fill the hearts of students of Frank Dixon Graham’s The Literature of Love course

Life in the Village #17      

By Jan Dalske for the East Sacramento News Timothy would celebrate his fifth birthday soon. Our mom was planning to bake him a special cake to celebrate the occasion. She was a great baker. She made us cookies whenever we

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop at St. Mary Elementary School

Photos by Monica Stark On Sunday, Dec. 4, families and friends at St. Mary’s Parish and Elementary School (1351 58th St.) enjoyed Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop. At the workshop, folks made beautiful presents, enjoyed delicious food and drinks,

What’s Happening, East Sacramento?

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 THIRD THURSDAY POETRY – Bring your favorite poems (by a writer other than yourself) to read and discuss.  Poets and poetry enthusiasts learn together in a relaxed setting in the historic Sacramento Room.  Adult program hosted by

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to

More than $150,275 raised for the food bank at this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The weather couldn’t be better for the 29,002 participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry who on Thanksgiving morning collectively raised more than $150,275 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Made possible

East Sac group collects stockings for homeless women and children

The Junior League of Sacramento, based in East Sacramento, has been hard at work on its latest project to bring holiday cheer to local women and children who have experienced homelessness. The group is donating 20 filled holiday stockings to

Around the Hood – November 2016

Celebrate the close of the never-ending election cycle….. Barks For Art… Tim Collum Gallery on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. The exhibit benefits the Chester Foundation, an organization that provides emergency medical care for “disadvantaged animal companions.”  The gallery is

By Jan Dalske East Sacramento News When we attended Mass at All Hallows Church on the Sunday following our First Communion, Rodney and I went to the front of the church and knelt at the railing with our parents. It

‘Above the Fray’: Handwoven silks and textiles from Laos and Vietnam will be displayed at the Shepard Garden and Art Center

By Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com Traveling to the remote hilltribe villages in Laos and Vietnam, Maren Beck and Josh Hirschstein of Eugene, Oregon-based Above the Fray personally select hand-woven, naturally-dyed silks and other finely-woven textiles and other traditional craftwork directly from