Faces and Places Chinese New Year Celebration 2015

Photos by Stephen Crowley
Photos by Stephen Crowley

The Chinese New Year Celebration Association and the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation at Hiram Johnson High School celebrated the Year of the Goat with stage entertainment, food, arts, children’s games, martial arts, and community exhibits on Feb. 7 at Hiram Johnson High School,
6879 14th Ave.

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Faces and Places: Sacramento Ballet presented Peter Pan at the Clunie Clubhouse

Photos by Stephen Crowley

Photos by Stephen Crowley

Dozens of children enjoyed Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys in excerpts of this world premiere by Sacramento Ballet’s Ron Cunningham. Attendees got a first look at some of the show’s dances and a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes demonstrations of this new ballet performance.

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Faces and Places: The 33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream

The 33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream  / Photos by Monica Stark

The 33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream / Photos by Monica Stark

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of
justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate
concern of dedicated individuals.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 20, Sacramento hosted the 33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream, Northern California’s largest celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration attracted about 28,000 participants for the Capitol March and Diversity Expo. The march began at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of the Oak Park Community Center with more people joining at Sacramento City College and along the route of the march. The walk took them through some of Sacramento’s most historic neighborhoods, passing the State Capitol to the Sacramento Convention Center on J Street.

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Faces and Places Greenhaven Cabana Club North to sponsor Polar Bear Plunge

Photos by Stephen Crowley

Photos by Stephen Crowley


About a dozen swimmers took plunge, the cold, icy polar plunge at The Greenhaven Cabana Club North, 6207 Riverside Blvd. on Saturday, Jan. 17. Polar bears warmed up with hot chocolate and s’mores after the plunge. The Greenhaven Cabana Club North is a not for profit community resource in the Greenhaven/Pocket community. During the regular swim season, swim lessons, Masters’ Swim and other community programs as well as member family swim times are available. Additionally, the club offers its space for private parties through out the year. More information on the club can be found at the club website, gccnorth.com. If you are interested in purchasing these photographs,

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Faces and Places: Ugly Sweater Run in William Land Park

Photos by Monica Stark

Photos by Monica Stark

Thousands of runners and walkers donned their worst apparel in a holiday celebration like no other, flooding the streets on Saturday, Dec. 13. The merriest 5-kilometer event held in William Land Park was a fundraising event for Save the Children, a children advocacy organization that helps children in 120 countries.

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Faces and Places: Inaugural East Sac Light Up Bike Parade

Holiday revelers got their bicycles tuned up, decorated and lit up for the Inaugural East Sac Light Up Bike Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13. Starting at Clubhouse 56, the group headed out to enjoy East Sac’s holiday lights along M Street and the Fabulous Forties and a jolly time was had on that wintry evening.

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Faces and Places: Land Park Farmers’ Market

Now underway, the Land Park Farmers’ Market in William Land Park is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. The market is full of great, local produce and many vendors currently are on hand selling great holiday gifts. Shown here is a collection of photographs from the Sunday, Nov. 30 market. For more information, call 484-7000.

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Faces and Places: 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry

About 28,000 people came out to the 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry last Thursday, the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the entire country. This year’s event raised more than $900,000 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.

Fall Tweed Ride in McKinley Park

In tweed inspired attire, bicyclists took to the streets of East Sacramento which began at the beautiful McKinley Park rose garden on Saturday, Nov. 5. The ride took the fun group through Midtown with a stop at the Ella McClatchy Library and at Camp Pollock north of the American River where they enjoyed a picnic lunch together.

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Faces and Places: Chinese Community Church fall fellowship and food festival

The community enjoyed delicious Chinese barbecue chicken, pot stickers, live entertainment and fun and games at the 31st annual Fall Fellowship and Food Festival held at the Chinese Community Church on Saturday, Oct. 18. Here’s to next year!

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