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  • Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Sacramento, CA Events

    This comes from Sacramento for Democracy's calendar:

    FEBRUARY 17 Love Lobby Day at the state capitol, if you can stay and lobby our representatives there will be a training event then we take on the Capitol. Sponsored by EQCA supported by Equality Action NOW . On Tuesday, February 17, Equality California, Equality Action NOW, and other partnering organizations to be announced, will co-host a legislative lobby day at the California State Capitol. The purpose of the lobby day will be to urge legislators to support SR 7 (Leno) and HR 5 (Ammiano), companion resolutions in the State Senate and Assembly that would put the Legislature on record as opposing Proposition 8 as an invalid revision to the State Constitution. The lobby day will bring together diverse community organizations and leaders from across the state for a day of coordinated advocacy and activism. The event is free and open to all. Each participant will receive a lobbying training, advocacy materials, and be assigned to an experienced group leader. http://equalityactionnow.c.topica.com/maamGt9abM2NXcdx84AbaehuKb/

    Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:00am PST

    Sacramento City Council Considers Global Warming and 2030 General Plan, March 3, 2009

    AB 32 - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 requires Sacramento City’s 2030 General Plan to mitigate for additional greenhouse gases produced as the result of the growth of Sacramento. Check City of Sacramento for details

    Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 7:00pm PST

    Location:
    Sacramento City Hall
    915 – I Street
    Sacramento, CA

    ORGANIC SOUNDS SACRAMENTO, March 5, 2009

    WHERE: Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento
    WHEN: March 5, 2008 - 6pm
    WHAT: Since 1991, Pesticide Watch Education Fund (PWEF) has worked side-by-side with communities to clean up and prevent pesticide pollution and pesticide exposure. We believe everyone has a right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy and safe community.

    Two years ago, we moved our office from San Francisco to Sacramento, to play a larger role in state politics, and to fill a need in the Sacramento Valley to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of toxic pesticides, while providing safer alternatives and increasing food security. On March 5th, we will be celebrating our efforts over the past two years, with local music, food and speakers, and fundraising money to continue into the next.

    http://organicsoundssacramento.eventbrite.com/

    For more information, please contact 916-551-1883 or celebration@pesticidewatch.org.

    Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 6:00pm PST

    2009 California Rivers Festival
    Saturday, March 14th
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Sacramento Waldorf School
    3750 Bannister Road
    Fair Oaks, CA 95628

    Note: Dogs are not permitted at the school

    Swap Meet * Food * Exhibitors * Films * Outdoor Gear & Clothing

    ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA RIVERS FESTIVAL

    Friends of the River this year brings back the California Rivers Festival, the popular annual event that has something for everyone: kayakers, whitewater boaters, fly fishermen, families interested in learning about California rivers, and anyone who wants to get involved in river conservation.

    Held each year as the snow starts to melt and the rivers start to rise, the festival brings river enthusiasts together to have fun, as well as to learn more about the rivers they love and about Friends of the River¹s work to protect rivers throughout the state.
    FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

    * An opportunity to learn about whitewater rafting and kayaking by talking with vendors who offer outings and lessons.
    * Workshops on river sports techniques and how to save rivers.
    * Opportunities to get involved in protecting California¹s wild rivers.
    * A pavilion full of the latest kayak and whitewater gear from major outdoor retailers
    * Swap meet offering used whitewater boats and gear.
    * Live and silent auction with loads of great gear
    * California Rivers Festival Art Gallery
    * Adventure films, live entertainment and delectable edibles.

    For more information contact Kimani Kamau or Johnnie Carlson at 916-442-3155.

    Time: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:00am PST

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