Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NUNSENSE A-MEN! Playing July 11 - August 17, 2014 at the West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theatre

Harmony Wheeler
RSP Publicity Director

Playing July 11 - August 17, 2014

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
** performed at the West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theatre.

With all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers, think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” The hilarity begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium. Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina (a former circus performer), Sister Mary Hubert (the Mistress of Novices), a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Leo (a novice who is a wannabe ballerina), and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, audience participation, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Reverend Mother: Brent NullSister Mary Hubert: Darryl StrohlSister Robert Ann: Colin CoateSister Mary Amnesia: Bob BaxterSister Mary Leo: Hal DuBiel

Thursday, July 3, 2014

What's new at Delta Workshop

Upcoming classes

Screen print your own t shirts
Complete Screen Printing
August 10 & 24
Knit and make friends
Knitting Circle
August 13
Starting in August, there will be a Knitting Circle on the 2nd Wednesday of every month!
Uncover the mysteries of acrylics
Painting with Acrylics
August 16 & 23
Register for August classes now!

Upcoming events

August Second Saturday Micah Brenner
Letterpress Demo at the Crocker

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Ana Apple Boutique & Creative Studio to Open this Fall

Ana Apple, a Sacramento children's apparel company, will be opening a retail store & children's art studio this Fall. Help them open their doors to local families!

Ana Apple was established in January 2009 and proudly creates quirky apparel for infants and youth that celebrates childhood whimsy and inspires generosity.

Our products include infant bodysuits & bibs and youth tees & hoodies. We are committed to constructing our products locally using kind materials sourced in the US, such as felt made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

At Ana Apple, we believe that even the smallest actions add up to make a significant impact. We regularly contribute to organizations that share our core values of creativity, integrity and community.
Ana Apple was recently named the Grand Prize winner of the Calling All Dreamers competition hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, which means that Ana's dream of opening her own boutique and children's art studio will come true - in Old Sacramento this Fall! But wait - Ana still needs our help!

The award package includes a $10,000 funding match, which will be invested primarily in space build-outs, substantially increasing inventory and hiring additional employees locally. In order to receive their full match capacity, Ana Apple needs your support to build their available capital!  (Fine Print: They need to raise $10,000).

Ana Apple is offering a variety of donation options (every little bit helps!) - but the best part is that Ana gives something back for every donation that she receives. Donate just $35 and you can get an infant bodysuit, youth tee, or adult tee (your choice) from Ana's classic collection. Read more about Ana Apple and fundraising options by viewing the IndieGoGo Campaign.

As a long time supporter of Ana Apple, I can tell you that Ana is true to her word when she says she plans to give back to the Sacramento community. Ana recently shaved her head as a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for children's cancer research. Ana also donated a portion of her sales to help rebuild Sacramento's McKinley Park playground, which burned down in 2012.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What's New at Delta Workshop

Here are some updates on upcoming classes:
Complete Screen Printing
Sunday, Aug. 10 & Sunday, Aug. 24
Painting with Acrylics
Saturday, Aug. 16 & Saturday, Aug. 23
Make & Print Your Own Rubber Stamps
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Register for classes now!

Are you a knitter? 

Join us for a modern knitting circle this Sunday, June 22, from 11am - 1pm.

More info is available on our website, http://www.deltaworkshopsac.com/classroom.html

During July, the shop and gallery will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.

We will return to normal hours in August. 

For more information, visit the Delta Workshop website at www.deltaworkshopsac.com.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Get your Doughbot doughnuts by August 3rd

I am sad to hear that Sacramento's local doughnut shop, Doughbot, is closing its doors after 3 short years. Doughbot is different than other doughnut shops in that they offer a variety of non-conventional flavors like maple bacon, s'mores, and carrot cake doughnuts.

Doughbot will always have a special place in my heart. I had my heart set on apple doughnuts for my Apple Hill Wedding last year, but our wedding was scheduled a few weeks prior to apple season. I hired doughbot to custom bake some for me - and they were every bit as good as the traditional Apple Hill doughnuts. I took my then-fiancé, now-husband, along for the tasting and he caught wind of the bacon maple doughnuts. Before I knew it, we were changing our order to include half bacon apple flavor! Our guests loved them and so did we.

Doughbot will be closing its doors on August 3rd so be sure to get your doughnut fix before then. You can follow Doughbot on Facebook for daily menu and hours.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A differnt kind of thrift store

I first read about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore a few months back - a DIY blogger was talking about purchasing materials there and mentioned that there are other locations around the US. I checked out the website and found they have a store in Sacramento!

According to the website:
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope locally and around the world.

I finally got a chance to check it out last weekend, and while they didn't have anything I need at the moment, I can definitely say I'll be back. The store was filled with some new, but mostly used (but still good!) furniture, light fixtures, bath fixtures, windows, mirrors, kitchen cabinets, patio furniture, doors and lots and lots of tile (at $1 per square foot).

As a crafter and DIYer, I have seen many cool projects over the years that just aren't practical if you don't happen to have a spare door lying around or spare wood scraps or whatever. Now I know where to buy a wooden door (for cheap!) if I want to make a table out of it (I'm thinking rustic patio table). They also had a stack of veneered wooden boxes (I'm guessing they are drawers without holes drilled in them for hardware)that would make some kick-butt shadow boxes for someone's home.

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
819 N. 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

ReStore Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

For more info, visit: http://www.shfh.org/doc.asp?id=17
Photos taken from Sacramento's Habitat for Humanity ReStore Facebook page.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Runaway Stage Productions presents Mel Brook’s The Producers

5/30 - 6/22 at downtown Sacramento’s 24th Street Theatre
SACRAMENTO – Runaway Stage Productions brings Mel Brooks back to the stage with the hilarious musical comedy based on the hit film The Producers. Tickets are available online at www.runawaystage.com or via the Box Office at 916-207-1226. Performances Fridays through Saturdays begin May 30 and continue through June 22 at Sierra 2 Center’s 24th Street Theatre.
Winner of a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards, The Producers follows down-on-his-luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock. When he convinces his reserved accountant to help him pull of the biggest show-biz scam and Broadway flop in history, only outrageous, side-splitting humor can result. The two set off to find the worst musical ever written, hire the worst director and actors, open the destined-to-flop musical, and then run off with the investors’ money. Will they pull it off?
The Producers is a laugh-a-second show,” RSP Producing Director Bob Baxter said. “Literally, it is one of the funniest Mel Brooks production available, and RSP is so excited to finally present it with such a great cast in its 24th Street premiere.”
The cast includes Brent Null (RSP’s Hairspray) as Max, Tyson Wheeler (RSP’s How to Succeed) as accountant Leo Bloom.
“The chemistry between the two of them is priceless,” Baxter said. “I laugh at every rehearsal and I know with material and performers, the audiences will enjoy this show immensely.”
Also in the cast is RSP’s Resident Choreographer Darryl Strohl as Roger DuBrie and RSP favorite Jennifer Zimny as Max and Leo’s gorgeous secretary, Ulla. Glenn Disney will lead the Runaway Stage Productions Resident Orchestra as Musical Director. Hal Du Biel costumes.
The Producers performs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 5/30-6/22. TICKETS Adults - $25; Seniors (60+) - $23; Students/SARTA - $21; Children (12 & under) - $18; Groups of 10+ - $19 each. Tickets can be purchased online at Runaway Stage Productions (reservation convenience fees apply) or at the door. For further information or questions, please call the box office at (916) 207-1226.  Free parking is available.