Friday, March 27, 2009

Indie Sacramento at Fremont Park - Saturday May 2nd: 10am-3pm

We are looking to bring this event to Fremont Park from May until October with this being the first test run, please come out and support this!

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 10am-3pm
Fremont Park
1515 Q Street
Corner of 16th & P Streets
Midtown / Downtown Sacramento

* FREE Admission! FREE swag bags to the first 150 patrons!
* Shop for hip, handmade goods, clothing, and accessories!
* Enjoy live entertainment!
* Appreciate local food & drink or plan a picnic lunch with the family!
* Attend IndieSacramento's Craft University for craft classes & demos!

IndieSacramento's biannual trunk show and craft bazaar happens once again this May 2, from 10am-3pm at Fremont Park in the Midtown/ Downtown Sacramento area.

The IndieSacramento May Market hopes to spread a DIY ethic throughout the Sacramento area, encouraging patrons to live both cheaply and creatively during these trying financial times. The May Market boasts over 40 craft and fashion vendors, carrying a wide variety of affordable and fashionable handmade goods. Besides having the opportunity to support local small businesses and crafters, IndieSacramento is also giving patrons the opportunity to dabble in DIY themselves by offering IndieSacramento's first-ever Craft University. The Craft University tent will offer craft demos like yarn spinning, as well as craft classes, where patrons can make a new craft, for only a few dollars to cover supplies.

Check out the IndieSacramento website in April for a full schedule of the classes and demos that will be offered.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fremont Park Chess Festival - Saturday April 25th: 10am - 2pm

Please join the Sacramento Chess Club and Friends of Fremont Park for a fun filled afternoon of chess in Fremont Park.

Saturday April 25th: 10am - 2pm (In case of rain, event will be moved to May 9th)
  • Open Chess: 10am - 2pm
  • Kid's Chess Lessons: 10am and 12pm
  • Simultaneous Exhibitions Starts at 11am
  • Unrated Chess Quads (mini-tournaments) : 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Trophies to the winners. Sign ups at the event.

Come to learn, play and watch the simultaneous play in action! For those who have not seen a simultaneous, it's quite the scene. One person playing 10-20 people simultaneously jumping from board to board without missing a beat!

Please pass the word to anyone interested.

For more information contact:
The Sacramento Chess Club
Phone: (916) 524-9479

Donations are needed to help Friends of Fremont Park continue to bring community events to Fremont Park. If you or your company are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us. No donation is too small and is much appreciated.

The Friends of Fremont Park (FFP) will gather and work together for the improvement of Fremont Park . The primary objectives of FFP are to ensure that Fremont Park is a safe and pleasant place for neighborhood residents and visitors and to establish the park as a vital focal point of a thriving community. Activities of the FFP will include the continued pursuit of improvements and enhancements to the park and the promotion of the park as a location for neighborhood gatherings and planned community events.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Multicultural Children's Literary Arts Festival - Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dear Friend of the Arts,

This year marks the Sacramento Poetry Center’s 30th anniversary.  We would like to hold a celebration for all of our contributors over the years, and do something to help launch a new generation of writers and artists.

We invite you to participate in a day-long Multicultural Children's Literary Arts Festival to be held at Fremont Park (15th and P Streets) on Saturday, May 16, 2009.  This event will combine performances, exhibits and interactive activities for children.  We are offering each participant (organization, individual or business) FREE exhibit space for the day and invite you to create at least one interactive activity for children for your space.  We will also have several areas for ongoing performances throughout the day.

If you would like to participate, please register online at by Friday, March 13, 2009.

This event will be at no cost to you and will give you an opportunity to highlight your group’s activities and share them with the community.  We are hoping that this event will introduce children and their families to many of Sacramento’s regional arts groups and give us the chance to celebrate art together.

Thank you for your support,

The Sacramento Poetry Center

& Friends of Fremont Park