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California State Fair - August 12 to September 5, 2005
August 16, 2005
The California State Fair 2005 is already under way. This 152-year-old extravaganza includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions and live entertainment. Check out the biggest Beach Party ever thrown in California's history!

The State Fair is being held at the Cal Expo fairgrounds. For the first time ever, the California State Fair is expanding its schedule to 22 action-packed days right through to September 5. Families, students, and everyone else will have even more opportunities for a wonderful day out. Be sure to drop by the Sutter County Exhibit and lend some local support!

Sutter County Museum - Elks at Large Exhibit
August 10, 2005
A treasure trove of vintage photos has revealed a glimpse of our community over 75 years ago. A packet of negatives donated to the Museum, when printed, gave us a photo record of activities of the Marysville Elks Lodge in the 1920s and 1930s. The Elks were an active lodge with a huge membership, so a look into their world is a look into the social and fraternal life of our larger community.

Some of their activities took place in their building, which stood on D Street where the Tower Theatre is today. The first floor was rented to an undertaker, the second and third floors were used by the Elks for their meetings and events, and, on the very top, was a roof garden for alfresco events. This handsome building burned in 1926, when the Atkins Theater next door caught fire.

The Elks at Large exhibit is up at the Museum through Sunday, September 25.

Children & Families Classes & Workshops Announced
August 02, 2005
Starting in September, there will be a range of classes and workshops arranged by the Children & Families Commission (CFC), covering such topics as Community Health Improvements and Parenting Skills. There will also be a new "Toolbox for Tots" Parent Helpline commencing on Comcast Channel 19.