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Upcoming Events- FF Sacramento

See the list of upcoming events below for the Friendship Force of Sacramento.  Feel free to join us at any of the events.  We love meeting new people!  If you have any questions just click on the contact link and give us a call.

Events are listed in order below or you can switch to a calendar view by clicking the button at the top right of this page.

Need to cancel?  Contact the person in charge of the event or the webmaster.  Refunds can only be issued if you cancel before the registration deadline.  To request a refund, submit a check request form to the club treasurer.

Upcoming events

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Helwig Winery 11555 Shenandoah Rd. Plymouth, CA 95669
    Registration is closed

    Helwig Wine Cave Tour with Wine Tasting and More!

    Come join the club as we host the Ambassadors from the Montreal Inbound Journey with a winery tour, wine tasting,and group picnic on site.  


    We will be visiting the Helwig Winery,  located at 11555 Shenandoah Rd.  Plymouth. For driving directions, visit their website.  Look for directions under Contact Us.

    The $11.00 cost includes tour and wine tasting. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the patio as the Ambassadors and hosts will enjoy boxed lunch.

    After lunch, enjoy other local wineries or stop by the Amador Flower Farm and Pumpkin Patch at 22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth (across street close to Helwig Winery)  Their pumpkin patch and corn maze will be open from 9-4 with no admission fee.

    Questions:  Contact Kathy Hart.

    Pay on-line by clicking here, or send your check to Charlene Taylor, 9303 Edensbury Ct., Elk Grove, CA 95758.  Registration deadline:  Thursday, Oct 11.

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Old Spaghetti Factory, 12401 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova
    Registration is closed

    FAREWELL DINNER

    Join us as we say goodbye to our new friends from Montreal!

    All entrees are served with bread, green salad with vinaigrette, and vanilla ice cream.  Your dinner includes a beverage of your choice:  hot tea, iced tea, coffee or milk. There are four entree choices:
    Spaghetti with meat sauce
    Spaghetti with mushroom sauce
    Spaghetti with Mizithra cheese & browned butter
    Spinach Tortellini with Alfredo sauce

    The price for dinner is $14.25 per person and includes tax/gratuity.  The ambassador menu choice will be added by Kathy Hart.  All home hosts that plan to attend need to register, but there will be no charge.

    No cancellations after Friday, October 12.

    Questions?  Contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net

    Hope to see you there!

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Round Table Pizza, 7867 Lichen Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
    Register

    Join us for a Pizza/Salad Lunch Buffet in private meeting room. Buffet, all you can eat lunches with drink, is usually under $10.00.

    FF Sacramento Shutterbugs is a cluster of Friendship Force Sacramento members (all photography skill levels and camera types) interested in learning more about photography, group photo shoots, editing, visual presentation, and committed to better tell our story and encourage others to join us in our mission to cross barriers that separate us as people and build peace through friendship.

    See our FFSAC Shutterbug share site on Shutterfly for photos and event calendar.

    Have a question, suggestion, or want to join Shutterbugs online because you cannot make the meetings? Send an email to FFSACShutterbugs@gmail.com

    All interested and new FF Sacramento Members are welcome to attend Shutterbug meetings and to join. Bring a friend!


    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • 9845 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento
    Register

     

    Board meeting in the meeting room at the Rancho Cordova Library Meeting Room.  Everyone is welcome.  General meeting to follow.

    Send agenda items to Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net no later than October 20.


    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 9845 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento
    Register

    General Meeting for all Members and Guests

    This will be our last general meeting in 2018 so invite your friends and come hear about the incredible journey to Leuven, Belgium and Kiel, Germany.  

    It will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to hear how home stays are a unique way to see the world and create lasting friendships that influence global peace.

    Questions about the meeting?  Email Kathy at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net.  Hope to see you all there!



    • 07 Nov 2018
    • Sacramento Children's Home 2750 Sutterville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95820
    Register

    Hospital Art to the Sacramento Children’s Home

     

    Come celebrate with us and enjoy a great lunch.  During the Sacramento to Big Canoe Journey this year we created three large art pieces.  They have been donated to the Sacramento Children's Home and will be presented to them at a future date. 

    We'll meet in their lobby, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento.  Lunch to follow at their restaurant which is on their site: Casa Garden.  Cost of lunch: $20, includes entrée, salad and dessert, tax and tip. Lunch options: Tortellini with ham or Mediterrean Couscous Salad with grilled shrimp. Dessert is a Brownie with Berries

    Please join us and support this worthy cause, Foundation for Hospital Art.  Register by Nov. 2.



    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM

     Help us welcome the Gifu Ambassadors to Sacramento.  We'll be having a great potluck the evening of November 8th.  Details on the exact location and what you should bring will be on this website soon, but save the date!

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd. Galt, CA 95632
    Register

    We've got an outing planned to the Cosumnes River Preserve to see the Sandhill Cranes.  They migrate to our area every year and we thought our Gifu, Japan ambassadors would enjoy seeing them. 

    We'll gather at 3:00 pm for an orientation and little walk around the preserve.  The cranes return just before sunset to spend the night in the shallow waters of the fields.

    You'll want to bring your camera, tripod, binoculars and warm clothing.  

    Exact details on where to meet will be sent to everyone before the event.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Various Pickup Locations
    Register

    We are taking the Gifu Ambassadors for a tour around Lake Tahoe.  We'll drive up Hwy 80 and make a stop at Donner Summit and then down to visit the Donner Museum.  

    There will be a nice lunch at the home of Pat and Bob Ghiglieri.

    The afternoon will include a tour around Lake Tahoe with several beautiful stops.  We'll come back down Hwy 50.

    This is an all day trip approximately 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.  We'll be car pooling so the price will change depending on if you are driving or not.  Passengers pay $ 25 each, drivers are free but you pay your own gas. 

    Any questions contact Ray Missman at 713-446-3836 or ray@missman.org

    NOTE: Hosts and Ambassadors do not need to register.  

     

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento
    Register

    Join us for an early Thanksgiving Dinner as we say goodbye to our Ambassadors from Gifu, Japan.

    We'll be at the Plates Restaurant where they serve great food as they help lift women out of desperate situations. 100% of the proceeds goes to supporting women working to recuperate and re-engineer their lives.  

    It will be a fun evening as we show our Japanese friends a little of our American culture.

    Price includes food, non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip.

    Please register by November 7th.

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Round Table Pizza, 7867 Lichen Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
    Register

    Join us for a Pizza/Salad Lunch Buffet in private meeting room. Buffet, all you can eat lunches with drink, is usually under $10.00.

    FF Sacramento Shutterbugs is a cluster of Friendship Force Sacramento members (all photography skill levels and camera types) interested in learning more about photography, group photo shoots, editing, visual presentation, and committed to better tell our story and encourage others to join us in our mission to cross barriers that separate us as people and build peace through friendship.

    See our FFSAC Shutterbug share site on Shutterfly for photos and event calendar.

    Have a question, suggestion, or want to join Shutterbugs online because you cannot make the meetings? Send an email to FFSACShutterbugs@gmail.com

    All interested and new FF Sacramento Members are welcome to attend Shutterbug meetings and to join. Bring a friend!


    • 07 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Heath Ceramics Showroom, 400 Gate Five Rd, Sausalito, CA
    Register

    Heath Ceramics Factory Tour

    Come see the Sausalito working factory tour.  Since 1959, each and every piece of the dinnerware - start-to-finish- is made here by a team of 40 craftspeople.  Designed in 1959 by Marquis & Stoller in collaboration with Edith & Brian Heath, the building’s light-filled courtyard, showroom and sweeping semi-circle factory, emanate the values: timeless, resourceful, human-scale, and a marriage of craft and design.  Please note:  When visiting this factory, you will need to wear closed toe shoes and will be provided safety glasses.  This is a working factory environment. The tour is free. For more information visit their website. 

    After the tour, lunch is available nearby (no host), followed by either or both of these sites that are very close to the showroom.

    San Francisco Bay Model, designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to illustrate how water moves through the SF Bay.  It is free.  It is half a mile from the Heath factory and is open 9 am - 4 pm. For more information visit their website.  

    If time allows, we may also tour the educational tall ship, the Matthew Turner right next door to the model. 

    Register here or RSVP to Emily Hopkins, and please include your city and zip code to organize carpools.


    • 09 Dec 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sun River Church Gym, 1st floor at 11223 Trinity River Dr, Rancho Cordova

    Holiday Party - Save the Date!

    Details will be coming soon. 
    Want to help?  Please contact Kathy at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net

    This will be an amazing time together as we enjoy good food, fine friends and see an incredible show performed by the multi-talented group High Voltage!

    High Voltage is El Dorado Musical Theatre’s group of high-energy young performers who sing, dance, and entertain a wide range of audiences. They are EDMT’s “Performance Ambassadors” who perform not only in the theater, but who take entertainment into the community.

    Since establishing El Dorado Musical Theatre, the creative staff was asked again and again if there were groups of performers willing to entertain at community service centers, holiday celebrations, and various local special events. High Voltage was established in 2009 to meet the need and has been performing ever since.

    An audition-only group, High Voltage performs together for an entire year, or in theater terminology, “season.” The group size varies from season to season, but is generally about 20–22 performers ages 13–22.

    The creative team for High Voltage includes Director/Choreographer, Debbie Wilson and Vocal Director, Jennifer Wittmayer.

    You DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!  Registration will be open in October.


    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Round Table Pizza, 7867 Lichen Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621
    Register

    Join us for a Pizza/Salad Lunch Buffet in private meeting room. Buffet, all you can eat lunches with drink, is usually under $10.00.

    FF Sacramento Shutterbugs is a cluster of Friendship Force Sacramento members (all photography skill levels and camera types) interested in learning more about photography, group photo shoots, editing, visual presentation, and committed to better tell our story and encourage others to join us in our mission to cross barriers that separate us as people and build peace through friendship.

    See our FFSAC Shutterbug share site on Shutterfly for photos and event calendar.

    Have a question, suggestion, or want to join Shutterbugs online because you cannot make the meetings? Send an email to FFSACShutterbugs@gmail.com

    All interested and new FF Sacramento Members are welcome to attend Shutterbug meetings and to join. Bring a friend!


Past events

13 Oct 2018 Late Lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in Old Sacramento
12 Oct 2018 Tahoe Day -Montreal, Canada Inbound Journey
05 Oct 2018 Oktoberfest & Annual Meeting
05 Oct 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs
28 Sep 2018 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival FREE!
27 Sep 2018 Planning Meeting for Gifu
08 Sep 2018 Movie Night
18 Aug 2018 New Member Orientation and Luncheon
10 Aug 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs (meeting location change)
03 Aug 2018 General Meeting - Georgia & Alabama Journey Overview
03 Aug 2018 Board Meeting
25 Jul 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs (meeting location change)
13 Jul 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs
05 Jul 2018 Inbound Montreal Canada Journey Planning Meeting
30 Jun 2018 Discover Davis!
30 Jun 2018 Board Meeting
27 Jun 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs (meeting location changed!!)
25 Jun 2018 San Antonio Inbound Journey: Farewell Luncheon and Tour of Soil Born Farms
23 Jun 2018 Calaveras Day and Big Trees Park
22 Jun 2018 San Antonio Inbound Journey: Helwig Wine Cave Tour
21 Jun 2018 Tahoe Day - San Antonio, Texas Inbound Journey
20 Jun 2018 San Antonio Inbound Welcome Breakfast
16 Jun 2018 Afternoon Home Tour of Native American Collection
16 Jun 2018 Morning Home Tour of Native American Collection
09 Jun 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs (meeting location changed!!)
17 May 2018 Board Meeting via Conference Call
11 May 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs (meeting location changed!!)
05 May 2018 Gala Dinner at Western Regional Super Conference
03 May 2018 Welcome Reception at the Super Regional Conference
03 May 2018 Western Regional Conference
25 Apr 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs
21 Apr 2018 Sister City Friendship Garden Work Day
14 Apr 2018 General Meeting-Sacramento Public Art & Historic Homes
14 Apr 2018 Board Meeting
13 Apr 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs
12 Apr 2018 Planning meeting for Super Regional Conference
04 Apr 2018 Adventures in Auburn
28 Mar 2018 Inbound San Antonio Planning Meeting
09 Mar 2018 30th Anniversary & Meeting with Jeremi Snook
09 Mar 2018 Board Meeting
19 Jan 2018 Planning meeting for Super Regional Conference
17 Jan 2018 Mystery Mini-Journey Host and Helper meeting
12 Jan 2018 FF Sacramento Shutterbugs Meeting
11 Jan 2018 Leuven - Kiel Journey Planning Meeting
07 Jan 2018 January General Meeting
07 Jan 2018 January Board Meeting
10 Dec 2017 Holidays Around the World Party
28 Nov 2017 Leuven, Belgium/Kiel, Germany Journey Meeting
11 Nov 2017 Journey Coordinator Training Class
09 Nov 2017 November General Meeting
09 Nov 2017 November Board Meeting
31 Oct 2017 Farewell Luncheon for Toronto
26 Oct 2017 Welcome Brunch for Toronto Ambassadors!
25 Oct 2017 Toronto Inbound Exchange
04 Oct 2017 Gifu, Japan - Outbound Exchange
24 Sep 2017 Oktoberfest
23 Sep 2017 Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival-Free!
18 Sep 2017 September Board Meeting
24 Aug 2017 40th Anniversary World Conference
14 Aug 2017 August Board Meeting
12 Aug 2017 Exploring Woodland
06 Aug 2017 Farewell, BBQ and Swim Party
04 Aug 2017 Tahoe Day - Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico Journey
02 Aug 2017 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day
01 Aug 2017 Welcome Event for Tuxtla Gutierrez-River Cats Game and Tour!
22 Jul 2017 Summer Picnic and Hoedown
29 Jun 2017 General Meeting- Presentation on recent Iowa Journey
29 Jun 2017 June Board Meeting
20 Jun 2017 Planning Meeting for Super Regional Conference
09 Jun 2017 Farewell Dinner for Big Canoe Ambassadors
08 Jun 2017 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day
05 Jun 2017 Tahoe Day - Big Canoe, Georgia Journey
04 Jun 2017 Welcome Potluck for Big Canoe Ambassadors
27 May 2017 Four Seasons Community Garden Tour
22 May 2017 Tuxtla-Gutierrez Planning Meeting
15 May 2017 May Board Meeting
30 Apr 2017 Cedar Rapids, Iowa- Outbound Exchange
22 Apr 2017 Vietnamese Journey Planning Lunch
17 Apr 2017 April Board Meeting
11 Apr 2017 Preparation for Super-Regional Conference
06 Apr 2017 Japanese Tea Ceremony
27 Mar 2017 Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
27 Mar 2017 Free Golden 1 Center Tour
20 Mar 2017 March Board Meeting
09 Mar 2017 Wild West Farewell & 40th Anniversary Party
06 Mar 2017 Welcome Lunch for Wild West Ambassadors
06 Mar 2017 Discover the Wild West
01 Mar 2017 Big Canoe Planning Meeting
20 Feb 2017 February Board Meeting
17 Feb 2017 Open World Farewell and Recognition Party
11 Feb 2017 Welcome Lunch for Open World Delegates from Ukraine
10 Feb 2017 Open World Program - Health Care
23 Jan 2017 January Board Meeting
18 Jan 2017 January General Meeting - Global Exchanges
18 Jan 2017 Open World program planning meeting
04 Dec 2016 Afghani Holiday Party
16 Nov 2016 November General Meeting - Report on Moldova Exchange and International Conference
16 Nov 2016 November Board Meeting
17 Oct 2016 Sapporo Exchange Welcome & Farewell Dinner
15 Oct 2016 Inbound Stopover from Sapporo, Japan
02 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest
21 Sep 2016 General Meeting
21 Sep 2016 Board Meeting
26 Aug 2016 Outbound Exchange to Moldova
17 Aug 2016 General Meeting - Friends of San Juan de Oriente
17 Aug 2016 Board Meeting
17 Jul 2016 Preston Castle Tour & Foothills Day
16 Jun 2016 Sapporo Planning Meeting
15 Jun 2016 Bats! Bats! Bats!
15 Jun 2016 June Board Meeting
18 May 2016 Ole! Farewell Fiesta for Shelby Ambassadors
16 May 2016 Tahoe Day - Shelby Exchange
15 May 2016 Capitol Day, Shelby Exchange
14 May 2016 Calaveras Big Trees/Murphys Day, Shelby Exchange
13 May 2016 Welcome Lunch for Shelby, North Carolina
11 May 2016 Golden 1 Center Overview
11 May 2016 Private Old Sacramento Tour
02 May 2016 Western Region Leadership Conference
20 Apr 2016 America's Farm-to-Fork Capital
31 Mar 2016 Special Event - Free Sacramento Bee Tour
22 Mar 2016 Farewell Dinner with Open World Delegates
19 Mar 2016 Open World Program
16 Mar 2016 What you Need to Know about Medicare
16 Mar 2016 March Board Meeting
17 Feb 2016 Healthy Travels
17 Feb 2016 Board Meeting
20 Jan 2016 Crocker Art Museum Tour
20 Jan 2016 Monthly Friendship Force Meeting
13 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 General Meeting - What we learned from the FFI Conference
19 Nov 2015 Board Meeting
07 Oct 2015 Moldova Exchane Meeting
03 Oct 2015 Oktoberfest
17 Sep 2015 General Meeting - The Silk Road Odyssey by Rail
17 Sep 2015 Board Meeting
20 Aug 2015 Farewell Party for Birmingham Ambassadors
15 Aug 2015 Welcome Lunch for Birmingham Ambassadors
14 Aug 2015 Birmingham Alabama Inbound Exchange
13 Aug 2015 Board Meeting
30 Jul 2015 Final Planning Meeting for Birmingham Exchange
16 Jul 2015 Mexican American Experiences - Luncheon
08 Jul 2015 Whidbey Island Outbound Exchange
07 Jul 2015 Planning Meeting for Birmingham AL inbound
18 Jun 2015 General Meeting
18 Jun 2015 Board Meeting
03 Jun 2015 Farewell Dinner for Christchurch, New Zealand
02 Jun 2015 Big Trees Day Trip - Christchurch, New Zealand
31 May 2015 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Christchurch, New Zealand
29 May 2015 Welcome Lunch, Christchurch New Zealand
21 May 2015 Board Meeting
25 Apr 2015 Planning Meeting for Birmingham Inbound
16 Apr 2015 General Meeting
16 Apr 2015 Board Meeting
12 Feb 2015 Growing Up Black in America
12 Feb 2015 Board Meeting
08 Jan 2015 General Meeting
08 Jan 2015 Board Meeting
07 Dec 2014 December Meeting
13 Nov 2014 General Meeting
13 Nov 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
20 Oct 2014 Farewell Dinner for Cedar Rapids, Iowa
20 Oct 2014 Coloma & Apple Hill Day Trip - Cedar Rapids
19 Oct 2014 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
17 Oct 2014 Big Trees Day Trip - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
05 Oct 2014 Oktoberfest
18 Sep 2014 Sydney Farewell BBQ and Auto Museum Tour
17 Sep 2014 Coloma Area Day Trip - Sydney Australia
16 Sep 2014 Big Trees Day Trip - Sydney Australia
14 Sep 2014 Lake Tahoe Day Trip - Sydney Australia
12 Sep 2014 Welcome Dinner for Sydney Australia
11 Sep 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
16 Aug 2014 MYSTERY TRIP
14 Aug 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
10 Jul 2014 General Membership Meeting
10 Jul 2014 Board Meeting
24 Jun 2014 Donner-Truckee Tour and Lunch
23 Jun 2014 Empire Mine Tour with Lunch
21 Jun 2014 Coloma-Placerville Tour
20 Jun 2014 Welcome BBQ
20 Jun 2014 Sacramento Tour
04 Jun 2014 Understanding American Muslims & Islam
04 Jun 2014 Board Meeting
22 Apr 2014 Sacramento Exchange to Solo and Surabaya Indonesia
10 Apr 2014 What can we do with all those photos? - Panel Discussion
10 Apr 2014 Board Meeting
13 Mar 2014 Planning Meeting- Gold Discovery Exchange
13 Mar 2014 Board Meeting
02 Mar 2014 Welcome Luncheon for Open World Delegates
01 Mar 2014 Open World delegation from Russia
19 Feb 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Dinner and Program
19 Feb 2014 Southern Sydney Exchange Kickoff Meeting
09 Jan 2014 General Meeting - Croatia & Slovenia
09 Jan 2014 Board Meeting
07 Jan 2014 Planning Meeting for Open World Delegation
08 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
03 Dec 2013 Open World Planning Meeting
19 Nov 2013 New Member Orientation
14 Nov 2013 General Meeting - Indonesia
14 Nov 2013 Board Meeting
22 Oct 2013 General Meeting - Travel Organizations
22 Oct 2013 Board Meeting
27 Sep 2013 Octoberfest and Annual Meeting
26 Sep 2013 Pau, France inbound to Sacramento
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