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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

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Soil Born Farms 2140 Chase Drive Rancho Cordova

     Farewell Luncheon and Tour of Soil Born Farms

    Come join the club as we bid farewell to the Ambassadors from the San Antonio Inbound Journey.  There will be a tour of Soil Born Farms which is a 55 acre urban organic agriculture and education project.  A luncheon will follow on site.  Cost is $19.

    The mission of Soil Born Farms is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community.

     For more information go to Soil Born Farms website by clicking here.

    Questions?  Contact Jodi Vicario.

    You can pay on-line by clicking here, or send your check to  Charlene Taylor9303 Edensbury Ct., Elk Grove, CA 95758.  Registration deadline June 15.

    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 615 27th Street, Sacramento

    FF Sacramento Shutterbugs

    We were not able to get the library for our June meeting so we've changed the location.  Our meetings in June will start at Chris Smith's home, 615 27th Street in Sacramento (between F and G streets).  The theme for June is "ACTION" so after a brief discussion we'll find someplace to practice some action shots.  Maybe a ball game, dog park, or perhaps you have an idea?

    Please register here so we have an idea of how many will show up.  If you can car pool with someone that's always a good idea!  Questions?  Call Chris at 916-712-6979 or email smithinsac@gmail.com

    In Friendship and Photography

    Shutterbugs Leadership Team

    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    • 4104 El Macero Drive, Davis

    Note the date change!

    Board meeting in the meeting room at Helen Flach's home.  Everyone is welcome. Discover Davis event will follow.  Check back for details

    Send agenda items to Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net no later than July 1.

    • 30 Jun 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Meet for lunch at 445 C St., Davis

    Discover Davis with Friendship Force

    Meeting place:  Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St.

    The Hattie Weber Museum features exhibits depicting the history and heritage of Davis and the surrounding area.

    The Farmers market is held each Saturday in Central Park in downtown Davis, and it is possible to buy lunch food there. The address for the Farmers market is 301 C St in Davis.  The plan is to buy lunch downtown and enjoy a LEO (Let's Eat Out) together.    

    On-street parking is free, but hard to find nearby on market days. People can also park in lots located across Russell Blvd (which is just north of Central Park) at the schools administrative office, and/or in a lot behind Davis City Hall.  If you have a problem finding parking, you can enter the USDA parking structure at 4th and G across from Ace Hardware pets and garden entrance on 4th.

    After we have lunch and walk around downtown Davis, we'll get back into our cars and drive to the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art on the UC Davis campus.  There's lots of free parking next to the museum. 

    Access to return to I-80 is quick and easy from the art museum.  

    Note:  the UCD Arboretum is under construction and will not be a part of this outing.

    Guests are welcome.  

    Helen Flach (kwflach@aol.com& Terry Parker (terrylynparker@gmail.comare coordinating this event for our club.  Please email or call with any question.

    Hope you can join the fun!  

    • 05 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 9133 Promontory Way in Fair Oaks

    Opportunity to SERVE

    Have you been on an outbound journey this year with FF?  Do you want to help ensure our club continues to get awesome journeys assigned to us in the future?  Our outbound assignments are in direct proportion to how many inbound journeys we host.  

    Are you new to our club?  This is your opportunity to get involved and join the fun!!

    October 11-17 we will be hosting members from Montreal and we need lots of volunteers.  Come learn how you can help make this an incredible experience for our Ambassador friends from Canada.

    We will need:

    • Home hosts
    • Day hosts
    • Dinner hosts and volunteers to coordinate the dinners
    • Volunteer to coordinate the day trips 
    • Volunteers to coordinate the welcome and farewell meals

    The planning meeting will be at the home of the Host Coordinator-Kathy Hart who is being assisted on this journey by Nancy Sinnwell.  The meeting part should be done in an hour and then we'll have some dessert and good conversation.

    Questions or cannot make the meeting but want to help? 
    Email Kathy at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net or call 916.988.8266
    Hope to see you there!!

    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento

    Board meeting in the meeting room at the Arden Library.  Everyone is welcome.  General meeting to follow.

    Send agenda items to Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net no later than July 30.

    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Arcade Library at 2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento

    General meeting in the meeting room at the Arden Library.  Everyone is welcome.  We will hear a journey report from our members who visited Big Canoe, Georgia and Huntsville, Alabama.  There will be an optional LEO (Let's Eat Out) after the meeting.

    This will be a good overview of traveling with Friendship Force if you have a friend who is interested in our organization.  Invite them to join us!

    Hope to see you all there.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Hart at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 4701 El Greco Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    New Member Orientation and Luncheon

    Come join new members of the club along with Board Members to learn about Friendship Force International, the Sacramento Club, and how you can make the most of your membership.  Hosted by our membership chair, Jodi Vicario.

    The session will be at Jodi's home, 4701 El Greco Way, in El Dorado Hills, on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    To register please click here.  Driving instructions will be sent shortly before the event to all who have registered.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jodi Vicario. or 530-350-7951

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Between Third and Fifth Streets on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall

    Designed to showcase and celebrate where our food and drinks come from, the Farm-to-Fork Festival brings us face-to-face with the people who are feeding our region and the world.

    No need to register, just show up and learn more about the incredible region we call home and the food it produces.

    The 2018 Farm-to-Fork Festival on Capitol Mall will now include a free Friday night kickoff on Sept. 28 to get the regional food party started. The Festival will continue into the following day, with lots of live music and fresh food celebration in downtown Sacramento.

    Farm-to-Fork Festival Friday Kickoff
    Sept. 28, 2018
    4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
    Between Third and Fifth Streets on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall  

    The new Friday event will feature farm-to-fork food from SaveMart, Raley’s, local food trucks and more, alongside exclusive wine selections from Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association and pours from area breweries.

    2018 Farm-to-Fork Festival
    Sept. 29, 2018
    11:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Between Third and Eighth Streets on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall

    Admission to the festival is free.  Food and drinks are available for purchase.

    The free festival hosted on the city’s iconic Capitol Mall boasts a delicious selection of Farm-to-Fork offerings that are produced and available in the Sacramento region. Attendees will find food, wine and beer from regional eateries and purveyors, as well as live music, live cooking demonstration stages, a kids’ zone, interactive booths from local grocers, farms and ranches and more!

    • 05 Oct 2018
    • Granite Bay


    Mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting and Oktoberfest!  Dinner will be in Granite Bay at Mitch and Jill Ruffman's home.  Registration will open soon.

    We will be voting to approve our new 2019 Board Members as well as selecting our top international journey destinations for 2020.  We will also have a quick review of the events and activities our club has enjoyed this past year.  

    Details are being worked out, so stay tuned.  We need help to:

    • Organize the event
    • Set up
    • Decorations
    • Grilling 
    • Clean up
    Please email Kathy at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net if you can serve on the Oktoberfest Committee to make this a successful event for everyone!
    Hope to see you there.
    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Various

    Friendship Force of Sacramento looks forward to hosting members from Montreal Canada in mid-October.  Join the planning team to ensure this is a wonderful experience for everyone!

    Our plans include:

    • Lake Tahoe Day 
    • Calaveras Big Trees
    • Winery Day
    • Capital Day
    • Golden 1 Arena Tour
    • Second Saturday Art Event

    Email Host Coordinator - Kathy at kathleen-hart@sbcglobal.net if you can help.  Watch the Upcoming Events for planning meeting dates and times.

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


    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

    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!

    • 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 review our adventures in 2018, enjoy good food and 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.

Past events

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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