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Published: Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Dance concert showcases diversity

Music and dance groups respresenting Sacramento’s ethnic diversity – from Scottish and Ukrainian to East Indian and Chinese – will perform at the 58th annual Camellia International Folk Dance Concert at Sacramento City College’s Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12 for adults; $5 for children under 18. There is a maximum charge of $25 per family.

Behind the News: The event sponsor, the Sacramento International Folk Dance and Arts Council, promotes international folk dance and music through classes, workshops, teacher training, and outreach to the public. The council is comprised of individual clubs representing a wide range of dance and music and sponsors other events in the Sacramento area.

Info: www.folkdancesac.org

Women’s History Month celebrated

Old Sacramento commemorates Women’s History Month on Saturday with a “living history event” that will take place throughout the historic district from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Men and women dressed in 19th-century attire demonstate how men’s and especially women’s fashion changed, decade by decade, from the 1850s through the 1880s.

Behind the News: Women’s History Month dates back to 1981, when Congress identified a week in March as Women’s History Week. But since 1995, presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.

Info: Call (916) 808-7059 or www.historicoldsac.org



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