Coming up this week in Elk Grove November 25, 2019

Week of November 25, 2019

Before You Gobble…Register for Elk Grove’s Thanksgiving Fun Run

Before you gobble up your Thanksgiving feast, run, walk, or wobble your way to the finish line of the Elk Grove Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving morning. This family-friendly event benefits Chicks in Crisis, an Elk Grove non-profit offering pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and educational services. Event details and online registration are available at www.itsyourrace.com. Road closure information is available at www.elkgrovecity.org.

Can It! Scrape It! Trash It! Recycle It!

‘Tis the season for feasting and an increase in sewer backups and overflows caused by fats, oils, and grease (FOG). When FOG-containing items from holiday cooking—like fatty meat scraps, gravies, cream, butter, and oils—go down kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals, they build up inside your sewer pipes, constricting the flow of water. The result is clogged pipes and messy, costly sewer backups into your home.

To help prevent backups, properly dispose of FOG with these three easy steps:

  • Can It! Pour cooled oils and grease into a sturdy container and place it in your garbage.
  • Scrape It! Before washing, scrape out fats, oils, and grease from pots and pans and into your garbage.
  • Trash It! Put fatty and greasy food scraps in the garbage.
  • Recycle It! Drop it off FREE of charge at the Special Waste collection Center (9255 Disposal Lane), Sunday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more tips and information, visit sacsewer.com/holidayFOG.

32nd Annual Dickens Street Faire Keeps Small-Town Yuletide Traditions Alive

Saturday, November 30 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more than 30 years, vendors and visitors have converged in Old Town to kick off the holiday season with street and stage performers, carolers, live music, pictures with Santa, kids’ crafts, food, and more! Join the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation for the 32nd annual Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Faire on Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.mEnd the evening with Christmas carols, hot cocoa and cookies with Santa at the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. For details and a schedule of events, visit www.dickensstreetfaire.com.

Light Up the Holidays at the Illumination Holiday Festival!

Experience the season with sparkle and shine at the inaugural IllumiNATION Holiday Festival, a new multicultural family celebration at District56 on Saturday, December 7. Bring your family and friends to the tree lighting, shop amongst the holiday peddlers, and get into the holiday spirit with the Running of the Elves and the Holiday Parade of Lights!

The City is pleased to partner with the Elk Grove Community Council to introduce this new community event for the holidays. Details are available at www.elkgrovecity.org.


Key Dates

11/28/19              Elk Grove Gobble Wobble (Long Leaf Drive, 8:00 a.m.)

11/28 & 29          Elk Grove City Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30/19              Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Street Faire (Old Town Elk Grove, 10:00 a.m.)

11/30/19              Old Town Elk Grove Tree Lighting (Old Town Elk Grove, 5:00 p.m.)

12/03/19              Santa & Sirens Parade (Sheldon Area, 7:00 p.m.)

12/04/19              Food Truck Mania (Old Town Plaza, 5:00 p.m.)

12/04/19              Santa & Sirens Parade (Central Elk Grove, 7:00 p.m.)

12/05/19              Planning Commission Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

12/05/19              Santa & Sirens Parade (Laguna Area, 7:00 p.m.)

All Weekend      An Old Fashion Christmas (Elk Grove Park, Times Vary)

12/06/19              Storytime with Chief Albright (Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m.)

12/07/19              Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony (Veterans Grove at District56, 7:55 a.m.)

12/07/19              Breakfast with Santa (Elk Grove Park Pavilion, 8:00 a.m.)

12/07/19              Animal Services Drive -Thru Vaccine Clinic (Longleaf Drive, 9:00 a.m.)

12/07/19              Illumination Holiday Festival (District56, 4:00 p.m.)

12/07/19              Running of the Elves (District56, 4:30 p.m.)

12/07/19              Holiday Lights Parade (District56, 6:00 p.m.)

12/07/19              City Tree Lighting Ceremony (District56, 7:30 p.m.)

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