Coming up in Elk Grove this week May 15, 2023

Bring on the Big Trucks!
Join the city and Kaiser Permanente in celebrating National Public Works Week and learn all about the equipment and skills required to maintain our city. Get up close and personal with big machines like dump trucks, garbage trucks, tractors and much more. Enjoy lots of interactive fun and the return of the Bubblesmith! This free event is geared to ages 2- 6 years and will be held this Wednesday, May 17 at District56 in the Aquatics Center parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more. 

Trade in your used oil filter for one of ours…Free!
Each year Californians use 67 million automotive oil filters. Those filters are considered hazardous waste and banned from landfills, but they’re completely recyclable. If we recycled all of the steel in used oil filters each year, we’d have enough steel to build three large sports stadiums! If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, consider taking advantage of our filter exchange events. You’ll dispose of and recycle your filter and walk away with a brand new free filter. Our next exchange event is this Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts (8751 Elk Grove Blvd.) Learn more. 

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
May celebrates the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to our Nation. From being groundbreaking scientists and researchers, world renowned athletes, champions for communities, and defending our country from harm, members of the AAPI community have laid the foundation of American’s history and are instrumental to its future success. Join the City in saying, there’s no place for hate and celebrating the contributions of our AAPI neighbors, friends and family this month. Learn more.
Let’s Get TogetherJoin the AAPI Heritage Month celebration at the next Fridays in the Grove event at District56 this Friday, May 19 for a free movie night featuring activities and the animated Disney film, Turning RedLearn more.

Donate to Help Furrier Elk Grove Residents
Help Elk Grove Animal Services and the Elk Grove Food Bank to refill their pet food pantries to support local families in need, seniors, and unhoused community members. A pet food drive is under way through the month of May. You can drop off your pet food donations at the following locations:
Elk Grove Food Bank – 9888 Kent StreetElk Grove Animal Shelter – 9150 Union Park WayElk Grove City Hall – 8401 Laguna Palms WayPets to Go – 2 Locations!9098 Laguna Main Street #59238 Elk Grove Blvd. #140
Safe Cycling 101: Rules of the RoadCyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are required to follow all the same traffic laws and rules of the road. Below are a few important safety and etiquette reminders to keep you and others safe:Ensure tires, brakes, and drivetrain are in working orderWear an approved bicycle helmet and bright or reflective clothingUse blinking lights (front and rear) while riding at nightKnow and follow the rules of the roadObey traffic signs and lightsUse proper signalingRide on the right in the same direction as the trafficYield the right-of-way to pedestrians while on sidewalks or within crosswalks (walking your bike is preferred)Give your full attention to the roadDon’t call or text when ridingKeep your ears free from earbuds or headphones 

Dial Before You Pile
Got that spring cleaning feeling? Bulky waste pick-up service is available to residents three times per year free of charge by appointment. Materials must be placed out for collection in front of the residence. A pile measuring 7′ x 6′ x 4′, about the size of a pick-up truck bed filled even with the top of the cab, is the maximum pick-up size. If you think you might have more than the maximum, please notify Republic Services when you schedule your pickup. View a list of acceptable items.
Call Republic Services at (916) 635-2500 to schedule a pick-up appointment. 

Survey: Protecting Your Digital Privacy
The City is taking steps to implement the Connected Elk Grove Smart City Plan. This plan was adopted by the City Council in January 2022 to make local government more efficient, responsive, and transparent.
Data collected from the public can be useful, but maintaining one’s personal privacy is a priority. The City is asking for your input on the development of data privacy principles that ensure that sensitive information about Elk Grove residents is protected and used only for specific purposes. The survey will close Sunday, June 5. Take the survey.

05/15 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/16 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/17 Big Truck Day (10 a.m.)
05/17 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/18 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
05/18 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/19 Fridays in the Grove: Movie Night (7 p.m.)
05/20 Oil Filter Exchange Event (10 a.m.)
05/21 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
05/24 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/25 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
05/25 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
05/28 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
05/29 City Hall Closed: Memorial Day

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