What happening in Elk Grove this week, July 10, 2023

New Pavement Treatment Aims to Make the Laguna Trail Cooler
The Laguna Trail between Big Horn Blvd and Elk Spring Way looks a little different since being treated with a special sealant as part of a Cool Trail Pilot Program. The sealant is designed to lower surface temperatures through its lighter color and reflectivity. It’s durability and effectiveness for reducing temperatures will be studied during the pilot program. 
If this sounds familiar, the City applied a similar treatment to the small parking lot at Old Town Plaza in June of 2021. Readings at the treated parking lot and untreated parking lots indicated a temperature difference of between 13 and 22 degrees. 

Strauss Festival Showcases Elk Grove’s Small-Town Charm
Organizations like the Strauss Festival of Elk Grove give Elk Grove its wonderful small-town charm, even as the City continues to grow. This Elk Grove community organization was started in 1987 by Iris Zimbelman offering magical outdoor performances featuring the music of Austrian composer Johann Strauss played by a live orchestra and the movement of local dancers. Enchanting, magical, and romantic are just a few adjectives commonly used to describe these free evening performances inside Elk Grove Park.
The City of Elk Grove is pleased to be among the Strauss Festival’s presenting sponsors, providing more than $30,000 in funding and public safety and recycling and waste services to support the four-day festival. Experience the magic of the Strauss Festival for yourself July 27-30. For more information about the Festival, visit their website.

School Supply Drive
Join the Police Department in helping local students start off the school year right. Officers will be hosting a backpack drive this Wednesday, July 12 at two Walmart locations (10075 Bruceville Road and 8465 Elk Grove Blvd.) from 9 a.m. to Noon. Please consider donating new backpacks or school supplies to support local students in need. For more information or questions, email Officer Nadia Palazzola.  

A Recycling Anniversary
Way to go, Elk Grove! You’ve been recycling your mixed organic waste for over a year now and you are making a difference. This effort diverted 23,640 tons of recyclable waste from local landfills this year! Our Recycling & Waste team thanks you for working so hard to comply with this state-mandated program. Your effort is good for the planet and good for the community. Learn more about organic waste recycling.

Youth Commission Openings
The City is looking for four enthusiastic students ages 13-18 (grades 7-12) to join the Elk Grove Youth Commission. This group offers a great way to serve the community, promote personal growth, and engage in local government. Apply by next Wednesday, July 19 to serve in the next school year! Learn more. 

Tap Into Your Artistic Side at the Next Fridays in the Grove Event
Let’s Paint at The Preserve on Friday, July 21, from 11 am-2 pm. We’ll supply everything you need to paint rocks to place along The Preserve’s pathways at District56. Show us your skills and share them with everyone. Open to all ages and free to attend. 

Be a Cool Pet Owner
When the thermometer continues to hover around 100 degrees, it’s too hot for extended time outdoors or any amount of time in parked vehicles. Be a cool pet owner and leave your pets at home with AC, fresh/cool water, and prepare some indoor fun time to keep them entertained. For more animal care tips and information about adoptable pets, follow our Animal Services team on Facebook.

City Calendar

07/10 Tire Collection Event July 9-12
07/10 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
07/12 EGPD Backpack Drive (9 a.m.)
07/12 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
07/13 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
07/15 Movie in the Park (8:15 p.m.)
07/17 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.
07/18 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
07/20 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
07/20 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
07/21 Fridays in the Grove: Paint at the Preserve (11 a.m.)
07/23 Sundae Fun Day with the City Council (2 p.m.)

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