What is happening in Elk Grove this week, August 7, 2023

It’s Diversity Awareness Month!
Each year the City Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Commission host a variety of activities and events that provide opportunities to gain greater understanding and appreciation for our differences. Read the 2023 City Council Proclamation.

Have you Made it to the Americana Vintage Market?
Every second Saturday, join us at Old Town Plaza for the Americana Vintage Market. Shop local and unique food, vintage clothing, décor, handmade goods and more. Free admission and open to all ages this Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

What happens to your organic waste?
Elk Grove’s organic waste is hauled to one of several organics processing facilities where it is transformed into nutrient-rich compost. Used in agriculture, landscaping, and home gardens, this compost helps revitalize the land, retains water, and helps native plants thrive. 
City staff recently toured the Elder Creek Transfer Station to observe the work of the “Mega Thor” pre-processor. The “Mega Thor” machinery is a system of hammers that pound the organic material into an oatmeal-like consistency before it is transported to an anaerobic digester. The Mega Thor separates out contamination such as plastic bags from the organic slurry and channels those materials out separately to be disposed of as garbage.
Converting problematic food waste into useful products is one way that Elk Grove is meeting the SB 1383 mandate in a productive way.
Did you Know? Elk Grove is required to recover .08 tons of organic waste per resident per year to meet the requirements of State’s organics recycling law. 

Celebrate Elk Grove’s Accessibility Advocates
Celebrate those who have gone above and beyond in helping individuals with disabilities in Elk Grove—nominate them for the Disability Advisory Committee’s 17th Annual Above and Beyond Awards! Introduced in 2007, the award recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations that go above and beyond for individuals with disabilities in our community. Nominations are being accepted through this Friday, August 11. The City Council will recognize honorees during Disability Awareness Month in October. Submit your nomination online. 
To receive this information in alternative formats or to request more information, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Jim Ramsey, at 916-478-2250 or jramsey@elkgrovecity.org. 

A Copa Club Afternoon
Dress to the nines and share in an afternoon of glamour and sophistication at the Copa Club. The Elk Grove Arts Commission has announced their next production, A Copa Club Afternoon scheduled on Sunday, September 24 from 3-5:30 p.m. at District56. This cabaret-esque event will feature performances by local favorites including Gary Mendoza, Carly Rhodes, Tressa Gaye, Martin Beal, and Leslie Sandefur and classic tunes such as a “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Fernando.” The Copa Club will have you singing along on a fun-filled afternoon. Seating is limited and general admission is $10 per person. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Elk Grove among the Best Places to Live for Single Dads
Elk Grove has earned another national accolade. This time, the city is considered one of the best places to live for single dads. LawnStarter ranked Elk Grove 14th best city in the country for single dads. Categories considered in the rankings included child care costs, public schools quality, and support programs among 35 total metrics. Nearby neighbor, Roseville, ranked sixth. Learn more. 

City Calendar

Tire Collection Event at the Special Waste Collection Center August 6-9
Celebrate Diversity Awareness Month in Elk Grove August 9-September 9, 2023
08/09 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
08/10 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
08/11 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series Featuring Innersoul (6:30 p.m.)
08/12 Americana Vintage Market (10 a.m.)
08/13 Back to School Resource Fair (2 p.m.)
08/14 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
08/15 Diversity & inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
08/16 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
08/17 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
08/18 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series featuring Keep on Truckin’ (6:30 p.m.)
08/18 Fridays in the Grove: Movie Night Featuring Luca (7 p.m.)
08/19 BBQ in the Beat (11 a.m.)
08/19 Elk Grove Youth Soccer Jamboree (7 a.m.)
08/19 Camden Music by the Lake Featuring Cover Me Badd (6 p.m.)

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