What is happening in Elk Grove this week, September 5, 2023

Celebrate Diversity! Experience and celebrate the many cultures that make up our vibrant community during the 11th annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival, presented by Kaiser Permanente, on Saturday, September 9 at District56 (9701 Big Horn Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This day-long festival will feature a blend of music, dance, art, fashion, food, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free! For event details and the entertainment schedule, visit elkgrovecity.org/mcf. 

Taste and Savor Diverse Flavors
Get a taste of diversity and great deals during Diversity Dining Week, now through September 10. Explore Elk Grove and local eateries are teaming up during Diversity Month to offer special discounts and promotions with the Elk Grove Local Pass, a free mobile exclusive passport to tasty deals. Learn more and get your free pass at elkgrovelocalpass.com.  

Introducing Express Bus Service between Elk Grove and UC Davis Medical Center
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has partnered with UC Davis Health to launch a new bus service called the Elk Grove/UC Davis Medical Center Express (bus route 137) which will operate between Elk Grove and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The express bus will start service on Tuesday, September 5, and operate Monday through Friday with six morning trips and six evening trips. Learn more about the new express bus service at sacrt.com/UCDHElkGrove or call 916-321-BUSS (2877).  

Good Green Fun
Learn about the benefits of transitioning your home appliances and vehicles from gas to electric and how you can save on your new purchases through rebates, programs, and incentives at the Energy Saving Expo and Ride n Drive event on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at District56. Participate in an EV test drive and receive a free lunch voucher and hop on an electric bike for a chance to potentially win one to take home! Presented by the City of Elk Grove, in partnership with SMUD, this event is free to attend. Learn more

Join the Diversity & Inclusion Commission
Elk Grove’s diversity is one of its most amazing characteristics. Members of the Diversity and Inclusion Commission assist the City through education and outreach, advocacy, and engaging the community as ambassadors. Commissioners provide the City Council with feedback and recommendations for creating a more equitable, accessible, safe, welcoming and inclusive government and community. Recruitment is now open to fill one vacancy on the Diversity and Inclusion Commission. This is a non-paid, volunteer position for Elk Grove residents appointed by the Mayor with the consensus of the City Council. Applicants must be able to commit to attending monthly meetings and participate in at least 70% of all Commission-hosted activities throughout the year. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply before the September 20 deadline.

Senior Center of Elk Grove: The Center of Attention
The Senior Center of Elk Grove is the home to a broad array of programs, services, and activities for those age 50 and better. This self-funded non-profit offers classes from Art to Zumba, including intellectual, inspirational, fun, and physical activities. There are exciting travel experiences and special events, too. Whether you want to learn a new language, improve your line dancing skills, strengthen your mind and body, play cards or Bingo, create something beautiful, or simply feel the connection and support of other people, the Senior Center is where it’s at. Programs and activities operate from District56 (8230 Civic Center Drive, Suite 140), and the center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in for a tour or learn more by visiting thesceg.com or by calling (916) 685-3160.  

Pubs, Pedals, and Punchlines. Get the VIP treatment.
Get an urban entertainment experience right here in Elk Grove. Buy your VIP ticket for a special Fridays in the Grove Comedy Night experience at Old Town Plaza on Friday, October 20. We’re bringing two SacBrewBikes down to Main Street to kick off the night pedaling to hot spots in the historic district for a special Main Street Stroll presented by Explore Elk Grove. Your pedal tavern will deliver you to Old Town Plaza just in time for a comedy show courtesy of Sacramento’s Laughs Unlimited featuring headliner Brandon Vestal — winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival. This event is for ages 21 and older. General Admission tickets are $10 per person. VIP is limited to 30 people and includes drinks and food on the Main Street Stroll and VIP seating at the show. Buy tickets now.

City Calendar

Diversity Dining Week is September 1-10
09/04 City Hall Closed: Labor Day Holiday
09/06 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
09/07 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
09/07 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/09 Elk Grove Multicultural Festival (10 a.m.)
09/09 Americana Vintage Market (10 a.m.)
09/10 Tire Collection Event September 10-13
09/12 Youth Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/12 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Special Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/13 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/14 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
09/15 Fridays in the Grove: Salsa on the Avenue (7 p.m.)
09/16 Drive Thru Pet Vaccine Clinic (8 a.m.)
09/16 Energy Saving Expo and Ride n Drive Event (10 a.m.)
09/17 The Creative Space Market – Sacramento 916 Day (10 a.m.)

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