What is happening in Elk Grove this week, September 11, 2023

Never Forget
Today marks the solemn anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a day that forever changed our nation and our world. On this day, we remember and honor the thousands of innocent lives lost and the countless heroes who emerged.
🕊️ We remember the bravery of our first responders who rushed into danger, sacrificing their lives to save others. 🚒🚓🚑
🙏 We remember the resilience of survivors and their families, who rebuilt their lives and their city with unwavering strength and determination.
🇺🇸 We remember that in the face of hatred and terror, our nation united as one. The spirit of unity and solidarity still shines as a beacon of hope.
As we pause to reflect, let us also renew our commitment to the values that make our country strong: freedom, diversity, and compassion. Let us stand together against hatred and violence, and work towards a world where peace and understanding prevail. 

Join Us for a Greener Tomorrow! ⚡Discover sustainable living and energy-saving solutions from local experts and exhibitors. Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint, lower your energy bills, and contribute to a cleaner, greener planet at the Energy Saving Expo and Riden n Drive Event presented by the City and SMUD this Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at District56 (9701 Big Horn Blvd.)
🚗 Ever wondered what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle (EV)? Now’s your chance! Test drive the latest EV models and experience the future of transportation and get a complimentary lunch from one of our food trucks. 🚴‍♀️ But that’s not all! You could also test ride and win an electric bike! 🚴‍♂️ Elk Grove residents are eligible for a chance to ride away on two wheels of pure eco-fun!
Bring your friends, family, and curiosity to this FREE event. Together, we can make a positive impact on our environment and our wallets! 🌞 Learn more  

Pet Vaccines to Go
Keeping your pet current on vaccines is easy—and free—with Elk Grove Animal Services’ Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic. Attend the next clinic on Saturday, September 16 at the Elk Grove Animal Shelter at 9150 Union Park Way. This clinic is by appointment only. Proof of Elk Grove residency is required. Available vaccines include Rabies, Canine DHPP, and Feline FVRCP. Appointments open on Monday, September 11Register for an appointment.

Remembering our POW/MIAs
The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Marine Corps League will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families, during a ceremony this Saturday, September 16 in Veteran’s Grove at District56 at 11 a.m. All military branches will be represented at this free public event. A complimentary barbecue lunch will be provided following the ceremony. Contact Henry Sanchez, American Legion Post 233 Post Adjutant, if you have any questions. 

Time for Uncorked and Uncapped
Elk Grove’s premier beer and wine tasting event is back! Presented by Explore Elk Grove and Sky River Casino, Uncorked & Uncapped returns to the Old Town Plaza on Friday, September 22. This third annual event unites wine enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. Festivities include artisanal wine and craft beer tastings, savory and sweet eats, live music by Shane Q Band, yard games including a longest launch corn hole competition and disc golf “ace it to win” contest. Guests will also have the chance to taste locally crafted Sangria, and a unique Christopher Cellars and Flatland Brewing collaboration. Purchase VIP tickets to enjoy early entry at 5 p.m., exclusive reserve pours, and a special culinary experience. Purchase your tickets at CorksandCaps.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.

Military Street Banner Program Honors Hometown Heroes
Elk Grove proudly displays banners on streetlights located along Elk Grove Boulevard and Civic Center Drive between Big Horn Boulevard and Laguna Springs Drive. The banners feature retired or honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces residing in Elk Grove or those who resided in Elk Grove and are now deceased. Businesses or individuals may sponsor a military street banner for a $150 fee. After a year on display, retired banners will be given to the honoree or their family. Applications are accepted year-round but submit your application before September 15 for a fall 2023 installation. 

Calling all Bookworms and Aspiring Wordsmiths!
Are you a writer in search of inspiration, knowledge, and camaraderie with fellow wordsmiths? Join the Elk Grove Writers Guild for a Writers Conference on Saturday, September 23 at District56 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. With inspiring speakers, a comprehensive program on the craft of writing, networking opportunities and breakfast and lunch included, this is a full day of literary delight. Register today!

Bring on the Belly Laughs
Join us for a special Fridays in the Grove Comedy Night experience at Old Town Plaza on Friday, October 20. Dine at one of our Main Street restaurants or feast at the food trucks in Old Town Plaza before a night of comedy 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. Bring your low back lawn chairs for general admission seating. No outside food or drink. Hosted by Explore Elk Grove and the City of Elk Grove. Buy tickets now.

City Calendar

Tire Collection Event September 11-13
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.)
09/16 POW/MIA Ceremony (11 a.m.)
09/16 BBQ in the Beat (11 a.m.)
09/17 The Creative Space Market – Sacramento 916 Day (10 a.m.)
09/18 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/20 SacRT Hiring Event (10 a.m.)
09/20 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/21 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
09/21 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/21 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
09/22 Uncorked & Uncapped (6 p.m.)
09/23 Elk Grove Writers Conference (7 a.m.)
09/24 Copa Club Afternoon (3 p.m.)

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