What is happening in Elk Grove this week, September 18, 2023

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15 to October 15. During the Month, Americans celebrate those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central, and South America or the Latinx community. The dates of the month-long celebration are significant in that Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all celebrate their Independence Day on September 15. Followed by Mexico’s Independence Day on the 16th and Chile’s on the 18th. Día de la Raza, or Native American Day, also falls within this period on October 12th. 

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 Rhoades, Tressa Gaye, Martin Beal, and Dinorah Klinger 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.

Don’t fall victim to scams.
Elk Grove’s Police Department wants the community, especially our senior community, to be prepared for potential fraud and economic crimes. Older adults are increasingly seen as easy targets of crimes such as identity theft, telemarketing and internet fraud, and impersonation scams. Attend this free, all-new fraud prevention seminar this Wednesday, September 20 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the Police Department (8400 Laguna Palms Way) to learn what you can do to protect yourself from fraud. 

Did you know there is a new gallery in Elk Grove?
The Free Little Art Gallery Elk Grove features mini works of art by community members. Similar to a Little Free Library, visitors are encouraged to leave a piece of art, take a piece of art, or simply view the display. The gallery’s mission is to promote independent artists and build community engagement through the free exchange of art. Anyone can contribute a piece of art to the gallery if it fits inside. Art that is donated is photographed and posted on the gallery’s Instagram account. The goal is to help artists grow their fanbase while providing an opportunity for the community to gain a newfound appreciation for the arts. The Elk Grove Arts Commission applauds this new gallery in our community and encourage people to drop by. Learn more

Bike Safe and Smart. Attend a Free Adult Bicycle Education Class
The City and the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) have teamed up to offer an Adult Bicycle Education Class at the Old Town Plaza next Sunday, September 24, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn bike control skills, how to deal with limited mobility, and even some street riding rules and techniques from LCI certified instructor, Pierson Rohr. This class is free and accessible for all ages and useful for all skill levels. Class space is limited. Bring a working bike and a helmet. Register to attend on Eventbrite.

Experience the Mid-Autumn Festival
It’s the time of year for families and friends to gather, appreciate the beauty of the full moon, and share in the joy of the harvest season. Join the NorCal Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce this Saturday, September 23 at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Mid-Autumn Festival, a free family event featuring cultural performances, a variety of delicious Asian cuisine, and traditional mooncakes. There will also be games and activities for children, ensuring that the whole family can partake in the festivities. Event information.

Tune in to the Elk Grove Citycast
Anchored in the heart of Elk Grove, 56 acres inspire celebration and connection. In the City’s latest podcast, Community Event Center Manager Lana Yoshimura shares some of the details about District56, the city’s newest gathering space, and the amenities and local partners who are part of this unique public facility. Hosts John and Kristyn also discuss the September 11 anniversary, share a bit about the Elk Grove Multicultural Festival, and discuss ways that Explore Elk Grove and Sky River Casino are contributing to Elk Grove’s quality of life. Listen to episode 4.

City Calendar

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.)
09/22 Uncorked & Uncapped (6 p.m.)
09/23 Elk Grove Writers Conference (7 a.m.)
09/23 Mid-Autumn Festival (11 a.m.)
09/24 Copa Club Afternoon (3 p.m.)
09/27 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/28 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)

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