What is happening in Elk Grove this week, November 14, 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month
It’s a time to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people.
The Wilton Rancheria is the only federally recognized tribe in Sacramento County. Learn more about the Wilton Rancheria Tribal History that includes losing their Federal Tribal recognition, their fight to regain their status, struggle of their people, and how their government is currently structured.  

Are you Winter Storm Ready?
Make sure you are prepared to protect your home and the ones you love. Check your storm drains now to help prevent flooding around your home and on our streets. For more storm ready tips, visit elkgrovecity.org/storm.
The City’s storm response team is ready to respond to local issues over the storm season. Report a clogged storm drain or storm water drainage problem through our Public Works Hotline at 916-687-3005. 

Explore Unique Finds at Old Town Flea
Get ready to embark on a treasure-hunting adventure like never before as River City Marketplace unveils the Old Town Flea! Whether you’re a seasoned collector or simply looking for a fun day out, the Old Town Flea has something for everyone. Join the fun on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Town Plaza.
Want to set up a stall at Old Town Flea? Sign up for a 10 x 10 space for just $42. 

Signal Adjustments Improve Travel Along Major Corridors
Recent adjustments to traffic signal timing have improved traffic flow along two of Elk Grove’s busiest roadways—Laguna and Elk Grove boulevards between Bruceville Road and Interstate 5. These signal synchronization and coordination adjustments allow drivers traveling near the posted speed limit along these corridors to have a higher probability of hitting green lights at intersections. This results in a reduction of stop and go travel, idling at red lights, vehicle emissions, and travel time along these high traffic volume corridors. Motorists using the lower traffic volume north/south side streets or making left turns along these corridors may experience slightly longer wait times. City staff continue to monitor the timing plans and will make adjustments, as needed. Learn more at elkgrovecity.org/greenwave.  

Send a Smile this Holiday Season
The holidays can be a lonely time for our eldest residents without family. You can brighten a senior’s day by sending them a holiday card full of cheer. Card-making kits are now available at City Hall, while supplies last. Kits include everything you need to craft a special holiday wish—pre-addressed stamped envelope, cardstock, and stickers. Learn more.

Join the Holiday Parade of Lights
The Parade of Lights is a cherished Elk Grove tradition. Make merry memories with friends and family by participating in this year’s parade on Saturday, December 2 at 6 p.m. Parade entries are being accepted through November 29Submit your entry
The Holiday Parade of Lights is hosted by the Elk Grove Lions Club and presented by Sutter Health, weather permitting.

City Calendar

11/13 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
11/15 Climate Compass Virtual Workshop (6 p.m.)
11/15 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
11/16 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
11/19 Old Town Flea (10 a.m.)
11/21 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
11/23 City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
11/23 Gobble Wobble Family 5K (9 a.m.)
11/24 City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
11/25 Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Street Faire (10 a.m.)

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