What is happening in Elk Grove this week, May 6, 2024

Among the Top 100 Places to Live (Again!)
For the second consecutive year, Elk Grove has been named one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States by Liveability.com. Elk Grove was one of only four California cities that made the list. Learn more. 
And there’s two more reasons to celebrate our city.Other online sources recently ranked Elk Grove among the Safest Cities in California and one of the fastest growing cities in the state! 

May is Bike Month
Pump those tires and grab a helmet because May is Bike Month! Take advantage of the spring weather by cycling to your destination when you can. Riding your bike is not only good for your mental and physical health, but its great for the environment. May is Bike Month is your opportunity to participate in a variety of community events, win prizes and connect with other bike advocates and enthusiasts in the region. Whether you’re riding to work, school or for fun, visit lovetoride.net to join the fun on two wheels!
Bikes and transit make the perfect duo.All SacRT buses are equipped with bike racks on the front that can hold two or three bikes. Bikes are allowed inside light rail trains. Learn more about how to bike-and-ride on transit at sacrt.com/bikeandride.   

How are we doing? Weigh in on Elk Grove’s Quality of Life
Here’s your chance to shape the future of Elk Grove. The 2024 Elk Grove Community Survey has opened and your feedback is important. Help shape decisions that affect our community by taking the confidential online survey before Monday, May 20Take the survey.
The City has completed the National Community Survey seven times since 2009. View previous survey results. If you have any questions about the survey, please call the City at 916-478-2238. 

Help Stock the Pet Food Pantry
Elk Grove’s Animal Services team is asking for your help to support families, seniors, and unhoused people in need to feed their pets. Help Elk Grove’s furry four-legged residents by donating to the Pet Food Drive, currently under way. You can drop your donations at any of the four participating locations during normal business hours.
Elk Grove Animal Shelter – 9150 Union Park WayElk Grove City Hall – 8401 Laguna Palms WayPets to Go – 9098 Laguna Main Street #5 OR 9238 Elk Grove Blvd. #140
All donations will be used to support the Pet Food Pantry project. Learn more.

Pinkies out! Historical Society to Host Victorian Tea
Take a step back in time to the Victorian Era during a special spring tea hosted by the Elk Grove Historical Society on Saturday, May 11 at the Heritage Park Garden (9941 East Stockton Blvd.). Make it a Mothers’ Day treat and dress up for a day with the special women in your life. Gates open at Noon and tickets are available for $45 per person. Purchase tickets online.
For questions, contact Susan Hernandez at (916) 684-3181 or email hartville@comcast.net

Help Nourish Our Neighbors
The spring and summer months often mark a drop in local food donations, but the need in Elk Grove remains. Fill the need and feed the hope! The Elk Grove Youth Commission is hosting a food drive that will benefit local families. Drop your donations at any of the three city locations from May 6-20 and help fill hearts and pantries with generosity. All donations will support the Elk Grove Food Bank.
Elk Grove City Hall — 8400 Laguna Palms WayElk Grove Animal Shelter — 9150 Union Park WayThe Center at District56 — 8230 Civic Center Drive

City Calendar

Tire Collection Event May 5-8
05/06 Measure E Oversight Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/08 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/11 Americana Vintage Market: Old Town Flea (10 a.m.)
05/11 Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea (Noon)
05/13 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/15 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/17 Fridays in the Grove: Wag N Walk (5 p.m.)
05/17 Latin Night Market (6 p.m.)

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