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What is happening in Elk Grove this week, June 25, 2024


Got fireworks you need to get rid of safely?
Bring both legal and illegal fireworks to the Fireworks Amnesty Event hosted by Cosumnes Fire Department and the City of Elk Grove. Drive onto the station ramp, follow the signs, and safely hand over your fireworks for proper destruction—no questions asked, no criminal prosecution. Please note: we cannot accept homemade fireworks.
📅 Saturday, June 29🕒 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.📍 Fire Station 71, 8760 Elk Grove Blvd.
Spread the word and help us make Elk Grove a safer place this 4th of July! 

Be a Part of Elk Grove’s History in the Making
The City is set to establish the Elk Grove Register of Historic Resources in 2024. This initiative marks an important step forward in preserving the cultural richness of our community by recognizing and protecting historically significant properties.
Join us at the Elk Grove Library (8900 Elk Grove Blvd.) on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.to learn about the Elk Grove Register of Historic Resources, historic preservation policies and procedures in Elk Grove and so much more! Learn more

Run to Help Others
Join the Laguna Sunrise Rotary club for this year’s Run 4 Independence on Thursday, July 4 at District56. This 5K/10K/Kids Run event will benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank and Al-Misbaah. Both of these vital organizations play a pivotal role in addressing food insecurity and providing essential and emergency assistance to community members in need. When you register for the Run, you’ll be making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity. Let’s come together to make a positive impact and help ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Register to run or volunteer.

Centenarian Presented Key to the City
While the City of Elk Grove is preparing to celebrate our 24th “birthday,” some residents have been celebrating birthdays a lot longer. Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen recently joined the Fong family to present a Key to the City to Arthur C. Fong as part of his 100th birthday celebration.Arthur was born in San Francisco on June 16, 1924. He brags that he was one of the founding members of the Flying Eagles, a boys club in San Francisco’s Chinatown. After World War II he studied to become a pharmacist and worked at San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital (now known as CPMC) where he enjoyed being a compound pharmacist mixing formulas for the Neonatal Department. He has been married to his wife, June, for 66 years. They moved to Elk Grove in 2013 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Arthur’s dry sense of humor and excitement of finding a good bargain continue to create many memories for his family members.
Congratulations and happy birthday, Arthur! A key to the city is the highest honor the city can bestow on an individual. Find out how to nominate someone to receive a key to the city.

New SacRT Ryde
FreeRT Cards Now Available As students head into summer break, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) reminds everyone that students/youth in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade can ride the entire SacRT transit network, including SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service for FREE! 
Enjoy more freedom this summer to get to summer jobs, shopping centers, restaurants, and more by taking advantage of free rides. New RydeFreeRT cards are now available with a valid date of June 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. Learn more about the program at rydefreert.com. 

On a Staycation? Visit the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit!
The Bias Inside Us, a Smithsonian Institution project, is in Elk Grove until July 12. This traveling exhibition is designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and its impact. Presented in partnership by the Elk Grove Unified School District and the City, the project provides insights from the science of bias and explores strategies for challenging the biases in yourself and your community. Join us in fostering a more inclusive and equitable environment for all! Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 12. Free admission. Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School (8365 Whitelock Parkway) Learn more.

Traffic Alert: Harvest Water Project Construction Work
The Sacramento Area Sewer District will be installing a transmission pipeline along Franklin Boulevard from Sims Road to Whitelock Parkway and along Willard Parkway from Whitelock Parkway to Matina Drive to support the Harvest Water project. This construction will include traffic impacts on the city’s west side, especially Franklin Boulevard, where traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting in July. Motorists will be encouraged to use alternate routes or plan for delays. 
To learn more, visit the Harvest Water Project webpage or call their hotline at (916) 876-3322.

City Calendar

06/26 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/27 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
07/03 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
07/04 City Hall Closed in Observance of Independence Day
07/04 Run 4 Independence (8 a.m.)
07/04 Salute to the Red, White & Blue (5 p.m.)
07/06 Tire Collection Event at the Special Waste Collection Center July 6-10

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