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Ride, White & Blue Fourth of July Bike Parade

Ride, White & Blue Fourth of July Bike Parade

Join the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department for the first Ride, White, & Blue Fourth of July Bike Parade. This is a free event and all riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes with red, white & blue stars, streamers, and other July 4th decorations.

The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. and takes place on the Clarksburg Branch Lines Trail starting at Locks Drive and ending at the Rec Center pool.

Prizes will be awarded for best bike decorations, donated by Cute N Classy Children’s Shoppe! ... Read More

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento donates $1,500 to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Cheer Sacramento, Sacramento’s original “Charitable Cheerleaders,” has donated $1,500 to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center (1927 L Street, Sacramento).

Cheer Sacramento has been actively involved in the Sacramento community since 1999.  Cheer Sacramento performs and fundraises at various community events, including Sacramento Pride, the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and the California International Marathon.  The team also provides scholarships to both high school and college cheerleaders.  Most recently, the team helped raise over $1500 for the Mustard Seed School. The team has even been in a Coca-Cola commercial as well as this years America’s Got Talent Season 10 commercial.  Click here for more information about Cheer Sacramento.

Artists Wanted For Bridge District Project

Artists Wanted For Bridge District Project

The City of West Sacramento is seeking applications from regional artists to create a major project in the City’s Bridge District along the Sacramento River.

The Bridge District is a 188 acre smart growth development which  includes the mile long river walk that connects Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge to the Pioneer Bridge.

“Public art in the riverfront district will not only create a visual impact and a sense of place, but add to the cultural heritage of West Sacramento,” said City of West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “We are excited to invite local artists to submit their proposals for pieces that will enhance both West Sacramento’s riverfront and the local cultural economy.”

Artists are invited to apply by June 22, 2015.  ... Read More

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

REGISTER NOW: Doggy Dash 2015 this Saturday at William Land Park

The Doggy Dash is the greatest event in Northern California for pets and their people. You, your dog(s), and thousands of other dedicated animal lovers will start the day with a leisurely 2k walk through William Land Park. Then, it’s back to the starting line to take in the festivities waiting for you in the park — including a talent show and Ruff Mutter!

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.