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Shakespeare in the park Come see Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at Linden Park
for free, courtesy of the West Sacramento Community Theater Company. The
tragedy plays at 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 10-26.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The park is located at the corner of Linden and Summerfield.
For information, visit www.westsactheater.com.
Free concerts are back The City of West
Sacramento has returned the “River Walk Concert Series” to River Walk Park, along the river near the Tower Bridge
and ziggurat building. At 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday through July, there will be a
free concert. The June 14 musical guest is “Nothin’ Personal.” Free street
parking, and there’ll be a beer garden and tacos sold by Swabbies on the River.
For information, call 617-4620 or visit www.westsacfun.org.
The Golden Years Club, serving those age 50+, will have a catered luau
dinner at the VFW Hall, 905 Drever
Street, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Hula
dancers will entertain.
Yard sale San Pedro Association in Bryte will hold its annual Community
Yard Sale at San Pedro Park on the corner of Lisbon and Hobson Ave., Saturday, June 18th (rain
check from June 4th) from 8am to 2pm. Spaces are still available to sell your
stuff for $15 and admission is Free for buyers! Call 916-425-3590 or email
email@example.com for more information.
Orchestra concert The West Sacramento Community Orchestra
returns with a free concert of “festive and patriotic music” at 3 p.m. on
Sunday, June 12, at the civic center galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. The program
includes “A Michael Jackson Spectacular,” and music from The Music Man, Victory
At Sea, the Armed Forces Salute, and more. For information, call 991-5262.
Kids’ fun day
Trinity Presbyterian Church will hold a “Kids’ Fun Day” from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Sat., June 11, at 1500 Park Blvd. Free hot dogs, snow cones, games,
crafts, bounce houses and more. For more information, call 371-5875 or visit
Visit fire station
West Sacramento Fire Station 44 invites you to an open house from 10-2
on Sat., June 11, at 905 Fremont
Street. “Sparky” the Dalmation will be on hand for
Support River City High athletics by buying “scrip” from the RCHS
Athletic Booster Club. The scrip can then be used to purchase Fourth of July
fireworks at the club’s booth in the Whitey’s Jolly Kone parking lot from June
28-July 4. To buy the scrip, call Courtney Rozell, 806-6258.
New thrift Southport
has opened a new thrift store, with proceeds to support the church’s food
ministry, start a scholarship fund and finance other charity works. The
“Shepherd’s Hand Thrift Store” is at 2919
Promenade St., Suite 120, next to the Bounce Spot.
It’s open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8-3. A
grand opening is scheduled for Sat., June 4. For information, call 375-1180.
The local library branch at 1212
Merkley Avenue is offering programs for all ages.
There is a “One World, Many Stories” program for kids up to age 12 – if they
check in at the information desk six times during the summer and share what
they’re reading, they’ll get a prize each time. The “You are Here” program is
open to teens age 13-18: if they fill out a short survey, they’ll enter a
raffle for a flip camera or Target gift certificate, and if they review a book,
they’ll also enter a raffle. The “Novel Destinations” program is for adults:
Share your book recommendation, and be entered into a drawing for a prize, and
reviews will be posted anonymously. For more information, visit
West Sacramento’s new farmers market
continues on Thursdays, from about 4:30-8 p.m., at 1271 West Capitol (the
usually-empty lot behind Walgreens). It will continue on Thursdays through
September. There are farmers signed up to sell fresh produce, and restaurants
and food vendors as well. Contact the
Chamber of Commerce at 371-7042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students’ art The Interact Club at River
School brings the “Wild in West
Sacramento” student art show, now through June 30. You can visit
the exhibit at the West
West Capitol Avenue.
Adopt a cat The Yolo County Animal Shelter asks you to
consider adopting a cat or kitten this month. The fee to adopt an adult cat is
half-price ($55); kittens under four months are two-for-$75. Bring proof that
you own your home or, if renting your home, a copy of the lease or letter from
the landlord showing that you are permitted to have a pet. Visit the shelter on
Tuesdays through Fridays from 10-1 or 2-6, or Saturdays 10-1 or 2-4.
Scams The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office
will hold a Fraud Awareness Fair on Friday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue (hosted by the
West Sacramento Police Department). Admission is free, and seniors – who are
frequent targets of fraud schemes – are especially invited. Learn about common
schemes. Officers will be available to photograph and fingerprint children.
Lunch is optional for $10 at Emma’s Taco House (tickets available at the
Mystery writers Four mystery writers who are members of
“Capital Crimes,” the Sacramento Chapter of Sisters in Crime International,
will discuss their books and take questions at a public event at 6:30 p.m. on
June 8 at the West Sacramento library branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue.
The four are Pat Centerbury, L.F. Crawford, Nan Mahon and Cindy Sample. For
information, call 375-6465.
Police dogs The public is welcome to watch the 2011
“Lawdogs Challenge,” featuring police dog teams in competition from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Sat., June 18, at River
School. At 11 a.m., come out and meet members of
the West Sacramento SWAT, motorcycle police and firefighting squads. An awards
dinner will follow at 5 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to watch the
competition; pets must be on leash. For information, call Kristina Hunter at
617-4960 or Debbie Lugo at 617-4933.
Music for charity West Sacramento
resident Charles Sano is making his music available for sale as a fundraiser
for the West Sacramento Historical Society. His album “My Legacy on Cloud 9” is
available for purchase ($9.99) and download at www.origin.cdbaby.com/cd/historicalsociety.
Home repairs Homeowners in the unincorporated areas of Yolo County
(outside city limits) may be eligible for up to $15,000 in assistance to
provide upgrades to their homes for health and safety or energy efficiency. Contact NeighborWorks
Region, (916) 452-5356 ext. 210. Spanish language is available. Funding is
available on a scale adjusted for household size and income, and available on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
Yolo archives Tour the Yolo County
Archives on June 11. You can look behind the scenes during a special tour of
the facility in Woodland
at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at 226
Buckeye Street. Sign up by June 9. To reserve a
space or ask questions, email email@example.com
or call (530) 666-8010.
Golf The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce plans
its annual “Golf Classic” from 11:30-7 on Thursday, June 16 at Wildhorse Golf
Club in Davis.
Sponsorships are available. Cost for a foursome in the “Mixed Foursome
Scramble” is $500, or $150 per player, including green fees, cart, beverages,
gift bag, and dinner. Contact the chamber at 371-7042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online at www.westsacramentochamber.com by
Highways & deserts Featured artist at Gallery 625 for the month
of June is Rachel Kline, who favors scenes of the highways, trucks, deserts and
mountains of the Central Valley. Her work is
on display in the gallery at the county offices, 625 Court Street in Woodland, through June.
There will be a reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the
gallery. Otherwise, you can view the work during visiting hours, 8-5 on
weekdays. For more information, visit www.yoloarts.org.
Free outdoor movie Watch “Star Wars” on a big screen outside the
Gibson House Museum
at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. There is no charge for admission, and
refreshments will be sold for $1 and under. Pre-movie entertainment will be
provided by James Berrera, “trick roper and master bullwhipper.” Tours of the museum will
be available from 6:30-8 p.m. For information, call (530) 666-1045 or visit email@example.com.