Faces and Places: Inaugural East Sac Light Up Bike Parade

Holiday revelers got their bicycles tuned up, decorated and lit up for the Inaugural East Sac Light Up Bike Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13. Starting at Clubhouse 56, the group headed out to enjoy East Sac’s holiday lights along M Street and the Fabulous Forties and a jolly time was had on that wintry evening.

Stephen@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: Land Park Farmers’ Market

Now underway, the Land Park Farmers’ Market in William Land Park is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. The market is full of great, local produce and many vendors currently are on hand selling great holiday gifts. Shown here is a collection of photographs from the Sunday, Nov. 30 market. For more information, call 484-7000.

stephen@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry

About 28,000 people came out to the 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry last Thursday, the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the entire country. This year’s event raised more than $900,000 for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.

Fall Tweed Ride in McKinley Park

In tweed inspired attire, bicyclists took to the streets of East Sacramento which began at the beautiful McKinley Park rose garden on Saturday, Nov. 5. The ride took the fun group through Midtown with a stop at the Ella McClatchy Library and at Camp Pollock north of the American River where they enjoyed a picnic lunch together.

Stephen@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: Chinese Community Church fall fellowship and food festival

The community enjoyed delicious Chinese barbecue chicken, pot stickers, live entertainment and fun and games at the 31st annual Fall Fellowship and Food Festival held at the Chinese Community Church on Saturday, Oct. 18. Here’s to next year!

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Faces and Places: Crocker-Riverside Elementary students get in the Halloween spirit

Crocker-Riverside Elementary students got in the Halloween spirit. Here is a collection of photographs taken after school on Friday, Oct. 31.

stephen@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: Chinese Community Church fall fellowship and food festival

The community enjoyed delicious Chinese barbecue chicken, pot stickers, live entertainment and fun and games at the 31st annual Fall Fellowship and Food Festival held at the Chinese Community Church on Saturday, Oct. 18. Here’s to next year!

Editor@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: 47th Annual Oktoberfest at Sacramento Turn Verein

Sacramento Turn Verein (3349 J St.) celebrated German culture with live polka and rocktoberfest bands, including: Main Festhalle, The Gruber Family Band, Upstairs in the Festhalle, AKA LIVE at its 47th annual Oktoberfest held on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. In addition to the bands, there was traditional German folk dancing and a traditional German choir, a biergarten, Oktoberfest beer from Munich, wine and Kaffeehaus. Coming up at Sacramento Turn Verein, on Nov. 8, The Sacramento Turner Harmonie presents a free event: Revisiting 160 years of the Turner Harmonie in the grand hall. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., concert begins at 3 p.m. The event will be followed by a concert and dinner dance. Price for the later event is $40 per person. There will be no-host cocktails starting at 5 p.m., followed by dinner. Then, dance the evening away to the sounds of Don Sommerfeld. For information and reservations, contact Barbara Ellis at 799-9557.

Stephen@valcomnews.com

Faces and Places: California Middle School through the decades

Be true to your school. That’s Macy’s slogan they’ve shared with schools nationwide, as the department store is currently looking for America’s most spirited and talented lip-dubbin’ student body to wow their judges with their most amazing one-take video. Stakes are high and competition is fierce. Top prize is $25,000, with $15,000 for second place and $10,000 for third! The submission period is currently closed. Winners will be announced on YouTube on or around Oct. 30.
The only song allowed was the Macy’s Back to School Lip Dub version of “Be True to Your School.” It cannot be edited in any way or mashed up with other songs. Students had to use the whole song and loop the song as long as they stay within the 10 minute time limit. Videos will be judged based on school spirit and participation (50 percent), creativity (30 percent), and execution (20 percent).
On Friday, Oct. 17, as “Be True to Your School” played on intercoms through the entire campus, students at California Middle School represented the school through the ages, dressing in period attire, donning outfits from each decade since the school opened in 1938.

Faces and Places: Global Local at McClatchy Park

Curated by Land Park art activism center, Sol Collective, Global Local, a co-created celebration of art, culture, activism and healthy living was held at McClathcy Park on Friday, Aug. 29. The event was co-created by Sol Collective, The California Endowment, City Council member Jay Schenirer, On Native Ground, Cleo Cleo Cartel, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Upper Cloud Media, Brick House, Spanglish Arte, Unseen Heroes, Yisreal Farms, Foreign Native, Gorilla Knitting Crew, Hacker Lab, Brown Berets, Sacras Aztlan, Soil Born Farms/Harvest, ARTober Sacramento, Alchemist CDCD, Oak Park, Neighborworks (Oak Park FM and Oak Park Crop Swap), ZFG, Stephani Bouzard Portraits.