Darrell’s Notes

Councilmember Darrell Fong July Events
Sidewalk Office Hours at Nugget Supermarket (1040 Florin Road) Saturday, July 20th 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Movie Night in the Park – Wreck it Ralph at Marriott Park (1235 Grand River Drive) Saturday, July 27th 8:00 – 10:00 pm

July Events at the Pocket Greenhaven Library
THE MAGIC OF ANDY AMYX AT POCKET LIBRARY
Saturday, July 27, 2013-1:00 PM Join us for a family-friendly magic show by world-class magician, Andy Amyx. While you’re here, don’t forget to sign up for our Summer Reading program – Reading is So Delicious! It’s free, fun, and good for your brain.

MY SANDWICH CAN SAVE THE WORLD! AT POCKET LIBRARY
Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:00 PM Eating healthy should be fun! Many kids are already eating nutritious food—but they might not realize it. In this class we watch a 3-minute video of a 10-year-old chef making a peanut butter and apple sandwich. Why would she use apples instead of jelly? Students learn about nutrition while making a sunflower butter and apple sandwich by following a recipe. We’ll read Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant. Presented by the California Food Literacy Center as part of our summer reading program – Reading is So Delicious!

INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING
Tuesday, July 23, 2013-1:00 PM See the Makerbot Replicator2 3D printer in action, learn how it works and how you can get started creating 3D models for printing. This program is part of the Design Spot supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the Provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Neighborhood Watch Training Schedule
Are you interested in improving your neighborhood watch? Do you want to know if you have a neighborhood watch, or are you interested in starting one in your area? Contact Barbara Falcon to find out more about Neighborhood Watch training at Mfalcon@pd.cityofsacramento.org. Here is a list of trainings scheduled. These trainings are absolutely free and are a great way to meet neighbors and folks from all over the city who are interested in neighborhood watch.
July 23, 6:30pm National Night Out planning meeting, August 21, 6:30pm Starting your own Neighborhood Watch, September 17, 6:30pm Code Enforcement / Crime Reporting, October 16 6:30pm Neighborhood Watch Technology – all trainings will be held at the Hall of Justice, located 5770 Freeport Blvd.

Pocket Parade
I have to say, this year’s 4th of July Pocket Parade was the most successful I have attended. We had a record number of parade participants, great vendors, a marching band, and fantastic food. A group of people, who for months have worked behind the scenes to make this event happen, I personally want to thank. Pastor Mike Higley at Riverside Wesleyan Church and his staff did an amazing job with coordinating volunteers and parade entries. Brenda Williams who did a great job with the vendor fair, making sure everyone was organized and hydrated. Kathy Garcia and Linda Pohl who led the charge on the parade did outstanding work, as usual. I also want to take a moment to thank my staff, Dinah Fischer, Noah Painter, and Christopher Zazueta worked hard to make sure that the details we all do not see were addressed. Another Pocket Parade is in the books. We are now looking forward to next year and how to make it even better. If you have an idea about next year’s parade or any other community events that you would like to see, please send me an email at: dfong@cityofsacramento.org

Thank you,
Darrell

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