East Sacramento Calendar

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Ongoing

Low Impact Fitness at Tahoe Park:

Enjoy a low impact workout outdoors at Tahoe Park. Neighbors come together for fun and exercise every Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Examples include: Jogging-in-place, jumping jacks, Fingertip-to-toe jacks. Donations of $1-$2 are requested to pay for the online service, Meetup.org, which this group is a part of. This is a meet-up for neighbors to provide guidance and encouragement for each other. There is no professional trainers and all injury is at your own risk. Meet by the pool house, 3501 59th St., 95820.

Free yoga in Tahoe Park

Free yoga in Tahoe Park every Sunday at 9 a.m. (starting April 12) at 59th Street at 11th Avenue. Please bring a mat, towel, and a water bottle. This is an all-levels class and everyone is welcome.

Preschool storytime at Ella K. McClatchy Library(Early Childhood (0-5))

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. there will be time for books, songs, stories and fun. Miss Lindsey and her guitar always make this story time a fun event. Everyone is welcome to “stay and play” after with the library’s toys. Ella K. McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd St.

Advanced ESL Class at Ella K. McClatchy Library (Adult)

This advanced English as a Second Language class is taught by Toni Chapralis to enhance conversational skills. All teens and adults are welcome to join this weekly class held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Ella K. McClatchy Library is located at 2112 22nd St.

E-Reader Help at Ella K. McClatchy Library (Technology Instruction)

E-reader help is available every week on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Bring your device with you. Sign up at the service desk or stop by for the first available appointment. Ella K. McClatchy Library is located at 2112 22nd St.

Monthly tours of Sacramento Children’s Home

Find out about the Sacramento Children’s Home mission, programs, and how you can get involved on the fourth Thursday of each month, starting at 10:30 a.m., 2750 Sutterville Road. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.kidshome.org/tour-sch

Tai Chi at Hart Senior Center


Focuses on low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise, combining slow movements with relaxation. Mondays, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. at the Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center, 915 27 St. Try it once for free! Stop by the Hart Senior Center front desk or contact 808-5462. Cost: $23 for five classes.

Zumba for Seniors at Hart Senior Center

Zumba for Seniors incorporates physical exercise and dance steps to the rhythms of Cumbia, Merengue, Mambo, Salsa, Samba, and much more. Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am and Fridays 3 to 4 p.m. at the Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center, 915 27 St. Sacramento (27th and J streets). Try it once for free! For more information or to register, stop by the Hart Senior Center front desk or contact 808-5462. Cost: $20 for five classes; $40 for 10 classes.

Active Yoga at Hart Senior Center

Increase your strength and flexibility, improve balance, and enhance the ability to relax and release stress. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. For more information or to register, stop by the Hart Senior Center front desk or call 808-5462. Cost: $35 for five classes or $70 for 10 classes. Try the class once for free and see if Active Yoga is right for you.

Singers with Hart

Experienced and beginning singers age 50 and above are welcome. New sessions start every nine weeks and are held at the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street, Sacramento (27th and J streets). Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the Hart Senior Center front desk or contact (916) 808-5462. Cost: $15.

Youth Connections Unlimited announces fundraising campaign

Did you know that one Sacramento organization can reduce recidivism for crimes committed by youths by up to 70 percent? Youth Connections Unlimited has been providing mentoring and other services to incarcerated and probationary youth for over ten years that gives youth tools for staying outside the juvenile justice system. YCU works with the Sacramento County Probation Department with a focus on re-entry mentoring and preventative programming with a commitment to the principles of Restorative Justice. The support youth get from YCU and its volunteers gives hope to Sacramento County youth, make communities safer and save taxpayers money. For more information, call David Taft at 835-1147 or visit http://www.sacycu.com


Brain Gymnasium

Exercise your mind and have some fun at this on-going Brain Gymnasium class! Inviting all seniors to Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Boulevard, 9:20 a.m. Thursdays. $6 per class. Call 441-1015 for more information.

Your social security questions answered at Hart Senior Center

Meet with a Social Security Administration representative every third Thursday of each month at the Hart Senior Center and learn general information about Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I) as well as retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. Make an appointment at the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street (J and 27th streets) or call 808-5462. Cost: Free.

Kiwanis Club of East Sacramento-Midtown

Visitors Welcome, weekly breakfast meeting on Fridays at 7 a.m. Topical weekly speakers and ‘first meal for visitors on us’. Meet at The Kiwanis Family House, (at UCD Med Ctr/ 50th St & Broadway) 2875 50th St. http://www.eastsacmidtownkiwanis.com. Meeting/Membership info: 761-0984, volunteers always welcome! Food trucks at Carmichael Park
Every first Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. (July will be held on July 10) food trucks hit Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Road.

The Sacramento Capitolaires meeting

A men’s Barbershop Harmony group, meets every Tuesday night at Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.capitolaires.org or call (888) 877-9806. Men who love to sing are welcome! Men come from Elk Grove, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Roseville or the greater Sacramento area. The group is 40 men who love to sing and wants to encourage more men to join along.

Audition applications for Sacramento Youth Symphony’s 2015-2016 season:

If you play brass, woodwinds, percussion, or strings then we invite you to join the award-winning Sacramento Youth Symphony, the Sacramento area’s premier youth organization for musicians (ages 6-21)! We have orchestras and ensembles for every level, from beginning through advanced. Online applications are available at www.sacramentoyouthsymphony.org. Full merit-based scholarships available for select instruments! Call Robert at 916-731-5777 for details.

Health and Wellness TAI CHI With Chuck Malone at Eskaton

Every Thursday starting at 2:30 p.m., enjoy Tai Chi with Chuck Malone at Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Blvd. Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.
FREE for residents and their families – $4 for guests. Call 441-1015 or email scott.okamoto@eskaton.org to reserve your space today!

May

What: Grinding Holes to Cattle Brands History Hike
May 23:

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy’s featured monthly history hike at Deer Creek Hills
is the Grinding Holes to Cattle Brands, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come travel a new trail with Deer Creek Hill’s historian David Scharlach as he points out evidence of prior residence to Sacramento’s largest open space preserve. Put your boots onto the soil where Native Americans hunted and chanted songs to the early hours, where European trappers took beaver, where Californios were rewarded for their services,
where miners scoured the gulches for a bit of color and, finally, ranchers grazed their
sheep and cattle. Good for all ages. Cost is $10. Register online: http://www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org/calendar.asp

Woodland and Pond Birding
May 23:

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites you to participate to a docent guided Pond
Birding at Deer Creek Hills from 7 to 11 a.m. Volunteer Birding Docents Thomas Baumann and Lisa Couper will guide and lead you on cattle paths at this open space preserve. You’ll observe birding activity at stock ponds
and seasonal creeks, as you take shelter along the edge of the oak woodland canopy. Late
departing migratory birds can be seen and heard, as well as the activity of the year-round
birds of Deer Creek Hills. Hushed tones, walking and stopping are the best ways to bird watch on this outing. Wear “quiet” warm, muted earth-tone colors, sturdy boots for uneven surfaces. Cotton or wool
fabrics are considered “quiet” and work great! Birding scopes, binoculars and/or cameras,
are highly recommended for any birding outing. The event is good for all ages. The cost is $10.
Register online: www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org/calendar.asp

Auditions for Sacramento Youth Symphony’s 2015-2016 season
May 23, 24, 30, 31:

If you play brass, woodwinds, percussion, or strings then you’re invited to join the award-winning Sacramento Youth Symphony, the Sacramento area’s premier youth organization for musicians (ages 6-21)! SYS has orchestras and ensembles for every level, from beginning through advanced. Online applications are available at www.sacramentoyouthsymphony.org, and are due by late April Auditions will be held on May 23 and 24 and May 30 and 31. Full merit-based scholarships available for select instruments (must apply before April 10)! Call Robert at 731-5777 for details.

Music at noon free concert at Westminster Presbyterian Church
May 27:

Bring your lunch and enjoy fine music. This week there will be music featuring violinist Igor Veligan and pianist Natsuki Fukasawa. Upcoming concert information and “printed” programs can be accessed from www.musicatnoon.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 1300 N St.

Fire Station 8 Open House
May 30:

Fire Station 8, located at 5990 H St., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

June

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
June 4:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Fire Station 5 Open House
June 6:

Fire Station 5, located at 731 Broadway, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

The Folsom Symphony presents: Sport Night at the Symphony
June 6 and 7:

Narrated as a sports event, the symphony presents a-Monday Night Football theme, featuring Bizet’s “March of the Toreadors” (Carmen), Reineke’s “Casey at the Bat”, themes from Rocky, Chariots of Fire, and Brian’s Song, Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”, Peter Schickele/PDQ Bach’s hilarious version of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway. The Saturday, June 6 show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday, June 7 starts at 2 p.m. For more information, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.folsomsymphony.com/”www.folsomsymphony.com or call 608-6888. Tickets range from $20 to $55 depending on location.

A theater performance “Anansi, The Spider” to be held at Fairytale Town
June: 6 and 7:

Show times are 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In the jungles of Africa lives a tiny spider known as Anansi. Believing the children of Earth need stories to tell each other, he begins a quest to get the golden box of stories from Nyami, the sky god. This story is presented by The Puppet Company using hand and rod puppets with authentic African music, colorful costuming and classical African design. Tickets are $2 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and $1 for members. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call 808-7462. Sponsored by ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Dr.

Film showing about Sutter’s birth place, Kandern
June 12:

At 7 p.m., Peter Volker from Kandern will be in Sacramento at the Turn Verein to show a film about Kandern, which is not only the birthplace of General Sutter, but in 1848 there was a fight at Kandern where the first “Republicans” (i.e. students etc.) were demanding and fighting for establishing a “Republic of Baden.” When they were defeated many of them fled across the Rhine-river and then to the USA. They founded many “Turnvereine” in America. After the film, Peter will have a discussion and answer questions. This is a project of a partnership between Sacramento and Kandern. Those interested in this project are invited to join the meeting at the www.sacramentoturnverein.com

Fire Station 12 Open House
June 13:

Fire Station 12, located at 4500 24th St., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
June 18:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Family Campout at Fairytale Town
Friday, June 19 5:30 p.m. through Saturday, June 20 at 7 a.m.:

Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. Prices range from $25-$30 per person and include all activities. Member discounts are available. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call 808-7462. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Dr.

Fire Station 7 Open House
June 20:

Fire Station 7, located at 6500 Wyndham Dr., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 10 Open House
June 27:

Fire Station 10, located at 5642 66th St., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy at Fairytale Town
June 27:

From 5 to 9 p.m., celebrate William Shakespeare’s popular fairy-themed play while enjoying all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream! This magical midsummer’s evening features multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an olde worlde marketplace and more. Celtic rock band Tempest will perform throughout the evening. Costumes for the whole family are encouraged. No host food and bar. Mix 96’s Dan & Michelle will emcee the evening as this year’s Honorary King and Queen. Tickets go on sale May 1 at fairytaletown.org. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 2-12. Members receive $2 off per ticket on advance tickets. Day-of tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. No member discount on day-of tickets. For more information, visit fairytaletown.org or call 808-7462. Sponsored by Crystal Creamery. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Dr.

July

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
July 2:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Fire Station 11 Open House
July 11:

Fire Station 11, located 785 Florin Road, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

American-Portuguese Veteran’s Memorial Poker Tournament
July 11:

There will be a poker tournament on July 11 at SPHSS Portuguese Hall, 6676 Pocket Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the tournament starts at 6:30 p.m. While this tournament will help fund the placement of a monument at the State Capitol to honor American-Portuguese that served the United States, it is also a template for other ethnic groups to have a similar monument. If the time comes for Chinese-American, Greek-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Mexican-American or any other ethnic gropus to place a monument, they will already have a blueprint for placement, which is required. For those who wish to buy tickets or sponsor the event can contact Eddia Maria at 314-757-0474. In regard to sponsorship, for $250 you will receive two entries into the tournament ($100 value) along with your business name and logo shown on a big screen in front of the room on a continuous loop for the duration of the event.

Fire Station 13 Open House
July 18:

Fire Station 13, located at 1100 43rd Ave., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 15 Open House
July 25:

Fire Station 15, located at 1591 Newborough Dr., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

August

Fire Station 18 Open House
Aug. 1:

Fire Station 18, located at 746 North Market Blvd., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
Aug. 6:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Fire Station 19 Open House
Aug. 8:

Fire Station 19, located at 1700 Challenge Way, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 57 Open House
Aug. 15:

Fire Station 57, located at 7927 East Parkway, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 60 Open House
Aug. 22:

Fire Station 60, located at 3301 Julliard Dr., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 16 Open House
Aug. 29:

Fire Station 16, located at 7363 24th St., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

September

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
Sept. 10:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Fire Station 20 Open House
Sept. 12:

Fire Station 20, located at 2512 Rio Linda Blvd., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 43 Open House
Sept. 19:

Fire Station 43, located at 4201 El Centro Road, will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

October

Free! Riverside Concert Series at Camp Pollock
Oct. 1:

Come Relax at Camp Pollock! Concert will feature a relaxing musical experience on Sacramento’s American River Parkway. Concerts start at 6 and continue until 8 p.m. Bring your own picnic basket and blanket. Bring your leashed dog. Enjoy S’mores compliments of Sierra Service Project! The events are hosted by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. For more information, contact sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or call 731-8798. Camp Pollock is located at 1501 Northgate Blvd.

Fire Station 17 Open House
Oct. 10:

Fire Station 17, located at 1311 Bell Ave., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 30 Open House
Oct. 17:

Fire Station 30, located at 1901 Club Center Dr., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

Fire Station 56 Open House
Oct. 24:

Fire Station 56, located at 3720 47th Ave., will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet firefighters and possibly mascot Sparky.

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