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Brewfest coming to Citrus Heights’ historic Rusch Home

Brewfest coming to Citrus Heights’ historic Rusch Home

A local brewfest will be coming to the Rusch Home on June 13, promising an evening of live music, food, and tasting from local breweries, wineries and restaurants – with organizers promising 100 percent of net profits will benefit a local club dedicated to improving the lives of women and children…

by · May 29, 2015 · Community
Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 25-31)

Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 25-31)

Events and meetings around Citrus Heights this week include a free “pickleball” clinic, a free Q-and-A session for business owners, and a council meeting where City leaders will discuss adoption a 2015-16 annual budget.

Monday: A 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day service will be held at Sylvan Cemetery, hosted by the Citrus Heights American Legion Post # 637 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Invited speakers include Citrus Heights Mayor Sue Frost, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and others, with participation from Citrus Heights Boy Scout Troop #228, Folsom Harmony Express singers, and the Citrus Heights Police Department Honor Guard.

Tuesday: Residents in the Sunrise Ranch Neighborhood Area will be seeking to fill two vacancies in their governing board, with nominations open for any resident in the Area 6 boundaries. The group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the church building located at 7690 Twin Oaks Avenue…

by · May 25, 2015 · Community
Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 18-24)

Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 18-24)

A few highlights of events going on this week in Citrus Heights include a drought-related presentation from Citrus Heights Water District officials, a chance to learn how to play “pickleball” at Rusch Park, and a free event to help small business owners.

Tuesday: A free two-hour small group question-and-answer session with an experienced business counselor from SCORE will be held at the Small Business Administration building at 6501 Sylvan Rd. The “Sounding Board” session is designed for business owners or those in the process of starting a business, and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

Wednesday: The Sunrise Recreation and Parks District is inviting the community to come to a “Free Pickleball Clinic” for…

by · May 18, 2015 · Community
A young contestant shows off some scooter skills at the 2015 Rusch Park Scooter Competition.

Skate park competition draws young contestants to Rusch Park

Showing off scooter skills and performing tricks before a three-judge panel, about 40 contestants took part in the second annual Rusch Park scooter competition over the weekend.

“This is a great opportunity for kids in non-traditional sports to get out and show their skills,” said organizer Charles Stone, who was billed as “the brainchild” behind the competition.

The four-hour Saturday event was open to contestants 18 and under, with participants competing for prizes and the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals for performing tricks like “whip-front scooter flip” and…

by · May 13, 2015 · Community
Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 11-17)

Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (May 11-17)

Updated May 12, 7:27 a.m.–
Some highlights of local events going on around town this week include a free camp for kids, a health event for seniors, several police-related events, and two public hearings at the city council meeting.

Wednesday: a “Citizen Police Academy” graduation will be held a the Citrus Heights Community Center for those successfully completing a 10-week, 30-hour course offered by the City’s police department. The courses are offered twice a year, with the intent of giving citizens who live or work in Citrus Heights an opportunity to learn more about the justice system, criminal investigations and the responsibilities of a police officer, according to an Academy application form.

Thursday: The 8th annual Senior Health Fair will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center, offering health and crime prevention workshops, various screenings, and a…

by · May 11, 2015 · Community
The Citrus Town Center, stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel

Town Center kicks off free outdoor movie series

Updated May 9, 8:59 a.m.–
Inviting the community out to the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard for a night of fun, freebies and film, the Citrus Town Center will be kicking off its annual outdoor movie season with a showing of “Big Hero 6” on an inflatable big screen projector.

“Bring the whole family down all summer long for our fun and free summer movie series,” the town center says on its Facebook page, announcing 2015 outdoor showings on May 9, June 13, July 11 and August 8 this year.

Organizers say the PG-rated animated film will begin at dark, and attendees can enjoy some pre-movie music and entertainment — along with free popcorn and raffle entry for some town center merchant prizes…

by · May 9, 2015 · Community
Spring yard sale raises funds for Citrus Heights Marching Band

Spring yard sale raises funds for Citrus Heights Marching Band

Updated May 6, 12:34 p.m.–
Promising thousands of items priced “far under what they are really worth,” the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band is hosting its annual Spring Yard Sale fundraiser during the first two weekends in May.

“Our ‘yard sale’ has grown from what many would consider a BIG yard sale, to an event that could easily rival Denio’s Roseville,” Band Program Director Kathy Cook told The Sentinel in an email. “The event takes up a space the size of a football field, and has grown larger and larger every year!”

Beginning several years ago, organizers say item selection changes each year, with 2015 highlighting appliances and antique furniture – as well as a whole section of musical instruments…

by · May 6, 2015 · Community
Citrus Heights This Week: What’s happening around town (May 4-10)

Citrus Heights This Week: What’s happening around town (May 4-10)

Events and activities going on around Citrus Heights this week include a free outdoor movie showing this Saturday, a scooter competition, community meetings, a “football-field sized” yard sale for the community marching band, and more.

Monday: The Citrus Heights Building Department will be kicking off “Building Safety Month” with refreshments and a chance to win different prizes at a 2 p.m. event at city hall on Monday. The Department’s Susan Mclendon requests attendees RSVP before coming by sending an email to [email protected]

Monday night, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights will be holding its monthly meeting in the Civic Center’s Trellis Hall at 6:30 p.m. The resident leadership group will be electing a treasurer and public information officer for the group as well as discussing the upcoming Red, White & Blue Parade and Community Camp Out…

by · May 4, 2015 · Community
Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (Apr. 27 – May 3)

Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening around town (Apr. 27 – May 3)

Events and activities going on around Citrus Heights this week include several “SWAT team up close” presentations, a community marching band yard sale, an international writer’s event at the community center, and more.

Kicking off the week on both Monday and Tuesday night, the Citrus Heights Police Department’s SWAT team will be finishing off their April tour of neighborhood association meetings around the city. SWAT members will show a video highlighting the team’s training and leaders, and will also display tactical equipment used in emergencies and answer any questions from the community.

The Sylvan Old Auburn Road neighborhood meeting will be on April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Sylvan Community Center at 7521 Community Drive, and the Sunrise Ranch Neighborhood meeting will be on April 28 at 7 p.m. at Twin Oaks Avenue Baptist Church…

by · April 27, 2015 · Community
Parade participants pass by on Sunrise Boulevard during the 2014 Red, White & Blue Parade.

Citrus Heights’ 2015 Red, White & Blue Parade seeks entries

Planning to open with a dramatic skydiver demo this year, a City event organizer says entries are still being sought for the 16th annual Red, White & Blue Parade in Citrus Heights this June.

“We would like to have more diverse entries as we are a diverse city,” said Citrus Heights Event and Community Center Technician Michele Saario, calling the parade one of the best in the region. “New entries add a new dynamic to the event each year.”

The parade along Sunrise Boulevard is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on June 27, with entries open to civic clubs, businesses, nonprofits, band or dance teams, churches, schools, sports teams, car clubs and other groups. Saario said she shoots for about 100 entries each year, and is hoping to get some new musical entries and animal entries this year…

by · April 23, 2015 · Community
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