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Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening in town (Oct.5-10)

Local events happening around Citrus Heights this week include a chili cook-off and car show, a city council meeting, and a football game between Mesa Verde and San Juan high school teams. Here’s what the week looks like:

TUESDAY, Oct. 6 —
Teen Writers Workshop. Another free workshop will be held at Sylvan Oaks Library, designed to help those aged 13-19 discover different writing styles and formats, with the assistance of a community college instructor…

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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Oct. 1- Oct. 3

Updated Oct. 4, 2:33 p.m.–
October in Citrus Heights kicked off with a new report on water conservation for local users, smokey skies from a nearby rail yard fire and thousands of dollars raised at a local veterans fundraiser.

Oct. 1: Citrus Heights Water District reports 40% drop in usage for August–

A state-mandated water conservation report released Thursday showed an average 27 percent drop in water use statewide, while Citrus Heights Water District users topped that number with a reported 40 percent drop in use…

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Citrus Heights This Month: what’s happening in October

A flurry of festive local events and activities are planned around Citrus Heights this October, including the annual Pumpkin Farm attraction, a “Brews & Boos” concert, a Fall Carnival at Sunrise Mall and more. Here’s a list of what’s coming this month:

Pumpkin Farm, Oct. 2-31 — The annual, month-long “farm experience” in Citrus Heights will be open all October long, featuring activities like a corn maze, farm zoo and a 30-foot tower slide. The farm opens at 9 a.m., Tuesday-Sunday and is…

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Local pumpkin farm kicks off season with hayrides, corn mazes

The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights will open its annual month-long “farm experience” on October 2 this year, featuring activities like a corn maze, farm zoo and a 30-foot tower slide.

Tucked away off Old Auburn Road near Sunrise Boulevard, the Farm celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, making it one of California’s oldest family-run pumpkin farms. The attraction now draws over 10,000 visitors each…

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Citrus Heights ‘Battle of the Bands’ BBQ event to support vets

Updated Sept. 29, 5:25 p.m.–
Featuring an afternoon of bands, bounce houses, and barbecue, the Citrus Heights Rusch House will be home to an inaugural fundraiser on October 3 to benefit a local veterans fund.

Gates are scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, with an opening ceremony kicking off at 11 a.m., followed by a “Battle of the Bands” and barbecue competition. Organizers said they’ve lined up three bands and eight different barbecue companies, with accompanying beer and wine — as well as a variety of salads and hundreds of deserts…

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Citrus Heights police plan pasta feed fundraiser for ‘Baker to Vegas’ race

The Citrus Heights Police Activities League is teaming up with the Folsom Police Foundation to host a 2nd annual pasta feed, helping raise funds to send a team of officers on a 120-mile foot race through the desert.

The pasta feed fundraiser will be held on October 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall in Folsom, with retired sheriff John McGinness serving as master of ceremonies. A live and silent auction is also set to take place during the evening, and no-host beer and wine is promised “for the grown-ups,” according to an event flier…

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Prescription drug disposal offered by Citrus Heights police, Saturday

A “no-questions-asked” prescription drug take-back day will be held at the Citrus Heights Police Department on Sept. 26 this year — part of a nationwide effort to reduce drug abuse and avoid safety concerns with flushing old drugs down the toilet or dropping them in the trash.

“We invite the public to help us in our effort to address this important public safety and health concern by bringing your medications for disposal,” police said in a news release this week. “The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.”

The drop-off event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, in the front lobby of the police department at 6315 Fountain Square Dr…

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Sunday Funday promises free family fun in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights’ 19th annual Sunday Funday event is scheduled for Sept. 27 this year, promising free family fun, music, a zip line and more.

“The event really is all about family, with things to do for ages two (up to) 99,” said Michele Saario, an event technician who works for the City of Citrus Heights. The 2015 event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rusch Park, and Saario says everything will be free — with the exception of food and certain crafts…

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