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Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

Excitement builds for Elk Grove running event all to benefit youth sports scholarships

As a mom of two boys, Tamra Rickman felt she needed to do more than just remind her sons to do their chores and finish their homework. She wanted something for them to do as family. She encouraged her sons to take up sports and thought there would be plenty of benefits to them being on a team.

“It gave them a sense of responsibility. It gave us something to talk about. Sports also teach time management, teamwork and being prepared,” said Rickman, whose sons have played soccer and baseball.

The challenge was figuring out how to pay for all the expenses associated with playing a team sport. From the registration fees, to the uniforms and gear, and in some cases, the cost of travelling to games and events, the price to play can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.

But that’s where the Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation(EGYSF) comes in.

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Traffic Signal Problems In Elk Grove

Sometime in the last several weeks the signal timing in Elk Grove was changed and if you’ve driven down Laguna Blvd. or Elk Grove Blvd. as of late you’ve probably noticed it……..There are several signals for small streets feeding into those major roadways that used to take forever to trip but now it takes no time at all and the result is that the flow of traffic on both Laguna Blvd. and Elk Grove Blvd. is all backed up……..To be honest I don’t have to deal with it for the most part because of my “swing shift” hours but for those of you now dealing with an extra 10 or 15 minute commute it is not fun…….If you’ve seen a trouble spot of not that you think needs to be addressed give the city a call----Operations and Maintenance is responsible for traffic signal maintenance at city intersections and the number to call is 687-3005.

El Dia de los Ninos Music Circle with Felipe Ferraz

El Dia de los Ninos Music Circle with Felipe Ferraz
El Dia de los Ninos Music Circle with Felipe Ferraz
05-02-2015 - 05-02-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 2pm-3pm
Celebrate “El Día de los Niños/Day of the Child” with the Franklin Library in a special musical program with Felipe Ferraz! 
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College Choices For EGUSD Students

As high school seniors make their choice about what’s ahead for them next year now high school juniors in the Elk Grove Unified School District have a great option as they look ahead to their educational future…..Not only does the counseling staff offer advice many schools also offer “field trips” to some of the nearby state colleges and universities……..Today at Cosumnes Oaks High School as many as 55 juniors will board a bus and head to Cal State University Chico to check out the campus and get a taste of what it would be like to be a student there……..As a parent about to take our son around the Bay Area and Central Coast to look at some other CSU’s this takes one other trip off our list---it’s a great opportunity and similar opportunities are available throughout the EGUSD.

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Over 30 Years of Combined Experience
Renovating with You and Your Budget in Mind
"Located in the Food Court of College Square."
Your Neighborhood Dog And Cat Hospital.

Knitting Book Discussion

Knitting Book Discussion
Knitting Book Discussion
04-11-2015 - 04-11-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 2pm-3pm
Join Ms Cat the second Saturday of each month to discuss knitting books, share a new pattern, and meet up with other knitters
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EGUSD Cuts Water Use

If you notice some of the athletic fields in the Elk Grove Unified School District going brown it is for good reason------the district is doing its’ part in conserving water………At last weeks’ meeting the board announced it will continue to cut by at least 20% the amount of water being used to keep the more than 1200 acres of irrigated land…….Typically a school can use as much as 2 million gallons of water per week to keep the fields green but as California faces a fourth year of drought something has to give.   

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run

Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
Celiac Awareness 3k/5k Walk and Fun Run
03-28-2015 - 03-28-2015
Celiac Support Group
http://www.celiacsupportgroup.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=44566
Admission: Suggested Donation $10
 
(916) 483-8546
info@celiacsupportgroup.org
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-11:30am
Walk, jog, stroll and support the Celiac Support Group
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