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GIANT pumpkins invade Elk Grove

GIANT pumpkins invade Elk Grove

GIANT pumpkins are back in Elk Grove at the 19th Annual GIANT Pumpkin Festival this weekend, Oct. 5-6 at Elk Grove Regional Park. This year’s theme is The Great & Powerful GIANT Pumpkin.

The event opens at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free and parking is $5.

For additional information, visit the Cosumnes Community Services District’s website here.

Franklin Book and Bake Sale

Franklin Book and Bake Sale
Franklin Book and Bake Sale
11-16-2013 - 11-16-2013
Sacramento Public Library
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 10am-3pm
Come join the Sacramento Public Library for a book and bake sale to raise money for the Friends of the Franklin Community Library
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NINTH Annual Tomato Tasting put on by the Elk Grove Community Garden

NINTH Annual Tomato Tasting put on by the Elk Grove Community Garden

The NINTH Annual Tomato Tasting, put on by the Elk Grove Community Garden is Saturday, September 7th , from 9 a.m. to noon. This FREE event is open to the public. 

The tasting tables will be set up at the front of the garden, for you to try over 30 different types of tomatoes’ grown in the EGCGarden. This year will also feature Fence Art by Carolyn Groth, a local Elk Grove artist. There will also be a Children’s Craft Table hosted by the Elk Grove Gardeners of the Grove.  Some tomatoes, herbs, plants and yard art will be available for purchase. There will also be Community Garden tours and a Master Gardener will be available to answer your gardening questions.  Come out and visit this great event to taste test some different tomato varieties, tour the garden, to see the success of the Elk Grove Community Garden and how it gives back to the community. 

Food52’s Left-Field Labor Day Dishes

Food52’s Left-Field Labor Day Dishes

The Editors at Food52.com

In some ways, Labor Day is the perfect long weekend: full of cookouts, trips to the pool, lazy afternoons, and, of course, plenty of good food. But depending on what part of the country you live in, you just might feel the first autumn crispness in the air. Once the weekend’s over, it’s full-force towards fall, which is all the more reason to celebrate the flavors of summer before it’s hat-and-scarf season. Make these crowd-pleasing, super-fresh dishes and hold on to summer as long as you can.

 

 

Photo by Sarah Shatz

Recipe: Summer Farro Salad... Read More

California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers not to Eat Ginger Candy Imported from Vietnam

California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers not to Eat Ginger Candy Imported from Vietnam

Aug. 5 - Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, today warned consumers not to eat Ginger Candy imported from Vietnam after tests conducted by CDPH found the products contain levels of lead that exceed the state’s standards... Read More

EGUSD to offer free immunization clinics

EGUSD to offer free immunization clinics

The Elk Grove Unified School District will hold free immunization clinics for eligible students on August 15 and 16 at several locations throughout the district.  Parents must bring their child’s Immunization Card (yellow card) or “Out of Compliance” letter from their school to the clinic. No appointments are needed to attend the immunizations clinics. 

To be eligible to participate in the immunization clinics, families must meet the following requirements:

·        Have no health insurance or insurance that does not cover vaccines

·        Are Medi-Cal eligible

·        Are American Indian or Alaskan Native

EGUSD students to participate in Elk Grove Optimist/Kohl’s ChildSpree

EGUSD students to participate in Elk Grove Optimist/Kohl’s ChildSpree

More than 100 Elk Grove Unified students will enjoy a $125 back-to-school shopping spree on Saturday, July 27, 2013 to shop for back to school clothing at the Elk Grove Kohl’s store. Childspree is an event for select students who are in need of school clothes, backpacks and school supplies. The students range from kindergarten through 5th grade.