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Run 4 Independence Registration at Leatherby’s

Run 4 Independence Registration at Leatherby’s

There are just two weeks left before the 9th annual Run 4 Independence, held on Saturday, June 29 at Elk Grove Regional Park!  It’s your opportunity to join hundreds of friends to fight hunger! The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a Kids’ ¼ and ½ mile race.  The 10K run and 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.  This event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Elk Grove Food Bank Services.

For your convenience, you can register for the Run at Leatherby’s Family Creamery, 8238 Laguna Boulevard on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

You can also register by visiting www.run4independence.com.

Enjoy the outdoors at the Annual Community Campout

Enjoy the outdoors at the Annual Community Campout

Elk Grove, Calif. – Sleep under the stars and enjoy a fun and convenient campout this summer.  The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) and Boy Scout Troop 007 will host the annual Community Campout Saturday July 13 through Sunday July 14 at Elk Grove Regional Park.

Enjoy campground favorites including swimming, crafts, campfire songs and s’mores with the reassurance that you won’t be disturbed by bears looking for a late night snack.  Dinner and breakfast will be prepared by the Elk Grove Lions Club.

It’s the only night all year you can camp in the park, so this is your chance!  Campers must pre-register for this event.  The Community Campout is for all ages.  Cost is $13 per person.  NO alcohol, NO smoking, and NO pets, with the exception of service animals, are permitted at this event.

12 Questions Young Entrepreneurs Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator Program

12 Questions Young Entrepreneurs Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator Program

“What questions should YOUNG entrepreneurs ask when considering an accelerator program?”

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. What Will I Gain Besides Money?... Read More

Summer Lunch at the Library kicks off on Thursday

Summer Lunch at the Library kicks off on Thursday

The Summer Lunch at the Library kick-off event aims to raise awareness among families in Sacramento—and throughout the state—about free, healthy lunches available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer nutrition programs.

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"

Weekly Challenge: "Break the Fast"
2013 Weekly Challenge #20: Start your day the RIGHT way You know that old saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Its an old saying for a reason - its TRUE!

More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

More ways to help victims of deadly Oklahoma tornado

 

The relief and recovery effort is underway in the Oklahoma City area after a an EF-5 twister tore through Monday, leaving 24 dead and 12,000 - 13,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

Officials estimated the recovery cost at $2 billion.

If you wish to help, the following organizations are providing food, shelters, and emergency supplies and equipment.

How you can help

How you can help

The tragedy of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma may be halfway across the country, but there are still ways we can help locally.

Jordan Scott, communications director for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter, said the organization is accepting donations for relief efforts. People can text REDCROSS to 9099 to make an automatic $10 donation, or can visit redcross.org to make a donation.

Scott said there are no plans yet to send teams from Northern California over to Oklahoma for relief efforts, but that it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to receive requests.

“Our volunteers know it may happen and to be ready,” Scott said. “We’ve got the experience and the expertise here.”

Volunteers from the area have helped out through other disasters, including the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.