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Sacramento Fine Arts now showing pastel pieces, gearing up for August shows The Pastel Society of the West Coast is holding a members show at the Sacramento Fine Arts now until Aug. 10. There will be a Second Saturday Reception on Aug. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a closing reception Sunday, Aug. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. In the Foyer For the rest of July, in the Foyer Gallery, Ruth Morrow is showing her work, including pieces like Tea Party. Coming in August, Pat Daly will hold a show in the Foyer and a special group show featuring John Reed, Dawn Reed, Tom Thompson, Jeff Widman, Marilyn Widman and Jay Bishop will be held in Gallery 3. The Sacramento Fine Arts Center (SFAC) is a California nonprofit corporation, authorized under IRC sections 501C3.

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Former superintendent Dr. General Davie, Jr. returns to San Juan Unified as acting superintendent During a special meeting held tonight, the San Juan Unified School District’s Board of Education appointed Dr. General Davie, Jr. as the District’s acting Superintendent. His appointment is effective immediately. Davie is a familiar face in San Juan Unified, and the Sacramento region, as the former superintendent of the District from 1998 through 2005. Since leaving San Juan, Davie has remained active in the education community serving as the interim superintendent in a number of school districts, consulting on education issues and maintaining an active role in the San Juan Education Foundation which raises funds to support San Juan Unified schools. “We are pleased General Davie has agreed to help provide leadership as we prepare for the start of a new school year,” said Board of Education President Dr. Larry Masuoka. “General’s familiarity with the

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District and community will help ensure a smooth start to the year and a continued focus on our community-developed strategic plan.” “San Juan Unified has always been my home and I am pleased to be able to continue being of service to the students, families and staff of the District,” said Davie.“We have world-class teachers and staff who have spent their summers studying, learning and growing and are ready to hit the ground running this August when students return.” Current Superintendent Glynn Thompson has been on paid administrative leave since May 15 when the Board of Education launched an independent investigation into complaints filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. That investigation remains ongoing and Superintendent Thompson remains on leave. “Our action today is solely about providing stability and leadership to our schools as we prepare for the 2013-14

school year. We eagerly await the outcome of the pending independent investigation and being able to take the appropriate actions to move forward permanently,” said Dr. Masuoka. Davie’s contract calls for him to receive $850 a day in compensation up to a maximum of 46 days. He will not be provided any health and welfare benefits, paid vacation or sick days.

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For over 105 years Emigh Hardware stays committed to its customers and community By Corrie Pelc

Celebrating its 105th anniversary this year, Emigh Ace Hardware continues to focus on the things that have made it successful for all these years — great customer service and love of its surrounding community. “That’s really what’s kept us in business — taking care of our customers and being a part of the community,” says President Rich Lawrence, who first began working at Emigh in 1969 as it was his father-in-law’s business. “That’s what’s unique about Emigh Hardware.” Founded in 1908,Emigh Hardware is a fourth-generation family business started by two brothers with a location on J Street in downtown Sacramento, according to General Manager Craig Franklin, who has been with the company since 1986. The store later moved to the Arden area in the mid 1950s, and then moved to its current location in 1973. Franklin says the business is actually Emigh Ace Hardware as they are part of the Ace dealer-owned cooperative. “We have have the buying power, resources, training, advertising and product resourcing of a much larger company, but we’re still fully independent, fully family-operated here in Sacramento, he explains.

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are looking for if they have the time. Employees also communicate by radio to help customers find what they need quickly. “Our customers expect that service level – they’ve been coming here for a long time,” Brian says. “And that’s just something that we strive to continue to be good at and continue to strive to be great at.”

Everyone Welcome Another part of Emigh’s customer service is making everyone feel welcome in the store, including kids. Franklin says they always have free popcorn and balloons for kids. And they have a fishpond in the back of the store where many children feed the large goldfish. Then each June to celebrate its anniversary, Emigh Hardware has a community celebration with clowns, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream, hot dogs and more, Franklin says. “Our clientele is growing older and we want to get young people in the store,” Brian explains. “It’s exciting when you see little kids come in and they’re excited to be here.” And Rich says he constantly hears adult customers talk about how they used to be excited to come with their parents to Emigh Hardware. “So there are a lot of memories,” he adds.

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And Emigh Hardware also When it comes to providing supports the youth in its surgreat customer service, Franklin feels that is one of Emigh’s strong points. He says they work hard to have numerous knowledgeable employees on the floor to help customers when they have questions. “Our goal is to be the most convenient, the most helpful, and the friendliest store, and that’s reinforced through our employees and that’s really our motivation,” he adds. Providing great customer service comes with hiring the right people for the job, says Rich’s son Brian Lawrence, vice president of Emigh Hardware and manager of Emigh’s Outdoor Living. He explains they look for employees that enjoy working with the public and taking care of customers. If a customer is looking for a particular product, employees are trained to walk the customer to what they Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.

rounding community, as well as adults, through its charitable giving. Franklin says for years Emigh has provided donations and support to local schools, youth groups and churches in the community. For example, if they have slightly damaged products or products they no longer need, Franklin says they will donate them to Habitat for Humanity or other local charities such as the Lions Club or Rotary. They also donate Christmas products to local churches and the local Children’s Receiving Home. Rich says Emigh has continued to support local Little League teams and swim teams. They also recently donated plants and tools to a local program for autistic children and adults for their garden. Brian says the store is very involved with the River Oak Center for Children, for whom they do a Christmas wish tree each year. They have also continued to support the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as Children’s Miracle Network through their association with Ace Hardware. Another fun thing Emigh provides is tours for local preschool and kindergarten classes and Cub Scout troops. “We’ll walk them through the store and tell them a bit about our business,” he explains. Brian says they are so involved in their community because they want to give back to the

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community that has been supporting them for so many years. “We want to give back to the people who shop in our store – they are neighborhood people and their kids are very involved in local sports and local scouts,”

he explains. “When they come into the store, we want them to know that we’re part of that community. We just think it’s really important to give back to the community and we strive to do that on a continual basis.” • July 25, 2013 • Arden-Carmichael News

Country Club Lanes undergoing $700,000 renovation By LANCE ARMSTRONG

In keeping up with its own tradition of staying ahead of the curve, Country Club Lanes is in the process of improving its already positive image with its in-progress $700,000 renovation project. When this local, 24-hour, seven days per week, family entertainment center at 2600 Watt Ave. officially opened 53 years ago, it attracted the community’s attention with its vast offerings, which included 48 lanes with modern, electronically-controlled pin spotting machines, electric Tel-E-Score projector units, AMF Underlane ball returns, Lazy Susans and seating for more than 200 people. The center also included the two-level Candlerock Lounge with bars, a revolving bandstand with a live orchestra, a waterfall and a tropical pool, the Can-

dlerock Restaurant and Coffee Shop, the Hickory and Cypress banquet rooms, the Chuck Wagon dining room, a billiards room and a Romper Room with complimentary care for the children of bowlers. Throughout the years, the facility has undergone various improvements, which have included early advancements in the industry that have exceeded its customers’ expectations. Presently the bowling center features 48 lanes, Glo Bowl glow-in-the-dark bowling, a billiards room, a prize arcade, a video game room, a cocktail lounge and accommodations for children’s parties. Dave Haness, president and general manager of Country Club Lanes, sat down at this popular Arden area business last week to discuss various past and current changes to the center. For a large portion of his interview with this publication, Haness, who began working for Country Club Lanes while he was attending El Camino High School in 1969, spoke about the upgrades to the bowling lanes and the pinsetter machines. “There were a number of factors that went into the decision (to make upgrades to the center),” Haness said. “One was the equipment needed to be replaced. There were two major expenditures that we knew were ahead of us. One was the replacement of the bowling lanes. We had replaced the lanes back in 1989 and they were now (nearly) 25 years old. The surface was worn enough where it was more difficult for the oil to hold the line for the bowling balls, and that happens after time and wear and so forth. We knew that we were near the end of the life of the lanes that we

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Country Club Lanes is presently undergoing a $700,000 renovation. The project includes the recent addition of new synthetic overlay lanes.

had and we were going to have to replace the lanes, which is a major expenditure.” The 1989 lanes were 3/8inch-thick, Anvilane – a thennew product by Brunswick – overlay lanes, as opposed to the old, wood lanes. Haness said that the overlay lanes, which cost about $300,000, were a positive investment, considering that they were only guaranteed through a five-year warranty. “We were sort of a guinea pig back then,” Haness said. “We were one of the first centers to use the overlay process, instead of putting new lanes in. We and Cloverleaf Bowl in Fremont were the first two bowling centers in California to put that overlay on. We had no idea how long the synthetic overlays were going to last. We were hoping to get 15 to 20 (years). They lasted

longer than what our hopes and expectations were.” Since the late 1980s, most bowling centers have transitioned into using synthetic overlay for their bowling lanes. Haness said that a major advantage of these overlays is the process of their upkeep. “With the synthetic lanes, you don’t have to close to resurface or re-cut the lanes annually, like you did with the wood lanes,” Haness said. “When the wood lanes get beat up, you have to bring in a sander and in essence shave the very top of the lane off to make it totally smooth again.” The cost for this annual maintenance on the wood lanes is about $20,000 to $25,000, thus placing additional value in synthetic overlays. With the economic value and quality of synthetic over-

lays, Country Club Lanes recently had its old overlays replaced with new overlays. Perhaps the bowler most satisfied with the new lanes is Jeff Porter, who has already bowled two 300 games on the new overlays. As for the center’s pinsetters, various elements were involved in the idea of replacing these machines. In discussing the problem with continuing to use the center’s original, c. 1958 pinsetter machines, Haness said, “We’re one of the very few bowling centers left in the entire country that use the original pinsetter equipment of this vintage. The problem that surfaced is that with so few centers that still use this equipment, the manufacture (QuibicaAMF) See Bowling, page 7

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has begun not to support the equipment with replacement parts. You have to continue to replace parts with that equipment. It became more and more difficult to get new parts. So, what we have had to do in the last 10 years is go on multiple road trips. We rent a UHaul (truck) and go throughout the state of California to locations that are taking this vintage equipment out and putting new equipment in, and then we buy those parts and bring them back here, so we have replacement parts for this equipment. But as more and more centers have made the change, fewer centers are left that we can even go to on a road trip to buy those parts.” Because of this problem, Country Club Lanes studied the possibility of replacing its vintage pinsetter machines with similar, new machines, and it was learned that such new equipment would cost from $750,000 to $1 million. Haness, who referred to the possible acquisition of new traditional pinsetter equipment as a “budget blower,” added, “You hate like heck to spend three quarters of a million dollars on something that isn’t going to make the customer want to come in any more than what they’re already coming in. They have an expectation of,‘Hey, they’re going to work any way. Who cares whether it’s new equipment or equipment that is 45 or 50 years old.’” But a dilemma remained, as the center was well aware that at some point it would run out of parts for its pinsetters. The response to this problem came in the form of the center’s decision to add string pinsetters to 16 of its lanes. This pinsetter features strings that are attached to the top of each pin. After a ball is thrown, the pins are pulled by their strings into a rack and the pins that were not knocked down are then reset. Haness said that string pinsetters offer many advantages. “The bottom line is this pinsetter equipment, using the string technology, is much simpler, (has fewer) movable parts, the purchase price for this equipment is substantially less and it works even more efficiently than the regular pinsetter equipment,” he said. Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.

After Haness and other Country Club Lanes representatives viewed string pinsetters at Lucky Strike boutique bowling center in San Francisco and Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, N.Y., plans were made for the purchase and installation of string pinsetters at the Watt Avenue center. Because string pinsetters are not sanctioned by the United States Bowling Congress – the governing body of the bowling industry – installing 48 string pinsetters at Country Club Lanes would have eliminated much revenue through the loss of league bowling. Instead, Country Club Lanes will become the first bowling center in the nation to have a combination of free-fall pinsetters and string pinsetters. The removal of the 16 vintage pinsetters will provide the business with additional parts for maintaining its operating vintage pinsetters. The 10-day installation of the new pinsetters will begin on August 12. Following that installation, a VIP room will be created on the last four southern lanes of the center. The private, isolated room, which will be available for events such as company parties with 20 to 50 people, will include the lanes, a lounge with new furniture, a bar and multiple televisions. Also included among the newest additions of this local, mainly recreational bowling center is its video system, which features 11 10-foot by 10-foot video screens above the bowling lanes and 11 5,000-lumen projectors. The screens will be used to show such entertainment as music videos and sporting events. A stage that will sit on several of the lanes for special live music and deejay-led events is also in the works for the center. Haness explained that the center has a solid timeline for the completion of the stage due to its desire to successfully feature the stage in its popular Halloween event. “The plan right now is that we will have the stage ready to go by the last weekend in September, because we want to be able to use that as a promotional tool to have everyone see what is available with the stage, because we are certainly going to uti-

lize it during our very successful Beetlejuice Halloween party that we have on Halloween the following month,” Haness said. “We want to have an event prior to Halloween, so people can kind of touch, feel and see what this stage is all about and how it blends in with the rest of what we’ve got here.” The aforementioned video system will also play a role in the center’s stage productions, as live videos of the band or the deejay will be presented on all of the 11 large screens. This feature, which is generally used with large concerts, will play an essential role for people who will be bowling on the lanes furthest away from the stage. Haness also explained that another very important component to the local center’s success has been its laser tag business. “We’re one of the most active laser tag facilities inside of a bowling center in the entire country,” Haness said. “We’ve chosen again to remodel the laser tag facility and we’re in the process right now of working with a couple of different companies to finalize the remodeling plan and to put an additional ‘wow factor’ inside the arena. That (project) will take place this fall at some point.” The renovation of the center also involves a $25,000 upgrade to its foyer area. That project in-

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Country Club Lanes’ Lazer-X laser tag arcade, which debuted in 1997, is one of the center’s most popular attractions.

cludes new lighting, new flooring and new wall applications. In summarizing the project as a whole, Haness said, “It falls in the tradition of always believing that you have to stay ahead of the game. It’s extremely exciting that the (Kassis) family has chosen to go

ahead and make such a substantial investment into the facility, to give us the opportunity to continue the greatest excellence of bowling here in Sacramento. I laud the Kassis family for having the foresight and the belief in our business to make the investment.” • July 25, 2013 • Arden-Carmichael News

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District The Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. “This award is a testament to the Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District’s commitment to open government,” said Michael Grace, General Manager. “The entire district staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.”

In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner. The Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District also fulfilled fifteen website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past

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Wounded Warriors Sports Camp held locally By Benn Hodapp

Fifteen veterans of the United States military made their way to Sacramento June 25-29 for the Wounded Warriors Sports Camp. The camp was put on by Disabled Sports USA Far West, and 2013 marked the eighth annual camp, which is designed to show the wounded vets that they can live normal, productive lives with their injuries. Five of the 15 participants at this year’s event (Steven Holston, Shelby Hatch, Steve Mendick, Johnny Comilang and Chad Hansen) hailed from the Sacramento area, while the other 10 make their homes in Oregon, Washington, Nevada and southern California. Haakon

Lang-Ree, Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA Far West, talked about this year’s crop of warriors. “I thought the chemistry between all the guests was good,” Lang-Ree said. “This year’s participants varied in age by quite a bit.” The camp is set up to introduce new sports to the wounded veterans. And while the activities are solely recreational in nature, Lang-Ree said that a bit of friendly competition does arise between the Army and Marines when they get together for the annual sled hockey game. “The sled hockey game is always fun,” Lang-Ree said.“None See Wounded Warriors, page 12

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of them have ever done it before and there’s a real team aspect.” Sled hockey was just one of many events in which the wounded warriors took part. Also included was water skiing, whitewater rafting, paddle sports, fly fishing, archery, bowling, horseshoes and adapted cycling. Specialized trainers were on hand to teach the guests how to do some of the things that they had never attempted before. The weekend of the event produced temperatures well over 100 degrees, but the spirit of the camp was not


dampened by the blistering heat. “Most of the activities were water-based, so everyone found a way to keep cool,” said Lang-Ree. Most water events were held at the Sac State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma, except for the white water rafting which took place in the south fork of the American River. Archery and horseshoes were taught at Discovery Park Rafting down the South Fork of the American River. and the sled hockey game was played at Skatetown in Lang-Ree went on to gone on, he explained, injuRoseville. Also included in say that only one of the 15 ries like the ones suffered by the festivities was a trip to wounded warriors was still on the guests of the camp have a River Cats game. active duty. As the years have become less common, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have wound down. Not all in attendance were wounded in combat, however. Lang-Ree said that about half of them were servicemembers

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Chako Pit Bull Rescue demystifies breed misconceptions Arden area volunteers discuss their work with the rescue organization By MONICA STARK

Having grown up in areas where dog fighting was all around, Arden resident Richard Justice has seen just how horrible humans can be. His father had friends who fought Pit Bulls and he thought that they were what they were made out to be — dangerous, unpredictable killers. But Justice has seen first hand what Pit Bulls are capable of in the ring. “But more importantly, I know exactly what they were capable of outside of the ring,” he said. “And that is to love in a way I have only experienced by that of my own father. My life as a kid was that of a true underdog but I was able to prevail under my own will and with the support of those who love me. Pit Bulls don’t have that opportunity to succeed by themselves though.  We must be the ones to show them what they can accomplish, to show others what they (pit bulls) can accomplish,” Justice said. Justice and his wife Shannon have opened their hearts and home to fostering Miss Ellen from local Pit Bull rescue, Chako. “From the bottom of my heart, there is not a day I look into her eyes and question whether we did the right thing or not. Her smile is all I need to know that it was a gift to us to have the opportunity to help,” he said. While Chako Pit Bull Rescue is based in Sacramento, there is no central facility. It works on a network of volunteers and foster homes. To founder Dawn Capp, “this means we have very little overhead, so the vast majority of the money that comes in goes directly to the dogs. The rest goes to operating expenses like insurance, printing, etcetera.” Much unlike Justice’s experience growing up, Capp’s parents had show and working dogs, which were featured in several popular books on the breed. “As a child, Pit Bulls were just awesome family dogs that we did everything with,” she recalled. But as Capp grew up, she began to realize that these dogs had a certain stigma attached to them. In grad school, she was on her own and had a house, so she decided she would adopt a Pit Bull. She went to the local shelter in Bryan, Texas because she figured she’d give a Pit Bull in need a home. Recalled Capp: “When I went to the front desk, I asked, ‘Do you have any Pit Bulls for adoption?’ Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.

The woman gave me a strange look and replied, ‘No, we don’t adopt out vicious dogs.’ I said, ‘Pit Bulls aren’t vicious.’ She told me only drug dealers wanted Pit Bulls, and I told her I wasn’t a drug dealer. I was a graduate student. I asked her what they did with Pit Bulls when they came in, and she told me they were all euthanized. I was shocked!” So Capp asked if they were to get any that they were going to euthanize, that they contact her. The first response was “No, we can’t do that,” Capp said. Then, the woman at the shelter tilted her head and asked, “ What? Do you mean like a rescue?” Capp had no idea what a rescue was, but she answered, “Yes!” The woman slid a ledger toward her and instructed, “Write your name and number in the rescue contacts book.” Chako is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It has a board of directors and is entirely run by volunteers. There is no paid staff. The group of approximately 75 volunteers handle things from adoption events to meet and greet and home checks. Most of Chako’s dogs come from local shelters, and often they are on the euthanasia list. Occasionally, the organization gets strays. Capp said they do not take in owner-surrendered dogs. How many dogs the organization has at one time depends on how many foster homes they have and how much money is in the bank. “We are committed to doing right by every dog in our care. If a dog needs expensive veterinary care, we will do whatever we can to provide that. So far, we have been able to treat every dog that has needed treatment — including dogs that have required expensive surgeries,” Capp said. Typically, the program has about five to 12 dogs at any one time.

Myths about Pit Bulls Capp said a lot of myths surround pits, one of the biggest being they have locking jaws. Other people think they’re jaws are stronger than any other breed of dog. Often one might hear, “Pit Bulls bite down with 3,000 pounds of pressure.” That is not true, of course, Capp said. “National Geographic did a bite force study and found that the jaw strength of Pit Bulls is about proportional to their size. They have a greater bite force than smaller dogs but a weaker bite force than larger

(above) Koga, with her famously pretty smile, is available for adoption through Sacramento County Shelter. (left) Miss Ellen and Kaleigh Basso at Petco Unleashed on Arden Way last month, still available for adoption through Chako with adoption fees paid for by her foster parents.

dogs, on average. Another misconception is that Pit Bulls can be loving, family dogs and then one day just ‘snap.’ Pit Bulls are dogs, like any other dog,” she said. Capp said if an individual dog has temperament issues (which happens in all breed of dogs), there are always signs. “Unfortunately, most people ignore or make excuses for problematic behavior and fail to take appropriate intervening measures until something serious happens. Again, this is a problem with every breed because, ultimately dogs are individuals and, while there are general breed traits, not every dog of one breed has the exact same temperament,” she said. Chako volunteer Kaleigh Basso agrees. “What’s important to note is that yes, there are bad Pit Bulls, just like there are bad Labradors, Collies, Retrievers, and Poodles. It is never the breed of dog that is inherently bad, it is always the twolegged creature at the other end of the leash. To those that are ignorant I’d have to tell them the same thing they probably heard as kids about veggies, ‘don’t knock it till you try

it’. Ignorance of the general population comes from media portrayal of the breed, I’m sure very few pit bull haters have actually met one themselves. I’d be hard pressed to find one person who could see the ‘pittie’ smile in person and not fall madly in love with the breed.” “ The breed is quite contrary to what the media turns it into. They’re loyal and loving dogs with the biggest hearts and smiles to match. Every pit bull I’ve ever worked with or met has this goofy ‘love me please’ demeanor that is impossible to resist,” Basso continued. Basso said she volunteers with Chako to advocate for the breed and eliminate the negative stigma around pit bulls. Pit bulls are an absolutely amazing breed and they deserve people to stand up and speak for them. She also volunteers at every third Saturday adoption event at Petco Unleashed on Arden Way. For more information: Visit http://, http://www.facebook. com/Chakopitbull, or leave a message at 534-8608. The organization is also on Instagram, @Chakopitbullrescue. • July 25, 2013 • Arden-Carmichael News


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Movie Night at Gibbons Park Photos by Bill Condray

Families and friends grabbed their blankets and lawn chairs and enjoyed a free showing of Ice Age Continental Drift on Friday, July 5 at Gibbons Park. They were all treated to free popcorn, snow cones and bottled water. The event was sponsored by The Church on Cypress, Carmichael Recreation and Park District and Mission Oaks Recreation and Park.


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come, every Tuesday. Arden-Arcade meets at noon, Jackson Catering and Events, 1120 Fulton Ave. (916) 925-2787. Carmichael meets at 6 p.m., Palm Street Pub & Grill, 6416 Fair Oaks Blvd. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Send your event announcement for consideration to: at least two weeks prior to publication.

July Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven July 25: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Kiwanis Club of East SacramentoMidtown July 25: Visitors Welcome, weekly breakfast meeting on first, second and third Fridays at 7:00 AM and Dinner meeting on fourth Thursday at 6:00 PM. Topical weekly speakers and ‘first meal for visitors on us’. Meet at The Kiwanis Family House, (at UCD Med Ctr/ 50th St & Broadway) 2875 50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817., Meeting/Membership info: 916-761-0984, volunteers always welcome! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bi-Polar Anonymous July 26: Free 12-step program/support group, for people who have Bi-Polar and those who love them. Meets every Friday, 78:30 p.m. 4300 Auburn Blvd., Room 106. (916) 889-5786. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Ratatouille to be shown at Belle Cooledge Park July 26: Grab a blanket, some pillows and your family and join the community for a fee movie night. Free popcorn, juice bars and water. Snacks begin at 7:45 p.m. and movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Call 808-7005 for more information. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Fairytale Town Troupers present: ‘Jack and the Meanstalk’ July 27 & 28: Show times at noon and 2 p.m. The Fairytale Town Troupers close their season with a clever retelling of the classic children’s tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Brave Jackson sets out on a dangerous quest to reclaim his lost family treasure and save the sleepy countryside from the dark sorcery in the sky. Armed with only his courage and a magical singing sword, Jackson climbs up and up, into the mysterious kingdom of the clouds, for an unexpected journey into adventure. Performances will take place on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage and are free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older and free for children ages 1 and under. For more information, visit www.fairytaletown. org or call (916) 808-7462. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Dr., 95822 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

blankets and snacks and come out to meet neighbors at this family friendly event. 5959 11th Ave, Sacramento ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Music in Carmichael Park July 27: Code Blue, classic rock, country and R&B from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Carmichael Park Band Shell 5750 Grant Ave. 485-5322. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Salad in a Jar July 30: 6:00pm – quick and easy recipes that are nutritious and delicious. Registered Dietician Dale Bettencourt will lead the nutrition workshop and the first 48 people will take home their salad in a jar. For more information visit or call 2642920. Belle Cooledge Library is located at 5600 South Land Park Dr. Good for adults. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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July 28: Carmichael Kiwanis Band, dance band, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Carmichael Park Band Shell 5750 Grant Ave. 4855322. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 31: Meets at 6 p.m., Evan’s Kitchen, 855 57th St. Sacramento. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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July 31: Starting at 3 p.m., Gladly the Grizzly is packing his magic picnic basket with some surprising foods. He has also included some delicious books. For more information visit or call 264-2920. Belle Cooledge Library is located at 5600 South Land Park Dr. Good for families.

July 27, 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Jul. 28, 7 a.m.: Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty’s house. This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. Prices range from $25-$30 per person and include all activities. Member discounts are available. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462. Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Dr., 95822 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Northminster summer music series presents Just Friends, a women’s choral ensemble July 28: Just Friends, a women’s choral ensemble will play during the worship service at 9:55 a.m. Northminster Presbyterian Church, located at 3235 Pope Avenue. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call (916) 487-5192) or visit ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Clubs of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael July 30: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors wel-

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August Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven Aug. 1: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bi-Polar Anonymous Aug. 2: Free 12-step program/support group, for people who have Bi-Polar and those who love them. Meets every Friday, 78:30 p.m. 4300 Auburn Blvd., Room 106. (916) 889-5786. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Kiwanis Club of East SacramentoMidtown Aug. 2: Visitors Welcome, weekly breakfast meeting on first, second and third Fridays at 7:00 AM and Dinner meeting on fourth Thursday at 6:00 PM. Topical week-

ly speakers and ‘first meal for visitors on us’. Meet at The Kiwanis Family House, (at UCD Med Ctr/ 50th St & Broadway) 2875 50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817. www., Meeting/ Membership info: 916-761-0984, volunteers always welcome! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Fire Station 56 Open House Aug. 3: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., located at 3720 47th Ave. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Music in Carmichael Park Aug. 4: John Skinner Band, dance band, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Carmichael Park Band Shell 5750 Grant Ave. 485-5322. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Beyond ‘Les Roses’: The Life and Art of Botanical Artist PierreJoseph Redoute Aug. 4: At 2 p.m. at the Central Library – West Meeting Room, learn about Belgian botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute, court artist to Marie Antoinette and the Empress Josephine, with author and rose expert Ingrid Verdegem. She will discuss Redoute’s most famous botanical volume, ‘Les Roses’, and his many other works produced during his career in the heady days of the French Revolution. Verdegem will describe techniques used by Redoute and share examples of his works. The program is presented by the Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery. Garden volunteers will display examples of Redoute’s roses and other botanical works from the Sacramento Public Library. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sacramento Geranium Club meeting Aug. 5: Shelly Berlant, Master Gardener will talk about drip systems for container gardening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Shepard Garden and Arts Center is located at 3330 McKinley Blvd. Call 916-991-0442 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Clubs of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael Aug. 6: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome, every Tuesday. Arden-Arcade meets at noon, Jackson Catering and Events, 1120 Fulton Ave. (916) 925-2787. Carmichael meets at 6 p.m., Palm Street Pub & Grill, 6416 Fair Oaks Blvd. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

National Night Out Ice Cream Social Aug. 6: Join the Avondale Glen Elder Neighborhood Association and Southeast Village Neighborhood Association for the 2013 National Night Out (NNO) Ice Cream Social Celebration, 6:30-8:00pm at George Sim Community Center (6207 Logan St). Activities: free ice cream sundaes, potato sack races, bubble war, arts & crafts, community resources and other fun activities. For questions please contact Nailah Pope-Harden at 916501-5941 or OR Faye Wilson Kennedy at 484-5025 , fayek@ Organizers thank Building Healthy Communities for their sponsorship. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Soroptimist International of Sacramento North meeting Aug. 6: An organization for the betterment of women and children meets at the atria El Camino Gardens at 2426 Garfield, Carmichael. Call Sheila at 624-4643. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven Aug. 8: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Mission Oaks Computer Club meeting Aug. 8: The next meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA. Ken Spencer from EmpowerMac will present information and answer questions relating to Apple products. A problem-solving clinic, led by Adam Lacey of Applications, Etc, will follow the meeting.  First-time visitors are welcome.   For additional information call (916) 366-1687 or visit our website at ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Fire Station 12 Open House July 27: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., located at 4500 24th St. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Tahoe Park Starlight Movie Series, showing ‘Toy Story’ July 27: Councilmember Kevin McCarty in conjunction with the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association are proud to present the Tahoe Park Starlight Movie Series. For the second film of the summer, they will be showing ‘Toy Story’ at dusk (or about 8 p.m.) in Tahoe Park. This event is free. Bring Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.

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