Community Calendar

Community Calendar - Thurs. & Fri., Jan. 23-24, 2020
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Community Calendar - Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
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Friday-Jan 24


OPEN Family Law Clinic


This weekly Clinic offers some amazing work in the form of document preparation assistance in the fields of divorce, financial disclosures, custody, child support, and domestic violence restraining orders. We can also help with Divorce Mediations and Name Changes/Birth Certificate Changes. Find out if you qualify for free or low cost clinic services. This Friday from 12-noon until 4pm at the Sacramento Justice League located at 2751 Fruitridge Rd #15, in Sacramento. For details, click here.
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Conversation with Dr. Johanna Neuman


You are invited to attend a conversation between Johanna Neuman, Ph.D, professor of history and noted author, and Beth Ruyak, host of Capital Public Radio's popular Insight program, as they discuss Dr. Neuman's newly published book And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won The Right To Vote. Seating is first come/first served. Doors will open at 12:30. This Friday at California State University, Sacramento / Author Discussion: Ballroom is from 1 to 2 PM; Reception: Ballroom I - 2:30-3:30 PM in the Union Building. For details, click here.
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PBR: Unleash the Beast (Fri/24-Sat/Sun)


The Toughest Sport on Dirt," to the Golden 1 Center on January 24-26, 2020, where the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete on the televised PBR: Friday, January 24: 6:15 p.m. / Saturday, January 25: 5:15 p.m. / Sunday, January 26: 1:15 p.m. at the Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk in Sacramento, For details, click here.
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Northern California Home & Landscape Expo


Homeowners, if you've been thinking about landscaping, interested in ideas? You'll want to check out The Northern California Home & Landscape Expo. This is where you'll find 1000 exhibits, free workshops and the popular landscape showcase along with great DIY ideas, interior design and special features.
(Fri/24-26) Fri. 12pm-7pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd in Sacramento (Gate 10).  For details, click here
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Pets Showcase


While you're at the Northern California Home & Landscape Expo, you should know that the California Pets Showcase is in Building 8. This is where you'll find the latest in pet products and services. For details, click here.
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Cirque du Soleil Amaluna (Circus of the Sun) / January 22nd to February 23rd.


AMALUNA. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and elements of Romeo and Juliet, Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna invites you to a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon where the natural elements - particularly water - play a huge role in creating this unforgettable show with lots of amazing acrobatics. Sutter Health Park (formerly RALEY Field-until August 2019) 400 Ballpark Drive in West Sac. For details, click here.  
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Building Confidence: Dress with Confidence


Do the clothes you wear represent the person you want to become? Do the clothes you wear express that you are a confident person? The Wake-Up Foundation is hosting a workshop that will help you to feel and look attractive and confidence regardless of your body shape and size. This Friday from 6pm till 8 at the Wake-Up Foundation, located at 2251 Florin Road, Suite 139 in Sacramento. For details, click here.
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Comfort food with a twist


If you really into fine wine / upscale comfort food and jazz, there's an unsuspecting place on Del Paso Blvd called the Woodlake Tavern.  The Reggie Graham Trio provides jazz Friday, January 24th from 6pm until 9pm in the Atrium of the Woodlake Tavern is located at 1431 Del Paso Blvd. [at the corner of Del Paso Blvd and Arden Way] for more information, click here
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FREE Mental Health Conference


The UC Davis Mental Health Initiative is hosting their 4th Annual Mental Health Conference will be happening on this Saturday & Sunday (25-26) @ the UC Davis Conference Center. This two-day event will be filled with informative workshops, caucus spaces, performances, panels, giveaways, and a resource fair. Sat at 8am & Sun 3:30pm in the UC Davis Conference Center located at 550 Alumni Lane in Davis. For details, click here.
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FREE Sacramento PD Hiring Workshop


This is a hiring workshop to introduce potential candidates to the opportunities here at the Police Department. We will cover all aspects of the hiring process to assist candidates with having a clear understanding on how to successfully become a Sacramento Police Officer. This Saturday from 8am until 12-noon at the Sacramento Police Headquarters Academy located at 2409 Dean Street at McClellan. For details, click here.
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Yoga In The Park at McKinley Park – FREE


This free all-levels Vinyasa yoga class is accessible to everyone! Saturday’s from 9am until 10:15am, do what you can, and take rest when you need to. Show up as you are! Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear clothes that allow for comfortable movement. McKinley Park is located at Alhambra Blvd and H Street in Sacramento's mid-town area inside the Clunie Community Center (opposite the library) For details, click here
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Safe Black Space Volunteer Village Training! FREE


Join African centered psychologist and founder of Safe Black Space (SBS) Community Healing Circles Dr. Kristee Haggins and others in this one day training designed specifically for people of African ancestry seeking to increase their understanding of Black mental health and wellness and who want to volunteer with SBS. This Saturday from 9am until 4 at the Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS) located at 650 Howe Avenue in Sacramento. For details, click here.
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My Brother & not my Enemy


The 5th Annual Manhood Mentoring Conference "My Brother & not my Enemy." The conference is focused on boys 11 to 18 and men in general. There will be guest speakers, exercises’, activities and discussions. Registration is FREE & Easy, just email US at blackblueprintz@gmail.com.  Manhood Mentoring Conference is this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Simmons Community Center located at 25 Massie Court in South Sac.
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2020 Job Fairs


2020 Job Fairs are coming to Sutter Health Park (formerly, Raley Field) this Saturday from 10am until 1pm. Apply to work at one of the best ballparks with our open seasonal/part-time positions; Concessions / Line Cook / Prep Cook / Dishwasher/ Security /  EMS / Porters and more. Interested applicants must submit an online application. For details, click here.  Interested applicants must submit an online application, click here.
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***History of Food System Injustices


This Saturday from 11am until 2pm at The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, 4505 Roosevelt Ave in South Oak Park. Join Chanowk (Can-noak) Yisrael, as he delves deep into this history and guides us through critical discussion about what this looks like today and what you can do to address it. Enjoy a walking tour of the farm and Q&A after. For details, click here.
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46th Annual PIG Bowl


Since 1974 the Greater Sacramento Area Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers have kept the Sacramento tradition of Pig Bowl alive in hopes of making a difference in the community. This competition not only helps local charities, schools, and non-profit organizations but also unites the civil service employees to come together for the greater good of Sacramento. The “PIG Bowl” Football Game is Sat., Jan 25, 11am to 4pm at Hornet Stadium, 6000 J Street in Sacramento.  For details, click here

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Wanna Start A Food Business?


Alchemist Microenterprise Academy (AMA) is a 12-week business training course designed to make sense of the confusing aspects of starting a food business. Before applying, it is MANDATORY to attend one FREE A.M.A. Information The sessions will be held at the Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative (4625 44th Street, Room 11, Sacramento, CA 95820) this Saturday from 1pm till 2 in Sacramento. For details, click here.
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Creative Minds


Gerry O. Simpson (GOS) and Straight Out Scribes (SOS), launch a new series, Creative Minds, a gathering of artists of all kinds Uptown at the GOS Studio Art Gallery. There will featured presenters, open mic, community announcements, “Know Your Hood” a game for the audience for door prizes and more! this Saturday from 2pm till 4 at GOS Studio Art Gallery located at 1825 Del Paso Blvd in Del Paso Heights. For details, click here.
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FREE Intro to a Minimalist Kitchen


is your kitchen too cluttered, would you like some new ideals to solve your problem? If the answer is YES plan to attend the FREE Intro to a Minimalist Kitchen workshop, this Saturday between 2pm and 3 at the Broad Room Creative Collective located at 1409 Del Paso Boulevard in Del Paso Heights. For details, click here.
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WAR Protest!


For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action.  The rally starts at 4pm this Saturday at the West steps of State Capitol and cities across the globe.  The protests is against a new war in the Middle East  ... For details, click here.
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MLK Celebration Sacramento


MLK Committee presents the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Saturday, January 25th. 5pm reception, 6pm dinner and program in the CSUS, University Ballroom. Ruby Bridges -Civil Rights Activist- will deliver the Keynote address, and receiving the Robert Matsui Community Service Award will be, Dr. Hael Mahone, CEO of Vision 2000. For details, click here
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The Queens of Soul Jazz


Saxophonist Jeanette Harris and Flutist, Althea Renee are performing at Jazz at 2300, Saturday the 25th AND they just added Sacramento’s Legend Award winner singer, the Soul-stress  Bebe London. Doors open at 6, show starts at 7pm .Get ticket information right now, before it too late at Jazzat2300.com
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FREE TAX PREPARATION for eligible families


     -January 28th to April 9th  @ South Natomas Community Center
     - January 31st to April 10th  @ Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community
     -March 6th to April 9th @ Oak Park Community Center
ALL visits are by appointment only! call 916-498-1000 or 211
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Tuesday-Jan 28/Film Screening and Panel Discussion


POWER TO HEAL is a 56-minute documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate health care for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country practically overnight.  After the screening panelists will discuss racial disparities in health care today and how the fight for health justice continues. For details, click here.
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Friday-Jan 30/Open House


In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. you’re ask to make a commitment to support and attend the South Sacramento HART (Homeless Assistances Resource Team) Open House Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30 to 8pm at South Sacramento Christian Center,7710 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95823.  

South Sacramento HART is currently in need of toiletries, socks, gloves, hat, beanies for those whom are will to donate for this cause.   For more info please contact:  SouthSacHART@gmail.com OR Valynda Sipert at  valyndasipert29@gmail.com.
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Get Covered, enrollment ends January 31st


Open Enrollment for Covered California starts October 15, 2019 and ends January 31, 2020. We can help you explore available health plans and sign up for coverage! They can also help you enroll for Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal has no deadline and we can help you sign up at any time of the year. Walk-ins are welcomed and appointments are highly encouraged Call (916) 414-8333 to make an appointment and visit sacramentocovered.org/enroll. For more info, click here.
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Saturday-Jan 31 / Ride Free


The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) has launched a new bus route with service between downtown Sacramento and the Sacramento International Airport. The new route 142 operates seven days a week every 20 to 30 minutes combined with Yolo bus downtown/airport routes 42A and 42B. SacRT is offering free rides on the Route 142 until Friday, January 31 to celebrate the new airport express route. For details, click here.
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The Money is on the table until January 31st


A new City website allows community-based organizations and businesses to submit proposals for ventures and activities that stimulate job growth, expand educational opportunities, create affordable housing and promote healthy neighborhoods. Organizations that wish to submit an application can do so on the City’s website until Jan. 31. Questions about the project can be directed to the Office of Innovation & Economic Development by calling 916-808-7223. For details, click here.
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Saturday-Feb 1 / 250th Celebration of Afro Latino Heritage


Discover California Afro Latino Heritage, this year is the 250th Anniversary of the establishment of Monterey, Alta California. The celebration is Saturday February 1 from 10:30am til 1:30pm in the California State Capitol Park located at 1300 L Street. For more information, click here.  
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Saturday- Feb. 1/Yolo County African American Student Leadership Conference


The African American Student Leadership Conference is Saturday February 1st from 8am until 3pm at the Sacramento City College, West Sacramento Campus located at 1115 W Capitol Ave. in West Sacramento, CA 95691. This conference is open to any and all high school students! Student and Volunteers are ask to register online by clicking here.
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Saturday- Feb. 1/We Write

Black authors get the chance to shine at the Black Expo’s Literary Roundtable. Publishers, writers and authors will participate in showcase, discussions and Write On! Awards. Competition is open to authors and screenwriters. Deadline is February 1. Email a summary of your book/play to rwmedia@hotmail.com. Winners will be announced during  Black Expo at Sacramento State February 29-March 1. For more information, contact Lisa Bryant Smith at (707) 720-7671.
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Saturday- Feb. 1/Free Museum Day


Get free admittance to more than 25 museums on Saturday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With deep dives into the region's history, plus fun with fire engines, trains, automobiles, tractors, utilities, art, and science there is a museum or two that is just right for everyone. Participants include the California Museum, the Sojourner Truth African American Museum, Sutter’s Fort, and the Sacramento Children’s Museum. For more info, visit sacmuseums.org. Regional Transit is offering free rides to those who print a flier online at sacrt.com.
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Tuesday- Feb 4/Rosa Parks Day


The 20th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Day is being acknowledged Tuesday, February 4,  Noon to 4:00 pm, at the Sacramento City Hall, 10th and H Street for more information contact, Michael Harris, Co-Chair Rosa Parks Day in California / 916-346-3327
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Wednesday- Feb 5/ Diversity Job Fair


By the way, the Greater Sacramento Urban League will provide free bus passes the day their Diversity Job Fair coming up Wednesday, February 5th from 9am until 1pm at the Hyatt Regency located at 1209 L St in downtown Sac. For the FREE bus pass visit or call the GSUL at 916-286-8600. Registration is free on eventbrite.com / keywords Diversity Job Fair.
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Thursday-Feb 6 / FREE movie screening of "HARRIET."


In support of Black History month, CSU, Sacramento is presenting a special movie screening of the film "HARRIET" the unbelievable true story of Harriet Tubman and American legend. This FREE event takes place at 7:30pm in Sac State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday, February 6th. For details, click here
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Thursday-Feb 6 / Poetry Competition


Terry Moore presents The Love Jones "Best Love Poem Competition" at Laughs Unlimited located at 1207 Front Street in Old Sac from 8pm till 10 call for details 916-208-POET or click here.  
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Saturday-Feb 8 / 31st Annual Sweet Potato Festival


National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is hosting it’s annual “Sweet Potato Festival” Saturday, February 8th at the Samuel and Bonnie Parnell Community Center located at 2450 Meadowview Road in Sacramento from 10 am to 4 pm.  Enjoy family fun, food, entertainment, live music, vendors, sweet potato pie contest and more! FREE ADMISSION for everyone. See the flyer, click here.  
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Sat & Sun-Feb 15 & 16 / The Eve of Jackie


THE EVE OF JACKIE is an exciting tribute musical about the life of the 1950/60s legendary performer, Pop, R&B, two-time Grammy and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee JACKIE WILSON, starring Broadway Veteran, award-winning actor/singer CHESTER GREGORY.  2 SHOWS ONLY Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The shows are being held at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center, located at 4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835. Available online @ www.imagestheatre.org and At the Door For details, click here.  
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Sunday-Feb 16 / African Cultural Memory Specialist


Anthony T. Browder is an author, publisher, cultural historian, artist, and an educational consultant. He is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts and has lectured extensively throughout the world. Mr. Browder is the founder and director of IKG Cultural Resources and has devoted 30 years researching ancient Egyptian history, science, philosophy and culture. He is without doubt a chronicler of facts and information relative to the positive portrayal of the worldwide African experience. Anthony T. Browder will lecture at Florin Square 2251 Florin Road in South Sacramento from 3pm until 5:30. Get details and tickets by clicking here.
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Sunday- Feb 16 / Black History Month Free Family Festival


You and the family are invited to a day of music, food, education, cultural connection, and art demonstrations. Sunday, February 16rh at the Crocker. Shop the Black and Beautiful Marketplace, sample foods from across the African Diaspora, engage in soul-stirring talks, a crowd-sourced drum circle, and more! The free family festival is being held at the Crocker art museum located at 216 O St, in Sacramento. For details, click here.  

Saturday-Feb 22/Hidden Colors 5 movie screening


Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed Documentary Hidden Colors 5, Saturday, February 22nd We also will have a panel discussion after the film. The topics will include: What are Realistic solutions for the black community for 2020?? & How do we combat the different levels of warfare that’s been waged on our community?? Movie starts at 2pm, the panel discussion starts at 5pm. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. The screening is at Thompson Rose Chapel, Inc. located at 3601 5th Ave. in Oak Park. You're ask to RSVP because seating is limited. For details, click here.  
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Sunday-Feb 23 / BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION


On Sunday February 23rd, 2020 from 3-6 p.m., at the Samuel C. Pannell, Meadowview Community Center. The House of Prayer Holy Reformation Church will be hosting their 20th annual Black History Month celebration titled, “Reflections from the Past”. You are cordially invited to come out and be a part of this festive yet educational event. There will be a fulfilling buffet style soul food dinner and live show, history lessons and lots more. For details, click here.
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Sunday-Feb 23 / Black History Celebration & Soul Food Feast


Join the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 10am Sunday, February 23rd as they celebrate Black History and those who went before us and whose shoulders on which we stand. After service, stay for fellowship and a delicious Soul Food Dinner. St. Stephen AME Zion Church is located at 1550 Grand Ave the Celebration starts at 10am. For details, click here
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Thursday-Feb 27 / Black Nurses: Past, Present, & Future


Join the Capitol City Black Nurses Association and Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. program and NAfrican American Women's Health Legacy (AAWHL) Thursday, February 27th from 6pm until 8pm at the Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex located at 2837 36th Street in Oak Park. For details, click here

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VITA TAX HELP- through April 10th


Need help filing your taxes? Want to make sure your student has the required documentation to file for FAFSA? Let our Grant Pacers who are certified tax preparers help you! Call 211 to make an appointment at one of the Super Saturday Tax events being held on the Grant campus on February 1, February 29, and March 28.  For more Free VITA tax help locations, click here.

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A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8 PM at the Golden 1 Center / 500 David J Stern Walk in Sacramento. For details, click here.  

>>>>>Scholarship opportunity ends March 16th


Fort Valley State University -an HBCU in Georgia- is accepting application for their Searchlight Scholars program. The program, provides selected students who do not reside in Georgia with scholarship funding of up to $52,400 in increments of $13,100 per year, renewable for four years.

In addition, scholars are also provided with mentorship in concert with a research experience.  The five-year initiative, is part of FVSU’s effort to bring the most talented students to FVSU to enhance the student’s scholarship, research, and professional development abilities, with the hope that they will remain in Georgia to contribute to state through excellence in their fields.   Application deadline 3/16/20. To register, click here
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