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Community Calendar

for the weekend of July 2nd

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But before we find out what’s in the 97.5 Community Calendar, let me get you up to speed on what’s California is doing to mitigate COVID-19

 

CA Dials IT Back

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a spike in coronavirus cases across the state prompted several new orders on Wednesday, he activated the "dimmer switch" … which means he’s dialing back the state's reopening process. Effective immediately, business sectors in 19 counties across the state must close indoor operations. A partial list includes: Restaurants / Wineries and tasting rooms / Movie theaters / Family entertainment centers, Bars are ordered to completely close, even if they are operating outside. The closures will remain in place for "at least three weeks. The closures will remain in place for "at least three weeks

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COVID-19 GOVERNMENT EXTENTIONS

Also included in the Governor’s executive order June 30th, he has extended the authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30.

 

The order also addresses a variety of other issues like, extending provisions in allows adults to obtain marriage licenses via; waiving eligibility re-determinations for Californians who participate in Medi-Cal; suspending face-to-face visits for eligibility for foster care; and permit In-Home Supportive … substituting with optional video-conferencing assessments. The text of the Governor’s complete executive order can be found here
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WEAR A MASK OR CLOTH FACE COVERING

As an effort to help reduce disease transmission, Gov. Gavin Newsom has mandated the use of face coverings by the general public when outside the home. Face coverings may reduce the release of infectious particles into the air when someone speaks, coughs or sneezes, including a person who is COVID-19 positive but asymptomatic.  To view the guidelines on the proper face covering standards, please click here.

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THE 97.5 COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

JULY 3 / STAY AT HOME SCREENING:  

This Saturday, at 12-noon there’s virtual movie about 17th term Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. The film is titled

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. The Virtual Cinema is this Saturday at 12-noon.  For details and registration, click here.
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July 4th/ SANCTIONED FIREWORKS SHOWS CALLED OFF
If you don’t already know,  Sacramento’s officially sanctioned fireworks shows have now been called off including the Cal Expo’s July 4 fireworks show
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WHAT ABOUT YOU PERSONAL FIREWORKS? 

If you plan to create your own fireworks show at home, you’re reminded to use only "Safe and Sane" fireworks, purchased from a licensed booth and bearing the State Fire Marshal seal.

 

Read and follow all fireworks label directions / Keep a bucket of water and a garden hose or fire extinguisher nearby in case of fire or to fully extinguish a malfunctioning firework.  / Never attempt to re-light or fix a “dud” firework. /

Children should be closely supervised around fireworks.  AND Properly dispose of fireworks and keep a roll of quarters in your pocket in cast cooperation breaks down .


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July 4th/ RED, BLACK & GREEN DAY
The African Market Place is taking a different twist on the 4th …  it’s Reb, Black & Green Day.  Consider reading a speech by Frederick Douglass titled “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” it’s about a 15-minute read that adds a Black man’s perspective regarding the 4th of July. Be be sure you join our people this Saturday at the African Market Place from 12-noon until 6pm inside Florin Square located at 2251 Florin Road. For more info, click here.  
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July 4th/ YOUTH MARCH FOR BLACK FREEDOM
A Peaceful youth led protest, (with face masks) is happening 12-noon, this Saturday.  The march starts at River Walk Park, 651 2nd Street, in West Sacramento across Tower bridge to the State Capitol Building.  More info coming soon on the IG @youthmarch4blackfreedom

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JULY 4th / TRUMP BOAT PARADE

… and while the peaceful protest marches across the Sacramento river they’ll notice a lot of boats in the water. Trump supporters are meeting on the South side of Tower Bridge on the Sacramento River for a Boat Parade to the river front Virgin Sturgeon & Back to Tower Bridge. For details, click here.

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JULY 7 / COMPUTER ACCESS

The Sacramento Public Library branches are still closed, but computer appointments are being scheduled at two locations through a pilot program that started on June 25. Patrons can schedule a one-hour appointment for computer use at the Colonial Heights or Carmichael branches. Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made online or by calling the Customer Service hotline at (800) 209-4627. 
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JULY 10 / DA CRIME LAB YOUTH SHADOW DAYS

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announces open registration for the 3rd Annual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Days, which will be offered virtually this year. There will be two virtual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Days this year:   Friday, July 17, or Friday, July 24, with each conducted 10-11:30 am. The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students with priority given to seniors. All students need to submit completed registration forms and a signed permission slip, which can be downloaded at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s website.

 

Application deadline is July 10. Space is limited to 60 students each day on a first come, first served basis. For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org.
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JULY 11 / POP-UP & SHOP

Looking to emerge from the shutdown in style? Lela’s Sassy Seconds is holding a Pop-Up thrift store sale on Saturday, July 11. Clothing 75 percent off and shoes are buy a pair, get a pair free. The pop-up will be held at 5301 Power Inn Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Owner asks that shoppers wear face masks. For more information, call (916) 704-6941.
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JULY 11 / EYE CLINIC TO HOST GRAND OPENING
Dennis Peterson, owner of “That Guy Eyewear located at 2300 Del Paso Boulevard,” is addressing the underserved with vision services.  Saturday, July 11th at 10am “The North Sacramento Optometry Center (NSOC)” will have its grand opening and you’re invited to meet the Doctors, City Councilman Alan Warren and check out the facility.  For details contact: Dennis Peterson at 916-226-0257 or dennis@thatguyeyewear.com
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JULY 13 / FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM

The City of Sacramento has created "The Small Business Recovery Program" will provide up to $25,000 in forgivable loans and technical assistance to businesses and nonprofits located in the City of Sacramento to provide economic support in connection with the COVID-19 public health emergency. The application period is open NOW through Monday, July 13, 2020, at 5 PM. The City will not accept applications after the application window closes. For more info and to apply, click here.

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JULY 14 / CANNABIS DISCUSSION

Learn how to grow cannabis for personal use July 14 from 6-8 p.m. with a Zoom discussion. Learn proper feeding, plant maintenance, transplanting, and how to keep plants healthy. You'll also learn some U.S. cannabis history. Each participant will receive a DIY guide with easy to follow steps and resources. To register, click here . 
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MEDICINAL DELIVERY DISPENSARY
If you’d rather have your cannabis delivered to your front door consider Curing Hands, launch April 9, 2020, it’s a medicinal delivery dispensary qualified to naturally address what alleging you. Curing Hands delivers medicinal products throughout the Greater Sacramento area and Stockton.  For details, click here. or call 916-261-5224.
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BUY BACK THE BLOCK: SACRAMENTO

Real-estate professionals are saying now is the time for Black America to tap into the opportunity of building generational wealth and revitalize Black communities. Want to be a part of the solution? Buy Back the Block! Join us July 12th, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For a Zoom Information Meeting:  For a Zoom invitation link, please email SellingSacramentoKDEE@gmail.com, and include: “Buy Back the Block Sacramento” in the subject box.

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FREE TAX PREPARING PROGRAM
With the tax deadline extended to July 15, households throughout the Sacramento region are still eligible for free virtual help preparing taxes. The United Way California Capital Region’s Free Tax Prep program is partnering with GetYourRefund.org to provide virtual assistance. If you’ve earned $66,000 or less in 2019 you may qualify.  To get started, click here.   
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AND DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE
In California, there are an estimated 202,549 cases of reported elder and dependent adult abuse per year – and yet authorities find that Elder Abuse is significantly underreported. Know the different types of abuse and how to report it to their local agencies like Sacramento County’s Adult Protective Services Division and/or the State of California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.  Make a report to Sacramento County’s Adult Protectives Services (APS) by calling the hotline at 916-874-9377.
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COVID-19 VIRTURAL STEM FAIR
All students in the Sacramento County, grades 6-12, REGISTER NOW to participate in the COVID-19 Virtual STEM Fair and have a chance of winning up to $500. It also a good opportunity for adding an activity onto your college and scholarship applications. Register for the “STEM Fair” at - covid19stemfair.com and for more information follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all covid19stemfair.
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JULY / BUMPIN' MEDIA
If you’re in the market for a one stop shop for all your photography and videography desires.  I’m talkin’ wedding, headshots, sports action, music show, or special event.  View their work at BumpinMedia Armstrong on Facebook, BumpinMedia on Instagram or contact us at (916) 838-5234 or email us at BumpinMedia2020@gmail.com

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