FRIDAY, Nov 15
Journey of Hope
The Sacramento Fine Arts Center is proud to host “Journey of Hope 2019”, a multi-disciplinary exhibition seeking to portray true stories of mental health challenges through personal writings and accompanying art, this Friday, Sat, and Sun in the Sacramento Fine Arts Center /5330-B Gibbons Drive, in Carmichael. For details click here.
Make Parenting a Pleasure (MPAP) is a free, 13-session parenting education workshop that is strength based, it focuses on positive discipline, how to manage stress, parenting skills, and more. All 13 sessions be completed to receive a certificate of completion. Note: This is a court approved class. La Familia Counseling Center / 5523 34th Street in Sacramento. Click for details.
Caring for the Caregiver
Caregivers workshop designed to provide resources to those providing care, while offering a supportive environment where caregivers can share their emotions. This Friday from 12-noon till 11pm at the Mercy Cancer Center 3301 C Street Suite 550 for more information call, 916-962-8892 or click for details.
Healthy Together Program
The Healthy Together program provides opportunities for families to engage in healthy eating and physical activity together. Each session provides tools and opportunities for families by engaging them in group learning activities, cooking and eating, and fun physical activities. Admission includes workbooks and course materials. For kids Ages 6-13 and parents! $160 for 1 parent + 1 child. The “Program” is this Friday from 5pm until 7 at the Raleys Event Center / 4650 Natomas Blvd., in Sacramento. Click for details.
The 2020 Census: Counting the Central Valley
The San Joaquin Valley may be one of the state’s hardest-to-count regions for the 2020 Census. We will discuss the key challenges for valley communities and how are leaders working together to ensure an accurate count? This Friday from 12-noon until 1:30 at the Capitol Event Center - 1020 11 Street, 2nd floor in Sacramento with a focus on California’s Hard-to-Count Communities and more! Click here for details.
Norcal Ski & Snowboard Festival
Over 25 premier ski resorts from all over North America. Leading manufacturers in the ski and snowboard industry. Actually, it’s Everything you can take to the Mountain! Entertainment, Pro Athletes and more this Friday 6pm to 9 / Sat. 10am to 6 and Sun. 11am to 5 at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Boulevard. Click for details.
OFFLINE with Jeaux
Jeaux (formerly known as "Joey Casanova"), one of Sacramento’s favorite R&B artists is preforming this Friday from 7:30 until 10:30 @ Guild Theater / 2828 35th Street in Oak Park. Click for details.
Clothing and or Toys
Through Nov. 17, join Macy’s Sacramento Downtown Commons and Broadway On Tour’s presentation of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area this holiday season by donating gently used clothes or new, unwrapped toys. Items can be dropped off at Macy’s Sacramento Downtown Commons on the 2nd Floor at the My Stylist @ Macy’s Office, or prior to any performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Memorial Auditorium Nov. 8–17. Click for details.
Soul Jazz Live
Local musician Kyron Kirby hosts his Soul Jazz Cafe on Friday, November 15. The show includes performances by Kirby, Kumandae Miller, Tom Marshall, and Ode To Saturday. The event is set to begin at 9 p.m. in the Sky Room of Country Club Lanes, 2600 Watt Avenue, second floor. VIP tickets $35, general admission is $25 on eventbrite.com. For more, contact Bennie Kirby at (916) 549-5985 or (916) 293-6208, or click here
Faith for the Mompreneur - Book Discussion
All Things Literacy presents a book talk and meet and greet with author Natasha C. Miller on Saturday, November 16 from 3-5 p.m. Miller, a life coach and a leader in health information management, will discuss her book, "Faith for the Mompreneur." All Things Literacy is located at 2251 Florin Road, Suite 113. For more information, call (916) 710-2127 or Click for details.
Youth Leadership Conference
Sisters of Nia, Inc. presents its Eighth Annual Leadership Conference “B.O.O.T. Camp” on Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Barbara Morse Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, located at 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove. The free event is open to boys and girls ages 11-14. Includes breakfast and lunch, interactive workshops and raffles. For more information, or to sign up, click here or visit sistersofnia.org.
Coffee & Conversation with the Mayor
Come sit down with Mayor Steinberg and our Office of Civic Engagement. We want to hear from you on the important topics in your neighborhood. Look for the Office of Civic Engagement signs and come have a cup of coffee with us! / 2075 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825 / 10:00am - 11:00am, click for details.
Lunch for the Homeless
The Sac Connect organization is hosting its Brown Bag Lunch Assembly & Delivery event on Saturday, November 16. Volunteers are invited to come out to 225 30th Street, Suite 306, in Sacramento, from 9:00 A M to 12-Noon to give back to the community by making bagged lunches that will be delivered to an identified homeless area in Sacramento County. Light refreshments provided. Donations accepted for supplies via Cashapp: $SacConnect. For more information, call (916) 400-0908 or click here.
Business and Community Awards Luncheon
The Sacramento Chapter of the National Council of 100 Black Women presents its 18th Annual Business and Community Awards Luncheon on Saturday, November 16. The event is set to run 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. The keynote speaker will be Karie Jean-Pierre, senior advisor of MoveOn.org and MSNBC political analyst. For ticket information, call (888) 722-6229
or click here.
Art on the Spectrum
Children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disorders and their caregivers are invited to a special morning of artistic exploration. This Sat. from 9am till 11 at the Crocker Art Museum / 216 0 Street in Sacramento, , click for details.
Sacramento African Market Place
This Sat from 12-noon until 6 at the Business & Arts complex / 2251 Florin Road
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday The African Market Place was started in Sacramento to give Black vendors the opportunity to sale their products and to circulate our dollars, click for details.
Spina Bifida Association of California, Fall Picnic
The Association will provide meat, you provide the side to share! RSVP closes at end of day on 11/14,
This Sat from 11am till 2 at William Land Park 3800 W Land Park Drive. Click for details.
Roseville Home & Garden Show
Two buildings with over 25,000 square feet of exhibitors specializing in Home, Garden, Design, and so much more this Sat & Sunday 16 & 17th / from 10am till 5 / 800 All America City Blvd in Roseville, click for details.
The 3rd Saturday Art Walk and Reception
Four new shows have just arrived at Blue Line Arts! The US Show, Car Show, Judy Knott’s Solo Show, and the 30 x 30 Show are ones you don’t want to miss. The artists behind the exhibits will be presenting during the artist lectures and will be strolling the gallery throughout the night. All ages are welcome to view the artwork. Hearty appetizers, beer, and wine will be served. The “Art Walk” is this Saturday from 5pm until 8:30 and is presented by Blue Line Arts (formerly Roseville Arts! Blue Line Gallery) at Blue Line Arts Gallery, 405 Vernon Street in Roseville. Click for details.
Recycling Facility Tour
Waste Management is hosting an America Recycles Day celebration at the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station located at 8491 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento. The tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the last tour will be at 1:30 p.m. Please allow 20 minutes for the tour. You must be wearing closed toe shoes to participate in the tour of the facility. Saturday, November 16 from 10m till 2, click for details.
Sac State’s Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution and the Greater Sacramento NAACP join to present an African Diaspora Immigration Clinic on Saturday, November 16. The event is set to run 1-4 p.m. at the Fremont Prebysterian Church, located at 5770 Carlson Drive, Room E212. Free legal consultations with an attorney. Get critical info and help on issues facing the African Diaspora community. For more information, contact Toni Ticker at (916) 278-6282 .
Steve Cohn was one of the longest serving City Council members in the history of Sacramento, published his memoir in 2016 … last month he published a political thriller novel that addresses some of the biggest issues of our day. The book is called, “THE BLUE SKY REBELLION” and Steve Cohn is going to discuss and sign work of fiction Saturday from 2 till 4 at Underground Books / 2814 35th Street in Oak Park., Click for details.
Irresponsible / Stand-up
Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart: brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to the Golden 1 Center this Saturday from 7pm till Mid-night , click for details.
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Barry Zito Book tour
There’s Major League Baseball player whose career spans 15 years and includes a Cy Young Award for best pitcher in the American League, three All-Star Game appearances and two World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants. Baseball legend, Barry Zito, will be signing copies of his new book, Curveball. This Sunday at 5pm at Barnes & Noble, located at 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, , click for details.
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Nov. 28 / Conversations & Solutions!
The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting a critical discussion about “Creating Policy for Sustainability in Underrepresented Communities”. Hear from guest speakers bridging the gap in public safety, community, and mental health that include:
Chief Daniel Hahn - Chief of Police City of Sacramento Police Department
Stevante Clark - Human Rights Activist
Stephanie Rawlings Blake - former Mayor of Baltimore, MD
Chet P. Hewitt - President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation
Jamila Land - Human Rights Activist, Children's Mental Health Advocate, Founder of Mind Change
Jose Bodipo Memba - Director of Sustainable Communities at SMUD
Taking place on Mon-11/18 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at UC Davis Health, Betty Irene Moore Hall 1000, 2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 … click for details.
Nov 22 / Celebration Arts Theater / 2727 B St Sacramento, Ca / 8-10pm / $25 / 916 335-0486 for info Vivian Lee Quartet - Jewish Songwriters of the American Songbook (a celebration and musical history of the songwriters of the American Songbook from Gershwin to Bergman) click for details.
Nov. 23 / ‘FAMILY’ TIME
You’re invited to a night with royalty at the Community Family Dance on Saturday, November 23. The event will be held from 3-8 p.m. at the Bridgewater Lakes Boathouse, 3650 Southport Parkway, West Sacramento. Walk the red carpet, free limo rides, photos, refreshments, activities and DJ DRU playing the latest Afrobeats, hip-hop and more. Pre-register to (916) 519-9544 or (916) 548-7435.
NOVEMBER 23 / Black College Expo
The Second Annual Sacramento Black College Expo is set for Saturday, November 23 at Sacramento State. Open to all ages and all are welcome. Seniors, juniors and college transfer students meet one on one with top HBCUs and a variety of other colleges and universities, including Cal States, UC and community colleges. Get answers for admissions and financial aid right on the spot. Black College Expo runs 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the After Show from 2-4 p.m.. Special Educational Presentation by TV's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood's YoYo. Win cash and prizes. Hosted by the National College Resources Foundation in partnership with the California Student Aid Commission, "Cash for College" and Sacramento State. For more, call 877-427-4100 or visit www.thecollegeexpo.org.
Nov.23 / Premier Holiday Expo
Sacramento’s Premier Holiday Expo is Saturday November 23rd at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center from 10 am – 6pm. Admission is FREE and you’re invited to come to shop, and stay to enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Indulge in delicious food from around the world, with desserts and dishes you can sample and purchase in the Ethnic Food Court. Have fun discovering unique gift products, enjoying cultural entertainment, raffle prizes food trucks and much, much more! This is a family-friendly Free event, partial proceeds go towards Do You Care, a 501c(3). Click here for more information.
Nov 24 /Jazz Concert /
Hosted Harley White Jr. at Celebration Arts Theater / 2727 B St Sacramento. http://celebrationarts.net/shows.html
Nov. 29 through Dec. 22,
Black Nativity By Langston Huges / A musical re-telling of the nativity story featuring African-American spiritual and gospel music, dance and narration. CELEBRATION ARTS / 2727 B STREET • SACRAMENTO, CA • 95816 / BOX OFFICE: (916) 455-ARTS • (916) 455-2787