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Citrus Heights This Week: What’s happening around town (May 4-10)

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Events and activities going on around Citrus Heights this week include a free outdoor movie showing this Saturday, a scooter competition, community meetings, a “football-field sized” yard sale for the community marching band, and more.

Monday: The Citrus Heights Building Department will be kicking off “Building Safety Month” with refreshments and a chance to win different prizes at a 2 p.m. event at city hall on Monday. The Department’s Susan Mclendon requests attendees RSVP before coming by sending an email to smclendon@citrusheights.net.

Monday night, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights will be holding its monthly meeting in the Civic Center’s Trellis Hall at 6:30 p.m. The resident leadership group will be electing a treasurer and public information officer for the group as well as discussing the upcoming Red, White & Blue Parade and Community Camp Out. (Click here for agenda)

The Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission will be also holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the East Room of the Community Center on Fountain Square Drive. Commissioners will be reviewing their strategic plan, as well as discussing updates on the plan to move city hall and the Commission’s 2015-16 budget. (Click here for agenda)

Tuesday: This Tuesday is known as the “Big Day of Giving,” a 24-hour fundraising drive organized to “rally support for the vital work of local nonprofits.” The local effort is led by GiveLocalNow.org and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, with organizers saying more than $3 million was raised for 394 nonprofits from over 12,000 donors during the midnight-to-midnight giving event last year.

Wednesday: Mayor Sue Frost and Region Builders will be hosting the Regional Leadership Council 2015 at the Citrus Heights Community Center this Wednesday to discuss with business and political leaders how state and local policy decisions impact the local economy. (Click here for event flier)

The weekend:

In addition to the weekly Farmer’s Market held behind Sunrise Mall each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, the Citrus Town Center will be setting up an inflatable big-screen projector for a free showing of the movie “Big Hero 6.” The PG-rated film is scheduled to begin at dark, and will feature some pre-movie entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m.

[See full story: Town Center to kick-off free outdoor movie series on May 9]

There will also be a scooter competition at the Rusch Park Skate Park on Saturday for young scooter enthusiasts of all ages. The annual event gives scooter riders an opportunity to impress judges and win an award, with amateur registration beginning at 9 a.m., and experienced registration beginning at noon. (See flier for more details)

The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will also be continuing its annual two-weekend Spring Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 8-10 at 7620 Linden Ave. in Citrus Heights. The huge event fills the size of a football field, and proceeds from the sale go directly to support the band, according to CHCMB Program Director Kathy Cook.

[See full story: Massive yard sale to benefit Citrus Heights Marching Band]

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