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Citrus Heights This Week: what’s going on around town (6/8-6/14)

Signs_city_20150110_151012Updated June 9,  11:31 a.m.–
Looking for something to do in Citrus Heights this week? Local events include a Brewfest, an outdoor movie showing of “The Boxtrolls,” a free kids camp, several city government meetings, and more.

Tuesday: For those thinking about starting a business, the Citrus Heights-based SCORE chapter is offering a free two-hour class called “How to develop an idea into a business.” The class will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Small Business Administration building at 6501 Sylvan Rd. in Citrus Heights. (Register here)

Wednesday:  A swarm of food trucks will descend on Rusch Park from 5 to 9 p.m. as part of a new 2015 Food Truck Mania summer event series at the park. Continuing through August, the wide array of food trucks will be out in the park every second Wednesday of the month.

Citrus Heights planning commissioners will also be meeting on Wednesday to hold a public hearing on proposed zoning code changes dealing with alcohol sales and brewpubs. Commissioners are also scheduled to discuss the disposition of a several-acre city-owned property at 7620 Orange Dr., adjacent to Antelope Road. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at 6300 Fountain Square Dr.

[Document: Planning commission agenda for June 10]

Thursday: Citrus Heights city council members will be hearing several presentations from area water districts, as well as a presentation by the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band. The council is also scheduled to vote on approving a $20,000 tennis team sponsorship for the California Dream Team and authorizing an agreement with the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps for drainage maintenance services. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the council’s temporary location inside the Community Center at 6300 Fountain Square Dr.

[Document: City council agenda for June 11]

Friday: A free “Summer Safari” kid’s camp will be held at the Citrus Town Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with “Ocean adventure” themed arts and crafts and free train rides afterwards until 2 p.m. Another camp is scheduled for June 26, along with three other camps planned for July and August. (Click for camp schedule)

Saturday: Several competing events on Saturday include a Brewfest at the Rusch Home, a free outdoor movie showing of “The Boxtrolls” at the Citrus Town Center, and a basketball charity event at San Juan High School.

The Brewfest is put on by the Soroptomist International of Citrus Heights, promising an evening of live music, food, and tasting from local breweries, wineries and restaurants. The Saturday event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the historic Rusch Home in Rusch Park, with tickets available for $15 to $35.

[See story: Brewfest coming to Citrus Heights’ historic Rusch Home]

On Saturday evening, the Citrus Town Center plans to show the second film of its summer outdoor movie series, this time featuring the 2014 “Boxtrolls” film on the center’s huge inflatable projector at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard. The free showing will begin at dusk, and organizers only ask attendees to bring a chair, as seating is on cement.

[See story: Town center to feature ‘Boxtrolls’ film in outdoor movie series]

A team of Citrus Heights police officers will also be out in force on Saturday, but they’ll be dropping the bullet-proof vests and donning basketball uniforms as they face off two local high school teams for a charity event in the San Juan High School gym. The Charity Basketball Extravaganza begins at 5:30 p.m., with tickets available for $5. (Click here for full story).

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