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Citrus Heights This Month: What’s happening in August


Looking for some local August events going on in Citrus Heights? Here’s a snapshot view of some upcoming events in town:

August 4: On Tuesday night, neighborhood groups around the country — including at least 13 in Citrus Heights — will host a variety of outdoor get-togethers to take part in the 2015 National Night Out. The 32nd annual event is a country-wide effort to help prevent crime by connecting neighbors and building local partnerships between communities and police.

[Learn more: Citrus Heights residents, police prep for National Night Out]

August 7: On Friday, the Citrus Town Center will host its final kids camp of the summer season, featuring a “Princess and Pirate Party” theme. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the town center’s shopping plaza at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard, with free mini-train rides until 2 p.m. afterwards.

August 8: On Saturday night, the Citrus Town Center will host a free showing of the PG-rated “Strange Magic” animated movie, the last film of the season for the Center’s annual outdoor summer movie series. The showing will begin at dusk between the Dress Barn and Marshall’s stores, near the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard.

August 10: On Monday, the Citrus Heights Police Activities League (PAL) will host a picnic event at the Rusch Park swimming pool from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The local nonprofit focuses on creating positive relationships between police officers and youth through hosting local events and activities. (See flier)

August 11: On Tuesday, the local Citrus Heights chapter of SCORE will host a free workshop on “How to develop an idea into a business.” The workshop will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 6501 Sylvan Rd., in the Small Business Administration building. (Registration link)
Tuesday, 8/11, is also National Safe Digging Day — a day to raise awareness to possible dangers of digging and the importance of calling 8-1-1 before opening up the ground in a backyard or elsewhere. In July, Citrus Heights council members passed a resolution supporting the day.

August 15: Hot August Bites will again take over Rusch Park for a second annual night of entertainment, live music, food, raffles and swimming. The event premiered for the first time in 2014, and will take place this year from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (See event flier)

August 21-23: From Friday to Sunday, BloodSource will be holding a blood drive at Sunrise Mall in the Elephant Bar parking lot. The blood drive’s hours will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

August 22: Saturday will feature the 6th annual Veterans Appreciation Picnic and resource fair at Rusch Park. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by the GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club and the American Legion Post 637.

August 25: Congressman Ami Bera will reportedly be hosting a town hall event at the Citrus Heights Community Center on Tuesday. Stay tuned for additional details.

August 28: On Friday, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta Macglashan will be holding her monthly “Community Cabinet” meeting at the Denny’s on the corner of Sunrise Avenue and Greenback Lane at 7:30 a.m. The supervisor and former Citrus Heights council member typically provides an update for residents on County issues affecting Citrus Heights and features a speaker from one of the various County agencies.

August 29: Saturday will feature the annual Safety Fair at the Citrus Town Center, with kids activities, fire trucks, safety displays and more. Stay tuned for more.
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