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Citrus Heights This Week: what’s happening in town (Oct. 19-24)

Updated Oct. 21, 9:37 a.m.–
Events around Citrus Heights this week include a “Howl ‘O Ween” parade, fall family festival, a “Make a Difference Day,” and more. Here’s what’s happening:

Veterans art display.
Continuing all week — and through Nov. 11 — a gallery of veterans art previously on display at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. will be on display in Citrus Heights. The free display can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, at 5925 Birdcage Centre Ln., in D102, behind Ulta. (See more)

Support police week. The week of Oct. 18 to 24 has been dubbed “We Support Our Police Week,” according to a press release from the Citrus Heights Police Department. The week is set to receive official recognition at the Citrus Heights city council meeting on Thursday, and banners and blue ribbon lapels are being sold to local businesses and individuals who wish to show support for local police. (See full story)

THURSDAY, Oct. 22–
City council meetings. 
A council study session is set to begin at 6 p.m. to cover updates on stop sign installation procedures and progress on the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan. Following the session, the council will hold its regular 7 p.m. meeting, where a final decision is set to be made on an ordinance expediting permits for small residential rooftop solar systems and a separate ordinance amendment addressing allowable electronic and off-site signage. The council is also set to approve a resolution to address potential loss of funding sources related to delays in the Sunrise Boulevard Complete Streets and Antelope Road Safe Routes to School Project. Both meetings will take place in the Community Center, at 6300 Fountain Square Dr. (See agenda packet)

High school football game: The San Juan Spartans are scheduled to play a 7 p.m. game on Thursday against the Rio Vista Rams. The game will take place at San Juan High School. (See Spartans 2015 schedule)

SATURDAY, Oct. 24–
Make a Difference Day. Local participation in a nationwide “make a difference” effort will feature a community volunteer effort at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden. A note on the City’s calendar says refreshments will be provided and encourages volunteers to join with “neighbors, local service organizations and AmeriCorps for the day — or for an hour or two,” between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. The garden, located at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads, was started in 2009 and is “dedicated to sustainable organic growing methods, garden learning opportunities and community spirit,” according to its web site.

Howl ‘O Ween Parade & Festival. A parade benefiting the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will kick off at 9 a.m. and travel along Auburn Boulevard from Twin Oaks Avenue to Rusch Park. The parade is scheduled to include a canine costume contest, marching band competition, and contests for classic cars, businesses and neighborhood associations. A harvest festival in Rusch Park will follow at 10 a.m., with food vendors, crafts, live performances and demonstrations. (See event flier)

Fall Family Fair. Citrus Town Center will hold its annual fall fair on Saturday, with scheduled activities including free pumpkins from Sprout’s, horse-drawn hay wagon rides, costume characters, arts and crafts, and a special kids area. The event is scheduled for 12 – 2 p.m. at the shopping center’s location on the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard. (See event page)

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