4/16/19
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CALENDAR

April
National Poetry Month

Read a tribute to our beautiful river here.

April 17
City Council meeting

See agenda and meeting dates here

April 17
What's Happening, Seniors?

12pm-1:30pm at the Turner Library. Do you want to make new friends, share stories, learn from one another and plan activities? Join our group and find out What's Happening in West Sacramento and beyond! Free

April 20
Earth Day and Spring Celebration

10:00AM-2:00PM at Bryte Park,1225 Carrie Street. This free community event will include crafts. food, animals, music, raffles... fun for all ages. Get $1 rides on West Sacramento's Via Rideshare service (Promo Code WSEARTH19). See more information here or call (916) 617-4590.

April 27
Community Clean Up Day

Volunteers will meet at 8 am and finish at 1 pm at Joey Lopes Park (2101 West Capitol Ave.) to clean up trash and do some painting at the park and along the Sycamore Trail. The City will provide all supplies; Just Serve will be providing a lunch to all volunteers at 12 pm. more info here or go to Justserve.org and type in your zipcode.

April 27
Homeless Resource Fair

Sponsored by the Yolo County Childrens Alliance. The YCCA Youth Promotores program engages high school students from West Sacramento in becoming messengers, advocates, and educators to West Sacramento's underserved communities. See more information here or call (916) 572-0560.

May 1
Sycamore Trail Phase I Completion Ceremony

2021 Michigan Boulevard, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, More info here.

May 3
Senior Resource Fair

10 am to 12:30 pm at the Community Center. The goal of the Senior Resource Fair is to provide vital information that will enhance and support our seniors' daily living, health, and leisure interests. The Fair will include free via rides, free blood pressure screenings, free eye exam vouchers, free hearing tests, and information booths from various health care providers, non-profits, and city/county agencies. Click on the image on the right to see details.

May 5
Intergalactic Expo

From 10am to 5pm the Intergalactic Expo (IGX) occupies the West Sacramento Civic Center District. This science fiction and fantasy convention celebrates with vendors, exhibitions, games, food trucks, and much more all for a great cause! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tickets now on sale! See www.westsacexpo.com.

May 6
Family Night at the River Cats

Washington Unified School District (WUSD) provides a great opportunity for students, families, employees, and friends to come together for a fun-filled district-wide event showcasing pride in our schools and community. Get there early to see the students perform. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. All tickets sold will be in the official WUSD section (Assembly Seating Area). To purchase tickets, visit: this website. FREE parking for four or more: more info

May 7
Senior Rally Day at the State Capitol

Senior Rally Day attracts upwards of 500 seniors and advocates from around the state. The day is dedicated to advocating for our elders to ensure their needs are met by the Legislature on every level. Senior Rally Day acts as a catalyst to bring together our aging community and its advocates to propel our state Legislature to establish and maintain our seniors' rights. Read more here about how to register (free).

June 9
Flag Day Concert

3 p.m. at the West Sacramento Civic Center, 110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento. West Sacramento Community Orchestra is truly an all-volunteer, community orchestra. Our concert season includes concerts in the fall and spring, with a special concert program for the holidays and a patriotic concert in June. All of our concerts are free and open to the public. More info.

June 29, 30
San Pedro Festa

Always the last full weekend in June! The park is open to the public for both days of the celebration with no charge, in particular for the dance scheduled for Saturday evening. See more info here.

RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY

Transportation

Via is here for YOU. West Sacramento's on-demand public transportation service! Takes you anywhere you want to go in West Sacramento. Sign up today and get your first 2 rides free! Special rates and promotions for seniors and persons with disabilities. See more information here - including how to sign up if you don't have a smart phone or computer - or call 916-617-5310.

Did you know that the Connect Card is available for transit riders in West Sacramento and beyond. One card (looks like a driver's license) will allow you to ride transit without carrying cash. See more information here here or call the City of West Sacramento for more information:(916) 617-5310

YoloBus information including routes can be viewed here.

General Resources

  • Print a general resource list here
  • Map of West Sacramento neighborhoods
  • BBCAN West Sacramento Resources list
  • Senior Resource Directory for Yolo County
  • Food Resources only
  • Disaster preparedness information for families, parents and seniors.
  • Chamber of Commerce West Sacramento events

    Yolo County Turner Library

    All events are FREE at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. See the Yolo County Library calendars
  • online catalog
  • April programs

    Books by Mail program. This new service loans books, magazines or DVDs free of charge to people who cannot visit the library due to illness, disability or lack of transportation. To learn more, call 530-757-5580 or email BooksbyMail@yolocounty.org.

    Social Service and Support Organizations
    Support Group for Families of People with Serious Mental Illness
    1st Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45 pm (except New Years Day). Meyer Law Offices, 1483 Shore St., West Sacramento. Family Support groups are designed for the relatives (18 and over) of people who experience mental illness. The groups are led by trained family members of people who experience mental illness. Meetings are confidential - share as much or as little personal information as you want. Free of Charge. Registration not required. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Yolo County. For further information contact NAMI Yolo Helpline (530)756-8181 or www.namiyolo.org for other resources that may be helpful for the community.
    Yolo County Childrens Alliance
    YCCA supports families to protect and empower our children. We help families, particularly non-English speaking families, access services, learn valuable parenting skills, and find support. Read more information here.
    My Sisters House in West Sacramento
    People are welcome to drop in if they have any questions about domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking and want to get connected to resources. Tuesdays from 1-5 at Yolo County Children's Alliance (637 Todhunter Ave) and Wednesdays from 1-5 in Empower Yolo's West Sacramento office (1025 Triangle Court Suite 600). If anyone would like to talk to someone and can't or don't want to come to office hours, they're always welcome to call the 24/7 multilingual helpline at 916-428-3271.
    Employment and Vocational Training
    Contact: Erica Johnson, HHSA Program Coordinator Business Engagement Services, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, 500 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95605. Erica.Johnson@yolocounty.org or 916-375-6331 for vocational training opportunities and a weekly information orientation every Monday.
    WIOA Training
    The national program, Workforce Investment Act, has training opportunities for 18 to 24 year olds who have difficulty finding employment. In West Sacramento contact 916-375-6200.

    West Sacramento Family Resource Center Services:
    Our Family resource center offers a Play School Experience class that gives opportunities for parents to connect with and enjoy quality time with your 0-5 year old children as well as other parents through fun and educational activities. We also offer parenting classes on a variety of topics affecting children and families. Classes are free and child care is provided. We have Food distributions for families and individuals every Friday at 10:30 am. Our West Sacramento Family Resource Center also offers application assistance and information on Covered California, Medical, Kaiser Child Health Plan, and CalFresh. For more information call 916-572-0560 or come into our office at 637 Todhunter Avenue in room # 21 B.

    Yolo Conflict Resolution Center (YCRC)
    We help people resolve conflicts by delivering mediation, facilitation, education, and restorative justice services. The purpose of YCRC is to lessen the burden of government by reducing stress on the formal justice system by offering affordable mediation, facilitation, and restorative justice services; combating community deterioration and potentially reducing the incidence of crime through constructive conflict resolution; and educating the public in general about alternative dispute resolution. More info: www.yolocrc.org; (530) 564-2324; programs@yolocrc.org

    Additional Information
    Yolo County Homeless Services Inventory (211 Yolo)
    Sacramento Steps Forward Resource Guide for People Experiencing Homelessness
    WUSD Resources

    Washington Unified School District
    District website and School Board information.

    Bryte Garden Café
    This Fall the Bryte Garden Café is open every Thursday from 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. and operated by second-year River City High School Culinary Arts students offering a new student-created menu every two weeks. Meals can be ordered for takeout or sit-in service and range from $10-$13. The Café schedule is structured as it is to accommodate student class schedules and times. Contact the Bryte Career and College Training campus at (916) 375-7901 ext. 3301. (See Facebook and Twitter .)

    City Services
    City links and information
    City website .... calendar .... general services .... police department .... fire department .... major projects .... jobs.

    Age Friendly Newsletter. Call 916-617-5044 to leave your name and address to be added to the mailing list.

    Residential Services: Household Hazardous and Bulky Waste Pickup
    City offers new residential services which will include: free curbside pickup for hazardous items; free bulky waste collection service. See more information here or download the brochure or read City Environmental Services- new opportunities and rules

    Recycling information
    Residents can pick up their FREE copy of the Recyclopedia calendar at City Hall and other City facilities. Online version is here.

    West Sacramento Connect
    City of West Sacramento, Public Information has an app called #WestSacramentoConnect that allows residents to connect with the Police Department or any other city department to report nuisances within the city. The app can be accessed on your phone or from any computer with internet access. Check it out and sign up here: http://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/services/wsconnect.asp
    Volunteer Opportunities

    Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
    to deliver meals to our older and disabled residents who are unable to leave their homes without assistance. There is a great need in West Sacramento for this support. There is also a need for volunteers to assemble and serve lunch at Riverbend Manor for the seniors. Call (530)662-7035 ext.209 to learn how you can help. Visit their new website!

    BBCAN is looking for new Board members.
    Let us know if you would like to learn more about this opportunity or come to one of our monthly meetings at 6pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Send us an email... we would be pleased to talk with you about getting involved. info@bryteandbroderick.org.

    West Sacramento Volunteer Opportunities
    Volunteer Opportunities List provided by the Turner Library.
    To our Faithful Readers and Contributors

    March 2019
    This newsletter is reaching a 12 year anniversary. During that time, we have been pleased to be an information resource for our West Sacramento residents. As we have heard from many of you, access to information and events is a challenge, as it is in many cities. In today's times with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and a multitude of other "news" resources as competitors for our viewers' time, we at BBCAN are trying to stay current and useful. With that in mind, we are changing our format a bit. We will include links to online resources primarily, including links to your organization's website or Facebook page. If there are special events in West Sacramento that you, our public, wish to include please send us by email a very brief "What and When" with a link to your primary information. We cannot include full details or graphics/flyers in this newsletter. If the general links on this page change, please also let us know. We will need two weeks advance notice at least to update the information. And as before, we reserve the right to publish as we have time and as the information is appropriate for our general West Sacramento audience. Thank you again for your interest.

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