8/14/19
 Good News! By the end of August,Via will start Sunday hours, 8am to 8pm.
  What month is August?
  See the City calendar here.
CALENDAR

Summer Community Center programs

Fun for youth and adults! See the programs offered here.

Riverfront Farm stand is open

Farm stand, operated by the West Sacramento Urban Farm and Center for Land Based Learning, opens at the Barn. Summer hours: every Thursday, through September 26 from 4pm to 6pm. Come out and buy fresh produce. Free 2 hour parking.

through August 31
Call for Art: Arts in the Heart

Gallery 1075 is now accepting submissions. The exhibition will be a part of a larger celebration at the West Sacramento Community Center during October. All artwork must be related to multiculturalism. Artists will be asked to explain how each piece relates to the theme. Artwork may be of a celebratory nature, comment on social justice, or reflect a multicultural perspective and focus. There are no fees associated with this exhibition. See details here

August 19
Sing-a-long

Al's Sing-a-long will be hosted every other Monday afternoon from 2 pm - 3 pm in the first floor TV room at the Margaret McDowell Manor, 1525 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento. We'll be singing folk and 60's rock tunes. All levels of singing invited — if you play, bring an instrument. Free

August 24
U-Pick Flower Sales

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 5th & C Street/Flourish Farm. Please check in at the shipping container for a brief orientation before picking flowers. Children must be closely supervised at all times. More info

September 12
Sacramento Burger Battle

15 restaurants will cook their best burger at Drake's: The Barn. More info here

September 14, 15
Mediterranean Food and Music Festival

11am to 10pm on Saturday; 11am to 7pm on Sunday. $3 for 13 yrs and older. Delicious food (made by the parish), ice cream, their famous donuts. Music, games. $1 rides through Via (promo code: medfest).

September 20, October 18
Kids Night Out 2019

Kids get a night out and parents get a night off! Kids will enjoy a night of games, activities, dinner and a movie at the Community Center! Kinder through 5th grade, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, $15 or $3.00 off if register before the day of the event. Register inside the Recreation Center or Community Center or Online at westsacfun.org

September 30 - November 7
Walk with Ease

Six week guided walking program in West Sacramento. For more info call 916-617-4770.

October 16
Yolo County Job Fair

10 am to 2 pm in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave. Over 70 employers ready to hire. Free resume review available. Dress for interviews. Sponsored by Yolo County and City of West Sacramento, Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Investment Board, Health and Human Services Agency.
RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY

Transportation

Via is here for YOU - 7 days a week by end of this month. West Sacramento's on-demand public transportation service!
Via hours: Monday through Friday from 6am to 11pm; Saturday from 9am to 11pm; (soon) Sunday 8am to 8pm. Via 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.

Farm Stands

Come out and buy fresh produce. Farm stand at the Barn - operated by the West Sacramento Urban Farm and Center for Land Based Learning, Summer hours every Thursday, June 20- September 26 from 4pm to 6pm. Other local farm stands: Lighthouse and Fountain, Saturday 12 noon - 4pm; 1990 Lake Washington Blvd, Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm; Cummins Way and Douglas, Friday 2pm - 6pm.

See a list of West Sacramento Urban Farms here.

The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program is now offering a subscription to a weekly veggie box. See more information including how to sign up here.

General Resources

  • Yolo County District Attorney's Fraud Alert website re threatening or intimidating phone calls
  • Print a general resource list here
  • Yolo Works employment resources
  • 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
  • Northern Valley Indian Health
  • What to do if ICE comes to your door.
  • Yolo County Turner Library

    All events are FREE at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. See the Yolo County Library calendars
  • Online catalog
  • West Sac Turner Library calendar

    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 Children's 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
    The Cafe will be open for meals during the next school year. For more information: Contact the Bryte Career and College Training campus at (916) 375-7901 ext. 3301. (See Facebook and Twitter .)

    Help Make our Parks Great with Prop 68 !
    The City of West Sacramento is applying for grant funding for multiple parks sites and needs your input! The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program provides up to $8.5 million per project site for eligible new park development or existing park renovation/expansion projects. The City is currently considering applications for expanding and renovating Westacre Park, improving the playfields at WUSD's Fallbrook Street campus for a new potential neighborhood park, and a new public plaza in the Bridge District. For more information on Prop 68, the proposed projects and opportunities to provide input, visit www.westsacfun.org. See the meeting schedule here in English and flyers in Russian and Spanish

    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

    Sign up for Emergency Alert
    By email, phone or text. More info here.
    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.
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