What month is October?
  See the City calendar here.

Just in: California launched its first statewide mental health line (1-855-845-7415) to provide free non-emergency emotional support for those struggling with mental and emotional well-being.

West Sac Parks and Recreation programs

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

through 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.

October 17
I Street Bridge Design Final Community Workshop

The final of three community workshops will be held at the Waterfront Boardwalk in Old Sacramento to unveil the final bridge design concepts and talk to community members about key design elements. 6:30 to 8pm; Old Sacramento Waterfront Boardwalk, 100 J Street, Sacramento. Read about it here.

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

October 19
High School Student Climate Change Summit

9am to 1 pm at River City High School. Join us to learn how climate change is affecting your community, meet high school students from the region, and brainstorm actions you can take to reach the mayors' goal of carbon zero by 2045.Read more here.

October 22
Free Flu Shot Clinic

West Sacramento Recreation Center. 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Sponsored by City of West Sac, Yolo County HHSA.

October 23
BARN FLIX: Free Outdoor Movie

Family-friendly films from across the ages at Drakes at the Barn. Come munch on specialty popcorn, Food Truck creations or arrive early and eat your meal at PizzaSmith (outside food and drink is not allowed). Showtime is 8:30 p.m. on the lawn so bring a blanket. OCT 23rd-Gremlins.

October 31

November 1
Creating a Vision for Healthy Aging- Town Hall

You are invited to the West Sacramento Community Center to hear and discuss Federal, State, and Local issues and goals with State Senator Pan: How to best utilize Older Americans Act funds; Education and input for the CA Master Plan for Aging; Becoming an Age Friendly and Liveable Community. 8:15 to 11 am.

November 2
Grand Opening Regional Fire Museum

The Pioneer Mutual Hook and Ladder Society invites you to the grand opening of the Regional Fire Museum Learning and Event Center. 10 am to 2 pm; 3650 Industrial Blvd, suite 160, West Sacramento.

November 2

Sacramento State University and the West Sacramento Parks and Recreation District have teamed up to bring the public a day of fun and conservation! Plant trees, play games, eat food, have fun, get rooted! This event is free and for the public so all are welcome! 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Alyce Norman Bryte Playfield, 725 Todhunter Ave

November 3
Art Guild Craft Fair

See and or purchase the lovely items made by the West Sacramento Art Guild. 9am to 2pm at the West Sac Commmunity Center.

November 6
Coffee with a Cop

West Sac PD is continuing a program for the community. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood over a cup of coffee! 10am to 11:00am at West Sacramento Community Center. Optional: You can wear your favorite police costume. More info: wsacpdvip@gmail.com.

November 7
West Sacramento Via Training

Learn all about West Sac's on-demand transportation. Join City staff at the Moose family Center, 3420 Jefferson, at 12 noon and learn about this outstanding transportation system. Hear the ways you can use it, how convenient and easy it is to use, have your questions answered, and if you have't signed up yet, get help in setting up an account (Special rates for seniors).



Via is here for YOU - 7 days a week.. West Sacramento's on-demand public transportation service!
Via hours: Monday through Friday from 6am to 11pm; Saturday from 9am to 11pm; 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

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 Bryte Garden Café will open again in Spring 2020. Thanks to all who inquired!(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

    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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