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EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

Dim the lights and open the curtain – its fall theater season once again at Elk Grove Unified!  The following high schools are presenting productions during the fall season:

7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair to be held at Prairie Elementary School

7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair to be held at Prairie Elementary School

The Valley Hi Youth and Adult Coalition (VHYAC) will host their 7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Prairie Elementary School.

Valley Hi community members are invited to spend the day participating in fun, family-centered activities and receive valuable health information and resources.  This free event will include vision screening, blood pressure and dental checks for children 0-5 years, as well as a variety of community-based informational booths.  In addition to these activities, there will be entertainment, face painting, crafts and prizes.  The first 300 visitors to the event will receive a free lunch.

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson is hosting a free food literacy fair on September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market in Sacramento. The event, partnered with the California Food Literacy Center, the Oak Park Farmers Market, and NeighborWorks Sacramento, will feature cooking demonstrations, physical activities and games, local chefs, and informational booths on health and nutrition. For more information, click here.

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161, which establishes every September in California as Food Literacy Awareness Month, was approved by the Senate. The resolution has previously been approved by the Assembly and is now enrolled.

“Educating the public, especially children, about food literacy is important because it has the ability to address the growing obesity epidemic,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that California American Water has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, California American Water joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset, and will lend their environmental and resource expertise to the project.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship.

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

SACRAMENTO – The Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento today announced that it will offer three special $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarships to members of chambers of commerce and civically engaged partners in the Sacramento region.

Drexel University, which is known for innovation and partnering with its community to make a difference, is offering the scholarships as a continuation of its effort to develop the next generation of business, nonprofit and civic leaders whose skills will be of great importance to the future of the Sacramento region.

The $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarship can be applied to tuition for any of the part-time graduate degree programs offered at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.

Scholarship finalists will be notified of a date and time when they will be interviewed by the award committee, which will be comprised of leaders of the Sacramento region’s chambers and civically engaged partners.

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Free Comic Books -- and Cash Prizes -- Delight Young Artists at Southgate Library

Free Comic Books -- and Cash Prizes -- Delight Young Artists at Southgate Library

Sacramento -- Crayons, watercolors and glitter -- lots of glitter! -- adorn artwork created by young artists participating in Saturday's contest to win cash prizes, sponsored by the Friends of Southgate Library.

Thanks to Comics & Collectibles on Fruitridge Road, every artist received two free comic books to take home on the final day of Dia! Many Children...Many Cultures...Many Books program at Sacramento County libraries.

Nicole Powel, children's librarian, says this program celebrating Sacramento's multi-cultural diversity highlights 2012's schedule of events emphasizing in-home reading for all children and their parents. "By coming to these library events," she explains, "children are provided with free books to take home and keep.