Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

For your holiday planning purposes, please note that offices throughout the city, including the Recreation Center and Arthur F. Turner Community Library, are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th.

Garbage, recycling, yard waste and used motor oil collection services will continue normally. Police and Fire Department patrols and emergency services will continue without interruption.

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Artists Present Work at Community Center Gallery

You’re invited to the artist reception Tuesday, January 16th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided. Discovering will be on view at Gallery 1075 inside the West Sacramento Community Center from January 3rd to 30th.


About the Artists

The art exhibition Discovering within Gallery 1075 of the West Sacramento Community Center presents the work of two young women:

  • Mayra Ramos Chavez celebrates her Mexican-American culture and femininity with a dreamy glow to her paintings.  She is influenced by strong women artists like Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo.
  • Alexa Pichly confronts her familiarity with learning disabilities, namely Attention Deficit Disorder and Audio Processing Disorder, for which she was diagnosed with at a young age.  Geometric forms are featured prominently in her work, creating order and peace.
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Free Flu Shot Clinic at City Hall, Jan.19

The West Sacramento Fire Department and the Yolo County Emergency Medical Service Agency are hosting a flu vaccination clinic at City Hall. All are welcome!west sacramento fire department flu shot flier

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January Schedule of Events at Community Library

January Programs hosted by the Arthur F. Turner Community Library below. All events are FREE and take place at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento!

January Programs:

January 1, 2018 – LIBRARY CLOSED

January 3, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 4pm-5pm (Wednesday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 3, 2018 – Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Come and meet a representative from the Yolo County Health & Human Services from 3:30pm-4:30pm about adult and dislocated worker training services. Starting January 2018, WIOA will only be at the library one time per month.

January 5, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 10am-11am (Friday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 8, 2018 – Multi-Sensory Story Time at 12pm-1pm
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for an inclusive story time with a focus on children with special sensory needs. Story time will be using adapted books and sensory toys.

January 8, 2018 – Love on a Leash at 4pm-5pm
Love on a Leash® (LOAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy. Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with their child and help with the reading. This helps build confidence in reading out loud. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.

January 10, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 4pm-5pm (Wednesday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 10, 2018 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm (Teen Room)
Teens are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program at the library focused on teen development through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.

January 11, 2018 – All Things String at 6pm-8pm
Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new. All are welcome!

January 12, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 10am-11am (Friday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 12, 2018 – Sacramento Sunyata Meditation and Qi Gong at 4pm-5:15pm
All are invited to come and learn about the benefits of Meditation and Qi Gong. Learn simple techniques that will enable you to reduce stress and anxiety, decrease blood pressure, improve digestion and increase self-awareness. No prior experience or knowledge needed. Please do not eat within 2 hours prior to the qi Gong exercises. Remember to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

January 15, 2018 – LIBRARY CLOSED 

January 17, 2018 – What’s Happening, Seniors? at 12pm-1:30pm
Do you want to get together with interesting and active seniors? 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!

January 17, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 4pm-5pm (Wednesday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 17, 2018 – Evening Book Club at 6pm-7pm
Join us for our monthly evening book club.  Books are collected and distributed at the meeting. This month’s reading selection will be “Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuko. Please contact Cindy at (916) 731-5504 for more information.

January 19, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 10am-11am (Friday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 20, 2018 – Family Movie at 3pm-5pm
Join us for a family-friendly movie rated G or PG shown on our giant screen, with free popcorn! Brought to you with the generous support of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library. Call the library for the title 916-375-6465.

January 22, 2018Library Hours 2 pm – 6 pm

January 22, 2018 – Tales for Tails at 4pm-5pm
Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. You will get to meet up to 4 (FOUR!) very special dogs and their handlers.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they: 1. Listen attentively; 2. Do not judge, laugh or criticize; 3. Allow children to proceed at their own pace; and 4. Are less intimidating than peers. Parents or caregivers are asked to stay with their child and help with the reading. This helps builds confidence in reading out loud. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.

January 24, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 4pm-5pm (Wednesday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 24, 2018 – Teen Club at 5pm-6pm (Teen Room)
Teens are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program at the library focused on teen development through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Great for ages 13-18.

January 25, 2018 – All Things String at 6pm-8pm
Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, or enjoy other fiber arts, this social crafting circle is for you! Bring your current project or start something new. All are welcome!

January 26, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 10am-11am (Friday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 26, 2018 – Tai Chi & Qigong Part XXV at 4pm-5pm
Come and learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention.  Part XXV, we shall start the new year by going back to the basics – getting rid, dispelling bad qi within our body and nourishing good qi in return. We shall also re-practice some of the Tai Chi and Qigong movements that help to strengthen the spinal cord and its flexibility. Come in comfortable clothing, floor mats will be provided. Please note that you do not attend previous session to attend this class.  No registration required.  Please come in comfortable clothing

Dr. Gigi Tze-yue Hu is a semi-retired Asian Studies scholar and has a Master Degree in Tai Chi from the University of the East-West Medicine in Sunnyvale, CA.

January 27, 2018 – Family Program: Binder Building at 3pm-4pm
Kids of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to come out and participate in binder building! You will be able to create your very own binder with different materials provided and when you are finished you can take it home.

January 29, 2018 – S.T.E.A.M.ing Mad – Egg Experiments at 4pm-5pm
Can you separate egg white from the yolk? Can you walk on eggs – without breaking them? Come try it out and see what you can do with an egg. Great for tweens and teens.

January 31, 2018 – English Conversation Group at 4pm-5pm (Wednesday)
Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

January 31, 2018 – West Sacramento Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm-8pm
The WSFOL meets the last Wednesday of the month.  WSFOL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community supporting library programs and services.  WSFOL is always recruiting for new friends.  Please contact the WSFOL for more information by calling (916) 375-6465, extension 4 or email wsfol99@yahoo.com.


On-Going Programs: 

Bilingual Russian Story – Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Russian and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time.

Bilingual Spanish Story – Saturdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger-plays in Spanish and English. Arts and crafts will also be provided as part of this story time. 

Buddy Reading – Mondays at 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Practice reading with an older “buddy.” Each child will be paired up with a high school student from the River City High School Interact Club for a 30-minute reading session.  This helps builds confidence in reading out loud and comprehension in reading. After 10 visits, a participant can pick 1 free book.  Registration Required.

Homework Center – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FREE after school program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-Registration is required.  Registration application is free and available at the Information/Reference Desk at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.  For questions, please call (916) 375-6469 to speak with the Homework Center Assistant. 

Hug-A-Bye Baby – Thursdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children up to 12 months of age and their parents or caregivers are invited to this lap-sit program that features language development through songs, picture books, finger-plays and lullabies. 

Mother Goose – Tuesdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
An award winning program for children (ages 12 to 36 months) and their parents or caregivers that combines music, movement, visual literacy and language development to help children develop emotionally and socially while encouraging a positive attitude towards learning.

Preschool Story Time– Wednesdays at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children ages 3 to 5 years and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, song and finger-plays to help develop early literacy skills and encourage group participation.

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Find Out More About Sycamore Trail Extension

You’re invited to a community open house for the Sycamore Trail extension at City Hall on Thursday, January 18. The meeting will include information on the bike/pedestrian overcrossing at Highway 50/Business 80.

Details below:

RSVP for the open house HERE

 

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Food Scrap Composting for 2018

West Sacramento residents are being encouraged to compost food scraps beginning January 1, 2018.  Here’s how it works:

 

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Urban Farm Program Featured at Rose Parade

West Sacramento’s network of Urban Farms is being honored during the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Check out more on the story from ABC-10…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

There are four ways to recycle your Christmas tree this year.  Please see below:

Christmas Tree recycling poster

 

 

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Tower Bridge

The City of West Sacramento has partnered with Visit Sacramento as a co-sponsor of the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular, a popular fireworks display along the riverfront at 9 pm on December 31st.

New Year's Eve fireworks over Tower Bridge

Designated viewing zones have been set up along the River Walk north of the restrooms to the I street Bridge, as well as along the Bridge District’s River Trail south to the Mill Street Pier.

In addition, street parking will be free in the Bridge District that evening and also in the  City parking lot at 5th and Bridge St.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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West Sacramento Year in Review 2017

2017 was another busy year for the City of West Sacramento. Please take a look back with us at some of the highlights:

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