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Citrus Heights This Month: what’s happening in November

Signs_city_20150110_151012Updated Nov. 3, 1:01 p.m.–
Local events and activities planned around Citrus Heights this November include three craft fairs, a Veterans Day ceremony, various community meetings, and more. Here’s some highlights of what’s happening this month:

Veterans art display, — A gallery of veterans art, previously displayed at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., is temporarily on display in Citrus Heights through Nov. 11. The free display opened on Oct. 17 and can be viewed daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 5925 Birdcage Centre Ln., in D102, behind Ulta. (See more)

Auburn Blvd. “Phase II” project meeting, Nov. 3 — As the effort to revitalize Auburn Boulevard continues, the City will be hosting its first business and property owner community meeting for the second phase of the project, which extends towards the Roseville border. The meeting will be held in the Rusch Park Sunrise Room at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, with all Auburn Boulevard businesses and property owners from Grand Oaks Boulevard to Whyte Avenue encouraged to attend. According to the City’s website, the meeting will discuss the revised timeline and project design, with a time for questions and answers. (See more)

Craft fair, Nov. 7 — Holiday items, handcrafted gifts, and baked goods will be on sale during the “Home for the Holidays” craft fair at the Lakeview Village housing community in Citrus Heights. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the community’s clubhouse, at 6211 Summerset Ln. (See event posting)

Veterans Day, Nov. 11 — An annual ceremony to honor veterans will be held at Sylvan Cemetery, beginning with a march around the cemetery’s “Avenue of Flags” at 10:30 a.m. The cemetery is located at 7401 Auburn Blvd. (See last year’s story)

Sunrise Craft Fair, Nov. 14 — An annual craft fair featuring seasonal handmade gifts and crafts will be held at the Rusch Park Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (See flier)

“Boutique & Bake Rummage Sale,” Nov. 14 — Various rummage and craft items will be on sale at the Citrus Heights Community Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will also have hot drinks for sale, as well as hot dogs, chili, and soda. The church is located at 7405 Mariposa Ave. (See flier)

Holiday Referral Program — From Nov. 16 through Dec. 21, the Citrus Heights Police Department will be accepting unwrapped gift donations to help local families who struggled with a hardship in the past year. Donations can be dropped off at the Department Monday through Friday at 6315 Fountain Square Dr., or Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Individuals can also recommend families to benefit from the program by filling out a referral form through Nov. 20. (See full story)

Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop, Nov. 17 – Another City-hosted workshop will be held at the Community Center on Nov. 17, designed to give residents an opportunity to provide input on the development of a 30-year master plan that seeks to improve sidewalks and walkability in Citrus Heights. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with a short presentation about the plan scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. A nine-question online survey related to the plan has also been launched. (See flier)

[City Survey Link: Pedestrian improvements in Citrus Heights]

Water district public hearing, Nov. 17 — A public hearing regarding a water rate increase for those served by the Citrus Heights Water District will be held at the Rusch Park Community Center at 6:30 p.m. (see story)

Planning commission meeting, Nov. 18 — Planning Commissioners are scheduled to consider adoption of a “Mitigated Negative Declaration” environmental report for Phase II of the Auburn Boulevard revitalization project. (See more)

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Lions Club Craft fair, Nov. 21 — Check back soon for more details. (link)

Marching Band event, Nov. 21 — The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will be playing in the neighboring city of Roseville, during their 2015 Holiday Parade. The 54th annual parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and travel along Roseville’s historic Vernon Street. (See band calendar)

Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 – City Hall offices will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of the national holiday.

Blood Drive, Nov. 27-29 — Blood Source will host a weekend blood drive in the Sunrise Mall parking lot, near the Elephant Bar restaurant. “Bloodmobile” donation centers will be open on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (See details)

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28 — Consumers are encouraged to “shop local” on the Saturday immediately following Black Friday, as part of a growing movement to support small, local businesses in communities around the country. Small Business Saturday officially began in 2010 and has since received national and local recognition. (See last year’s coverage)

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