Archive for October, 2010

Jerry Brown Rally at Winn Park Oct. 31

October 30, 2010

We at the Newton Booth Neighborhood Blog have tried to remain non-partisan in this election season; but we are also interested in telling you about upcoming events in or near the neighborhood, in case you the reader are interested.

In that spirit, we pass on word that Democratic candidate for Governor, Jerry Brown, will be holding a rally/voter meet & greet at Winn Park, located between 27th and 28th Streets and P and Q Streets – just a block north of the Newton Booth neighborhood – tomorrow, October 31, starting at 12:45 p.m.

This information comes to us courtesy of the Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club, so if you have questions, please call them at (916) 557-1100, x119.

And whatever your politics may be, we at the Neighborhood Blog urge all of you to inform yourselves about the issues and candidates, and to please make time to go out and vote next Tuesday, November 2.  Thank you.


Trick-or-Treat at the Coop, Oct. 30

October 27, 2010

The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op will be hosting an old-fashioned Halloween for kids (suggested ages 4 to 10), this Saturday, October 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Co-op Community Learning Center at 1914 Alhambra Blvd. (just around the corner from the Co-op).  Participants will design their own treat bags and create fun and “spooky” Halloween goodies.  Kids should also wear their best costume so they can join the costume parade to the Co-op and trick-or-treat on every aisle!

The event costs $15 for non-members of the Co-op, and $10 for Co-op members.  Register online at, or call the Co-op customer service desk at (916) 455-2667 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (Due to limited parking space, participants are respectfully requested not to park in the Co-op parking lot.)  Sounds like a fun event, especially if you’re trying to get your kids exposed to some of those healthy goodies in addition to the not-so-healthy ones this Halloween…  🙂

Halloween at the Y — Oct. 29

October 27, 2010

Halloween is coming a few days early to the Sacramento Area YMCA at 2022 W Street!  Families are welcome at Halloween at the Y, an evening of fun hosted by the YMCA, on Friday, October 29 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The entire family will get the opportunity to carve a pumpkin, play games, enjoy festive treats, and participate in a costume contest.

The event costs $5 per family; additional pumpkins are available for $3 each.  Tickets are available at the Sacramento Area YMCA and all YMCA Superior California child care locations.  For more information, please call the Sacramento Area YMCA at (916) 452-9622.

Reminder: Neighborhood Event at the Alexan is Tomorrow (Oct. 24)

October 23, 2010

Just a quick reminder:  The Neighborhood Event at the Alexan Midtown (3111 S Street, located diagonally across Alhambra from the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op) is tomorrow, October 24, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon with your neighbors; sample food and wine from local businesses; and tour the newly opened Alexan Midtown.  The event is sponsored by the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association.  (If you’ve been wondering about NBNA or might be interested in joining, this would be a good chance to meet someone from the Association.)  Come on out and see what’s going on in your neighborhood!

Community Conversations Returns Oct. 21

October 19, 2010

A bold new experiment in bringing together citizens to discuss issues of importance to them, is returning to Sacramento this Thursday night.  Community Conversations, a project co-sponsored by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Capital Public Radio, and the Sacramento Bee, will be holding a citywide discussion in a number of locations in Sacramento on Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m.  The topic up for discussion is:  “Do you feel safe in your own neighborhood?”

The discussions are divided into Sacramento’s City Council districts.  Since the Poverty Ridge/Newton Booth/Alhambra Triangle falls into City Council District 4 (which also includes Land Park), the Community Conversations discussion for District 4 will be held at Espresso Metro, 2104 11th Avenue (by 11th and Freeport Avenues, just north of Sacramento City College).  Or, another discussion being held nearby will be at the Old Soul Co. coffeehouse at 3434 Broadway in Oak Park (City Council District 5).  A full list of the discussion locations can be found here.

Before attending, please have a look at the Guidelines for Civil Discourse that have been developed for the discussion.  They are intended to foster mutual respect, listening and learning, and limiting excessive political partisanship – qualities of civic discussion that often seem to have been lost in our society in recent years.

For more information, please contact the Sacramento Region Community Foundation at (916) 921-7723.

Upcoming Events at the Ella K. McClatchy Library

October 18, 2010

Our neighborhood's own Ella K. McClatchy Library, at 2112 22nd Street (between U and V).

The Ella K. McClatchy Library will be hosting a number of events over the next couple of weeks:

Friends of the Ella K. McClatchy Library will be hosting the Friends Patio Sale, this Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Come on out and shop for holiday decorative items, children’s books, jewelry, Norman Rockwell collectors’ edition plates, and more.  All proceeds will benefit the Ella K. McClatchy Library.

Get your kids ready for Halloween with some fun paper masks, at the Library’s Paper Mask Making on Wednesday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.  All materials will be provided – kids, bring only your creativity!  This event is also sponsored by the Friends of the Ella K. McClatchy Library.

Preschool Story Time is back once again!  Preschool children are invited to join Miss Kati at the Library every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for fun stories, songs and crafts.

For more information, please call the Library at (916) 264-2700, or just drop by for a visit (it’s at 2112 22nd Street, between U and V).

Neighborhood Event at Alexan Midtown, Oct. 24

October 2, 2010

Save the date!  An exciting new Neighborhood Event is coming to the Alexan Midtown, 3111 S Street (S and Alhambra), on Sunday, October 24.

Come on out and meet your neighbors, enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and businesses, and tour the newly opened Alexan Midtown!

* Wine will be provided by Revolution Wines (which recently moved in at 29th and S Streets).  They will also be showcasing their new bistro.

* Food samplings will also be provided by Vizcaya, Tuli Bistro, Sweetwater, Morgan’s Bar and Grill, and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

* The Frosted Cake is a new addition to the neighborhood (on 29th Street, in the same building as Revolution Wines).  Come see what surprises they have in store for us!

* Temple Coffee, Massage Envy, and Cultive Yogurt will also be there.

This neighborhood event is brought to you by the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association.  For more information, please visit, or call Alex Zabelin at Creative Conferences & Events by Zabelin, at (916) 443-2312.  Hope to see you there!