Archive for November, 2010

Community Meeting to Discuss 24th & T Street Project

November 17, 2010

Dear Readers–The Blogger apologizes for the extremely short notice on this news.

An important community meeting will be held Thursday, November 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Eleanor McClatchy Center at 2131 Q Street (across from the Sacramento Bee).  The topic is a proposed residential development for a 0.19-acre property on the northwest corner of 24th and T Streets.

Want to learn more about the proposed development?  Have concerns about it?  Please come, learn more, and join the discussion.

Ella K. McClatchy Library Celebrates 70 Years of Reading This Saturday

November 10, 2010

The inside of our neighborhood's very own E.K. McClatchy Library.

Our neighborhood’s hidden gem, the Ella K. McClatchy Library (located at 2112 22nd Street), will be turning 70 years old this month.  This Saturday, November 13, the Friends of the Ella K. McClatchy Library will celebrate by hosting a Fall Open House at the Library, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event will include the following:

* At 11:00 a.m., the Friends of the McClatchy Library will hold their annual board meeting.  If you’ve been interested in finding out how to help support the work of the Library and the restoration of the second floor, this might be of particular interest.

* From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., there will be a Library tour and historical presentation by Professor John Terry.  Find out more about this beautiful historic building, formerly a house owned by the McClatchy family of local newspaper publishers.  The house, incidentally, is believed to have been built in 1910, and if so will be turning 100 years old this year.  The tour should offer a rare glimpse of the second floor, once part of the Library, closed down years ago, and which the Library hopes to restore and open again someday.

* From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., people of all ages are invited to participate in making a “kindness” scroll book with Artworks.  (The Blogger is unsure what a “kindness” scroll book is; but making one does sound like fun!)

Refreshments will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, please call the Library at (916) 264-2700; or simply stop by!

Natural Foods Co-op Cooks Up Global Inspiration Nov. 12

November 10, 2010

Our neighborhood's own Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op at 1900 Alhambra Blvd.

Want to hear an inspiring story about people overcoming poverty?  This Friday night, November 12, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op will be hosting a screening of a short film, 12 Stones, about the work of one international anti-poverty group, Heifer International, and the lives of women in villages in Nepal who are succeeding in overcoming poverty and achieving self-reliance.

The event is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Co-op Community Learning Center at 1914 Alhambra Blvd.  In addition to the film, there will be a community supper of organic Nepalese cuisine, and more information about similar anti-poverty work going on around the world.  The cost is $15, which includes the supper.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, please visit the Co-op website, or call the Co-op at (916) 455-2667, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (Please note that, due to parking space limitations, participants are requested to please not park in the Co-op parking lot.)