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FREE Disaster Preparedness Training: Are you and your family prepared for a disaster? Earthquake, flood or severe winter storm? West Sacramento Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (WSCERT) is offering FREE disaster preparedness training. All classes are at WSFD station #45. Classes are March 22, 6-9 p.m.; March 28, 6-9 p.m.; March 30, 6-9 p.m. and April 1, 8 a.m. – 2 pm. For more information, visit www.wscert.org and sign up online or pick up an application at station #45 today. Sure, winter is almost over, but this could happen again next year. Sign up today. Space is limited. There is NO commitment. Your family is worth it.

County Road 29 Closure March 20-24
(Closure between County Roads 96 and 98)– County Road (CR) 29, from CR 96 to CR 98, will be closed for emergency culvert replacement Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 24. Detour signs will be posted directing traffic around the closure.


March 22: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) at the Turner Library, 11:00 a.m. Come and meet a representative from the Yolo County Health & Human Services about adult and dislocated worker training services. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 22: What’s Happening Seniors? At the Turner Library: 12:00 p.m. Are you looking to get together with active seniors and make new friends? Come share stories, learn from one another and find out ‘What’s Happening’ in West Sacramento and beyond. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 22: Evening Book Club at the Turner Library, 6:00 p.m. This month’s reading selection will be My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 23: All Things String at the Turner Library, 6 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or enjoys fiber art. Bring a project or start something new. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 24: Family Hui at the Turner Library, 12:30 p.m. Join us for this new program Family Hui, a mindful parenting program offered over 12 weeks for families with children ages 0-5. The mission is to support, encourage and empower parents/caregivers. For more information, contact Regan Overhold at (530) 867-1426. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 25: VITA: Free Tax Return Preparation (Saturdays) at the Turner Library, 8:00 a.m. From March 4 through April 15, get help preparing your 2016 Income Tax return for FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 25: Master Gardener Series at the Turner Library: Composting and Vermiculture, 3:00 p.m. This free workshop is presented by UCCE Master Gardeners-Yolo County. Bring your garden questions to the Q&A to be held after the workshop. For more information, contact UCCE Master Gardeners -Yolo County at: (530) 666-8757 or by email at: mgyolo@ucanr.edu. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 27: VITA, Free Tax Return Preparation (Mondays) at the Turner Library, 6:00 p.m. From March 6 through April 15, get help in preparing your 2016 Income Tax return for FREE at the library. This service is provided by the West Sacramento VITA group. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 29: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) at the Turner Library, 11:00 a.m. Come and meet a representative from the Yolo County Health & Human Services about adult and dislocated worker training services. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 29: West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) Meeting at the Turner Library, 6:30 p.m. This non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community through supporting library programs and services, and welcomes new members. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email to wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information.1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 31: Family Hui at the Turner Library, 12:30 p.m. Join us for this new program Family Hui, a mindful parenting program offered over 12 weeks for families with children ages 0-5. The mission is to support, encourage and empower parents/caregivers. For more information, contact Regan Overhold at (530) 867-1426. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

March 31: Tai Chi and Qigong Part XVI at the Turner Library, 4:00 p.m. Learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. In part XVI, participants will practice fall prevention and flexibility exercises and learn how to minimize the impact and injury of a tumble. Exercises will also incorporate tai chi practices of breathing and flexibility. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

April 1: West Sacramento Older Adults, Their Families and Caregivers are Invited to a Listening Session: The City of West Sacramento wants to hear your ideas for how to improve quality of life
for older residents. Light snacks will be provided. Spanish and Russian translation will be available.
This event is free but registration is required.
To register, call 877-926-8300
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Bryte Garden Café, 637 Todhunter Ave., West Sacramento, 95605

April 3, 4, 5, 6: Evening meal and conversation. Attendance at this event would count as work time, and will provide you with an opportunity to not only hear what members of the community are looking for, it will also provide you with an opportunity to voice what you would like to see in your communities in the next 20 years. The Yolo County Library is collecting feedback from the community as part of our long range master planning process. Whether you are a current library user, have not visited the library in a long time, or have never visited a library, your voice matters. The information gathered from these Community Conversations will help us understand what is important to you and the future of your community, and will help the Library develop programs and services that reflect the needs of our community. You are welcome to attend any one of the following sessions: April 3rd from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Stephens-Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street in Davis
·April 4th from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Esparto Regional Branch Library, 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto
·April 5th from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters
·April 6th from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento
 RSVP to Jenny Tan at jenny.tan@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8001 by March 28, 2017.
Your voice is important. There will be a consultant team (2 people) facilitating these meetings.

April 13: Monthly meeting of military retirees/spouses: Our next meeting is scheduled at the North Highlands Park and Recreation District, 6040 Watt Ave, North Highlands. Meeting time is 1030 hrs. Our speaker is John Locher, DMV Ombudsman. You don’t want to miss his presentation. Questions can be referred to our volunteer staff at 640-8446, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Ongoing events
Friends and Families of suicide loss support group: The effect of a suicide on friends and family can be overwhelming. Survivors of suicide loss often state that no other loss has been as painful or confusing. In a group with others who have shared a similar loss, support comes from exploring, sharing, and clarifying feelings. Individuals are encouraged to consider attending no matter how long ago the suicide occurred. The group meets monthly at Yolo Hospice. There is no fee for this group, funded by the Ladd Clark Memorial Fund and Suicide Prevention of Yolo County. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, 95618.

Yolo County Library’s New Books by Mail Service: The Yolo County Library is introducing Books by Mail, a new free service that delivers library materials to Yolo County residents through the mail. This program is designed for residents who have a disability, illness or lack of regular transportation that prevents them from visiting a Yolo County Library branch. After completing an application and speaking with library staff, residents can request specific materials be mailed to them directly, and may even request library staff to select materials for them based on personal interest. Residents can be sent items such as audiobooks, regular and large print fiction and non-fiction books, international language materials, music CDs, magazines and DVDs in the library’s collection. Items will be loaned for four weeks and may be renewed by contacting Books by Mail staff. There is no cost to sign up for this program and no cost to return items, as residents will receive library materials in a reusable canvas book mailer with postage pre-paid by the library. Fees will only be charged to a resident to replace damaged or lost items. To learn more about this free service, contact Books by Mail staff at: 530-757-5583 or BooksbyMail@yolocounty.org; www.yolocountylibrary.org; www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

Attention 7th – 12th grade athletes
The East Yolo Royals are a premier AAU organization whose mission is to produce and develop outstanding student athletes, in our area, and provide the ultimate competitive basketball experience.
Do you want to:
· Learn the fundamentals of basketball in a positive and fun environment??
· Improve and enhance your basketball skills??
The East Yolo Royals are prepared to provide the ultimate basketball experience at its highest level.
Our coaches:
· Provide local youth with a solid foundation focused on the fundamentals of Basketball
· Concentrate on dedication, conditioning, development and hard work – we teach you to understand all aspects of the game and enhance your basketball skills
· Promote individual/team dynamics and sportsmanship
· Ensure our players are prepared to pursue their goals in competitive basketball
Practices are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Riverbank Elementary School and Saturdays at the River City High School Gym. For more information or to sign-up, contact us: Coach Damond Edwards 916-869-7971.

First and second Sundays of the month: VFW breakfast: VFW breakfasts are now only the first and second Sundays of the month at 1708 Lisbon Ave., Bryte/West Sacramento. The cooks are Deb and John Flores.

Free lunch for seniors: A free, tasty lunch is available at Riverbend Manor to any senior, 60 or older, with a resident address in Yolo County. Although lunches are free, donations are always accepted and appreciated. The lunch is tasty, nutritionally balanced, served every week Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Riverbend Manor is located at 664 Cummins Way. In order to plan food supply, a mandatory 24-hour advance reservation is required. For more information, reservations, or directions, call 373-5805.

Widowed Persons Association of California: On the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. any and all widows or widowers may attend the newcomers’ buffet and social in the private dining room at the Plaza Hof Brau on the corner of El Camino and Watt Avenue. Cost varies as the choice is from a no-host buffet menu. This is a public service to all widows and widowers and there is no charge to attend the social other than the meal they choose. Also, every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., widows and widowers are invited to Sunday support from 3 to 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the WPAC office. Enter from the back parking lot at 2628 El Camino Ave., Ste. D-18.