Thursday, May 29, 2014

Kids at Heart

Since 2002, The GreenHouse has helped support disadvantaged youth and families with after-school tutoring, mentoring, spiritual and leadership development. A primary source of funding for such programs comes from the annual Kids at Heart dinner, to be held this coming Saturday, May 31, at 6pm in the Grand Hall of the Clunie Community Center.

In addition to a celebration dinner, there will also be a silent auction, youth performances and handing-out of community awards. Tickets are $60 per person. To buy tickets, or for more information, call (916) 402-7978 or go to

Pups in the Park

Before the people take over during next month’s Pops in the Park, McKinley Park goes to the dogs during the 6th Annual Pups in the Park. From 10am-2pm this Saturday, May 31, all dogs (and their people) are invited to enjoy carnival games, photo booths, agility demonstrations, a big raffle, Sacto MoFo food trucks (which you’ve also enjoyed during Food Truck Mania) and more.

General admission is free, with an entry fee of $20 for participants in the 1K Puppy Promenade and Doggy Costume Contest, which will be judged by Rob Stewart (“Rob on the Road” on PBS), Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman and KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal. All proceeds will benefit the Front Street Animal Shelter. For more information, call (916) 808-8166 or go to

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sacramento County Fair

The Sacramento County Fair is back, starting this Thursday and running through Memorial Day weekend out at Cal Expo. At the fair, expect all the fun and fried food you’ve come to expect. There will be live music, train rides, carnival rides and games, a demolition derby and much more. 

East Sac will be represented by area elementary students, who will be participating in the fair’s Garden in a Wheelbarrow program. And members of the local Girl Scout troop will submit photographs and paintings for the fair’s art contest.

Admission to the fair is $5, with children 12 and younger and seniors admitted free. Parking is $10. For more information, go to or call (916) 263-2975. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Just Listed - 10044 Prairie Dunes Way

I just listed a wonderful home next to one of the highest rated schools in California!

10044 Prairie Dunes Way is the perfect single story home with four bedroom and two bathrooms. It is light & bright with high ceilings and an open design. The master bedroom is secluded away from the other bedrooms and the jetted tub turns it into your own oasis.

The kitchen in this home is perfect for entertaining with an island, pantry and a view of the back yard over the breakfast bar. The backyard features a large covered patio, perfect for entertaining.

This delightful home is walking Distance to the top rated Arnold Adreani Elementary School as well as the Wildhawk Golf Course so it has something for everyone!

We will be holding it open on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00, so stop by and take a look before it is gone.

You can see all the details of this house here or on my real estate site

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

East Sacramento Farmers Market

Now you don’t have to go so far for your fresh fruit and veggies. This Saturday, May 17, marks the debut of the East Sacramento Farmers Market at McKinley Park. Starting then, it will be held every Saturday morning next to the Shepard Garden and Arts Center

For more information on attending or participating in the weekly market, go to the East Sacramento Farmers Market page on Facebook or email

Monday, May 12, 2014

Council District 3 Candidate's Forum

The May meeting of the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce will be headlined by the candidates for District 3 City Council. The meeting will be held this Wednesday, May 14, from noon to 1:30pm at the Clunie Community Center

The cost for lunch is $15 per person. For more information or to make reservations, call (916) 452-8011 or email

1441 35th Street in East Sac Just Sold

I love it when I can listen to my clients and then truly deliver what they want in a home! A brick home with a large back yard was a top priority for them and for a while it didn't look like a likely outcome. I had faith that we would find it if we were diligent and moved quickly when the opportunity came up. Sure enough, this great house came on the market and we pounced on it before anyone else could get it!

The new owners of this great brick house in East Sac were referred to me by wonderful clients of mine. I helped them buy an amazing house just one block from me a few months back. I love building my community around me...

Friday, May 9, 2014

East Sac Garden Tour

This weekend, take Mom out and show her the best and most inspirational gardens the Fab 40's has to offer at the 16th Annual East Sac Garden Tour. As stated on the tour’s website, from 10am-4pm on May 10th and 11th:

“Tour seven (7) beautiful and inspiring gardens in Sacramento’s ‘Fabulous 40s’ neighborhood and join us for a delicious luncheon at our Tea Garden at Sutter Lawn Tennis Club as well as the new addition of food trucks at David Lubin near the boutiques. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and beautiful homes to view a variety of lush and creative gardens.”

Presale tickets for the tour are $20 per person 12 and older, and luncheon tickets are an additional $15. They may be used either day of the tour. Tour ticket prices increase to $25 the weekend of the tour. All profits from the event will go to benefit the enrichment and academic programs at David Lubin Elementary School. To buy tickets, and for more information, go to

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Show your support for Mom—and all the other women in your life—by participating in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. With a cowboy theme this year of Round-Up for the Cure, the event starts this Saturday morning, May 10, at Cal Expo.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be a 1K walk and 5K and 10K runs, open to adults and children. The money raised from this event will go to support community organizations throughout the Sacramento Valley region that provide breast cancer education, screening and patient support. Since 1998, more than $18 million has been raised for the cause. 

Online registration closes May 8. For more information on registration times, fees and other race info, go to or call (916) 231-3148.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Food Truck Mania in May

This Friday, May 9, Food Truck Mania continues at McKinley Park. From 5-9pm enjoy live music, a beer and wine garden and some of the best bites from your favorite food trucks. Presented by Councilmember Steve Cohn, Food Truck Mania will take place every second Friday through October. 

I went last month and had a great time. Squeeze Inn was amazing and seeing so many of my neighbors out for the event was great. Make sure you get there early to avoid the crazy lines!

For more information, call (916) 277-6060 or go to

1216 47th Street in the Fab 40's of East Sac has Just Sold

We had this property listed for a while and decided that we should take it off the market for a little bit to refresh the listing.

Wouldn't you know it, just two days after taking it off the market we got two offers! Since it was off market when we accepted the offers, you won't be able to see the sale in the standard MLS, but it was still a great sale!

Friday, May 2, 2014


This coming Sunday, May 5, celebrate spring the German way at the Sacramento Turn Verein. As stated on the Turn Verein website: 

"Every May, the Sacramento Turn Verein German Language School hosts the Maifest, a family-friendly celebration of the arrival of spring. The festive event includes German Maypole dancers, German music, picnic food, puppet shows, face painting, crafts, story-telling, an adult biergarten, Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) and the famous “Maibowle” drink, which contains strawberries soaked in brandy."

The event runs from 1-5pm, and admission is free. For more information, visit

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

McKinley Park Volunteer Day

This coming Saturday, May 3, Friends of East Sacramento and the McKinley Park Volunteer Corps will host a volunteer day at McKinley Park. But before work begins, volunteers will be treated to a volunteer appreciation breakfast at 8:80am. At 9, a rose deadheading training session for new volunteers will be followed swiftly by pruning rose bushes in McKinley Rose Garden and trimming, raking and otherwise tidying up the park.

Some supplies will be provided, but volunteers are still asked to bring their own pair of gardening gloves, and clippers and/or rakes if they have them. While drop-ins are appreciated, RSVPs are encouraged. To sign up or get more information, either email or call (916) 452-8011.

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