A 30 Year Tradition of Celebrating Polish Culture!

By Jennifer Weedon, Polish American Club of Sacramento  |  2019-08-06

Enjoy authentic Polish food while listening to traditional Polish music, performed by professional musicians–Bodgan Komorniczak, Co-chair for the Polish Festival. Courtesy Polish American Club of Sacramento

ROSEVILLE, CA (MPG) - Have you danced the Polka, ate Pierogi and had your picture taken with a “Polish Princess”? Never, you say? Well it’s about time you did!

Join the Polish American Club of Sacramento, Inc. at the 30th Annual Polish Festival. Come celebrate and learn about the Polish culture through traditional food, drink and song on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12-6 p.m.

More than 1500 people are expected to attend this year’s festival. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of food. Come fill up on home-made Polish delicacies—over 5,000 pierogi (potato-cheese filled, meat filled or mushroom & sauerkraut filled dumplings); 1,000 golabki (cabbage rolls); 700 pounds of Kielbasa (Polish sausage), hundreds of servings of placki (potato pancakes) and a variety of Polish pastries will be served.

Bodgan Komorniczak, Co-chair for the Polish Festival says, “The best part of the Festival is the food and entertainment. There are no Polish Restaurants in the greater Sacramento area, so the Polish Festival is the only time when people can enjoy authentic Polish food while listening to traditional Polish music, performed by professional musicians.”

Besides all the wonderful food and entertainment there will be several vendors on-hand selling Baltic Amber, handmade crafts, Polish souvenirs and Polish sausages. Don’t forget to visit the Polish marketplace! If you’re in a bidding mood there is also the silent auction. For those that wish to try their luck, tickets for the raffle will be available. You can commemorate your visit with a picture with a “Polish Princess” at the photo booth.

Dance the Polka or enjoy the music of Chet Chwalik’s Polka Band, the Jim Shoemaker Duo and folk music by Kuzyni while you eat. The performances of the Bay Area Polish Lowiczanie & Sokoly Dancers and Sacramento’s Ukrainian Veselka Dancers are sure to impress.

There is something for everyone at the 30th Annual Polish Festival! The event is for all ages.

Admission and Parking are free. Wheelchair Access is available. Credit Cards Accepted. The location is 327 Main Street, Roseville CA.

The Polish American Club of Sacramento, Inc preserves and perpetuates Polish traditions, customs, culture and heritage through social events and activities. Since the foundation of the club in 1959 membership and the festival have grown. For more information about the performers and vendors please visit the website at https://sacpolishclub.com/polish-festival

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SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Even with a $22 billion surplus, California Democrats passed Assembly Bill 91 which will raise $1.9 billion in new taxes on small businesses.

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement:

“On one hand, Democrats say they are providing a $220 million savings for small businesses, yet on the other, they are increasing taxes on small businesses by $1.9 billion dollars. The last thing Californians need is another tax increase especially when we have a $22 billion surplus. Small businesses need our help to keep their doors open and this will only hurt them,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

Senator Shannon Grove represents California's 16th Senate District.

Source Office of the Senate Republican Caucus

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Say Cheers… 2nd Annual “Sunset Sip” Coming to the Old Sacramento Waterfront

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, T-Rock Communications  |  2019-08-01

“Sunset Sip” guests will enjoy an elegant evening of unlimited wine tastings made from some of El Dorado’s best grapes, tasty light appetizers from local restaurants, and entertaining live music. Photo courtesy of T-Rock Communications

OLD SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Wine lovers are invited to sip, sample and celebrate summertime along the iconic Old Sacramento Waterfront during the 2nd Annual “Sunset Sip” happening on Thursday evening, August 8, 2019. Timed to coincide with the region’s first-ever River City Wine Week and presented in partnership with the El Dorado Wine Association, “Sunset Sip” guests will enjoy an elegant evening of unlimited wine tastings made from some of El Dorado’s best grapes, tasty light appetizers from local restaurants, and entertaining live music performed by Simple Creation amid a scenic sunset experience over the river.

Available for guests ages 21 and over, the “Sunset Sip” wine tasting event begins at 6:30 p.m. at 1100 Front Street with a special VIP early entry time at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 for general admission which includes admission at 6:30 p.m., unlimited wine tastings and light appetizers or $75 for VIP early entry with unlimited wine tastings, a VIP lounge area, special Reserve wine tastings, and an opportunity to chat one-on-one with the wine maker.

Advance tickets for the Old Sacramento Waterfront’s “Sunset Sip” are available via Eventbrite. For more information about River City Wine Week, please visit http://rivercitywineweek.com/. For more about upcoming events and activities and/or information about the Old Sacramento Waterfront in general, please visit www.oldsacramento.com.

With more than 125 shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and world-class museums, the unique and dynamic Old Sacramento Waterfront is located along the picturesque Sacramento River. The 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park is alive year-round with innovative new events, experiences and activations along with heritage events that showcase the California Gold Rush and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

 

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A Race Full of Meaning

MPG Staff  |  2019-08-01

There were over 1050 runners this year.

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) – The annual Fab 40’s 5K Run keeps growing year after year. The event, sponsored by East Lawn Memorial Park, saw well over 1,000 runners appear on Saturday morning, July 27th in the perfect weather for a race around the 40’s.

Proceeds from the huge fundraising event go to support the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California. Families from all over the area come together to support the cause and to honor their loved ones who have passed from the dreaded disease.

This annual event would not be possible without the volunteer support of the entire staff from East Lawn and the dozens of sponsors who help make the day a big success.

The race is managed each year by Rich Hannah and the great team from CapitalRoadRace.com. Big Jim Hall from KHITS 101.5 announces each year, getting 99.9% of the names correct as he announces them as they cross the finish line. It is a total team effort from everyone involved, with the feeling of cooperation, love and support permeating the experience for the participants.

For more information or to find support see alz.org/norcal.

To join in next year see Fab40s5k.com.

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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is alerting Sacramento County residents about a Social Security number phone scam.

Many residents are receiving phone messages advising them that their social security number has been frozen, and if they want to learn more they need to press a number on their phone. This is not true.

If you receive this type of call you are urged to hang up immediately. Do not press the number or button requested to learn more information. Do not engage a caller as your voice may be recorded.

District Attorney Schubert recommends contacting the Social Security Administration webpage on security to learn what the administration will and won’t do, and to learn how to report these impersonations at the link provided: https://blog.ssa.gov/is-that-phone-call-from-us/.

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AUBURN, CA (MPG) - Placer County is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics by appointment for children without access to vaccines.

Families whose are uninsured or have Medi-Cal can call 530-889-7128 to schedule an appointment for a clinic on Aug. 15 or 22 at the Public Health offices at 11475 C Ave. in Auburn. Two other clinics are already fully booked. Appointments are required, as no walk-ins will be allowed. 

The immunization clinics are open to all school-aged children. Parents or guardians must attend the clinic with their child and provide their child’s immunization records and a Medi-Cal card if applicable.

The clinics will ensure children receive immunizations against potentially life-threatening diseases as they return to school. Under state law, all children entering kindergarten or seventh grade must be fully immunized in order to attend school. Find more details on required vaccines online at placer.ca.gov/immunization.

“Most families can access these crucial vaccines through their primary care provider,” said county Health Officer Rob Oldham. “But, we know that there are a handful of folks in transition without access to regular medical care, and we hope these clinics can bridge that gap.”

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On Stage at the State Presents

By Lia Carotta, Auburn State Theatre  |  2019-07-31

Musicians Christine and Rob Bonner will be featured at the Auburn State Theater. Photo is courtesy of Auburn State Theater

Christine & Rob Bonner with Special Guest Darol Anger

AUBURN, CA (MPG) - Bring your family and friends for an enjoyable evening of acoustic music featuring Christine and Rob Bonner on Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 pm.

Christine is one of the area’s most popular folk harpists, and has performed for many years in concert throughout the West Coast. Christine’s debut album Sand Castles attained a Number 1 ranking on the Americana charts at KVMR radio. Her musical style includes a wonderful blend of Celtic, Latin, Classical, and Jazz.

Rob, a long-time Sierra foothills musician, is well known for his work with South Loomis Quickstep, a Bluegrass band that toured all over the country, and in Europe, performing with many noted and talented artists including Buck Owens, Hoyt Axton, and Emmylou Harris.

Special guest, renowned fiddler Darol Anger, has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and the David Grisman Quintet.

Performing with Christine and Rob are dear friends: Guitarist Bill Edwards, who has worked with many bands including South Loomis Quickstep, Way Out West, and currently with Webster Walton Edwards.

Also joining on the bass will be Brett Cole. Brett is well known for his work with the Pyronauts, a very popular “surf” band from the Auburn area, he is a veteran of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, and currently working with the Bob Woods Trio.

Jazz percussionist Tim Stephenson plays regularly with Tim Stephenson Jazz, The ReAssemblers of Whimsy, and The Pyronauts.

Greg McLaughlin, Instructor of Jazz Studies at Sierra College and owner of McLaughlin Studios in Loomis, plays flute and saxophone.

Date and time: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Run Time: 2 hours with intermission

Reserved Seating: $25

Location: Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA

Box Office: www.livefromauburn.com or 530-885-0156

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