Issue for November 13, 2013


52nd Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade,
Nov. 23
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the 52nd Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The parade will begin at the intersection of Riverside / Douglas / Vernon streets and proceed through Downtown Roseville. This event is organized by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce; call (916) 783-8136 for more information.

Sponsor the Downtown Holiday Celebration
TreeLighting-CORN.jpgGet your business noticed by becoming a sponsor. Your prompt response will help us promote your business/organization at these exciting events. Sponsorships must be received by Friday, Nov. 15. Become a sponsor.

Library Winter Gala Returns
WinterGala-CORN.jpgTickets are now on sale for the 2013 Roseville Library Winter Gala. Enjoy an evening of fine food, drinks, live entertainment featuring the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra and a silent auction. This "Retro Winter Wonderland" themed event, benefiting the Roseville Mobile Library, is from 7 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Roseville Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St. Find out more.

Will Your Gingerbread House Make the Cut?
GingerbreadHouse-CORN.jpgDesign and build your own gingerbread house and enter it into the Inaugural Gingerbread House Contest. Entries must be received by Friday, Nov. 15. There are three categories: individual/family, professional(bakery) and company/organization; Only six entries will be accepted for each category. Community voting begins on Monday, Dec. 2 in the Civic Center, 311 Vernon St. View contest details.

Craft and Food Vendors Wanted for Tree Lighting Event
CraftFair-CORN.jpgBecome a vendor at the Christmas Tree Lighting event on Thursday, Dec. 5. Applications will only be accepted from non-commercial vendors featuring holiday decor, gifts and goodies. Find out more.

Monthly Mobile Food Truck Round Up
FoodTruck-CORN.jpgEnjoy gourmet treats from local mobile food trucks from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 on the 200 block of Vernon St. View vendor list.

Friday Flicks: Featuring The Hunger Games
HungerGames-CORN.jpg Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 to watch the movie The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete (Rated PG-13). View list of featured movies.

3rd Saturday Art Walk
Please join us from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 for a free "Night Out at the Museum", part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. We will be honoring veterans by screening "Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII", a one-hour documentary featuring three Northern California Native American veterans of World War II. Museum doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Find out more.

Downtown & Historic Roseville local galleries and businesses keep their doors open for an evening reception on the 3rd Saturday of every month, 7 - 10 p.m. See map for participating venues.

Roseville In the News

Local leaders not pleased with Bay Delta Conservation Plan - Press Tribune
Two local leaders have stepped up to make sure residents understand that the area’s water supply reliability is in jeopardy with the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Read full article.

Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention - Good Day Sacramento
Good Day Sacramento’s Kristin Marshall was live from Roseville Toyota where local businesses are working to keep thieves out of your driveway by make it hard for them to steal your car's catalytic converter. Watch the news video.

Confused about the bus? Ask a Transit Ambassador - Press Tribune
You have your usual way of getting to work each morning: You jump into your car, start the engine, turn up the radio and head on your way. This time of year, you probably defrost the windows. Read full article.

Roseville vision of university hub taking shape - The Sacramento Bee
The City of Roseville’s multipronged quest to transform itself into a higher education hub took a step forward Wednesday as officials from four institutions announced their intentions to join Sierra College in operating a joint university center at the community college’s existing Roseville site. Read full article.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Turkey Trot Fun Run
Kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun race at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Find out more.

Storytime with Santa
Join Santa as he reads Christmas books by the fire at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

Live Christmas Performance
Bring your family to Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., to enjoy a free live Christmas performance from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Tree Grove
Come visit the first City of Roseville Christmas Tree Grove at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Experience the first lighting of trees decorated by the community while making fun crafts, enjoying music and a visit from Santa. Food will be available for purchase.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Enjoy the holiday cheer with decorating cookies, kid zone activities, while enjoying good food and music. The free event is at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Friday Flicks Features Elf
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Library Winter Gala
This "Retro Winter Wonderland" themed event is from 7 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Roseville Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St.


Turkey Trot 5K or 10K Registration is Still Open


The Turkey Trot run is just around the corner and registration is still open. Come kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun 5K or 10K race at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St. Find out more.


"Take A Shot" Photo Contest


To celebrate what makes Roseville great, the City of Roseville is holding a photography contest. Anyone who takes photos in the Roseville city limits is eligible to compete in the "Take A Shot" photo contest. Entries are due Friday, Jan. 31. Find out more.

Upcoming Public Meetings

View online calendars

City Council
November 20, 7 p.m.

Design Committee
November 21 - Cancelled

Grants Advisory Commission
November 12, 7:00 p.m.

Library Board
November 25, 6:30 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Commission
December 2, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission
November 14, 7 p.m.

Public Utilities Commission
November 26, 7 p.m.

RCONA Board Meeting
November 21, 7 p.m.
RCONA website

Transportation Commission
November 19, 7 p.m.

Follow Easy Steps to Protect Your Catalytic Converter


If you drive a pickup or SUV that is raised off the ground and has an accessible catalytic converter, you are at risk for catalytic converter theft. Follow some helpful steps to make your catalytic converter less attractive to thieves. Find out more.

Roseville and Local Colleges Sign MOU for University Center


The City of Roseville along with Sierra College, California State University Sacramento, University of the Pacific, Brandman University and William Jessup University, signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, Nov. 6 to work toward establishing a University Center for higher education in Roseville. Find out more.

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