Issue for November 26, 2013


Join Us for the 2013 Roseville Library Winter Gala
The Winter Gala, benefiting the Roseville Mobile Library, is an evening filled with fine food, drinks and music by the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra. The festivities are from 7 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Roseville Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St. Find out more.

Downtown Holiday Celebration: Dec. 2-7
Spend an entire week celebrating the holiday season in Downtown Roseville.


Storytime with Santa
Join Santa at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., as he reads Christmas stories by the fire. This free event is from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. View event details.

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

Experience Roseville's First Tree Grove
Come visit the first City of Roseville Christmas Tree Grove at 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 visiting with Santa. Kettle corn, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be available for purchase. View event details.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Decorate cookies and participate in kid-zone activities while enjoying good food and music. This free event is at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. View event details.

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 to watch the full length film, starring Will Ferrell. View list of featured movies.

Join Santa for Breakfast
Santa Claus is coming to Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., on Saturday, Dec. 7. Schedule your reservations for one of the two seating options, 8:30 or 9:15 a.m. and enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast, play fun reindeer games and make fun crafts with elves. View event details.

Gingerbread House Contest
Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Civic Center for the entire month of December. Community voting will begin Monday, Dec. 2 in the Civic Center for the following three categories: individual/family, professional(bakery) and company/organization. Only six entries will be accepted for each category. View contest details.

Council Coffee with Councilmember Bonnie Gore
BonnieGore-CORN_copy(1).jpgJoin Councilmember Bonnie Gore to discuss city-related topics from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Downtown Roseville Library (95678). Find out more.

Enjoy the 24th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Book Sale
The event will feature over 120 vendors selling handmade crafts and used books from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Maidu Community Center and Maidu Library, 1550 Maidu Drive. Admission and parking is free for this fun event.

Let Roseville Electric Brighten Your Holidays
Lights.jpgExchange your old incandescent holiday lights for ENERGY STAR LEDs at no cost now, while supplies last. Bring up to three strands of your old lights and your recent utility bill to the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., in Mahany Park. Find out more.

Planning on Deep Frying Your Turkey? Follow These Safety Tips
DeepFryer-CORN.jpgDeep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity, but safety experts are concerned that residents may be sacrificing fire safety for a better tasting meal. The City of Roseville's Fire Department wants to make sure residents stay safe this holiday season when using a turkey fryer. View turkey fryer safety tips.

Experience the Greening Your Holidays Temporary Exhibit
GreeningExhibit-CORN.jpgCome in to the Utility Exploration Center now through December 24 to view the Greening Your Holidays exhibit Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn the benefits of LED holiday lights and how to use recycled and repurposed materials for holiday use. Find out more.

Stop & Shop: Recieve a Free Ride on
Roseville Transit
ShoppingMall-CORN.jpgSpend $10 or more at the Galleria at Roseville and you can receive a free trip on Roseville Transit (offer excludes purchases made at Nordstrom, Macy's, JCPenney and Sears). 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, Dec. 12 at the 200 block of Vernon St, weather permitting. View participating vendors.

Roseville In the News

How does the city respond to holiday traffic? - The Press Tribune
If there’s one thing most people can agree on during the holidays it’s that increased traffic jams and lack of parking spots at retail centers bring out the Scrooge in all of us.
Read full article.

Roseville vision of university hub taking shape - 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

Maidu Museum Free Days
Enjoy hot coffee, guided tours and free children's activities between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday - Thursday, Dec. 17 - 19. Find out more.


Turkey Trot; Thanksgiving Day Fun Run


Come kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun 5K or 10K race that begins and ends at Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon St., at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Find out more.

Meet Santa in the Park


Come visit Santa in the park from 3 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Roseville Sports Center and Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Maidu Community Center. This event, brought to you by RCONA, will provide free drinks and cookies, as well as music and carolers for families to enjoy. There will also be an opportunity to donate non-perishable canned food on behalf of the Placer Food Bank. Find out more.

Upcoming Public Meetings

View online calendars

City Council
December 4, 7 p.m.

Design Committee
December 19, 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Planning Commission
December 12, 7 p.m.

Public Utilities Commission
December 24 - Cancelled

RCONA Board Meeting
No Meeting held in December
RCONA website

Transportation Commission
December 17, 7 p.m.

All Nations Native Craft Fair

Members of California Native tribes and the Cherokee Nation sell contemporary jewelry, baksetry and other handmade crafts. Enjoy free children's activities, tribal drumming and singing from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Maidu Activity Center, 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr., 95661. Find out more.

Public Scoping Meeting to be Held for Dry Creek Greenway Multi-Use Trail Project

The City will hold an Environmental Scoping Meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Maidu Community Center, to solicit feedback on the scope and content in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Find out more.

View the 2013-2014 Roseville Transit Holiday Schedule

The latest transit schedule for the holidays is now available, along with route deviations. Printed schedules are available on board all Roseville Transit buses and the Alternative Transportation office, 401 Vernon St. Call 745-7560 for transit information or assistance. Download the holiday transit schedule.

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