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4th of July parades, fireworks and more

Ready to celebrate the nation's 235th birthday? Following are events happening on Monday, July 4 (In general, personal fireworks, alcohol and pets are not allowed):

Cal Expo Fireworks

Day of event tickets purchased at the East Gate Box Office by Parking Lot D, beginning at 3 p.m.
Enter Grandstand or East entrance beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Music and dancing in the grandstand area
Limited reserved seating tickets for $10 sold online
Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Salute to the Red, White and Blue
Elk Grove Regional Park
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Free admission, parking is $10
Live music and food beginning at 6 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Hagan Community Park
2197 Chase Drive

Dress a Girl Around the World Sewing Bee

Dress a Girl Around the World Sewing Bee

Dozens of women will gather at Bayside Granite Bay, Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a "Dress a Girl Around the World" Sew Fest. They'll be cutting, sewing and ironing dresses to donate to girls around the world.

The dresses are made from pillow cases.

Since the international program began a year and a half ago, 31,804 dresses have been made and distributed in 47 countries.

Donations of new pillow cases or a minimum of 3/4 yard of fabric; packages of 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch elastic; extra-wide double-fold bias tape; packages of panties (sizes 2-12) and financial contributions are welcome. Contact Susan Bushell, area representative for Dress a Girl Around the World at sueb@redshift.com.

Because every girl deserves at least one dress.

SOURCE: Susan Bushell

Mikuni Japanese Street Festival tomorrow at Fountains

Mikuni Japanese Street Festival tomorrow at Fountains

First Annual Mikuni Japanese Street Festival


ROSEVILLE, CA –Mikuni Restaurant Group will host the 1st Annual Mikuni Japanese Street Festival on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 5pm-8pm at the Fountains in Roseville.

“We wanted to do something different in the community to generate awareness of our newest location, Mikuni Kaizen,” said Jeanne Mabry, Vice President of Marketing. “The atmosphere of The Fountains is perfect for an event for all ages to include an evening of Japanese themed entertainment and activities to kick off the summer.”

The Mikuni Japanese Street Festival will include performances by Sacramento Taiko Dan, Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts and Sacramento Kendo Club. In addition, there will be live music, dance performances and various children’s activities, including origami, tattoos, fan coloring.