By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

All listed events, and more, can be viewed online on The OBSERVER’s community events calendar at

  1. Central Kitchen Grocery Distribution – 8-9:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, July 17, through Aug. 18, at the following elementary schools: Mondays at Father Keith B. Kenny, 3525 Martin Luther King Blvd.; Tuesdays at Susan B. Anthony, 7864 Detroit Blvd.; Wednesdays at A.M. Winn, 3351 Explorer Drive; Thursdays at Hollywood Park, 4915 Harte Way; and Fridays at Bowling Green McCoy, 4211 Turnbridge Drive. Central Kitchen is distributing grocery boxes through its mobile food pantry on a first-come, first-served basis to any Sacramento community member.
  2. Boyz II Men at the State Fair – 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, on the Golden 1 Stage. All shows in the Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage are free with general admission. Boyz II Men redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations.
  3. Ginuwine at the State Fair – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, on the Golden 1 Stage. His debut CD, “Ginuwine…The Bachelor” hit the streets in late ’96 and “Pony” quickly became a No. 1 R&B and No. 6 pop chart/radio sensation. The LP would go on to double-platinum status. Ginuwine’s second double-platinum LP, “100% Ginuwine,” entered the pop charts at No. 5.
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Commission Meeting – 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Lenehan Public Safety Center. The scope of the City of Elk Grove Diversity and Inclusion Commission will focus around the three tenets of Education/Promotion, being Ambassadors, and providing Council feedback.
  5. Sierra 2 Green Park Open House – 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community. They want your feedback! Visit the open house to view and provide input on concept plans assessing the potential of a dog park in the Sierra 2/Curtis Park community.
  6. Network Cafe – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, via Zoom. More than 70 representatives from local human-services organizations gather monthly to learn about services, collaborate on issues, and generate solutions to serve our community. Not-for-profit agencies are invited to join Network Café as we continue to support local communities as they navigate the path to security, health and prosperity.
  7. Partner Screening: “United Skates” – 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Crocker Art Museum. Discover a bastion of regional African-American subculture, music and dance in “United Skates,” a documentary that highlights a racially charged battle to save an underground subculture as America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure.
  8. Carvin Jones – 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Colonial Theatre. Carvin Jones, “The King of Strings,” was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all time by Guitarist Magazine. He has received accolades from the likes of B.B. King and Buddy Guy. He has opened shows for Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, John Mayell, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Vaughn and many other blues legends throughout the world who have come to admire his immense talents.
  9. Family Day – 1-6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Estate Farms. This event has something for everyone, with plenty of food, drinks, vendors offering a wide variety of products and services and so much more. Activities to keep the little ones entertained include face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses and games. Family Day is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon with the whole family.
  10. “Louisiana Zydeco/Soul Dance Party” with Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience – 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Harlow’s. Traditional zydeco roots music is American roots music born of the Black and mixed-race, French-speaking Creoles of southern Louisiana. Simien leads a highly skilled band featuring two-time Grammy winner Danny Williams on keyboards and vocals; Grammy winner Stan Chambers on bass and vocals; Ian Molinaro-Thompson, drums; Revon Andrews, trombone; and Orlando Gilbert, saxophone.