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TCDA International Ballet Festival

We are pleased to welcome you to our 5th Anniversary Gala Performance at the Guild Theatre in Sacramento, CA,

Friday, June 20, 2018 at 7:00pm / 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

The performance will showcase students from the United States and Europe, who have joined the 5th

Theodore Constant -Dance Academy’s International Ballet Festival / Summer Intensive, in works including Classical Repertoire, and original choreographies in Contemporary and Musical Theatre genres. 

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Dr. Kathy A. James “Finally, No More Excuses”
Discussion and Book Signing

Finally No More Excuses This book will provide you with an opportunity to do some self-reflecting on your life and the many issues that caused you to make excuses. Together you and I will journey through some exercises that will push you forward into your divine destiny excuse free. You will be encouraged to learn that you are not alone In your struggles and challenges in the game of life. I can for certain promise that if you trust and obey the leading and the Word of God you will be blessed above your wildest dreams

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Children’s Storytime

Come join us on the last Saturday of each month from 12-1pm for Children’s Story time at Underground Books (2814 35th St.).

The free event is catered to children ages 3-10 and includes a book reading and an organized arts and crafts project.  Kids also receive a free book!

Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. 

Please visit our upcoming events section for future dates, or contact the bookstore for more information.

(916) 737-3333

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Men’s Night Special
Poetry Night event especially for Men

Join us for this first ever Men’s Night Special Poetry event especially for Men. 

First Friday Event

Men’s Night Special

Friday, August 2

6 – 8:30 pm

Poetry – Featuring

Bill Carr

Terrance D. Taylor
Book Signing and Discussion
“The Do’s and Don’ts of Golf”
Poetry

Dwayne Ewing – aka Consi8us

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“Wicked Sacramento” by William Burg
Discussion and Book Signing

In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city’s West End, a place where Grant “Skewball” Cross hosted jazz dances that often attracted police attention and Charmion performed her infamous trapeze striptease act before becoming a movie star.

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The Spirit of Elvis

Experience “The Spirit of ELVIS” in this One man show re-creating The 2 main performance eras of Elvis’ career The 50’s and 70’s eras.

About this Event

In this multi-faceted presentation portraying the 50’s and 70’s phases of Elvis’s career, Rob Ely delivers the most popular and exciting hits of Elvis, with all the moves and signature costumes Elvis fans have come to love. From the early Fifties to the Las Vegas jumpsuit era, Rob Ely IS the King in this hip shakin’, lip curling evening of great Elvis fun, suitable for the whole family!

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Children’s Storytime

Come join us on the last Saturday of each month from 12-1pm for Children’s Story time at Underground Books (2814 35th St.).

The free event is catered to children ages 3-10 and includes a book reading and an organized arts and crafts project.  Kids also receive a free book!

Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. 

Please visit our upcoming events section for future dates, or contact the bookstore for more information.

(916) 737-3333

Event

Children’s Storytime

Come join us on the last Saturday of each month from 12-1pm for Children’s Story time at Underground Books (2814 35th St.).

The free event is catered to children ages 3-10 and includes a book reading and an organized arts and crafts project.  Kids also receive a free book!

Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. 

Please visit our upcoming events section for future dates, or contact the bookstore for more information.

(916) 737-3333

Article Sacramento Business JournalBy Ed Goldman Adrianne Hall

St. Hope turns 30 and self-sustaining
July 8, 2019

One week ago today, at 4 p.m., to be exact, former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his fellow dreamers quietly celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of St. Hope — which started as a summer program in a portable classroom for 12 African-American boys but became an economic and education turbo engine for what had been the historically neglected Oak Park.

Article By Benji Engel Adrianne Hall

New soul food restaurant opening soon in Oak Park. One of its backers is Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Bee 7.10.19

New soul food restaurant opening soon in Oak Park. One of its backers is Kevin Johnson.

BY BENJY EGEL

JULY 10, 2019 07:21 AM, UPDATED 58 MINUTES AGO

Jake Mossawir, CEO of St. Hope, in front of the future home of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles. BOB SHALLIT BSHALLIT@SACBEE.COM

How does a restaurant capture the flavor of a neighborhood steeped in history that’s simultaneously more in flux than any other part of Sacramento?

Article CBS 13By Anna Giles

Kevin Johnson Opens New Soul Food Restaurant In Oak Park
July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A familiar face is making moves in Oak Park again.

Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has plans to open up a new soul food restaurant off of Broadway.

The new restaurant, called Fixins, is still a work in progress. Many would say that about the Oak Park neighborhood in general, but also that the area has come a long way in a short amount of time.

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96% of Sac High Seniors Accepted to Four-Year Universities!

The Class of 2019 will be remembered as one of our most cohesive classes ever to walk through Sac High’s doors. The students from the Class of 2019 are as close as a true family who supported each other throughout the ups and downs of high school, ultimately emerging as graduates. Ninety-six percent of the seniors have been accepted to four-year universities across the nation, including 38 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 21 California State University campuses, all nine of the University of California campuses, and 26 private and out of state colleges and universitie

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PS7 Shows Off for First Art and Music Showcase

PS7 Elementary is always dedicated to bringing as many experiences to our scholars as possible. This year, we knew we wanted to increase the number of electives scholars had the opportunity to participate in while at the elementary school, so we added two — art and music. Throughout the year our scholars learned the various elements of art and music enabling them to present their first ever art and music production, “It’s A Creative World.” 

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6th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair Celebration

The Sacramento Black Book Fair kicked off its 6th Annual event earlier this month in Oak Park and brought together African American authors and artists from all over to the community. This highly anticipated h two-day event included a panel discussion among featured authors, book signings, cultural and food vendors, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and so much more.

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A New Home for St. HOPE

As St. HOPE approaches its 30th anniversary serving the Oak Park Community, we can reflect back on the many locations we have called home. Many people still recall the original St. HOPE Academy after school building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, which is now home to the SETA preschool. Others may remember the more corporate office space on 34th Street and 3rd avenue, which has since been completely remodeled and is now home to our friends at Valley Vision.  

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PS7 envisions their future selves!

PS7 Elementary hosted its first ever Career Day on Friday, April 19th! Our students dressed up as their future selves – teachers, pilots, music artists, athletes and more – and were able to explore and hear from professionals in and around the Oak Park community. As part of the learning experience, students had the opportunity to see an actual human brain thanks to researchers from UC Davis; they put in some sweat with a personal trainer; and, listened to each other’s heartbeats with a stethoscope like a pediatric nurse.

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Student Diaries: The Impact of Notre Dame

Before winning the Transforming Youth through Travel scholarship by Context Travel, the only country outside of America I had visited was my parents’ homeland, Mexico. Paris is not what the movies or people make it seem to be, and it is certainly very different from both America and Mexico. My recent trip to Paris was amazing and life changing because I learned so much about the city’s history.

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2019 Oak Park Block Party and Lottery Recap!

St. HOPE Public Schools recently celebrated its annual Admissions Lottery along with its first ever Oak Park Block Party held at the newly completed Esther’s Park. The Oak Park community gathered for a day of family-friendly fun, food trucks, and a live DJ. Incoming PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School scholars and families also had an opportunity to meet the St. HOPE staff during the Admissions Lottery.

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Grand Opening of Esther’s Park

Last month St. HOPE officially launched its newest development, Esther’s Park! The park, located at 3408 Third Avenue, was created after the unfortunate fall of the historic Esther’s Bakery and will serve as an event space for hosting community gatherings. It is home to a beautiful mural done by Sacramento Charter High School alumni, Aizik Brown, which was part of last year’s Sacramento’s Wide Open Wall event. 

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2019 Best of Sac High

This year marks the 15th year anniversary of The Best of Sac High Student Art Exhibition and we are proud to celebrate it with students, their families and the entire St. HOPE team. Throughout the years we have endeavored to keep this wonderful tradition alive, showcasing the outstanding talents our students possess. We once again present to you the best artistic work from the some of our most expressive students at Sacramento High School.

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College Visits Award Real-Life College Experience

Each year, Sac High prides itself in exposing ALL students to college life, and this year was no exception.  In December, students were able to select their annual college trip to a vast array of Northern California universities, including UC Berkeley, Chico State, CSU East Bay, UC Merced, Sacramento State, and Sonoma State.  By the time a Sac High student graduates, they have been provided with the opportunity to visit at least four different college campuses – those students involved in EAOP and College Track visit far more! 

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Admissions Lottery Fast Approaching

Although the priority deadline to apply for the St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) 2019-2020 Admissions Lottery has passed, the 2019-2020 Admissions Lottery and Oak Park Block Party will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2019 and is sure to be total fun in the sun!

The Block Party will take place at the newly-opened Esther’s Park located at 3408 3rd Avenue from 4:00pm-7:00pm and is free to attend! There will be a live DJ, BBQ, Face painting and so much more! Come hang out with us!

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Oak Park Speakers Series Special Edition: Reverend Al Sharpton

The Oak Park Speaker Series, presented by Underground Books, hosted a special edition of the series featuring Reverend Al Sharpton on March 18, 2019 at The Guild Theater.

Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson highlighted the legacy of Stephon Clark – exactly one year after Stephon’s tragic death – along with special guests, Dr. Tecoy Porter, pastor of Genesis Church and President of the Sacramento Chapter of the National Action Network, along with attorney Benjamin Crump, representative for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

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An Oak Park Speaker Series Special Edition

Underground Books and The Guild Theater are proud to present Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, March 18, 2019.  

With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Sharpton’s highly visible career began at the tender age of four when he preached his first sermon.