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It is not often that a gardener discovers that a weed in their garden is actually edible. This weed can be added to a salad, stir-fried, cooked like spinach, or added to soups.But such was the case when this reporter recently found a bit of hogweed growing in his backyard garden.“Hogweed” is…

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Local artists were challenged to express how the Great Outdoors impacted them for a showcase that will be held this month at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center.

Elk Grove resident Norman McDaniel changed jobs, joined a demanding company, and he was preparing to get married and working to move his mother – all within 60 days.

“We made it, look at this!” Jason Jong announced in a microphone before a crowd of a few hundred people outside the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation center in Elk Grove.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month started this week, and there are plans to host the Sacramento region’s largest celebration of that month in Elk Grove on Saturday, May 7.

Community members are invited to enjoy   by local professional artists and art students at debut Elk Grove Festival of the Arts at the Old Town Plaza on Saturday, April 30.

Civil War Days, featuring reenacted battle scenarios between the Union and Confederate troops, will be held at the historic Mahon Ranch, 10171 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.

More than 4,000 people gathered at Elk Grove Regional Park during the early evening of April 15 to sample ales or lagers from more than 60 breweries.

Families are invited to a festival in Old Town that’s being revived after a two-year absence. The Family Fun Day is a mix of a carnival, a concert, and a food truck gathering. Festivities will take place at the Old Town Plaza on Saturday, April 16. Admission is free.

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The Elk Grove Brewfest, which is a gathering of more than 60 breweries, wineries, and cideries, will return to Elk Grove after two years of cancelations. They will pour samples of their concoctions at this year’s festival will be held at Elk Grove Regional Park during the early evening of Fr…

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The city of Elk Grove last year renovated the Old Town Plaza to attract more shoppers to the Old Town stretch of Elk Grove Boulevard. On April 9, a monthly arts and crafts fair will debut there.

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When state and county officials called upon Californians to stay home as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic’s early weeks in March 2020, Rob Bonslett had to get outside.“I couldn’t stay indoors when they were telling us to stay indoors,” he recalled. “I went out and started painti…

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