Brought to you by the Greenwood Civic Club and Greenwood Community Center

Elk, California, where the forests and meadows meet the sea

The place we call home

Annual Events

 

Holiday Sing-a-Long

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Church Foundation. Live music and singing with community participation and a visit from Santa. Cookies and cider provided.  Offerings accepted.  Held in December at the Greenwood Community Church.

 

Colossal Yard Sale

Sponsored by the Elk Altar Society.  Gigantic yard sale and celebration.  BBQ, chili, and all the fixings available.  Profits support community outreach programs and ongoing maintenance and improvement of the historic Blessed Sacrament Church, rectory and grounds.  Held in July at the church.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  An egg hunt for kids of all ages, followed by lunch.  Held each Easter Sunday at the Greenwood Community Center following services at the Greenwood Community Church.

 

Elk Rummage Sale

Sponsored by the Greenwood Civic Club.  Huge selection at bargain prices.  Gourmet food available.  Proceeds support community projects, a children’s summer program, and student scholarships.  Held the first weekend in April at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Celebration

Sponsored by the Greenwood Civic Club.  Noontime parade through downtown Elk, followed by a Cajun and Creole-inspired potluck.  No fees, just fun.  Held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Great Day in Elk

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  End-of-summer community celebration.  Noontime parade through downtown Elk, followed by activities for all ages at the Greenwood Community Center.  Carnival, live entertainment, greased pole climbing & watermelon-eating contests, silent auction, cake raffle, and more.  No-host bar, fresh-pressed cider, and abundant food options.  Evening dinner and dance.  Funds raised support the Center’s programs and ongoing maintenance of the facilities.  Held in August.

 

Halloween Party

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  Early-bird dinner for children and families, followed by a parade of costumes along the stage.  Next up trick-or-treating around town, ending with a candy exchange back at the Community Center.  Held in October at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Church Foundation.  Hand-crafted gifts, wreaths, and food products.  Snacks and lunch available.  Funds raised help maintain and renovate the historic Greenwood Community Church and parsonage.  Held the first Saturday in December at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Pepper Martin Day

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  Old-fashioned community softball games – one for kids, one for adults.  Come play or watch and enjoy a grilled hot dog.  Proceeds support the Center’s Summer Program for Children.  Held in May at Sinclair Field, next to the Greenwood Community Center.

 

St. Patrick’s Party

Sponsored by the Elk Altar Society.  A mini-concert and Mass precede a corned beef and cabbage dinner.  Includes a no-host bar, raffle, and door prizes.  Proceeds used for maintenance and restoration of the historic Blessed Sacrament Church and rectory.  Held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day in March at the church and the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Summer BBQ

Sponsored by the Elk Volunteer Fire Department.  Includes a no-host bar and famous margaritas, raffle, live music, activities for kids, and disaster preparedness resources.  Funds raised help maintain fire equipment and department operations.  Held in July at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Summer Program for Children

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  Arts, crafts, and exploration activities for kids.  Includes a soccer camp.  Held during the month of July at or near the Greenwood Community Center.

 

Town Meeting

Sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.  The Board of Directors reports the year’s accomplishments. Representatives of community organizations bring residents up to date with news and activities of the past year.  Refreshments provided.  Held in January at the Greenwood Community Center.

 

 

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