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Margaret O’Hair Margaret lives in Rocklin. She and her husband like to be out on the water on their boat, kayaks, or paddleboards with their Portuguese Water Dogs, Sailor, and Surfer. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, she can be found running around being a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and a writer. Check out all of her books at www.margaretohair.com or on Instagram @margaretohair.
On The Cover: Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog From Margaret O’Hair’s latest book, Ride the Wave. Love, Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog
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Kaleb Wallen Kaleb is a co-owner and swimming instructor at Steve Wallen Swim School. He has been involved in the swim industry for over 20 years and together with his father, Steve, has built one of the most popular and respected swim instruction models in the area.
Darci Frank Darci is a full-time Mom and part-time freelancer in graphic design and marketing. She loves dedicating time to the community, encouraging kindness, and being outdoors.
Rob Baquera Rob Baquera is the Public Information Officer for the City of Roseville Police Department. Rob has years of experience working in public safety and specializes in crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and crisis communications. Rob has three young kids and knows first-hand that there is nothing more important than the safety of children.
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Stephanie is passionate about spreading kindness. As an author and blogger, she writes about how easy and fun it is to do random acts of kindness. Stephanie inspires readers with ideas on how to give back to the community, bring joy to others, and share easy ways to make memories with the family on her blog, Time Well Spent (timewellspent.site). She graduated from Pepperdine University and currently lives in Northern California with her husband and two boys.
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School and Home 08 Ride the Wave
Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog
09 The Happiest Birthday Ever
Urging Readers to Spread Kindness
When Teasing Crosses the Line
13 Water Safety Tips
21 Tips for a Safer Summer
14 More Art, Less Waste
ReCreate Encourages Creativity
17 Celebrate Reading
Read Across America
18 Purging Toys
19 Kids Can Cook!
Win It Wednesday
16 Giveaways from Local Businesses
20 Make Your Own Cleaning Products 21 Natural Easter Egg Dyes
24 GUR’s Birthday Party Guide
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Editor’s Note Contributors Events Calendar Preschool Directory Advertiser Directory
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RIDE THE WAVE, LOVE SOFIA AND HAOLE THE SURF DOG How do we show our children that they CAN make their dreams a reality? RIDE THE WAVE, LOVE SOFIA AND HAOLE THE SURF DOG is the true story of Sofia Sanchez, a local Rocklin girl with Down syndrome, who learned how to surf by riding the waves in the Pacific Ocean with Haole the Surf Dog. Sofia takes you on her personal journey of dreaming big and never giving up. Gorgeous full-color pictures illustrate her path from her dream of being a Surfer Girl, to the journey of how it actually happens.
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Most of all, Sofia proves that being yourself and never giving up on your dream is the best magic power of all. It is the perfect book for anyone who believes in dreams; for anyone who wants to share a story about believing with the child in their life; and for anyone who has ever felt the power of the love of a dog.. Join Sofia and Haole how they make a dream come true, and inspire us as we watch them on their journey of riding the wave! Get your copy on Amazon! A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to A Walk On Water surf therapy organization. RIDE THE WAVE LOVE SOFIA AND HAOLE THE SURF DOG is written by Margaret Oâ€™Hair of Rocklin. Find them on Facebook and Instagram: Sofia is @thesanchezsix Haole is @haoleboysurfs Margaret Oâ€™Hair is @margaretohair
“The Happiest Birthday Ever” Is a Fascinating Book That Urges the Readers to Spread Kindness to Others “The Happiest Birthday Ever” from local author Stephanie Berger is an inspiring tale of a young boy who celebrated his birthday by sharing kindness with others with his friends. Stephanie Berger is a passionate person about spreading kindness and also inspires readers with ideas on how to give back to the community, bring joy to others, and share easy ways to make memories with family. She has completed her new book, “The Happiest Birthday Ever,” a compelling account that inspires the readers to show kindness to everyone around them. Stephanie writes, “Ben is so excited to celebrate his seventh birthday with his friends. However, this birthday party has a twist that takes Ben and his friends on an adventure full of surprises. You are invited to join the party and discover that doing random acts of kindness can be just as much fun as receiving them. The Happiest Birthday Ever will inspire and teach readers of all ages that spreading kindness is easy, fun, and heartwarming.” Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Berger’s new book gives the readers a remarkable lesson that they can apply in their life and make them realize that a simple act of kindness can put a smile on someone’s face. With this book, the author urges the readers to do what the young boy did in the story to brighten up the day of those who are upset or sad. Readers can purchase “The Happiest Birthday Ever” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
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BULLYING By: Rob Baquera Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department
When does teasing become bullying? Some would say teasing is a natural part of growing up. As we know, teasing or bullying can have a significant impact on the life of a child. When teasing becomes repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child, then it should be considered bullying. It can be verbal bullying (making threats, name-calling), psychological bullying (excluding children, spreading rumors), or physical bullying (hitting, pushing, taking a child’s possessions). Bullying can have significant adverse outcomes for both the bully and the victim. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows that this can stop bullying behavior over time. Research also shows that teachers and parents don’t witness or are aware of most bullying behavior. What can you do about bullying? For younger kids, the best way to solve a bullying problem is to teach them to tell a trusted adult. For teens, though, the tell-an-adult approach depends on the bullying situation. One situation in which
it is vital to report bullying is if it has the potential to lead to physical danger and harm. When teens stay silent, it can give the bully free rein to become more and more violent. If you suspect someone is bullying your child, report it to school administration. If the bullying behavior has risen to the level of physical assaults, consider also reporting the incident(s) to your local law enforcement agency. We know every parent or teacher cannot view all bullying behavior. Here are a few tips from the website KidsHealth.org you can use to coach your child through a tough situation: • • • •
Ignore the bully and walk away, showing the bully that you just don’t care. Hold the anger and use humor. Don’t give a bully control of your emotions. Do not get physical. Showing anger through being physical invites the bully to retaliate. Practice confidence. Rehearse what you are going to say when confronted by a bully, and practice not reacting,
even if you have to fake it. Take charge of your life, stay true to yourself. Encourage your child to focus on actions that make them feel their best and strongest. Talk about it with trusted adults. School Resource Officers, counselors, teachers, or friends are great resources to talk about fears and frustrations.
What if your child is bullying others? There is a multitude of reasons why a child might be acting out through bullying. It is important to keep in mind that kids do not bully because they are “bad kids.” Kids are still figuring themselves out and can make mistakes. Also, a child may not fully grasp how their behavior is making the victim feel. This is particularly true of younger kids. Talk with your child and try to understand their point of view, and guide them through appropriate friendship behaviors. Doing this can curb bullying and address the issues that might have caused it to happen in the first place. What can kids do when they see bullying? Kids may not know what to do when they see peers being bullied. In addition to informing a teacher, parent, or trusted adult, children can also do their part to help. Encourage them to be kind to others, and if they see someone being left out, include them in activities or sit next to them at lunch. Just hanging out together will let them know they are not alone. Bullying occurs at all ages and amongst boys and girls. As a result, children will no doubt experience some type of bullying in their childhood. Since most incidents occur when adults are not present, it is essential to teach your children skills on how to handle bullying when it arises. Take time to discuss what bullying looks like and what they should do when they see or experience it. It will be time well spent, and your children will feel comfortable coming to you when they have questions.
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21 Water Safety Tips from Steve Wallen Swim School By Kaleb Wallen
1. Enroll children in swimming lessons
At Steve Wallen Swim School, we believe that the earlier a child starts swim lessons, the better. Swim lessons at an early age can teach children water safety and water awareness skills. These skills will teach students to respect the water and help them develop confidence. Students enrolled in year-round swim lessons will achieve developmental, physical, and social benefits, and will gain a skill that ensures a lifetime of safe, fun swimming.
2. Keep kids under constant supervision No matter how advanced one thinks a child is at swimming, children must always be supervised when in or around the water.
3. Know CPR
CPR is a procedure that everyone should know how to do. You never know when administering CPR could help to save a life.
4. Install pool fences and barriers
If you have a pool, installing fences or other barriers around the pool is highly recommended, especially if there are children near the area.
5. Follow a getting-ready-to-swim routine before swimming
Very similar to following a morning routine to get ready for school, if a child follows a routine such as going to the bathroom, putting on swim diaper and suit, and applying sunscreen to get ready for swimming, it will deter them from jumping in a pool on a whim.
6. Create a verbal cue to (always) give your kids before entering the pool
For example, “Mr. Bigglesworth” can be an excellent verbal cue to help keep kids out of the pool until a parent gives permission and is ready to supervise.
7. Always put a swim diaper/suit on before swimming
Encourage children to always put a suit on before entering a pool or spa.
8. Limit the use of floaties or water wings when swimming
Throughout the “learn to swim” phase, we highly recommend that parents get in the water with their children during any non-swim lesson time in the pool. It is essential to allow children to learn to swim independently, without the use of any flotation devices. These devices create a false sense of security and cause children to become dependent on swimming with them. If children fall or jump into a pool, they must be able to float, put their face in the water, and be able to swim to the side of the pool- all without the aid of a flotation device.
9. All kids should know how to swim without goggles
All students should learn to swim without wearing goggles and be able to open their eyes underwater while swimming. Many students become dependent on wearing goggles and lose the ability to swim if their goggles fall off or fill with water while swimming. If a child happens to fall into a pool without goggles, they must be comfortable opening their eyes in the water in order to locate the nearest step or wall and swim to safety.
10. Teach kids to put their faces in the water in the bath and shower
Putting their faces in water is one of the most important skills for children to practice helping learn proper breath control in the water. For any student to learn to swim, they must first develop breath control, know how to blow bubbles, and hold their breath in the water. This is a simple skill to practice at home for kids to become more confident in the water as well as learn to swim younger and faster!
11. Create a water safety plan with your family
It is always essential to have a water safety plan with your family. The plan should include knowing the signs of a swimmer in distress and what to do in this emergency.
12. Make sure guests know pool rules before swimming
They should consist of rules such as no running, no diving, and no wrestling in the water.
13. Always make sure kids wear life jackets on boats and open bodies of water
Boating, kayaking, swimming, or any other activities in open bodies of water should always involve a life jacket. These bodies of water are much more
unpredictable in terms of currents and depths, as well as water clarity.
14. Remove all toys from the pool after swimming Toys left floating on the surface, or on a step can be tempting for children and cause them to fall in the water. All toys should be removed from the pool and placed on the deck, or better yet, put completely away after all have finished swimming.
15. Check the pool or any body of water FIRST if a child is missing
Always check the pool, spa, bathtub, or any other body of water FIRST if a child goes missing.
16. Designate an adult to watch kids while swimming with no distractions There should always be a designated supervisor watching swimmers. Maybe even take shifts with other adults and be cautious when allowing an older child to have this job.
17. Never swim alone
We recommend always using the buddy system while swimming.
18. Be aware of drains or suction outlets in pools and spas Swimmers should try to avoid drains or suction outlets in pools and spas and should never enter a pool or spa that has a loose, broken or missing drain cover. A swimmer’s hair, limbs, jewelry, or swimsuit can get stuck and can trap a swimmer underwater. When using a spa, be sure to locate the emergency vacuum shutoff before getting in the water.
19. Always know what lies below when swimming, jumping, or diving in open bodies of water Often open water swimming areas have large boulders or debris that cannot be seen from above the surface and can be very dangerous. The bottom of these open water swimming areas can also drop off quickly and cause people to lose their footing.
20. After eating, wait for a period before swimming One may think this is an old wives’ tale; however, one theory suggests that “stitches,” or cramps, are caused by the weight of a full stomach tugging on the ligaments that hold it in place. Whether or not this is true, it is a fact that a full belly can make any exerciser uncomfortable, and in some cases, can lead to vomiting.
21. Have Fun!
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More Art, Less Waste
ove to see your little ones put their creative brains to work and be artists? If so, you are doing more than just providing entertainment. A study by the National Endowment for the Arts looked at how the arts affect early childhood development. Findings included the positive impact of arts in developing social skills, such as helping, sharing, caring, and empathizing with others. Planning and actually doing art projects for many parents can seem like a lot of mess, fuss, and not to mention a fair amount of waste on expensive supplies. ReCreate, a non-profit organization based in Roseville, found a better, environmentally friendly solution. ReCreate is committed to reducing waste in our community—and inspiring others to do the same—through art, education, and imagination. ReCreate collects safe, clean, unbelievably cool—but unwanted—items from local businesses. They successfully divert over 70 tons of material from landfills each year and converting it into art and education. ReCreate is a great place to encourage creativity and promote environmental awareness. Their offerings include studio dropin crafting and making, scheduled workshops, camps, and very popular birthday parties. In addition to the art studio, they also have an enormous art supplies warehouse that is open to the public. ReCreate’s art supply warehouse is a creative utopia! It is a place where knitters, crafters, teachers, costumemakers, scrap-bookers, and holiday-decoration enthusiasts can find an array of exciting goods (most are brand new) for their projects; all at thrift store pricing! Proceeds from our studio and warehouse support our educational programs. ReCreate brings Waste Reduction education and art to over 10,000 students annually. The Reuse supplies also work very well for hands-on lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Those programs are brought directly to schools in the region, via ReCreate’s GeniusMobile program, working to spark the next generation to pursue advanced study in these fields. It is rare for ReCreate to spend a day out at a school without hearing students proclaim, “This is the best day ever!” Save the date for FREE hands-on crafting fun with ReCreate at Big Spoon Yogurt. March 12 from 3-5 pm, kids can create an eco-art project, and when you purchase a frozen yogurt to enjoy, mention ReCreate, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to this great non-profit. To learn more about ReCreate’s programs and hours, visit recreate.org. More about the fun at Big Spoon Yogurt on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/bigspoonroseville.
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Enter to win a birthday party for up to 10 kids at Gather Studio & Marketplace! Our 100% “Made Local” Marketplace features over 50 local artists’ and makers’ handmade items and gifts. We also offer a variety of fun classes and workshops available for private parties and events, including fundraisers, team building, and birthday parties for kids and adults.
Growing Up Roseville is excited to announce our NEW Win It Wednesday promotion! Every month, we will have a giveaway from one of the local businesses featured on this page. To enter to win, simply go to www.growinguproseville.com/giveaways. The winners will be picked randomly on the 4th Wednesday of each month. You can enter to win the first giveaway anytime between February 1st - February 26th by 12 pm, and we will email the winner later that day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for reminders and information on upcoming giveaways. Enter to win 6 tickets to Shrek the Musical!
The birthday child gets to choose a wood character art piece to paint and can choose for their guests or allow them to choose from a variety of different options when they arrive...from dinosaurs to unicorns. Each child will get to pick their own paint colors to create a masterpiece to take home. Parents can bring their own food and drinks. An additional 45 minutes is provided for food, cake, and gifts. Ages 6+ 8870 Auburn Folsom Rd. Ste B, Granite Bay 916-872-1326 www.GatherStudioandMarket.com
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Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is an award-winning children’s theatre in Downtown Roseville that reaches out to all children in Roseville and the surrounding areas to participate in live theatre and musical theatre productions. Visit our website to view and purchase tickets to one of our upcoming shows.
Big Spoon Yogurt at The Fountains is a locally owned family dessert shop. We have frozen yogurt, Gunther’s ice cream, root beer floats, bulk candy, waffle bowls, and over 80 toppings. Plus, we have alternative ME>carbs, gluten-free, low sugar, Keto-friendly treats. Have fun creating your own treat with all your favorite toppings. Big Spoon, Big Smiles.
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Celebrate Reading & Help Your Child Develop a Love for It By Kimberly Blaker
hat better day to celebrate Read Across America Day than on the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss, which is March 2nd? It is the perfect kickoff to March’s National March Into Literacy Month, both of which are dedicated to the promotion of reading and literacy. Read Across America Day was first introduced by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998. The NEA’s goal for the celebration is to motivate kids to become lifelong readers, thereby improving student performance. Every year, schools, public libraries, and other organizations celebrate this day by holding reading events for kids.
Ways Parents Can Promote Reading: There are many ways parents can promote a love of reading
and encourage their kids to read not only during this celebration, but year-round. Read to kids. Begin reading to your child very early. The NEA suggests that infancy is an excellent time to start. As your child grows, encourage their participation in reading the story with or to you. Although your child may not be ready to read, kids often memorize some of their favorite books or pages. Making your child an active participant will help develop their love for reading. Visit the library. Think of the library as a big free educational toy store. Help your child choose some books, but also encourage him or her to select some on their own. Your child can also take home audiobooks, video games, videos, and music CDs. Help your child build a collection. One thing common among reading lovers is how
much they enjoy having their own book collection. Help your child grow a personal library of their favorite series, author, or genre. Then give your child a special shelf to store and display the collection. Play word games. Look for board, computer, or phone games that help kids develop their reading and spelling skills and vocabulary. Sign up for Goodreads. Through this Android and iOS app, kids can track both the books they have read and those they want to read. They can also check out what their friends are reading. Subscribe your child to a magazine. There is a host of kids’ magazines on the market and something for every age group. It will give your child something to look forward to each month and build enthusiasm for reading.
Read in front of your kids. Show kids that reading is not just a school requirement, but rather a lifelong activity. Let them see you reading both to learn and for pleasure. Form a kids’ book club. If your child is interested in it, this is a great way to build excitement for reading. You will want to find kids who are all at about the same reading level. You will need to decide where to hold the weekly or monthly meetings, which could be at your house, or perhaps your school or public library will provide you space. You might be able to advertise it through your child’s school or public library, as well. Set up a reading room or corner. Find a quiet distraction-free area in your home to designate as the reading area. It should have comfy seating, perhaps even a bean bag or two, pillows, blankets, and good lighting.
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The Life-Changing Magic of Purging Toys By Pam Moore
Until recently, I was convinced my life would be better if only we had more space. Until we got a bigger house or remodeled, I thought a unique organizing system for our burgeoning collection of toys and books would do the trick. I lived in constant fear of a painful Lego-meets-foot disaster. I felt suffocated by the sea of toys covering every surface of our house. And then I purged. Our lives changed for the better, overnight. As it turned out, we did not need more space, more labels, or more baskets. My kids certainly did not need more “friendly reminders” to pick up toys. What we needed was less. Here’s why:
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1| It’s Simple
Before The Great Purge, I had this excellent idea: I would rotate the toys every few months. I put a huge bin of toys on a shelf with extra diapers and good intentions, but, organization is not my forte. Our plants are chronically thirsty, and my car typically gets an oil change a thousand miles too late. Not surprisingly, I never got around to rotating the toys. I could not muster the energy to get the bin down, empty it, and fill it back up with different toys, all under the watchful eye of my opinionated three-year-old. However, collecting the books, I was tired of reading and gathering the annoying, batteryoperated toys (you know the type) and dropping them in a garbage bag instead of the toy basket? That was easy.
2| It’s Energizing
Once I got the urge to purge, I could not stop. I began to look at everything in my house with a fresh perspective. Instead of asking myself, “Where should I put this?” I asked myself, “Do I really need it?” If the answer was no, into the bag, it went. Along with the kids’ toys and books, I got rid of clothes I did
not love but was saving for just in case, socks without mates, half a dozen books I had meant to read, a stack of expired coupons, and jewelry I had forgotten I owned. Without the burden of extra stuff in my house, I literally felt lighter.
3| It’s an Opportunity for Learning
My three-year-old learned that it is important to share. I learned she’s happy to share if I give her a chance. Initially, I worried about how she would feel about letting go of her things. I thought about restricting my adventures in purging to after bedtime, but her bedroom is where most of her toys are, so that was not an option. I considered lying, but I feel it is important to be honest with my kids (although I maintain it’s not hurting anyone if they think my chocolate is a spicy adult vitamin). So I told the truth. I explained to my daughter that she and her baby sister are lucky to have lots of books and toys, but some kids do not have any, so we need to share. I braced myself for tears and screams. They never came. Instead, my daughter nodded and helped me add toys to the give-away bag.
4| Everyone is Happier
With less stuff, there is less mess. Less mess means I am not perpetually an inch away from tripping over a rogue block or a Frozen doll. While being asked to put her toys away used to elicit tears and cries of “It’s just too much!” from my threeyear-old, now she generally cleans up with minimal pushback. On the nights when the tidying falls to me, I get it done in under five minutes. Meanwhile, my kids do not seem to miss any of their old toys. If anything, they have more space to create forts out of blankets and end tables. Having less means less to put away, less to think about, and less chaos. Less time spent dealing with stuff leaves more time for the stuff that matters. I only wish I had purged sooner.
S R E N Daisyâ€™s French Toast N I W Daisy, age 7
Fresh Strawberries with Wheat French Toast and Honey for Dipping
Salmon Patties Jason, age 11
Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/4 white onion diced small 1 egg or egg white 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup bread crumbs 2-3 cans wild Alaskan salmon, drained 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp dried parsley 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 1 Tbsp flour Directions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and shape into patties. Throw the patties onto a George Forman Grill for 5 minutes. You can also use Avocado oil or Ghee melted on a pan and add patties. Cook 3 minutes on each side or to your desired crispness.
Hi, my name is Jason. I chose Salmon patties as my healthy recipe. I chose this recipe because it tastes like yummy chicken nuggets.
Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries 1/3 cup honey for dipping 4 slices of wheat bread 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp honey 1/2 tsp vanilla Instructions: Cut strawberries in quarters and save for later. Cut the wheat bread into slices for dipping. Mix remaining ingredients in a shallow dish. Dip the slices of bread in the mix. Fry on medium heat in a pan coated with vegetable spray. Cook evenly for 1 1/2 minutes each side until golden brown. Serve warm with a side of strawberries and dipping honey for a fun and healthy breakfast â€” this recipe yields 2 servings.
Kids 14 and under are encouraged to send in their own healthy recipes. Winning recipes will be featured in our next issue and winners will be awarded a $25 gift card! DEADLINE: MARCH 15TH Send recipe & photo of prepared recipe to: email@example.com.
Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products at Home!
If you want to avoid toxic chemicals and save some money as well, consider making some of your household cleaning products yourself! Using just a few safe ingredients usually found in the home, anyone can make a wide variety of great cleaning products using these recipes from Mother Earth News.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Magic Window Wash
General Purpose Spray
What You Need:
What You Need:
What You Need:
• 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar • 2 cups water • Makes 2 1/4 cups
1. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle 2. Shake 3. Spray along the inside rim of the toilet 4. Leave on for 15 minutes 5. Scrub with a toilet brush
• 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent • 2 cups water • A few drops of essential oils, (optional) • Makes 2 1/4 cups
1. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle 2. Shake to blend 3. Spray on surface 4. Remove with a squeegee, paper towel or newspaper
• 1 teaspoon borax • 1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar • 2 cups hot water • Makes 2 1/4 cups
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1. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle 2. Shake to blend 3. Spray 4. Follow with a sponge 5. Rinse 6. Repeat
If you are not interested in making your own cleaners, but are searching for less toxic personal care products, look for these labels.
1. Top your bottle off with hot water 2. Shake well before each use
Scouring Paste What You Need:
• 16oz of baking soda • 2 tablespoons liquid soap • One cup of warm water
What You Need:
Soap Scum Fighting Spray What You Need:
• 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda • 1 teaspoon liquid soap • 16 oz spray bottle
• 1 ounce liquid castile soap • 2 cups water • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin • 5 to 10 drops lavender essential oil (Optional- lavender is antibacterial)
1. Combine the soap and water in a jar 2. Add the glycerin and lavender (if using) 3. Stir to blend 4. Use as you would any other cleaner
1. Mix well 2. Store the mixture in a sealed container.
Thanks to the “Green Revolution...” Thanks to the green revolution that has been taking place recently, consumers are lucky to have many options available to clean their homes without sacrificing the environment or their health. On another exciting note, these modern green cleaning options also do not sacrifice cleaning strength at all! These cleaners get the job done just as efficiently as their much more toxic and harmful versions.
Earthy Easter Eggs
By Zada Kent
f you are interested in a greener Easter this year, dyeing your own eggs with environmentally friendly ingredients is a fun and safe way to celebrate.
I started by looking into what others had used successfully. Vegetables, spices, and juices were at the top of everyone’s lists. Some of the materials I used worked best when I boiled them with the eggs, while others worked great made ahead of time so I could soak the boiled eggs in the liquid overnight. Of course, with both methods, the longer the egg soaked, the more intense the color became. To help your newly-discovered color adhere to your egg, add about a teaspoon of white vinegar to it. The most success I had came with beets, turmeric, and the juice drained from organic canned blueberries. Drawing creative designs with white crayon before dyeing our eggs, or using colored crayon after dyeing our eggs, was especially fun for my daughter. We also wrapped our eggs with rubber bands to create patterns before dyeing them. Just remove the bands after you reach your desired color to reveal the contrasting stripes. Here are some suggestions to get you started with your own creative experiments: • • • • • • • • •
Yellow: turmeric, cumin, celery leaves, green tea Orange: paprika, chili powder Red: canned cherries with juice, lots of red onion skins Pink: beets, cranberry or pomegranate juice, raspberries Lavender: blackberries, grape juice Blue: canned blueberries with juice Green: spinach, parsley Brown: coffee (instant or strongly brewed), black tea Black: blackcurrant
If creating your own colorants does not sound exciting enough for you this Easter, you can purchase some great natural colorings online or possibly at your local organic food store. One online company I found is Seelect. They have natural, organic, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free food colorings that can be purchased at www.SeelectTea.com. Whether you choose to make your own food colorings or buy them, keeping it earth-friendly this Easter is a good decision. Not only will the planet be healthier, but your body will be as well. Artificial colors are made up of some very nasty ingredients. Coal tar and petrochemicals are only a couple of those ingredients. Medical studies have linked artificial colors to cause nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, skin rashes, hyperactivity, breathing problems such as asthma, learning disabilities, and other allergic reactions. Some are even suspect of being a neuron-toxic hazard and linked to osteoporosis and cancer. My experimental egg colors did not glow with neon colors but glistened in gorgeous muted earthy hues. My daughter and I had a fun time guessing which ingredients would give us the best results, and the extra time we spent together on the holiday was wonderful. As responsible human beings on this shared planet, we need to make little changes in our daily, weekly, and even yearly routines, and that includes holidays. The simpler the change is to implement into our lives, the easier and more likely it will be to keep those changes. If experimenting in your kitchen with plants and spices is not your idea of a simple change in your Easter habits, consider purchasing natural colorings that will be better for you, your loved ones, and our beautiful Earth.
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Birthday Party Guide A Dash of Panache 217 Vernon Street, Roseville (916) 788-4386 www.adashofpanache.com
Airsoft Ministry 4555 PFE Rd, Roseville (916) 742-3109 www.airsoftministry.com Amazing Animal World (916) 751-8923 amazinganimalworld.com AMF Bowling Co. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr., Rocklin (916) 624-8216 www.amf.com/location/amfrocklin-lanes AR Workshop Roseville 1426 E Roseville Pkwy. Ste 170, Roseville (916) 380-3728 www.arworkshop.com/ roseville/
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Art Beast Children’s Studio 2226 K St, Sacramento (916) 441-1233 www.artbeaststudio.com Bach To Rock 2311 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin (916) 435-1300 www.rocklin.b2rmusic.com Big Spoon Yogurt 1182 Roseville Pkwy #100, Roseville (916) 782-2399 www.bigspoonroseville.com
Blue Line Arts 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville (916) 783-4117 www.bluelinearts.org BounceU 7611 Galilee Road, Roseville (916) 783-4386 bounceu.com/roseville-ca BusyKidz Play Town & Coffee Shop 118 Woodmere Rd, #110, Folsom (916) 608-8850 www.busykidzfolsom.com Byers Gymnastics Center 2009 Opportunity Dr., Roseville (916) 781-2939 www.byersroseville.com C-Horse Ranch 11685 Lorenson Road, Auburn (530) 888-7766 www.healingpastures. chorseranchauburn.org Campelli’s Pizza 7480 Foothills Blvd., Roseville (916) 784-8440 www.campellispizza.com
Code Ninja’s 2209 Sunset Blvd Suite 905, Rocklin (916) 354-5659 www.codeninjas.com Creative Arts & Music Center 6210 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay (916) 791-6407 www.camcenter.org Creative Excursion Call or Text: 916-672-0730 www.CreativeExcursion.com info@CreativeExcursion.com DEFY Sacramento 5400 Date Ave, Sacramento (916) 407-4737 www.defy.com Dinosaurs R Us (916) 390-2647 dinosaursrus.net Empire Gymnastics Center 2800 Nicolaus Drive, Ste 300, Lincoln (916) 644-3035 www.empire-gymnastics.com Extreme Gymnastics 3210 Swetzer Rd., Loomis (916) 652-6559 www.extremegymnastics.com Fast Track Hobbies 4420 Granite Drive, #400, Rocklin (916) 784-1722 www.fthobbies.com
Chuck E. Cheese 9601 Fairway Dr., Roseville (916) 772-7909 www.chuckecheese.com
Fairytale Ballet Classes & Ballet Birthday Parties 4810 Granite Dr. Ste A10, Rocklin (916) 824-2044 www.balletrejoice.com
Claire’s 1151 Galleria Blvd #2057, Roseville (916) 788-1484 www.claires.com
Fairytale Town 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento (916) 808-5233 www.fairytaletown.org
Free Flow Academy 1121 W Sunset Blvd, Rocklin (916) 759-1468 www.freeflowacademy.com Fun Factory 1151 Galleria Blvd. #258, Roseville (916) 780-7100 Gather Studio & Marketplace 8870 Auburn Folsom Rd Suite B, Granite Bay (916) 872-1316 gatherstudioandmarket.com Girlfriendz 8771 Auburn Folsom Rd, Granite Bay (209) 712-6179 Hawks Ranch Petting Zoo LLC (916) 884-1774 www.hawksranchpettingzoo.com IFly 118 Harding Blvd , Roseville (916) 836-4359 www.iflyworld.com/sacramento/ John’s Incredible Pizza Company 384 N. Sunrise Ave, Roseville (916) 772-1111 www.johnspizza.com/ Roseville K1 Speed - Indoor Kart Racing 3130 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento (916) 368-7223 www.k1speed.com KidsPark 6801 Five Star Blvd. #B., Rocklin (916) 624-2344 www.kidspark.com/rocklin Krispy Kreme 10317 Fairway Dr, Roseville (916) 797-2221 www.krispykreme.com
Luv 2 Play Folsom 82 Clarksville Rd, Folsom (916) 673-9217 www.luv2play.com Mad Science (916) 779-0390 sacramento.madscience.org Maidu Museum Nature Center 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville (916) 774-5934 www.roseville.ca.us McBean Pool 61 McBean Park Dr, Lincoln (916) 434-3230 www.lincolnca.gov Michaels 1192 Galleria Blvd, Roseville (916) 789-2216 www.michaels.com Mike Shellito Indoor Pool 10210 Fairway Dr., Roseville (916) 774-5967 www.roseville.ca.us/ indoorpool Nature’s Critters (916) 773-7647 www.naturescritters.com Old Town Pizza 120 Church Street, Roseville (916) 668-7655 www.otpizza.net Petroglyph 2030 Douglas Blvd., Roseville (916) 772-4278 www.petroglyph.com Pinot’s Pallet 2210 Sunset Blvd, Suite 120, Rocklin (916) 772-9463 www.pinotspalette.com/ rocklin Placer Nature Center 3700 Christian Valley Rd, Auburn
(530) 878-6053 www.placernaturecenter.org PlayTime Indoor Play & Party 1151 Galleria Blvd. Ste 115, Roseville (916) 223-5427 www.playtimeroseville.com Precision Dance Center 911 Washington Blvd #201, Roseville (916) 532-7699 www.precisiondancecenter.net Premier Fencing Academy 6442 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael (916) 514-1150 www.pfafencing.com
Roseville Golfland Sunsplash 1893 Taylor Rd., Roseville (916) 784-1273 www.golfland.com
Studio Movie Grill 5140 Commons Dr., Rocklin (916) 238-9000 www.studiomoviegrill.com
Roseville Sports Center 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville (916) 774-5967 www.roseville.ca.us
The Art Bistro 6848 Five Star Blvd Suite 6, Rocklin (916) 472-0252 www.theartbistro.com
Round Table Pizza multiple locations www.roundtablepizza.com
The Fairy Godmother Events (916) 778-8867 www.thefairygodmother.org
Royal Stage 1220 Melody Lane Suite 100 Roseville (916) 572 3022 royalstage.squarespace.com
Topgolf 1700 Freedom Way, Roseville (916) 200-1002 www.topgolf.com/us/roseville
Quarry Park Adventures 4060 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin (916) 750-1772 www.QuarryPark.com
Sac City Ceramics 199 Cirby Way, Ste 16, Roseville (916) 783-0800 www.saccityceramics.com
Tricks Gymnastics 4070 Cavitt Stallman Rd., Granite Bay (916) 791-4496 www.tricksgym.com
Rebounderz 2401 Butano Dr, Sacramento (916) 836-3001 www.rebounderz.com
Skatetown Ice Arena 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville (916) 783-8550 www.skatetown.biz
reCREATE 8417 Washington Blvd #135, Roseville (916) 749-3717 www.recreate.org
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Wake Island Waterpark 7633 Locust Rd, Pleasant Grove (916) 655-3900 www.wakeislandwaterpark. com
Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park 384 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville (916) 755-0030 roseville.rockinjump.com Roller King 889 Riverside Ave, Roseville (916) 783-0918 www.rollerkingroseville.com Roseville Academy of Dance 1801 Cirby Way #7, Roseville (916) 773-5678 rosevilleacademyofdance.com
(916) 750-KING www.SnowieKing.com
Sparrow 5 213 Vernon St., Roseville (916) 772-7769 Stardust Pony Dreams 333 Stardust Ln, Lincoln (916) 919-1032 www.stardustponydreams.com Steve Wallen Swim School 10608 Industrial Ave #150, Roseville (916) 794-7977 www.wallenswim.com Strikes Unlimited 5681 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin (916) 626-3600 www.strikesrocklin.com
Wacky Tacky 7351 Galilee Rd. # 160, Roseville (916) 783-3355 www.wackytacky.net XtremeCraze 6694 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin (916) 259-2729 www.xtremecraze.com Young Art 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville (916) 899-0576 youngartusa.co/galleria-atroseville/
Day Trip to Chico - Top Seven Family Fun Stops to Visit By: Emily Lee Hajec
stay·ca·tion /ˌstāˈkāSHn/ noun: a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
he quaint community of Chico is one of the most historic small towns in all of California. A short ninety minutes north of Roseville, it is home to the iconic Bidwell Park and well-known Chico State University. But this “City of Trees” is a true hidden gem. With a population of just under 90,000 people, Chico has a very unique and special ambiance about it— the Downtown vibe; the small-town feel; the creative and small business community. There is so much to experience, especially for families looking for a fun, easy, and memorable staycation. Here are our Top Seven Spots for Spring Break…Chico style! Chico Children’s Museum Opened in Spring 2019, the Chico Children’s Museum is all about learning and connecting through play! Imaginative exploration is at the core of the museum’s mission, and their educational stations and permanent exhibits are sure to delight little learners. Located in the heart of Downtown Chico, the museum features nearly 9,000 square feet of hands-on fun, including an indoor treehouse, air-propelled scarf wall, interactive career exhibits, and many more engaging sensory activities. When: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM; Monday closed Where: 325 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928 Cost: Daily admission is $9 per person for ages 2 and older; includes in/out privileges Contact: 530-809-1492; www.chicochildrensmuseum.org
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Downtown Chico Downtown Chico is such a fun and unique experience—it is truly the perfect family outing! Plus, it always feels good to support our local, small business community. Spend the morning strolling down Main Street and Broadway while checking out the one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops. From the National Yo-Yo Museum at Bird and Hand to the old fashioned fun at Sweet Chico Confections to the handmade creativity at Made in Chico—there is something for everyone to enjoy! Afterward, grab a table at one of the dozens of delicious restaurants. Whether you love pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, sushi, barbecue, or classic Mexican cuisine—Downtown Chico is THE place to go for the BEST restaurants in Northern California. Remember to stop into Schubert’s Ice Cream or Denine’s Cupcakes before the day is done for a yummy treat—their award-winning desserts are sure to delight! When: Business hours vary by store/restaurant. Where: Downtown Chico (From Salem Street to Wall Street, and 1st Street to 6th Street) Contact: www.DowntownChico.com Terrain Park Climbing Center Whether a first-time climber or an experienced mountaineer, the Chico Terrain Park is pure indoor fun for kids of all ages! Their premier boulder gym is designed as an accessible intro for beginners, as well as a training ground for pros. Knowledgeable staff is always on-site to get you started, answer questions, and ensure safety. The center also has a challenging slackline, ping pong and foosball tables, and a Wi-Fi lounge with refreshments and snacks. When: Monday thru Sunday 9:00am-9:00 PM Where: 931 W. 5th St., Chico, CA Cost: Daily drop-in rates are $15 per adult and $12 per youth/student plus $2 shoe rentals; includes in/out privileges Contact: 530-809-0796; www.terrainparkclimbingcenter.com Gateway Science Museum For the space enthusiast, Gateway Science Museum is the place to come in Spring 2020! One of the many gems located on the Chico State campus, Gateway, will unveil its newest exhibit Mission Aerospace: An Ah-Maze-Ing Adventure in just
a few months. Join in on a learning adventure and explore the history of flight, navigation, and NASA’s vision for the future. This temporary exhibit will encourage visitors to experiment with thrust, lift, control surfaces, and gyroscopes. Be sure to call the Gateway Museum for more information about this Ah-Maze-Ing temporary exhibit, as well as details about their permanent exhibits as well. When: Regular hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 12:00–5:00 PM Where: 400 West 1st Street, Chico CA 95929 Cost: Children under 2 are free; children ages 2-17 or students $5; adults $7 Contact: 530-898-4121; www.csuchico.edu/gateway Rare Air Trampoline Park One of California’s largest indoor trampoline parks is now in Chico! Entertainment for the entire family, Rare Air, features attractions that are fun for all ages: dodge ball arenas, a battle beam, an airbag pit, slam dunk court, and even a junior jump zone for the littlest of jumpers! There is also a large arcade area, as well as food and drinks. Park staff supervises the trampolines at all times to ensure jumpers are staying safe and following rules. Be sure to visit their website to save time and complete the safety waiver prior to your visit, and for more information regarding the facility and programs offered. When: Monday thru Friday 2 PM – 8 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM; Sunday 12 PM-8 PM Where: 1090 E. 20th Street, Chico CA 95928 Cost: For pricing visit RareAirParkChico.com Contact: 530-433-5557; www.rareairparkchico.com Caper Acres Park At the heart of one of California’s largest municipal parks is an iconic playground: Caper Acres! Located in the One Mile Recreation Area and originally constructed in the 1950s, the popular play structures include a ground castle (perfect for hide-andseek!); connecting crooked houses (just built in Summer 2019!); a pirate ship (with climbing sea serpent to boot!); a two-story bridge and slide; and many more park features for good old-fashioned outdoor play! The best part? It’s free! Please note: Caper Acres is a gated park with specific operating days and hours; please be sure to call the City of Chico for park information and potential maintenance closures. When: Please contact 530-896-7800 Where: 500 South Park Drive, Chico, CA 95928 Cost: FREE Contact: 530-896-7800; www.chico.ca.us FunLand Cal Skate Chico Putt. Skate. Bat. Whether you want to roller skate indoors, play a round of miniature golf, or just get outside and swing the bat--FunLand has something for kids of all ages! Voted Chico’s Best Place for Family Fun 2019, Cal Skate features a 15,000 square foot indoor roller rink! Need a rest from all that skating fun? Hangout at their large arcade and snack bar for a change of pace. Afterward, head outdoors to their on-site batting cage facility. Dubbed “The Dugout,” it features seven stations with three speeds of baseball and two speeds of softball, and equipment is provided (or you can bring your own bat!). Ready for even more fun? Play a round of miniature golf at FunLand’s 18-hole, beautifully landscaped course. A family favorite, FunLand, is one of Chico’s best places for all-day entertainment! When: Please contact 530-343-1601 for current hours of operation. Where: 2465 Carmichael Drive, Chico, CA 95928 Cost: Please visit FunLandChico.com for information regarding pricing and rentals Contact: 530-343-1601; www.FunLandChico.com
Kids Meal Deals! Spring Fun CHECKLIST
Please note that specials are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.
Baskin-Robbins: $1.50 cones on the 31st of each month. Every Tuesday, $1 off each scoop from 5 pm- closing: Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln. Brookfields Restaurant: Kids 10 & under eat free with paying adult every Monday-Thursday from 4–9:30 pm. 1817 Taylor Rd. Buffalo Wild Wings: Kid’s Nights are on Mondays from 4–10 pm. Kids Meals are $1.99. 1168 Galleria Blvd. #200. Cattlemens: Kids eat free with the purchase of Cattlemens T-shirt. Kids must wear the T-shirt when dining to receive a free meal. 2000 Taylor Rd.
This spring, see how many things your family can check off this list! Take a hike Fly a kite Ride bikes Splash in puddles Visit a new playground Make a bird feeder Visit a farm Plant an herb or veggie garden Go berry picking Have a media-free day Draw with sidewalk chalk Have a picnic Visit a farmer’s market Look back at family photos Identify flowers Blow bubbles Feed the ducks Plant a tree for Earth Day Visit a museum Climb a tree Look for a four-leaf clover Visit the library Pick up litter Dance in the rain Stargaze Go on a nature hike
Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Kids eat for $1 on Wednesdays with adult entree. 1919 Douglas Blvd. Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill: FREE kids meal on Monday nights with the purchase of an adult entree. 1475 Eureka Rd. #100. Daphne’s California Greek: Kids eat FREE on Sundays. 10357 Fairway Dr #130 & 8680 Sierra College Blvd #110. Denny’s: Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays from 4–10 pm 122 Sunrise Ave., 5181 Foothills Blvd. & 4460 Rocklin Rd. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids eat FREE Sundays. One free Kids Meal per adult meal of equal or greater value. 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #150 & 5406 Crossings Dr. Firehouse Subs: Kids under 12 eat FREE from 4 pm to closing daily. 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Freebirds World Burrito: Kids eat free with adult burrito purchase on Sundays. 10305 Fairway Dr. Ste 100. Jimboy’s Tacos: Kids 12 and under eat free every Monday with the purchase of an adult meal. 1228 Galleria Blvd. & 1821 Douglas Blvd. Krispy Kreme: Free donut for an A on a report card. 10317 Fairway Dr. Legends At Woodcreek: Kids Eat Free on Saturdays with the purchase of an adult meal. 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. Macaroni Grill: Monday & Tuesday kids eat free with adult purchase. 2010 Douglas Blvd. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Kids Day Sundays 1–5 pm (up to 5oz) free for kids under 10, 5194 Commons Dr. Suite 103, Rocklin. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids eat free all day on Sundays: 998 Sunrise Ave. Pyramid Bar & Grill: Kids 12 & under eat free on Wednesdays, one free meal with each paying adult, 2305 Clubhouse Dr., Rocklin Round Table Pizza: Kids 4 & under eat free with paying adult at the Tuesday night buffet. At select Round Table Pizza’s, please call ahead. Rubino’s: Kids eat free spaghetti Mondays 4–9 pm. 5015 Pacific St, Rocklin. Strings: Kids 10 & under eat FREE from kids’ menu Sunday & Mondays after 4 pm, with purchase of an adult entree. 1900 Douglas Blvd. Sushi Unlimited: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of adult entrée. 9600 Fairway Dr.
AMF Bowling Co.: $2.22 Tuesdays after 8 pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. Art Bistro: Just $10 gets you your choice of size canvas panel, ornament, or glassware to have fun painting while you mix it up with other fun people! Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks, pizza, and small plates from 3–6 pm to keep the creative juices flowing! Open mic starts at 6 pm if you want to stay and perform or just enjoy the entertainment! For more details or to find out about all the fun classes and the daily happy hour specials, they offer, please call: (916) 472-0252 or go to www.theartbistro.com.
Check out all of the great things we have to look forward to this Spring! Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the events.
Ongoing Events Mondays All Aboard for Storytime: Visit the Museum every Monday the month with readings at 11 am in the East Theater. This interactive and fun program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five. Museum volunteers will read a different railroad-related book each month, and afterward, little ones can enjoy the museum with their parents. FREE with museum admission, California State Railroad Museum, 106 K St., Suite 200, Sacramento. AMF Bowling Co.: Monday Mayhem after 8 pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. BounceU: Open bounce, 3:30-5 pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Children’s Bereavement Art Group: The Children’s Bereavement Art Group helps children learn to cope with and accept the death of a loved one by encouraging them to express their grief through creative outlets. Call for dates and times - groups are closed, must pre-register. Please call (916)454-6555. Color Me Mine Rocklin: Studio fees are just $3 for kids all day! 6700 Lonetree Blvd. Suite 200, Rocklin.
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Pediatric Autism Support Group: The Sutter Medical Foundation Autism Support Group is for parents to collaborate and share similar experiences, challenges, and triumphs of raising children on the autism spectrum. 1st & 3rd Mondays from 11:30-1 pm. For more information and to enroll, call (916) 262-9097. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs, and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent participation required. 10:30-11 am at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive and 6-6:30 pm at the Downtown Library 225 Taylor St. Please call for more info, (916) 774-5221. Sensory Friendly Nights at Rebounderz: 1st Monday of each month from 5 pm-8 pm, www.rebounderz.com. Placer Fit4Mom: Stroller Strides at Loomis Basin Community Park South, 9:30 am. Strides 360 At Maidu Park, 4:30 pm. Fit4Baby at 6 pm. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.
BounceU: Sensory Bounce, 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8 pm. Open Bounce, every Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/ roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Cool River Pizza Roseville: Storytime, pictures & Kids Karaoke. Usually on the 4th Tuesday of the month 1805 Cirby Way, Ste 3. Call for times. Doggone Good Reading! (Rocklin): Children 5 and up are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-6243133. Farmer’s Market: Held year-round every Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway, 8 am–1 pm. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Storytime from 10 am11 am weekly on Tuesdays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Munchkin & Me at REBOUNDERZ: Munchkin & Me is for children ages seven and under, and an accompanying adult, to enjoy a slower pace at Rebounderz. During this two hour block, kids enjoy the trampolines, playground, coloring, block building, toys, new friends, and more! 1-3 every Tuesday. www.rebounderz.com.
Super Readers: One-on-one reading program for teen volunteers and children ages 3-5. No reservations necessary. Held in the Community Room. Tuesdays from 4-5 pm, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group): Tag! You’re It! Create teen events & activities for you and your peers while earning volunteer hours! Meetings are held from 5-6 pm on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Rocklin Library for more information, 916-624-3133. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Train Rides at The Fountains Train: Ride for free on Tuesdays. The train runs from 11 am to 6 pm every day, weather permitting. Train tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk. Tickets available every day for $2, except Tuesday adults ride FREE with passengers under 2 years old. Contact Guest Services at (916)786-2679 for more information. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Laser Tag $10 per session! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Wednesdays AMF Rocklin Lanes: 50% off arcade games all day every Wednesday. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 624-8216, www.amf.com/location/amf-rocklinlanes/specials. BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds from 9:30-11 am. Family bounce every Wednesday from 6-8 pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/ roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Character Night at Campelli’s Pizza: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month is character night! The Fairy Godmother characters come to visit while you enjoy your meal. Characters arrive at 5:30 pm. 7480 Foothills Blvd Roseville.
Parent-Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr, Roseville.
Dave & Busters: Half-priced games on Wednesdays, 1174 Roseville Parkway, Roseville.
Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! Parent participation required. Space is limited. 10:30-11 am, Free, Riley Library (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) (916) 774-5221.
Family Storytime(Lincoln): Bring your children of all ages to the Lincoln Public Library for our family storytime! Listen to some great stories and build pre-reading skills for younger kids. 3:30 pm, (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln.
Sensory Storytime: Join the Roseville Library for Sensory Storytime, designed especially for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorders, featuring books, music, fidget toys, and more! Parent participation required. 4th Tuesday of each month, 1111:45 am, Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, Roseville, (916) 774-5221.
Flight School at IFly: Adventure awaits! Flight School is the most rewarding way for kids ages 4-16 to experience the power of flight. Through one-onone coaching, each Flight School student learns a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting. Every Wednesday, 6-8 pm, www.iflyworld.com/flight-school/.
Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids: Join Pottery Barn Kids for a special storytime every Tuesday at 11 am. (916)783-2454, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Tuesdays, 8:30 am at The Fountains in Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! Tuesday at 9:30 am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. For more info (530)8633298 or placer.fit4mom.com.
Flip 2 It: We offer a Kids Day Out for ages 3.5 years to 5 years old from 9 am–12 pm on Wednesdays once a month. All children must be potty trained. Activities include jumping, climbing, crafts, games, super swing, storytime, tumbling, and more! 10556 Industrial Ave, Suite #130, Roseville. Call for more info (916) 7723547 or visit www.flip2itsportscenter.com. LEGO® Club (Granite Bay): Bring your mad Lego skills to the Granite Bay Library and let your imagination flow! Bricks are provided. 3rd Wednesday of each month: 4:30-5:30 pm. No reservation required. 6475 Douglas Blvd. Preschool Program: Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! The Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) from September through May for FREE hands-on crafts, fun, and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Held from 10 am-noon on the second Wednesday of the month, no registration necessary.
Preschool Storytime (Rocklin): 12 pm, Stories, songs, & activities to support school readiness. (Note: Selfdirected Play Sessions stand in for Storytime the last 2 weeks of May, August & September). Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Wednesdays from 9-11 am. For kids up to age 6. Holiday hours may apply. For more info, visit roseville.rockinjump.com. Roseville Library Storytime: Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! For ages 5 and under, parent participation required. Space is limited. 10:30 am at the downtown library, 225 Taylor St., (916) 774-5221. Sky Zone Toddler Time: A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Up to (1) Parent may join for free! AGES: Walking age - 6 years old, from 9:30-11 am. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916)644-9966, www.skyzone.com. Storytime (Rocklin): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0 - 24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces, and playtime: Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces, and playtime every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Wednesdays, 9:15 am at Loomis Basin Community Park South. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: All arcade games are 1/2 price all day long! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Thursdays BounceU: Bounce N Bubble from 9:30-11 am. Reservations recommended. Visit www.bounceu.com/ roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Chick-fil-A: Storytime first Thursday of each month from 9–10:30 am, a special morning storytime, a fun activity, and a special treat. 912 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 773-5558. Food Truck Mania!: Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local area. From 5–8 pm. Mother Goose on the Loose (Lincoln): Interactive storytime for little ones 0-4 years old and their adults! There is marching, rhyming, singing, and more to help your little one learn and grow. Thursdays from 10:30-11 am and 11:30 am-12 pm. Advised to arrive 15 minutes early. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln. Munchkin & Me at REBOUNDERZ: Designed for children ages seven and under, and an accompanying adult, to enjoy a slower pace at Rebounderz. During this two hour block, kids enjoy the trampolines, playground, coloring, block building, toys, new friends and more! 1-3 every Thursday. www.rebounderz.com Parent Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr. Paws to Read(Granite Bay): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. Therapy dogs provided by “Lend A Heart/ Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy”: 3rd Thursday of each month. 3:30-4:30 pm. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.
Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces, and playtime every Thursday at 11:30 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent participation required. Free. 10:30 am at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Dr, (916) 774-5221. Stroller Barre: A 60-minute cardio and strength interval class designed to improve posture, stability, and mobility. The workout combines moves inspired by barre, ballet, Pilates, ﬁtness, and yoga to help you regain your posture and alignment and strengthen your body from the inside out! At Maidu Park at 4:30 pm. For more info (530)8633298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Thursdays, 8:30 am at The Fountains at Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! 9:30 am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin, for more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com.
the new baby but also with the whole family and your own changing identity. Topics include shifting family dynamics, as well as tips, tricks, and coping skills for the whole family. Share, learn, and connect in a safe and non-judgmental space. This group is intended for mothers whose babies are 0 – 9 months. To sign up or to find out about future groups please go to counselingservicesinroseville.com or call (916) 794-1334. Mothers Outlet Support Group: Mothers Outlet is a support group for new (0-1 year old) and soon-to-be mothers. Together you and your infant will participate in this exciting new adventure. Regardless of your background or preparation, you cannot anticipate all the changes that occur at this time in your life. Coming together in a group will provide you the opportunity to share, learn and grow. No pre-registration necessary. Drop-ins welcomed. Friday’s from 9:30-11:30 am, call (916) 887-4039 for location. Rockin’ Fridays at Rockin’ Jump: Rockin’ Fridays is our dedicated time for kids ages 11-17 to mix and mingle with friends while jumping to today’s top hits from 8-10 pm with our guest DJ. For more info go to roseville. rockinjump.com. Roller King: Family Night, 7-10 pm, 889 Riverside Ave. Skatetown: Skatetown hosts themed ice skating sessions regularly, featuring a live DJ, song requests, games, prizes, laser and disco light shows & more. It’s good clean fun for all ages. Select Fridays, please call for dates. 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville, (916) 7838550, www.skatetown.biz.
Toddler Time (Rocklin): For 18 months to 36 months, Thursdays, 10:30 am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, (916)624-3133.
Sky Zone: Toddler Time from 9:30-11 am. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Up to (1) walking age - 6 years old. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 6449966, www.skyzone.com.
Toddler Time (Granite Bay): For 2-year-olds & their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30-11 am, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.
Storytime & Lending Library: Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center, 9:30-10:30 am, 427 A St, Ste 400, Lincoln.
Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info.
Storytime at Learning Express Toys: 11-12 pm, 2030 Douglas Blvd.
Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: One parent plays laser tag for free with a paid child. www.xtremecraze.com, (916)2592729.
Storytime (Granite Bay): For ages 3 to 5, Fridays from 10:30-11 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.
Fridays Baby & Me in the Gallery: Fridays from 10-10:30 am. Explore the creative wonders of the art on display in the gallery with your little one. Each week our Teaching Artist will lead a different storytime along with a sensory art activity to pique your little one’s curiosity! Teaching Artist: Sloane Cabrera Ages: 3 & under. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville, (916) 783-4117, www.bluelinearts.org. BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds, 12:30-2 pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/ roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Family Night at Roller King: A family of 5 can get in for only $17, skate rental is extra, www.rollerkingroseville. com. Fast Fridays Speedway: Rocklin Harley Davidson presents this season’s heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping motorcycle speedway action at the beautiful Auburn fairgrounds, 6–10 pm. Friday Flicks: Free! Held at Vernon Street Town Square select Fridays. Visit www.roseville.ca.us or call (916) 772PLAY for more info. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Storytime from 11 am weekly on Fridays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Mom’s Group: Join other moms who have recently had their second or third baby in an opportunity for support and connection. Groups will explore challenges with
Story Time Fridays! (Loomis): Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us every Friday morning at 10:30 to explore the wonders of books and reading as we share
exciting stories. A craft activity follows. Drop-in, no need to pre-register. Parent participation required. Storytime (Rocklin): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0 - 24 months): Books, songs, rhymes, bounces, and playtime: Fridays, 10:30 am. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Fridays, 9:15 am, at Loomis Basin Community Park South, for more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm and also 4:308 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one session of Laser Tag and 40 arcade credits, and we’ll give you a second Laser Tag session FREE! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)2592729.
Board at the Library: Bring your tabletop games, card games or classic board games for Board at the Library. Enjoy the meeting space to play your favorite games with your friends or learn how to play a new game. Every second Saturday at the Downtown Roseville Library from 10 am-5 pm. Concerts On The Square: On the third Saturdays from June–September, come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Free admission! Family Movie Night (Lincoln): Join us for FREE familyfriendly movies - Check the Library website for exact titles and dates! Doors open at 5:30 pm, movie starts at 6 pm at Twelve Bridges Library in Lincoln. Home Depot Kids Workshop: First Saturday of each month, drop in between 9 am – 12 noon. Free for Kids 5 – 12. All Home Depot locations, Hands-on “How-To Workshops” designed for children. Nature Events: Koobs Nature Area, sponsored by the Carmichael Kiwanis Club, is a wonderful resource to explore the native habitats of the California Central Valley. They offer free events and crafts for families once a month on Saturdays. See their facebook page for more details, 5325 Engle Rd, Carmichael. Lakeshore Learning: Free crafts for kids every Saturday at 11 am-3 pm, ages 3 and up no reservation necessary. 1850 Douglas Blvd. Roseville, (916)774-4304.
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Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog Program (Loomis): 4th Saturday each month, Lend a Heart brings their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. 10:30-11:30 am, (916) 824-2905, www. loomislibrary.org. Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Free for kids ages 5-12, All Lowe’s locations. Fun building projects for kids. Held twice a month at 10 am, must register online, www. lowes.com. Maidu Museum & Historic Site: Drop by any Saturday at 10 am for our Public Tour, free with price of admission. A guide will lead visitors through the museum and historic site, focusing on the outside trail. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. Michael’s Kids Club: Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All supplies included. Select Saturdays in Roseville. View their website for a current list of classes: www.michaels. com, or call (916) 789-2216. Nature Programs: Join Effie Yeaw Nature Center every Saturday at 10:30 am for a hike or talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs and child and family-friendly. Consistent with our goals of educating and inspiring the community, the programs cover a
wide range of science and nature-related topics from bird-watching to solar-cooking. Guest speakers featured throughout the year bring expertise and passion to their programs, attracting many return visitors. Space is limited. To ensure your spot please call ahead to pre-purchase your tickets. (916) 489-4918. Check out upcoming weekend programs: www.sacnaturecenter.net/events/weekend-programs Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 12-1 pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, www.roseville.ca.us. Pokémon Club: Trade your cards, play your games, and explore all aspects of Pokémon. For kids ages 5-13, 2:304 pm, 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Read to A Dog (Lincoln): Third Saturday of Each Month, 3-4 pm. Come read to one of Lend a Heart, Lend a Hand’s Therapy Dogs! Studies have shown that reluctant readers often find success reading to dogs; whether your little one is a reluctant reader, is learning to read, or just wants to spend some time with a new four-legged friend, we’re sure that they’ll love our Read to a Dog program. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln.
and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more details. Toddler Time (Rocklin): For 18 months to 36 months, Thursdays, 10:30 am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one full-price laser tag session, and each additional session you play is only $5. www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729. Yoyo Club: Learning Express Toys Roseville, 2030 Douglas Blvd, time varies, please call ahead 916-783-6310.
Sundays AMF Rocklin Lanes: $3 Games, $3 Shoes every Sunday after 6 pm. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 624-8216, www.amf.com/location/amf-rocklin-lanes/ specials. Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary: Offers tours to the public on the first Sunday of most months. Tours are $10/adult and $5/child. Reservations are limited so that guests have the opportunity to engage with animals in small group settings. www.blackberrycreek. org.
Rockin’ Saturdays at Rockin’ Jump: Our “All Ages” open jump night. From 8-10 pm every Saturday night! For more info go to roseville.rockinjump.com.
Kids Yoga Class: All levels welcome. Taught by certified teachers. For more info please visit www. busykidzfolsom.com or call (916)608-8850.
Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Saturdays from 8-10 am. For kids aged 6 and under. Holiday hours may apply, for more info go to roseville.rockinjump.com.
Nature Programs: Join Effie Yeaw Nature Center every Sunday at 1:30 pm for a hike or talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs are family-friendly. Consistent with our goals of educating and inspiring the community, the programs cover a wide range of science and nature-related topics from bird-watching to solar-cooking. Space is limited. To ensure your spot please call ahead to pre-purchase your tickets. (916) 489-4918. Check out upcoming weekend programs: www.sacnaturecenter.net/events/weekend-programs
Roller King: Children’s Lesson & Session every Saturday. Mom Approved Music will be played. Lesson 9:30-10 am and session from 10-11:30 am. www.rollerkingroseville. com, 916-783-0918. Roseville Library Storytime: Visit the library to enjoy a storytime featuring classics and new stories. Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation required. 10:30-11 am at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Museum Day: Open free to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am-2 pm. Carnegie Museum, 557 Lincoln Street and the Telephone Museum, 106 Vernon Street. RunClub: Meets at Royer Park at 8 am. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com.
Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 11:30-1 pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, www.roseville.ca.us. Pay What You Wish at The Crocker Art Museum: The 3rd Sunday of each month, allows you to pay what you can afford, www.crockerart.org. Strikes Bowling: Sunday, 9–12 PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, strikesrocklin.com, 916-626-3600.
Saturdays On The Farm: This program is designed for youth (ages 5 through 18) and accompanying adults. Held at Soil Born Farms, for more details and dates visit: www.soilborn.org. Sky Zone: Character Toddler Time! We’ve teamed up with “The Fairy Godmother Events” to bring you Fairy Tale characters, superheroes, and Sci-Fi stars. Join us for sing-along storytime, photos, superhero training, face-painting, dress-up, and so much more! Walking age - 6 years. Every other Saturday, 8:30–10 am. Call for dates. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 6449966, www.skyzone.com. Sierra Vista Community Center Flea Market: Every 3rd Saturday 8 am to 2 pm. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax STEAM-O-torium (Rocklin): (ages 6-12) Investigate the world through hands-on science, math, & art experiments. Supplies limited to 30 participants. 11:3012:30 pm, 3rd Saturday of each month. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Storytime at Barnes & Noble: Storytime and a fun activity every Saturday at 11 am in the children’s section. 1256 Galleria Blvd., (916)788-4320. Strikes Bowling: Saturday 9 am–12 pm Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, strikesrocklin.com, (916)626-3600. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. For ages 4
Bird & Bug Bonanza Saturday, February 1st Free family fun! A little bird told us that Bird and Bug Bonanza is the bee’s knees! Buzz on in to our free, family event and you can talk to some live birds and bugs too. Head to the game room to win prizes, get your face painted, and have some fun learning how to keep our creeks and streams hopping with life. FREE FAMILY EVENT! 10 am-2 pm, www.roseville.ca.us/ familyfun, (916) 746-1550. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville. Boys & Girls Club Dinner/Reception Thursday, February 6th The Boys & Girls Club of Placer County will be sharing exciting news regarding expansion into Roseville. Fundraiser for The Boys & Girls Club of Placer County. RSVP by contacting C.J. Duxbury at 530-889-2273 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Comedy Night featuring Craig Shoemaker Friday, February 7th Craig Shoemaker is a modern day renaissance man, with a show business career spanning over three decades as a stand up comedian, actor, author, writer and producer. His 90 minute stand up special Daditude, aired prime time on SHOWTIME Network and was on the front page on Netflix for several months. Held at Roseville Theater. For tickets and more info visit www.roseville.ca.us. Tot Spot - Valentine Sweetheart Saturday, February 8th A special valentine date for you and your little sweetheart. Join us for themed arts and crafts, create a valentine for someone you love, and decorate an edible treat. Parent participation required. 9:30–10:30 am & 11:30 am–12:30 pm for ages 2-5, Location: Maidu Community Center. Call (916) 772-PLAY to register. 16th Annual St. Rose Parent Club Crab Feed Saturday, February 8th St. Rose School Parent Club is hosting its 16th Annual Crab Feed. Join us for All-You-Can-Eat Crab, BBQ Oysters and more. Live DJ, No-Host Bar, Basket Raffle, Dessert Auction and Dancing to follow. You won’t want to miss this SELL OUT event! Awesome Raffle Prizes! Adult Only Event! Visit our website at www.strosecrabfeed.com for more information! Clay Sculpture II for Veterans Create, Learn and Explore with Clay! Saturday, February 8th Fun workshop focusing on learning basic clay techniques! You will enjoy building up your creative confidence by learning skills with hand-built structures, mark making, composition and more. Open to all veterans, this workshop will offer a brief introduction to the clay medium before diving into creating your own project. All skill levels welcome. All instruction and art materials will be provided. 11 am-5 pm, Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Children’s Storytime with Local Author, Jesse Bennett Saturday, February 8th Local author, Jesse Bennett, will read two of her children’s books, “The Yoga House” and “Sunshine.” There will be a book signing after storytime. Sponsored by the Friends of the Loomis Library. This event is FREE and all are welcome. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your place. (916) 824-290. 10:30 am, Loomis Library, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis. Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th This popular annual event features an outstanding selection of Western Americana, Folk Art, and Native American art; American and European furniture and furnishings; art pottery & glassware; sterling silver and silver plated flatware; vintage and estate jewelry, watches, accessories and much, much more! Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn. Wine & Chocolate Tasting Hosted by Lucky Find Market Saturday, February 8th Taste local wines paired with chocolate treats, shop the vendors and enjoy door prize raffles! Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets available on eventbrite.com, 5-8 pm, 1550 Maidu Dr, Roseville. Peter Pan Jr. Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 22nd Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, for tickets and more info visit www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com. Love Your Life- a Valentine’s Day Celebration of Self Love Friday, February 14th This Valentine’s day, enjoy a celebration of self- love. We are turning Valentine’s Day around for single women. Instead of sitting at home, head out to “Love Your Life” and CELEBRATE YOURSELF! Grab a friend, or bring your children, and join us for a Valentine’s evening like no other! Hosted by Single Mom Strong, Inc. a California non-profit organization, for more info please visit www. singlemomstrong.org.
Maidu Museum & Historic Site 10th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, February 15th Celebrating 10 years! Free Arts and crafts, storytelling. 9 am - 4 pm. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, (916) 774-5934.
Friends of the Library. Held from 1-3 pm at Big Spoon Yogurt in Roseville.
Flower Crown Workshop with Happy Road Farm! Saturday, February 15th The wonderful people at Happy Road Farm will help you make a beautiful Flower Crown! This workshop is FREE and all are welcome. For ages 9+. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call the library at (916) 824-2905 to reserve your place. 10:30 am, Loomis Library, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis. Miss Nelson Has A Field Day Saturday, February 15th The Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game or even scored a single point! Kind-hearted teacher Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when her alter-ego, Coach Swamp, steps in to whip the team into shape. Based on the popular book, Miss Nelson Has A Field Day is presented by the prestigious Dallas Children’s Theater. Held at the Harris Center in Folsom, visit www. harriscenter.net for tickets and more info. Happier Hour: Mindfulness, Movement, and Nature Wednesday, February 19th The frenetic nature of our daily lives can leave us feeling disconnected from the world and ourselves. Join us once a month for breath work, gentle movement, such as yoga and tai chi, and a variety of intuitive, artistic, and nature-based activities to help get your feet back on the ground. This is a program for adults who need to take a moment to check in and give themselves a little self-care. During the dark and cold winter months, this program will be held indoors. 6-7 pm, $12 General or $10 Nature Center Members. https://www.sacnaturecenter.net/events/other/event. html?EventID=65176 Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Friday, February 21st - Sunday, March 1st Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Held at the Harris Center in Folsom, visit www.harriscenter.net for tickets and more info. Expressive Self-Portraits for Veterans Saturday, February 22nd Join us for an art workshop to create an expressive self-portrait! Open to all veterans, this workshop will offer an overview of drawing and painting techniques to design your own portrait on paper and canvas. All instruction and art materials will be provided. 11:30 am-3:30 pm, Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Glowstick Parade and Carnival Saturday, February 22nd A light parade and carnival for kids! Children 10 or younger who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on our Snowbird run will be given glowsticks. This event is free. Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort, 11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee. Tot Spot - Get Seussified Saturday, February 29th Who’s ready to kick off Read Across America Week and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday? Come and create a Truffula tree and other crazy crafts from our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Parent participation required. 9:30–10:30 am & 11:30 am–12:30 pm for ages 2-5, Location: Maidu Community Center. Call (916) 772-PLAY to register. Celebrate Reading At Big Spoon Yogurt Saturday, February 29th Celebrate National Read Across America Day with Big Spoon Yogurt and the Friends of the Roseville Public Library. Some of your favorite teachers, and characters making special guest appearances. Join the fun, bring a book to read, make a bookmark, and enjoy frozen yogurt. 20% of proceeds during the event donated to
Baby & Me in the Gallery Tuesday, March 3rd Explore the creative wonders of the art on display in the gallery with your little one. Each week our Teaching Artist will lead a different story time along with a sensory art activity to pique your little one’s curiosity! Teaching Artist: Sloane Cabrera Ages: 3 & under. Six week class Start Date: 3/3/20 End Date: 4/14/20 No class on 4/7/20 Tuesdays Time: 10-10:30 am. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www. bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Petite Picassos Tuesday, March 3rd This six week class is designed for ages 4-6 to explore their own creativity and imagination using different art materials such as acrylic paint, watercolors, printmaking and more! Each week will feature a different themed art project: under the sea, at the farm, in the city, at the market, and many more! Teaching Artist: Sloane Cabrera. Six week class Start Date: 3/3/20 End Date: 4/14/20 No class on 4/7/20 Tuesdays Time: 11 am – 12 pm. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Drawing 101 Tuesday, March 3rd Learn how to elevate your observational drawing skills by exploring: line, shape, form, texture, value, and color! This class begins with sketches of objects inspired by the gallery environment and builds up to two main projects- a still life and a portrait. This inspiring six week course will train the young ‘artist’s eye’ to create a strong art foundation that students can apply towards other mediums. 4-5 pm, Ages 6-10. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www. bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Anime Design on iPad Wednesday, March 4th - Six Week Class Develop skills on the iPad using Procreate to design amazing anime work! Students will gain a deep understanding of how to form an Anime character through the various elements offered by Procreate. Students will leave the class with a physical printout of their masterpiece! Teaching Artist: Anya Thompson, Ages: 12-16, 4-5:30 pm. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www. bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Painting & Collage Classes Wednesday, March 4th - Six Week Class Students will get to experiment and play with these two art forms. This exploration of art techniques will allow students to express themselves through painting and collage. The class will investigate different painting techniques such as: watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to explore negative space, composition and color theory. Students will learn how to combine various elements to create their own collage masterpiece. 4-5 pm. Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarna, Ages: 8-12. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www. bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Shrek The Musical Friday, March 6th - Sunday, March 22nd Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, for tickets and more info visit www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com.
Clay Animal Workshop for Veteran families Saturday, March 7th Veterans are welcome to join us for an art workshop to spend quality time with your family members while creating a clay animal! Open to all veterans and up to 4 of their immediate family members (ages 8 and up), this workshop is designed for veteran families to engage in a creative project together. All instruction and art materials will be provided. Lead by teaching artist: Marsha Schindler. 11:30-4:30 pm. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street #100, Roseville. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. FREE Crafting Fun with ReCreate at Big Spoon Yogurt Thursday, March 12th Kids can make an eco-art project and when you purchase a frozen yogurt to enjoy, just mention ReCreate and 20% of your purchase will be donated to this great non-profit. From 3-5 pm To learn more about ReCreate’s programs and hours, visit: recreate.org More about the fun at Big Spoon Yogurt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigspoonroseville. JBF Roseville Spring Eggs-traordinary Sale Thursday, March 12th-Sunday, March 15th Save money-make money on stylish children’s clothing and gear at your local Just Between Friends consignment sales event! Come HUNT for great deals with us at our annual spring children’s consignment sale! Find everything you need for your kids under one roof! Just Between Friends of Roseville will be hosting their Spring/Summer community event where local families sell their gently used children’s & maternity items, from baby to tweens, at 50% - 90% off the retail prices. Held at Courtside Basketball Center, 1104 Tinker Rd, Rocklin. For more info visit www.jbfsale.com. City of Roseville Tot Spot How Saturday, March 14th How Does Your Garden Grow? Join us as we explore what grows and lives in a garden. Create edible bugs, design your own flower garden, and make bug themed crafts. Parent participation required. 9:30–10:30am & 11:30 am–12:30 pm for ages 2-5. Call (916) 772-PLAY to register. Happier Hour: Mindfulness, Movement, and Nature Wednesday, March 18th The frenetic nature of our daily lives can leave us feeling disconnected from the world and ourselves. Join us once a month for breathwork, gentle movement, such as yoga and tai chi, and a variety of intuitive, artistic, and nature-based activities to help get your feet back on the ground. This is a program for adults who need to take a moment to check in and give themselves a little self-care. During the dark and cold winter months this program will be held indoors. 6-7 pm, $12 General or $10 Nature Center Members. https://www.sacnaturecenter.net/events/other/event. html?EventID=65176
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Edge of Spring Fantasy Fair Saturday, March 21st & Saturday, March 22nd The Fantasy Fair is coming for its 3rd year! Magic will be had with epic bands, vibrant eclectic entertainment, and fantasy galore! For tickets, www.atthegrounds. com. 11th Annual Friends of CASA Spring Tea & Fashion Show Saturday, March 28th Luncheon, fashion show, hat parade, silent auction, and raffle - all rolled into one extraordinary event! This event raises funds to help at-risk foster youth receive the advocacy they so desperately need to turn their lives around. Orchard Creek Lodge, Sun City Lincoln Hills, Lunch at 11:30 am. For sponsorships, tickets, & more information, visit www.casaplacer.org. Roseville Rock Rollers 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Fossil, and Mineral Show Saturday, March 28th & Sunday, March 29th @the Grounds, 700 Event Center Drive, Roseville, CA Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 10 am - 4 pm, www. rockrollers.com.
Romeo & Juliet Friday, April 17th - Sunday, April 25th Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, for tickets and more info visit www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com.
Bird & Breakfast Family Friendly Event Saturday, April 4th Join us for this annual bird-watching weekend— including trail walks led by experts and a delicious, hot breakfast! 90 min walk (choose an adult or a family walk) & pancake breakfast by Carmichael Kiwanis Club. 8 am, Ages 6 – adult. Learn more: www. sacnaturecenter.net/events/bird-breakfast-weekend/ Garden Faire Saturday, April 4th Keep your landscape healthy, beautiful and water-wise. Hands-on demos, gardening info, talks by experts, crafts for kids, food trucks, door prizes and more! 9 am-3 pm, Maidu Community Center1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. FREE! Bug Bonanza! Saturday, April 4th The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is taking their Learning Lab on the road! Become an entomologist and learn about the good and bad bugs, see a live display of the mosquito life cycle and learn how to prevent them from breeding around your home. This family friendly event is FREE and all are welcome. Drop-in OK. No need to pre-register. Loomis Library, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis, 10:30-11:30 am. Art Lab Spring Break Camp Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th Participants will learn innovative ways to layer paint and other art mediums to create their own creative projects. This camp will give kids the freedom to explore different art forms and experiment with many different art techniques. Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan, Ages: 8-12, 9 am-12 pm. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Painting & Collage Spring Break Camp Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 10th The five-day camp will investigate different painting techniques such as: watercolor, acrylic and mixed media to explore negative space, composition and color theory. Students will learn how to combine various elements to create their own collage masterpiece! Teaching Artist: Teagan McLarnan, Ages: 8-12, 1-4 pm. Register online at www.bluelinearts.org or call (916) 783-4117. Drum Tao 2020 Wednesday, April 8th Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, Drum Tao introduced itself to America in 2016, in dramatic fashion. Held at the Harris Center in Folsom, visit www.harriscenter.net for tickets and more info. The Illusionists Friday, April 10th - Sunday, April 12th The Illusionists are “a high tech magic extravaganza” (New York Times) that’s “dramatic, genius, deathdefying and laugh-out-loud funny!” (Toronto Sun). See them before they disappear! Held at the Harris Center in Folsom, visit www.harriscenter.net for tickets and more info. Tot Spot - Little Hoppers Saturday, April 11th Hop on in for springtime fun. Have an “eggstra” fun time creating spring and Easter themed crafts, and decorate a bunny bag for an egg hunt at the end of class. Parent participation required. 9:30–10:30am & 11:30 am–12:30 pm for ages 2-5. Call (916) 772-PLAY to register.
Friday Flicks - Frozen II Friday, April 17th Grab a blanket, lawn chair and the family and come to Vernon St square to enjoy watching a movie under the stars! Light refreshments available for purchase. Weather-permitting. Free! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumnbound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. 8 pm. Earth Day Celebration! Saturday, April 18th Join us for a special Storytime as we celebrate our Mother Earth! We will sing songs and end storytime by planting beans so that the children can watch them grow. This event is FREE and all are welcome. 10:3011:30 am, Loomis Library, 6050 Library Dr, Loomis. FEAT Walk & Spring Carnival Saturday, April 18th FEAT is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals dedicated to providing the best outcome Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community. Following the walk is a fun family Spring Carnival with a variety of activities and entertainment for all ages. Maidu Community Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. For more info and to register visit walk.feat.org. Run Rocklin Sunday, April 19th Run Rocklin offers a variety of athletic experiences – from the flat 5K, the scenic 12K to the ‘Run the Rock’ Half-Marathon. The event has been designed for the casual walker to the competitive athlete, providing safe courses, activities for the family and top race management. At Johnson-Springview Regional Park, 5480 5th St. in Rocklin. Visit runrocklin.com for more info and to register. Anime Roseville 2020 Sunday, April 19th Anime Roseville is back @the Grounds for 2020! The event will be in the Placer Valley Event Center for this year’s installment. Their first guest has just been announced: Cristina Vee! She has appeared in hundreds of tv shows and video games as a voice actress and is also a director and producer. For more info visit www.atthegrounds.com. Roseville Community Preschool’s Spring Open House Wednesday, April 22nd See all that Roseville Community Preschool has to offer! Located at 50 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville. 5-7 pm. Run4Roseville Schools Sunday, April 26th 5k run to raise money for the Roseville City School District. The Roseville City School District Foundation’s annual Run4Roseville Schools is a Roseville community tradition. Proceeds from this annual event help the Foundation support expanded music education in our schools as well as our classroom grant program. www. rcsdfoundation.org. Dinosaur Day Science Fest Sunday, April 26th So many things to do! Here’s a sampling of typical activities: Watch paleontologists prepare real fossils, Dig in our Dino Pit and try to uncover some yourself, See exploding watermelons, freezing flowers, and other experiments with liquid nitrogen, Make slime, Build a dinobot at the robotics booth, Design with our 14,000 Legos©, Make a hat or a puppet, Get your face painted, Tie-dye a shirt (extra fee for materials), Tinker at our MakerSpace, Make a bat house (while supplies last), Visit the Dino Store - cool science things, fossilized dino droppings, beautiful minerals and more! See a Planetarium show (the shows are first-come, first-seated; ages 8 and up, please). 9 am-3 pm at Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin.
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Lincoln Community Preschool License # 313622441
Lincoln Community Preschool provides a clean, safe, and allergen-free environment for children. Play-based learning is supported by a 1:5 ratio and natural environment.
www.LincolnCommunityPreschool. com 916-878-9693 170 South O Street Lincoln
Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569
2 yrs 9 months6 yrs
Mon-Thurs (2, 3 or 4 days per week); morning session 9am-12pm or afternoon session 1-4pm
www.rosevillecp.org 916-786-9536 50 Corporation Yard Rd Roseville
Drop in from 10am-12pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month, September â€“ May, no registration necessary
Roseville Community Preschool believes children are naturally motivated with the desire to make sense of their world, supported by the respectful and responsive caring alliance of their teachers and parents.
Enjoy a creative play space for you and your child. Our hands-on, age-appropriate activities provide an opportunity to socialize with new friends and have fun discovering the utilities of Roseville.
Utility Exploration Center Preschool Playgroup
Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs
www.roseville.ca.us/explore (916) 746-1550 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville
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